Monday, August 01, 2011

If I can cook (ish), so can you

Hi me. In case you ever have to move apart from mummy, here's a reminder how to cook your favourites. Try not to cheat and use magic please.

Tomato based minced meat spaghetti.
Pasta of choice
Tomatoes, boiled until cooked, then peel skin off, de-core, smush.
Minced meat
Herbs you like
Couple cloves of garlic, chopped finely
Smallish onion, chopped finely
Cheese
Sugar
Salt

  1. Wash and boil tomatoes in water for about 5-10 minutes.
  2. Transfer tomatoes into bowl to remove skin and stalk, then smush nicely. Keep the water in the pot.
  3. Use water in pot to cook pasta.
  4. When cooked, drain pasta and rinse cold to prevent sticking. Don't cheat with oil.
  5. Finely dice garlic and onion, since you hate biting into them. Fry until fragrant(ish).
  6. Mix meat, herbs, pinch of salt and sugar then add to frying garlic/onion mix to cook.
  7. Slowly add water from cooked tomatoes into the pot to help boil the meat until it's cooked.
  8. Keep doing that until you get lazy, then dump the whole pot of tomatoes in.
  9. Add more herbs, salt and touch of sugar to taste. Remember to taste test!
  10. Boil it for a short while to reduce the water, or until you get really hungry.
  11. Serve with cheese on top. If using sliced process cheese remember to have everything underneath really hot first to melt it.


Thursday, January 06, 2011

5% extra credit?

For the very first time in past three years, I actually feel there's a good reason to see a counselor, beyond wasting time to get 5% worth of extra credit marks.

Self-diagnosing, I think I am slowly manifesting signs of depression.

Self-healing, I tried to pinpoint something, anything to first overcome to shake the blues off. But I couldn't find anything that I can actually deal with.

Tried cheering myself up with good news, but knowing I most probably won't have to wait long to get a job after graduation didn't perk me back up that much.


Currently I'm still bottling everything up (minus the rare occasions I got to boil over, barely) and burying it under the pretext of studies, duties and a pasted smile.

Boy does it get tiring.

Sunday, December 05, 2010

UD3 Giveaway!


Zomg zomg.. you know the Urban Decay Book of Shadows III palette I will never afford ($50+ x3.3 = RM165, and that excludes international shipping)? Well, Kat is giving me (and you, but please don't join or join then gimme gimme if you win hurhurhur) a chance to win it!

Check out the beauty, and details on how to participate by clicking on the pic.

Monday, November 22, 2010

You're not the only one

Yes, you're devastated. You'll never get to do a lot of things that you love any longer.

But did the thought ever cross your mind, that I probably won't do a lot of things anymore, things you got me to love as well?

Because without you, it's just not the same.

You were my motivator, my muse, my goal, my support.

You feel all that pain, mentally and physically.

I feel all that pain, emotionally.

You hold everything in, not wanting to weep.

I weep almost every night.

For all the pain you have to go through, for your opportunities, taken away from you, for the fear I might loose you.

When I got the call I was calm. When I saw you I was calm. When I left you I was calm.

But once the operation was over, you were finally out of pain for that short while, your pulse was stable once more, I was not calm.

The dam broke.

If only you knew that underneath the solid stone wall is a creaky twig foundation.

Friday, August 06, 2010

"Happy" Days


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Then laugh.


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Thursday, July 22, 2010

Twitter

Twitter took over the role of Blogger for me. All my random thoughts can be put into 140 characters (or so), and usually by the time I fire up Blogger it'll be gone, hence my preference for Twitter now.

Meh. What happened to my grandmother-story-telling skillz? Gone I tell you gone (Yes I'm lying)

*****


Falling into that cycle again. The cycle of unproductiveness. All I want to do is sit around at home (preferably alone) watching TV or surfing the net. Work? Lazy la. Thesis? Lazy la. ERB? Lazy la. Housework? Lazy la.

I don't even want to see anyone so I don't have to have conversations with them. Lazy la. I think if you put me in a studio room with a good PC and internet connection, with someone who would drop my meals (random food will do) and a well stocked fridge, I would be in heaven... for the first week at least.

*****

Have an inkling of what I want my career to have. Now to find that line which would have all those things in it.

*****

Starting to get an itch to climb often again. :) First to get back into shape (erm. well. at least back to where I was before), then to tackle climbing and running, with wall climbing thrown in every now and then just for the fun of it. Note to self: Find cheap school shoes to zhush up for running. Am thinking of sunny day /rainy day motif.

*****


What can I do with a whole lot of fabric paint? Ideas anyone?

Friday, June 04, 2010

The rock which shed tears

No che, I'm not ok.

PMS made it worse, but PMS isn't the cause of it.

But how do I explain to you something I don't understand myself?