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Sg trip 2014

 26/7/14 – 29/7/14

so im supposed to talk about my Singapore trip!

I believe this is probably like the 5th or 6th time i’ve visited Sg, i go there almost every year ( i think its every year consecutively for the past years ) well because its kind of a routine for my family. 

We usually go with other relatives.

This year the mood was casual, we’ve been to most of the tourist attractions before especially USS, the Merlion, Chinatown, Sentosa Island etc  So now we just focus on taking a break from our own country and just go to places we feel like going to.

Didnt do much on the first day.

We went to Orchard side the next day, kinokuniya, takashimaya, chinatown those so called ” hot spots” i guess

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Behold, chinatown.

Oh we also went to Marina Bay later in the evening 😀

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the view in the afternoon

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The view at night

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This was dinner, and how their Nasi Lemak looks like 😦 wished there was Sambal though.  

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eheh, i like how their Slurpee cups have line Characters on them, SO ADORABLE!
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On the third day we went to the Science Centre 🙂 it was my favourite place among all, because Science is always cool.
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My lovely breakfast, which was delicious and quite affordable.

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optical illusions in the science centre

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haha saw this poster, SO CUTE. notice how the little sperm cell is giving the ovum a flower.

Didnt take much pics in the science centre though, just some private ones.

Anyways, that marks my Sg trip with my family and relatives, it was a good getaway,and if it werent for the high currency exchange rate, i wouldve bought more stuff, too bad though.

-kw-

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Fahrenheit 600

Anyone heard of the cafe named Fahrenheit 600? So i finally went there to try it out and for those who are finding a place with a nice ambiance, filling italian food, affordable weekday sets, this is really the place 🙂

Its located at Publika, im not too sure which side of Ben’s it is but one of Ben’s sides are clearly visible at the entrance of this cafe heh

Anyways, their weekday lunch sets are affordable, for around rm 20 ( after tax and service charge ) they provide a main dish, a drink and dessert of your choice, its really worth it to me at least 🙂

Picture time :3

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Even if the set lunches are not to your taste, their ala cartes are at reasonable prices as well 🙂 and its superrrr filling because of the pasta and pizza bread.

i’d love to go back to try the lasagna though 🙂

So yeah, i’d give it a 4.5/5

good service, nice ambiance, really cool place to chill, awesome desserts, food’s delicious, and most importantly worth the price!

 

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Marble cake

Im pretty sure everyone has eaten a marble cake before haven’t they? SO this is my take on how its made. Well, i made it this time mainly because i got a request from my cousin. Hence why im baking again.

I didnt follow any recipe in particular, just good old butter /pound cake recipe formulas from my mom.:D

Ingredients :

  • 250g Butter (2 sticks)
  • 200g sugar(1 cup)
  • 220g flour
  • 10g baking powder(2 teaspoons)
  • 20g milk powder(1 1/4 tablespoons)
  • 100ml milk
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla essence
  • 2 tablespoons of cocoa powder

Well before everything, put all your dry ingredients in a bowl, and prepare lining your cake pans or cupcake papers.Preheat your oven as well.

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As seen in this picture, the first step was to cream together or beat the butter, sugar until its fluffy, Then add in eggs one at a time + your vanilla essence.

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Then fold in some of the flour and milk, the repeat until batter is smooth and everything is added. if your batter isnt smooth add more milk a little at a time.

the perfect consistency is achieved when the batter is able to fall off your spatula like honey.

After that, separate them to 2 bowls to a ratio of 3:1. The one with smaller portion is the chocolate part, and here put in the cocoa powder and add a little milk to keep the consistency.

Then just put the plain batter into your moulds and scoop in little puddles of chocolate.

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Use a toothpick to swirl around the to make patterns, and just bake them for 15-20 minutes ( cupcake ) and 45 -50 minutes ( cake ) Image

Look at them in the oven. hehe

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yeah, this square one is going to my cousin, who requested me to make them ahaha.

Anyways, i really enjoyed this baking session and the cake turned out soo yummy. its super simple to make and the balance on how all the ingredients measurements are somewhat parallel makes it good.

I also realized a trick, i kinda left the batter in the electric mixer for quite awhile after adding in the eggs and this made the batter really really smooth! It was somewhat accidental, or unintentional but it made the cake 10x smoother and tastier.( in my opinion) so do let it mix for a while 🙂

What a sunday to bake such lovely cakes, cant wait to remake this again 😀

-kw-

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Cant wait for this period to be over

I absolutely hate Revision periods in my college.. like ABSOLUTELY.

