Friday, August 29, 2014

快捷汉字 Chinese Vocabulary Builder Vol 1 - 6

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Sunday, August 03, 2014

Homemade Zaru Soba


We have hot weather all year round. And the idea of having cold cold noodles to slurp on is indeed delightful to us. Last week, i tried making soba with my Joyoung noodlemaker. I failed miserably as i used too much water in my flour and ended with soba that were stuck together as soon as they were extruded from the nozzle.


As organic buckwheat flour is so costly, left me with no choice but to roll them up back into a ball of dough. I then snipped at the ball and kept the fine strips of dough for cooking. Oh, they are still considered soba alright, just not in the long slurpy strips that we are so used to, lol. If only i floured them fast enough as they were coming out and cook them immediately instead of taling pics, lol. Abuthen... that's me la, ok :p


And this is how the snipped soba strips look like. After cooking and dunking them into ice-cold water, i turned them into soba salad and let them kids add wateva they want to go with it. Fruits, raisins, nuts, mayo, nori.... nothing goes to waste in my household. I can even turn these into soba cookies using the toaster oven, haha.


And yesterday, i managed to make my very first batch of homemade soba successfully. Oh, you wont know how it must have felt when they were being extruded. The soba tastes good, nice texture, soft yet not chewy. I dont have men-tsuyu on stand-by at home so must go get ingredients back to prepare some and keep in the fridge. This round, i mixed my zaru soba with some garlic oil and a dash of soy sauce and topped it with spring onions and some garlic bits from the oil. Had it with hard-boiled eggs. Oh, so cold, so slurpy, so satisfying... the perks when one knows how to make soba on demand...... the recipe to make soba is included. So, hop over :)




Sunday, July 27, 2014

Fried Mashed Potatoes

These fried mashed potatoe are so so so so good. Kids, hub and I can whack 2 each, man. I know, dem fattening, abuthen.... delish worrr!!! Gotta learn how to make these myself. 

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Xiaomi Redmi Note - I Got It Today !!!

Redmi Note rush buy.... very rushed indeed. Sold out within the first minute of sale!!! I was already logged in to my Mi account before 12pm. This time, i must not miss it like the few previous rounds. It was fun, and i got it within the first 20 seconds or so. 1 unit of Redmi Note and 2 units of 10400mah powerbanks. I believe i'll be doing a few more rounds of buying the Redmi Note and powerbanks for friends in the next few weeks. I will post my up when the box arrives, ya. Unboxing the new Redmi Note is gonna be fun!!!

I just read at Xiaomi Malaysia Facebook that another new unit of Mi phone has just been announced. Yeeeehhaaaaaahhh!!! Oh, that'll be another post for another page....

Meanwhile, good luck to those of you wishing to buy the Redmi Note next week, week after next.... :p

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Farn Shu Tong Sui with Sago Recipe (Sweet Potato Desert)

Farn Shu Tong Sui with Sago Recipe

Prep time: 10mins
Cooking time: 20mins

Ingredients:

5 Farn Shu (sweet potato)
10 Pandan Leaves
2in length Ginger
1 Bowl Sago
Brown Sugar

Method:

1) Cut farn shu into bite-size cubes
2) Bruise the pandan leaves
3) Crush the ginger
4) Bring water to boil in a pot
5) Place pandan leaves, ginger, farn shu in and turn down fire to a rolling boil
6) Rinse sago and add to the pot
7) Add brown sugar according to your sweetness liking
8) Simmer for 15 minutes stirring occasionally
9) Remove all pandan leaves from pot

Serve warm. Yumzz!!

Friday, July 18, 2014

Quick Meals for Busy Kids - Baked Rice Cupcakes Recipe

Kids love to cook. Really they do. Let them play around the kitchen, experiment with the food, utensils, pots and pans, to build their interest. Of cos, they will make a mess at first. It's just part and parcel of the learning process. Do not scold them as this will kill their desire to learn. Mess can be wiped away. Show them how to and they will be more careful next time.

I have a busy kid. He likes to play around my kitchen. I have a very simple kitchen, with basic ingredients. He will just pull items out of the fridge and ask me what he can cook with them. After a round of discussion, we will decide what to do with the ingredients. I do my best to follow his instructions and cook it the way he wants to. He learns fast this way as he can see and taste his creation right away. Some are not so palatable, but that doesnt matter. We will laugh it over and remember not to cook it that way the next time, haha.

We baked some rice cupcakes with what we found today. He likes it so much. Give it a try. Makes great bento grub for recess and keeps well as a tea-time snack.


Ingredients: 

Cooked rice
2 eggs
Char Siew (snipped into small pieces)
Chopped Spring Onions
Butter
Salt & Pepper to taste

Method:

1) Mix cooked rice, eggs, char siew, chopped spring onions and a little butter in a bowl.
2) Place a little butter into individual baking cups
3) Scoop a soupspoonful of the rice mixture into the cups
4) Bake at 175c for 15 mins until rice is set.

Cool and serve with a little ketchup and mayo

Thursday, May 29, 2014

May you remain lidat forever...

