Monday, April 28, 2008

Random Post #1


I just finished reading 13 lectures on Complementary Medicine in 13 hours. Not straight 13 hours non-stop la. I not bit-cho-so... yet. Started yesterday night, all the way till tonight.

I learnt to late that I can't just cover everything in that module the day before the paper itself, as I initially planned to do. After looking at the module guide yesterday night, I began panicking - this module has 28 (or is it 27?) lectures - the most among all the modules. T-T

Hence the motivation and energy to study them lectures as completely and as quickly as possible. At first, it was just some recalls on certain topics. Then it was memory re-inforcing. And later on, struggles to imprint all information in my almost bursting brain.

And then I came to this :

(excerpt from Traditional Chinese Medicine lecture notes)
Liver connects to the eye and is associated with anger.

What the **** is this la? Actually, I was laughing when I read this. It sounds just too damn ridiculous. *snorts*

Well, the explanation was :

Each zang organ is paired with a fu organ and connects to a sense organ and have an associated spiritual aspect.

Wah. That's such a clear explanation ho?

Haih.... dunno how already la.


Thursday, April 24, 2008

Peanut Butter Goodness!

Huuu..... I'm ready to pengsan. *flops over keyboard*

Went grocery-shopping yesterday morning. Was a bit reluctant to leave home because there were still more than half of Pharmaceutics notes to go through and memorise. T-T But seeing that I need to stock up on fresh produce, I terpaksa lah go.

So, for lunch today, I made pasta with Campbell's canned mushroom soup. :) I bought a bottle of mixed Italian herbs a few weeks ago. The herbs do spice things up and make them more flavourful, especially pasta dishes.

{Must put lots of cheddar cheese. Lots.}

And then I tried baking a yoghurt cake. Tak jadi la.... The top burnt to charcoal and the inside not quite done. T-T Now I know, toaster ovens are not meant for baking cakes. T-T I thought can bake things, because I successfully made apple crumble with it.

Haih... So, the peanut butter + condensed milk topping I made, I put on the moist chocolate cake, which I have some leftover.

{Oh peanut butter. How I've missed thee. I haven't tasted thee for half a year.}

Haha... The texture of the combination turned out to be more like a paste than frosting. My piping skills are still that of a novice. *bleh* Looks quite unsightly. D: Will try to improve. Mm.

Haih... My brain is totally saturated already. What do you make of this statement?

Interpretation of results :
If the sum of the responses of the group of three rabbits does not exceed 1.4º and if the response of an individual rabbit is less then 0.6º, the preparation being examined passes the test. If the response of any rabbit if 0.6º or more, or if the sum of the reponses of three rabbits exceeds 1.4º, continue the test using five other rabbits. If not more than three of the eight rabbits show individual responses of 0.6º or more, and if the sum of the responses of the group of eight rabits does not exceed 3.7º, the preparation being examined passes the test.

I had to read the passage carefully for 3 times before I grasp the meaning. What the? I don't know what to say already la. T-T This is the sort of 'text and literature' I have to go through while struggling to stay alive for my end-of-semester exams. T-T

Totally ridonkulous!

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Moist Chocolate Cake + Yoghurt Milk Frosting

I'm running out of food stuff at Vista. T-T Specifically desserts. T-T

I was craving for something rich and sweet for lunch today. Hence I made this steamed moist chocolate cake. I didn't put as much butter as was required of the recipe - only half of it, and subsituted one cup of flour with Milo. :P Yup, I think I mentioned this in my CNY post. This time, I didn't put in 5 eggs. 4 was used, as stated in recipe.

I have two cups of yoghurt, which are supposed to be expired already by now. The labels said 'used by 15/4/08'. -____-" I was thinking about making a yoghurt cake when I bought them. But that tak jadi because I couldn't find foil cake pans to use for baking. Long story la.

Yeah so anyways, although the yoghurt was a bit sour, it'll still edible. Nothing wriggled in my mouth when I tasted it. Hopefully, I won't have diarrhoea tonight. D:

So, I tried making frosting out of one cup, with a few spoonfuls of condensed milk, a little butter and milk powder. I wanted to use the piping bag and other nozzles I got (for so cheap!) together with the star-nozzle I bought for making the silicon thingy.

