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I’m trying to stick to my resolution to write more so here I am. without anything to write about. so I’m going to do a simple recount/log about what’s been going on in my life!

let’s start with the weekend…

Friday was an off day! Xianrong and I spent half the day making pineapple tarts, like we did last year ^_^ they were pretty good even if I say so myself…though big flaw was in the poor jam:pastry ratio. too little jam, too much cookie, so it wasn’t that shiok. we might be making a second batch this Friday so we’ll try to perfect it!!! we were supposed to make two batches then but got lazy. used Bake for Happy Kids’ pineapple jam recipe as a guide — I didn’t add that much sugar, simply tasted and went along — and followed the Sweet Spot’s pastry recipe to a T. spent 3-4 hours making the jam, stirring and watching it reduce, and another 4 making the tarts. mixing and kneading the pastry, measuring the pastry needed for each tart (we used 12g) and shaping them took up so much time. it wasn’t difficult, just repetitive and tiring. got quite unmotivated barely after getting into it so we decided to leave the second batch for another day

Saturday was Laneway/Rainway/Lameway. spent it in a poncho (Daiso $2 good quality would recommend). smuggled Koi in. with siblings and our plus ones. saw Claire, Qianhui and Jan there. it was also nice people-watching. crowd was rather young?! plenty of real young people like 14-15 y/os. had baos from Full of Luck Club. caught a bit of NAO’s set — that was fun and cute. headed to Poptart after, haha, fun initially, got a cocktail from the Reyka stand, Nordic Summer something I think, that was good, then left when they started playing songs we weren’t feeling. some Lizard Blizzard duno what band — did not enjoy. Bob Moses’ full set — another fun one, great intro, thanks Laneway/XR. Tycho’s full set — atmospheric rock filled the air during the brief respite from the rain. we laid on our ponchos laid on our tapestry laid on our ground sheet. thoroughly enjoyed that set, music was chill and very enjoyable, and the environment and general mood definitely added to it. a bit of the Tourist’s set — he’s good, will check out more of his stuff, thanks Laneway. Glass Animals’ full set — SO fun. what a surprise. XR and I were very disappointed when we saw them in Berlin, Lollapalooza 2015, god I miss Berlin so much, and Europe. life in Nottingham. back to Glass Animals in Berlin — yeah I think they weren’t very experienced then. must have played quite a few shows now, and perhaps the new album’s more fun to play/appreciate live. had a blast at their set. Nick Murphy (Chet Faker)’s set — thought it was alright. not familiar with Nick Murphy’s stuff, and his renditions of Chet Faker stuff were definitely different…maybe darker? wish I had seen him before he ‘rebranded’ as Nick Murphy 😥

wow ok that Laneway recap turned out long. what else happened…hmm. Sunday was spent at home. oh, lunch at Le Wu. horrible experience. food was meh, waited forever, girl who served us had a terrible year or something, what a pity. could have been a nice nostalgic meal. a swim school opened next to Le Wu and they placed a little step for passers-by to take a peek, appreciated that, got to peek at little bbs learning to swim!!! they were less than one I think?! really cute. but some seemed to really struggle…they would try to ‘swim’ for two seconds or so and when they emerged they would cough and squint, and their eyes were red…aiyo. after lunch I lazed at home, then went over to XR’s for reunion steamboat. that’s always nice. meals at his place never disappoint

then it’s time for Monday…

what happened Monday? ah I met Jess for the first time HA we met online when we were 12 via Blogskins…lermao. had lunch at Black Swan, which XR joined too. they met Muay Thai — they went to the same gym, like wOt?!? small world. so yeah now we are all acquainted! funny. then after work I had Mookata for the first time ever! at East Coast Road with Claire. then I went to get my hair cut at Roxy Square. proud of myself for walking through Roxy Square at 7.50pm when most shops were closed. Roxy Square is an extremely old mall, it’s like heartland Far East Plaza but way less spacious, with lots of shops with creepy mannequins. eugh *shudder*. ok I’m a pussy, I get creeped out easily, so there. anyway I’m glad I got my haircut!

