Dyson Air Multiplier

Wonder have you seen the latest fan design from Dyson?

It’s so damn cool!

No blades. No buffeting.

The Dyson Air Multiplier™ fan works very differently to conventional fans. It uses Air Multiplier™ technology to draw in air and amplify it 15 times. With no blades or grille, it’s safe, easy to clean and doesn’t cause unpleasant buffeting.

Air Multiplier™ technology

Using an airfoil-shaped ramp (like a cross-section through an airplane wing), airflow is amplified 15 times. This creates a smooth, powerful airflow, with no need for fast-spinning blades.

How it works

Air is accelerated through an annular aperture and over a 16° airfoil-shaped ramp, generating an uninterrupted stream of smooth air.

Other advantages

No blades means the Dyson Air Multiplier™ fan is safe and easy to clean. It also has touch-tilt, 90° oscillation and dimmer-switch power control.

I saw it at IMM Best Denki and it came in 2 sizes. The smaller size(around diameter 25cm?) is around $399 while the bigger size(around diameter 30cm?) is around $499. If I remembered correctly.

If you need a fan but is also very particular about aesthetic beauty in your modern home, this might be your choice. The beauty of it lies with the modern, safe and easy-to-clean design. It’s cheaper than an aircon and also consumes less electricity. It’s great for people who loves natural breezes rather than chilly cool air from aircons, especially for people with sensitive noses.

However, it’s difficult to determine how strong is the power as there are aircon in shopping centers, hence making the air it produces pretty chilly and comfortable.

More info at their Canada Website(no Sg website available yet)

Movies review – Spoilers Alert

Movie title: The Jade and the pearl (翡翠明珠)
Ratings: 4.3/5
Comments: First impression of the movie would be, wah, they really got a lot of budget as every niffy little thing were exquisitely designed and made. From the costumes, to head gear, to the deco of the palace, carriage. Not to mention with stars like Raymond and Charlene, this show is a total candy to the eyes. Story is pretty cheesy but heck, it’s a comedy anyway. And it’s pretty funny lah. Charlene has improved on her acting! Worth a watch.

Movie title: Step Up 3
Ratings:4/5
Comments: For someone who’s totally nuts with Hip hop dancing, I’m of course, totally awed by all the groove in the show. The storyline is okie, just that I dont understand how Sharni can suddenly chup 1 leg in and dance with the team when she did not take part in the rehearsal at all, as if it’s allowed in competitions. This movie has more hunks than beauties. Either there are very few beauties who know R&B, else the producer is trying very hard to restrict all eyes on her precious Sharni. As much as I love hunks, I love beauties too.

Movie title: Stool pigeon (线人)
Ratings: 4.5/5
Comments: Minus 0.5 because my 张家辉 had a sad ending, didnt die though. Poor Nic died. Lol. This show is awesome. I’m constantly impressed by more and more unique storylines by the HK movies producers, i.e, 意外, 窃听风云. This shoe is about the struggle of, and relationship between, informants(线人) and their police officers. Superb acting by ALL the cast(other than Nic’s sis), you’ll see many senior actors inside. The plot is very very engaging and scenes were choreographed in a way that makes you fidget in your seat. Very very thrilling. Yes, Must Watch!

Movie title: City Under Siege (全城戒备)
Ratings: 3/5
Comments: 3points because I’m not a fan of Aaron. Because he’s a clown in the show. And because he cant act well as a clown! Duhz. Anyway, his character lacked depth lah. I’m quite disappointed with Shu Qi‘s performances too. Wonder what’s wrong with the 2 of them? 倪星 was great, long time no see him. His acting improved alot, granted that he’s an action star. The story got an interesting start but poor development. For an Asian movie, the digital effects were very commendable and outstanding. The 美术执导(arts) did a fantastic job. And no wonder, it’s by 张叔平William Chang. Definitely an award-winning piece. So are the actions choreography. It’s a waste…big waste.

*Edited* 爱没有合不合适,只有珍惜不珍惜?

Just realised wrong draft was being published.

