Monday, August 19, 2019

Kacang Buncis Kunyit (Beans Turmeric)


Healthy living (Murungai Keerai Poriyal, Malaysian Vegetarian Spaghetti & Cucumber Yogurt Salad). Yes. Yes. The whole world is like, won't and can't stop preaching about healthy eating, healthy ingredients and healthy cooking. Honestly, I, to a certain extent, am quite lost on what's with the obsession to healthy living. In fact, every where daily. Social media, whatsapp groups, daily conversations, etc, etc, etc. God! Like what? Am I like the only one who is missing out on healthiness? Anyway, let's now narrow down specifically on healthy cooking. Organic ingredients, or using specific ingredients for our cooking or, you tell me please? If you are asking me, there is no better healthier food on earth than our home cooked meals, cooked in a clean environment. Home food for me personally is the ultimate healthy living. Alright, in tandem to healthy cooking, here's to a healthy dish. Kacang Buncis Kunyit, aka Beans Turmeric. Turmeric powder and garlic (Garlic Tomato Rasam) as you know, or don't? Of course, health is wealth ingredients and this dish, a totality to vegetarianism or veganism, yeppie yeh to further healthiness as well (Vegan Tom Yam Soup, Mixed Vegetable SoupVegetable Kadhi)? Kacang Buncis Kunyit (Beans Turmeric). No hassle cooking and pantry friendly ingredients (Baingan Bharta). Except, maybe, for buying the beans or all the better, if they are from your garden (Moroccan Pea Soup).

Friday, August 9, 2019

Bottle and Boar (by Jarrod & Rawlins) - SS15, Subang Jaya


Age. Yes. Age precisely. Age will, in some way or rather, believe me, define our life style. Maybe, I shouldn't speak on behalf of any of you, neither would I like to assume, for me personally, age indeed has made major massive drastic changes to my life style. Me in my fifties of course. Gone are the days to partying and clubbing especially and when friendship is a concern, maturity has set in as well. You name it. The type of friends I have met. Friends who look for you when  they are in need of favour or help, friends who reach out to you because they are in trouble and we sure have those who want your friendship in instances to money matters. The worst amongst the whole lot? The free loaders. The loaders who are not shy or who are sly. Conveniently calling you out and conveniently making you pay. Not to say they can't afford, but pretty much, god, as if money is glued to their wallet.

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Cameron Highlands - Pahang (Nava K Travelling Gram) Day 2


Cameron Highlands and sightseeing? Of course. Without a doubt. Pretty much, and me enthusiastically looking forward to Cameron Highlands and yes, coming with it, parcelled and packaged together sightseeing. Sightseeing. Honest to goodness everyone, I so, so love sightseeing. No matter where I travel to (Bentong Pahang, Melaka & Langkawi) and the places I have in fact travelled to so far (Osaka Japan, Surakarta & Betong Thailand). Whether in country Malaysia bound or across the sea traveling. For me personally, travelling is a not a complete platform without sightseeing. Said it all supposedly. By 11.00am next morning, we hopping into the cab. Prior arrangement made the day earlier (Cameron Highlands Part 1), also, we agreeing to pay RM40.00 per hour.

Friday, August 2, 2019

Bubur Pulut Hitam (Black Glutinous Rice Sweet Porridge)


Bubur Pulut Hitam. Black Glutinous Rice Sweet Porridge. Ohhh yeess, and yes, and yes. My favourite sugar rushing or non-rushing dessert. In fact, for a fact, this easy to put together sweet porridge (Bubur Kacang Hijau/Green Bean Sweet Porridge) has conquered the number one spot amongst the rest of our Malaysian desserts for me personally. How do we make Bubur Pulut Hitam (Black Glutinous Rice Sweet Porridge)? Very easy. Uncomplicated. Simmer and add the few ingredients as listed below and there you have - soft tender black glutinous rice, scented by pandan/screwpine leaves (Kuih Buah Melaka & Pandan Cheesecake), sweetened by white or brown sugar or Gula Melaka/palm sugar and creaminess from coconut milk. You can if you like, add sago as well (Pumpkin Sago Dessert & Malaysian Sago Pudding) and Bubur Pulut Hitam can be a choice between, either a cold or hot sweet dessert.



