Thursday, October 25, 2007

I Dream of Blue Skies, Warm Seas and Good Food

Sitting in a cold lonely room,
Wishing for some sunshine and warmth,
Reminiscing about lovelier times,
Can you blame my longing heart?

I will return to you one day.......Greece, I love you....

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Murtabak Fever

I just can't help it, I want to eat this dish so badly!!! According to the countdown clock on my dashboard, I have 94 more days to my Malaysian trip. This is going to be one super exciting trip because I am :

a)Going home to see my parents and grandma. Always a pleasure.
b)Going to be a bridesmaid to my bestie, Tine.
c)Finally going home for Chinese New Year (Feb 7th 2008) after missing out on the ang pow action for 7 years.
d)Going to take a short family vacation to Perth to see my brother. Tried to squeeze Melbourne into the Australian trip but it was too much for me to handle. Yes, I am wimpy. You try sitting on a plane (and in airports) for 32 donkey hours from the US to Penang and see how well you handle it.
e)Going to eat Murtabak...with curry and the red onions (See dish above). It's a large piece of pulled dough that is stretched paper thin and then filled with a mixture of minced meat, seasonings, onion and garlic folded into a mixture of beaten egg before being folded like an envelope to seal in the filling and griddle fried until golden brown.

And wash it down guessed it..... Teh tarik!

Watch how they make it here. What's not to like?

Friday, October 12, 2007

What City Do You Belong In?

You Belong in London

A little old fashioned, and a little modern.
A little traditional, and a little bit punk rock.
A unique soul like you needs a city that offers everything.
No wonder you and London will get along so well.

Ya know, I would have guessed Paris. I suppose I am a little colonialist at heart.

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Beautiful Ending To A Beautiful Day

The bf and I took advantage of the unseasonably warm weather and went for a walk last week. we were awed by this beautiful scene. I can't believe I live here!! This picture was taken at Lake Drive, Milwaukee.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Finish this sentence...

I don't usually do memes but I was inspired to do this one from MayNi, ingenuously sent via email:

1. I've come to realize that my last kiss was.... going to have to last me 2 weeks until he returns again...sob
2. I am listening to... Hallelujah by Jeff Buckley
3. I talk... like I have verbal diarrhea
4. I love.... eating and dressing up to go out.
5. My best friends are.... more precious than the rarest gems...John,MayNi, Christine, Lia, Doris, Anastasia, Georgia, Ming, Jamie and Wans
6. My Car is... a beautiful Honda Accord that was the biggest purchase of my life....and I love it!
7. My love life.... is blessed. And also very private :)
8. I hate it when people ask.... me why I speak English so well? or why don't I have an accent since I'm Malaysian or my personal favorite...How can you be Malaysian Chinese? I always reply, "Have you heard of African-Americans? Chinese-Americans? Polish-Americans? Do I need to continue?"
9. Love is.... what keeps me going. I am a hopeless romantic.
10. Marriage is... what you make of it.
11. Somewhere, someone is thinking... why is smoking not banned yet? Ok, I confess, I'm the one thinking that.
12. I'm always... running late. It's a disease
13. I have a secret cheesy crush on..... Colin's the damn English accent
14. My cell phone... is my constant companion. It's my phone, alarm clock, calculator, calender and sometimes camera.
15. When I wake up in the morning... I snuggle deeper into the sheets and blankets.
16. When I go to bed at night... I call the bf.
17. Right now I am thinking about... what to eat for lunch. I hate going to work at 11am because I never know whether to eat breakfast or lunch.
18. Babies are.... especially adorable when you can give them back to their parents at the end of the day.
19. I get on myspace.... ?
20. Today I... go to work and think positive thoughts. Okay, maybe I'll pray at work. Constantly
21. Tonight I will... sleep well after I hit the gym
22. Tomorrow I will... clean up my house...I have said that everyday for the past week :p
23. I really want to... learn French, move to Europe, exercise more, ride horses, sing soprano, travel the world and love my job.
24. Someone that will most likely repost this is... Christine..because I am tagging her to do this on her blog.

Christine, you heard're it!

Friday, October 05, 2007

Thank You Christine !!!

Oh for those of you who are admiring my new blog design, the credit should go to my bestie Christine, whom despite wedding preparations, visa applications and work stress had kindly offered to chng (pimp) my blog. I'll try to work hard and blog more so her efforts aren't wasted on a lazy blogger like me.

Kudos to Tine and thanks so much.

It's WARM out!!!!

It's in the eighties today and I am going OUTSIDE!!!!! I am so excited for the last hurrah of warm weather this week that I can't wait to go out and enjoy the day. My friend, G and I will be going out for some good eat in a few minutes. Since we are in a month with an "R" in it, we are going to the Milwaukee Public Market for some nice, plump oysters and mussels. That's right.....I have finally found the seafood motherload.

The seafood vendor, St Paul Fish company recently expanded their stall to include an oyster bar and grill. Needless to say, I was overjoyed at the prospect of not having to go to some atas restaurant to pay $15.95 for a plate of mussel appetizers. I am going to go this time, armed with my camera so I can take some pics of the lovely food we'll have. Oh dear....I hope G brings her appetite.