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Wednesday, February 18, 2009

A 2 day school week + no work = lethargic me. Many people are extremely envious of the amount of free time i have because compared to them, they have hardly any at all! haha that's really eeevil. But oh well, having loads of free time can be pretty stressful too. One could die of boredom or insanity. Talking about "dying", i had a very close encounter with death yesterday.

I swear it was green man. The pedestrains from the opposite side of the road were crossing. I was just ONE STEP away from the main road when suddenly, a HUGE truck sped by. Obviously he beat the red light! And he was SPEEDING! And what i found disturbing was the driver didnt even HORN. He'd still be in the wrong but if he did horn, it'd warn me of his presence at the very least. I dare not imagine what kinda injuries i would sustain if i had dashed across the road, or, taken that one tiny step...

So drivers (including me of course, haha), please think twice before you decide to beat the red light. Your irresponsible actions may cost someone else's life.

On a happier note, i did alot of baking and cooking this week. Prepped a tiramisu for dar, baked a quiche and stir-fried a plate of bacon and ham aglio.

As i didnt have time, i made use of ready rolled shortcrust pastry for the quiche. The ingredients consisted of bacon, ham and button mushrooms. Sprinkled swiss cheese slices and oregano leaves on the surface.




For some reason, the top view of the quiche kinda reminded me of the scallop and prawns thin-crust pizza from PastaDeWaraku.



And one things's for sure, i do not like Japanese style pizzas or pastas at all. They may look appetizing but seriously, dont you think they taste odd?

Dished out a bacon aglio for lunch just a few days back.



This time, i experimented it with white wine. I think i'd prefer red wine for a more robust flavor. But, today's aglio was a little bit bland as i added too little salt. Haha, my bad. At least its better than dar's! Muahaha.

And after school last thursday, dar and i rode down to Commonwealth for some simple Cze Char. We shared a plate of buttered pork ribs and hotplate tofu with minced meat.




I prefer to call the pork ribs pork chops. In fact, its one of the must order dish when you're here. Prices here are reasonably cheap and almost everything on the menu is tasty. 2 Chef's Eating Place, that's the name for you.

Just to side-track abit, Business Policy class is THAT boring. Lame, is how Faye describes it. This time, they spent 30 minutes debating over whether itunes was a strategy of diversification adopted by Apple. You know what, seriously, i don't really care. My simple minded brain just knows that itunes is a media-player application for consumers to download their music, organize their song files or listen to music.

Okie, back to the topic.

All you KPOs must be wondering how i celebrated v-day this year. Sorry to disappoint but i dont celebrate v-day. Its just another day to me but before you call me a spoiler/loser, i must clarify that i do not object to couples celebrating this very special day at all. =))

But, i did surprise dar with some gifts though. Haha.

Its a home made card! See the pink paper with hearts adorning it?



That was purchased 1 month ago from an art shop at Wheelock. I found it really pretty. It was a must-buy and so, i conned myself into believing that i'd find a use for this for Valentine's day. Unsurprisingly, i brought it home and chucked it into my bookshelf, along with my other art stash. One day prior to Valentine's, i took it out, glued a sheet of aluminium foil at the back to give it some support, cut some letters out from an outdated issue of 8-Days, ransacked my room for markers and ribbons, and viola, a hand-made poster card with love!




Ignore the Lip-Gloss, and the sentence beside it, those were cut-outs from the Benefit Cosmetic magazine. Absolutely Random! haha and of course, if you look carefully, you might actually spot PONYO!

That's not all, dar also got a photoframe, with a picture of the both of us!



The picture was cropped and printed using my 3in1 photo printer. Awesome. I must admit that the photoframe was a gift from Mervyn at our secret-pal gift exchange night last union camp. HAHA. Rather than let it collect dust, why not put it to good use right?

See! No money involved/spent at all. Unless someone's willing to pay me for my effort. =Pp

As for our v-day dinner, nope, we didnt dine at some fancy restaurant. This year, we dined at Margaret Drive's Open-Air and very Run-Down hawker center. Shared claypot chicken rice for 2. It was THAT good. Certainly worth every penny and the 45 mins wait. Haha.

OHH! I whipped up breakfast for dar on Valentine's morning too! It was an extremely oil-laden breakfast with 2 long Chipolata Chicken Sausages, 1 fried Sunny-Side up, a slice of Ham, 3 strips of Streaky Bacon and 2 pieces of toast with butter. Haha, that's one way to make your man fatter than you.

If you notice, i didnt call it a Valentine's Day Breakfast as i had no intention to whip him breakfast at all. Dar decided to drop by my place in the morning so i simply had to make do with whatever i had in the fridge. Yes, my fridge is well-stocked. Haha.

Two years ago, the breakfast i prepped for dar (this was specially made in view of v-day) had semi-cooked bratwurst, not round not square pancakes (haha!) and a perfect sunny side up which almost got me crying as it was my first attempt at frying eggs. Fast forward 2 years and im now a pro with eggs. I can seperate the whites from the yolks too!

=P
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