Sunday, November 26, 2006

Graduation Day (Japanese class)

(pics will be upload into this post tomolo so pls cek this blog again okie!!)

Today i finally graduated my second year Japanese class. Ya, i knew i pass my exam last month but i onli knew the result this morning. i got 94% !!! woot!!! but but but, i was placed in the position 14 among the whole class.. i think got 5 person scored 100% le!! >.<

Graduation Ceremony took place at IPA (somewhere at the Perpindahan Rimba there) and starts at 8.30 a.m (as told by teacher) However, when i reached there around 8.10 a.m. i think not even 1/4 of the people has arrived. Cos most people were late, typical Bruneian -_-"

I noticed year one juniors got some "power" dresser. There is one cute chinese gal, her hair style is really cool and she was wearing punky clothes just like those my bro always wore (for those who know my bro, u know his style of dressing, like out of Brunei type). I am 100% sure she did not get the clothes in Brunei! cos the dracula like skirt looks like something me and my bro order online (ya, those cool clothes we hab are ordered online one and bloody expensive). I was like a pyscho maniac trying to catch her in film but not successful.

Another junior year 1 gal was wearing a kimono, the kimono looks like a DIY but she makes an effort of wearing it. Another junior gal was wearing wat looks like a ninja clothes O.o

They really put us year 2 seniors to shame.

So during the ceremony, me, Pei Hwan and Sin Cheah was chatting and not paying attention to the talk given by... erm (duno who) so we were suprised when there was excited whispers and talking all of a sudden halfway. We cek around and found out that the Continuing Education is gonna open a Korean Class next year. Tat's explains the students' excitement.

So i decidedly to join Korean class , in addition to my Japanese 3 and cooking class next year. Initially was planning to join French class but i cant do 3 languages at the same time. I might end of speaking Korean in French class or vice versa.

So Tomolo up till Wednesday is Registration day. It seems tat i wont be able to curi out of work hence its also decided that Xio Li will go hand in the registration.

To be continue tomorrow (this post will be edited. thanks~ )

Family Nestum Cake

so today after i came back from my Japanese graduation (had really great adventure on my way back but will post pics tomolo), i decided to bake this cake (as titled above). Why i pick this? cos i got all the ingredients at home oredi ma.. easy so no need to go out and buy (esp now month end and salary not yet out)

This recipe is from "Baking made Easy" by Ms Agnes Chang

240g Butter/margarine
200g Castor Sugar
1 tbsp honey
4 eggs
50g nestum
200g self-raising flour, sifted
150 ml milk

1. Put butter, sugar n honey in a mixing bowl n cream till light
2. Add in eggs one by one, beating well after each addition till creamy
3. Add nestum and mix well.
4. Divide flour and milk in 3 parts and fold in alternatively till well-combined
5. Pour mixture into a 22cm/9 in line and greased square baking tin, baked in a pre-heated oven at 180 degree C till golden brown and cooked or about 45 mins.
6. Remove from oven and leave to cool before serving.

Tats all. Easy le? I had reduced the sugar to about 150g, actually. cos my family bery health conscious bah... so 150g of sugar is just right lo, not too sweet. i think the cake is too buttery and can probably reduce a little bit (to 200g perhaps? if you are more of the dry cakey person) ... However, the taste of nestum is great. =P

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

what it should have been...

this is funny....
i always see this title in the small corner of the Borneo Bulletin but never tot i would one day use that exact same sentence

i havent blog for a long time oredi.. anyone miss me?? hmm i guess not..

bah, stray off from topic again...

ok, during my last post on how i celebrated my bday? it appears tat i had misunderstood something. Under the "Pressies" story, i had written tat The grey looking mini cabinet like thingy was given by Xio Li! But i was so wrong (as some1 was nice enuff to tell me onli yesterday about this embarassing mistake!). The mini shelf is given by BOTH Sylvia n Xio Li!!

