A steak-y day

Being back at mum’s place is always a nice thing to do. Mum is always whipping up nice food even when she does not like cooking. I would be going back to mum’s every alternate week. Just last week, mum laid her hands down and whipped up pumpkin soup, pan-fried cod fish, beef steak and potato salad!

the tenderloin beef was fantastic!! its so tender that you need not have knife to cut it. just use fork and spoon! pan fried cod fish was not very oily and well marinated and simply nice. with a tinge of lemon juice, the potato salad works wonderful and not to say thats hubby’s favourite dish of all.

Believe it or not, mum learned all this from a chef! well done and thank you mum!

here are some of the food which mum made.. 

Potato Salad

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Pumpkin soup

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pan-fried cod fish

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Beef steak with HP sauce

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now heres WG ending off with his noon nap.. zzzz

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where on earth is this place?

6th June was Chris and Jen’s wedding.. Finally after 9 years!! how long is that!! Anyway, congrats to both!! As a good friend of the groom (Chris), i am very proud and happy for him..

However the venue was way too far!! their wedding was held at Seletar Country Club… where is this place? i had to nudge my hubby and ask him if we were going to the right place as our cab driver had to enter Seletar Camp in order to reach the country club! True enough, the country club is way right inside the camp.. Now i understand why the groom complained his mum was not happy with the venue. In my heart, i told myself, which parent will be happy when you have chosen such an inconvenient place for your wedding and your relatives have to travel so far and worse they are not familiar with the place! this i would not blame the groom’s mum for being unhappy about it. Best of all, they only have 1 shuttle bus at 1 timing. That does not make sense to me and now you know the reason y me and hubby took cab.

i was tasked to help out at the reception table. the name and table list was a last minute job and name list was not useful at all as it did not serve much help to search for names. there was also a ‘commotion’ about swopping seats as 1 of the gals (lynn, the bride’s ‘sister’) refused to sit alone, and hell was she daring enough to say out the names of whom were seating together in my table, not being aware that the names mentioned were around in the makeup room! (she said my name and hubby’s not knowing that we are actually looking at her). in any way, who is she to rearrange the seating arrangement?! and holy cow, she is also the arrogant MC  which me and hubby disliked. 

now come to the food and service part. service totally sucks.. your cup can be emptied for the longest time and not being filled until you have instructed the waiter/waitress to do so.. cold dish was a so-so dish, not very fantastic but ok. sharksfin was diluted and prawns were not fresh. overall flavour of food was not to my standard. when i learnt that the price of 1 table is $700+, i was wondering hotels along orchard road are also around the same price, y not have it there which is much more convenient and i think the food is so much better. well, all these were not mentioned to the groom of course, as i respect him and i am happy for him. as long as he is happy, thats all it matters.

however for the bride, she is just a mutual friend to me. most of the time, i respect the groom more that i respect her as she has very low EQ. she smsed me that night to ask if any of us knew where her butterfly pens (used to sign the guest book) were kept. i replied her sms saying that i have packed it in the box and left if under the recep table (this was the instruction given by her list before the wedding – “at 8pm, pack up of recep table and those unimportant things, put it under the recep table”). she continued to ask if it was under the table or returned to the room and i replied her its under the table as per her instructions on the list. Today i got to know that the pens belongs to her SIL. But to me, such things you have to check also. haiz.. her behaviour is just like her “good jie meis” for the wedding. 

here are 2 pictures i took with hubby at recep table while we are waiting for guest arrival.

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Bath Time for WG!!

something amazing about WG is that it enjoys it’s bath!!! WG gets its bath once every week which keeps its fur in good, shiny condition! 

here are some images of WG during its bath time and its final look!! 🙂

Daddy giving WG its bath.. look how WG shrunk down when its drenched in water.

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WG drying itself after bath.. it loves to roll on its pink towel!

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WG getting its fur blown dry!! it also enjoys this!

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and finally WG’s look after bath!! so cute!! 

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WG’s getting better day by day..

after several weeks with us, WG has been eating well and has already gotten used to sleeping alone in the living room (thats after hubby slept with WG for 1 week).. its favourite place is the sofa and recently one of our extra mattress cover and a grey rug i bought for it! LY has also passed us some treats which she has gotten from her friend as her friend’s dog is unable to consume it! WG loves these vege cookie treats!

Here are more images of WG lazing at home.

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looks like WG is reading the newspapers with its dad.. ha!

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WG’s fave seat and position on the sofa!

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One of WG’s favourite sleeping positions. 

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WG loves to snuggle between the pillow & sofa.. hee hee

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his favourite sleeping position on sofa..

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The Daily Puppy

its been awile since i have been logging onto The Daily Puppy website frequently. this website was introduced by my aunt (who is also a super dog lover and will do anything for the dog, too bad she does not have one as she is working and grandma does not really favour pets). The Daily Puppy features all the different puppies put up by its owners and its just so happy seeing these adorable ones.. Here is website to view daily puppies: www.dailypuppy.com

I shall now show you some some of my favourite puppy images! they are just so adorable and lovable making every dog lover happy!

