Archive for August, 2006

Sugar Topping Biscuit

I bet majority of you won’t forget your childhood days where you will be munching on this colourful sugar topping biscuits.

Like many of you, I, too will go for the biscuit first and save the sugar for last. Basically they will just melt on your tongue without much chewing.

Hence when I graduated into adulthood, the sweetness is too much for me to bear and basically not my cuppa tea anymore.  I cringe whenever I eat them *shudder*. I try to stay away from them for health reason.

Lately, I spotted a newer version. They looks like colourful  burgers!!!

aitelyou, this new version is much much more delicious than those traditional ones. Tasted not so sweet and the biscuit is firmer, harder and crunchier.  Funny how baby princess prefer the burger version altho the biscuit is harder.

Do try them if you stumble upon any at the pasar malam (night market).

Wishing you guys have a crunchy and sweet weekend as I’ll be going down south today so you guys will be expecting a few food post when I’m back. 😀

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Sandwich for Lunch

What do you had for lunch today? Malaysian usually had rice or noodle for lunch. On very very rare occasion do they take a sandwich. To me bread is for breakfast as it is less hassle to prepare. On occasion where you see I had sandwich for lunch is when I am really really broke or on a diet 😉 .

But… today is neither one of the above. One of my sis make me sandwiches for breakfast. Not one but TWO sandwiches ❗ Hmm… I wonder why. Maybe the other sandwich is for hubby but he is on a business trip this morning and I forgot to remind sis about that. Oh, fyi Sis is staying next door where we tore down the fence so that we could actually cross over at each other compound easily without ringing the bell.

I finished one sandwich in the morning and darn! Told myself I gotta blog about it. aitelyou, it was so so good!

3 pieces of white bread with fresh tomatoes, lettuce, mustard (*slurpppp), mayonese, ketchup and chicken patties. Told you it was good. See, even the caterpiller (with legs???) enjoy them. Not forgetting a cup of hot English tea to go with it.

I took a bite, then another one. Wow, check this out…

This is double chicken patties! She had never make sandwich as good as this. I would have to admit. This homemake sandwich win hands up to those cafe’s sandwiches.

I have to say sandwich without mustard was bland. I am totally head-over-heel in love with mustard. You should try Ikea’s Hotdog ala self serving of mustard and cucumber pickles which is so so good.

The mustard still linger in my mouth and around my teeth joint while I pen this down. Ahem, excuse me while I get some flossing here.

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Why it must be Chinese School

How very surprised I am after I posted “Short Hair Policy in Chinese School” many voices out their frustrations and disagreements on that issue. Let me tell you why I’ve decided to send Princess to a Chinese school whereby I am a total “banana” (chinese but doesn’t read chinese) myself. Beware that this is kinda long winded post where I will dig the grave and tell you some history even.

Both my parents are chinese school teachers. During my younger days when my eldest sister started standard one (7 y/o), dad insisted that all his children will get a English/Malay education and since they are teachers teaching in chinese school, mom will tutor us Mandarin at home. As saying goes, “It is easier to say than done.” Somehow for God-knows-what-happen they can’t fullfilled their promised. This was told to us by my mom. She regreted every bits of it. Out of the norm, she decided to enrolled my youngest sister in chinese school. At least there are a member in the family that can read chinese and my mom was afraid of some idoitic poker that will look down on them and it is such a shame how a chinese school teacher’s children doesn’t read chinese.

We did get a basic Chinese educations in Primary school. We started during Standard Three (9y/o) whereby we learnt from scrap from std one (7y/o) text books. Can’t remember much of what has been teached and how far I’ve adapted to it but I can remember clearly some naughty things we did when I was in Standard Six (12y/o).

Being a 12y/o grown up, we started to loose interest in learning chinese. One day, a few of my classmates (including those brilliant one i.e. Euj!!!) decided to skip class. We will spent our time in the school library. After few weeks of doing that, one day we heard rumours that the teacher decided to hunt us down. After hearing that, we got panic and running healter skelter not knowing where to hide. So all of us hide under the librarian long counter. We started giggling and giggling in a mixture of fear of being caught, tho we know we look really silly hiding under the counter.

