星期五, 9月 30, 2005

mochi mania

在日本超市見到有人擺檔賣很多從日本空運到來的新鮮mochi﹐忍不住買了幾個來試試。

上﹕Ohagi Tsubu An - 外皮是碎碎的紅豆粒﹐內餡是QQ的糯米粒。
中﹕Kuzu Zakura - 外皮是半透明﹐爽爽的米粉皮﹐內餡是甜甜的紅豆蓉。
下﹕Doyo Mochi - 外皮是紅豆蓉﹐內餡是滑滑的mochi。


覺得最好味的還是Doyo Mochi﹐其它兩款總是覺得怪怪的。。。

星期四, 9月 29, 2005

《七劍》

“咦﹐這《七劍下天山》我也讀過。怎麼故事是這樣的嗎???”
“怎麼有韓國人的!?”
“韓志邦和劉郁芳。。。是這種關係的麼??”
“無端端就多了個老五和老七?”
“甚麼都沒解釋就下山了? 嗄?”
“黎明做這個楊雲驄。。。楊雲驄這麼沒用的嗎?!”
“睇唔明呀~”

“死啦女~~~ 我係咪患了老人痴呆呀?? 好像老到甚麼都記不清了~ 看電影也看到一頭霧水啊~”

七劍》﹐是一齣令譚媽以為自己患上老人痴呆症的電影。

這樣的電影﹐好得去邊?

我不要

再也擠不出多一點溫柔 什麼比情人更親密的朋友
自說自話的你 不懂我的感受
愛不是可樂喝完隨手丟
不稀罕你送卻又跟你走 還開始想你會說話的手
我不能忍受我 想委屈的念頭
在沸騰的街用力的開口
我不要吵吵鬧鬧 我要乾脆完就完了
不再難過你給的太少 我不要纏纏繞繞 我要痛快剪斷苦惱
愛走了剩下疲勞 我不要摟摟抱抱 我要安靜不被打擾
放我孤單對我才最好
我知道不是現在 但有一天我會很好
或許能再和你 笑著聊

星期二, 9月 27, 2005

TAR8: episode 1


YAY! YAY! YAYYY! The race has started!!

Initial impressions:
* So many families! So many people!!! I think I'm going to be really confused as to who's who for a while...
* the family with the blond little girl - dude, the interview with the little girl must be staged. She's sounding wayyy too mature for her age. The two kids singing in the buggy? NOT COOL.
* the Italian family - no chance at all, no way. The mom alone will bring them DOWN.
* One father and three sons-in-law, I like 'em. :) But let's hope he doesn't drag the three of them behind.
* One dad and three daughters? poor poor dad..... I'm so sorry for him.
* Why are the black teams always the ones who are "nice"? Too bad their kids don't know how to paddle a boat. And what's up with picking a black family with the last name "Black"?!
* Man, four people in a team is WAY too loud! ESPECIALLY the team with the four pink sisters! And they can't drive either, hehe.
* OMG! Past racers Kevin and Drew are in the show too, awesome~ too bad not many people seem to recognize them...
* "Is Pennsylvania a state?" ?!?! What an idiot...
* Hour is almost up, and no elimination yet? I'm disappointed! Com'on, kick someone out!
* 10pm... fuck! It's a 2 hour season premiere?? Damn I gotta sleep soon~
* Normally I'd take buggy over buildin any day, but this time, buildin is easy.
* Shit~~~ the brake didn't work! :(
* I CANNOT believe the pink sisters won. Seriously?! 20K/4... only 5k each, no big deal.
* Please please please don't let the only team who has a semi-decent looking guy be last, please please please please please....
* Thank goodness, they're second to last! :) phew~

I'm all TARed out tonight, see y'all next week~

Teuscher 古古力



這就是我最愛的香檳truffle了。:) 我不大嗜甜﹐只有這款朱古力能令我上癮﹐久不久便會想吃。

如你是那種將糖果一口咬掉然後吞下去的人﹐我勸你還是不要吃這個﹐因為你會把它糟遢了~ Teuscher的Champagne truffle都是用Dom Perignon champagne做引子﹐好香好香的。從外面的朱古力皮咬下去﹐閉上眼﹐慢慢的嚐著裡面酒心的清香甘醇﹐真是一大享受呀!!

因為是用香檳製做﹐這個truffle千萬不能放進冰箱。不然酒心便會crystalized﹐失了本來應有的香味。所以每次不可買多﹐夠吃便算。上次我回港時因為是夏天﹐帶回來時被逼把糖放入冰箱﹐唉。:(

香港朋友們: Teuscher在IFC shop 2006的專門店有售。^^

馬來西亞Laksa

好久沒去在old town Pasadena的這間Kuala Lumpur馬來西亞餐廳了! 羅省的馬來西亞餐廳並不多﹐這已是其中較好的一間。他們的set lunch都很化算﹐大大的一碗﹐但卻比晚餐便宜了一大截。

今天我們點了兩杯Malaysian Ice Tea(其實就是Thai Ice Tea)﹐一份Curry Laksa和一份牛肉沙拉set lunch。牛肉沙拉的醬料酸酸甜甜的﹐很開胃。而我最愛的咖喱喇沙粉就更加不用說了﹐湯底又香口又辣又夠味。那些炸豆腐全都吸收了湯的精華﹐一口咬下去﹐真讚哦!!! :O~ 還有﹐我也很喜歡他們自家製的辣椒醬﹐味道好特別的啊。

要不是吃得太飽﹐我還想點個榴槤雪糕來吃呢。

Happy TAR day everyone!!!

The Amazing Race 8, TONIGHT at 9pm.

Set your VCR, set your TiVo. Don't miss it!!!!!

