08 February, 2011

365 Days Of Memory : Day 39 - My New Boyfriend

Seriously, I'm not those kind of girlish girl who will drag along Barbie dolls with me wherever I go. But, I do have a collection of soft dolls which they had been sharing a single bed size with me for the past 8 years. So now, let me introduce my "boyfriends" to all of you:

TOP LEFT
Lil' Piggie (1# Boyfriend) - A gift from my buddy (Imelda) & ex-colleague (Tommy) during the first year on my first job.

TOP RIGHT
Mr. Garfield (The love of my life ) - A birthday present from my buddy (Imelda).

BOTTOM LEFT
Bob Bob - Bought it myself during my family trip to Kuala Lumpur few years ago.

BOTTOM RIGHT
Lil' Doggie (My current boyfriend now) - Just got it today from my friend (Winx). And it was actually my 28th birthday's gift in 2010. (Half years ago. Hahaha.... But only I got it today.)

There you go.... All my "Boyfriends". Ain't they all handsome ??? Heh... Heh...

07 February, 2011

365 Days Of Memory : Day 38 - Red Envelope From Colleague

Gah......!!! First day of school, it's never been a good feeling for me, no matter during my time studied in the school few years back, or back to school for my working life currently. The feeling of being lazy to drag my body up for school ten years ago and ten years later now still the same. The only different now is, I got extra red envelope when I got back to school during Lunar Chinese New Year, which I won't get it ten years ago as a student. Heh... Heh... Thank you !!! "Mr. Johny Walker" for the red envelope :D

06 February, 2011

365 Days Of Memory : Day 37 - Chinese New Year's Gathering Around

Festive seasons like Lunar Chinese New Year is a very good time for us to gather around and reunite again with friends who had been apart or seldom keep in touch in our everyday life. Since yesterday, I managed to meet up with all of my tea-cuppers and high schoolmates who came back for Chinese New Year Celebration all the way from West Malaysia. We did had a great tea-gathering and unforgettable experience with double house-raiding just within 2 hours in a night.

All the photos credit to : Jacky Loo

05 February, 2011

365 Days Of Memory : Day 36 - Runny Nose

Gahh...... "Runny Nose" Why are you chasing after me in this festive season ??? :(

*HUTCHOO!!!*

04 February, 2011

365 Days Of Memory : Day 35 - When Doggie Meets Rabbit

When doggie meets rabbit ?? Have you ever think that what will happen ??

So here is the Zodiac prediction in the year of Rabbit. It happened that this year is a good year for those who was borne in the year of Dog.

Expect a generally good year ahead with no major problems. Though that doesn't mean you don't need to take heed of some risks that may crop up. Keep an eye out just in case. That said, enjoy good fortune as it comes your way. Career-wise, your outlook is pretty sunny and you will also enjoy good relations with the people at work.

Relationship:

• A good year for single Dogs to meet interesting and desirable people - why not make the most of it?

• It's also a good year to get married for those in a serious relationship.

Health:

• Be extra careful when you are out and about, especially when traveling or even driving, as there is potential for physical injuries.

• Focus on a balanced diet and plenty of exercise throughout the year.

03 February, 2011

365 Days Of Memory : Day 34 - Vegetarian Day

Gong Hey Fatt Choy !! To all my Chinese readers out there. How's your re-union dinner last night?? Well, I do had a bountiful dinner with all my family members, nice gathering with all my relatives who had came down to the city once a year.

As a tradition for the Chinese, we usually had this vegetarian dish (Yesh!!! You can't find any single piece of meat in this pot. Not even one :D) during the first day of Lunar Chinese New Year.

What Do We Have Inside The Pot ??? (Ingredients)

1. Vermicelles (Much more similar to rice noodles)

2. Mushrooms

3. Bean curd

4. Yuba

5. Jujube

And some others ingredients too. The taste is simply delicious.



02 February, 2011

365 Days Of Memory : Day 33 - Reunion Dinner

"Gong Hey Fatt Choy" to all the people around the globe who is celebrating Lunar Chinese New Year. It seems I like to greet people with this phrases this year.

How is everybody's reunion dinner?? I did had a bountiful reunion dinner tonight. Let me share a bit about how my new year eve like. As you can see the above diagram : (Gosh!! It took me few hours to combine these photos into one, since I just learned it and this is my second product of combining photos) But still not bad, huh :D

Grapefruit Leaves For Shower : I believe that in most Chinese families still practicing this custom so did my family either. Which some grapefruit leaves taken and boil, and the-after-boiled water been used to cleanse their body. The Chinese peoples believe that, by doing this act, it will washed away all the bad luck that they gained in previous year and bring good luck to them in the coming year.

Reunion Dinner : A reunion dinner is held on New Year's Eve of the Chinese New Year, which family members get together to celebrate. As for my family, we used to have our reunion dinner in one of my auntie's house. And we used to have two tables (The first table were seated by the elders, and the second were seated by the younger generations like us.) This year, dad had cooked us additional Crispy Duck dish.

Tang Yuan : Tang Yuan is a Chinese food made from glutinous flour. Glutinous rice flour is mixed with a small amount of water to form balls and is then cooked and served in boiling water. Tang Yuan can be either small or large, and filled or unfilled. They are traditionally eaten during Yuan Xiao, or the Lantern Festival. For many Chinese families in mainland China as well as overseas, Tang Yuan is usually eaten together with family. The round shape of the balls and the bowls where they are served, come to symbolize the family togetherness. At the same time, cousins bought a cheese cake either. Ghee!!! Tang Yuan eat with cheese cake what a fatty combination.

Firecrackers : According to tales and legends, the beginning of Chinese New Year started with the fight against a mythical beast called the Nian. Nian would come on the first day of New Year to devour livestock, crops, and even villagers, especially children. To protect themselves, the villagers would put food in front of their doors at the beginning of every year. It was believed that after the Nian ate the food they prepared, it wouldn't attack any more people. One time, people saw that the Nian was scared away by a little child wearing red. The villagers then understood that the Nian was afraid of the colour red. Hence, every time when the New Year was about to come, the villagers would hang red lanterns and red spring scrolls on windows and doors. People also used firecrackers to frighten away the Nian. From then on, Nian never came to the village again. The Nian was eventually captured by Hongjun Laozhu, an ancient Taoist monk. The Nian became Hongjun Laozu's mount. Aha....!!! This is my two nephews and amongst of our cousins' favorite moment. It did bring us back to our time when firecrackers has not been banned yet. Now our younger generations only managed to play with fireworks but no more firecrackers for them like we used to play in our time. We were lucky though, we could see somebody is putting up some sky lanterns as well. It's my first time to see so many sky lanterns in one time, they were just like a bunch of fireflies. It's so beautiful.

Red Envelopes : Red envelopes are mainly presented at social and family gatherings such as the Lunar Chinese New Year. Red envelopes are handed out to younger generations by their parents, grandparents, relatives and even close neighbors and friends during Chinese New Year. And tonight, we got ours either :D

I'm hereby, wishing all my friends and my readers out there,

"GONG HEY FATT CHOY"

And may the year of "Rabbit" will bring all of us a bountiful blessings.

01 February, 2011

365 Days Of Memory : Day 32 - More Medicines For Me

Just started up my second bottle of prunes taste medication. More *YUCKS!!!* for the second bottle. It doesn't taste like prunes anymore this time. The taste enough making me puke a lot.

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