I used to love it.. and I'm still loving it. Reading blogs seems to be my only time that I actually "READ" . I don't read newspaper. I don't read news online unless someone highlighted it that I must read it. I only see facebook for updates (sometimes) and see friends updates or only check on Gym Box workout schedule because I just cannot seem to remember much about my own day or class time. Hahaha.. #SignOfOldAge
But as time flies, less and less people are blogging with their hearts. Either that, or many of the blog posts are about "Advertisement". I am glad that there are still some of my favourite bloggers actively updating their blogs for me to read.
Many people are switching to Facebook only because they think it is so much more convenient to update and to see updates. I used to like facebook, but not anymore when it comes to personal stuffs. I prefer instagram over facebook. But now i prefer instastory over instapost. Haha. There are pros and cons but there are things that are meant to be shared for certain period of time.
But i like facebook when it comes to memories of certain things we once posted or being tagged. Not everything. Contradict. I know. It is just like I like blogging / facebooking, but when I blog / post too much about myself, people will start to circulate the things that I post. From one person to many people to relatives to friends and ended up to me with a totally different stories.
Woaaaahhhh.. like that also can...
When i tried to share something real or something funny (at least I thought so) but I get averagely like 10+ likes/dislikes/love/angry button on facebook. So, I thought like, not many will actually care what I normally posted. So, one day, I saw something funny online. I shared on my facebook wall with no intention of getting much attention.. but who would have thought it went..
It was such a long story. But if you really read them, you would have punch me in the face. Hahaha.. But at the same time, it gave me a thought that if I really only have like RM20 and that woman took it and acted that way, I would be like.. wtf.. without acting much on it but after I posted this, I thought, heyyy.. i can do this shall anyone ever did this to me. So, who says posting jokes on facebook serve no purpose?
What I wanted to say is.. it really depends on individual on what you get after you read. Some may thought I am wasting their time (I had the same thought the moment I finished reading) , some actually like the way this "I" acted (me too) so, I told some friends that I will act the same way too SHALL this ever happen to me next time. Haha..
Back to blogging, I very much agree with Cheesie's statement on this.
She called other people 女神but little did she know that she is 女神 to many of us. I won't catagorized ourselves as Aunties.. but her fans instead.. HAHAHAHA.. It's like (almost) everything that she said, or she mentioned or she did or even used or is still using.. we also want.. I remember when she was pregnant with Sakura, my womb also itch want to have another one. HAHAHAHA.. you see how influential she is..
(that is IF you like Japan, IF you have kid(s), IF you want to be like her, and many other IFs)
I don't know how long I will continue to blog. My years of blogging efforts on this blog all gone missing when I tried to transfer them from wordpress to blogger. I was mad. Very mad at myself. But life goes on.
If you have never owned a blog, you have such a poor childhood. It is just like you have never played Streetfighter before.
Blogs, in those days, used to be kind of personal thing. You can brag about anything. You can pour your heart out to the world. Anonymous will pacify you when you are unhappy. They also share your happiness when you are on top of the world. You have never met them but they are your friends.
But you cannot do the same anymore nowadays.
Anything you jotted down, it will be against you. People read. People printscreen and people just want to make your days worst.
You meet them. You think they are your real friends. But things they do will scare the shit out of you.
Some people just want to bring you down and think they are on top of you.
So what if you are on top? On top does not mean you are good.
When you need food but you do not have much choices, especially after lunch hour, you need to go to Kopitiam that have stall with FRIED FOOD.
I was at Pending area. The nearest I can go would be Yong Siang Corner that served the most reasonable Economy Fast Food. Or Peaches Garden, near Everrise Pending which serves rather reasonable priced food too. But I itchy. I thought to try something somewhere new.
Off I went to WIN WIN CAFE at City Square.
This is how you can cheat customers RM1 for each transaction done without being caught.
I do not mind to pay RM7 for the food I ordered if it shows RM7, or if I was informed earlier on the price. But the thing is, your display price is RM6. I pointed at the thing I want, exactly at RM6. You noted. You went to cook. You tapao my rice.
You took my money.
You returned me my money.
(normally I don't check the balance but somehow, I have this feeling at that time to check the money she returned and there I go)
I confronted her on the shortage of RM1.
I looked at her. I pointed to her at her price list.
Harga RM6 kan?
Itu harga lama.
