Thursday, July 31, 2008

Bento #12

Clockwise: Fried Chinese cabbage, sweet & sour fried firm tofu , curry chicken and fried rice with long beans and fish paste.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Bento #11

I did today's 3km in the same time - 35mins. Breakfast was oats garnished with sliced bananas! Had an orange and half a green apple too.

Go Get Yourself a Cubic Picture or two here! and I found this cutesy site visiting Happy Home Baking!

Its vegetarian char siew with fried meehoon (I put the noodles in the bigger box - so its less messy to eat out of!), two pieces of fried fish paste roll with crab stick, spring onions and seaweed ~ yumms! And three pieces of foo chock simmered in ginger and egg white sauce with green and red bell peppers.

ps: I ate 'lunch' at 11.45am (thinking of Wendy having hers at noon!)

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Bento #10

This bento is mine, ate it at 11am - hungry - breakfast was small bowl of oats with fruits! Did 3km in 35mins this morning. DH's best time for 1km is 10 mins, so I am slightly behind!

Bottom in 200ml container:
Fried rice with diced fried fish paste, long beans and ham.

Top in 350ml container:
Fried cabbage, long beans omelette and six pieces of fish cutlets in sweet and sour sauce.

ps: Bento #9 was very tasty - reported by Babes!

Bento #9

This bento I gave to my gurl friend who manages the Just Heavenly cake shop and I told her please dont return the favour. I am on a diet! I hope she enjoys the food selection of this 500ml bento!

Left to right:
Fried Chinese cabbage, three pieces of prawn bread fritters, long beans in egg omelette, loh see fun garnished with sweet pea and carrots.

Monday, July 28, 2008

Bento #8

Fried meehoon and sambal ikan bilis are store bought. Yesterday's cubed chicken, chestnut and carrots over steamed brocolli. Green garden salad from saturday!

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Plate It Up Small!

DH's request upon being served dinner tonight..... More vegs please!

Braised chicken cubes, carrots, chestnuts in tau cheow, steamed brocolli, fried tenggiri with ginger strips!

I Did It!

Went shopping for fresh produce at the wet market this morning...... and I finally did it!

Came back without a SINGLE NEW plastic bag ... but I did bring along three Jusco ones to reuse! Everyone knows that Jusco plastic bags are Bio-degradable... right?

And even packed tau foo fah for two in a tiffin carrier!

Sale at Jusco!

Popped by Jusco on Saturday ~ Mega Sales ongoing! Thermos food carriers on specials! Those priced over RM100++ are now going for RM69.00 (more or less) and there were some interesting ones going for RM35.00 onwards.

I got myself the following:

The pack contains one 350ml metal box with lid, one 200ml plastic container with lid, a plastic cover box and a band. The chopsticks I found in my cutlery drawer!

And it comes with an insulated bag!
This set was RM39.90. Think I will go back and get myself a round food container for soupy foods! There are several to choose from with price range between RM35.00++ to RM69.90.

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Bento #7

Clockwise: Yummy and sweet pineapple, homemade braised mushroom with lean meat and spring onions, shop bought mixed vegs and loh see fun. Saturday being half day, used a smaller sized box instead.

Friday, July 25, 2008

Beading! Catching up on homework ....

Bento #6

Now, today's bento is all home made with exception of the wholemeal bun which came from Baker's Cottage.

Let's see .... balance of yesterday's cucumber salad, angel hair pasta with minced meat in tomato sauce!

I tend to be a messy eater.... so of course I transferred the meal into a bowl! clever or not!

Birthday Exchange at NNC ~ Part 2!

I finally figured out why I could not upload pictures last few days! I had been meddling around with the camera and all the pictures were 2mb each! As promised, update on Shanny's NNC birthday exchange to me:

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Bento #5

Clockwise from top right: Finally some color! I made the salad of diced cucumber, julienned carrots, a bit of rice wine vinegar, a bit of light soya sauce and a dash of sesame oil. Mixed it all up and leave to sit in the fridge until packing time!

The following are from that same coffee shop! Fried kway tiau with bean sprouts and sawi, three pieces of fried foo chock wrapped fish paste with spring onions, turnip and black fungus. Yummy!

I am getting the hang of portions now, look only three pieces of foo chock not 4 or 5! Simmered in a light ginger and egg white sauce!

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Kreative Award! ~ Me?

I am speechless! Noreen presented me with this award but sad to say I have not been creative in any of my craft hobbies this year! So this award must be for my fabulous new blog template! Courtesy of Simply Fabulous!

