Sunday, September 27, 2009


Magnificent view from the hilltop ain't it?Something you can't get in Msia

I'm off to the District Hospitals for a one week placement. The last hospital I went to had sheep 'baa-ing' right outside my window when I woke up. Very serene, peaceful and quiet environment.

Am looking forward to this placement as I will not be able to go online as often as I do as internet is not available in my dorm. I see this as a form of control to my internet addiction as I can't live without it.



Yesterday I just celebrated a friend's birthday who just turned 19 years old. Gee, thanks to Lynda for reminding me that I was the 2nd oldest in the group >.<

How I wish time could just stop where it was and be forever 19.

Peak District 2008. Did you see that jet plane trail?

Alice in Alice in Wonderland put it aptly, "But then, shall I never get any older than I am now? That'll be a comfort, one way --never to be an old woman -- but then -- always to have lessons to learn!"

that would be great don't you think so?

Thursday, September 24, 2009


It's really amazing how certain blogs attract people. Some people can do it with pictures but few words whereas some people only write but have no pictures in the entries. Yet yet yet...these blogs still draw the attention of hundreds, if not thousands of people continuously.

I guess it is the uniqueness these blogs possess which make them stand out from other blogs.

A few examples of blogs:
1. pictures only no words (but the author has stopped drawing pictures.)

2. words but no pictures (very interesting blog about a taxi driver who is a phd holder)

Interesting isn't it?

Saturday, September 12, 2009

card reader

I gave my dad my old card reader which I got off 7dayshop which sells pretty cheap gadgets(though not a lot) and accessories. Fortunately when I went back to UK, the card reader was on offer! 2.49pounds, buy one free one! inclusive of delivery charge as well! super good deal. I believe you can't get that kind of price in Msia as one card reader costs at least RM20 (daddy told me).

It's not the fanciful type and pretty basic but it is good enough for me. I don't need to insert my cable into my bulky camera to transfer photos.

Friday, September 11, 2009

class started

Classes has finally started.

It feels weird when I stepped into the house after not being there for 3 months. It looked different. And smelt different too!

Fortunately the first week of the term wasn't that harsh for me. I had days off on Tues and Thurs so I had time to catch up on my sleep due to the lack of it in the plane.

Still missing everyone much at home.

me parents:

me brothers:

me rabbit! Seems like you have gained weight after I have gone ehhh?
super cute dagui

my friends!

Ai Fei (the girl in the bottom pic, on the left just in case you dunno how I look like) has been my bestest friend for 16 yrs. Time flies! She isn't as lucky as some of us who is able to study overseas or even just over the South China Sea, but I really admire her determination to work and study at the same time. Tuition fees and car loan all forked out from her own pocket! Stay strong girl...I hope things will get better for you


I can't believe that I have just updated 2 entries. It something which happens once in a bluemoon. I have lost the zest to blog anymore as I feel that time is better spent sleeping than writing blog. tsk tsk tsk. It's almost 12am now, I have decided to keep a healthy sleeping habit. Nite nite now I'm gonna hit the sack.

PS: ohhh I probably blog about the mole hahaha if things turn out well. i'm so glad that i'm no more working already! but with hectic 4th yr schedule + SSCs, i cant slack too much

of pizza and sweet buns

When I was in Malaysia, I had the opportunity to make pizza and sweet buns for my 3 forever hungry brothers.

I got the recipe from this site which has very reliable, good and easy to make recipes for many food. You can get the pizza recipe here and the sweet buns recipe here.

I have had very very bad experience in making bread or anything that has 'yeast' as one of its ingredients. My dough wouldn't rise, my dough was too sticky, my buns turned out as hard as rock...

UK (winter) weather is just not suitable to proof my dough especially in that cold kitchen of mine. I remember having to *ehem* sleep *ehem* with the container containing the dough so that there was enough warmth for the dough to proof. ahhhh...such days hahah. Perhaps it's the time and effort wasted when making the buns has made me scared to touch any recipe that has any yeast in it.

Anyway, when I went home to Miri during summer, I tried making cakes and swiss roll which faileeeeeed. :( Reason: the quality of the ingredients which was so bad yet so expensive in Miri and it was the equipment I used in Miri. I wasn't used to it.

middle layer collapse. FAILED

So finally on the last week I was in Miri, I 'coaxed' myself to make pizzas and sweet buns for my brothers as they were pestering me to make ever since I came back.

Fortunately the house has a breadmaking machine so I threw all the ingredients into the machine knead the dough for me while I slept :P.

I just had to grate the cheese and cook the toppings. And it was puuurrrrfect.

recipe here

by right the cheese gratings should be bigger but that's the only grater I've got in the house. The presentation wasn't that good but the boys finished it in 10 min! Seeing them eat with gusto is already a great satisfaction for me :)

The sweet buns I made was surprisingly good too. In Jon's verbatim, 'this is definitely better than those I bought from the pastry shops'. So flattering.

recipe here

Once again the presentation isn't that up to standard but the taste is unmistakably good. I was supposed to use egg wash to make the buns 'shine' lol. I like the soft yet not too fluffy texture it has. My sweet buns just revolved around sausage and sausage and sausage because that was the only thing the boys love eating in the house.

Although the buns don't look that nice here, but do make those sweet buns if you have time, provided that you have a good weather. They taste really good! I took the dough out from the bread machine for some extra kneading for fear that the dough wouldn't be soft.

Although the price of milk is almost the same as in UK, I resorted to using milk made from milk powder. Baking cakes in Malaysia has taught me an important skill, that is improvisation - to substitude some ingredients for something cheaper. Something which I have learnt after the failure of the oreo cheesecake. argh. Anyway, happy baking!

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

awareness test

This is a very interesting video. Do watch if you have time coz it's only 1 minute!

Friday, September 04, 2009


Bye bye Miri.

bye bye Malaysia.

I will miss everything in it =(

Gonna miss my family:
*insert family picture which I currently don't have in my laptop*

miss my driver hahaha:
forever that blur looking but drives me wherever I go

The people:

Big Apple doughnuts. I love their duren duren to bits because I love anything with durians. Can't get enough of them!
real durian meat inside

Durian ice-cream, another favourite of mine. The durian taste is so strong that I think the durian meat was literally blended into cream. It's can be found in the small stall called 'tasty corner' located directly opposite Big Apple in Bintang megamall.

Not only this dish called 'dian mian mu' (in foochow) but others too!

and not to mention the drinks as well: teh-c beng special or 三色奶茶

There are still quite a few more pictures which I need to upload but I havent got them in my laptop now. This post will continue soon. Tata!