03 October 2005

Into the Blue

[hot bod]

Watched Alba's latest movie today, "Into the Blue".
(forgot to bring my jacket, so freggin COLD. Temperature: -5 degrees. Luckily my layer of fat was sufficient, didnt get hypothermia.)

My initial intention was to check out Jessica's hot body, and make that as an inspiration for me to eat less mash potato & go for more free trial periods at California Fitness.

Even at the 1st minute of the movie, I was blinded by Paul.
Dont wana go into details. Let the movie poster speak for itself.

02 October 2005

Your Inner Child Is Sad

You're a very sensitive soul.
You haven't grown that thick skin that most adults have.
Easily hurt, you tend to retreat to your comfort zone.
You don't let many people in - unless you've trusted them for a long time.
Your Japanese Name Is...

Miki Kato
Your Birthdate: July 8

Born on the 8th day of the month, you have a special gift for business, as you can conceive and plan on a grand scale.
You have good executive skills and you're a good judge of values.
You should try to own your own business, because you have such a strong desire to be in control.

You are generally reliable when it comes to handling money; you can be trusted in this regard.
Idealistic by nature, you are never too busy to spend some time on worthwhile causes, especially if managerial support are needed.
There is much potential for material success associated with this number.
You Are 30% Boyish and 70% Girlish

Even if you're not a girl, you're very feminine.
You're in touch with your feelings, and your heart rules you.
A bit of a emotional roller coaster, one moment you're up and the next you're down.
But no matter what, you try to be as cute and perky as possible.


2 weeks has passed. 2 long... agonizing weeks.
Yeaps, final exams are finally over.

I just realised that if you study a lot, i mean really a lot, for a continuous stretch of time, your neck will tend to cramp. You know, when you study, you need to tilt your head at a certain angle to face your book right.......yeaps. That was exactly what happened to me. I suffered a neck cramp.

In the midst of answering ma exam questions in the exam hall, i took a break and tilted my head up, and boy, What a loud crackling sound it gave! (*I wonder did that guy behind me heard......) =P
I still feel a little uneasy now at the neck ..... =(
Anyone know any good+affordable neck massagers?

Since the exams are over..........but i'm still here. At my uni. Why you might ask? Got some "stuff" to do, and the "stuff" to do, can only do it next Saturday. I can't go home yet, until I finished doing my "stuff".

In the meantime...... I'm stucked here.

  • All alone. (*everyone has gone home)
  • With nothing to eat. (*did I mention that the food here at my place, is not edible by humans?)
  • With nothing to do. (*did I mention that my exams are over?)

Ai.............. I feel so lonely. I realised that I cannot be lonely. Not that I need someone to talk to me 24/7, I just need someone to be my side. He/She can shut up and mind his own business, at least I know that someone's around me, I'll be fine.

I hate lonliness. The room seems so big. Time seem to pass reaaaaaaaaaaal slow. So sad.........so empty. =(


14 September 2005

Teapot cafe

Aunt Christine took us to this most amazing little cafe at SS2 over the weekend. It has the ambience of a typical old English-garden atmosphere. In fact, everything here is all English-y.
With a myriad of teapots in all shapes & sizes adorning its wall, country-style cushion sofa chairs, typical English cutlery (where you have different forks for salad, cake and fish) & oldies serenading your ears while tucking into their array of food - a cosy spot for tea-lovers.

Aaahhh....I've not even begun on their food.
They have the Best tea time savouries in their cutest little decorations! Oh, my "syurga"!

The scones.....
That white butter cream that comes with it.....
.*i cannot put it in words |",|.
Their variety of English tea.....*willard, peppermint, darjeeling, earl grey, etc

I'm gonna bring my mum here someday. I'm sure she will love it.
How about you?

08 September 2005


[F]inal [Y]ear [P]roject presentation

Scheduled on 7th Sept, Wednesday.
Took almost a week (+) to prepare my slides. Countless consultations with my supervisor and even more countless modification of my slides. Numerous attempts in Google looking for that darn image of NiFe. Spend 2 days memorizing&rehearsing in front of the mirror like a pop-idol wannabe. Received weird stares from my housemates.

7 Sept, Wednesday

10.00am - Arrived in campus in my ironed stripe-shirt + brown slacks +2inch stilletos.

