Thursday, December 25, 2008

The Roads Are Clear!

Walked 4~1km round this morning, no breakfast cos we went out for a dimsum brunch at a restaurant located in Medan Imbi this morning.

We old timers were not used to have to 'tick in the box' to make our orders but somehow we did it! Hahaha!

While the food did not arrive at 'fast food speed' they were piping hot and steamy! with exception of (item 5M), which was warmer than room temperature but nevertheless still quite tasty!

The seafood ingredients used were very fresh and the portions good. In addition to the earlier items 'ticked' we had a serving each of items (4A) and (4C). Total bill came to a total of RM76.80 plus taxes. The restaurant is part of the Palace group chain and this morning enjoyed rather good business, more people were coming in as we were leaving.

Watched Lady in the Water by M. Night Shyamalan last night... missed the initial bit though. Anyone else caught this? I enjoyed 'Sixth Sense' tremendously, Bruce Willis and Haley Joel Osment were the perfect combo! Gonna catch one more of Shayamalan's movie to make it a trio of his movies 'seen'.

Was driving round Jalan Kuching area and somehow landed up in Mt Kiara. I hate going into massive shopping malls (getting lost and having problems locating the carpark are two major peeves!). I caught sight of Wendy's accessible straight off the main road (yeah! great idea!) and the following was lunch!

p.s. with that baked potato, I had to pack the fries to go! Stomach getting smaller ah?

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Hey, there was a special promotion at my favorite tea place at Amcorp Mall (opposite the CIMB) on the ground floor: Two pieces of scones with butter and lemon curd and a cuppa of java for less than RM8.00? Fab!

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Merry Christmas & Happy Holiday!

Here's Wishing All My Friends and Readers
a Merry Christmas if you celebrate it
and a Happy Holiday for the rest of us!

Christmas at the Curve, Kuala Lumpur

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Below: here is a lovely item sent by my most favorite relative, Uncle HFLim:

~ for my Christian friends and readers ~


I am God's child (John 1:12)
I am Christ's friend (John 15:15 )
I am united with the Lord (1 Cor. 6:17)
I am bought with a price (1 Cor 6:19-20)
I am a saint (set apart for God). (Eph. 1:1)
I am a personal witness of Christ. (Acts 1:8)
I am the salt & light of the earth (Matt 5:13-14)
I am a member of the body of Christ (1 Cor 12:27)
I am free forever from condemnation ( Rom. 8: 1-2)
I am a citizen of Heaven. I am significant (Phil 3:20)
I am free from any charge against me (Rom. 8:31 -34)
I am a minister of reconciliation for God (2 Cor 5:17-21)
I have access to God through the Holy Spirit (Eph. 2:18)
I am seated with Christ in the heavenly realms (Eph. 2:6)
I cannot be separated from the love of God (Rom 8:35-39)
I am established, anointed, sealed by God (2 Cor 1:21-22 )
I am assured all things work together for good (Rom. 8:28 )
I have been chosen and appointed to bear fruit (John 15:16 )
I may approach God with freedom and confidence (Eph. 3: 12 )
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me (Phil. 4:13)
I am the branch of the true vine, a channel of His life (John 15: 1-5)
I am God's temple (1 Cor. 3: 16). I am complete in Christ (Col. 2: 10)
I am hidden with Christ in God (Col. 3:3).. I have been justified (Romans 5:1)
I am God's co-worker (1 Cor. 3:9; 2 Cor 6:1). I am God's workmanship (Eph. 2:10)
I am confident that the good works God has begun in me will be
perfected. (Phil.1:5)
I hv been redeemed & forgiven (Col 1:14). I hv been adopted as God's child (Eph1:5)
I belong to God
Do you know
Who you are?

