Log post: Moena's Adventure in Reality

Log Post: Moena's Adventure in Reality
Hello Wanderer! Would You Like To Join Me In My Adventures & Discoveries in The World of Reality?
15/3/11 : Moena has changed her Blog Layout. Nice? ^-^

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Winter Solstice Night

Minna, Happy Winter Solstice Night~ 

It's when daylight was the shortest and my tummy gets hungrier earliest! Seriously! I always feel hungry when the day gets darker. I'm so used to eating dinner at ~7pm in Malaysia where it gets dark the same time all year round. But now when I'm engaged in battles in oxford... my tummy just find it as an excuse to eat more ^^" I ended up eating my dinner at 4.30pm, I played around honed my skills in the kitchen a bit, hehe.

Winter Solstice Night, or like how my hakka family culture calls it 'Guo Dong' (过冬), the actual name was 冬至. The name signifies it well, it was a festival to prepare us for the winter months ahead (like there's any winter in such a hot country in malaysia :X), anyways, it's still an important festival for us to celebrate. Normally families will get together to eat a wonderful home cooked meal and then we will prepare sweetened desserts called 'Tang Yuan' (汤圆which signifies togetherness. However, this year is so different for me... I am away from my family and so I only realised today is the day for us to celebrate when I got a phone call from Isaac >.< 

Well, I don't know how to get the ingredients for making Tang Yuan but I could make myself a very special meal~! 

So, TaDa!

Noodles & chawan mushi! And a bowl of healthy dessert.

I used pasta noodles and the soup base is made from shoyu + sukiyaki sauce + paparika powder with some seasonings leftover from instant noodle packets. Then I decorated the top with fried buta niku and some sweet gem lettuce.

Dessert is made from apple + pear + carrot + salt + squeezed lemon (I often preserve them in fridge like that) 

Here comes the verdict of my noodlee dish, this is also first time trying a soup base dish........ 

*drum rolling*

Wahh....I'm so happy!!!

Next is the chawan mushi:

I'm so proud of my chawan mushi, it's also my first time making it. To make it, just beat 1 egg + chicken stock + shoyu + salt + pepper + water and some optional butaniku inside. Then steam for about 20~30 minutes.   

It's not a perfect smooth texture, I forgot to lower the heat which caused some bubbles to build up. Well, it's still FuWa FuWa~! :D~

Thank you for looking at the photos of my amateur cookings ^‿^

I think I might be too busy to blog soon so Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year Minna~! 

Wednesday, November 16, 2011


First thing when I saw this version of Sanji cosplayed by Kaname in Anime Festival Asia (AFA) 2011 in Singapore I was like....

 "I wanna see him getting nosebleed!" Ahahaha! I guess once in awhile it's good to see Kaname nosebleed rather than the other way around right? :D

New World One Piece: Nami (by Usagi) and Sanji (by Kaname). Both of them look awesome!
Photo taken from ValeforHo, please go to her site!

YesH, I wanna see him like tat! :3 Sanji got nosebleed just from looking at Nami!

Wish I can cosplay with Kaname and Usagi one day... it's every cosplayers' dream! :X (aiks, I'm only speaking for myself, please don't hit me)

FYI, I didn't go to AFA, I'm stuck with a mission in Oxford at the moment. Currently facing a tough battle with a creature that looks like a horrible assignment right now ^^"

Moena signing off! C'ya next time! ~*zwosh*~

Friday, November 11, 2011

Ultimate Pocky Day 11.11.11

It's 11.11.11~! A special calendar year, it'll  never occur again! (at least not in my lifetime ;p)

So how did I celebrate it? With FOOD of coz~! It is the Ultimate Pocky Day~! This requires a massive eating of pockies~!!!! I cant find pocky here so I'll make do with MIKADO instead. Ok I confess, I had been eating mikado for supper a day earlier.   

Pocky feast! 

Today, the first thing I did when I woke up is - munch on a pocky! bcoz the leftover from last night is just bside my bed... so unhealthy :X

That's not enough to fill my stomach of course, so I prepared a proper breakfast before going for classes. 


Pockies again! With bread, hotdogs and cheese~! Yum yum! 
I'll call this 'Triple 11.11.11' breakfast lunch~!!!! *i woke up late*

Yes I ate the pockies with bread. It was delicious~!!!!!

 My new recipe~! YAY!

 Then the hotdogs should be eaten like this.

