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24 January 2010 @ 01:32 am
Yet another weekend! I love when I don't have to wake up by 7.20 each morning and rush my way through to get to the office.

Woke up at 1.10 this afternoon after a long night out yesterday. Considering it was Cheryl's last weekend, we took the opportunity to celebrate, drink and dance the whole night long ( glad I lay off the heels, trotting to the parking bay was such a DISTANCE :P). Overall, it was not only a farewell party but it also was a much needed stress-reliever after a week's work. And yes, I still do get the occasional ID checks for I do not bear a face of a 24 year old (closet I got was 20..the usual guesses are 16). Recalling how the bouncer gave a smirk upon validating my age amuses me. Not in a bad way but in a "I bet you didn't expect that I was that old, huh?". But the highlight would have to be the expression that one of Cheryl's friend's gave when I flashed my ID. She was like "OMG, is that really you then? You looked quite different now that you lost some weights". I was elated but at the same time she reminded me to push forward with my fitness program. Usually my fitness program encompassed running, jogging and walking (when i'm drained out). But the couple of weeks has been a disaster with wrong choices of food, lack of exercising ( the "lazy" bugs has returned, and bad weathers for latety it rains during the evening, and not to sure whatever happened to that "BIGGEST LOSER" challenge I initially impose on myself to work as motivation- maybe watching the series would help to revive the forgotten spirit). Met some of our acquaintances, said our hellos, talked and realizes how everyone changes as we move along. I'm not taking about only physical changes but personalities as well. I know I HAVE in some ways. Reached home at 4.30am, bathed and slept.

As for today, didn't do much either, run some errands with mum, searched for photo shops to have some photos duplicated ,sent the graduation photos for proper framing (FINALLY! it has been comfortably sitting in the closet for approximately 1.5  years), and finally had our dinner. While at the photo shop, it's interior was filled with blown up family portraits, somehow, it was secretly screaming "I KNOW YOU WANT A PIECE OF ME"  to me. Spoke to my mum about the intentions of getting one since we do not have any proper family portrait. And we agreed to have it done after CNY. So can't wait for that. :)

in a daze,
20 January 2010 @ 11:29 pm
It's more like ranting rather than an entry, then again isn't that what blogging is all about. I woke up today thinking about the decision I made for my career. It was so silly to have it all go just like that. I felt awful thinking about my decision before heading to work. And once again, I try to console myself that this maybe a a wise decision made after all. I went through the day doing my tasks thinking nothing but work to avoid from having to deal with the sunken feeling. More like being in the denial. Whichever word that suited the occasion. Here I am now feeling the same feeling I experience earlier this morning about this job. I promised myself to not dwell and whine over it. But why do I feel so uptight? For I fear that there would not be another good opportunity to turn my life around? Perhaps Yes.
Current Location: in my room
Current Mood: distresseddistressed
Current Music: Lily Allen-Smile
20 January 2010 @ 12:38 am
Over the weekend, I had to consider over an offer for the position of an assistant researcher. Knowingly how indecisive I would be, I turned to family members and close friends for opinions and discussion on the employment. I did a mental list down on the pros and cons and had sufficient time to analyze my decision. The decision rule out as an important one because it would serve as a "key" to breaking free from my current  job and to finally be able to have a chance at developing myself in marketing. Somehow, I could sense the disagreements in my parents to accept the offer particularly the odd working hours, travel distance and how the remuneration does not justify it. At the end of the day, i turned down the offer. YES. that ONE offer that COULD HAVE changed my life.
I know I'm already regretting that I made that decision.

Recalling how I quivered when I announced my decision just this evening. I know dwelling on this will not lead me to any place better.
Hopefully the next time when a job opportunity arises, I will be making better decision in my life.
Current Location: in my room
Current Mood: sleepysleepy
Current Music: Sound of hollowness
09 January 2008 @ 03:20 pm

Here's the long awaited mundane post ( see, at least i'm not posting about taking a bath right? lol) Anyhow, i was watching nigella the other day and it got my interest how easy it was to make this chocolate cake. For starters, you don't even need an oven! I'm not to sure if you remember this Cel, Gi and Jo, but back then in form 5 when Alia and Lilyza made this super yummy chocolate biscuit cum cake thingie as an effort of raising funds for our 'Hari Kantin' stall?  I understand if you guys can't remember, as its sorta quite a long time ago. ( Yes, i remember the banner that we made with spongebob and us selling tuna sandwiches).Back to the point, I think this might just be it! I mean with the biscuits and the chocolate as the ingredients. Anyhow, here's the recipe, 

Chocolate Fridge Cake


150 gr unsalted butter
2 tblespns good cocoa
2 tblspns golden syrup
1 tblspn brandy
100gr pistachios chopped
100 gr dried pear chopped
3 teaspns chopped glace ginger
200 gr plain digestive biscuits


150 gr good quality dark chocolate
30 gr unsalted butter

How to make the cake:

Note: try different combinations of fruit and nuts - walnuts and dried apricots, craisins and almonds and so on. You can use cooking choc for the top, but a 70% cocoa solids choc is special. You really must use a good quality cocoa like Valrhona. For children try glace cherries and omit the brandy (and possibly the nuts.)


Line an 18cm springform pan with nonstick baking paper. Bash up the digestives (I put them into a plastic bag and stomp on them - it's strangely satisfying) Melt together butter, cocoa golden syrup and brandy in a large bowl in the microwave. Add the biscuits, fruit and nuts and stir well. Press into the prepare springform pan, and smooth the surface with the back of a large metal spoon.
Melt the butter and the chocolate over simmering water. stir to combine and spread over the cake to cover completely.


Refrigerate for a minimum of two hours, but is better if you leave for twelve.
Serve cold from the fridge.
Will keep for two weeks in the fridge (highly unlikely that it will survive that long..)

For other easy to make cakes, it can be found at  http://www.nigella.com

I've just finish making the cake. I'm so eager to make it this morning that i went straight to get the ingredient after class. Yay! Another recipe acheived aside from the usual tiramisu and apple crumble heheh. Enjoy all!

Vonnie :)

P.S: Having to learn more recipes and bake more. I enjoy making cakes and stuff but i'm really missing the oven.
 :(  However, there's always cooking some other dishes without the use of an oven. I suppose what's important to me is learning how to make new stuff.

Current Mood: creative
Current Music: COBRA STARSHIP- " Smile for the Papparazi"