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Wah wah wah!!

So many people are rushing to do the Dayre export to WordPress! Initially I thought I’d just wait for the official Dayre team to send me the zip file containing all my posts, but now after reading so many people successfully port over to WP, I have FOMO!!

And so… I’m prolly gonna add to the list of tens of thousands of people queuing to export.

Sorry! ๐Ÿ˜

MEGA HUGE THANKS TO THE MYSTERY PERSON BEHIND @dayxport!!!

And @/gilliansng for discovering this gem ๐Ÿ’Ž which is precious to many of us!

Now to decide if I should export to my existing WP or create a separate WP account for it. Hmmm. ๐Ÿค”

Okay so I have decided!!

I am sticking to my old / current WordPress account!

Please disable notifications if you’re following me haha. I received hundreds of emails today cos I am following a few Dayreans on WP already!

My WP name is

dancingquinn.wordpress.com

Lucky lucky!

It’s 7k plus now. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป I read that it went up to 25k yesterday? Lol. Anyways I’m not gan cheong lah. I think it can be done before Dayre shuts down.

If not, then I guess it’s fate? ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ I’ll probably start blogging on WP next month!

/10:50pm/

Hahahaha I spoke too soon. It’s 13.5k now. Oh wells!
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Finally. The last of CNY posts. ๐Ÿ˜…

Even though we don't have much visitings, I still feel tired. ่€ไบ†. ๐Ÿ˜ฉ

Ahahahaha I hope you're not sick of my pancakes pictures.

I thought the hubs would be quite sian of eating pancakes already since this is the third day in a row.

Asked if he wanted something different and he said "no, your pancakes very nice."

Wahhhh made me so happy!

ๅผŸๅผŸๅ’Œๅฅณๆœ‹ๅ‹ๆฅๆ‹œๅนด!

Made simple yaki udon for lunch.

Posted the recipe here before: @arohammer:120218

I just changed the ingredients depending on what I have at home.

And after that we kept playing on the Nintendo Switch.

My fav game is Overcooked!! So much hand eye coordination involved. And a lot of teamwork too. Omg.

We also played Limpeh Says lol.

CNY is really all about eating and playing right? I seldom "chit chat" with people leh. Not a very sociable person by nature. ๐Ÿ™ˆ

Only stop: F&W's crib!

Gothere.sg said to get to Ghim Moh from Sengkang, we had to take the MRT to Dhoby Ghaut and change to bus to Commonwealth Ave.

It took us 1.5 hours instead of the 68 mins that the website said.

Sobs. ๐Ÿ˜ญ

่ทฏ้€”ๅพˆ้ฅ่ฟœ.

40 storeys. ๐Ÿ˜จ

The location is quite ideal though. Just 5 mins walk to Buona Vista station. The next time we go there we shall take MRT to BV directly! ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿป making a mental note to self.

Yu Sheng topped with mandarin oranges. Quite nice leh!

So much pork & beef from Don Don Donki!

I've never been there but their meat is quite good. Hopefully hubs can find time to accompany me there to look see look see. ๐Ÿ˜

Plate full of preservatives. ๐Ÿคฃ

My favs! Fish dumplings and crab sticks.

The steamboat was too small so we had to split into 2 batches to eat.

Post dinner games!

Of cos I didn't play. ๐Ÿ˜

Haven't met up with this bunch of girls in the longest time. ๐Ÿ™ˆ still as crazy as ever.

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Hello hello ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿป back to update again by turning back time. ๐Ÿ˜

Work has been insanely busyyyyy ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ I want my chill life back! Nvm shall endure a little bit more.

Decided to make banana pancakes again since we still have the ingredients at home. I added 2 bananas this time cos hubby didn't even realized I made banana pancakes the day before. ๐Ÿ˜ญ he cannot taste the banana AT ALL! ๐Ÿ˜ซ

First stop: ๅง‘ๅฆˆๅฎถ!

Can't believe the bus ride from Sengkang to Pasir Ris took us more than 40 mins. ๐Ÿ˜ญ

My Brother brought his Nintendo Switch and we played with the younger cousins. Mario Kart and Bomberman are super fun!

But I suck at games. Especially this kind of computer / electronic games haha. Maybe card games or board games still can win. This kind, totally zero chance. ๐Ÿ˜…

Second stop: hub's ๅ”ๅ”ๅฎถ!

Travelled to the other end of the island via MRT (from Pasir Ris to Pioneer). ๐Ÿ˜จ thankfully we had seats so we sat for more than an hour on the train.

This is Mother of all Yu Sheng! ๐Ÿ˜…

There's so much ingredients that it made a mountain.

Those little "knotty" crackers are so good!! Taste like hae bee hiam but not that spicy!

