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Sep-20-12

BYO Music

posted by constance

I like music. My kids enjoy them too. My elder plays the piano a little but only songs that she likes. Teen pop songs are what she wants to play, not those classical pieces that you play over and over for a whole year.. Actually piano is something you enjoy playing, in your own little world of expression, in a mood when you feel like it. But it is not something you can just pick up and leave with. Moving a piano is stressful. You dont want someone who just pick it up and go. You need a piano mover who specializes in moving pianos. And after you have it delivered, you need to check if the keys are in tune… otherwise some tuning is really necessary. But you can get your own BYO music instruments.. BYO stands for Bring your own, of course. Not your own Barbeque or BYO beer nor anything else but the Guitar! Yes, you can definitely BYO Guitar. Not expensive, you can easily find cheaper alternative and carry it with you in your trips and events with friends. Not only is it cool, you get to get some company playing with it and get a reasonable group of audience should you play well. Campfires are great with someone strumming and playing a guitar. Taiwan artistes are also very into guitar playing and singing and still is. Country and Rock n Roll is also synonymous with guitar playing and the electric guitar is just too cool!

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Sep-20-12

Need more salt

posted by constance

I don’t know why but I seem to be craving for saltish food lately. Soya sauce, fish sauce, beancurd cubes (taoju) and even Marmite! Oh I really cannot stop myself eating Marmite everything.. With porridge, bread/toast and even I toss my noodles in it! It is really yummy! I’ve been on Marmite since I could enjoy a soft porridge diet when I was about 6 months… I have never stopped liking it.

Now that they have mooncakes, I am tempted to dip into my marmite paste and try out something…hahahah ok it sounds terrible but I might have a winner recipe..

I think I might go make a hot Marmite drink in a bit.. talking about it just makes my mouth water…

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Sep-20-12

How Beautiful is Beautiful

posted by constance

So the Koreans are doing it. The Japanese, I am not sure. I don’t have statistics but I hear from my friends that going under the knife to perfect that nose, eyelids and get that perfect pout is not rare.

I once read that many teens in Korea does it and it is a norm to give a gift of that to their offsprings. I have watched a popular blogger in a television had her nose done and it seemed pretty good too. She went under the scalpel blades, (is that correct) to have her nose bridge higher and weeks later (now too) she does look really nice.

Would you have done that? Now that it is actually not something people shunned at anymore. I know a friend who had liposuction done because she was really quite obese.

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Sep-20-12

Over the Moon, Mooncakes

posted by constance

If I count my Chinese age, I’d be one year older. That is usually how Chinese people calculate. I guess it is because for every one in December we are all a year older, regardless if you have celebrated your birthday or not. But frankly these type of calculation baffles me…

But this month is my month. I was born in the Chinese 8th month and it is suppose to be an auspicious month. Well I hope this month will bring me lots of luck and prosperity.

It is the time to savour mooncakes without buying them… lol. Yes because these delicacies are usually consumed in mini or petit sized bites, we actually can enjoy them in the many mooncake counters in the malls! Well you can visit one mall a day and walk past any stall and they will tout you and give you free samplings in the hope that you buy! Ho Ho Ho… Christmas had just begun!

No lah. I do buy my mooncakes because free samplings are usually not satisfactory. I like my mooncakes with the double yolk and original baked pastry. Its hard to get a good mooncake that is handmade and fragrant. Now the mooncakes are all lacking that original traditional oven baked perfection.

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