Saturday, December 31, 2011

After-Christmas BBQ Gathering


BBQ Gathering After Christmas
By looking at the way I dressed, you could have guessed that I must be heading out for either A. a picnic in the park, B. a stroll under the sun, or C. an outdoor barbie at somewhere. The answer is C. We were invited to our friend, CP's place to try out his newly-bought BBQ grill.

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Christmas 2011: Gathering Dinner and Secret Santa


Christmas 2011: Gathering Dinner and Secret Santa
This would be our second Christmas celebrated with the Cynthia's family. Just as the previous year, everyone was asked to bring a plate, which typically means to bring a dish of food (not an empty plate for sure) to share with the host and other guests.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Christmas Eve 2011: Dinner and Gift Exchange


Christmas Eve 2011: Dinner and Gift Exchange
Due to the postpone of our Christmas party with friends, from Christmas Eve to the actual Christmas Day. My BB and I came up with a little Christmas Eve celebration idea, which is to throw ourselves a mega seafood feast, then head out for a visual indulgence at "The Christmas Wonderland" in Queens Park, followed by an ever-memorable gift-exchange ceremony.  

Friday, December 23, 2011

PADI Discover Scuba Dive at the Wave Break Island, QLD


Discover Scuba Diving at Wavebreak Island
Look at me! Already armored up in a real tight steamer wetsuit. FYI, water conducts heat from the divers 25 times better than air, which can lead to hypothermia even in mild water temperatures. Comprehend it or not, wetsuit / drysuit is a must when scuba diving in order to protect our bodies from heat loss as well as skin cuts and grazes by rough or sharp underwater objects.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Happy Winter Solstice 2011: Glutinous Rice Balls Making


Happy Winter Solstice 2011: Glutinous Balls Making
The glutinous balls making used to be one of our annual family activities on the eve of Winter Solstice (冬至). However, the years after me and my family far separated by the Indian and Pacific oceans, I started making them myself with some help from my BB, and this year is no exception too. I was busy preparing the dough, while he giggled and laughed all the way watching "Rush Hour 3" on the TV last night

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Unboxing Apple iPhone 4S


Apple iPhone 4S (Black)
I've just picked up my flashy new toy from the post office this afternoon and I was thinking... What better time to unbox it than now? So here I am, showing you photos of the unboxing process, step by step. Enjoy!

Monday, December 19, 2011

Penang Famous Hawker / Street Food


Snake Temple Penang
Back to my second home, Penang - a food paradise for both locals and visitors. I felt pleased for being able to taste such a variety of famous hawker / street food within merely 2 weeks time on the island. Thanks to everyone in my family *bear hug*, especially my sis and bro for taking me out for lunches and dinners. I know they must have hated me for making them cracked their heads, thinking where to go and what to eat everyday ;p

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Scuba Diving Tomorrow...


YEAH!!! You heard me right! I'll be going for my first scuba dive with my BB and another friends of us (he was the one who invited us along) tomorrow! Up till now, I still have no idea where the exact location is, but it should be somewhere near Southport. I'm so excited! Just finished packing up my stuff and sensed the lack of something very important - disposable underwater camera *inhale exhale* No worries, will definitely get one tomorrow. So all I gotta do at the moment is try to get some beauty sleep as we'll be departing very early in the next morning, around 3 am? Not confirmed yet though. Good night and sweet dreams =)

Wavebreak Island Satellite Image

Thursday, December 15, 2011

The Coffee Club: Meet Baby Preston


Yes, you'll be meeting baby Preston, the love son of Kevin and Veny in my blog post today! I love babies, and I enjoy baby-sitting as much as watching them grow up day by day. When I was 7, a little baby boy (my little brother) was born in my family. As an average kid in a not so wealthy family, I managed to pick up some skills to look after the tiny little him, from bathing, nappy (not the modern ones but cloth type where you need to fold the shape and secure with a safety pin) changing, feeding to putting him to sleep. The tasks were never easy, especially when there were also homework to be done after coming back from school and some light house chores, since daddy and mommy were busy working hard to earn a living.

