January 26, 2011

Night dessert 2.

Had an attempt and crave for the Junior Masterchef recipe book I bought at Coles yesterday, me and Wendy came up with this Mocha Self Saucing Pudding which is supposed to be Hazelnut Chocolate Pudding but it turned out that we didn't have hazelnut and finally had it replaced with coffee granules haha.

It was a bit bitter and sugarless until we decided to make custard saucing, put a shot of Tia Maria and it was a perfect combination :)

Bon Appetite!

Things are gonna get better.

I found this quite a good lyric and get it played in iTunes for hundred times.

Everybody's got that time in their life
When everything hurts and nothing's right
But you gotta walk on,yeah you gotta walk on.

Everybody's got a piece of their heart
That's been stepped on and torn apart,
But you gotta be strong,Yeah, you gotta walk on.

'Cause I, know, it's hard to have the strength and,
Sometimes,You can't get through the day but,
Things just float on by like a river in the night.

But I know things are gonna get better,
And I know things are gonna be fine.
And I know life is gonna get better,
Standing here together,
Yeah, we're gonna be fine.

Everybody's got that one regret no matter how they try, they can't forget,
But you gotta move on,yeah, you gotta move on.
Everybody's got someone they've lost,
And they can't believe they're really gone
But you gotta live on, yeah, you gotta live on.

'Cause I know it's hard to have the strength and,
Sometimes all you feel is pain but,
time keeps floating by On that river in the night.

But I know things are gonna get better,
I know things are gonna be fine
And I know life is gonna get better,
Standing here together,yeah, we're gonna be fine.

I've been shown hope,we've seen it in your eyes
So take me, touch me,
'Cause with a little bit of love we can win the fight,
With a little bit of love we can see the light,
With a little bit of love it'll be alright.

And I know things are gonna get better
And I know things are gonna be fine
And I know life is gonna get better
Standing here together,Yeah, we're gonna be fine.

Walk, walk, walk the line,
And keep, keep, keep walking on,
Keep, keep, keep walking on...

January 23, 2011

It hasn't ever been a waste since the beginning.

It has been a terrific, incredible holiday I've been through this year.
Credit to V for making such efforts to please me. Love you :* not forgetting J and L who always come along.
Definitely will miss you enormously girls :')

January 15, 2011

It's nearly the time.

It's been 4 days, err 5, count today, these flu symptoms pass through my blood system. Been drinking half bottle of cough liquid expectorant, yet it's just a catalyst to the virus I guess.

Is it possible that I got tuberculosis? Or the "100 days cough" like most people call it that way?

Anyway, anywho, 9 days left to reality. What do I call reality?
The reality that I should concern on my breakfast, lunch, and dinner, wash my clothes, take them out from the hanger, iron them, walk on foot, catch the bus, get tanned by the sun while waiting the d*mn bus to come on time, study, procrastinate for assignments, and so on.

Currently packing for stuff, and still pondering of what I should pack in and what I shouldn't. BLAH!

And oh, we just succeeded making pasta with the girls today. Was thinking to make Lasagna, but turned out that we couldn't find any Lasagna layer skin out there.
But it was so much fun, and the girls rocked :) thank you for making my holiday, the best summer holiday in the entire world ever!

PS: no lebay mode contained :)

Alright, time to go for dinner with mom and dad. Family time. God bless! :)

January 12, 2011

A box that sounds.

Have you ever heard a shrieking sound yet delicately flows and perfect in the tunes? A box that made of wood, combined with nylon strings, tuning pegs, tailpiece, and fingerboard. Sounded with a horse-tail-made bow with the winding, ferule, frog, and tension crew.
It can only produce the originally basic notes G, D, A, and E.

Why most people choose this instrument to master? 
As for me myself, I began my interest in an orchestra since 10 years old. The first symphony that I watched was performed by the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra. I was playing around with my barbie dolls, when my sister turned the TV to this Gala Concert of Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto in D Major.
(Try to stream it if you're interested: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=onErtTydUdM)
I heard them when the tuning started, until the soloist jumped to the 3rd movement. I was like "Mom, I wanna learn to play violin." And it turned out for me to learn piano instead, due to the worrisome of some parents that their kids would have a bad back and neck structure if they hold violin for prolonged period on their left shoulder. 
Well, I was granted my wish to learn violin after a year I had been with piano. It was like 4 years after I stopped and moved to Australia for further study. 

It may be a bit hard to learn as compared to piano, but feeling and passion play the main roles. It is not like a guitar, in which each note has already been on its place; you determine the exact position of each note with your fingers as the point. 

The most legendary composers, which I absolutely salute to:
* Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
A Russian composer from Romantic era. Composes concertos for ballet, symphonies, and operas. Believed that he's a homosexual due to the marriage disaster that he suffered. 
Most favourite pieces:  Overture 1812, The Four Seasons Concerto, and Violin Concerto in D Major.

* Ludwig Van Beethoven
A German composer and a pianist between classical and romantic era. A student of Mozart. Had a deteriorated hearing, but still composed and conducted even when he was completely deaf. 
Most favourite pieces: Symphony No.7, Symphony No.9, Violin Concerto in G Major (Spring).

* Sergei Rachmaninoff
A Russian composer, conductor and pianist in late romantic era. His piano writing contains idiom, expression, and ingenuity. Most of the pieces are fast and in rich tonal. 
Most favourite piece: Piano Concerto No. 2.

Classical music means a lot, and it expresses million feelings in just one piece. Sensitivity and characteristic are built in those who play instrument or sing. 

One wish that I really totally terribly wish for is that, I wish I were able to watch a live orchestra in a huge concert hall with a real Symphony Orchestra at the front row, or balcony will do.
I'm dying for a seat at Perth Concert Hall and always have a chance to stop by and take a peak from outside whenever my bus stops. 
Someday. Someday I will be able to.

January 9, 2011

Girls' time.

Chocolate Cupcakes (Nigella Lawson's recipe)

Our first cupcakes with Vivian, Jennifer, and Linda. Although there was a bit problem with baking powder on the vanilla ones, they're still edible  adorable and what a huge success! 
Girls, what's next? :D