Anyway, I am pleased to pass this lovely award on to some of the most talented ladies I have met online. And they are:

Nik Ainun who is a dedicated and caring organiser at Needles & Crafts!, she excels at cross stitch and book scraping AND a terrific cook (the two men in her life will testify to that!). All this while holding a demanding job!

Wendy who enjoys cross stitch and reigns as Queen of Mail Art!

Lera, mother to five amazing boys and one cutesy daughter! I am breathless trying to keep up with Lera's sewing projects and the various activities she plans for her children!

Bento Pet is the inspiration behind the bento frenzy that is among us!

Dania's Mother, a young lady who can reproduce a stitched item within half hour of looking at it!

Ok, here's the rules :
1. The winner may put the logo on her blog.
2. Put a link to the person you got the award from.
3. Nominate 5 blogs.
4. Put links to the blogs.
5. Leave a message for your nominees

Have a nice day!

Bento #4

Top L to R:
Yummy, today I had my share of vegetables (ladies finger, brinjal, long bean and tofu pok) in curry! and the last of the organic yellow cherry tomatoes!

Fried thin white noodles with cabbage and bean sprouts for carbs and sweet and sour fish fillets for my protein portion.

The above fare came from the same coffee shop I bought yesterday's lunch and the young chef was pleased when I told him that the prawn bread balls from yesterday were tasty!

I might have overdosed on coffee yesterday (three cups!) so I was tossing and turning the whole night and only woke up at 7.30am this morning, so no morning walk today but I did spend 20 mins walking to the shops where I bought a packet of oyster mushrooms and a green bell pepper as additions to a vegetable dish I plan to cook for tonight's dinner; and stuff for today's bento lunch!

While I have been walking throughout the year and 3km consistently since early July, I feel that by having my lunch, whether homecooked or bought, packed in a 500ml size box should help in my endeavour to loose some weight! I hope to carry on this healthy approach to exercise and eating smaller meal portions... well.. until I reach my target weight! Now, what shall that be? LOL!

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Bento #3

Top: Organic yellow cherry tomatoes!

Bottom: Fried Loh See Fun with bean sprouts and chicken meat; three pieces of prawn paste wrapped in bread and deep fried served with mashed green pea sauce and fried chinese cabbage with carrots and sweet pea.

Nope, not leftovers nor cooked by me! The above were the breakfast menu offered by a nearby coffee shop. After completing my 3km walk this morning, I retrieved my glass container from my post box and proceeded to look for food for my bento lunch today! Repacked the food into my 'bento box' when they had cooled down. Smart idea! right or no!? LOL!

Monday, July 21, 2008

Bento #2

First box contains organic yellow cherry tomatoes with strips of cucumber.

Second box contains sunday's left over fried glass noodles with celery strips, lean meat and garnished with fried ikan bilis and sliced char siew.

Birthday Exchange @ NNC ~ Part 1!

For a birthday exchange organised at NNC, Janet Chan of Ipoh was my secret partner. While Janet's birthday was in June, my gift to her was only realised on Saturday 19th July! Yes, I gifted Janet a Beading lesson by Nor at Ladybeads! I truly hope Janet enjoyed the class. Thanks for making the trip down to KL for it.

I did not realised that Shanny of Switzerland was my secret partner! And she sent me alot of lovely goodies.

The following items I received last night, hand delivered by Shanny's cousin:

In addition to these items, there was a quart of Chocolate Fondue as well! Yumms!

More later! You will be so jealous! Just wondering what I did to deserve these presents! Thank you Thank you so much, Shanny!

Beading Class Anyone?

On Saturday 19th July, Janet, Yatie and I had an appointment with a very talented young lady.

And here is a sampling of what we were taught that day:

But of course, this is not mine but Yatie's sample: mollyjinxed @ blogspot

Wow! so proud of her! Definitely worth the money and time spent on Saturday!

As for my piece? Wait patiently! LOL!

Friday, July 18, 2008

Packed Lunch ~ Bento #1

Nope, this is not what I had for breakfast! Breakfast was fruits and oats. This was the last of three pieces! Its called 'cucur beras' slightly crunchy on the edge but soft and sweet in the centre.

Lunch was left over fried rice from last night,(chopped long beans, ikan bilis, eggs and brown rice) accompanied with chicken floss. This first box is 500ml. Second box contains tomato, cucumber and sweet peas. As can be seen, no 'kuah'! Had a cup of lipton tea to go with lunch!

