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.

Happy New Year!

by Volvoxx On December 31, 2009 11:51 PM 2 comments
Overall, 2009 was a great year for me. Not to say there aren't "meh" moments, just that....its not the first thing that comes to mind, and the fact that I can't recall without exerting much effort in remembering them, kinda makes it rather forgetful now (ah yes, I lost my phone. Damn). I remember many happy memories. Fun times (lol yes I'm late in Starcraft-ism...). Great LOYAL and SINCERE companions that I'm all too grateful to have.

I pray that 2010 will be a better year. For me, my dearest QJ, my family, and all my friends.

Happy New Year. Have a great year ahead. And take care :D

Cheers~ /clinks glass.

p/s: Fluffi is snoring thru the countdown :P

Christmas in Malls 2009 (Suria KLCC)

by Volvoxx On December 25, 2009 12:00 AM 0 comments
Suria KLCC was our last stop before heading back to SP. Glad we went there, cuz the deco's rather interesting, compared to the huge gigantic tree theme they use to have every year. This is a nice, fresh change :P

Our timing was pretty good, as they had caroling both times that I took pic of the centercourt.

Christmas in Malls 2009 (Sunway Piramid)

by Volvoxx On December 24, 2009 10:00 PM 0 comments
Sunway Piramid's deco last year was not too shabby. But I think this year, its even better.

The new wing centercourt was left to be used for some...promotional booth...but they splurged in the old wing Centercourt.

I've always had high expectation of Mid Valley, and Gardens too. They will always try to have extravagant decorations every Christmas, and CNY too.

The ones below are from Gardens...making full use of the little space they have.

Bangsar Shopping Center (BSC) has got one of the more interesting decorations. Gigantic replicas of presents and furnitures, kinda makes you feel like Alice in Wonderland.

Ikano's deco this year is rather disappointing....considering what they did last year. They were doing some 'underwater Christmas' theme...which is a bit meh. Probably more deco elsewhere but this is all I see in the usual deco area.

However....The Curve never fails to deliver. :D

Felt so warm and lovely being there. Me likey.

Merry Christmas!

by Volvoxx On 3:05 PM 0 comments
It's that time of the year again! Time when malls flaunt their Christmas decorations (and me going crazy over them)... :D

Mall hopping for 2 days got me me a few (hundred) photos. LOL. I'll be posting them in batches throughout today (since I just only had time to finish processing them yesterday and some time to spare to schedule posts for today.)

Merry Christmas
Happy New Year

Pulling a disappearing act

by Volvoxx On December 22, 2009 12:19 AM 0 comments
Fluffi must be quite confused these days. One moment I'm with her for awhile...and in a few hours, I'm gone again. For a few days, or a whole week! My poor baby!

"Eh you're going off again? Hauummm!!"

Pic taken this morn, before I left for Penang.

I'll be home for Christmas, my sayang. :3

The weekend before Christmas

by Volvoxx On December 21, 2009 7:24 AM 0 comments
Awesome timing of public holidays. For 3 weeks in a row, most ppl will only be working 4-day week. For the peeps in Selangor, its a whole month of 4-day week. So so awesome.

For a long weekend, as well as the weekend before Christmas, I must say that I'm surprised that not all malls are flocked with human beings. Ikea however, is flooded with human beings. It was crazy! Underground parking at Ikea was full by the time we got there around noon. Inside was worse. Geh.

KLCC and Mid Valley was surprisingly rather loose. Either that, or we have good timing going to malls ;P

Me, sis and aunt shopped like there's no tomorrow. Bought presents till there's no more ppl to give :P ...ended up buying presents for other people, on other people's behalf. Our plan was to balik SP and 'lelong' ask who wanna give who the presents we bought. XD

Decorations were rather meld down this year..they look significantly cheaper, but some still manage to pull off nice simple decorations. Ikano's deco were crappy. Curve's one was nice. Mid valley was rather good too. KLCC decided they have had enough of big huge gigantic trees, and go with gingerbread house and some mid-height trees. I swear, this year's theme is either gingerbread house, or cages. They seem to be everywhere! Not that its not nice but such coincidence? Hehe. Pics, when I get back to Penang.

