Sunday, September 23, 2007

Cable car ride on my birthday

Only managed to take a few photos before my phone memory was full! :p

Saturday, September 01, 2007


Hi guys! My laptop has gone kaputt (been dead for three weeks now), bringing all my photographs and songs along to it's deathbed. Sob. This explains my absence from the interwebz. Also, I've got more responsibilities at work now, and everyday when I get home all I want to do is shower, read, and get some shut-eye.

ZZZzzz. Will update in good time.

PS: Hello back, Taik.

Monday, August 06, 2007

The people I had dinner with today

My boyfriend got the night off from camp, Dhil also came from camp, JY from work (only shutting down her computer after our incessant naggings, I bet), and Charlie came all the way from the other side of the island. The foodcourt was near my house so I just hung around and waited for Shad to pick me up :p

Shad, JY, Dhil & Charlie

Here's something food related that is still funny (after all these years!). It's something our friend Taufiq came up with- so lame its funny.

Why do alot of people like mayo?
Because its naise.

Why we need to work

It says:

We need to work to
earn money to eat
buy things pay bills
and live happily

So money = living happily?

Dear little boy/girl,
I wished it was that simple!
Big people (your teacher included) lie sometimes.
But I'll let you do the finding out on your own.
Love, Harleee.

Saturday, July 28, 2007

Last of the forbidden foods...

Our family faced a scare on Thursday, when Mama was suspected of having a stroke. She went to the doctor's, saying her face felt numb and heavy, and was immediately told to go to the hospital A&E.

She's alright now, after an overnight observation and several tests, and am I relieved it wasn't a stroke! Turns out, her cholesterol level is high, which caused the numbness and heaviness, which has since gone away. PHEW!

But... A dietary change is in order, for everyone in the family. The dietitian made some suggestions, like substituting full cream milk and coconut milk with low-fat, eating less meat, removing all visible fat before cooking, that kind of thing. Man, I just hope coffee tastes okay with a non-dairy low fat creamer.

I leave you with photos from last week. All these foods (and drinks!) I have to consume less of...


Last Thursday I had ice-cream with Akmar
(who took this photo)
That same night, hazelnut hot chocolate with Shad
And on Sunday... Cake! At Luqman & Nas' birthday BBQ
Monday- Lunchbox with rice and leftover satay (from BBQ)

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

I counted twelve 'Starbucks' in this entry

I know, my Photoshop skill kills. At Starbucks with Sarah and Sari.

I've been consuming alot of Starbucks, man. I really like my hazelnut hot chocolate but it makes me want to puke afterwards. That really sucks, lah.

When Yasmin came over, I had Starbucks coffee with her and after that it was Starbucks, Starbucks, Starbucks.

I've never had so much Starbucks in my life! I think it's cos I've found my favourite (albeit puke-inducing) drink- THE HAZELNUT HOT CHOCOLATE.

At Starbucks with Sari sans Sarah.

Starbucks with Sarina, Starbucks with JY, Starbucks with Rashad, Starbucks with myself, Starbucks with Sarina and Sarah...

And tomorrow, Starbucks with Akmar.

Midweek snackbox.

afternoon snack

Chocolate croissant, choux pastry and coffee-choc-chip cookies! Not very healthy, I know. The chocolate croissant remains untouched in the box... Maybe I'll have it in awhile :) With coffee.

I ate the cookies while marking workbooks and before I knew it they were gone *moans*.

How has your week been so far? Good I hope! I can't wait for the release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows!!!!!!!

Thursday, July 12, 2007


On Sunday Shad & I went to the Science Center to catch the IMAX show, Dinosaurs- Giants of Patagonia .

Before the show started we went on the 'Dinosaurs' stimulated ride, which was really lame and not the least exciting! The graphics were really ugly and the 'storyline'... what storyline?

After that disappointing ride, we went to the souvenir shop where we oohed and ahhhed over big telescopes we can't afford and laughed at the souvenirs that don't exactly fit. What was Winnie the Pooh doing at the Science Centre gift shop? Beats me. Anyway, we came away with that thing I'm sinking my teeth into... (and checkout the bronto earrings I wore in honour of the event)

If you guessed ice-cream, you're almost right! It's Neapolitan flavour freeze-dried ice-cream!

I'm not sure Horatio approves...

Monday, July 09, 2007

Improved croquettes!

I made another batch of croquettes (plain potatoes with cubed carrots) after work today and just couldn't resist frying three for myself! Instead of mayo or chilli sauce, I ate the croquettes with McDonald's Sweet 'n Sour sauce. DELISH.

I also prefer this potatoes and carrots combo, it's easier to eat and not too 'heavy'. One tray is waiting in the freezer, bidding it's time!

