Saturday, September 29, 2012


I went to Abu Dhabi to spend my weekend there. It feels goods to be reunited with my friends as I missed having them. Have nice food and good chat, haay, what could I ask for a weekend.

Since a lot of my friends and former officemates transferred to RC, being there was like I'm still one of them. Like it's the old times. They talk about people and things that I know and I can relate to. I was in that certain point that I almost regret my decision of declining the offer I had to join this team. Everytime they share their wonderful moments, there's something inside me telling that I should've been included there, but I chose not to. And it makes me think if I really did make the right decision - which I know the answer should be yes.

It's not that I no longer have friends here, but it's different. Now am starting to do things alone whereas before I always do things with someone. Maybe it's me that I haven't gotten myself to open up with other people or people just see me as the "unfriendly" one. I think Niko's the only one who dares to sit in the same table in the cafeteria with me.

I think I had this tendency to create my own cliche and this is the first time that I was left behind. And I couldn't get over it. And honestly, it's freaking me out.

I hate to be alone although there are moments that I like to have my "me" moment. Right now, I don't have a any girlfriend nearby I can talk to whenever am in my weird moments. And it's very hard to share it with guys coz they don't understand it. They just call me drama queen instead.

Anyway, back to my weekend, had great Thai/Chinese/Mongolian dinner at Royal Orchid in Hilton Hotel. Had my fave tom yum and it's delicious. Also had grilled tenderloin beefs which is surprisingly soft. Then sticky rice with ripe mango as dessert, yums!

Then we had tea break at Columbiana where I accidentally sitted facing a decapitating building that makes me feel anxious for some reason. Weirdness strikes me.

Then when I went home today, Jane called me to visit her flat coz she's going to give something to me. She gave these puffs she love to cook plus a nail care set which surprises me. I'm so touch I want to cry, wtf. She's always nice to me I feel blessed. 

If only I knew she will give me this puffs, I should've not bought those arabic bread coz for sure they will just reach their expiration date without being eaten. Poor poor arabic breads -___-

Anyway, I'm gonna go now as I need to finish eating so I can sleep early, inshallah.

Saturday, September 15, 2012

newfound hobby

Recently I had this urge to cook. Being the moody me, I always have this sudden urges to do something then after sometime, it will pass by.

It all started when I'm browsing some videos in youtube that I ended up watching some cooking tutorial about tom yum goong. Tom yum goong is my favorite Thai dish. Am so super inlove with it although it's too spicy to me, I don't care. Just like kimchi and kimchi soup that's too spicy for me but I do still eat them  -___-

So the next day, went to the supermarket to buy all the ingredients I needed. Tried to follow the instructions on how to cook tom yum goong in the video and asked some people to eat with. Turned out they didn't appreciate my cooking :(  But for me, taste almost fine. Haaay, you know that sometimes I can be so sensitive with simple things. So when I feel like people don't appreciate what I do or me, I tend to do things for my own instead and never bother to share it anymore. I know I know, it's one of my baddest trait but I prefer to do things for myself than to other people who will not appreciate it.

I did the creamy one coz I love the sweet chilli taste

Then yesterday I cooked my own version of Filipino style spaghetti.

I only put minced pork as I don't have any hotdogs 

Then I realized I wanted to eat chips with salsa. Since I got traumatized ordering stuffs for delivery (only for veggies and other fresh products), I went to the supermarket in the evening. I got really annoyed to the supermarket staff as I was asking where is cilantro (it's so confusing for me to distinguish cilantro, parsley and coriander to each other) and he looks at me stupidly only to find out after a long long minute of staring back to me blankly that he doesn't know also. Ammpf! Anyway, I end up buying coriander in the end.

Also bought a new knife coz I need a really sharp knife for cutting. Since it's new, it's too sharp I end up cutting my own finger. Bloody knife!

Blood keeps oozing out of my finger and I had to put band aid on it and had to struggle cutting the ingredients. But this didn't lower my spirit. Turned out fine but it's not what I wanted the cut to turn out. Anyway, I was so surprised when I taste it coz it taste so fresh! Well, I thought that they are only exaggerating in the videos when they said that their cooking taste so fresh. But last night, it proved that I was wrong. I almost cried wtf after tasting my own version of pico de gallo. I did another version of salsa long ago where I grill the ingredients (coz that's how I saw it on the mexican video) and taste was fine but this one I like better.