10.30am - Saw another student's presentation.

11.00am - Went to the tentative venue, 1st Floor Meeting Room.

11.15am - Arrival of my supervisor & my groupmates.

11.20am - Presentation scheduled to start. (moderator no where to be seen). Supervisor went out to look for moderator.

11.45am - Supervisor: "
*Pant....pant...The moderator isn't here. I can't find him. Are you all free tomorrow? Can you come and present tomorrow?"

11.47am -
(*contemplating suicide)

04 September 2005

Lake Michie

We went on a adventure today in search of new discoveries!
And look what we found!
An undiscovered lake!


03 September 2005

Oompa loOmpa Invasion!

[**the chocolate river**]

*Willy Wonka,
Willy Wonka...

The Amazing Chocolatier.

Willy Wonka, Willy Wonka...
Everybody give a cheer!

Charlie and The Chocolate Factory.
Initial thoughts was, this movie was way, way too kiddy for me. Turns out, I'm still a kid inside me. =D
The movie was Awesome, Sinfully delicious and it has THE most Addictive songs ever!
They have been stucked in my head ever since I came out from the cinema.

Come on now, everybody sing along....


31 August 2005

Independance day!

[tau foo fah] |",|

It has been 48 years since Malaysia was borned. As an "anak Malaysia", how do I proclaim my patriotism?

  1. Went to 'Sweet Talk' in Sri Serdang to have "tong sui". (^-^)
  2. Watched some sparks of fireworks from the Permai window at 12am.
  3. Turned on the TV to watch Zainal Abidin singing "Puteri" at Dataran Merdeka.
  4. Went to bed at 2am.

*Merdeka! Merdeka! Merdeka! Merdeka! Merdeka! Merdeka! Merdeka!

30 August 2005


Im currently feelin' drained. Exhausted. Fatigued. Tired. Worn-out.

To-do-list this week:
  1. FYP presentation. (Supervisor asked me to redo all my slides)
  2. Law assignment
  3. Electromagnetic interference assignment.
  4. Attend lab session.
  5. Lab report.


29 August 2005



20 August 2005


Previous last week was a bore;
  • dull classes
  • stressful assignments
  • intimidating & *yawn* lecturers
  • rainy weather
  • the constant aura of kiasu-ism in the campus air

*Aaarggh, pppfftttbbb.

My only perk was meeting up with my "long time didnt see-graduated & currently working-close frens".

Im happy for them for their lives they're enjoying. Independant, financially stable, owning a car of their own & staying as pretty as ever, as how they used to be. =)

14 August 2005

Achtung baby!

Place: MTV VJ hunt.
Status: FHM's 100 Sexiest Women. (15)

Denise Keller.

Sizzling H-O-T!

*bling bling*

13 August 2005

Harder to breathe -Maroon 5

[choke...choke choke!]

Behind hazy eyes

Thursday 11 August

[mocha mud pie]

[Jack Daniels chicken fillet]

[roasted bbq chicken]

[fried mozarella]

[Gold medallist- strawberry+banana+raspberry]

It has been a week since holidays ended and what a great way to welcome me back to Uni than the great national phenomena, H A Z E. The API on Wednesday, 10 August, was more than 300 (which means A Very Unhealthy Level). It was so bad, that Aud said when you look out of the window, it looks like heaven. As a result of our health at dangerous risk, our kind MMU President, officially gave us 2 days off; Thurs & Fri. All lectures, tutorials, labs and midterms are cancelled. In other words,
apa lagi? pi shopping la! Weeee........

Off we went to 1Utama again.
Yup, to make sure I didn miss any great bargains the last time. (",)
Coincedently, Rod & I went to TGIF for dinner. Yet again. Coincedence do happen you know.
I realized that their mocha mud pie dessert is just HEAVENLY! Crispy chocolate fudge wafer on the base, thick creamy chocolate ice cream on the middle note, sweet chocolate syrup on the top note, topped with a sprinkle of almond flakes!

I had to eat until my stomach says, "U put in summore, i'll throw everything back out".

Hmmmmm.......another few more kilos back on my waist.

Managed to find my size of that NOSE shoe which was on 50% discount, here. (Yay!) Couldnt find it at Mvalley the other day.

Brown, pointed top with diagonal velvet stripes, kitten heels; planning to use it for my industrial training.

