Friday, 30 September 2011

Monash Ball 2011

Monash Ball at Marriot Putrajaya last Friday:
Psychology and business undergraduates.
Marketing tutorial mates.
With my date for the night.

Thursday, 29 September 2011

Same same but different

In the three years (and a bit) Paul and I have been dating, we have been told that we look alike. Some even say that we look like siblings.

According to Little (2006), there is a widespread belief that couples, particularly those who have been together for many years, look similar to each other.

But Paul and I have only been dating for a while. And we've been told that we look alike, even in the early stages of our relationship.
So I've been trying to figure out which of our facial features are similar.

His eyes are bigger, and his double eye lids are more prominent.

His nose is bigger and more flat, compared to my slightly sharp nose(I got if from my Momma).

I think we both have nice cupid's bow, although his is more defined.

We both have okay-ish cheek bones; they're not high.

So I guess the most obvious similarity is that we both have asymmetrical noses and mouths, which is very obvious when we smile (and when I don't angle my face).

Monday, 5 September 2011

Pandan and santan layered jelly

By request of the boyfriend, I made the pandan and santan layered jelly again this year. 

I learnt to make this jelly from my Granny. If you try to Google it, you won't actually find anything about it. I asked Momma why is that so. She said that Granny actually learnt to make it on her own.

To begin, soak the agar agar strips in some water for a while, to soften it.
Fresh santan and pandan extract.

Boil the agar agar till completely dissolved, then add in some rock sugar. You will need two pots of this: one for each flavour. 

Pour in the pandan extract into one pot to get a nice green colour.

And pour the santan into the other pot.

Pour in a layer of santan jelly into the tray. Once the layer has completely hardened, add in a layer of pandan jelly.

 Repeat until the tray has been filled till the top.
By right, the layers are supposed to be consistent and thin; Nyonyas are senonoh like that. But I can sometimes be rather un-senonoh in the kitchen I panicked because the jelly suddenly became too thick and I didn't have Momma at home so I didn't know how to fix it, hence it was reflected in the jelly.

Note: Much patience is required to make this jelly.

Friday, 2 September 2011

Pineapple rolls

Ingredients for the dough: Butter and icing sugar, sifted flour, milk powder and pinch of salt, egg yolks.

Cream the butter and sugar until light, then add in the egg yolks gradually.

Then add the flour in.

Cut and fold.

Use hands to get a nice, smooth dough.

Pineapple jam, which my Momma made.

Cut the dough into desired size.

Roll the dough over some pineapple jam.

Egg wash before putting it into the oven.

Bake for approximately 20 minutes.

Ready to be distributed.

Tuesday, 26 July 2011

Cameron Highlands

The first born and the last born
Enjoying the view
Steamboat dinner
The young ones
After an episode at the hotel tower
What would I do without my sister..
My brother lives dangerously
Nanny goat and her newborn kid. Note the afterbirth.
Then and now