Monday, January 7, 2008

A Baby Shower for baby Issac

Wow, I can't believe that we all were so spontanious to throw a very sweet and warm baby shower for our friends - Boon Hong and Eric Chang. It's a suprise party for both the mom and father to be and we finally got them a big suprised as they thought this party was for evan.

Each of us works as a team to get all the preparations done as we had baby shower decorations : Ballons, Wall decorations that warm up the enviroment, lovely well-decorated baby shower cake ,foods and the lovely gifts from each of us.

We had hear Boon Hong has a complicated pregnancy this time and hope this little party will warm her up and let her smiling. Hope everything will goes well with her and baby Issac.

Special thanks to the men team who worked so hard in the kitchen to get foods done. I do believe man can do better cooking than women. Special thanks to my dearest friends - Teoh's family who hosted the party and also helped out the party. Very gracefully thanks to the my freinds - Sin Yee, John, Kim, Mickey,Sze Lock, Ching , Wei Chien , Victor and Michelle for working so hard to help out the baby shower.

Last but not least, a thousand thanks to my lovely husband for getting the gifts and preparing foods. I know you are always a good husband.

Friday, January 4, 2008

Canon PowerShot S5 IS

I never paid much attentions on the photos on how great the skills of the photographer until I owned my "DSLR" wanna be - Canon S5 IS. S5 has some similar features that allows me to play like the DSLR. S5 IS is manufactured on Sept 2007 and it has pretty much everything needed for newbie to learn to use a DSLR.

Special thanks to my hubby for getting the camera accesories, I started paying attention on how to capturing a good photos. I read some books every night to get better understanding. I have surfing and reading some good articles posted on web site. A lot of photpgraphers sharing their works/photos and experiences on the website and I found out this is a really good attitude for those photographers keen to guide the newbie.

I like to play with S5 IS every night before I go to bed. My favour baby - Guts and also my carton characters toys will be my models. Most of the times I take pictures inside the house and I do really want to spend some spare times taking pictures outdoor. I hope I can manage more spare times for myself and continuing on photography.

P/S: The more you shoot , the better picture you will produce.

Ping Pong day

It's amazing to me that Schlumberger provides a lot of indoor activities to their employees. There are Wii game, Pool table, Foosball table, Ping Pong table and Yoga class. It's a very nice environment for the employees to spend a little times for having some fun during the working days.

It's Friday now. Not much works on the work place and we all sneaked out for our favourite exercise game - Ping Pong. I do like Ping Pong since I was a kid and I don't really play well in Ping Pong.

I never know Indian, American or etc can play ping pong very well. All I saw from the TV is only Chinese people playing this ping pong. What a lousy thought.

After losing the several games in a row, I do feel so sad about it. I don't like being a loser and what can I do to not being a loser? I have bought some good paddles, some good quality ping pong balls and I still being defeated so badly. Well, I think the problem is my ping pong skill not good as the other people. I should have spent more time to training my ping pong skill.

I never thought about what is my hobbies during my spare times. Now I do really know that I want to be expert on photography and Ping Pong.

Thursday, January 3, 2008

My lovely hubby favour dessert - 汤圆

Yesterday, I went to China town in houston to get all the grocery stuffs need for "汤圆". It is already passed winter time and why I still doing it? My lovely husband really likes "汤圆" and I knew last night will be very cold out there, so I made up my mind to give him a surprise.

I looked up the "汤圆" recipe online and I made two different doughs (sweet potatoes and taro). I boiled the sugar cane syrup and placed the "汤圆" inside the syrup. It does taste good and my hubby ate 3 bowls of "汤圆" last night.

Here is the recipe for "汤圆":
Sweet Potatoes /Taro/ Japanese Yam 300g
Glutino Rice Flour 200g
Potato Starch 50g
Salad Oil/ Cooking oil 1tbsp
Warm water adjustable
Screw Pine leave (pandan leave)
Ginger (Slice)
Sugar Cane cubes

  1. Boiled/steamed the Sweet Potatoes/Taro/Yam until soft.
  2. Used fork to smash the sweeet potaoes/taro/yam.
  3. Place the mash sweet potatoes/taro/yam , glutino rice flour, potato starch, salad oil and warm water together , knead till it become a soft dough.
  4. Take a small part of dough out and roll it with hand palm to make a small 汤圆.
  5. Boiled the water with ginger, sugar cane cubes and also screw pine leaves until sugar cane cubes dissolved (Sugar cane syrup).
  6. Boiled water in another pot and put all 汤圆 into the pot. Wait till the 汤圆 floats on the water and it can be ready to put into the Sugar Cane syrup.

My only puppy "Guts"

I named my puppy "Guts" and everyone asked why he named "Guts". I like the carton characters in the 'IQ 博士' and there is a little machine boy named "小吉" and he wouldn't able to speak any words except some sounds (Same as my puppy except whining and barking). I started raising Guts on August 2007. There is a reason I want to have a puppy because I feel lonely all the times.

"Guts" means brave and also prosperous and fortune in mandarin. "Guts" is a mixed breeds of Cocker Spaniel and poodle (Cockapoo). He has a curly and creamy coats. He also has two long ears with light brown color coat. "Guts" is enjoying outdoor a lot, he is dying to go outdoor and check things out. He loves to climb up on the passenger seat to check out the beautiful scene and windy air out.

He is about 8 lbs now with a fluffy coats. He has been well trained lately as he would know where to pee and poo (training pad) in the house. He hardly messed up his lovely sleeping bed anymore.

One nice thing about Guts is he can play with himself without disturbing me while I was watching TV. He will stay closer to me and play with his own toys.

I do really love "Guts" and every time I will kiss him and told him how much I love him.

New Year Resolutions

I never set any new year resolutions to myself seriously. I started thinking of what I really want to do for 2008. Planning ahead for a year might be too far for some people but to me this is not. I do remind myself that life is too short and time flies everyday, I really do want to have something extraordinary to my daily life. A little surprise or achievement might help to light up my day.

Here is the list I came up for the things I want to accomplish in year 2008.
  • Get a home sweet home for my other significant and myself
  • Get a nice car
  • Having our first baby to start my own family
  • Stay healthy - nothing could buy healthy, so you have to really take good care of yourself.
  • Losing 20 lbs - this is what I kept saying but always failed. I do need to be more determined.
  • Go to gym 3 times a week
  • Saving money - stop spendthrift.
  • Earning more money
  • A trip to Europe

I know that I have so many hopes in the list and people might think it could not be able to accomplished all of them in the year end. Well, as long as there is a little hope I will still hope for that. Let's see how is coming to the year end.

Happy 2008 !