Saturday, February 27, 2010

Runny nose & flaming throat

I just realized that it's been almost a year since the last time I fell sick, so I guess it's about time that I did anyways. Considered quite healthy for falling sick only once a year so I shall not complain.
But I do so HATE having a sore throat. No spicy food. No goreng-goreng stuff. No yummy OILY dishes. Just reduced to having soupy, light things that can't even keep me full for long. Urgh.
I'm drowning myself with preserved mandarin orange peels though, cos it works like magic for me, especially for sore throat. I just hope a cough doesn't follow in on this later.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Proud but NOT vain

but then, I can't help NOT gloating about it...teehee!
Scene 1#
Walked into a little boutique in 1U last week to get some flip-flops and was browsing through some of them when sales girl approached me.
"You look too young to be a mum"
"I'm not. Looks can be deceiving"
"Seriously. You look only to be 18"
Boleh tak?!
Scene 2#
Looking at some DVDs in SS2 when a friend of the DVD guy walked in and started playing with Renee. Then she looked at me and asked...
"Your sister arr?"
"Sister??? la, she's my daughter!"
"Haaarrrr??? Sure a not??? You so young wor"
"I'm turning 30 soon. Not young lorr"
"Haaarrrr??? 30??? I dun belief you. You look like 20 only la"
That's like 10 years YOUNGER than my age now!!!
So. Damn. Happy. Can. Fly!
So you tell me la, how NOT to gloat about it right?
Ok, ok...I shall stop gloating for now.
And tell you about the CD I bought for Renee from Subang Parade few weeks back.
It's suppose to be a compilation of the top 40 famous children nursery rhymes and it had all the songs that we grew up singing, like Baa Baa Black Sheep, Old McDonald, Rockabye Baby, ABC, Twinkle Twinkle Little Star and etc etc.
And then right, there was this song that goes like this:
Donkey donkey, I beg you, please don't say hee-haw (hee-haw) ya, stupid donkey still sang
I shall beat you, I shall beat you, please don't say hee-haw (hee-haw)
Hee-haw, hee-haw, hee-haw, hee-haw, why you sing so loud? (so loud) ya, donkey talks too
I shall beat you, I shall beat you, please don't say hee-haw (hee-haw)
SK was so frustrated with this song and he kept saying, "Already say don't say hee-haw, the donkey still wanna say"
"That's why when you scold people, you say "STUPID DONKEY!!!", because donkeys are stupid lorr!"
And then, there was this other song that goes like this:
Elephant, elephant, why is your nose so long
Oh, I think that's because my mother's nose is also very long
Elephant, elephant, who do you like most of all?
Oh, I think I like my mother most of all...
I NEVER grew up to songs like that lorr...
Stupid right.
You know why?
Locally produced.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Renee's Diary

Last Friday, I decided to be very naughty because Mummy didn't allow me to watch PlayHouse Disney. She wanted to finish up her True Blood Season 2 and was watching episodes after episodes after episodes.
I don't even know what is so nice about that show.
It's so dark and gloomy.
There are no colours....EXCEPT red colour....and that colour only comes out from people's necks, dunno why.
And worse of all, no Mickey, no Pocoyo. Just some ugly, white man with weird teeth.
So I tahan......
I know Mummy expects me to sleep about 5pm, but I decided not to.
I kept my eyes open and stayed awake till 8.30pm.
And then fell asleep.
I could hear Mummy telling Daddy that she wanted me to sleep through till next morning, but no, you think I'll let Mummy go so easily? Hmph!
You should have seen the look on Mummy's face.
She was so upset because then she knows I won't sleep till 3am.
Since she likes to watch vampire show so much, I shall let her become vampire too.
But Mummy and Daddy came up with a BRILLIANT idea.
They decided to take me for a drive to A&W, hoping that I would fall asleep in the car-seat.
Yes, I agree that the car-seat is super comfortable and I always fall asleep in it.
So we went down to A&W in PJ at 12.30 midnight, and I was still awake when we reached. So Mummy and Daddy said, let's bring her down for some ice-cream, let her run around a bit, then she'll definitely get tired and fall asleep on the way back.
So I had ice-cream.
And curly fries.
And lots of water! Mummy made kakak drown me with water....crazy.
And we even bumped into Uncle Chris and Aunty Shandy. Aunty Shandy was having midnight cravings. Must be because my soon-to-be cousin Kaye in her tummy was asking for some ice-cream too.
We left A&W about an hour later.
And Daddy took a slow drive home.
I could feel my eye-lids getting heavier and heavier, my head dropping.
But guess what???!!!
Much to Mummy's disappointment.
This will teach her to watch her CDs when it's MY turn to watch TV.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Baked Dory Fish in Butter & Lemon Sauce

That was what I made for dinner tonight.
And it was such a success that it was half gone before I could even take a picture of it.
But then again, better to have it eaten than not at all.
Here's the recipe.
- 2 dory fillets
- 2 large onions thinly sliced (for onions lovers. If you're not one, then 1 onion would be sufficient)
- 1/2 lemon
- 2 big tablespoons of butter
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1 clove garlic diced
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon of dried basil
- a pinch of white pepper
1. Heat the oven to 180'C
2. Grease the base of baking dish with some butter
3. Cover the base with the onion slices and place fish fillet on top
4. Melt the remaining butter in a saucepan with the lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce, garlic, salt and basil. Do NOT bring to boil
5. Pour the sauce mixture over the fish and sprinkle some white pepper on it
6. Place in oven and cook for about 15 - 20 minutes
7. Scoop out fish on another plate and pour remains of sauce over it
Next time, instead of putting it in the oven to bake, I'm gonna try grilling it. And a tip for all butter lovers, putting in more than 2 spoonfuls of butter is a MUST try.
Hope you enjoy the recipe as much as I did!