Thursday, December 13, 2012

Cappucino Cafe's Weekend Breakfast Treats!

Cappucino Garden Cafe
60 Jalan Lazat 2 Happy Garden,
Off Klang Road
Tel: 016-2620718
Yup, my look-alike-order!  And two loaves of bread to take away too!

Thursday, November 01, 2012

Read and Reading

Was down with flu and cough whole of last week from work and did lots of reading!
Finished the last three titles of my Diane Mott Davidson: Sweet Revenge, Fatally Flaky (missing-in-action) and Crunch Time; just started on Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Barbara Kingsolver's Animal, Vegetable, Miracle

This took three months to arrive by MPH at Jusco Maluri
and betcha I will find a pre-loved copy at Amcorp soon! Murphy's Law!

Wednesday, August 08, 2012

SHARING: Winter (author ~ unknown)

This is one of the nicest e-mails I've seen in a very long time.  Its very inspiring. Save it and read from time to time.  I wonder who composed this. So philosophical.

And then it is Winter.
You know. . . time has a way of moving quickly
and catching you unaware of the passing years.

It seems just yesterday that I was young,
just married and embarking on my new life with my mate.
And yet in a way, it seems like eons ago,
and I wonder where all the years went.

I know that I lived them all...
And I have glimpses of how it was back then and of all my hopes and dreams...
But, here it is... the winter of my life and it catches me by surprise...
How did I get here so fast?
Where did the years go and where did my youth go?

I remember well...
seeing older people through the years and thinking that those older people
were years away from me and that winter was so far off
that I could not fathom it or imagine fully what it would be like...

But, here it is...
my friends are retired and getting grey...
they move slower and I see an older person now.
Some are in better and some worse shape than me...

but, I see the great change...
Not like the ones that I remember who were young and vibrant...
but, like me, their age is beginning to show and we are now those older folks
that we used to see and never thought we'd be.

Each day now, I find that just getting a shower is a real target for the day!
And taking a nap is not a treat anymore... it's mandatory!
Cause if I don't on my own free will... I just fall asleep where I sit!

And so...
now I enter into this new season of my life unprepared
for all the aches and pains and the loss of strength and ability
to go and do things that I wish I had done but never did!!

But, at least I know, that though the winter has come, and I'm not sure how long it will last...
this I know, that when it's over... its over...
Yes, I have regrets. There are things I wish I hadn't done...
things I should have done, but indeed, there are many things I'm happy to have done.

It's all in a lifetime...
So, if you're not in your winter yet...
let me remind you, that it will be here faster than you think.
So, whatever you would like to accomplish in your life please do it quickly!

Don't put things off too long!!
Life goes by quickly. So, do what you can today,
as you can never be sure whether this is your winter or not!

You have no promise that you will see all the seasons of your life... so,
live for today and say all the things that you want your loved ones to remember...
and hope that they appreciate and love you for all the things
that you have done for them in all the years past!!

"Life is a gift to you.
The way you live your life is your gift to those who come after.
Make it a fantastic one."



Remember "It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold or silver."

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Hainamko Chicken Rice ~ Melaka

DH took me to a new venue for Hainanese chicken rice!

greem apple juice

quarter portion of steamed kampong chicken

Mutton Soup

Yup, the meal was good.  DH said that the kampong chicken meat is
very tender at Hainamko compared to elsewhere in Melaka

Hainamko Chicken rice
No 90, Jalana Bandahara, 75100 Melaka

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

A Jolly Good Haul of Books From Amcorp Mall

Kazuo Ishiguro's "An artist of the floating world"
Alice Hoffman's "The River King"

Amy Chua's "Battle Hymm of the Tiger Mother"

Seven Contemporary Chinese Women Writers

back of 7 Contemporary Chinese Women Writers

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Nasi Briyani ~ two thumbs up!

Spied this restaurant while parking my car in USJ, so popped in for a meal
 lamb - darn good!

Monday, May 07, 2012

These books followed me home from Amcorp Mall!

 Red Mist for my private collection
Collecting these to add to other titles by the same authors...

Friday, February 17, 2012

Cookbooks gifted me!

Christmas prezzies: Top from sis 'All Things Nice' by Jo Seagar (NZ)
and from SIL 'The Cookie and Biscuit Bible'
which I almost bought myself from Popular's 2011 sale!

Sunday, January 29, 2012

That time of the year and book finds @ Amcorp Mall

Eating this!
 Prosperity Beef Burger of course!
and isn't this M&S tin adorable?
I was not looking for another Han Suyin book
but then this book found me!
Han Suyin's 'The Morning Deluge Volume 2'
 also picked up Gred Iles' "The Footprints of God'

Saturday, January 28, 2012

New project ~ getting my book collection in order and sharing some!

Above: Nope ~ need a stronger shelf unit
Below: A nice fit!
Below: a new home for some of my collection 
 Below: beginning of the move
 Below:  more to come

Wednesday, January 04, 2012


The book went out to Singapore - with a blue coaster and matching flower bookmark!

I have One (1) copy to giveaway to kick off year 2012!
Going International and Ending 31st January 2012

To Win The Book:
(1) Follow me at this blog ~ 1 chance
(2) Leave a comment at this post ~ makes a total of 2 chances
(3) Say How Much You Like The Coaster and Bookmark ~ makes a total of 3 chances!

and Yes! you get a coaster and bookmark too!

Tuesday, January 03, 2012

New Additions to A Great Pile of Books!

 Read, to be read, reading!
Above: Lovely additions to my Han SuYin collection 
~ "Wind In My Sleeve" & "Cast But One Shadow"

 Above: Left ~ A change in Lifestyle ~ Gesine Bullock Prado's "My Life from Scratch" and
Right ~ A fabulous first book by Malaysian writer, Jeremy Chin ~ "Fuel"
 Above: Another find at Amcorp!
Above: The above came recommended by Diane Mott Davidson herself!
Above: a present from DD #2 from the last Big Bad Wolf sale!