Friday, March 28, 2008

Ling Photography

I have been meaning to blog about Ai Ling for some time now - it's rather selfish of me to keep her to myself from the world, but I think her amazing work should be shared with everyone!! A picture of Penang's 'Love Lane' brought us together and a beautiful friendship was formed. She is an expectant mother (due in September - thus, her "busy" schedule to photograph our NY wedding), wonderful wife, creative soul and a cheerful friend - we instantly clicked! :P

A picture is worth a thousand words and through Ai Ling's lens... her pictures definitely had more than a thousand words to say. See for yourself .... visit Ling Photography and her blog.

Monday, March 24, 2008

Marshmallow Peeps

One of my picture was selected to be included in an article about marshmallow Peeps on Here's the picture of a 'sunflower' chocolate ganache cake made by Julie for Easter. It's another masterpiece by Julie and we love the cake! Scroll down beneath the picture to read the article about Peeps!


Peepocalypse Now: Destroying Marshmallows for Science
by jordan
March 23, 2008 at 01:44 pm

If you want to get kids into a museum, destroying squidgy marshmallow candy seems to be the way to go. At the Rochester Museum asn Science Center, staff have taken that very approach. Leveraging kids' love of sweets and their curiosity towards blowing stuff up, Tim Cawley and company have devised a novel antidote for science apathy.

The Peeps became huge. Then Cawley let air back into the jar. The Peeps shrunk instantaneously, to the crowd's delight.

"They really taste nasty without the air in them. I don't know what it is," Cawley said, holding up a shriveled Peep. "But should you eat your science experiments?"

"No!" the children replied.

Jesse King, 11, of Lyons, Wayne County, watched the presentation with his parents and sister.

"It was good, but there were no explosions," he said. "Me and my dad were hoping."


Sunday, March 23, 2008


We love holidays... lots people gathered together with plenty of food. After eating, joking, playing games, doing other fun things around the house - we all managed to catch some afternoon ZzZzzSss to sleep off some of the amazing food we had. Oink oinks we may be... but it is a somewhat scientifict fact that eating turkey does makes one sleepy. And as the pictures show at the end of the slideshow... in slumber mode we were in :P

Created with flickrSLiDR.

Easter Sunday

Happy Easter to you and your family!

Thursday, March 20, 2008

First day of spring!

Spring is here...

or is it??!
Light snow outside... what little spring we in WNY have! Summer, please come quick!

Monday, March 17, 2008

Green Day!

green bagels for breakfast,
green eggs for lunch,
green cupcakes for tea,
greens (salad) for dinner,
and most importantly,
enjoy green beer for a
happy St. Patrick's Day!

Friday, March 14, 2008

March Birthdays

So many birthdays these few weeks and whatmore in March - which includes festivities such as St. Patrick's Day, start of Spring, Good Friday, Easter and Spring Break for those in school. Here is a mass birthday greeting wish to all my dear friends whose birthdays fall in the month of March.

3rd - Ashley Milizia
5th - Michele Tan
10th - Alex Beasley, Trevor Torcello, Mindy Loo May Lee
12th - Tam Nguyen
13th - Kymmy Gauger
15th - Jana Richtrova
16th - Tai Boon Tan
17th - Karyadi Kusumo
19th - Mei Peng Cheong, Steven Chandra
20th - Kerry Chan
23rd - Ashley Chew Chi Yit, Yin Yin Yew
24th - Laurence Nash
25th - Lynn May Ewe
27th - Adrian Cheah
31st - Esther Cheah

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Penang abandons pro-Malay policy

March 11th, 2008
BBC News - Asia Pacific

The Malaysian state of Penang says it will no longer follow a controversial central government policy favouring ethnic Malays above other citizens.
Penang is one of five states now controlled by the opposition, after elections on Saturday saw big losses for the governing coalition.

Malaysia has had a policy of favouring ethnic Malays in jobs and education for almost four decades. The large Chinese and Indian minorities have become increasingly angry. Correspondents say it was largely this anger that led to the dramatic election results over the weekend.

Many voters were angry about the pro-Malay policy

Equal opportunities
Lim Guan Eng was sworn into office as head of state in Penang, after his Democratic Action Party (DAP) won a convincing election victory.

As soon as he was appointed, he immediately targeted the central government's long-standing New Economic Policy favouring ethnic Malays.

"We want to run the state government administration free from the New Economic Policy that only breeds cronyism, corruption and systematic inefficiency," he told reporters.

"This is also a government that believes in equal opportunity and social economic justice. We are here to build a dynamic Penang for all," he said.

The policy was started in the early 1970s, to increase opportunities for the often poverty-stricken ethnic Malays - giving them preference in jobs, university seats and access to services. But many Malaysians - even some Malays - say that it has only benefited an elite few.

Election upheaval The country's large Chinese and Indian minorities - who make up more than a third of the population - have become increasingly critical of what they regard as blatant racial discrimination. Ethnic Indians held a large protest rally in November which attracted more than 80,000 people.

Street protests in November highlighted discontent

Mr Abdullah's National Front coalition suffered its worst election result in five decades in Saturday's elections. It won more than half of all seats in parliament, but still suffered unprecedented losses.

An alliance of opposition parties won seats in the states of Penang, Kedah, Perak and Selangor, and the Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party (PAS) retained control of Kelantan, leaving the governing coalition in control of just eight states.
Are you in Penang? What do you think about the move to drop the pro-Malay policy?

Andrea & Jerry's Wedding

After getting stuck in a snow bank, a painful, sleek thruway drive to Rochester and a torrential downpour roadtrip to the city - Peter and I arrived safely and in one piece and very excited to see Jerry & Andrea as they celebrate their union to each other. The wedding ceremony took place at Saint Ann's Church in Nyack, NY followed by cocktails and the reception at the Glen Island Harbour Club in New Rochelle, NY.

We were happy to see Jerry's parents, Roger & Fifie Dejean again and first time meeting Andrea's parents, the Herreras' and the rest of the family members and friends. One of the bridesmaid's was Anna, whom I have not seen since our undergraduate years. Anna flew in from London for the wedding. I met Anna through Jerry and Andrea. Jerry's one of my oldest friend since I arrived in NY and he's the sweetest, most darling friend ever! :P

Andrea & Jerry's Wedding
Congratulations to Andrea & Jerry... the new Mr. & Mrs. Dejean.

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At the reception, one of Jerry's long time friend Chris serenaded the newlyweds with a song... I managed to capture most of the song with my point&shoot camera but you can't see Chris's face. However, you can hear him sing crystal clear and what an amazing voice he has!! If he has an album/single out... I am buying it!! Check his singing out....

Thursday, March 06, 2008

Chele's birthday at Wasabi's

Created with flickrSLiDR.

Make up Trial with the girls

Before we headed out to a Sushi birthday dinner for Michele's birthday last evening, the girls and I headed to get our make-up trial done. When you put several girlfriends together, you are guaranteed for a night of fun & colors in our case!!

The Bridal party
Lori, Sharon, ME, Joanna, Michele
Missing from the picture - Mindi+Alyssa, Clarissa, Isabella & Amelia

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Happy Birthday Chele!

More than a 'tini bit fabulous...
that's you, birthday girl!
Happy Birthday Michele!

Monday, March 03, 2008

I want... cOoKie!

Saw these cute single cupcakes in the shape of Cookie Monster at Wegmans - another inspiration for you Ween!!


Happy Birthday Ashley!

Happy Birthday Ashley

Sunday, March 02, 2008

Blog clean-up

Blogger's been doing updates and some changes in the template codings messed up the text in all of my postings. Good thing I am good at backing up my templates :D Took this as an opportunity to do some clean-up on this blog site... keeping it simple and clean! Plus, it was about time I updated to Blogger's simple add/drag features template - less headache with html!! Talk about old skool Sher! :P

Blog updates will resume shortly!


I am thankful that Sharon and I arrived home safely on Friday night... a 4 hours drive from Indiana, PA turned into an 8 hours long drive back to NY. It was the the most miserable, snowy weathered, horrible road conditions, time consuming, mentally and emotionally drained moments we both had ever experienced!! We're glad to be home!!