Thursday, July 25, 2019

Cameron Highlands - Pahang (Nava K Travelling Gram)


Cameron Highlands. Let me recall. My last trip to Cameron Highlands? Oh my goodness me mamma-mia! Back then in my teens. Like, 30 over years ago. Years and years back then. Ages ago for a fact precisely (Perak Travel). To tell you the truth, I can't even remember what I did  or where I went in Cameron Highlands. Duh! Anyway, that was then and after all these years, I returned to Cameron Highlands again. Cameron Highlands, by the way, for your information, is now a travelling show stealer (Pulau Ketam Selangor). Obviously, the travelling momentum in Cameron Highlands has picked up tremendously. I was told by my friends who have already explored Cameron Highlands that, traffic jam during public holidays, school holidays and weekends is crazily massive. Until it can halt your driving throughout this hilly, mountainous, cool and fresh weather district located in Pahang. Aside to traffic, Cameron Highlands clearly had already obtained its badge, furthermore, stamped as the escape route out of our stressful city life. Stress and city life! Tell me about it (Kuantan Pahang).

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Garnier Skin Naturals New Light Complete Serum Mask


Effort equals outcome. What effort am I talking about and what outcome am I referring to as well? I am definitely talking about effort in maintaining our skin and if we can't look 10 or 5 years younger, at least we should be looking good or presentable for our age, or shouldn't we allow our clean and clear skin speak for itself (Garden of Eden, Rosa E Serum)? Outcome of course, personally I feel, when our skin is our happiness, it will by far boost up our self confidence and when self confidence is boosted, we will automatically feel everything around us is satisfying. Moreover, can we deny that we don't float on cloud nine when people praise us? In other words, anyone for the matter praising our skin by saying that our well kept skin is the notable pride (Bio Essence Golden Ratio Double Serum)?

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

The Deck Bar & Restaurant - Kota Kemuning, Shah Alam


I think by now, you must have figured out that I am a Kota Kemuning woman? Yes. Kota Kemuning and Nava K (Hibikii Japanese Cafe & Spicy Crab). Kota Kemuning precisely, and where my "living" and "life"roots have already been strongly planted and grounded.  To be specific, for the last 17 years. The question now is, will I uproot my roots to move elsewhere? I don't think so. I doubt. Will I even consider moving to any of those new residential areas within Kota Kemuning? No. Not at all. Why not? Because I don't have any valid reason or reasons why I should make it a point in moving to anywhere else for the matter. Look, we are already comfortably settled down where we are and we have also, mind you, put a lot of effort in maintaining and up-keeping our house. The last thing I or mutually both of want is moving to a new bigger house for impressing anyone or as a mean of showing off that, success is measured at the size and glam of our house.

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Seberang Perai (Penang Mainland) Eats


Seberang Perai. Penang Mainland. Honestly everyone, as far as I have explored, not once, in fact a couple of times, not as bright and sparkly as Penang Island. Don't get me wrong please. I am in no way downgrading Seberang Perai, but comparatively or competitively to Penang Island (Attractions In Penang & Penang Food Guide), there is only so much if we are talking about sightseeing. Penang Birds Park (next door to Arulmigu Karumariamman Temple), Iskcon Sri Sri Radha Temple, Nine Emperor Gods Temple Butterworth and for me personally, nothing like the ferry ride from Perai Jetty to Penang Island (Penang Thaipusam). Always and forever. Perai ferry ride, truly our Malaysian mini water wonder world (Penang Part 1 & Penang Part 3).

