Port Dickson Getaway


Right after the Merdeka celebration, my family and I went to Port Dickson where we stayed for a night and I took some photos of the beach!

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Getaways are awesome even for a day. It refreshes your soul. x

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august: awesome happens


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time flies when you’re having fun.
time flies when you appreciate the people around you more.
time flies when you give yourself another chance in life to live it.

Yes, Awesome do happen. My new job of two-month old is awesome, the people who I’m working with are awesome, my family is awesome, my friends are awesome, and the best of all, I am awesome. I lost myself for a while and haven’t been feeling confident in my work and my performance. But I realized over time that I am 21 and working a full-time job that I love, a place that I’d never thought I’ll be in, for having to always feel like I’m far behind my peers [in terms of knowledge and opportunities] back when I was in college.

I can’t. I just do not have the ability to express my gratitude for August that the Lord has blessed me with. My dad brought my family to Port Dickson, my colleagues have become my new family, PJEFC took the time to wrap a little parting gift on my last day, I get to watch my friends perform (where I’m not working) every once in a while…. I’ve learned to love coffee again. I’m going to Miri with An Honest Mistake this weekend…. What is life?!

Here are the colours of my current life. ❤

 

Meanwhile……. Melanie is going back to Nashville. MELANIE IS LEAVING ME. 😥

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IN A SEPARATE (AND ANOTHER AWESOME) NEWS: My little thoughts got published in The Star newspaper! I can only thank Ms Hariati Azizan for the opportunity. 🙂

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Thank you friends for spotting my face and sending me the pictures! I did not get a chance to get myself a copy, but you can read the full articles here and here. Also cool findings: The Search for The Merdeka Speech.

Here’s to September, and believing that every time reality knocks me down, life will always have reasons to bring me back up. 🙂 x

 

A little song that I wrote to go with my short story: Reality.

Nian Tze’s Mooncakes and Recipes


Nian Tze was always known for her generosity back when we used to be colleagues. This time around, I could not help but thought about her mooncakes as the Mid-Autumn Festival is drawing near. I bought 2 flavours from her and she gifted me with two others and so I thought why not compile her recipes here!

I’m not sure if she is still taking orders but I’ve included the price per piece if anyone wishes to try their luck! :p

 

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Pandan Redbean Snowskin Mooncake (Selling for RM5 per piece) *each piece is 100gm

Pastry:
90g Coconut Milk (Boiled and let chilled)
1tsp Pandan Essence
40gm krimwell
200g Redman snowskin premix
Some Pau Flour
(Total Weight = 330g)

Filling:
700g Red Bean paste
22g Melon Seed (Kuaci)
(Total Weight = 800g)

Method:
(Filling)
1) Divide Red bean paste and Melon seed into equal portion according to your mould, i.e. if using 100gm mould, 70gm is used for filling and 30gm for the skin.

(Pastry Skin)
1) Mix all pastry ingredient together except Pau flour. Process till even & divide into equal portion, rest for 5-10 mins.
2) Roll pastry into flat sheet, wrap in filling, seal edges & press into mould. Knock out, fridge.

* This recipe makes about 11 pieces for 100gm mould.

 

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Coco Banana Snowskin Mooncake (Selling for RM6 per piece) *each piece is 100gm

Pastry:
90g Chocolate Milk
10gm Coco Powder
40gm krimwell
200g Redman snowskin premix
Some Pau Flour
(Total Weight = 340g)

Filling:
500g lotus paste
250g ripe banana (Pisang Emas)
50g gula melaka
(Total Weight = 800g)

Method:
(Filling)
1) Double boil gula melaka till melt, put in banana to cook for a while then mix in lotus paste, knead till even.
2) Divide into equal portion according to your mould, i.e. if using 100gm mould, 70gm is used for filling and 30gm for the skin.

(Pastry Skin)
1) Mix all pastry ingredient together except Pau flour. Process till even & divide into equal portion, rest for 5-10 mins.
2) Roll pastry into flat sheet, wrap in filling, seal edges & press into mould. Knock out, fridge.

* This recipe makes about 11 pieces for 100gm mould.

 

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Coffee Nutella Cheese Snowskin Mooncake (Selling for RM7 per piece) *each piece is 100gm

Pastry:
90g cold coffee
1tsp coffee essence
40gm krimwell
200g Redman snowskin premix
Some Pau Flour
(Total Weight = 330g)

Filling:
500g lotus paste 200g Nutella
250g cream cheese
(Total Weight = 950g)

Method:
(Filling)
1) Double boil Nutella till melt, mix in lotus paste, knead till even.
2) Divide into equal portion according to your mould, i.e. if using 100gm mould, 70gm is used for filling and 30gm for the skin. Hence, I cut the cream cheese to about 20gm each and the kneaded paste to about 60gm each. Fillings will be about 80gm each.

(Pastry Skin)
1) Mix all pastry ingredient together except Pau flour.
Process till even & divide into equal portion, rest for 5-10 mins.
2) Roll pastry into flat sheet, wrap in filling, seal edges & press into mould. Knock out, fridge.

* This recipe makes about 11 pieces for 100gm mould.

 

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Orange Chocolate Walnut Snowskin Mooncake (Selling for RM8 per piece) *each piece is 100gm

Pastry:
200g cold water
250g Sunquick
2&1/2tsp lemon juice/rind
2&1/2tsp orange paste
200gm krimwell
1000g Redman snowskin premix
Some Pau Flour
(Total Weight = 1650g)

Filling:
1000g lotus paste
180g cooking chocolate
180g toasted walnut
180g orange peel
90g chocolate chip
(Total Weight = 1630g)

Method:
(Filling)
1) Double boil chocolate till melt, mix in lotus paste, knead till even.
2) Mix in walnut (toasted), orange peels & chocolate chips.
3) Divide into equal portion.

(Pastry)
1) Mix all pastry ingredient together except Pau flour. Process till even & divide into equal portion, rest for 5-10 mins.
2) Roll pastry into flat sheet, wrap in filling, seal edges & press into mould. Knock out, fridge.

* Modified recipe from a book.

My old time favourite is the orange chocolate flavour. I can never get enough of it. Hit me up (or Nian Tze, if you know her personally) if you’re too lazy or do not have the means to bake them yourself. 😀

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