Saturday, May 29, 2010

Soup Etiquette

Well crap, I'm supposed to be revising Economics, have been at it the whole day, and since I'm heading out for family dinner in like thiry minutes time, I would like to revive my blog for a bit.

Just like how what my title says, this entry is about how to eat/drink soup :)

At home, we either use a spoon to drink it or we just take the whole bowl up and slurp it.
The latter is more widely known as the Japanese way, whereas the former is called the Western way.

In Japan and Hong Kong, slurping soup is a sign of approval and appreciation of the cooking. But slurping is considered rude in Thailand. The Japanese drink soup by lifting the bowl to the mouth with both hands. But Koreans and Chinese use soup spoons. Thai, Indonesian, and Filipino peoples also use spoons...and Cambodians, Lao, and Hmong ONLY use spoons--no other utensils at all.

Soup also have different kinds of etiquette huh?

Apparently if the soup is thin, we call it drink soup.
Meanwhile, if it's a thick soup, then it's called eat soup.
Therefore, let me demonstrate how to eat soup :)

Step One
When the creamy soup is served, pour some black pepper in.
The amount is according to your preferences.

Step Two
When done pouring black pepper, stir the soup in moderate speed.

Step Three
'Start by placing the spoon from the side of the plate and scoop the soup up.'
N demonstrating to W how he scooped up the soup.

Step Four
Try not to drink too quickly, savour the taste, make conversation with your seatmate :)

Step Five
Don't talk too much though, the soup would be cooled already, time to finish the soup :)
Bon appetite.

Now that's what I call 'Soup Etiquette'.

So, do you slurp when you drink soup :)?

Venue : Black Canyon, Centrepoint BU.
Famous for : Western and Thai Fusion food

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

A mixture of undefined emotions

The stress is overwhelming :(
16 more lifeless days to go, must fight til the end.
I shall get a frap everyday with double shot espresso no matter what.

Studying my handwritten revision notes on the napkins.
I hope they have Apple Multigrain Muffin tomorrow.

All I can think about is food :(, must stop snacking, or else I really can't fit into my dress already.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010


Hello. I'm blogging from Starbucks.
Just a quick thought. I've been camping at Starbucks since not long ago, I really like the environment, condusive for studying I'd say.
Why not library? Well, I stay quite far from college, therefore it's not favourable for me to travel to the library and study. Not to mention the parking! Taking too much of my time.
Home? I'd end up doing house chores anyway.
I've never thought that I would choose to study in Starbucks. I mean it's expensive! But, I've ended up at the right place, I just know it.

Serenity, the smell of coffee and quietness. Which Starbucks? I'd let you ponder on that (:

Now and then, there will be office boys/girls coming to grab >10 cuppas and carried them back to office under the weather of 36-38 degrees.

I'd say that when I observe them, I'm more and more determined to want to work hard and do well in the exams so I won't become like them, getting a white collar jobs just to buy coffees for their colleagues on hot sunny days. I'm not dissing their job, it's just not what I wanna do for the rest of my life.

Gotta get back to studies (: Mechanics tomorrow, good luck to me.

The most number of drinks I've had in a day :X

Friday, May 14, 2010

Escape to BumBu Desa@Curve

I can't study now, my brain is saturated and I WANT TO PLAY MONOPOLY DEAL!

DAMN. Ok fine I've been hardcoring these few days, I know I'm slow but I'm gaining the momentum, so parents decided to treat me to a nice cozy dinner @Bumbu Desa, Curve.
Me being a hedonist, I go by the principle of CARPE DIEM, you never know what's gonna happen tomorrow, therefore enjoyment comes FIRST.
I took up the offer even though I've washed my hand in golden pot, promising myself that I would never take spicy food anymore. I know I know, I totally broke all the rules today :(

Upon entering the restaurant, the waiters and waitresses greeted us in some sorta ways which is quite similar to the way in HK drama when the people go for the funeral :-/

Table Settings

Orange Lemon Ice
I ordered this then dada copied me :(

Mum's Soursop

The sambal was spicy :)

Killer Chilli padi which caused...

My lips to become like that -_-'

Nasi Lewit
yum yum, it's like nasi lemak evolved to become something better!

Talapia Goreng Masak Sambal dengan Mangga
This one AWESOME!
It's sour, crispy and fawesome when paired with the chilli padi.

Clockwise from top : Ayam Bumbu Desa, Tauhu Goreng, Ayam Bakar, Kailan Goreng

All of them were fine except the Ayam Bakar was a bit too sweet for me :(
I love the tauhu goreng a.k.a Fried Beancurd =D

Hungry people eating, don't even care bout me snapping their pictures :O

Satisfied but very spicy T_T.

Monday, May 10, 2010


Happy Mother's Day to all the mums out there.
I'm so freaking sick of celebration.
Three times of Mother's Day celebration! Can you imagine?

1. Homemade Steamboat Dinner
2. Shabu-Shabu Dinner at Plus One Shabu-Shabu
3. DimSum Breakfast at Eastin Hotel

Whatever, bla, sick sick sick.

I love my class lol!