Sunday, July 08, 2007

Potato croquettes!

These would have tasted better with a little more seasoning! Really need to improve on salting- I find that I either undersalt, or oversalt =_=; I added ground beef to the croquettes, and next time I'd like to try fish croquettes, and cheese croquettes. Hmmm cheese croquette.

They were simple to make, and I think I can make a big batch on Sundays, freeze them, and fry them as needed. I have a feeling these are going to be a popular fixture in my lunchbox! Speaking of lunchbox, I bought two from Daiso recently! That, along with some bento accessories (cute dividers, cute little forks, cute tinfoil... you get the idea).

Recipe of sorts:

Boil potatoes, mash, add fried ground beef and onions, don't forget to season, shape into patties, dunk into egg and then breadcrumbs, and fry to perfection.

Thursday, July 05, 2007

Crusty crusty baguette & the stuff to soak them in

Monday- Chicken curry
Wednesday - mutton soup

No I didn't cook any of these :p My mum did. They were delicious! I like curries better when they're cooked with yoghurt instead of coconut milk- gives it a tangy taste.

And if you're wondering how I resurrected the old digicam... NEIN, I didn't!

I got a new phone (well actually my dad bought it for me) it's the Sony Ericsson K800i, it came out sometime last year but I don't care! It takes 3.2 megapixel photos and that is all that matters : ) Here's to more yummy photos!

Sunday, July 01, 2007

!HEALTHY supper

My attempt at a healthy supper: alfalfa sprouts and sliced cheese between a toasted burger bun, 'sides' of carrot discs and baby tomatoes for that crunchy something. Obviously I was still feeling hungry after that and so I had some cold tofu.

Thursday, June 28, 2007

I thought nothing could top the lousy hotplate noodles Sarina had at Cahaya, which tastes like cardboard (not like I've tasted cardboard, but you get my drift).

Presenting... today's lunch! 'Vanilla' muffin, casava chips and nescafe.

I'm at my mum's office doing some work. I know I should have bought the Campbell's soup instead of all these!

(But but but the muffins smelled really good!)

Sunday, June 24, 2007

Many many firsts!

I'm feeling queasy right now. Here's what I ate today (mad mix? too much? you think?):
  • Mee Siam for brunch
  • Epok-epok sayur (vegetable puffs?) for tea
  • Potato salad
  • Second serving of Mee Siam
  • Butter-kaya toast, half-boiled eggs & teh peng from Wang Jiao for supper
ANNNNNNNNNND, today was a day of many firsts!
  1. I did laundry for the first time everrrrrrrrrr*
  2. I 'folded' epok-epoks for the first time
  3. I wiped the ceiling fans for the first time*
*The sister says pointedly to mum after asking if it's my first time, "See, I told you it's her first time." Okay okay so I'm really talented at avoiding work. But I'm also very talented at cooking!

Or so I'd like to think/become ;)

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

60 minutes with Sarina

Met Sari for lunch today- she brought tuna sandwiches and I brought the very yummy potato salad I made last night. We sat at a non-descript bench in Takashimaya, afterwhich we went to the supermarket at the basement. I was tempted to buy a box of brownie pre-mix. But nah, I know I can make it from scratch. *flex baking muscles*

Harlie's Chicken Potato salad

6 small potatoes, boiled or steam or nuked in the microwave oven and cubed
3 chicken fillets, boiled and cubed or shredded
bell peppers (red, yellow, green), cubed
small onion, diced
3 tablespoon heapfuls mayonaise
2 tablespoons vinegar
spring onions
coarse black pepper
salt to taste

Once the potatoes have cooled down, toss with vinegar. Add all the other ingredients in. Toss toss toss. Add lots of black pepper, and salt to taste. Chill it in the fridge. Cut spring onion in before serving.

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

First rice pudding.

My rice pudding is in the oven, and in about 15 minutes I am to "insert spoon at edge of pudding and stir from the bottom". Oh, okay. Am I the only one who finds this piece of instruction... bizarre? I don't... quite... understand...

I know what I'm supposed to do, though.

And later at night- potato salad for lunch tomorrow.

just had to say, SUPERDUPERAWESOME rice pudding YUM YUM!


Lunch was a grilled chicken and alfalfa sprout sandwich followed by a coffee flavoured bread pudding which I made on impulse. Because I didn't follow a recipe (too lazy to get my recipe jot book out), the pudding turned out custardy, which I like!

The vinagrette I made for my sandwich turned out pretty bad so I junked it. I'm gonna troop downstairs and buy a bottle of Kraft Italian Dressing, so no heart pain next time!