Archive for December, 2006

Christmas Eve with Loved Ones

The night starts with a word of Grace from my Dad. His prayer never fail to touch my little heart as it is always a touching, meaningful and a sombre one. This year he seek God’s guidance over the little girls and boys (i.e. his grandchildrens).

This year our theme is red. I love RED! Somehow, Dad turned out wearing green. lol. He looks like a Christmas tree surounded by red ornaments ๐Ÿ˜‰

Dad carved the Turkey to kick-start the night with lots of makan-makan, games and we had so much laughter, the next day I woke up having a bad throat. Wah liao.

What is not in the picture – Mom stormed up a sinful pot of home cooked asam laksa and poh piah (spring rolls). Of course the skin is not homemade which we bought from the market. Eldest Sis bake buns to go with the turkey. It was marvellous minus the preservative. We rolled some sashimis and it was the biggest hit of the night.

Fifth bil dressed up as a Santa Klaus and caught the kids by surprise. Lots of screaming from the older children and lots of squeeking and crying from the younger ones.

It’s all for fun but I think we had a cool father santa as he is wearing a black winter gloves, white bedroom slippers and…. his bump is as huge and fleshy as the actual santa! Wakakaaa…. It’s so huge, Dad actually went and gave him a pinch to see if it is real. *rolling on floor laughting out loud*

Little children crowd santa for sweets but there are some women really going nuts over santa! They are all over him. Firstly it was Mrs Santa. Next came the twins on each side of Santa’s lap. Aiseh, The Queen had put on so much weight. Look at her arm and tai pei :shy: Then came tai kah jeh out-does everyone by jumping and landed on Santa’s lap. Geee…. he must be the happiest Santa on Earth that night. Isn’t it a good thing to be a Santa after all? ๐Ÿ˜‰

The night end with gift exchange. What is counted is the thought and not what we get, or the size or value that is. I would love to post up more pic but connection is really sibeh slow can die lidat at my side as I took 3 days to upload my pictures ๐Ÿ™ Boohoo.

I would think Christmas isn’t Christmas without the company of your loved ones. There’s another song I love to sing and each time when I sing that, it makes me tears in emotion…..

Christmas isn’t Christmas,
till it happen in your heart
Somewhere deep inside you
Is where Christmas really start.
So give your Heart to Jesus
You’ll discover when you do
That isn’t Christmas
Really Christmas for you.

Hence, by the time I posted this, the tree is back into the dark, spooky and dusty store room waiting to be decorate with sparkles in December. It’s the New Year ahead with lots of busy schedule again. Not sure about you but I do! Have a blessed New Year *muaks!*

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Long time ago in Bethlehem…

So the holy Bible says.
Mary’s Boy child Jesus Christ
was born on Christmas Day

Hark right Here the Angel Sings
A New King born today
And man will live forever more
Because of Christmas Day

While shepherds watched their flocks by night
See a bright new shining star
And then they hear a choir sing
The music seem to come from afar

Hark right Here the Angel Sings
A New King born today
And man will live forever more
Because of Christmas Day

When Joseph and he wife Mary
Came to Bethlehem dat night
They find no place to born she child
Not a single room was in sight

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Christmas Turkey with stuffing

He laid her on the table, same way as last year

her skin is so white clean and bare.

His forehead wet with beads of sweat.

He rubbed her here and rubbed her there,

He touched her neck and then felt her breast and…

then drooling felt her thigh.

The slit was wet and all was set, he gave a joyous cry.

The hole was wide….

He looked inside, all was dark and murky.

He rubbed his hands and stretched his arms…

and then he stuffed the turkey… ๐Ÿ™„

Keep brine in the fridge for 18 hours or you may store them in a cooler with lots of ice.

P/s: 9 whole freaking hours just to post this? Woohoo!

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Christmas Turkey kena HIJACK liao!!!!

Can you guys believe that I’ve been trying for 28 hours just to post this three line because our internet service provider i.e. Streamyx’s server whic is hosted in Taiwan and they are currently facing some problem now. Read in the papers that 9 other countries is facing the same problem as us. They predicted that connection will be back to normal in two weeks time. TWO WEEKS???!!!! That is two whole freaking long weeks!!!! *sigh…

And since now that I can post, I can’t upload pictures. So, no pic at the meantime. Dunno should cry or laugh -_-

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Be Good everyone

I’ll be back on 26th. Currently busy with work and personal stuff. You know what ๐Ÿ˜‰

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I am one year older today

Let’s take a break from talking Chrismassy. Too much of it very sien also. Tomorrow is the actual day Chinese nation celebrating Winter Solstice (รฅโ€ ยฌรจโ€กยณ). Being a Chinese Christian, I still observed and celebrate Winter Solstice to preserved the tradition. Of course minus the pai-pai (pray) thing.

