All About Eggs @ Wednesday, July 31, 2013


Egg Whites

  • kept covered in the fridge for a few days
  • but long-term = freeze them. Pour each egg white into one cube of an ice tray and freeze. Transfer to a bag and all you need to do is defrost them at room temperature when they’re called for. 

Egg Yolks 

  • don’t freeze too well and can dry out after a day in the fridge alone
  • best way to store them is by mixing them with a bit of water first (you can probably keep the yolks whole in the water if you are careful and simply remove them whole when ready to use), before putting them into a covered container in the fridge. 
  • They’ll keep for 2-3 days this way.

Whipping Whites

  • Use fresh eggs.
  • Separate yoke/whites as soon as you take them out of the fridge - they're easier to separate cold.
  • Have egg white at room temperature
  • If you forgot to have them on the counter to warm up to room temp there's a quick method - place the eggs in a bowl of very warm, but not hot, water for 5 to 10 minutes. 
  • Use a deep bowl - otherwise it goes everywhere, learned this from experience.
  • Use a copper bowl, since it will react chemically with egg whites to form fluffy, high peaks. But glass will be fine if you don't have a copper bowl.
  • When using a stainless steel or glass bowl, add cream of tartar or lemon juice to achieve the same result as with a copper bowl. 
  • Cream of tartar - a byproduct of wine making that is often used when whipping egg whites to stabilize the egg foam and increase the volume of the whites. 
  • Avoid aluminum bowls which can cause whites to turn gray and wooden bowls, which tend to absorb oils from other usages and can mess up your whipped whites. 
  • Wash your mixing bowl with warm, soapy water. Doesn't matter if it was already clean. Dry the bowl and whisk.
  • Egg whites beaten with sugar combined will not peak as firmly. Sugar goes in after it peaks. Caster sugar.
  •  Use beaten egg whites right away. Do not let them sit. 

40% Off Skincare @ Priceline @ Monday, July 29, 2013

This is where I'll be at 8.45 tomorrow :P. Made my list in excel, prices, "RRP" and *0.4. 

Considering getting the Olay Regenerist Advanced Cleansing System, a dupe or cheaper version of the much praised Clarisonic. $19.50 at Priceline (on sale today/Wed). If you miss out but still want it, it's still only $23 from Chemist Warehouse. We have reviews, here and here.

Would you purchase Olay's Clarisonic?   

Cards & Popcorn (S2_W1) @ Monday, July 29, 2013

Sunday 21st
I didn't end up watching Enchanted last night, or very much of it anyway, as I fell asleep soon after she was sent to NY. Woke up today at 6pm in bed. At some point in the afternoon le beau kissed me goodbye and left for work. He didn't wake me :( My feet still hurt to stand, and my arms/shoulders still ache. Though I can move my forearms now a bit more. 

174 pictures this week.


First day back. Misses first class due to lateness. Though I did get time to file the name change form (I'm taking his name :P). And get a burger for lunch. 

Grill'd - Simply Grill'd

My feet still ache a little and my shoulder/arms are recovering, though progress is slow. We're recovering from Saturday. 

First person to speak to me "Missy, where you from?" O.O you again! There's this creepy old man who wants me to join his church, it seems every-time he sees me he asks where I'm from, and says hello to me in a different language each time. Today it was Finnish. I said goodbye, though what he seemed to hear was 'Dubai'. It turns out he isn't just the creepy old man who hangs out in front of the school, he goes there too...

Second person to talk to me was mr events, I like mr events, one of my favourites. :) He's nice. Went to the office, then seeing the line (50+ people) I decided to do online chat instead. Class was alright, operations management  The tutor, ms events tut is nice, she's Canadian and has been around some of the cities near Alberta. We threw paper planes around and learned some names. Project due week 4. :( Group work coming up. The good: I recognize no one in the class, and there's only a couple event majors in the class. The bad: I'm not a group. 

I got the 2nd (and last) copy of the textbook :P though I heard it's half price from bookdeposity, so I might just buy it. We have yet to check it out.  

Today in cards we had technical difficulties, so didn't do much. We made a card for a boy, that's right, a boy not a man. I do want to make a manly card though. I felt that something was missing with ms card's original so I added a football. 

Yes there is glitter on the card.

