I’m a slave

I should probably be sleeping now but I thought I’ll just pen down a few paragraphs as I’ve been neglecting this blog for quite some time.

Other than “tired” and “dead”(where you piece both together to become dead-tired), I dont know what else to say. Having your own house and living in it with your dearest is such a sweet thing…until it comes to the maintenance part. Those who had seen my house will probably know I’m a slave…..A–S-L-A-V-E, to my “white” house. “White” house is because we have many white colour furnitures. Gorgeous as they come, they’re a chore to maintain. We had moved in around 1 month and the need to clean the sofa and kitchen cabinets had already risen.

Let me see.

My sofa is white.
My tv console is white.
So is my coffee table.
Writing desk.
Dressing table.
Office cabinets.
Wardrobe laminates.
Kitchen cabinets.
Kitchen counter top
Shoe cabinet.
Dining bar stools.

Good lord! Silly me. I should have state which furnitures are NOT in white instead. BAH!

Thanks to my dear hubby loh who is such a fan of white colour. I do admit they are beautiful(and pure. Haha) but everytime we decide a piece(of white furniture), I’ll go…”die le..this time die le…”

Anyway, what’s done is done la, what’s bought were bought la. I still love my home, just have to spend effort to maintain it so that it look as much as 100% when we 1st bought it. Many had asked me to post pictures of them in blog/facebook. But my camera really cant make it, i.e; they cant capture the real *ahem* pureness and elegance(wahahaha!) of my home. So if you’re really interested then just drop by. My lovely pink stripey mahjiong tiles await you. =)

Caught many movies during the new year. Ranked from the best to the worst, they’re…

1) Percy Jackson and the lightning thief
2) Hot Summer days
3) Valentines day
4) 72 tenants of Prosperity
5) Little big soldier
6) All’s well ends well too 2010

Though I wished Zac Efron starred as Percy instead. Haha.

I didnt really gambled much during the new year though I feel my luck is not bad. Played blackjack and mostly mahjiong because I dont have the interest to play blackjack for continuously 1 hour and more. I will get bored despite I did blackjack few times. On the whole, I think I won abit only lah for the new year..perhaps less than $100. Though the angbaos I gave out probably triple that la. Hahaha. Nevermind~ Heng heng huat huat la!

Finally booked our honeymoon. Initially dearie thought can plan to watch his team(spurs) play in London live but it’s almost impossible to arrange the tour… Despite I called many agencies and searched all that, it’s still not possible to arrange especially when extension cant be confirmed till the last day. We cant possibly buy the match tickets prior to that. Unless we go free-and-easy but that wont do because we had never been to Europe. Dearie is pretty disappointed but he understand…Sigh..bo bian.

Our trip will be in early Apr for 12 days to Switz, Paris and London. Actually we hoped it can be around 14 days instead, visiting maybe 4 countries but packages of 14-15days were mostly covering 6 countries and above. We both find it too packed and rushed. The last we want is a honeymoon which is too tiring with 50% transportation so we settled for this easy-paced package with ASA tour. Actually, no matter it’s 12 or 14 days, I bet we will be dreading the flight back to Sg on the last day one. Confirmed one la.

Hopefully we can get to visit Gen in London and she can bring us around. =) I’m glad I’m still able to attend Summer’s wedding in end APR. =)

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Lalala~

Facebook application.

Dear Fion Lim, below are your Personality Tests result:
Who is your true self: You like privacy very much because you enjoy spending time with your own thoughts. You like to disappear when you cannot find solutions to your own problems, but you would feel better if you learned to share your thoughts with a person you trust.
Your view on yourself:
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ :You are intelligent
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ :Honest
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ :Sweet
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ :You are friendly to everybody
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ : Don’t like conflict
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ :Because you’re so cheerful
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ :Fun people are naturally attracted to you
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ :Like to talk to you
The type of girlfriend/boyfriend you are looking:
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ :You like serious
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ :Smart
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ : Determined people
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ :You don’t judge a book by its cover
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ :So good-looking people aren’t necessarily your style
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ :This makes you an attractive person in many people’s eyes
Your readiness to commit to a relationship:
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ : You prefer to get to know a person very well before deciding whether you will commit to the relationship
The seriousness of your love:
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ :Your have very sensible tactics when approaching the opposite sex
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ :In many ways people find your straightforwardness attractive
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ :So you will find yourself with plenty of dates
Your views on education:
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ :Education is very important in life
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ :You want to study hard
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ :Learn as much as you can
The right job for you:
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ :You have many goals
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ :Want to achieve as much as you can
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ :The jobs you enjoy are those that let you burn off your considerable energy
How do you view success:
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ :You are confident that you will be successful in your chosen career
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ :Nothing will stop you from trying
What are you most afraid of:
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ :You are afraid of things that you cannot control
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ :Sometimes you show your anger to cover up how you feel

Around 95% true bah.

