March 29, 2007

Follow up to my beautiful phone

Everybody digged my phone - well all the people who are dear to me, which are few at office.

One of them wanted to borrow. I told him what do I get in return - his iPod. Errr, I got exactly like his. And thus he is stumped.

One girlfriend adored it but its bulky. Yes, so what?? We don't carry them at our waist like kangaroos or we don't stuff in our pockets.

Another girlfriend, casually YMed her what she exchanged for.

Uuuhhhh??? Only she took bronze black.

Surprisingly, most people did not see this model on display. Like my favourite office mate, ET - well it is a designer phone. Duh!!

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March 25, 2007

My bonsai journal


Please visit my new blog showcasting all (at the moment very few) my bonsais.

The link is


Found my shoes

Now I know where to shop for my shoes and blouse. These are my favourites.


March 21, 2007

What kind of cake are you?

I prefer something else but this was what come out:

You Are a Marble Cake

Eclectic, inventive, and peaceful.
You are never willing to accept what's "normal." You live to push the envelope.
You find it hard to make up your mind. You prefer to have everything you want, right away!

Surprisingly I'm not

You Are: 50% Dog, 50% Cat

You are a nice blend of cat and dog.
You're playful but not too needy. And you're friendly but careful.
And while you have your moody moments, you're too happy to stay upset for long.

Very interesting - I would see myself as a cat person.

March 18, 2007

I miss reading

I have miss reading so much that at times I feel like being a traitor. But I have promised to myself that I will put my heart and soul to my masters. Now that I have started attending the seminars for this semester, I have my hands full on writing two more assignments. One of them is on media economics - and from what I understand from the facilitator, OUM is the only institution that is offering this subject. And fortunately for me, it has nothing to do with the ECONOMICS as we know of.

I was very much delighted to receive news about a book that I had sent it to continue with its journey. The journalist had the same thought that the book was actually written for You can read of its journey here.

I can't wait for exams to finish and I have some respite to read a few books I have in mind.

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March 15, 2007

Surveying - courtsey of Betty

Your 2005 Song Is

Mr. Brightside by The Killers

"It started out with a kiss
How did it end up like this
It was only a kiss, it was only a kiss"

Let's just say you're happy to be done with 2005!

March 10, 2007

Betty Crocker

I have been brought up by Betty Crocker's cooking. Most of our favourite recipes come from her cookbook. Unfortunately, our nearly 30-year-old book has gone missing.

It is about time that we get the latest version. Thanks to Acma Mall, I will be making a purchase for the tenth edition celebrating 50 years of the must-have cookbook.

Beautiful cupcakes

Thanks to Nigella Bites's shows which air over at Astro Channel 11, I have a craving for cupcakes.

Here is the recipe taken from that show.

1 stick plus 1 tablespoon soft butter
1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon sugar
2 eggs
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 to 3 tablespoons milk
Royal Icing, recipe follows

Special equipment: 12 bun muffin pan, lined with muffin papers.

Take everything you need out of the fridge in time to get to room temperature - and this makes a huge difference to the lightness of the cupcakes later - and preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
Put all of the ingredients for the cupcakes except for the milk into a food processor and blitz until smooth. Pulse while adding the milk down the funnel, to make a smooth dropping consistency.

Divide the mixture between a 12-bun muffin tin lined with muffin papers, and bake in the oven for 15 to 20 minutes. They should have risen and be golden on top. Let them cool a little in their tins on a rack, and then take them carefully out of the tin to cool in their papers, still on the wire rack.

Ice with Royal Icing.

Royal Icing:
*2 large egg whites (or substitute powdered egg whites)
3 cups confectioners' sugar
1 teaspoon lemon juice
Combine the egg whites and confectioners' sugar in a medium-size mixing bowl and whip with an electric mixer on medium speed until opaque and shiny, about 5 minutes. Whisk in the lemon juice, this will thin out the icing. Beat for another couple of minutes until you reach the right spreading consistency for the cupcakes.

Yield: sufficient to generously ice 12 cupcakes

March 5, 2007

This was my car

since the new millenium.