Sorry Sylvia, for the mistake (some ppl's fault bah... -_-")

n again, thanks for the present!! hope u not angry ar, wan angry oso go marah tat gal who gib me wrong infor =P

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

How i spent my 25th Bday on 13 Nov 2006~ XD

Some of my frens had been nice enuff to throw me a small bday gathering. i don't really know who was there until i arrived w kunyul, i mean Harold. ALl i know is that Xio Li & Kunyul asked me to go dinner last nite.

I got off work early at somewhere after 5 p.m. Not really in the mood for working cos its my bday ma.. =P . i came home, take out the baju i wanna wear (hang it on my cupboard there la) & then went to shower lo. When i come back from my shower.. i found something different about it, like got something hanging around the neck of the pink sweater i took out....

When look more closely ar.... there's a necklace like thingy there. so i take an even more closer look.. this is wat i found. XD wahh!! its a teddy bear necklace in Jack version (da Jack from Nitemare before Xmas ba). So like an excited child, i rushed to my bro's room with the necklace in hand

Me: "what is dis. what is dis, what is dis, what is dis??!!"
Bro just continue playing his Disgaea II n asked me back "
wah, wat is tat?!"

haha , i knows its a present from him ah but he malu to admit it. Thanks bro~ XD

I showed my mom the necklace oso (well, she think it looks weird la. but not me of cos XD) Haha, was so happy. But my happiness for the nite doesnt stop here.. My bro was sweet enuff to lend me his Motorola handfon so tat i can take pics o

At 7 p.m., i drove to Gadong to pick Kunyul, erm, i mean Harold cos he said he duno how to go to Mei Fang. Ya, Mei Fang is the place we r going to hab dinner at.

n these are the peeps are i found, to my shocking surprised!!!!

This is the first pig i found. Patrina was still wearing her office wear
(me so surprised to find her here!!!)

This is my other suprised.. to find Sylvia there (the gal on the right) The gal on the left is not big news, i knew she would be there from the start oredi. hehe

The last pair who suprised me lagi are:-

Ya, its JR (oso in his office wears) n his gf

o ya, n this is Kunyul, i mean Harold below here of cos

Not so many ppl but nice enuff gathering oredi. We had steam boat for dinner

Looks yummy le~ but all raw de of cos

Not to forget the eggs n the bee hoon n the mee

After we wu liau ppl finished taking pics of da food, we start cooking:-

Look at Xio Li's expression, so serious ar....
o ya, she is the first person who approach the pot first. shows how hungry she is huh

Me: "i wan tofu, tofu!! Help me cook the tofu la.
o wait, i wan egg, some1 cook egg for me pls"

Liang Chai n Mei Nu Cooking~ i just sit there n take fotos onli
priceless eh~ XD

Bah Eating Time oredi la, wan to cook till when, hungry lo

Yay, tofu!! i got the tofu
JR was nice enuff to help me cook the egg & help me take some of the food. really my good PPA!! XD

Harold: "Anyone Eat Chili?"
We all: "No wor"
Harold: "then i eat lo"
Me: "Eeeee"

Eat eat eat

finished everything except the eggshells n some pieces of veggies -_-"

Bua.. Finish Eatin oredi, they brought out a cake for me.. how sweet of them =P i so touched.. sob T__T

Xio Li's "Amazing" candle arrangments

n then they sing after i make a wish n blow the candle
(i too fast kwa...)
"Happy Birthday to you...
Happy Birthday to you..
Happy Birthday to...... (long pause. bery) ....
Happy Birthday to you"

**u guys forgot my name there right?

Really cute n colourful ice cream cake o

It was presents open time after tat, i onli took pics of the presents when i reached home . hehe
These ppl ar, when i was opening present, duno discuss wat, kui kui sui sui de. Yuan lai their obj is to smear cake on my face!! Can say le, this is the first time in my 25 yrs some1 do facial for me with cake. LOL, but it was fun, i had a really great time o!! u guys, Thank you so much! Love u all!! Muakz

