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Monday, December 27, 2010

.: Temporary Hiatus :.

Will be back next year - with more updates (hopefully!)

Cheers!

Friday, December 17, 2010

.: Wedding Rehearsal :.

The wedding rehearsal went pretty well yesterday. My bridesmaids absolutely adore my ring bearer & was pestering me if they can take picture with him. And when one of JC's groomsmen, Cleo's 2007 eligible bachelor, walks in, they were all "OMG!OMG!OMG!"

But I think they were more swoon over Justin-Bieber wannabe Joel rather than Uqba!

Now they are plotting to kidnap him away for a day or something.

That is my bridesmaids for you!

Saturday, December 11, 2010

.: A.R.G.! :.

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.: Status Updated :.

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Friday, December 10, 2010

.: Over & Out :.

Bridezilla was out of action from terrorizing everyone the past two days, as she was down with a bad sore throat. And even now, her voice is somewhat squeaky & squealy (almost like the sound of her brother pre-puberty).

Bridezilla is semi-recovered today, but after reading emails & looking at the list of errands to do & the problems from task delegated surfacing, Bridezilla wishes that the world just disappears as she hides under her warm, dependable comforter.

Bridezilla wants to roar & shout, but her throat does not allow her to do so.

Where are all the dependable people when you need them?

Why is Bridezilla spending all her time rectifying issues after issues that are cropping up along side with other task on her to-do list?

Why is Bridezilla NOT enjoying the supposedly most enjoyable planning process of her life?

Is there something wrong with Bridezilla?

This whole thing stresses Bridezilla out.

On a scale of one to ten, I think Bridezilla is about a level of eight point seven six two one three four nine with an occasional spike to nine.

Waiting for ten to hit Bridezilla anytime.

Well, the ONLY upside bout this whole thing is that Bridezilla is losing some kilos, but not as fast as she is losing her sanity.

Yes, this is me, pessimistic-malancholy Bridezilla signing out.

xoxo

Monday, December 6, 2010

.: While You Were Sleeping :.

I usually sleep am a very light sleeper. The slightest noise or movement, I am immediately awake.

Yesterday, I took a nap at our USJ house, while JC went out to have dinner with his dad. I was too tired I decided to sleep dinner altogether. Lil did I know I was (literally) dead tired and slept like a log throughout.

I nearly died of a heart attack when somebody shocked and woke me up. I was momentarily disorientated and still half awake and my heart was beating 20 times faster. Thank goodness it was only JC, who was also worried as the lights in the whole house were still off.

It’s how I know that I am in serious need of quality sleep.

A few more days before D-day. Hopefully sleeping pattern will improve thereon.

Unless of course if JC is a snoorer? (*nightmare*)

If that’s the case, he’s sleeping in the guestroom!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

.: That The Joke Was On Me :.

Dear Diary

First, my period came. Yesterday. Not that it’s a bad thing, but the timing was totally off. Last month it came on the 5th of 6th of the month. It was suppose to follow suit for this month. its suppose to be 5th or 6th NOT 1st! Which means, next month it will fall exactly on my wedding day! FML!

Second, my make-up artist (MUA) from Aspial called. Told me that she can’t do my make-up for my wedding day coz a customer just walked in and booked her. I fired her up-side-down-left-&-right. In Cantonese (thankfully, for if it was in English, more ‘voluptuous’ words would have come out). I was very very upset, for this was the second screw up with my MUA from Aspial. She calmed me down and promised to call back. Her MUA head called all the way from Penang. Conveyed my distress in Hokkien. She suggested I called this number, which is of another MUA and booked that MUA instead. I gave her an upfront NO!, and I told her I booked this MUA, hence I am getting this MUA. If anyone were to change, it would be the other customer. She finally settled it for me. Felt bad for screwing the first MUA. Bad combi of PMS & Bridezilla all into one. FML x2!

