Isn't he the most adorable thing ever? X)))) HAHA I received him as a birthday present from some of my classmates and at first I was like woahhh pink!!! -insert grimace- righttt...thanks very muchhhh.... But then as time went on and Pinky accompanied me at the dining table for my late night study sessions, he totally grew on me. The pink is actually pretty darn adorable and don't you just love that smile?? That sets off the innocent, carefree twinkle in his eyes? Hehe i just love him. And look at him go at those pineapple tarts. I've been taking quite a few photos of him but you'll see him in small doses each time, I promise.
Ahhh finally finally finally, Chinese New Year has arrived!! I've been waiting so desperately for this weekend to come, mainly because it's the first weekend after my mid term exam and I can finally SLEEP IN. I've just spent the last week (or two) studying and studying and studying (well not really that much but it's been a huge pain) and I'm so tired out from school. Thank goodness we have a long weekend break. :) I get Monday and Tuesday off to visit relatives and eat eat eat all my favorite new year goodies which also happen to be the most unhealthy...
My favorite new year goody ever -- pineapple tarts!! There are many variations to this but this one's my favorite. With a tart base and a very generous dollop of pineapple jam on the top. Some people make it with the tart enclosing the jam on the inside but I definitely prefer the ones with the jam exposed... more jam = yummier!! :) Haha I love how there's so much jam on this one it's like a tiny mountain that's as big as my nose...
It was great coming back home today to a living room that was air conditioned and a dining table full of boxes of new year goodies. It was so hot outside I was keeling over from all the sweat and muckiness... Nothing like a glass of iced water and a pineapple tart.
(New Year's Eve reunion dinner at my grandparents' house. Yu Sheng (鱼生) taking its proud place in the middle.)
Had reunion dinner at my grandma and grandpa's house tonight and it was such a great feast. The Yu Sheng (which is basically a huge dish full of all sorts of veggies and usually raw salmon/abalone covered with sweet plum sauce and crackers/peanuts and other condiments) was exceptionally tasty this year. I loooove Yu Sheng mainly because of the sweet sauce and gods I'm such a sucker for sweet things. I could eat an entire plate of it for a meal and not need anything else for dinner.
(Kong Ba Bao buns! Hehe basically buns for a dish that consists of really yummy stewed pork (usually with quite a fair bit of fat) that's put inside these steamed buns and eaten hamburger style. (psst: I've added a link to a recipe for it if you want to find out more about the dish/how to make it)
The cutest little tangerines/ Mandarin oranges ever! Look how tiny each slice was...They were really tasty and juicy and CHILLED and so easy to eat as they were seedless. (In my opinion, nothing worse than popping a grape/slice of Mandarin orange into your mouth only to chew on a seed. UGH.)
Ok so I really haven't kept up with fashion news at all except I did hear about the death of Alexander McQueen and that was quite a big shock. Funny though, how he's just another one who took off at the peak of his success. Wonder who will fill his shoes now?
I ended up spending quite a bit of time browsing through online shops in the period leading up to my mid term exam (as always) and needsupply.co totally blew me away. I'm really in love with their minimalist layout and all the incredibly luxurious albeit expensive items they stock.
Yummy yummy yummy yummy... I love the colors in that floral top and the zip wedges? AHHH. If only I could feel it on my feet now and see if they fit... it's pretty crazy ordering shoes online unless they aren't too expensive since you can never be sure of the fit right? Though sometimes it's so tempting...
Just a sneak peek at the dress I'll be wearing for the first day of the new year tomorrow! :) It's really my mum's dress but I've never worn it out before so it can be considered new eh? I didn't actually buy any new clothes for the new year but at the rate I go, it's like new year every month or so.
Ok I'm so zonked out. Plans for the next few days?
SLEEP SLEEP SLEEP.
EAT EAT EAT.
Write letters/replies to friends/pen pals/relatives overseas.
Try to read a new book or two!
I haven't read a new book in ages which makes me feel like my mind is in a gradual state of degeneration... It sucks that most of the time after studying/reading my textbooks my eyes are too tired for more books and all I can take it usually the computer screen and tons of photos... Any good books to recommend?
To those who celebrate, HAPPY CHINESE NEW YEAR! And to those who don't, waddever!! Just have a great weekend and upcoming week! XD
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