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first, meet steve from alabama, whom we got to know on on our way back from random grocery store.

today’s an off day which i had intended to finish all my pending orders online, give tuition, then collect my spree loots in the evening. but my tutee cancelled on me, and tracy called to say steve wanted to meet up for the day.

so we did, and went eating for practically the entire day.

pending orders uncleared. =X

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too full to sleep when i got home. had intended to sleep by 11, but it’s now midnight. -_-”

off day’s gone too quickly.

i still haven’t gotten my work email account so i can’t use the intranet msn and i suspect that’s why the past two days have been so slack.

everyday i go to work not knowing what to expect but hoping to have a moderate work load for the day… and get disappointed. okay, so i’ve only been at work for a mere two days. there’s hope to life still. haha.

and i still don’t know what to expect for tomorrow. but i might be slowly getting used to the office. will become jaded in like two weeks, perhaps.

shall heck the full stomach and attempt to sleep now.

early mornings are seriously not my thing.

— 2 years ago
薑蔥雞丁

i don’t do chinese dishes because i always think they are huge chores to create and must involved huge wok and lots of smoke.

not true, not true.

today i ventured into new arena! and guess what? i only used a saucepan HAHAHA. freaking easy, i swear.

薑蔥雞丁

ingredients:

  • diced chicken
  • 1 stalk of spring onion
  • few slices of ginger
  • 1 big onion, chopped
  • 1 chopped garlic
  • 1 sliced chilli padi
  • 1 tsp corn flour
  • dark soy sauce
  • salt (to taste)
  • half tsp of sugar

method:

  1. marinate diced chicken with corn flour.
  2. fry ginger slices with oil til fragrant
  3. add garlic, fry til fragrant
  4. add onions, fry til fragrant
  5. add diced chicken and fry til cooked
  6. add chilli padi and fry for awhile
  7. add water and let the chicken boil in water for awhile
  8. add dark soy sauce, salt and sugar. continue frying.
  9. add spring onions and fry for awhile.

* i used two drumsticks but i had a hard time removing the bones FML. will stick to fillets next time.

* forgot to add salt this time but it turned out pretty good too.

— 2 years ago with 13 notes
#之薑蔥雞丁  #chicken  #chinese  #saucepan 
this is me on my first day of work in my very spacious (and still empty) cubicle.
i cannot believe they have so much space each staff gets his/her own cubicle. #tousedtosph
i am finally no longer a temp staff or intern. first days are of  course free days, where you just look through stuff the previous person  left behind and go through the system to get a feel of the work you  will  be doing, which i did. supervisor also gave me all the  project deadlines for the rest of the financial year so that made me  feel better. like i am there to actually produce some quality work.
sure helped that i thrive on deadlines. #sickinthemind
i still don’t feel employed… maybe because reality hasn’t set in yet.  i am sure it will, soon. even though work is mundane and routine, i am  relishing the fact that i do not have to think about anything  work-related after hours.
i have all my saturdays planned out for the rest of the month, plus  the rest of this week. then there is convocation at the end of the month  and photo taking with 1142. i am also singing K, playing mahjong,  cycling… and knitting i have also started watching fringe.
anything lacking in my life now?
an iphone.
but life is awesome, otherwise. :)

this is me on my first day of work in my very spacious (and still empty) cubicle.

i cannot believe they have so much space each staff gets his/her own cubicle. #tousedtosph

i am finally no longer a temp staff or intern. first days are of course free days, where you just look through stuff the previous person left behind and go through the system to get a feel of the work you will  be doing, which i did. supervisor also gave me all the project deadlines for the rest of the financial year so that made me feel better. like i am there to actually produce some quality work.

sure helped that i thrive on deadlines. #sickinthemind

i still don’t feel employed… maybe because reality hasn’t set in yet. i am sure it will, soon. even though work is mundane and routine, i am relishing the fact that i do not have to think about anything work-related after hours.

i have all my saturdays planned out for the rest of the month, plus the rest of this week. then there is convocation at the end of the month and photo taking with 1142. i am also singing K, playing mahjong, cycling… and knitting i have also started watching fringe.

anything lacking in my life now?

an iphone.

but life is awesome, otherwise. :)