Keep this bell ringing...pass it on
'The LORD bless you and keep you;
The LORD make His face shine upon you
And be gracious to you;
The LORD turn His face toward you
And give you peace...
Numbers 6:24-26

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I am gonna spend the holiday reading and chilling out with DH!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Malaysia vs Singapore

Singapore Cabinet ~ Malaysia Cabinet

PM Lee Hsien Loong
Cambridge University - First Class Honours (1974)
Harvard University - Masters (1980)

PM Abdullah bin Haji Ahmad Badawi
University of Malaya - Bachelor of Arts Honours (1964)

SM Goh Chok Tong
University of Singapore - First Class Honours (1964)
Williams College , USA - Masters (1967)

Deputy PM Dato' Sri Najib Razak
University of Nottingham - Bachelor of Arts Honours (1974)

MM Lee Kuan Yew
Cambridge University - First Class Honours (1949)

Minister of Foregn Affairs Syed Hamid Albar
[ UITM ] - Bachelor of Arts

Minister for Law Prof. S Jayakumar
University of Singapore - Bachelor of Law Honours (1963)
Yale Univerity - Masters (1966)

Ministry of Works - Dato' Seri Samy Vellu
[ Form 6, Anderson School ]

Minister for Home Affairs Wong Kan Seng
University of Singapore - Bachelor of Arts & Business Admin (1977)
London Business School - Masters (1979)

Ministry of International Trade & Industry Rafidah binti Aziz
Universiti Malaya - Bachelor of Arts Honours

Minister for Foreign Affairs BG George Yeo
Cambridge University - Double First Class Honours (1976)
Harvard Business School - MBA w/ Distinction (1985)

Minister of Agriculture Muhyiddin Yassin
[ Polytechnic Ungku Omar ]

Minister for Trade and Industry Lim Hng Kiang
Cambridge University - First Class Honours w/ Distinction (1976)
Harvard University - Masters (1986)

Ministry of Domestic Trade Shafie Apdal
[ Form 5, Failed English ] ???????

Minister for Defence Teo Chee Hean
University of Manchester - First Class Honours (1976)
Imperial College , London - Masters w/ Distinction (1977)

Minister of Education Hishammuddin Hussein
[ Bachelor of Arts, Social Science ]

Minister for Education Tharman Shanmugaratnam
London School of Economics - Bachelor of Arts
Cambridge University - Masters
Harvard University - Masters

Minister of Home Affairs Radzi bin Sheikh Ahmad
[ Kolej Islam Malaysia , Diploma ]

(Anonymous has left a new comment on your post "Malaysia vs Singapore":
hi, I think some of the facts here are not right. Allow me to add some facts here for our info :
Hishamuddin Tun Hussein Onn is former lawyer .. meaning that he has a law degree with him .. If I'm not mistaken he was graduated from the same University with dato' Najib .. somewhere in the UK.
same goes to Radzi Sheikh Ahmad .. he was a former lawyer too.
Hamid Albar also a UK graduated and Shafie Afdal has a degree in Economics from the UK also ..thank you) ~ THANK YOU - WHOEVER YOU ARE!

Moral of the above information is..... Malaysia boleh ~ PLEASE among those of us who are QUALIFIED AND CAPABLE.... PLEASE STEP UP TO THE PLATE... but make sure lah you are in the correct political party!!! or if you are in the current ruling government, STEP UP lah! dont let the people down.

Monday, December 22, 2008

Makan Makan Post

I did 5~1km and 4~1km on sat and sun last but none at all this morning. Really must walk 5~1km rounds TOMORROW!

From Happy Cafe, Happy Garden: (had lunch with mother!)

Above: panfried salmon with fried rice (not my order!) ~ below: black pepper steak with wedges and salad ~ this was my order

Below: Rosie's apple pie with ice cream

Below: Simply Penang A cuppa Cham!Char Kuey Teow
Chicken Loh Bak

Tong Yuen ~ Out There and At Home

Was at Endah Parade, Sri Petaling last week with mother and we had tong yuen with tow foo fah! This place has been around for quite some time... and they serve tong yuen throughout the year!

Pic Below: two choice of sugar syrup!

and below, homemade ~ pink with black sesame filling,
green and mixed color - peanut filling!

Friday, December 19, 2008

Something on Crafts! and Gifts!


OK! I did 5~1km round in 60mins again, today! Breakfast was two slices of wholemeal toast with canola spread and fig jam (from 100Yen) and sliced banana; a slice of papaya and half a fuji apple and half a mug of plain ovaltine. Must start bento-ing next week!

Look what Janet gave me!! Thanks JC! My second pinkeep!

(Pic Below) And see ~ I do use gifts received! Crocheting my fav flower!

And I even remember all I had learnt on tatting!

