Wednesday, September 22, 2010

HAPPY MID-AUTUMN FESTIVAL!

Happy Mid-Spring...oppsss...I mean Mid-Autumn Festival!! I really missed those good old times when my family used to gather under the moon to savour yummy snacks such as boiled little yams, pomelo, boiled fresh peanuts and of course, mooncakes! It is still pretty chilly during Spring night here, so all I did tonight was to lit a lantern, snap a picture and ran back inside to my well-heated room.
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With my dad around, we had quite a lot of mooncake this year...7 boxes to be exact! All the mooncakes we had were imported from Hong Kong. Pricey but definitely worth it, especially those from Wing Wah, my all-time favourite brand. I love their smooth and silky lotus paste which I suspected has got lots of lard in it. Their Mixed Nut mooncake is pretty good as well.
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A gift from our supplier: Mei Xin (or Maxim) Mooncake from Hong Kong. Spotted this at the Chinese grocery priced at A$50 (approximately RM145) a box of 4 white lotus paste with two egg yolks. Don't quite like it as the lotus paste is too soft and oily for my liking.
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I think I shall grab more mooncakes tomorrow as they will be really cheap after the Mid-Autumn Festival. For now, I shall cherish the last two remaining mooncakes! Once again, Happy Mid-Autumn Festival and happy mooncake feasting!

Wednesday, September 08, 2010

IT'S PINK!!!

UPDATES UPDATES!!! My tulips are finally blooming and they turned out to be in different shades of pink. Now that I realized how easy they grow, I am going to plant more next year.
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Baby pink, so sweet and delicate. So tempted to cut it to decorate my restaurant. But since Hubby is arriving next week, I shall let it be so that I could show off to him.
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This is my most favourite of all, don't you find it pretty too?
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My beloved Nathan posing with my beloved tulips. Aaahhh....I LOVE SPRING!!!
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Wednesday, September 01, 2010

I Have A Date in Spring...

Spring is finally here. I have been looking forward to Spring since April because I have a very special date in September. In another 2 weeks, I will get to see my Hubby who will be coming over for a short holiday. I am really excited, so much so I suddenly have the urge to blog! By the way, I feel so guilty of abandoning my blog for so long. My last post was dated back in early June and I almost couldn't remember the password to my blogger account! And I also realized Flickr has introduced new features that I was almost at lost on where to get my HTML code. ...gosh...am so outdated!!
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Another reason to be excited this Spring is because this is the first time I succeeded in planting flowers. I bought some Hyacinth bulbs in April and left it at the verandah without much care during the winter months. Surprise surprise, all four bulbs are blooming! It has got wonderful scent too. I am so tempted to place them at my restaurant's counter...hmm...should I??
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It has been my daily routine for the past one week to check on my tulips. They should be blooming any day soon. I couldn't even remember what colour I have bought. I shall take a picture and update in my blog once they bloom.
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Another flower patch in my garden. So lovely isn't it? I can't remember what they are called but they are just so beautiful.

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Hubby's blueberry plant entrusted to my care and I am proud to say, IT'S STILL ALIVE!! In fact, it is flowering now and from the look of it, there should be lots of blueberries this summer. "Hubby, are you proud of me???"
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First day of Spring falls on Wednesday (my off day) this year, an added bonus for me. Oppss..time to get ready for my Dim Sum brunch with my dad who is here holidaying for 2 months, followed by some retail therapy and especially looking forward to my Peking Duck dinner. I will update soon....it's gonna be a food-related post I promise!

 

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