Monday, 23 April 2012

peanut butter cookies


续上次烤了世上最恶心的饼干,姐姐又失败了((泪

那恐怖的饼干,我自己都吃不下,然后我可怜的 housemate 还不好意思伤害我的感受,乖乖地吃了 1 片!(其实这是个整讨厌鬼的妙招!)

结果几十片饼干就被我丢了!

紧接着马上忍着肚子痛,跑到 market city 买烤 peanut butter cookies 的材料。

这网站是堂姐发现的,她从那里得到美味的绿茶饼干的食谱,但本人烤的花生酱饼干就是很失败呀!


第 1 是可爱的心型一烤完就消失了!

二来是口感怪懒!

我只能用精神错乱形容-它们在烤箱里决定不了自己是饼干还是蛋糕,于是便一半一半 囧

真的不懂自己哪里错了~

大家还安慰我说很可口,但姐姐吃过这么多甜食,你们是骗不了我的!但还是很窝心哈哈

等身体好一些就再买材料,挑战下个饼干!

Sunday, 22 April 2012

every saturday night


although i'm a 23-year-old with adequate spending money, living away from the watchful eyes of parents (who have spies on Facebook, whom i've all unfriended).. i don't go out dancing and get trashed every Saturday night. (in fact i haven't been to a club in so long i probably won't know what to do when i finally go!)

instead i go to Darling Harbour and watch fireworks.

video

one Saturday night i was contemplating walking to Darling Harbour after dinner with R (who doesn't like fireworks).

so i was like, 'i'll go alone then.'

and he said, 'yeah, you can go watch fireworks alone.' in such a contemptuous tone that i gave up that thought immediately, wondering if only fugly, sad people do stuff alone.. and whether i'm turning into one of them! the forever alones!!

sekali i found out R is prone to taking few-hours-long solitary walks from the city to the Royal Botanic Gardens (omg no wonder he's so skinny) and has even considered going to the Royal Easter Show alone.

plus the night i watched the fireworks from my rooftop balcony, S was viewing them at the harbour, alone. and S is neither fugly nor sad- she is my free meal ticket + free ride ticket + free service ticket (service providers being her fanboys).

so the morale of the story is that it's ok to do what you feel comfortable with, because you realize that everybody else is actually doing it too. 

ps. the fireworks were crazy fantastic, it looked as though the colourful sparks were gonna fall on you, and bits of the debris did.



Saturday, 21 April 2012

黑色情人节


一个周六,s 本来有约,住附近的 r 也是,姐姐本来就想宅在家吃剩饭,但后来就怀疑。。今天是特别日子吗?怎么平时很容易约吃饭的 2 人都有约?!

结果 mc enlighten 我说,今天是黑色情人节!(4 月 14 日)

大家都知道 2 月 14 日是洋人情人节(红色轻人节);3 月14 日是日本情人节(白色情人节)。。原来 4 月还有一个!真是没完没了啊!是想每个月提醒我们单身贵族我们的 single status 一次吼!

但姐姐还是非常认真地换上黑色服装,然后走出去 seoul-ria 买韩式炸酱面(12刀)吃。(因为朋友说,黑色情人节是庆祝单身的,庆祝方式就是穿黑衣,吃炸酱面-虽然我平时不需要任何理由也很爱干这 2 件事)

其实一个女人自己去买外带然后回家自己吃。。原来是人生享受!感觉很‘都市女性’!


本人最最爱的日剧-kimi wa petto-的女主人公就是这种新时代 career woman!她每晚都会买便当回家自己吃(直到她养宠物),感觉很帅气!

其实我每次去超市都会 look at the instant food aisle with longing,心里 os((姐姐什么时候才可以名正言顺地买这种食物呀?!
现在还不至于忙到没时间烧饭,但感觉会来买 pre cooked food 的都是穿西装的 city boys & girls,感觉象为事业打拼到没时间煮饭!就给我一种生活很充实的 fu(好,我承认我疯了)

还是适可而止。

Friday, 20 April 2012

the korean balcony


one of the reason which prompted me to fork out a$200/week to live in a living room of a shoddy apartment near a construction site.

