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!)
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.
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:
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!
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
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!
Bottom: 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!
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!
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.
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!
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!
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!
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!