Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Down under Version 2!

YEAH. Internet is up! (anti-technology powers only lasted about 3 days this time. it is weakening...)

Good trip over. Love SQ flights. Smooooth. Had free Spore Sling cocktail, which was lovely, and put me to a restful sleep very quickly. haha. The air stewardess and steward were both discussing who ordered it in front of me, and deciding if i was over the age limit. Finally asking me and finding out that i'm TWENTY! haha. When i was checking in my luggage at the counter, the lady also said i looked so young la. I shall take it as compliments. And i give credit to my mum, who buys Kose skincare products for me. :)

Took so long to unpack and settle down, cos i was like showing Aunt Lily and Adelyn around the new area - city and nearest places, explaining all the basic stuff, and buying groceries and living stuff for 3 days straight. So tired. haha.

My room and house is GIAGANTIC. That's for paying AUD147 per week. I have SO MUCH storage space. I'm like living in a hotel room la. Just need to clean and cook my own food everyday. Woah. Big change. But i likes. So far. :)

My BIG room! Love the table space... It's like 4 times my table at home.

Kitchen and dining room!

Living Room! (Friend's TV coming soon)

2 Toilet sinks, toilets and bathrooms.

Corridor into our rooms! With additional storage (see left) for each of us.

I also have 2 new pets. Feather and Bubble. Feather is my new groceries trolley, which makes all heavy things light. And bubble, my slow cooker, which has been cooking my soups overnight for 2 times now. I shall take precious care of them. :)

Then began ORIENTATION! Time to reach out and befriend as MANY ppl as possible. May God's favour rest upon us. We wanna expand his kingdom so so so much. Crazy stuff man. haah. We all had too much holidays, so preparation was very efficient and effective. Haha. All in 1 long meeting. But everything is up on schedule! Even for the 1st day, just 3 of us managed to successfully invite 16 ppl to our events! Looking forward to the potluck at my place on Friday. Targetting... more than 50 ppl? Hope there's enough food. Our i/c is leaving for Melbourne before the event. So i guess, we all help out and take charge too.

Need sleeeeep. Not enough everyday already.

But.. studies on the book of Matthew has still been very exciting, even though i badly wanna jump into bed.


Saturday, February 14, 2009

Spaghetti & dessert!

Wooo. Was inspired by Chong-er who made spaghetti for his parents, and i realised that i've never made spaghetti on my own! So i got the ingredients list from mum, and tried cooking for girlfriends.

I quote dong gua's comment on the food, main course and dessert: Your cooking is heavenly!

Ha. It totally made my day. :)

Wooo. And the dessert, also V-day gifts, turned out to be fantastic. Even though it's the first time i'm trying this recipe (from an issue of Her World mag 1 yr+ ago), and i modified it so much too.

mum said: I think you make better ang-moh food than chinese food.
(hmm.. I still have so much to level up!!!)

patrick and leney said: Wah¬ very nice leh!!! the flower can eat one? (after tasting) mm.. mel! VERY NICE! i think you chose the wrong course. you should become a chef.
(that was my first choice when i was younger! But i'm afraid i can't persevere through such a tough job though. Perhaps after i retire from being food doctor. haha)

*Sorry if i seem proud. I'm just REALLY glad to make good food, and share it with others. And i'm quite sure one of my primary love languages is words of affirmation. Thus the comments. :)

Saw the roses and hearts from Phoon Huat some time ago, and i knew straight away i had to use it for V-day. Happy Valentine's day to everyone, even singles! Dearest YPMers will get my gift too. Enjoy!

I would have loved to give one to Serene too. You need to eat more!!! But you've flown off! Too bad. My wishes to you still. Caleb better be romantic hor! haha. In your 'macho' kinda way. :)

Thursday, February 5, 2009


Have been watching so much 超级星光大道 recently.. I wanna go sing K again, with Glenn, one last time before i go back!

As according to 小玲老师:
唱歌其实是在唱你的生命,你对于你想要追求的梦想。也许你的未来不见得是要站在舞台上。也许你的未来是要当一个设计师也好,或者是当一个平凡的家庭主妇也好,我觉得那个就是你把你的生命力,把你生活的经验,你想要的未来, 其实就在你的旋律当中都听得见的。



I have learnt how to make Teriyaki Chicken, Chawanmushi, Stewed Beef (Wafu Gyuniku Nikomi), Miso Soup and Jap rice.

YUM! <- from parents, brother, Caleb, Serene, Enos and Zhang Qi too. :)

The ingredients are really expensive though, even when I bought them from the wholesaler directly.

Onwards for my quest to learn Asian cuisine...