Remember that WH shop? Yea. Its on SALE now! Certain items are slashed to $9 a piece. Fuh! Rod got himself plenty of shirts. :P
Unfortunately, there arent may $9 clothing for the ladies. So, couldnt get myself plenty too.

Been spending a lot of $$ lately, damn those adverts of the MEGA Sales Carnival.

28 July 2005

~1Utama Shopping Experience~

[my tomato basil chicken fetuccini] - notice the very-cute bread ears!

[a closed-up shot]

[Aud's pan fried fish fillet with lemon sauce]

27 July
The Mega Sales has started (runnin into Day 5) 'n' today got no class; apa lagi? pi shopping-la! Weeeeee.....

Off we went, me & Aud to 1Utama-(It's all in one) =). Dressed in flat sandals, I was prepared to do some real Heavy walking. We scanned floor-by-floor, shop-by-shop not wanting to miss any great bargains. Posters of 50% to 70% were plastered outside of most shops. Aaaahhh....what a heavenly sight!

Padini & Vincci- great discounts, MNG- season clearance, a lot of FUNKY clubbing clothes, FCUK- up to 80% discount!, Somerset Bay- 50% off on all those silky, beaded scarfs,aaahhhh....., ELLE- 50% off on exercise outfits (if you're disciplined enough to join Celebrity Fitness, do come here =P), East India- 50% off on summer dresses!

One particular shop, that I particularly like was the WH shop.They sell a variety of beach wear; from assorted colourful floral beach bags to assorted hawaiian spaghetti tops in every colour of the rainbow! W-O-W! A great place to go, if you're heading out to Redang or something. Unfortunately, this shop isn't into the sales carnival bug. Was so so tempted to buy a mini, hot, floral beach shorts, but it was rather expensive. :-<

Another particular shop that I like was Message. Why? Because I fell in love with the cropped jackets that they have! The oh-so-feminine knitted, cropped jackets, with a knitted flower on the left-hand-side, and it comes in the sweetest colour one could imagine; turquoise, candy pink & ocean blue!

Another particular shop that I like, is............................... i forgot the name (",). They sell all kinds of ethnic beaded attire. With all the current-rage, of the Bohemian look, I just fell in love with their gypsy skirt! Oh-so-beautiful! I asked, the salesgirl, how much it was, she replied:

Salesgirl: $110 after discount.

I walked out of the shop with my head bowed down and a glum look on my face. =(

Anyway, after 3 1/2 hours of walking, we decided to have dinner first and also to give our poor legs a rest. Aud wanted to try TGIF, so there it is we went.Waiters n waitresses there are super-friendly! Worth paying them the 10% service charge.The waitress who served us was Leanne, she came, shooked our hands, introduced herself and took our orders. Quite often she came to our table and checked on us, to make sure the food and everything was alright. And as we were leaving, EVERYONE in the restaurant, flashed a big smile and said "Goodbye, please come again" to us. See, how friendly?

After dinner, we shopped some more until 10pm. Where, the shops were officially closed! Hehe.....

*to be continued*

27 July 2005

VLSI - true/false

["ham chin pang" for supper]

26 July
Very tiring day; VLSI midterm tonight. Stayed in campus from 1pm-9pm. Was feelin cold, sleepy & tired throughout the 8 hours. But......... managed to pull thru.
Even had the opportunity to have supper~! Weee~!

But, the main agenda of the day wasnt my supper. It was something, far, far beyond that. Aud Aud found out that Kenneth went to visit her blog, and even drop some comments. Can u imagine that? Kenneth Foo (Chief Technology Officer), Netinfinium Cooperation. Big-shot CTO of a rising E-business company, got time to check out Aud's blog.
eeeeeeee...................... jealous~!

21 July 2005

A Funny Swimming session

[ Pizza for supper; courtesy from my housemate]
After days & days of whining and pestering by Miss Audrey, saying that she wants to go swimming, we Finally went today.
Lucky for us, we had the W-H-O-L-E pool to ourselves for quite some time. In other words, gave ample chance to audrey to practise-la. =P
The usual happen.
Audrey: Got water go in my nose.
I cant hold my breathe.
Dunno why my body can't float.
I cant do it. So hard.
I swallowed water.
I forgot how to float.
My leg cramp after doing the frog-swim.
After all those wacko phrases, the last one got even funnier. She got hiccups while learning how to frog-swim. How funny can she get?!


