Saturday, April 16, 2016

Blood drawing team

Doctors are very bad at drawing blood.

Nurse are always good.

But I just realised that the best at fast. From your queue numbers been called till blood drawn is only less than 10 mins.

A cheer to our polyclinic blood drawing team.

Wednesday, March 09, 2016

My Neighbour

I had a take other neighbours for granted neighbour. This neighbour only come back to Singapore once in a while and her mum will come over for a short stay. 

Just a few days ago, the poor mother took the wrong set of keys out of the house and got locked out. I happen to passby and invited the old lady to come over to wait while I call the neighbour. 

Neighbour requested for her mum to be at my place till she rush back. The poor old lady waited 2.5 hrs at my place for her daughter to come back. While waiting she asked me to call her daughter to ask her to come back faster. 

I am wondering Singapore so 'BIG' meh? One need 2.5 hrs to rush home on taxi? (Coz, the neighbour mention that she is in the taxi rushing home.)

Another neighbour of mine told me that this is not the first time the poor old lady got locked out. Just a few month back, the old lady got locked out and was waiting for the daughter at the void deck and this other neighbour saw her and accompany the old lady for about 3 hrs for the daughter to reach home.

Monday, February 15, 2016

Crispy Roast Pork

I had been very tempted to cook roast pork. It is very expensive to buy from the market especially during Chinese New Year. I googled several website and decided to try Josephine's recipe. It is a success on my first attempt. 

I adjusted her recipe a little to suit my family (Adjustment in Pink).

Baking soda
Pork Belly ½ kg

For Marinade:
1 tsp  Five spice powder (1.5 tsp)
1 tsp  LeeKumKee light soy sauce (1.5 tsp)
1 tsp  LeeKumKee Spare Rib Sauce (1.5 tsp)
1 tsp of sherry or rice wine (1.5 tsp)
1 tsp Salt

1) Wash pork belly. Place in a large pot and add water. Bring to a boil, cook until 7 done, about 10 minutes.

2) Take the pork belly out, Kitchen paper to thoroughly pat the skin dry, Use needles/ forks to poke the skin as many holes as possible and then Coat the skin with a teaspoon of soda, and a pinch of salt.
(This is important step to make for extra crispy).

3) Combine all in 1 tsp of five spice powder, light soy sauce, spare rib sauce and rice wine, mix well.
after then only marinate the meat but not the skin.

4) Air dry the whole pork belly openly and place in the fridge for overnight or more than 13 hours.

5) When ready to roast, Poke the skin with needles/forks evenly once again.

Baking steps:
Preheat oven to 230 degrees

1) Coat at least 1 inch thickness of salt on the skin, will help the skin extra crispy, and golden brown.
There is still a small amount of evaporation, if you skip for this process. Bake the pork belly for 30-45 minutes at (230 degrees).

2) After take out the pork belly and get rid of the salt, put back pork belly to the oven and bake for 10-15 minutes (230 degrees).

3) Reduce the heat to 200 degrees and bake for another 10 minutes. Take out from oven and Place them on a chopping board. Let it cool, take a sharp knife and scrap it, along the skin to remove any burnt. skin side down. Slice a strip of pork and further cut the strip to smaller, bite-sized pieces.

Monday, December 14, 2015

Special Need & Disability Card (DDR Card) Vs Orang Kurung Upaya Kad (OKU Kad)

Government encourage people with special need & disability to step out of their house. They offer travel concession for people with special need. They offer Singapore citizen only discount for entry to certain places of interest. However, they offer free entry to Singapore Zoo, Bird Park, River Safari & Night Safari for DDR card holder below 12 yrs old. And not all staff are aware of this, the first time we show them the pass at the zoo. The staff was lost and do not know how to respond. Senior Citizen price also only accorded to Singapore Citizen only.

OKU Kad - They offered special price for these group of special people. Whether is government operated or private operated, they just accord the special price so long you can provide the proof of identification.  Senior Citizen are all accorded with senior citizen price - all you need is the proof of identification.