刚搬进这个房子的那天,她整理完全部的东西,最后拿出一个非常精致的玻璃瓶,对他说道:“亲爱的,3个月内,你让我每哭一次,我就往里面加一滴水,代表我的眼泪。要是它满了,我就收拾我的东西离开这房子。”

  男人不以为然,有点纳闷:“你们女人也太神经质了吧!就这么不信任我么,那还有什么可谈?我让你搬过来和我一起生活,是为了照顾你,不是欺负你的!”

  女人说:“好男人不会让心爱的女人受一点点伤,我会记录下我为什么流泪,不会是莫名其妙的。”

  “那好吧,抱抱~!”

  两个月后,女人把那瓶子给男人看,说:“已经满一半了,在两个月内,我们是否有必要查看一下是什么问题呢?”说完递了一本精致的小笔记本给男人。

  男人没有马上打开来看,他的表情里有一丝惊讶,还有点哭笑不得的意味,似乎没有想到女人的眼泪可以这么多,盛得这么快,又觉得女人是小题大作了,但是很可爱。

  他打开本子开始看,惊讶女人怎么写了那么多。男人一边看着,女人一边说话:“第一次吵架,是在第3天,而且还是一大早,你刚醒来有点懵懂,挤的牙膏不知道怎么的飞到镜子上了,那是我刚擦干净的,我说你连挤牙膏都不会啊,你就来脾气了,然后吵起来……”

  男人沉默着。女人继续说:“有天晚上我让你帮洗下那几件衣服,因为水太凉,你只顾着玩游戏迟迟不肯动,后来吵起来,我很失望你忘记了我的生理期不能碰冷水,委屈……”

  “还有一次,我很累了,你还不肯去洗澡睡觉,明明知道我特敏感,有点神经衰弱,哪怕一点点敲键盘的声音都能让我难以入睡,我一情急就说了你这个人自私的话,我们吵起来,你说了一大堆辩论自己不自私自私的人是我之后甩门出去上网通宵,我打你电话你没拿我又不敢自己一个人去找你……”

  女人这时候有点激动了,眼球开始泛红,说:“还有一次……”男人打断了她的话,“亲爱的,别说了……”

  沉默…长久的沉默……

  还是女人打破了沉默:“是不是我们真的不合适?如果是这样,结婚了还是会离婚吧?我们的个性都那么强,谁都不肯退让。”

  气氛有点尴尬。

  本子里记录的事情都是那么细小的事情,每次吵架的原因都是那么的简单,男人看着这本子,似乎在体会着女人的心情,大男子是不会去计较这些小事,原本觉得每次和好之后都没事,女人就爱拿这些来说事,但是当他认真去看的时候,他也开始难过了,女人很细心,把事件、心情都写了,还自己总结了一下原因。原来最微小的事情累积起来是很让人痛苦的,他看得出,女人从失望慢慢变成绝望。

  他想,大概是因为每次吵架,两人都是喜欢在吵架中找出对方不爱自己的证据。他突然意识到,这是个很严重的问题!而且每次吵架,双方都是在心情不稳定的时候,就是还有别的烦心事的时候,把不好的情绪带进了两个人的生活里。

  “亲爱的别难过……”男人终于说话了:“我请个假,我们去旅游吧。”

  他们去了第一次一起旅游的地方,太多美好的回忆被唤起,原来彼此是那么深深地爱着对方,这时的女人特别温柔,这时的男人特别体贴。

  “亲爱的,你还认为我们结婚的话,会离婚么?”男人问。

  “我想不是我们不合适,像现在,我们是那么快乐,一切都那么美好,可是一回到我们的现实生活里,为什么就变了呢?”

  “亲爱的,难道我们现在不在现实里吗?”

  “……”女人楞了。

  “因为那时候我们都把注意力集中在负面的事物上并且放大了那些负面的心情。并且喜欢找对方不爱自己的证据,然后彼此个性都很倔不肯服输太要面子。”

  女人觉得确实是如此,原来,双方只是需要一点点忍让,一点点包容。男人带她回顾这初次旅游的地点,是真的用心了,想起那时候他们在一起还不久,为了让对方觉得自己好,都表现出自己最好的一面。

  “还有半个月,如果那瓶子还是半瓶,那么,亲爱的,嫁给我吧!”

