an extremely productive day

i got woken up at 8.15am by the stupid construction this morning. at least it was only 15 minutes before my alarm was due to ring.

started my day by washing the pile of clothes sitting in a corner of my room. the oldest unwashed piece was 8 months. LOL. *coughs*

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more clothes to wear to school :D

i also dyed 3 pieces of clothing because i hated their colours. a cream coloured tee, pale pink tunic and a baby blue skort to be exact.

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i used black dye for all and this is what happened. :\ it looks kinda cool though. the tunic turned into a dark shade of grey and my skort had the same effect as the tee.

i really really love these shorts from uniqlo. but they cost S$39.90 in singapore. it’s only S$30 in japan! $9.90 is a HUGE difference. and i doubt there will be any left in december when i’m there.

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so i dug out an old pair of jeans and tried to imitate uniqlo’s style. however, it only made me want the uniqlo shorts even more. argh! to buy or not to buy?

i made cinnamon rolls after that. have been bugging my mom to get me some yeast and when she finally did, i started work. thus, i got lazy to bake.

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what it looks like before baking.

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mine’s the healthier version of commercial cinnamon rolls really. but if my brother loves it, it can’t be too bad.

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made dinner for the family as well. stir fried cabbage with mushrooms and black fungus, soy sauce marinated pork with onions (the very first dish that my mom taught me to cook when i was 10) and garlic rice.

i’ve been also reading a book called “japanese women don’t get old or fat”. some tips were really useful like using chopsticks to eat instead of spoons. this will slow down your eating pace and thus prevents you from overeating. i tried that today and it really works!

i’m taking my well-deserved break right now considering the amount of things i’ve done today. laters~

cinnamon roll recipe under the cut.


Cinnamon Rolls
makes 12 buns

1 packet active dry yeast
1 cup warm milk (i used skim)
1/2 cup sugar
1/3 cup butter (i used canola light spread)
2 eggs
4 cups flour (i used 2 cups plain flour and 2 cups of wholemeal flour)

FILLING:
1 cup brown sugar
2 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon powder
1/3 cup butter, softened

1. In a large bowl, dissolve the yeast in the warm milk.
2. Add sugar, butter, flour and eggs. Mix well.
3. Knead the dough into a large ball, and place in a bowl, covered with a damp towel, and allow to rise for about an hour.
4. When doubled in size, punch the dough down. Roll out the dough onto a lightly floured surface to form a rectangle about 1/4 inch thick.
5. Preheat the oven to 200C.
6. To make the filling, combine the brown sugar and cinnamon in a bowl.
7. Spread the softened butter over the surface of the dough, and sprinkle the filling evenly over the surface.
8. Roll the dough tightly from the long edge to the bottom edge.
9. Cut the dough into slices about 1 3/4 inch, and place in a lightly greased pan, slightly apart.
10. Bake for about 10 minutes.

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2 thoughts on “an extremely productive day

    • it’s super rare in singapore now. i used to love CINNABON. but there’s none left in singapore already. try making it yourself. HAHAHAHA.

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