Tuesday, April 25, 2006

omg omg

6600 yen. thats about the amount i'm going 2 b paying for my hp juz for calls alone this month. y? the stupid ol' me din check the call rate for international calls so the day i got my hp, i spent like half n hr calling home n 2 a few other numbers. ish. good thing i found out how 2 check my call credit juz today...or who noes wat sort of bill i wud hv racked up at the end of the month...

anyway, for those interesting in knowing wat my phone looks like:






























cool, no? i like the shape a lot..n its got a nice camera dat can take pics at 1024x768...

unfortunately, it dusnt hv memory card support n theres a model wif an even better camera (3.2 megapixel)...yst took one of those, as did chee siang. at 1st i was complaining a lot :P but now i got 2 like my fon liao...

anyway, my number is +81 80 66284197 BUT dun try 2 sms me cuz in japan, they dun hv sms...for phone to phone msging they hv sumting called cmail which is not compatible wif sms. (calls r okay tho :P) i can oso receive email on my hp but since i'll b charged for every 128-byte 'packet' i receive, i'd better not post the address here...if u wanna noe, juz tell me...i guess its ok to receive text-only emails lah..

well..on to other stuff....last saturday a bunch of us international students went to tokyo YWCA to listen a talk about the 'Japanese Mother for International Students' movement....basically its sumting in which they pair u up wif a japanese 'mother' whom u can contact 2 ask about stuff n get help etc (no money lending tho :P).....its like a homestay program minus the homestay, if u get my drift...anyway, since many of the other guys r signing up, i think i'll give it a try too...its a good chance 2 practice speaking japanese after all...

besides that, nothing much 2 talk about except my 2 recent disastrous attempts at cooking. 1stly was the speghetti i 'cooked' last friday. the 500g of speghetti i bought for 100yen made enuf for 4 meals! n big meals too...since i became a glutton after coming 2 japan, i'm eating about 1.5 times my normal (malaysian) amount. unfortunately, (1) sum of the noodles stuck together in unsightly clumps cuz i din put oil or salt in when boiling the them; n (2) the sauce i bought (oso for 100 yen) was totally shit....not only was it not enuf for the huge batch of noodles, it had totally no meat taste...only tomato...n not very nice tomatoes at that...

ur ingenious fren here got around the problem tho, by using the noodles as 'rice' n eating it wif cafeteria-bought meat, salad etc. clever, no?

2nd disaster was when i made a 1cm-thick rice cake when i tried to cook rice wif a normal saucepan. i duno wat happened, but mebbe i din stir it enuf or turned the heat up too high. anyway, the rice above the 'cake' (read: burnt crust) was still edible so it wasnt a total waste.

well, dats it for now, signing off liao cuz got other stuff 2 do. n sum baka told my mom i had been on9 too much lately so now i better go do sum 'productive' stuff...

ja mata!

20 comments:

Lin Whatever! said...

cool!! 8-)

ur phone looks cool too!!

Tan Sri said...

6600 not too bad already but theres always the venerable phonecards out there

Dan da KID said...

hahahahaha... ur a total cooking noob!!! :P

well.... burning ur first meal is a good sign.... at least its not undercooked :P we r expecting a good meal when u return ;)

CW TAN said...

yeah...

ask ck for cooking rice tips...

basically u put a pot in a saucepan... u more of steam it rather than cook it...
if u know wat i mean....

then u wun have ur rice cake and will help ur washing also...

keep it up....
try roasting chicken next time

raptor_ravenlord said...

do i put water in the saucepan? n any tips for roasting the chicken?

CW TAN said...

urm... u puit water in the saucepan...

then u put 2 chopsticks to support ur bowl of rice....

the rice is usually the same ammount of water as u wud do for the rice cooker...
a bit less in fact..

roasting chicken ar??
by the chicken, marinate it with lemon and butter, and then put into the oven until cooked.

sjune said...

if not mistaken,the water should cover ur rice by one finger's thickness

horizontally lah

and it doesn't matter what finger u use

CW TAN said...

urm i actually measure it with my finger.

Shaothing, dun worry abt rice cake, that still happens with my ancient rice pot that is not non-stick.

and have fun experimenting around. (which may mean more instant noodles if it doesnt turn out right) :p

sjune said...

actually u can just put ur whole palm horizontally into the water.....

CW TAN said...

yeah... but me worried that i will have a handprint.... :p

queenlyd said...

er... buy a rice cooker la..

i brought one from msia with me.. but till now hvn't use it... cuz house already had one.. lol..

raptor_ravenlord said...

well...i've decided dat until i buy a rice cooker, i'm juz gonna fry noodles every day....today tried doing that n a fren praised my noodles! :P

n MAN i LUVE my frying pan!!! it makes sandwiches so great!

CW TAN said...

frying pan and sandwiches?!?!

u wanna do fried bread izit?

raptor_ravenlord said...

toast actually. makes excellent sandwiches when i put butter instead of oil into the pan n fry the bacon then the bread on top wif a low heat. yum yum!

sjune said...

what?!

leave fingerprint on the rice....omg hahahahaha

and anyway does it matters so much if there is a fingerprint there?

artistic what :P

frying pan....next time try making ur own pizza :P

GLO said...

HAHAHAHAHA...lu chin gy....btw, thx for the call lar! if it's too expensive (i mean the charge on my phone number) i pay u back lar!! ;-)

Gambarimasu on cooking...we're counting on u in next gathering...we will let u cook all the stuffs...hehheheheehe...see how 'efficient' a housewife would you be...

raptor_ravenlord said...

lu gy lah...dan went to aus 2 years liao so shudnt he cook 1st..then ej...then only me

besides...sum bird guy sed dat he likes to do hsework so he shud cook instead

sjune said...

maybe u should ask panda about cooking :P

amphibian sp. said...

hey, looks like life is gr8 4 u there!
hmm... take madonna's advice of my rice cooking method as a last resort - that's all i can say... :x

raptor_ravenlord said...

well..turns out i dunit 2 do dat liao..n anyway if i wanted to buy 2 pots i mite as well get a rice cooker wif it :P

i found dat as long as i cook VERY slowly (read: low heat), the rice wun burn...even if i put enough rice for 3 meals! n apparently the rice doesnt expand enuf if i cook it too quickly, ie over a high heat...so the slow-cooking actually produces more 'products'..hehe