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Hibikii Japanese Cafe - Kota Kemuning, Shah Alam


Marriage over the years. What can be the possibilities? In fact, I won't even dare say over the years because, marriages these days? As far as I have noted. If I am not mistaken. The cracks of marriage after a show time, show off wedding or even in instances, couples been dating for like, 9 years or 10 years before settling down. Complicated matter right? I know. Of course the perfect marriages on social media. Without a doubt, a different matter altogether, but reality wise. Either marriage improvising by the marriage virtue of giving in and taking, or becoming worst or worsening. How about my marriage? Still tricky and mind boggling, Honestly everyone. Not easy. Remember, I have previously spoken about marriage food compatibility (Riz Norms Restaurant Kota Kemuning)? The food lingo marriage compatibility (Yap Chuan Bak Kut Teh Puchong)? What's the food story to this latest food review of mine? Both of us heading to the same area and my other half-half into Chakraz for his Indian food fix, whereas me walking to the like, within 2 minutes Hibikii Japanese Cafe.

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Vegan Tofu Sambal


Veganism. What is veganism? Veganism (Vegan Thai Fried Rice & Vegan Pumpkin Soup), basically is, the higher leveling up to vegetarianism (Fresh Turkey Berry Curry & Malaysian Vegetarian Spaghetti). Am I a vegan? No. I am not. Will I be able to tell you why vegans don't consume not only meat, but also dairy products? To a certain extent and most probably, if I am not mistaken, due to health reasons and perhaps I should also include religionism as well. For me personally, anything goes except beef and exotic meat. What about vegan food? Actually, come to think of it, I don't mind every now and then. Nothing wrong right? Of course not. After all, food is food, and even if its vegan dish, like this Vegan Tofu (Mapo Tofu & Tofu Katsu) Sambal, trust me, we don't compromise on food deliciousness.

Friday, June 14, 2019

Garden of Eden, Rosa E Pigmentation Serum


Pigmentation. Damn. Dammit profoundly! I told you before right (Bio Essence Golden Ratio Double Serum)? Not once, but over and over again. Well, I guess (SAFI RANIA GOLD SPF25 Moisturing Day Cream)? Definitely I am not someone who will put a stop to doing something about it. Not me. I still believe that caring for our skin and skin in return happily smiling at us when we look in the mirroris the reality to our beauty. Of course, the causes to pigmentation can vary for each of us, for me personally, sweating for no apparent reason, people with darker skin tone are prone to pigmentation, and perhaps age catching as well. Plus, lets not forget about the thinning of ozone layer. Pigmentation definitely being one of my concerns. The product in store today for pigmentation? Pretty much I have already tested and tried, for like, more than a month. Garden of Eden, Rosa E Pigmentation Serum. Picked up from Caring Pharmacy, Gamuda Walk, Kota Kemuning.

Friday, June 7, 2019

Perak Travel - Nava K Discovery (Day 2)


One of the, hard dreaded facts. I have difficulty in swallowing? When I have to digest the fact that holiday is coming to an end (Perak Travel Day 1). What else? Returning to reality. The reality to daily routine. Work, home affairs, traffic jam and the competitive, rushing city lifestyle. Honestly everyone, given a choice, 365 days travelling is my first choice. Then again? The point of thought. I am not single, I am commitment bound and money does not definitely grow on trees. Henceforth, I guess, whether we like it or not, reality has to be the acceptance. Reality by the way, for your information, mind you, sometimes, can badly bite us. Oh- Well?

Sunday, June 2, 2019

Gobi Masala (Cauliflower Masala Curry)


 
Gobi or cauliflower (Gobi Manchurian). Pretty much, is cauli a favourite in my house? Honesty, I don't know if I should say a favourite, but potentially, because, cauli is affordable, I tend to pick it up maybe every two or three weeks once. Remember, cooking food budget is something we, I think most of us consider before picking up any particular veggie? I don't know about you, for me personally, cooking within my budget is a priority. After all, like it has been said or let Nava K say, we don't want to burn our money bridge just for the sake of cooking, and gobi/cauliflower (Shahi Gobi, Cauliflower Fritters & Cauliflower Curry), unlike those days, we now pay like RM2.00 to RM3.00 for a piece which can be a perfect fit for a small family like mine.