During my childhood days. We will gather around the table watching my mom kneed glutinous flour into paste. Next come the little palm with a pinch of flour paste in between, and roll them into a ball. In Mandarin, we called it Tang Yuen (รฆยนยฏ รฅล“โ€œ). Yuen means round. My mom used to nagged at us, “Make them round! Not oval!” And she will goes on telling us history of Winter Solstice.

Nothing much happening here. I have to call my mom for the tenth time today just to ask her about the history and stuff so that I can share with you here. There’s just too many to ask. Finally, I’ve got the recipe for glutinous rice ball. And I don’t think anyone would be interested to know how to cook them.

Nah! This is all what you want to see right?

Knotted pandan leaves, Rock sugar syrup, a slice of ginger and lots of glutinous rice balls

Being a Foochow, another way of enjoying the rice balls is by dipping/coating the rice balls with crushed peanut and some beans powder. I’ll save the picture for other time.

Did you notice there are some ping pong size balls while the rest are tiny balls. It’s the Chinese custom. Before you start rolling the balls, make 6 white and 6 red ping pong size balls. Put them on the centre of your plate surrounded by the small balls. Every big ball represent each calendar month. And the small balls represent…. err…. errr…. gotta call my mom for the eleventh time! Gah…

p/s: Oh, and you must wonder why the title of this entry is “I am one year older today”. Old folks during my time will chant this, “Come and eat tang yuen! Eat already you will be one year older, one year wiser!” Hence, you will see adult age 40 plus start running away cos they want to stay 14. Yeah, forever young huh. *ngek

Just some old tales. I think they are funny. No doubt, I’m passing that to my children ๐Ÿ™‚ I hope you will too ๐Ÿ˜‰

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All I want for Christmas…

is my two front teeth,
my two front teeth,
see my two front teeth!

Gee, if I could only
have my two front teeth,
then I could wish you
“Merry Christmas!”

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Sugar Cookies


230gm butter
170gm confectioner sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Pinch of salt
550gm Flour
2 tablespoon milk powder


Use an electric mixer to cream the butter and sugar. Beat in the egg until evenly mixed, then blend in the vanilla extract and salt.

With a wooden spoon, stir the flour into the creamed ingredients, about one third at a time, until evenly blended. The dough may seem soft, but it will firm up when refrigerated overnight.

Heat the oven to 190C. Lightly dust table top and rolling pin with flour. Roll the cookie dough to 1/4cm. Cut out the cookies with a cookie cutter. Use a spatula to transfer the shapes to the baking tray.ร‚ย  Bake for 10mins.

Ingredients for Frosting – Place 230gm confectioners’ sugar and 2 teaspoons of milk in bowl. Stir until mixed thoroughly. Add 2 teaspoons of corn syrup and mix well. For filling in areas, use thinned icing (add small amounts or light corn syrup until desired consistency is reached).ร‚ย  Pipe them on your cookies.ร‚ย  Sugar will harden when it’s cool.

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Moist Chocolate Cake


1pkt of Pillsbury chocolate cake mix
3 eggs
1 1/4 cup of water
125gm melted butter


Pre-heat oven at 190C. Put all ingredients in a mixer and mix for approximately 4 minutes. I like the Pillsbury cake mix cos you don’t have to cream sugar and butter and all those nonsense.

Pour mixture into 2, 8″ round baking tray. Each tray took approximately 30 minutes to bake.

For a little touch of chrismassy mood, I dust some icing sugar on a paper cut out of a little angel with trumpet.

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Scooby Doo & Turkey Talk


Another entry here involving Ikano (psst… do you think I should go claim some loyalty from them since I’m here promoting their shoping complex?)

Did you ever wonder why Cold Storage is the only place selling frozen Turkey?

Just give me the turkey! I WANT MY TURKEY!!!!! Heard some rumours that imported Turkeys is still at the Port waiting for clearance. What took them so long, gawd damnit! Just because they are non halal, what does that got to do with non-Muslim? What is all the fuss with the authority? If it is non-halal just don’t buy them, right? I’m not being racist here but sometime our gahment is imbeciles. Don’t you think so?

Christmas is less than 7 days from now. I don’t have anymore time to scout around for cheaper turkey as I’ve heard the cheapest is RM13 per kg. Cold Storage is selling at RM26 per kg. What to do???!!!! Die die also have to buy. My sisters is complaining about the price too. Dad suggested we had Ostrich instead! Dunno should I laugh or cry ๐Ÿ˜ I’ll have to run down to Ikano again this Sunday to grab the Turkey. *sigh… dah la harga petrol sudah naik, toll naik, harga ayam belanda pun naik. ish ish ish….


At the meantime, can someone please tell me why does baby always have to poo at the wrong time and while they are standing?

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