Cattell16 factor

Saw Phy took this test on her blog, thought it’s interesting and tried it. By the way, her 99 pink roses are oh-so-beuuu-ti-fullll!! Told dearie and he calculated(based on his small bunch) that her super big bunch might costs around $600. WAH!!! Her bf sure got xim. Very BIG xim somemore. LOL.

Cattell’s 16 Factor Key
Factor low score /high score

Warmth cold, selfish /supportive, comforting
Intellect instinctive, unstable /cerebral, analytical
Emotional Stability irritable, moody /level headed, calm
Aggressiveness modest, docile /controlling, tough
Liveliness somber, restrained /wild, fun loving
Dutifulness untraditional, rebellious /conforming, traditional
Social Assertiveness shy, withdrawn /uninhibited, bold
Sensitivity coarse, tough /touchy, soft
Paranoia trusting, easy going /wary, suspicious
Abstractness practical, regular /strange, imaginative
Introversion open, friendly /private, quiet
Anxiety confident, self assured /fearful, self-doubting
Openmindedness closeminded, set-in-ways/curious, exploratory
Independence outgoing, social /loner, craves solitude
Perfectionism disorganized, messy /orderly, thorough
Tension relaxed, cool /stressed, unsatisfied

Cattell 16 Factor

Cattell’s 16 Factor Test Results

Warmth |||||||||||||||||||||||| 74%
Intellect |||||||||||||||||||||||| 74%
Emotional Stability ||||||||| 22%
Aggressiveness |||||||||||||||||||||||||||| 90%
Liveliness ||||||||||||||||||||| 62%
Dutifulness ||||||||||||||| 46%
Social Assertiveness ||||||||||||||||||||| 62%
Sensitivity ||||||||||||||| 46%
Paranoia ||||||||||||||||||||| 70%
Abstractness |||||||||||||||||| 58%
Introversion ||||||||||||||| 46%
Anxiety |||||||||||||||||| 54%
Openmindedness ||||||||||||||| 50%
Independence ||||||||||||||| 42%
Perfectionism ||||||||||||||||||||| 70%
Tension |||||||||||||||||| 54%

Take Cattell 16 Factor Test (similar to 16pf)
personality tests by similarminds.com


Initially I dont find it veryyyyy accurate because I think I’m pretty sensitive and independent. After reading the so-called “chart” then I know their “independence” and “sensitivity” doesnt mean the normal “independence” and “sensitivity”. Duhz. Alright, it all point towards me being “tough, rough, aroundddd that line”. Ok lor, then it’s zun lor. =P My job needs me to be “tough” and aggressive leh. Arbo starve to death liao. =P

And maybe I’m somewhat stressed too, though not a lot. Hmmm what else…I’m pretty rebellious too, as evident by the low “dutifulness”. Oh manz…I dont know what country their English is from. Their “independence”, “sensitivity”, “dutifulness” and god knows what else all meant different things.

Okie I’m irritable and moody as well. HAHAHA. When I answered the questions, I kept think about how dearie always make me irritated thus I all answered the extremes. Actually…I’m not that bad lah. Wahahaha. And ya lah I’m pretty paranoid, I dont trust people easily.

That’s about it, I guess. Ha~

Random Pics

Busy busy busy.

Some random pics for updates. Quick entry


From dear hubby on Valentines Day(Chu 1).
It came as a total surprise as we’re like 老夫老妻 liao. Moreover we were still so busy with buying stuff to fill up the fridge. He meant to buy me a necklace but changed his mind and asked me what I want instead for fear that I dont like what he bought(typical Sg guy. zzzz). But I cant think of anything and certainly dont want any more jewellery so I said this year no need lah. But “roll over” to next year. LOL. Thanks honey. Smuacks.

STA’s celebration Dinner.


Yu Sheng

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Buddha jump over the wall. Shiok!

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Crispy chicken skin with squid meat. This tasted so good, even better than the above.

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Was this duck? Kinda dont remember

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Steamed fish

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Drunken prawns

Forgot to take pic of the noodles and dessert because was busy eating. Haha. Longan with mango.

We ate them like a banquet but it was a special catering arrangement because they actually set up a movable kitchen at our company area for the 10 tables banquet. Very very yummy! But I think price not the normal catering price lah, and minimum is 10 tables.

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Days ago went Jurong Point and had dessert at 记得吃.

 


Beancurd. Not bad but Rocher better.

I find their dessert pretty expensive. Their tau huay was like more than 2 bucks when it’s selling around $1 or less at many places, e.g, Rocher & CCK Blk 302, nicer too!

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Glutinous rice with mango.

This is GOOD. Must try! It’s so soft, doesnt taste like glutinous rice at all. Cold cold one. Refreshing. This is around $4+ I think. Expensive but I didnt see this elsewhere. =)

 

Gift from Hui for new house!

 


I dont know what’s it called. Keep warm pot? Or tabao pot? Haha Serves dual purpose anyway. I really need it because mummy always ask us to go home to eat her cooking despite we had moved out. And sometimes if we’re too late, it’s better to tabao back. =)

Oh she got me a “cute” mop from Tangs too. It’s a type where you can turn easily with little effort to tumble dry the mop. Very useful. Thank you!!

