Wednesday, 14 April 2010


Last Sunday I went to Darling Harbour with my friends (all girls) to watch Capoeira festival. That was the first time I watch capoeira in Sydney. I think most of you know what capoeira is. It's an art originally from Brazil, combination of music, song, dance, and martial art. Well, it's interesting though, but what impressed us more is the people, hahaha, you know laa... :D. I managed to take some pictures. check them out...

opening music


single performances

Sunday, 11 April 2010

Macaroni Schotel

I want to share a recipe this time....
Seems like so many people happened to arrive in this article either accidentally or on purpose, so I'll try to re-write it in English.
Well...this is one of my favourite food:). I called it macaroni schotel, or baked macaroni and cheese.

Ingredients :
- 250 gr macaroni
- 250 gr minced beef
- 8 chicken eggs
- 150 ml fresh milk
- 200 gr (or as desired) mix of parmesan, cheddar, and mozarella cheese (grated). You might also find it in supermarket sold as pizza cheese.
- 100 gr cream cheese
- 1 onion, diced
- 2 garlic, diced
- salt
- pepper (powder and flakes).
- butter
- canola/vegetable oil

Cooking instructions :
- Cook macaroni in boiled water. Add some salt and diced garlic to make it more tasty. Drain afterwards.  
- Pour small amount of oil into a pan, stir fry diced onion and garlic until they smell good, then add the minced beef. Cook it well, add salt and pepper (powder) as desired.
- After the minced beef well-cooked, add cream cheese, continue stirring for about 3 minutes, then turn the stove off.
- In the meantime, pre-heat the oven to 180 degree Celcius
- Mix the macaroni, minced beef, and 100 gr of the grated cheese into a big bowl, stir thoroughly, add pepper (flakes) as desired 

- Prepare the baking pan, spread a thin layer of butter on its surface.

- Fill the baking pan with the macaroni-minced beef mixture, about half of its depth.
- In another bowl, whisk all eggs, mix it with fresh milk, stir well.
- Pour this eggs-milk mixture into the baking pan until the first layer of the macaroni mixture soaked.
- Add the grated cheese on top of this soaked macaroni to make a layer of cheese.
- Add the rest of macaroni mixture on top of it, then pour the egg-milk mixture to soak all of the macaroni
- Lastly, spread the rest of the grated cheese all over the surface to make another layer of cheese on top.
- Bake it for about 45 minutes until its colour is golden-brownish 

PS. Hot chili sauce or tomato sauce will be a great partner for this baked macaroni.  

Bon appetit! :)


Saturday, 10 April 2010

I'll see you in the Horizon....

I still remember the time when we're looking at the horizon,
gazing upon the line where heaven and earth meet.
how grateful we are,
for we are loved by the King
how marvelous are His workmanship

I still remember the time when we walked down those streets
where stories and dreams revealed
that's the first, and could be the last

The time will come, when I have to say goodbye
don't know.....will I see you again
unless the Master of miracle makes a way
but whatever will be
I know I can be so sure
that you're in the Arms of the Everlasting Love
our refuge and strength

just thank God for the friendship we have
hope it will last forever
bound by a divine connection
though divided by thousands miles

whenever I miss you
I will look at the horizon
the line where heaven and earth collide
there.... I will see you.................


Monday, 5 April 2010

In Every Season

can't believe it's autumn again here
and now it's my 2nd autumn
time flew so fast, pheeewwww..........
and i should finish my study soon, arrrggghhh.....(wish i was not reminded 'bout this :p)

i love to see autumn leaves
i love how they change their colour from green, yellow, red, brown
then fall to the ground

sometimes, it gives a melancholic touch. gloomy sky, cold wind, and falling leaves are just a perfect combination. it will even get worst in winter. fyi, there's no snow during the winter here. it's just a set of rainy days, with cold wind, and sometimes storm. but, the good news is...this season won't last forever. there's a hope for another season to come. falling leaves will be replaced with new buds. flowers will bloom in spring and unleash its beauty. trees will bear fruits, and the sun will shine.
but that's another season to come. what i'm facing now is autumn. how will i survive, and not only survive, but enjoy this season..., that's what matters. least i know how to enjoy this season now. probably just take a walk in the park and enjoy watching the autumn leaves while having a cup of hot chocolate will be a good idea, hehe :p.

Well, each one of us must be in a particular season of life now
sometimes...we wish to skip a certain season; season of hardships, boredom, misery, and all that sounds hard to tackle. i'm no different..................................