Monday, October 19, 2009

Syawal Flavours

AB likes the butt shaker

She exercises by climbing up the stairs

The cooling racks in the dry kitchen

Some of the Orange Cakes baked by my sister as wedding favours

My sister's ayam madu (chicken in honey sauce) for biryani rice

My Chocolate Cake topped with Frosted Cadbury's Chocolate Mousse, hazelnuts and Kellogg's Coco Pops, baked for my class party held after the first exam paper. Also made Chilled Blueberry Cheesecake for the party.

My Crusted Parmesan and Italian Herbal Loaf. Second attempt, different recipe.

My Crusted Citrus and Corn Loaf. Second try with a slight twist.

My Crusted Citrus and Corn Bread


The happy couple in their finery

Feeding each other turmeric rice cake

S was one cool bride

One of the gifts from the groom to the bride

AS likes to make silly poses

The couple at the bridal table

The couple and their nephews

Remember this? S and F finally tied the knot a couple of days ago. The bride's reception was held yesterday. I'll post more photos taken by the official photographer when I get them, most likely after the completion of my final exams. Have a good week ahead!

Saturday, October 17, 2009

The Brothers Bloom (2009)

Bang Bang (Rinko Kikuchi) and Stephen (Mark Ruffalo)

Penelope Stamp and Bloom played by Oscarwinning actors, Rachel Weisz and Adrien Brody respectively

Bang Bang, Stephen and The Curator (Robbie Coltrane)

Bloom, Penelope and Stephen

Stephen, Bang Bang, Bloom and Penelope


The Brothers Bloom are the best con men in the world, swindling millionaires with complex scenarios of lust and intrigue. Now they've decided to take on one last job showing a beautiful and eccentric heiress the time of her life with a romantic adventure that takes them around the world.

Clever plot.

Rating: 3/5.

The Proposal (2009)

Margaret Tate (Sandra Bullock) and Andrew Paxton (Ryan Reynolds)

The Paxton family

The Paxtons Annie (Betty White), Grace (Mary Steenburgen), Andrew and Joe (Craig T. Nelson)

A demanding boss, Margaret, forces her assistant, Andrew, to marry her so she can keep her visa and avoid deportation to her native Canada.

Enjoyed the sarcastic exchanges and chemistry of the two leads.

Rating: 3/5.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Garden Campus

The fountain next to the library

One of the slides presented by my classmates. How does an organisation seduce itself, pray tell?

The early morning of 11 October

One of my favourite classes with my multinational classmates

My peers presenting

The Chancellery Building taken from the library

The fountain next to the library

A Milo advertisement written in classic Malay transcript, a rare sight.

The month of Syawal is coming to an end. I lost my beloved Nikon camera after attending an 'Eid barbecue hosted by my uncle. I've been looking for it ever since and yet to find it. Been using my dad's Canon, for nearly two weeks now, and it pales in comparison to Nikon. Nikon really does produce great images. My second favourite is Olympus.

There's a couple of academic weeks to go before the semester ends. I'm currently busy with major assignments and my final exams start this week. Wish me luck!

Syawal Flavours

Homemade Salmon Teriyaki set grilled salmon served with rice, oyster mushrooms and nori (seaweed)

One of the big ovens we used. The 30cm ruler is for size comparison.

Please excuse the little mess. My sister is preparing to bake over 1,000 cupcakes for clients.

The bespoke, stainless steel industrialsized mixer (right) with its heavy bread hook (below). Check out the size against the regular moxing bowl (left). The 30cm ruler is for size comparison.

Nearly crushed my hand with the hook while making some bread dough several days ago. Luckily, my reflex was quick, so I managed to escape with some bruises.

My corn rice

My Crusted Parmesan and Italian Herbal Loaf, first attempt.

Sleeping beauty AB

My Crusted Parmesan and Italian Herbal Bread, first attempt.

The crust was slightly burnt, but the bread was good. Will be making this again soon.

My Crusted Corn Wholemeal Loaf, first try.

My Crusted Corn Wholemeal Bread

My sister's Salmon Teriyaki set grilled salmon served with rice, oyster mushrooms and nori (seaweed)

Baked chicken lasagna