Purple has now turned blue... purple is joy, yet blue is hope!


Friday, February 19, 2010

Year of Tiger - May all have a Joyful Roaring year

It is still not too late to wish everyone a Happy Lunar New Year! Welcome all to the year of tiger.
May all have a prosperous and happy days this whole year!

The picture below is the CNY decoration at OneUtama Shopping mall, someone told me it looks nice?!! I neither agree nor disagree. It looks more like a cat than a tiger, though cat and tiger is from the same animal family.

My picture below looks more like it, it's a tiger! I got this from the Guardian stamp redemption gift exchange, since December last year, posted here. Isn't it cute, but one thing I don't really like it, is when it could not sit well, haha! See photos below, how I made it sit.

Next, I finally dragged myself to watch this locally produced movie. Heard of its good comment many weeks ago, but just couldn't find a good time to visit the cinema. When I was still free couple of days back, we went to a cinema nearby as early as 10.30am, but still tickets were all sold out! Gosh... lucky enough, since I am still on vacation today, we managed to get tickets at a cinema last night.

(Picture from WooHoo Official website)

Visit http://www.woohoo.my/ for more information.

I was lucky! As I got the chance to visit the shooting place at Beserah, Kuantan during the eve of Chinese New Year, even before I watch this movie. Indeed a good place for shooting, nice peaceful village for everything, especially for one who loves nature, peace and relax. I had a few good picture shoots with my DSLR there, I had caught the right spot!

Next, sharing my childhood memories with you. If you are familiar with Taiwanese band, you might know Little Tiger (小虎队). This is their wiki page. They were formed 20+ years ago, and disbanded 10+ years ago. Recently, they presenting themselves once again on stage during a CNY show. What I like most is their togetherness, presenting lively songs, meaningful and yet capturing the moment well, with a positive heart and energy.

Here's their recently stage show from toutube.

Last but not least, I noticed I have this collection around my desk too. If you happen to collect this bean-bag tiger from a petrol station about 10+ years ago, you will know and even might have it collected too :) Nice ya!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

DIY - Pumpkin Sago dessert

I had been such into online cooking recipe lately, probably due to influence of some friends who like to bake. Nah, I don't like baking as I hate the mess created by the flour. Thus, after browsing some online recipe, I would think I like to prepare desserts instead.

Remembered I was introduced to this sago dessert some time ago, can't remember when. Since I have stored a slice of organic pumpkin in my fridge, why don't I try it out. One of the CNY vegetable - pumpkin, in Mandrin is called 金瓜 (jin-kua). One must know, Chinese would like auspicious word and prosperous symbolic during CNY. Having it said to be a golden bean, believe it should be an auspicious dessert for the occasion then.

This post is extremely hot-from-the-oven. As I just made them a while ago.

What I have here is the simple version of Pumpkin Sago. They are couple others online which could have more ingredient compared to mine.

Ingredients : Pumpkin, pandan leave, brown sugar, sago and milk.

  1. 1. Boil sago in a pot, till it all turns transparent
  2. 2. Rinse the little sago and place them into a bowl of cold water, wait
  3. 3. Boil another pot of water, with a leave of pandan.
  4. 4. Cut pumpkin into cubes, once water boiled, place them into the pot and simmer
  5. 5. Simmer and cook pumpkin till it turn soft, as much soft as you wish
  6. 6. Add brown sugar or rock sugar, depends on your liking
  7. 7. Once pumpkin cooked, add in sago.
  8. 8. Chill the bowl of Pumpkin Sago, it is nice to serve chilled from the fridge.
  9. 9. Add some fresh milk before serving.

It tastes not bad though... yummy!

DIY - Homemade Cheesy Tuna Bread

Again, this had been a dated photo. Can't remember which holiday I did this for myself. I enjoy much preparing meals, especially those easy-to-make food. I will always utilize what's left in my fridge, plus what's available in my shelf. Slice cheese is always a must stock in my fridge.

