Monday, December 7, 2009

Hooray I'm in the top 30's . Please vote for me, pleeease!!

Dear fellow bloggers,

Thks for dropping by my blog frm time to time. Really appreciate your time.

I just found out that one of my few recipes submitted for the Maggi Mee My Way contest has been selected as one of the top 30 amonng the 300 + entries.

I'm really happy that the judges had selected my Thai Green Curry-licious Maggi Noodle as one of the top 30 entries.

Please vote for my recipe & you will also stand to win prize for the Voters Incentive category. You need to first register as a member before you can vote.

Please keep voting daily until the 18Jan 2010.

Your vote will help boost my winning chances.
Thks everyone.

Have a great day!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Moving & looking for direct TV Service?

Do you have ASTRO channel at home or do you normally just watch programmes from your local direct TV providers?

Since the day I subscribed to Malaysia Astro cartoon & sports channels, I hardly watch them because my hubby & kids are the ones who conquer them. If you are staying in other countries, which direct TV service are you using?

One day if I have a chance to visit a friend in California, I'll check out their directTV service over there.

Sometimes I wonder, when one has to move from Malaysia to overseas country, how fast and how convenient can they get their directtv service without incurring much unnecessary cost?

Monday, November 2, 2009

The TOP 10 winner announcement is finally on the AJINOMOTO Umamizone website

Referring to my previous posts on the double happy news on my recipe 1 & recipe 2 , the pictures of the TOP 10 winners of the Ajinomoto Creative Recipe Contest are finally out on the website.

Clicke here to view.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Simple Sunday Outing to Historical Kellie's Castle , BG

There will not be any write up about this historical castle as I believe there will be ample online information from internet search engine on this tourist spot.

For more pics of this unique castle.., pls drop by my other blog on vacation here.

Maggi Sunday

The weather was cool & wet today.

Woke up at 7am as usual despite a beautiful Sunday. Went to market with my "littlest" to buy groceries to cook breakfast, lunch & dinner(to cut cost).
Nowadays eating out can really drain the wallet..easily RM60 for 3 meals for a family of 6 like mine. With RM60 or less, I could cook 3 meals (I mean nutritious & to my family's tastebuds food)

What did I cook this Sunday?


Pineapple & Chicken Fried rice

My kids had pestered me to make them Maggi. So I made different variety of maggi to suit their individual taste for my entire family...but with lots of vege & protein added (to force them to eat the vege,i had to chop them finely when preparing the ingredients)

1) Mama-k Mi Goreng Tai look Min
(For my daughters who loves KON LOW(dry ) & non spicy style

2) Maggi Mee with Chicken Bolognaise style for my twins after their Taekwando

3) Maggi Goreng ALa Kampung with Ikan Kembong & Sawi (for my dear)

4) Green Curry Sausage-Seafood Maggi for myself.(taxed by my big eater 2nd twin)

After lunch especially after such a MASSIVE cooking, one will expect a lot of washing up to do. My twins washed the dishes, the girls wiped them, hubby iron clothes & I cleaned up the messy kitchen.

After that, we head to Batu Gajah again ..this time not for golf but to the historical Kellie's Castle. Stay tune for the updates on my next post on this simple outing.

Splendid Saturday for kids- cousins get together

My princesses with their cousin Ryan on his bday @KFC

After lunch @ KFC, kids have fun feeding fish @ the koi pond at my home

Simple dish for dinner:

Nyonya Chicken Stew

Tauchu fried long beans with Kembong fish

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Gold Bullion / Gold Coins

For centuries, buying gold has been recognized as one of the best ways to preserve one's wealth and purchasing power. Gold is a unique investment, one that has served mankind well for thousands of years. From the times of ancient to more modern times, man has been fascinated with the beauty and magic of gold, and with its power to change men's lives. I'm not surprise if many women out there may even prefer gold to their old conventional "diamond".

In today's world of fiat ("fiat" means by government edict) currencies, buying gold coins still answers the need for sound money, as it has for thousands of years. Bullion coins have a proven ability to protect wealth and preserve one's purchasing power, and gold coins offer divisible size and are universally acceptable in a recognizable form. This makes the purchase of gold coins and the selling of gold coin convenient through reputable coin dealers.

Those of you who do not own & have not seen a Gold Bullion before, like me, you may wanna take a look here.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Love checked in ISH for endoscopy

Past 2 days, love was at the ISH for endoscopy procedure due to his very bad gastritis.
Though he is discharged already tonight, he still has not gotten his result & need to go back for his outpatient appointment with the specialist later for the findings report.