Pressies Pressies (pic i took at home) n Words of Thanks from Me

So after opened its like this.... :0

Let me intro intro the gifts hor, starting from right:-

1) There is a pair of earring n a necklace chipped at the side of the little box there de le. its given by Pat, Kunyul n JR (Thanks u guys!) Can see the gifts ma? lai i zoom. o Ya, the love letter with the label " 4 Serene's eyes only" was from Pat

2) The Card in the front standing vertically with 3 colourful window pane is given by Sylvia & Xio Li (Gals, the card is bery nice looking o, i like)

3) The grey colour looking mini cabinet thingy is given by Xio Li. Yay, just the thing i need to keep all my accessories n fake jewelleries ar!! n such cute pigs as well!!! (Thanks a lot, Xio Li)

4) A Memoirs of Geisha novel from Pei Juian. I had always wanted to read this book cos i heard tat its good. i m so touched that u still remember. T_T Thanks

5) n finally the teddy bear necklace i love so much given by my younger bro, Fun. Thanksie~

Thanks again u all, for everything, for the gathering, for the presents, for spending time with me on my big n important days. i too gan dong le . sob sob T_T (**sniff)

Sunday, November 12, 2006

Recipes Index


Pandan Raisin Cupcakes
Cheese Muffins
Sausage Muffins
Oatmeal Almond Muffins

Strawberries Cream Cheese Muffins 
Cranberries Orange Muffins
Chocolate-chocolate Muffins
Apple Cinnamon Crumb Muffins



Peanut Butter Cookies
Doggie Horlick Cookies
Melting Moments
Kuih Bangkit
Cornflake Cookies
Kuih Mor
Chocolate Chunk Cookies


Kek batik
Family Nestum Cake
Dark Chocolates Brownies

Double Chocolate Fudge Brownies
Non-Bake Brunei Style Cheese "Cake"
Cheddar Cheesecake

Chunky Chocolate Frozen Cheesecake
Mr Haine's Chocolate Cake
Jamie Oliver's Brilliant Bloomin' Brownies

Cocoa Brownies from Brooke's


Pineapple Tarts
Egg Tarts
Chicken Pie
Spiral Curry Puff
Egg Tarts from Ching


Onde Onde
White Sugar Sponge - 白糖糕

Snowskin Mooncake
Snowskin mooncake from Jacyln San


Ham Buns 
Mini Sausage Buns 

Frozen Desserts

Macao Sawdust Pudding
Milo Agar Agar


Baked Rice
Deep Fried Potato Balls
Macaroni and Cheese
Rebecca's Spaghetti
Choux Pastry Puffs with Custard filling

Kolomee (Mom's Recipe)
Nonya Kaya
Mashed Potatoes with Creamy Mushroom sauce

Deep Fried Potato Balls

My 3rd n oso the last dish for the day
(tired.. zzz)

Deep Fried Potato Balls
Recipe taken from "Cooking for Kids" by Pancy Seng

80g minced meat
120g prawns (shelled and diced)
400g potatoes (boiled, peeled and mashed)
1 egg yolk
1 tbsp chopped spring onion
15g fried shallots
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1 egg white
50g breadcrumbs

1. Fry minced meat and prawns together till cooked.
2. Add them into the mashed potato, along with egg yolk, spring onion, fried shallots, slat and pepper. Mix well.
3. Divide the mixture into small portions and shape them into balls. Dip in egg white and coat with breadcrumbs.
4. Heat Oil in a pan and deep-fry the potato balls till golden brown.

Enjoy.. XD
Personally, i oso add in some ham cos i like ham =P

Macaroni & Cheese

Heres my 2nd dish of the day
i havent made this dish for years. i think the last time i made it was on my 22nd bday? anyway, my bro oredi got tired of this dish liau la.. said tat he eat till sien...

