Baby Chef: Donut

Sunday afternoon is usually a time where I let Leia do some gourmet at home. She loves this activity.

Leia looked at the picture instructions on the packaging and pointed out the need for whisk.

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The fun recipe can be found at the back of the packaging. Add simple ingredients Egg, Sugar and Melted Butter into the Hot Cake Mix.

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And mix to get our dough. Leia is getting better at rolling the dough.

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We need about 1cm thickness of dough. Time to press the donut cutter!

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I got the donut cutter from Daiso quite sometime ago.

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Next, I deep-fried the donuts. Here’s our homemade donuts coated with icing sugar.

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Tastes different from retail donuts but Leia loves it. Maybe because she knows she made them.

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Bret’s review: “How come taste like cake?”

Well, it was a hot cake mix after all.

Visit to Pasir Ris Farmway

Last week, I went to my client’s place and I saw a very cute miniature maltese.

Have been thinking of getting a pet for Leia and seeing how she responds to dogs during cny, I supposed its time.

Yesterday I text glenn if he has mini maltese his farm. Leia was happiest to visit the puppies. In the car, Bret told me he will never buy a dog home as he is concerned about taking care of the dog.

Yet when we reached, his heart melted. He asked Glenn about the pricing for mini maltese. Our dear friend told us the puppies are only put on sale 2 months later.

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So we will be back again.

Glenn’s dog farm is at Pasir Ris 10 Farmway, Kennel 2.

A day with Agnes

Yesterday was quality time with my dear friend at bugis area.

We started our morning with my favourite breakfast at Ya Kun.

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The yolks so beautiful and big. I must try this at home.

Next, we had an unbelievable and motivating moment at Bras Basah complex.

Gonna meet her again next week.

Jap food at Siglap

On tuesday, I had appointments at Siglap. I walked into a sushi restaurant that look authentic Japanese to me.

At the sushi bar, I saw a Japanese chef in his late 40s. Reminds me of my trip at Osaka.

I ordered hot sake to go along with the assorted sashimi.

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I have never had much experience with other fishes beside salmon. Tried 3 types of sashimi and the one on the right was hardest for me.

Realised my tastebuds cannot take sashimi with skin.

Love the hot sake & ambience of the restaurant.

Value and Acceptance

Bret never fails to update me his work matters on a daily basis. Many times a day, we would text each other updating about our work, colleagues, bosses and appointments. Having spouse encouragement and support brings incredible strength. That’s something I valued a lot about our relationship.

As a couple, we have tons of quantity and quality time. Our favourite activity is to relax at home and watch drama together. He is very contented with the routine and I am good with cozy time at home.

We have this amazing and strong bond that stablizes our relationship… there are just some areas which I need to work on my own. Whenever I talk about travelling and new restaurants, he is not as keen.

Yesterday I asked if he can take me to new places for dinner. His reply was “I don’t know where we can go”. I got turned off and said, “Its not don’t know, its can’t be bothered to know.” Instantly, he switched to defensive mode and asked if I am initiating a war. Well, it was minutes to bedtime and I said, “no…” to end the nightpotentialwar.

New routes or new environment makes him comfortable.  With him, I now live my everyday life in a calm and routined manner. There’s nothing wrong .. its just that the real me likes to explore and without expecting terrific experience. Its like, “At least, I’ve tried.”

Would be perfect if he could be the one whom I can share new experiences with…Towards my request, he might think I need him to accompany me. Neediness is the opposite of attraction.

In a marriage, I know for a fact that it is pretty impossible to live the carefree life we used to lead during single days. Bret was boyfriend whom I didn’t have to meet everyday in my life. I had so much fun doing crazy stuffs with best friend B at weird hours.

Now that I am married with a lovely daughter, time is shorter than ever. I had to juggle between work, leia and housework. Married days go on and on until I almost forget what used to make me happy when I was on my own.

The question and response I got from him yesterday woke me up. I need to work more on living life the way I love. Its not that I don’t dine with my friends but this time, I have full acceptance about his preferred lifestyle in our marriage. No more wondering if he will ever take me out for dinner so I shall continue to dine with friends or my parents who are as eager to explore novelty. 

We only live once, gotta make the best of it.