Thursday, November 26

Happiness in a tin

My grandma said this was the tastiest cake we've baked so far! A fairly simple cake to bake but it's not as light as sponge cake.. Depends on personal taste I guess ^^

Butter Cake Recipe (source unknown--copied from internet but forgot the link T.T)
  • 180 gm butter, at room temperature
  • 150 gm caster sugar (I changed it to 125 gm but doesn't make much difference right)
  • 50 gm milk powder
  • 140 gm all purpose flour
  • 30 gm cornflour
  • 1 tsp baking powder (to be sifted together with the dry ingredients)
  • another 1/2 tsp baking powder (beaten with egg white)
  • 3 medium size eggs, separated
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 80 ml milk
  1. Preheat oven to 180 C. Grease loaf cake tin/8" square mould with butter (I didn't grease 'cause mine was non-stick)
  2. Sift the flour, cornflour, milk powder and 1 tsp baking powder together in a big bowl
  3. In a mixing bowl, beat the butter and sugar till creamy and fluffy, add in the egg yolks one at a time and mix to combine. Add the vanilla essence and mix thoroughly. Add the sifted dry ingredients and mix to combine thoroughly. Add the milk and mix.
  4. Whisk the egg white with the 1/2 tsp of baking powder till soft peaks form. Fold into the batter mixture and combine thoroughly.
  5. Pour the loaf cake tin and bake for 45 mins. Turn the heat down to 170 degrees and bake for a further 15 mins (do the toothpick test) Cover loosely with a foil if the top browns too much.

And just finished watching 500 days of summer on PPStream. An awesome, quirky romantic comedy! It's a boy-meets-girl show but different in so many ways! E.g. they went to watch a movie called Vagiant--Part vampire part giant HAHAHA And doesn't Summer (leading actress--by Zooey Deschanel) look and sound so much like Katy Perry?  Plus Tom (leading actor--by Joseph Gordon-Levitt) is so cute! in a geeky way ^^

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Tuesday, November 24

Remember folks, you heard it first from Charlie!

(I seem to have a thing for lists lately eh?)
  • Though I've been totally open about Adam Lambert being gay & stuff but I just couldn't take this. Honestly. And it wasn't like a peck on the cheek okay! Super scandalous! Worse that Lady Gaga's outrageous fashion sense + dance moves combined o.O Click here for the video.
  • 2012 was pretty much a larger scale remake of The Day After Tomorrow & Knowing & all similar apocalyptic movies... I just watched the movie to listen to Time for Miracles by Adam Lambert at the end 'cause it was the current hype... Just thought that it would give people the impression that the end of the world WOULD be on 21-12-2012, which I think WON'T be that day simply because everyone THINKS it's that day. Lol I sound so philosophical.

Ok since I'm already renowned for my emo-ness, just found some images from that pretty much sums up the cause of my recent pimple outbreak T.T

And really thankful for this:

Okay almost time for Gossip Girl! You know you love me. XOXO ^^

Monday, November 23

The List.

  • Find a job (DONE! but haven't got any offers yet la)- Went to Chuen Min Primary School to ask for a placement as temporary teacher... Luckily the students SH & I saw were still shorter than me! At Std 6! MUHAHAHAHA This sounds so wrong
  • Dental Checkup (DONE!)- Had to do 2 fillings (each costing RM 95! and I don't even eat sweets that often T.T)
  • Haircut (DONE!) - Now I'm back to short hair minus the fringe! No pics cause of sudden pimple outbreak I mean who gets pimples after exams T.T 
  • NaNoWriMo - very unlikely to complete. I've barely started since I'd been busy looking for tour groups for the past week o.O Not complaining to S2-ians kay.. it's just a statement...I like doing it actually ^^
  • Dedicate a song to yenwoon (DONE!) - as you could've seen in my last post I have universally displayed my lack of vocal ability
  • Book + Movie Marathon - It has been taking forever to load movies on Tudou & I'm currently on The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien.. Does NOT count as a marathon yet leh..
  • Clean up the house - Just cleaned up my bookshelf & CD rack! Threw away CDs that date back to 1995 when MS-DOS was still used o.O
  • Diet! - I've been having an unsatiable appetite lately. And no motivation to exercise. Sigh *rubs inflated belly*
Excited 'bout Taiwan trip! Anyone knows the cheapest place to shop in Taiwan?

Saturday, November 21

To: Koo Yen Woon

Here's dedication back to you! My friend of 9 years :D I sound really bad & out of breath & missing notes here and there but hope you don't mind...& it's damn long & I didn't really brush my hair & tidy up the bed & I'm NOT representing Rumah B of SMJK Kwang Hua despite wearing its T shirt.. Sorry rumah B...

So despite its shortcomings hopefully you'll enjoy it (and stop yourself from puking)


Erm some parts don't really apply 'cause you've been more of the big sis and me d lil one.. so ignore those parts ya haha

Tuesday, November 17


Exams officially over!

*does crazy tribal dance*

More updates soon! Now planning our class trip on a tight tight schedule :)

Finished reading A Gracious Plenty by Sheri Reynolds! Check out what I think here.