Macaroni & Cheese

Recipe obtained from "Pasta & Pizza for Beginners" by Fiona Watt

1. 175 g or 200 g of fresh macaroni

Cheese Sauce
1. 50g margarine/butter
2. 50g plain flour
3. 600 ml milk
1 tsp of mustard paste
salt n pepper

For the topping
25g Cheddar Cheese (grated)

Heat oven to 180 degree C, 350 degree F, Gas Mark 4

1. Turn on your ovem. Weigh the macaroni. Read the instruction on its packet and cook it for the time it says. Drain it.

2. To make the sauce. melt the margarine or butter in a pan over a low heat. Stir in the flour and cook it for 1 min.

3. Take your pan off the heat and add a little milk. Stir it really well. Carry on stirring in the rest of the milk, a little at a time.

4. Retun your pan to the heat and start to bring it to boil, stirring all the time. The sauce will stick if you don't stir it.

5. The sauce will being to thicken. Let the sauce bubble for a min then turn off the heat. Stir in the mustard and cheese.

6. Pour the sauce over the cooked macaroni. Stir it well so that the sauce coats all of the pieces of macaroni.

7. Dip a paper towel into some margarine and rub it inside an ovenproof dish to grease it. Pour in the cheesy macaroni.

8. Sprinkle grated cheese on top. Put the dish into the over for about 25 mins or until the top is golden brown.

Actually, i baked for more than 30 mins lo n using cake tin.. hehe
you can add meats or anything u like. cos dis is just plain cheesy n meatless
i usually add in a tin of tuna =P

Rebecca's Spaghetti

Its my Cooking Sunday again~

Today i cook up 3 dishes for lunches,

1. Spaghetti
2. Macaroni & Cheese
3. Deep Fried Potato Balls

Recipe from Rebecca

1. Tomato Sauce (medium can size)
2. Tomato Paste (small can size)
3. Button Mushroom (1 can, chopped into slices hor)
4. Garlic
5. Onion
6. Minced Meat
7. Sausages
8. Green capsicum (sliced)
9. 1 tbsp chili sauce
10. Sugar n salt n pepper
11. Water (yr own preference)
12. Cheese (Optional)

1. Fried the garlic till brown colour than put in the minced meat until cooked. Add Onions and button mushroom n sausages n stir fried for a while.
2. Pour in the Tomato Sauce n Tomato Paste, stir... add in some water (depend on how thickness u wan the sauce to be, if u prefer watery, u can add more water)
3. Put in sliced green capsicum n then let it boil for a while
4. Add in tat 1 tbsp of chili sauce , some sugar, salt n pepper lo.
5. All done

1. Boil hot water
2. Cook the pasta as instructed from the package
3. drain pasta n then coat it with a little bit of butter or oil to prevent it from sticking (after it grow cold)

Onto my 2nd dish of the day (next post....)

Dinner @ Thiam Hock

Me & my family went to Thiam Hock for dinner to Celebrate my advanced bday on last (Saturday) nite... actual bdate is on Monday hor *hint hint?

As we are all small eaters, we onli ordered the S size. =P

Our Orders: -

i forgot wat soup is dis la.. cos its ordered by my parents..

Pai Ku Wang >>>
this is our favourite dish
very delicious, bery tasty XD

Jiang Chong Ru Ruo
(spring onion fried deer meat)

Suan Tian Yu Pian
(Sweet n Sour Fish)

Tia Pan Tou Fu
(Claypot tofu)

Xiau Pai Chai
(Little white vegetable?! hehe)

My family consist of four person onli including me. We ordered all the small sized dishes, n yet we cant finish and hab to *ta pao

*ta pao = take away

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Sugar & Spice (Arabic Restaurant)

Pain Pain Pain.. its oredi so serious that i am finding it hard to eat and even to tok properly. i been using sign language in the office, having Pat guessing here n there and avoid toking unless necessary cos its just too painful to tok >.<

Medicine not working de... i am craving for Roti Telur le!!

