Saturday, May 30, 2009

Me and my cravings

Have you ever heard of a copycat craver? That's what I am. Lately, I've been craving anything that is mentioned. Someone just mentioned about instant noodle , and there I was cooking instant noodle the very next day.

I had such a bad craving for McDonald's that my hubby had to take me to KFC instead for the chicken sandwich because KFC seems to be a little healthier than McD. I normally would prefer KFC anytime but lately, it seems that my taste bud has changed.

And so today I got my chicken sandwich, a small piece of Colonel Snackers to fulfill my crave. I got rip off though, because my top part of the bun wasn't there, and it was my first time buying it so I thought that must be just a very small piece of snack (with only one piece of bread), and was normal, but it wasn't. I only realize after I opened Mark's sandwich, which came in a full bun, the top and bottom part. Nevertheless it was pretty good. It did satisfied my huge craving for a chicken sandwich.

The changes in my tastebuds changes my choice of drinks as well. For some reason, scientifically or not, I started hating drinking plain water. Water seems so plain and dull to my tastebuds. They are becoming very picky. It goes as well as the food. Everything tasted so much better with ketchup!
I can no longer tolerate tasteless food... everything has to be spiced up! It's just so weird how everythings changes in just couple of weeks...

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Busy..busy eh..

I was kinda busy lately that I haven't post anything. I have so many things to tell, yet I couldn't share it in this website that is open to everybody in the world (so have to becareful of what I wrote). So, just cut it short, I'm busy and my life is changing, again.

This will be the busy week for me so there won't be much written.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Recipe for the week - Step by step Simple Sushi Rolls

Sushi is actually easier to make than it looks. Amy, told me how to make it one day and I tried making it a few times already now. It was pretty good. I will stop making sushi for awhile now as I had enough of it.. anyway here it is, easy to make sushi rolls that everyone can try at home.

First of all, you need to cook the sticky (sushi) rice. Mix the rice with rice vinegar, some salt and sugar when it's still a little warm. It is easier to roll them up when it's still a little warm as it will be very sticky when it gets cold.

Spread it out like the picture shown, and sprinkle black sesame seeds on it. Flip it over.

Put the seaweed, and continue with imitation crabmeat, cucumber and cream cheese.

Roll it over the bamboo mat.

Cut it into pieces..
And this is how it was made...
Easy right?

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Lisa's 26th Birthday

Lisa is turning 26 on May 24th, but we had her birthday celebrated yesterday....
I made some of my favourite cupcakes for her early in the morning, as soon as I woke up.. and I continued with making more fried wontons and sushi...
We had all my favourite foods, pizza and chicken wings hehe.. and finished with a slice of yummy cheesecake Amy got for her.
Not sure if everybody will mind if I post their pictures here so I better not.

This is the pond in the farm, one of the ponds. Three little ducklings were swimming happily with the parent. It was a nice farm, with a nice trail, and lots of cherry trees!

I will be back for the cherries , and blueberries soon!

Sunday, May 17, 2009

How I spend my weekend, last week....

We had a trip to Sarnia for a wedding dinner. Passed by this beautiful park but unfortunately, we were in a hurry to go to the church. We were there early but the bride was more than 30 mins late! It ended almost 2.5 hours later, thank God no more weddings for awhile.

Cute lil' flower girls walking down the aisle, pulling the lil' boy with them...

The newly weds...
We passed by this blossoming tree, and took a picture, bought some flowers here too.. I just love blossoming trees...

Mark enjoying the view from above. You can see Toronto from here on a clear day like this.

And that was how we spent our weekend...

Thursday, May 14, 2009


Lately I have this weird cravings, and NO, I M NOT PREGNANT for your info. I had this very bad cravings for cupcakes after I had a not-so-tasty, taste like nothing but sweet (hope she doesn't get offended if she happened to read this ) piece of cupcake. I was told this is how the Canadian cupcakes are, just a plain taste-like-nothing-but-sweetness cupcake.

I craved for my mum's cupcake for a few days before I can't stand it any longer, I finally made my own. It didn't turn out as good as I wanted it to be, as I didn't exactly get the right recipe. I was too stubborn to start giving up, and I made another batch in the next few days. Well, it was well worth it. The cupcakes was the best I've ever hard I dare say. It's even better than my mum's ( or maybe I've just had such a bad craving, everything taste better when you had these bad cravings ).

Then, I had cravings for sushi. I've learned to make sushi from a new Korean friend. She is such a happy and easy going person. Everybody loves her, oh I miss her already. She's now enjoying herself in Paris, probably in some cute guy's arm... on top of Eiffel Tower.

Back to sushi..... so I made the sushi for a 2nd time and my friend/colleague came over and asked for more.. and then I made more the next day.. and my neighbour came over.. and asked me to make more for her on the weekend. Weird, but this keep on going ..on and on.. and I'm still new at making sushi.. I had to break the pattern of making sushis for everyone... I need a break.. maybe a Kit Kat will do.

Anyway, I can't do much now as I'm still not very well, I'm suppose to be resting, but I still have lots of craving for everything, anything that is mentioned, anything that I saw, I just want o eat them all! And my latest crave, the lobster! It will be just another 3 more days before I get to eat lobsters again!!!!

