Friday, December 31, 2010

Last post for 2010

So, I guess now we can say we made it through 2010 and on to 2011. We had many nice times with friends and family and hoping this will continue for the year coming up ahead. 

Managed to hang out with my best friend before the year ended. Just wanted to share some few last photos.

For hubby and me, we'll just be counting down to New Year at home. How about you? Any plans to go somewhere to count down?

Thursday, December 30, 2010

1 more day to 2011 and resolutions

So, looking back on the resolutions for did i Do?

  1. Be a more cheerful person. - I think I somewhat accomplished this. :)
  2. Be more positive about life. - Same goes for this.
  3. Run 10K by December 2010 - So did not happen at all BUT, I'm willing to put this for the 2011.
  4. Kick some bad habits :) - Same for this, BUT, I'm going to continue this resolution for 2011
  5. Save money - Accomplished this somewhat :)
  6. Be more patience. - Patience, I think I did this too.

So, here's 11 things for 2011.

  1. Kick my major BAD habit.
  2. Save x amount of $$. (have to set an amount)
  3. Travel to a new place with hubby.
  4. Get back to healthy eating and do one round of BFL (who wants to join me?)
  5. Be a more confident driver
  6. Be more organised especially in the hand bag :)
  7. Be more active
  8. Read more books
  9. Make sure to to meet up with my best friend (girls outing) once a month.
  10. Decorate the wardrobe room and master bedroom
  11. To run a 10 K by June 2011. 

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

2010 Reflections

Since it is near to the end of 2010 I thought of coming up a list of things that happened to us in 2010. Memorable ones as well as major mile stones for hubby and I.

January - Believe it or not, I had to re-read my posts to find out what exactly happened in January and viola! We decided on the contractor for renovation. (Eric! who did an excellent job with the house)

February - Our 2nd Wedding Anniversary and did lots of shoppings for the house such as Fridge, Air condition, Stove etc. I also got an iPod as our anniversary gift from hubby.

March - Celebrated my 31st birthday with my best friend couple at a really gorgeous Japanese yakitori restaurant. Also, shopping for the house continued. The renovation began.

April - We moved in to our very first own home on the 9th of April. It was an awesome feeling. We had a few house warming parties too for gorgeous friends.

May - Started having some issues with work and boss. Wasn't really good and serious consideration of quitting that job.

June - Decided to quit the job but boss tried to keep me and I thought of giving a second chance. 

July - 4th of July marked Tinkle Bell one year with us. We also made a trip to India. It was lovely. We visited Bombay for the first time. 

August - I got my CHEF AT HOME book from Ben!!!! Hubby and me did some projects around the house like putting up some photos on the wall. Dad undergone his hernia operation. Yoong, my hair dresser found a bald patch on my head:( I cut my hair really short. Decided to quit the horrible job for good.

September - 1st September I gave my resignation letter without any job in hand. With Jesus' blessings, I was offered a job to start on the 4th of October. Thank you Lord. Hubby took me to Universal Studios with Jiten and Kanu. 

October - Started work at my new job. 

November - Hubby's 34 birthday at Ochre at Orchard Central. It was lovely. We put up our first Christmas tree at home. Light up some Diwali lights and Hubby did pooja. We booked our very first brand new car (Chevrolet Cruze on the 14th of November)

December - Collected our Car on the 17th of December. Many Christmas parties happened. Cakes, cookies and bread tried and failed. Roasted a total of 4kg chicken for 13 people for Christmas. 

It surely is amazing to look back and see what has happened in a year. I will be doing a resolution post soon.

Have a great day ahead all.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

From Blondie to blackie

Yes! as a result of hoping to make my roots to blend it with my colored hair and also to let the hair grow longer I changed my brown colored hair into BLACK! and the next think I saw in the mirror was AEON FLUX! or ADAM's Family! For some odd reasons, I think I like it. I was really worried and bothered at first whether if I'd like it or not BUT, seems it's different. I haven't had dark hair color since I was15 years old so I think it's about it. 

Anyhoo, that was that. Also our car got registered yesterday so now we should be collecting it within a day or two I believe. We were hoping to be able to collect it on Friday but it might not be possible so Sunday it is. I must admit that hubby wasn't so thrills to see me with my dark hair yesterday but I'm sure he'll get used to it. He did say he want to ban me from going to my hair dresser. Oh well, I think this is the max test I'd probably be doing so I guess he's too late now :)

Since we got the news about the car and also I wanted to go and show him my hair I suggested that we go for Sushi for dinner to celebrate and he agreed! I had my Sashimi fix yesterday which was pretty awesome. 

When we got home, we decided to watch a movie and we watched The Last Time. I'm not sure if I enjoyed it but hubby did. I feel it was a so so movie. Nothing much to rave about I feel.

I think that's about it for my updates for now. I will surely load some photos in next posts.


Wednesday, December 15, 2010

10 more days to Christmas

There are some drama at work at the moment but I'm still not letting that take away my Christmas spirit. It's only 11 more days left for Christmas. We will be hosting a Christmas Eve dinner at our place for hubby's office colleagues. Well believe it or not, it'll be both Non Vegetarian and Vegatarian guests I will have to entertain and prepare food for. So it will be fun.

