Tuesday, August 29, 2023

The Delights of K2 Kopitiam: A Foodie's Paradise

To be known as a foodie is to embrace culinary adventures, exploring flavors from all corners, be it the streets or coffee shops. While high-end restaurants often steal the limelight, it's essential to remember that delicious food can be found in unexpected places, such as Chinese coffee shops that have reinvented themselves as Kopitiams (Malaysia's Vibrant Street Food). In this blog post, we revisit K2 Kopitiam, located in Bandar Rimbayu, a bustling end-lot coffee shop, where we sampled an array of tantalizing dishes from its diverse stalls.

Sunday, August 20, 2023

The Enchanting World of Bunga Kantan/Torch Ginger: A Culinary Treasure for Urban Farmers

Discover the captivating allure of Bunga Kantan, also known as Torch Ginger or Torch Lily - adelightful flower that can transform your urban or home garden (Ylang Ylang) into a culinary wonderland. This exotic plant not only adds a touch of elegance to your space but also infuses local Malaysian, Indonesian, and Thai dishes with its mesmerizing fragrance. Join me as I share my journey of growing and using Bunga Kantan to elevate my culinary adventures.

Growing Journey and Lessons Learned

A decade ago, my first attempt to grow Bunga Kantan ended in disappointment due to improper soil preparation, causing the roots to rot. Not one to be discouraged, I gave it another shot four years back, this time in a spacious pot. However, the plant seemed constrained, longing for more space to thrive. Deciding to transfer it to the open ground outside my zen space proved to be the turning point, as it began to flourish, rewarding me with its exquisite flowers.

Wednesday, August 16, 2023

Turmeric Black Cumin Rice - A Health is Wealth Dish

There's a common misconception that rice should be avoided if you're trying to lose weight. However, that couldn't be further from the truth! With the right approach, you can still enjoy a small portion of rice and maintain a balanced diet (Curry Leaf Coconut Oil Rice). Today, I bring you a delicious and wholesome rice dish that combines the goodness of turmeric and black cumin. This recipe not only satisfies your taste buds (Malay Style Turmeric Rice) but also contributes to your overall well-being (Blue Pea Rice). Let's dive into the delightful world of Turmeric Black Cumin Rice!

Tuesday, August 8, 2023

Delicious Homemade Pakistani Biryani: A Vegetarian Twist

Making biryani at home (Burmese Biryani) is not something that happens every day. It involves a bit of time and effort to gather all the ingredients, but thankfully, the cooking process is simplified with the use of a rice cooker (Vegetable Biryani). Occasionally, however, biryani becomes a special treat, especially when I have guests coming over. Entertaining is a rare occasion for me, considering the amount of work involved - from cooking to serving, and not to forget the cleaning up afterward. But this time, I was in the mood for something extraordinary (Hyderabadi Vegetable Biryani).

Friday, August 4, 2023

Navigating the Turbulence: Overwhelming Lessons from My LinkedIn Journey

In continuation of my transformative 8-month journey (Embracing The Positives Linkedln) on LinkedIn, I must admit that my affinity for positivity (Embarking on a Linkedln Odyssey) faced an unexpected challenge. As I delved deeper into the platform, I encountered aspects that became overwhelming, causing me to question the true essence of LinkedIn.

Repetitive Positivity  
At first, I embraced the positive atmosphere on LinkedIn, but as time passed, I noticed an influx of repetitive content. Many individuals shared similar messages, merely rewritten in different styles. The abundance of do's and don'ts felt like a never-ending cycle, making it increasingly difficult to absorb.

Tuesday, August 1, 2023

Embracing the Positives: Incredible Discoveries on My LinkedIn Journey

Continuing from my previous post (Linkedln Odyssey), where I embarked on an 8-month LinkedIn odyssey, I'd like to start by sharing the beautiful aspects and meaningful connections that have enriched my experience on this platform. It's been an incredible journey, filled with positivity and growth.

Meeting Amazing Souls 
One of the most rewarding parts of my LinkedIn journey has been the opportunity to connect with extraordinary individuals. Over the last 8 months, I have encountered truly remarkable people who have become an integral part of my network. Their kindness, insights, and camaraderie have filled my soul with joy and gratitude.

Sunday, July 30, 2023

Embarking on a LinkedIn Odyssey: A Transformative 8-Month Journey Awaits!

Throughout my LinkedIn journey, spanning over 7 years, I barely scratched the surface of what this professional platform had to offer. It wasn't until November 2022 that I decided to fully immerse myself in the world of LinkedIn, driven by the tales of its vast networking potential and promising business opportunities. Little did I know that the next 8 months would be a transformative experience, filled with eye-opening discoveries and valuable lessons that I could never have anticipated. Today, I want to share my candid reflections on what I learned from being actively engaged on LinkedIn.

Thursday, July 27, 2023

The Abundance of Mindfulness: Navigating the Modern World with Nava's Zen

In today's fast-paced world, mindfulness and its practice have become widely discussed and embraced by many. People from all walks of life are finding ways to incorporate mindfulness into their daily routines, recognizing its relevance amidst the hustle and bustle of modern life. It's intriguing how life has evolved from a simpler time, where relaxation and navigating through life seemed more attainable. Now, there is an incessant pursuit of success and grand dreams, yet simultaneously, there is a call to slow down and care for our minds.

