Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Yumcha VS English Afternoon Tea

Whenever being asked the 'Coffee or Tea' question, I would always choose the latter.

Delving into the topic of tea culture, as a Cantonese I have always been a big fan of 'yum zou cha', the Chinese style of morning tea which involves a few dim sum dishes and a pot of Chinese tea. To me, going to the old rusty restaurants for an authentic yum cha session on Sunday mornings is in fact, the most affordable and simplest pleasures in life.

However, as much as I adore the British tea culture, I haven't experienced English afternoon tea in my life before this. (yea I'm that pathetic huhu) Well what I actually meant is the tea session where you would also have fancy pastries and cakes served on delicate china and tiered stands. Tsk.

but but.. I finally tried out that day! Went to delicious at Straits Quay and ordered the Afternoon tea set.



Ordered a set of 6 colourful macarons for the sake of food photo shooting. *look away with guilt*
It doesn't taste THAT nice. Hmm I really need to try the ones made in France one day.

Me iz berry happy nao ( ˘ ³˘)♥

Strawberries with chocolate dip; Hand-rolled chocolate truffles; rosemary & cheese cookies.


My choice of cakes on display: Heated brownies topped with a scoop of ice cream. 

Warm scones served with preserves and pure cream.


Duck confit in filo pastry; assortment of finger sandwiches.

Frankly speaking, the finger food was just okay-okay and I doubt it's worth the price. For a moment, it somehow made me feel like a spoiled silver-spooned socialite when I looked at the bill.

Oh well. You don't eat these everyday what *smirks* I guess once in a while is still fine.
But if given a choice, I would prefer har gau siew mai over the fancy looking red velvet cake.

Monday, July 23, 2012


 It's been a while since we all gathered to sing Karaoke. During those high school years, it used to be our one favourite thing to do together as a group.

Not all of us were present that day. Soon Yee went back to Singapore already while Wen Hui's still enjoying winter in Australia.

Could vividly remember that we used to go Red Box very often for all the birthday parties, farewells, primary school reunions and all those *coughs* get-to-know-the-chungling-boys hang outs. \(≧▽≦)/
LOL at our 那些年

And then there was this hilarious moment..when we realised that almost all of the songs we chose were those used-to-be-so-popular hits years ago when we were merely some lala high school girls. Guess what, the first thing that popped out on my mind was all the K-pops, particularly Big Bang's.. Which they don't have much choices there! Not even my favourite BLUE

(as if i know how to pronounce every word accurately haha)

We're extremely outdated! Haven't been updating ourselves with the latest Chinese pop songs.

At the blink of eye, we're now 20 years old (I know right..can't believe I'm that grown up. I mean, take a look at my T-shirt haha) Yet our friendship bond is still so strong I don't even know how to describe. 

As sticky as superglue? (´∀`)♡ 


My personal updates:

Ever since I came back from KL, I haven't been doing much. You can't say that I'd wasted my time but it definitely had been boring, on the whole. 
You have heard of the song 'When will my life begin' in Tangled, haven't you? Go watch it on youtube and you will get a clear picture of how I spent my week.  The song's literally reflecting my situation!

-I did some paintings and also DIY greeting cards
-Watched cooking shows on AFC, started collecting recipes from my mother & carried out experiments on some serious cooking (so I can be a homy cook when I'm staying alone)
-Read Murakami's novels and some articles from Times, attempted to brush up my English
-Downloaded numerous Running Man episodes, laughed so so much from watching that I think my neighbours might have wondered who's the crazy girl next door
-Watched Studio Ghibli's latest animation 'From Up on Poppy Hill'. Mad love! ♥
-Went out with different group of friends, ate a lot of good food (tummy is more than contented)
-Had a few family gatherings, met many of my paternal relatives, good food again (so well fed)
-Spent some quality time with my granny and tried to explain to her how the UK map look like
-Brushed my hair like Rapunzel did in Tangled (haha not funny) 
etc etc etc......  well, boring. ╭(╯ε╰)╮

 (from weheartit.com)

Howeverrrrrrr.... *drumrolls* Just when I was worrying about how to spare my time for the next whole month, suddenly I found out that my schedule is fully packed with exciting events! The power of 'Secret' perhaps. Heh ╰( ̄▽ ̄)╭
 2 spontaneous holiday trips: Cruise & makan trip this weekend, Hongkong & Macau trip next week; KL for medical check up, contracts & visa application... but most exciting of all

I'm going to WORK!! 

haha! but i bet you'll laugh when you find out what's my part time job. The pay isn't attractive at all to a big spender like me and it's nowhere related to my future career. Oh well, I just wanted to help out. Plus, since it's kind of fun. Once in a life time!

Friday, July 20, 2012

Paint my love

One night when dad drove me out to buy supper, he asked me to go on and do things that I have always wanted to do but had no time for it when I am busy. I nodded, but just a few seconds later we both laughed. He realised that he was asking something pointless.

because he knew that all I wanted to do is: Sleep.

 (I love to sleep so much to the extent that I would really believe if you tell me I'm the demigod of naps whatsoever)

 Jokes aside, I do have other things on my to-do-list okay.. Other than of course, sleeping. (it's number one still! haha) Stumbled across some familiar 'toys' that day and realised that I haven't been touching any of these for years! (not so kua zhang, just 3 years to be exact)

So little colours and brushes left. I used to have more.

How I miss the good old times when doing visual art homework was actually a way to de-stress and have fun.

My almost-worn-out-but-still-very-cool-looking paintbrushes.
Thank you for working so hard with me throughout the high school years hahaha :')

She's so gorgeous I don't even...

(mad artist in love with her own art piece lol)

My another cutesy style of drawing. less detailed. 

I think it looks like some illustration for children's story books. Heh. so vain right :P

 and then here comes some serious painting.... *drumrolls*

so after all...I'm actually gifted with some talents too.. *giggles* :)

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Food to cheer up the day

I have no idea how to revive my blog after neglecting it for so long.

Now that the freaking exams have ended, I thought I should be happily blogging about my holidays.
And while I was searching for photos to start off a post, all I could find is photos of food, food and more food.

And then I figured out why. Beside the fact that I really have been eating quite a lot, the main reason behind is because I am only good at snapping food photos.

Prepare to get hungry :P

Crepe cottage at Gurney Drive. The perfect place to satisfy your craving for desserts while having a little chat with a bunch of good old friends.

and I find that I still prefer pancakes than crepe. Probably because of the fluffy texture.

Pampered brunch at Italiannies, Gurney Paragon.
Those pasta, pizzas and friends..somehow reminded me of  the scenes in Eat, Pray, Love.

 gosh :)

such guilty pleasures..

Home cooked soba served with miso soup and hard boiled eggs. Simple and nice x)

and then some photos taken during my stay in Lanai Kijang, Bank Negara Malaysia.
It was supposed to be a pre-departure camp.. but I think with all the nice hotel rooms, sauna, steam bath, jacuzzi and delicious food.. more like a free holiday to me. ^^

Hungry yet?

To be honest I wasn't feeling as happy as before during these few weeks.
There were tears and insecurities. Long story.

And I doubt I should write about it here. My blog was supposed to record all the happy moments of my life, not the opposite. So, cheers :) I am still the strong little girl