Jan 1, 2017

01_01_2017

yet another year.
it had been a lousy 2016 overall.
thank God december of 2016 had been good to me.
especially when a friend talked me through. somehow able to walk out from self-condemnation, a bit.

resolutions??

these?
not too sure.
is a year of uncertainties. so nothing much solid

hope can sail smoothly through this year.




Dec 31, 2016

parts and puzzles of december

december had been quite good to me.

a good meal for birthday as usual.
since was back on the birthday itself, so i went for food hunt two days earlier.

an omakase meal of $68 at Kaiware.




 this is scallop

 assorted sashimi

 shishamo, which is an add-on

 chawanmushi with good ingredients

 this made the $68 worthy.
*dunno what fish was that, uni sushi, ikura sushi*

 when i saw the bento i went jaw dropped. i was full after the sushi set. sincerely
smoked duck with rice, mentaiko cod fish fillet, nice soup.


last last, dessert. mochi with vanilla ice cream maybe?

it's Omakase meal, which means, the chef to decide.
so i didn't know what are the dishes before hand.
seems like i have trained my taste buds well. able to tell what are some of those foods by just tasting. like the scallop, the mentaiko cod fish *yeah, can even tell what type of fish is that =.= *, the smoked duck, and the soup base =.=

next up was the wedding of Zi Ning. haha bought my air ticket a year before. december is always the peak season, any wedding of that time must be informed much earlier to secure cheap ticket XD

so we decided to throw her a bridal shower.
as only me has to fly from singapore, we worked for the decorations via Whatsapp XD

and i m very proud to say that.....
 the designs were by me!!!! XD printing was by Lynn after i had done designing and emailed her for the printing job.

the tassels , the background of the letters were by me too XD
i actually worked on it on the day before flying home till around 1+, and had not packed my stuffs yet. that was indeed crazy =.=

 and funny thing is, i bought the balloons from Singapore too!!! haha! coz we were all working.. and it turned out to be that, it's easier for me to source out balloons than the rest even though we were all  still working. so Chin Mei bought the cupcakes and Lynn bought the crown, while me managed to grab a bottle of Bottega Rose Gold Pinot Nero Brut from Changi at the 11th hour :P
and the idea to tie the balloons on the chairs was super duper last minute. like after decorating the wall and arranging the cakes and champagne haha! and, thank God I'm an engineer. and engineer can really do wonders. the balloons couldn't be tied straight up initially. me n my brain, to make all stood straight up hahahaha!!
i kind of like that ;)

i was really like 疑神疑鬼 while waiting for the bride-to-be to reach, as the bridal shower was meant to be a surprise XD



 mum was at home, so managed to get her to help us to get a shot =)

 haha! the birthday celebration was a total surprise. they all actually forgotten initially. Zi Ning did remember, my, so amazing XD and she bought the cake.
so it was a double celebration ;)

21years and counting. love this shot ;)

 thankful for them. one of my greatest blessings to have them =D

mm hmm.. friend said i won't have to be worried to be jobless in future. coz i... though being an engineer, i can be an event planner [kind of lousy one ??XD] and also an early childhood educator [cause have been in sunday school ministry for some years]. and yea, i somewhat agree to that. hahaha!

the day was two days after the bridal shower.






 the cute guy, who joined the bridesmaids team! haha!

they've got cute pre wedding shots!!

the crash gate part in the morning was fun and funny with the groomsmen's participation. had a good belly-hurting laugh XD
the photo shooting near noon was fun too but kind of "oh my". even had heatstroke, which caused me to burn my original flight ticket back to singapore and had saline water injection at the hospital =.=
nonetheless, it's a very good memories!!!

the semester was kind of hectic, but i managed to survive. and got my first A- in NTU!! XD XD killed nine modules, only one A-, and that was a module under Civil Engineering. once again proved that my decision to be in management classes was wrong XD

Sep 22, 2016

Lego cantilever structure

been a month plus. 
something happened, things changed, in just hours, heart broken, regrets of no end, n I'm still living in bitterness.
sometimes i feel lucky to be still studying, if not for the course, i would have given up everything and be at place where no one knows.
i try hard to fill up my time my days with studies, assignments, meeting up a handful of friends and etc. i cannot be alone, neither can i be with a large group of people.
the pain... :(

so i picked up lego playing again, at least it can occupy my mind for a short while. have not been playing since after last semester's final exam maybe?


