Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Friday, June 26, 2009
What is a bulb? What is the nose? So what happens? Is it real? How can it work? he asked, like a 5 year old beaming with questions.
I dont think he's seen fresh tulips. But then again, flowers to him are most probably like cars to me. We acknowledge their existance and practicality, but wouldn't quite be able to tell them apart. They just belong in the same family.
So after reading the instructions he said 'If this needs 5 degrees, then we need to grow it in the fridge. '
True. Maybe I will figure it out by Christmas.
But meanwhile, we tried peeping..but I think this just made my Hubby more curious.
Anyway, we're think this couple are so sweet. Its rare people have such gestures these days- they wanted to congratulate us for our wedding. The poor couple must of hand-held this cute little pot all the way from Holland. Awww. And somemore, I love tulips.
It certainly brightened up my day. ..A reminder that something small goes a long way. Time I spread the happiness.
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
- Baking soda really does clean! The scalp feels uber clean. Fresh. It does such a good job providing-
- You dont use too much! I had a tendancy to somehow use more than a tablespoon or so..and it makes hair rough - as in the 'cant run your fingers through it rough'
- Apple cider does a pur-ree-tee good job. I mix mine with my conditioner. Works well and doesnt have any vinegar smell afterwards. It make the hair ooh so shiny!
- I alternate the baking soda with store bought shampoo because I'm : sometimes lazy to mix the soda mixture, sometimes miss the store bought smell (talk about double standards!!) and because I want to finish it.
I'm gonna continue with this routine. No one has told me I stink (yet!) and I just love how fresh my hair feels after it. Kudos. I've found my ground.
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Monday, June 22, 2009
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Monday, June 15, 2009
Friday, June 12, 2009
Thursday, June 11, 2009
I think I just gave Hubby a heart attack. That would show him- his absence from site. lol.
I wouldnt have the guts to paint my house other than neutrals. It's still in its concrete colours though and this, is what it really looks like at the moment..
Plain grey. We've still got a bit to go.
Any colour suggestions?
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
Sometimes I wish I had the patience to write down all their recipes so I could share these next time.
This is 'Chai Ban'. Chai Ban is a traditional Hakka dish. My mother-in-law learnt it from my husband's second aunt. [Ok, omit the relationship thing...its a bit confusing to write]. My mum learnt it from her mum. It's a pass down from China.
The outer layer is a mixture of rice flour which I'm yet to master. Then, its hours of labouring making it into bowl like shapes before inserting the fillings. - I've only gone up to the 'make a bowl ' stage.
The fillings are a mixture of vegetables and mince meat. I personally love the salted vegetable and pork filling. Just makes my day!
Here's another one I should really take on. My mum's Pandan Cake. My friends have been perfecting these recently...but I'm one lazy bugger that hasnt learnt anything from my mum except for being her food critique!
Monday, June 8, 2009
So last week, I started a new experiment. I wanted to see if I could be shampoo free. I'm using baking soda and apple cider vinegar on my hair. Yes. You heard me. I read it here and in some other blogs. It made sense.
Ok, the thought of baking soda and apple cider vinegar didnt really ring a bell.
I'd stink. Be all sour. My hubby wont hug me. My friends wont like me. My parents might disown their hippie daughter - or they might think my hubby was torturing me. Ok..I got a little carried away.
But I tried it. I mean, if I really stunk...I could go back to normal shampoo right?
And guess what? I didnt stink. The bonus was..my hair was all smooth and shiny. Cool huh? I still use conditioner on my ends though cos I have such broom-like hair..but I make sure it doesnt touch my scalp.
So here's how I went hippie:
Baking Soda Mixture
1 tablespoon of Baking Soda - mixed with just enough warm water into a paste.
Wet hair. Massage baking soda paste onto scalp. Rinse as usual.
Apple Cider Vinegar Rinse
2 tablespoons of Apple Cider Vinegar - mixed with 1 cup water and pour onto hair (its most probably better off if u had a sprayer..but I didnt) Wash off as usual. Condition ends if you wish.
I've tried this for a few days now. I use the baking soda mixture everytime I shampoo but I've only used the apple cider vinegar once. [they say you dont always need to use this rinse]
So far, no allergies, no stinky head and my Hubby still loves me. Its going all good. I'll keep you updated.
Thursday, June 4, 2009
I love it for its clear blue skies and alternating seasons...and that means I can do alot of things outside. Long walks. Bbqs. Beach lazes. Park Strolls.
I love it for their coffee shops and food. It emphasizes the mix of cultures we have, and I love that!
I love how theres an assortment of anything.. [ok, so a candy bar with an assortment of lollies isnt the best illustration..but you get me dont you?]
..I just love Perth.
And to all you nitwits..Garden City is open Sunday 14 June 2009. 10am-5pm. Go shop. Theres sales. Go. Go. For my sake. You heard me. Go!
[geez i should get some commission!]