Third, I was given the impression that the restaurant I booked (Oriental Banquet) could accommodate 75 tables, but NO. Luckily my mom called up and they say they could only comfortably accommodate 60. My current no. of tables – 60. Albeit, no margin of error for extra guest. FML x3!

Murphy did a fast one on me TRICE! That’s THREE TIMES! THREE FREAKING TIMES!

Well, I do hope and pray that this is the last of the series of unfortunate events that I have to face.

Planning a wedding is NO JOKE I tell you. NO JOKE!


^&*#
Bridezilla

.: Marriages :.

Reposting this post (with slight modification) which I have posted up earlier on 4th Sept 2007. Think I need to take a chill pill from all the wedding blues!

Why do people get married?

Well, this is a topic that has been brought up to my attention time and again by my two single aunts, my single and not-so-single friends and my single(or so they claimed) cousin sisters.

So....the answer to the BIG question of WHY DO PEOPLE GET MARRIED, right here *wink*

Well, to begin with, from an accountant’s point of view (yes, I had to put in the accountant's perspective of marriage), there could be a couple of reasons for that, namely:

Economies of scales


 For those who do not have basic understanding of economics, the concept of economies of scales (EoS) is relatively simple. EoS is defined as a production process which the increase in number of units produced (or in this case bought) causes a decrease in the average cost of each unit. For example, a vendor in the night market is selling an apple for RM 1, but 10 apples for RM 8. If you’re living alone, there’s no need for you to get that much apples (unless you’re on a apple diet plan or planning to bake an apple pie). So the cost of an apple for you would be RM 1 (simple maths). However, if you’re married, you would intend to get the 10 apples for RM 8, as it would be consumed by you and your husband/wife. Hence, the average cost per apple would be RM 0.80. That’s a savings of RM 0.20 per apple. Yeah, as petty as it might sound, imagine how much you could save if you applied this to other perishable goods you would need to buy in a year.


Tax incentives


I’m only going to touch on Malaysian tax, since I’ve forgotten my UK tax already (sorry Mr Martin). So, for combined assessments, you would be able to claim a spouse relief of RM 3,000 (sad to inform that it’s only applicable to ONE spouse though). However, if your spouse is disabled (including mentally disabled - which I believe that ALL men are) you get a further relief of RM 3,500. Plus, if you have kids, you would be able to get a deduction of approximately RM1,000 per kid below 18 and RM 4,000 per kid above 18. This does not apply if you have kids but are not legally married. So yeah, you get that tax savings portion.

Synergy


The word synergy means to achieve mutually advantageous conjunction where the whole is greater than the sum of the parts. Synergy can arise where two person with different but complimentary skills work together, leveraging on both resources to achieve a common goal. Too technical? In short it's like 1+1=3.



From a point view of a layman, emphasis on the word MAN:

Regular sex


 The TOP and ONLY reason why men marry in the first place. But hey, haven’t they heard of the saying “ You don’t need to get a cow if you just want milk”. Think about it.


From a pointview of women:

Family/Friends pressure

Constant nagging from mom even if it's your greatgrandaunt’s-son’s-maternal niece's-distant-cousin boyfriend's sister is getting married.

“You see lah, people your age already getting married! You want to wait until you’re a dried up prune before you find a husband ah? That time nobody want you already lah!”

Wah, if my husband-to-be is that shallow to begin with, what makes you think that he will still want me when I become a dried-up prune when I'm 50? Common sense.

Or the aunties that is giving out angpow during Chinese New Year, saying (out loud) something like "Wah, every year I give you angpow. This year will be the last ok?" while your cousins stand at the corner giggling over such comments!

Big wedding

The big-white-wedding gown by Vera Wang...


Jimmy Choo’s shoes...


the beautiful garden wedding...


the big wedding cake...

the cute little flower girls...


the beautiful bridemaids...

*awwwww*


....all-so-romantic, you feel like you’re on seventh heaven or cloud nine....

Wait till after the honeymoon is over,that's when the hard and cold reality begins to sink in. You'd go from cloud nine to ground zero before you even realised what happened.

