Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Food Photography..NOT!

The food photos I have taken over the last one year, using my Sony phone. 
Brings back memories.....

 Chicken Pot Pie I made for graduation party at Colony Manor (or something like that).
June 2010.

Kayu Nasi Kandar
Trip to USM with Mama for my interview. Alhamdulillah the interview got me here :)
Nov 2010.

Cheese tarts I made for Sons of Adam Family Day at Pulai Spring Resort, Johor Bahru.
February 2011.

Sup ikan merah by Chef Mama, the best ever!
Cannot remember when the photo was taken.

Homemade beef kebab, and baked potato as background.

Baked potato, close-up.
Thanks to Annes for inducing me to try the recipe :P

Aglio Olio Spaghetti.
Thanks to my dearest Kekna for teaching me how to make it.
Remind me of our sleepover sessions :)

Seoul Garden, One Utama with sister and brother-in-law.
Again, can't remember *too lazy to switch on my phone to get the date*

Baked Pasta (kot) at William's Corner, Kelana Jaya with Angah.
Don't judge the food by the look :P

Laksa Janggus, Balik Pulau.
August 2011.
Trip to USM for Research Methods course.
Met the nicest couple ever.

Serabai. Yes, that is what it is called.
Not too serabai pun kan? LOL
Same time as above.

Ikan bakar Hammerbay, Penang.
First salary dinner treat by Harris.
Good time, indeed.


Pasembor, Padang Kota, Penang.
Can't believe I finished the whole big plate. Too sedap to resist.

Cendol, Padang Kota, Penang.

Beriani @ Kapitan, Penang.
I forgot how it taste like but surely heavenly.

Restoran Nelayan, Seremban.
Man, their masak lemak cili api is to cry for! Sungguh sedap! I requested to have my last lunch in Malaysia, here.
September 2011.

Johny's Steamboat.
My last treat for my parents before I left. Ate like a lion that night.
It's the family's favorite dine-in.
September 2011.

Last but not least, my first try making Salmon Teppanyaki.
Oh, I love salmon!

Isn't it fun to take a stroll down memory lane by browsing through old food photos? :P
Hopefully more food photos coming in 2012
*which I doubt because it's never the same with Malaysian food :(*

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Baby step.


I hit one of my milestones this week-gave my first ever presentation as a postgrad student. My audience was only 10 -___- but hey it was a good number for a start, no? It's to prep me for the next presentation in a couple of months, in front of 30+ people.

So the presentation was more of an introduction to my lab group about my project, my plan yada yada yada all those boring stuff. It's not thesis defense, but I somehow felt like it was, when people question  my hypothesis, my method, why do this not that etc. I found this paper by one Japanese group and I really want to try their method. So I presented the paper and little that I know it would create a heated debate during the presentation. 

The whole one and the half hour of the presentation, one hour was spent discussing/arguing whether or not I should do it. At first I was very demotivated and confused, I thought I was fooling myself in front of 10 brainy people. But then after the presentation was over, my supervisors came to me saying that I did a good job, that my presentation managed to get people to think.

At the end of the day, although I was left with more things to ponder, more journals to read and more questions to answer, I am satisfied.

And decided to reward myself with....PIZZA! Haha

The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate - Oprah Winfrey

I'm doing just that :P