Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Things That Made Me Laugh Today

1. Xinnee and JiaHong singing Malaysian patriotic songs in class
2. "Tuilet" --> Indonesia's spoof on Twilight (Kush's book)
3. CJ not hearing my answer to her question of "Why are you in class if you're sick?" and asking me again after waiting a whole minute or two.
4. Aaron's absent-mindedness and the fact he bought Panadeine because he wanted something for his flu (??!)
5. Teasing my brother about his driving test tomorrow and the fact that he'll probably be fetching Kit to and from school once he gets his license, not to mention fetching me around when I'm home for summer.
6. A video of Tom Felton at 9 and realising he acted with Hugh Laurie at 9.


Sunday, July 12, 2009

Castle

New show that I'm starting to like! Seen 2 out of the available 10 episodes and it's slowly growing on me. First started watching it when I stumbled upon it when channel surfing and went:

"Hey, isn't thaat CAPTAIN HAMMER?!"

Obviously I had to watch it.

Castle stars Nathan Fillon (Captain Hammer!!!!!!) as Richard Castle, who's a best selling novellist who shadows this cop (obviously she's female and smoking hot) and helps her with her cases. Definitely interesting, since the only time I saw Nathan Fillon acting was in Dr. Horrible's Sing-A-Long Blog where I obviously hated him. And fleeting shots of him when watching "The Best of Two Guys and A Girl" youtube videos at the peak of my Ryan Reynolds infatuation.

Mmmmm Ryan Reynolds.

Sorry about that diversion. Back to Castle.

Hmmm can't say what is it about the show that's so interesting? I can't say... Nathan Fillon is definitely very good in the show, plus the idea of having a novelist following a cop around is amusing to say the least.


Try it out.

Some quotes:

Will Sorenson: How about you Castle, you've written what... 20 bestsellers?
Richard Castle: 26 but who's counting?
Will Sorenson: Why the sudden need to shadow a real detective?
Richard Castle: Well, the ones on TV seem oddly fixated on their sunglasses.

Richard Castle: Yin-Yang is harmony, Yin-Yin is... a name for a panda!

P.S Forgot Nathan Fillon was on Desperate Housewives.

Chocolate "Ice Cream" Cupcakes Recipe (finally)

Definitely the easiest recipe for cupcakes ever, plus the resulting cupcakes are so soft! Got the recipe from playinghouseblog.com which I found from foodgawker.com which showcases pictures of food from various cooking blogs (thanks Fangi for telling me about it!)

Chocolate "Ice Cream" Cupcakes

1 box chocolate cake mix (or any other flavor)
1 pint chocolate ice cream, softened (again, any other flavor)
3 eggs
1 c. water
Preheat oven to 350
o.
Only 3 things to buy! 1 pint roughly translates to 480 ml of ice cream, and 350o is just about 180 degrees Celsius.

Step 1:
Assemble everything you need!
Step 2:
Prepare your cupcake/muffin tray by lining them with paper liners, or grease the sides (so much more troublesome than paper liners, I find)

Step 3:
Mix all the ingredients together! It's that easy!!



Step 4:
Beat everything together with a mixer for just FOUR minutes, which results in an extremely watery mixture. Don't worry, that's how it's supposed to be!

Step 5:
Pour the mixture into the cupcake tins. Since the mixture was so viscous, I literally POURED it into the tray. (Hint: Don't fill it up too full though, maybe around 50%? I found that the cupcake tended to deflate after coming out the oven, so if they had the normal "above the liner" dome it collapsed on itself and became VERY sticky)


Step 6:
Bake for 17 minutes.


Step 7:
Ta-Da! The resulting cupcakes weren't as sweet as the cupcakes I usually make, so you could add some sugar in the mixure, or make up a frosting to go on them! Nutella frosting would be awesome!

You can try it with other cake mixture or ice cream flavours eg. mint chocolate ice cream with vanilla cake mixture, and so on.

Alternatively, you could use the mixture for a cake or mini cupcakes, you just have to tweak the baking times: 12 minutes for mini cupcakes and 45 minutes for a cake.

Made 24 cupcakes out of this recipe, but could have made a few more if I didn't fill them up as full.

My New Wish List


Paloma's Crown of Hearts from Tiffanys and Co.
Blackberry Bold

Contrast Placket Shirt

Bead Detail Spliced Top

Go With The Flow Studded Bag (Small) from Nine West

Pleat Tie Detail Blouse
Hamptonesk from Nine West
Carrera from Nine West


Roll-Up Sleeve D-Ring Jacket from Just Jeans

Roll Up Sleeve Trench from Just Jeans
Mesh Roll Belt

Plush Rib Long Sleeveless Cardi

J. Society Enigma Low Super Slim Bleach Jeans from Just Jeans
Tatiana Twill Shirt from FCUK
Urban Quilt Bag from FCUK


Ryan Reynolds, Neil Patrick Harris or both. Hey, a girl can dream

Saturday, July 04, 2009

After 5 hours...

20 moist chocolate cupcakes and 45 chewy chocolate chip cookies. Too tired to tell you all about it so you'll need to wait for my energy to return...