26 Feb 2014

Lately I've been...

Pretty happy with my life. Even though working life has not always been perfect, I'm still pretty much happy with what I'm doing in the office everyday, the people I meet everyday and also plenty of time to spend with my loved ones and my friends on the weekends, and lastly, time for myself at night. 

This whole time in my job felt like a lesson from God every single day. It's like as if he was giving me a chance to experience life in sales, accounts and a design job. All are not easy, especially if you are doing a design for an official business. The stress is also there if you can't get the task done in time..... or most of the time when I'm just adding more stress to myself because I set crazy deadlines for my work. My colleagues are also the NICEST colleagues you'll ever meet as they are always there being their super funny and entertaining selfs. I meet different people everyday as I'm seated right next to the HR dept, so YES PERFECT PEOPLE WATCHING SPOT but hey I finish my work before I go home everyday.

Though getting to my workplace IS a very pissing activity (Lakeside to Woodlands then take a feeder bus, if there's a train fault GG, if Woodlands interchange decides to pms and go on strike, also GG), I still enjoy my job very much. I have been working here coming to two full months and I'm surviving pretty well, still on good terms with my bosses, still on good terms with my colleagues. My office is also a super casual place (WE CAN WEAR FLIP FLOPS AROUND) and yeah everything's just awesome.

I like how my life is running now. With a time to occupy my days waiting to go to Uni doing something productive everyday and time spent with God during lunch breaks and the weekends. If only I could continue this till end April before I leave for Korea but NO results just has to come and whack me in the ass next Monday.

I'm pretty sure this set of results will be something life-defining as I'm really not sure if it will bring me to greater heights or throw me even deeper down into hell. Hopefully it will be what my dad says "If one is at his/her lowest point in life, they can only rise to something higher, not go even lower." I AM definitely nervous and I've had countless, totally random mental breakdowns at random timings (e.g. at work, after cell, before I sleep) and it's really affecting my mental health tbh. It's very worrying to know what this set of results is and can do to me in the future ksgnmsdklmfsakfmpoawragkosdpgksdobksdobks

I'm comforted to know that there's a Higher One up there who has already drafted out my beautiful life perfectly. But what if Mr Higher One wants me to do science all over again, or do the mundane study of math, english, blah blah blah, all over again. I almost had to drag myself for a depression check last year while retaking my A's as I was just struggling to stay alive and not have the urge to go kill myself or do something silly as the process was just too painful to go through again. 

I have no idea what my results are going to be like. The last time I thought they were gonna turn out well since I worked so hard for it, but they turned out crappy. This time, some papers were honestly smoothly completed, some are just gonna bring me down to hell again, but I HAVE SERIOUSLY NO IDEA WHAT IM GONNA GET. URGH I AM SO STRESSED.

Time to get back to work and thank God this afternoon's work is just design design design design design aka doing something I enjoy and hopefully it will take my mind off this.



4 Feb 2014

Baking Tokyo Bananas!

Okay the cover photo of this post shows us using the bananas for a totally wrong purpose.

Hi guys! It has been a while since I last blogged about my life and here I am doing it now. The official Chinese New Year visiting season is just over and I'm supposed to be back at work yesterday. However, the flu bug in the family FINALLY bit me in the butt and I caught a serious flu on Saturday onwards and it was so bad the doc gave me two days break. Felt really rested after an extra two days of break, thank God.

My cousin and I being huge fans of Tokyo Bananas decided to joint forces and bake it following this recipe uploaded on Youtube!

Sorry for the low quality pictures as we can't possibly be shooting on a dslr while we are really busy!

The most important ingredient!!!!!!!!

Laying baking paper on the tray

Stirring the banana custard filling on the stove. We did not follow the instructions on the video and heated the filling over a saucepan with hot water instead :X IT STILL WORKED THOUGH.

This is how the Banana Custard Filling turned out.

 My cousin and I taking turns to beat the sponge cake batter.

And our batter is ready!

Me posing very very veRY VERY happily with our pretty sponge cake.

The spongy texture of the insides is exactly the texture of the original Tokyo Banana!

Filling in the filling. Does this caption even make grammatical sense?

More relatives arrived at my place and coincidentally we had to bake more sponge cake. (Extra help mehehe)

My Godaunt aka the super baker trying to save our final sponge cake (It turned out horribly)

The last sponge cake turned out horribly as we added too much flour and the flour wasn't fully mixed into the batter and there were still remaining flour bits left when we cut the sponge cake into half! :( Thus we could only make 8-10 successful Tokyo Bananas that afternoon and they were all snapped up before I could take a picture of them. But they turned out as what the product in the video looked like!

Overall, I found this recipe possible as there were some really successful Tokyo Bananas we made and the banana custard filling tasted really good, even on plain white bread! However in every recipe lies a challenge and the challenge to make this lies within the sponge cake. It's super hard to separate the layer from the baking paper and you'll have to use the right baking pan to make the cake. Aaaaaarghhhhhhhhh I still can't get over how the final cake turned out but at least everyone present at my place that day had a homemade Tokyo Banana to take home!

Would definitely keep this baking activity up as a family or more like cousin bonding activity in the future and invite more of my cousins down hehehehehe.

Thanks for the help^^

ITS THE YEAR OF THE UNICORNNNNNN (in my own imaginary, magical world).