Thursday, August 21, 2014


I realised I am horrible at posting photos while in the process of either cooking or preparing to cook or bake. I dunno how all of you do it.

I guess it boils down to:
1. My hands/fingers are already dirty, so how to handle camera/phone?
2. Too troublesome to go and clean and then snap a photo at almost every process or when new ingredients are added.

Hah, so how do you do it?

That said, even the finished product I would sometimes forget, until it has been half eaten or transferred into another container to keep. :) Sad but true. Maybe I should get my kids to take the photos. They are able to do random shots and selfies now. :)

Been doing some baking and cooking again these few days but my attempt at BBQ ribs have to be postponed as I will be travelling tomorrow and the weekend is again filled with activities.

Now, I better remember to get my photos ready for the weekend. It will be interesting as there is going to be a birthday bash for a 5-year-old at the ice ring. Yes, ice ring....he is one lucky fella.

Have a good week(-end) too!

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Back to Square 1

That was before the 2-weeks-gym-absence

And this is AFTER the 2-weeks-gym-absence

It was sufferfest at the gym this morning. Although I have been doing runs....but I totally lost my upper body ability. :( TRX helped but I didn't do it as often.

Now back to square 1....thank goodness I didn't sign up for any triathlon races....

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

WW - From my kitchen recently

 10 egg yolks as part of the recipe for the cheesecake below
(first time ever baking in such huge proportions!)

 The soft and fluffy cheesecake which set a little during the second batch.

Air fried drummets (like grilled because no batter used)

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Raya and such

Selamat Hari Raya folks!

Again the lull happened and the blog remained quite for a bit. Apologies. :(

Raya 2014 seemed abit subdued and slow and quiet. I have no idea why but the hustle and bustle at the inlaw's on the first day was absent. Too quiet to be true (although I was quietly glad) and quickly passed. Second day was not much different but the usual routine of my parents visiting my inlaws happened. Less hassle in food prep this time and kids had more fun cos my cousins came along too.

And since I anticipated the usual 3rd day bore, I decided to do some field visits (yes, work) on the third day. Nice weather, gloomy and cool but didn't manage to steal some time to train because I had no where to go!! So it was only work. 

I went to the foothill of Gunung Jerai but there was no proper park or track. At 8am it was lonely with only 2 or 3 other people who were tourist bus and lorry drivers perhaps waiting to ferry people. It would have been a good opportunity for me to do a hill run, but I just didn't want to risk safety. So I left and continued to work.

Then we were back in the city on the 4th night and so that was Raya. 

Good thing was kids had fun at their 'uncle & aunts' place. So we were less worried on how to keep them sane.

And so work started on 4th August as usual.

Have a blessed year ahead, folks.