Tuesday, March 23, 2010


When I first laid my eyes on this, I knew B will love it! It's suppose to be a surprise, but I suck at waiting to give away presents. I just want to see the excited reaction right away. So once I got this in the mail, I modelled it and sent the picture showing the surprise. Isn't it awesome?! Haha. It's a little big in the body (or maybe I just lost weight... yes, that must be it) even for B, but I guessed that already when I ordered the large. But the sizing chart for the medium seemed a bit small, and the sleeves on this large was just slightly longer than my arms. Well, worse comes to worse, stick it in the dryer and try to shrink it a bit (hopefully not too much in the sleeves).

And yes... B loved it (based on the picture). Can't wait to see it on him on Friday.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Sweet Bean Soup

I was never a big fan of this Chinese dessert, but mom says red bean is good for blood. Good blood = healthy me. Since it's not like some horrible bitter Chinese remedy, I can definitely deal with some sweet dessert for good health! For this soup, I added coconut milk. My yellow rock sugar pieces were WAY too big. I almost screwed up my can opener (don't ask) and I didn't have a hammer. So to add a little more sweetness, I used my favourite natural sweetness, honey. And damn, this was one of the better red bean dessert I have ever tasted! Kudos to me!

Friday, March 12, 2010

Shepherd's Pie

Today I made my first shepherd's pie, and darn it, I didn't mash my potatoes enough. Yeah, I could have bought those packaged powder potatoes, but they are not the same as the real stuff! So next time, I'll boil them longer and mash them some more. The beef was good though! Beeeeeef.

Thursday, March 11, 2010


Today we had an interesting event at work: Pancake Olympics! So pretty much, we had a fry pan in hand with a piece of pancake inside, ran down a hallway, around two pylons, and ran around a few cubicles, and back to the start point. Additionally, at the pylons, we had to flip the pancakes at least 2 feet high! This whole run was timed. I was so lucky that my pancake split in half in the middle of the air. Sigh. This therefore slowed down my time and I ended second last! Oh well. I had fun anyways! Some good lunchtime fun!