Hotdogwich :D

(◕ ω ◕)v

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Moena's facts~ 
1) Pocky was branded as Mikado here, but they're both from glico. 
2) November 11th is also known as 'Remembrance Day' or 'Poppy Day', sounds like Pocky right? 
3) Google obviously celebrate Remembrance Day instead of Pocky Day: 

I see people wear this poppy flower on their chest as a sign of remembrance of the official ending of World War I, 'to remember the members of their armed forces who have died in the line of duty.' - (Wikipedia). 
People are more solemn today, I feel guilty being so cheerful (as always) while eating my pocky today >.<   

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Here's some amazing ads of pocky / mikado :D

Edgar showed me this one 

They make eating pocky seems so cool! 


hetalia version O.O


Everybody! POCKY!!!!

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Tribute To Tinkerbella

My hamster passed away...2 days ago
(i just found out now from my sis >.<)

Kush Kush.... did you come to oxford to visit me before you go up to heaven? I miss you... I thought i can still make it back in time to see u in Christmas, i guess it's time.

It's been 2 yrs,

I love you, even though I am not your first owner, but the time I spent with you had made you so special in my heart...You are so smart and so adventurous, I love it when u're being so cute in your own unique way. You always got me worried whenever you escape from your cage and eventually came back looking for me after a few days, you know where i would be waiting, I like how you tug my toes to tell me you're hungry. I know you love chinese pork buns. I always shared some of them with you. I hope these 2 years you had fun with me and my family too. I'm so sorry I'm not there for you during the transition.

The fun times and naughty times

You're an awesome ham ham to me... I miss u kush kush....

Goodbye Tinkerbella Lipman Liew. Wait for me in Heaven!

~With Love~

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Stay Happy (Life is...Music?)

Two hours ago I was standing in the night streets of Oxford, freezing, tired and alone. I really wanted someone to talk to, to make me feel warm. I tried to call someone but I was rejected because of time zone, someone was still sleeping on the other side. I was sad of course! 

10pm felt really dark during an autumn night. I was waiting for my bus to go home which is will be here only after 30 mins. It was quite dark around the bus stop. I tilted my head up to look at those old buildings, wondering to myself if there are any Gargoyles or Vampires in this aged city. 

Gargoyles can easily mask themselves on top of buildings around Oxford!

Not exactly scary coz he sparkles! 

I was really sad and lonely. But Moena have to grow up soon enough, I must learn how to be independent...

So MUSIC flowed into my mind, it played to cheer me up. Sounds of the crowds cheering and voices of young artists singing on stage. I felt no longer that emotional or sad. I shall try to learn more about music, and why it's so important to the person who rejected my call earlier =.=

Anyways, this shall mark my new interest in knowing music a bit more.

- Music Inspired -

Now I if you pardon me, I still have 2 pages of assignment to write @_@" 
I'm not sleeping again tonight... how come I feel like I'm the vampire?! :D


Sunday, October 30, 2011

+ Happy Halloween Everyone +

This year? My course mates were all not in the mood of celebrating due to our scary presentation this coming Tues and our very packed study schedule ate up most of our time. Many things for me to do too! So, this is how I'm celebrating my Halloween - At Halloween Town~! 

On my arrival, I noticed my appearance were slightly altered. I had a weird hair accessory, a pair of wings, and some razor sharp teeth!!! RAWR! Let me suck your blood! XD

I met up with Zero and Donald, they joined my party immediately~ We went around exploring and made friends with some Heartless! They said it's Halloween, their very special day so please don't whack them on this day~! 

Aww... alright then, I'll pass the message to Sora and Goofy! 

Well, what shall we do then? Oh yeah, let go trick-or-treat at Jack & Sally's House!

Let's hope there's some pumpkin soup there~! I'm starving~!

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Treats I got from my Japanese friend Kanan~! They're all so delicious! Especially the mochi with peanut coated layer! Yum yum! Arigatou!

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C'ya guys~! Hope you had fun during Halloween too!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

~ Worm Attacking Facebook ~

Oh no! Worms seem to be invading Facebook!!! 

Help! My friends were turned into worms!!!!

I can't believe this!!! O.O

So colourful eh?

I found it kinda cute.... but worms aren't supposed to be cute! :P

They should be scary!!! Like this >v<

My Matryoshka Anago!
There is a reason for this colour :)

I've been wormed too! Have you?

P.S. These wormies should bee called eel instead because 'anago' means salt-water eels ^^" 
Oh, you wanna create your own anago? But don't know how? Here's the link to anago maker: http://anago.crap.jp/ 

I wonder how long will we be infected? Someone please cast CURE!

