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Monday, August 30, 2010

Myday : International cuisine1 ~ canapés

Please enjoy my cooking course in Palate Sensations which has been ended last month (a six weeks cooking course).  All the courses are taught by Chef Francois Mermilliod, an executive chef from Absinthe, Singapore (going there this end of month :). Francois is a very nice guy, not a chef that always swearing like what I saw on TV shows especially Chef Gordon Ramsay haha… Well, this course only took for three hours and for our first module, we make 8 hot and cold canapés. They all look gorgeous and yummy actually they are all quite simple and easy to make :D
Blinis with smoked salmon
Crab Spring Onion
Stuffed button mushroom
Prosciutto and parmeson stickprosciuttonparmesonstick
Salmon tartare on cucumbersalmontartareoncucumber2
Seared tuna tatakisearedtunatataki2
Thai fish cake with prawnthaifishcake
Avocado, tofu and sundried tomatoes kebab
Well…they are all the finished food which are ready to be served…so  let’s have a look behind them :D
1. Use the mushroom itself as the “bowl” and top them with morazella cheese before warm them up in the oven
2. - Tuna was being marinated with wasabi paste
- Get ready to fry it on hot pan with olive oil (do not overcook as we only make a crisp on the sides so the central still raw) and rest it down before served it
- Slice and put them on the chinese spoon, garnish them with wakame and fish roe and don’t forget Goma soyu as its dressings :) – a twist of French and Japanese canapés
3. Crab spring roll ~Vietnamese cold canapés
~speechless as I don’t know how to explain it haha..ok just roll it like a sushi with a help of towel :D
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4. – Removing the salmon with its skin…diced it into a very small dice and mix it well with chive, lemon juice,chopped red onion, wasabi (again) paste and japanese mayo ~ seems like our chef love Japanese food hahah…after that top it on the Japanese/ Lebanese cucumber….Salmon tartare on cucumber done!!! hahaa..
A little “garden” collections from Francois hahaa…P1010863 P1010864  P1010877
Sauces that we used at that time and a lil bit pictures of garnishing
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What did I get from this courses except for cooking skills, knowledge and foods :P
- Personalized Chef ‘s Jacket (with your name sew on it ~ awesome)
- Red Palate sensation’s apron
- A set of Zwilling Henckel knives (pairing and chef’s knife)
- A red (again ) chopping board
12My cute experience… 
Ok let’s call me a freak who doesn’t like people double dipping on food (especially you cook it for other ppl and not for yourself) and that’s the first time I went to cooking class (previous one I went for baking class and guess what no one dare to taste an unbaked dough hahaha)…and happened to I was in a group of two other Philippines women and guess what..they almost double , triple or maybe more than that dipped their fingers or whatever on the food…I was just like “whattt” and it really make me sick and I just went to Chef Francois to tell them not to do that double dipped again…I dunno whether he told them or not…but I was just like pissed off and felt “I don’t want to do these courses anymore if I’m going to teammate with them for my whole entire 6 modules” Oh Gosh…
PS: It was a small cooking class which was only 10 peoples on the first module (4 teams) as some of them just did the single course and only 7 people including me who took the whole modules and Thank’s God, that two “dipped-woman” only took one course…fiuhhh…
For next course, Lynette paired me with two other woman to work with for my entire courses and I love my new teammate (Charlotte and Ling ~ a blessed to know and work with them, they are expert >.<

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Sharing : Simple way to forget that “damn”- Ex

A super duper very common if you broke up with someone you love before. Sad, confuse, stress, miserable, cry, what else? Well…as I said before, nothing is wrong with that. But let’s think is it worth and OK for you just to cry and cry again or maybe spend all your days to think about the reason why you guys broke up? Well, easy to say hard to do …eniwei….let’s have ice cream instead :P..haha..just joking..ok here’s some tips
1. NEVER EVER listening to sad songs
They will make you feel worst and well honey, you are in a super fragile soul and absolutely sad/ mellow songs will just make you more down and down…So why don’t you try to switch to some disco or let’s call it Happy songs…something that can burn your spirit :D
2. Sharing is caring
Well, girls love to talk either we are happy or sad. So express yourself, don’t keep them all for yourself (you will explode for overload :P). But only share them with someone you trust, mum and sister will be my first option for sharing my dilemma :) and usually it works. Feel much more better after I told them everything (just call me talkative :D). And keep in mind that they maybe won’t give us any advices but trust me the feeling of someone are still there and standing for you are much more better and you will feel secure because of them :)
3. Throw, burn, torn everything about him
Charity them, give them to next owner as you didn’t need them anymore. Well, maybe you will feel very bad or maybe in tears while thrown them (not because of him, but because it’s expensive hahah LOL), but it really help you to stay away from the memory of him
4. Never ever call him – not even once
Please please don’t do this…you go girl…and erase them from your contact list :)
5. Make over yourself and retouching
Do something with yourself, pamper yourself as you haven’t done it to yourself. Love yourself more. You don’t need to do surgery to make you become a new people haha…at least maybe you can do some make-up, facial, manicure, pedicure, get a new hairstyle. Or you also can enroll to some courses to get more skills for yourself, at least you should make him feel bad because he left you :D. By doing this, I am sure that you will feel more confident and you now have to show to the world and yourself that you are a strong woman even without him. ~ power puff girl go go!!~
6. Do girls’ things with your girlfriends
Shopping, eating,ladies night,etc etc.. just do whatever you want to yourself, but please keep in mind to set a limit and stop them after you have reached your limit. Well, these all are quite risky activity but have fun :D
7. Open your heart
Well…well…well.. hahaha….can I laugh to myself…hmm…ok …start a new relationship actually is not that difficult so it’s our time for hunting a new one and bare in mind that you will get an opportunity to get another better relationship~add oil add oil~

