Monday, September 22, 2008

Bear & Cat Talk

Bear came back from her friend nursery and tuition center opening.

Bear: Eh, Cat! Kids these days are very smart man... Their IQ questions are tough.
Cat: Really? Like what?
Bear: OK, let me ask you. How many different sexes that Moses brought up to the ark before the flood came?
Cat: Eh Moses had no ark la, it was Noah la...
Bear: Haha stupid Cat, you're quite smart ar...
Cat: Of course! You mean you don't know the answer....?!
Bear: -.-....

---------- One Day Later ----------

Bear: Eh Cat, ask you, a black guy and a white lady gave birth to a baby. What's the color of the baby's teeth?
Cat: White la
Bear: Baby has no teeth laaaaa..... Hahahaha
Cat: Hahaha... U know what, as long as I have you in the house, I don't really need a TV....
Bear: -.-....

Sunday, September 21, 2008


In our CG on last Friday, we learnt about LOVE - receiving love and giving it away. In Bible, John 13:34 says "A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another". 1 John 4:7 says "Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God".

Jon split up all the different definitions of LOVE in 1 Corinthians 13:4-8a, and asked us to evaluate ourselves on how we're doing for each definition stated. EG and I used the same bible verses during our wedding ceremony 9 months ago. It means a lot to me as LOVE is one of the important elements in a happy marriage. Pastor also shared a short sermon about "Love is Patient" in our wedding ceremony. The learning on Friday just reminded me on what LOVE is again, not only to my own husband, but also to everyone around me.

Love is patient
Love is kind
It does not envy
It does not boast
It is not proud
It is not rude
It is not self-seeking
It is not easily angered
It keeps no record of wrongs.
Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.
It always protects,
always trusts,
always hopes,
always perseveres.
Love never fails

爱 是 恒 久 忍 耐
又 有 恩 慈
爱 是 不 嫉 妒
爱 是 不 自 夸
不 张 狂
不 做 害 羞 的 事
不 求 自 己 的 益 处
不 轻 易 发 怒
不 计 算 人 的 恶
不 喜 欢 不 义 , 只 喜 欢 真 理
凡 事 包 容
凡 事 相 信
凡 事 盼 望
凡 事 忍 耐 。
爱 是 永 不 止 息 。

Beautiful verse.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Mooncake Festival

My mum is a very much chinese cultured lady. She remembers all the Chinese Festivals - like Mooncake Festival, Dong-Zhi, Dragon-Boat Festival, etc. And every time during the special festivals, there will be special food for dinner - maybe our favorite fried chicken wings, her special stew duck, roasted chicken, red wine chicken soup, etc.

After I left home since 1998, I have never really remember any of the Chinese Festivals anymore. Mum will call up and ask me if I have eaten any tong yuen during dong-zhi, or any dumpling during dragon boat festival. And she'll urge me to buy one just to have the feel of the festival.

I have been very busy recently - though I don't really know what I'm busy with. :P. And I have not been calling my mum often too. Since I'm already married, she expects EG to take care of me more and also, she has another 3 younger ones to worry about since now all of us are out somewhere. Somehow, I missed out the moon cake festival this year. I only found out it's mooncake festival on last Friday when one of my colleagues wished me happy mooncake festival when I was going home.

We wanted to buy some mooncake to celebrate but somehow it didn't happen due to many many reasons. And when we want to buy this week (one week after the mooncake festival), all mooncakes are sold out. :~(. There goes my mooncake festival. There goes my favorite pandan mooncake. :~(.

Anyway, it really makes me home sick. I have not been feeling this for very long (bear in mind I have left home for 10 years!!). But now I really really miss my family much. The thought of going back to Miri for Chinese New Year next year just can't stop bringing a smile to my face - I could even smile in my sleep. Oh, that reminds me of an incident - During Pre-U, I was so excited to go home that I actually laughed "Ha Ha Ha" in my dream in the middle of the night. That gave my roommate a big shock.

How I wish time could fly faster, and I want to go home soooooon..... :~(

Saturday, September 06, 2008

Maggi Mee Goreng

Life has been busy, stressful and depressing at times. I tried to make it a habit to off my laptop after work and make sure I don't check / reply emails at home at night. Well, it lasted for two weeks before the habit came back. And that's also one of the reasons why I haven't been blogging for almost 1/2 month.

So, now I am back - blogging about my cooking again... (Guess my life is kinda boring :P)

My mother-in-law cooks very good maggi goreng. Everytime when she cooks maggi goreng for us when we go back home, EG will ask me to learn how to do that so that I can do for him in Penang.

Of course, I have tried to make maggi goreng a few times before this. And sadly, they are not very successful attempts.
  • First attempt: Mee overcooked, too soft. :(
  • Second attempt: Too dry
  • Third attempt: Too dry
  • Later few attempts: Too dry, too salty, too.... :(
Anyway, I have been thinking of making maggi goreng for EG this weekend and I have tried to surf the internet for better cooking "secret". Somehow, I got the combination of all the ingredients right and this round it's muchhhhh better.

One for EG, one for me

Simple dish with oyster sauce, onions, garlic, prawns, sawi, eggs, sausages

EG? Happy man today since he enjoyed it, though he said his mum's is still slightly better, but it's good enough. Hopefully I can "produce" the same "product" the next round.