星期一, 9月 26, 2005

天亮了

清早起來就是有這個好處﹐就是每天都可以看到日出。:)

姓名命盤

命格優勢:開朗、樂觀、進取。
命格缺點:沒耐心、思慮不週。
愛情模式:愛情應該要勇於追求,不怕挫折。

財 運:85分,財運好,會隨著市場變化做適度的因應。
上班運:75分,有衝勁,但孤軍奮鬥效果不佳,要學習團體合作。
信念:我就是相信人要有雄心大志才好。

姓名星座屬於 天馬星
姓名星座屬性 健康快樂、開朗進取、愛玩
代表人物 張學友、周星馳、蘇慧倫、璩美鳳、郭富城
星座優點 開朗、快樂、人際關係很好、有理想、有抱負(還具有俠義之氣)。
星座缺點 粗心、愛玩、不太專心、有點頑皮。
人生信念 人生以快樂為目的。
愛情 IQ 90 分
愛情模式 愛情就是要勇於追求、不必太考慮面子問題啦!
愛情速配對象 丁火星、白靄星、己土星男性
愛情歡喜冤家 巨木星、天馬星男性

想知道你的姓名星座命盤嗎?

星期日, 9月 25, 2005

開花了

星期六, 9月 24, 2005

韓國豆腐煲

晚上覺得天氣涼涼的﹐就馬上想吃熱騰騰的韓國辣豆腐煲。:O~ 只叫了一煲中辣的花菰豆腐煲和一客鐵版燒牛仔骨﹐已令我們兩個飽到不得了。再加上各種配菜和又黏又大粒的日本白米飯﹐真是撐死人了!

見到右上圖中的那碟煎魚小菜嗎? 好恐佈呀~~ 我本身已非常怕見到一整條的魚﹐當見到這條魚的嘴裡還含著另一條小魚的時候﹐真的嚇死我了。冒著生命危險地照了相後﹐便馬上叫侍應小姐幫我拿走它。。。呀!!! >_<

四周煙霧彌漫。走著走著﹐碰到一個熟人。很久很久前﹐我負了他。就是那種﹐他待我如珠如寶﹐我則待他如禾稈草的那種關係。

他身旁有一個女子。她衝過來﹐摑了我一記耳光。還在錯愕中﹐第二和第三下耳光又打下來了。我撫著雪雪痛的臉頰﹐退後一步。

「對不起。」我終於對他說。

跟著﹐發現自己仍在雲霧裡﹐正在攀上一條很長﹐很高﹐很斜的鐵梯。望上去﹐樓梯的頂部被霧蓋住﹐看不到通往那兒。(就像《傑克與豆樹》裡的天梯一樣)

樓梯太斜了﹐爬得很吃力。終於﹐還差一級便到頂了。一級。

咦﹐怎麼攀呀攀﹐用盡力氣都還是攀不上這最後的一級? 試了很久﹐攀不到。我攀不到呀。

腳底一滑﹐從天上的鐵梯上掉了下來。感覺到在霧水中穿插時的潮濕。尖叫。

呀﹐醒了。出了一身的冷汗。很久沒發過這麼清晰的夢了。有甚麼意思嗎?

星期五, 9月 23, 2005

Tim Burton's Corpse Bride



Yet another movie with Tim Burton, Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter! I went into "Corpse Bride" expecting nothing less of "The Nightmare Before Christmas". But in the end, I have to admit that I came out a bit disappointed.

This is a story of the son of a fish merchant, Victor. He has been set up to marry a Lord's daughter, Victoria, whom he has never met. Lots of mishaps happened, and before the wedding could take place, an accident happened. He mistakenly married a corpse bride, and was whisked away to the underworld of the dead.

As with any Tim Burton movie, this one is filled with darkness, strange creatures and fantastic visuals. I especially liked the way he portrayed the two worlds, living and dead. The living world is so bland that it's almost black and white, while the world of the dead is extremely rich and colorful. That should tell you where Burton's passion lies. :)

So why am I disappointed? First of all, The story was just too simple. It's a love story, and has an extremely predictable storyline. Even though the movie is under 90 minutes long, I still felt that it was too long. Secondly, the songs in the movie sucked. SUCKED. No wonder they had to use the song from "Nightmare" in the trailer. There were quite a few songs in the movie, but none of them were memorable. Third, there's this scene in the movie where the skeletons danced. I HATED it. Don't know why, but I just HATE skeleton dances! hehe.

Despite all of the above though, I'm still glad that I watched it. Afterall, how can I miss out on a world that was created by Tim Burton?

p.s. movie trailers:
* Nanny McPhee, seems like quite an interesting movie! I could barely recognize Emma Thompson. :P
* Zathura, a space version of the old movie Jimanji, boooo~ Can Tim Robbins do better than Robin Williams?
* Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire... it was SOOO awesome that I was jaw-dropped the entire time! :O

Very true!

got this from sidekick's blog:


The Keys to Your Heart

You are attracted to those who are unbridled, untrammeled, and free.
In love, you feel the most alive when your partner is patient and never willing to give up on you.

You'd like to your lover to think you are loyal and faithful... that you'll never change.

You would be forced to break up with someone who was emotional, moody, and difficult to please.

Your ideal relationship is lasting. You want a relationship that looks to the future... one you can grow with.

Your risk of cheating is zero. You care about society and morality. You would never break a commitment.

You think of marriage as something that will confine you. You are afraid of marriage.

In this moment, you think of love as commitment. Love only works when both people are totally devoted.

星期四, 9月 22, 2005

。。。

他打來﹐隻字不提她。談了一會﹐他完全沒有掛電話的意思。我快要忍不住了﹐但實在不能說﹐只好推說有事﹐收線。

說再見前他說﹐想到我公司見工。我聽呆了﹐LA有這麼多公司﹐為甚麼一定要選我的? 這不是要逼我走嗎?