THE KOREAN BALCONY.

if you're riding the Hallyu wave like me and doing your homework (aka watching all famous k-dramas), you'll understand the significance of the rooftop balcony.


remember city hunter? it was where the beautiful couple had a very sad kiss. *sighs*


here's the rooftop from my girlfriend is a gumiho..

there's secret garden as well, but i can't find a picture..


this is my rooftop :)) it's completely bare..


and i guess it's gonna remain that way.

i only actually come up here to escape the oily fumes when my housemates are cooking.

still, who knows?

i might have my own korean drama unfolding on this rooftop *^-^*

now i gotta run to the post office to pick up my parcel from GMarket oh yeah :DD

Wednesday, 18 April 2012

christina


你看得出她有多紧张吗?

这是姐姐的姐姐,christina。姐姐在这里无论实际年龄,都自称姐姐,唯独 christina 面前,我自称妹妹。

原因#1
easter party 她一个人烧了 4 道好菜!


原因#2
她替妹妹代购台湾网拍的美货!

姐姐真的哈韩哈到一个境界了!一看到韩货就自我燃烧((burning


这条就是 the start of my demise!在 honeyqueen 看到这条长洋装后,就每天默默地到 suiza 报道,但因为不是台湾人所以不能买((泪

这样过了 1 周后(自从参了台湾帮,姐姐已把平时说的拜一拜二改称周一周二了),我终于投靠(?我的中文真的越来越威了)christina 姐姐,拜托她替我买。

结果大姐不但答应了,还放火烧我!介绍我到 cinderella

结果。。


(s 看到我下标的衣服一直很想揍我!她问我是不是精神错乱?!一直剃头发然后一直入手这种甜美小清新风格的衣服?!她建议我好好走我的 abc 路线,但哈哈!姐姐哈韩!哈韩!oppaaa!!!)


天啊~model 好美哦!自己穿的时候应该会幻灭 囧


这次麻烦 christina 的妈妈替我买衣服,真的很 paiseh。我一定会将恩惠铭记在心,报答你的!

然后姐姐也初次逛最最爱的 oppa 代言的 gmarket

(还有代言歌咧!)

昨天从韩国到悉尼了,但姐姐在公司所以没收到。最好是穿得下!韩妞怎么都这么瘦?!

((发现自己离题中。。

原因#3
没经验但很勇敢 + 说话算话,替妹妹剃头发了!

video

其实 christina 一开始以为是用剃刀刮的,后来发现是用电动剃刀时面色有变得紧张,但最终还是对我们的友谊有信心,帅气地下手了。

而且她整个越剃越 high,我们这次挑战了 2 号头-


还挺成功的!以后妹妹的头发有归宿了(又在乱用 ing)

好了我要去做饼干然后睡觉了。

christina 妹妹投靠你了!

Sunday, 15 April 2012

a good lawyer's wife


la traviata,姐姐继续将自己 immerse in culture,隔天就约了 n 到  kco 看 a good lawyer's wife.

kco 是 korean cultural office,哈韩的我怎么可能错过?!

每周四,kco 都会举办 cinema on the park,播放韩国电影,还提供免费的饮料与零食(虽然真的太小份了!)

周四我上班到 4 点,再赶去上课到 7 点,平时没机会看平时不会接触的韩国电影,所以趁 easter break 有机会便拖哈日的 n 去看这部很妙的电影。

在播放电影前,kco 还放了一个名为 sweat 的短片。

n 看到一头雾水,还问我,‘这短片的宗旨是什么?!’

我答,‘反映资本主义啊!’时,她差点晕倒。。哈哈!

;;;

拖了半小时,a good lawyer's wife 终于开始了!

最令人讶异的是。。它其实是韩版的 [色。戒]

第一次与朋友看这么 a 的电影,我们俩一直尴尬对笑 囧

老实说我不怎么看得明白。

大家莫名其妙与大家上床;人也莫名其妙地死 =.=

太艺术了,我看不懂!

