Saturday, May 26, 2007

Something Funny

The following snippets have been circulated via email for quite time now, but I thought they were incredibly funny, so here they are for your reading pleasure.

Thanks nats for sending them to me! ^o^

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World's Shortest and most beautiful Fairytale

Once upon a time, a guy asked a girl, "Will you marry me?"

The girl said"No" and she lived happily ever after and went shopping, drank wine with friends, always had a clean house, never had to cook, had a closet full of shoes and handbags, stayed skinny, and was never farted on.

The End

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Yin & Yang

A European tourist was visiting a temple in Singapore when he noticed two statues, a man and a woman by the altar. He asked the monk what was the significance of the two. The monk explained that in the Chinese system of yin and yang, Positives must always be balanced by Negatives, and having the two statues ensures that the universal balance is maintained.

"This statue of the woman is the Goddess of Mercy, Kuan-Yin."

"What about the other one?" asked the tourist.

"This one is the God of No Mercy, Kuan-Yew."

Thursday, May 24, 2007

Tiramisu

So it's been more than two weeks and two days since my last update... which means it's time to submit another piece of ramble to prove that this blog (and its author) is not quite dead.

Though to be fairly honest (can one be unfairly honest?), I've got another blogskin idea aka a new digitally-remastered-image idea... bubbling inside me for the longest time now. But the current skin shall prevail for a handful of fullmoons more because I hadn't quite scheduled a time to sort my imaginative juices out.

In the meantime, where matters of the blog is concerned, I shall be good and blog (with accompanied pictures of course!) about one recent peculiarity in life.

The story goes something like this:

Once upon a time... in a shop named Suchan located in Sec 11, which is really not so far away... there was a cake named Tiramisu.

Now Tiramisu was no ordinary tirasimu, because for one, it looked like what a typical tiramisu would look like. Instead of cocoa (or sometimes coffee) powder sprinkled onto, the tiramisu of our story had nuts - plenty and plenty of almond nuts - layered atop and around the edges of moist spongy - but not SpongeBob-spongy - cake.

But like the majority of its cousins and uncles, Tiramisu suffered terribly in the hands of crazed fans, who wanted nothing more than to sink their teeth into Tiramisu and swallow it whole. Sometimes greedy (and stupid) fans even choked on the nuts...

But that's another story for another day... Back to this particular story...

Like all things rich and famous, Tiramisu was ill-fated to fall prey to copy-cakes sooner or later. Indeed, so alike to Tiramisu was the Tiramisu of Alexis, that one could be forgiven for the case of mistaken identity.

Not only do both cakes taste the same... smelt the same... you can bet they share 98.9% of their DNA.

Which is really not that all that bad if you're out to impress or can't find your way to Suchan. =p

With all the shared similarities, you would think they'd be sold for the same price. But believe or not.. the pirated version actually costs more!

Whoever said you can buy your cake and eat it obviously had a fat wallet.


** Disclaimer: My sincerest apologies to those who were hoping for a more realistic story... (romance anyone?) Or at the very least, not another cake-related-blog entry. (Un)fortunately, my life seem to be revolved around the makings of sweets and other tummy delights. =)

Sunday, May 06, 2007

Lemon Lime Pie

I love pies made from lemons and/or limes. Not only do lemons and limes taste good, they are full of Vitamins, and are said to contain antioxidant and anti-cancer properties, making them one of nature's best healthy foods.

If I was to rate my favourite desserts... lemon/lime pies probably tops the list... follow by cheesecakes and then tiramisu.

Unfortunately, not many places offer mouthwatering lemon/lime pies... For one, not many people like sour desserts, and rarely do the pastry chefs combine both types of citrus fruits.

So more often not not, one must be content with lemon pie OR lime/key lime pies.. some places with fancy tables like to offer lemon cheesecake.. but since cheese is already yellow, and most of the time you can barely catch a whiff of the lemon... you really can't tell if the bakery's b-s-ing you or not.

But anyways, I digressed. After years of searching for a really, really, really good lemon lime pie... and no, California Pizza Kitchen's lime pie (see above) still isn't good enough because.. well, it isn't limish enough.. I have found the world's best in KN's kitchen. It's lemon AND lime... and best of all, it's yuuuuuuuuuuuuummy and super super lemonish lime!

Homemade with fresh lemons and limes which you can buy from your local supermarket and torched to a nice golden brown... There has never been a better pie.

KN, when are you going to cook for me us again? XD

Saturday, May 05, 2007

KM Fever

Ok, so I lied... about the "blogging more rather than creating another blogskin" bit lah.

I can't help it! It's really thereupectic theraphycal therapeutic (lucky for you I don't spell as I speak) photoshopping and cleaning up an image.

Not that my designs divert drastically from previous layouts. Thumbnail screenshots of older layouts here for anyone who might be interested. And click here to read the rest of Blood on the Dancefloor, which I penned a little over two years ago.

Enjoy the trip down memory lane! =)

Friday, May 04, 2007

The House

Passed white walls
black gates
garden of roses
and my chest starts to throb
eyes sting a little

Why does every house
look the same from
afar?

All the memories made
building our home
together
Now they're merely
dust on the road

The sun hides
dark shadow falls upon
the place I know so well

But the welcome mat is
no longer there

Time should numb the wounds
yet who knew
it would hurt so much?