為甚麼要做這麼多事? 為甚麼還要做戲? 不是都完了嗎? 想不透他究竟想怎樣。

放過我吧。

星期三, 9月 21, 2005

都是中國人

鬼佬同事到香港旅遊一個星期﹐去了新開的迪士尼三次。(don't ask)

他和我說起在港產迪士尼的見聞﹐聽得我口瞪目呆。

* 在戲院裡﹐表演開始前工作人員耐心地忠告觀眾﹐節目開始後禁止用閃光燈照相。說完後節目開始﹐燈一熄﹐閃光燈立即從戲院四面八方閃起來。

* 午間遊行節目﹐規定觀眾不準跨越障欄﹐防礙遊行隊伍。有很多班人完全不理勸告﹐不斷在遊行時跨出障欄﹐跑到正在表演的演員身邊合照。工作人員阻止﹐他們便走回欄後。工作人員一走﹐他們又再犯。情形不斷地重複。。。

* 居然﹐居然見到在迪士尼裡的某個草叢旁﹐有男人就地小解。

他說﹐外籍旅客都很守規則。做以上這些的﹐都是黑頭髮的亞洲人。當然﹐他分不出誰是香港人﹐誰不是。他問我﹐“怎麼香港人都是這樣的嗎?”

很尷尬﹐只好口窒窒地說﹐“都不是啦。。。可能。。。可能是從大陸來的自由行吧。。。”

其實﹐自由行好﹐香港人也好﹐還不都是中國人? 為甚麼要做出這些失禮人的事情呢??

wanna party?



這些年來都沒試過缺男伴的苦惱﹐現在終於嚐到了。那天收到邀請卡﹐打開一看便知不妙。Black Tie Optional﹐單身一人赴會好像有點不妥。身邊的男性朋友大多都不是單身﹐很難叫他們陪我去一個這麼隆重的派對。呀﹐真煩人!

難道真的好像周麗淇那首歌裡說的“誰想凡是舞會都單身去”嗎?
天啊~

絞盡腦汁﹐今天終於想到了適當的人選。打電話過去﹐他很爽快地答應了。實在太好了!!

對了﹐這個「他」﹐其實是一個「她」﹕娜娜小姐!
誰說舞會不可與女伴去的? :)

原來。。。

原來﹐知道是一回事﹐親眼看到又是完全不同的另一回事。

無論如何去給自己心理準備﹐如何告訴自己不要緊﹐在看到的那一剎﹐還是崩潰了。

有時候﹐明知道是會傷害自己的﹐卻偏偏要去做。是執著? 還是任性?

雖然受了傷害﹐但還是要感謝那個多事的人﹐讓我看到了事實。雖然﹐看後有點血淋淋的感覺。

~-~-以下是我用來安慰自己的說話﹐大家可以不理~-~-

我醜﹐但她更醜。
我胖﹐但她更胖。
我矮﹐但她更矮。
我皮膚差﹐但她皮膚更差。
還有﹐我的眼睛大她的三倍。不是我的特別大﹐而是她的特別小。

咦﹐心情好像好了那麼一點點。:)

星期二, 9月 20, 2005

雨天



早上六點﹐天黑黑。
天上不停地打雷﹐閃電。好嚇人。
下雨了。
滴答﹐適答。
太早了﹐開車時還迷迷糊糊的。
腦裡空白一片。
開大了車窗﹐深呼吸。
吸多一點﹐再多一點。
真的好愛﹐好愛這下雨天的味道哦~

星期一, 9月 19, 2005

nicely done, JS!

有沒有看Jon Stewart在Emmy's裡的bit﹖ 真的好抵死呀~ :)

大家一齊笑笑啦:

>>>去片<<<

收到了~

多謝晒美麗與智慧並重既迷人pink lady Hana小姐!!!
妳的 "family photos" 好好睇呀~~~
妳在“夏威夷”的照片全都好省鏡啊~ 呵呵!

one one thousand two one thousand three one...

月餅沒吃多少﹐濃濃的茶卻喝得太多了。

胃痛兼失眠。真糟糕。

星期日, 9月 18, 2005

過中秋

今天是中秋節。
提不起勁去賞月﹐吃月餅。
想不到要寫甚麼。
但因為是中秋﹐還是post一篇吧。

月光﹐像往年一樣的圓。
但﹐所有已跟往年不一樣。

“古人今人若流水,共看明月皆如此。”

印度鐵線

這是一家在網上甚多好評的印度餐廳。他們的食物也的確不錯﹐尤其是那道Chicken Tikka Masala﹐那個紅汁混了各種印度香料、乳酪和咖喱﹐簡直一流。

可惜﹐吃到那道羊肉咖喱時﹐居然給我吃到一條差不多三吋長的鐵線! 是鐵線耶~~ 如我一不小心把它吞了﹐卡在喉嚨怎麼辦? 那個經理不斷地陪不是﹐但我已食慾全消。到最後﹐他們還是送過新的一碟羊咖喱出來﹐但我真的吃不下﹐也不敢吃了。。。

真掃興。

嘻嘻

自上次被奸人所害﹐買了些酸酸的糖果後﹐今次還是穩穩陣陣﹐買隻以前食過的好。。。
真的好好味呀呀呀!!!! :O~

星期六, 9月 17, 2005

給外婆的信



我最最親愛的婆婆﹕

不知不覺間﹐您已離開了我們四年。如果這個世界有輪迴的話﹐您也應該早已遠去﹐開始新的人生了吧?

