Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Sunday, December 28, 2008
All I wanna say is, my cakes turned out beautifully. It is super yummy & the sweetness is just nice. Not too sweet & not too oily. I only used 200gm sugar. Herewith the photos to tantalised your taste buds.
Butter Cupcakes. Cute right?
You must be wondering why everytime I baked, there are cupcakes. Cause, those are leftovers that can't be filled into the baking tray. :) I bet you must be drooling now... quickly go bake one.
Friday, December 26, 2008
After months of planning an online business (Springtime Favours) and with some support, I quit my job. My boss of 11 years was devastated. He knows my frustrations with the company on some issues and my stubborn-ness. My last day was 30th May 2008. (Anyway, after couple of months, my same boss offered me this permanent part time job).
Seriously, my online business is doing alright. It somehow managed to make enough money every month for the bills. Not too much nor little, just enough for the bills and once in awhile, when I fancied something, it will have couple of hundreds more, just enough for what I fancied. I told you, I am HIS favourite.. now now... dont get jealous children... hehehe (if HE up there didn't hear, I will give out very loud hints so that he down here will hear..lols).. one way or another, i'll get what I want, subtlely.
Happy Boxing Day. Tata...
Note: Cliparts are downloaded from www.illustrationsof.com. Just in case they sue me, free adverts for them here.
Thursday, December 25, 2008
This year's Christmas have been quiet for us. Not many parties around... strange. Last year we have so much. So this last minute Christmas dinner came as a blessing. Otherwise we'll have a boring boring Christmas this year. The food were super yummy, the company was great.
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Monday, December 22, 2008
Sunday, December 21, 2008
(Lee taking a photo of the yummy food before we charge at it. From clockwise, Sidney, Isabel, Chin, Harrison, Lee & An. Another couple were feeding their baby)
Friday, December 19, 2008
(Something like this stall but not so nice. Those days, no fluorescent light. We used kerosene lamp. - photo from yahoo search)
(A 3 years old me enjoying a plate of duck noodle at my grandparents' road side stall. The aluminium table is older than me. 45 years old i think.)
Before this stall, I was told that long ago my grandfather used to carry his 'stall' over the shoulders and sell curry noodle all over the place where there are crowds. And once, he even got himself burned quite badly when he fell trying to balance the heavy wares over his shoulders which resulted him hospitalised for quite awhile...
(this is how he does his curry noodle stall minus the little boy and of course the 'songkok' as well. I am a Chinese and so is my grandfather)
Besides the above, i heard they once have a shop selling roast ducks, roast porks and steam soups. Then I also heard that my mom & her sisters used to man a cooling tea stall after school. Other than that, my grandmother also used to operates a little stall by herself selling char kuey teow (fried noodle).
Basically, that's the history of my mom's stall. All in all, I think it has a history of at least 35 years. A long time eh...? My grandparents' stall has such a good reputation that those days when I was still in Kluang, wherever I go, people will know me. Ahh.. that's Fong Kee's suin..(granddaughter). Everyone in Kluang knows my grandfather as Fong Kee (芳記). So basically, I can go everywhere without worrying that I'll be kidnapped and I can buy anything without paying first...lols... There are people watching out for me everywhere I go even the Kluang gangsters. Believe it or not, these tough macho gangsters even bought me presents during my birthday... lols...
Even now, after being away from Kluang for 13 years, they still recognised me whenever we bumped into each other here in Klang Valley. It felt all warm and fuzzy again to meet a familiar face from a long time ago in this crazy city. Ahhh.....
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Saturday, December 13, 2008
Friday, December 12, 2008
So, I think the point I want to put across is, I won't be getting anybody any Christmas present this year. Afterall, 'Material happiness only gives you a quick fix'. So, for this year, happiness must come from having me as your friend and if there are presents that comes with my friendship, it is only a by-product or an extra bonus for you. If you hate the friendship that I offered and are relying on the presents that enriched our friendship, then I think you must be quite miserable having me around. But, that doesn't mean I dont welcome presents you wish to lavish on me. Don't worry, I'll treat it as an extra bonus for me for having you as my friend.
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
(the stretch to my right)
(Harrison figuring out how to use the hi-tech parking machine)
That's the end of our Cherating trip. Despite of the yucky weather, somehow, dunno how, we enjoyed ourselves very much and would still categorized this as a great vacation and can't wait to visit again. We love it.
