Salad with Mayonnaise and Balsamic Vinegar Dressing

Posted by Volvoxx On November - 21 - 2009

Out of ideas of what to cook for dinner? Dining alone? Salad makes an awesome, simple meal for one, or side dish for two or more!

Instant Tiramisu / Happy Birthday Dad

Posted by Volvoxx On October - 27 - 2009

My two nieces are more than happy to celebrate their grandfather's Birthday with him

Soya Bean Milk

Posted by Volvoxx On October - 22 - 2009

Ever wanted to try making your own soyabean milk? Check it out!

Baked Macaroni Cheese

Posted by Volvoxx On October - 12 - 2009

Fancy some simple satisfying Baked Macaroni Cheese at home? Check out this recipe.

Fish Chip with Beer Batter.

Posted by Volvoxx On October - 10 - 2009

An attempt in making Fish Chip with beer batter...while forcing QJ to consume fish :P

The end of sem 'pick-a-kitteh' syndrome.

Posted by Volvoxx On October - 09 - 2009

Kittens will mysteriously appear at our doorstep come semester break. This time, its happening again. A cute, manja, noisy kitten visits 391D.

What happens when..

by Volvoxx On November 25, 2007 12:38 AM 0 comments
What happens when your boyfriend doesn't seem to have a single piece of Christmas song on his PC (at least I can't find any) and you're itching to sprinkle a lil Christmas spirit into the air?

You go to imeem.com and start digging for some playlist with some decent Christmas songs....schweet~! Convenient too...don't have to download....

....I'm still undecided whether or not to buy a small tree or not....hee! Quj sure pengsan :P Butbut...the decoratives and lights and christmassythingymagic is so....unbearably...georgeous and...too lovely! (my favourite section in the supermarket as the season comes...)...I remember as a child when we only get to go KL during school holidays. Every big shopping mall has got its own decoration. Subang Parade's got these moving dolls...Metrojaya with its classy deco...and w hen I grew older, when I could finally trot around KL on my own...the LOVELY DECORATED MALLS! My all time favourite has got to be Mid Valley Megamall's 2005 Decorations! Its got the LOTR-Rivendell in winter feel...Last year's was a little disappointing tho but I have yet to see this year's work yet. Hope its good! :D

Why am I all feeling so Christmassy all of a sudden? Cuz...the malls in KL have started to show their spur of Christmas season-ness. Shops in Pavillion have gotten white trees propped up nicely decorated. Berjaya Times Square decorated their concourse area with dangling lights (and dunno what else...didn't see properly :P )...Ikea's started their yearly Christmas special. Guardian started their 'megasale'...Bodyshop's promoting their Seasonal Edition of Plum and Cranberry range. More and more places are starting to advertise their 'Seasonal promotions'.

I love this time of the year. Definately would have been better if I didn't have exams to worry about. Sheesh.

KL trip yesterday was lovely. And a bit of an (mis)adventure on some parts...my bad...haha.

TGIF meal was simply lovely...wouldn't do justice to it if I were to simply slap a blog entry on it without proper photos and time to write it down. Will write about it sometime next week. Paper this monday. Blek. Study study...

Laters peeps!

Infatuation with Catz!

by Volvoxx On November 22, 2007 2:19 PM 1 comments
I have infatuation of random 'tepi jalan' kitty cats these days...hee~

Saw one cute 'teen' kitty at Infasha the other day. It was happily playing with a ball of paper, pawing it between legs of tables around...going around and leap and sorta 'trips' itself and falls down, with paper-ball in between paws. It was so cute, was actually tempted to kit-nap it.

Anyways.....


taken from icanhascheezburger

Cuteness!


While I was...

by Volvoxx On November 11, 2007 5:56 AM 0 comments
While I was curled up comfortably on the bed, while I was nicely having lunch and watching anime and dramas, while my friends were busy having fun, going out, hangout and stuff, thousands others were braving the rain, massive traffic jam and road blocks, threats by the police force and FRU, tear gas and chemical laced water cannon.

They just wanted to hand in a memorandum.

A peaceful gathering so that their voice may be heard and NOT ignored by those that mattered. The sea of yellow. Yellow warriors.

A peaceful gathering that was claimed by the government to be illegal because the police refuse to issue a permit for the said gathering. For those involved, it is claimed that this act goes against their right to have a peaceful demonstration, and instead it should be allowed WITH supervision of the police force.

They wanted a change.


Having not read Malaysia Today for the past week, I had no idea about the peaceful rally whatsoever. If it had not been for my friend, I'd still be oblivious of the things that had happened yesterday while I was 'chillin' at home.

The event made it to front page of Al Jazeera English. It was reported extensively by CNN, Reuters, International Herald Tribune, and Asia Sentinal.

And yet, I tune into thestar.com.my to find a very...short, summarized, and...one-sided report on the whole incident. No pictures, of course...

[edit] RTM's news report included footages of riots and demonstration that...totally unrelated. There were people injured and civilian acting very hostile in those footages but the thing is, none of them are related, NOR in Malaysia. What were they trying to depict, RTM I mean?

