Food

Because… Procrastination!

I’m writing a post because I’m procrastinating on my assignments and a test this Friday.

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Meanwhile, some updates on my life. We had a movie night party last Saturday. Ian brought his fancy 32 inch tv and we managed to get it to work with my laptop. (Panicked for a few minutes, thinking, why didn’t we checked it a day before?)

 Woohoo, 32 inch tv! Much wows, slightly bigger than ours.

 John brought his coffee machine and made us some extremely delicious drinks. Sadly, his ‘work space’ isn’t exactly a prestegious spot in our house, he had to kneel down to make the drinks.

It was a potluck party so everyone brought some food. Nadhirah and I made tom yum soup and vermicelli to go with.

Taa.

Auckland Raya Week!

Parents often worry about how my generation will forget traditions and Malaysian culture, really, they’re very wrong. Not in this part of the world anyway. I had the chance to go to 3 open houses this week. Woopeedoo, it feels just like home.

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Tuesday

After the Raya open house at Amirah’s place, we missed the train by a few seconds because the ticket machine was down.. So we had to wait another 26 minutes for the next one..

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Friday

Brunch with Nadhirah and Sherine. I made super plain aglio olio and potato salad. Nadhirah made scrambled eggs. Yum.

I managed to go to a gig at Whammy Bar, K’Road with Ian on Friday too. I think I’ve been out almost on a daily basis with these people now.

We watched three different bands. I only remembered two though – Caroles and Parents.

No idea how I was okay with a screamo gig.

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Saturday

Bihun Sup! Makes me miss Mee Soto so, so much. :C

Even their keropok lekor and bergedel was so good. They’re definitely wife-material. Unlike me, Nadhirah and Amirah…

 Nadhirah and Amirah

And that’s the unflattering me.

#692

Happy Monday everyone!

Hope everyone’s bright and cheery today. I’m trying to update my blog as often as I can with lots of photographs. This post has a little bit of everything though, a lil’ update on my life in Auckland right now.

Yes! More construction going on to beautify the view from my balcony!

But it’s okay, I still get great sunset views every day.

Last photo of my fiery hair before I dye them to another colour! I have 6 colours to choose from. Tsk, can you guess what colours I’m doing next?

Check out my new DIY knife holder. I wanted to do a magnetic one to save space (Since the kitchen area isn’t very big) but the magnets I bought were totally useless and I couldn’t find any stronger magnets. Japan Dollar Shop and Daiso was out of magnets. Boohoo.
So I resorted to this super duper cheap and heavy knife holder. All you need is a vase/container and lots of pasta. I used 6 and a half bags of cheap spaghetti (500g each). In total I spent about $10. I’m glad I didn’t buy a vase made of glass. Otherwise it would be so much heavier and a pain to move around when I clean the kitchen area. This shall do until I find a prettier container and have enough time and some rubbing alcohol to dye the pasta!

Cheesy potato ready to go into the microwave!
I’m still afraid of the oven. So I’m sticking to the microwave until the day the oven stops scaring me.

On Saturday, I went down to Parnell and Epsom. Well, I got off the bus at Epsom, 4 stops too early… So I had to walk 4km to reach the PokeCenter that was hosting a Pokemon Tournament.
I didn’t regret my mistake one bit! Tsk, I walked pass Greenwoods Kitchen and I couldn’t resist. THE SMELL OF PIES AND PASTRIES. I bought a Spinach and Feta Quiche for $5.50 and it was awesome.

I caught a Pokemon at the PokeCenter. She’s a very talkative Torchic. She hogged my microphone right away. Cheeky girl..
Little dino couldn’t stand her voice and was desperately trying to turn the mic off.

I think I need a life.
A real one.

Made a new Globescape. This time with a different touch to it!
Next, I plan to do one inspired by white and blue china.
You can check out the other Globescapes here. :D

Mexican Cafe, 67 Victoria St West

 

 Complimentary tortilla chips and salsa!

Limelight ($12.50)
Hayman’s Gin, fresh limes, Triple Sec and Midori
I don’t know what I was thinking, ordering a cocktail. A COLD drink on such a cold day. It was a good spend though.

BURRITO ($10.00)
A soft flour tortilla filled with cheese, onion, tomato, sour cream, coriander, jalapeno chillies,
beans, guacamole and a choice of chicken, beef or vegetarian filling.
Served with a salad garnish.

It’s absolutely amazing. For a small Chinese girl’s stomach, it’s super filling too. I almost couldn’t finish it! Especially with the free tortilla chips with the most amazing salsa. I didn’t quite like the salad garnish though.. It was a pitiful bunch of vegetables.

Mexican Cafe

67 Victoria St West
Auckland Central

Website

Open daily
(09) 373 2311

Food Pictures, Finally.

So I finally got some initiative to take some photographs of food this weekend. Just a short lil’ food post for this week. I have loads of assignments to do. And there’s Diablo 3. Tsk.

Sunny side up pasta I made for dinner on Saturday. Simple but so awesome.

On Sunday, I went over to my sister’s place for dinner.

 

 

Awh, doesn’t it look so good?

And then we have this. The explosive blueberry cheese cake. It’s very delicious despite it’s looks.

 

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