Your old price, you never intend to change or just put a masking tape to change the price??
If I am like other customers who never check the balance, then you can cheat RM1 out of every customer you served?
Wow. I am impressed.
Probably, this is another way of making fast money. Without people going to any of the department to complain because RM1 is not worth the effort to go complain.
Yes. I am being asked,
why didn't I return the rice to her and ask her to return me the money?
I thought of that. Only after the more I think of it, the more i am unhappy of how I was being charged that extra. But it's too late to drive back to return her the food and asked for the money right?
why didn't I go to some government department to complain her?
People also want to earn living ma. Oklar.. my excuse. I am just one of the majority of people who do not want to waste my time to go to that department to complain and flip people's rice bowl lo. See. I'm that kind ma.
then, why you wanna do a blog post to complain about it now ler?
cos i have my freedom to complain it here ma.
like that you also indirectly flip people's rice bowl ma?
at least I am not making her losing her rice bowl IMMEDIATELY ma.. Now that you know you will be charged extra, will you still wanna go there??
If you were to go there and you read this post, at least you know this stall will charge extra, so you will be extra careful ma. Now that you read this, are you not grateful I share this with you?
[Update as at 07.02.2018]
I guess I am not the only person getting overcharged for food because I was sent this link.
I always have this thought of #AnythingToDoWithFlourWillFail cos out of 10.. 9 of them will go into rubbish bin. Hahahaha.. Like I said, I tried to change almost everything that many people advised, but in the end, the outcome after proofing still goes into rubbish bin.
I have seen this Hokkaido Bread recipe for a very long time but I didn't have the courage to try to make them.. cos you know.. once failed, it's very depressing one lo..
But that day.. the mood was there, the ingredients were there.. So, I took the effort to try to make it.
The ingredients are divided into Ingredient A and Ingredient B.
only consists of
200g of Water
40g of High Protein Flour
is to makeTang Chung or Tangzhong.
Now many asked. What is Tangzhong?
tangzhong in relation to bread making is an Asian technique in which a portion of the flour in the recipe is pre-cooked with water to make a roux, before being cooled and added to the rest of the ingredients
(as i read, majority do not remeasure the tangzhong from Ingredient A, so I did the same)
60g Whipping Cream
60g Fresh Milk (Hokkaido Milk)
540g High Protein Flour
10g Milk Powder
50g Golden Churn Butter
1/2 tsp Salt
First proofing, wrap the dough with Thermomat for 45 minutes.
and the funny thing is, this is my first time seeing my dough proof until like that weiiii.. so cuteeeee.
So, the second proofing after 45 mins.
Divide dough into 2 portions (or more) depending on how you want your bread or bun to be like.
Use rolling pin to push out air bubbles. Roll up dough tightly.
(i skipped this cos my dough was very sticky. I was thinking if I were to do this, probably all my dough will stick to rolling pin O.o )
Proof for 1-1/2 hours or double in size.
(mine was 2 hours cos we brought the little one out to cycle while waiting for the dough to proof and also to avoid being disappointed)
and then we went out for dinner...
It was about 2 hours when we came back to be greeted by the dough.. hehehehehe...
not pretty most probably due to I did not roll out the air bubbles I think.
and then in preheated oven, 180degree, 35 mins.
(Self reminder: do it tray by tray instead of put two trays together into the small oven)
The most important part of all, Athena loves it.
(though it was just kosong bao)
I put this in Instastory. Haha..
If you really have the time, you can try this recipe. But if you don't, just go to the bakeries out there to buy one. Hahaha.. Save time and energy.
For CNY, you can grab this at Ta Kiong Supermarket at the Spring.
RM181.88 for 24 bottles.. so one bottle is only RM7.58
Human nowadays cannot live without a smartphone, be it adults or kids. TheHub and I are no exception. So is our baby girl. Most of the time, when we are dining outside, Athena will requests for phone. I only give it to her when I need a peaceful meal. She will watch baby songs / play baby games while we feed her so that she eats cos she doesn't normally eat when she is with us. :(
At times, she will just "exit" all the youtube and games and start burst shot with my phone camera. My phone case is similar like this.
She always starts with something like this.
and then she will syiok sendiri, then self smile (at this point, both of us still did not realise she has been on camera mode)
and then she will hold up the phone and start snap shots anything.
and to laugh at the photos taken.
and so, when i realized, I "flipped" the camera for her.
and she normally smile or laugh after she snapped the ugly photos of her self.
the timing is not right most of the time.
