Jane The Capricorn (Very True leh ... haha...)

A cool and quiet woman. Once she is mad she can be very fierce.

In her opinion, woman is not just a flower or decoration at home or at an office.

She likes to control and hide her weak emotions. She will never try to change anyone, but she will learn to accept them as they are. If she does not like someone, she will not comments or criticize but she will completely ignore that person.

She hate plastic and an artificial flower because it make her feel that you are not being sincere. She loves real flower and it's scent. She loves a guy who wear after shave cologne. If you are a type of a guy who wear your Jean one month before washing, or wear an old sneaker, then you can forget about her.

She loves music and nature even there is a rare case otherwise. She loves to go picnic in nature, so if you don't have so much time for her, you can take her fishing too.

She is not as jealous as Aquarius or Leo woman, but do not cross the line O.K. Better not to see she gets mad, especially in front of public when she feels like loosing face.

She has her own goal in life and does not care if you have a doctorate degree or not, if she thinks you are not bright then she will not care about you at all. She likes smart people by character not by certificate shown.

She does not like a dreamer who talk about his dream but never put his hands in action to make it happens. Don't bother to tell her "everyone is doing it, you should do it too", or "I think you should do it, it's good for you", because she will do what she wants to do only.

She is a cool type and will not nag, so easy on your ears. She is a slow but sure type. She will always respect and honor you and will never try to make you loose your face. If she loves you, she will help you in anything you do.

She likes to help people and expect nothing in return. If she asks you for a favor and does not get one, she will feel very disappoint. She has a high hope and a high faith and beliefs in her own confident than believing in "Luck".

Friday, November 23, 2007

Whose next?

Met up with Toonli and Jionghua a few hours ago for dinner at Jing Jing Cafeteria just opposite The Concourse (my ex-co, haa...). Actually we were short of 2 guys then but it was kind of expected. It had been almost half a year since our last gathering and after so many years since graduation, we are still the same as before, ha ha... Now just hope that it don't turn out leaving only me and Jionghua attending her wedding as I'd heard news that one or two of the others might not make it.

Toonli's getting married next week, how lucky she is. She passed us some of her pre-wedding pics and invitation card to the banquet which would be held in Johor (...far...). I find her bridal photos shoots at Johor were quite well-taken, maybe I might consider having mine shoot there also.

~Sign~ Wedding invitations received one after another, when would I be able to be the sender instead of the receiver...?

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Lets Sambal!

I suddenly got a craving for sambal food after having a few servings of rojak at the hawker centre lately. Prawn paste's the culprit, ha ha... So I'd made a trip to supermarket yesterday to pick up some ingredients for the recipe.

Actually this is my first time making belanchan (prawn paste) chilli paste and it turn out quite good. The sad thing is that I have made it too HOT & SPICY, maybe should have cut down on the bird eye's chilli next time.

But first I will just elaborate on how to make the sambal chilli paste because I made 2 dishes with this paste.

Unfortunately there is no pics for the paste.

1 handful of red bird eye's chilli
1/2 handful of green bird eye's chilli
8 stalks of dried chilli
1 stalks of lemongrass
5 shallots peeled
5 garlic peeled
2 slices of belachan (prawn paste)
3 tablespoon of oil


  1. Heat the belachan in a wok for 5-10 minutes.
  2. In a food processor, grind the remaining ingredients (except oil) to a fine paste.
  3. Add in the belachan to continue processing.
  4. Heat the oil in the wok and stir fry the sambal paste for about 10 minutes until fragrant.

The soft texture of the cooked brinjal is delicious. I like to squeeze in more lime juice for the sweet and sour taste.

Warning: Very Hot & Spicy
2 large brinjal (eggplant)
2/3 portion of sambal chilli paste (see above)
1 stalk of large red chilli cut diagonally (optional)
1/2 cup of dried shrimps soaked in water
2 tablespoon of oil
1 big bowl of tamarind juice
2 tablespoon sugar
2 limes
Coriander for garnish

  1. Cut the brinjal into big pieces
  2. Drain the dried shrimp and process in the food processor until fine.
  3. Add the oil and stir fry the minced shrimp for 5-10 minutes.
  4. Add the cut chilli (optional) and sambal paste and stir for a few minutes
  5. Add the brinjal and stir then add the tamarind juice (Add more water if too dry)
  6. Cover the wok and let it cook for about 5-10 minutes
  7. Add sugar and salt to taste
  8. When ready, add the lime juice and turn off the heat.
  9. Garnish with some coriander

This is what you usually have with nasi lemak (coconut rice) but with plain rice or porridge is nice also. And can adjust the taste to our preference.

This dish can store in the fridge for about a week

1 cup ikan bilis
2 tablespoon of sugar
1 lime juice
1/3 portion of sambal paste (see above)
1 cup oil
1 bowl tamarind juice
Some coriander for garnish

  1. Wash the ikan bilis
  2. Heat the oil until very hot. Then fry the ikan bilis until crisp in the hot oil.
  3. Remove all from wok. Stir the sambal paste in the wok and add tamarind juice.
  4. Add sugar and salt to taste.
  5. Add the fried ikan bilis and let it cook for a few minutes.
  6. When ready, add in lime juice and serve on a plate
  7. Garnish with coriander.

Monday, November 19, 2007

Active Weekend

It was a fun last weekend for me. Travel down to East Coast Park for an afternoon of cycling on Saturday. I am glad my cycling skills has not gone rusty over so many months of idling, ha ha.. We didn't manage to complete cycling the whole stretch of the park but I actually discovered some spots which I have no idea of their existences, or have my memory failed me?

Though it was just a casual cycling, my thigh muscle sore just after 2 hours of continuous paddle and gobbled in 2 bottles of plain water just enough to quench my thirst. On our way back, Alvin and I were thinking whether it would be nice to stay near the sea and the result turn out to be more cons than pros. Anyway it was just meant to be a casual discussion.

The movie 'Beowulf' started showing last week so we decides to watch after the workout. It is 100% animation movie and some scenes were quite gross, no wonder it is rated NC16. Supposing to be a glory show but erm... I find it quite funny though, haa..

So whats for Sunday activities? Jogging. We were suppose to go jogging at Yishun Park during dawn and yes as predicted, we overslept! What to do? We just have to delay till 6pm instead (it would have been 4.30pm if not for the rain), and I am proud of myself that I managed to complete one whole external circumference of the park with lesser brisk walk. That is an improvement compared to the previous Sunday!

Alright even though I've burnt some calories, I also make sure I don't overeat as my appetite tend to increase after working out. Well, hope that I could reach my ideal weight someday after all the efforts I have put in.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Time To Buck Up

It's been almost half a year since I resigned from my previous accounting job. I would say it is really a period for me to find myself again. Many people have been asking me what I am doing during the idle, did I go for another job interview or what are my plans. Overall, I enjoyed my freedom, get to go for vacations with my dear and friends, spend the time reading and might do some workout when my weighing scale strays over.

Frankly speaking what I want is freedom and to do something I enjoyed rather than be stuck on a job I have no interest in and ended up feeling like a robot. However I confess initially I did not really have the courage to face reality. Sometimes I wondered have I depend to much on Alvin on everything or am I spoil by his submissive character?

Prior freedom, independence is also a virtue which I would be working towards. Letting my future husband brings the bread home sounds fortunate but maybe not so for long term. Therefore I should do something with my wits to provide for myself and fulfilled my dreams. If any successful woman can do it why not me?