Monday, November 12, 2007
Saturday, October 13, 2007
(all images from http://www.postsecret.blogspot.com/)
I might mail one....... just for the fun of it....
Tuesday, September 04, 2007
(photo by Peter Matthews @ http://www.theage.com.au/)
Thursday, August 30, 2007
The queue outside the shop
Sunday, July 15, 2007
Monday, June 25, 2007
Photo from www.theage.com.au
Oh my goodness...how long has it been since I last blogged? Its been Forever and I found out that my sister's friend actually told my sister to ask me to Blog something as soon as she found out that I finished exams. Sorry bout not updating it.
I haven't taken any interesting pictures lately...cos you probably don't want to know what I've been eating too....eating really ugly, unhealthy food and gulping lots of coffee with chocolates, lollies, chips, dips, all those ultra fattening things. But to my amazemet, I haven't piled on the kilos! Woo Hooo!!!!! But lets pray hard that I don't have anything clogged up my arteries....
I'll be flying away for holidays this week and will be sure to take my camera with me and snap up photos. In the mean time, checkout this photo taken by a famous photographer who gathers everyone who is willing to pose nude for his Mass Nude pictures of people on the streets around the world. I hope I don't get into trouble for loading this picture here.... Feast your eyes....a new form of Art. Art is weird.
Saturday, May 26, 2007
Conservative dentistry!!!! My first restoration....still not on a real patient yet. Probably will be Very Afraid when the time comes to see one. I think I did a pretty good job on this tooth. What did I do on this tooth...lets see...
-prepare the cavity (high speed handpiece, diamond bur)
-remove carious bits (slow speed handpiece, round bur)
-"condition" it (Ketac cavity Conditioner)
-Line it with Glass Ionomer Cement (Fuji IX)
-Acid etch whole tooth
-Line with Singlebond (2 layers)
-Restore with Composite resin incrementally (light cure it)
-Pit and fissure sealant...(light cure again)
YEAHHHH... tooth is restored! Doesn't sound that hard huh?? Hmm...maybe not. Its almost exam time so all I can think of is uni stuff.... Will load more interesting things soon.
Dessert time!!! This is a different version of the last sticky date pudding I made. Presenting..... 'date and almond cakes with orange syrup'.....
Recipe (Serves 4)
1/2 cup plain (all-purpose) flour
3/4 cup almond meal* (ground almonds)
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup caster sugar
1/2 cup roughly chopped pitted dates
75g butter, melted
2 Tbs milk
1/2 cup caster sugar (thats a lot of sugar....reduce it to
1/2 cup orange juice ( i used freshly squeezed juice)
2 Tbs finely grated orange rind (this was hard to achieve....maybe its just me)
Preheat oven to 160 degrees celcius. Place flour, almond meal, baking powder, sugar and dates in a bowl and combine. Add butter, milk and egg and mix and combine. Then spoon mixture into greased 1 cup capacity muffin tins and bake for 25 minutes or until cooked when tested with a skewer.
While cakes are cooking, make the orange syrup. Place the sugar, orange juice (i squeezed them from fresh orange) and orange rind in a saucepan and stir over low heat until sugar has dissolved. Simmer 5-7 minutes or until slightly thickened.
Spoon warm syrup over the warm cakes and serve with thick (double) cream....
Monday, May 14, 2007
Tuesday, May 08, 2007
Some munchies during my study period...compliments of my naturopath friend who works at Vitamin Me. She reckons the choc chip bar is the 'Next Big Thing' and is better than Uncle Toby's bars. Apprently its lower in sugar...etc etc... You know I am no expert in health food and I usually just eat whatever my eyes can see....But I'll have to say for something that is suppose to be 'healthy', it taste kinda nice! Its rather chewy! I like it. I think it retails for AUD 2.50 per bar.
The bottled water was also from that shop. Its bottled Water For Women! I like the marketing on that! Its even got Water for Travel etc etc. The water is special cos its gently infused with 8 flower essences and it tastes just like Water! HmmmMMm..
I've been busy preparing for my anatomy flag race exam the past week and its finally over today. It was a hard exam........ok...lets not dwell in the past now. Should always look forward and smile...everything will be better.