Me..and my bags

I was crazy for coach bags for awhile... I've been having the urges to go back to that outlet mall ( that is located only a stone's throw away from my house) every other day. I've got this many bags from my first visits. My sense came back to me when I got my first credit card bill :(

I was hanging onto these things... while friends and family members keep encouraging me to go back for more.. to get them some too! Then one day.. I realized that I do not need these items that badly. I don't even know if I like all of them that much. I was almost convinced several times that I should sell on ebay or send them back to sell in Malaysia.. but I guess the proccess is too complicated for my simple mind.

I went back to that evil place from time to time (and bringing more new coach lovers) to check out really good deals. I think that place is really evil because it keeps tempting us to buy more and more although we do not really need it. I returned most of the items and exchanged with more lovely colours and got better deals. What I like most is the service is good, and you can return it anytime without a time limit. And what I hate is waiting in line for almost half hour just to pay for it!

So here it is.. all my new bags, white and pink.. the final pick of my choice.. Now I just can't decide which ones I am to keep for myself!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Recipe of the Week - BANANA CHOC CHIP MUFFIN

This is my all time favourite muffin. It was introduced to me few years back by my hubby. It was the most delicious muffin I've ever had, and I've been sharing it with many people ever since.

So here it is, it's simple to make and taste really yummilicious~. Doesn't take too much time or effort but you'll get a great reward. Satisfaction guarantied !

Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins
Good healthy heart recipe

½ cup Becel margarine ( I use becel blue and white container)
1 tsp. Vanilla
¾ cup White sugar
2 Eggs
1 cup Flour
1 cup Bran
2 or 3 Ripe bananas mashed (I use 3)
1 cup Chocolate chips
1 tsp. Baking soda
½ tsp. Cinnamon

Cream together the first 3 ingredients. Add eggs, then blend in the next 5 ingredients. Bake at 350ºF for 20-25 minutes. Makes 12 large muffins. Freezes well.

Optional, walnut pieces.. and warm it up before u eat, the chocolate melts in your mouth!

Spring Has Sprung Again

Spring, that is one of my favourite season of the year, besides Summer and Fall. I love going to the backyard and picking up those lovely flowers back there... and bringing them to my dining table where I can admire them day and night, with the man I love.

Spring began when the Robin returns from the South. They began to mate and start building nests everywhere. They lay this attractive looking greenish/blueish small little eggs, but I do not think they are very smart birds. One Robin couple actually build this nest right at my front door, where we hung our wreath that we've forgotten to remove it from Christmas!

Anyway, they got frightened by noises and it wasn't a successful nest.. I was kinda sad for them sometimes.. I hope they learned their mistakes, not to build a nest too close to human. This is actually the second time birds built their nests in our love nest... a nest in a bigger nest.. Hehe..

Working Like A Machine? This is just what I've been doing!

Lately I have been thinking. A deep thinking. I've been working too hard , too much, and I do not feel being appreciated at all. I love to multitask, I don't mind doing the work, but sometimes I feel it's very unfair when other people can just stand around chatting and doing nothing else, and ordering you to do everything else. Worse of all, your boss do not listen to you and he is one-eye-Jack twin brother. I felt so tired.. so so tired that I get sick, time after time. I never get sick as often before, only once or twice in a year, but I'm sick again now.... is the job worth my time?

I started to get a job, after being doing nothing much and not meeting any people for a year. I did enjoy the job, I did meet nice people, but nice people left pretty soon and I'm stuck with.. you know what.. Life, it seems is always unfair. You will never get what you wanted, and you always get shit out of it.. Many people advised me not to care too much about the job, they do not put their heart into it as much as I do, and they are probably right. The more I do, the more shit I got. People started backstabbing.. saying things that are not nice to the ear... Is this all worth it?

I do not hold a high income job, I do not have a glamourous title ( as I used to be ) , all I do is just running around doing almost everything, the real hard job and others got away by pretending to be busy when the manager around. And worse of all, they think my job is easy. I have been taken for granted once again. Too much load was put on my shoulder. I'm sinking... falling... sick.. and tired.. Is this worth for my health?

I am still thinking, and all I know is, I m not a machine. There'll be an alternate way..somewhere, and I'm looking forward for it.

How My Life is Changed Forever

I was just a plain Mary-Jane, I was pretty ugly when I was young and every year on my birthdays, I wish to grow prettier. I remembered how depress I was when I was a little girl, when everybody called me ugly pig (chu pak kuai) in chinese. Somehow, God must have listened to my birthday wishes and somehow.. I didn't grow up as ugly as before. My dad used to comfort me by telling me I'm just the ugly duckling, I will turn into a beautiful swan someday, and for some reason, I love the story of the ugly duckling, wishing that the story is true.

I was still not a beauty queen when I was 17. I wasn't popular girl, I'm just another common girl. I get jealous and upset from time to time but I always believe, someday, someone will appreciate me and do not mind of the external beauty.

I got lucky when I turned 20, I got a job offer as s Flight Attendant in Malaysia. I had doubts then because I was preparing to enter University. Anyway, I took the chance and I never regret it because I will never have met him if I didn't take the job.

My all time favourite Fairy Tale story was the Sleeping Beauty. I love to sleep for one, and I love to be swept away with a kiss and live in a beautiful castle. Well, some part of it came true in my life. I met this guy when I was at the lowest point of my life. He was always there to share my thoughts, always reading my mind. He was everything I wanted, smart, charming, caring and cute.. nothing that I can very much complaint of. Most important of all, he took me away from Malaysia and got me a beautiful house to live in, just like what I wanted, with a beautiful backyard and lots of flowers !

And now, here I am in Canada, and my story continues....