Furthermore, cauli by itself. Oh yes, various dishes can be the produce. Either cauli on its own (Cauliflower Pakora) or cooked alongside other vegetables for the various types of recipes (Aloo Gobi) and in my kitchen, cauli, mostly for vegetarian dishes (Vegetable Kadhi, Mixed Vegetable Soup & Vegetarian Mulligatawny Soup). Gobi for this recipe of mine today (Navaratan Korma). This latest cauli recipe of mine? A curried version. Gobi Masala (Cauliflower Masala Curry). Soft tender cauli florets in a rich, spicy, thick, aromatic tasty, triggering your hunger curry. A curry which does not need any sort of grinding or pounding, and as long as you don't mind store bought spices and  curry powder, trust me, Gobi Masala is an easy cooking (Kashmiri Vegetable Soup). Except that, whatever we cook in Malaysian kitchen, sweat dripping? Speak about cooking in our Malaysian kitchen which is like forever on a furnace? Our Malaysian terrifying hot weather? 

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Ikan Goreng Bumbu Sambal


Indonesian sambal or Indonesian food on the whole (Ikan Cabe Ijo) and yours truly? Oh-yes-please. We are sincerely in tandem and can you imagine how it would have been for me during my Jogjakarta trip (Surakarta & Yogyakarta)? My-My! Food wonder. Food joy. Food love utmostly and ultimately. Loved every bit of what I tucked into. The Indonesian chilli power and of course, tempeh is my favourite as well (Buncis Tempe Goreng). Having said that, much of Indonesian food has already been explored even before I headed to Jogya. Remember, Malaysia is also like a mini Indonesia? Anywhere you turn to these days, Indonesian food stalls (Sambal Goreng Udang Pete) and I too,  in my kitchen, yep, every now and then, its Indonesian cooking. Pretty much sort of a close cousin or close relative of our Malay food (Malay Style Udang Sambal & Nyonya Okra Sambal) or even Thai cuisine (Thai Red Prawn Curry). Why? Basically, potentially, due to the inter-role play of spiciness. Chilies and also spices for us Malaysians and Asians (South Indian Fish Curry)? Yes please (Ikan Goreng Asam). Tell me about it. No chillies or spices into our dishes and we feel our food is bare naked. Now, what is Ikan Goreng Bumbu Sambal? Obviously, an Indonesian style fish dish (Ikan Balado). Mind you, the salivating spicy chilli based gravy or sambal (Sambal Tumis Telur) goddess and of course, fish simultaneously (Malaysian Fish Sambal).

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Perak Travel - Nava K Discovery


Pretty hectic, but really, really fulfilling. Me returning to my mother land (Ipoh Perak Day 1) and like on roller blades, literally, exploring as many sightseeing spots (Ipoh Perak Day 2). To tell you the truth, I actually loved every moment of it. Despite, being roasted under our Malaysian, most of the time, non-user friendly scorching hot weather. Well, in Malaysia? Either its raining and even so, must I tell you how I can still sweat and when its burn baby sun, I am soaking wet. Where to after visiting Perak Cave Temple? Gunung Lang Recreational Park. For a fact I must crown Gunung Lang Recreational Park as one of the nature pride of Ipoh. At least for someone like who love nature wonder. Mountain surrounding and lake in centrality. Lake is the first thing you will see once you park and walk. What did we do in Gunung Lang Recreational Park. Basically, 10 minutes of our time standing in front of the lakes, simultaneously, glimpsing at the surrounding. That's about it. Of course you can walk further inside through the pathway, but I really can't tell you what and what not. Most probably, nature more or most promisingly?