Sunday, October 16, 2011

ღ Cooking Time ღ Pesto Pasta & Mashed Potatoes

I have never cook pesto pasta before so I don't really know the correct method. BUT! I have youtube as my Sensei! XD 

Here's how I do it, the lazy way! XD

Pesto Pasta:
  1. Cook spaghetti and rinse away the water.
  2. Cook the pesto sauce (chopped garlic, green pepper, ready mix tesco pesto sauce, mashed potato, 2 slices of cheese, black pepper, salt, vinegar, a little sugar).
  3. Rinse the pasta, then add olive oil to prevent it from sticking.
  4. When the sauce is ready, put the pasta onto the sauce in the pan to stir+fry a bit. 
  5. Serve on raw lettuce. Done!
I actually mixed the ingredients from a few videos and also cheated by using ready made pesto sauce :P


Bon apetite~! I already ate halfway before I remember to take any pic :X

Oh yea, forgot to put my mashed potato recipe. Here it is:

Mashed Potatoes:
  1. Peel potatoes (lots of them!)
  2. Cut into small size, about 1.5cm X 2cm X 2cm (don't need to be exact)
  3. Boil them for 15-20 mins~ until they are all very very soft!
  4. Rinse the water, then smashed them properly. Use beater if you have one. I don't, so I wasted my 20 mins smashing it with a fork.
  5. Put them back into the pot, add a bit of the rinsed water to cook it smoother. 
  6. Add butter, about 3 big spoons (depends on how many potatoes you have, I had about 700g potatoes)
  7. Add Sour Cream. I bought it for £1 at Saintsbury's. You can use normal cream if you don't like sour stuffs. Cook with low to medium flame
  8. Add 2 slices of cheddar cheese. Parmesan cheese would do too.
  9. Add salt.
  10. Add chicken/vegetable stock, 1/4 cube would do. Keep stirring and adding water to make sure it's smooth. Done!!!  

I cooked a lot of mashed potatoes and pesto pasta to keep in the fridge. I can eat it anytime or just bring as bento to sch~ The mashed potatoes can be eaten cold, I'm having it as dessert sometimes, just like any ice-cream! 

Have fun Cooking~! (-^∀°-)

+ Moena signing off +

Thursday, October 13, 2011

♥ 萌 (Moe) Day ♥

It's Moe day! The reason why 10th October was acknowledged as MOE day was due to this reason...

Observe the kanji put together:
 TADA! Yup! It's pronounced as MOE! MOEna's day! :D

It was an important day to me so I thought I should make something SPECIAL for myself.... Which is why I got out all my cooking skills that I stole learned from Kirameki Cafe and attempted to make MOE MOE OMURICE - which was the best fitting dish I could enjoy!

~ 萌 萌 OMURICE ~ With my name and picture drawn on it!

I probably COULD have made it...
if only...
if only...
I paid more attention trying to learn it from AkitoMikuCubex, or even Airin D:

I attempted to fry the rice... then...

it become hangus and lembek 

Egg pun tak jadi.

Why am I talking in Malay now? O.O"

In conclusion... i PHAIL FAILED!

Terus MOE day became EMO day *Orz*

Ya, I really EMO for the whole day... even until the next day! Seriously!!!

What to do, my cooking skills have not improved that much yet....*emo*

Which is why, the next day after finishing my lectures in emo mood until 9pm and reaching home at 10pm, I threw my bag into my room and directly went to the kitchen! I don't care if i'm very tired....

And I started to make~~~~~ BEHOLD!

Moena's Onigiri~! 

~Ham and sausage~

So happpy~!

 I made it from the wasabi flavoured Furikake.

Luckily I bought these back to Oxford from Birmingham few days ago.

It was so late already by the time i finish making the onigiri. I only managed to eat some of it. So, I tried to put them nicely into my lunch box. MOE bento to bring to school tomorrow! >v< 

I couldn't manage to put it cutely into my small lunch box. I guess this will do.

The rest wrapped in plastic wrap. 

My tired but happy look  ( ´ ▽ ` )

I know i have been posting lazy post really short post recently. Anyways, today I just want to tell you how i spend my past few days! Well, it's 萌日, it's important! 

Hope you had a Happy Moe Day みんな~! ◕‿◕

P.S. I shall post my missing KL June adventure, Tenshi no Cafe visit, and Otafuse post soon... (Don't count on my words....I seriously don't know when, coz my files are all in a mess! :X

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

One Day Away From KK

I'm in UK now~ ^-^

Prior to my first FB log in, I found out something terrible which happened to Kirameki Cafe the day after I left...

Kirameki Cafe has been robbed!!!


By my non other than my own sis Becky and an accomplice! O.O"

Please don't harm the meidos!!!

My horror didn't end there....

I asked my sis to help take care of Tinkerbella my hamster. She's cool with that, but in return, she's gonna turn Tinkerbella into...  


Yes, Boota from Gurren Lagann