Monday, March 16, 2015
Saturday, March 14, 2015
Who ever said writing is easy? Maybe it is for those professional qualified writers, editors or journalists. Then again, who ever said you can't polish or work on your writing skills by practicing on your own? Remember, perseverance, determination and will power? I definitely am not doubting, but the hours of practicing by sitting in front of the laptop has almost broke my backbone and my reading glasses. Glasses power ranger sincerely have gradually gone up, and mind you, some days writing is really a major struggle. Maybe we should call it writer's block or blogger's block? Today is one of those days I am still till this moment constantly staring at my laptop and at the sky, hoping god will shower me with words of wisdom (Pandan/Screwpine Poached Pear, Cream Puffs, Soft Rolls & Almond Brownies) . Even so, words just won't roll out of my mind and with too many people calling out to god, I think god is being selective on who he should help first. What about me and god right now, are you asking?
Friday, March 13, 2015
How did this day go by? Pretty much a day taken up by road travelling. Right after breakfast and till we arrived late evening in Cappadocia ( Canakkale/Kusadasi/Pamukkale & Istanbul Turkey ). Of course loo and meal breaks were not compromised, thanks to our pleasant tour guide who made it a point in enlivening us by sharing his knowledge on Turkey. This adorable guide also gave us a five minutes quickie break at the roadside where by right stopping is not allowed, but he still went ahead since we couldn't contain our excitement of seeing snow for the first time. I made sure a candid shot of me snow playing was captured, and within the next jiffy, we dashed back into the coach.
Monday, March 9, 2015
Mandarin Orange Sorbet & Mandarin Orange Cake). Not bad me right? Me being not someone who is not a waster. Me trying to save Mandarin oranges from rotting or giving me flu and cough, or the heat is on, on my body? Mind you, too much of anything is not good and too much of Mandarin oranges eating can lead to? I think you know it or I have already indicated. Making Mandarin Orange Marmalade by the way can be a killer. It can be killing to your time and can literally put struggle to your arms. Furthermore, you got to watch for preventing marmalade from being burned at the bottom. Other than that, you only need two ingredients. Oranges and sugar basically for this jam which can show the way to toast or a tiny bit of Mandarin Orange Marmalade atop ice-cream or waffles (Nescafe Chocolate Cake, Chocolate Genoise & Milo Cake).
Sunday, March 8, 2015
On the same day itself, by 5.00pm (I Conquered Istanbul) we journeyed to Canakkale. Quite a long tiring journey, imagine sitting put in the coach for approximately 5 hours? Basically, patiently journeying and none else. None potentially, neither can you see anything outside because, believe me when I say that winter darkness will set it latest by 6.00pm, In fact even earlier. Wish there are internal flights in Turkey for flying us from one city to the other, hopefully there will be in the near future, but I guess for the time being, you don't have much choice except coach driven or if you self touring, you may consider hiring a car. This coach driven I think is sincerely a whole lot better because it does ease you from tiring yourself for no apparent reason and if you are sleeping beauty, better still. Some people I know can literally shut down anywhere, not me though. I did catnap in between, movie watching was also going on and tour guide did try to keep us entertained by speaking for the first half an hour.
Tuesday, March 3, 2015
One of the things I learned about this whole composite of globe seeing is that I have so little tolerance for people who just simply must complain about everything and anything under the sun while travelling. In fact, I am yet to bump into someone who actually can be, lets not expect perfection, but even an adaptable travel companion is really hard to come by. Everyone I have traveled with before, somehow or rather, end up showing their ugly colours. Some really must branded as pathetic stingy idiots, whereas others, sorry guys, I have call them hard-core bitches. I guess the more we companionship travel, the more we discover different peculiar characters and behaviours. What else is new? Experiences without a doubt are major lessons to life. Trust me, I have already gathered suitcases of it by my fifties (Hanoi Vietnam). Additionally, I must thank those who post loving friendship travelling pictures on social media, yet in return, they do, wonder why, call me thereafter for massively bitching about travelling friendship disasters. Reality versus fake social media world. Indeed, the truth is out there, maybe some just refuse to accept. Travelling with family, let me warn you can be worse than hammer house of horror. Logically why I will stick to travelling on my own, now and forever (Chonburi & Pattaya - My Solo Trail).
Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Guys, you still remember my Mandarin Orange story? I told you (Mandarin Orange Cake Vegetarian)? Seemingly I am not done and over yet with oranges literally forced on to by my Chinese friends. They can be quite stubborn, don't you think so? You tell them enough, yet, they still insist you must take more than enough oranges from them? I actually wonder. Nevermind to the two or three you receive before and during Chinese New Years, but when they basically load you with more thereafter? I think they are trying to clear their stock or maybe in marketing terms we call it dumping to the third world countries. God! Honestly, I couldn't escape apart from the oranges my other half-half had to bring back up. So, what was the other door to the oranges? This Mandarin Orange Sorbet and I have one more recipe on the line as well later. Mandarin Orange Sorbet? Ohhhh! Refreshing, tangy sweet and such a smooth pleasure to our mouth senses (Mango Kulfi, Eggless Molten Lava Cake & Nescafe Ice Cream).
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