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Thursday, December 18, 2014

A Quick Catch Up

It's December! 
How are you going to end 2014? We have got it planned that we are just waiting for the date to arrive!

Coco's already home with the parents 2 weekends ago so I now have so much free time after work that I'm able to work on my balcony garden but the past weeks saw us having guests visiting and then I left to Singapore work for almost the whole week last week. 
Coco waiting for the car ride to the vet before leaving to parents' house. She had ear infection from the last grooming.

So. 2015. I wonder how will it be.

Rae wrote @ 09:43



Tuesday, November 18, 2014


It's been a while again since the last update. I'm not particularly busy - just focusing on other things. I'm rather active at my gardening blog - plumerias been growing slow so instead I've expanded my thumb to vegetable gardening. The crop I've chosen are the ones we always eat like carrot and potato and the ones that are expensive like kohlrabi and fennel.
Gardening aside, I lost a couple of pounds so I could already fit into my jeans *Hallelujah*. Coco has picked up a new skill - she now knows how to use the stairs (no, she didn't know all this while). She's also improved in walking on a leash. Her fitness has also improved - her weight is controlled and she's able to enjoy long walks.

After a long walk in the rain, showered Coco is hungry.

Rae, Coco and Jack-o-lanterns. 

Rae wrote @ 10:15



Saturday, October 18, 2014

of Goose Leg, Protest, Bruce Lee and Expensive Crabs

Two weekends ago saw us visiting Hong Kong. It was just a weekend trip so we didn't get to do much but we did get to club with the Running Cast sans Jae Suk and Gary at Lan Kwai Fong. For BF, it was more a shopping trip - scored himself with few pairs of Seven Luxe Performance Jeans (welcome to stretched jeans club, BF) which impressed him so much.
Let the photos speak.

Bruce Lee at the Avenue of Stars.

Expensive Crabs at Under the Bridge.

 The (left?) roast goose leg at Yung Kee.

Smaller protest group at Causeway Bay.

Busy street of Hong Kong.

Coming back to KL, it has been raining pretty bad accompanied with strong thunders. Here's Coco under her fortress.

My first hydrangea bloom! It has evolved from blue to pink. Cute. 

Today saw me making tongbaechu kimchi. Since it's my first time, I just did one cabbage. I think I might overdid on the salt.

Scallion from my balcony garden! So happy! 

Seasoning comprising garlic, onion and ginger.

Finished product. Look so good.

Rae wrote @ 17:00



Friday, September 26, 2014

Tonshitlitis and Beyond

After an absence of almost, what, like 6 years, tonshitlitis came back this week. This time, it hit me quite hard that my nostrils are inflamed too. They hurt so much.
Past weeks were hectic no less. I learned to make kimchi, shikhye and naeng myun from BF's dad who visited us. Having said that, we played tourists again. Did the usual stuff - Batu Caves, KLCC, Old Palace. Oh this time, we went to Melaka too. Too bad, the battery of my phone died.
Anyway, let the pictures speak of the things that mattered.

Last weekend saw us hosting dinner for my colleagues. Feasted Korean dinner.

Coco didn't know how to play with dogs. Coco was confused with this friendly Pom when we went for lunch at the pet-friendly cafe.

Made my first mat kimchi, learned from BF's dad. Well, I actually observed and helped a bit. The other is kakktugi, radish kimchi.

The smaller plumeria in this picture, the Celadine seedling has left to Seoul.

Coco, napping, on a cold rainy afternoon.

Rae wrote @ 17:38



Saturday, August 30, 2014

Long Time No See

I've been occupied, lazy and all sorts that I actually scheduled the last few posts, and they were just pictures.
My interest has also shifted, I'm more active at my gardening blog. I post a post per week average. My interest has evolved; from flower arranging (expensive, actually! And flowers don't last long!) to gardening. I started with herbs and hydrangea, and then I fell in love with plumeria. And it just took off. My balcony is swamped by plumerias - about 18 potted and 5 being rooted. I have also expanded to local herbs/aromatics like green onion and ginger. I even have avocado!

Other than that, Coco has been staying with us since.... last month? She went for her first spa/grooming session which took half a day. Took her to the spa at 10am and she finished at 3pm.

 Sister's wired fox terrier puppy, Bailey visited us. I was gardening then.

 My favourite shot of the BF and Coco at a pet-friendly cafe where the brother of my colleague works as the head chef.
Coco checking out herself after coming home from the spa. I couldn't really accept how beverly hills she was. I definitely prefer scruffy dogs.

We are also preparing ourselves for a golden retriever puppy which we are planning to get end of this year. We have found a reputable breeder and she is expecting a litter end of this year.

Rae wrote @ 13:52



Monday, July 28, 2014

Roma & The Vatican City in 2014

Rae wrote @ 16:30



Thursday, July 24, 2014

Comune di Firenze

According to Il Porcellino, I will have good luck and will be back to Firenze again.

Rae wrote @ 16:04