The mother of PE1 was humor.
Happy Mother's day, humor.

Credit to Matthew for this awesome piece

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Of Bread & Butter, Merci PE1.

Still remember walking into PE1, as clueless as ever, wondering how an A-Level class would be like, as I have spent a week in ICPU only to find out that it wasn't my course.
Day two of week two, I walked into PE1.
'Hi, guys, my name is jolyn, new student :)'
That was my first line to the whole class.
My natural instinct was 'oh great! Girls! Sit beside them!'
Then I realize it's three seats a row and I'm the fourth girl of the class.
I sat right in front, right where Matthew always sits now, behind me were Wee and Kwang. The two super helpful gentleman, who helped me alot thru the first few weeks.
Still remember Wee asking 'u can cope or not? U came in late.'
Hahaha, and then the seatings changes here and there, and I ended up becoming seat partners with Wee for a good 18 months, I will really miss sitting with him.

Looking at him constantly scribbling here and there. Him getting bullied by Chua x).
Lab partners were the girls (:, we were always the slowest to complete the experiments, as we were always quite blur and wanted precise outcome from the experiment. If it was imprecise, we would do it again even though it meant staying back for extra minutes. I remembered how Wei Wen would always go up to Mr. Chan asking 'Sir, how many s.f ah?' very wei wen's style question coz our group always asking the same question. And then, Kwang with his questions during Mr. Chan period that would totally enlighten the whole class. Then there's Joey with his usual reply of 'i'll smack you in the face!' when people call him gay. Or selvy with 'die you die!' whenever people make fun of his name.
And then semester one came and go. I got lepak mates with me during our 3 hours break. Wouldn't ever forget the things we did.
I'd never thought of doing these much things with my college mates.
And then there were the two parties at my house. Thanks for coming people, really appreciated the effort. Even though I stay so far, you guys still came to the party.
Then there was the Look Out Point visit. Awesome company, spectacular environment, priceless 'get lost find way out' experience.
The 18 months, can't say it was short, can't say it was long. All I know is, we bonded over the time. Thank you PE1, for the college memories you guys gave me :)

Will miss this scene of me and my two seatmates :)

The sunglasses team lol! Mr Lai natural poser as well.

Lab Partners xD, but Shasha turned Diva hahaha!

My uber awesome seatmate haha, idk why his expression super priceless.
Same goes to Jun Yit's lol.

Proper Pic One

Proper Pic Two

'Proper' Pic Three

Note : Shyu Fei, Devva and Wen Wen left earlier therefore they weren't in the group pictures. We shall take a full one during our prom :)

Tradition of PE1


Joey's wedgie

Thank you PE1.

Sunday, May 2, 2010


  狼牙月 伊人憔悴
  我举杯 饮尽了风雪
  是谁打翻前世柜 惹尘埃是非
  缘字诀 几番轮回
  你锁眉 哭红颜唤不回
  纵然青史已经成灰 我爱不灭
  我只取一瓢爱了解 只恋你化身的蝶
  你发如雪 凄美了离别
  邀明月 让回忆皎洁
  你发如雪 纷飞了眼泪
  红尘醉 微醺的岁月
  我用无悔 刻永世爱你的碑
  你发如雪 凄美了离别 我焚香感动了谁
  邀明月 让回忆皎洁
  你发如雪 纷飞了眼泪
  红尘醉 微醺的岁月
  狼牙月 伊人憔悴
  我举杯 饮尽了风雪
  是谁打翻前世柜 惹尘埃是非
  缘字诀 几番轮回
  你锁眉 哭红颜唤不回
  纵然青史已经成灰 我爱不灭
  我只取一瓢爱了解 只恋你化身的蝶
  你发如雪 凄美了离别
  邀明月 让回忆皎洁
  你发如雪 纷飞了眼泪
  红尘醉 微醺的岁月
  我用无悔 刻永世爱你的碑

  你发如雪 凄美了离别 我焚香感动了谁
  邀明月 让回忆皎洁
  你发如雪 纷飞了眼泪
  红尘醉 微醺的岁月
  你发如雪 凄美了离别 我焚香感动了谁
  邀明月 让回忆皎洁
  你发如雪 纷飞了眼泪
  红尘醉 微醺的岁月
  我用无悔 刻永世爱你的碑
  啦儿啦 啦儿啦 啦儿啦儿啦
  啦儿啦 啦儿啦 啦儿啦儿啦
  铜镜映无邪 扎马尾
  你若撒野 今生我把酒奉陪
  啦儿啦 啦儿啦 啦儿啦儿啦
  啦儿啦 啦儿啦 啦儿啦儿啦
  铜镜映无邪 扎马尾
  你若撒野 今生我把酒奉陪

I'm in ♥ with this :)!

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Happy birthday darling (:

Happy sweet nineteen, Felicia.

Haha, my karaoke queen :P

Remember our photobooth picture?
We were in such a camwhore mode, especially *cough* Jo Yin xD

Let's relive our memories lol

Us.Thirteen years ago.

Lastly, from me.

To you :).

Enjoy your day.

P.S pardon me for the weird spacing, I'm blogging with my phone :D
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