Thursday, 28 February 2008

Needle felting

Date: 26th February 2008
Venue: Jill's house

We were glad to have Ann to teach us needle felting. All you need are
needle, sponge and some colour strings or wools.

Monday, 25 February 2008

Living Spring Steamboat

Date: 23rd February 2008
Venue: Amy's house

we had Living Spring cell group steamboat feast at Amy's new house.

Left: Lindy (Hong Kong), Joey (Macau), Ting Ting (M'sia), Jane (China)

Left: Zhang Lei, Sun Peng, Qiao Liang & Amy (China)

Left: Ting Ting, Tsien Chien (back), Donald (M'sia),
Xiao Tian, Kenny, Bing Bing (China)

Praise & Worship time

Friday, 22 February 2008

Learnt a new word (off-the-wall)

- to be strange or very different from other people or things.
i) What an off-the-wall guy!!
ii) His ideas are always off-the-wall, but this one makes sense.

Happy Chap Goh Meh 2008

Date: 21st February 2008
Venue: 2 The Close

We gathered at 2 The Close for Chap Goh Meh celebration. Each of us
prepared a dish for the dinner.

Fried chicken by Shane (but cooked by Nelson... hehe!!!)

Seafood Tomyam by Joyce

Vege with baby corn by Joyce

Fried bacon by Shane

Fried fungus & carrot by Kelly

After the dinner, we had "tang yuan". Those "tang yuan" were made by
Ming Ru. Wow!!! Look at the "tang yuan"!!!!! It's so delicious.......

Happy Chap Goh Meh!!!!
After "tang yuan" feast, we were blessed to have another dessert
which is the fruit cake.... yummy!!! yummy!!! Thanks to Emma!!!!

Wednesday, 20 February 2008

The Argentinian's quiz

1. Argentina is a country in South America with borders with:
a) 3 countries and an ocean
b) 4 countries
c) 5 countries and an ocean

2. The population of Argentina is :
a) Approximately 12 million inhabitants
a) Approximately 40 million inhabitants
a) Approximately 80 million inhabitants

3. What is the official language of Argentina?

4. The capital of Argentina is
a) Lima
b) Caracas
c) Buenos Aires

5. The Avenida 9 de Julio (9th July Avenue) is:
a) The longest road in the world
a) The thinest road in the world
a) The widest road in the world

6. During the late 19th & early 20th centuries, there was a large
migrationary wave to Argentina. From which 2 countries did trhe vast
majority of these immigrants come from?
a) Spain & Germany
b) Italy & Israel
c) Italy & Spain
d) Saudi-Arabia & Korea

7. Which is the main meal for Argentinians?
a) Breakfast
b) Lunch
c) Afternoon tea
d) The Picada
e) Dinner

8. Which of these are typical Argentinians dishes (can choose more than 1)
Barbeque (asado)
Empanadas (Pastries)
Ice cream
Meat ball

9. Which of these is most used to accompany an Argentinians meal?
a) rice
b) bread
c) potatoes

10. Which of these is a typical Argentinian drink?
Sparkling water

11. What are the main ingredients of the Argentinian spread Dulce de ieche?
a) Cornflour, sugar, milk
b) vanilla pods, sugar & milk
c) Egg yolks, sugar & milk

Please contact me should you want to know the answers.... hehe!!!!

Argentina day

Date: 19th February 2008
Venue: Jill's house

We're glad to have Ali to tell us about her country, Argentina. She has
brought a lot of things from her country to show us.

Deco box showing the habitat of animals in different
parts of Argentina

knife for spread & spoon for sugar

Chop board

Board for putting the pickles

Tea box

Butternut squah & wine bottle holder (made of wood)

Caramel toffee

I don't know what is it call ??!!!!

Argentina's straw (Bombilla)

Azafran or safflower is the dried flower of the (Carthamus tinctorius).
span >It is used in various recipes for it's color. It is not a
true substitute for saffron as it has none of the same flavoring but it
will impart a pleasing color. The safflower plant is best know for
production of safflower oil. Azafran can be found in Mexican
as well as other Hispanic grocery stores. The flowers are also
used as a dye.

Container, spoon & "straw" for Mate
More info about Mate:

Butternut squah

Knife for BBQ

Then we were divided into 4 groups for the Argentinian's quiz.
Group 1: Hazel (China) , Krista (Lebanon) & Li Ping (China)

Group 2: Maggie (Mexico), May (China) & Jill (UK)

Group 3: Jin (Korea), Gill & Lorna (UK)

Group 4: Melissa (China), Joyce (Malaysia) & Hyu-Suk (Korea)

Guess which group won the competition????
It's Group 1.... Well done Hazel, Krista & Li Ping!!!! Our group only got
6 answers correct out of 11 questions. hehehe!!!!

After the competition, Ali taught us how to make the Argentina's biscuit
"Alfajores de Maizena"

Recipe for Alfajores de Maizena:

1. 2½ cups cornstarch
2. 1⅔ cups flour ½ teaspoon baking soda
3. 2 teaspoons baking powder
4. ¾ cup sugar
5. 1 cup (2 sticks) butter or margarine
6. 3 egg yolks
7. 1 Tablespoon vanilla extract
8. Grated lemon peel

1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
2. Sift the cornstarch with the flour, baking soda and baking powder

in a bowl.
3. Beat margarine and sugar, and add the egg yolks one at a time.

Mix well.
4. Add dry ingredients a little at a time.
5. Add vanilla and lemon peel. Mix to form a stiff, elastic dough.
6. Stretch until the dough is about ½-inch thick over surface covered

with flour.
7. Cut into circles using the rim of a drinking glass or a round cookie

cutter and put the circles on an ungreased cookie sheet.
8. Bake for about 15 minutes. Let cool.
9. Spread some dulce de leche on one cookie and sandwich with

another cookie, and repeat with the rest of the cookies.