Lastly, I got this just now at Boss’s home.


北风北! 自摸十三么!!!

My 1st time! Happy. Heez!

That’s all folks

Suddenly remembered I long time didnt post movie reviews.

Anyway just watched “Percy Jackson, the lightning thief”. It’s nice!! Go watch it! You will love it if you’re fascinated with greek legends like me. =) I prefer this than Harry Potter actually.

Happy Chinese New Year

To my dear hubby:
When we finally got together as a couple, I thought I’m so lucky to have found you and I’m the happiest girl alive.

But I realised I was wrong, when you proposed and when we walked down the aisle. Because I felt happier, and I thought, “yes, now, I’m the happiest girl alive.”

But I was wrong again. When we finally got our own love nest, enjoy our sweet 2 people world in our cozy and warm home. That’s when I realised, this is indeed paradise and I’m happier than happiest.

And no words can describe the kind of happiness which I’m feeling and that there are many more life stages which we have to go through and I hope, like we always do;

we achieve, our goals

we conquer, our differences

we surrender, our love and all

Looking forward to an even better and happier future with you, darling. Thanks for the flowers dear. =)

I wish all a happy chinese new year and blissfulness always. Huat ah. =)

My 1st (real) cooking experience!

I’m so dead beat. Shifted home on tues and spent like 20 hours to unpack! It’s all worth it though, to finally have your own home. =)

The house is still abit messy because still left like 10% haven finished clearing. Even Vickki has not shift over yet. But probably today or tomorrow. I do miss her, when I’m free and settled down. I’m simply too busy to have time to really miss her nor my family.

I have to blog about my 1st cooking experience though. To be exact, of course it’s not the first time I cook. I’ve cooked a couple of occasions but those are only maggie mee, fried eggs, fried ham and salads. This time round is the real thing manz! We went shopping and bought the ingredients. It was a pretty spontaneous decision which dearie dreads. Hahaha.

Ta-dang!!

 


My Virgin Sweet and Sour prawns

I’m soOooO proud of myself. =D

At first bite, I think my pupils expanded alot. Because, I didnt expect it to be SO NICE! Lol. I must have sound BHB. Truly, I really didnt expect it to be nice AT ALL! HAHAHA. I almost cant believe how succulent the prawns turned out with the sauce perfect. =D

“娶了我..是你的福气!” I remarked. Lol.

Dearie said it’s yummy too. It made everything worthwhile. But after awhile, I think he regretted praising me because I was hao-lian-ing for the whole night. LOL.

 


Ham with Asparagus
Beef with Enoki

All thanks to my Toyomi deep fryer. I think it works great and doesnt make my kitchen oily at all. The former tasted great but the latter is merely so-so. I think I didnt put enough seasoning. Hey…I thought we should appreciate the real and original taste of beef mah. Anyway, it’s SO easy to cook the ham with asparagus. You dont even need seasoning. Do fry longer as asparagus need longer time than enoki to turn soft. =D

Alright. If you trust whatever I’ve said earlier, LOL, and wished to try out the dishes. The so-called recipes(because I anyhow mix one. HAHA) are below:

Sweet & Sour Prawn

Ingredients:
1 packet of shelled prawns
1 red capsicum
1 yellow capsicum
Half can of canned pineapple, drained
1 tomatoe
Garlic

Method:
1) Marinate the prawns in sesame oil, salt, pepper and corn-starch
2) Quarter the capsicum, tomatoe
3) Chop some garlic, stir fry it with little oil and capsicum till soften
4) Add prawns to stir fry awhile. Erm, till lightly pink.
5) Add sweet and sour sauce, ketchup, sugar to fry awhile
6) Add water and mix
7) Add corn-starch water to make the sauce thick
8) Add tomatoe and pineapples to simmer awhile
9) Serve with Rice

Ham with Asparagus
1) Wrap aspargus in ham and secure with toothpicks
2) Deep fry (Toyomi deep fryer-140degrees, for 7-8mins)

Beef with Enoki
1) Marinate beef in black pepper, light soy sauce
2) Wrap enoki with beef (dont wrap too little because enoki will shrink)
3) Deep fry ((Toyomi deep fryer-140degrees, for 6mins)

My reward?

 

 

New Tefal 28cm pan(deeper) with Meyer lid.


Because while I was cooking the prawns, I realised the pan was abit too small and not deep enough. Dearie volunteered to buy me a deeper and bigger pan. Haha.

I think the only regret was that the rice was abit hard. My 1st time using Philips Rice cooker. Perhaps next time I will add more water despite it saying level 2 water for 2 cups of rice. Oh well. =)

Sibei happy lah! But hor…frankly speaking, I think it’s all luck. Because I aga aga one. Hopefully everytime cook can same standard. HAHAHA!

(P/S By the way, I rebonded my hair. Will wait for pics from Rain for our pubbing at Ice Cold Beer/BQ =)