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Archive for February, 2008

Motorbike Madness Realised

I bought a bike!  Well, it’s a scooter.  A revolutionary 3 wheeled scooter that’s safer than normal bikes, but rides just like a two wheeler. Waiting excitedly for delivery some time this week! http://www.mp3.piaggio.com/index_eng.html

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Wen’s Birthday

We celebrated Wen’s birthday yesterday, and went to a Chinese Restaurant called Dragon Boat at Knox Ozone.  The food was OK, but I thought the meal was a bit expensive.  Anyway, we went home to cut the cake. The kids are all growing up so quickly.  Melissa and Jie are attending their first week of [...]

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Custard Cream Puffs

The last time I baked, I had bought some ingredients for making custard cream puffs.  So yesterday, because the ingredients would have gone bad soon, I decided to bake the puffs.  It took about 1.5 hours, but the results were well worth it.  These were the best cream puffs I have tasted, even if I do [...]

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Homecoming and Citizenship

On Tuesday, Melissa arrived back in Melbourne after 5 weeks in Singapore.  We fetched her and Maggie’s family from the airport, and after sending Maggie’s family home, we dropped the luggage back home and proceeded for our citizenship test.  It’s a good thing Melissa studied on the plane, as she scored 100%.  I scored 100% [...]

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Ian’s 16th Birthday

Ian’s 16th birthday is on February 14th, but he decided to have a small party yesterday evening.  So he invited a few school and church friends over.  And since we adults did not have any major CNY party because of Ash Wednesday, we decided to invite a few of our adult friends over as well, [...]

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Chinese New Year

This is our third Chinese New Year celebration in Australia; but this year is our quietest and least ‘celebratory’ New Year.  There are a few reasons for this.  Firstly, unlike the last two years, we don’t have the extended family in Australia.  This year it’s just us.  Our parents and siblings are back in Singapore.  [...]

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Baking Spree

During the past week, I was bitten by the baking bug.  I hadn’t baked for quite a while, but during the past few days, I’ve baked 3 butter cakes and a stash of butter cookies.  Plus yesterday, the Chongs and June came over to make pineapple tarts for the coming Chinese New year.  I think [...]

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