Thursday, October 30, 2014

Brighten Up Your Makeup This Winter

When the clouds are overcast and later rain or snow decides to camp out for a while, it’s easy to let the weather get you down and make your outfit and make-up feel washed out and dull. The winter blues can come on suddenly and when they do, it’s hard to find a way around them. You can counteract feeling blue during the winter by brightening up your winter look. Not only can you wear some bright hues to feel the warmth of sunshine once more, but you can also apply make-up that will make your face look warmer and lovely during the cold months. Having bright and beautiful make-up will make spring come more quickly.  

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Restoran Hidangan Glenmarie (Shah Alam)

We spent quite a while in Mazda Glenmarie. By the time we ended our conversation with the sales person, it was past 1.30pm. I couldn't take it any-more because I was almost dying of hunger. Instead of aimlessly driving around, we quickly circled the area and found this Malay restaurant.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Mazda CX-5

A couple of months ago, I had a major death defying moment. I met with a terrible accident. Thank god, I escaped with only pain in my hand but definitely I was traumatised. My car was a total loss. After that, I didn't dare to drive for a while but eventually I had to. The claim process with the insurance company drove me up the wall. It was a real hassle and I had to use every ounce of patience to deal with the relevant people. Finally, after two months I received my payment.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Pepper Garlic Rasam

Although Deepavali was a quite affair for us, we still had a great time visiting our close relatives who warmly welcomed us with an array of spicy meat, poultry and seafood dishes and lots of sweet stuffs. On top of that, alcohol was also free flow though I held myself from drinking because I can't drink any-more.  Of course, my other half was in top form and so were a couple of others.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Oppheim Hotel And Resort - Vossestrand, Norway

After our lunch at Vossestrand, we rested for a while before continuing our journey. It was not the best of lunches but it was filling. In fact it was filling enough that I couldn't keep my eyes open and I took a cat nap for about an hour or so. I forced myself to wake up because I didn't want to miss out on the scenic views that I could see from the window of my coach.

Friday, October 24, 2014

What to Pack for a Fall Getaway

When most people are planning for their getaways to somewhere tropical, there are the occasional people who like to get away to a cold climate where skiing and cabins await them. If you do find a cold climate calling your name for your upcoming vacation, you’ll need to know what to pack. From the right shoes to warm clothing, you’ll need the appropriate apparel and accessories to stay warm and have some fun!

Thursday, October 23, 2014

The Porki Society @Sea Park (Petaling Jaya)

My standard routine on Sundays is pretty straightforward. I usually wake up late, laze around and if I feel like cooking, I do. Otherwise, its coffee shop food. However, last Sunday was a different story all together. At the invitation of The Porki Society's team, I was at their restaurant - the latest food freebie in Sea Park, which specialises in authentic Thai food.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Spice Bazaar (Istanbul, Turkey)

At the end of our Bosphorus Cruise, we hopped back into the coach and came over to the spice bazaar (also known as spice market), one of the largest bazaar in Istanbul. Before we went inside, our Turkish guide cautioned us on a couple of things, like - to bargain before buying whatever we wanted, to hold on tight to our handbags and wallets and possibly, buy only authentic goods, especially the higher end products.  

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Mango Kulfi

Kulfi is the traditional Indian dessert or frozen ice-cream, obviously, well known in India. But it does not imply that you have to travel, all the way to India to taste it, because, even over here, in Malaysia, its available in most Indian restaurants. And, with this recipe of mine, you can also make it at home.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Lemongrass Lamb Kebab

With an extra day off next Wednesday, because of Deepavali, the festival of lights, I presume it’s gonna be a quite city by this weekend. People I know have already packed their bags and they have made public announcement on Facebook, where they are heading to. Don't ask me if they have also told the world on twitter. I won't know. I am not active on it. 

