About

Thanks very much for checking out my blog!

My name is Amanda. I have been  living in Vancouver for many years.  I was born in Hong Kong, so I am able to speak fluent Cantonese and read Chinese.  But writing is totally different story…. Well many thanks to Google Translate, I can finally “write” some Chinese ;-)

I have an unique mix of interest: developing software (also happen to be my day job) and baking all kind of cakes, bread and cookies from around the world.  I find the careful review of recipes and detail “baking resource” planning is oddly similar to detail of attention required in software development and planning.

Whenever I save up enough vacation time, I love travelling around the world with my bright orange backpack, basic point & shoot Canon, baby size laptop and my good old, low-tech, very worn out travel journal.

You may wonder what is ATB ?!  People work in software development loves acronym.  During a dinner party, some one has mentioned “ATB”.  When I asked what does  that stand for, he told me  “Amanda the Brilliant”.   I really like that term and have been using ever since, but after reading my blog posts you probably think it is more fitting as  “Amanda the (mad) Baker” ;-)

Hope you enjoy reading this blog!  P.S. Don’t read this blog with empty stomach, it will make you feel very hungry!!

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5 Comments Add yours

  1. nors says:

    hello….great blog…lei ho ma? i can speak a little cantonese too…….

    1. maguro says:

      Thanks very much for dropping by this blog!!

      ni ho =) how did you learn Cantonese?

  2. Pat says:

    I like your site very much. How can I find recipe for some of your old cookings. I only see pics but no recipe. Thanks.

    1. maguro says:

      Pat, happy new year!! So glad that you like the site. Please send me a link of the old cooking that you like and I will update that post with recipe!

  3. littlewing43 says:

    Wonderful… I like cakes, too.

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