Tuesday, December 31, 2013

A lunch date with my hubby in town to his favourite Japanese food bar. He was craving for its 散らし chirashi!

Chirashi, Fika, Croquette

Saturday, December 28, 2013

First night of Markus visiting us in Stockholm! As the evening went, the rain got heavier while we walked in the open, windy and rainy town, from one spot to another.

First stop, meeting the trio, +Kenneth Loke, Jonas and Markus at Restaurang Jonas. We took a cab from where we were to Stockholm's first(?) food court that looks pretty much like a smaller version of Food Republic from Singapore - K25

Night Out in Stockholm: Eat, Drink, Bowl

Friday, December 27, 2013

When the weather turns cold, eat cold food! Craving knows no logic. Teehee.

My sweetheart +Kenneth Loke came home from a haul spree in one of Stockholm's biggest Asian mart; so he said, I didn't go. He couldn't wait to get dinner started! Unfortunately, I had some warm, light dinner before he came home. Oops!

Cold Dinner, Warm Gesture

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

My first Swedish Christmas! Thank you for inviting us, The Lundgrens! Christmas is an Eating Marathon in Sweden. Teehee. Hubby told me that this year was a shortcut. Usually, the eating doesn't ends that early. Phew. I'm super-filled and sleepy!

Settling In

Light bulbs lightly covered in
cotton fluff. Great idea!
+Kenneth Loke admiring
the Christmas tree deco.

Christmas in Sweden

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Heading towards Christmas
in Gamla Stan

We were pretty late by the time we left home for shopping. Good thing it was a festive period where shops will extend their operating hours longer than usual. First stop, my first Scandinavian Christmas Market! We have decided to give Skansen's Christmas Market a missed. It is further and from its online information, we wouldn't be getting the full market on weekdays.

Last Minute Christmas Shopping in Stockholm

Monday, December 23, 2013

Meal time or not, we always have something to watch!
Hubby's version of Japanese Hambagu
Grilled salmon like I wished. Instead of
the usual mackerel back in Japan.

The night before, hubby came home early from work with severe food poisoning. Nursed him with a bowl of hot, light porridge - used the Hokkaido dried scallops I brought. Next morning, I woke up with fever ache, headache and gastric. +Kenneth Loke made me late lunch while I rested out my sickness today. Hur, hur.

Home Care and Chinese Winter Solstice

Sunday, December 22, 2013

My dinner dates tonight are A.C and her mom! It is also the last night for quite a few crews in the restaurant. A.C went teary towards the end of our dinner, as she grown rather close and fond with all of them! Since this is the first time meeting them, I've only felt it was a shame I haven't met them earlier. They were a bunch of nice, sweet folks, really.

Be prepared for some massive collection of photos taken! Well, massive for my usual record.


Amuse Bouche - Capers Meringue, Seaweed
Chips with Smoke Eel, Rape Seed Oil Ice Cream
Alaska King Crab
Seaweed Chips with Smoked Eel

Dinner at Restaurang Jonas

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Added on when I checked into my flight gate.

Gearing up for a switch from a warm tropical country to a winter cold one - thin woolen lining leggings, wool socks, cashmere cardigan and the gorgeous silk Jim Thompson's scarf from Mama D. Of course, purchases from airport's DFS is also sorted. Teehee.

✈ AMS to STO Home

Monday, December 16, 2013

It is the last free day - before packing and catching my flight out - for me to meet up with these two darlings and grab some last minute purchases for Stockholm trip.

The morning started with a brief breakfast in the 'hood with +Jojo Yap and Dar-kun.

Strike a pose!

Dropped by a pharmacy nearby to grab some essentials before heading home.

Breakfast, Lunch & Last Minute Shopping with Friends

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Shortly after I cleaned the porch, indoor furkids are out for some sunshine lazing. Purrfect!

Kohi: Oh, you're back?
Ocha: No hug! Too warm for that now!

Home and Away | Furtales

Friday, December 13, 2013

Dog Mocca is acting more like a frog in her lazy battle with the flies! She almost has it but she has to opens her big mouth so soon. Victory goes to the fly.

No worries. After I stopped filming and giggling, I chased those annoying flies away, applied some herbal talc on her and she is back to her noon nap.

Mocca vs Flies

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Meet-up tonight at the local bar. Organised by +Joanne Khow when she came down for the weekend.

Bierhaus at Taman Sentosa

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

It wasn't one of those days/nights cooling enough for this dish. It has been raining a lot prior to this day. Just when I need to eat this, it was on a hot and humid evening. I'm leaving soon. This pack is my last bought grocery needed to clear. So, that was that.

