Saturday, January 28, 2006

Gong Xi Fa Cai!!

There's going to be a massive jam along the highway tomorrow morning and I will be contributing to it. That's right. Am heading home for chinese new year, in time for the big makan session in the evening. Ambitious as always, I've added my yoga mat to things to bring home. the likelihood the mat will even be opened up is slim. But its coming along anyways. Other useless things which will travel with me...will be my audio books; wodehouse and Binchey.....laptop.....moisturiser and charger...handphone and charger..and the three new books I bought this evening. All geared up for a restful week at home. It has been a LONG time since I've managed to spent a whole stretch of restful days in the comfort of my old bed at home. Happy holidays everyone and Gong Xi Fai Cai!

Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Daniel ate here.

A birthday was celebrated last mine. To celebrate the fact that I've lived on this earth so bloody long, we had a decent nyonya meal at The Curve. A decision was made ..we would eat at the restaurant recommended by our very own Malaysian Idol "Daniel" . Two days prior to our visit, Daniel was featured in the local papers dining at this very restaurant. I suspect he had a free meal as he raved about just about anything and everything from this establishment. Curiosity got the better of us...we were not disappointed.  Posted by Picasa

Yee Sang

I recently had a delightful yee sang . Okay so it was this evening. I envision the meal to be pleasing and how right I was. The salmon was delightful. As I was chewing my way through this I pondered on 2006. A tad early to be melancholic but I do so like doing this pondering. No complains so far thanks very much. 2006 is shaping up to be a decent year.

Monday, January 23, 2006

Hands up Wodehouse Fans!

Jeeves is such a great invention. This is what I've been listening to for the last week. Such a great investment. Who is your favourite character?
1. Jeeves
2. Bertie
3.Gussie Fink-Nottle
4.Aunt Agatha
5.Aunt Dahlia
6. Bobbie Wickham...the list goes on.

My favourite jeeves story is the one which features...Bobbie W. and the hot water bottle.
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Monday, January 16, 2006

A very special flower

First of all, I have no name for this flower, but just take a good look at it...does it not look like a hand pointing towards something??Spooky what you find in your garden if you bother to take a good look around. Acknowledgement to Dad for this picture....

Caspar the friendly tomato

Look what we found in the garden? It's a measely tomato having its 5 minute worth of fame thanks to the trick of fate.

Sunday the start of a new week!

Question: How do you pronounce the second day of the week? Tuess-day? or Tooosday?

Answer: Neither way. Second day of the week is Monday. The week starts with Sunday.

Read this in a Beano Annual when I was a kid. I remembered been mighty upset at that time. Aaah sure you know the feeling, when you feel your enire world is rocked. At 1o years old....this can be upsettting. It's a wonder I survived to tell the story. Have a nice week folks. Posted by Picasa

Sunday, January 15, 2006

Adorable Tigger!!

adopt your own virtual pet!

Heliotrope leaves.

Like many of my discredited generation, I am insanely interested in shopping and know little about gardens except maybe that watering plants with warm water isn't a good idea.

I thought I'd better take a break from entries re food lest you think I'm in some way fixated with food and live solely for the purpose of savoring goodies.

Looks beautiful, tastes divine

I plucked this picture out of my picasa collection two minutes ago. It's a lovely saturday afternoon. The big storm has subsided leaving us with deliciously fresh air. A rarity in KL. This delectable dessert is one not many would turn down. Sago gula melaka...unless somebody out there has a different name for it. Imagine for one minute this scenario, Soft fresh breeze blowing, you sitting in the veranda ...and on the table this very concoction for you to savour at your own pace. Background music...Enya's Orinoco Flow.

A breath of fresh air, to blow away the cobwebs of 2005.
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Light touch!

I am a lover of salmon, a worshipper of petai and a celebrant of keropok. And so, dinner last night was good. We started off with Salmon salad which was gorgeous really. The beetroot looked a little dodgy. I remember reading somewhere it turns your urine red. Pushed it about the plate a little before deciding to live dangerously and swallow it. Posted by Picasa

Flourless orange cake.