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Vossestrand (via Lake Tyrifjorden & Hallingdal Valley) - Norway

We spend two solid days in Oslo, the last stop being at Kon-Tiki Museum. For the next day, no sightseeing was scheduled. Its travelling, almost till late evening before reaching Vossestrand. Certainly it was and true enough, hours of sitting in the coach, in between a short break to ease ourselves or to grab a bite and drink. However, we were told that its not going to be a boring journey because, the route via Lake Tyrifjorden and Halingdal Valley is simply breathtaking, one of the most beautiful sceneries of Norway. So, its up to us, either snooze away or admire whatever we can from the moving coach.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Spanish National Day - La Bodega, Bangsar Shopping Centre

Its been ages since I have been out for night life, with friends or even with my other half. I suppose once you reach a certain age, clubbing or partying isn't a priority any more. I can still recall my peak years, almost every weekend, all dolled up and out there having a ball of a time. However, its been a different story for the past couple of years. Now, other things are more fulfilling, like, cooking, gardening, travelling and I have to admit that I quite enjoy writing. 

Monday, October 13, 2014

Bosphorus Cruise - Istanbul (Turkey)

When we came back to the hotel after our day one tour to Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia & Hippodromethe tour guide remained us to pay up for the cruise trip, scheduled for the next day, in the morning. It's actually optional. In fact, we were already informed about this arrangement when we booked the tour. For those who don't want to go, they are free to do whatever they like for the few hours.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Curried Pumpkin (Labu Masak Curry)

Unlike in the United States, over here in Malaysia, pumpkin is available all year around. You can buy it anyway and everyday, for a couple of dollars. Nonetheless, I can't confirm whether the ones I buy are locally grown or imported. So far, I have not heard about artificial pumpkins. Well, you never know because anything is possible. These days, I am quite sceptical about what is original and what is fake.

Friday, October 10, 2014

Warna Warni Malaysia Buffet Dinner - Special Every Wednesday (Dorsett Subang)

When Dorsett's invitation for the Malaysia buffet dinner popped up in my mail, visions of all my favorite dishes floated before me. After all, as you know or you don't, nothing is more satisfying or rather, I am world's number one hard core lover of Malaysian food. Nasi/rice tops my list, followed by sambal, any type, and of course, other true, typical and authentic Malaysian dishes as well.  

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Hong Kong Sheng Kee Dessert - Changi Airport (Singapore)

Unlike me, my friends knew exactly what to order at Changi airport. While I sat and stared at  the Chicken Sandwich from Delifrance, they were happily tucking into the noodle dishes from Sheng Kee.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Gobi 65

I take off my hat to vegetarians and to the rest, who have decided to give up meat, somewhere along the way. I for once, cannot! I tried and I failed. I lost so much weight during the few months when I was a vegetarian, so much so that my friends were concern. They assumed that I am suffering from some major illness or I am on drugs.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Delifrance - Changi Airport (Singapore)

After a long haul flight from a far away country, I arrived in Changi, before transiting back to "home sweet home". Generally, while travelling on long haul flights, I eat minimal because I prefer to sleep to glory. At Changi, for the first hour, I walked aimlessly within the airport shopping center, to see if I can buy something. Eventually I gave up. There was no point going from shop to shop without any intention of shopping.

Monday, October 6, 2014

Kon-Tiki Museum - Oslo, Norway

"Kon-Tiki" sounded familiar to me. Yet, compared to Noble Peace Center, I couldn't recall anything much about it. And that, most likely was why I walked enthusiastically into the museum. It was somewhat dark inside and I struggled to control the amount of light striking the images. Thankfully, I managed, though not all were the best.  

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Chocolate Lava Cake - Microwave (eggless)

I'm not an avid fan of sweet stuffs, yet, every now and then, I crave for a dessert. But one thing was for sure; I didn't want to spend a few hours in my kitchen, get all sweaty and smelly, neither was I in the mood of washing up utensils. I wanted to make something simple, preferably a short cut to a satisfying dessert.
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