  女人钻进男人怀里笑开了颜

  后来他们结婚了。很少再吵架。如果粗心的男人不小心碰掉了杯子,女人不会再开口就骂,因为在女人开口之前,男人已经在道歉,说对不起,都是我不小心的,赔两个给老婆!老婆尽管去选你喜欢的!女人就笑了,然后说,不用买啦,反正还有杯子,再说也不都是你的错,怪我自己没把杯子放好,让你碰到啦!

  原来真的没有合适不合适,只有珍惜不珍惜,能一起走一起进步是幸福的!

Observations made and opinions formed while reading:

刚搬进这个房子的那天,她整理完全部的东西,最后拿出一个非常精致的玻璃瓶,对他说道:“亲爱的,3个月内,你让我每哭一次,我就往里面加一滴水,代表我的眼泪。要是它满了,我就收拾我的东西离开这房子。”

(Just imagine your boyfriend said that to you, how will you feel? Terribly disappointed isnt it? As it seems, there is no trust and confidence in the relationship at all. And if everything must be measured like this, should the other party also measure in the same way, using a glass bottle? And once 3 months is up, whose bottle contains more water has the right to dump the other party? Fair and square? Sometimes, it doesnt mean you have more tears means you’re more hurt. And it doesnt mean if you shed more tears means your partner meant to hurt you. It merely meant you 2 have different priorities and have yet to reach a compromise.)

  男人不以为然,有点纳闷:“你们女人也太神经质了吧!就这么不信任我么,那还有什么可谈?我让你搬过来和我一起生活,是为了照顾你,不是欺负你的!”

  女人说:“好男人不会让心爱的女人受一点点伤,我会记录下我为什么流泪,不会是莫名其妙的。”

(记录下来?? Do recording?? Is it a little too extreme?? If any dispute happen, it’s better to discuss it there and then rather than bottling up or recording down. I do not agree with recording of unhappy events for the purpose of quarreling with more punch and reason in the future. Who will like being 翻 旧 帐?

For e.g, “On XX-XX-XX day, you did QQQ and YYY, thus made me very (*&^%$*”. I dont know about you, but that will make me feel damn irritated. If you have anything unhappy with, say it there and then. After 2 months, show me a notebook with recordings of what happened, who will remember? You can? Well, I cant.

And also, while recording, wont you be making yourself feel worse? Seeing the booklet getting more and more occupied with writings, doesnt that make you even more pessimistic and 绝望? Once recorded, one can never forget the mistakes the partner made, or rather, makes it even harder to forget. And life cant move on. Sweet memories are worth recording because they’re worth reminiscing over a million times. Not bitter memories.)

  “那好吧,抱抱~!”

  两个月后,女人把那瓶子给男人看,说:“已经满一半了,在两个月内,我们是否有必要查看一下是什么问题呢?”说完递了一本精致的小笔记本给男人。

  男人没有马上打开来看,他的表情里有一丝惊讶,还有点哭笑不得的意味,似乎没有想到女人的眼泪可以这么多,盛得这么快,又觉得女人是小题大作了,但是很可爱。

  他打开本子开始看,惊讶女人怎么写了那么多。男人一边看着,女人一边说话:“第一次吵架,是在第3天,而且还是一大早,你刚醒来有点懵懂,挤的牙膏不知道怎么的飞到镜子上了,那是我刚擦干净的,我说你连挤牙膏都不会啊,你就来脾气了,然后吵起来……”

(Toothpaste staining a clean mirror by mistake? It’s just a trivial matter. Guys are naturally more clumsy than females. And most people will be blur blur in the morning. How much toothpaste can there be? Wipe it off will do.