She smiles to the camera. Then she laughs. Then she tries to press "snap" but she forgot about her smiles. All the time.
and she will try to damage the phone..
See.. wrong timing again.
By the way, looking at the umbrellas, you know this is Food Parade at Saradisearound BDC area in Kuching.
We were thinking to try something new, other than our usual dining places. So we came across this Food Parade at Saradise. Looks like a very happening place, but the food..
We ordered Bak Kut Teh cos it was raining at that time. Something soupy for the cold evening. Sounds like a great deal. We were charged RM10 for that bowl of Bak Kut Teh. Paying RM10 for a bowl of Bak Kut Teh we cannot complain much since it's Bak Kut Teh. You get it?
But this is a bowl of KICAP with slices of Pork. You read it correctly.
A bowl of soy sauce with slices of pork.
Kicap or soy sauce is normally used to flavour dishes.
What can I do with soy sauce?It makes a great marinade or can be splashed into stews or used in sauces for meat and vegetables. Use light soy sauce to flavour dishes without darkening them - when stir-frying vegetables or chicken, for instance. Use dark soy sauce to give colour to noodle dishes; its sweetness also makes it good as a dipping sauce.
and we were served a bowl of super salty bowl of pork slices, that ruined our evening, wasted our hard earned RM10.
and yes, when i mentioned and commented this and instagram and whatsapp, I got questions like why didn't you bring it back to the stall and tell them about it? Why must you put on social media and brag about it?
My replies were:
I did not bring it back to the stall because there were only few slices of pork in that RM10 soup. We tried a few pieces trying to tell if it is really that salty and only a few pieces of pork left. If you were me, will you still bring back to complain about it?
Why must I put on social media like instagram and whatsapp to complain about it?
It is just like how you want to read reviews about a place. I did not simply complain. I paid RM10 for that bowl of salty "Bak Kut Teh" and I think it is not worth my money. So I want to "review" that. I did not make a fuss about it. I am just stating my honest opinion on my bowl of "Bak Kut Teh".
To cut the long story short, there is Radish in my refrigerator. Initially, I bought the radish to make soup, but i did not have enough ingredients for soup so I googled up what can i do with Radish, other than to make it a dish that needs rice.
Photos all from my instastory. Haha..
Anyways, I found a few recipes from the Thermomix website and i jotted this one down on a piece of paper for easier reference. I think using phone screen during preparation of ingredients is very inconvenient. In my opinion , during my preparation la.
Ingredient A ready to be dump into TM bowl. For first timer, the ingredients can be +/- .
Hahaha. I said so because the first time I cook, I follow 100% what is written in the Cook Book. If it says 40g of Garlic, I will chop and weigh the Garlic 40g. Not 39g, not 41g. Hahaha.. First time ma.. Don't laugh.
I think I have been jinx, or I have no fate with flour.
Most of the time, anything to do with flour, will very likely ended up in rubbish bin.
Like there were few times i was trying to make bun or bread or bao, it just went into the rubbish bin. I followed 100% ingredients in the cook book. Other people successfully did that.. only I failed.
I was told it could be the flour, so i changed to a better brand, Blue Key, good enough gua. But still ended up in bin. And then I was told to change the yeast, I did. Still ended up in rubbish bin. And thennn I was told to put the dough in the warmer place, in TM bowl with 37degree i tried, in preheated oven, i tried, in the end , still in the bin. Haha.. So, I'm thinking, it must be me and the flour.. and hence the #hashtag.
So while waiting for the the moment of truth, I cooked Lee Fah brand Instant Sarawak Laksa with fish balls and bean sprouts. Microwave 4 mins. Tadaaaahh.
59 seconds to The Moment of Truth.
I don't have a square bowl, so i pour into two round shape plates.
The recipe said wait for it to cool down completely and it is ready to be served. But Radish Kuih bo.. must deep fried them in oil baru considered ready to be served kan? We didn't want to make our place oily, so we opt for a lazier version.
Oven baked them.
Preheated oven. 250degree for 10mins on one side. Another 10mins on the other side.
Can you hear the "fresh from oven sound"?
Breakfast this morning.
Oh hey... I just realised this is my first post for 2018.
Happy 2018 everyone.
May all the good things, good vibes, good news be wrapped around all of us.