fyen[8] Note: Ice cream is a best friend when you felt mellow :P

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Cute : Minions DIY

Despicable Me Minions
My talented yet creative cousins, she love minions from despicable me so much and she even tried to make herself minions and she did them…
She put one of them in her car and someone drop a note for her asked her where did she get it and ask my cousin to call/ sms him/her for details haha…they really look cute :) and all I can say…a very good job

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Fashion Inspiration : Babydoll dress

Who don’t know about babydoll style? It is a fashionable, feminine, flirty and absolutely ideal for those days when you are feeling a lil bit bloated. Every women can enjoy this fashion, but still you need to know which style of babydoll you are and how to wear it before you mess it up.
How to wear a baby doll dress
1. Length
Usually the length is a few inches above the knee which is the best. However, if you are not a “big” size girl, you are more than welcome to wear a bit shorter one but too much as babydoll dress can swing through the wind. A long baby doll is suit for high women and someone who have a heavy thighs which will absolutely give you sexy yet curvy style. And one more thing need to be bear in mind is that short dress won’t give or make your legs look longer and shorter styles are only suitable for young girls which will make they look cute. So if you are a 30s up lady, forget about that cute look (decisions still in your hand either you want to look incredibly sexy or horrendously ridiculous, you decide :) batikbabydoll
2. Underwear
Well…do they relate each other? yes, they do. As a proper underwear that holds everything in place can make a big difference to our overall look.Besides that, proper underwear also give you a comfort and confident looked :)
3. Heels
Men love to see women in high heels, one of the reason is that women look sexy on them. Wedges, high heel or even flip flop go well with babydoll styles which they can add high and glamour. However, the new trend now is wearing sneaker with babydoll (dare to follow the trend? why not, as long as you still can enjoy that look :) – Fashion Inspiration : Sneakers with a skirt or dressbabydoll02
4. Patterns
For mini size women, one color will look nicer. While printed dresses look better on tall womenbabydoll03
What to avoid
Pregnant look
fyen[8] Make up yourself and please please please avoid the not-make-up morning sickness look. I am guarantee you that everyone will give you first priority as they think you are pregnant haha :)

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Sharing : I'll carry you out every morning until death do us apart

Found this story from facebook and it is worth to read and share. Is it really that in this world, there’s no more happy-ending-story(just like what they said on ‘the enchanted’ movie)? Seems like marriage and divorce just way too easy to say out this day. Hope we all can learn something from this story :)
When I got home that night as my wife served dinner, I held her hand and said, I've got something to tell you. She sat down and ate quietly. Again I observed the hurt in her eyes.

Suddenly I didn't know how to open my mouth. But I had to let her know what I was thinking. I want a divorce. I raised the topic calmly.
She didn't seem to be annoyed by my words, instead she asked me softly, why?
I avoided her question. This made her angry. She threw away the chopsticks and shouted at me, you are not a man! That night, we didn't talk to each other. She was weeping. I knew she wanted to find out what had happened to our marriage. But I could hardly give her a satisfactory answer; she had lost my heart to Jane. I didn't love her anymore. I just pitied her!

With a deep sense of guilt, I drafted a divorce agreement which stated that she could own our house, our car, and 30% stake of my company.
She glanced at it and then tore it into pieces. The woman who had spent ten years of her life with me had become a stranger. I felt sorry for her wasted time, resources and energy but I could not take back what I had said for I loved Jane so dearly. Finally she cried loudly in front of me, which was what I had expected to see. To me her cry was actually a kind of release. The idea of divorce which had obsessed me for several weeks seemed to be firmer and clearer now.
The next day, I came back home very late and found her writing something at the table. I didn't have supper but went straight to sleep and fell asleep very fast because I was tired after an eventful day with Jane.

When I woke up, she was still there at the table writing. I just did not care so I turned over and was asleep again.
In the morning she presented her divorce conditions: she didn't want anything from me, but needed a month's notice before the divorce. She requested that in that one month we both struggle to live as normal a life as possible. Her reasons were simple: our son had his exams in a month's time and she didn't want to disrupt him with our broken marriage.

This was agreeable to me. But she had something more, she asked me to recall how I had carried her into out bridal room on our wedding day.
She requested that every day for the month's duration I carry her out of our bedroom to the front door ever morning. I thought she was going crazy. Just to make our last days together bearable I accepted her odd request.
I told Jane about my wife's divorce conditions. . She laughed loudly and thought it was absurd. No matter what tricks she applies, she has to face the divorce, she said scornfully.