Saturday, November 14

SALE!! aaand an excerpt from a soap opera -_-"

OMGosh it's a freaking SALE!!! up to 90% wei *eyes widen* There are Jodi Picoults & Nora Roberts (not that I'm a big fan of them, just making a point) marked down from RM 33 to RM8!!!

Okay now I just need someone to send me there. But I can always go by LRT... Apparently you can take Putra LRT line and get down at Taman Jaya LRT Station. *looks around in hopes of getting a lift*

A waaay too long break before my final 2 papers for A2 has left me with excessive time to recount and recount my marks (lost!) in my head over & over again... And rethink how I truly value myself. And of course how people value me too.

Dad, though you tell me it's okay, I can take a course I like, but when I told you I applied for BioEng for all 5 UK unis, you gave me that usual "are-you-sure-it's-a-good-course" scoff. And yet you don't tell it to me straight to my face. And EVER SO SUBTLY hint that you want me to take pharmacy/medicine.

Why are people so concerned about ACHIEVEMENTS? And why am I so concerned about MY achievement? Sometimes I feel that I score well to make myself worthy. Worthy of being who I've always appeared to be in front of relatives, friends etc... A hardworking, studious, does well in exams person. Obviously there's nothing wrong with that but. Why can't I be MORE than that?

I want to do amazing things. Things that will enrich my life. Touch people's lives. I envy those people braving heights, climbing Mt Everest though knowing very well that people have died in the process. Going on missionary trips to places I've never even known existed. Or even just spending a day in an old folks home, listening to their (mis)adventures in their youths so they can relive the moment.

Yes, that's it. I want some memory, a fragment of an out-of-this-world experience that I can share with my grandchildren.

GOSH this IS seriously an emo post! This is the FIRST time I actually feel like crying while writing a post. Maybe it's time for me to flip thru the Bible; God has an amazing way with words, serious :)

OKAY I'm fine now! *sniff*

Wednesday, November 11

It's all about the wordplay

It's one of those anti-climactic days where I wished I could either be insanely busy or totally bored; not hovering over two extremes.. T.T.. I know I NEED to study, but so soon?

54. The Proposal - Here Comes The BribeImage by ฿lαcĸouт14* via Flickr

I'd rather not talk about my A2 papers thus far (due to mixed feelings! it's complicated) but the good news is there's only 2 more papers left! Physics 5 and Bio 5 next Mon and Tues respectively, hence the reason for this (extremely!) wordy post :)

Just watched The Proposal this afternoon on PPStream I haven't been to the cinemas for, like almost half a year... My last movie was Drag Me To Hell o.O

I don't know why but I've always felt Sandra Bullock looks a bit like Michael Jackson; but then again I've always thought dad looked like Dr Mahathir ^^

Okay anyway I'm having a random surge to say this...

Why Adam Lambert is my ultimate FAV singer
He's talented, PLUS he knows it, and embraces it. That's what I envy about people like him; knowing where one's potential lies, actively pursing that passion and being confident about doing it. Not just in the entertainment industry etc; just like being a tornado chaser or something; these people are so infatuated with storms they can spend their whole lives chasing, tracking and analysing them! To me it's like GOSH HOW CAN YOU LOVE A TORNADO (???) I think I've been watching too much National Geographic on TV1 lately... I'm starting to feel that global warming is an imminent threat to the world! you should've seen the rate of melting glacier

Oh ya as you might've noticed (obviously) I've changed to an orange-y blog background and now it looks like I'm celebrating a belated halloween, but me likey! It gives people the impression that I have some sort of artistic flair (which of course I don't).. And I might change the header sometime soon since it doesn't really fit into the background o.O

Ending the post with some wishful thinking! Things to do after A2:
  • Dental checkup and scaling actually I skipped my bi-annual checkup a few months back 'cause the receptionist was coughing when I called to check if there were anyone waiting for the dentist... I was really paranoid about H1N1 back then
  • NaNoWriMo! I tried to do it last year but failed due to problems persevering... Hopefully I'll be able to pull through this time round
  • Dedicate a song back to yenwoon :) check out what she sang here.
  • Movie + book marathon! I have a sudden craving for Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind~
  • Prepare for my trip to Taiwan from 10th-31st Dec ^^ Suat Hoon, CC & I all got chosen! But I think I'll be going for a simple flu shot just to be on the safe side :)
Okay till then!
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Wednesday, November 4

Poet wannabe, coming through!

I am
finding meaning
in words, symbols, images, equations

Sometimes I comprehend
But on occasions they fly out of my grasp
like a wisp of smoke, making its way to up above

This journey of seeking
Has brought me closer to knowledge, a better future
But took me away from the everyday joy

Of laughing
Being with friends, debating the neverending decision of lunch venues
Burping at the most inappropriate moments
Immersing in a day doing simply nothing (and not feeling guilty about it!)

Though my social life has shrunk into
something called muka buku
There is still hope
And it's two weeks from now

Breathe. Exhale.


Monday, November 2

Stealing some minutes off Chemistry...

Ain't it cute, mates? Check out more cutesy/emo/inspirational pics here ^^

Ok! Back to chem.