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!!!