Tuesday, January 27, 2015

My Roaccutane Journey (Day 166)

Past: My Roaccutane Journey (Day 12)
         My Roaccutane Journey (Day 20)
         My Roaccutane Journey (Day 32)
         My Roaccutane Journey (Day 40)
         My Roaccutane Journey (Day 50)
         My Roaccutane Journey (Day 69)
         My Roaccutane Journey (Day 77)
         My Roaccutane Journey (Day 93)
         My Roaccutane Journey (Day 134)

It's been another month since I've last updated on my Roaccutane journey and I'm terribly sorry for the lack of updates =X


 The pimples are gone, the scars have lightened. My lips are getting drier again, and I have not been very diligent in applying lip balm, hence the chapped lips.

Hoping for no more pimples! Oh yeah, I went for my blood test but have yet to get the results yet. Did not receive any calls asking me to stop taking Roaccutane so I guess my body's okay with the drug!



Sunday, January 25, 2015

Recipe: Honey Cornflakes Cup!

Honey Cornflakes Cup

With CNY just around the corner, my mom has been experimenting with different snacks recipes with our air-fryer. Air-fryer is amazing seriously, it can do a lot of things!

So A and I decided to experiment too, and since he was craving for some honey cornflakes cup, that would be it!

It's very simple. Only 3 ingredients needed!

Honey Cornflakes Cup

Ingredients:
150 grams plain cornflakes
2 tablespoon honey
50 gram unsalted butter
chocolate rice / rainbow sprinkles (optional)

Honey Cornflakes Cup
Honey Cornflakes Cup
 Melt the butter and honey in a saucepan until it is fully liquid.
Honey Cornflakes Cup
 Put your cornflakes in a big bowl. Crush the cornflakes into smaller pieces.
Honey Cornflakes Cup
 Pour the melted mixture of butter and honey into the bowl of cornflakes and stir it properly so that your cornflakes will be coated evenly.
Honey Cornflakes Cup

Honey Cornflakes Cup
Honey Cornflakes Cup
 Spoon them into the cups!

Bake them at 150 degrees for about 15 minutes, especially if you like them golden and crispy.

Honey Cornflakes Cup
Honey Cornflakes Cup

Tada! This recipe serves about 70+ mini cups. It's really simple and fast! We gobbled up the first batch rather quickly so we made another serving. 

Method:

1. Melt butter and honey over small heat until mixture turned into liquid.
2. Crush the cornflakes into smaller pieces.
3. Add the honey butter mixture into the bowl of cornflakes and stir to ensure cornflakes is coated with the mixture evenly.
4. Spoon the cornflakes into mini baking cups. Add some rainbow sprinkles if you want to!
5. Bake at 150 degrees celcius for 15 minutes, especially if you like your cornflakes to be golden brown and crispy.
6. Wait for the cornflakes to cool before packing 'em.

My parents loved them, A is now a happy boy and I just bought more cornflakes to make :D I heard how expensive some places are selling them, like $14 per container.. like whut?! This is definitely wayyyy cheaper to make them at home and it is not time-consuming!

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Booked.

It's been a long while since I've written anything here but work has been hella crazy since the year started. There is no pause button in this industry, which is quite nice, because everything keeps me busy and there's a feeling of satisfaction and accomplishment in me everyday.

Anyway, anyhow. I finally signed myself up for some Korean classes! As of now, I've already attended 4 lessons :) We're currently taking our lessons at GaNaDa Korean School and the principal of the school is our sonsaenim! The first 4 lessons was like a refresher for me since we had free korean classes back in our exchange in 2012. A pestered me for a long time and we kept procrastinating so what better time than now to take.. because we're finally going back to Korea!

I have always wanted to go back to Korea ever since I came back from exchange in 2012. A and I wanted to go back in winter 2014 but because of new jobs and what not. Finally, Spring seems like a good time and so, hello Korea! We'll be heading to Korea in end March, and I cannot wait to go back to visit SKKU, explore Sokcho, hike up Mt Seorak (which I wanted to do in 2012, but we changed to Bukhansan instead), find Mr Harry Potter coffee truck, buy lots of cosmetics!

This time round, we won't be heading to Busan and Jeju since we've been there before and it will take up a lot of money to return. I'm hoping to explore Chun Cheon and hopefully, see some cherry blossoms! I know there's Jinhae Cherry Blossom Festival but the dates will only be out in March and Jinhae is all the way down south. I don't think we can make it there :( We'll see!

Moreover, Korea is a special place for me, for us because it was where we met, and had our first unofficial date :D

 
See you soon, Korea.

Friday, January 2, 2015

Goodbye 2014, Hello 2015

I spent the last day of 2014 with A, watching TV with his parents and nephew. It was a very simple affair. It wasn't very different from 2013 - We were in Sri Lanka, and we were watching Running Man when the clock struck 12. There was no need for elaborate celebrations. Being with him is enough :)

2014 has been an amazing year and it has been a long while since everything felt so raw and new.

In 2014, I was finally done with school, after almost 20 years of education.

Did a shoot with A! Thanks to our wonderful friend Kenneth, who does wedding photography at LoveLifeBitterSweet.


I got an internship in a PR agency. There were many new things that I've learnt and it really did allow me to gauge whether I like PR or not. With the fellow interns, we challenged ourselves, we cried, we endured, we cheered each other up, we share our rants, and tiny bits of accomplishments.


A long-overdue family trip to Bangkok! It's been at least a good 10 years since we last travelled as a family and time spent together was awesome!


Found a full-time job at SG Story! It is truly amazing to find a job that I love, that I don't countdown to lunch time or to 6pm, wonderful colleagues whom I can hang out with anytime. The bosses were patient with me, so are my colleagues. I like how everybody here are accommodating and willing to help a newbie out.


I officially graduated! It was finally my turn to don the graduation gown! The only sad thing was A wasn't able to come. We still have this year when it's his turn!


Attended the first wedding in our clique.



Did a graduation shoot with my uni mates.



Had our first family portrait!


Impromptu trip! Explored a new place - Bandung, Indonesia!


My first work retreat. Back to Bangkok (again!)


Did my first cat-sitting! Anyone needs help in cat-sitting? :D

cat!
cat!

Decorated my first Christmas Tree!

Christmas Tree


Of course, these were all just the bigger rocks. With the brother serving the nation now, family time are much more precious and we all made the effort to take some time to have dinner together etc. Same goes for the extended family. I'm glad that I have a close-knitted extended family for both sides. The Whatsapp group chat are always chattering on, we always gather at someone's place for dinners and birthdays.

With A, everything has been smooth-sailing. It has been more than 2 years since we have been together and till now, we have not had a huge fight yet. Some might say it's not a good thing, but I rather focus on the positive side. We have made some pretty big decisions together and with that said, I'm really looking forward to our future together.

In 2015, my new year resolutions:

- Learn a new language.
- Get out of my comfort zone and talk to strangers more.
- Keep fit, be active.
- Improve my writing! (which is what this blog is for :D)
- Re-connect with old friends.
- Save more $$!
- Take more photos!