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"!