Thursday, January 29, 2009

Important Announcement!

For bento friends up north in Penang....!!!!

My two gurls and I will be in Penang on 5th, 6th and 7th February 09!

If you need me to make any purchases from 100yen outlets either at Taman Pertama and Taman Desa - please let me know now. Will be away in Melaka tomorrow and back to KL on Monday.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Quiet Day

Woke up to sunlight ~ meant I overslept.... hence no walkie! Spent a buzy morning on the pc... doing this and that, reading all my favorite blogs.... yummy bentos!

Left home around 1.45pm for Jusco at Taman Cheras. Mission: to purchase some rice for sushi making or rather california rolls ~ a good item to start making.... but of course, things never go according as planned.

Made instead, muffins. Actually Rosie was supposed to make them but nicked her finger looking for something in her cutlery drawer. So I had to do the preparation and mixing. Have not baked in the longest time.

Above: raisin muffins Below: pineapple muffins

Below: what I ate for lunch yesterday at Rosie's Cafe@15

(pan seared red snapper with vegetable dressing & wedges!)
While we are waiting for the muffins to come out of the oven, the elderly couple who were engaged by AF to revamp their library came by to say good bye to Rosie... They had finished their assignment and are heading home to France this Sunday. And you know what? They complimented Rosie on her wonderful cooking! Now, isnt that great!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Testing Testing 123

Finally charged up the rechargeable 2A batteries enuf to take some pictures with my old pentax camera....

Some scenery in Kuala Lumpur:

Recently from my favorite laksa stall:

Today's Special from Cafe@15: Oooo! I had lunch with Sharon aka 3lilangels and babylet! And ladies, the two of us worked hard today.... for the benefit of fellow bento-packers! Do expect goodies in March 09!

Today's home cooked:

Monday, January 19, 2009


This is perfect!

Calvin's (of Calvin & Hobbs) explanation of his Lemonade Stand's business perspective has a resonance to the American Auto industry's position in the economy.
Remember that this cartoon was drawn over 15 years ago!

Are You Going to Finish Strong?

Early this morning..... visited this inspirational site ~ one of the many my kid sister will send our way at our yahoo family site .......

If my DH had not been at home..... I would have bawl my eyes out seeing this: OH SO INSPIRATIONAL!

Friday, January 16, 2009

Best Tip for 2009 & Etc (REFRESHED)

BIG SIGH!!!! camera in hospital and discovered my old camera also not working... life sucks!
But my dieting (or rather, food portioning) and exercise is going great! I am now walking 6~1km rounds (well this morning i.e.!) I having been walking 5~1km rounds this entire week! and I lost (yet again) that two lbs which crept back up on me when my head was turned the other way.... hoping to be 149lbs by CNY (and I believe I got an extra 15 days from 26th Jan to achieve this!)...... LOL!
Came across the following site and here is a great tip for 2009!

"Stop waiting for happiness.
Happiness is right here, right now."
Read more here:

DH has a habit of leaving his face washcloth in the sink with the tap dripping after using it and returning a hour and a half later after his morning walk to turn it off... Got him this to reduce his wastage of water!!
Above: A 'what-else-can-they-think-of!' purchase from 100Yen!

Below: And finally got the plates for my cake stand: Below: A thrifted copy of Han Suyin' s "A Many-Splendoured Thing:"

Below: Afternoon tea at "The Teapot Cafe" in SS2, PJ: Bread and Butter Pudding with custard
Below: old fashion victoria sponge cake
Below: Interior of "The Teapot Cafe"

Look! They offer Cow's Tongue on their menu!!!!

Monday, January 12, 2009

Craft Sale Venue!

Hiya ladies,

I have a young friend who is running the cafe at Alliance Francaise de KL at 15 Lorong Gurney, off Jalan Semarak.

Alliance Francaise has just started their new intake of young students for year 2009. Roughly about 200 students majority with their parents in tow. Rosie, my young friend is offering you creative ladies space to display and sell your hand crafted wares on saturdays free of charge but of course you and your friends supports her cafe! While the space is available (first come first serve) please bring your own tables/chairs/racks. Operating hours on sat: 9.00am to 7.00pm.

Please contact Rosie directly via sms to:

See previous posting on Cafe@15 here

p.s. Cafe@15 requires one part worker to help out at the cafe on saturdays. She is paying RM4/hr with meals thrown in.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Foodie Post!

I walked 5~1km rounds (with the exception of yesterday ~ 45mins brisk walk) daily since tuesday and made sure my rice intake at dinnertime is as below:

But I indulged myself in the day big time!

Monday, January 05, 2009

5th Jan 09 ~ Almost a week into 2009!


Despite grand plans for today, nothing came to be! Was chatting with Wendy last night on exercise and diet.......... big sigh!

Was tossing and turning the whole night (must have been that cup of coffee I had at 5pm) and did not wake up until it was 7.45am and it was a bit too sunny and late for a much needed morning walk!

Was with mother to run some errands and we were in Sri Petaling...

Above: Mother's order of Chinese Honey Chicken Rice
Mine was Herbal Chicken soup with rice

Above ~ bubur cha2 for me and below
longgan with sam shou with seacoconut for mother

The above dishes are from Green Apple Kitchen located at The Store in Sri Petaling

Below: the sweet round bento boxes available at Puchong & Tmn Pertama branches, none available at Tmn Desa and Kuchai
Below: a 'Push' control sauce bottle fm Tmn Desa:


Kuchai Lama 100Yen Outlet!

Latest known and sighted! 100Yen outlet and the address is No. 10 Jln Kuchai Maju 1, Off Kuchai Lama Enterprenuer park, 58200 Kuala Lumpur.

Above Pic: Tulip and Crab Sausage Cutters

Above: baran

Above: Left & Right - furikake shaker and Centre ~ butter container

Above: sauce bottles ~ (L) Clickery Click
and (R) plain sauce bottles with DIY penguin stickers!

Above: assorted foodpicks

Thursday, January 01, 2009