Monday, July 24, 2023

Rendang Minangkabau/Chicken Rendang

When it comes to rendang, the world of flavors opens up with various types to explore (Chicken Rendang). While the common rendang is widely known, let's embark on a flavorful adventure with Rendang Minangkabau, a true gem originating from Indonesia. During recent trip to Indonesia, I had the pleasure of savoring this exquisite dish that is often found alongside other delectable offerings in the Nasi Padang spread. While the cooking technique may resemble the traditional rendang, the ingredients used in Rendang Minangkabau (Mutton Rendang) possess their own unique twist. In the attached video, I shared my firsthand experience and knowledge of Rendang Minangkabau (Vegetarian Mutton Rendang), but now let's delve into the tantalizing recipe. Gather these ingredients to recreate the magic in your own kitchen.

Saturday, July 22, 2023

The Essence of Qualified Coaching: Beyond Empty Words and Intimidating Stares

In today's world, it seems like everyone is calling themselves a coach. However, the landscape is filled with a mix of qualified and unqualified individuals who are leveraging the term "coach" for personal branding purposes. While some resort to dubious tactics, true coaches bring substance and genuine expertise to their clients. As a qualified coach myself, I understand the importance of continuous learning and strive to provide a positive coaching experience. In this article, I want to shed light on a concerning trend I've observed and offer valuable insights for both aspiring and existing coaches. (Nature Oasis)

Sunday, July 16, 2023

Lavish Coffee House: A Treat for the Senses

Indulge in a culinary journey, for even food enthusiasts deserve a treat from time to time (Signature Tiffins Cafe). Whether it's to reward ourselves for our hard work and dedication or simply to savor life's pleasures, treating ourselves is a nourishment for both the mind and soul (He Ju Kopitiam & Nutz & Boltz). Today, at about 10:15 AM, we found ourselves at Lavish Coffee House (No 16-G, Jalan Eco Santuari 8/2B, Eco Santuari, Selangor) immersed in its captivating ambiance. The menu instantly caught our attention, offering a plethora of options to satisfy our cravings. Among the array of choices, we opted for Ladies Breakfast Set (RM23.00), which came with a steaming cup of Americano and a plate of Kampung Fried Rice (RM19.90), alongside a comforting Cafe Latte (RM9.90).

Thursday, July 13, 2023

Effortless Spinach and Lentil Delights: Nourishing Recipes Made Easy

Spinach, a leafy green vegetable packed with essential nutrients, has become a favorite for many due to its affordability and ease of cultivation in urban settings. Not only are spinach leaves a healthy addition to your diet, but their seeds also offer an opportunity for urban farming enthusiasts to grow their own fresh produce. In this blog post, we will explore the benefits of spinach, its effortless cultivation, and a simple yet delicious recipe that is budget-friendly.

Monday, July 10, 2023

The Profound Power of Listening: A Transformative Journey at Nava's Zen

One and a half years into my business, Nava's Zen (Nature Oasis: Nava's Zen), I've come to appreciate the invaluable lessons that personal experience offers in improving and growing as an entrepreneur. As a woman in business (Therapeutic Delights & Eco Friendly Delights), I've discovered that while it's important to heed advice from others, the true strength lies in trusting our own instincts. In this blog post, I want to share a significant lesson I've learned about the art of listening, as it pertains to running a successful business.

Friday, July 7, 2023

Thai Green Egg Curry

When it comes to cooking Thai dishes, I consider myself quite the enthusiast (Tomyam Fish & Thai Green Papaya Salad). With a passion for culinary exploration, I embarked on a remarkable journey across the vibrant landscapes of Thailand, immersing myself in the rich tapestry of their cuisine. From bustling markets to humble home kitchens, I eagerly absorbed the essence of Thai food (Vegan Thai Fried Rice & Thai Red Prawn Curry) through firsthand experiences and encounters with generous individuals who graciously shared their treasured recipes. Today, I'm thrilled to add another gem to my collection of Thai culinary delights - the exquisite Thai Green Egg Curry.

Thursday, July 6, 2023

Signature Tiffins Cafe: Exploring a New Eatery in Bandar Rimbayu (Teluk Panglima Garang)

Two weeks ago, a fellow food enthusiast and I embarked on a delightful culinary adventure in Bandar Rimbayu, uncovering yet another food paradise. As a resident of Kota Kemuning, I was thrilled to find an expanding dining scene right in our own backyard. On a leisurely Sunday afternoon, we made our way to Signature Tiffins Cafe (Blossom Square, 7-G, Jalan Flora 1/4, Bandar Rimbayu, Teluk Panglima Garang, Selangor), a 20-minute drive away, and were pleased to discover that parking was a breeze. Bandar Rimbayu has truly evolved into a haven for food lovers (Nutz & Boltz, & He Ju Kopitiam) offering us an abundance of new and exciting eateries to explore, including those in Kota Kemuning.

Chong Kok Kopitiam: Delightful Heritage Flavors

When my breakfast crew suggested heading to Klang's Chong Kok Kopitiam for another morning feast, I, being the enthusiastic foodie, read...