Thursday, July 6, 2017

Bread Budding with Custard sauce

Bread Pudding with Custard Sauce which I made for dessert last night, was simply filling and delicious but not heavy. The ingredients I used for the bread pudding was bread of course =), fresh milk, sugar, custard powder, raisins, cardamom powder. I steamed it for about 30 minutes and that's it. Done =). Very simple recipe and takes very little time.

For the custard sauce, I just used custard powder, milk and sugar. After it's ready just pour it on to the bread pudding and tadaaaaa..... there you have a very tasty dessert. 



Anything home made is always finger licking good. So Happy Cooking =)

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Memorable Trip

I just came back from Langkawi after attending a 2-day course. I would say it was really a memorable trip. On my way to Langkawi, I had a roller coaster ride on the plane for a few seconds. I was shocked when it happen, but the worst part was when some passengers started to scream. Not just any scream but the scream of death, that made me feel even more scared. Glad it did not end up in any disaster. I safely landed and reach my hotel room. I stayed in HIG hotel, the room was clean and pleasant environment.

After relaxing for quite some time and started getting bored, I thought I just wanted to have my late lunch opposite the hotel and do some shopping. I found a small shop selling all kind of bags, and I bought two small bags cause it will be useful later. I was satisfied with the price of the bags I bought, RM23 after bargaining. I was told that if the owner was around I could have got it cheaper. Owwww =(. After that I just bought some chocolates, went back to my hotel room and waited for my other colleagues.

Next day after our course ended, we decided to go to Pantai Cenang to see the sun set and have our dinner. Pantai Cenang is a really nice beach, and I'm probably thinking of going there for my next short vacation trip. And then came the next memorable part!!!! We had Thai food and since we were so hungry after the long walk, we just ate the meal not realising there was a special ingredient added to it. Tomyam cockroach , heard of that before? I thought we only ordered seafood Tom Yam, cockroaches aren't seafood, they are pest!! 

Imagine the look in our eyes when one of us found it, especially when the discovery was made after we already finished our meal. Disgusted!! Haha... it was really a memorable trip =).

Mandi Chicken

Good day. Last weekend I tried making Mandi Chicken. My first time making Saudi Arabia dish. I have not tried the original one. Looking forward to try this food soon. Coming back to the Mandi Chicken that I cooked last weekend, I actually saw this recipe on Youtube - Sajees Taste Zone. Have a look at my master piece, looks delicious rite???


The time when I was grinding all the roasted spice together, I must say it was really aromatic and tempting. The nutmeg, cardamom, dry ginger and cinnamon made it smell all so good. And the idea of steaming the chicken and later frying it I guess made the chicken more soft and tasty just like how it should be if I were to use an oven. 


Look at the spices, very pretty rite. Wait till you really 'mandi' the chicken with this blended Mandi spice. Then you'll be amazed how great it smells and after that taste it. Waaaa...really superb.


Then you can have a feast with your family , like I did. =) Happy cooking.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Dilemma

I am in a dilemma. I wonder why people who are in some position and a leader of a team, but they fail to guide their team members. Some incidents recently really made me feel that this person can't be a leader. And that's very sad. 

So sad, that it demotivates everyone including me, that I feel like I should leave. But if I think again, I like being in this team, so just because the leader can't lead us, doesn't mean I have to leave rite. 

So what should I do? Leader is not helpful, leader doesn't accept ideas from team members, leader want everything to be done his way, even when team members advised that it's not right, leader tries to avoid important meetings and rather go for some other activity, doesn't know how to prioritize which is important and which is not, or rather avoids such important matters. 

You might think I'm complaining. But I'm not, I'm rather frustrated by the leaders actions and irrelevant decisions. I thought it will change, but the leaders seems to errmmm... not want to change himself.  The worst part is, the leader calls me with his finger/hand, without opening his mouth and calling my name, like he wants to fight one to one with me.... eeeee that is so rude. No respect for others. Doesn't he have manners. What kind of attitude is this.. (disgusted and angry)!!!

So what should I do? Leave....? Or accept the point that I have to just do my part and the rest leave it, let time change everything....

I feel very unfair..... and I'm in a dilemma....

I wish everything was back to how it was last time... I wanna cry everytime I think of it. 


Friday, May 19, 2017

Paprik Ayam Made by Jayne

Paprik Ayam is my favourite Thai dish. It's very tasty, simple to cook and the smell of  kaffir lime leaves is so damn tempting and makes you feel hungry. Always wanted to try making it, and yesterday..... taadaaa..... tried it and really tasted so good. SO GOOD. Until I caught my husband sneaking up at midnight and finishing up the left overs of the Paprik Ayam. Hehehe... :D



Mainly I used Maggi's Oyster Sauce and Chili Sauce and light soy sauce for the sauce. Turned out to be a very tasty dish. Not forgetting the kaffir lime leaves. And all of us enjoyed our dinner. Happy Cooking!!

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Finding Motivation

This weekend I decided to bring the kids to Taiping Zoo. It's been quite a while since I brought them out. So, we got ready on this beautiful sunny Saturday and left for a short vacation. I was in Taiping many years ago just for few days for work purpose, so all that memories was coming back into picture  while we were driving in Taiping Town.

Wasn't really a good one, rather a bad experience staying in one of the hotels years ago. That time I really thought I will never ever return to this town again. Guess what that terrible experience was? Nothing really, terrible actually. =)...