The frosting's a bit too runny - can't make out the piped lines. T-T

{Dolled up with rainbow sprinkles = LOVE!}

Oh. You wonder why I have pink food colouring and sprinkles? Those are hardly things a pharmacy student would have while trying not to burst her brains with information overload right? I got them, thinking I could incoporate them in my polymer clay and glazing crafts. It proved quite impossible to do that, so that's how I ended up with such frills lining my kitchen cupboard. :P

{Oh thy shiny frosting. How I love thee.}

The cake is good. Anything with chocolate is good. :D The frosting is indescribably delicious!!! Milky, sweet, with just a little touch of sour. Mmm.... Just like Secret Recipe's Yoghurt Cheesecake, without the raspberry topping. :9

I have to jog 10 rounds today. If I don't pengsan by 5 rounds. T-T

Friday, April 18, 2008

Kawaii~neh!'s Sugar~Honey Cookieland Version 2 !

Sho.... Here's the other cookie as promised.

{♥Kawaii~neh!™'s Sugar~Honey Cookieland V.2♥}

Listed on Etsy. :) View it HERE.

I think the first one with scalloped edges looks more like a cookie, although I like the topping on this one more.

{♥Nahm nahm nahm...♥}

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Kawaii~neh!'s Sugar~Honey Cookieland

Haih... I'm so depressed now. Dah lah, I alone oni at Vista. T-T Somemore have to study like mad. T-T Seems like I have to cram everything in one module in just 3 days, as one of my batchmates said.


Well. Yesterday night, after torturing myself with Therapeutic Uses of Bioinorganic Complexes and Traditional Chinese Medicine (hope I can just blah anything and pass if got questions on this), I couldn't ignore the itch to play with polymer clay.

I had this idea long ago to incorporate the cream-like silicon substance and polymer clay.

{Kawaii~neh!™'s Sugar~Honey Cookieland}

The white cream blobs are made of Bostik's Kitchen and Bathroom Sealant (White), which costs RM9+. You can get it from any department store. I came to know about this from a post on ciyou's blog, which directed me to this tutorial. :)

I'm seriously in love with this cookie. :9 Got lollies, dark choc and milk choc and Reese's peanut butter chips, and also licorice candy. I personally dislike licorice candy. A LOT. Ugh. But I thought the colours would suit the whole thing. :)

{It'sh sho teeneeee...}

I've made a similar cookie this afternoon, but couldn't take pics because it was cloudy. Natural light gives the best pics. :) Hopefully, I'll be able to post it up tomorrow. :)

*Sigh* Gotta start with GI system. T______T

Monday, April 14, 2008

JSR #21 : Sasha Chocolate Original (Lotte) + PC Fair

ARGH! I just finished typing this entry and then clicked 'publish post'. The cable was loose and the connection was off! I didn't realize! ARGH! And there goes my post. T-T Have to type this thing all over again... T-T *Bangs laptop*

So, what I was typing about.... Study break's just started. After these 3 weeks, the end-of-semester exams will claim me... I want to die now.... T-T

Last Friday, I went kawaii-hunting with yokie at MidValley. We went to this toy shop and there were lots of re-ment cakes and desserts! I waaaant!!! Oh, and then, we had lunch at Carl's Jr. The burger damn BIG wei! I like! :D

And then, we continued on to the PC fair at KLCC. I had never attended a PC fair in KL before. It was quite disastrous for me. Let me put it this way. Unless I really intended to get something from there, hence my purpose, I wouldn't even consider the trip.

The place was totally jam-packed with people. Can't even get at the booths, not if you elbow some people and step on some feet first. We didn't do that of couse, but I was at the receiving end a few times. T-T I can't even see the floor, even when I looked right down - there's always someone's butt or backpack blocking - that's how packed it was.

And then ah, there's a whole hall dedicated to hi-fi and speaker sets. After coming out from there, I don't think I could have heard myself scream.

Despite the complaints, it was a worthwhile experience, although I was only too happy to get out of the place. Well, at least I know where KL Convention Center is now, and what it looks like. :P

Sasha Chocolate Original (Lotte)

Price : RM11+

Weight : 73g (16 individually wrapped pieces)

Found : Isetan KLCC

Yup. Took the chance to get myself some Japanese yummies. Bought only one though. Each chocolate is a rectangular piece made of lattice-strips of dark and white chocolate. Extremely pretty and equally yummy. :9

Oh, and my camera's back! Collected it yesterday at Sungei Wang. Should have just gotten a new one la. I saw one with 7.2 megapixels at the fair for only RM400+. Each time I get this cam serviced, I'm burning RM50. T-T

Bought some supplies to make fake cream blobs. Will be posting up the finished-products soon, I hope.