Are the support and awareness for the special need & disability are sufficient? The people around are looking at this group of people with a negative view. Our mayor Ms Phua had done a lot for this group of people but people are not really bothered about it.

How to change the view of these people to be more acceptable toward the special group of people.

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Strawberry cupcakes with strawberry buttercream frosting

Strawberry Cake
Recipe by: Leelabean (Yield: 12 cupcakes or 2  8″ round cakes)


135g cake flour (135g)
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
150g granulated sugar (170g)
1 1/2 tsp strawberry essence
57g unsalted butter, room temperature
5 tbsp Canola oil (or other neutral-flavored oil)
2 lg eggs, room temperature
2 tbsp fresh strawberry puree
118 ml milk 


1 stick salted butter (110g)
60g icing sugar (sifted)
2-3 tbsp strawberry puree

Preheat your oven to 350°F. In a measuring cup, mix milk (or substitution) and vanilla extract and set aside. In a medium bowl, combine the cake flour, baking powder and salt and set this aside, as well. To puree your strawberries, place a few (around 4 or 5) hulled berries in a mini-food processor and blitz until it looks smooth, like the picture below.

In the bowl of your stand mixer, combine the butter, oil, sugar, and gelatin and mix using your paddle attachment for about 1 1/2 minutes until it is light pink in color.

Add the eggs one at a time and blend well, scraping the sides of the bowl as necessary. Then add the strawberry puree and mix to combine.

Add the 1/3 of the dry ingredients and mix for a few seconds. Then add 1/2 the milk and vanilla mixture and mix for a few more seconds. Repeat this process ending with the final third of the dry ingredients. Take care to not over-mix this batter. You may have to fold in the last bit of dry ingredients.

Pour the batter into your cake pans or cupcake liners and bake for:

 cupcakes: 20 minutes    8″ round cake: 26-30 minutes 

or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean. Let the cakes cool on your counter, then un-mold and frost as desired.

This cake lasts, unfrosted, for about 3 days in an airtight container at room temperature and about 5 days in an airtight container in the fridge. You may also freeze this cake, wrapped in plastic and placed in an airtight plastic bag, for up to 3 months.

Prepare the frosting by beating the butters in a stand mixer on low-medium speed. Slowly beat in the powdered sugar and strawberry puree (1 spoonful at a time). 

Sunday, October 25, 2015

My Life, my business

I don't think I treasure life. At the beginning of a 10 years, I will set a goal of only 10 years. During these 10 years, I will do my best to destroy my health.

I deliberately put on weight so that my husband can have excuses to look for another woman elsewhere. To my dismay, till now he still refuse to.

So I added pressure into my daily life that leads to depression. I rejected doctors plan for recovery. I either missed my daily dose or deliberately overdose. Now I have liver due to overweight & overdosing. (3 more years to the next 10 years, hope I be able to fulfill my wish)

I refuse to love my ASD child. She is the cause of my unable to divorce marriage. I taught her not to love mummy, to use despicable word on me. (eg. Mummy go and die, Mummy when will you be killing yourself)

No one can understand why am I like that. I am just too tired to continue to pretend to be a nice lady. I just wanted to be myself and reached my goal of dying young.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Mother & daughter relationship

Never in my life I had a close relationship with my mum. And I also had no interest in bridging the gap between us.

I was taught from young that mother don't deserve any respect and it shall be continue this way. I also pass the same theory to my daughter - not to love & respect mummy.

My mum never did anything to make me love her but to dislike her as the days progresses.

I remember clearly, how she expected me to perform the duty of a son instead of a daughter - just because she does not have a son.

I remember clearly how she and my younger sister go all the way out to avoid going to the mortuary to process the paperwork when my dad passed away. They push all responsibility to me by giving rubbish excuses. Only till many years later, my sister accidentally told me that she did it to escape going to the mortuary as it is not a "lucky" place to go. Of course must push this awful job to the eldest child in the family.