That was actually the 2nd card, the first was freestyle with limited supplies (didn't bring what wasn't planned to be used, then the machine glitched). I really like this card, even though it's simple-ish. It's for le beau. ^^ By the time he (skims) reads this he would have already received it, so the suprize isn't spoiled. 

True love begins when nothing is looked for in return. - Antoine De Saint-Exupery 


Dead tired and lost in my dreams I missed class 2/5... next week is the last week. I did intend to go through, I just don't know what happened. 

Milkshake (nice, but too much milk, not enough ice cream and I couldn't tell that it was chocolate) by the pool with a friend. It's inconclusive but I may be a bit mad, apparently I have a high tendency to over-react.

Mother giving advice to a friend of a friend, Topic: "Love is a myth. No question about it." He wants you for your $$$ and services you provide "A chef in the kitchen, a maid in the living room, and a whore in the bedroom." There is no trade in this situation, normally she does everything and he just makes $$$. 

Don't believe everything you hear, mother's old fashioned and doesn't believe in love, and when I look at her and her (choice of) friends I sure as hell don't believe in it. It's more of a business venture, a partnership, a matter of convenience.

Shopping. Was it Tuesday that I bought this books?
First time I've seen the 1st book, the 2nd is everywhere. 


Woke up just in time to make it to school. Failed to bring enough food so we stopped by 'Feeling Fruity' and had their 'Berry Delight' smoothie which was amazing! Much better than their strawberry one. KFC, they old filled half the box O.o it's been at least 6mths since I last had kfc (store opposite our block closed for reno) but I'm pretty sure it's not meant to be half full. Oh well, hopefully by walking 5 blocks back to the building burnt off those calories.

Lunch at the Office

First person I see/slightly recognized was mr IT, had my headphones on (a rare sight) so I'm not sure if he spoke to me, and thought I was ignoring him. Didn't talk to him first as I wasn't certain it was him till I heard his voice. I recall voice better than faces, voice, style (of dress), everything and then face. These days I don't remember many people I haven't spoken to a lot.

Consumer behaviour. Mr cb (tut) is very nice and laid back, though looks nothing like his picture (I look up my lectures/tutors before I meet them and read up on them), the lighting in his picture is awful and makes him way darker than he is. He has a very cool name. There was a little IT fail and I considered helping though if I failed I'd look really bad so didn't, but did kinda help, just not as much as I'd like though. Mr cb (tut) has an amazing name/face memory, he could name everyone (including foreign names) in 15mins after doing roll call. O.O 

To the library to grab that one textbook (mine's at home...) got through half the homework questions. Textbook print is so small. :( Made an acquaintance  a girl from mob who recognizes me for my "distinct style" (of dress), she seems nice, studying culinary management (she gets to cook!).

I like mr cb, he's funny and has big personality. Two main approaches to consumer behaviour: cognitive (consumer's influences affect beh) and behaviour (product affects consumer), mr cb favour the later. 

Mr cb asks "Do consumers always know what they want?" My answer: "Only half the time. The other half they only know they want it if they see it. :P" He then said that's the problems with females XD (with apologies to half the class and his wife). 

Shopping. Cadbury meets Oreo. Confectionery or cookie aisle?

Not my pictures as I haven't opened it yet.

Cadbury coated popcorn! The perfect mix of salt & sugar. 

Yes I think I may be addicted to sugar. Love these!


New record made for fast time getting to school 70 minutes. With >5min waiting time between each train/bus. :P

A few hallways have been blocked off due to work (paint/carpet/other trade stuff) going on over the next few month. The only lift in the building is out of order. As a result many people including myself have discovered the stairs that go from G to Level 5. 

Performance Man. We were told that there was no admin for the class, no rolls and stuff. Most laid-back tutor ever, he plays the fiddle and has worked with Baz L back when he wasn't as well known. O.O Groups of 6. Mr pm (tut) looked me my funny when I asked if the event we were putting on was a virtual (online) event or real event. 

We're putting on a real event O.O a gig he calls it. This would the one class where it helps to be mainstream. I'm not into bands, clubs/pubs and try to stay away from liquor  I have no idea what I'm doing! And while it sounds bad the only event I ever organized was epic fail (one person turned up, and 2-3hrs after it started). The wedding we're working on slowly, but we haven't called around and booked everything within a month. 

