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Writing this post cos I don’t feel like doing actual work hahaha.

I’m dyeing my hair tmr!!!! This actually came up cos I went shopping with some of the guys for benny’s bday present and I was complaining that they didn’t celebrate my bday (or rather sean brought up the fact that I was kind of salty about it lol). Then stanley came up with the idea of treating me to dye hair as a belated present and so… we went to check out the salons and book appointment! Exciting hehe hope it turns out nice x)

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Blackforest cake for stanley + benji + benny’s birthdays! Glad it turned out quite well cos I kinda mixed two recipes plus substituted chocolate chips cos I last minute realised I didn’t have cocoa powder at home.

V amused by school this week – we learnt about communication between processes which was fun cos you can run different programs and make them talk to each other:

(the “husband” is the server which connects to multiple clients i.e. the “wives”. the husband can talk to multiple wives but each wife can only see her convo with the husband. This husband wife thing was in the code given to us LOL)

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One of our hw problems is to make a chat room hahaha whatsapp for nerds xD

I was sick on wed and thurs, was v sian but I got to sleep a lot and do nothing heh. Ty vivek for accompanying me to see doctor ^^

Had lunch at sumiya today for jasmine’s bday, the charcoal grilled pork was gooddd

good food & great company

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I super love this photo hehe 8))

 

Some of the more memorable quotes from the past few weeks x)

“a minor flaw in our action plan lies in its apparent lack of imperfections, leading to difficulties in further improvements”

“speak blessings to yourself. Do not allow others to speak negative words of your name” (what even?!?)

“you look exceedingly gorgeous today, ma’am”

jasmine: “我跟我的男朋友分手了” jiaolian: “那juan草有机会了!!!!” I am so amused hahaha jiaolian ships jasmine/maverick and tiff/reudi

“…Sorry I’m not myself today
I must be si-zling in your never yan-ding pool of sexiness
Yours truly,
Georgina the broccoli”

“does it count as being a lightbulb if there are two of us?”

“all the girls better stay away from him ah” – from talking about the waist-hip ratio thing ahahaha

I realised I forgot to blog about teo’s farewell last time so… as of a few weeks ago, rggym started training at ri gym, ie no more henry park and teo :(( actually I suppose it shouldn’t really matter since we’ve graduated already but it’s strange to think about how our juniors will have such a different training “culture” and no more seniors come back to hpps to judge trials and stuff :/ anyway we had a farewell dinner for teo at j8 manhattan (I don’t even know why they would wanna let us book cos we were this huge bunch of extremely noisy people hogging tables, and it wasn’t even very profitable for them cos we are cheapos who used up all of angelia’s 1 for 1 vouchers hahaha) then went to take a ton of photos with teo at the mrt entrance LOL. Miss teo’s training and taking his car back with thomson gang :( and it’s so weird to imagine that our tiny little sec 1s are soon gonna be sec 3 and be seniors!!

After teo left most of my batch went marble slab :D it’s good!! We ended up eating mostly in silence and I realised I’ve gotten quite used to silence(s?) so I can’t really tell if a silence is awkward or not HAHA. But yeah I think sometimes it’s nice to not have to make conversation lol #antisocial

Claimed my cts treat (final score 3-2!) at strictly pancakes hehe :D otw there we just happened to meet codee angelia debbie charmaine after their sushi buffet- so qiao right!! But yeah thanks to that, open secret is no longer a secret haha actually I’m quite amused at how slowly it spread! Anyway strictly was gooddd 8)

I got rostered to cover founder’s day so had to go to school early on a saturday D: uhm it was better not as bad as I’d expected! It’s nothing like rgs founder’s day lah but just speech day/prize-giving, and welll most of it was really boring. But at least I got to walk around, unlike all the other students sitting at the back who were so bored lolol. I think being a photographer needs some level of shamelessness like when the GOH is talking you’re supposed to just walk up right in front of him and shoot him talking. Which I don’t really have meh so paiseh to stand in front and block everyone! Andd I did sth very embarrassing ahh but luckily not a lot of people saw (I hope!!). Anyway it ended way ahead of schedule so benji and I went to get food :D ms stephanie siow was there also so we went to ask her if she remembered us (she remembered calling benji the qianbian face ahahaha).

