Saturday, December 30, 2006
Yesterday was Brother Allen's birthday! He is a good brother in Christ, great family friend and a terrific father all rolled in one. His two daughters are my kids' same age and went to same school since Kindergarten. I am just so happy that he and his family has been worshipping in the same church for the past 6 years, pray that God will continue to bless him and his family in years to come!
Just made a simple meal (without my maid is such a handicap :(, sigh) to celebrate this occasion, I made the lousiest steamed cake for him as Pauline and Allen prefer things less sweet; imagine my sadness when I saw the nicely risen steamed egg cake SUNK in front of my eyes when i took it out of the steamer... At least they were very nice n said they love it and even take home all the leftover cake.... ARGH!
Happy Birthday Allen, God bless you continuously and let's continue to pray for Pauline's salvation! IN HIS TIME!
Thursday, December 28, 2006
Four more days then it will be 2007~~ Tonight as I sit in front of the computer, I suddenly thought of what has happened during this whole year of 2006. Whether I have passed the tests... if there was a report card, what grade will God give me for what I have done this year; for HIM, for my family, for church, for my friends n for anyone that is in my life... Have I pass the tests? What have I done this year?
God, please forgive me for all the things I have done wrong, all the mistakes and most of all, my wilful attitude! God, you know my weaknesses, I surrender them all to you, I NEED YOU!
Wednesday, December 27, 2006
Bottle : "...人又懶惰,做野又慢又嫌痲煩,又無上進心都唔知道有乜人生目標...>.<見到身邊既人個個都博博博....唔博咪乜都無,一事無成,..但成日得把口講..從來都唔做...所以係大懶蟲一大條" .
藍雨: "放完幾日假，今朝一早起身，簡直係痛苦o既開始...返到公司，又唔願做o野，結果今日上足一日網...而家年尾了，要報稅，都仲係唔願意埋數...唉！真係懶到冇得救！" .
I was THE super maid last night; in two hours, I cooked dinner, washed dishes, did laundry, mopped the floor, AND I even made this Christmas cake for Britney's school Christmas party. ALL within two hours, even I thought I was VERY good considering my reputation.....
Thank you Thank you for this Super Maid award! I would like to take this opportunity to thank Nicky for putting the laundry in the washing machine, Britney in cooking the rice and Bryan in sweeping the floor. Without them, I would not have been here receiving this WELL DESERVED trophy of a spatula! Bow bow bow! Please please, no need for standing ovation!
Tuesday, December 26, 2006
Monday, December 25, 2006
This year's Christmas service, we had family units or groups in singing praises .... very nice ... Must mention that Britney sang a solo part in Cantonese, for someone who doesn't speak Cantonese nor understands it at all, she did really well...
We had a potluck dinner after the service... so much delicious food... much nicer than catered ones..
Brother Peter just came back from New Zealand on Christmas Midnight, just nice to come for Christmas lunch and catch up!
Just a simple Christmas luncheon at my place with a few close friends...I used some gammon ham and turkey to make this cheese rice pilaf, very tasty.
The premium leg of ham was very good, got it from Cold Storage, just put a mustard crust and clove before baked it in the Weber for about 2 hours, very moist and nice!
Sunday, December 24, 2006
Christmas Eve Dinner... Turkey, Honey Baked Ham, Ribs, cranberry sauce , the whole work... Thanks Ai Peng and Peter for your hospitality... really enjoyed ourselves!
This is a tropical fruit yoghurt cake for my hostess ~~
If it was 2006 years ago, Christ will be born in the manger soon... He came to give us the precious gift of eternal life; a gift that is so precious that no one else can give.
Thank You God for your gift of your Son, Jesus! And Thank You Jesus for your gift of eternal life! And Thank You Holy Spirit for your gift of being with us all the time!
Saturday, December 23, 2006
Choir Practice for Christmas Service~~~
Fresh Mango Cake ~~
今晚要庆祝Andrew及Stacey的生曰,也是Christmas party 加 choir practice....快点整个芒果蛋糕,再一盘火鸡pasta... 赶死我了,因为要出街食午餐罗! 唔肥就怪!
Happy Birthday to Andrew and Stacey! Tonight's party is so multi-purposed that really worth all the effort; two birthdays, Christmas celebration and choir practice all into one...
Rushing out a mango cake and my Christmas Turkey Pasta... ! Hurry, hurry, hurry!
Friday, December 22, 2006
Thursday, December 21, 2006
Just heard from Alice that Uncle Albert's dog, Rosie, has been put down because of its brain tumor. How sad, we are so sorry to hear that. Just a month ago, Britney had such a great time playing with Rosie and Brody during Thanksgiving hols... sigh...
The brevity of life... It reminds me again to treasure every moment and don't take anything for granted.