[ this picture speaks of me ]

20 July 2005

Orange County

[coffee milkshake bun for lunch]

Due to staring at the computer for the whole day, research-ing for my FYP, I simply had to get away from reading 'NiFe & their hard axis magnetization' to keep my sanity. So what I do? Watch the finale of The OC Season2.

This episode was far far better than the finale in Season 1. They showed how each characther has grown & developed throughout the 2 seasons. It was a good choice, ending the season by showing Kirsten battling alcohol-addiction. All along, Kirsten was the goody-goody one, a perfect corporate woman & mother. It was a tearjerker seeing how her loved ones slowly yet painfully, letting her go, for rehab. (Yeap, mic mic cried.....) Sandy, Seth, Ryan n Haley; all of them did marvelouslly in expressing their sadness. I love Sandy the best. No matter how much, Kirsten shouted, screamed n fight back at him, he patiently consoled n advised her, telling her he will be waiting at the door with open arms once she step out of her rehab.
He also said:

"I love you very much, Kirsten."

(I cried again...)

After Caleb's death, Jimmy came back for the funeral, and so after some intimate encouters, Julie got reunited with him. This means the Cooper family is back! Jimmy, Julie, Marissa & Kaitlin - the same old dysfunctional family we know from Season 1.

Ryan finally knew that Trey forced himself on Marissa. As u know, the usual old-school Ryan Atwood went and bashed up Trey. Boxing, kicking, punching, Ryan was at the losing end. After lots of pushing and broken furniture, Trey was strangling him till his face turned blue. Unable to stop them, Marissa took a gun n fired at Trey. B-A-N-G!

The End.

(A rather climax-ing scene to end, huh? )
Cant wait for The OC Season-3!! Weee!!

19 July 2005

Rainy history

[Bread for lunch]
Today was the first time in history, I carried an umbrella and walked under the rain to campus. Got my jeans & my bag wet, some mud on my toes and a dripping-with-water umbrella to carry around classes. Sad, huh?
It has been raining quite frequent in Cyber this days, this makes michelle very very S-L-E-E-P-Y.
Becos of the very odd-hour classes, I walked a total of 3 times to campus today, to-and-fro, and to again. Luckily, after my last class, ma very-kind housemate offered me a lift back. =)
3 times to campus, makes it all-together a 20-min walk. Wonder how many calories i lost today? Another itsy-bitsy-tiny-little step in achieving my sunken cheeks.
Kekekeke =D

p/s: I would like to share this interesting link Audrey sent me. I've not only fallen for its inspiring messages, but also it's b/ground music. Wait till i put it up in my own blog!


18 July 2005

Miss Grumpy

Monday is THE worst day of the week. I prefer to call it black-Monday. Classes start at 9am and ends at 7pm. Drag myself up from bed at 730am ....................> keep asking Aud to pinch me to keep myself awake till 7pm. By 7pm, i'll look like one of those zombies in Batman Begins after being infected with poisonus material. Hungry, puffy eyes, tired, lethargic, sleepy & bored.

Therefore, i officially declare Monday as Grumpy Michelle Day. Dont say I didn't warn u....

Pork knuckles

[pork knuckles]

16 July

I had this unusual dish at a seafood restaurant in Aman Suria(some high-class residential area). Its called Casis Seafood Restaurant. What's so unusual about this dish is that, the pork knuckles go thru a 4-step cooking process. Grill, Stew, Steam & Fried. Unique-leh? Hehehehe....
The result = the meat was very very tender and the dipping sauce that comes with it taste like asam sauce. Perfecto? Not bad-la, something different.

Went to watch Fantastic 4 yesterday. IMHO, I think F4 is better than WoTW. Contrary to majority-belief, it's not that kiddy-la. Firstly, Chris Evans has very very, i repeat very gorgeous abs. The scene where he was just clad in a pink-ski sweater is ooh-la-la! Secondly, Jessica Alba is SiZZling siZZlinG hot~! Wavy Blonde hair, attractive assets, big sexy hazel-eyes -> the perfect person to take on Sue Storm. The movie's funny too. So, it aint that bad. Didn't regret my 9 bucks.