If I’m going to KP my hubby for every single mess he made in the house despite how clean I maintained it, and then recording one by one down in a notebook, GOD…….then I wont have time for anything else! There’s absolutely no warrant for the comment, “你连挤牙膏都不会啊”. Knowing your partner in a grouchy mood, the least you can do is to goad him into an argument over something sooOOo trivial. )

  男人沉默着。女人继续说:“有天晚上我让你帮洗下那几件衣服,因为水太凉,你只顾着玩游戏迟迟不肯动,后来吵起来,我很失望你忘记了我的生理期不能碰冷水,委屈……”

(Yes. The guy is at fault but if ladies are going to drop tears over minor, sensitive things which guys cant remember, they’re going to cry themselves blind.

Guys are simple. Just instruct them or remind them to do if they really forgot. Dont make them guess as they’re very straight-forward. Find out if they’re really engaged with the game, hence delaying the chore, OR that they really dont like to do the chore. If it’s the former, ask them to do after they’re done with what they’re busy with. Nobody likes having their games/work interrupted, so do I. If it’s the latter, work out a solution. Either you do it, or engage part-time maid or whatever. Compromise, with reason and logic. When he understands it’s his duty, he will do it. It’s a skill, to learn what to say at the right time)

  “还有一次,我很累了,你还不肯去洗澡睡觉,明明知道我特敏感,有点神经衰弱,哪怕一点点敲键盘的声音都能让我难以入睡,我一情急就说了你这个人自私的话,我们吵起来,你说了一大堆辩论自己不自私自私的人是我之后甩门出去上网通宵,我打你电话你没拿我又不敢自己一个人去找你……”

(That’s the culprit, “明明知道我 bla bla bla bla”. No! They 不知道. Just get that into your head. Sometimes they know but most of the time, they forgot, especially when they focused on other things which they feel are more important. They need reminders again and again. You can repeat it with more force but shouldnt use the “你这个人很自私!” because it’s very offensive. Nobody likes that.)

  女人这时候有点激动了,眼球开始泛红,说:“还有一次……”男人打断了她的话,“亲爱的,别说了……”

  沉默…长久的沉默……

  还是女人打破了沉默:“是不是我们真的不合适?如果是这样,结婚了还是会离婚吧?我们的个性都那么强,谁都不肯退让。”

  气氛有点尴尬。

  本子里记录的事情都是那么细小的事情,每次吵架的原因都是那么的简单,男人看着这本子,似乎在体会着女人的心情,大男子是不会去计较这些小事,原本觉得每次和好之后都没事,女人就爱拿这些来说事,但是当他认真去看的时候,他也开始难过了,女人很细心,把事件、心情都写了,还自己总结了一下原因。原来最微小的事情累积起来是很让人痛苦的,他看得出,女人从失望慢慢变成绝望。

  他想,大概是因为每次吵架,两人都是喜欢在吵架中找出对方不爱自己的证据。他突然意识到,这是个很严重的问题!而且每次吵架,双方都是在心情不稳定的时候,就是还有别的烦心事的时候,把不好的情绪带进了两个人的生活里。

(This is the root of all quarrels. You tend to give the wrong response, say the wrong things in a wrong tone when you’re not feeling your best. You might be in a lousy mood, or sick or having PMS. Not only girls have PMS, guys have too, just that it’s less frequent. And whenever these happens, girls took it more seriously than necessary. They read too much into the minor issues and magnify the problems with pessimistic thoughts and insecurities which screams, “He dont love me already…that’s why he forgets this…forgets that..”)

  “亲爱的别难过……” 男人终于说话了:“我请个假,我们去旅游吧。”

  他们去了第一次一起旅游的地方,太多美好的回忆被唤起,原来彼此是那么深深地爱着对方,这时的女人特别温柔,这时的男人特别体贴。

  “亲爱的,你还认为我们结婚的话,会离婚么?”男人问。

  “我想不是我们不合适,像现在,我们是那么快乐,一切都那么美好,可是一回到我们的现实生活里,为什么就变了呢?”

  “亲爱的,难道我们现在不在现实里吗?”

  “……”女人楞了。

  “因为那时候我们都把注意力集中在负面的事物上并且放大了那些负面的心情。并且喜欢找对方不爱自己的证据,然后彼此个性都很倔不肯服输太要面子。”

  女人觉得确实是如此,原来,双方只是需要一点点忍让,一点点包容。男人带她回顾这初次旅游的地点,是真的用心了,想起那时候他们在一起还不久,为了让对方觉得自己好,都表现出自己最好的一面。

  “还有半个月,如果那瓶子还是半瓶,那么,亲爱的,嫁给我吧!”