Photos below should clearly describe what I have on my slice bread. Here's quick steps :
  1. 1. Spread little butter on slice of bread
  2. 2. Spread on canned tuna mayo / chilli / any flavour you wish
  3. 3. Add on slices of tomato and onion
  4. 4. Lastly, place slice cheese to cover
  5. 5. Toast the them in an oven toaster
Simple easy meal...

Sorry.. picture may not be attractive due to wrong lighting was selected.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Loong Grilled Fish @ NZX PJ

It has been soooo hot lately, its not suitable for any outdoor activities after all. So, am I starting to blog again? Let's see what I have in my pending photos. I have lots of Food pictures in my folder, but I don't really think I will be blogging on foods more these days. My taste bud has gone tasteless, and there is no much attraction out there anymore... unless I have a good chance to go outing overseas :p

Nevertheless, I have this on my 'plate' sometime ago when a FB friend posted something owned by the same owner at a stall in SS2 hawker center. Why did it capture my memories, well... coz I was sitting in front of the stall just a day before the post went out, I was curious of the food served as a bunch of people sitting next door were ordering so much food - the black color shell in fact the one captured my attention.

Since I have a weekly class to attend within that area, I decided to go for a try. NZX is a short form of Niu Zhe Xui (牛车水), a place I remember which were very happening, selling CNY stuffs just before CNY. We were there 2 years ago, if I am not mistaken. Today, the entire place is so empty. Left behind an empty space to walk, no more stalls, no more lights and so. It had been deserted. There are only a few main shops occupying those facing mainroad, and a very British like restaurant named Fullhouse located in NZX.

Loong Grilled Fish is not only selling grilled fish. They do serve many other dishes including pork knuckle. Due to the fact I prefer individual set at that moment. We ordered salted fish fried rice and a black pepper fish with rice. Price wise was reasonable, ranges around RM6.90 for each. Also, we added a side dish of claypot salted fish pork belly. Another attraction to me was their drinks served with all kinds of theme. Most importantly price has to be reasonable. I like my aloe vera drink much...

By the way, they do named themselves as Wang Zi (王子)Cafe too.

How to get there... Kafe Loong Grill Fish is available in MFM map's GPS Coordinate.
GPS Coordinate : N3 06.918 E101 35.320
Address : 69G, Jalan 1A/41B,
Pusat Dagang NZX PJU 1A,
Petaling Jaya 47301 Selangor M,sia
Tel: 603- 7885 0252
Fax: 603- 7885 0252
Web: http://www.loonggrillfish.blogspot.com

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Saturday, February 13, 2010

Pre-CNY, Feb 12 2010

It was a Friday before 2010 CNY, which happens to fall on the Feb 14 Valentine's day this year. It had been a year which I most decided not to celebrate, not sure why but I am tired with it same old thing every year. No feel no mood and it is most by routine work I need to go through each year. Wouldn't it be a more cheerio with deep feelings and happiness should a CNY be? Anyway, I noticed there are many friends of mine had gone through that "feel" before.

Anyway, the Friday morning lead to more anxiety and happiness while heading to work. The feeling of less stress day, as many has gone on leaves. I noticed one thing while on my way heading out to the highway. A new moon!!

Wouldn't it be strange to see a new moon on the last few days before a lunar month end? I was surprised, on the other hand feel that something might had gone wrong to the earth... A new moon should appear only at least Day 2 onwards after CNY, which presenting a new lunar month.

I checked the Moon Phases website, and true enough they expect a new moon to be on Feb 14. So why Feb 12? God knows, I don't know.

Here's the pictures taken on the way, with the moon light appears slightly. Too bad I was in a moving car, else I might have a better picture taken.

We earlier thought the traffic would be bad, considering most heading outstations will be leaving on the same day same time. Lucky enough.. traffic wasn't that bad, even we had to drop by PJ before heading Karak highway. Half way through, I missed "durian bomb" cake from Yik Kee. There goes this tiny little bomb.. what could you imagine from the look, hehe.... (naughty, naughty).

Lastly, this is something I got for CNY all the way from Bangkok.... stamps filling up a CNY card!
Probably its purposely to show how much love has been stamped on it...