Saturday, December 31, 2011

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Dozerrrrrr


We went to see him again! Haha this little boy is always so happy to see us. I guess we try to visit him at least once a week? More if possible.

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Christmas at Kar's

Steamboat! (Tomyam again!)
Christmas this year was spent at Kar's. Steamboat again!

Merry Christmas!

Snowball (with an injured eye) and Muffin!
I think Snowball got into a fight with either Thierry or Muffin in the night, thus the injured eye. Everything's fine now. =)

Awkward friends. 

Merry Christmas!
Merry Christmas! Hope you have a good one!

Unconventional Christmas Eve

Tom Yam Steamboat
This year, surprisingly, I wasn't at home for the countdown! Haha. Yesterday, we (foodie gang) all gathered at Long and Feng's place for steamboat!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Dozer @ K9Kafe

Pearl of the Orient tea
Went to visit Dozer again today! I love it there because I get to eat!!! Haha. I love the food there, have you realised that yet? Had a cup of tea while he brought Dozer out for a walk.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Walk-a-Paw 2011

Diya (fav picture!)

Gentle Paws held their first Walk-a-Paw event today! People who signed up brought his/her assigned dog (from Gentle Paws) and walked a 1.6km route to an end point at Lor Halus' Wetlands Park. 

Gift Exchange!!!

Presents!
Had a little gift exchange with the awesome bunch from Gentle Paws after the Walk-A-Paw event ended today. Haha we were such an eye-catching bunch in bright orange. 

Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Christmas is coming!

Muffin
Christmas is coming! We're nearing the end of the year soon. Woke up a little too early today and decided to snap pictures of the girls in the tree as per last year. Here and here. I was still hoping to take a group photo of all 4 of them this year but Thumper's not around anymore, so it's never going to happen. Thierry wasn't cooperative and didn't even want to go near the tree while the girls were there, so it was just them.

Picked out my 4 favorite pictures from the lot and here they are!

After switching the lights on
 We bought new lights this year! We finally have a 'theme' of some sort. Instead of throwing everything we've been collecting these 3 years, we bought new blue lights and silver tinsel and ornaments!

When I was done, my right wrist was aching and my left eye was blurry. This happens when you only use your right hand to hold the camera instead of both hands (because a toy was in my left hand) and squinting into the eyepiece with your right eye (left eye squeezed shut). Haha.

Snowball
It's actually quite tough trying to get their attention because they move very fast when excited. Doing this in broad daylight with the living room light all switched on + using a flash bouncer + turning on the Christmas tree lights didn't help much in terms of shutter speed. I should probably think about getting an external flash this time. 

I LOVE HER EYES.
 Next up, I should grab Thierry and make him do this tomorrow, with the girls locked away in my room so they won't distract him.

Sunday, December 04, 2011

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Girlfriends!

Grilled Gala Platter
Finally met up with Diane, Shan and Siti, together. Hahaha. Been such a long long time! I love how we can so easily catch up with each other even though we haven't met up for almost a year. If I remember correctly. 

Diane bought a coupon for the Grilled Gala Platter at Manhattan's Fish Market and we met up at the J8 outlet. Love how J8 brings back memories for us 4. =D

Some weird grassy smelling drink.
The food was good as usual, just that service was REALLY SLOW. They have tons of staff but they seem to be busy all the time with no food served and whenever we raise our hand for help, they seem to be unable to see us. =.=

Yums!
We actually sat there for more than 2 hours and afterwards, walked around and explored the place. So many changes! We have really grown older. 

Cheers to 10 years of friendship!
<3

Monday, November 21, 2011

Goodbye Thumper...

I didn't think that this day would come by so soon. I thought we had at least another 5 years together. But...

Goodbye Thumper
I don't even know how to word this. When I found him, he was already gone. I keep asking myself, did I do something wrong? What happened? Why?

Called the Mobile Pet Cremation service to have him cremated. He'll be back with me in a day or two.

Pictures from a few days before:




Cute backside
He's only 3years old going on 4 in Feb2012.
Cuite pie


Bye my little boy.
Rest well Thumper. Mummy misses you.

Friday, November 11, 2011

11.11pm on 11/11/11


Was actually just randomly pressing my phone to check for messages when I noticed the time. Print-screened and tadah! 11.11pm on 11/11/11. So... What's the big hooha again? Just a time, just a date. Plus it looks forever alone-ish... So many 1s....