Sunday, April 29, 2007
2 chef hats in The Age good food guide
This is the "Van's-Must-Try Dish"
Snapper and Creme Brulee
For mains, Joe had the snapper while I had the spaghettini with pippis. The picture came out really really blur so i decided to skip it. They were yummy but not something worth crying for. Dessert was a leatherwood honey creme brulee serced with blueberries and raspberries. I gulped down this dessert pretty quickly and got a piece of the sugar stuck in my throat. I should've crunched the sugar bits more before eating it but i was too hungry..... Sorry throat.
Wednesday, April 25, 2007
Miss my mum's cooking. Can't believe mum chose Korea over her kids! She decided to go sight-seeing with her friend instead of coming over to feed her starving children. Mum!!!! How could you do this to us? Hehhee... oh well. Mum needs a holiday too and I'll be seeing her at the end of June. As long as she remembers to buy us lots of pressies then we're even.
Ok, back to food....I went through my pantry and found some dried beancurd (think mum bought them awhile ago), then I remembered I did set aside some "soup-bones" last week....SOUP TIME SOUP TIME!!! Its going to be dried beancurd, red date and bone soup tonight. I haven't had those chinese boiled soup for ages! Usually its just ABC soup for me. For those who do not know what ABC soup is, it is basically everyhing you can find in your fridge mixed together. Sounds disgusting but the combination requires some skill too.
Usual ABC ingredients: (Vegetarian)
Big brown onion
(will boil the above ingredients for 30-45 mins, then remove from heat and stir in spoonfuls of miso paste, and add a dash of dashi granules)
Dried Beancurd soup:
Dried beancurd (soak it in water until soft, then add it in the soup after it has been boiling for and hour or so)
Red dates (deseeded)
Soup bones (can be chicken or pork)
(the bones and dates are boiled together for as long as you want....to release the flavour within....yummm....then add the softened dried beancurd into the soup and let it boil again for 10 mins or so....do not let it boil too long....because the beancurd will shatter).
I will upload the picture of the soup a bit later....cos I was too hungry tonight so i didn't take any pictures.
Tuesday, April 24, 2007
Sunday, April 22, 2007
This is not our first visit to this restaurant. In fact, it is probably our 5th or 6th visit! This is Joe's favourite place for fresh oysters....unfortunately I do not share the same view as him because I do not like oysters....especially raw oysters. Oysters smell fishy.
Woodroasred Calabrina style snapper with a shellfish stew, trofie pasta, seaweed, tomatoes, fennel and chilli (for 2 persons, or for one if requested)
Chocolate & sherry crème brulee with warm cinnamon churros
You should've seen Joe's facial expression when he devoured each and every one of the oysters...while sipping on his chardonnay. I stared on...unable to believe how oysters can make a grown up man smile to himself with his eyes closed while eating it. Poor oyster!!! There was a BAD oyster among the platter that night....so maybe we should've complained!!!!
I would have to say that the dessert was the best out of everything we tried that night. The creme brulee was hiding underneath all the froth in the espresso cup and it made the warm cinnamon churros taste even better when dipped into it. Total satisfaction guarenteed.
If it wasn't for the dessert, I would be one grumpy diner. Joe was happy no matter what cos he had his oysters. I never liked this restaurant that much.......cos the food is NOT THAT GREAT. Steak is better here....so maybe steak for the boys next time. Not me.
Wednesday, April 18, 2007
Van: Which one do you want to watch tonight?
Joe : Anything you want is fine
Van: Ok, pick right or left hand (with the DVDs hidden behind me back)
Joe : Your right side
Van: Ok...its Monster House...I'll set it up now.
5 seconds later......
Joe : But I want to watch Fearless.
Van: What??? You said whichever was fine.
It has been reviewed that this is one of Jet Li's best martial arts movie ever.
Monday, April 16, 2007
This recipe is my modified version of what is in the May issue of Super Food Ideas.
Cooking oil Spray (I just started using sprays....they're so much better)
6 x Chicken thigh fillets (trim the fat)
400g Edgell chick peas drained, rinsed (found in cans or you can cook your own)
Cous Cous (Ainsley H) Spice sensation 200g (Or any other cous cous)
2 tomatoes (cut into chunks)
1 large onion (sliced roughly)
Lee Kum Kee Chicken Marinade
Chinese cooking wine
Sunday, April 15, 2007
(Actually Adelaide is only 50 minutes away by plane)