Monday, May 20, 2019

SILKYGIRL Silky Lips Magic Pink Lip Balm


 
Honestly everyone, I wish. I sincerely wish I can remain as a Silky Girl for the longest time. But obviously, the reality is otherwise. Otherwise in the sense that, trust me, it gets harder and harder once age start crawling, either in front or at the back of us. Me in my fifties, specifically 55 in another few months. Tough. Really. Not at all easy. Unlike young dollings who are blooming into scented, fresh, blossoming flowers. Furthermore, of course, beauty apps for massively conning us and also, heavy loading make-up? For me personally, sure, I do have a choice to heavy duty make-up covering my face and yes, I admit, some light make-up is still relevancy when occasion calls for. Yet, on the other hand, my philosophy to beauty is, pretty much clear and clean complexion. Basically, skin care being my ultimate terms and conditions. Of course, when make up is a concern, face powder is a must. Likewise, I love lip balms for tad bit of color, glossiness and moisture harnessing. 

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Spicy Crab Kota Kemuning (Revisited)


Spicy Crab! Without a doubt, if I am not mistaken, Spicy Crab has been an unshaken stronghold, corner lot Nyonya, Western and Portuguese  food strength in Kota Kemuning. If I am not mistaken again, been around for the last 9 years or so. In fact, Spicy Crab was one of our first decent food discoveries after we moved to this residential area back then 17 years ago. Of course, needles to say, I am an avid fan of those and their offering of kicking my butt and palates high up spicy, mouth packing Nyonya and Portuguese dishes (Spicy Crab Portuguese  & Local Cuisine). Always and forever. What is different in Spicy Crab now compared to during my last dining experience many moons ago? As far as I noted, as per their printed menu and wall menu? Of course, you can go ahead and pick your choices from the menu. Trust me, more than ample selection of various dishes for your rice meal. Whether for lunch or dinner. We on the other hand settled for their set lunch meals (inclusive of free drink of the day). Price-wise, well, I will leave it up to you. You decide what is expensive or affordable. But rest assured. Set meals are hearty big portions and most probably, if you are a small eater like me, you will  pretty much struggle in finishing up. 

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Ipoh, Perak - Nava K Discovery (Day 2)


More than looked forward to, most promising, Ipoh Discovery on the first day (Day 1 Ipoh). One of those, one of the best things I suppose when you are on the go, unlike a structured itinerary in a tour, this kinda easy and free to go road trip within your country (Fraser's Hill, Pahang)? No limits or bounds? At your leisure pleasure, and we basically driving and going with the flow. Furthermore, for a fact, we actually discovering places as and when we went along. Of course, Nava K. Honestly everyone, as a hardcore avid traveller, yes I am, lemme profess, me embracing every moment of it. After all, wouldn't you agree, travelling is about capturing, seeing and appreciating places you have never been to before? Whether for the best or not so best (Betong,Thailand)? Instead of selectively picking places base on hearsay or allowing social media sharing in influencing us? Not me. Nope. Not at all. Because not necessarily other people's experiences will be the meaningful opening doors for our own travelling. Don't we all, pretty much travel for our own valid reasoning and our differential reasons most probably not applicable to others? Ditto.

Monday, May 6, 2019

Saag Aloo (Spinach And Potatoes)


Saag (Chloe Palak) Aloo or Aloo (Sukhi Aloo Sabzi) Saag. I actually called this dish as aloo saag in my YouTube video. Then again? Due to the majority calling it saag aloo? Let is be saag aloo. Having said that or whatever or however you like to address Saag Aloo or Aloo Saag, it all boils down to the combination of two central ingredients. Spinach (Spinach Lamb Spaghetti) and potatoes. Furthermore, if I am not mistaken, saag aloo (Tari Wale Aloo, Aloo Gobi & Vegetarian Potato Sambal) is definitely a popularity amongst the Indians. Whichever part of the world they are? Even the Westerners? Oh-my! They sure have fast caught up in the count of cooking such an Indian dish. In fact, Westerners showcasing saag aloo recipes? The number of recipes popping up in case you are more inclined to a Westerner's saag aloo? How about this Saag Aloo cooking style of mine? No, no. Not a totality to a different kinda. Pretty much a familiarity. But, a sincere home style, non-spicy kid friendly version (Tomato Spinach Soup) without compromising on the core quintessential, appreciated delightful tastes. And for which you don't need aplenty ingredients. Indeed, healthiness as well (Spinach Tofu Stir Fry & Spinach Sambar/Dhal Curry). A side dish for rice or for sandwiching between toast.

