Sunday 29 November 2015

Fruits ABC (Ais Batu Campur or Mixed Ice) Dessert

Tanjung Aru beach is popular for its beautiful sunset, it is a famous spot for the tourists & locals but we hardly go there.  I wish this area can be upgraded for the comfort of the visitors. 

We had this fruits ABC dessert at Tanjung Aru Beach 1, the stall is located inside the eateries.  This stall is operated by my brother's classmate.  We ordered the small cup (RM5.00) for 2 of us to share.     
ABC (Mixed Ice with syrup) at the bottom and fresh fruits filled to the brim, a good cup of dessert. 
I accidentally dropped the only piece of the kiwi, what a waste.   
I told my brother that it would be nicer if the fruits are served cold and the shaved ice is in fine texture and not hard like small pieces of rocks, so that he could convey a customer's comment to his classmate.  Anyhow, her business is very good.
 Many different type of fruits on display.  These are real fresh fruits, I was told that the stall operator take the fruits down when she closes her stall and rearrange the fruits before she starts her business each day..she has acquired the skills in arranging fruits like this over the years. 

Friday 27 November 2015

Cheesy Egg Sandwich

A special request by my girls to their daddy to make this Cheesy Egg Sandwich for them. As you can see the cheese is literally melting and flowing after it is cut in halve.   No wonder my girls said they miss the sandwich that their daddy make for them.

I added slices of tomatoes to my serving, simply satisfying tea break with a cup of hot coffee.

gone in just a minute.  Not enough for me, will make more next time.

Check out the making of this Cheesy Egg Sandwich here :

Wednesday 25 November 2015

Mystery of a Lonely Bear

My better half spotted a plush toy bear being left by the road side on the way home after fetching our girls from school a few weeks ago.  We are still puzzling with who and why.  Who left the bear there ? and why it's being left there ? Is it meant for adoption ? or is there something fishy behind it ?

It is a nice and sizeable plush toy bear sitting very lonely by the road side.  No notes can be sighted.  

It was placed at the junction, can be easily spotted by the passerby. 

Not sure what happened after that.  Remains a mystery to us.  Will you pick up the toy bear in a situation like this ?? 

Tuesday 24 November 2015

Sweet Potatoes Fritters

I usually make sweet potatoes bubur cha cha, a couple of weeks ago, I tried to make them into fritters so that my girls get to eat the sweet potatoes rather than only the soup.  I am glad that my girls like them though the appearance of the fritters do not look yummy, too plain for food presentation, haaa..

We can just take a piece or two for snacking during the afternoon before dinner time.  Sweet potatoes is a healthier choice than many other processed food for the children.

I recorded down the preparation methods here for reference and for future improvement :

Monday 23 November 2015

Our backyard resident

Our dog, Lucky, has been our backyard resident for the past 3 years.  Once in a while we will let him go to the front porch, he barks at every single dog at his sight, and starts barking at things that are not familiar to him.  Very alert yet annoyingly noisy to the neighbours.  He will free himself out from the gate whenever he gets the chance, then he will have no mercy looking for a fight with other dogs or rather other dogs want to fight with him, hurting himself for no reason, it is hard to stop the dogs when they are fighting.  For these reasons, it is best for him to be the guard dog at the backyard. 
Recently we cemented part of our backyard, probably he still has not used to the new flooring, he chose to sit in the flower pot like this, almost killing the poor plants in the pot if we hadn't moved the flower pot away.   We have found a girlfriend for him, hopefully they will not fight when they meet each other.  haaaaa....:DD

Saturday 21 November 2015

Teacher Appreciation Party 谢师宴 2015

As a gesture of appreciation to their teachers for their guidance and teaching for the whole 6 long years, the primary 6 students hold a party for their teachers in school before the school term came to an end, the party was celebrated with over flowing of food and performances from each class.

Each student brought along one type of food for the potluck.  My girl chose to bring jelly or pudding. We supposed to make the jellies for her to bring to school, however, she requested that the texture of the jellies must be similar to the store bought ones that she likes, I have no confidence in meeting her we opted for the store bought ones to avoid disappointment.

This was what happened the night before the party.  Sisters joined hands opening up the jelly puddings and arranged nicely into the food containers.
The texture of these jelly pudding is very nice, soft and bouncy, not too sweet, 4 assorted colours and flavours.  Very presentable for parties.  Best serve chilled. 
We couldn't resist to pop a few into our mouths, luckily we bought extra or else it wouldn't be enough to bring to school..:DDD  

Thursday 19 November 2015

Dim Sum Lunch

Let me share with you our dim sum lunch (the pictures) that we had after our girl's graduation ceremony last Friday. 