In some countries, if something happen in your capital city that triggers major roads to be closed and multiple roadblocks stationed at highway tol exits and causing massive jam practically throughout the city and having the task force to use tear gas and water canons to disperse peaceful march, it would have gone headline! No questions asked whatsoever.

But of course, full coverage was available at Malaysia-Today. I didn't have to depend on local news network that has been pretty much filtered by the gov.

Vid links, cuz I don't like posting youtube in my blog so it'll just be links...

Report by Al Jazeera:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Q6558tY58E
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TU3h3LoE5BM

And, Malaysia's Information Minister's take on the BERSIH Rally, interviewed by Al Jazeera:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A1_GQ-K7P_w
(must watch this one)

CNN's report:
http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/world/2007/11/10/vo.malaysia.protest.ap

BBC's report:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wB7MP1VYWhc

Mmmm...that's very not like me to post something like this. It's not that I never care, I do. Its just, usually difficult for me to express myself in this 'area'. Ah well /shrug.


With that..I shall call it a night, err...day. 'nites'. /yawns

This and that...

by Volvoxx On 3:06 AM 2 comments
Quj went for Magic again....so which means I get to spend my free time by myself.

So...what have I been doing?

Been napping on QJ's bed (gosh so much more comfier than my own bed... x.x ) after he left around noon...got up around 3-ish, made myself fried rice (smells great with the fried shallots that Quj's granny gave X3 hee, thanks!) and finished yesterday's 'air mata kucing' (cat's eye's water?...eww..lol!) while watching some anime on Quj's PC...ones I've missed during hols (and too damn lazy to catch up downloading <.< )...

After that, read some mags flipped thru Quj's card album...blog-surfing...chatted and gossiped with a good friend of mine (giggles)...and went 'jogging'.

Not exactly...jogging. Cycled to the base of Bukit Bukit Beruang and jog-walked up there...met Alex there and later bumped into Wilz on the way down (didn't expect to meet anyone I knew...lol!)...wanted to try going up again but it was getting a little late and I was scared it'd be too dark by the time I get down...plus, I was still paranoid about the snake incident last night so being up in the little hill while it was getting dark isn't exactly gonna help with that freak-out-ness.

The snake incident. A bunch of ppl came over to play WoW TCG last nite. Alex was bored so came over and had a go at The Spoils and the Wii. Been...quite a while that we had such a crowd in our house...felt nice being so lively. The crowd died down as it was getting quite early, and to make things worse, it rained. Quj and I felt hungry and Mike tempted us to join him for supper at Subaidah, since it was raining and he could drive. I casually walked to his car and laughing about something I can't really remember anymore. He started his car, did a 3-point at the end of the road....and then suddenly pointed out to the road right in front of the house..."Eh ehh...snake!" I quickly looked outside the window to where he pointed and true enough...there was a small coil of...something on the road. It was quite dark so I couldn't really see its head but the stripes on its body was enough for me to know what I was looking at. Yellow and black - it can't be good. I freaked! Shivered at the thought that just minutes ago, I was PROBABLY walking so near the damn thing and I wasn't even looking at the ground!

After supper, I looked around the path to the gate, and the main door, and practically ran inside.
Today, I have yet to open the door/window of this house. Except to go out (after scanning the surrounding for 'unwanted visitors'). Paranoid. Sigh.

Came back from 'bukiting', had a shower and hung laundry, chatted with Quj awhile (x3 ...poor baby got stuck in jam for 3 hours roadblock cuz gov is paranoid over some ppl having some 'gathering'...well...memorandum, huge peaceful gathering for a cause for the nation...water cannon...tear gas...that sorta stuff...x.x.. (and I thought it was a peaceful weekend...should read news more often...from reliable channels of course)

Dinner was wholemeal bread, toasted with margerine and topped with strawberry jam...which taste awfully good, surprisingly. Used to hate wholemeal bread but that 'combo' actually made it smell very nice! Toast and egg for bfast, I say! Dinner accompanied by Grey's Anatomy S4E7. Niceness. Sis would kill me if I don't send her some eps soon.

Mm...would need to go home later and dump some unwanted stuff and rearrange the 'store' area at home. Is awfully messy. And..my room...hee... /sheepish..

Bukit was fun...tiring to death at one point (my stamina is gone I tell you...GONE... x.x ) but really fun. Again later today...if my feets allow me...hee...


Wish you luck for the tourney later today, Dearie! Ganbatte and qualify desu desu! X3


p/s: Being alone at 'home' means: you get to blast songs eventho its 4am in the morn. Blast, of course, not to 'disco' point la!

Antz

by Volvoxx On November 8, 2007 3:54 AM 0 comments
I killed so many of them today, thinking it'll leave us peaceful for a day or two. I sprayed 'Ridsect' into their nest. Tonnes of them scurry out, and fall off the wall - dead. And I thought it would have been taken care of for awhile! (It did the last time I sprayed their nest)

But no....

They just can't 'duduk diam'.

