May your New Year 2010 be joyous!
Thursday, December 31, 2009
Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Thursday, December 24, 2009
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
The Winter Solstice Festival is one of the most important festivals celebrated by the Chinese community (including overseas Chinese). It is usually held on or around December 22 every year when sunshine is weakest and daylight shortest. Traditionally, the Winter Solstice Festival is also a time for the family to get together. One common activity for this festival is the eating of "Tangyuan balls" (湯圓) - balls of glutinuous rice, which symbolize Reunion. These glutinous rice TangYuan balls can be plain or stuffed with bean paste. They are usually served in a sweet soup.
Monday, December 21, 2009
Saturday, December 19, 2009
I have scheduled to take family photo on the Christmas eve. Not to leave everything last minute, I've decided to have my manicure and pedicure done earlier - to prevent last minute rush. Don't you love the cute snowman on my right toe ;D
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Saturday, December 12, 2009
My brother recommended me to watch "All About Steve". I must say it's an unusual comedy; it focuses more on human relationship rather than just male-female relationship. The story is about Mary Horowitz (played by Sandra Bullock), an eccentric crossword puzzle constructor, convinced that her blind date the CCN cameraman Steve (played by Bradley Cooper) is her true love. She trailed him as he travelled all over the country, hoping to convince him that they belong together. Bradley Cooper should be a charismatic male lead, but he wasn't given very much role to play with. I am ok with that since I don't really like him.
Love this quote from the movie: "You missed the bus probably because you're not meant to take it."
Friday, December 11, 2009
A moth flew into our living room, and stayed in there for more than 24 hours yesterday evening. My parents believe that moth carries the soul of our ancestors who come visit their descendants especially on birthdays or festive seasons. So, we didn't chase it away. The moth seemed to enjoy the atmosphere and stayed quietly at the corner without disturbing us. Pardon me for the occasional superstition, could it be carrying my grandma's soul?
Thursday, December 10, 2009
My birthday cake this year was designed by my nephew Baby K and my brother. It's a lovely strawberry cheesecake with Thomas the Tank Engine as the centre piece. To add to my birthday joy, Baby K helped me to put the candle, and also assisted me in distributing the cakes!!!!!!!!
Tuesday, December 08, 2009
Monday, December 07, 2009
Sunday, December 06, 2009
The most enjoyable part of eating Korean food is, you don't waste the leftovers. Throwing in the entree, leftover gravy to a fresh bowl of rice will give you a different tasty flavour. Bibimbap (stone pot mixed rice) and Sundubu-Jjigae (bean curd stew) are my two-MUST orders whenever I visit a Korean restaurant.
Saturday, December 05, 2009
Hello, my name is Snowberry. I was adopted by my Mommy Pancake Queen on 2nd August 2009. Basically, I travel with her everywhere since then. Our recent trip was to ChangChun in China, which is a town where the average winter temperature is -18 degrees celcius. I really enjoyed the trip and the snow - look at those snow behind me in this picture.
For this trip, we almost couldn't catch the connecting flight because of the 5 hours flight delay at ChangChun (heavy snow). Basically, we were running and rushing without pause, and along the way there were road block, entrance area closed and skytrain temporary out of service. But still, with determination, we have managed to reach the specified Gate on time. Phewww ...