Friday, February 27, 2015

Cny Openhouse 2015.

Hello readers! Annual affair of steamboat session gathering at my house!
Steamboat session part 1 with my cousins who haven't visited my house for many years due to my grandfather passing.
Duffy looking so restless but so hyper when our relatives visit us and she was playing too much that she was too tired to move so we carry her and place her on her bed.

She resume her energy the next day, we visited my uncle at his office bringing her along as well.

For this cny gathering, i invited my uni friends to my house for the steamboat session!
we went to watch a movie before heading to my house!
this is one of the many sessions that i had in my house already!
 A group photo before we tuck in!

After the dinner, we started our blackjack games! Jeremy's friend, Brian came over to our house and we were playing together when he suggest to play another game called 'In Between' This was one of the most scariest game that i ever played.

The rule of the game are, everyone will agree of a starting amount to contribute to the 'pot'  there will be one person flipping two card out, for eg, if its an Ace and a Queen, you can bet the amount that you want for eg $2, and if the third card is in between the Ace and Queen, you get the $2 from the pot. Sometimes the two card is too small that you can skip by saying 'Pass' . If the third card is the same value as one of the two cards that were first flipped out, you will have to pay double of what you initially wanted to take out, for eg $2 become $4 that you have to put inside the pot. So we started with a min of $2 to contribute to the pot. The money in the pot grew bigger and bigger, it was quite thrilling because if the person choose all in, which mean if the third card flipped is really in between the value of the first two card, the player get to take the entire money in the pot, and the game restart with a min sum put by everyone inside the pot again.

Brian managed to sweep away all the money when he opt for all in, there were 8 of us playing so the pot were really growing money and that's when Brian wanted to opt for all in again, this time, the third card has  the same value on one of the first two card. So he has to pay double which is about $168! The money was accumulating and i try to go for all in too and i ended up paying double for it. Haha
Thanks to Brian and my contribution to the pot, we were accumulating to one extent about $400 plus within an hour? I thought this is a spooky game because if you are greedy and think that you are going to win, the luck will go away from you. Haha Brian was trying to recoup his losses when he called for his third all in. Everyone was trying to discourage him because things don't usually go the way you hope it will. But he decided to go for all in, so there were $300 plus in the pot, card was flipped and the card displayed was one of the first two card! Hahaha. His face expressions changed and was looking shag by then. He has to pay double that amount to $700 plus! It was the first time he is visiting my house and he was losing so much money.

Everyone was pretty shocked and Ivan was quite generous when he offer to round the game by saying we don't count this game. Haha see how cute my friends are. But we are sure he might not have $700 with him right now too but i was thankful they are gracious because other players might insist to get him to fork out the money because it's a fact he lose so he has to pay the price because if he win, he will also take all the winning with him. But fortunately things didn't got to that ugly stage. Giving someone a stage to back down could be the right thing to do. We were playing for entertainment and not for a living, so there is no point making everyone so happy and having one person being unhappy becauase he lose so much money. We decided to end the game after that and distribute the money in the pot equally to all the players so each of us get about $52.

Nevertheless, it was a fun gathering, time flies and we are graduating soon, so let's hope we can keep in touch after we have graduated.
I am hosting a graduation party after the exams. So excited.
Shall end for now. Till then!

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Chinese new year 2015

Hello! i am finally here to update my blog!
has been quite busy during the cny, as i had say before, its always the busiest time of the year when it comes to chinese new year for my house!
it is also the time where everyone would see their facebook newsfeed flooding with reunion dinner, dishes, where family get together for a reunion dinner!
this year was also the first time i was having reunion dinner with bf's family!
for my side, we don't really had our reunion dinner on cny eve as we tend to be very busy with all the offerings, and then arranging out all the goodies and drinks, so i was VERY VERY tired on the eve of the chinese new year as olm and i went out to help mum to buy some errands, very difficult to even find a carpark lot on the eve when everyone is joining in the crowd to make some last min shopping!
all corners of my house would be arrange neatly with these goodies

one table full of foods and drinks
in my house, the culture is to stock up everything full during the cny, even if there are only 4 members plus 1 duffy in my family, canned foods, cupboard, fridge etc all have to be full!
taking photos of reunion dinner dishes, and goodies is too mainstream!
i bet no one takes photos like me! HAHAHA
full of foods in the fridge,
fyi, my house has 2 normal fridges and 1 freezer so about 3 fridges, when i took, it was not even taken full yet because the drink has not been stocked up full yet too!

 usually i would invite my friends over to my house for bbq steamboat dinner as my mum marinate those meats so good that most of my friends was saying its so nice! 
but not good for me as i had been eating it, and its not very healthy, but fat loaded of calories!
had been regularly hitting the gym during the cny period. HAHA
as many as 4 times a week!
can you spot duffy trying to get the snacks? HAHA she got camouflage among the new sea cover! 
i didn't place her over there, she was just sitting there by her own will.

 giving me that look, what are you doing man! diao face. HAHA
its so scary she has grown so big, she was very small when we first take her home!
 when i came back from bf's house after the reunion dinner, duffy was already all bathed nicely and wearing the new clothes that i bought for her!
its a chanel inspired design! cuteness overload!