This is Ludwig, the lovable GR. Look at how beautiful he can be!! Ludwig has a best friend called Kokus, who is a big white bunny! isn’t that sweet!!

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Ludwig getting itself all dirty in its playground!

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This is Colbie, a British Creme Golden Retriever GR – very rarely u see a GR with white fur! see how chubby Colbie is!!

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Colbie lazing under the shade to hide away from the sun!

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Here comes the little prince, Bosco, the mixed breed! Notice its silver-plated tag. so sophisticated!! see how chubby his paws are!

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Little prince posing for the camera!

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Now comes Phantom, the pure-bred Alaskan Malamute (another version of a Husky)! It has a discolouration on its nose which makes it all so special and unique of him! It loves oranges, enjoy long walks, chewing up its toys, eating, and sleeping. It also has full of energy and up for a nice run! His colour is so beautiful too!

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Phantom must have saw something.. what is it?

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Another pose for the camera!

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I really thank God for creating them for us! see how lovable they can be and we mean the whole world to them. Recently news have reported that pure breeds are being abandoned in Ubin, how could such things happen? Don’t they know its a great SIN to do so? Well, i always believe in karma and these disgusting, horrible people will “get it” back one day.

May God bless all the wonderful creatures on earth!

welcome 2 WG’s world!

in the rousing and cheering crowd, Master Wu Guay (the old wise tortoise)was awaiting for the chosen one, and out of a sudden, there was an absolute silence. Master Wu Guay speaks while pointing to panda “He is the chosen ONE.. lets all applause to the chosen ONE!” Does this liner and description sounds familiar to you, if it is not, its actually from the movie –> Kungfu Panda. And its here that we got our “son” his name and abbreviation – Wu Guay (WG). or shall say its only partly from the movie. i shall tell you in more detail as we go further..

WG was an abandoned dog and was found by my FIL as it was nearly knocked down by a car.. my nephew then went over to carry it back to my MIL’s place. Later that evening, hubby told me about this dog and after having a quick dinner, we rushed over to take a look at this poor little one.. MIL told us that they were not able to keep the dog as their own family dog (Mickey) was getting territorial and it would be difficult to have WG around.. Hubby and i willingly took WG in.. for the 1st night, it was ‘sleepless in seattle”! seeing WG being so lost in my home, we allowed him into the room to sleep, as i was very sensitive to noises, i could hear his nails ticking the floor all night and it was having diarrhoea and pooed in my room, i had to get up and clean it up. not only that, WG loves to sleep on bed and would jump on our bed when it knows we are asleep, that shaken me up again.. Hubby even had to sleep with WG in the living room the next 2 nights. We were wondering if we are up to it or will it be forever that hubby needs to sleep with WG in the living room? on our wedding anniversary day we decided to call SPCA to report a lost of dog, SPCA came and took the dog. the minute i was on the way up, i started wailing out loud.. i felt so guilty (extreme) and i have not had such feeling in my life before!! we went out for our anniversary dinner to  Marmalade Pantry, having the thought of WG at the back of our minds, wondering how WG is doing? will WG understand why we do so? is WG scared as its really dark at SPCA at night? will WG find good owners to let him live happily? will WG hate/blame us? all these thoughts made both of us cried terribly over dinner and drinks.. it was also the 1st time that i have seen Hubby cried so badly.. 

5 days past, hubby looked at me with wide eyes and told me he saw SPCA’s ad in the newspaper. i sat down and ask hubby honestly if he did thought of bringing WG back, and his answer was YES, so was my answer to myself. Immediately the next day (April 2), hubby called SPCA to claim WG and he had to collect WG by 3pm. Hubby took immediate urgent 1/2 day leave and left during lunch hour to get back WG. I also accompanied hubby to get WG back. The moment we saw WG and it saw us, WG kept whining  and it recognises us!!! From den on WG was with us till today… 🙂 

Here are some photos of WG’s first days with us..

WG’s 1st night with us

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An Appreciated Friendship

history begins during the last semester of uni.. my project grp lacked of 1 member and we had news that a gal from another group was searching for a grp (or rather her orginal proj group told her they were full and could not take her in, leaving her to find her own grp), we willingly took her in that was how we got to know M till today.. during that period of time, we were mugging our projs together and got close but i did not see that competitive side of M yet.. Being just 1 yr, hard to see as most of time after sch, u eagerly head home.. our friendship begun closer after we graduated  as we were all seeking jobs at the same time, we would go for our occasional weekend suppers, occassional meet ups at causeway pt when we are at home and not doing anything..

