Thursday, April 30, 2015

Nepal of 2011

It was very shocking to hear the news about the recent earthquake in Nepal. Especially since it is one of my well-cherished travelled places.

What makes it so memorable is the fact that it was the last country I visited before I got married back in 2011. My soon-to-be-husband then and I went there as a last-minute resort, originally planning to go to Japan for Hanami (cherry blossom season). Unfortunately, tsunami struck right about the time when we were about to go there. It’s a good thing that it happened before, and not after, or possibly even while we would have been there.

This blog post is a tribute to the Old Nepal, with all the ancient architecture of its countless temples in all its awe-inspiring glory. Let’s take the time to reminisce with some of my old photographs...

The Boudnath stupa in Swayambunath temple of Kathmandu

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Festive Lemon Pound Cake

For my daughter's birthday this year, I decided to make a lemon cake. I'm very partial to lemon. I just love its clean, sweet smell and tangy acid taste. In French, they would call any sweet stuff with a citrusy flavor, acidulé. I really like this term. It makes the flavor sound even nicer and tempting to taste.

My very simple, but very delicious Lemon Pound Cake

I found this very simple, fuss-free recipe on the internet that I just watched a few hours before the party itself. How very convenient it is nowadays to learn anything at the tip of your fingers and at the convenience of your own home. The internet is really good for this.

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Weekend in Maldives

My family and I decided to go on a trip to The Maldives for the long weekend holiday. Here are some of the highlights of our trip:

The gorgeous view of the islands from up above:

The Maldives look like a beautiful abstract painting from above -- couldn't wait to land on one of those lovely blue dots at the first sight of them! :)