So i brought porridge to office for lunch today mah... the porridge was quite thick , like oatmeal n i find it hard to swallow oso, hab to add lots of hot water until the whole things is watery (wah, i feel like an Ah Ma (Grandma) eating le).

But then, when i was almost done with my watery porridge. Some ppl convinced me n Pat to go lunch at Sugar & Spice.... wah lau, i sore throat le, wan to make it more worse ar? sob sob T_T so tempting le....

This is the first time we go to Sugar & Spice, its an Arabic restaurant.. Food is quite expensive but taste not bad la.. n there is no air con -_-"

We duno wat to order cos dun understand the menu so we just chose from the pictures.

this is Jazz Mazz or smtg. cant remember the exact name. hehe . Its lamb, JR oso oredered the exact same thing but its chicken...

Lamb taste better o.. i think this dish is like B$7.00?

Its bery cheesy n actually feels like pasta. Really nice lo

Not sure whether we were eating the right way or not, but we tore off some of the bread n were spreading the meat onto it...

This one is... erm duno call wat... got 4 pieces of Lamb sausages underneath there de plus sauces that look like tomato purees...

I onli ate a little of the sausages cos its heavy with black pepper, not good for my "injured" throat hor... but ya, this is another nice dish oso.

My Ice Lemon , nothing special la.. cos i sore throat ma, so order this to try n relieve my throat a little while painfully "swallowing" the above dishes

Not a bad experience there. n we oso no need to pay~ hehe, boss belanja =P

**Credits given for Pat for taking the pics with her fon n taking the time to send it to me. Without her, this post would not be possible~ XD (*ouch ouch)

This had gotta be the worse sore throat i ever hab. >.<

Monday, November 06, 2006

Dedicated to Nonnie King - Birthday Gal XD

Sob.. T_T one day late liau. i tot its 6th la... yuan lai Nonnie's bday is 5th November
dui bu qi, i so wu long

Happy Birthday to u~
Birthday to u~~
Happy Birthday to Ms Nonnie~~
Birthday to u~~

A Spider Man Cake just for you~ hehe

Happy Sunday Part II - K-Box n Death Note

So after KFC, the 3 of us was supposely go to K-Box but we end up goin to Best Eastern. i was bringin them along and browsing through the cookbook section n i end up buying 2 cook books...

Selected Desserts & Slimming Desserts XD just simply cant resist bah. hence, i brought these 2 cookbooks to the counter. There were 2 counter ladies there.

Me: "Can discount ka?"
Pei Hwan n Sin Cheah burst out laffing when they heard me saying that
Counter Lady: "no, its fixed price.. u wan to buy slimming dessert of cos is not cheap one"
Me: "o , okie lo"
Lady: "But...."
O_O waiting in anticipation for her to finish
Lady: "After u make, u bring them for us to eat then we can gib u discount lo"

-.-" (sweat drop)

After coming out from the bookstore, we went to the underground Mall in search for some sweet to soot my poor throat.
Sin Cheah bought the old fisherman while i bought 3 packs of the Woods peppermint Lozenges

Finally, we proceed to ascent to the top floor and to the arcade XD Wee wee, singin time~

JR did not lie to me, there are really new K-Box booth ar, new booth can change mike and sound volume and got some new songs. We chose one of the booth in the middle of the row and after playing one song, we realised the mikes don't work in there, faulty kwa...

so we change to another empty booth to the left. We came out quickly soon after because there was 3 guys, looking hamsap-ly keep staring at us from the next booth (the side booth is transparent glass de bah)... so we changed to the very last corner booth of the row (the place where ppl can turn a corner n can still see us). All the while keep got stupid guys knocking at our glass door, one of them even went to the extend of sticking his face on the glass door n stared at us openly. %*@%*$&^@ wat, they never seen 3 cute gals singing before is it.

Well, we ignored them n still have real fun taking photos using Sin Cheah's new nikon digital camera and singing/screaming to the songs. hehe, no choice, when the volume is high, have to sing really loud ar.