But i can admit that i do not know when our friendship became distant.. ever since i got married, i begin to feel her competitive side – always having branded goods (reason she gives when u ask her: husband bought the key pouch/bag/wadever cos its their monthly anniversary), u read that? Monthly anniversary?!?!?! this only occured to me when i was in my TEENs!!!!! who does such things or probably i don’t do such “celebrations” now.. for wad u need mthly anniversary? and to have a gift every month u mean? or eat super expensive food?? is it really necessary?? i find yearly annivesary more meaningful..her other reason of having can simply be “rather bored of my small wallet, so deciding to get a long wallet”.. call this clever spending?? having a condo at west coast (which the exterior of the bldg looks outdated to me and at such an “off” location, she thinks vr highly of her condo and paying i think $700+k for that “off-site” location? is it worth it? oh plus that 30k reno and mthly additional top up for the house..), i think its nothing to be so highly about.. i guess i shall say for the last time , her “FACE” is so impt to her that she wants all of us to feel that she is above us.. i am simply not up to this high/low game.. its vr childish and simply stupid.. not sure if the other friends of ours realise this side of her but she does definitely gives me this feeling and to re-assure my feelings are correct, hubby also feels exactly the same way as me..

why would my blog title be appreciated friendship?? well simply and straight-forward – M is not a person who will appreciate her friends for their help even when she says “thank you”, u can sense its not sincere and takes for granted. she will not be sensitive towards the way pple think or feel… whatever was said about her above and here made me realise 1 thing: “is it because of this character which she did not realise and actually made her without a proj grp last time? her previous proj grp mates might have realised and felt it and thats why she was not in their proj grp?” hubby told me that it might be the reason or even a possibility.

there were many instances/occassions that made me realise she does not have the heart of appreciation.. no.1 instance: we used to play mj at chris’s (our common guy fren) house before i got married and we would play till the wee hours, at that time, chris will usually send me and M home.. now that i am married, whenever we have our mj sessions, M will expect Chris to send her home even if its around 9+pm… who are you to expect such treatment?!?!? S’pore’s MRT/cab all out of order is it?? if i can take a cab/mrt home, why cant she??? oh is it that her husband used to drive her everywhere, so she also expects such treatment? if it is, how ridiculous and selfish is that?!?!?! i did not even dare ask Chris to fetch me and hubby home.. she also commented that from her house (woodlands) to my home (aljunied) is further than going to chris’s home (hougang)…. to me coming to my house is more direct for her.. Hello Hougang is further up from my place, pls la.. oh yes i forget and know why she has no directional sense  cos she does not even know how to walk from Takashimaya to Plaza Sing!!! how bad is that can you tell me? no.2 instance: there was a day when we arranged to meet up with the rest for dinner, the usual topic will be where to eat and where to meet right? venue was finally agreed at orchard between me and M, den we had to also ask another gf (kristina) if she is ok on the venue.. M can say “Kristina sure ok de, anyway she is rather shui bian” HUH?!?! wad u mean by this? so no need to ask out of respect is it? so wad if she is rather shui bian? in actual fact kristina preferred to head to Bugis but M wans orchard!! u see how she can take pple for granted? even when i know Kristina should be ok or shui bian, its always good to ask the other party if its really ok.. of course M will say no worries cos she is thinking for herself! no 3 instance: M’s wedding is this coming december, chris’s wedding is 2 weeks later from now.. previous week, chris asked if i did save my songs which i played throughout my wedding dinner as he wanted to borrow it (of course in the end i did not lend it as hubby was not willing to do so and it was really that i could not find the cd), M conveniently replied the email thread to me saying “yaya, also lend me hor”..  Excuse me, is it you getting married??? if its your wedding dinner, don’t you wan to put in the least bit of effort to find the songs for your own wedding dinner than want to replicate from mine? don’t you want have a little more creativity in preparing your own wedding? or simply how lazy M can be?? or probably com idiot –> don’t know how to download songs.. M should know what are the songs she likes to have.. When she does not know something and ask you, you advise her on it (be it whatever) she will always have this very irritating reply “oh really, i don’t know about it, i don’t know all these things one” –> dunno then bloody hell listen and learn la, y shake your head and gives me the expression as if you are not interested or do not want to learn.. this kind of lazy attitude really puts pple off.

lately my converstaions with her have became rather cold and its only surface talk.. i would not wan to tell her anything deeper (ike wad i bought, wad i did etc) even if i am gg on a holiday, i dun even feel like telling her.. i should be happy to tell my own gf about such things but i realise i cannot do so anymore with her.. a good gf or simply a gd fren is someone who appreciates who you are and share happiness with you – simple things like enjoying each other’s company is good enough. not someone who seems to be competing with u everytime u meet up with her and subtly trying to show you that she is better than u… i am very very very fed up and tired of having conversations with her.. she asks you something (that you have told her before), when u reply her with ur answer, she will reply you with an answer to subtly tell you that she is “higher” or have “higher” taste. what is this??

i am also slowly realising that i am not happy meeting up with M.. however, i know i will still be seeing her at chris’s wedding and going to her own wedding.. who knows she might also be complaining about me on the other side.. Frankly,  i rather go out with hubby’s frens which i feel that they are really true & sincere frens whom we give each other advices/encouragement, sharing our happiness for each other and we appreciate each other as who/whom they are.  That’s exactly how friends should be..

i cannot foresee where this friendship is going and i will just let it be.. i really adpot the “cannot be bothered” attitude towards her.. hubby knows my disappointment but just told me to maintain a mutual feeling..

I am just happy being myself…