We have to thank for this weird concoction a twisted soul whose idea of a decent cake is to mix ingredients as he/she pleases.It is rude to mislead people. Especially in the dessert-area. Imagine my distress, picture my chagrin, when the first bite revealed a chewy coconut-ish aftertaste! Posted by Picasa

Sunday, January 08, 2006

The appearance of reality

If you water this green monstrosity, would you believe turns greener?

Its a wonderful lfe!

I have a strange and mildly diseased mind. So bear with me as I take you through a tour of the garden as seen by my camera. First let's start by commenting on the weather this morning ( totally unrelated to the subject of this post btw ) it's a wet rainy saturday morning. The temperature must be 24 degrees and the humidity is still at its tolerable state. The burr of the washing machine reminds me I have the laundry to hang out in about 20 minutes. There's the floor to clean before I head out. But in the meantime,I have decided to wander about aimlessly here.( Blame it on the weather and let's be done with it )Such is the zest this morning...I actually made my bed directly after getting up.
I have no names for the plants in the pictures. I hope my mother will forgive me this lack of knowledge.

From the end of the garden, we proceed in my usual haphazard manner to just about any part of the garden which tickles my fancy. Mum is rather found of gnomes. We've given her a few over the years. Note the rocks below the pot, collected from various parts of the town. Here is a wild exotic world, peopled by exciting plants ov various shapes and smell, a stark contrast to my own apartment, where there is no other living creature based in it. ( apart from self...and the pc if you consider it a living, breathing item )

Bougainvillea is a woody plant with thorns very common in most gardens. The hybrid ones are more interesting. This here is a lovely pink variety which when it flowers is absolutely gorgeous.What else is there in the garden you ask....LOADS more. But I need to brave the wet wet outdoor and get some chores done. More pictures to follow....later today...

Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Green is soothing

Someone once told me, if you stare afar at the hills your eyesight might just improve and glasses can be thrown to the bottom drawer and saved for when you're really old. The trick is to stare until your eyes water.

I took a walk in the garden when I was last back home and realised, plants have a calming effect. You're so busy trying to figure out the names you forget what your worries are. It's possibly equivalent to prozac. Ye-e-s!
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A brush with the law!

I went to court this morning. Gosh! It sounds right down glamorous when said with the right intonation of voice plus a modicum of pride in voice, If said in a downcasted woebegone tone, one would think evil black thoughts. What does one wear? Slutty outfits are definite no nos.Frou four tops so fashionable these days are best avoided at all cost.( ZARA has a lovely white winter coat...wear it and you can make-believe you're the ice-queen in Narnia ) I woke up in a conservative state of mind and wore the baju kurung.

The grass is always greener on the other side. Seeing the chic yuppy lawyers buzzing about in crisp white shirts and black skirts or trousers made me yearn to be one. I would look SO cool in that outfit. I can just picture self now. Hmmm....

Tuesday, January 03, 2006

The simple life?

To help ease the hunger pangs, I'm afraid I had a little too much lunch. ( picture provided as further proof of greediness )

Back to work...boohooo!

Tomorrow marks the first day back to work after a long weekend. Hello 2006 and with it many many resolutions and dreams to become a more purrr-fect human being.

The book to the right is a new purchase. Initial plan was to buy Cecelia Ahern's new novel. In the spirit of the new year, a little deviation from what is considered the norm proved too tempting to ignore. And so, I now own this book and the first three pages have already made me laugh which's going to be a GREAT book.

More than midway through False Impression...the pace is fast..Can't wait for Krantz to get what she deserves.I'm attempting to savour every page ie rereading paragraphs to make it last that bit longer. It's a force of habit. I'm sure I'm not the only nut doing this in the world

Happy new year 2006 to everyone I the real world and in the blogger world. My new year's resolution is a simple do-able one. ( and it's a secret...surely you didn't think I'ld be crazy enough to blog it.)

Sunday, January 01, 2006

Letterbox invaders

During Christmas, our resident stray made us a gift of three kitties in the letterbox. The daily help had a fright when she attempted to collect mail one morning. She found a set of angry eyes looking out at her....I suspect the mothercat didnt take to intruders.

We haven't named them. As a rule, nobody in the family cares very much for cats. They litter in the garden, they steal food from the back kitchen..and they meow in an irritating way when they want something. Having said that, I think the kittens will make their home with us for the time being.
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