14 July 2005

The mYsterY is solved~!

[Biscuits for tea]

Remember the case of my Missing tee?

Well, well...it has been found! Weeeeee~!!!
My roommate sms-ed me, saying that she saw my tee downstairs near the entrance of my block, then i showed the sms to chee tat, then instantly, he said he helped me go downstairs to look for it. Maybe he felt guilty for not helping me earlier.... =P
And guess what? He came back with my red-flower tee! Although a little bit dirty, im glad that it finally came back to me. My mum's gift, you know?

13 July 2005

Saddened by the loss of my Tee

One of my baby-tee flew away from my balcony on Monday afternoon. A freakish storm landed Cyberjaya with horrible horrible strong wind. Unfortunately, I wasn't at home. Was in campus cos of classes. The saddest thing is, that particular baby-tee was a gift from Mum.

13 July
Stayed at home the entire day. Finishing up my lab report & FYP. Lonely, bored and lethargic. There really isn't any life here in Cyberjaya, ya know? Isolated, desserted, crappy food, dumbass security guards...... Sick!
Oh well, probably Im not one of those happening-popular girls whose lives are filled with manicures, DOME's chocolate banana shake & shoe-shopping.

I opened Audrey's birthday card-took so long becos it was hidden under some junk- The first thing that catches my eye was the big golden words on the front side.

" A special birthday wish for my best friend "

Aint that sweet? She found a bestfren birthday card. Inside, she wrote 1 long story about our friendship together for 10 years complete with kiddy pictures. Aint that double sweet?
~*Love her lots!*~

12 July 2005

A daY to IndulgE & FeAsT

~indulge I~

~indulge II~

~indulge III~

8 JULY 2005

Today is my birthday; after 22 yrs of living in this planet call Earth.
As you grow older, birthdays don't mean as much as what they do when you're little. When I was small, Mum used to shower me with zillions of hugs & kisses. Dad would buy me all the different types & colours of 'masak-masak' appliances. Life tends to be less complex & stressful when you're in a single-digit age, you know?

I had my birthday dinner at Saisaki Restaurant. A Japanese buffet restaurant. As it was my birthday, I have every reason to indulge & feed myself to-the-brim rite? It was my first-time there, so the new environment makes it more interesting. The restaurant was packed. Tonnes of food; exotic snails-sushi+sashimi-tempura-ramen +miso soup-grill ham-cawan mushi-konyaku jelly-ice cream ........(are you drooling yet? >:D)

Anyway, Happy 22nd Birthday to myself~! I would like 2 quote Kennedy's birthday wish here, "Hope all the good things will come to me"

08 July 2005

HaPPy BirThday~!

8th July 2005:

"Go, go, go, go
Go, go, go shawty
It's your birthday
We gon' party like it's yo birthday
We gon' sip Bacardi like it's your birthday "

It's my Birthday!

07 July 2005

Audrey's Surprise Pre-Birthday Celebration

[Like a scene from Exorcist-me peering looking for clues]

[My 1st birTHday caKe for the year]
Last night, 6 July 2005:
Eventhough I was feeling grumpy for the past couple of days-for personal reasons-, plus the ever-piling workload of FYP, tutorials and lab report, Audrey still made the effort and gang-up with Irene & Grace to hold a surprise pre-birthday celebration for me.This is what 10yrs of friendship truly means. I was touched from the bottom of my heart.
It all started on Monday afternoon:

Audrey: Mic, r u free on Wed?
Me : Wai?
Audrey: Cannot ask izzit?
Me : Can... at the moment i'm free.
Audrey: Can i date u on Wed?
Me : Wai?
Audrey: Cannot date u izzit?
Me : Can.... =)

Then on Wednesday afternoon:

Audrey: Mic, can i come to ur hse later?
Me : Wai?
Audrey: Cannot come izzit?
Me : Can..
Audrey: I'll be very bored later. My hsemates r goin to play bball.
Me : Y dont u follow them?

Then the internet connection was cut off. Conversation disrupted.
Around 830pm, Grace called me on the phone.