  女人钻进男人怀里笑开了颜

  后来他们结婚了。很少再吵架。如果粗心的男人不小心碰掉了杯子,女人不会再开口就骂,因为在女人开口之前,男人已经在道歉,说对不起,都是我不小心的,赔两个给老婆!老婆尽管去选你喜欢的!女人就笑了,然后说,不用买啦,反正还有杯子,再说也不都是你的错,怪我自己没把杯子放好,让你碰到啦!

  原来真的没有合适不合适,只有珍惜不珍惜,能一起走一起进步是幸福的!

Nobody is perfect. And the lady in the story is obviously very emotional who cries easily, pessimistic in relationships, thinks too much and most importantly, she dont understand guys and always want them to give in to her in many ways. To her, not giving in to her and understanding her needs means hurting her(just because she cries so easily), thus it’s interpreted as he’s not a 好男人 who loves her very much. That’s not true.

While so many people on FB has been lamenting how touching and meaningful the story is, the super unromantic me remarked, “If I’m the guy, I will certainly dump her. 也太容易哭了吧? 小题大作.” =P”

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Females always wished to be understood but actually, guys also wished for the same thing too. In comparison, guys are 10times easier to understand than girls but most girls cant understand their partners because they’re clouded with too much love and insecurities. Sometimes, when you love someone too much, you tend to develop insecurities, distrust. All these in turn messed up your logic, and your ability to think straight. And you’ll jumped happily into conclusion and made your own ultimatum.

As much as I believe LOVE can do wonders, I still feel finding a suitable partner is much much easier than using LOVE to conquer yourself AND your partner. Because in life, it tends to have more obstacles than charmingly perfect moments. Each and every hurdle needs much effort and patience to conquer. Yes, love can give you power. But in comparison, a couple who’s more suited to each other have lesser hurdles to conquer in life, like maybe, 10. It’s easier for them to stay together and reach the finishing line for both the semi-finals(till marriage) and finals(till death) because it’s not that tiring for them.

On the other hand, for another couple who’s not as well-suited, they will have many hurdles to conquer, like maybe 40 or 50. And it’s difficult to have the “stamina” to last till the very end unless LOVE is very very strong. Half-way, either 1 party might give up the race because it’s just SO HARD if you have to change yourself to accommodate someone for the rest of your life. Each time you give way, accommodate, to conquer one hurdle, after 3 months, you’ll forgot and make the same mistake again, hence comes the 2nd hurdle again. NOT that I meant it’s impossible to reach the finishing line, I merely meant it takes more effort and time as there are more hurdles.

Perhaps some people will enjoy such “happening” and “adventurous” life, jumping over more and more hurdles as they feel a sense of achievement, that their love has come so far, matured so much etc. Maybe I’m just lazy, I’ll prefer a partner with less differences, more clicks so that we have fewer tiring and vexing hurdles but long, romantic strolls ahead together.

Life is short. Rather than spending time and effort in ironing out all the differences, reaching compromises, accommodating each other, giving in, changing yourself to suit the other party….I rather spend all that time enjoying blissful, enchanting and memorable moments with my loved one. =)

Singapore property market

Singapore toughens rules on buying second homes

So, do you still think the Govt has no impact on property market?

Extracted info from Yahoo

Some of the significant changes?
To summarise, the latest round of anti-speculation measures for private properties are as follows:

* Increase the holding period for imposition of Seller’s Stamp Duty (SSD) from the current one year to three years.
* Increase the minimum cash payment from 5 percent to 10 percent of the valuation limit and decrease the Loan-to-Value (LTV) limit for housing loans granted by financial institutions regulated by the MAS to these buyers from the current 80 percent to 70 percent for property buyers who already have one or more oustanding house loans at the time of the new housing purchase.

The changes for HDB flats are as follows:

* Increase the Minimum Occupation Period (MOP) for non-subsidised flats to 5 years.
* Disallow concurrent ownership of both HDB flats and private residential properties within the MOP.

