Friday, 5 June 2015


It lasted for about 10 seconds just when I was combing my hair in front of the mirror this morning.  It started with loud shaky sound on the roof top, I thought it was a cat chasing after those naughty rats again, It couldn't be that bad that the chasing game made the whole house shaky.  Later then we realised that it was an earthquake.  The tremors woke our girls up from the beds, I could see their big eyes looking at us with a little shock of what they had experienced.

The whatsapp messages kept coming through with updates from friends & family after that.  So far we have not heard of any damages done following this earthquake in and around Kota Kinabalu areas except the worst hit areas in Ranau, Kundasang and Mount Kinabalu.

Many of the climbers are stranded on top of Mt Kinabalu for fear of loose rocks and borders would endanger the climbers from going down the mountain.

shattered glass at BSN Ranau

Major damaged road
One of our Donkey's Ears at the Mt Kinabalu has fallen off.  Luckily no damage was reported on the Low's Peak which resembles the highest point of the Majestic Mt Kinabalu. 
Many believe that the spirit of the ancestors are truly displeased with the act of the nude tourists at their sacred resting ground.

Thursday, 4 June 2015

There goes my pot

I blogged  about  it  when I first used it which was new from the box (here).  

I planned to boil a pot of herbal soup last weekend using this little cute pot.  It was just after the water is boiled in the pot, I heard and saw water flowing out from my stove and wet the floor, then I realized the bottom of the pot has cracked beyond repair.
I couldn't carry the pot away from the stove as it was still burning hot.  The pot of soup thus drained dry leaving the herbs.  

I took the box & read again.  It clearly said can be directly cook from gas stove & durable.  I was very disappointed with it, off the pin it went.  

Thursday, 28 May 2015

Harvest Festival Celebration, 30-31 May 2015

The Theme for the Harvest Festival Celebration at the newly open shopping mall, Imago at KK Times Square, is sea world.  The stage is surrounded by colourful designs of sea creatures.  We were there right after Sunday Mass last week, the mall is still pretty empty.

The programe line-up at Imago.  

beaded necklaces for sale

Local "Barbie" in Kadazan Dusun constumes.  I like them.

Batik painting

View from 2nd Floor.  

School holiday is starting tomorrow and we will be having a long holiday weekend for the celebration of Harvest Festival on 30th, 31st May and a replacement holiday on the 1st June 2015 as well.  I would like to wish all my Kadazan, Dusun and Murut friends Happy Harvest Festival "Kotobian Tadau Tagazo Do Kaamatan"

Wednesday, 27 May 2015

Speedy 4 Dishes Dinner

Yes, we had 4 dishes for dinner without cooking merely have to heat them up and cooked rice.  It was in one of the busy night last week,  we tapau food from the school canteen.  The spread of dishes serve at the school canteen just like those in the restaurant, with much cheaper price.   We did that once in a while to save the time to prepare dinner especially when we come back late in the evening.

Thursday, 21 May 2015

Clearing off old stock

I was once a home base florist while having a full time job.  Due to many contributing factors, I did not pursue further to develop the business and soon the interest have died out but the stocks that I have remained kept in the store at the family home.  During the recent renovation at the family home, Clet back my old stocks and old memories of one of my failed business attempts.  What should I do with them? 

Since my Kids Fashion business is in its last month of business, I am clearing off the stocks at the shop, it is the good opportunity to sell off the old florist stuff at the same time.  I offered a good discounted price to clear unwanted stuff in the house as well.  One man junk is an another man's treasure.

Stuff to clear at sales :

Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Famous Pastry from Sandakan

My colleague brought us some tau sar piang and tau yung salted egg pastry from Sandakan as promised. 

These pastry are selling like hot cakes in Sandakan. This was the first time I have tasted these pastries and they are really nice..soft and smooth, the sweetness is just nice, honestly much better than those selling here in KK, even after 3 days, the texture is still soft and smooth.  For the 1st time I enjoyed eating tau sar piang and recommended it to my husband :D.  I brought one back for him to try.
 Tau Yung with Salted York filling.

Friday, 15 May 2015

Baking Experience - Egg Tarts

The making of egg tarts is not a very difficult process. These egg tarts were made before Chinese New Year when my fever of baking was on high.  I have not been touching my oven for these last 2 months. 

the crust mixture

press into the moulds before sending into the oven

half baked egg tarts crusts ready for egg custard mixture 

the filled up egg tarts ready for baking

it's done.  The crust looks just nice

took pictures of my efforts for records,  Don't know when I will make some egg tarts again.  

Wednesday, 13 May 2015

Overnight Trip to Mesilau Kundasang -Day 2

The next day, we woke up early in the chill morning.  Everyone were excited to find the majestic view of Mount Kinabalu, it is so close as if we are almost reach the mountain top.  My youngest daughter was so excited, she was the one who woke us up in the morning.  Our hand phones worked very hard to capture the best view.  

Me with the Mountain view at the back

It was so cold that I have a bowl of rice wine chicken soup to warm up my body

On the way back,  we stop by Kundasang market place to buy some local vegetables and for the 1st time, I shopped at the flowers stalls

small pots of chillies, I did not buy any

spread of flowers

Cactus, these are the ones I was looking for

I bought 3 pots of flowers.  The red one is meant for my mum for Mother's Day but she asked me to take care of it.  She said this flower is very common.

and I also bought 3 small pots of cactus.  Now I will have to take care of my plants which I have never done before.  The weather is so hot,  I have been watering my plants for the last 2 days when I reach home after work.  

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