Green green paddy field

Green green paddy field

Sunday, August 28, 2011

The Japs think of everything!

Amazing, those Japs, they were. As previously blogged, my mum, sis and myself had a great time visiting Japan last year's spring. Their food, their cleanliness, their technology, their manners, all top notch!

We followed Apple tours and therefore the tour guide was gd also and we stayed in some wonderful hotels - among others, the hotels made sure that they gave us 3 sets of toiletries and get this - each set was color coded so tat we don get them mixed up! *pengsan*

Another example was this :-

So there were a few aunties in our group and we bumped into them in one of the pharmacies ala watsons and they were grabbing packets of this Collagen powder drink, supposedly much cheaper than in Isetan KL like RM120 a packet or something. So mom and i grabbed a packet each too. What?? My mom cant lose out to other aunties right??...:-))

Upon return to tanah air darahku, i promptly studied it. The directions and descriptions are all in japanese but luckily i'm well-versed in reading illustrations..sibeh talented no?

So basically the instructions say this :-

1) find a pair of magic flying scissors which will cut open the packet without need of human effort,

2) get a pair of fat chopsticks and pinch the corner to the left until an arrow appears,

3) pour it all into a bamboo shoot ala lemang, and

4) thereafter, ur dustbin will have a stamp on it.


Not funny? we get the actual instructions..only that number 4 shows that they provide a sticker on the packet that you can tear out and stick on your container of choice showing the expiry date of the product! Neat eh?

This was my tupperware tat i used, and thats' the sticker provided.

Caring or what??

Close up..

However, after 3 seconds...

The sticker doesnt stick!

Not here there everywhere, unless i put UHU glue..

Nevermind the bad execution, its still a brilliant idea! I forgive them, they gave the world kobe beef, udon and lobster sashimi. (btw, why did yoshinoya mid val closed down??? beef lovers where mia?)

Ohh....verdict of the drink? Umm...i didnt really finish it, but i drank it in the period leading up to the wedding...

Judge it for yourself

Wills says he loves me....*syoksendirimaksimum*

ok,, maybe not....

Happy holidaysss!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011


Just a short one coz no time!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Krazzy Kats

We have new additions to our household! I wasnt keen at all of taking them in, but my hubby did the unthinkable - brought them home without my approval. :-O But that's another story to be filed under "101 things husbands shouldnt do without risk of getting mauled by wives".

Nonetheless, i've grown to be fond of them...

Can you see him peeking from underneath the curtain?? His name is Ash...i named him, no points for guessing how he got his name..

Ash in their cage, about 1 month back..he was having a massive bout of flu then.. Hubby has since learnt that vets are money suckers ..

And this is Ginger! Again, if you cant guess why she is named what she is, you're certified color blind.

Ash is a British shorthair and Ginger is a Scottish fold, although her ears are no longer folded much nowadays.

Monday, August 8, 2011


I was in Bandung, Indonesia over the weekend with CY's friends. Prior to the trip i had very limited knowledge of the place and its interests, what i knew i gathered from my malay colleagues who have been there before - cool highlands weather, outlets shopping haven, super sweet and tasty bananas (swear i didnt make tat up) and umm...nothing else!

And this is one trip that i totally didnt arrange or plan any itinery, coz the last time i had some sort of expectations on the bali trip, i got so bothered that i didnt get to go to Tanah Lot and had a huge fight with Cy- him thinking that i shd just follow the group's wishes and me thinking that i can do my own thing. Oh well, still learning..... heh...

So, here comes the pig...i mean, the pix!

That's a crater. Volcano area- some active, others sleeping, the rest dead.
Group pic, 7 of us including JH, who's taking the pic.

My hair looks great....

The local huts selling souvenirs and local products. Prices are ok, ppl are not crookish(!).

Though we are pretty much sure that the strawberries have been dipped in syrup- wayyy too sweet... The blueberries are very blue, though...

