Archive | January, 2012

Food glorious food!!

28 Jan

Hellos! We have been cooking recently and exploring some dishes!

We have been wanting to make broccoli soup for the longest time but never got down to it, so when M found an easy peasy recipe for a Broccoli Pie, we jumped straight into it. It was more like a quiche than a pie because there was no need to make any crust. Tasted great except that it was not salty enough!

We got the recipe from here!

Broccoli Pie

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup baking mix (recipe from here)
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 1/3 cups milk
  • 2 (10 ounce) packages chopped frozen broccoli, thawed
  • 2/3 cup chopped onion
  • 12 ounces shredded Cheddar cheese

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Grease a 10 inch pie plate.
  2. In a large bowl, combine baking mix, eggs, and milk. Mix until smooth. Stir in broccoli, onion, and 2 cups of the shredded cheese. Pour mixture into pie plate.
  3. Bake in preheated oven for 25 to 30 minutes, until golden brown. Top with remaining cheese and return to oven just until cheese is melted. Serve hot.

Our end product! Golden brown cheesy goodness..
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xxx

Dinner tonight!

 Cream of Celery soup which we decided to improvise and add in pasta and broccoli!

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Our simple and regular grilled chicken breast. Salt and pepper seasoning only cos we were out of herbs.Photobucket

Topped with pre-made sauce.

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Satisfying meal (:

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More cooking or baking soon I hope!

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Phuket 2011

22 Jan

Such an over dued post on our holiday! Felt like this was months ago, when we only went there during Christmas! Good break where we just lazed most of the time..Our 5 days trip in photos!

Day 1

Phuket – after touch down!

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Our stay – Aspery Hotel. We paid almost double for the peak season but it was worth it nonetheless! (: And cos there was a dvd player in the room, we brought 6 dvds from Singapore! *gasp*

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Our first meal in Phuket – Western meal room servicePhotobucket

After lunch, we were up and about to check out our surroundings and get our bearings right.

1st stop: Patong Beach.
Just round the corner near our hotel, took us about 7-10 minutes to walk there.Photobucket

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We didn’t stay long at Patong Beach to tan or anything. Just to check out the crowd..

Headed to Junceylon Shopping Centre. The mall wasn’t too shabby actually, pretty nice with a cinema and some common shops.

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We headed back to the hotel at late noon and napped till 9pm haha. Feeling like we wasted some time, we went to grab dinner nearby. Was super excited to get some authentic Thai food but it was pretty disappointing, so no photos. I think their dishes are cooked specially to cater to the Westerners there. That means, not spicy AT ALL.

Day 2: Patong Beach x Simon Cabaret Show

The hotel next to ours!

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Spent like almost 4 hours at Patong Beach just relaxing with our books. Rented 2 chairs for 100baht each for that whole period. Around noon, there were a few ‘hawkers’ coming by with their huge baskets selling pre-cooked food. We had a barbequed corn and some fried prawn and chicken thing.

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The sign that can be seen everywhere.

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Headed back to the hotel after a while and wanted to swim at the rooftop pool. But….Photobucket

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The Simon Cabaret Show! Lots of pretty transgenders performing..it was unbelievable! Some were actually really HOT. They had a variety of performances like cultural dances and modern songs (lady gaga etc) and PhotobucketPhotobucket

After the show, everyone gets to see the performers up close. You get to take a photo with them as well, but of course they would be expecting some tips. I stole some really lousy shots ):

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Day 3: Full day Similan Island Tour

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No, that’s not our boat ride haha.Photobucket

The jet boat ride to Similan Island was about another 1.5 hours. They insisted everyone take a motion sickness pill before the ride. True enough, it was kerazeeeee! The ride was so bumpy that every 30 seconds our butts would fly off the seats. Some  poor girl sitting opposite us was puking non-stop.

We did some stops in the middle of the sea to snorkel. My first few tries were bad and I thought I just didn’t know how to snorkel. The water kept entering my nose and I kept choking. Changed my equipment and it worked!

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PhotobucketAnother few stops in the middle of the ocean and we were heading back to Phuket. Another 1.5 hours of bumpy ride and close to puking, and we were back on land. We should have just chosen Phi Phi Island or somewhere nearer zz

Headed to the road side seafood stall near to our hotel for some dinner. It wasn’t that enjoyable cos we still felt like we were on the boat, swaying and bobbing around.

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Our green curry crab – only in Thailand 😀

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Weird pincers which we didn’t dare to eat at first.

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Day 4: Doing nothing

After so many days, we only went to try our hotel breakfast on the 4th day.

Quite a good spread (:

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And we decided to spend our day at the rooftop pool!

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Someone decided to be healthy and swim non stop. Her back ended up burnt and her front stayed white.

Dinner at some Dubai Restaurant

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Pineapple Juice trying to look like beer.

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After all the Tom Yum Soup we tried, this was the best! Spicy enough, and authentic (:Photobucket

Seafood Tang Hoon Salad

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Shisha after that!

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Day 5: Junceylon Shopping Centre

Did some shopping and lunched there.

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Headed back to our hotel to do manicure and massage!

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Yup, this marks the end of 5 days! It was a good break away from work and stress, I must say. Recharged us a fair bit for 2012.

Tomorrow’s CNY!!

Happy New Year! (: Let’s hope this Dragon year will be a good and prosperous one for all!

11 Jan

It’s a whole rush of emotions running through me now. And I can’t pinpoint how I exactly feel. Sometimes they come individually, sometimes they all come together.

I am disappointed. Disappointed with people. How brute they can be. How unappreciative they can be.

Upset? Kind of. Feels like no matter how hard I try, nothing is good enough. Everything to them is “it could have been this, it could have been that”. If I knew what it could have been for sure, I’d be God.

Angry. I am angry that my name has been single handedly tarnished by someone. It’s irreversible. Nuff’ said.

I feel trapped, I don’t know what’s the right move. Should I stay or should I go. This place is leaving me breathless, and not in a positive, life affirming way. I haven’t been able to have my own time and I foresee this for the next few months. All my personal plans have even been shelved.

What now??