Sunday, September 19, 2010

54 Cupcakes!

Yesterday, my mum asked me if I wanted to bake because it has been awhile since I last did any. Plus, I had the ingredients already, so, why not? I took this chance to try two new recipes --> Apple Raisins and Banana Chocolate Chip. I also made some Lemon Raisins and Butter Raisins. If you're wondering why there are so many raisins, it's because my family (more specifically, my mum) prefers raisins over chocolate chips.

All together, I made 54 cupcakes in about 3 1/2 hours. I work slow although I have the mixer. Some of the cupcakes are for friends, housemates, family and myself.

Since my mum didn't like to have a topping, I made a small amount of chocolate buttercream to go with the banana chocolate chips. Previously, my friends told me that it was too sweet because of the amount of icing. So, I've pretty much reduced them by half. I think it's still going to be sweet.

..Banana chocolate chips with chocolate buttercream..

My sis-in-law helped me with the decorations. :) I thought it turned out pretty alright.

The ones on the left are Apple Raisins while the one on the right are Lemon Raisins. If you see carefully, on the last row, third from the left, there is a slightly darker coloured cupcake and that's the banana chocolate chip without the icing.

My brother took a panaromic view of the cupcakes..

..I kind of adore the hearts. ;)..
So... the apple raisins didn't turn out as nice as I thought it would be but the banana chocolate chip did. :) If you were counting the cupcakes in the picture, you wouldn't get 54 because my brother didn't take pictures of the Butter raisins. heh.

Alright, time to go to Klang.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Video: Don't Want An Ending by Sam Tsui

Do you remember the time when I posted up this video from youtube 'Nothing Left Unsaid' ? Well, you could check it out here. I stumbled upon the song just now and this is it. :) I like it.



It's truly another spectacular work of Kurt Hugo and Sam Tsui remains amazing. If you're interested, they also just made a mashup 'Love the Way You Lie'. *click! it's just one click away*

Monday, September 13, 2010

Growing up step by step

Some people say that when you're away from home, you'll learn to grow up. Who would have thought that I would have learn a few lessons so early myself. Lucky me, huh.

On the first week itself, I learnt to get from one place to the other using my GPS. Well, I got lost while trying to go home. Yeah, and some of my housemates would never let me forget that. At the same time, I learnt about the importance of having a spare tire which has air and being observant.

So, there was this one time, my friends and I went out for dinner. We decided to try this Thai food somewhere which I can't quite recall the way to go there. I drove that day. I decided to use the flyover, not that there was anything wrong with it. As I was driving... I thought I heard something fell off. I remember that now.

I did not know what it was. I thought it was the petrol cover which came out which was not possible. I thought it was the car boot which wasn't properly closed. Or maybe, I just ran over something hard.

I did not drive the next day. But I do somehow have a faint memory of seeing a round silver coloured thingy on the roads. It was around midnight when my housemate asked me if I noticed anything wrong with my car and I said, 'I don't think so.' I asked him instead, 'What did you see?' He told me that it seems like one of my car tires look darker than the other.

It was sort of like SPOT the DIFFERENCES! 1 point only. The only thing different is that instead of having two pictures in front of me, it was memory work. Then we noticed that one of my tire "rims" came out. It's not exactly rims, but for a Proton car, it's sort of like the cover for the tire. Thinking back about it now, that must have been the sound I heard.

We tried looking out for it the following day and we didn't see it. Thinking back about it now, I think it was because when I drive, I usually use the flyover whereas my friend would use an alternative route. Lesson to learn: Be observant, stay alert and take good care of things that have been entrusted to you. :)

Ohh, and for the record, nah... my friend wasn't that paranoid as in the picture. He was quiet through out the whole journey. :P

Saturday, September 11, 2010

RESET!

Thank goodness for the Raya holidays. The timing could not be any more perfect for me to take a break and clear my mind. The past week has been a blurr to me which means, I did not know what to do in the wards and I did not quite know how to juggle my time.

By the time I reach home at 6pm (the earliest), I would feel like taking a shower and just do something other than studying. Talk about TBLs, there were so many confusion and I felt that it was definitely not a productive week. Besides that, there were many overlaps in the patients to clerk because some patients have been clerked for at least 3 times! That is why having holidays around this time is just nice.

It's a RESET Button! :)

This holidays should be spent on studying, no doubt. Unlike Phase 1 where there's only 3 systems per semester, at this stage, the curriculum is like jumping from CVS on one week to Respi on another followed by Renal on the following etc. I hope you get my drift. The point is that everything studied should have been retained/reabsorbed rather than excreted from the mind itself. But, I believe that in time, we'll all be able to catch up. *hopefully*

Sunday, September 05, 2010

#42

One week without home internet is surprisingly something I could live with. Although there is internet in the uni, I'm still reluctant to bring my laptop as the battery can't live for more than 15 minutes even though it's 100% charged. Occassionally, I can facebook through my phone or the computers in the library but I doubt I would have that enthusiasm to go to the library.

The first week has been alright. It's just briefings anyway. The white-coat ceremony was on Thursday. I've been having difficulties adjusting to the new environment. Hence, I don't get good quality sleep unlike my housemates. Hopefully, this week would be better. At least, there's holiday on this coming Friday which means I get to come home on a Thursday. :)

I just finished my ethics essay yesterday and it was difficult to regurgitate 400 words when I didn't know what to write about exactly. Although it's supposed to be about reflection on the online course about ethics, heck, I can't quite reflect unless I'm really in the position to make an ethical decision. At this point, everything is also just in the mind.

Well, it is orientation night tomorrow (Monday) and I have no idea what I am going to do yet. I'm not eager and I'm definitely not looking forward to it. The traditional dance that is. I am, however, looking forward to taking pictures and more of that. You may think that I lack the spirit of teamwork, but I don't think it's just me that feels this way. Limiting the sketches, dances or whatsoever to the theme of 'One Malaysia' is something that makes me feel like 'I'd rather not'.