The two nights when he was at ISH, the kids took the opportunity to bunk into his private single room for a few hours at night. They treated it like a hotel check in : taking their bath, having their dinner(I cooked & brought food for all of us for dinner there)in daddy's private room.

Here are the pics of the family bonding moment& moral support to their beloved daddy:

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Family-Golf Affair @RPGC & Clearwater

Here are some pics compiled in slideshow of our family spending time together in golf past weekends:

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Another winning entry in Ajinomoto Contest

I praise God for this 2nd winning entry (this time under my name). If you have read my previous post, the 1st entry "Sambal Tumis Cuttlefish with Thai Mini Asparagus" was won under my hubbby's name.

‘Once A-Prawn a time in France Fried Rice’

1 tbsp Cooking oil
2 tsp Sesame oil
1 small Onion, sliced thinly
1 clove Garlic, finely chopped
10 medium Fresh prawns, peeled
Some AJI-SHIO® Iodised Table Salt to taste
10 French beans, cut according to preferred size
3 cups Leftover steamed rice
1 packet SERI-AJI® Fried Rice Mix (Prawn)
3 Egg
Some AJI-SHIO® Flavoured Pepper to taste
Some Water

1. Massage some Aji-Shio iodised table salt over the peeled prawn.
2. Heat 1 tbsp of cooking oil in a wok. Quickly stir-fry prawns under high heat till they appear pink, put aside.
3. Fry a sun-side up egg (telur mata kerbau), sprinkle with AJI-SHIO® Flavoured Pepper on top & put aside.
4. Heat up a large wok with sesame oil. Sauté onion & garlic over medium heat until fragrant & golden.
5. Add in French beans. Stir-fry together. Add rice and stir-fry for a few minutes under high heat. Sprinkle 1 sachet of SERI-AJI® Fried Rice Mix (Prawn), stir well.
6. Drizzle some water over the fried rice and stir quickly till rice is light, non soggy or clumpy but well mixed! Turn off heat.
7. Arrange prawns & garnish with the fried egg on top, serve warm.

Notes of this recipe: This creatively named special fried rice is no fairy tale but simple & yummy for prawn lovers in my family- my 4 kids & my hubby!

Thanks Ajinomoto for organising this contest & allowing me the opportunity to win cash & mystery gifts!

Friday, October 9, 2009

My winning recipe in AJINOMOTO Creative Recipe Contest

Hubby received a phone call from Ajinomoto congratulating him for his entry (which I sent in his name) which has won cash & mystery gift.

Here's the winning recipe:

Sambal Tumis Cuttlefish & Mini Thai Asparagus
3 tbsp Cooking oil
2 Shallot, thinly sliced
1 big Soaked cuttlefish, cleaned and cut into small pieces.
1 bunch/12 nos Mini Thai Asparagus, cut into 1 inch length
2 tbsp Ground chilli paste (cili giling)
3 tbsp Tomato paste
½ tbsp TUMIX® Ikan Bilis (Anchovy) Seasoning
2 tbsp Brown sugar
Some AJI-SHIO® Iodised Table Salt to taste
A pinch Shrimp paste (belacan) powder optional
1 Big red chilli, sliced for garnishing

(A): mix together & strain the tamarind juice
1 tbsp Tamarind juice
½ cup Warm water

1. Heat oil in a wok over medium high heat, sauté shallots till fragrant.
2. Add in ground chilli paste and tomato paste, stir well to combine.
3. Pour in tamarind juice (A) then bring to a boil. Add in TUMIX® Ikan Bilis (Anchovy) Seasoning, brown sugar & a pinch of belacan powder. Stir-well.
4. Then add in cuttlefish & Mini Thai asparagus. Stir to combine.
5. Cover & simmer for 1-2 minutes (If thicker sauce is preferred, add in a bit of corn flour mix with 2 tablespoon of water)
6. Uncover, stir and add some AJI-SHIO® Iodised Table Salt to taste. Garnish with red chilli and serve warm with rice.

This is best to eat as one of the condiments for nasi lemak, too.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Help!! I gained 2 Kg after Raya & Mooncake festival goodies! just shown on my weighing machine that I've put on the extra FATs..
I seriously need to workout in order to enjoy the coming Deepavali goodies.

Besides I'm also worried about the pimples and cellulites which are getting more visible nowadays. How can a freckled face like mine has pimples? Cellulites on my posterior thighs,(Yucks..ugly!), extra contour over the sides of my thighs ( so improportionate!)?