So far I have already come up with a menu and I think I'm quite happy with it cuz most of the stuff can be prepared ahead of time. I like that idea. I really hate that I will have to keep worrying about having to keep the food warm or be presentable without having to abandon the guests. I do not want to be stucked in the kitchen when the guests arrive and I'm still cooking. Oh well, know what I mean.

That just means that I need a lot of practice and research. Mean while, I must say that around our block, there are lots of gorgeous Christmas lights and I must share that with you.


Thursday, December 9, 2010

Some shots

As you know I've been wanting to try out my camera and learn how to take nice pictures. So here are some shots I tested last night. 

Enjoy. Nothing much happened last night. OH but Bones season 5 started last night so it was pretty great. 

Monday, December 6, 2010

First Christmas gathering - Best Friend

Yes, I did mention that this month nearly every weekend is going to be some sort of a celebration or a party didn't I? So yes, last Saturday was with my best friend and her Fiancée. Friday evening, we were supposed to do some shopping and we ended up not doing it because hubby left office late and he was cranky and so was I. With that, we decided to make lunch for my friends with whatever we have in the fridge and that was chicken breast. So Schitnels it is. Also, I've got a bag of mushrooms and since I've been so much in love with the breaded mushrooms tapas I decided to try that out and I must say they were a success. YUUUMMMYYY.. If you have never done so, please do it. 

Dinning table setting. (Without all the food on it )

Dinning table setting. (With all the food on it )
I made, potatoes and peas mash and it looked really awesome green! 

My green funky mash

Chicken Schnitzels with breaded mushrooms.

Steamed brocoli and cauliflowers with oliver oil, dash of lemon and pepper.

Believe it or not, after all those cookings and cleaning up we went and played tennis from 7 to 9 and after all that we were officially pooped. We knew that we will definitely be suffering the next day so we rubbed ourselves with tons of pain relief rub and I also took 1 pain killer before I went to bed that night. So thank for all that, our Sunday wasn't that painful. However it was still a busy day. 

Little one's food has ran out so we went to Vivo and did some shoppings. Finally I decided to get a membership for La Senza. 

From Vivo, we went to Chevrolet showroom to get some paperwork done. No, we still do not know when is the car arriving. 

It was already around 2:30 by the time we left the showroom and got home sat for like an hour and headed back out to Orchard to meet Hubby's aunt to watch The next three days and have dinner. It was pretty tiring and orchard was packed with people that we couldn't get a cab so we walked around and ended up taking a bus home and got home around 11 pm. 

Now, I shall leave you with some Christmas lighting snaps at Orchard.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Let it begins...

Christmas celebrations that is. Yes, my best friend and her fiancée couldn't make it for my Christmas eve's dinner so I'm making a special early Christmas celebration for them tomorrow at home. It'll be lunch. Also, we've been just told that a tennis court is booked for us tomorrow evening. So! another weekend of full action begins....

Today we'll be going to Sushi Tae i to celebrate two of the team members' birthday. After that I'll be heading off to my other office and hoping to be able to head out early so I can do my grocery shopping for tomorrow. At the moment hubby's already requested what he would wants so I just have to do that BUT, now I am in search of a good dessert which won't make him feel super guilty. Let's see if I'll succeed.

Last evening, it was pouring down like mad and I had to do the Veg dinner take away duty. So I got us Komala's from Tanglin Mall and sadly they didn't have any Briyani so just with Dosai and Puree. I wasn't so sure if that was just enough so I went and bought some mushrooms and herbs from Market place. Still wasn't sure what I would make. Got home and thought of Quesadillas so I just did a simple mushroom Quesadillas in case the food wasn't enough and it turned out amazing!

SO simple yet so satisfying. Sorry didn't get the chance to take any picture of our dinner last night. However, I was a happy girl because I manage to buy some flowers!!!!

Shall show you all tomorrow when I get a chance to take the picture. 

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Fireworks in the sky

There has been this freaky thing happening to me lately that every time I thought of someone, found out that that some is not well or got into an accident. Should I not be thinking of people that often? Weird! right?

Anyways, so I went and bought some snacks and a bunch of roses for the friend of mine who just came out of a surgery a few weeks ago. Then I walked home and before we knew it, we suddenly heard loud boom sounds and hubby shouting fireworks fireworks and true enough, when I ran to look out the window, this is what we saw. 

AWESOME right???

So we're having early Christmas lunch for my best friend couple this weekend.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Crappy evening but friends and dinner made it better

Yesterday I must say was pretty challenging. I ended up getting home around 8:30 or probably even closed to 9.   Then I got a call from hubby saying Jit and wifey coming over to pick us up on their new Cruez to celebrate.

I said crappy evening because leaving office at 7 pm and found out that it was pouring so heavily that tried to call a cab more more than 45 mins and couldn't get through. So decided to take a bus and all the buses were packed. I was darn hungry as well that I became very cranky.

Anyhoo, so I got home ran inside and bugged hubby to make something for me to eat so he made me Moh Hin Kha (Burmese fish noddle soup). I ate it up so fast. The next thing we knew was they were already downstairs waiting for us. 

We went to Margaritas at Dempsay hill and it was a gorgeous evening. Sadly, I didn't eat anything apart from having some pieces of Tequila chicken from hubby with 2 YUMMMMY daiquiris!!! woo hoo

Cheers everyone. It's 1st of December..