More Christmas Presents?

Yeap, you heard it right! It’s already past the 12th day of Christmas, but I’m still receiving Christmas presents! How awesome is that?

Boss got back from their Christmas trip to Hong Kong last week and gave us our belated Christmas presents today. What an awesome way to kick our Monday blues away! Thank you bosses! I heart you both! *Big wet eyes*

First awesome gift from boss is…

A FREAKIN’ FUJIFILM INSTAX MINI! I actually have an old retro Polaroid camera, y’know, those black, squarish-funny-looking thingy that develops almost squarish films instantly? Yeah, I have one of those. Unfortunately, it uses Type 600 films and Polaroid have stopped producing these films. 😦 There is this new instant film created by the very amazing Impossible though. They call it The Impossible Project. If you love me, please buy me some of these films so I can use my old polaroid again, thank you very much! 🙂

Meanwhile, I shall have a fling with my new Fujifilm Instax Mini, hehehehehehe. It came just in time for my trip back home to Miri as well so I’m gonna go on a secret rendezvous with him it! Oh, I’m excited already!

It comes complete with a photo album and instant films so we’re now ready to snap photos! Come to momma!

Woooohh, check out that pearly white and smooth body. I’m in love already. ❤

Next gift is an iPhone case. A Hello Kitty phone case. HAHAHA! Never in my life have I thought that I would end up owning a Hello Kitty phone case.

Well it was either this or a hot pink polka dot phone case. I guess I’d rather go all cutesy using this childish phone case than to use a hot pink one.

Last gift of the day is a surprise gift from Apple Inc.!!! Last month, I sent in my iPod Nano 1st generation for replacement as Apple announced there was something faulty with the battery. I did a quick search online and it appeared that we would be getting the same 1st generation’s iPod Nano. I was a tad bit disappointed ‘cos I thought the old one would be replaced with the newest iPod Nano instead but oh well, the 1st generation was fine with me as well since my boss already gave me a newer iPod Nano during Christmas two years back.

The parcel from Apple came in today and I opened it, saw some squarish thingy in a plastic wrapping and nothing else. I looked frantically for a rectangular iPod Nano and found none!

“OMG. I think someone stole my iPod,” I told my colleague. She panicked a little as well as I continued searching. I then looked at the squarish thingy in my hand and thought to myself, you’re kidding me right? You’re sending me a replacement battery for my iPod? But my iPod is with you! How am I supposed to use this friggin’ thing without the iPod!

Wait a minute…… This can’t be it. Is this… IS THIS THE NEW IPOD NANO?!?!!

Okay, it really is!!! Thank you, Apple! I love your awesome post-sale service! Muah muah muah!

You know, if 2012 is gonna be as good as today for the rest of the year, I think I’m gonna be an extremely happy girl! HAHA!

There’s a Monster in My Tummy

My appetite’s been so good lately. But, it’s terrifyingly scary to feel hungry ALL. THE. TIME. I downed a bowl of chicken udon and I think about five plates of sashimi by myself the other night. In fact, if Kin didn’t tell me I was such a pig, I would’ve gone for another five plates of sashimi instead! And also grab myself a big bowl of green tea ice-cream. 🙄 Ahhhh, I’m salivating just thinking about it now.

Actually, I would very much prefer to have an awesome bowl of seafood chowder right now. Mmmmm…… Seafood chowder…… May I please also have a big bowl of homemade French fries and plenty of homemade aioli. But it’s 12:15 a.m. right now. 😯 ARGGGHHH!! SO. HUNGRY. I should just sleep it off. But I can’t sleep when I’m hungry! 😦

On a side note, I’m flying back to Miri in a few more days! I’m so darn excited! Amazing Malaysian food, here I come! Can’t believe a year zoomed past just like that! I’d say I had a pretty good year (2011). We moved to a new place with a vintage touch, got ourselves a little puppy (Koko) and cut my hair short for a change! Let’s hope 2012 will be an even better one! 😀

Packing starts tonight by the way. I have a bad feeling my luggage will be overweight because I’m bringing lots of clothes I’m not wearing anymore back home for my mum and sister or to give away wtf, lol! Believe it or not, I actually packed three bagfuls of clothes tonight to give away! I’m so proud of myself! *Sniff* Well, if the old ones don’t go, there won’t be any room for the new ones, HAHAHAHA!!! 😈

While I was clearing my closet, I found this lace dress my mum bought 15 years ago.

Mum, do you remember this dress?

I remember trying it on when I hadn’t even reached puberty hahahahaha!!! I couldn’t fill up the dress at all ‘cos I was very skinny was I was young. My mum then told me to keep the dress until it becomes a perfect fit. And so I did. Trying it on today shows that I’m filling the dress up quite nicely, now that I have put on some weight, hehe.

Alrighty, I think it’s time for me to log off. I think I’ll go hunt for some food to satiate my crazy appetite, muahahahaha! 😈 Goodnight, peeps!

Baking: Banana Cake

Happy New Year everyone! Today’s the last day of holiday for me before I head back to the office tomorrow, boohoo 😦 So as to enjoy the last afternoon of my Christmas holiday, I decided to bake a cake!

I did a quick search online for banana cake recipes since I bought way too many bananas the other day (whoopsie!). This cake‘s very easy to make and doesn’t require too many ingredients, so it works great for me since I’m just a newbie in baking, hehe.

Ingredients:

  • 4 oz butter (110 grams)
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • ¼ cup milk
  • 1½ cup self-raising flour (sifted)
  • ¾ cup caster sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ teaspoon bicarbonate soda
  • 3 medium bananas, well-mashed

Method:

  • Pre-heat oven at 180 degrees
  • Place butter and sugar in mixing bowl and beat with electric mixer until well mixed
  • Add in vanilla essence and eggs (one at a time), beating well
  • Add in mashed bananas
  • Add in sifted flour
  • Dissolve bicarb soda in milk and add into mixture, mix well
  • Pour mixture into lined baking tin and bake until sides of cake come away from the baking tin (approximately 45 minutes)

Please excuse the very Asian-looking bowl with the mashed bananas here, hahahahahah!!!

TADA!!! Tasted quite alright I’d say 🙂