Saturday, November 08, 2008

o well, since i m on holiday and am super free now.... time to blog.

1st - went for niva's wedding today. it was awesome!! the stage was very pretty and they had quite an elaborate ceremony. my 1st indian wedding. my impression. big BIG party!! i think there was more than 1000 ppl there.

2nd thing - just found out my house contract not renewable so i would have to pay double rent for 3 mths.... dat kinda sucks.... blergh. my 1st 3 mths pay would go to paying double rent. only consolation is, i m claiming every single cent i can get from salary sacrifice. so well, i supposed it wouldn't be that bad. still, double rent!! i m so gonna be poor..... sniff. hope the owner will change his mind. =(

3rd - penang is so super humid!! sweat sweat sweat. i m perpetually in my room aircon-ning or full blast fan. on the bright side, i went for thai food at cherry sweet!! as fabulous as usual!! think thai green curry chicken, belacan fried rice, pineapple fried rice, pandan chicken, deep fried kangkung, white tom yam, claypot tofu, tab tim krub (which we had 2 helpings) we are seriously gluttons. keng leh.... my partners in crime: yen, yin, and kz!!! to make our conscience feel better, we went to gurney drive for a walk. so dirty la the sea there. nothing compare to the beautiful beaches of Adelaide. i miss Adelaide.

4th - i m heading down to KL this tuesday to babysit my bro. feel bit malas but have to la. shall treat it as a holiday... hope to catch up with baaaaa, hooi wen and few other friends. hot hot hot!! i don't feel like going out to SWEAT.

5th - i should quit whining. i know i should.

wedding dinner tonight. good indian food at palace of india ( i hope i got that right ) ntg cheers me up like good indian food!!!

Monday, November 03, 2008

4 more days before i head home to penang.... finally....

my life as a med student is over....

DR CHUA SU LING.... hehe..... i couldn't help smiling at the 1st post i received addressed as Dr.

ya, i need to get a life!!! 2 mths of hols and i'm starting my career as a doc. exciting yet scary at the same time...


Tuesday, July 22, 2008

someone close to me passed away. orange was his fav colour. farewell, my friend. I hope you are in a better place now.
missy kissing pipo.... i m a romantic at heart.
i made this cause catherine wanted to learn how to cook nasi lemak and nicole just wanted to eat. this is really easy to make and it tasted super yummy too on a cold cold winter day to eat ikan bilis sambal, potato curry and nasi lemak.
roti kaya.... i bot a new toaster so i felt really semangat-ed to eat bread. so i bot a bottle of nyonya brand kaya.... super good. the feeling of home. roti bakar with kaya. sniff.
i am too lazy to write stuff so as the saying goes, a picture says a thousand words... it was hols for 3 weeks and a lot of things happened.... i went to hahndorf and this is what i ate - ultra yummy german sausages!! was awesome. if you guys ever come to adelaide, i'll bring you to this place.

Saturday, June 07, 2008

us girls camwhoring..... what's new? it was a beautiful day... not to be wasted.
the boys and fuilin playing handball... it was interesting to watch.
last but not least, nicole and i happily bumming.... it was a nice day by the beach after all.

delicious cupcakes..... recipe complimentary of culinary princess. i believe i made some people happy tonight. :)

Nutella Frosted Cupcakes
10 tbsp(140 grams) butter, softened
3/4 cup white sugar
3 eggs
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 3/4 cups (200 grams) sifted ap flour
1/4 tsp salt
2 tsp baking powder
Nutella, approx. 1/3 cup

Preheat oven to 325F. Line 12 muffin tins with paper liners.
Cream together butter and sugar until light, 2 minutes. Add in eggs one at a time, until fully incorporated. Don't worry if the batter doesn't look smooth. Add vanilla. Stir in flour, salt and baking powder until batter is uniform and no flour remains.
Using an ice cream scoop, fill each muffin liner with batter. They should be 3/4 full, if you're not using a scoop. Top each cake with 1 1/2 tsp Nutella. Swirl Nutella in with a toothpick, making sure to fold a bit of batter up over the nutella.
Bake for 20 minutes.
Remove to a wire rack to cool completely.
Makes 12.

Friday, April 25, 2008

Out of the Mouths of Babes


One day a 6 year old girl was sitting in a
classroom. The teacher was going to explain
evolution to the children. The teacher asked
a little boy: Tommy do you see the tree


TEACHER: Tommy, do you see the grass


TEACHER: Go outside and look up and see
if you can see the sky.

TOMMY: Okay. (He returned a few minutes
later) "Yes, I saw the sky."

TEACHER: Did you see God up there?


TEACHER: That's my point. We can't see
God because he isn't there. Possibly he just
doesn't exist.

A little girl spoke up and wanted to ask the
boy some questions.

The teacher agreed and the little girl asked
the boy: Tommy, do you see the tree


LITTLE GIRL: Tommy do you see the grass

TOMMY: Yessssss!

LITTLE GIRL: Did you see the sky?

TOMMY: Yessssss!

LITTLE GIRL: Tommy, do you see the


LITTLE GIRL: Do you see her brain?


LITTLE GIRL: Then according to what we
were taught today in school, she possibly
may not even have one! Amen.