We sang Chao Chao by JJ, Bei Feng Chui Guo de Xia Tian by JJ also, Yi Qian Nian Yi Hou by JJ ..XD
baru i know this Sin Cheah is also a fan of JJ, like me, we fren fren ar =P

We also sing erm, Li Ji Han's mimpi, Xing Guang from SHE, smtg Rang man shou ji from Jay Zhou (onli Sin Cheah know how to sing this song.. Me & Pei Hwan a bit lost there...)

singing is so fun but so tired at K-Box. i suppose that's one of the reason my sore throat gotten worse. We paused to rest in between some songs after too much "shouting" hehe

somewhere in between of singing n we a bit tired there...

Sin Cheah: "Not to worry, i got fisherman!!!!"
Me: "Ya, i got my Woods"
Pei Hwan: " .... -_-" ..."

We spent most of times choosing songs n cannot make up our mind lo. We finished singing at around 4 p.m. We went to the washroom first before collecting our tickets (due to collected at 4.15 p.m.) I went into one the cubicle in the middle, the door canot be close (like come off the hinges like tat) so i wan to come out lo. When i tried to open the door, i found it was stuck, real hard. so malu, i was calling out to the gals for help and Pei Hwan hab to come "kick" the door open -_-" so malu

After collecting out tickets, we went to take pic with the poster (L is so cute!!!). We were so excited as we went inside, getting ourselves 2 bucket of popcorn before then. XD

But then, the beginning of the movie was a let down, Raito Yagami is suppose to be a cool person le, but in the movie, he is betting money and acting so uncool!! Booo!! Our onli joy is when L came out. Hehe, especially the way he tok on the fon n the way he suck his finger n bite his nails while thinking hard. XD kawaii~~~

Overall, it wasnt so bad. not as bad as my bro said. At the end of the movie, theres a preview for Part 2 of the movie showing Misa Misa being torture (chained down to a chair O.o <<>

Sunday, November 05, 2006

Happy Sunday Part I - Peanut Butter Cookie

Let's start with my morning activities first, shall we?

Yes, its finally Sunday, I woke up at 7 a.m. to search for my handfon cos i wanted to cek the time. When i found tat its still so early, i went back to sleep n woke up again at 8.30 a.m. As i planned to go out in the early afternoon to meet up with the gals (ph & sc), i hab to force myself to wake up earlier to bake my cookies~

Its call "The Perfect Peanut Butter Cookie" - recipe taken from Diana's Dessert


1/2 cup peanut butter (creamy or crunchy)
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup firmly-packed brown sugar
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt


Place oven rack just above oven center. Preheat oven to 375°F.

In a large bowl, combine peanut butter, butter, sugar, brown sugar, egg and vanilla;

beat with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. In another bowl, mix together flour, baking soda and salt. Stir into butter mixture until well blended.

Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Place balls 3 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Gently flatten each ball with fork in a criss-cross pattern.

Bake in the top half of 375°F oven until lightly browned, 8 to 10 minutes. Remove cookies from sheets; cool on wire racks.

The taste ar? Well, it tastes like peanut butter lo... originally, the recipe says can make 30 pieces, but i think i make about 50 pieces.

i had actually cut down the amount of sugar used in this recipe instead of using 1/2 cups. i think the sweetness is just all right but my father still thinks its too sweet for them (my parents dun usually eat sweet things) so if u wanna make for elderly, its probably best to use 1/4 cups of granulated sugar instead.

1/2 cups of Brown sugar is still ok la.

We went to Best Eastern to cek out some books (end up buying cook books) n went down to the basement floor to get some Woods brand sweet (ya, i sore throat bah... n its getting worse after i went to eat KFC, n ya, i forgot i suppose to be vegeterian today. Ter-Eat chicken -.-")

After that , we went to K-Box (wah got new "rooms" le...)
to be cont later...

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