To make your relationship secure

Well, I’m sorry to say this, but if security comes in a piece of signed paper, it says so much about your marriage doesn’t it? And HELLO!, reality check here, divorce rates are more than 50% in the USA, which means half of those who get married ends up being divorce anyways. So much to say for security, doesn't it?

*****




So why do people actually want to get married? Sex? Security? Whatever you call it?

Marriage, I believe, it's a lifetime commitment, not a three-years commitment (if you watched an episod of The Simpsons where Bart has a serious girlfriend, you know what I mean *wink*). It's something that you have to think thoroughly. It's something where you can say to yourself "I can see myself with that person for the rest of my life". Not "He will look good in tuxedo/She's look dead drop gorgeous in a wedding gown" or "If my kids can have her/his looks" or "His pocket is deep enough to sustain my lifestyle". So in the near future where someone proposes, or if you want to propose to someone, ask yourself, what is/are your motive(s) for marrying this person?

Marry only for love, that will make you the happiest person, not only on your wedding day, but for the rest of your lives together.

Marry someone who would stick with you, through thicks and thins. Someone who have seen you in your worst and still says to you "I love you". The very person who have heard you scream and shout over things that you probably don't remember now, and still goes up to you to give you a hug and tell you that everything will be alright. The person who prays with you and prays with for over your fears and worries.

That's the sort of person that you want to marry.


A note to accountants out there... Yeah, so marriage gives you the EoS, tax incentives and possibly snergy as well, but look at it this way, you will be paying with your LIFE after that. For a couple of ringgit savings, I should think it's not worth it, unless your life is worth less than that. But then again, if your an accountant, you don't even have a life to begin with right? Ah, what the hey...

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

.: Cooking @ 19CulinaryStudio :.

A pleasant surprise when I received an email from Angeline from At Nineteen Culinary Studio congratulating me for winning the lucky draw.

In spite having a late night the night before, having to clean up after the mini house blessing & GDL, I was all up by 7.30am, excited to start my day.

I manage to find my way to the place, a very nice lil bungalow amidst all the bungalows in Damansara Heights. It was not that difficult to spot, as the map provided was easy to follow (even for a bearing-less person like myself). Parking space is aplenty for a class of eight students

Was greeted warmly by a few the staff and after signing in, we were asked to help ourselves to some coffee or tea. I, on the other hand, was too busy snapping away with my trusty DSLR. The layout and d├ęcor of the place is absolutely beautiful, my dream kitchen – if I have bigger space for mine. Very well ventilated classroom with just enough push out windows (absolutely practical – especially when we are cooking our Rendang Tok dish as the spicy fume was chocking everyone’s lungs!) and sunlight shining in to light up the place!

We were already allocated our tables and our partners (as we are to work in pairs). My partner, Clarence, was a nice man, and upon introducing himself, mentioned that he has NEVER cooked before. Uh-oh!

The class started with us putting on our apron (with name tags) and a rather good-looking Chef Khai introducing himself to us.

We started to prepare the ingredients for Rendang Tok, which according to Chef Khai, was the most expensive rendang dish to prepare – due the the variety of spices used. Recipe is quite simple to follow, and Chef Khai personally went table by table to help out. However, one must always remember the general rule of cooking : TRUST YOUR INSTINCT. When it was time to put some seasoning into the rendang, I was very skeptical when the recipe says 2 tablespoon (it’s for about 600 grams of beef). But my instinct took a backseat and we proceed to follow the recipe and lo and behold the cringe on my partner’s face when he tasted the rendang. “Too salty” said Clarence “even for someone who likes salty food” he added.

All was not lost as Chef Khai helped us ‘salvage’ our dish by adding more water and balancing out the saltiness with sugar. Another cooking rule : IT’S NOT ALWAYS UNSALVAGABLE, USE YOUR CREATIVITY (and a lil bit of logic) TO MAKE GOOD SOMETHING BAD. It tasted better afterwards, still abit salty to my liking, but at least it was not as salty as earlier.