I only made a small (not really small as the bowl was quite big) portion for myself

Suddenly realized that my cupboard was now filled with so many condiments I couldn't believe it is really my own cupboard. Before, my cupboard was always filled with canned goods, cup noodles and junk foods such as chips and chips, ahehe. Now, I had assorted oils - from sesame to oilve oil, some Thai condiments, some spices, pasta, sauces, and of course canned goods. Honestly, I'm not sure if having a personal fridge in my room has it's advantage or disadvantage as I keep now veggies in the crisper - had tomatoes, gingers - regular and galangal, carrots, onions, lemon grass, capsicum, limes and coriander. Turned out I bought so many portions coz I don't know how many I will use that they are now in the fridge. The fridge in the kitchen is a sharing one and already full of their veggies I don't want to add up mine. Also have ice cream and more chocolates and sodas.

Today am planning to cook garlic buttered shrimp. I already prepared my ingredients last night. Cleaned the shrimps where they stung my fingers :(   I rewatched the tutorial video and I hope I could manage to cook it well. ^__^

I think am gaining weight coz for the last week I've been eating a lot of junkfoods before I go to sleep. Am eating ice cream and a big bag of chips coz I can't sleep if I didn't eat them. And this is not good. Recently, I don't know which one is good or bad, drinking alcohol to make me sleep or eating junk foods to make me sleep. Wtf!

Since I made little promise to myself that I will avoid drinking, I diverted my attention to food and cooking. When am cooking, my mind becomes busy am forgetting other things. And I always looked forward for the food that I know will match my tastebuds. I love sweet food and I can't find any sweet dishes outside coz they taste different. With me cooking my own food, I can adjust it to my own liking. And coz of this, am feeling happy. Doesn't matter if am the only one who's eating my cooking, as long as I feel happy eating it alone, I don't mind. ^___^ 

Friday, September 14, 2012

georgia day 3 & 4

Sorry for being a lazy gal and I just now had the time to upload our day 3 and 4 pictures trip on Georgia.

Day 3, we went to Kazbegi mountain for the whole day. And it's freakin' tiring to hike all the way to top.

group picture!

beautiful castle

this is actually our first stop before going to Kazbegi; forgot the name of the place

view on the other side

ladies pic

I like this pic coz I look slim in here. You know that I hate to edit coz am too lazy to do it so it makes me too happy when pictures of me are coming good ^_^

 going underground

 found this doggie but he only allowed me to pet him coz Niko was holding him, wtf! thiiiis Georgian dogs!

we stop for a little while to refresh

this creepy yellow looking stones have water that is rich in iron so we ran for it and drink it

I don't remember what's so funny that makes us all laugh

these hats were made from sheep that's so stinky after this picture we immediately returned it 

love this green green mountain

am actually on the cliff

now we're starting to walk up to the top of the mountain

our destination

we finally arrived in this orthodox church

there are still some little snow left on the top of the mountain

see the village below?

Niko photobombing our pic

clouds were oozing out on the mountains it looks like smoke

with a Malaysian guy we met on the top of the mountain

 I'm clinging to Niko's bag like a monkey coz I don't trust my own feet to walk on my own :( #clumsy

dinner at some local restaurant after a very tiring day. couldn't count how many shots of chacha I had but felt like I didn't drink at all

And that's how our day three ends.

Day four is just a tour around Tbilisi with Niko's sisters, Tiko and Mancho:

 after taking photos on the escalator, we heard some announcement that was later on translated by our Georgian guides saying no picture takng on escalators, haha....

trying their metro

we walked and had pictures under the freakin' heat of midday. 

had our lunch at some local resto and the girls thought we want beer and ordered them instead of bottled fizzy drink that liked flavoured "pears"  -___-

we took cable car to get to mother of Georgia. She's in kinda high place

 mother of Georgia

I was calling this dog but I think he's too tired or exhausted to get up due to extreme heat

 dead tree it is!

 found a black kitty and he's so nice I want to take him home :(

 our last pic on this bridge

After this, we went to the ice cream shop to refresh then head back to the hotel. I ask every single one of them to go with me to the pool coz I want to take a dip but nobody went with me -___-  They went out to take more pictures while Blesie stayed in their room as she's not feeling well. Pool is too deep for me I can't dare to try to swim so I stayed on the sides.

And that's summarizes our whole trip to Georgia. I went home more dark skinned than before. But I've got many sweet memories, like Niko's favorite toast ^___^