Complete list of changes can be found at www.mnd.gov.sg and www.hdb.gov.sg.

Long long time ago, I was playing mahjiong at a friend’s house. Her cozy and lovely home is at Micasa. Situated in woodlands, built like a water paradise, it is indeed a unique architecture in comparison with other boring condo designs. It doesnt even feel like a residence. It looks like a resort with it’s Greek-like design.

It was an EC and my friend even has the $30K grant. As for the price, I’ll just say it’s very worth it for the sq metres. For the living room and master room was pretty big in comparison with other normal condo rooms. If you’re okie with the location, entitled to the grant, loves big rooms then it will be a lovely home for you.

Naturally, the topic drifted to the property segment especially with the other friend being a prided property agent. And she was really enthu with the topic. I wasnt really interested in the topic, not that I have a lot to share anyway….I mean..I’m relaxing with mahjiong on a weekend mah. So to prevent myself from looking like an anti-social, money-sucker mahjiong player who only stares at her tiles, I merely tossed a comment, “No matter how well or how bad the property market is, just 1 statement from the government can turn the tables.”

Their “surprised” look surprised me. I thought, this was pretty obvious?

Anyway, I’m not surprised the property agent friend did not agree with me. Well, she often, more or less, disagrees with people for the sake of disagreeing. Hahaha, okie, might be a misconception. But still, I was pretty surprised when the objective host disagrees with it too.

They said, “There’s only so much they can control. ”

Hmmm…………..I didnt say more. I dont like to debate, especially on weekend over a mahjiong session.

I shant say much here too. Dont wish to be Xth dumb-ass who got jailed for saying inappropriate things on blog. Call me coward. =)

Blearh~

Singaporean arrested for anti-gov’t remarks on Facebook

How many more dumb-asses need to be arrested until some Singaporeans understand you cant really say what you like publicly? And using your own FACEBOOK account?

What can be dumber?

Duhz~

To quote:

“Police should get a grip and let loose. We are a democracy.” — AFP.

Hahahaha. Still got who thinks Singapore is a democratic country ah? *smiles*

Unique Christian Names

Dearie got a friend who decided to adopt a christian name for himself. His Chinese name is call 河水 and his surname is Sim.

I jokingly suggested, “Call Water Sim loh, or River Sim. Riverwater Sim also can. =) ”

After awhile, dearie showed me his SMS which said, “What do you think if I name myself Water Sim?”

I nearly fell off my chair.

“He’s serious??!! Oh well. Then perhaps can use Walter. Sounds almost the same but spelling looks slightly nicer than “Water

Dearie then replied suggesting “Walter” is not bad too to him.

Soon, he replied along the lines of “But Water seems more original. How about Riverwater, Rivancce, RV?”

*Stunned*

Christian names are really getting more and more..ah…unique lately.

Whenever dearie and me are bo-liao, sometimes we tried to think of both English and Chinese names for our unborn kids(if any, in future).

As it’s popular piecing the parents’ names together to form the kid’s names, we tried too.

ADRIAN + FION = ???

AION?

FIDRIAN?

Hahahaha.

Alright, jokes aside, I did thought of a few nice names before but cant really recall now. It’s not as if we’re serious in having kids right now anyway. But hopefully, our kid’s names can be unique but not too exotic or act class. Lol.

Other than appearance, names could be the other first thing which determines the first impression. Because when you just got to know someone, naturally the first question will be “what is your name?”. Although everyone knows names are usually given by parents, you will still form an impression in your heart uncontrollably.

Too common names?
It doesnt give any lasting impression nor lends any character to your image.

Too kinky/act-cute names?
To me, it’s fine so long so your personality matches(youthful, vibrant) and if you’re under 25 years old.

I cant imagine myself being called..e.g, Barbie or Candy when I’m 50 years old. Purely my personal opinion. People with baby faces are totally fine with them. FYI though, I like Barbie Hse(大S) very much! And she really maintains very well!

Too act-class names?
People will assume you’re trying to act classy or arrogant. Names like Kingsley, Valentino are a few among them. Use if you dare.

