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菲比蘭蘭 | 31-Dec-08 | English Posts, Cooking | (161 Reads)

I once tried making Baked Alaska, and I was improvising, and the whole thing turned out to be a "Baked Disaster"!

 

This time, I consulted You Tube and got to understand why I failed.

I should have frozen the ice-cream before adding the meringue, and then frozen the meringue before baking. Skipping all the freezing procedures, no wonder my Alaska just collapsed!

This time I also added some lemon juice to the meringue to make it stand firmer.

A good success at last! (Though I still haven't figured out how to do the flambé!)


菲比蘭蘭 | 30-Dec-08 | General | (105 Reads)

剛開始,是因為一直想有個專欄之類的東西但又怕受限制。寫部落格的好處是不受死線限制,不受字框限制,也不受欄目主題與編輯取向限制。以「戲劇‧教育‧生活隨感」為標題,是想到自己的生活主要圍繞戲劇教育,素材應該最多。

漸漸地,卻發覺在戲劇與教育以外,菲比的世界還有很大,而且不知怎的,我似乎更享受寫戲劇和教育以外的題材。

再漸漸地,發覺在製造限制的是自己。戲劇教育是老本行,寫來有些壓力。寫隨想式雜碎,又擔心言之無物。不時忐忑:別人為何要看我寫這些?

心成林提醒我,寫部落格可能並非為了讀者,而是為了自己。寫的過程,是在整理自己的思想、感受、情緒以至生活。

今天我這個部落格,似乎已沒有什麼路線、風格可言;但我卻寫得更自在。

當然,這與純粹宣泄的私人日記仍是有所不同,因為有你在看,有你偶爾給我回應。

啊!我明白了,部落格可能是我寫給認識或不認識的朋友的公開信件;而我竟忘記了自己曾經多愛寫信,也曾多少次從寫信過程中整理了自己!


菲比蘭蘭 | 28-Dec-08 | Cats | (127 Reads)

貓貓今年十六歲,是我老爺奶奶養的貓,樣子和阿拔頗相像。 

早兩天老爺奶奶回家發現貓貓一條腿動不了,連忙送他到醫院。

醫生說貓貓身體機能已退化得很厲害,著老爺奶奶有心理準備。

我們向老爺奶奶說:貓貓活了這麼一把年紀,已經很棒了。你們的悉心照料,給了他健康而充滿愛的一生,若他到了要離去的時候,就要放手。

但這番理性的話,對於與貓貓朝夕相對了十多年的老爺奶奶來說,此刻毫無意義。

要他們下那個難下的決定,委實也太難了!

就讓一切隨遇而安吧!

後記

剛得悉貓貓留醫六日後,終於懂得走路並回家了!真是令人感動的消息!

後後記

本文刊登後五個月,貓貓結束了十六載的貓生,到彩虹橋去了!


菲比蘭蘭 | 27-Dec-08 | General, English Posts | (107 Reads)
This Christmas holiday I have chosen to stay home for a short retreat – de-cluttering my stuff & my life, and spending time with my inner self. The solitude has proved important; certain things have become much clearer to me now. I've also gained more inner strength to move on. (閱讀全文)

菲比蘭蘭 | 27-Dec-08 | General, Cats, English Posts | (182 Reads)

I take pleasure in writing blog posts. This has become one of my favourite activities when I need to unwind. But I've been very quiet in the last couple of months because I promised myself I won't update my blog until a big backlog has been killed.

Now I'm back.

Some friends told me they've been checking out my blog for an update on my cats.

Here's a photo taken this morning.

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菲比蘭蘭 | 09-Dec-08 | General, Drama Education | (253 Reads)

這幾天鬱鬱悶悶,心情重甸甸的。

今天收到本年第三位友人去世的消息;龔仔的生辰與我在同一天……

答應別人的工作,沒有在死線前完成……

工作開始納悶、迷失──困在課程、制度裏的教育,可是我最擅長、最喜歡的教育工作?明天的教師工作坊,要如何面對?……

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