Pre-Packed Oden Tonight

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Mama D's victory pose! She has overcame her fear of the cold, harsh winter in Ivalo by taking out her winter balaclava and goggles!

Mama D's Victory!

Monday, December 09, 2013

Another GTD crossed off the list before my flight! Next, Purin!


Bathed Kohi

I wonder who is taking a pic of reindeer's
bum in this pic. Too blur. Teehee.

Photos shared to me via Google Hangouts with Mama D.

Mama D: The deers are so greedy! Stopped then eat and poop when riding.
Me: D'oh! Duuuuuuuh...

Google+ Auto-Backup Auto Awesome these photos for me. As usual, a pleasant surprise.


Family in Ivalo, Reindeer and Snowmobile Rides

Sunday, December 08, 2013

Look who decided to be (my) this morning's furry alarm clock. A cuddly and feisty Kohi! My strong little boy cat sure can kicked me awake! He will grabs my head and gives me a fierce hug. If I'm not careful or aware, he will goes overboard and starts kicking my head, too!

Cuddly Duo at Dawn

Saturday, December 07, 2013

Express Set-Up

Mini tree. Express assembled, express disassembling, easy storage, cute... ahh, all the benefits for that Christmas blings.

Set it up after I cleaned the whole house when home. House cleaning is pleasant and easy when the other humans are not around. Easier to maintain, too! Teehee.

One of the pine cone ornament fell off during assembling. Tatiana wasted no time to made it her new (football) toy. She went amok with the pine cone around the hall. She even kicked it over to her grumpy, old KB-哥哥, they sat between the pine cone, you watch me-I watch you... Old grumpy cat won't budge. Poor Tatiana, KB-哥哥 just won't play with her.

She gave up and ran into the plastic bag next to me. The bag which I stored my mini Christmas tree while I was still busy putting up the ornaments. Adorable!


Mini Christmas Tree

Friday, December 06, 2013

It is time for Mama D's flight out to Finland tonight from Singapore. Friday as it is, I will be dropping them earlier at Aunt Shirley's abode. The arranged time was 1230HRS, leaving from J.B but C.T has a last minute errand to run. We left home at 1430HRS instead.

My filming and photographing were cut short when the battery went flat shortly after we arrived. I didn't realise the camera was on the whole journey! I've ordered 3 extra batteries for this new camera online. Shipping to Solna so till then, I am here without a back-up.

JHB-SIN for Finland Flight

Monday, December 02, 2013

From left: [1] Absolutely LOVE this Sci-Fi looking dress!
[2] This neon bodycon has a super spongy fabric used. Loved!
[3] This velvet embossed jeggings is gorgeous! But the cutting on the back makes my washboard-flat bum even more obvious. Sigh.

Well, I was supposed to be here with Mama D for a quick purchase. We will be getting the Thermos drinking flask on super deal for our winter holidays! She's going to Finland for her Aurora Borealis hunting before mine, in Sweden. I need to grab another set of cables - lightning to USB camera cable and lightning charge cable. I always keep two of each kind. One of my lightning charge cable is spoilt yesterday. I need another lightning to USB cable for back-up; now that I'm using it more for new cameras & outings. Oh, I need two set of OTG cables too! Now that my phone is running on Android 4.2.2, I hope exporting photos/videos out to my external hard drive will be a-okay!

Sidetracking to Shop

SCENE mode - PET

Taken in low-light indoor.
With only 8watts soft yellow bulb
at room's semi-shaded corner.
Took these 3 shots under 1 minute
of Tatiana moving around that area on bed.



Took a still shot while taking the video above.

My new camera is finally here; after a long, hassle-filled online purchasing and the incompetency of my local courier service! And 'bout time!

The low-light condition shooting is incredible! 1 inch sensor is a whole planet of difference, I say! I am most pleased and impressed by the stills/movies quality and multitude of control settings packed into this camera. A camera which, even for my female hands, finds it ridiculously small! I cannot believe such capabilities can come in such a small package. My fluffy brain is still registering that fact. It has been almost 16 years since my last good camera, a film based Rollei so pardon my shocking Hokkien, Jin ei si sibei su-ei (small), jiah ho ka'k (switching back to English) EASY lo! Still, it is too small for a camera. I have problem holding it with one hand and fumbling where to stabilise the camera with my (left hand) finger. Ya, finger. Even that has no comfortable space for me to do it.

BACK-STORY : The need for upgrade

Paying premium pricing for my HTC One X then was for the camera. But after having to sent the phone back for service the third times in a year, time to find another gadget for taking decent photos. I wasn't too comfortable with the newer Android phones pricing for that little upgrade I will be getting.

