latenight baking: crinkle ginger molasses cookies

I must have the biggest soft spot for Starbucks ginger molasses cookies. Every time I see them, I just have to get one, sometimes along with a tall unsweetened soy green tea latte (always a mouthful to order, haha)! It’s also a cheapo way to get stars too. But alas, I discovered that they are […]

milestone birthday + pwnage by a can of soup

I’ve never been big on birthdays. Just because I build up so much expectation for it to be a “special” day that I end up being disappointed… (Signs of a closet narcissist :P)… Anyhow, I planned to help my previous supervisor with her side business (yes, I wanted to work on my birthday). Nothing complicated, […]

latenight baking: chewy cookies

I absolutely ADORE chewy cookies, so much that I’ve been trying to perfect the recipe for a looong time. I’ve tried many many cookie recipes and have always failed to yield anything with the desired texture or appearance – somehow my cookies were cursed to NEVER spread. I have no idea why… I can’t be […]

new skill + disappointments

Today I finally dragged my butt off the bed and went to try my hand at baking some macarons. I  decided to whip up the meringue by hand. Even though I’ve done it before and it took forever (20mins+ by hand vs. 5-10mins by an electric mixer)! Not to mention having to switch between two […]

MIA + oatmeal

Phew, I haven’t posted in more than a week, huh? Quite a lot of changes in life recently and I haven’t been able to sit down quietly to collect my thoughts until now! I’m glad I haven’t been completely unproductive though… I finally applied for the Cosmetic Technique and Management course I wanted to do […]

quick post: baby carrots

So yesterday, I picked up two bags of baby carrots because they were buy-one-get-one free – gotta love them deals! Little did I know, I’d get home and find the following: Initial thoughts… That. Is not a baby carrot. WHAT IS THIS MADNESS?!! This must be one of the longest baby carrots ever. Searched online and […]

healthy living

Since I moved back to Canada, I can’t deny any longer that I’ve packed on quite a few pounds (try 10lbs). I can SEE my face and body getting chubbier 😦 So, in all honesty, for vanity reasons more than anything, I started to pay more attention to my diet and be more mindful of […]

here we go again

Funny how I ended up here again… It started off with seeing a friend liking a picture on instagram of someone receiving a cheque from Google AdSense. Out of curiosity (and desperation, due to the lack of job), I tried to find out how I can be part of this program. Turns out you need […]