Sunday, April 29, 2012

MOMENTS


Here's a year-end appreciation post.
Last year has not been the best year, but it definitely wasn't the worst either. There were moments where I enjoyed myself and moments when I just wanted to break down and cry. but after all is done, I start to think about my actions in the past. Feelings wasted on the wrong people. It's quite funny now that I'm thinking about it. I have to admit, I've mature but I'm still not the best person. I thrive to do what I think is right and to know my boundaries before I end up in the wrong. and as cliche as it sounds, I'm not practicing perfection but to be a better person.

There are things that get in the way of that, my temper especially. and as human, it is my job to make sure my temper does not get in the way this year. Every year calls for improvement. It has been said that a new year is nothing but a mere entrance to the escape of your youth. I don't think so, I feel that along with aging, it is a reminder for you to improve as you grow older so you would mature beautifully and lead the future generation which is what our elders have done for us. A small start we can make is to correct ourselves.

Hence, the urge for improvements. The list I've written is a mini-list of things to accomplish throughout the year. I made it short and simple because I know how highly incapable I am of drastic changes. I hope I'm able to stick to it. Can't help but to feel a bit pressured, but I'll try my best to excel. I won't call it a resolution. I hope you have an enjoyable month, I would say productive but I doubt our years are. Have an excellent start to the year!

Bonjour




I want to go to France!
This year is almost done, and I think I'm going to make a trip to France
one of my resolutions. I usually don't make New Year's Resolutions because
they can be made at any time of the year, but I think France should be a
priority because I've never been there! I've translated French into English,
I've read a lot about French artists and have seen a lot of French art,
so I want to go to the country that has it!

MERDEKARAYA


There are so many events that happened at KIC. One of the event is MERDEKARAYA. We started to decorate the hall on Friday and the full rehearsal. Here are some of the pictures during the rehearsal and preparation of the hall.


The next day is the actual day of MERDEKARAYA. We all dressed up beautifully as today is the real Merdeka and Hari Raya. Each class had to perform and they have choice whether they want to perform for merdeka or Hari Raya. that is why this event was called merdekaraya. And below are some of the pictures.


Wednesday, April 25, 2012

IHEARTMUSIC



Suck It & See (Acoustic) by Alex Turner.

Here's a classic from my all-time favorite band, the Arctic Monkeys. This is a number from their latest album. I like it better acoustic. Alex Turner has made a drastic change from playing the role of the Shy Indie Boy to the Bad-ass Rockstar. Either ways, I still love him. He has captivated my heart since I was 11 years-old. His clever lyrics have improved my English. The stories are encrypted but I enjoy decoding it through his songs. They're not exactly the most unknown band but heck, they certainly are likable. Three cheers for the monkeys!

If you have not give this Brit wonder a listen, you have not lived. I enjoy his tracks both old and new. You would like them too. If you enjoy them, I'm pleased to tell you that you would also like The Strokes, The Kooks, and Alex Turner's side-project, The Last Shadow Puppets. However, I'd like to think that you probably have already heard of them. If you have, then pat yourself on the back! I will interest you with another track next time.

Friday, April 20, 2012

FAVOURITE FOODS WITH RECIPES

PRAWN MACARONI WITH CHEESE #1



INGREDIENTS
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 3 large carrots, diced
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 1/2 quart cream
  • 4 ounces half and half
  • 1 cup white mushroom, sliced
  • 1 1/2 cup Swiss cheese
  • 2 pounds prawns, diced
  • 1 pounds cooked pasta
  • 1 cup whipped cream
  • 5 tablespoons chopped parsley
  • 6 egg yolks
  • Salt and pepper to taste

  • DIRECTIONS

In a large pot, add butter, carrot, onion and sweat for 5 to 10 minutes. Add the cream, salt and pepper and simmer until it gets thicker (10 to 15 minutes). Add the mushroom and Swiss cheese, simmer for 5 minutes. Add the prawns and pasta and mix gently until very hot. Fold into the whipped cream the parsley and egg yolks. Season with salt.

Transfer Mac & Cheese into bowl and cover lip with the whip cream mix.

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BREAD PUDDING WITH VANILLA SAUCE #2


Ingredients

  • 3 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 2 3/4 cups whipping cream
  • 4 cups cubed French bread
  • 3/4 cup raisins
  • *For the vanila sauce, you can follow the recipe HERE
  • Preparation
  • Combine first 4 ingredients; stir in butter and whipping cream. Gently stir in bread and raisins. Pour into a lightly greased 2-quart soufflé or deep baking dish. Bake at 375° for 50 to 55 minutes, shielding with aluminum foil after 30 minutes to prevent excessive browning. Let pudding stand 10 minutes before serving warm with Vanilla Sauce.