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上海年糕,our favourite!_//


Love this dish_

上海年糕

Both dearie and myself love this dish.It’s done by mum!
Oh well,this is known as ”上海年糕”….Is one of my favourite dish by mum then.

My mum being a shanghainese,she had mastered the skill of cooking this dish,which made me proud of it,as being half-shanghainese myself and is able to taste the food of my ”ah gong” hometown simply made me feel at home.
I had been pestering mum for this dish ever since the craving came.It took her a while to cook this dish for me then.Right now,I am learning to memorize the ingredient of this dish,so as to cook it myself in the future,not only myself but for dearie sake too as I know,he loves this dish as well.

上海年糕 goes very well with sambal belachan,which I simply can’t go without.Still remember,there was a year where my Ah Gong sister was still around,she often got her maid to cook this dish for us whenever we pay her a visit during Lunar New Year.

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A day of happiness_//


The result is out!


Gift exchange between Ning,Hui and myself.

The after effect upon tearing off the wrappers.

I know it’s kind of late for the post,but still wanna share what I’ve actually had for christmas.
Hmm,on the Wednesday,we had this lucky draw organize in the office for christmas.Had got myself a red wine during the drawing.In the end,I pass on the red wine for others.
Had a terrible scolding from sisters then.

At the same time,among Ning and hui,we had this exchanging of Christmas gift..This time round,I’ve got myself the most expensive gifts for this Christmas,A ”Guess bag” given from Ning.
Actually,we had draw lots for it and was so lucky that for this two Christmas gift,I’ve got myself something nice.
Hmm,was wondering is it due to someone that had given me this ”lucky star”?

There’s an appointment at Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre again for the day.
It’s really exciting then.Well,I shall update further by next week.Stay tune for it then.

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Our mini Xmas celebration in office_//

Michelle,myself and Cindy


Cindy,myself and Christopher

Michelle,Cindy and Christopher


Our order today for lunch

Our gifts exchange for today

Christopher got himself a small gift


Michelle got herself a big one


While cindy had the gift which was given by me…


Hmm,I got mine!


The gifts after the wrappers are gone…

We had a mini Christmas celebration for lunch today.With the lunch coming along,we decided to have gift exchange too.This is my first gift exchange for today,another round to come on Thursday then.
Of course throughout the lunch,there was some laughter coming around which ended the day with joy and satisfaction.We all had our share of gifts and a full stomach then.

Being able to have someone who can get along with,I suppose a few will be enough.A crowd of people might cause disputes in disagreement.That was why,we actually prefer to keep in simple,yet with a feel of the festival.
No doubts we had lots of colleagues in the office,but being able to get along with is really very rare…

Another day to go,before the long weekend comes.
On Wednesday itself,there was this company lunch for celebrating xmas.With that,we will be gone for the weekends as Friday will be a holiday for us since office be closed on this day.
Counting back,we actually be working for two and a half day due to xmas.

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A day with lots and lots of food_//

Lots of nice food in a day.

This famous prawn mee was highly recommended by Mum!!
From the place where she spend her childhood at…


Look at this,$3.50 per bowl..
The soup was damn solid,,wow wow….

Craving for bak chor mee too!!
From the stall at Blk 85 Bedok North


this stall sells nice ”ang ku kueh” and nyonya kueh too
Heard that they do cater for some hotels and store out there…
This store is located at Bedok…

Food is never ending for me,I realize that I had been eating out most of the time.Of course,finding yummy food is my priority now.
Had always wanted to have a 2nd try on the prawn mee at Joo Chiat,Onan Rd.
Without much thought,dearie drove me there for it.

Finally,had fulfill my wish for having it despite there was a risk of not opening for business when we reached there.The whole atmosphere there was as though eating in a kampong where,not much of people where you can find old buildings around the area.
Had understand some history from my mum,the place where she had grown up from.

Just after the next lane of Joo Chiat,we will be able to find the lane of Katong,where Katong laksa was found.At times,you can walk along the lane to find some nyonya pastry which I always look for after time I go.
Still,mum will show us where we can find those nyonya stuff and nice pastries if she comes along,as she was damn familiar with the area there.