Monday, April 29, 2019

Bio Essence Golden Ratio Double Serum


Yes. No two ways about it. Our face. Ours alright. A reflection of who we are without a doubt. Even if you have not figured it out or you choose not to agree with me. Our face. First thing first. The first thing people will notice about us. Look, I am not saying we must look drop dead gorgeous, but face skin well-kept is a mirror of our attitude, character and behaviour. Similar to, people judging us based on the tidiness and neatness of our office work area, our house and even our car. Of course, like I always say, to each our own and face beauty can be interpreted in your way or my way, or you can go till the extent of preaching that inner beauty is more important than outer beauty. I, on the other hand, really, am in no way trying to impose my beauty ideology on any of you. Yet, trust me. Effort in maintaining or up-keeping our skin is our attitude of being a caring personality. In fact, it just says that as much as we care for many other things in life, we also care for our skin. 

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Riz Noms Restaurant (Kota Kemuning), Shah Alam


Keeping the marriage flame glowing like a big ball of fire? Constantly and throughout the years? Quite a crazy challenging thing actually. Especially if you have been married for donkey years like me. Duh! Marriage graph either shooting high up to the stars positively or plunging deeper than the ocean? And when the plunge puts your thinking into a deep non-stop spinning pedestal, we must strengthen our marriage backbone by doing something together. Of course, together with your spouse. Basically, anything for the matter together by breaking free from the daily mundane routine and definitely, trust me, must be out of our house where the firing squad words can be the sharpest. For me personally, when I feel like smashing all the pots and pans in my kitchen out of anger due to Indian food literally day in, day out, I make it a point in doing myself a favour by literally dragging my other half-half for a meal outside.   

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Stir Fried Oyster Mushrooms


I'm not sure. In fact, I am rather confused about, what is healthy cooking for healthy living. Seriously guys,  I can't comprehend and I really don't know how should I go about explaining healthy cooking and healthy eating (Moringa/Drumstick Leaves Stir Fried). For me personally, I eat anything. Anything in other words, everything in moderation and I do, from time to time, indulge in sinful guilty food pleasures. Of course, not gawking those heavy duty rich food daily, but when the craving kicks in. I am really fine. No guilty feeling due to me not the pigging out kinda and me exercising regularly. Still, trust me, controlling my weight and also, avoiding tiredness, body pain and headache which every now and then can literally pull me down? Not an easy feat for Nava K who is 54, going 55.

Friday, April 12, 2019

Ipoh, Perak - Nava K Discovery (Day 1)


Ipoh. Mum's motherland. Mum “Made In Ipoh” and at 14, yep, I said it loud and clear, at 14 years old, mum married to dad, before making Kuala Lumpur as her next hometown. 3 years later, Nava K  “Made In Sungei Besi”. In one of the government houses across the army camp which don't exist anymore. Of course, obviously, nine months later? Aha! Nava K crawling out of mum's worm in Kuala Lumpur General Hospital and Ipoh, mum’s heritage? Part and parcel of my life as well. Mostly visiting grandparents during school holidays until Ipoh becoming a permanent full-stop. Due to grandparents themselves uprooting their Ipoh roots from Kampung Paloh for joining us in Kuala Lumpur. Whatever it may have been, Ipoh in tandem to mum's and my background? Those teen years of mine specifically in Ipoh? Walking to the river side for idling my time away, staying in the traditional wooden long house and making it a point in regularly slurping into "Ice Bola” and “Bread Ice-Cream”. Those good old memories? Unforgettable and still, mind you, glued on my mind till this day.   

