23 January 2009
22 January 2009
Peanut Cookies (for Marsya), oranges (for me) and Ang Pow (again....for Marsya)
21 January 2009
19 January 2009
16 January 2009
07 January 2009
For a start, I have myself a new maid this year. Her name is Miskiah ( we called her Mis). She's from Jawa Tengah, 25 of age, was married before & have 1 kid. She worked with a Chinese family before. Then she fled off as she cant bear eating pork anymore........gross!!! We are so fortunate to get her as our maid. She's so hardworking. Mar (my previous maid) is nothing close to her. I dont have to tell her what to do. She'll always look for things to be washed, wiped, polished etc. My house now shines like a silver pottery !
The only thing Mis didnt know is to cook - which is acceptable to me. So, now not only I've to prepare Marsya's breakfast, I also have to cook for her lunch as well - before I go to work. Something I used to do before I have a maid. I dont really mind doing it since cooking has always been pleasure.
For those who have to do the same thing, I have some tips to share - so that you'll save time. It's always good to set up your menu for the week - write down the dishes that you plan to cook for that whole week. With that list in your hand, you can plan your time much, much more easier. You knew what to buy at the market, hence saving your precious time. On top of that you can have a peace of mind knowing that you already have all the ingredients you require for your cooking.
The night before, all you need to do is to look at your menu & prepare the ingredients upfront - the slicing, pounding, cutting etc. So, the next morning you can straight away start with the cooking. To make it more easier, you can blend the onions & dry chillies over the weekend & keep them in the fridge. Just scoop it out when you need it. Simple!
Cooking is easy - it's the preparation that gives quite a hassle. With proper planning & management, your kitchen wouldnt be a war field. You'll definately cook with joy & pleasure. Give it a try & you'll agree with every word I've said.
01 January 2009
I dont remember having a resolution for 2008. All I remember is that, last year I celebrated the new year with Pakcik & frens - jamming @ Nita's house till 5 am. It was so much fun.
Anyway, since it's a new year I admit that should have my own new resolution this time. I’m not gonna let this prosperous year gone just like that. However, coming up with new year resolution is tough. Here’s among my resolution that I could think of at the moment (which I'd likely break in a few weeks especially the 2nd one ) :
- First & foremost is to acquire my B2 licence (for riding bikes). Been riding for 3 years without licence. I'm very lucky not to bumped into road blocks or serious accidents so far.
- This is the hardest one - to do less shopping & save more money. This is not hard.....it's damn hard. I'm very sceptical about this one - I wonder how I'm gonna do this. Anyway, I'm still making this as one of my 2009 resolution .
- To keep in touch more with family & frens. Would try not to miss any birthdays & to do that, I would sign up for the Birthday Reminder services in the net.
- To write more item and increase interaction on my Travel Blog.I have not been focusing on this blog so much this year as I was too busy doing many things. There are a few more travelling tips/stories I havent got the time to post like my Naples trip to name one.
I'll stick to these 4 first at the moment. If I could fulfill half of it by the end of the year, I would be very much satisfied already but could I? There's a big question mark there. Anyway, since it's the beginning of the year, I have to be optimistic. You can do it !!!!
Hopefully this year will be a great year and wishing everyone a prosperous and a joyful year ahead.
Happy New Year!!!