So if we're putting on an event it's going to cost $$$. How are we going to fund? There's only so many bake sales and bikini car washes you can put on. It's all happening too fast and it's scary. 

There's six roles and I'm the operations and logistics manager. What do they do exactly? Not really sure... and it doesn't help that part of the project is doing job descriptions. Half the group had majors (marketing/acc) but the other half didn't. Would have taken the IT part if they had one. Computers is something I can do. 

Perf Man lec. I like to have the lec first, but in this case if I did I'd get home at 11pm (normally I get home 10pm). May have freaked out a little as it was all very fast. Mr pm (lec) calls me miss potter as I was the only/first person to put my hand up for "Who has the study guide?" and "Who has the book?" XD. 

Got a 9am class (leaving 6.45) tomorrow but after finding out who's taking it I'm dropping it. Research methods aren't fun, worst part of psych. Unfortunately it's on my list of subjects. The lecturer has the ultimate accent, if you record her voice it's a straight line. Monotone with no punctuation  One long rant, that I'm not sure is even in English  I think she went off into random asian languages as I dozed off last time. 


Not much happened on Friday. Shopping. Didn't buy too much. 


Had dinner with le beau, made salted caramel popcorn, had salted caramel pudding - we both love salted caramel. Though I think he does a tiny bit more than me. We watched 'Bend it like Beckham' (and this time I didn't fall asleep :P), and had a long hot bath. I really like Lush's Each Peach Massage Bar. Achievement of the Day: Made a shopping list for Priceline's 40% Off Skincare Sale for next week. 


After brunch we went shopping, Myer was having a sale and le beau found some very nice knitwear. Bowling after lunch Adrian and Helen joined us, they won with a draw, le beau let me come 3rd. Had a headache and was dying throughout the afternoon so I had a disadvantage. 

Spent the evening crafting. Out of double-sided tape, so we're got to wait till Monday to get more. Paperclips holding it all together for now. Homework was to use the frame to make a card, I decided to go with the mermaid design. Made the background myself.

Le beau loved the card I made him :). Scroll up it's the 3rd picture. Not the mermaid. :P

Do you ever make cards? Perhaps only on special occasions?

Things I Didn't Buy @ Sunday, July 28, 2013

Last week I think I went shopping three times, once at Chadstone and then twice after work on Friday & Saturday. The good news is that I didn't buy everything I liked :P though I do like Corky Saint Clair's delicate silver pieces.

In Consumer Behaviour, mr cb asks "Do consumers always know what they want?" My answer: "Only half the time. The other half they only know they want it if they see it. :P" He then said that's the problems with females XD (with apologies to half the class and his wife). 

Monster Threads

I've always wanted a bunch of mushroom cushions/cushion-like deco things. :P
Oh and a forest themed room, perhaps if we have a girl one day.

Damask & Chandeliers. Two Things I Love.

Bunny! That's what Lucy looks like, but with brown eyes.

Typo always has cool stuff. There's a Monopoly themed tax set.

Love these cards. We have a couple framed ready to put on the wall.
See the doll mask ring? First thing I've ever seen at Lovisa from ebay.
Pretty gold glitter shoes... shame I'm not a shoe person.

Colette - Shell Mirror was Pretty but Plastic

Giraffes at Sussans

Cool Notebooks $9
Couldn't resist getting one. It was 50% off sale items.

Random Shop Windows - Forever New, Australia on Collins
Nice patterned sofa I like. Sportsgirl.

Corky Saint Clair

I love crystals. That one's clear quartz.

Bird Cages are quite popular.

Failed attempt to take a picture of the carriages.

Perfect gift for a girl who likes to sail.

Candle holder for your dentist and acron lover.

Ghost S&P&? Shakers

Tank Terrarium      

Today posts in one day, on the same event as I want to get it over with. The memory of it that is, unfortunately I still have to submit it in my log book. 

Saturday - Day 2

The doctor prescribed lots of rest, water, a hot bath and perhaps a massage if it hurts less. I'm also not to pick up anything more than 2kg and not be up on my feet for more than a few minutes at a time. 

It hurts to stand. We were going to go out for dinner but I'm too tired so I'm going to take a long bath which le beau gets Crust and we'll watch Enchanted tonight. I can't lift my arms very high and can't take of my top which I need to return tomorrow. At this point someone's going to cut me out. My shoulders, neck and arms ache and I can't get out of the position. 

Picture from another event. Didn't see carrot cake.

Today there were more girls, most were in the tea room resetting the entire room every couple hours along with the waiters. There was one doing Bunderberg drinks (no water here, only soda), two on Lychee beer and two going around with trays of Sara Lee cake. Chocolate & Banana both were fluffy and amazing, though I prefer the Chocolate.

Meanwhile I was assigned to go around with a platter of Guylian chocolates. But first there was debate. I was sent off in the directions of linens to get serviettes. Why I asked her how many she wanted she looked at me like I was dumb. Two plates = two serviettes. Ok... Two packets? It turns out she believes that a serviette and napkin is the same thing and insist so. It is not! There was a debate on that. It is like saying toilet paper and tissues are the same thing. 

"Serviette" to refer to the paper variety, and the word "Napkin" to refer to the cloth variety. 

Serviettes are found at fast food joints, starbucks, picnics, parties and at some social dinners, where they are often colourful and folding into some orgami structure. They are made of paper and are a one use disposable item. Meanwhile napkins are found only at restaurants and at dinner parties, they're often white and reusable (being made of cloth you wash it).

Next few hours were spent going around with the platter. Something I hated was that about half the women stood there and analyzed whether to have one or not. The tray was heavy and I need to keep moving. My shoulder and arms are now stuck in that tray holding position, it hurts. One women regretted not bring sandwich bags to grab a few handfuls O.O and yes she said that out loud. 

At some point we moved some boxes around and my back started hurting. Still had to do it though. When I was holding the door for the other girls miss bossy (not the organizer, but one of them) grabbed my wrist to pull me away from the door! She could have asked. With that and my dislike of her I went full on OCD mode and ran off to wash my hands on lvl8 (we were on LG).

Later on when I was piling up chocolates on the tray in the storage room (also the break room  a very small one) I'd almost finished but she interrupted me and told me she needed me to leave the room, in a condescending manner, it is almost like whenever she's giving orders her voice drips with condesendment. It's not that she's mean, she's just not nice, considerate or has any warmth in anything but the colour of her dress.

Miss Bossy on the LPC Scale

It was only management that was unpleasant to various degrees (depending on the person), the other girls were nice and so was the cloak room girl, tea stand woman, CFD guy and guy at reception.   

Fortunately soon they said I could go, not sure if the allocated task was complete (though we did give out half the boxes in the storeroom) or miss bossy got tired of me. I'm sorry if I will not stand for being treated like I'm inferior. That was around 1pm. The other girls probably stayed to 5pm the listed finish time.

Unfortunately I may have to back tomorrow. Yes I'm scheduled for tomorrow but there is no way am I going to stand being in the same room as that woman, she treats me like a servant - note that I'm not actually getting paid. It's just exp points. I was given the promo top for the chocolate company to wear but couldn't take it off cause my arms (and neck/shoulder area) are stiff, hurt and I can't move my arms much more than 120 degrees at most. My feet also ache and I can barely stand. 

2.5kg chocs + platter. According to Fernando. Moment equations and how you react them, weight doesn't increase over time, you decrease in strength.

Without doubt this is the worst event I've worked at. Though only this event and the Glow Run were bad, and both had cold, unfriendly, condescending (on various levels) and almost abusive (think slave labour) people in management  It's another day when I think I should quit events and go back to education.

Emailed the organizer that I won't be there tomorrow other than to return the shirt, and to inform her that I won't be back and I intend to report this incident to my institution.

What's the worse job you've ever had, because of management?

Pretty Things Vendors Sold

The Windsor

Princess Theatre

This fountain water feature has lights at night. Once wandered into it and got wet.

A gloomy day.

Unedited Lighting

Lunch - Quiche, Cinnamon Muffin, Chicken Sandwich, OJ
Extremely edited lighting. The power of photoshop.
For real lighting on the day see 3 pictures above.

Retail Therapy on the way home. Found a cute owl heat pack at Sussans for $10. Owls seem very very popular these days. They're alright though my favourite animal (other than dogs) are bunnies. 

This also came in a few other colours, including grey.

I like the pink most, though I need to jazz it up, sew on a rhinestone or two. 
No glitter though, that might come out in the wash. 

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