Monday, June 25, 2007


Blessings of the day: We finished the impossible task - a project that will take at least 3 working weeks to 4 working weeks. Keegan and I did the job in less than 1.5 weeks time. Really thankful that we worked together as a team. Oh Yes, thanks to Ray so sweet for helping me to paste the CD stickers :)

Last 2 Saturdays - two parties! :) Fun Fun Fun Fun

1) Keegan's Surprise Belated Birthday Party

Pre-booked everyone on 2 Saturdays ago, the plan took me 1 month to plan. In the midst of my exams preparation, Keegan and I almost "killed" each other off. A few times the plan was almost discovered by him accidentally. I had to find some other reasons to distract him. As a result, there were so many misunderstandings - luckily each argument managed to close well *finishing well lol * The results: Keegan was unexpected and he did think i was up to something. He was thinking that I was setting a candle light dinner for him. *faint* of course not! What was he thinking? Keegan told me: I want to cry.. but i am a man.. cannot cry ...

Great my plan was succeeded!

2) Family BBQ

This BBQ is to celebrate belated Father's Day, belated birthdays of - my sister and brother in law.

I like this round of BBQ. The selection of food was yummy and very fun to prepare. There were a few glitches here and there. Guess what my mom actually went to East Coast and "chop" the nearest shelter from our BBQ - 12 noon. Every 15 minutes to 20 minutes, a phone call would ring and often hurried me and my sisters to prepare faster and come down! :( We were so upset with her and nearly want to snap at her. To make matter worse, my kitchen pipes were choked.. and my kitchen was flooded :( The plumber came in at 4pm and managed to fix it in an hour time. After cleaning up, we finally head down to East Coast.

OH yes, I must congratulate myself - i can now set up a decent bbq fire now! Hurray!

My sister special new recipe - lemon grass chilli bbq wings - and i am sad... cos i didnt had a chance to eat!!!! ROOOOAAAARRRR

We prepared kimchee prime ribs... oh man i must really say - they are sooo juicy - finger licking good! I love the burnt part of the prime ribs! My sister really did a fantastic job! I am gonna cooked more of that ribs in future :)

Aspragus wrapped with bacon streaks were mine creation. Nice right? It beautified our bbq instantly. WAHAHAHA. Of course it taste good lar. Didn't you know Aspragus and bacons are best friends? Of course with a streak of fresh herbs like rosemary !!! The wrapped aluminium foil is bbq salmon with fresh herbs like rosemary and dill drizzled lots with black pepper, salt and olive oil. I heart heart heart salmon :) Plus a couple of few pork chops :D

OH yes, what is bbq without otah and satay? Those round stuffs are portobello mushrooms with garlic, butter and of course herbs..

Finally the Happy Family Shot :)

P/S: Pink makes me fat. Sigh why did I buy that pink polo shirt ? :( why am i slouching in the photo too?! :(

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Prelude #1 My (exciting) Thoughts

Blessings of the day: I finished one project... now awaiting for approval.. One and a half more weeks to go and I will clear another project. Goody I can't wait! :)

I am really looking forward to the trip at the end of this month! I can't wait to see Pastor Paul, Janet and Joan!

9 days trip = 5 days in Sydney + 4 days in Brisbane

I wish I have more money and time to visit Melbourne. Oh well, I can't complain - I should be thankful I get to travel out of Singapore!

This trip will serve many good memories and the reasons why we took this vacation:
1) The Lord provided and had grant us multiple blessings on our business. This vacation is our bonus for the Year 2006. *Thank you Father!*

2) Celebrating with Mommy Janet for her pregnancy & a scholarship awarded to Pastor Paul for his EXCELLENT results (all distinctions!) :) We are overjoyed we can share these great news with them! Plus we missed them!

Grace complained: "PY, why didn't you visit me when I was studying in Australia that time? Not fair... "

Me: "Eh, I didn't know you very well leh... plus i was a poor student... where got money to fly and visit you? Don't even know got money to buy air ticket anot!"

3) Although I don't know Grace very well then, BUT i know her sister, Joan very well! In fact she was my first friend whom I knew when I came to Bethel in 2000. Now she is in Brisbane, she missed Singapore...seeing me and Keegan will cure some of her homesickness... haha

4) We want to see Hillsongs Church in Sydney! Planet Shakers was one of our must-see in our travel list, unfortunately we won't be heading to Melbourne... *sob*

Travelling is a luxury for most of us. I have many countries on my list waiting for me to explore. But first must have S-11. Haha...

Officially I had travelled with my family to Malaysia, Thailand and Korea. The good thing about travelling with your family members - everything are paid and taken care of and you don't have to spend a single cent. Who say travelling with family members are terrible? Well except when we sign up tour group package it can be quite tedious and tiring!

With friends and on a shoestring budget, it will be more interesting! Back in Poly days, I had an opportunity to travel with 2 girls and her parents total 5 of us to Hong Kong and Thailand. I was still very inexperience thus my friend did all the planning and all I had to do was to pay up for the trip.

The next friends trip was an extension of the church camp 2 years back in KL. As I was the one who proposed, I did my research for the accomodations and the transport for the girls. (TH challenged me!) Frankly speaking, I was really stressed up. Because I had never been to KL before! Luckily I had 2 ex-colleagues who often travel up to KL. With some good tips, the hotel we booked was a great satisfaction and despite some glitches on the transport we still manage to reach home safely. It was a valuable experience and for awhile I thought I should change job to be a travelling planner. Haha.

Now this will be my third trip and also the first overseas trip with Keegan. Exciting! I really hope that trip will be enjoyable, fruitful, restful and safe one. As said, it is on a shoe-string budget, we will most likely be catching up with friends and talking aside from the usual sight-seeing. I hope we can enjoy the slower pace of life in Australia compared to SG for the 9 days. Thus stuffing our time table with the things to see is not really a must...

Shall armed with a pen, notebook and camera - I want to write my travel journals whenever I go! To write the first hand thoughts, feelings and experience. When I come back, I am going to produce a 9 Days diary... haha...