After going through so much in so many years, they kind of made me the person I am today. I feel very much thankful as every part of my past has taught me to appreciate and cherish everything around me, both things and people. Life is short and nothing is permanent! Thus, we shall never stop caring, loving and protecting our loved ones no matter what happened. Live our dreams and enjoy every moment of life while we still can. With that, I also mean to treat our tummies better with healthy and nutritious good food. Haha, sorry! I guess I really talked too much today ;p

The Coffee Club: Meet Baby Preston

Catch-Up Dinner at the Sizzler


Catch-Up Dinner at the Sizzler
Hitting up a good party or catching up with some good old friends once in a while is always fun! We had been trying to plan for a meet-up after my trip back from Malaysia, but failed miserably until last Monday, the venue and time were set straight, and everybody showed up just in the nick of time.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

GUESS Mosaic Heart Stud Earrings (Rose Gold)


GUESS Mosaic Heart Stud Earrings (Rose Gold) 
Look at what arrived in my mailbox !!! It's a bombshell pair of GUESS enamel and rose gold heart studs that I picked up when doing some online shopping at home *big heart*

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Alissa's 7th Birthday Bash


Alissa's 7th Birthday: Bbq Party
It was Ryan and Julia's little princess, Alissa's 7th birthday on last Sunday. My boi and I were fortunate enough to be invited to attend the birthday barbecue party held just right outside of their house.

Chinatown (牛车水) Singapore: Mei Heong Yuen Dessert (味香园) and Ming Fa Fishball (明发鱼圆)


Chinatown (牛车水) Singapore
The Chinatown (牛车水) in Singapore is just two MRT stations away from Little India, where our two-night accommodation located.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Gathering at Selections Restaurant, City Golf Club Toowoomba


Dinner at the Selection Restaurant, Toowoomba City Golf Club
It has been raining everyday since don't-know-how-many-days ago. The temperature dropped as the wind picked up, making it so cold and chilling even in the daytime. I don't like rainy days, never did... They made me moody and not in a good mood to do anything at all. Last Monday's night, it was drizzling a little with high winds, when we came to City Golf Club for dinner. It was a date with the girls <3

Monday, December 5, 2011

Sis's Wedding Day: Maid of Honour First and Probably Last


Sis's Wedding Day in Hometown
Being my dearest sister's made of honour and witnessing the entire process of her getting married was once-in-a-lifetime experience that I would never ever forget in my life. It moved me, touched me, made me realize how sacred and how beautiful a marriage can be. Dear sis, I wish you and "jie fu" all the happiness in this universe!!! <3

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Brunch at Cafe Inferno Toowoomba


Cafe Inferno Toowoomba
Sleeping and waking up early is a healthy habit, which I've been practicing for quite a while. It brings in better effect, especially now in the summer days. When the first light breaks and shines through the blinds, it wakes me up like a natural alarm clock, just like every other mornings. Rise and shine! I'm all ready for a not so delightful brunch.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Summer Photoshoot at the Japanese Garden


Summer Photoshoot at Japanese Garden

Though I'm still not fully recovered from the food poison last night, but I insisted to go out for a walk this afternoon, all because of the wonderful weather outside, blue sky, sunny day, gentle breeze... And we did a summer photo-shoot at the Japanese Garden with no make-up, no professional photographer, just me and the beautiful summer.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Dragon-i Queensbay Mall Penang: Farewell Lunch with Family


Goodbyes always hurt whether it's the right thing to do or not. And being far apart from your family to chase after your own dreams was never easy, without having a special someone to encourage and support each other, side by side. I'm glad I have him and a family that I never stop loving, missing, thinking, and caring about. Few hours before my flight departure, my family threw me a farewell lunch at the Dragon-i Shanghainese Restaurant. We were supposed to have roasted duck feast elsewhere, but that particular restaurant named Jade Blossom (粤翠轩) at Crystal Point was closed for private function and hence, plan changed!

Farewell Lunch @ Dragon-i Queensbay Mall Penang
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