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Stress - The Biggest Modern Killer


Stress! Yes ladies and gentlemen. Stress precisely. Stress. One of those things, surface to say, seriously, biting and chewing our well-being and if you are asking me, I sincerely believe we must and we should address this matter to stress. Unless otherwise, you prefer sweeping stress under your or someone else's carpet, or you are conveniently pushing stress towards the corners of your house. Hoping stress will take care of itself or will vanish in thin air. Honestly everyone, lemme advise you. It is us and we taking the necessary actions or precautions for keeping stress at arm level. Stress which by far, absolutely certain I am, not only the number one closest enemy of ours, in fact, it is the worst killing killer in this modern, advanced and spinning faster than we can control era we are living in. Of course, I must agree with any one of you who is saying that, all of us have and will continue to somehow or rather, encounter some sort of stress. If not daily, at least every now and then. Furthermore, not to say we had it all smooth sailing, easy-preasy-breezy, stress-free back then 10 years or 20 years ago. But stress these days? Oh god! You tell me please. Knowingly or unknowingly, leading in front of us or slowly or surely crawling behind us. Until it can potentially spiral to a height, even sky high and can, trust me, put our inner happiness in a fix or in a twisted, terrifying spinning mode.

Friday, April 5, 2019

Pachai Sundakkai Kulambu (Fresh Turkey Berry Curry)


Not only fish curry (South Indian Style Fish Curry). In fact, any curry for the matter in my house? A must. Yes. Without a doubt. Not for me though. I am okay in exploring various types of dishes, but for my Indian other half-half I have been faithfully married for the last 17 years? Curry, curry and curry (Mushroom/Kaalan Sour Curry) for every other meal (Spinach Chickpea Curry, Brinjal Curry & Vegetable Kadhi). Basically, no curry, no food hunger or food happiness for him. Perhaps, if I am not mistaken, can I take it as, its the same curry cooking story in your house as well if you are married to a typical Indian man (Navratan Korma & Pavakkai/Bitter Gourd Puli Kuzhambu)? Unless, of course, your husband don't mind cooking his own curries (Okra Curry & Drumstick Sambar/Dhal Curry) and he also lovingly cooking meals for you too. Anyhow, whether you are the chef at home or its your spouse, this pot of Nava K invented Pachai Sundakkai Kulambu/ Fresh Turkey Berry Curry. A power house, spicy, tangy vegetarian authentic Indian style curry. Sincerely worth being made in your kitchen too. Trust me, won't let down your and your loved ones tastebuds.

Monday, April 1, 2019

Clinique Liquid Facial Soap (Mild)


First thing first in the morning. Whether I wake up from the right side or wrong side of the bed. Into my bathroom for showering, brushing my teeth and my face needing its attention of course. Attention basically meaning washing and cleansing. However, morning washing or cleansing is rather to the basic. Nothing really time taking or tedious. Just basic cleansing compared to in the evening or at the end of the day (Bobbi Brown Cleansing Milk) due to only night cream and eye cream atop of my face night prior. Moreover, like I have told you before? Skin care. Any for the matter. Won't last forever. Even cleansers or face washes which must be replenished as and when warranted for. This Clinique Liquid Facial Soap. The latest morning face wash of mine for the last 2 months and Clinique products on the whole for your information. No parabens, no phthalates (no salt and esters of phthatic acid) and fragrance free. Needless to say, a safe bet for all skin types, including for sensitive skin if I am not mistaken and this Clinique Liquid Facial Soap being an effective, soft, non-drying gentle cleanser for protecting skin's natural moisture balance.   