今天我、媽、細姨、舅母、怡和雯一起上山來探您了﹐你知道嗎? 媽和細姨在您面前的喃喃細語﹐您都聽到了嗎? 我也傻傻地跟您訴說著我們的近況﹐因為我知道﹐如果您在的話﹐您一定會聽得津津有味﹐還會問題多多。。。

四年了﹐我們已不再悲傷﹐換來的只有無盡的思念。

您好嗎?

孫女
冬冬 上

給遠在澳門的你

祝你生日快快樂樂~ :)

受不了

姑姐剛從馬來西亞旅遊回來﹐買了些肉骨茶包和咖喱辣椒等物給我們做手信。一大早譚媽便煮了一大煲肉骨茶準備今晚吃。嘩﹐一屋都是那陣蒜頭和藥材味。。。不行了﹐我要出去走走才行。再留在家裡真的會窒息~

星期五, 9月 16, 2005

潮州水粿

晚上和譚媽在廚房忙了好一陣子﹐就是為了要做這道外公以前最愛吃的潮州小點“鹽水粿”(要用潮州發音哦: "yeam-tsui-gwei")。^^

用澄麵、沾米粉加水﹐倒入一碟碟拿去蒸。蒸好後我們也懶得把糕粿倒出來﹐只加上炒得香香的蒜頭菜脯肉碎便成。譚媽說﹐正宗的鹽水粿是沒加肉的﹐而且油也比較多。但現在為了健康點﹐所以都沒加很多的油。

玩完煮飯仔後﹐只見廚房一碟二碟的水粿﹐好有趣呢。:)

星期四, 9月 15, 2005

Congratz!!!



恭喜恭喜!!!
恭喜阿四找到工作呀!!
:)

很羨慕你﹐因你最艱難的時期已過去﹐前途開始一片光明啦~
而我﹐還在迷茫中。。。黑暗時代即將來臨~ >_<

我也很想快點回來﹐和你一起搬出來做roommies啊~
等我﹐等我呀~~~

手信

同事從香港帶回來的手信。
味道。。。一般。
他不斷說oh my GOD香港天氣實在太熱太潮濕﹐我掩著半邊嘴笑。因為﹐他是一個大肥鬼佬。我在想﹐他一個人在香港街上走來走去﹐汗流滿臉的情形。呵呵~~ 唉o也﹐我好衰呀~

星期三, 9月 14, 2005

要學日文了

膽粗粗地訂好十二月去東京和香港的機票了! 現在開始驚。。。我在日本人生路不熟﹐我是方向白痴一個﹐又不懂日文﹐去到時手電又不能用﹐怎辦呢??

找了很久前買的《旅遊日語全攻略》出來﹐買的時候只是貪封面的熊仔好可愛﹐裡面的圖畫也好得意﹐都沒想過真的會有排上用場的一天呢! 呵呵~~


翻開書的第一個chapter。唉﹐我想﹐只要學識那句"ma-yo-i ma-shi-ta"就夠了。:P 真大鑊!

星期二, 9月 13, 2005

童年記憶1: 愛哭鬼



見到這個眼神凌厲得像想殺人﹐擺出一張臭臉的小肥妹嗎? 哼哼。
那一天譚爸帶我到戲院看電影﹐但去到時已全場滿座﹐買不到票。
“o下﹐冇得睇?! 唔制呀~~~”那時﹐我可是惹不得的哦!
勉勉強強地被逼照了這張照片後﹐我便開始哭。哭呀哭﹐哭呀哭。
最後賣票的小姐看我哭得可憐﹐居然賣了兩張本要留給工作人員的票給我們。
呵呵~~ 本小姐有戲看啦~

不過到今天﹐我已不記得這齣是甚麼戲了。有人知道嗎??

勞斯。萊斯

有沒有試過像萊斯一樣地守候著一個視自己如手足的男子? 應該有很多人都試過吧。很久很久以前﹐我也試過。每天聽他訴說著對另一個女孩的傾慕﹐還要不時給他意見﹐教他去追人。很苦很苦﹐但只要爭取到和他一起的時光﹐就會覺得很甜蜜。明知是一個陷阱﹐但偏偏要陷下去。只因自己年青的執著﹐只要我喜歡。

現在人大了﹐不會再任性地容許自己愛上一個當自己是兄弟的人。因為﹐已沒有多餘的青春去浪費。

勞斯。萊斯(HOCC)

勞斯和萊斯 都是花樣男子 勞斯原是個校隊的優秀種子
萊斯只喜愛讀書 偏偏他倆 早見晚見 每日著住同樣純白襯衣
羅曼史開場於 相鄰的桌椅 不過二人 不敢放肆

能成為密友大概總帶著愛 但做對好兄弟又如此相愛
旁人會說不該 忘形時搭膊自有一面退開
暗裡很享受 卻怕講出來 兩眼即使移開轉開 心裡面也知這是愛

男子和男子 怎能親密如此 勞斯難面對卻跟她勾過手指
萊斯偏偏那樣癡 終於一次 她撲過去 四目對望然後除下襯衣
迷惑中的勞斯 此時先至知 一向沒當 這好手足女子

能成為密友大概總帶著愛 但做對好兄弟 又如此相愛
旁人會說不該 純情何時會讓這悲劇揭開
他真的很意外 想起相識以來 一起溫書逛街聽歌看海

日日也親暱如情侶 底牌終揭開

為何還害怕若覺得這樣愛 尚在計算他又是誰可否愛
旁人哪個接受這種愛 明明絕配 犯眾憎便放開
永遠的忍耐 永遠不出來 世界將依然不變改
只會讓更多罪名埋沒愛 可要像梁祝那樣愛

星期一, 9月 12, 2005

去東京那兒好??

請問﹐如是第一次到東京﹐有那兒是一定要去的?? 更重要的是﹐有那間餐廳是一定要去吃的??