Tuesday I played touch! brought Ann to this social touch group that plays at Kallang regularly. considering doing this regularly. cheap and I get to have a good run — woooop! then we got our disgusting muddy selves to Thomson for supper (after heckuva lot of deliberation, should we really…, maybe we should have fruits?, ugh but I’m gonna be hungry after for sure, ok let’s go, ah fuck let’s not I don’t feel like it, ugggh but later…, ok let’s do this, ok I’m just going to have something light will dim sum still be open?, *gets hargow*, get bcm anyway)

and here I am today.

in other news:

  • I’m almost done with the first book (fiction!) I’m reading in ages. like years. maybe even a decade. honest to God. I stopped reading fiction when I turned twelve or something. this one’s called Girl Meets Boy by Ali Smith. it’s pretty easy to read. simple language. characters are Scottish. references to Scottish/English culture were particularly enjoyable because I could relate. it’s quite modern too. so yes very relatable
  • attending a free lunch tomorrow keke job perx yippee
  • cannot wait for steamboat again on Friday will be making a chilli padi dip that Claire and I made in Notts for our steamboat god I miss my homies
  • I’ll be spending Saturday–Sunday in Malaysia
  • I will have no life after CNY because I will have to study but I would also really like to still make time for this. it’s therapeutic!
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HOLA. Things have been pretty boring, sigh and my #100happydays challenge is such an epic fail lol. I don’t know if I should stop posting just because I haven’t been keeping to it (100 consecutive days …), I really want to keep going though. Having little lapses is better than giving up completely right??? Or am I missing the point by not sticking to it. Hmm. I think I’ll try to keep to it–at least some days, days I’m not overwhelmed by /life/ (in a negative sense…ohnoes what am I doing) it’ll remind me to be appreciative and see the ~*beauuuty*~ in things.

Anyway, I’m here because I had a paper today, and the evening after a paper is always LEPAK time. So so glad the Law paper is over and done with, I don’t think I did too good cuz I couldn’t remember a few of the cases but there’s nothing I can do so forget it. Gosh I hate that it’s 2248 already, my day is ending. Tomorrow’s gonna be a day of hardcore studying for Accounting–another one I’m not looking forward to oh goodness me. But at least I will be going home the day after! SO EXCITED ^_^

As you can see from my title, imma be sharing the recipe for something I had for breakfast last week.

IMG_0736^ TADAH. About the corners, I took the picture with Instagram in mind so I didn’t really bother making sure the edges were clean…whoopsie

YUM.

Made this for breakfast/brunch before one of Xr’s papers. I’ve been wanting to make this for a long time, and I finally had the chance to because I had bread but not ham, which meant that I couldn’t make cheesy ham brioche rolls. Also, the bananas I got the week before were ripening up real nice! P.s. Bananas are one of my favourite fruits (someone plz help me w grammar …). I remember having had 5 for breakfast at some adventure camp when I was in Primary school. The end. Just kidding. More about this darling of a breakfast I had, including a soliloquy about the sugar I used, under the cut!

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Three nights ago, I made braised pork belly for dinner. I wanted to recreate Koya’s cider-braised pork belly, but it ended up more like 红烧肉 (Hong Shao Rou), a Chinese delicacy that happens to be Mao’s favourite dish (!!!). I didn’t have cider nor ginger at hand so I guess that’s why it turned out to be more like 红烧肉… Nevertheless, Xr and I really enjoyed it and it’s going onto our Dinner List, which is a list of things we (I) have to make at least once a week. Koya’s cider-braised pork tastes very similar to 红烧肉 anyway so it’s all good! Recipe (with pictures!) and some updates under the cut

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^ An overview of the ingredients I used

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#100happydays

On the second day of 2014, XR and I decided do the #100happydays challenge! It’s day 3 today and I haven’t posted a thing, I don’t have much to post about sigh am I gonna fail?! Nothing interesting to post though ugh..but I’m happy ^.^

Anyway, that day we also finally made salted egg yolk prawns for dinner!

Tweaked the batter a bit by adding beer and now it’s beer-battered salted egg yolk prawns. Sounds so much cooler, more adult hehe. Recipe under the cut! Sadly no pics because I haven’t uploaded them…hm there needs to be a wireless way to do this.

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