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Thursday, January 31, 2008
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This brand of almond biscuits from Macau (Kok Kei Bakery) is my favorite. While other brands of almond biscuits are either too sweet or don't have enough almond bits, Kok Kei's almond biscuits are just nice and with generous amounts of almonds inside the biscuits. Only certain shops sell this brand of biscuits here. My mil bought all these for us when she came back from Hong Kong recently.
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Wednesday, January 30, 2008
However, some of things that she does can be quite horrible and shocking. For example, the clothes she folds are all uneven and look terribly crumpled. Even Alycia and Sherilyn can do a better job. After folding the clothes yesterday, she put them into a laundry basket and put the basket in our room. When I kept the clothes, I saw unfolded and unturned panties, singlets and socks in between folded clothes. Besides, she's also very dreamy and looks clueless and blur. After turning on the switch to boil water in the kettle, she will stand next to the kettle and stare at the kettle, waiting for the water to boil. I told her she can do other work whilst waiting for the water to boil and she gave me a silly smile and mumbled something which is not comprehensible, and I was too tired to ask her what she was trying to tell me.
She also eats like she's famished all the time. I had bought her a box of Jacob's wholemeal crackers and the next day when I checked the box, I was shock to find that it's empty! I think she must have come from a family who's really poor where food, especially meat is really scarce. She never likes to waste food and even finished every single drop of salty soup from the 'yong tau foo' that I had bought several days ago. She even eats all the chicken that we had used to boil soup, something which my previous maids never did and were all too spoilt for choice with their food.
Overall, she's tolerable and work performance is acceptable. She's also very patient with the gals, which is very important to me.
Soft shell crab maki - very tasty.
Chawan Mushi with Unagi, which comes together with the Bento set.
The platter of raw fish and seafood which made me salivate whilst hubby savoured them.
Hubby ordered a plate full of raw fish and seafood that really made me salivate..... I had a grilled cod fish and the gals had a Bento set. Also ordered many other miscellaneous items. It was the first time my maid ate Jap food and for someone poor from Cambodia who is quite deprieved of food, she enjoyed every bit of the delicious food. The soft shell crab maki was very tasty too. Alycia and Sherilyn loved the California rolls and maki. Even Sherilyn who hates meat ate the soft shell crab maki.
Alycia enjoying her maki.
Sherilyn enjoying the crispy seaweed sheets which the sashimi chef gave her.
Tuesday, January 29, 2008
This is a back-dated post. 2 weeks ago after dinner one night, hubby said he wanted to have a foot reflexology as he had been working late and needed to de-stress himself. So we all went to KL Valley Foot Reflexology, a foot reflexology and massage center with branches around KL. Most of the masseurs at the centers are men and women hired from China. We went to the one located near our house. I was a tad apprehensive about having a foot reflexology during pregnancy but the masseurs there reassured me that it is ok as long as they did it gently.
The massage was really relaxing. First, the masseurs massaged my shoulders, head and arms. Then, I had my feet soaked in some warm herb water and had a hot pack placed behind my back and my nape. The massage was truly relaxing till I dozed off..... but I find it too gentle and not 'chee kek' enough! A 45-minute massage session cost RM40 per person. I will definitely go back for more.
Whilst hubby and I were enjoying our massage session, Sherilyn our samseng climbed up and down the massage chairs, hopped around like a monkey and made so much noises. It was really embarassing as most of the customers had dozed off during the session.
Monday, January 28, 2008
The rule to the e-mail was that, once you have been hit, you have to hit 5 pretty Moms, including the one who thought of you today & sent it to you. The idea is that if you get hit again, You will know you are really pretty!
So I thought lets just turn this into a tag instead. But that “hit” part won’t work very well in a tag. So instead of giving a “hit” to the one who tag you, you add your name at the bottom of the tagged persons list, and without bumping the person at the top or bumping anyone off and let the list grow.Hit 5 pretty moms on your list to let them know they are pretty!
Before I was a Mom
I never tripped over toys or forgot words to a lullaby.I didn’t worry whether or not my plants were poisonous.I never thought about immunizations.
Before I was a Mom
I had never been puked on.Pooped on.Chewed on.Peed on.I had complete control of my mind and my thoughts.I slept all night.