还是让我看 [200磅美女]吧~

若你们有人看过可以分享心得,看来我的艺术细胞不怎么发达!((看完了,一起去韩式餐馆吃炒年糕,姐姐倒是很开心!


Saturday, 14 April 2012

la traviata


人生第一次去听 opera ((请感受我用老豆的钱买回来的气质

是著名的 la traviata-虽然姐姐文化水平有限,是第一次听过 la traviata 这 2 字。

虽然它的 drinking song (brindisi) 大家一定有听过-

pavarotti

地点是在户外的 handa opera-在 royal botanic gardens 附近的 mrs macquarie's point。


我与 s 穿高跟鞋走了一万公里后终于看到美丽的夜景!

最近几天又爱上悉尼-喜欢早上8点与大家搭公车去上班(虽然我有时不想上班,但看到那么多人与我一起为社会作个有用的人,心里会比较安慰)

我也喜欢从家里走出去就可以走到韩国餐馆买炸酱面当晚餐那种方便(用走的就可以到很多地方)

也爱晚上在街上走着就可以看到好多人,挺热闹的!

还有朋友住附近,很有安全感。。


虽然是户外,但设施很齐全也很高级,有 bar,卖精致的食物与饮料的,卖纪念品的,用餐的桌椅,与美丽的洗手间!

它的洗手间真的太强了!但我忘记照 囧

我们参观了一圈,便卖晚餐吃。

我吃了一个 10刀的蓝莓 mascarpone 甜点,味道还不错!蛋糕里有酒精~看来连食物都很 atas 吼!

ray 吃披萨;s 吃西北风(因为在我家吃太多蛋糕了,连吐了 2 天,什么都吃不下。太好笑了!!)

brindisi 我第 2 爱的歌是 un di felice, eterea 


skip to 1.16 and be amazed. now this is opera!


halfway through it began pouring which really sucked.

especially as the organisers ran out of ponchos and S and i had to huddle under a wet blanket.

plus i was getting a bit drowsy from the champagne.. and operas are looong.

the plot is relatively simple-- an atas man falls for a courtesan and they live together. however, the man's father objects and pleads with the woman to leave the son. the woman does and the man went abroad with a broken heart but returns when he knows the truth about why his love left him. however it was too late and the woman was already on her deathbed.

too basic a story for 3 hours.. guess i'm just not cultured enough to enjoy it through the cold, wind and rain.


after the show we finished our champagne-- R looked like a bloody homeless drunk but he enjoyed the opera the most.



afterwards R and i went for supper at 大长今

if i like korean stuff any more i'll probably book an appointment with a plastic surgeon!

during the walk home we had a serious discussion about operas with happy endings.. i couldn't think of any, but of course the answer was staring me in the face! 

turandot! with the song nessum dorma which inspired my ink ;pp

Friday, 13 April 2012

cooking for housewarming 2.0

on Monday i hosted my second housewarming dinner, this time for my ex housemates.

i must have been crazy when i decided to cook, but here's how it panned out



my lazy version where i just omitted every ingredient i didn't have in my larder.

i cooked this before the guests arrived to sample and because i was nursing a mild headache from drinking at Christina's the night before.

i liked it, and so did S, but i thought it looked a bit ugly to be served, so we just finished it before dinner.

here's how it should look like--


all recipes from Nigella, whom i almost worship!

even her writing feels decadent..



haha what an awful shot!

admittedly this doesn't call for a recipe, but i'm obsessed with doing things by the book.

i swapped the peas with frozen vegetables because that's what i had in my freezer.

looks a bit dry but tasted ok, i was sore from cooking then and didn't care.

Nigella's Pasta with Ham, Peas & Cream



another photo hurriedly snapped before settling down to enjoy the company :)

this is good, N had no qualms eating it the next day despite some sogginess.
(i had another mini dinner party the next day to clear the leftovers ;pp my housemates nearly had heart attacks-- hosting 2 parties in 2 nights?!)

it was their first time sampling sun-dried tomatoes in seasoned oil, which is one of my many favorites.