Wednesday, December 20, 2006
Five more days and it will be Christmas, a lot of people are still busy in preparation of this big day in Singapore. Look at the shopping malls can tell that many people celebrate this day with exchange gifts and throwing dinner parties. Not long after, 2007 will be round the corner.
As a Christian, Christmas holds a special significance as it is to celebrate Christ's birth over 2000 years ago. It was God's gift of love to us that He sent Jesus to come to share the good news with us. The gift of salvation , the gift of eternal life when we believe in Jesus that He came and died for our sins 2000 years ago. And that we are willing to acknowledge Him as our Lord and Savior.
Sigh... I am ashamed that in the midst of all the celebrations that I often forget the real meaning of Christmas and miss the opportunities to share with others this good news. Late is better never though, Thanks for reminding me, Pastor Andy Wong!
Monday, December 18, 2006
Welcome Home girls! Janet and Yolanda are my children's childhood friends and their parents hailed from HK many years ago and also our church friends. They just returned from Australia for holiday as they study there now. To celebrate the occasion, I cooked a curry chicken meal for them.
Funny, didn't intend to cook while my maid is home, and she has only been gone for 2 days and I cooked both days.... hmmmm...... AND YES, I did the dishes too :)
Sunday, December 17, 2006
Calling uncle Albert.... does my cream of pumpkin pass your sight test? Britney says it tasted good, but then she is not as much an expert as you of course... so you must come and try it and give me the score, okay?
The seafood sphagetti tasted ok and of course the all time favorite is the BBQ pork ribs...
Saturday, December 16, 2006
昨日我家的好助手Suwarni回印尼探亲三个星期,她上次回家己是三年前的事了,在我家服务不觉己五年,神对我很好,给我一个愛主的好帮手,在印尼很难找基督徒,不止如此,她一家很多是牧师及传教士,很令我敬佩...祝Suwarni有个温馨的假期,也期待她的归来...因为我现在要自己做所有家务..虽然囡囝话会帮忙...叹,听好了,做出才算! 请为我代祷, 哈哈哈哈哈!
Yesterday, my domestic helper Suwarni (who has been with me for five years) has went home for holiday. I think it is going to be a LONG three and a half weeks; and I sincerely hope that she will have a great reunion with her family esp her husband and kids. I thank God for her; Suwarni is one of the rare Indonesian Christians and not only that; her family has a lot of pastors and evangelists and she is very fervent for the Lord.
Wish her a happy homestay and I look forward to her return!
SOOOO... if anyone of you want to come and help me with my housework, just let me know! Haaaaaa
Friday, December 15, 2006
The second picture is what we had for dinner last night, and the top is the same food but grinded with porridge and that was Babe Dearest's dinner... Yuck to the third degree!
Why? Because Britney just started on her 1.5 years braces journey yesterday. Last week, two of her teeth were pulled out and the full set of braces was put in yesterday. Imagine how painful that is and she couldn't even eat any solid food. She should feel better in one week's time, but in the meantime... baby food again, heee~~~
Thursday, December 14, 2006
Today is my daddy's 79th lunar birthday! Wish him good health and many happy returns!
Wednesday, December 13, 2006
Today is MasterCat's birthday, I am just so glad to know her through the web, truly it is a blessing and definitely it is not coincidental~~
Dearest Suki, God bless you today and everyday; and may God guide every step that you make! He LOVES you!
Tuesday, December 12, 2006
Christmas is coming to town... yeah, a bit early but then I will not have time to make anything for this Christmas season because my maid is going home for Christmas... so I will be the MAID for one month. HOW in the world I will have time to make cakes or even cook dinner? Just thinking of all the laundry is making me break into hives, yikes!
所以趁她未飞前,用popo,咕咕,Irene和Tendy寄来的St Dominque 70% chocolate 和我刚从美国买回来的stencil,整出这个糕糕应节~~
I used the dark chocolate that Popo, Louisa, Irene and Tendy sent me for my birthday, and also used the stencil that I bought from US to make this Truffle Noel!
Monday, December 11, 2006
Look what I have received from my friends who came back from their holidays~~ The two boxes of chocolate is from Homer who just came back from Russia yesterday!
Lizzie went to Holland for a whirlwind one week trip and still had time to buy these goodies back for me....
Hail from Japan's black sesame seed chocolate and champagne flavored tea! Very interesting...
Sunday, December 10, 2006
During my vacation, 5 of my friends had their birthdays....1 will have hers next week. For someone lazy like me (also remember my maid will be going home for vacation next week), I combined all the birthdays and to top it all, celebrate Christmas at the same time.
Really worth all the work considering so many objectives accomplished, heee....
Show you the cakes that I made on the next post!