Before I was a Mom
I never held down a screaming child so doctors could do tests or give shots.I never looked into teary eyes and cried.I never got gloriously happy over a simple grin.I never sat up late hours at night watching a baby sleep.
Before I was a Mom
I never held a sleeping baby just because I didn’t want to put her down.I never felt my heart break into a million pieces when I couldn’t stop the hurt.I never knew that something so small could affect my life so much.I never knew that I could love someone so much.I never knew I would love being a Mom.
Before I was a Mom -
I didn’t know the feeling of having my heart outside my body.I didn’t know how special it could feel to feed a hungry baby.I didn’t know that bond between a mother and her child.I didn’t know that something so small could make me feel so important and happy.
Before I was a Mom -
I had never gotten up in the middle of the night every 10 minutes to make sure all was okay.I had never known the warmth, the joy, the love, the heartache, the wonderment or the satisfaction of being a Mom.I didn’t know I was capable of feeling so much, before I was a Mom.
Here’s the first chain of tags :
The five special mommies I am tagging are:
Hip n Cool Momma
Sunday, January 27, 2008
Saturday, January 26, 2008
Friday, January 25, 2008
I really don't know but each time I go to the Republic Food Court @ Pavillion, the J.Co Doughnut outlet is ALWAYS packed with fans making a long bee line and willing to queue for at least 15 mins to 30 mins for their turn to buy those sweet doughnuts. And hubby is one of the die-hard fans. For an impatient person like him, he is willing to queue up with the rest of the die-hard fans just to get a dozen of those doughnuts laced with sugar, chocolate and cream.
We were at Pavillion on Wednesday and hubby joined in the craze by queuing up for at least 20 mins to get a dozen of those doughnuts. I really can't find anything special about those doughnuts, in fact I find them terribly sweet. I still prefer the old-fashioned doughnuts sprinkled with very little castor sugar but still, I am never a doughnut person. I prefer cream puffs and ice cream.
Do you find these doughnuts tempting and appetizing? I don't know, but I really find them very jelak, just at the sight of them.... and I did not eat any of these. Instead, I ate the 'yau char kwai', 'mar keok', soya bean and tau foo far from the 'Yau Tiow' stall at the Republic Food Court. You should try those instead - very nice... but sinful! I was too busy eating them till I had forgotten to snap pix of them. Next time I will!
Thursday, January 24, 2008
For one week after our maid had gone back to Indonesia, Sherilyn never fails to help my mum whenever she hangs the laundry out to dry.... and she did quite a good job. When the clothes were dried, she even helped to fold the clothes, though the result was not exactly acceptable but good enough for a toddler who is not even 3 years old.
Now that Alycia has gone back to pre-school, I have to coach her in her homework everyday, besides reading to her and Sherilyn. I am really tempted to create another blog in my own domain and let this new blog be free of 3P posts in the hope of earning a good PR but with my 3rd baby arriving soon, I really doubt I will have the time to do that. I guess I will have to put this plan in the back-burner and wait till the end of this year.
I have randomly selected 5 of you below to be tagged and I hope that you will similarly publish this post in your blog.
You will have to tag 5 other bloggers and just keep adding on to the list. (Do not replace, just keep on adding! Yes we hope it will be a long list!)
It’s real easy!
Tag others and see your Technorati Authority increase exponentially!
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Wednesday, January 23, 2008
These mini pineapple cakes made in Taiwan are my favorite and they taste even better than our local pineapple tarts. The crust is milky and the pineapple paste has chunks of pineapple and walnuts bits. They are sold in Taiwan and Hong Kong and my mil brought back 2 tins for me when she came back from HK recently. There goes my weight.... I think it will shoot up within the next few days as she had bought so much yummy and fattening sweet treats for us.
Tuesday, January 22, 2008
I find the fish paste and the soup too salty.... so salty that my tongue felt numb after the meal. The food here is not really suitable for toddlers as I find they contain too much salt, MSG, pepper and cooking wine in the soup. Even Alycia and Sherilyn who love fish paste and noodles didn't like the food. They kept complaining that the noodles and fish paste were spicy and salty and kept drinking water instead of eating.
The shop serves very good 'foo choke pak kor yee mai' or barley boiled with tofu sheets and gingko. Another must-try drink is the boiled pumpkin with gingko water - very refreshing and it's sugar-free. The drinks cost RM2 per glass.
