Malacca. The direct intellectual translation in English is pangium edule. That too I copied from wikipedia but seriously, what does that say for the average person like me? Nothing. Just says that I am good at copying. So let me try, try and try in the laywoman's terms. Easier said as the fruit or nut or the hard skin dark brown thingy (ahahaha!!). You will see the picture later because I made sure I took instead of taking you all over to confuse you further.
Thursday, October 8, 2015
Monday, October 5, 2015
Friday, October 2, 2015
For every coffee lover out there, absolutely it is the coffee for waking up the senses to look forward to a bright and sunshiny day. Coffee I'm sure you will agree is a booster in the morning or anytime you like. Perhaps saying any time is inappropriate because I’ve been told caffeine-drinking “night owls” go to bed later. My system is immune. There’s no such a thing I can’t sleep after drinking coffee. In fact with or without coffee, I am alert till wee hours.
Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Monday, September 28, 2015
Friday, September 25, 2015
wooden fixtures and quirky furnishings replete with eye-catching cushions and a bookshelf in a spacious 1,900 sq ft interior and a 500 sq ft alfresco dining area.
Thursday, September 24, 2015
Tuesday, September 22, 2015
FOODInk), perhaps I wouldn't even have bothered to take the long drive.
Saturday, September 19, 2015
Offering the ultimate fine dining experience alongside with a top notch sake bar, Hana Dining & Sake Bar opened their doors approximately a month ago. Despite its location at a mall I am familiar with, I was still unsure with the exact direction to the restaurant. Perhaps because rather than being late for this food review (courtesy of FOODInk) on this Saturday, I parked at the valet parking to avoid the long stretch of cars leading to the basement. Still, I managed to figure out. From the entrance of the mall, a left turn into Parkson and via the escalator to the ground floor where Hana Dining is.
Thursday, September 17, 2015
Ancient Thai Sri Hartamas before I arrived at Ancient Thai Kota Damansara. Traffic and parking here during peak time I don't think I have to say. It will help if you don't doubt park, wait anywhere you like or go round and round to contribute to the snail moving traffic. Also, instead of arriving late for the appointment at this Ancient Thai, why not pay for the basement parking and conveniently take the staircase first and then the lift.
Monday, September 14, 2015
Rose Garden Body Scrub" I have already introduced and today lets get to know Earth Care lip products - the lip scrub and lip balm. Lip balm I so depend on especially when travelling. Compared to lipsticks, balm is a better choice for keeping the lips moist while sightseeing either in the extreme cold or hot weather. Easily applied without a mirror, balm also softens and prevents chapped lips. Lip scrub however I admit I've never used neither have I ever considered. Perhaps because I've perceived that scrubbing is not really needed or balm is literally good enough.
Saturday, September 12, 2015
Thursday, September 10, 2015
Monday, September 7, 2015
Saturday, September 5, 2015
Wednesday, September 2, 2015
Saturday, August 29, 2015
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Saturday, August 22, 2015
For some reason or rather for reasons I can't reveal, my skin raptured. Yes!! Literally with big balls of fire. While I sincerely wish the "ugly unknown truth" must be revealed, so it is as a beauty blogger that can't be coughed out. But confirm so it is the acne which wrecked the glory, pride and joy of my complexion that almost filled up the buckets with tears for my emotions were ripped apart as well. How can it not be?? Acne free it has been for as long I can remember until this major let down. I thought I knew it all about caring for the skin but suppose "expecting the unexpected" wasn't that bad as my common sense still prevailed. Upon putting aside all the oil based products as not to aggravate the oil glands and amidst considering a suitable face wash, Himalaya products arrived (apricot scrub and nourishing cream honey wash)
Wednesday, August 19, 2015
Monday, August 17, 2015
Compared to eating out, a simple meal at home is healthier, cheaper and appreciated by the family. After all, as far as I know, cooking is rare these days. Well, women are no longer in the kitchen but in the air-conditioned rooms making decisions. Actually I shouldn't assume it’s only the woman who cook. My guy friends cook as well. They like to cook whereas their wives won’t come close to the kitchen except to eat. Doesn't matter who cooks for the point is back to square one. Eat healthy and eat as a family.
Friday, August 14, 2015
Ages it has been since we visited Krishna Curry House. Now that we are in another area where life is about crawling in and out of the daily traffic jam, coming over isn't as convenient as before. From Sea Park to Jalan 222 the previous location of this curry house, it was like makan angin/ catching the air for a lazy drive every forth night on Sundays. But from Shah Alam via Kesas, driving is so stressful as the so called "formula one drivers' in the flashy cars feel the highway belong to them. They tail gate all the way until you actually feel its better to let them have the highway while you sleep in late and eat at the neighbourhood Indian restaurants with average food.
Tuesday, August 11, 2015
I will be lying if I say I don't want to look good or at least presentable. But the practically is that I can't revert my skin back to the twenties or thirties. No matter what, eventually ageing and the daily grind of life does take a toll on the look. Not making it any better is the unhealthy lifestyle. The indulgence of tipsy drinks, skipping meals and juggling between working and providing the best for the family.
Monday, August 10, 2015
Very simple to make is this asam fish (fried kembung with assam sauce and asam curry fish). Various types of fish can be used but local catch is about the cheapest and the best suited for frying. Asam fish is sour, so when teamed with bird’s eye/chilli padi/fresh chillies with soy sauce and just tadbit of fish sauce, its about the true Malaysian flavours, a perfect fit for rice.
Saturday, August 8, 2015
Thursday, August 6, 2015
I've always harboured a secret desire about how mooncakes are made. Watching food shows on TV to pick up the technique is one thing but a hands-on experience is the factual. The possibilities wouldn't have been possible without the masterclass invitation from Dorsett Grand Subang (Jewels of Mid-Autumn). Thank you. Between the 11 types of mooncakes offered at the hotel, it was truly an experience making the signature crystal skin "Honey Dragon Fruit" mooncake for the less of a guilty pleasure as the the unique flavour of Honey Dragon Fruit comes from the exotic dragon fruit, high in both antioxidants and Vitamin C. For guests who are keeping track of their sugar levels, Dorsett Grand Subang also offers low-sugar variations for its baked mooncakes.
Monday, August 3, 2015
Saturday, August 1, 2015
I haven't been really cooking for the past week or so. No! no! Kitchen isn't permanently closed. Just that there's been other pressing priorities like the never ending family matters, attending events and I don't see a point of cooking while my other half is away. To make it easy when I'm alone, food is packed from hawker stalls rather than rolling the pots and pans to impress the neighbours. Sundays too can be about laziness especially after staying up late watching tv. Admittedly nothing like home cooked meals to please my other half. Then again, waking up late surely a luxury these days and the luxury should continue with a meal at restaurants. After all I'm sure you will agree that eating out is healthy for relationships. Relaxing and bonding over a meal it should be but please, put the Ipad and Iphone aside.