— 2 years ago
because i’m in the kitchen half the time i’m home now (cooking is the  best way to kill time i swear), i figured i might as well document my  domestic activities (to kill more time). this may or may not be a  sustained process but i will do my best. :)
a little disclaimer for the possible lack of variety in  ingredients/cooking methods: groceries are bought in batches/bulk, so if  say i buy a whole pack of spaghetti, chances are you will be seeing  pasta dishes until i finish them. i also hate washing dishes, so i  usually restrict myself to a non-stick pan and try to create as many  variety as possible using the same equipment. i also do not like too  much oil and smoke and huge woks. not a big fan of soups either.
i also fail half the time because i like to experiment and alter  recipes (totally asking for it). but when i do follow recipes, food  usually turns out fine. but the thing is, i don’t. half the time. :)
so i’m gonna start with something simple. if this goes wrong for you, it’s a sign you should stay away from the kitchen forever.
Scrambled eggs w/ cheese.
ingredients:
2 eggs
2 tbsp of milk
1 slice of cheddar cheese, sliced (tearing works too – you don’t need perfect slices)
oil (sesame works best for non-stick pans i feel)
method:
beat eggs (fork/chopsticks will do the job) with milk
heat oil on pan
pour egg mixture on pan
leave it on the pan for a few seconds for it to solidify til curd-like
add sliced cheese and start folding the curd-like mixture inwards
continue folding until it looks like scrambled eggs to you
*you can add salt to taste but the cheese would have given it taste  already so don’t create problems for your kidneys unnecessarily.

because i’m in the kitchen half the time i’m home now (cooking is the best way to kill time i swear), i figured i might as well document my domestic activities (to kill more time). this may or may not be a sustained process but i will do my best. :)

a little disclaimer for the possible lack of variety in ingredients/cooking methods: groceries are bought in batches/bulk, so if say i buy a whole pack of spaghetti, chances are you will be seeing pasta dishes until i finish them. i also hate washing dishes, so i usually restrict myself to a non-stick pan and try to create as many variety as possible using the same equipment. i also do not like too much oil and smoke and huge woks. not a big fan of soups either.

i also fail half the time because i like to experiment and alter recipes (totally asking for it). but when i do follow recipes, food usually turns out fine. but the thing is, i don’t. half the time. :)

so i’m gonna start with something simple. if this goes wrong for you, it’s a sign you should stay away from the kitchen forever.

Scrambled eggs w/ cheese.

ingredients:

  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tbsp of milk
  • 1 slice of cheddar cheese, sliced (tearing works too – you don’t need perfect slices)
  • oil (sesame works best for non-stick pans i feel)

method:

  1. beat eggs (fork/chopsticks will do the job) with milk
  2. heat oil on pan
  3. pour egg mixture on pan
  4. leave it on the pan for a few seconds for it to solidify til curd-like
  5. add sliced cheese and start folding the curd-like mixture inwards
  6. continue folding until it looks like scrambled eggs to you

*you can add salt to taste but the cheese would have given it taste already so don’t create problems for your kidneys unnecessarily.

— 2 years ago with 1 note
#domestic  #food  #egg  #cheese 
i just killed more than one hour doing this:  got a craving for sashimi now.
i’m finally going out this week. great. =) just when i run out of dramas to pass time.

i just killed more than one hour doing this:

got a craving for sashimi now.

i’m finally going out this week. great. =) just when i run out of dramas to pass time.

— 2 years ago
#nail art 

 

cai shen jiang is too shrewd an interviewer for me to handle. haha. honestly, i don’t think i did well, and i wouldn’t be surprised if i receive a rejection letter.

boss was a lot more anxious about the whole interview than me. -_-” the minute i reached the cafe he started throwing all sorts of potential questions and even gave me model answers. then during lunch hour he kept telling me to watch the time and not be late. and even made lime juice for me to take away so that ‘he le bu hui jin zhang‘. -faints- the lime juice didn’t help. but having gone for so many jobs interview before did help a little. that’s all

yunshan officially joined us in the cafe and she’s starting work next wednesday. =)

because of this interview i left goh rui long to struggle with the rest of lunch hour and prep work. ah long~ wo dui bu qi ni.

apple salad’s becoming my staple food. love it. i seriously don’t mind eating apple salad 24/7. =X

i hope the sun goes down soon so i can go swimming.

— 2 years ago