Monday, January 21, 2008
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Sunday, January 20, 2008
This black sesame paste pau from Din Tai Fung Chinese Restaurant @ Gardens is one of the tastiest I have ever tasted. There's a generous filling of black sesame paste oozing from the pau as you sink your teeth into the piping hot soft pau. Very tasty!
Saturday, January 19, 2008
Friday, January 18, 2008
Alycia loves learning words on her toy electronic laptop. At the press of a button, she can choose what she wants to learn. She got this laptop for her 3rd birthday a year ago but she did not know how to play with it then, so I kept it. Recently, she went to the cupboard where I keep all their new books, toys, stationery, stickers, etc. and fished out the laptop herself and started playing with it. As she doesn't know spelling yet, she will ask me for help to play the word games on the laptop. This is really a cool learning tool for toddlers ages 4 and up.
Thursday, January 17, 2008
Hubby's uncle who has just returned from Thailand gave us a big bottle of kuih kapit (or Love Letters) filled with chicken floss all rolled up inside. They are really crispy, tasty and fragrant as there's a generous amount of coconut milk used to make the Love Letters. Greedy me was so busy munching on the Love Letters that my hand slipped whilst holding the bottle and all the Love Letters inside were crushed to bits. Now, I have to use a spoon to eat the crushed biscuits and chicken floss!
Wednesday, January 16, 2008
Every night when I place my nightie on the bed, Sherilyn is sure to put on the nightie and act silly to make me laugh. She will dance in my nightie, run around with it and say "i am mummy!". She sure knows how to make me laugh.
This 'siu loong pau' is really tasty. I love the hot soup wrapped inside the skin. You have got to be careful not to burn your lips and tongue when you bite into this pau as the soup inside is really piping hot. There are 2 varieties of 'siu loong pau' - one is meat filled and the other one is meat and crab meat filled. Both are equally tasty.
Another of my favorite at this restaurant - the beef 'la mien'. Very tasty.
This is also one of my favorites - pau filled with steamed minced pork meat - also very tasty.
We also ordered a steamed tofu dish. What's special about this simple dish is that the tofu comes with chicken meat floss sprinkled on top of the tofu.
I would rate the food from this restaurant 9 over 10.
Monday, January 14, 2008
Today is Alycia's first day of school this year. I woke up early to do some simple house work and to prepare her lunch box. After having a maid to help me for more than 5 years, I find it really tiring to have to do everything myself now. Being pregnant makes it even more tiring. I now find it difficult and tiring to squat down, bend down, climb up and down the stairs more than 20 times a day, wash the dishes, hang the clothes out to dry, keep the clothes, bathe the kids myself, etc. etc. My maid agent has promised me that he will send me a temp live-in maid this Sunday and I hope this time he will keep his promise. The temp maid will be a Cambodian, who has been rejected by another employer. I just hope she will be tolerable. I won't place too much hope on her as she's only a temp maid. Just can't wait for my new permanent maid to arrive.
Saturday, January 12, 2008
This green tea chiffon cake is one of the best I have tasted. It's from this bakery that we regularly patronize near our house. If I want to get this cake, I have to be at the bakery early, else they will all be snapped up in a jiff. It's ultra soft, not too sweet and has red beans sprinkled on top. I can even chomp down the entire cake myself in a day, but of course I won't do that.... gotta watch the calories and my waist line!
After months of just smelling the aroma of my Sikh neighbor's curry whenever she cooks them and salivating whilst I whiffed the aroma, yesterday she finally gave me a small bowl of her chicken curry to try. And boy, it tasted so good. Authentic, homemade Sikh curry. If only I had some tosei or roti canai to go with the curry, it would even be more satisfying! Finally my crave was satisfied!
She also gave me a huge packet of fish keropok from Terengganu. My maid deep fried some and they tasted really good too!
Friday, January 11, 2008
If you want to fix a quick meal of mac n cheese for yourself or your little one, try San Remo. It's MSG free, preservative free and very tasty. Alycia and Sherilyn love it. Just add some butter, milk, some chopped french beans or some minced meat and cook for 10 minutes and voila, you have a delicious piping hot meal on your table. You can also sprinkle some cheese or pine nuts on the macaroni for some added calcium and protein for your toddlers.