Old pictures

Was looking through the media folder of the blog and saw some 100+ photos that I uploaded, but never got around to posting them. The picture quality also sucks, which shows how lousy camera phones used to be in 2007. Haha.

I think these were some of my cooking and bakes while in Australia.

lemon sauce fish!

triple choc chip muffins

triple choc chip muffins

peanut butter cupcakes

peanut butter cupcakes

creamy mushroom soup

creamy mushroom soup

I was obsessed with baking, and so bought the "500 cupcakes" recipe book

I was obsessed with baking, and so bought the “500 cupcakes” recipe book

breaded prawns

breaded prawns with thousand island sauce

 

 

Who’s still in Perth?

I really miss Perth I guess. I even dreamt about me going back to visit with some uni friends. That was what we discussed when we met up on 31 Dec 2009, but I’m not sure if the trip would really take place as we are all quite busy with work.

I dreamt about me going shopping with E’An and the whole bunch of us going on a roadtrip. I also dreamt of me meeting up with Neer and the housemates.

Perhaps I really need a break soon.

Don’t you wish for days like back then?

I just came back from a supposed-birthday dinner for my housemate and man, the entertainment was bad. Kenny always chooses shit for entertainment *cue The History Boys movie*

We talked and laughed and caught up with one another. We came to a conclusion: we all miss Perth and would definitely go back if we had the chance to. Which made me think, what is holding us back? I mean, we’re young and single. We should be able to drop everything and just go, if we want to. Perhaps dropping everything and leaving for good isn’t possible just yet. How about planning a trip back together? Maybe that’s possible.

Actually, I was reminiscing before I left the house earlier. Was reading E’An’s blog (that has long been abandoned since 2007) and also found the note she left me, wishing me good luck for my papers when I was doing my final sem. I still have that post-it. Gosh, those were some good memories.

Hope you had a great birthday, E’An. 🙂

One of my Indian colleagues brought some burfee for me today. I was surprised and pleased cos I really like burfee! As I ate a piece, I was brought back to the time where Neer bought some sweets for us to celebrate Diwali. (I wonder how is he now… I haven’t contacted him since I came back)

It seems funny that I never had craving for Indian sweets the whole time I’m in Singapore, it’s only when I’m in Perth then I would start looking for burfee. I did just so during my last trip in March. I had chocolate, pistachio and rosewater (I think) burfee then, and my nephews loved the chocolate one!

Perth Trip Updates 2

This entry is focusing solely on the FOODDDDD…

We attempted to make Japanese cheesecake during the week I was there, and I *think* I might have perfected the recipe!

I’ve always been interested to know how hospital food look and taste like… ok… I don’t think I want to taste it now…

Breakfast with Darren at Globe Cafe, Mt Lawley. As usual, it was fantastic: creamy scrambled eggs with fluffy toast.

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Lunch with him was Sumo Salad at a shopping centre near home. The salad was so gooooood! Also had my favourite Boost juice (there’s actually a Boost juice in SG, VivoCity, but there’s hardly anyone there…) – actually that was my 2nd Boost in a day… my favourite 2&5 veggie fruit juice!

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When Ann came back from the hospital, she made us adults baked rice. I have to say, it was de-li-cious!
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Obviously, I had a lot more other food than what I’ve posted but no pictures. Jo did a roast and it was really good! One of the mums of Jarrod’s friends at school made us some lovely cupcakes (thanks so much!), while another friend of @nn made a lovely pasta bake. We also had my favourite Ciao Italia (though it wasn’t that nice anymore cos we were late in picking up the takeout, and we had a 30min drive before we reached home to enjoy the food). Dim Sum at a new Chinese restaurant – but that was forgettable. And lots of home cooked food!

Mondo Nougat

The Golden Boronia brand is probably the most well-known brand, but I steer towards Mondo Nougat. It’s not that well-known probably due to it’s lack of distribution, but I think it’s better than GB.

It has my all-time favourite, Chocolate Soft, and lots  more soft flavours. I don’t like the crunchy type due to my braces. Also, they use honey to sweeten their products, giving them a slightly fragrant floral smell, unlike the other brands that use white sugar.