Archive for August, 2008

Homemade Pizza

Me: What shall we have for dinner tonight?
Sis: How about pizza?
Bro-in-law: We just had it recently.
Me: Let’s bake our own pizza! We just buy the base and top it up as we wish.
Sis: OKAY!

Well, that’s the conversation we had in the car earlier this afternoon. At least that’s what I remember of it (let’s not be so accurate shall we?).

So we got the following items from Cold Storage.

  • Pizza crust
  • Garlic and Herb Lamb sausage (we want the insides)
  • Salami
  • Tuna
  • Mozzarella Cheese
  • Mushroom
  • Tomato paste

So here’s the result.

Topped and ready to be baked


Baked Meat Lovers Special


Tuna Mayo with Prawns (Seafood Delight)


Salami


The finish four flavoured pizza topped with beer!

What a fulfilling dinner. Looks like it’s gonna be another dish that I’ll make more often in future.

Photo Wall

Peiwen decided one day that we should have a photo wall. A wall where we can hang some nice photos that we might have. That of course is something I would like as well and voila, we identified a wall and went off to get some paint to make this wall a nice feature photo wall.

We settled on this Kiwi Green Nippon paint and started work immediately after.

Prepping up the wall


Taping the door frame with masking tape.


Nippon Vinilex. Mixed at a hardware shop. Kiwi Green Colour.


The painting begins.


3 coats later.


The finished product.

Pretty decent don’t you think? The Kiwi Green fortunately goes quite well with the colour scheme of the house. So all that is remaining is to slowly hang photos up there.

ERP Madness

Darren just sent me a very funny video on youtube. Only Singaporeans as well as my fellow Malaysians in Singapore will appreciate it.

Just a quick terminology. ERP stands for Electronic Road Pricing. Basically it’s just like Toll’s in Malaysia with the difference that for Tolls, you pay to use the road and for ERP, it’s used to deter motorist from using the roads during periods of heavy traffic.

Anyway, just watch the video.

New kitchen and bathroom flooring

Spent some money and got some new flooring for my bathroom and kitchen. Previously it was normal tiles with rather noticeable wear and tear. Didn’t do anything to it when we moved in last time due to lack of funds as it would cost quite a bit to hack and change them.

Well, we didn’t hack them off this time round as well. Just had some people come in to “glue” a layer of decorative flakes on top of the existing tiles.

First off some old pictures of the existing flooring of the bathroom and kitchen. Notice the stains which can’t seem to come off even with the all powerful “Easy Off BANG”.

Doesn’t look all that clean and eye pleasing ain’t it. So here comes the people from Xtoria Marketing with their gear and they start work.

Protected the cabinets with newspaper. Cleaned the floors.


A bucket of the decorative flakes. It’s like sand..


Put a layer of adhesive on the floors and spread the flakes.


Close up of the flakes before lacquering.


Some interesting custom clogs. Used when they are spreading a layer of hard lacquer over the flakes so they don’t have to step directly on the lacquer.


New shiny kitchen flooring.


Clean bathroom.

The whole process took about 6 hours. Most of the time was actually spent waiting for adhesive to dry and lacquer to dry. Basically we couldn’t use the toilet for the whole day and the earliest we could use the bathroom was midnight. Anyway it was fine since we went back to JB right after when they were done and once we were back the next day all was good.

The total damage? $1.8k for the 2 bathrooms and the kitchen. Not cheap, but less expensive and time saving compared to hacking and re-tilling. Did I mention we LOVE the results?