Nigella's version

i think i must take better photos next time.

ikea meatballs


i also served lots of ikea food-- meatballs with ikea frozen mash and ikea cream sauce. not forgetting ikea lingonberry jam. 

all these food cooked in my ikea cookware, stirred with my ikea spoon, served on my ikea table with the ikea vase.

my home is turning into a mini ikea showroom!!!



ok this is the most doubtful photo of the lot, but (as i keep explaining) it's supposed to collapse into a crumbly mess.

Nigella's Easter Egg Nest Cake

mine looked so terrible because i used a heart-shaped mould. (ok i also fucked the icing up)

but it tasted quite good. even i was a bit like, wah, did i really bake this?!

asian girls seem to appreciate this most, with S eating so much she threw up =.= (really, i had already kept it in the fridge but she quietly took it out again and continued eating!)

i made it so i knew how much cream went into it.. thus i wouldn't recommend eating like S. (she was sick for a couple of days after)

so my thoughts are-- all the dishes i cooked are simple.. but if you cook them all in one go you'll feel freaking suicidal! i had to stop for awhile and watch some tv to prevent myself from hurling myself off the balcony.


here are my lovely guests from the first night-- Marketa (Czech Republic), Tomo (Japan), me, Tonny (Indonesia), Cyan (Myanmar).


and of course S who came early to help me clean. and also lugged all her cutlery from her home because i only have 1 set ;pp

it was fun, though we had food overload because they brought booze, pizza, ice-creams and cake!

i think i have to do this once a month or something.

Monday, 9 April 2012

easter party


太美了!

没想到姐夫的摄影技术这么好!感觉很像摄影师 johnny 来照我第一个家的时候!

easter break 实在太享受了!

每天早上起床就赖在床上看韩剧,一边想早餐吃什么。
吃完早餐再继续赖床。。是说明天又必须回去上班了((泪

周六一整天跑来跑去,准备今晚的晚餐。
因为前 housemates 问我什么时候举办 housewarming?(其实已办过一次了,但那次是与台湾帮一起)

于是便决定今晚约大家来美丽的新家吃饭。

其实我很讨厌 host parties,外加这次打电话要我搞聚会的竟然很 kanasai 地说今晚必须打工,不来了!!!气死老娘了!

但 facebook event 都已 create 了,只好硬着头皮努力烧饭!(s 还很担心我会毒死大家,毕竟我不是常开火的人,外加食谱看起来很威!)


昨晚去姐姐家聚会(最近认了 christina 为姐姐,因为要拜托她替我在台湾网拍买世界上最梦幻的长洋装),姐姐煮了很厉害的 4 道菜,令妹妹觉得。。哇~原来女主人是这种范的!

蛋怎么可以煮得这么美?!!!


连苦瓜都很美味!

接着开始吃得不亦乐乎,没在顾照相了!

吃饱了大家开始酗酒


这是 n 的老板送她喝来忘记前男友的。
她老板不是普通的疼她!

边酗酒边玩 werewolves 这国外留学生的必玩游戏!

是说老娘的说谎技术一年比一年差!
小时候很强的!
现在完全一点说服力都没有!

与朋友这样聚,真的太爽了!!!

然后姐姐真的必须开始煮饭了,不然傍晚时应该会很想死!

Sunday, 8 April 2012

why we marry


so this is what cooking and bringing your own lunch to work feels like.

very thrifty + domestic goddess.

but my pot of porridge has lasted more than a week.

will i die from eating such old food?

this is why we get married.

because cooking for one is tedious.

Friday, 6 April 2012

sydney royal easter show


今天是 easter break 的第一天,姐姐约了姐妹们去 easter show :))

早上10点在 central 会面,搭火车到 olympic park,当时就好多人了!

之前在墨尔本去了一次 easter show,结果当天刮大风,全程很想死,所以对 easter show 没什么好感。

但以姐姐 38 的性格,没尝试过的就一定得进行一次,所以还是新高采烈地去了!

好天气 + 美女陪伴 = 完美的一天!

一进去就看到赛狗!

video

可爱外加帅气!默默在心里想,姐姐家的笨狗 coco 何年何日才会如此精明呀?!

继续往前走,在 kids world 附近好多 cosplay 似的玩偶(?)可以让你与他们照相!


这就是真实版的美女军团!

姐姐的另一个美女军团是我的小队!与美女同行,就是开心呀!



干~ 姐姐真的要减肥了!刚刚超想吃零食,看到这张相片后食欲真的有减少 囧


继续在人潮中撑伞,走向看表演的地方。


杂技表演是很令人震叹,但小丑环节真的烂到小朋友都笑不出来。


哈哈姐姐的照相技术越来越烂,但其实是很威的表演!

看完后便买可口的 spinach gozleme 当午餐,大家一起坐在树荫下吃饭聊天的感觉超棒的!感觉很久没这么开心了!上一次应该是在纽西兰看星星的时候吧!

然后吃饱就去买草莓冰淇淋作完美的 ending :))

下一站就是看绵羊!


一个 hall 满满的绵羊与它们的奖项(就是挂在上边的 ribbons!)!姐姐可是第一次与绵羊近距离接触!


好爱我替他们照的相片,大家都笑得好灿烂哦!


这张是 n 自己自拍的!好美哦!与羊靠那么近都不怕,这女人真的很帅!


竟然还有人用传统方式制线!好像《睡美人》内的 spinning wheel!


姐姐真的要减肥了!这张相片就是‘油’一字形容!难怪找不到真爱!


下一个 hall 是可爱的 alpaca! s 说它们眼睛都好大好漂亮!


这张照不清楚,但这只 alpaca 上的毛有闪闪发光金色的!好妙哦!(最近参 n 与台湾帮,跟着他们很爱用‘妙’这字眼)

接着我看到了今生见过最大只的牛!!!


不懂照片有没有充实表达到,但这头牛应该有 4 个我吧!

很多人都介意动物身上的味道,但我其实还挺可以接受的!大家说我家 coco 很臭时,我都觉得那狗狗的味道很香!很令人安心的味道!((是不是越写越怪?


又看不到是什么了吧?是 equestrian 比赛!帅到爆!而且不简单!

其实在这时候我们都有点中暑,开始头疼了。。

花馆是我与 s 想看的。其实我们俩爱的东西挺相似的。

我们还在 show 看到有什么 passport 可以聚集印章,便很兴奋地去排队;没想到排到我们时,工作人员竟然说,那玩意是给小孩子的!!n 笑翻了(因为她一开始就预料到了)。。看来我与 s 的心智年龄真的有待长进!!


长相特别的花~


其实我一直很想在家里摆花,但自从养死一个小盆栽后,就没这勇气!不想再害死人家((植物算是人家吗?

过后一直想去 ikea 买花瓶,但花放雨靴也很可爱!


看到 s 用单反照得很爽,姐姐也化身文青,拿出我的 pudding camera app 威一下!

这花实在是美翻了!化为纹身应该也很正点!((姐姐很怕疼但又很想再纹第 2 个!!犯贱吼


我以为花馆会卖花,但没有,所以只好看看过干瘾。


花馆外有小型的木屋,是让小朋友玩的。以后不小心生了宝宝,也想让他有这样的玩意!因为自己小时候最爱就是这种。


这 skeleton 有够可怕的!

因为我们是 asians,决不放过任何的照相机会!


n 的表情好可爱吼!

就这样结束欢乐的一天 :)) 中间还去 woolworths fresh food dome 与 pat & stick 的 pat 照相!也试吃了好多美食!最爽的是 cooking demonstration 区-只要乖乖坐着休息,就会有人送食物上来给你试吃!爽死了!!

明天得准备周一(我什么时候开始用‘周一’的啊?!)的二度 housewarming 的事了~看来这 break 会过的挺充实的嘛!:)) *期待