THEY HAD TO BLOODY CRAWL ALL OVER THE INSIDE OF OUR HOUSE...TO PINDAH TO THE FRONT OF THE HOUSE.

God knows where they moving to but wtf, can't they just crawl thru the outside of the house? It was already evening then, not hot la, ish.

So, group after group of them march by, hoping not to be exterminated by us before they reach their destination.. x.x

And they really have some strategy. They decided to go thru the path that's near our plates and cutlery. Meaning, we won't spray Ridsect on them if they're there. When the heck have they got THAT figured out?...sheesh. Anyways, Amran poured hot water over them...haha!

Its already 4am now. They're still.... 'moving'.

...sigh. The 'war' goes on.

p/s: I bet they were having a huge party inside the refrigerator during hols. We came back, switch on the refrigerator, and they all suddenly appear from inside the fridge, pretty much frozen and stiff. Heh.

Thanks 'ShoppingNSales' too!

by Volvoxx On November 7, 2007 4:27 AM 1 comments
LOL! Checked technorati to see my blog linkbacks, and found it on shoppingnsales.com site. Pretty curious as my blog has no reason to appear there... *click*

O_O! I'm a part of their 'fan list'!

Haha! Thanks for the linkback, guys. :D And 'grats over 100+ fans!

For those of you who absolutely LOVE shopping and 'head-over-heels' over sales, this is one site you should RSS. Stick it to your Firefox, or Google Reader...promos, sakes, freebies...hee!

Hee....twas a nice bloggy day for me :D

Thanks Nuffnang!

by Volvoxx On 4:03 AM 0 comments
About two weeks ago, I decided to stop procrastinating (for once, haha!) and write my entry for Nuffnang's TGIF Contest, "Why I want to eat at Friday's". Already had in mind roughly what I wanted to write but still, it seemed pretty weak. I scribbled a few lines and decided to just write a post casually.

Did a google search out of curiosity and found tonnes of entry for the same contest. Pretty much thought that I won't stand a chance to win a free dinner for two ade, but still very very 'gian' to win that yummilicious free meal :9

So...I anxiously wait the result for the contest....

Couldn't sleep just now (eventho it's so 'early' already.. x.x ) so got up and check my mail. Saw a comment on my Friday's entry from someone I don't know. Decided to drop by Nuffnang's site to check if they have annouced the result...

...and there it was. Right there at the very end of the list. The little me inside was leaping with joy, jumping up and down excitedly. Wow. It just felt so...syok and...SYOK! HAHA...dunno what else to feel...happie sial.

Don't know the details of the dinner yet, haven't gotten email from them yet. Later this week or two I guess. Hope the date's flexible. Don't wanna miss out on another nuffnang treat like the Pirates one last time.

Thanks again, nuffnang!

No one...

by Volvoxx On November 5, 2007 3:31 AM 0 comments
No one, absolutely no one who lives less than 2-3 hours away from home, can ever EVER understand the feelings of a person who lives 7-8 hours away from home...the feeling that you can't easily go back when you want to during weekends, can only go home twice (or 3 times max) per sem...and that when you forget something, it means you'll be seeing it only after 2-3 months (unless dad is generous with PosLaju)....

After 3 years+ here, I still can't adapt to the 'leaving home' feeling. Say what you want, I just can't. The comfort I'm leaving behind (actual space to walk around home, wonderful beds and warm shower! omg TV! getting food w/o having to travel...or cook..going Tesco whenever I want, my car...gawd), and just having people called 'family' around..even if you don't talk to as much as you do to friends, they give you a feeling of warmth and comfort. A dog who will greet you every morning (or noon) when you wake up, who tries to climb onto you (she's that small) whenever she gets the chance to. An aunt who cooks wonderful dishes and shares cooking secrets, as well as girly and everyday life gossips...whom I can poke and joke and slap her behind when she's not noticing (and curse when I hit her keys in the pocket instead)....Mum and Dad whom, I'd want to spend as much time as possible with these days...and siblings who are so annoying sometimes but...well...its still very nice being around them.

That all being said, I wonder how you ppl from East Malaysia (or worse, overseas) take it? Ppl I know like Kai...who didn't even go back for CNY last year...geh...U have my respects.

Sigh. 2 months. I'll be back...hopefully (if miracles happen) for Christmas.

p/s: Everytime I travel on a bus, I get lonely, and I look upon the stars. Do you know how pretty the skies can be when you're travelling at night along the North-South Highway? If you do have a chance to travel after sundown, take a moment and look up the skies (when there's no streetlamps around, of course)...its just so pretty. I saw Orion's Belt, hee.

Typical Student's Emotions

by Volvoxx On November 4, 2007 8:05 AM 4 comments
My friend FWed me something rather...funny recently and since its the beginning of sem (again)...there's no better time to post this...

Have a good laugh...before week 1 (ugh)


New school semester:
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Before the mid-term test:
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Before the final exam:
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Once know the final exam schedule:
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7 days before final exam:
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1 day before final exam:
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Once walk out from the exam hall:
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After the final exam, during the holiday:
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