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Macarons Attempt #2

Ermmm.... My macarons?
So... I've tried making macarons, again. Spur of the moment thing. BUT! It failed, again, for the second time. =(

As much as I did follow the recipe.......... I didn't exactly age the egg whites... So it might be that, or it could be that I didn't beat the egg whites enough? Or the oven was a little too hot? I set it at 150oC, but once I put the tray in, the temperature went up to 155oC, or slightly more. =.= There's something wrong with the oven. Or it might be the piping. I realised afterwards that I shouldn't pipe one circle, but instead pipe the macaron in one spot (ie don't move the tip).

The taste was good (it's rose macarons, afterall), but there were faults.

  • No legs (the bubbly edge around the macaron)
  • A little burnt (you can see a little brown near the bottom of each piece)
  • Air pockets under the shell (don't know what to do with this)
  • Cracked shell (oven too hot?)
  • Almond bits not fine enough (probably need to process it more. The one bought from store isn't fine enough)
  • Too sweet (what should I do about this? The whole thing's made of sugar and egg whites =.=)


Makes a pretty picture with the colors!
Rose Macaron from Canele
Anyway, the above picture is my ideal macaron, and also my favorite from Canele! Passed by the other day and bought one to eat while walking. $2.50!!! It's so expensive but so so so good. Ahhh. As much as the one I made did taste similar, the texture still has much to be improved.

Try and try again!!!

Friday, October 28, 2011

Hong Kong Day 3/4 (190911)

Our entrance tickets!!!
Monday was "Disneyland Day"!!! There're tons of photos in this post so..... go ahead and click!!!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Black Cat Awareness Day!

Here's Snowball, today.
Spotted on Twitter that it was Black Cat Awareness Day on the 27th of October (today), so... here's Snowball!

Monday, October 24, 2011

Hong Kong Day 2/4 (180911)


And so after a crazy Day 1, we embarked on Day 2! Love the signs in the MTR (did I say that already?).

Friday, October 21, 2011

Hong Kong Day 1/4 (170911)

Singapore Changi Airport; Julius; Sunrise; Luggages; MeeSiam; Tickets!!; US!!!
Our journey begins!!!

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Upgrade!

Byebye D5000
 Sold my dear D5000 of 2years! To make way for...... And yes, I still have the box plus everything in the box, intact. I'm a hoarder.

D90!
It's actually bf's, because he's upgrading. Bought it from him hor! So it wasn't a 'gift', though it was at a low price. Haha. Better controls, but heavier. Ahh. The pros and cons. Still using my beloved 35mm though. But now I can go get the AF 50mm f/1.8! =D

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Perfect Breakfast

Perfect Breakfast
Toasted bread sandwiching butter, ham, cheese, lettuce and mayonnaise. With a cup of tea. Perfect.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Mid Autumn with WomanS

Like every year, we celebrate Mid-autumn together! This year's a little different. We came prepared with more than just candles and sparklers! =D

Angry Birds lanterns!
The lanterns even played musiccccc! LOL. Epic. Can you spot the black bird? It doesn't even light up because it's black. *stares at Eueu*


Friday, September 09, 2011

Mid Autumn Festival


Happy early Mid-Autumn!

Celebrated at the Bishan Park Dog Run today with the Friday gang! Haha. We've been meeting almost every Friday at the dog run for the past few months already (has it really been that long??!). So we had a mini-celebration with the doggies there! We even had mooncakes! 
  
Happy faces!
Old-school bubbles
 Had quite a few laughs and such with the rest! Echo really likes balls/balloons.

One more week to go!!!! Omg. Excited.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

FurryDay 12

Dozer
Another successful FurryDay by Gentle Paws! This time round we didn't put out a call for volunteers to join us in this outing. A group of students from NTU's Animal Lovers' Society arranged with us for their members to join this event, so it was somewhat an event for them? 

Usual place at the beach, with all the furkids having a ball of a time. Other than Dozer, who stuck by Jh's side all the time... 

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Sunday, August 21, 2011

National Dog Walk 2011

Nugget's pretty eyes! 
After a crazy long day yesterday, we still managed to roll out of bed this morning and head down to East Coast Park for the National Dog Walk 2011!! It was me (NO DOG T_T), Eueu + Echo & Nugget and Long + Droopy.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Natsu Matsuri 2011

Summer Festival 2011
Natsu Matsuri, also known as the Summer Festival, is a very popular festival in Japan. There's one held in Singapore every year around the end of August at The Japanese School's Changi Campus. 

Tuesday, August 09, 2011

This is Dillon

This is Dillon. He might have a chance at a new home soon. =) Happy for him, definitely. Kind of sad, that too. I realised I have many many MANY pictures and videos of him. Since I can't be there to send him off this coming Saturday, I figured I should drop by today and give him a few big hugs and kisses, some treats, and an outing at the dog run. 

I hope his new family brings him out often. He loves interacting with other dogs. 

My first picture of him!