Massive. ๐Ÿ˜

Yums.

The best part about CNY is getting to eat all these yummy home-cooked food. So blessed to have relatives who can cook so well!!

Hub's ๅ”ๅ” and ๅฉถๅฉถ super li hai. I like them cos they're humble and sincere and very down-to-earth people! It's a far cry from the usual "nosy" relatives.

Hahahaha I had to Google what zek zek & sim sim is called in Chinese! ๐Ÿ˜… so terrible lah my Chinese.

My luck is bad this year so I don't dare to play. ๐Ÿ˜จ hubs won a bit though! So yay!

The only time I played was when hubs had to attend to something so I took over for one round.

THANKFULLY I won gor leng (five dragons?) for him! Hehehe. That's all the luck this dragon baby has already. Used up in 1 round. ๐Ÿ˜ฌ

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I'm so backdated in my posts! Too busy visiting. ๐Ÿ˜…

Before meeting the hubby (then Boyfriend), I've never look forward to CNY ever! ๐Ÿ˜จ since young I was never close to my cousins / relatives. So it's just me and my Brother entertaining each other since the 90's. Lol.

Banana pancakes to start the day! Glad we don't have to get up super duper early on day 1. I remember when I was young, my Mommy would make me get up early. ๐Ÿ˜ซ and we go visiting at like 9am.

Now that my Mom, her Mom and her Dad are no longer around, we stopped doing these early visitings.

Day 1 is for immediate fam! โค๏ธ

Prepared all the ang pows yesterday! Quite last minute but it's okay lah cos we don't have many people to give to anyway.

I have soooo many leftover AP packets, even some from last year. Idk what to do with them. ๐Ÿ˜ฉ I didn't even go queue for them or anything. What should I do with them? Such a waste to throw away since they are all of good quality / pretty prints.

Thank you J for the cookies! This is so cute! Shaped like a mahjong tile.

Hopefully we will huat huat after eating this box of butter cookies. Heh. ๐Ÿช

First stop: ่ทŸ in-laws ๆ‹œๅนด!

Then we set off together to Ah Ma's house for lunch!

Second stop: ้˜ฟๅฌทๅฎถ!

As usual, the table is filled with food! I made braised mushrooms with dried oysters again (top left)! Haha must practise more. I think it's passable but not the best yet.

Not like Ah Ma's lou = ๅค super duper yummy. So flavourful and fragrant! We even tapao-ed some home hehe.

Anyways I got hubby to climb on a stool to take a top view photo but the angle all CMI. ๐Ÿ˜…

Said he cannot see the screen. ๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ

To which his younger Cousin replied – but kor kor I'm shorter than you leh and I can see.

HAHAHAHAHAHA.

Clearly I do not have an #instagramhusband. ๐Ÿคฃ

Since this is our second CNY as a married couple, we expected lots of "when having babies" kinda question.

And we were right.

At every single place we went to, we were asked.

Just have to smile and laugh it off I guess. ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ thankfully they were all well-meaning / curious kind of questions and not the sarcastic ones. Else I'll be damn sian.

Also thankful my in-laws are not pressurising us. Thank you mummy & daddy!! ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป ้กบๅ…ถ่‡ช็„ถ hor!! ๐Ÿ˜

It helps that my BIL's Wife is delivering next month!! Woohoo. ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป can't wait to see my half ang moh half Chinese baby Niece! She'll be so adorable! Confirm! We are all guessing the colour of her hair hehe.

Simple lo hei!

I actually prefer the vegetarian version cos I'm not a fan of sashimi nor abalone. I always target the golden pillows only. ๐Ÿ˜‹

Third stop: ๅงๅง็š„็ช!

Hahaha cos she stay at D'Nest!

Renovation is completed! Yay managed to rush before CNY but the glue/ carpentry smell is still strong. My sensitive eyes teared when I went into the room. ๐Ÿ˜ฉ

Last stop: ๅ›žๅจ˜ๅฎถ!

Or rather, papa's ๅฎถ!

I love that my dad is super chill and flexible when it comes to culture and tradition. ๐Ÿค—

โœ… no need to wear new clothes
โœ… no need to change new notes
โœ… no need to buy gifts & such
โœ… no need to reach at specific timings / first thing in the morning

Thank you papa! โค๏ธ

Spent the night playing Nintendo Switch with hubs and my Brother.

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Working on ้™คๅค•!

It's an unofficial half day and boss has very kindly told everyone to work from home.

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By right I should be feeling very happy and shiok on this day given the option to wfh but no leh – mid-month rush. Down side of working in the finance team.

Woke up around the usual time cos I wanted to make breakfast for us before he leaves for work.