Me and my colleagues were scared to death, because we were told that the hotel we booked was haunted and after hearing this, you guessed it, all of us had sleepless night, every sound we heard sounded like there was eerie things around us. And so the next day we changed hotel. Haha... seriously there was nothing really scary, just that we got totally scared and couldn't sleep and started imagining things.

So back to the weekend vacation, the actual purpose was I wanted so much to be at one place. That's the Taiping War Cemetery. Need a doze of motivation seriously. I need motivation badly. But who would go to a cemetery for motivation?? I would, this is not just any Cemetery, it's the 'final resting place for Allied personnel who were killed during World War II, particularly the Malayan Campaign and the Japanese occupation of Malaya' (Source:Wikipedia).

So the point is, if all this men can fight the war bravely, after all our daily problems are nothing compared to what they have gone through and sacrificed. That really motivates me. So here I am, very honored to stand here and take a photo. 

Battery fully charged, Monday here I come !!

Taiping War Cemetery, 07.05.2017

Friday, May 5, 2017

Beautiful Life

What a fantastic view. Such a cozy and wonderful place to be in. It feels so calm to sit by the window and just gaze outside. Gaze for as long as I want, just not thinking about anything at all.

That's really nice to do sometimes, especially when you are really exhausted and drained out. A cup of coffee and a nice slow music will make it even better. Right?

Or maybe I should turn the table facing the view, will be such a perfect place to sit and write my diary or blog. You get a lot of ideas when your are just sitting and doing nothing.

That's when all the ideas will pop in to your mind. Solutions to everyday problem and also motivates me to continue my day.

I am blessed to be here. I love this place so much, probably will really miss it when finally one day I have to leave. Sad but memories will remain with me forever. 

One of the most nicest place I've been so far and one very nice person I met here. I am truly blessed. Thank you GOD.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Weekend Crab Masala

Last Sunday, I made Crab Masala, which the recipe I took from the internet a very long time ago. I can't remember whose blog it was but definitely the recipe is superb and most of the time I follow it. Bellow are the photos during the making of this delicious crab recipe.

 Some of the ingredients used in this recipe. 

 Colours look pretty rite? Chili Powder, Coriander powder and Turmeric.

 And there at the top right is my recipe book ....

Spices ... which adds the aroma....

 And finally the end product...

Now tell me who does not love eating crab?? The flesh is so sweet and when it's soaked in the masala, tastes even better.Serve with plain rice. Want the recipe? Just ask Mr.Google, he'll send you to some of the best webs. Happy searching, cooking and tasting. =)
 

Monday, January 30, 2017

Fried Sweet Potato

When you are so hungry and craving to bite on something, fry some sweet potato for tea. I love this snack.

On Sundays, when I'm starting to have the sick called Monday Blues, this snack really helps to heal it. Just switch on the television, watch your favourite movie and savour these mouth watering fried sweet potatoes. And forget about the Monday Blues.

There are so many recipes you can get on the net. Just mix flour, butter, sugar and salt, turn in into batter. Dip the sweet potatoes in the batter and deep fry them. So delicious. Thinking of it makes me feel so hungry now.... so time for late tea...! =) 

Sunday, January 29, 2017

The Picasso In Me 2 - The Happy Bonteka

And again, I have successfully revealed the Picasso in Me. Now that is what you call a very happy Bonteka. All the way imported from some place around Ampang, Ipoh and beautifully decorated, I'd like to introduce my new piece of art.... the happy bonteka :), tadaaaaa......

Yup, there is a place called Ampang in Ipoh, and it's very peaceful compared to the Ampang near Kuala Lumpur. Hehehe...!!! And this Ampang is where you get lots of bonteka... 

In case you are wondering what bonteka is.... it's a fruit called Pomelo....Limau Bali. Scientific name... citrus maxima.... (I googled). 

Adorable, cute and really tasty..... and... errrmmm I'm craving for it again.... so I better end my post here.

Thank you, Good Night. =)

Your Eyes

I love to sit up here, on the edge of this big boulder, looking far beyond the horizon. And what is going on in my mind? Your memories, our conversations, your smile, your eyes. Your eyes....it's beautiful that when I look through it, I see the beauty in you.

I see that kind heart, and gentleness in you. It's as if I have been with you for centuries. It's warm and cozy, makes me feel like I'm cuddled in a safe place out of all that stress and hectic days that I go through everyday. It makes me feel safe and secure.

Did you know that it grows bigger when you look at me, and that makes me fall head over heels in love with you. When I think of you, I feel like you are here, sitting beside me, on this boulder and looking at me and smiling. How else I could say about this feeling.....

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Teddy Bear

Sometimes, our first impression on others could be wrong. Years ago I met someone whom I thought I would never want to work with. Why? Because of my first impression towards that person. I thought that person was arrogant and really not nice to work with. Plus I didn't even think I would be that unlucky to be working with that person. 

But I changed my mind and my perception towards that person. When I was posted to the present place, I thought that was the end of my entire life, why in the world I was posted here with that person. I hated going to work, simply because I never liked that person.

Eventually, as time passed by, everything I thought about that person was wrong. I don't know how greatful I am to be at this present place and with the presence of that person. The feeling was like my mom and dad was here, just beside me. Everything about that person is so nice like a Teddy Bear. 

And for giving me that oppurtunity, I must thank GOD. You are indeed the greatest.