A small setback

Didn’t buy the first house that we thought we like it and we actually made an offer for it..

Many reasons.. key one being the house is too old and the on-going maintenance cost is going to be high. Also it is too near to the main road.

We did spend some money to conduct a prepurchase house inspection. Small price to pay to avoid making bigger mistake. It was also a valuable experience to both of us who are newbie in property market. Now we have a solicitor that we can trust and rely on. We have a loan manager who is great, understanding and efficient.

..We will keep looking..

Huge decision

We are making a huge decision. Buying our first home in Sydney. Expensive move. We are quite nervous. If everything is smooth, we might exchange contract next week. What! That is fast and furious! A lot of things to think about buying first home. Especially when both of us are so inexperienced. Wish me luck!








Ben chin, this is specially for you 🙂 I love this dessert as this is really nice to drink and beneficial for skin 🙂


30g of Lotus Nut (half the nut and get rid of stem in between) (莲子)

30g of Dried Longan Fruit (龙眼干)

30g of red dates (without seed) (红枣)

25g of snow fungus (雪耳)

some rock sugar or can use normal sugar

and of course, water (I used about three bowls of water)


  1. Soak the dried snow fungus for half an hour or till soft to cut. Trim the hardened yellow part on the bottom and cut into smaller pieces.
  2. Rinse the other ingredients.
  3. Heat up a pot of water and bring to boil.
  4. Add the snow fungus, dried lotus, dried Longan fruit and red dates, reduce to low heat and cook for one hour or more, until all ingredients are soft and tender.
  5. Before serve, add some sugar (rock sugar) to your liking.
  6. I love to add some Goji berries before serving. Goji berries are good for your eyesight!


Another cold day

Another cold day. Hubby fell sick today! Not good.. too cold I guess. He said it is because he stopped drinking coffee two days ago! Haha..

I made 腐竹焖三层肉! This is my first time making this dish! Normally my mum will make this for us! Tasted decent but not as great as my mum’s cooking. I didn’t take a photo! I am getting adventurous with different dishes.

Another day I made chicken curry (M’sia style)! Tasted really good! I think I probably can start a small Malaysian eating shop? Might earn more money than doing my day job now!

Also made 莲子雪耳糖水 another day! Absolutely nice to drink in such a cold day!


Another release down.. this is probably my third major Siebel release.. Let me count.. the first one was Last May – CSP for LNA, then LNWFAM release in Aug and the Feb release (smaller scale) and this one the Siebel 8.1 upgrade release over the 5-days Easter holiday. As predicted, the release was full of challenges. It was tough but we got through it 😉

We have a number of memorable moments where the challenges set us 9 hours behind schedule. Then the unexpectedly smooth database extracts made up all the lost hours and we finished dead on time! Wow..

You might not know what I am talking about but it doesn’t matter. I just want to write these down before I forget them. I want to reflect and give myself a pat on my shoulder. Hey yun, you have done well 🙂

What could I do better?

Hmm.. more preparation. Make sure I got all the facts right. The correct IP address and password!

Dry run dry run dry run.. make sure our dry run is as realistic as possible.

Prepare for unpredictable events like who is going to come in if we had challenges that set us back in schedule. One person could not be possible go on without sleep for more than 36 hours right?

Testing is so important.. cover every aspects of the application, different type of authentication methods. Do not get trapped again, yun!

But hey.. we have done well … we have achieved what we said we want to achieve.. that’s so important! A big thank you to the entire team.. I am so so so happy!

Probably I should buy myself a nice pair of shoes or another bag as reward.. hehe.. let me think..

How about a well-structured satchel.. woo.. this is so nice:

Or… I don’t mind this one also:

This is absolutely amazing: