December 19, 2011

secret santa

So I'm jumping right into the highlight of this post. I participated in Secret Santa party over the weekend.

One of the participant spent his quality time making his own handmade gift wrap to wrap his gift. The photo of this man on the gift wrap is one of the host of this Secret Santa party and also one of my oldest friend.
We all burst out laughing at the gift box how funny it was. Then we continued opening the box then more of the same gift wrap appears. At that point my stomach was already hurting.
So many little gifts with so many same gift wrap!

It's been so long for me to laugh so hard. I would give this the best gift wrapping award.





December 14, 2011

red scarf

While back, I posted about making red scarf.
I was quite busy with work this past few months, but any possible break time I spent it on crocheting this scarf.

I made it so that you can use it as regular wrap-around scarf, OR button the end of scarf and make it into infinity scarf.

SUPER warm!!!

my infinity scarf


December 4, 2011

homemade soba

Few weeks ago, I took Soba lesson with my mom. I never had an experience with noodles so I had to try.

We had processional to show us demonstration on how to make Soba, then all the participant make their own, and after that we all get to eat the instructor's Soba he made.
Since this was my first try, I totally failed to roll out the dough. I didn't have enough flour on the surface so the dough got stuck to each other. The dough has to spread to the point it's almost like wonton sheet, which I accomplished that part!
The best part was to slice the noodle. The blade was awesome to use!

I'll be honest, I actually hate Soba. There's this strange after taste I dislike about it, all store bought Soba taste like that. But after having homemade Soba it tastes nothing like the regular Soba. It actually tastes like noodle.

So after discovering the TRUE taste of Soba, my mom and I were thinking about making Toshikoshi Soba(Soba served on day before New Years Day) as our tradition. My parents are in Japan right now deciding to buy all the equipments!

All these Soba photos are instructor's, mine was too ugly to show...

starting point




chop chop


Soba complete!


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