Like my goth look? I had to tear one square piece of silver nail foil into small bits and stick them on one by one. Took me 2 hours to complete.

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I have always been an anti Facebook person. Not sure why, but have always been and did not have the urge to sign up. It was the beginning of this year, did I realise that the entire world around me (i.e. work mates, friends and family) are already on Facebook. Am I left behind now that everyone have moved on to the "in thing"? I am still undecided...

I went to the Facebook website and looked at it for 10mins, but still could not bring myself to sign up. I am unsure why such a simple thing is taking me ages to decide. Must be getting old.

Anyway I have been land hunting the last 3 days. It's getting very stressful and expensive! If I buy I will have to eat grass and drink rain water everyday. haha

I'll try the Facebook thingy again tomorrow.
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It's time for the occasional weekend cook to whip up something nice for the family. With the help of my 2 very over qualified assistant, I managed to cook a Lamb Pulao and a Watermelon Curry. Both dishes were made from recipes I found on FXcuisine, my all time favourite cooking blog.

Both of these dishes calls for lots of spices which have to be manually grounded in the mortar.

While grinding them, my hands went all numb and even after that it continued to shake for a while! This reminded me very much of Yue Niang from 'The Little Nyonya" - The Only TCS drama I've watched in 10 years! However today I'm the little hokkien making indian food haha.

My "Nia Nia" hard at work

The Watermelon Curry turned out really well. Extremely spicy at first but ending with a burst of sweet refreshing juiciness. It's a great compliment with basmati rice.
As for the Lamb Pulao, the rice was extremely yummy. I replaced the lamb chunks with a leg of lamb (bone on). This made the sauce more tasty but I think the meat needs to be cooked a while longer to achieve a little more tenderness. I'll try fish or chicken pulao next time.

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It was so hot today, nearly 37 deg.c! Walking outside in the sun during lunch time was a real torture. Maybe it's due to the heat, I didn't have much to eat, but I kept craving for Oysters!

This reminded me of our visit with my Parents to Miyajima (literally "shrine island") just a few minutes by boat from Hiroshima. It is one of Japan's 3 most senic views, well known for their Itsukushima Shrine, together with its large wooden torii (gate), stands in the ocean during high tide.

We only spent half a day on the island but totally enjoyed it! There were lots of dears roaming around on the island and one even ate my brochure (I still kept what's left of it haha).

For lunch, we had the most delicious, juicy and large oysters, coated with bread crumbs and very quickily deep fried. The outside was crispy and warm but the oyster inside was still raw. yum yum...really wanted to eat this today! sigh...

Oh by the way we were also just in time to view the autumn leaves. They were so beautiful! Have anyone of you been to Miyajima before?

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Creating new nail art is something I indulge in once a week.

Although it can be time consuming, I find it a great way to unwind after a long week at work!

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First time updating this blog. Hope to keep in touch with all my family and friends through this blog! Stay Tuned!
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