Thursday, April 3, 2008

JSR #20 : Natto + Tree Stumps + Panky Chocolate

Ha.... I just came back from our 2-days hospital attachment in Hospital Tuanku Ja'afar in Seremban. Personally, I didn't feel it was of any use, except that we could observe what the REAL work for pharmacists is like. Lots of monotonous packing, filling, labelling, filling in patient medical details and lab tests. I think I want to vomit now. *bwuerrrrk....*

Hokeh. Not to bore you with more details of that. -_-" Let's proceed to what I got from KLCC last Friday while going searching for kawaii with yokie. :P

{San-X Nyan Nyan Nyanko A4 file - sho cute I nearly died on the spot when I saw it}

{Super kawaii cakeys on the left from Kinokuniya. "Sweets Factory" from Popular - got this last year. I dunno if I posted it up already - I have a feeling I haven't.}

We had lunch at Dome. Yokie recommended that Gourmet Chicken and Mushroom Pie thingy. It was the BEST chow I've had! Soups had never been on my list of favourites. This gourmet soup-pie is simply yummy, filling and will make you wish you can eat it every day for the rest of your life. :D That's how I felt lo. I LOVE the buttery crisp yet soft pastry cap on top of the soup cup. Mmm.... :9

Ah... I also bought myself a twin-pack of natto. Natto is a kind of Japanese fermented soybeans. I was extremely curious after I read this post and saw this video on kirin's blog. I was dying to know what this natto really smells, tastes and looks like.

{This is the modern natto pack - comes with a sauce and mustard in each. There are many brands. I bought this from Isetan. 2 packs for RM6.}

I want to show you the natto. But fdflickrtoys (a site I use for creating picture mosaics) is down, right after I created the one above. T-T Ah... I'll be editing this post.

{This is what natto looks like. *bwuerrhhkkk* When you open the plastic sheet covering it, you'll see extremely sticky strands of stuff stretching from the beans. The way to eat natto; use a pair of chopsticks, stir the natto vigorously until the lendir/mucous-like stuff starts to dominate. :D You can put the sauce and mustard before stirring if you want to.}

But lemme tell you the taste and smell, and what it looks like. It's really sticky. And hell, the smell will get you out of your own house. T-T

Well, it wasn't too bad actually. I expected it to have a really horrible smell, because one of my friends said it is an analogue of 'chao tau fu' (smelly tofu). I haven't had the chance to smell the smelly tofu... yet, so I'm not sure if the smell is equivalent. In any case, I could still swallow a few mouthfuls. *bwuerrrhhhkk*

I understand that some of the Japanese love this, and it's often part of their breakfast - they eat it with rice. I think it's due to the nutritional values. :)

Kikori no Kirikabu (Chocolate Tree Stump Cookies)

Price : RM7+

Weight : Says 2p on the pack, but it can't be 2 pounds because that's 900g

Found : Isetan KLCC

There are two individual packs in the box. Each pack's got about 12 pieces of stumps. :D The tree biscuit is nicely crunchy, and the root chocolate is creamy sweet. :9 *Loves*

{Excuse the glistening teeth markings -_-"}

Panky Milk Chocolate (Red) + Panky Milk Bitter (Blue) {Meiji}

Price : RM5+ each

Weight : 45g each (contains 10 individual chocs each)

Found : Isetan KLCC

Very creamy, even the bitter version. I like. :D Inside got crunchy bits, somewhat like tiny cereal, but not so 'holey' or 'puffy'. It's very crisp.


Ha... My sis, mum and dad are coming over to KL tomorrow. :) Lil sis is going to college. Ah... I feel so afraid for her. She's going to one of them colleges that has a reputation for filthy rich and notoriously couldn't-care-less students. I'm really worried that lil sis will be dragged into their 'culture'. But she'd made very ok mia friends back in Sibu - normal girls who love to have fun, but do not go overboard, and always put family and friends first. So I really hope she'll meet ok mia girls here.