Sunday, 28 September 2008

Cooking Adventure

I’ve brought up some courage and time to do a little cooking adventure. Yes, adventure. Because I am not sure of the journey nor the outcome. I’ve tried bihon guisado, lumpiang shanghai, savoury mince and some baked chicked and veggies. So far, I only have complaint in lumpiang shanghai. I used puff pastries and they were wee think and absorbed so much oil in them. They were not the same with the pastry used in the Philippines. Well, that's what I thought. I might not try it out again soon. I need to find the exact same pastry that is used in the Philippines before I try it out again. But I need to get to the Filipino shop first, which is a bit far from our place so it needs to be planned. Maybe, next month.

Meantime, I might check the recipe of sweet potato casserole and see if I can do it. I have one recipe to do today though. Macaroni and cheese for Mcj. He requested it as he's still not able to eat our usual meal.

Thursday, 25 September 2008

Crossing My Fingers

We got this massive envelope from the mail addressed to Mcj. It is a fund raising strategy of some charities or organisation working for a cause, sending cards. Not really for free but with the desire for the recipient to send the payment to them. I asked Mcj once what if you won’t pay for them; can I treat them as gifts? (just like some of the eco gifts that I received) I reckon yes, because we didn’t solicit them. But they are worth the money that the charity is charging for them, so I guess it won’t hurt to send to pay for them.

Also, I'm crossing my fingers to win Jimmy Choo shoes from the contest I joined in. Looked at the store and saw these. They're nice, don't you think?


I’ve mentioned before that Mcj in the competition to win a trip to Las Vegas and play poker with Share Warned (not to check vegas hotels). I think that was more than two months ago. Well, nothing really happened. I played his brother’s stake and I even stayed in the game longer than him. He was out for only about five hands. I was running good but in the end I get impulsive and blow my stakes. Oh well, it was just a game. It didn’t cost us a dame, well apart from the power and internet cost then.

That was my biggest game experience as I’m not really into playing games, online or otherwise. I’m proud to say that I’m not addicted to something destructive other than shopping and watching telly. Well, shopping at some extent is destructive especially if you do it on impulse. Well, I have a voice in my head telling me to temper my desire – Mcj that is.


Now that I’m wearing close shoes everyday and walking a fair distance, comfort is the first thing that I want to have with my shoes. But at the same time, I don’t want to wear shoes that will make me look like a dag. I want something with class and those that will match my clothes.
Do you like these? I do. All my closed shoes are black so a colour like this will definitely add variety to my wardrobe. Problem is I don't have a bag to match it. Hummmm.

Another thing to think,employment metrics. Read it for several times but couldn't grasp completely. Hay!

Monday, 8 September 2008

OZ's Giant Burger

Would you eat a burger like this? This burger has so much controversy in it. Health experts want it ban because its calories are more than half of the RDI of a woman and a third of a man. Aussies has just been dubbed the most obese country (people) in the world. And you wonder why or how?

Hungry Jacks response to the attack was the burger is not meant to be consumed everyday.
I guess, it all boils down to how responsible a person who wants to eat it. If you know that consuming it everyday or several of it a day isn’t good for your health, you won’t succumb to the temptation. Yet, because it is indeed a temptation, many might be tempted and eventually would need the best diet pills available to bring them back to normal.

Out in the Open

I just hope this post won’t backfire on me. I’m coming out in the open. I’m gay! Bwahahaha!

Seriously, this isn’t really that serious. It’s just some stuff at work back then.

I am proud to say that I can do multi-tasking pretty good. I call it my exceptional skill. A skill that was very useful when I get bored at work – facing the computer with only trivial stuff to do. I would then surf the net. Well, when I was trying to find my niche in the www, I confess I was just wasting my effort and the company’s money. And my used to be boss knew all about it. Apparently, she advised me to spend my slack time productively – reading a book or whatever to further my knowledge. So then, I started browsing sites that were of big help to me. And of course, those time-wasters sites as well. I had fun reading both anyway.

If only, the company had a keylogger installed to every computer in the office, everyone would have been caught doing what I used to do. Yes, I was not alone in that monkey-business. But, at the end of the day I reckon, the company wasn’t really at the losing end as the employees were very hardworking. There’s no hesitation to spend time after office hours if need be. So, I guess it was a win-win situation for both sides.

Smell Me

I’m not really into perfume but I love to have pleasant, lingering and longer lasting scent. I just develop this fancy lately.

I have two variants of Bench cologne from the Philippines which I haven’t used up yet. I also got some perfumes gifted to me but I don’t use them. They have strong odours. I got a freebie spray that I like and I already used it all up.

Out of the blue today, I thought of buying myself or Mcj could buy me a Channel No. 5. I told you, I was not interested in perfume before so I don’t really have an idea how much it costs. I’m thinking that I could make an occasion so it could be a gift. Nuninuninu.

I checked online and well, now I know how much it costs. Mcj might have a heart attack (certainly not a blood pressure monitor, yet) when I ask him for it. It’s not that dear considering the brand but it is absolutely an extravagance to pay such price for a perfume. Well, that will be my first time to own one. And there’s always a first for everything, right? Let’s see.

By the way, I am really so na├»ve that I don’t know what Channel No. 5 smells like. So you reckon that’s enough reason for me to buy one?

I might just try to buy the 4ml pack just to test if I will the scent. :)

Wednesday, 3 September 2008

Shoes Galore

These are the new shoes that we bought almost two weeks ago. So yeah, they’re not new at all. But the blisters that I got from them are fairly new. And I’m still trying to figure out how to wear them – with inserts, with stockings, or none at all.

It took me so long to take the photos of them because I’m tied up during daytime and the lighting is poor at night. And at times, the camera wasn’t handy when all other else are in place. Oh well, who’s got to say?

I’m loving these pairs not only because I love the styles but also the height. I can walk with them forever that is, as I’ve said, if I’ve made my mind on how to wear them.

Something New

It’s been ages ago since I had my last shopping online. It’s not because I don’t want to. It’s just that I don’t have much time to surf. Plus the online shops where I mostly buy stuff don’t carry much variations of products. Why don’t I shop at the other shop, you said. Because I only transact at shops that accept Paypal. You see, I still don’t trust the internet with my credit card details or with my bank account details (savings or Checking Accounts). Then, lately I’ve been able to drag Mcj to the shops very easily, for some reason.

Yet, with the coming father’s day in Oz, almost all of the shops are "on sale" so I might give them a perve later before I hit the hay. My favourite shop has always very attractive prices during special occasions that it’s too hard to miss.

And hey, look what I just bumped into. Aren't they gorgeous?