Thursday, December 30, 2010

Missing my sunshine

Just came back from Amsterdam with Super Hubby after spending some short but so so so so sweet quality time with Super Daddy.

Three of us went - Super PaoPei, Super Hubs and me trundled into the car early yesterday morning and had an eventful 4 hour drive (which turned into 5 hours due to our silliness). But only two of us came back today. The other one is happily on her way home with Super Daddy to Super Mummy. *jealous*

And now my house is devoid of my cuddly sunshine!!!

*thinking positive happy thoughts about how much fun we had and how soon I will see her again* 
*do not, I repeat, do not dwell on sad, missing thoughts*

Back to Amsterdam. We also hung out with Uncle John, and managed to sneak in some very quick sights of the infamous aquariums and coffeeshops 'cos it was Super Hubby's first visit to Amsterdam. Paopei was not amused at all, and had her eyes downcast the entire time. *good girl*.

One of the highlights, other than being able to hang out with Super Daddy, was also our meal in his fave Amsterdam Chinese Restaurant. The problem with living in Luxembourg is that there is NO good chinese restaurant. Every single one is almost like a version of bad America take-out Chinese but at 1 million times the price. Think 20 euros for a stupid plate of fried noodles and 26 euros for a piece of refriedduck thigh. So, I've given up eating out at Chinese restaurants, and have resorted to trawling the internet for easy Chines recipes when I get my cravings.

So, yeah. Having Chinese in Amsterdam was a real treat. I chose ALLLL the things I didn't know how to make myself - all the roasted stuff, wok-hei fried noodles and braised ngau-nam (beef tendons). Yum, yum and more yums. 

Such a good time.

We must-must-must do this again soon. Even better if it's with the whole gang. XOXO

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Back very soon

See, I've been so happily spending sisterly time with Paopei that I didn't feel the need to 'talk' here lately.

She's going back in two days though. So looks like I'll be pounding away furiously at my keyboard again very, very, very soon.

Am going to miss my noisy cheerful cuddly-wug!

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Appreciation Party #3 - Winter Wonderland

This week saw the most unexpected and scariest snowstorms, wreaking havoc in many countries all over Europe.

I won't talk about that. It's already all over the news. I will however talk about the fact that while it was inconvenient and cold and all that jazz, I am so appreciative that I had a present from home. And this present made this snowstorm so so so special.

You see, this present of mine has never seen snow before in her life. So while the rest of the world was screaming blue murder about how much problems the snow was causing, my present was jumping up and down, squealing about how lucky she was that there was so much snow, and how pretty everything was.

As every snowflake fell, her eyes would gleam and she'd stick her face to the windows, anticipating the snowfights we would have and the snowmen we would make.

She was so happy that I couldn't help dancing with delight too. I saw everything she saw and didn't even realize how 'bad' the snowstorm was until I saw the TV reports and heard the complaints of people.

Thank you paopei. Luxembourg in snow is so beautiful, especially with you.

I just hope more snow will come. Cos the ones that came are melting away. And I still haven't made good on my promise to make snowmen and have snowfights  yet.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Appreciation Party #2 - Sunday Eats

In an attempt to get me out of the dumps cos I was so envious of the little party my loved ones were having in KL without me, Super Hubs knew the only way to make me happy was through my stomach.

As you all know by now, in my opinion he is the best chef in the world, but even with his talents, he can't reproduce the dishes that could satiate my desire and yearning for greasy, oily, fiery, yummy Malaysian hawker food.

So he did the next best thing. And I got oysterssss for dinner.

 24 gorgeous little beauties.

My shucker with my dinner. 

Who cares about curry mee and hokkien mee now?!

 And here begins the guide to eating oysters MY way. 
Step 1: Take a succulent piece of heaven and put on your plate. 

Step 2: Squeeze some lemon juice on said piece of heaven and also top it with some lovingly made shallot and vinaigrette sauce.

Step 3: Pour heavenly mixture on a piece of bread and butter. 

 Step 4: Get ready to have a taste of heaven.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Loving from afar

Super Mi, Super Daddy, Super Pouts, Super Megs and the Super M's are meeting up in KL tmrw.

Wish I was there.