我可能只有三天在東京﹐而我又完全不懂日文。迷茫中。。。

如大家有好的東京遊記網址﹐請留言告知~ orz

請不要再傷害它了

以利亞的後花園見到這個:

iPod nano: Stress Testing

天丫! 真是越看越心痛~~
WHY?! WHY WOULD ANYONE DO THIS!!!!!???

power outage

Most of Los Angeles lost its power today.

Reason? An employee of the DWP(Department of Water and Power) "accidentally" cut a wire at one of their plants. Man, I sure don't want to be that guy. But... at least he will have the bragging rights to "I took down half of Los Angeles single-handedly!" from now on. :P

When the black out started, people at work started to panic, some were stuck in elevators, and some were pissed cuz computers went down before they could save their work. But despite a rocky start, we all got to go home early today cuz of this! yipee~

Disney controversy

So, Hong Kong Disneyland opened yesterday. For the past few weeks all I've seen on the news is how Disney sucks, Disney exploits HK labor, Disney is destroying the environment, Disney is so power hungry that they won't allow police to enter the park. Disney bashers were complaining about how the park is too small, how the lines are too long, how the food sucks, and how expensive the ticket prices are.

I'm sorry, but I just want to say, people, COME ON! Stop the freaking whining already! Why must we be such party poopers?! Why can't we just be happy that a park that took six years to build is finally finished? (Well, I guess not exactly finished, because as Walt Disney would say, no Disneyland would ever be "finished".) Save the whinings later, when you've actually gone to the park, alright?

Yes, you can say how much Disney sucks all you want. There are so many people around the world who hates Disney already, why not join them? It's a huge worldwide corporation, so it must be evil right? Well, I'm not saying there aren't parts of it that might be evil, but I've actually met quite a few Disney imagineers who truly believes in what they do, and that is to create a fantasy world that gives joy to children all over the world. I just feel like with all these bad publicity, their efforts are being really undermined.

All I know is, when I went to Disney World in Florida earlier this year, I had a blast. Everything was so much... like a dream. Yes, there were times when we had to stand in line, but we didn't care. We were on vacation! Why not make the best of it? Yes, they charge a ton for food and merchandise. But hey, you already paid a fortune to get in here, so suck it up. Yes, it's like a little city all by itself, and Disney had absolute control of the city. If you read this Hidden Kingdom article, you'll find out why Walt designed his parks the way it is, and why he wanted his land to have exemption from state, county, and local regulatory authority. He may be money hungry, but it's also his vision to create an absolute utopia-like fantasy for children and adults around the world who still wants to believe.

And yes, people say that Disney is destroying the environment. Maybe some part of it is, but I also know that many Disney employees participate in the Disney VoluntEARS program, and they've helped out with more environmental issues than any other company I've known. They've probably not done much in Hong Kong yet, but maybe it will in the future? I'm willing to wait and see.

With all that said, I'm not a Disney craze-lover, I'm not trying to say that there aren't faults with Disney, I'm not even saying that the park doesn't suck since I've never been there yet, but I do admire what they've been doing all these years. At least I'm willing to give it a chance, so I'm just trying to provide another side of the story. Afterall, it is the company that gave us fond childhood memories with Snow White, Cinderella, Dumbo and Bambi, remember? I just wish that people won't jump to conclusions so hastily.

shitty monday

- Overslept this morning.
- As I was rushing to leave for work, I slipped and fell off the stairs in my house today. Landed right on my tail bone. OUCH. I seriously thought I was going to be paralyzed.
- On my drive to work, when I was cussing and moaning about how much my butt and tail bone hurts, the news on the radio was telling me how California's going to get the big one, and how I'll probably die:
Earthquake in California could be more devastating than Katrina
- Like that was not enough, the news continued to tell me LA will most likely be the target of the next terrorist attack. Oh joy.
New tape threatens attacks on Los Angeles
- Finally, this lady named Annie Jacobsen got on the radio and told me about her horrific experience about how she encountered a group of terrorists on an airline flight who were making a dry run at assembling a bomb on-board. It scared the sh*t outta me, so I did a little research online about her:
Terror in the Skies
WTF?! Why on earth would they allow an insane woman to talk on the radio and scare us like that? I'm boycotting this radio station from now on.
- Now, work awaits me. I'm in such a great mood now, woopydoo.

星期日, 9月 11, 2005

Aveda敗家實錄



從小頭上的三千煩惱絲都真的帶給我無盡的困擾。我的頭皮很油﹐所以每天都一定要洗頭。但也因為常常洗頭﹐令到我的頭髮都會很乾﹐很易開叉截斷。而且我的豆髮天生捲曲﹐所以我每天洗完頭後都要把頭髮燙直﹐不然就會很醜。本來髮質已不大好的一把頭髮﹐因不斷地被高溫壓直而變得更加乾燥了。

已試過很多種洗髮水﹐但髮質都一直沒有改善。到最近﹐朋友介紹我用Aveda的Rosemary Mint Shampoo後﹐頭皮好像沒那麼油了﹐洗過頭後的頭髮也覺得乾爽了很多。於是﹐今天再接再厲﹐到Aveda專門店看看有甚麼適合我髮質的產品。

最後﹐選了那位售貨小姐極力推介的這隻Damage Remedy shampoo和conditioner。她說﹐因我的頭髮一直被其它洗髮水和燙髮夾傷害﹐一定要每天用這隻Damage Remedy來修護修護。而每個星期則要用Brilliant shampoo一次來去頭油。後來﹐她又推薦我買一瓶可以有volumizing功效的hair spray。。。此時﹐譚媽見到我開始越買越多﹐害怕我的購物慾一發不可收拾﹐於是便拉著我向收銀櫃走去。。。

四瓶護髮產品盛惠八十多美元﹐好心痛。。。但為了有一把美麗的秀髮﹐只好咬著牙根地付錢﹐唉。

酸酸的可樂汽水糖

見到大雄吃波子汽水糖吃得那麼開心﹐我也買了一包來試試。這包是可樂味道的﹐軟糖裡面也夾著硬糖碎和jello碎。我一口咬下去﹐呀﹐好酸呀~ >_<

肉扎檬

這就是用昨天買的肉扎做的越南檬了。將肉扎片、燒肉、爆香了的蒜頭和洋蔥、炒熟了的一些黃芽和香菜放在米粉上﹐再淋上譚媽預早調製好的越南辣椒魚露(成分有水、魚露、辣椒、蒜頭、蘿白絲、糖和青檸汁)即成﹐又容易又好味的哦~ :)

星期六, 9月 10, 2005

Reunion



TiVo真知我心意﹐自動幫我錄了新劇Reunion的第一集。這套戲講述六個從中學時代已是best friends的主人翁﹐其中一個在現今2005年被謀殺﹐而兇手是六位主角的其中一位。警察們正在調查這五個嫌疑犯。。。

然後﹐故事回到1986年。每一集都會講述從那年起每一年內發生的事。有點像另一套電視劇24﹐24每集是24小時﹐但Reunion則是每集一年﹐蠻特別的。

只是看了第一集﹐我已被劇情吸引住了。這六個人的關係錯中複雜﹐有三角戀﹐暗戀﹐殺人頂罪等等﹐故事又不斷地在時空穿梭﹐看得我非常高興。下一集是"1987"﹐已program了在TiVo的season pass內了。:)

小西貢一日遊

今天做廿四孝女兒﹐陪譚媽到小西貢吃她最愛的越南餐。

先到這間新開不久的越南餐廳吃午飯。他們的春卷做得不錯﹐一人一份的combination很大份﹐好棒! 我點了這盤有燒豬肉、燒肉丸(好好味的!! 燒得好香﹐肉丸做得好爽口!)、蔗蝦和越南幼米粉﹐還有很多新鮮生菜、蘿蔔、青瓜和香菜。好大的一盤啊﹐我只吃了一半便撐不下了。。。


跟著﹐到這間越南甜品店買外賣。越南的甜品全都用很多椰汁、綠豆和糯米﹐三樣都是我不吃的東西﹐所以去到只有看的份兒。


經過油站﹐嘩﹐小西貢的油比我家隔壁的油站便宜得多了! 就順便在這加加油吧。


譚媽說很久沒吃越南肉扎了﹐於是我帶她來到這間南華雜貨店。這兒的肉扎都是老闆娘天天人手做的﹐很新鮮。有很多種不同的肉扎選擇﹐有牛肉、豬肉、雞肉﹐有蒸或炸的﹐也有肉扎裡面包了蒔蘿葉(baby dill)的。全都很香很爽口的喲。在家將肉扎切片後﹐用來送米粉(或新鮮河粉)﹐香菜和越南辣椒魚露真是一流~ 簡簡單單便一餐了!


最後﹐經過有間專賣鮮搾蔗汁的店。見到他們店裡有很多顧客﹐於是我們也買了兩杯來試試。。。唔﹐越南的蔗汁加了很多金桔在裡面﹐太濃了﹐有點怪怪的。。。不過很解渴﹐嘻嘻。


所以說﹐要吃正宗越南菜﹐還是美國比香港的好! :)

ack

原來﹐當五男兩女出去玩﹐而其中一男一女是一對時﹐剩下的那個可憐女真是蠻尷尬的。。。

星期四, 9月 08, 2005

神奇布甸Mask



冬冬新推介: Soigne的皇牌產品布甸Mask!

簡介: 其實就是Soigne出的Curecustard Mask。說明書上把它寫得好像神仙藥似的: 可以清潔毛孔啦、補濕啦、軟化角質層啦、改善暗啞乾燥皮膚啦、令皮膚回復軟滑和彈性啦、還有美白的功效。。。

用後感﹕當然不會馬上有以上所說的各種改善﹐但把布甸般滑滑的mask塗在面上時﹐真的好冰涼好舒服啊。每次用完後都會覺得皮膚真的像custard一樣滑﹐也真的白了點呢。
不過﹐我最滿意的是這個mask寫明可使用於眼袋位置﹐有清除油脂粒的功效。這是最重要的! 因我是油性皮膚﹐有很多油脂粒要清除呀。。。>_<

注意: 譚媽用後有少許敏感﹐在鼻周圍會紅紅的﹐但我則沒事。所以有皮膚敏感的人使用時要小心點﹐先試一點點﹐沒事才可以用哦。

Supernatural免費睇



咦﹐早前我說要看的新劇Supernatural﹐現在在Yahoo有得看第一集了﹐快些去看吧~

注意: 戲裡兩兄弟中的大哥好靚仔的呀!!!
(就是Smallville裡Lana的男友嘛)

警告: 膽小的﹐不要一個人看哦!

>>去片!<<

星期三, 9月 07, 2005

向前走

收到一封電郵﹐是遙遠的那個他。在信中他問我最近怎麼了﹐還是和另一個他在一起嗎。

我決定不回覆﹐因為我不想說謊。

兩年前沒答應他的要求。今天﹐我也不會考慮。雖然﹐他曾經是一個最最重要的人。因為他﹐我有過最快樂的時光。但也因為他﹐我掉進了一生人中最黑暗的低潮裡。

受過一次那麼重的傷﹐夠了。我不要做一個走回頭路的人。

shhhh....

新買了這個。不倒翁頭Lego身﹐包裝得像pack蛋似的﹐好可愛的呀!

