Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Tsunami & Solar Eclipse

Got omen saying that Tsunami will happen today...luckily it didnt happen... :)
Starting raining early this morning, didnt manage to view the solar eclipse. It is predicted that today's solar ecplise is the longest total solar eclipse of the 21st century... maybe can read the related news later on.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Pao Pao

Recently i was addicted in making Pao... funny oh~ never imagine I can make Pao seems something difficult for people like me who dont know much about cooking. I got the recipes from aunties and Internet. So far I tried quite a few recipes, trial and error to find out the best way to make Paos. I made them by hands, not using any machine...therefore must get a recipe that is easy to learn. At first, the paos are quite hard and not fluffy... now getting least wont frown when eating my own made Paos :)

500 g of Hong Kong Flour / Pao Flour
6 g of dry yeast
2 tablespoons of sugar
250 ml of lukewarm water
2 tablespoons of shortening
1/2 teaspoon of salt

1) Dissolve the sugar in the water. Then add in the yeast. Make sure the water is not too hot or else the yeast might not work. Let the mixture to proof for at least half an hour until it becomes foamy.
2) Add in the water little by little into mixture of flour and salt, knead until dough is formed. Add in the shortening.
3) Knead the dough until it becomes smooth and light. Let it rest for half an hour. Cover with wet cloth. It will proof until double size.
4) Divide into small portion, around 50g. Make it a round ball and then flatten it. Put in the filling, wrap it and put it on a piece of baking paper.
5) Let it proof for another 20 minutes and steam for 10 minutes. Ready to serve.

I had tried different types of fillings e.g. red bean, green bean, Kaya, green bean+yam, custard, vegetable, tuna, meat and peanut. Among these, I like the vegetable paos and meat paos.
Actually I like to eat buns also....without any filling. You may substitute the water with milk...taste better. I had tried to make wholemeal buns (just add in some wholemeal flour ~ around 30g), sweet potatoes buns (add in 2 medium size sweet potatoes - cooked and smashed), and chocolate buns (add some chocolate paste). The sweet potatoes buns taste the best. Next time maybe can try other fillings e.g. hams, sardin, curry chicken etc....just testing, dont know whether are edible or not.
Thinking to make bread good if I can make bread....I like to eat bread but afraid might get fatter and fatter.... sometimes dont know is a blessing too :D

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Earth Hour

8:30 p.m. Saturday 28 March 2009 ~ Please switch off the light for one hour if u love the Earth.
I can sleep earlier on that day and switch off the light....but ~ I'm not in my hometown on that day... somewhere else ~ a tiny corner on the Earth. Going for my adventurous trip...first time doing all the plannings and itinerary...nervous and anticipated :D
Feeling terrible today....morning until now...why thing turned out to be like this? Sometimes it's hard to stay positive in the negative situation....what to do? People always say that happiness is within one's determination...easier said than done. Stay positive to make myself happy... =.=

Tuesday, February 17, 2009




最近的天气蛮恼人的,前些日子就连下长命雨,四处涨水。。。这几天,艳阳高照,热得发慌。。。喉咙发炎了,吃了药好几天了,也不见得好转。所以呢,只好忍着,当个哑巴咯。。。也许新年期间吃了不少零食吧。。。现在发作了。 :)

Tuesday, February 3, 2009




去公园散步时,看到一只蜗牛在徐徐爬着,背着那不堪一击的壳,坚毅地爬着。。。人生的路崎岖不平, 背着各自的包袱在过日子,有欢笑,悲哀,惊喜,沉闷,无奈,愤怒,喜乐。。。心中有点感触,人生就像那蜗牛一般,不管风风雨雨,依然要走着。今年是牛年,又逢全球经济风暴,日子有点难过, 只能像那蜗牛般坚强地走着。。。

Thursday, November 20, 2008

2008 Christmas Carol

You'd better watch out
You'd better not cry
You'd better keep cash
I'm telling you why:
Recession is coming to town.

It's hitting you once
It's hitting you twice
It doesn't care if you've been careful and wise
Recession is coming to town

It's worthless if you've got shares
It's worthless if you've got bonds
It's safe when you've got cash in hand
So keep cash for goodness sake, HEY

You'd better watch out
You'd better not cry
You'd better keep cash
I'm telling you why:
Recession is coming to town!

Finance products are confusing
Finance products are so vague
The banks make you bear the cost of risk
So keep out for goodness sake, OH

You'd better watch out
You'd better not cry
You'd better keep cash
I'm telling you why:
Recession is coming to town.