New Camera, SONY RX100

Saturday, November 23, 2013

[Source: facebook.com/doctorwho]

Global airing, 23 November 2013! In the meantime, fish fingers and custard, checked! Google's Doodle of Doctor Who, too!

[Source: Lilly Edwards]

Run, you clever boy and remember - Clara Oswald.

Doctor Who, Happy 50th!

Friday, November 22, 2013

Cat Killer on Wheels in Tmn Molek

Auto-assembled when my alarm went off (≧∇≦)

Three sleepy (furry)heads awaiting their breakfast when my alarm clock went off! Peaceful, quiet, hungry and cute!

Purin and Kohi are about to doze off again.

Waiting for breakfast. I was just enjoying looking at their cutie faces... (☆_☆)

Blessed Are These Morning Sights

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Aunt Shirley has been making breads a lot! The whole family members love it! She always make at least 2 loaves per session/day. Serving whoever is there (weekends at gramps' or weekdays at her abode) and whatever little is left, will be packed off by one of the family member.

I had the honour of taking half a loaf of ciabatta this Tuesday evening when I was at her abode.

Sunday and Tuesday with Aunt Shirley

Monday, November 18, 2013

Matsumiya Japanese Artisan Bakery was closed. Amelia and I went to a nearby, good Indonesian restaurant for our lunch instead.

Teluk Dadar

Sunday Lunch & Coffee Catch-Up with Amelia

Friday, November 15, 2013

東京バンドワゴン サーチライト 【高音質】
dedicated to my husband +Kenneth Loke  ~chuu!

Love this song by my favourite, Koji Tamaki 「玉置浩二. Ending soundtrack from my latest favourite Japanese drama, Tokyo Bandwagon 「東京バンドワゴン~下町大家族物語. Funny, sweet and super heart-warming! Koji-san is in the drama, too! Looking great with his platinum blonde 'dos and clothing style ~coo!

10月12日 東京バンドワゴン 第1話 亀梨和也

東京バンドワゴン 「Tokyo Bandwagon」

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

I was testing nail lacquer colours at the stall. Being such an OCD, I ended up making a decent set of manicure. Since it was a test, I've only applied one coat for each colour. Dried fast, continued shopping and when home, I just added some nail jewels and top coat. Done! This week's manicure, albeit a little messy and I doubt it will last (thin coat).

Manicure This Week: Test Turns Complete Set

Gravy and contents for our packed lontong.

+Mama D will wakes up very early in weekend morning to go get our food at the next precinct. Sadly, only on weekends will there be a load of choices and stalls at this place. Always looking forward to that because I get to eat the yummy lontong and Chee Cheong Fun there!

Chee Cheong Fun. The gravy is nice
and most importantly, the "fun" is rolled
and cut into cubes WITHOUT the dreadful
old newspaper taste I often found elsewhere!

Food Haul from Pasar Pagi, Tmn Johor Jaya

Monday, November 11, 2013

Art Depicting Life. My 'hood is
infamous for that for years now.

I first known about this from GPlusser's shared post. I didn't know where it was. It just stated the location is in Malaysia. I thought, "Hmm... very apt".

The following morning, I was out for a jog and took a *different route. That's when I saw the artwork! It is in my 'hood! Even more apt!

Street Art 「Taman Molek」 by Ernest Zacharevic

Tuesday, November 05, 2013

Chef +Kenneth Loke

View on YouTube

Team Restaurang Jonas' studio shoot in October. Looks like fun, innit?

Studio Shots • Restaurang Jonas

Friday, November 01, 2013

All my low budget online shopping is pretty much done. Awaiting delivery for the whole lot. Most of the low price purchases come with a catch. Long delivery time to Malaysia. I've timed them accordingly - in time with comfortable extended window in case of _____. So I can receive all my purchases BEFORE my flight out.

Upcoming trip to visit my husband will be a long one. I'm going to miss my furkids loads! Ongoing cases are closed or closing soon. Arrangement for my stays, agendas, temp works and mini holiday trips nearby in Sweden are also done. Almost.

Come January, I'll be arranging for my next move so when I'm back in Malaysia around March, I can kick start all the plans into action. New job/contract, relocation to other state and new rental abode with my furkids; while my husband is being tied with others for the upcoming Bocuse d'Or Shanghai selection.

Online Shopping and Upcoming Trips

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Home to the most beautiful
window display. Lucky!

Another great, sunny late noon for my little angel Tatiana's half-baking session. This time, she chosen to stays firmly as my bedroom window display. Such cutie ~chuu!

Window Display