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

South Indian Style Fish Curry


Fish curry in my house (Thai Green Fish Curry, Asam Pedas Ikan Bawal & Malaysian Fish Head Curry)? What can or should I possibly say? If not once a week, at least every fortnight. Even if it’s not fish curry, there must be some sort of fried fish various types (Fried Fish Soy Sauce, Ikan Goreng Asam & Thai Crispy Fish). Obviously for the matter every few days once due to? Fish being the brain food for my other half-half. Mmmm? Cooking for our loved or loving ones? You tell me please. I am sure you know what I am talking about? Easier said than done I suppose and we women mostly, in fact, all the time making it a point in cooking what our loved ones will pleasure into. Furthermore, over the years, honestly, though I did try, I have given up on trying to coax my other half-half in trying chicken (Karaikudi Chicken Curry) or pork (Pork Bulgogi). Not worth because trust me, food can actually rock the marriage boat. Especially when age has caught up and you realize that you don't have anymore energy in trying to change your husband's food likes or dislikes. Instead, better to leave them alone and just go with the flow by cooking the food they will pleasure into. 

Monday, March 18, 2019

Mentholatum Lip Ice Sheer Color 2g Shimmer


My lips. Yes. Yes. Mine alright. My lips which has come a long way, by being part of me for the last 55 years. Honestly everyone, lemme profess. As much as I constantly try not to deny my lips care and attention? I suppose, the other is, we can't stop the ageing process? However and whatever, ageing taking a toll on our lips for not remaining as rosy and unspoiled as when we first crawled out of our mothers worm? Also, we without realizing, sometimes taking our lips for granted. Nevermind. Nothing is too late. No. Not at all if you are asking Navak K because we can still camouflage our lips by applying lipstick, or what are lips balms for? Personally for me, unless when special occasions are warranted for, I actually prefer lip balms for casual outings or even at home for keeping my lips moisturized and hydrated.

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Shyet-Li's Kopitiam (Jaya 33) Petaling Jaya


Back to learning and knowledge thirsting at 55. Not easy. Absolutely not trust me. In fact, two weeks before classes started.? Oh-god! Nerves literally wrecking me and butterflies aimlessly swimming in my stomach. Let alone! Can you imagine how it would be like the night before the first class? I hardly slept hack. Then again, when we have already decided? I guess, by hook or by crook, we gotto brave it and face it? Pretty much. After all. Age in front or at the back of us shouldn't be a stumbling block for learning? Pretty much lifelong learning. Whether we learn by returning to class or we learn from failures and falls? Sure. My 9 to 5 class on this particular day? Despite the hiccup to being stuck in a 2 hours jam all the way from Shah Alam to PJ and walking into class 20 minutes late. Nothing no regrettable. Class started favorably and of course, one of the best things about adult learning? Food. Assured. You will be well fed. Morning tea break and evening tea break, and seriously, I didn't expect lunch will be included. What's there to complain about anyway? Why on earth should you? Neh! For the better of course. Complimentary or cost already taken up in your fee?  

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Malay Style Udang Sambal


Yes. Of course. There is infinitely, as far as I know, various types of Udang Sambal or as per say, Sambal Udang (Sambal Goreng Udang Pete). Udang Sambal obviously, if you are asking me, is a popular Malaysian dish and specifically the originality of Malay cooking. And I? Do I have to repeat myself again and again? I just so love Malay food and sambal (Sardine Sambal & Sambal Tumis Telur)? Oh my sambal! Trust me, a spicy Malaysian delight, perhaps I must include Indonesian various types of sambal as well (Ikan Cabe Ijo) and Malay Style Udang Sambal? Truly, such an authentic cooking style, but somehow not the same as the Chinese style or Indian style Udang Sambal. For Indian Style Udang Sambal, its mostly curry powder and curry leaves, whereas Chinese Style Udang Sambal (Sichuan Chilli Prawns), specifically a Nyonya style, more or less, pretty much to a certain extent, can be trended somewhat to Malay Style Udang Sambal (Nyonya Okra Sambal). Still, I will vouch that nothing can out-beat or over-take a Malay Style Udang Sambal (Sambal Belimbing Ikan Bilis). Malay Style Udang Sambal! The absolute full-flavored, greatest good tempting power house. Alright foodies. Grab this recipe of Nava K.
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