So this week was our first revision week and theres 2 more weeks to go. Im not sure what is it that i resent so much, is it the way teachers teach? or is it the people around me? or is it just college itself.

But thankfully this week, we had a new Law lecturer who reminded us of Marshall from HIMYM strikingly. He’s really good and his notes are just so structured. He reminded us of Miss Shanti’s brother haha, they resemble each other so much!

Anyways, thats basically how my whole week was, classes, classes, classes and work. End of week.OHH also, i forgot to mention how accounts was.. our class was extended for almost an hour, and its probably gonna be like this for the whole revision period. SO EXCITED.

Cant wait for this whole thing to end, but theres like 2 more months to endure before everything is over. For now i gotta get through 2 more weeks first..

 

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Also, here’s a picture of the cake i made with my sister yesterday yea huu!

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Brownie Mosaic Cheesecake

 

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So my sister and I decided to try out this Brownie Mosaic Cheesecake based on the recipe here :

http://www.browneyedbaker.com/2008/10/11/brownie-mosaic-cheesecake/

Base:

While my sister was teaching her piano lessons, i was preparing the cheesecake base already, its basically like any normal cheesecake ( biscuit based ones). First you crush the chocolate cookies,which i did using a blender instead of a the crushing with a bowling pin method because its much faster. ( i gave up halfway  with it lol )

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ImageAnd after that, i just mixed the salt, sugar, cookie crumbs, and butter into the pan and pressed it in the pan and i placed it in the fridge for 2 hours.

Brownies:

Meanwhile, it was time to make the brownie chunks!

Its basically just butter, chocolate, eggs, vanilla, a little salt and flour.

The really good thing about this brownie recipe is that not only is it easy to make, it doesnt require any electric mixer. Did i mention it tastes really gooddddd as well?:D

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After it comes out of the oven we had to cut them into 1 inch cubes heheh

Cheese filling:

oh yes my favourite part, the cream cheeseeee… So we creamed the cheese , sugar , vanilla, whip cream and eggs all together before folding the brownie chunks into the mixture 😀

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After! such a beautiful thing, cant wait to taste it! For now we’re just waiting for it to cool down before placing it into the fridge and i cant wait to feast on it tomorrow morning!

We also made Chocolate Ganache which i didnt take a picture of it because it was messy and i realized i had to remove the pan before putting it in.. which i didnt do yet..

Hope this tastes well! 😀

For the full recipe, click here  🙂

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Christmas Holiday 2013

Finally.. holidays from my college..

Im just soo happy about this holiday you have no idea… Anyways, this holiday has really regenerated my energy and all that.. its just so rejuvenating, and its like all it took was just a little rest and break to lift up my mood again.

Anyways, all good things must come to and end, so here i am, on the last day before college starts all over again.

So im gonna start from just before my holiday began, which was the wednesday before christmas.

its the time of the year again where my cousin, Teng Teng came over for the epic sleepover +bonding session+ comic fiesta+ DOING EVERYTHING TOGETHER TIMES. its a yearly thing , and its one of the things we look forward to in the year.

Anyways, teng was supposed to come on the thursday or friday but somehow she came earlier because of the convenience of her parents and all, which means more bonding time together! unfortunately not so soon since me and my sister were still having classes and all.. oops..

So she bonded with my mom and my brother instead.

For the first 2 days we didnt do much, and we couldnt stay up much but on friday we finally begin our epic times! we watched Red Cliff I and II together till like 2-3am while eating chipssss 😀 sadly i fell asleep.. after the first movie and i slept through the whole 2nd.. ughh dont get me wrong the movie is really great but somehow.. the sofa is a sleeping pill to me.

The next day, my sister had to go out with her friends at night so me and the rest of the family went to my other cousin’s place. i rewatched the movie there haha. We didnt do much, just using our laptops there.

Stayed up til 3am that night, and we had to wake up early to shower and prepare for CF the next day yeayy :DDD

we only slept for like 3 hours but we still managed to get ready and we took d train to KLCC.so here are some pics from that day, there was much more pics than that but i’ll just post the few from my phone here.