Had lotsa fun. Bought lotsa stuff. Had lotsa laughs. Good times.

Won't be buying anything much for the next 3 months. LOL


by Volvoxx On December 15, 2009 10:48 AM 0 comments
One of my colleague's son is going to start schooling next year. Teased her that she'll be taking leave that day to go accompany him. She said he told her that he feels scared...but he doesn't know why. I think its quite cute that he knows to express this. I can't remember what I felt before I go to school. All I remember is, someone sent me to school (I think it was my eldest sis, or my dad... :P ) ....teman me awhile from the window outside... then disappeared. And I went " well".

Another one of my colleague recalled being quite the bully back then. We laughed at her but she defended herself saying that she was constantly bullied by this girl...then one day she just snapped and bully her back. :P Then there was this other girl who would bawl everyday when the aunt left her at school. She got fed up one day and just told the girl "Enuff already la...quit crying already" ....and her teacher went "...whoa" ...hahaha!

Couldn't really remember what it was like, or how I felt, on my first few days anymore. But what I clearly remember, till this very day, is the girl who pinched my arm, for no apparent reason. I still remember the girl's (full) name. LOL. It's not that I hate her or anything now....but...its just kinda burned in my memory already. :P

As I sat there...

by Volvoxx On 1:16 AM
There was just this few moments of silence. With the current change of surrounding in my life these recent months, and from time spent with those around me and from my own observation, it makes me sit, and think. More than anything it also gives me fear. And question myself.

Do I really want this?

As my friend would say, "Regret is a bitch." In the midst of my being unsure about things, I really hope I won't regret with whichever path I choose.'s like that I guess. Grass is always greener on the other side. Greener or not, I just hope my side will have some nice flowers in it. Flowers > grass. ;>


by Volvoxx On December 12, 2009 5:51 PM 2 comments
It really has been a while since the last time I had to sit and think what I'd write down (in black and white, digitally or otherwise) what my interest are. The last time I wrote about my hobby would probably be during pre-U days. Usually, I never really give much thought to what it is I like to do. If I like to do it, I it. I like a lot of thinks, that I know. I know I love cooking, baking (and eating)...I enjoy taking photos...I love PC games (tho I tend to suck in most of it :P )...blogging...and mostly anything PC related...hahaha!

But when it comes to writing it down, black and white, for some other people to see (especially for employment purposes) kinda makes you think twice (and three times) about what you'd write in your CV.

Cooking/baking....sure why not? It's a healthy interest, eventho it's not really gonna help in any job which is technical-dependent. Well my future employers could always hope for some home cooked snacks I guess.

Photography (not that I'm really good in it) ...well that ain't gonna help either. But at least its a healthy hobby (unless pedophiles are saying that they love photography).

*koff koff very minor* Web design......and blogging. HAHAHAHA. Ok once your future employer reads that, he/she'll start googling for your name in the blogsphere. But I think in this day and age, they'll do that anyway. Heh!

Playing PC games. Right. Like that would help. Ok fine at least it shows that you're PC literate.

Watching drama/movies/anime. Yeah. So you and your colleagues can use the office line to leech movies and share via network.

Facebooking. Hah!

Shopping. Yes. Shopping.

AIH! Whatever la!

In the end, I guess, interest/hobby/passion, is something you do in your leisure time - aka what you do when you get OFF work. So it shouldn't be anything that would influence your job, I think. But sometimes I guess it does help when your interest is somewhere near what you love to do. For instance, if you like to build lego blocks, your employers might be convinced that you, as an architect, would build bridges that won't simply just collapse when a bunch of kids walk over it. :P

But like I said. If whoever you're hiring loves to bake, chances are, you'll get some cookies for New Year or Christmas.... ;P

It's December

by Volvoxx On December 6, 2009 7:10 AM 0 comments
Yes it's December. And it just ain't seem right if the Christmas tree isn't up yet. (Finally) got myself to clear the mess at the usual 'tree spot' (toys...mum's misc stuffs.....) ...and quietly put up the damn tree while 2 of my nieces are asleep.

Can't wait till they wake up later to see the tree up and ready for them to hang the decorations. /grin

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