We planned to have a simple meal near the school but we had problem finding a parking around there.  We just drove further to one of the the new shop houses along Jalan Donggongon and stumbled upon this restaurant.
My girl wanted to order meehoon soup, surprisingly they do not serve meehoon soup, only konlou mee is available..though the konlou mee looks good, but we ended up fill our table with dim sum dishes.
this radish cake is not as tasty as those I have tried before
Ham Rolls
Char Sau Pau
I like this Wu Kok, crispy on the outside but not dry
the prawns are of reasonable size in these har gow
Chicken feet

Siew mai is the must have item in any dim sum meal
My little girl ordered this porridge
smokey hot from the steamer

The total bill came up to RM59.20 (less than USD15.00).  Overall it was a good dim sum lunch, the portion that they serve are in reasonable size, the staff there are helpful.  We shall be their return customers to try out other stuff in their menu, hopefully they will serve meehoon soup by then. 

Wednesday 18 November 2015

UPSR Result 2015

UPSR result has finally out yesterday, it was also Primary 6 graduation day for my girl.  Not long after 10am during the ceremony, her form teacher informed her that she has scored 6As, she immediately made a sign language to her daddy whom seated far across the hall to inform him about her great achievement.

We did not know what to expect before that because she is only confident in securing 4As..Chinese is her weakest subject coupled with the difficulties of questions set for this year's exam, scoring As in both Chinese papers were not positive. She told me that the worst scenario would be 4As 3Cs.  We are very happy the she scored better than expected.  Well done my girl !!

It is a good news that her school produces the highest numbers of 7As in the state.  The best overall School Average Grades GPS of 1.90.  

Archbishop John Wong attended the graduation ceremony for the 1st time and it is a blessing that my girl received the certificate from him.  Hope she will achieve more good results her her senior years.
Photo taking for 7As & 6As students (30 scored 7As & 31 scored 6As)
We went for a dim sum lunch after the ceremony...

Sunday 15 November 2015

Goodies from Neighbour

It is indeed a blessing every time we receive goodies.
My neighbour just came back from her trip to Hong Kong a couple of days ago (& zoom she went off to KL with her children again the next day).  Before she went off to her next trip, she gave us some goodies she brought for us from Hong Kong.  We are so grateful for her thoughtfulness.
   I am not fond in almond stuff because I do not like the strong almond taste BUT these Almond cookies are exceptional.  Compact and very nutty, the almond blends well with the peanuts in these cookies.  Perfect for tea time snack. 
Individually packed, very hygienic. 
This is something new for our taste buds..have never seen this product before.  The Asolo Dolce Fogliette.  This must be an Italian products because there is an Italian Flag on the left corner on the packet.  
14 fingers of Fogliette, a light crispy puff pastry with sugar syrup on top 
the sweetness is just fine..this crispy pastry is a good snack where is my hot coffee...???? 

Saturday 14 November 2015

Juicing for good health

My better half has been wanting to try this juice ever since he read about the benefit of this juice a year ago, it is said to be good to unclog the is hard to tell the conditions of our arteries in our body after all these years..we made a point to try this juice yesterday.  The ingredients are easy to find, I got them all in the supermarket on my way home.

We read about the benefit a year ago and did not keep any written information, therefore, there is no exact measurements of each ingredients we can follow, we take the liberty to estimate how much of each ingredient we need so long as all the main ingredients are in.

What we need are : Garlic, Ginger, Lemon, Honey and Apple Cider Vinegar (we opted out ACV).
peeled and sliced the ingredients ready for juicing
 my dear Alpha juicer have been in the box for is now out for this purpose
The unclogging arteries "yellow juice" is ready to be boiled.

Add in honey after it is cooled.  Keep refrigerated.  Enjoy this healthy juice 1 - 2 table spoons each day.  I have ready a youtube videos here for you to check out how it is done.  Hope this juice will provide us with much needed health benefits.

Wednesday 11 November 2015

Munchy's Lexus Crackers Biscuits

My colleague shared with me a packet of the Munchy's Lexus Cheese Cream crackers biscuits for me to munch after lunch.  It is really nice, I bought a big packet of it during my visit to the hypermarket a few days later.

I also bought the vegetable flavour immediately on my next visit to the hypermarket

I told my better half that I really like these crackers biscuits, he told me that there is a Chocolate one in the cabinet no one is eating it...I am not fond of chocolate and my girls are very selective on chocolate stuff too.. 
I like the colour of the packaging, it is my favourite purple.
There are 12 individually wrapped small packets in each big pack. 
Cheese cream is sandwiched in between 2 pieces of crackers, simply delicious 
6 pieces of vegetable flavoured crackers biscuits in a small packet 
I had a packet of each cheese cream and vegetable crackers biscuits with a cup of hot coffee to complete my after lunch munching... 
done..!! with satisfying tummy..but seriously I have to reduce my after lunch munching bad habit.. 

Disclaimer : This is not a paid post.  It is strictly my personal reviews after tasting the products that I bought from the supermarket.  All ideas and pictures are belong to me.