After founder’s day I went to hpps for seniors-coming-back-to-visit-teo day. Was quite nice to see all the seniors together and ofc teo!!! We just had lunch and took photos around the gym, but didn’t get to stay very long cos we had to prep for farewell- jelita shopping then went to reudi’s house to make the pinata! His house super nice :D we spent super long on the pinata (which had $40 worth of sweets lolol) but it failed the first time hahaha but after we re-tied it up it was not bad!! Overall I think farewell was pretty good already lah considering we aren’t even very close to the seniors. Good bbq food + funny people and games (actually mostly just the dancing one ahahahaha) + sparklers! Most of the seniors just wanted to nua inside the house so we got more sparklers to play. Light painting is so cool :D we sang the changed-lyrics sch song which was v retarded lolol but I think they were impressed with the farewell gifts! Yay all our hard work during trainings/lectures haha esp tiff who did so many notebooks and pens!!

I had my camera for founders day so ended up being photographer for the rest of the day too, I took like 600 photos altogether the whole day .__. and had to post process founders day photos so I decided to download lightroom trial. It’s really nice to use ahh so much better than iphoto!! I need to learn how to torrent it or something

Celebrated lizzi and leanne’s bday at EwF! The food is pretty nice but not super fantastic I guess. Oh but their desserts look really good!!! We had a cake though so didn’t get to try the desserts D: anw it was nice to see them! Ended up mostly a gossip sharing session where as usual I don’t know half the people lol but ok lah it was not that bad

Went out with dawn twice last week! Once for yoguru, she had vouchers but cannot use together so after finishing 1 cup each we got another one to share LOL. And fri after training she crashed my family’s dinner/supper! Super funny cos we went to eat sam lo hor fun, then when deciding what to eat dawn was like “i’m ok with anything! Except taugay. And fish.” And sam lo is basically taugay and fish ahahaha. But my father made her try some taugay hahaha accomplishment of the century

Uhmm what else haha I’m v amused by my friends every day! Random talking at mos/ in sch cos we had a 3h break between lessons today x)

Yay for the 2.5 day school week 8D

chocolate chip cookies & ice cream

Made chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream yesterday! And since I was gonna make cookie dough, might as well make more and bake cookies too right. So now I have ice cream and cookies yay!!

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Woohoo this ice cream was better than my first try in terms of texture but I think the taste is a bit weird! And my sister couldn’t tell that it was my homemade one hehe means it must be not too bad x)

I think chocolate chip cookies are the easiest thing to bake ever, no matter what recipe I use they all end up quite nice!

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orange jelly cheesecake cups

I got a pack of those cool muffin cups from phoon huat and couldn’t wait to use them so I decided to adapt a no-bake jelly cheesecake recipe to make cheesecake cups. This is my first original recipe! Though actually it’s more of a mash-up of a few recipes (one two three) that I mixed together and tweaked a little so the amounts would match.

I wanted a crunchy ish base so I baked the base blind, but if you don’t want to, just leave it in the fridge while making the cheesecake layer!

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Baking blind removes the moisture so the base stays crunchy!

Pressing the bases down individually is quite tedious but everything else is pretty easy.

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Two layers done…
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Tangerines for decoration!
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3-layer orange cheesecake cup

Orange jelly cheesecake cups

Makes 16-20

Ingredients:
120g digestive biscuits
50g butter, melted
375g cream cheese, left at room temperature
2/3 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla essence
200ml whipping cream
2 tbsp boiling water
2 tsp gelatine powder
1 pack of Tortally jelly crystals, orange flavour (or 85g jelly crystals)
2 tangarines for decoration (optional)
Zest of 1 medium lemon (about 1.5 tsp)

Method:

Base
1. Preheat the oven to 180°C/ gas mark 4
2. Crush the digestives in a food processor or by hand (place the biscuits in a Ziploc bag and crush them with a rolling pin)
3. Combine biscuit crumbs and butter in a medium bowl
4. Scoop biscuit mixture into the cups (approx 1.5cm high) and press firmly into the base of each cup
5. Bake for 20min then leave to cool

Cheesecake
1. Using an electric mixer, beat cream cheese, sugar, vanilla, and lemon zest until smooth, then gradually beat in cream
2. Place water in a small bowl, sprinkle gelatine over and mix in with a fork until gelatine is dissolved
3. Beat gelatine into filling until combined
4. Pour filling over base and press in tangerine slices (choose those without seeds)
5. Refrigerate for 3 hours or until set

Jelly
1. Make jelly following packet directions. For Tortally jelly, dissolve crystals in 150ml hot water, then add in 150ml cold water
2. Refrigerate until jelly is cooled (alternatively, use less cold water and add a few ice cubes to cool the mixture)
3. Pour jelly over cheesecake and refrigerate for a further 3 hours or until jelly is set

Serve straight from the fridge. Alternatively, keep them in the freezer and they will stay solid for at least 3 hours after taking them out.