回家途上

快點。
再快點。
再再快點~
唉﹐還是不夠快。:P

iPod nano

嘩﹐好靚呀,我又要~~~~~ *流口水ing*

大佬﹐突然間出部咁正既機﹐你叫我部mini仲點用落去呀?
byebye mini..... :(

The pencil-thin iPod nano, starts at $199

星期二, 9月 06, 2005

我的豆瓣



沒太多時間來添加看過的書和電影上去﹐但已是一個好開始。
請大家多多指教。 :)

out of shape

搬家後﹐常去的高溫瑜伽studio實在離家裡太遠了。為了可以繼續大吃大喝﹐我終於向現實低頭﹐參加了在家附近的24hr Fitness﹐做做gym keep keep fit。

然後﹐當我發現自己在部elliptical上踏不夠一個鐘已氣喘如牛差點想死(就像在BJ日記裡﹐Bridget在gym裡踏單車的那一幕)﹐而隔壁踏得比我久的阿伯仍輕輕鬆鬆健步如飛時﹐真羞家。唉。

funny

The Secret Language of Women

星期一, 9月 05, 2005

金庸占卜

我在金庸小說中是:溫儀

金蛇郎君特異獨行﹐不受世俗禮儀所束﹐任人誹謗﹐不加理會﹐本來是上上人物﹐和溫儀相戀愛﹐出入溫家﹐伏下禍根﹐若一早攜了所愛遠走高飛﹐何至于此? 所以只好是上中人物。溫儀婉柔綽約﹐能忍人所不能忍﹐能愛人所不敢愛﹐女性之中有這種性格﹐自然是上上人物。


好像不大準。。。只是看“婉柔綽約﹐能忍人所不能忍”這兩樣已知道完全不對了~ 嘻嘻。

金庸小說人物卜

L'Auberge Espagnole



Plot(from imdb):
As part of a job that he is promised, Xavier, an economics student in his twenties, signs on to a European exchange program in order to gain working knowledge of the Spanish language. Promising that they'll remain close, he says farewell to his loving girlfriend, then heads to Barcelona. Following his arrival, Xavier is soon thrust into a cultural melting pot when he moves into an apartment full of international students. An Italian, an English girl, a boy from Denmark, a young woman from Belgium, a German and a girl from Tarragona all join him in a series of adventures that serve as an initiation to life.

Finally saw this movie yesterday. It was not bad, a very light French Comedy. I don't know why they put Audrey Tautou's big picture at the cover of the DVD though, cuz she's hardly in the movie. The main character is Xavier (played by Romain Duris); this is a story of his adventure in a foreign country, about the people he met, and the things he saw.

Xavier can hardly be called a "good" guy: he treats his mother and girlfriend badly, cheats with a married woman, and betrays a friend who gave him a roof over his head when he's homeless. However, it's the imperfection of Xavier's character that defines this story. If he did not go through what he did, he would not have found out what kind of person he wants to become.

Because of the different nationalities that resides in Xavier's apartment, lots of funny things happened. I laughed out loud many times just by watching how they all behave with each other, reminds me of my college days. I especially liked the part when all the roommates are rushing home at the same time to stop one of their roommates' boyfriend from entering the apartment. It was hilarious. :)

I really liked the movie. However, I feel that the movie has way more characters than it could handle, and I wish that it would've had the chance to explore every single one of them. I want to know more about the Danish guy and how he got his ex pregnant, I want to know about the pot-smoking Italian and why he's the way he is, I want to know about Anne-Sophe and why she stuck with a husband who treats her badly, and I want to know how Martine turns out... The movie ended with way too many questions left unanswered.

That's why I can't wait to see the sequel now. When is Les Poupees Russes going to be opened in the States? :(

星期日, 9月 04, 2005

真的重生了

還記得因蟲蛀而被我剪掉了的玫瑰叢嗎? 今天出花園一看﹐發現本來被我剪得光禿禿的玫瑰枝都長出新葉來了﹐有些還有花苞呢。。。 好開心呀!

看見它們重生了﹐還長得這麼好﹐真的好感動啊!!!

我的電鍋鬆餅蛋糕

見到愛咪的電鍋鬆餅蛋糕做得那麼成功﹐我又決定要做一個來玩玩。真的很容易做呀!! 將所有材料攪拌後放進電飯煲﹐按兩次開關後蛋糕便熟了。
可是﹐可能是我的電飯煲比她的大﹐做出來的蛋糕太薄身了。。。不過淋上蜜糖後還是很美味呢。^^

Pho Irvine

第一次試這間新開不久的Pho Irvine﹐我們選擇坐在餐廳外面的座位吃越南牛肉粉。天氣雖然炎熱﹐但有陣陣涼風吹著﹐很舒服。這裡的牛肉很新鮮﹐湯底也很鮮甜。最重要的﹐是他們的食物不會很油﹐吃起來好像比較健康。
Serve我們的侍應生很友善﹐也很健談。他差點還坐下來我隔壁﹐想和我們聊天﹐真嚇了我一跳呢。:P

戲水

早上趁我家隔壁的游泳池沒人﹐和譚細佬走去運運動。。。今天天氣很好哦!


