Life has so few surprises left that sometimes we need to venture out of our daily routines to learn something new and unexpected. In mid 2015, I decided to join a part-time course at Academy of Pastry Arts Malaysia, which took up 12 hours per weekend for 12 weeks. As a novice baker, starting this … Continue reading Part Time Course at Academy of Pastry Arts Malaysia
I love reading blogs more than novels and technical-related stuffs. It’s fun to know that there are a lot of interesting people I have never met in person, and most probably never will. But their scribbles and snippets inspire me, and hope it will inspire others too. Thank you to Inky Tavern for the nomination of … Continue reading Very Inspiring Blogger Award
“It means that I need space. It means that I enjoy solitude. It means that I like my own company.” – Dorkymum
Hello. My name’s Ruth and I am an introvert.
Would you believe that it has taken me 31 years to say that?
Most of those years have been taken up with saying other things. No, I’m not anti-social. No, I’m not shy. No, it’s not that I hate people, or that I hate you, or that I’m a badly brought up Awkward Annie.
I’m just an introvert.
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Let’s be honest. Most, if not all, of the people we know (yes, you included) have a Facebook account and those who did not probably received a disappointed shrug or a confused stare, followed by the user convincing the non-user of the benefits of Facebook. I followed the trend when I signed up for Facebook … Continue reading Are we Just Facebook Friends?
If you love personality tests as much as I do, you will definitely love this one! Ripples of Truth - Personality Tests This personality tests are from a smartphone app I downloaded early last year; I’m not sure which one it is now. Hopefully you’ll enjoy it as much as I do. The tests include: Forest: … Continue reading Personality Test : My Answers
This is the first time I have received a blog award - many thanks to standing in the storm for the nomination! The word "Liebster" originates from the German word "liebste" which means "dearest". The origin of this award is unknown, although several posts have suggested a German blog. The rules of this award had changed over … Continue reading Liebster Blog Award
Cotton cheese cake (also known as Japanese cheese cake) is my favourite cake! I would constantly go into the fridge to have one slice of it. It is the only cake that I would actually eat more than one eighth of the cake. As much as I enjoy baking, I don't really have a sweet tooth. This cake is … Continue reading Baking Corner: Cotton Cheese Cake
You need to learn how to select your thoughts just the same way you select your clothes every day. This is a power you can cultivate. If you want to control things in your life so bad, work on the mind. That’s the only thing you should be trying to control.
― Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love
When I was growing up, when I was a teenager and then in my twenties, I had an image in my mind, of a woman. She was a woman I could never become, because she was so much more sophisticated than I was. She was the sort of woman who walked around European cities, with a scarf wrapped around her neck. She negotiated her way in English and probably French and who knew what other languages. She was beautiful and accomplished: she had done things and she knew it, and out of that came her confidence, her ability to walk through strange cities with a mysterious smile on her face. Looking as though she belonged, wherever she was in the world.
Yeah, you hate her too, right?
Hate is the wrong word. I never hated her: what I did was envy her. I would have wanted to become her, except…
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I started baking with cheese cakes. The first few cheese cakes I made was so terrible that it's hardly even called a cake at all. But there's something positive about hitting rock bottom - you can only climb upwards from there. I made a few basic cheese cakes before, but when I had a taste of … Continue reading Chocolate Oreo Cheese Cake with Oreo Biscuit Base
The first time I attempted butter cake was two years ago. It was also the time my first hand mixer broke. (yes, it is possible) What happened was this; instead of looking for a basic butter cake recipe, I tried to be creative and used a banana butter cake recipe - without the bananas. Yes, … Continue reading Baking Corner: Butter Cake