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Bento Craze

I have been following the fabulous bentos numerous ladies have been packing for their families. Alas, my packed lunches are only these:

Chicken pies from a delightful couple operating a small stall in Taman Maluri: (Vegetables not included!)
The Yong Tau Fong are freshly made by an enterprising lady using an old family recipe:
Chee Cheong Fun:
Just look at my assorted containers! Not very bento!
Found this site that teaches you the basics of how to fill a classic bento box. Go on, take a look!

And very fascinating to read: how bento lunches helped me lose 30 LBS!!!!!

And Bento Pet is my favorite local Bento lady and she is holding a competition with fantastic price for the winner and her blog is On a Bento Frenzy!

And be truly inspired by Sharon at her blog: Growing Fun With 3 Lil Angels!

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Went to the old site of....

Bukit Bintang Girls School in Kuala Lumpur, now known as Pavilion Kuala Lumpur

Bukit Bintang Girls' School (BBGS) began in 1893 with Miss Betty Langlands teaching girls to read in Brickfields, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Formerly known as The Chinese Girls' School, BBGS, as it was later affectionately called, gained its name after moving to its well-known premise on Bukit Bintang Road in 1930. It was known as one of Kuala Lumpur's premier school. BBGS was the oldest school in Kuala Lumpur, surpassing Victoria Institution, Methodist Boys' School Kuala Lumpur, Convent Bukit Nanas, St. John's Institution, Kuala Lumpur as well as Maxwell School.

The school adopted the motto Nisi Dominus Frustra, which is Latin for "Without God, all is in vain". The school was famously known as BBGS and its students are widely known as BBGSians.

In 2000, the school officially changed its name to S.M.K Seri Bintang Utara (SBU) and S.M.K Seri Bintang Selatan (SBS). It was moved to a new location at Taman Shamelin Perkasa, Cheras and was established as one of the first Smart Schools in Malaysia. SBU is no longer an all-girls' school now but a co-ed. The legendary BBGS landmark on Bukit Bintang Road was demolished to make way for Pavilion KL, a new commercial site in Kuala Lumpur.

English Version of the School Song:
BBGS we pledge to thee,
Our love and toil in the years to be,
When we are grown and take our place,
As loyal women with our race.

Father in heaven, who lovest all,
O help Thy children when they call,
That they may build from age to age,
An undefiled heritage.

Teach us to bear the yoke in youth,
With steadfastness and careful truth,
That in our time, Thy grace may give,
The truth whereby the nations live.

Teach us delight in simple things,
And mirth that has no bitter springs,
Forgiveness free of evil done,
And love to all men 'neath the sun.

BBGS we pledge to thee,
Our love and toil in the years to be,
When we are grown and take our place,
As loyal women with our race.

NOTE: I was not a student at BBGS because we shifted to Petaling Jaya when I was five years old, but most of my aunts were students at BBGS!

I just want to add: darn do we really need another shopping areana in that neck of the woods?!!

DH and I went out for dinner last night and he choose the Pavilion. We decided not to drive and took a taxi there (which was the easy part - coming back was another story!). All the international brands were there in addition to the usual local ones. My favorite was an art gallery featuring a famous Chinese artist!

Wednesday, July 09, 2008


Look Up More flashmob Gathering Point revealed:
DAY, DATE & TIME: 5pm Saturday 12 July
VENUE: Carpark on Jalan Ampang, Opposite Dang Wangi Putra LRT Entrance

*To participate, just be there. Bring a book, magazine or newspaper. That is all.

CLICK HERE: Video & FAQ - flashmob in KL 12 July ~ Look Up More

Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Look Who Came Visiting!

The two of us spoke about her coming up to Kuala Lumpur for about a week (no, not specifically to see me!) and she managed the trip on Saturday 5th July!

On Sunday, Zohrah and her special friend and I met up for lunch at the Black Canyon restaurant at Jusco in Jalan Cheras.

Look what she got for me! A scary "And A Forest Grew" chart ~ which is strictly for me to admire and not to stitch!

A book with three mysteries with needlecraft themes!

And I totally forgot to snap a picture of the Blackbird Valentine chart I gave Zohrah!

Mmph, look what I got for myself!

Look what Wendy's sister got for me the other day; delivered to my doorstep (well, almost at the doorstep!). Thank you! I hope you enjoyed the Triple Expresso Brownies!

You will noticed that I did not open up the box ~ cos its only more stashing! not stitching!

While at Jusco in Jalan Cheras on Sunday, I picked this up from MPH.

Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Remember My Post on "Read While Waiting"?

Well, happy to announce that Zain HD has included BOOKCROSSING to his Read While Waiting Project!!! Yeah!

CLICK HERE: READ WHILE WAITING Project ~ 23 August 2008