譚細佬的美腿

星期六, 9月 03, 2005

宜家下午茶

宜家閒逛了半天﹐走到累了﹐便在那兒的food court吃下午茶。見他們的swedish meatball賣相不錯﹐又很便宜﹐便叫了一碟來試試。醬汁很香口﹐還配了瑞典出產的lingonberries﹐酸酸甜甜﹐都算不錯啦~ 可是﹐這餐下午茶吃得太飽﹐令我連晚餐都吃不下了。:(

歌中消失



巫馬和孔澄的故事終於到了尾聲﹐真不捨得啊。從《畫中消失》到《歌中消失》﹐我都一直期待著他們二人的故事能有個開心的結局。但其實﹐如果有看過前四本“消失”系列的話﹐就知道《歌中消失》的結局必然會是苦澀的。

在林詠琛這一系列的魔幻偵探故事裡﹐都是不停地訴說著愛情的美好﹐執著和悲哀。因為愛上﹐才會傷害彼此﹐甚至傷害其它無辜的人。有點灰﹐但卻很真實。

書中語錄:
「當愛情變成習慣以後﹐我們唯有透過傷害彼此﹐才能確認愛情仍然存在。」
「每個人生命最後的一瞬﹐是誰也沒法預知的。而在擁有和失去之間﹐曾在心田停駐的﹐就是每個人的一生﹐全部的所有。」
「作為一個冥感者﹐我或許已沒有足夠的能力保護你。但是﹐作為一個男人﹐會保護你到最後。」
「或許﹐所有無法開花結果的愛情﹐在擦身而過時﹐每個人﹐都曾擁有過一瞬的永遠。」
「愛情﹐無論是得到或失去﹐ 都是完全的付出和完全的孤獨吧!」


越來越愛林詠琛的書。雖然她的故事都帶有魔幻成份﹐文筆也不算十分成熟﹐但她寫人物與人物之間的描述很細膩。每個故事背後都總有一點點隱藏的意義﹐讀後往往令人深思。

Katrina

I sat in front of the TV late last night, in shocked. WTF is going on with America?! Over and over, I see images of the conditions in the Gulf Coast region. I see the city of New Orleans in ruins. I see the conditions of the New Orleans Convention Center and of the Superdome. Hundreds of thousands of people had no food, no water, no blanket. There were no bathrooms, people had to just use the floor! There were dead bodies stacked up in the convention center, with blood water spilling everywhere. I couldn't believe that this was America, the country who kept saying how important human rights are, and here now I see its people, who did not even have the essentials of life, and nobody seems to care.

Where the heck are the people in charge? Why didn't the government step in the second when the hurricane hits? More importantly , why didn't everyone who did not have means to transportation get helped to evacuate BEFORE the hurricane hits?! A huge percentage of this part of the country are African American and most are extremely poor. They don't have cars or enough money for gas, so why didn't we help them get out of there in time?

There was this one doctor who's inside the Convention Center pleading for help to a reporter yesterday.
"Please, if there's any medical doctors/trained medical personnels out there, please come and help us. People are dying in there, and nobody's getting out. If they don't get medical supplies soon, a LOT of people will die in there."
"Why are you telling us to send in doctors, when the government officials has been telling us they're going to bring people out of the convention center?"
"Nobody has mentioned anything about evacuations around here. Nobody seems to be in charge. I went to talk to the police, and they said go ask FEMA, and when I go ask the FEMA people, they told me to go talk to someone else. There are a lot of people who needs medical attention before they can even be moved. Otherwise they will die."

People are dying, nobody is taking charge, and seems like it's all bureaucracy that got in the way. WTF?! FOUR days after the hurricane, Bush finally sent help. FOUR days! Like what I saw on the news everywhere, this is a National disgrace. America is always so quick to send help to other parts of the world, where was its help when its own people are suffering on American soil?

One reporter had an interview with a government official.
"Why did you not send help sooner?"
"We were just notified of the conditions in the region yesterday. We sent help as soon as we found out."
"How can you not know what's happening? Do you not watch the news? Do you not watch TV? We had images of what's happening since the day it happened!"
(speechless)"but.... we did not have the facts come to us until yesterday."

What an imcompetent prick! By this time, I had to switch off the tv and head to bed. I've seen enough. But not before I go to the American Red Cross website, they need help people!
>>American Red Cross

extended reading:
Is This Happening in America?
Chaos grips New Orleans
Storm of anger as US fails its own
Convention Center Evacuation Begins
Congress Likely to Probe Guard Delay

星期五, 9月 02, 2005

I heart TiVo

買了這個後﹐從此以後我都會很忙了。。。TiVo真是一項偉大的發明呀! 呵呵呵~

星期四, 9月 01, 2005

愛情只是古老傳說



故事講述一對自稱是兄妹的男女來到一個偏僻小鎮打工。究竟這對裝作平平無奇﹐但其實外表和心計都非常出色的他們有甚麼企圖呢? 他們由低下的餐館工人做起﹐不一會已被鎮上的有錢人看上。後來﹐她還跟患有絕症的老闆結了婚﹐真是飛上枝頭了。可是﹐他們的真正身份正在被靜悄俏地揭發。再加上一宗命案的發生﹐令一切更撲朔迷離。。。

一邊看一邊覺得故事似曾相識﹐亦舒真的沒新的橋段了嗎? 美女跟患病的有錢人結婚﹐有點像她舊作《花解語》的情節。警察做臥低追查命案真相﹐不也是跟她的另一個故事(已忘了書名)差不多嗎? 不過都算了﹐令我最不滿的是那個草草了事的結局。甚麼都沒解釋的結局﹐看了後真是令人不爽啊! 對那個兇手的描述也不夠多﹐究竟他是甚麼心態? 為甚麼會下毒? 結局一概都沒交待清楚﹐真是看得我一頭霧水~ >_<

唯一我明白的是﹐這次作者想告訴我們“愛情只是古老傳說”﹐是不存在的。不能相信任何人﹐因所有人做事都是有目的﹐有機心的。

太黑暗了﹐我不喜歡﹐也不願相信。

out of gas

NOOO! It's all coming true!!

Retail Gas Prices Jump, Deliveries Falter

Listening to Bush talking about "Everyone should try to use less gas..." today makes me feel sick to my stomach. sigh.

冬之谷