The next dish we learn was Sweet & Sour Chili Crab. Not a crap-py person (pun intended), but it is interesting to learn this dish, as one has the flexibility of using this sweet and sour sauce for any other dishes – it goes good with fish, fried chicken pieces or fried pork pieces (ko loh yok)! Very simple dish, minimum preparation, maximum tastiness impact. Love it!

The last dish was Umai – which is traditional version of sashimi meets salad. Simple to make, light and refreshing lime sauce, with a tinge of the fragrant (some might beg to differ) prawn paste, fondly known by us locals as belacan. An absolute great alternative to the (already) boring Ceasers’ salad JC & I usually make!

I would love to share the recipe out here, perhaps lateron.

For now, I just will share with you some lovely pictures! Bon-appetite!

.: One, Two Or Three? :.



Tuesday, November 30, 2010

.: Giveaway : Last Quarter of The Year 2010 :.

Ends 1 November 2010

Ends 15 November 2010

HAPPY BIRTHDAY JESSYING!
Don't y'all love a birthday giveaway! :)
With many different prizes such as SKINCARE PRIZE, COSMETIC PRIZE, MASK PRIZE & a SPA SET!
Ends 1st December

Another Christmas giveaway...
*Oh Christmas tree, Oh Christmas tree*

Ends 10th December

200 Followers Giveaway!

Ends 9th December

100 Followers Giveaway
(she now has 200 followers, another giveaway? *wink*)
Ends 3rd December

Birthday Giveaway!
Happy Birthday Kali!
Ends 20th December


Ends 2nd January








.: MadWorld :.



We live in a world of the unexpected–a mad world which seems to make little sense. In a world where tragedies beyond our imagination happen daily at preposterous proportions, how is it possible for us to live as if there were no tomorrow?

How peculiar that we care only about our own existence, when others around us could be drowning.

Have we forgotten the value of human lives?

Who are we and what is our worth?

What gives a man his value – his riches or his power over other men?

What about those whose lives are shattered by suffering—has God been unkind to them?

Don’t they matter?

What is the value of a human life?

MadWorld takes us into the souls of two men – Adam and Lucas – both asking the same question:

“What is indeed the worth of our souls?”

DUMC Dream Centre, Section 13, PJ
3 December 2010, Friday – 8.00pm
5 December 2010, Sunday – 3.30pm
5 December 2010, Sunday – 8.00pm (Yes, 2 shows on Sunday!)
Ticketing: No tickets, just show up.

SIBKL Auditorium, Bangunan Yin (next to Phileo Damansara I)
24 December 2010, Friday – 8.00pm
25 December 2010, Saturday – 7.30pm
26 December 2010, Sunday – 10.00am
26 December 2010, Sunday – 7.30pm (Yes, 2 shows on Sunday!)
Ticketing: Contact your SIB friends or call +603-7957 2701.

Ticketing opens early November 2010

.: And Then There Was One (Month) :.

31 more days!

*hyperventilates*

A few more hurdles off the way – posting out cards, a rehearsal, final touch on my bridesmaid dress, second round of spray on my wishing tree, finalise caterer & cupcakes, flowers for myself, bridesmaid & flower girl(s)….

Hope that’s about it?

*hyperventilates*

Anyhows, the weekend turns out good!

GDL cum house blessing went out well, despite the rain!
Cooking class with Chef Khai AtCulinary19 Studio was fun!

Will blog bout it (with pics) as soon as I can find the time too.

In the meantime, do uphold us in prayer as we thread together all the finer and final details of the wedding preparation.

Oh, and also to uphold JC’s Australia PR application. Will most likely be processed in about 4 – 6 months, and when approved, we have to stay there for 2 continuous years for the next 5 years post approval.

Sometimes I wonder if the stress of the renovation is worthwhile? *sighs*

Thursday, November 25, 2010

.: Home Blessing & GDL :.