Grace: Hey, Mic...I am going to Audrey's hse to choose clothes for tmr n also discuss how r we goin to do our hair, wad earrings to wear....do you wan2 come along?
Me : Errr.....im kinda lazy.
Grace: Come la...it will be fun.
Me : Err...i gotta do my log book. Tmr gonna c my FYP supervisor.
Grace: La...come la, it'll only take a short while. I have tutorials to do too.
Me : Errr...ok la.
Grace: Cool! C u down there at 930.

When me & Grace, reached her house, (got some slight delay of doors banging n me shouting frantically to Audrey to open the door), Audrey and her housemates burst out into a birthday song with Ah Bee holding a Beautiful birthday cake with 22 lighted candles. (Come to think of it, I've never sing a birthday song to Audrey, and Audrey does it every year. Bad me....)
Awwwww.....Me was speechless. They even bought me cheesecake. My favourite!

The surprise wasnt over yet. Audrey and Irene, planned a game of 'Treasure HUnt' as part of the celebration. Me, Grace, Henry & Ah Bee were each given clues and the person to find the 'treasure' the fastest will win. It was a chaotic situation. Shouting soon ensued with crying and beating. I twisted and turned my body to peer into every nook & corner looking for my next clue. Apparently, the birthday girl doesnt get any privilege in this. Grace won. The 'treasure' was a super-duper big packet of Mr.Potatoes.

Ahhh....what a wonderful night it was. Sometimes, it's the little things that people do that make you melt. Thank You to all who made my day yesterday. =)

[My NaSi gOreng kamPung]

[Aud's fiery hot tOm yAm]

06 July 2005

Buns to die for

[Gina's sweet & sour chicken]

After a late evening class of Basic Law, me and ma girls decided to go have dinner together. As usual, we were asking one other:

Gina: Where & what do you all want to eat?
Aud: Anywhere
Me: Anything
Gina: In cyberia or go out?
Aud & Me: Ummmm.......

(....still undecided...)

Gina: What do you all feel like eating?
Aud: Dunno. The driver decide-la! (while turning her head to look at me)
Me: I'm invisible. Don't look at me.

(after a few moments....)

Aud: How about the bus stop?
Gina & Me: Yay! Ok, cool!

And there you have it. The 3 respective dishes that we ate.
Something good happen to me today. I saw a Rotiboy on my table after coming home from classes. Aaahhhh....what a sweet roomate I have. I assumed it must be her. Couldnt wait for her to come back to clarify. Eat first! Weeeeee........

~*How am I going to succeed in toning my cheeks with my glutton-ny attitude?~*

05 July 2005

I feel like having ice-cream, thats why....

You Are Strawberry Ice Cream
A bit shy and sensitive, you are sweet to the core.
You often find yourself on the outside looking in.
Insightful and pensive, you really understand how the world works.
You are most compatible with chocolate chip ice cream.

War of The Worlds

[Grill fish]
Had mash potato for appetizer & grill fish for main course. Salmon was a wee bit too expensive, opted for pacific dory instead. Not as smooth & sweet as salmon flesh, but the plain ol' dory suited me just fine -a wee bit too oily though-. Dessert was jumbo size Apple juice. Healthy leh?

Watched WOtW. Gave it a shot at the cinema because it's a Steven Speilberg movie. Gotta give respect to that ol' man. Bad Choice.1stly, 2 movie tickets cost 23 bucks(+1 buck for online booking) -which means 1 ticket = 11 bucks-. A movie at 5.05pm at MidValley cost 11 bucks. Ridiculous! The rise of petrol really hit us hard, eh?

Went in, seated, munched on a large combo of Caramel popcorn (Rod's idea >:D). Show started with a freakish storm with lightning that keeps hitting on the same spot. [Gotta give praise to the CGI effects. Superb!] That activated hundreds of tripods aka Aliens terrorizing Los Angelos while zapping humans into ashes. Tom & Dakota & 1 young guy running n running. Millitary couldnt hurt the tripods because they have shields. Wuuuuuu..... Next moment- no more sheild- Tom realiazes- told millitary "Look at the goddamn birds!"- millitary shot tripods- tripods went down- alien oozes out 20 gallons of orange soda then die. I hear you. Huh, u say? Yeah, huh here too.

Btw, i saw 2 real-life models in the Mvalley toilet. I know they were, because they were Exceptionally gorgeous & i remembered seeing their faces plastered all over on Cleo. They look 10,000 times more beautiful in person. Big round eyes, sharp nose, long thin legs, to-die-for hairstyle, branded wear from head-to-toe....you get the point, rite?