My wife and I hadn't had any body contact since my divorce intention was explicitly expressed. So when I carried her out on the first day, we both appeared clumsy. Our son clapped behind us, daddy is holding mommy in his arms. His words brought me a sense of pain. From the bedroom to the sitting room, then to the door, I walked over ten meters with her in my arms. She closed her eyes and said softly; don't tell our son about the divorce. I nodded, feeling somewhat upset. I put her down outside the door. She went to wait for the bus to work. I drove alone to the office.

On the second day, both of us acted much more easily. She leaned on my chest. I could smell the fragrance of her blouse. I realized that I hadn't looked at this woman carefully for a long time. I realized she was not young any more. There were fine wrinkles on her face, her hair was graying! Our marriage had taken its toll on her. For a minute I wondered what I had done to her.

On the fourth day, when I lifted her up, I felt a sense of intimacy returning. This was the woman who had given ten years of her life to me.

On the fifth and sixth day, I realized that our sense of intimacy was growing again. I didn't tell Jane about this. It became easier to carry her as the month slipped by. Perhaps the everyday workout made me stronger.

She was choosing what to wear one morning. She tried on quite a few dresses but could not find a suitable one. Then she sighed, all my dresses have grown bigger. I suddenly realized that she had grown so thin, that was the reason why I could carry her more easily. Suddenly it hit me... she had buried so much pain and bitterness in her heart. Subconsciously I reached out and touched her head.
Our son came in at the moment and said, Dad, it's time to carry mom out. To him, seeing his father carrying his mother out had become an essential part of his life. My wife gestured to our son to come closer and hugged him tightly. I turned my face away because I was afraid I might change my mind at this last minute. I then held her in my arms, walking from the bedroom, through the sitting room, to the hallway. Her hand surrounded my neck softly and naturally. I held her body tightly; it was just like our wedding day.But her much lighter weight made me sad. On the last day, when I held her in my arms I could hardly move a step. Our son had gone to school. I held her tightly and said, I hadn't noticed that our life lacked intimacy.

I drove to office.... jumped out of the car swiftly without locking the door. I was afraid any delay would make me change my mind...I walked upstairs. Jane opened the door and I said to her, Sorry, Jane, I do not want the divorce anymore.
She looked at me, astonished, and then touched my forehead. Do you have a fever? She said. I moved her hand off my head. Sorry, Jane, I said, I won't divorce. My marriage life was boring probably because she and I didn't value the details of our lives, not because we didn't love each other anymore. Now I realize that since I carried her into my home on our wedding day I am supposed to hold her until death do us apart.

Jane seemed to suddenly wake up. She gave me a loud slap and then slammed the door and burst into tears. I walked downstairs and drove away.
At the floral shop on the way, I ordered a bouquet of flowers for my wife. The salesgirl asked me what to write on the card. I smiled and wrote, I'll carry you out every morning until death do us apart.

That evening I arrived home, flowers in my hands, a smile on my face, I run up stairs, only to find my wife in the bed - dead. My wife had been fighting CANCER for months and I was so busy with Jane to even notice. She knew that she would die soon and she wanted to save me from the whatever negative reaction from our son, in case we push thru with the divorce.-- At least, in the eyes of our son--- I'm a loving husband....

The small details of your lives are what really matter in a relationship. It is not the mansion, the car, property, the money in the bank. These create an environment conducive for happiness but cannot give happiness in themselves. So find time to be your spouse's friend and do those little things for each other that build intimacy. Do have a real happy marriage!

If you don't share this, nothing will happen to you.
If you do, you just might save a marriage.
Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Myday : Let’s the pictures talk ♥

We took these pictures in Clark Quay by our photographer :D …eniwei thanks a lot for everyone who make this happen and I absolutely ♥ them all…
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~we should do the hear no evil…see no evil…say no evil monkeys LOL~
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~One-day Superstar “Henny Gaga”DSC_3881 DSC_3888 DSC_3895 DSC_3896DSC_3898
~ Sneaking… sneaking…”  DSC_3874 DSC_3875  
~ Party go-ers
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- Take 3 -
‘ndah : See…I can touch it
fYen: ooo…
Nini: wah…how come?
Jul : Wow… you did it
Fer ‘n Wen still busy in action DSC_3937
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~ Jump Jump…when the frog jump :P – wondering can we become Jetstar’s model LOL
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~ When girls meet girls….gossip time :P~
DSC_3950 Ni: Yo..yo..how are u dude…
Jul ,fYen,Fer, Ndah laugh a lot
Ndah: one plus one is…
Jul: ee…lemme think first
fYen: Halo Cabo (girl)
Fer: Hi…
Nini and Wen still continuing their “check-it-out” buddy style  –_-“
♥ Heart this pic fufufuf….DSC_3958
- Jul, Ndah en wen-
fyen[8] Ps: All these pictures without edit hahaha…can call it raw files…
Hope you all love them like I doooo…. ♥

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