Sorry for the long silence. I've been disheartened. I can no longer link my flick pictures to this blog easily. Youtube tells me there is a way. But it must be a glitch because despite following instructions, there is no embedded code to copy and paste.
While I sort this problem out with more trials....allow me to introduce you to my new blog on wordpress started last night. On Food. here is the link. Hungry Hungry Hippo
It's also on the sidebar.
Sunday, September 27, 2015
Tuesday, September 08, 2015
You may wonder why the long silence. There is a problem with Flick, well my account at least. I cannot link any of my pictures to this blog despite changing the privacy settings. Without pictures, I am forced to write more. And I am lazy that way. We're in the month of Sept already. I have many things planned for the year end truthfully they should have been done earlier in the year. Ever heard of the word procrastination? Lovely news! Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden is pregnant with her second child. If you haven't seen pictures of videos of Princess Estelle , her first born and future Queen of Sweden, please google. It is worth it. Estelle is adorable. And the videos posted on the net show her playful personality.
Sunday, July 12, 2015
|SPF50 from Holika Holika.( Bought in Seoul)|
During our last trip to Seoul ( thankfully before the MERS scare) we stayed in a hotel just beside Myeong Dong shopping area. ( Swoon so exciting I found myself energized for long walks just to look at things and ooh and aah over what they had in store) Anyway this long introduction leads to wearing SPF50 ( ladies are you reading this?) to remain freckle and pigmentation-free. Very important that. And if you already have one or two possible marks, save up for laser therapy which is the effective method of getting rid of it. Laser is costly so I recommend SPF50 as prevention. Cheaper in the long run.
Pictured above is a gem I found in seoul. Water-proof SPF50 from this Korean brand called Holika Holika ( So good you have to say it twice....I'm kidding)
|myeong dong catheral|
Saturday, April 04, 2015
|Found at Kalaeidoscope at Publika|
I made a quick trip to Singapore last month. ( Pictures and post separately soon)
Almost forgot. it's my dad's birthday today and we had nice carrot-walnut cake and I gave him this lovely sardine chocolate tin set ( which looks so sardine-like you would be hard pressed to be persuaded otherwise).
* It looks like I have seen silent for the entire month of March ( yikes!)
Monday, February 23, 2015
I was caught in a 4 hour jam yesterday afternoon. This saw me arriving back in KL slightly after 8pm. Now the slow crawl was expected but the sudden heavy rain on the outskirts of KL just before the toll was not. What started as a dry and warm drive suddenly became a tough drive with minimal visibility. The reflector i.e. divider was one of the two markers I used to drive, the other being the lights of the car ahead. Everyone oddly enough wasn't going very slowly despite there being water leveling up to about 2-3 inches at most. It was a scary drive. Am glad to be back safely. And now, back to work. But first, morning mass because this is Lent.
Sunday, February 22, 2015
|Picture taken from the Daily Mail|
It was slow going initially. I must have been less than 10 and perhaps unable to appreciate tales on Veterinary medicine even when written elegantly and simply. But a few years on, i re-read the book and went on to buy all his books, reading it greedily and absorbing the lovely quirky tales of country life.
I am currently reading " The Real James Herriot" a biography written by his son. ( I've come almost full circle) Someone ( it could have been me but I'm not sure) bought this book at a discounted price at one of the many booksellers. It's priced at a mere RM19.90. That's how I know it was bought at a sale.
Saturday, February 21, 2015
This year, I decided to be organized. Upon arriving home, I brought my bags and violin down from the car straight away. And unpacked the violin and violin stand, putting the music scores in order as well as taking out my paperwork.( Paperwork still untouched...we're not perfect yet. Getting there getting there) And I also unpacked two of my storybooks ( One I was 80% through and this book by Marian keyes untouched)
The first few pages was slow going but after the third chapter it hooked me in. I was still reading it intermittently until yesterday when the story got interesting and have whizzed through it finishing it just before 12:30am today.
Here are the main characters: ( Let me see whether I can remember them)
Stella ( the main character whose life we follow through the entire book)
Mannix( the second main character, a close fight with Ryan, Betsy and Jeffrey because they all feature in almost every page)
Gilda ( I can't hate her really, only maybe a bit)
Karen: Stella's sister
Enda: ( Karen's husband who is a Gardai and is depicted as a boring person but turns out he is human too at the end of the chapter, he gets a whole paragraph about him)
Stella's mum and dad ( who don't really have names, Mannix's mum and dad ( who have names but I can't remember them)
Roland; Mannix's older brother,
Hero and Rosa: Mannix's twin sisters and their husbands and their children.
Friday, February 20, 2015
Missing from this are two of my other favourite dishes:
1. Jiu Hu Char (shredded cuttlefish with vegetables) Nobody does it as nicely as mum. ( I bet all daughters say this!
2. Another dish called charr su-wee ( pronounced this way. Not sure whether it is actually as well known a dish as number 1, but my paternal grandmother used to cook this, and now mum cooks this for us)
Happy Year of the Wooden Goat!!! I shall end with a baba CNY greeting ( I received from an old family friend)
Boleh Panjang2 umur, sihat2 dan happy selalu,peng ann in family & murah rezeki:)
Wednesday, February 18, 2015
|Very nice type of Jam!|
I've taken a day off work and will be traveling back tomorrow morning. All things being well, I hope to wake up,brush teeth, shower, have coffee and lug all my things to the car boot and be in the car by 0530.Do keep your fingers crossed that I shan't be caught in a jam.( On the side, crabtree and evelyn has very nice tasty jam....buy one and try)
Tomorrow everyone celebrating CNY will be on the road to end the day with the reunion dinner. Which is very important and a nice thing I think. The essentials are fish ( for brains...kidding it's actually for abundant year), lettuce ( for vigorous something...life I think) and shallots for wisdom and onions or is it celery I forget now. I'm pretty sure we're not having fish. I checked with my last weekend and unless I miss something, there will be no fish this year.
Sunday, February 15, 2015
|Look, they're almost sold out!|
In celebration of Longchamp's 20th anniversary, they got Sarah Morrison to redesign the La Pliage collection. The La pliage is a staple bag for most women, certainly true for me. It was first introduced to women in 1993.
Morrison the artist has created three different lines for Longchamp. Of the three, i have one from the Le Pliage Sarah Morris Palette collection.
This collection comes in eight shades ( the handles may be either white or black); robin's egg blue, banana, pink, light grey, kelly green , red blue and classic black.
This version features eight bespoke shades in either white or black handles.
Here is the Kelly Green and no I didn't get this one. The size and handle was a little odd for my liking.
It's been a while since we attended any bengkels. This is my first for 2015. It's on history-taking for the year one medical students. And my first class with them will be the week after Chinese new year. I've actually done the topsy-turvy thing and taken a group for the clinical skills session without attending this bengkel lady year. So this year, I'm doing it the right way around. Bengal first....and then teaching session.
The preclinical building is up and functioning. This means we don't have to travel to the KL campus for these sessions. Saving a lot of time. And making it possible to still head back to the wards to do rounds ( if needed) once these sessions are over.
I'll put up a picture of the new building later. It's on the other phone which isn't linked directly to Flickr.( I need to sort this out too)
Saturday, February 14, 2015
|Forms to fil|
|Posters welcoming Pope Francis|
|Our room for the night in Manila|
We then got a taste of the good life in Manila. We arrived at Edsa Shangrila to find ourselves greeted by very pretty ladies at the door, we were ushered to the lobby seated and served some delicious drink. Here is our room, nice and spacious with very comfy pillows to dig your head in should you wish. More pictures in another post. Time for break for today