Gonna have my GDL (Betrothal Day)  & simple house blessing this Saturday.
Pray that all goes well...

.: Random Conversation :.

Of the very rare occasion that me & JC randomly crap about, we had a short window of opportunity to do so last night

The conversation went (something) like this

Kath : Blah, blah, blah. Hence it should have been done this way. Trust me, I am always right? (said out jokingly, in case you have the perception that I am some obnoxious b****h)
JC : You can’t always be right.
Kath : Yes, I can. Coz I’m perfect.
JC : Nobody’s perfect.
Kath : But you told me once, that I was, and that I cannot improve on perfection. (read here)
JC : *palm face* But that is a statement made by an imperfect person (points to himself), hence it is not a perfectly correct statement
Kath : Then in that case, I am NOT perfect. Which means I would need more money to do my hair, my face, my nails, yada, yada, yada
JC: Aiks!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

.: The Social Network :.


Went & watch this with Tammie last night.

It was quite the movie that either you will love it or hate it, no in between.
I actually kinda enjoyed it.
Just straight facts, extremely fast conversations, with very lil humour (if at all any).

Ever wonder bout the people behind Facebook?
Watch this movie (with a pinch of salt - coz you can never tell what is the truth & what is fiction).

Never look at Facebook the same again!


Love this scene the most, where Mark (founder of FB if you have not already known) talks to his gf!
Fast, fast, fassstt....

.: Tolarating You :.

I am a highly-opiniated no-nonsense kind of person. Most of the time, I have high level of tolarance, but once you breech that limit, you're a gonner. Don't mess around with me that way!

.: My Ohanas :.

There is no way I am gonna trade my ohanas for anything in the world.
They are irreplacable! I heart them! :)

Friday, November 19, 2010

.: Case of the Stolen Keys to Tron: Legacy by TGV :.

It happened to all of us before, I am sure.

When you are on your way out to an important interview for a proper job which only means that you no longer have to live on bread and water everyday.Which also means that this is probably your only chance to finally buy a house, instead of telling girls you wanna impress that you are still living with your mom (and you’re already 30 years old).

Or when you woke up late for your best friends wedding and you’re the maid of honor and you only have 25 minutes to F1 to the church.

Or when your coming back from work after being stuck in a 2 hour traffic jam and you have a bladder-full like a timebomb waiting to explode.

And you quickly try to search for the keys to go out/in…

only to find out that it is….

….MISSING.

Well, its usually misplaced somewhere under a rug or between your sofa sets or perhaps its just somewhere inside your handbag (which contains all the rubbish you have accumulated for the week – be it receipts, empty tissue paper holders, bits and bobs of papers here and there of god-knows-what)

But nothing is worse that to find out that your key is….

….STOLEN.

If you know how it feels to have your keys misplaced or even stolen, imagine the frustration you feel if you’re the projectionist and the ONLY set of keys to the safe containing Tron: Legacy has been stolen!

Which means the whole Malaysia would not get to see this show unless someone helps find it – and find it fast!

Now, TGV Cinemas and partners are giving out A Private Screening Hall for any movie + a Panasonic 50” 3DTV and many other attractive prizes to the ones who reward those who manage to solve the case.
All one got to do to help is to link to TGV Cinemas’ Facebook page – www.facebook.com/TGVCinemas

Or, if your Gil Grissom skills are as rusty as mine, you can blog about this and win yourselves invites to the premier, IF and only IF the keys can be found that is.


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Monday, November 15, 2010

.: 7 Days Challange : #1 :.

I wonder why the moon follows us around at night.

When I was younger and still suckling milk from the Avent milk bottle, I usta ask my dad "Daddy, why is the moon following us?"

You see, I lying down at the backseat of the car and regardless of whether we turn left or right, the moon seemed like it was following us.

It was amusing, but at the same time abit scary coz I thought that the moon is some special eyeball lookin down on us.

I can't remember what my dad replied, but I am sure the answer wasn't scientific enough nor did it made any sense or else I would have dropped it rather than wonder for a couple of months thereforth.