Having our "Goreng" lunch consisting of Goreng Pisang, Goreng Tauhu, Goreng UBi, Goreng Tempeh, Goreng Sayur,... No chili sauce given, though they throw in some cili padi. Me no dare! The rest said it's very fragrant.

Hello group! My Bata sandals are still very comfy and sturdy, i'm happy to report! That's probably the 3rd plastic bag of "gorengs". IDR1,000 for 1 pc, around RM1 for 3 pcs. Malaysian price i supposed.

We went to Kampung Daun for late lunch/early dinner. The concept is that they have huts for each group of diners set amid the lush green forest (doesnt matter if it's landscaped).

Cy and i are struck with the newly weds' curse. Must swear off suppers!

Dono what its called in english - cotton candy??

Dinner arrived! This is my nasi tempel - rice cooked in banana leaf, quite fragrant but not amazing. But i love tempeh of all kinds, and they gave quite a big piece, so i'm sated.

Cy's nasi goreng sthing. Our sate's much better.

Supposedly the duck on the left corner is very good, but i'm not keen on ducks...

Sup oxtail. Too cold to be enjoyed fully. That's one disadvantage of not eating in a cramped hot restaurant, since the kitchen's probably a mile away, most of the food is already cool when they reach us. I don't blame the waiters, i also wouldnt be walking to and fro the kitchen to deliver 1 dish everytime 1 is cooked.

with Yeeshyun, the pretty mommy.

That's the pretty daddy. haha..

hello pretty troopers!!

Oh btw, Captain America's quite good, i liked it...:-)

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Aye, aye

Press Release

Celebrate freedom, not fear

The Malaysian Bar deeply deplores the action by the Jabatan Agama Islam Selangor (“JAIS”) who, with the assistance of Polis DiRaja Malaysia, rudely interrupted a thanksgiving dinner hosted by a community-based non-governmental organisation and held at Damansara Utama Methodist Church two days ago.We welcome the statement of regret offered by the Menteri Besar of Selangor over the incident, and his call for JAIS to furnish a detailed report on the incident.

We trust that appropriate disciplinary action will be taken if JAIS officers are found to have exceeded their authority in this regard. The civil authorities cannot allow the Islamic department to wantonly disrespect the fundamental rights and liberties of all citizens to gather and associate freely with one another. Especially in this month of Ramadhan, one would have hoped that the Islamic religious authorities in Selangor would have focused their attention on more constructive pursuits rather than the disruption of a community thanksgiving dinner that brought together people of various races and faiths in peace, harmony and unity. This is the true spirit of Malaysia which we must value, uphold, protect and defend.

We know of no prohibition in law against Muslims entering the premises of a Christian church, nor of being part of the audience in a thanksgiving event held in such a place, even if such an event were to contain certain religious elements such as prayer and singing. By conducting such a raid, video-recording a part of the event, rummaging and removing the contents of garbage bags and then taking down the particulars of Muslims found in attendance, treating them as though they had somehow broken the law, JAIS has besmirched the good name and sullied the hard-earned reputation of Malaysia and her peoples for multi-racial, multi-cultural and multi-faith acceptance.

This action on the part of JAIS, coming so closely after the insensitive public service announcements released by television station 8TV, does not bode well for the future of inter-racial and inter-faith harmony in our country. If, after almost 54 years of independence in Peninsular Malaysia, a state Islamic authority and a national television company can still display a form of arrogant authoritarianism and callous condescension in their actions, then we must collectively ask ourselves where we have failed as a nation.

Moderation has increasingly given way to mindless orthodoxy, and those in authority have parted company with common sense.Let us all recommit ourselves, in this mutual month of Ramadhan and Merdeka, to a practice of faith or belief that will free our lives from fear, and a pursuit of ideals that will free our thoughts from binding shackles, both of which our forefathers struggled so hard to achieve.

Lim Chee Wee

PresidentMalaysian Bar

5 Aug 2011