Hehe ็ˆฑๅฟƒๆ—ฉ้ค! โค๏ธ

Decided to make a full breakfast to make up for yesterday. Haha. I'm a #wifeyfail cos I didn't prepare anything and even told him I don't feel like cooking. ๐Ÿ˜œ

Tried to make a heart shape egg but failed. I'm not very good with the silicone mould yet. Shall practise more!

Haha but at least my egg is quite evenly shaped lah. ๐Ÿณ

So it was Valentine's Day yesterday.

Not an occasion we celebrate but I was too lazy to cook.

This week is a short week + hubby is not home most of the time so I've decided to skip meal planning. Anyways we have a lot of frozen stuff stocked in the freezer so I can whip up quick meals easily.

We went to the mall and tapao dinner. ๐Ÿ˜›

Presenting the most romantic Valentine's Day dinner:

Sushi, Mos burger, fried oysters and Nine Fresh. Bahahahahaha.

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I feel ultra happy though – cos I get to put my feet up on the chair when I eat, I can burp and laugh loudly, we can share all the food and eat using our hands, we can sit and Chit-chat for as long as we want and best of all, we paid 1/10th of what you would pay at a restaurant! ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป

Thanks to Dayre I can recall what we did a year ago. Hubby made chili beef stew!

Recipe here: @arohammer:260217

Oh yay I finally received the email and clicked on the link!

I wonder if they will back up the new entries that I'll post from today onwards though. ๐Ÿค”

MIL requested for homemade bread! ๐Ÿ˜

I don't bake for them as often as I should. *guilty*

Perks of working from home means I can walk into the kitchen and do stuff ๐Ÿ˜ฌ It's soooo easy with the BM!

Cranberries and walnuts! ๐Ÿ˜

3.5 hours later… ๐Ÿ•œ

Freshly baked and sliced.

Yay can't wait for reunion dinner tonight!

For the first time in many years (is it 5 or 7?) I don't have to rush for 2 reunion dinners on ้™คๅค•!

I like this arrangement! Cos usually I'll be too full after the early dinner with my PIL that I don't eat much with my own family. And my dad will prepare a lot of food. ๐Ÿ˜

This year we changed things up a bit!

By having dinners on 2 different days.

And this time I'm the Chef! ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿณ let me share the professional photos my Brother took. A good photog makes all the difference!

Reunion with my family

Yam ring with chicken, cashew and scallops.

Braised shiitake mushrooms with abalone and broccoli.

Rolled oats salted egg prawns.

Hehe.

I was so impressed with the photos cos they look like restaurant menu one! But it's just taken at my dining table. ๐Ÿ˜›

I'll share the recipes another day ya!

But I wasn't very impressed with my cooking that day. ๐Ÿ˜ the yam ring was quite nice! Braised mushrooms okay. And the rolled oats prawns disappointing. ๐Ÿ˜ญ I already practised making it but I thought it was too oily the other time so I reduced the oil. Ended up not nice.

I also made fish maw soup!! Which was niceeee ๐Ÿ˜ฌ Brother didn't take a photo.

Reunion with my in-laws!

Hubs helping to make the yusheng.

We're going vegetarian this year!

Sumptuous spread prepared by MIL.

Love this dish! So yummy and flavourful!

Colourful yusheng!

Wanted to go ๆ˜ฅๅˆฐๆฒณ็•” after reunion dinner cos hubby said we've never been there together before!

Which is so true!

Better do all the things that a couple can do before starting a family. ๐Ÿ˜ butttttttt, we got too tired lolol. Hubby and I were like "sleep is a better idea right?"

So yep we went home to ๐Ÿ’ค best decision. Haha.

ๅ…„ๅผŸๅงๅฆนๅคงๅ›ขๅœ†! ๐Ÿค—

Happy Valentine's Day and Happy Eve of the Eve of Chinese New Year!! โค๏ธ

Not that the hubby and I are celebrating in any way. ๐Ÿ˜…

The morning conversations went like:

๐Ÿ‘ฑ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ: do you need to go school tonight b?

๐Ÿ‘ฑ๐Ÿป: yeah… oh no no tonight no need.

๐Ÿ‘ฑ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ: oh why?

๐Ÿ‘ฑ๐Ÿป: it's midweek exercise day today!

๐Ÿ‘ฑ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ: huhhhh but I'm sick. Cannot exercise. Mommy said cannot (it's true ah my MIL so sweet she texted me – no exercise and no cleaning. Side note: she is gonna miss this space confirm! She gets updates on our lives thru Dayre!)