Must be the oily food & all the sinful stuff that I have been indulging in past few months. Must be the STRESS? Must be the hormonal imbalance in my body!

Gosh..must really start my workout & exercise to burn all the extra FAT & detoxify my body. I must reshape & look better by this coming Chinese New Year if not Christmas! I plan to go to Clearwater Club in Batu Gajah every weekend to join the aerobics & yoga while hub goes golf & kids swim & game.

p.s Will also try to get my other half to join my "new resolution"!

Saturday, September 26, 2009

weekend on call & Clearwater there after

Today I had to be on call at the Intensive & Coronary Care Unit.

After finished work, hubby drove us all to Clearwater Batu Gajah. As usual he plays Golf while I "surf' and the kids have fun in the pool & game room.

Some pics to tag along this post:

Here's my little Jasmine taking swimming lessons frm his Kor Kors

Good girl..relax and kick

Jasmine and her swimming coaches/instructors:

Doing the breathing exs in water:

The trio trying to escape in the buggy to look for daddy at the golf course while mmoomy blogging.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfiltri 2009!

What I did with my family?

1)Open houses 1st day & 2nd Day at Uncle zul & uncle Bakar's place.

2) Enjoyed Yummy food: rendang, lemang, nasi impit , kuah kacang, raya cookies & goodies.
3) Dolled them up in Raya costumes...Satu Malaysia spirit mah!

4) Bought the kids a 3 ringpool (that can accomodate 6 adults) frm Tesco. They had great fun at the backyard.

Sad that there is only 1 day more to enjoy , then have to be back to work routine again. Nonetheless, the kids will still be enjoying their school holidays till end of the whole week.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

So you Think You Can BLOG? Check out: Project Alpha

If you are a Mind Science Practioner like me, you would probably think Project Alpha is about reaching Alpha level of the mind.

Well, Project Alpha has nothing to do with mind science but about here for more details.

Project Alpha is Malaysia’s first online TV Show about bloggers across the nation.

Project Alpha emphasizes that every blogger is unique in their own way, each gaining popularity and credibility as opinion leaders on various topics including celebrity news, fashion trends, travel and entertainment. It is set to be the first online TV show to look beyond the screen to unveil the real faces behind Malaysia’s top bloggers.

Project Alpha is also looking forward to a high powered working Mum, two shopaholics and a full-time accountant by day who is a powerful entertainment blogger by night in Project Alpha.

Hosted by Jojo Struys (, Project Alpha will be aired on and daily for 7 weeks starting on 18 September 2009. Each episode is approximately 3 minutes and aims to deliver diverse content just for you.

Project Alpha inspires to encourage people from all walks of life start their own blog to share their passions in life. Who knows, you might be featured in the next season of Project Alpha as a blogger we uncovered?

So if you are a contest freak/addict like me, please hurry, great prizes await you here!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

A Fun Day Trip to Taiping

Jalan -jalan Cari Makan:

Jalan-jalan Cari Muzium & Tasik:

Jalan-jalan Cari Monyet & Babi Hutan:

Great fun and so much accomplished in half a day.

Thks darling hubby for driving us around!

Sunday, September 6, 2009

A short but sweet Day trip to Cameron Highlands

As tomorrow is a Public Holiday for our state (Nuzul Quaran), hubby spontaneously decided to drive us all up to Cameron Highlands for a day trip to Jalan-jalan Cari Makan (Going around to look for food).

We took off after I prepared these breakfast (Seafod Tom Yam Fried rice & Tuna Sandwiches) & snack for my family:

So what did we do in Cameron Highlands? These pictures will tell you some of the places we visited :

1) Our first stop at Green View Garden, where we bought many boxes of Oyster mushroom Crisps (original, wasabi, curry & blackpepper flavours)

2) Eating durians (my enemy fruit) by the roadside:

3) Kids shopping for their Ben10 & Barbie sweaters at the Sunday Pasar Pagi(Morning Market):

4) hotel hopping @ Equatorial, Heritage, Marina Chalet, GreenView hotel, Century Pine Hotel, etc

5) We also tasted the raw jagung (sweet corn), oyster mushroom/ water crest Tempura and the Teh tarik in Cameron Highlands. Not to mention shopping for the sweet & big oranges, Giant Bubble racket for the kids, & other nick nacks.

The kids were pretty excited throughout the trip. though they were whining us all the way & bugged us to stay a night in Camerons. After some negotiation, they somehow gave in to us . We reached home about 6.30pm.

We had simple Maggi Goreng with Fried Fish & steam Vege for dinner.