Somehow or other,it made me recall the time when dearie and myself was still having courtship,and we do find some time to come over to Katong for a little walk to find nice food and seeing the historical stall over there.
Had a little liking to the area there then.

It’s almost evening by the time we finish doing our stuff.Of course,it’s time for a meal again,despite my small meal each time.Shall look for bak chor mee,as I had a little craving for that.Bedok North blk 85 had real nice bak chor mee,which I simply must have it everytime I go.
Neverthless,they do sell dry or soup bak chor mee.For me I still prefer the dry one though.

Saw that store of pastries and cakes?It’s a real traditional shop where we can find yummy ang ku kueh.Some of the nyonya pastries too,if you guys love it.
My first time there,and heard that there’s another shop in Hougang too…

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Went for a day course with SNEF_//

I’ve learned more things that will be beneficial to me

File from SNEF

Here it goes,with all the materials for this course

At the end of the day,I was given the certificate of Attendance which shows that I
had successfully finished this course.

Was being missing in action again from work today.I’m not slacking,but attended a one day course known as Telephone Technique for receptionist and admin staff.This course benefits more for receptionist,those dealing with phone calls more than customer service.

Of course as a full time receptionist,I had try all my might to learn as much as I could.The only differences was that things are not the same as before,I tend to forget things that was taught.Still I had it jotted down so as to remember and put in into practice over at my work place.

Something interesting which I had learned was that,we should place a mirror in front of us at the reception.Not only for us to take a look at ourselves before the start of the day,but to train our voice by looking into the mirror.Another interesting thing was that,mirror is gonna to be a great help,when dealing with callers,we can actually look into the mirror for facial expression so as to make our toner nicer in a way.
Quite an interesting course,I would say as there’s more jokes and laughter throughout the course.

Supposedly to be attending this course on the 13rd of October,thanks to being sick,which gonna pushed forward to 15th Dec,which is today.
I’ll try to put what I’ve learned into practice so as to create a better image for my company and gain experiences from there.
*smile*

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The marvellous meal that we had_//


look at what I’ve done in my cookery…..

love this dish,tau kwa with fishcake….


Lean pork soup with sweet corn and small red beans

Oh well,I’ve done some cooking again.Weeks before,had popped by in law place for dinner,and Mother in law actually prepare this ”tau kwa and fishcake” together that made me fell in love with.

Had actually told myself this,that I wanna prepare this dish again for dearie at home.So well,I did it!!!I had control the taste well,was glad that I did it.Not too salty or tasteless,the dish was just nice which I know I had finally success in making this dish.
Perhaps I should cook this dish often in the near future since I love it so much.

The soup which I had boiled here is known as Lean pork soup with sweet corn and small red beans.Had learned this soup from a handbook which I bought quite some time ago.This book was helpful to me which taught me quite a number of different soup to prepare.

Just when I’m preparing this soup,I do find that the colour of the soup turn a bit of reddish which made me understand that it’s actually due to the red beans.
Red beans is good for people like me with low blood count,it does increase the level of blood count then.This gave me the reason for preparing this dish then.

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It's dearie birthday celebration on the 10th December 2008_//


it’s dearie birthday celebration

At this Japanese restaurant named Sun with Moon


The menu which had some set lunch


very unique way of setting


love this drink,
It’s Honey Japanese green tea

My set of lunch


dearie set lunch


A birthday cake from me for dearie


here it goes,with him holding the cake happily

have a shot before eating…

Dear is older by a year again.On the 10th of December,his 2xxth birthday celebration.
Had an advance birthday celebration for him then.Had wanted to give a treat to dear on his special day.Dearie had chosen this Japanese restaurant named Sun with Moon located at Clarke Quay for lunch..

The food tasted yummy,it was to our liking then.The portion was just nice,even though I do feel quite full after a few rounds of eating.I love the Japanese green tea which I bet dear must had like it too.The set up was marvelous,with us sitting outdoor that we can strongly feel the strong cold wind blowing against us.

