ALL THINGS PRETTY

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Cloudy weather in Skagway but thankful it wasn’t pouring. Made our way to Canada & the Yukon territory. Breathtaking scenery with mountains and lakes everywhere! 😍 12°C in the peak of summer, crazyyyy. (at White Pass & Yukon Route)

Cloudy weather in Skagway but thankful it wasn’t pouring. Made our way to Canada & the Yukon territory. Breathtaking scenery with mountains and lakes everywhere! 😍 12°C in the peak of summer, crazyyyy. (at White Pass & Yukon Route)

♡ Engagement/Pre-Wedding Shoot ♡

We went for our Spring Photoshoot which turned out to be more fun than I’d expected! I’ll repeat what I typed on FB, it was an epic photoshoot that ended with us both in the icy cold Redfish Lake. It was a crazy session, everything was set up by me, props and cakes etc. Didn’t really plan on wearing my gown because, I didn’t get a professional to do my makeup and my hair, but Gab was feeling spontaneous and told me to just go for it so WHY NOT?! No proper shoes, no proper makeup, no girlfriends to help me with my gown, with my crazy messy hair, not to mention an increasingly swelling eye due to allergic reactions from the flower pollen flying all around, we went for it. Felt like I was the most unglam girl in a gown, running and climbing in the dirt but we sure had loads of fun! I’m glad we went for it, because after all, it’s our experience that matters! Thank you to Kristin for being such a fun and helpful person the entire time, especially with my eye (she went home to get medicine for me) and my gown (Gab was totally clueless).

Anyway, I will not be uploading those photos with my gown, (I really want to though!!) we’re holding on to them first, for certain reasons but JUST ONE sneak preview right at the end for you people who bothered! ;)

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Salted Egg Custard Bun (流沙包)

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I finally got down to making these beloved golden flowy lava buns again because G kept asking for them. One reason why I put it off for so long since the first time I made them was because, I didn’t expect my first try to be successful so I didn’t take note of the changes I made to the recipes I found. So I forgot what I did and was lazy to try again.

I was quite free yesterday, didn’t cook for the guys, so I decided to just have a shot at it again. I don’t know if it’s the same as the first time but I had good reviews anyway. I am going to put up the recipe for these here because I’ve had a lot of people requesting for them, they aren’t difficult at all to be honest! For my reference as well before I let history repeat. My version does not use custard powder, almost all the other recipes have custard powder. & I use both condensed milk and milk powder.

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Old School Pandan Waffles!

On the bed at 12am, our supposed bedtime, I turned to Gab and said, “I feel like eating those old school pandan waffles now. The $1 ones from neighbourhood bakeries.” Well, I was really serious about that craving because the next morning, I woke up early to make these waffles. Oh they were so fragrant and aromatic. The awesome thing about making them yourself? You can decide how crispy you want them to be and how sweet you like them. & even better, these are absolutely good for freezing! They reheat so well. Perfect for a lazy morning when you can’t decide what to eat. OR supper heh!

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Perfect Cinnamon French Toast

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So, THIS Cinnamon French Toast is worth the try. It’s super easy to whip up, it’s yummy. That’s all you need to know! I’m quite fussy about my French Toasts, I love them but it’s quite difficult to find one that suits my taste. I like them tasty (when you’re talking about french toasts, you ignore calories, what calories?), I like them soft and fluffy on the inside YET still have the subtle crunch and crispiness on the outside. Not too sure about you but some of the french toast’s I’ve tried are either tasteless or too soggy, or just not too.. French Toast-y. If that even makes sense? I adapted it from FoodNetwork to suit my taste so here’s the recipe below.

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4 more days till my love comes home! All the way here also still need to have LDR haha.

Had a steamboat gathering yesterday night with some of the wives yesterday and it was good fun. Stayed up till 3am just chatting and laughing, enjoying each others’ girly company, occupying ourselves when the guys are not around.

Made a Chocolate Buche de Noel Yule Log Cake with Nutella Cream Filling and Chocolate Whipped Ganache. Very pleased with the results and I’m happy that they liked it! :)

Sometimes, it’s difficult for people outside this circle to understand what we go through. To them, we seem like Tai Tais, y’know, not working, traveling, etc. However that’s really all on the surface. To call us Tai Tais is really an INSULT to us and we HATE it.

C’mon. I mean if we were really Tai Tais, we wouldn’t have to cook and clean and do the chores or housework. I can’t even have pretty manicured nails here because they break all the time and the paint chips off. My hands have scars from oil burns and cracks due to coming in contact with too much water and detergent. I look at those with kids, they practically raise the kids almost all by themselves, look so tired etc. The guys spend like 18 hours at work, we hardly see them, much less whatsapp them as they don’t have reception/too busy at work. There’s a lot of frustration we have to go through sometimes which is difficult to put into words. That’s why I roll my eyes when girls complain about their boyfriends replying them a minute too late. Like… oh please time to grow up!

We gave up our jobs to come here. Our financial stability, job progression and independence. Most of us are fiercely independent.

No, despite all these, I am NOT complaining. Not one bit. Because I really enjoy the peace and quiet here, the vast space that I’m treasuring every single bit, the traveling, the nature, the 4 seasons, I love it. Oh plus the shopping here is so much cheaper. And the cars. Singapore does not have all these! & more importantly, supporting my man in what he loves and does well at, spending quality time and training to be a good wife haha. I do love cooking and baking so much sometimes I think I’m in the wrong industry.

It just irks me that people keep calling us Tai Tais and well I found out that all of us feel the same way! Because we are really not!

turquoisemarina:

☯☯☯☯☯

I Love NYC.

turquoisemarina:

☯☯☯☯☯

I Love NYC.

(Source: R2--D2)

Love love love love this photo. This cute old couple choosing pumpkins. The old man was dragging his wife on a cart, she was laughing happily. We couldn’t help but go “awww”. :’)
I hope we grow old like this too.

Love love love love this photo. This cute old couple choosing pumpkins. The old man was dragging his wife on a cart, she was laughing happily. We couldn’t help but go “awww”. :’)

I hope we grow old like this too.

jesssakitty:

you cannot sit here and not reblog this shit.

(Source: thedisneyprincess, via s-undayevenings)