After all a Christian must remember that,


decided i shan't upload any pics cause they are all on fb anyway....

verdict: CAMP was AMAZING~!!

yes, it was tiring, there was a lot of prep involved.... i got a bit gwampy.... but in the end, God's purposes prevailed. i think everyone got more than what they expected. the atmosphere was unbelievable~! i felt that i should have more faith.... but God is certainly stretching me that way. 1 wk before camp, we had 70 ppl registration.... think i was bit less "semangat"... it was our 1st camp after all.... 70 is not a bad number.... but no, we had 110 ppl rock up~!!!

1st day: everyone was hyper including me.... i haven't been for a camp in 3 yrs~! a stayed in camp anyway. came with some expectations, maybe not GIANT ones but well, i did think... after all the effort i made, God, u did better do stg~!!! and knowing God, He surely did. :)

1st sermon by aunty chiew har.... on simon peter throwing the nets the other side, obeying the Master although he had been fishing all day and caught no fish whatsoever, and him being a fishing person being told to throw the nets on the other side of the boat, the left n right side weren't that far apart. but he obeyed. and he caught a big harvest, 153 large fishies.... how sometimes we can be stuck fishing on 1 side and catch nothing whatsoever.... and we just got to obey and do something different, extraordinary, supernatural, throw the nets on the other side although it may seem dumb.... fish can swim from one side to other side, but that's besides the point.... i think it's a matter of submission and obedience to the voice of the Master. step out to do something extraordinary~!

2nd day: half pancit, cos 1st day too semangat - played ping pong, futsal and captain ball.... muscles aching, not to mention ppl keep on trying to poke at my giant bruise from paint ball... still, plenty of adrenaline pumped up for worship~! the worship team was great... morning msg by pastor mark who came all the way just to share the word of God.... seriously, i was half asleep cause i couldn't sleep the night before. BUT good thing for note taking, i did manage to get some bits and pieces..... CLING to WHAT is GOOD~!!! do not let go of the WORD of GOD. in my own words, hang onto what GOD has promised for dear life!!!

games was fun, although i got wet cos andrew hit me with the water balloon twice!! and niva shine once, but well i dunked 3 on her.... kekeke. we didn't do so well as a team but yong was very 'keng'. 4 on 1 den 5 on 1.... hope he got ard to removing the splinters though. had a great time bonding with other team mates. played heaps of ping pong, thanks to jolene.... finally, a girl player somewhere.... very sien being "qi fu" by guys. esp jolvin... n well, i am bad with plastic bat.... no idea how someone could play with dat thing... no rubber 1. so cham.

being "unofficially" on call during camp was sorta good also in a way, ntg big happened. thank God. removed a splinter, a small piece of glass, saw some small scraps and bruises, a sprained ankle. gave someone antihis to sleep.... not entirely best practice but well, i can only do so much.

the night msg on isaac digging wells. i'm not very good at explaining things but well, the gist of it is... do not give up~! do not give up on your dreams~! keep digging wells, there will be opposition, there will be disputes but God will give you room.... you will come to a place where you will flourished if you do not give up.

okie..... to be continued... cos i have zzz soon.....

there is more to tell.... ^_^

Sunday, April 20, 2008

cream puffs

Recipe from culinary princess.



1 cup (200ml) water
1/2 (150 gm) cup butter
1 cup (125 gm) flour
4 large eggs
1/2 tsp salt

1) Heat water and butter to rolling boil; reduce heat. Stir in flour and stir vigorously over low heat until mixture forms into a ball, about 1 minute.
2) Remove from heat. Beat in eggs; continue beating until smooth.
3) Heat oven to 200 degrees Celcius or 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
4) Use rounded teaspoonfuls (to tablespoonfuls, depending on the size you like) to make mounds about 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet.
5) Bake puffs until they are puffed and golden brown, 20 to 30 minutes. Cool.
6) Slit each puff halfway and put in the custard filling.


3/4 cups of brown sugar
1 cup of milk
2 tbs of butter
2 tps of vanilla essence
1/4 cup of cornstarch
1/2 can of corn kernels

1. Heat butter + sugar + milk till boiling. add cornstarch and vanilla essence.
2. Remove from heat. add in corn kernels.
3. Mix with mixer till smooth.
4. Fill puffs with 1tsp of custard and leave to cool before refrigerating.

was an eventful wk end. went paint balling. having acquire quite a few giant bruises, i would still highly recommend it to others who love to simply shoot people in safe environment. well, i accidentally shot my own team mate in the ass. hehe.....

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

on PMS

excerpt from girl talk....

"Therefore, let us be content in weakness. Not that we don’t do what we can to alleviate the symptoms. We should avail ourselves of the common grace of naps and vitamins and paper plates and a shoulder to cry on and even a doctor's visit, if necessary. But our hope is not ultimately in these things. Our salvation is from God. Our hope is in His power that is sufficient to see us through.

So let us boast.

Let us tell other women of the grace of God that is sufficient. Sufficient to enable us to get a handle on our feelings. Sufficient to help us rejoice. Sufficient to cause us to grow. Sufficient to empower us to do the next thing, to sow in tears and reap in joy.

Today, women are much more educated than that grandmother about the reality of hormonal challenges. But we, as Christian women, should testify even more loudly of the grace of God that is real, the power of Christ that is sufficient."

i do relate to this some times. the feelings of PMS siness.... can be overwhelming and unreasonable to the maximum. and the feelings of self hate, disappoinment with one's behavior can get a person really down. And I do nothing but let it get to me....

So reading this, it help me realise.... there are ways to cope, to allow God's grace to be sufficient in my weakness. not that it should be an excuse for me to behave badly. but to know He gives grace. And not to be hard on myself.