Monday, January 28, 2008

My Very 1st Self Cooked Dinner!

after having been here for 2 weeks, i kinda felt that i was mentally prepared to start cooking. "you mean you haven't started cooking yet?" yeah i haven't... xP so i decided to make my own meal! ;)

and on monday, i made my very own dinner for the 1st time in my life! not counting the millions of packets of instant noodles i always make.

and what was my dinner? a recipe from my mama to make dry pasta, of which i just improvised and dump whatever i could find in the kitchen. xP

Main course:

Fried Hotdog Pasta in Soy Sauce.

Green Apple

Free flow orange juice

- Pasta was kinda hard, oily and sweet
- Hotdogs weren't really cooked
- Apple was crunchy and sour
- Orange juice was nice

i guess the nicer part of my dinner was the apple and orange juice i bought... heh... well at least my food was edible and it had taste. (read taste of salt and soy sauce)

man i was so lost in the kitchen. didn't know what utensils to use, how much pasta to put and how long to fry the garlic and hot dog for. it was the kind of feeling where you woke up in the middle of the jungle and had no handphone or money on you. ok maybe not that extreme, but somewhere along that line...

my mum just said, fry the garlic with oil. throw in some meat and then fry the pasta with it. put some spices and chicken stock if you have.

but i didn't have meat or spices or chicken stock. so i replaced it with what i had, hotdog, salt and soy sauce. it tasted funny, but it was a good start. xP

the next day, i tried doing that at work for lunch too. but somehow it turned out worse, it tasted kinda bland. =\

so i decided to try again for dinner. but i was kinda lazy to fry the stuffs, so i used a pre-made sauce from the bottle. it looks kinda gross, but it tasted better than my partially cooked hot dog the previous night. ;)

on wed, i didn't cook as i was out with my friends to check out a museum. of which i'll get to that in another entry.

so today i decide to cook again! and guess what i cooked for dinner? PASTA! again... must practice. practice makes perfect. and along the way, i'll just have to endure my not so yummy results..

but today wasn't too bad either, i made carbonara pasta. cool rite? but the sauce was from a pack. heh.. xP eh but still had to mix it with milk and cook it leh.. and i think today's dinner was the best of the 3.

i got an idea for my next meal already. CHEESE PASTA! heh...

tomorrow my corridor's having dinner together. we're kinda like having pot-luck. each person cooking something and we'll all sit down and share our food. i'm still thinking what should i cook tmr. either curry chicken, bak kut teh or lemon chicken.. fierce right? cos i've got the sauce packets. ;) or maybe just my carbonara pasta... i'm still thinking.. we'll see.. ;)

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Sunday, January 27, 2008

Snow in Sweden!

This week in stockholm was great. it snowed on tuesday. it was lovely.. and the snow really had the snow flakes shaped that you all always see.. it's really amazing!

i took this on my way to work. i'll have to walk through a mini forest..

yes and that's julia, my school mate in the same company as me. and know wat? on our way to the tunnelbana (mrt), we met some rabbits! cool rite?

and this is the pier leading to our office... btw my office is on a boat.. ;)

there are a few boats here.. and some of them are residential areas...

here's my office.. and on the 1st day, there were swans swimming beside me.. cool rite?

been busy at work, but the environment's really good and relaxing with such and awesome view! apart from work, i'm been doign lotsa shopping and sight seeing during the weekends.. esp to the different isalnds..

on the bridge to a connecting island...

that's one of the museums on the island. it cost abt SGD $15 to enter. but it's free on wed nite, so we're gng there then instead..

then we saw lots of duckies in the water too.. i wonder how they survive the cold water man...

and that's us.. leaving the island..

that's my 1st attempt to cook in my life. and guess what was my 1st dish? thai green curry! hah.. ambitous right? well they say we've gota aim for the stars... at worst kena swedish purple curry only mah.. heh.. ;) and it was a success and loved by many, except for one. all thanx to accurate instructions behind the curry paste. so it was an encouragement for me to start cooking!

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Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Stockholm Day 1

Hi guys, i'm currently in stockholm and the temperature here is 4 degrees celsius. the time here is 7 hours behind singapore time. but i'm feeling really sleepy now @ 11pm due to the 3 hr flight from sg to bangkok & another 11 hrs to stockholm. had a long day of sight seeing and shopping. more of sight seeing and trying to brave the cold...

ok.. i really need to get some shut eye. will share more again. meantime, just check out the photos...

but i just wana say a BIG thanx to one and all who were down @ the airport to see me off and those who sent their regards to me. i felt REALLY blessed and loved... thanx guys. i'm starting to miss home, family, friends and my dearest darling already!

ok.. till tmr.. nites.. ;)

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