kind of love this masterpiece ;)
just a sudden thought during an afternoon. didn't google or youtube before hand. so it's simply completely out of my random thoughts. -copyrights reserved- XDDD

i would dream that if i have a piece of land, i would turn this into a hotel. this would certainly be a wonder in structure world. with the concept of precast or cast-in-situ prestressed hollow core beam. the foundation works must be strong. builder must not be of alibaba builder, as this structure doesn't allow any deviation or error.
i do believe this can be done. but will be pricey, so can only be a hotel, can have long term income to cover up the cost of build, and can maintain ownself :P 
if turned into residential, will be costly, not sure if anyone would be willing to buy.
anyone who managed to turn this into reality, he/she would definitely harvest fame and money.
maybe i should study architecture too, to make myself an "archiengineer" XD
luckily i'm not architect too, else structure engineer will scold me like nobody's business. haha!
too bad, i dont have such money for such structure.. aih. continue my dream with lego bahhh

Aug 12, 2016

Japanese curry by Zojirushi food jar

wheeee received my 750ml food jar from Mumbies Malaysia just before school reopen. thanks to the team, for willing to bear half of the shipping fee. may buy another one.. for my mum. need to convert her to be food jar user too XD
bought it at the thought of preparing own dinner, so that won't be always mcd kfc like last two sem ==

wanted to try out japanese curry before this new food jar of mine reached me..
so when i had the time to do marketing after i received this food jar, i quickly went to supermarket to get all the things i wanted to :P *semangat chin*

Japanese curry powder for the laziest person of all.. it's so convenient that they are in sachets.. unlike those boxes one, must be refrigerated once opened. and is just nice for one or two people portion. one full sachet makes 550ml of curry. since i have the big food jar so i just used all up. anything that requires no refrigerator after opening is good for me.
and the gluten free penne. I'm not allergic to gluten, just buy for the sake of "macam healthy nia" XD

the japanese mushrooms.

since it's for dinner, i started preparation at 2+, didnt open until before class, that's 6+.
penne is the hardest of all. so warmed my 360ml food jar with penne for few minutes, while i was preparing to dump in the chikuwa, tomato, japanese momen tofu, japanese mushroom and the curry powder into the big food jar, these are the things that dont require preheat. just briefly warmed food jar before dumping all in. after having done those, then i transferred the penne into the big food jar, filled in water, closed lid and waited till i reached uni and cleaned up myself :P

turned out to be not-too-bad :D not salty. should add salt next time.
without rice, i could only clear of the ingredients and poured the remaining soup away =.=
just that...... I WONDER HOW ON EARTH DID THE PENNE MELT!!!!!!!! beats me =.= caused me not being able to eat penne... =.=

the portions of the ingredients i dumped in are all by guessing.
tomato - halved *perhaps can add one full one next time? or 3/4*
japanese momen tofu - half a normal box *just nice*
japanese mushrooms - quarter of a box *can add more =)*
chikuwa - one n half stick i think? *just nice*
penne - by visual *can add more but cannot simmer for hrs together with the mixed veggie curry, add in when all are done*
water - i added between 600ml-700ml *should reduce next time. end product is slightly too watery*

**it's not my first time using the food jar. been using the 360ml one for like two three mths. so all the portions of the ingredients for the 750ml food jar i only "agak agak". coz kind of like quite familiar with the food jars.

in all, kind of liken the mixed veggies curry :P too bad dunno how to simmer rice yet.

Aug 5, 2016

back to teaching


took me a good five days to outline the whole lesson.
five days!!!!!!
seriously if not by God i dont think i can do this lo...
we do have teaching materials, but i somehow find it not so user friendly to me.

oh, was allocated to teach primary school kids since last month. i actually stopped sunday school teachings for like two mths or so. the assistant teacher of my week for preschool able to teach by herself liao..
primary school and preschool really differ a real lot!!
used to be able to prepare the lesson for preschool only during the train ride from home to church =.=
but now....
i still feel unconfident with the flow =.=!!
and to work with assistants together is different from working alone.
used to tackle the children on art and craft session for Saturday's services alone. it's like, so long i have a theme in mind, i can do magic.
but now working with assistants together, teaching according to the theme from the teaching materials, i still have to outline the flow and brief and share with the assistants.. is a bit time consuming la..

as of now.. can only pray hard that no hiccups on Sunday /_\

i miss preschool sessions!!!! so lovey dovey there...
sit-in last week's session, to learn how to manage primary school kids from a sister whom i learned to start of my preschool servings from.. in between, two went out of hand and interrupted the preschool class. i lost control and just yelled at them. my godson's mother was serving at preschool that day. after the sessions ended, before teachers' meeting, she was very surprised and said, "wah sarah! this was the first time i saw you being so fierce!!" and i =.= =.= =.= XDDD

i really really miss preschool sessions. so lovey dovey, so easy. know i have to break camp and advance la.. somehow i do learn something from the primary school kids too.

aihhhh