Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Home made ice cream!

We bought a cuisinart ice cream maker in our last trip down under (btw it's pink!) and its been under utilized... we've made only 3 batches of ice cream so far. The hubs say I "3-minute enthusiasm"..

So partly to prove him wrong & also cos I have a ripe mango sitting in the fruit basket, I decided to make that into ice cream! Using what I have in the kitchen, I made a mango-coconut sorbet. Surprisingly good though! Here's the recipe:

1 cup water
3/4 cup sugar (I mixed half white & half brown sugar)
1 cup coconut cream
1 cup mango cubes
A pinch of salt

1. Dissolve sugar in water using low to medium heat
2. When all the sugar is dissolved, add salt & coconut cream
3. Pour mixture and mango into a blender & purée
4. Refrigerate mixture for 2 hours
5. Pour mixture into ice cream maker

Voila! All done. Note for improvement is to use less sugar, and perhaps use only white sugar. The brown sugar made my mango ice cream look oxidized. Hur.

This is how the ice cream maker looks like. Cute max!

Thursday, January 05, 2012

Happy birthday to Hubs!

We celebrated at marina mandarin. All thanks to the buffet lovers contest! Won us a free meal :)

The food there wasn't fantastic but I must say their service surprised me. I read their reviews and apparently everyone complained abt their poor service. I didn't experience that, in fact I was quite pleased with how quick they cleared our plates!

Food wise, I only liked their freshly shucked oysters and salmon sashimi. Everything else is mediocre. Wouldn't go there if I had to pay for it 😁 (yes we cheapo).

But overall it was a good night out :)

Happy birthday hubs! Cheers to a great 2012!

Monday, January 02, 2012

Hello 2012

It's time to say goodbye to another year! (or rather already said goodbye :p ) it has been an eventful year for the world and for me. This is the year that I became missus and a proud home owner! Everytime I think back about the year that just passed, I'll feel that it passed so quickly.. But when I was going through the year, it didn't feel that fast. Interesting no?

Short recap of the year...


New home!

Adoption of kitties

Well these are the key events of the year. There are other interesting events but if I were to list all, think you will either fall asleep or leave the page.. Hur..

Looking ahead, 2012 looks like a year of uncertainty. Many predict that the world may come to an end in dec.. Whether we believe it or not, we shld just cherish every moment with our loved ones.

In the next few days my second nephew will say hello to this world. May God bless him with good health! I know all his immediate relatives will shower him with lots of love :) hope to make a trip down under later this year..

Looking forward to my further studies later this year. Hopefully things will go ahead as planned.

Lastly, looking forward to a trip to France! Hopefully that will work out too.

That's all from me folks. Have a good 2012!

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Mobile blogging

Finally downloaded the blogger app onto my iPhone. Hopefully I will blog more from now on. Technically it's made it so convenient!

Sharing my fav pic of the wkend...


Sunday, September 25, 2011

my new toy

after much deliberation i finally decided to get the EP3.

been wanting to get a kick-ass camera, like so fun to play with the "settings" and like all the pics taken looks so nice... hur.

of cos the kitties were my first models. can really see the difference taken with my iphone camera and the ep3.

this pic taken with the iphone has got low ISO *haolian*

you can see this pic taken with the ep3 is less grainy :P

the super quick focus of the camera also allows me to clear pics of the kitties while they are "in action"

but maybe any normal camera can take pics better than the iphone camera. but but but... a micro 4/3 camera is like a manual car right? more control = more fun.

cannot wait to take more pics when i go traveling... maybe i will be lazy with the uploading though!

still honing my skills, this is the best i could do with xiao hei

so much easier to take pics of xiao huang!

more pics next time!

Tuesday, August 30, 2011


pr and i adopted these 2 kitties from a fosterer from the cat welfare society.

according to the fosterer, she found a litter of 5 kitties near a wet market. the 5 kitties consisted of 2 gingers, 2 tuxedos and 1 pure black cat. within days 4 of the kitties were "booked". we were the first to chope 1 of the gingers. the only kitty that no one wanted was the pure black one. pr and i decided to adopt the last one too. then the 2 kitties will have someone to play with when we are not at home. i think we made the right decision.

so here they are - xiao huang and xiao hei... aka mango and charcoal. hurhur. not creative, but their names are intuitive!

they are a bundle of joy :) although xiao huang is very bratty and territorial, xiao hei is very tolerant of him. 1 alpha male and 1 runt. makes a good combi!

this is xiao hei. a female kitty. its very difficult to take a picture of her because she is very black! completely black, with black whiskers and black eyes! she has a mini tail stump. we suspect she has bob-cat ancestry... hur

this is xiao huang, a male ginger kitty. beautiful features, human friendly but very bratty. craves attention and is territorial! only xiao hei can tahan him...

this is xiao hei sleeping. we reckon she cannot survive in the real world... cos she sleeps like a log...

xiao huang has the potential to be a model... look at him pose!

they love shoes. in fact they go crazy when they smell/see our running shoes. dunno what is it about shoes that make them go crazy.. heh

the bad thing abt kittens is that they grow up really fast. fleeting childhood? hurhur

Friday, July 15, 2011

coke glass cans!

"i'm gonna get a green, blue, lime, pink, purple, bank coca cola can glass, free with any upsized extra value meal at mcdonalds!"

yay :)

thank you class 95! now i have 1 set to keep and 1 set to use!