Okie I’m trying very very hard not to cite examples in case anyone gets offended. I have absolutely no mean intention. At least I dont have friends of the mentioned names though.

That being said, of course personality and heart comes more important in time than mere names and fame. As much as we always tell ourselves to take more time to know a person, first impressions will naturally be formed. And there ARE people on earth who rely solely on first impressions to determine the next date with you. Your name is also your identity and what makes you special. So I feel names, whether English or Chinese, should not be adopted shabbily.

You must like it.
Else you hate it everytime you write or announce your name.

You must own it.
So that whenever the name comes up, no matter how many people have the same name, you’re still the first who comes to mind.
For example, if you name yourself Andy but people always think of Andy Lau first before you, isnt that kind of…………..hmm……….

Or perhaps, I might not choose a christian name for my son(if any, in future) after all as I feel he will develop his own personality in time. And he can pick a name which he likes and suits him when he got a mind of his own. Like wise for daughter.

Maybe, just not names like, e.g, Lampard, Gaylord, Anastasia, Tita and certainly no fruit names. Fruit names seems to imply your parents or yourself have limited vocabulary. =P

Dinner


姜葱雪鱼

Ingredients as below:

Alright, I know I’m not a chef but just let me “act” abit lah. =P)

Ahem.

Ingredients:
Codfish
Spring Onion
Ginger
Garlic
black & white pepper
light soya sauce
sasame oil
cornstarch

Steps:
1) Marinate Codfish with salt, black pepper, white pepper, light soya sauce, cornstarch and few drops of sesame oil, for at least few hours

2) Slice ginger and chop spring onion and garlic(alittle will do) into bits and sprinkle below and on the fish.

3) Then steam it with medium fire(after water boiled la)!!

So easy right? But I’m unable to advise on the duration as that will depend on your wok used, the thickness as well as the temperature of the codfish(how long you took out from the fridge).

A piece like mine(around 10bucks from Cold Storage) and half an hour out from the fridge is perfect after steaming for 13minutes for my wok. Somehow I always feel the “hole” for my wok lid a little too big leh, always have alot of steam escaped. So, you might need to minus few from my timing if your lid has a smaller hole. Usually the normal size of codfish needs 10minutes or less.
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The best texture or rather the texture I love best is the above; slightly flaky but not too firm. Dont like nua nua one. =)


Stir-fry long beans with minced meat

Ingredients:
long beans
minced pork meat
Ikan billis
oyster sauce (can replace with chopped 虾米 if you like but lesser amount as it’s very salty)
White pepper
Some garlic bits

Steps:
1) Marinate minced pork meat with salt, pepper, cornstarch
2) Fry the garlic bits with a little oil and then dump in the long beans to stir fry
3) Add oyster sauce and then some water(half a rice bowl) and simmer it for 8-10minutes or so, until sauce thickens
4) Soak ikan billis for 2 minutes, drained till dry and deep fry it for 3min. Put aside.
5) Throw in minced meat into wok. Stir fry together with long beans for 5minutes or so. Add a dash of sugar too. Serve
6) Sprinkle ikan billis on top.
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Yakinuku scallops with mushrooms

Ingredients:
Scallops
mushrooms(Japanese mushrooms will be great, if not substitute with sliced canned mushrooms)
Oyster sauce
Yakinuku sauce
black pepper
light soya sauce
cornstarch
garlic

Steps:
1) Marinate scallops with black pepper, salt, light soya sauce, oyster sauce, cornstarch for at least few hours
2) Fry some garlic bits with mushrooms and yakinuku sauce. Add water and then starch water to thicken sauce. Put aside
3) Grill the scallops, add some water if too dry. Simmer for few minutes each on both sides
4) Throw in mushrooms(together with it’s sauce), stir fry together and serve

You might ask why need to fry mushrooms and scallops separately. Well, I always feel mushrooms have a heavy “mushroom” smell/taste, especially Japanese mushrooms(a must to soak them for awhile). So I fry them separately so that my scallops wont have too much of the “mushroom” smell/taste. That’s how I guess la, but I could be wrong. =P