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mameshibaaa~

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this is us 😀

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maple characters

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spotted doge haha

so yeah, this year was less enthusiastic somehow as compared to previous years :/ but in the end we still had fun 🙂

we went to Johnny rockets after that for dinner and boyy that was good hotdogs mann yum  :DD maybe its because we were too hungry but meh, still good.. went around Curve and finally came home

Monday was karaoke chill day! we were all dead tired after the day before.. but me and my siblings and Amily went to karaoke for the first time! 3 hours straight and its only RM 9.90 inclusive of food and drinks. Their lunch was quite good i must say..

went home after that and we all took a nap while watching tv haha, after that it was maple time~ and some story sharing hahah

Tuesday was finally christmas eve but sadly we had to spend d day keeping the stuff around the house because my mom was planning to paint the ceiling and some walls 😦 ughh so while she was wrapping presents, me and my siblings and teng were busy lazing around and wiping and keeping the stuff.. booo

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Look at the birthday girl being a fairy princess.CUTE :3

The party was great, great food, great feeling and though we were still using our laptops it

was still great hahah and of course the PRESENTS! 🙂

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okay so this is wad i got this yearrr  😀 pretty awesome stuff , was really happy indeed THANKS relatives!

This year, we celebrate christmas in a rather different wayy.. guess what, we were painting the ceiling and walls. it was tough, really, even poor teng teng had to help hahhah it was lots of moving furniture, walking up and down, climbing and damnnn by the time we were done it was 10pm 😦

And its not over yet because we only did the hall that entire day.. but it was worth it because we had great pizza that night :DD yoohoo

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The next day, me and my siblings and tengteng went out to watch a movie , first time as well, we watched 47 ronin and it was pretty great..

tried dip n dip and then mcd and after walking around for a while.. it was time to go. it was rushy because teng teng’s dad was on the way already 😦

it was a sad send off and i almost cried because i guess we were just getting too attached to each other. sigh.. next year would be busy for us and we dont know whens the next time we meet so..

Anyways, after that, me and my family went on the continue painting the kitchen parts til 10pm again :C it was tiringgg but nonetheless we managed to finish the kitchen parts that day..

Friday was a lazy lazy day and we had to repaint the entrance of the house area because it was peeling abit.. today was quite a lazy day because it wasnt like we must do everythingggggg kind of day.. just casual, putting back the stuff and all that.

Saturday was my brother’s early birthday celebration~ and we had steamboat, i dont remember doing much that day. Just sitting around waiting for the relatives to arrive. My niece is just so cute she followed me so much :DD ahh cute cherry

So yeah,it was quite fun, we watched a movie called shaolin and part of hancock after they left. mhmm

my family went to mount kiara where my sis is doing her intern on sunday just to check out the area and we also went to publika.. we went out late so we couldnt do much today.

Lunch was great thoo omgg good japanese food, perhaps the best ive eaten so far 😀

And then it was monday again,today my mom decided to paint my grandma’s room and its probably the last place to paint.. and damn i realize ive spent most of my holiday painting the house hahaha.

It was quite alot of work and tedious.. but we manage to complete it by 5pm, which was great. So yeah

Tuesday  is the 31st of December which is the last day of the 2013, had lots of thoughts that day, Me and my family ( excluding my sister) went to sunway piramid to run some errands and i got some pretty cool stuff  🙂

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haul

and sadly i didnt go anywhere to countdown and instead i was on maple with Sureene and later Florence HAHAHA yeeyong was at Malacca with friends and other places were too crowded. so i just stayed home..

We went to MCD as usual with my cousins for the first meal of the day 😀 and its also somesort of a routine.

Andddd woops it 2014!

I met up with Kai Yun, Qian Nee, Jeff, Dik Ken and Wengkin on new years day and we went to publika. again haha

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ate at Fat Boy’s and ooooo its just soo goooodd :DD

Had a little catch up session at Dr Cafe after that 🙂

thanks for the ride Jeff..

and it all came down to the last day of my break.Which is today.. right now.. at this moment when im typing this blog post.

Sad.. i wish this day wouldnt come so soon.. but it did. Sighh… Some plans for the year were disrupted today and its only the 2nd day of the year, i hope that there would be better things to come as i quite look forward to 2014.

I really dont want to go back to college… besides seeing my friends.. everything else just makes me sad..

But everything must go on as usual, and soon i hope, the day where i can finally rest for a period of time would come.

So this is to 2014! lets hope you work out.