Of course,it would not be a happy without any birthday cake then.Dearie choose this cake by himself,which I gonna get it for him on his special day.It’s a way for me to celebrate his birthday for him.
Personally went down to Bukit Panjang,so as many of us could celebrate dearie birthday with him.Wow,the happiness was there with people around giving wishes.

Even though,dearie birthday is over,would still like to wish him a very
”wonderful birthday”…I bet this year,it’s a special birthday for him with a new surprise…*winks*


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Celebrating uncle's birthday_//

it’s a celebration day

it’s uncle birthday,the first time seeing him celebrating
with people all around him

aunty,uncle and mum…
3 of them were very close together ever since childhood

hui and uncle together with his birthday cake

of course,dearie and myself would take a piece of photo with him,,,,

It’s sure was an enjoyable moment with all of us gathering around.
This uncle of mine,was damn close with us ever since young.Still remember those days when we were young,sister and myself will follow uncle tightly no matter where we go…
Childhood time was forever the best then.
It was the first time celebrating his birthday for him then.Therefore would like to share his joy together with him.It was sure an unforgettable scene.

A song or two at his place was a great one.This time round I sang at least 15 songs compared to last week.It was marvellous,as I simply love singing!!!!
During this period of time,we gathered around and shared stories that was history.Both hui and guiluan was listening to it quietly then.They love the old stories from us.

Nevertheless,for this wonderful day,I would like to wish my uncle a very
”happy birthday,may him enjoy all the happiness for the rest of his life”

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Our essence of love_//

It’s another craving!!

this stall was located at Macpherson Rd

the dry prawn mee

together with this soup full of prawns…

I had some craving again,this time round would crave for dried prawn noodle at Macpherson.My 2nd time there though.Strongly feel that there’s a change of the origin taste during my first try.Felt quite regretted for not going to the one at Joo Chiat,where the prawn mee was damn good.Perhaps,I should go for another round of dried prawn noodle one day since the craving is there.

Meet up with my doctor this morning and had some little discussion.He had wanted to pass me the medical leave again for next week and the week after,which I rejected him quickly.
He had asked me why then.Sorry to inform him that though I had very much wanted that long rest,but it’s the company that will not allow.
Frankly speaking,not all the companies understand woman problem and they had this mentality that,we should report to work and that’s it.
But still,I’m grateful to Doctor Ong kind advises.In any part of the week for this whole month where bed rest is needed,I will go for that then.

Still,something that made up my day was I’m really glad things are looking good for the time being,and this made me understand that life can be so amazing once you get in touched with.
I do hope that it will carry on this way.

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First post in the month of December


I’m back!!!

My first post for the month of December.Yes it’s finally December.
As mentioned,this month supposedly to be for our honeymoon trip to Japan on the 5th December.Due to some taken aback surprise,we gonna postpone our trip to next coming year.
Had this piece of medical certificate to prove that I’m not able to travel for this period of time then.
Imagine this coming Friday,we will be boarding Singapore aircraft.Still,this little ”occasion” made me felt that it’s more important than taking plane elsewhere.

I had a wonderful sleep recently for my 3days being absence at work.Just one more day to go before I reported back to work on Friday.In fact I woke up quite early.As early as 7am,but got back to nap again at 10am till 12pm.
Afternoon nap was important to me too,which I simply can’t go without.
It was just like not being able to sleep in front of the PC during work time,the feeling was miserable.I do hope that this whole month will pass by quickly and we can be in January pretty soon,which this tiredness will be gone completely then.

Did I mentioned I puke again?Yes I did,in fact it’s twice on just Monday alone.It was damn miserable.Dearie was right beside me where I simply can’t stand with him by my side when I puke.I chased him away in the end.
Talking about dearie,he had been very supportive of me.He cleared all the housework at home without me worrying whether had this or that been done?

Something cheerful was that,Ning,Hui and myself decided on something.We gonna have a little cooking session at my place on the first day of chinese new year,where we can prepare our own dinner after the visiting.It was something special which we had thought of that.
Talking about this,made me recall some other stuff.
That was,should I organize a christmas celebration which we did last year?Still,in the midst of thinking then.As things are not as like before,which there are many things which are beyond my control then….