Sometimes, I see the same person complaining about the same thing over and over again on fb. And so, I ask her nicely if I can contact her privately cos i do have something that might be able to help her with wateva she is complaining about. This is so that i dont have to ask her or comment about something that might cause her any form of embarassment on a public thread. But then, people dont acknowledge also. At least say la not now, later, not free, got meeting, or ying chau a bit la if dowan me to contact. I can see that her answering other people on that thread, just ignoring me. U think one fine day when this person come ask me a question, I still entertain her meh?

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Blogging at Al Hijrah


It's been a while since i blogged away from home. Used to do that when the kids were younger and i had plenty of time to kill. Now, each day is filled with endless schoolruns, lol. Drive here, drive there, drive everywhere, and nothing much gets down for myself. It's all them, them, them and them. Am now with my small kid at Al Hijrah, our favorite Nasi Kandar restaurant. He's here to do his homework whilst i provide love to this blog of mine.

My typical weekday starts at 6am where i send big kid off, right down to 12am when i'm more like dead tired from helping small kid with his homework, lol. Once in a while, hubs and i will take him out to the restaurant to do his homework. Well, food and drinks are cheap here, accompanied by free wifi, hehehe. 

Talking of wifi, i had to stop tethering from my phone as my cilakak telco implemented the so-called fup policy recently. All i'm left with now is just a meagre 10gb of data to use each month. That just translates to virtually zero video streamings and data intensive sites like facebook.

Frankly speaking, who in this world can survive with just 10gb of data la, haimai. Really makes no sense to keep paying and paying for lines that drop like 28447592 times per day. Bah... i dowan to talk about this upsetting issue anymore *sulk* Well, i just have to make good use of what i have right now. Good also as i'm forced to spend more time on my amigurumi orders than watching vids, hahahah. I am still at the winning end at the end of the day, waddaheck!!!

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Broken Necklace

My necklace broke as i wiped my neck just now. Too short to put round my neck again. So, it became a bracelet with my 猪猪 crystal pendant as a charm. Still ok mah, horr...

Friday, January 03, 2014

Gordon's Donald and Daisy Duck

We cleared the attic of accumulated debris last year. There were just so much stored up there over the years. Well, not 100 percent as many of those things are my in-law's belongings. Those, we left unopened. Managed to claim some much needed floor space for storing more unused items, lol.

My kids were happy as they got to look at so many boxes and things that were brought down. Hubs and I just hadda make some ultra quick decisions as to which boxes to thrash and what to keep for repacking. Not an easy task.

Gordon was uber happy to meet all his friends, especially the Disney Gang. After a bath using Melaleuca's Melapower, and disinfecting them all with Soluguard, he brought all of them back into the bedroom!!! Omg... there are over 30 plush toys big and small, uknow!!!

I let him do as he please for a week or so. Most of them are now kept in a clear zippered bag for easy retrieval and he can choose to have only 3 of those Disney plush in the room each time. As for Malcolm, he'd rather leave his up at the attic, lol.

Wednesday, January 01, 2014

Happy New Year 2014

First day of the new year is coming to an end. In fact, i have another 1hr and a whole new routine sets itself in. The past 4 years have been shitty. Relationship is strained, kids are fast growing up and getting more and more demanding by the day. School, homework, personal work, family ties, a lot got thrown in together to create the mess. As a result, i got sucked into something that i cant get rid of. Despite the trials and errors, i have come to the conclusion that it will not work as the other party just isnt putting in the right amount of effort to justify the while thingamagic. Like it or not, it's taking second stage. This is gonna be a year of focusing on only things that produces monetary results. No more WOMBAT projects for me. Back to the blogs, ebay, and link building. Something that i have taken a hiatus for years. A hell lot of catch up with all the changes. So many new terms and even adwords as a totally new interface to familiarize myself with. Good Luck to Me :)

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Mending clothes

I saw a few holes in my #2's clothes. One, in his pj pants, one at the shoulder of his tee, another shirt has missing buttons, and the list goes on. I have those clothes stacked in a neat little pile near the bottom of the bed. Something must have triggered my sewing switch and i threaded a needle and sewed them all. To be honest, i cant even find the right sewing terms as i'm more of a crochet and knitting person for decades. The only times i have to hold needles is when i have to join my nuigurumi parts together. My kid sat beside me all the time and watched as i mended his clothes. Those are quite old clothes and i have always advised him that for as long as he can still fit into them, he can wear them until he decides to give them away. And i will always mend all the tears and holes. He's happy and i'm happy too :)

Monday, November 25, 2013

Coffee

Somehow, we have decided to go separate ways. We are just incompatible with each other.  How sad, but that is the truth. Only good old water henceforth.... in anticipation of drier days....

Saturday, November 16, 2013

The wait

Sometimes,  I do ask myself when the day arrives, will the feelings stay the same. Im seriously beginning to have doubts. The arguments have intensified over the years. We have drifted apart. I'm bored with the prolonged situation. Sigh....