Tequila Salmon

From Weber's Big Book of Grilling
In this rousing dish, bright citrus and classic seasonings do a hat dance with tequila around firm marinated salmon.

(Heat location, temperature: Direct/Medium)
For the marinade:
1/3 cup fresh orange juice
3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
3 tablespoons tequila
1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro
1 tablespoon minced jalapeno pepper, with seeds
1 teaspoon granulated garlic
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 teaspoon ground cumin
4 salmon fillets (with skin), about 6 ounces each and 1 inch thick
For the dressing:
3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
4 handfuls mixed salad greens (3 to 4 ounces)
1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
1/2 cup fresh cilantro leaves, divided

To make the marinade: In a small bowl whisk together the marinade ingredients.
Place the salmon fillets in a large, resealable plastic bag and pour in the marinade. Press the air out of the bag and seal tightly. Turn the bag to distribute the marinade, place in a bowl, and refrigerate for 30 to 45 minutes.
To make the dressing: In a large bowl whisk together the dressing ingredients. Set aside until ready to serve.
Remove the fillets from the bag and discard the marinade. Grill the salmon, flesh side down, over Direct Medium heat until you can lift the fillets with tongs without them sticking to the grate, 7 to 8 minutes. Turn, skin side down, and finish cooking for 2 to 3 minutes more. Slide a spatula between the skin and flesh and transfer the fillets to serving plates.
Toss the salad greens, tomatoes, and half of the cilantro in the dressing. Divide the greens among the serving plates, garnish the fillets with the remaining cilantro, and serve.

Makes 4 Servings ©2004 Weber-Stephen Products Co.

30 June 2005

No good food day

[Cup noodles]

["bak chang"]
The first one was for breakfast the second, for dinner. Not that I usually eat so unhealthily for breakfast, I had no choice. Got lab at 9am for 3 hours, so I gotta find something filling to suppress embarassing stomach growls. Grrrrrr....Grrrr....
SUPER cup noodles -Tom yam. Springy & filling, but the ajinomoto-laced soup lacked ooomph.The dumpling.... it has been in my fridge for a long time. A couple of weeks. =p It was a kind gesture from a friend, and what can I say? Thank You!Brown glutinous rice wrapped in meat, nuts, and mushroom. Pure Chinese delicacy.

Went swimming yesterday with Aud. She wore a black-checked, criss-cross at the back swimsuit(ooh-la-la) - her waist look like a size 18 but yet, she eats 70% of the day. Ooops~! =p The drama was that, she apparently forgot how to swim, so I had to teach her from basic. Holding your breath, floating.. and mind you - she did some real funny stunts! But Audrey will be Audrey, if no silly stunts, she wont be Audrey, rite? [to whom it may concern: this's the comfort pillow]

28 June 2005

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Had this today. Yea...all that jest about fat cheeks & healthier food, I just stuffed my tummy with 600 calories. But had a little compensation, i gulped down chinese tea with that. People say, tea has anti-cancer properties, digestive properties, calming properties, etc etc...Not a good start eh?

Bumped into ADrian at the makan-place. At first - from the corner of my eye, i noticed that there was this guy snooping around behind my table.

Mic: .....(in her heart) " what does he want? tissue or something? "

So i turned around and look. OH MY GOD> ADRIAN Charles!!! For that brief moment, i couldn register who it was, until i saw his HSBC name tag "Adrian Charles" hanging on top of his purple tie. With a goatee & shoulder-length hair, he look so different. Stayed a while to chat - got 1 hour break, came there to makan, claimed he likes the food there, said me & Audrey still look the same. [ what he meant was, we two, still look like budak-budak: young, immature, girly-girl Fifth Formers ] - =)

Well, today was the 1st day since classes started, I woke up early. 9am. Blur & groggy, me changed cincai-ly, literally dragged my sleepy legs to class. Had to walk, mind you. No friend to tumpang. 10am-12pm. 2 hours class. Lecturer's mouth was moving, my eyes was looking at them, but my mind was at home - on my bed, white bedsheet with yellow floral prints with olive green leaves that comes with a matching bolster case -
Wasnt such a great day. Indeed.