Friday, February 29, 2008
Wednesday, February 27, 2008
Monday, February 25, 2008
After that, I saw her in The Chronicles of Narnia - The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe, where she convincingly played the role of the evil snow queen/witch Jada.
And now she's named winner of the 2008 Oscars Best Supporting Actress title. Wow! I think I must find a way to see her performance in that Michael Clayton movie.
I also learned that the Sweeney Todd movie also bagged an award for Best Art Direction. Too bad, Johnny Depp has still yet to win one of those statuettes in the Best Actor in a Leading Role race.
It's a dark, dark movie. But what do you expect with a Tim Burton-Johnny Depp collaboration? It is very interesting, though. With the singing, dancing, and bloody neck slashing. Bwahahaha!!!
Better luck next time, J.D.! I will always root for you!
Friday, February 22, 2008
Do you recognize this logo? ^_^ The Cookies are coming down to see it! Yey!
My Cookie already purchased our tickets. We are going to tomorrow's show. I'm so excited. It's my first time to go see something like this. I'll post pictures so you can have a peak of our weekend.
Also, I was told this event occurs only every two years. And so we are in luck!
Thursday, February 21, 2008
Monday, February 18, 2008
It's my Mama's recipe. I hope my Cookie likes it. ^_^
I also prepared some meatballs as a backup just in case the bean sprouts or the bean curd doesn't grow on my Cookie. Hehehe...
My Cookie's here. Time for dinner! ;)
Sunday, February 17, 2008
Saturday, February 16, 2008
The beautiful bunch of 6 white roses and 6 pink roses now sits prettily on my desk at work. I hope it stays fresh for a long, long, LONG time. ^_^
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So, how did the Cookies spend Valentine's Day 2008? Just a fun dinner at home, enjoying our most favorite food in the world - pasta! I prepared Tuna Spaghetti with Tomato Sauce and a side dish of Buttered Garlic Potatoes.
It's my first time to prepare spaghetti with tuna instead of ground pork and I am pleased with the outcome. Maybe I should cook more of this as this is the healthier alternative over ground pork. But somehow, it just isn't SPAGHETTI unless it's with meat sauce. Hehehehe...
To cap off the night, we had a little pictorial. Something we haven't done for quite a while already.
Happy Valentine's Day!
Thursday, February 14, 2008
Now, my books are neatly piled in the built-in bookshelves of the common room. Well, I don't have a lot. I didn't bring all of my books, just my favorite ones, and those that I have not yet read.
My favorite ones would include the "gift books" (very useful when I do journalling for my scrap pages and post cards), the Bob Ong books (extremely entertaining except for two - Bakit Baligtad and Alamat ng Gubat), the Mitch Albom books (tear jerkers), and my recent favorite, Adeline Yen Mah's Chinese Cinderella (truly heartwarming). There are also a couple of books which I brought along from home or bought here that I have not read yet such as Mitch Albom's For One More Day (bought here at Times), Gabriel Garcia Marquez's Of Love and Other Demons (bought from Philippines in August 2007), Paulo Coelho's The Zahir (birthday 2006 gift from college bud Khends) and The Devil and Miss Prym (Christmas 2007 gift from my cousin Rose).
Sigh, I hope this year I can finally push myself to read again. Maybe piling my books in the shelf will provide the motivation. ^_^
Wednesday, February 13, 2008
Tuesday, February 12, 2008
But this time, since I am in (almost) Chinese territory, it is my turn to ask for ang paos (红包). Fortunately, this wish has been granted. My boss gave out red packets this afternoon. And the bosses from other teams as well. Nice. ^_^
Monday, February 11, 2008
A couple of weeks back, I was told that the vendo also had a slot forOishi's Bread Pan. And I think last week, I saw Jack n Jill Roller Coaster.
Hmm.. I wonder when they will start selling Nagaraya, Boy Bawang, andChicharon. Wishful thinking. ^_^
Friday, February 8, 2008
Jhing, during her visit to our place last weekend, handed me down some of her scrap gears. Somehow it brought back an urge to scrap again. And this is what I have so far.
Thursday, February 7, 2008
This is my Chicken Sotanghon Soup with Egg. The main event! Hehehe... Noodles are a must on happy occasions, right? ^_^
I've done chicken sotanghon in the past. But this is the first time I've used "achuete." And it sure did the trick of making it look more appetizing. In fairness, it turned out quite deliciously. ^_^
My Mama advised that we should have Misua with Egg for breakfast on New Year's Day. Why? I dunno. It's tradition. So stop asking! :P Since I did not catch any of the groceries open yesterday, we have to pass for Misua. This is my idea of a substitute. Good thing I still have sotanghon tucked away in the cupboards.
Toyomansi dipping sauce. The best accompaniment to wanton!
And steamed red bean paste buns from Sheng Shiong. The photo at the top of this post.
Monday, February 4, 2008
Sunday, February 3, 2008
When: 27 January, Sunday
Notes: Fair Price supermarket in Woodgrove had bags of nice new potatoes. And since I miss World Chicken's baked potatoes, I just couldn't resist grabbing a bag. I looked up some new potato recipes for ideas on how to go about satisfying my craving and improvised. This is what I came up with. I boiled the potatoes first then threw them in a hot pan with some butter, garlic, salt and pepper. Yummy!
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When: 2 February, Saturday
Notes: I have featured my barbecued chicken sticks on my blog several times. I often serve this to my friends during "cook overs". This time, I served them to some friends who came over for a visit - Jhing and Marc. It is, as expected, a hit! ^_^
Notes: Well, like I said, it was a bag of new potatoes. And so, there were still some uncooked pieces left. I opted to go for another attempt on Butter Potatoes. Same procedure, but I skipped the boiling part. And aside from garlic, I put in some chopped spring onions.
What: (Almost) Yang Chow Fried Rice
When: 3 February, Sunday
Notes: We love rice! Well, obviously. Hehehe... I think I've cooked enough garlic rice already. So, this time, it's an attempt to do Yang Chow fried rice. I sauteed onions and garlic. Put in the rice. Added some veggies you can buy frozen from the grocery. Seasoned it with sesame seed oil, salt, and pepper.