P/s: This is the my first trip to a beach without getting a sunburn.
(Aunty Suzi & Snowboy)
Aunty Suzi, Uncle Barran, Aaron & Adrian arrived at midnight last night. They decided to visit Ruby in last minute. It was a pleasant surprise for me as well as for them. They only been told I was there upon arrival by Ruby. You see, Ruby is Unc Barren's younger sister. That's why the visiting.
Aunty Suzi is my 'aya godmother' like that la... She taught me how to paint on stones. Now you know who my 'sifu' is. Aunty Suzi is a stone and pastel artist (read properly. She is not a 'stoned' pastel artist but stone & pastel artist. lols). Basically, she paints on anything that can be painted on; fabric, wood, wall & etc. She does the mural for Turtle Sanctuary next to Ruby's Resort. Didnt manage to capture any photo of it cause the weather was too bad. She can paint anything but she loves to paint animals especially. You can find more of her artwork at Universal Stones & Arts Painting. She did some souvenir stones for sale at Ruby's Resort too. Mainly of doggies for dog lovers who visited the resort.
(Aunty Suzi's babies)
(Taking stock of her babies.. Beagle, checked. Schnauzer, checked. Maltese, checked. Oh no, where is Fluffy the 3 headed dog???)
(saw this funny looking moth outside the souvenir shop which initially I thought was a piece of decorative wood!)
(The leatherback turtles. They seems to be whispering about something. Must be my hair.)
(me with a baby turtle. "Say cheese for the camera turtle... or I gonna double boil you")
(Stout, the black labrador. Ruby's son.)
(Happy the rabbit. But I think he/she is far from Happy. He/she looks sad to me. Must be the weight problem. He/she is fat.)
While we were lepaking at the cafe, a cat came close to me. I told the cat "go away. I am not a cat person". It seems to get the loud hint and decided to go up the pillar instead. Mana tau ended up not knowing how to get down. How dumb... so memalukan for cats in general.... dumb kitty kitty.... oh.. this dumb kitty also belongs to Ruby.
After breakfast, the rain stopped for awhile. We went to the beach again with Rumba & Sunshine. Today, Sunshine seems to be a little more relax with the waves and sometimes, even ran towards it. As for Rumba, she basically just sniffed around the whole beach on her own and had her nose full of sand. She refused to go near the waves and we gotta respect that. Afterall, she is a senior doggie citizen; 56 doggie year old by next March... you can never teach an old dog new trick.... hehehehe...
(Sunshine: I'll be good, don't go die please.... sob sob!)
(Rumba : Sniff.. sniff! I sniffed a bone buried somewhere. Here? There? Where arr?)
(Sunshine: Let me go please... I hate water monster!)
(Sunshine running away for dear life)
Later that afternoon, Unc Barren & Aunty Suzi brought us to this shop called 'Tong Juan" in Kemaman for its famous stuffed crab. It was super duper yummy! We both love it very much. It taste especially good with its chilli.
(the crab shell is stuffed 'pau pau' with crab meat. No shortchange one. RM7.50 per crab)
(the interior of the shop)
(Harrison acted all excited & happy dunno why)
(oh, kononnya he asked me to snap a photo of the signboard with its website so that those of you who visited Redbabe, can check out their stuffed crab.)
(It was so yummy that we even tapau some back to Ruby's)
That evening, Uncle Barran belanja us dinner at this restaurant near Residences Inn. Didn't get the name of the restaurant. We had curry fish head, blackpepper prawn and sambal sotong I think.
(the restaurant we had dinner)
Back in Ruby's we lepak for awhile with Aunty Suzi & her gang while Ruby & Aaron were boxing away with Wii games. For the record, Ruby sucks in games. She lost in boxing as well as tennis. Better stop kutuk-ing or I'll be banned from her resort next time or I wont get my baby plant. Aww... Ruby is such a sweet person!
Stout on the other hand, were a nuisance running all over the room creating crackling noise with his new found toy, the mineral water bottle. After that, Harrison & I wanted to go for a walk on the beach to get away from all the craziness but unfortunately, it started to drizzle again... haiz... In the end, we went back to our room and continue with our books.