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Unintentional but because of the cups I used, they have funny wave-like things around the edges!
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You can make them in different flavours and colours too just by changing the jelly
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Lime and raspberry for christmas!

peanut butter snickers brownies

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snickers!!!

The title says it all, snickers + peanut butter + brownies = a very yummy brownie!! I was considering buying m&ms to add inside because it’s all unhealthy junk anyway so the more the merrier right, but each pack had so little I decided it was not worth it. Maybe some day I’ll try baking brownies with a lot of random stuff inside :D Baked this for tiff in exchange for her helping me do sth x)

Ok anyway!

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chopped up snickers bars
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added into the batter!

The recipe says to drop dollops of peanut butter on top of the batter and swirl it around with a knife so this is what I ended up with:

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the result of my anyhow swirling

Ahh I should work at some bakery place to improve my skills xD or an ice cream shop! Oh I realised that a lot of shops are hiring so hopefully finding a job shouldn’t be too hard…

Yay gonna bring to training tmr! Speaking of training, I went hpps by myself again yesterday cos someone was looking for a job D: it was quite okay lah I was late so I just did conditioning until most people finished then went to jump with them xD spent the whole time doing backlay and I think it’s better now, or at least I can feel what I’m doing! Talked a bit to the juniors (who were amused by the flapping thing hahaha) and they’re mostly not bad alr! I hope more sec 3s can compete next year though.. juniors need to stop being so lazy argh when I go I jump more than everyone elsleh. And I forgot to bring textbooks for them again T___T

I haven’t taken photos of the baked brownie yet but gonna post this first and add photos tmr!

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this tiffany wanted them all to herself and wasn't going to share T__T who's the pig huh!!
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can see the snickers and peanut butter 8D

apples + cinnamon = :D

I realised I forgot to post pictures of my apple pie muffins yesterday so here they are!

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oats and cinnamon topping
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ready for baking!
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look at the apple filling :D

(Ok I have very few nice photos cos I was busy making and preventing my cousin from killing everything)

I tried one fresh out of the oven and it was really nice cos the apples were warm and yummy! The muffin itself is quite dry and unnice though but ok lah so much of it is apples anyway so overall it’s still awesome. I love cinnamon!! We ran out at home so I went to buy, but the supermarket I went to didn’t have ground cinnamon so I had to buy the stick kind and grind by myself. Quite interesting though, I never knew that the cinnamon we use is just ground up bark.

Baking stuff with cinnamon is nice cos the smell spreads all over the house xD oh recipe is from here, found this website while looking at food photography advice haha people are really serious about food photography/styling! It has a lot of recipes heh and their photos are very nice. But argh after a lot of work right, I only ended up with 5 muffins!! I made half recipe in case not nice, and usually most recipes understate one, like if it says “makes 10” I’ll probably end up with at least 12. So I thought it’d be ok right but noo I ended up with only five quite small ones D:

Oreo cheesecake & I graduated!

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Cake for my father’s bday! Uh idk what to say so pictures ftw

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cream cheese is yummy!
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Oreo base (ignore the ugly background)
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batter with oreo chunks on top
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before baking...
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after baking!
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a slice of cake!

Oh man I need to improve on my food photography skills. How ah D: And get nice plain white plates!

Currently 3/4 of my posts are food related x) while other people are mugging chinese + blogging about graduation, I’m baking and posting photos of the process woohoo. Meh I’m mugging chinese also lah but I’m not going to write a post about graduation cos I don’t really feel anything. Like woohoo I graduated! (also I don’t see why that is something worth congratulating) Everyone’s going to the same school anyway what! And seriously everyone is forever complaining about the campus and teachers and canteen etc, but when we leave everything suddenly becomes so wonderful…? And I don’t think something being “the last” should give it any special meaning, like if you never cared about sth before, why would it matter if it’s the last time?? This isn’t for anything in particular but like people have been saying/ posting “our last ____ :'(” why do you care if you’ve never cared before? o___o ok I guess maybe people do care to some extent haha this is just my observation/ opinion.

Looking forward to chalet!!! :D hope farewell is funny!

(sorry if the formatting is messed up or sth, it’s very weird on my phone)