๐Ÿ‘ฑ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ: Maybe we go grocery shopping instead? (Cos I forgot to buy stuff to cook for CNY ๐Ÿ˜ was planning to order Redmart but there is no more delivery slot tmr! ๐Ÿ˜จ)

๐Ÿ‘ฑ๐Ÿป: okay can also!

๐Ÿ‘ฑ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ: omg it's Valentine's Day leh baby! (Suddenly remembered)

๐Ÿ‘ฑ๐Ÿป: oh ya horrrr!

Hubs gave me a kiss and wish me Happy Valentine's!

๐Ÿ‘ฑ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ: you forgot right?? Today is V-day! (Just teasing him)

๐Ÿ‘ฑ๐Ÿป: noooo I remember! I subconsciously know it's Valentine's so I'm not going school tonight ma!

๐Ÿ‘ฑ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ: yaaaa right. ๐Ÿ™„

Reunion with Girlfriends!

Prep work!!

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A bit too much food but it's ok lah leftovers means ๆœ‰ไฝ™ right?

A bought a can of abalone! So sweet of her!

I was told to slice thinly and did my best (see the ones at the back).

Hubs looked upon me and frowned.

"Aiyo not thin enough leh. Slice thinner!"

Lol. ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป give up lah asked him to do it instead.

Was quite impressed cos he really made them super thin and lay out nicely. Had to take a photo to compliment him on Dayre. ๐Ÿคฃ

First lo hei of the year!! Welcoming the ๐Ÿถ with Umi Sushi yusheng.

Huat!!

Fooooood!

I'm lazy so I just use instant chicken stock. Easiest soup base ever!

And yes we shifted the crazy heavy dining table to this side of the living room.

And moved the bicycle too so it's not blocking the way.

One thing I love about our house, or rather living room, is that it's so empty and we can happily change the arrangement.

#dayrehomes

I think my ๆ‘†็›˜ not bad so take more photos. ๐Ÿ˜…

Balls!

We cut down on all these cos they are high in sodium. So more vegs and mushrooms and meat pls!! Less of balls and luncheon meat and sausages.

Enoki in paper cups.

Cos it saves space.

And it's super easy to take a throw into the steamboat pot – one cup at a time. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

Pork Belly (top right) and pork collar.

Unfortunately this brand of shabu not that nice leh. I thought I bought before and they were not bad but somehow it's not as nice now.

Mental note to buy Porkee from NTUC next time!

From Redmart!

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This Huawei camera is so good lah!!

Thank you P for bringing ice-cream over!! So yummy this one.

One round of Limpeh Says hahaha.

My girlfriends and I are not the dirty funny jokes kind of people so quite hard to play ah! I think this game is meant for party party kind of people. ๐Ÿ˜… if that makes sense.

Switch to Ban Luck – more our kind of game haha.

Hubby and I both lost money. ๐Ÿ˜จ lol. We've never really won at any gamble before.

My Husband suck at taking selfies lolol.

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K's Huawei phone!

Quality is not bad but the photo composition really cmi haha. We are so bad at this photo-taking thing!

But still, for memories sake. We always take photos together. โ˜บ๏ธ so happy our small girlfriends gang is expanding!

Idk why my head tilt such a weird angle. This is just not the day for photos. ๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ

Thank you girls for the reunion dinner! It was fun hosting!

ๅๅ…„ๅผŸๅ›ขๅœ†!

I'm turning back time to update this post cos I want the events to be in sequence hahaha. ๆ€ช็™– yes.

We had a super huge gathering at YS & XF's place for CNY reunion! This year we had an extra guest – the 11th Brother. ๐Ÿค”

I've always thought hubby's clique is 10! That's why I affectionately call them ๅๅ…„ๅผŸ. So cute right. Friends for more than half the lifetime is precious.

A cutting the chicken.

To which some of us observed that the chicken is different colour – some yellow, some pink.

๐Ÿ˜ strange.

Red table cloth for maximum huat-ness!

Balls.

Greens.

Prawns! Painstakingly peeled by the advance party and they even plate it so nicely!

Every year we will gather at D's parents' house for CNY cos it's a 3-storey house at Bukit Timah which is big enough to accommodate everyone without disturbing their family upstairs. Lol.

Finally this year… ๅคงๅฎถ้•ฟๅคงไบ†. Most of us already moved out to our new place so it shall be a yearly rotation!

As usual, advance party will arrive 1 hour ahead of time to buy grocery.

Preparing for lo hei. Every year K will buy this from Ichiban.

So many things have become a tradition because we do the same every year for the past X years? โ˜บ๏ธ it's heartwarming.

Wefie before we begin.

I also suck at taking photos with the selfie stick haha.

So pretty these photo frames from #taobao!

Aiyo so cute!

Sounds like a phrase from the Limpeh Says game lol.