Either that or he might have answered "Go ask your mom!"

Who knows?

.: Tougue Tied :.

Realised I haven't even started on my speeches yet.

For someone who is gets nervous & tongue tied on stage, this is no good news!

Su - my England teacher will help me out between morning sickness, right? Oh preettttyy pweeasse!

Saturday, November 13, 2010

.: Insomia :.

Just don't understand why the last 30 or so pieces of a 1000 pieces jigsaw puzzle is the most difficult to complete.

Taking a break from it as I compile the background songs I wanna play for my wedding reception/dinner.

Honestly, I am so tired, but I just couldn't sleep. Perhaps a combination of stress and the recent outburst with the parental over the stupid guest list. As the clock ticks nearer to the new year, my heart is palpitating a lil harder.

There's alot that has been on my mind of late, especially after hearing news that a close friend of mine has gone for an operation recently to remove a cyst from her ovaries. The thought of life & death suddenly flashes thru my mind (tho her case is not fatal, its just that I always associate operation with death, pardon my stupid conclusion).

Anyways, went and visit her after work today and she seemed like her usual, klutzy, ditsy self - so all seems well.

I have a long day (as always) tomorrow.

Will be going to my USJ house in the morning and then to IKEA later in the evening to get some furniture to furnish my guest room & my studyroom.

And since we plan to have a simple house dedication cum GDL on the 27th this month, there isn't much time left. I still critically have my dining table and curtains outstanding, but aside from that, I can live with an empty guest room for time being.

As for Project Downhill, I seem to be in a panic attack state whenever I think of it. There's all the DIY things that have started halfway but haven't seen the end light of things. Then there are those that have yet to be decided still.

*panics*

But whenever I get extremely stressed, I console myself by telling myself it's only just a wedding. It is the marriage that is more important. It does help bring down the stress level one notch, well, it's better than nothing I suppose!

A'ites. Back to my puzzles buzzles....

Til then

xoxo
Bridezilla

Monday, November 8, 2010

.: Just The Way You Are : Bruno Mars:.

Oh her eyes, her eyes
Make the stars look like they're not shining
Her hair, her hair
Falls perfectly without her trying

She's so beautiful
And I tell her every day

Yeah I know, I know
When I compliment her
She wont believe me
And its so, its so
Sad to think she don't see what I see

But every time she asks me do I look okay
I say

When I see your face
There's not a thing that I would change
Cause you're amazing
Just the way you are
And when you smile,
The whole world stops and stares for awhile
Cause girl you're amazing
Just the way you are

Her nails, her nails
I could kiss them all day if she'd let me
Her laugh, her laugh
She hates but I think its so sexy

She's so beautiful
And I tell her every day

Oh you know, you know, you know
Id never ask you to change
If perfect is what you're searching for
Then just stay the same

So don't even bother asking
If you look okay
You know I say

When I see your face
There's not a thing that I would change
Cause you're amazing
Just the way you are
And when you smile,
The whole world stops and stares for awhile
Cause girl you're amazing
Just the way you are

The way you are
The way you are
Girl you're amazing
Just the way you are

When I see your face
There's not a thing that I would change
Cause you're amazing
Just the way you are
And when you smile,
The whole world stops and stares for awhile
Cause girl you're amazing
Just the way you are

Saturday, November 6, 2010

.: Happy Feet :.

Happy feet doin 'em happy dance! :)
Lovin those shoes! :)

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

.: Thread Counts :.

I suddenly thought of tryin my hands at sewing.

Absolute randomness, I swear!

What has gotten into me?

.: 7 Days Blog Challenge :.

I love to blog.

There is not a healthier and interesting way of expressing oneself than thru blogging

It may be about the next-coming upbeat concert, or the dress-to-die-for, or emo rants & rages, or the latest recipe you’ve tried, or even just a simple line or two bout your day.

