Sunday, January 25, 2009

牛年快乐!


一年一度的农历新年又来临了!(好像在写小学作文。。。哈哈)

在此祝大家:


欢欢喜喜迎牛年,
万事如意平安年,
大吉大利顺新年,
事业成功辉煌年,
合家欢乐幸福年,
身体健康万万年!

回到正体,今年新年气氛已不比往年。这是第一个没有外婆一起度过的新年,心里难免也有些许别扭。以前除夕就会大包小包回外婆家,因为家里就只有三个人,没什么气氛。今年除夕就只好在家过了!在初二才会回去给外婆上柱香。

本来以为就会在外婆家过一天,但几天前意外的在Facebook找到五年没见的两位学姐,就决定见面一下。

初五就要回墨尔本了,心里有点忧伤(开始想家了)但又很期待新学年的到来(今年要开始在医院学习了)。

对自个儿来说,还是真希望新年不要变肥啦!哈哈!当然也希望有好多红包拿啦!现在都已收到两位阿姨送我的新年衣叻!



来年预测经济不景气,所以贺词方面要多多注意。我发现了一些有趣的禁用贺词,只是因为谐音不吉利的关系...

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Raw evil score: 42.22%

My rainbow!

Your rainbow is intensely shaded indigo, white, and violet.


What is says about you: You are a proud person. You appreciate quiet moments. People depend on you to make them feel secure. You are patient and will keep trying to understand something until you've mastered it.

Find the colors of your rainbow at spacefem.com.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Visit a temple the Gen-Y way

My mornings in Malaysia has always been a healthy breakfast then news reading. I have came across this interesting article in NanYang Siang Pau about the fun things that we should do during CNY.

One of them stirred my interest. Even though I am a Christian, I resolved the check this website out.

This is the link:
天地宫


It takes quite a bit of time to load though. And it is in mandarin.

I find it quite educating. The website has some simple facts about offerings to the gods and some knowledge that even elude some Taoists. So, if you want to avoid the crowd at temples or if you are allergic to the smell of incense like me, why not have a look at this website.


It is also quite entertaining. There is nice Chinese music playing in the background. And the visitor will take the role of a young girl who is there to learn about offering prayer in a Taoist temple.




I can even download amulet or portraits of the gods and even have my fortune told.




This is my wish for CNY! I released a lamp called 孔明灯 on the website.

What an interative way to learn about some Chinese tradition!

Sunday, January 18, 2009

An unexpected surprise

I was at my aunt's when my cousin came back and yelled that he had a surprise for me. I was half expecting something girly but little did I know that uncle bought durian for us!

For all of those who are not acquainted to durian, January is not the season for durian. So, I was really glad that I actually got to try some! A lot of people maybe put off by the smell of it, however, for durian lovers, the aroma is so nostalgic!


My cute cousins posing with durian in their mouth!!!!



The durians were so rich in taste. Some were soft and creamy wheareas the others had firmer flesh and left a bitter taste in the mouth. Nevertheless, durian is still the king of tropical fruits!


My cousin surprised me with the durian!

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Some photos taken during the holiday

The cookies that I helped aunt to bake for the coming CNY...
The flavours: Salty dried shrimp cookies, white chocholate tarts with cashew nut, ghee cookies and dark chocolate cornflake cookies!



My aunt's new house!! A bungalow on its front view....


The fish pond in my aunt's house...it's humongous!!!!!!!

The fish frolicking happily in the pond!



The fried rice my dear cousin, Mei cooked. She asked me to grade on her cooking as well...



The delicious pizza baked by Mei...


My cousin, Ning's toys...so cute right?



Ning posed with her tic-tac-toe game...


Read the creative Tira-Miss-U! I saw this from the donuts sold in Indonesia's Java Bean



More mouth-watering donuts...

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Speaking about being funny...天真无牙,笑掉大牙!



My little cousin Ning: I want to eat more apple?
Me: Why?
Ning: Because I want to keep the doctors (my aunt, uncle and me!) away!!!

????
An apple a day keeps the doctor away...

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Me:人之初,性本善。。。
Ning: 你考试,我偷看。。。
Me: Huh???

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

My holiday in short!

I have been browsing blogs from my friends. It seems like holiday has been spent with old friends and family.

As for me, my holiday only surrounded my family and there was not much action. Firstly, my dear secondary school mate Yih Ling departed to Canada as an exchange student and the other old friend Cheng Seng was not sure whether he is going back to Yong Peng for CNY or not. The others were also away. My college clique were either in Sarawak (I am way too lazy to board a plane to visit them) or too busy working in Australia.

So, this explains the amount of time I have on my hand. So, what have I been up to? Trying to spend quality time with my family, of course! So far, I have visited 2 of my aunts and I have 8 aunts...quite a big family, eh? As always, spending some time catching up with them.

I have devoted my time to eat and to be merry! I savoured almost all the Malaysian cuisine which I have been too lazy to cook in Melbourne. The list goes from my favourite Yong Tofu, Pan Mee to nangka and some others which I can never have enough! Malaysian food is always the best! Therefore, do not ask me why have I grown horizontally (if I have) when I am back in Ozzie!

Just to show you some of the local food that I love!Some are available in the Asian groceries in Ozzie but still the fresh ones taste better!






Drooling already? LOL

The next thing that I have indulged in is sleep! I can never get enough of sleep nowadays. 10 hours is considered just enough and more is always welcomed! I shall convince myself sleep is the essence to beauty! LOL... Besides that, I have not even laid my hands on any other beauty products.

You might say my holiday is way too boring and I do not deny that. But being able to relax and laze around at home is also a very ideal holiday, don't you think so?
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
Eleanor Roosevelt