Just came across this ~ Ceramic Tatting Shuttle Giveaway at Lady Shuttlemaker!

Reason why my waistband is tight!

Mmmph.... sunday last no walkie.... went marketing and came back with one small plastic (came with the plums I purchased) which the fruit seller sneaked into my green bag while I was selecting another fruit! :(

I walked 4~1km round in 50mins on Monday, half an hour walkie on Tuesday and 5~1km in 60mins on Wednesday! No walkie today as I had to get some fresh vegs from the wet market again today! Came back without any new plastic bags! ;)

Was at Daiso at the Curve from 1.30pm to 3.00pm on Sunday! Met Sharon there and later spotted CP aka Market Place too. Saw a lady holding a tube of food picks (only a seasoned bento packer buys food picks) went up to her and ask if she is a blogger! Went away from Daiso with 25 items!

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Christmas deco at the Curve...

This was my lunch at the Curve

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This was my lunch on monday ~ abv ~ my fav ~ corney dog!

Pic Abv: New item from A&W ~ Waffle in a Mug!

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Rosie's meatballs and boiled potatoes ~ nope that was not enuf! so I ordered a breakfast item ~ scrambled eggs on toast with hash brown! That did me in!

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Wednesday's outing at BU ~ lunched at Carl's Jr

Sharon! Tks for the tip (DIY shop?) I bought Heart/Star/Rabbit/Bird cutters! And gave the heart cutters from Daiso to Rosie today.... she's abit puzzled as to what to do with them!

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Fantastic Four Tag

Tagged!! by Sharon of 3LittleAngels...

Four places I go over and over:-
-BookXcess, 3rd Amcorp Mall, Petaling Jaya;
-Silverfishbooks at Bangsar;
-Flea market at Amcorp Mall on Sundays;
-Amcorp Mall... on weekdays?

Four people who email me regularly:-
-My Sis who sends me stuff at the family's yahoo group site, facebook and private emails!;
-My hubby (sms only lah);
-JobstreetDomCom and JobsDB!;
-Spammers too.

Four of my favorite places to eat:-
-Sri Melaka at Amcorp Mall;
-Chinese restaurant at Nikko hotel;
-Uncle Cili's Amcorp Mall;
-Any place with ..... good makan!

Four places I’d rather be:-
-on my couch with Astro remote in hand;
-in front of my monitor chatting away with friends and blog hopping;
-Paris is good too, preferably with slim cigar in hand and goblet of fine cognac in the other and Christopher Walken carrying my floor length mink coat!
-Ice cream parlour! anywhere!

Four TV shows I could watch over and over:-
1. The Nanny
2. Friends
3. Seinfield
4. CSI Miami

Four people I think will respond:-
-Janet Chan

Keeping Our Country's Economy Afloat.....

Totally agree:

Keep spending modestly on the things you really need. In order for the economy to claw back to normalcy, we must keep the economy going by spending as needed. So while it's admirable and oh so frugal to grow your own vegetables in your yard, sensible spending is what our economy needs and what will enable all of us to survive the recession.

So visits to 100Yen outlets and Daiso (I think Jusco is the only loser here for similar products i.e.) is rather good!

Read more here: Five frugal tips for surviving a recession!

And I especially admire the results of her galant attempt at curbing and restructuring her expenses here: Report Card

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Something on KWSP ...... if you dont know me!

Have You KWSP 17A (AHL) ed?

Interesting read hoh?

Actually, we went through this before, a decade ago. It was part of the stimulas package ~ cannot remember how long it was for but then the government reverted back to 11% when things improved.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Cafe @ 15 Lorong Gurney! (Alliance Francaise de KL)

Rosie's version of the bread&butter pudding:

Of course I had something else before the pudding!

Green salad with balsamic dressing

Curry Pap Pusing!

Reminds me of the Coliseum cafe at TAR!

Newlyweds Rosie and her DH opened Cafe @15 three months ago (they have years of F&B experience working in local hotels between them!) ~ they are opened for breakfast from 9.00am ending with early evening diners at 7.00pm. For small parties at the cafe or outdoor catering at your homes, do email them at ( . [I have an appointment with Rosie for Apple Crumble with Ice Cream next week!] See what I eat previously at Cafe@15