Tuesday, December 29, 2009

One Saturday Evening..

Unable to finish the curry packet sent over from mum, decided to share it with friend. So off we went to buy ingredients for the cooking adventure. Chicken meats, potatos, garlic, onions, rice, garlic - all checked. We didnt actually make a list of what we want to buy. As we got home, we realised cooking oil was missed.

My friend immediately called a friend of his to buy a bottle of oil who was on his way. Thats right, my friend invited his friend for the session. Not just one, but 3! Not meant to exagrate, I have never cooked for my friend. Let alone his friends whom are total stranger to me.

Cooking huge portion at a time is tough. I had to keep tasting the food to make sure the taste was reasonable.

Fried egg with onions, curry chicken, and chicken rice all single-handedly prepared by me. My friend helped slicing cucumber.

See even my friend gave a thumbs up. Ok. Not lah. That was taken before the meal started.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Bottle Cap Opener Alternative

This is what I am talking about. The belt as bottle opener.
I bought few bottles of drinks and realised that I did not have any bottle opener. After searching high and low, even searched on the internet. Found out that the belt I was wearing ideal for the job.

This is not alcohol, for your info..

I am going to try this method next...

Saturday, December 19, 2009

A Glimpse of What to Come

Taken from my room when it started to snow. I wish to go out but shall leave till daytime and I will try to take more pics.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

The Conversation

I was having a conversation with my mum the other day. The last time I had it was a few months back.

I realised how much I missed my family. They had not been updated of my life and likewise. My sister has her own car! My grandparents is moving in with us!? Good to see things are going well with them, though there are some downs in between.

Everytime we talked, my mum would convince me to go back home and settle down there. I understand the care and me being thousand miles away from keep her worry. Unfortunately I am one who would not just stay in my comfort zone. No matter how difficult the life is in UK. Yes, its pretty hard, let alone the recession since. Well I have been through the worst this year. I think *touchwood* nothing can come even worst.

Yea, back to comfort zone. I am not going to stay comfortably in there until I get something that I would be happy to say my achievement. That will mean my mum will be nagging me for another 2 years. She cares, I know.

I told my mum about my relationship, she understood. Typically, she consoled by saying something like 'there are many girls around and soon you will find one'. Ironically, when i told her I am reaching 30 and I have no plan to look for another one. She burst into laughter and warned me not to bring home ang moh. I just giggled. That was so casual and odd. Seriously, I didnt mean to crack that joke or ended up into such conversation talking about my life partner. Perhaps it was never taken seriously by me. Oh dear, I am already in my late 20s, just turning into a grown up man.

Most importantly is, no matter how lonely I am right now, I know I got people to support me as I learnt from that conversation. Being alone in a foreign country can be very hard sometimes when family and friends are far from reach. Even advanced technology couldn't bring us so close together. The feeling would be different, yes?

Sunday, December 13, 2009

It is 12 days to Christmas and yet I have no plans. However, I will be attending company's christmas party alas no booze for that day because the MD hopes everyone to get home safely after the event. I dont mind really. That is the right thing to do.

My last year christmas was nothing but a visit to Manchester. The worst thing is during the Christmas, majority of the shops is going to close. Which mean I have to stock up food a day or two prior. Then cook at home on Christmas and perhaps watch TV or online at home. This year I will be on my own. Call me anti social or anything, I really wish to celebrate christmas with someone whom I care the most. Nah.. its not gonna happen.

4 days of holidays but i have no idea how to utilize them. If I go out, I will be spending money. I think I should just stay at home. Ok fine, I might go to London. Date anyone?

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

London night

Few weeks ago, my friend made a visit to London, and so I have to be a tour guide. Well, not exactly, I am simple bringing her from Point A to Point B with google maps and my experience with London tube. Moving London is simple but sometimes can be exhausting because as everything is within walking distance, you rather walk than take a bus or tube. I enjoyed the night view in London.
Guess what? This nandos opens under one of the railway bridge. The wall is actually meant for the pillar to support the railway. Interesting, once a while you will hear a train passing by and the whole place will trembling a little.
I never miss the opportunity to take a snapshot of Tower Bridge. Its just wonderful.