To make my blog a lil more interesting, and taking off from the 30 Days Challenge (which, proud to say, I’ve completed all, whereas Tam & Yin dropped of halfway like flies *pats own back*), I googled and stumbled upon something.

Taa-dahh…

My very own 7 days challenge

Simple rules, go to this site http://www.thewritesource.com/writing_topics/, pick a topic from each grade (for topic no 7, you may pick from any grade of your choice) and blog away!

It is another fun way for your blog readers (and sometimes surprise,surprise – even yourself) to know you a lil better :)

Topics I selected :

I wonder why…
What I know about the stars
Things that are hard to believe
My first school memories
A memorable buss ride
I admit it; I enjoy professional wrestling
My muscles were so sore after…

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

.: The Last Song : Nicholas Sparks :.

If Nick Sparks were still in school, he'd be in detention for a long time - for making so many girls (like myself) cry!

Ok, fine, it sounded lame when I typed it out, but I sounded alright when it was resonating in my head.
Yes, contrary to what many may think, I do THINK. Not right or straight most of the time, but at least I do!

It took me quite sometime to complete the latest pensmanship of Mr Sparks, not because the storyline was dull or anything, but because I was so busy running up and down for Project Castle & Project Downhill. Yes, if you need to know, that's how the-ever-"optimistic"-me view marriage (and I am not even married yet to begin with)  - going do0o0o0o0o0o0o0o0o0o0o0wnhill.......

Again, another MUST read - but if you're anywhere as emotional as me, box of Kleenex at reach please!

In fact, I was sobbing so much at each turn of the page on the last few chapters that I called JC up at 3am (when i finished the novel) sobbing and crying. The poor fella, groggy & tired, had to console me - over a story which was not even real to begin with. Wonders if he is having second thoughts on marrying me? Hehe!



Seventeen year-old Veronica “Ronnie” Miller’s life was turned upside-down when her parents divorced and her father moved from New York City to Wilmington, North Carolina. Three years later, she remains angry and alienated from her parents, especially her father… until her mother decides it would be in everyone’s best interest if she spent the summer in Wilmington with him. Ronnie’s father, a former concert pianist and teacher, is living a quiet life in the beach town, immersed in creating a work of art that will become the centerpiece of a local church. The tale that unfolds is an unforgettable story about love in its myriad forms – first love, the love between parents and children – that demonstrates, as only a Nicholas Sparks novel can, the many ways that deeply felt relationships can break our hearts… and heal them.



P/S : Thanks Bridget for loaning me the book! :)

Monday, November 1, 2010

.: Feel That Itch :.

I am just itching to bake & cook.

I wanna bake those lovely cupcakes, and learn to ice them properly with coloured buttercream swirl and sprinkle with lil cutesy edible decors!



I want to try another one or two brownie recipes so that I can find the purrfect one!



I wanna try out more recipes – such as banana breadcinnamon buns



I wanna make pesto sauce,


try my hand at making pizza from scratch,


or find the perfect pie pastry recipe for all sorts of pie filling thereon…



I wanna do a roast beef with potato, onions & leeks trimming…


I wanna enjoy an international culinary experience by making Paello (a Spanish dish)


 or the humble Chawanmushi (a Japanese egg custard dish)



Or going back to my Malaysian roots with dishes like Ikan Bakar Portugis


or Chai Kueh


or Ngah Poh Loh See Fun (rat’s tail noodles is what my Tax lecturer, Mr Martin used to call it)



I wanna do so much…but…

*gasp for air*

….circumstances do not permit.


Another 2 more months and I will be home free! :)


Just you wait my faithful (underutilized) oven! Just you wait!

Sunday, October 31, 2010

.: Limited Review :.

Limited review of this picture - posting for a short time only

Saturday, October 30, 2010

.: Project Castle : Kitchen :.

This is my kitchen!
Happyness :)
So happy with the workmanship!
(let me know if you need the contact)

Cheers to many, many cooking adventures ahead! :)

Actual picture, not 3D drawing - just in case if you're wonderin!

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