 'yes we need to talk..'

director of holding a meeting. HAHA
 too cute to resist, she was actually so excited because i was holding a sweet, and this silly girl LOVE sweets! just like a kid!

the way she sit is not the usual dog sitting positon, look like a human being sitting position if you guys do see how she sit in real life!
 posing! HAHA
 mama will give her a sweet to play and she is happy when she got her sweet, otherwise would bark nonstop if she know that we does not want to give her the sweets! too spoiled!
for my house, we would have to pray again at 12midnight, which is the new year day 1, after the praying, there is a saying of 守岁 where if kids does not sleep or stayout throughout the night, their parents will get to live super long, and has been doing it every year, staying until the morning every year! but this year i am just too tired!
i set an alarm clock and wanted to wake up after a small power nap, but i ended up sleeping until the next morning!
day 1 of cny is my most favourite dish that i love to eat,
frankly i does not know the correct name of the dish, but i name it as nian gao, usually people know nian gao by the brown colour cake that you have to go and fried, i hate that though, the nian gao that i am refering that is usually cooked by mum every year cny day 1 is the photo that you see below!
its quite an easy dish but mum only cook it every cny day 1! could have this everyday! 

this year, we had additional dishes, 
look at duffy already standby sitting at the table waiting to tuck in! HAHAHAHA

watching tv while we was busy taking photo before the meals starts! HAHA
its actually abalone, with fish maw, and other kind of ingredients! super convenient to cook! just need to open through the big can where it already have all the sauces, abalone, we called it 'peng cai'
and just throw into the pot and heat it up, and its ready to consume!
cute duffy lazing on the chair!

duffy was equally tired when she barely had any sleep because we was moving around in the hse!
pretty much lazing at home on day 1 as relatives came over and visit us, and usually only day 2, i will go out to visit my relatives!
this year was different as i went to join bf's side where he introduce me to his relatives that i am his gf!
HAHAHA, we spend half a day at his side and in the noon at my side!
its easier to go visiting when we travel by car!
had alot of cny clothes and decided to wear a super red but bare back dress!
me taking selfie while le bf is driving!
 took one cpl-fie!
he came over to pick me up, and we was meeting straight with his parents at his mum side!
it was the first time that i am meeting so much of his relatives and they have so many funny term that i am not very familiar with because for my own side, we only kept contact with my mum's side and my dad side is totally none so i was just nodding when he introduce me to his relatives!
lucky i had lose enough weight otherwise later everyone is gonna say jeremy's gf is so fat! HAHAHA
ask bf to take an OOTD, and just then he told me his parents and his uncle had reached and i was like, THEN HOW?! thn he say, take photo la! HAHA so was taking photo beside his car while waiting for his parents to alight!
this year received alot more angbaos because he has more relatives thn me!
and most usually give $10 or $20!
$10 is like the norm!
after going to his dad side, we went to find my uncle along with my other cousins, visiting each other house can be quite tiring and nomming nonstop!
cny is also the period where you can gamble just for fun!
this year played so many different games beside blackjack, big or small, and in between!
shall end for now! :)

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Happy Valentine's Day. XBOX 360!

Hello readers! Recently i went for a new haircut! Jeremy came to pick us so we can accompany my mum to the Fassler gourmet located at 46 woodlands terrace! They are the factory outlet that you can buy their products at a cheaper price, we spend about $90++ for the salmon and sashimi to prepare for celebration of the chinese new year. Chinese new year is one of the most important festival in my family. So we will buy lots of goodies to host our relatives and friends that we invited to our house during cny gathering.

I love my new hairstyle so i was taking as much selfie as i can while we were on our way to pick Jeremy's dad
When we reached his house carpark and his dad has gone up first. He give me a surprise by taking out this beautiful bouquet of roses from his car boot!

I wasn't expecting that i will receive anything on this valentine day. 
We went to shop for a xbox 360 that Jeremy is buying for me because he knows i wanted to buy it for quite sometime. 

Beside roses, it comes as a set with these flowery scent of chocolates!


We went to catch a night movie at amk hub after purchasing my xbox 360! 
All these for $467!

I shall end this post for now.
Till then!