Happee Monkee

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Archive for May, 2011

From Russia With Love

By • May 26th, 2011 • Category: Travels

I wrote this on my iPhone on our way home from Moscow: “I would love to hate Moscow.” There were some frustrating and intimidating moments like when I was held back longer than necessary at the border security and questioned rather rudely by the officer, only because, we think, I held a Malaysian passport. We weren’t […]



Broccoli Pasta with Bacon & Prawns

By • May 25th, 2011 • Category: What's Cooking

Remember I had some leftover cream cheese? Well, I figured another way to use it. Pasta baby! I have to admit that the idea of using cream cheese instead of regular parmesan came from a TV advertisement. But hey, whatever works right? It’s a really simple recipe for a weekday dinner. Easy to make in […]



Monday Moodboard #2

By • May 24th, 2011 • Category: Other Stuff

Wow, I can’t believe it’s almost four months since we’ve arrived in Sweden. Time is really flying by. Now that the days are warmer, Mr. G and I are taking our bikes around town and we’re seeing beautiful sights of Linköping we weren’t able to see before. Blue skies, puffy white clouds, fields of yellow flowers, […]



Monday Moodboard #01

By • May 16th, 2011 • Category: Other Stuff

1. StarOfTheEast 2. Handz 3. mayagencic 4. TheYarnKitchen One of my favourite colours has to be Yellow. It’s such a happy, happy colour. It says, “Hullo! Are you smiling? The birds are chirping, the sun is shining, the flowers are dancing in the breeze. Go on, have a laugh.” These are some of the amazing […]



Caramelized Onions with Chorizo & Mushrooms on Cream Cheese Puff Pastry

By • May 10th, 2011 • Category: What's Cooking

This food blog is deprived of food. Sorry! Here’s a quick and easy dinner I made tonight and it was delicious. I know, I know, what it lacks in photo mojo, it made up in taste. I have three tubs of unused low-fat cream cheese lying in my refrigerator that I’m dying to use up […]



Waking Up with Words

By • May 7th, 2011 • Category: Other Stuff

I turned off the TV and my Facebook this morning to focus on positive reading materials. I started of with the Etsy Success reading list and then progressed to watching TED.com. The more I read and saw, the more I liked. And at times, got goosebumps all over because it was THAT GOOD. (By the […]