Another frustrating incident. We had Mandarin oral test. The teacher ask me, “哪个方向太阳上升?” (Which direction does the sun rise?) Dem. I know it is West but what does west called in chinese? 😐 I almost ask the teacher that question but he fucking have to tease me, “What?! You dunno where does the sun rise?” Nah, this is for you to think that I am stupid! 👿

Few years ago when I started to patron the karaoke, I was facinated and got hook to Mandarin songs. Not knowing how to read, I memorised the song in my heart. Which means I have to listen to them over and over again from the player. From there, I started to recalled what my mom used to remind us, “Don’t regret in your later life. I’ve given you the extra education and you just wasted it.” *sigh…. I just hope my mom will tell me that again. Such a big regret of not taking chinese seriously!

That is why I told myself, reading chinese is a extra privillage. Die-die also must enroll all my children in chinese school. At least if mummy can’t read, they can help me to read, right? So don’t care if short hair ke, long hair ke, education come first.

Moreover, to get a placement in that school is not easy. I almost have to pay under table if not because I-know-someone-who-know someone-who-is-someone in the school lidat. aitelyou, KL school are lidat wan. I was shock at the first place when I know about those hush-hush thing happening in Chinese school especially those super famous wan. Not like in kampung, school are waiting for you to come. In big city, you have to wait for school to come. Can’t blame them cos nowadays, many parents choose to sent their children to chinese school in hope that one day their children will be accepted into the working world easily with the “I-know-how-to-read-chinese” certificate in hand and in hope to fish something big from Sillypore or China.

Wah…. so long winded. Must stop writing, if not I can go on and on and on.

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Short Hair Policy in Chinese School

Finally we received confirmation from Princess school on the enrollment to Standard One next year. Among all the forms that hubby bring home, this one makes me wanna cry like a baby.

It says, the boys must have a crew-cut (which is fine with me) and for the girls, the length mustn’t touch the collar. By looking at the form, it is awfully shorttttttt don’t ya think?

You see, Princess has got beautiful healthy dark, long and wavy hair. She even inheritage hubby’s natural curl. Nothing too curly. Just a little at the end. Let me show you.

Isn’t that beautiful? At other times, it will look straight. Don’t ask me why.

Not only she had beautiful healthy hair, aitelyou her mama has got all the good genes in producing beautiful babies too *duck from rotten eggs*

Half of the time, she don’t look like a chinese.

People used to mistaken her as a Korean that is including her Kindie teachers.

Enough cheap advertising cum camwhoring here. Bet you guys are bored with multiple images of Princess. lol.

Back to her hair, rules are rules. We have to adhere to it. Infact, most chinese schools are practising this policy for ages. The reason? It says here, “… so that children will be more DISCIPLINE and neat”. What does short hair gotta do with being discipline? Hair is just a form of beauty. I do agree one will look neat in short hair but if nicely bunned, it will looks neater. At least hairs that was bunned doesn’t drop in your food!!!

I’m going to missed those morning we spent together in front of the full length mirror pleating, buning, combing and smelling her hair. At times I used to yell at her, “When is the last you shampoo your hair? Dem smelly!” hehe…. and since she love to play princessy, she used take me as comparison as who’s hair is the longest. I always have to let her win. I can’t bear to see that pitiful look she gave me. Guess this coming December, she won’t be asking or even make the comparison anymore. 😥 🙁

Short Talk – People who frequently undertake travel usually know all about cheap airline tickets and other ways of conducting successfully a cheap travel. The packages stating all inclusive resorts are meant to lure this genre.

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New Menu in McDonald

Hop over italk2much. has got a good review. At least he did not get a boot or a fish for not updating his blog!!! That is why I have to nagged at him (*grrrr…..) whenever he stop blogging. Now, lift your heavy arse and do something!

*slurppppp….. 8/10. I’ll throw in one more point if it is sour. Too bad it is not.

*slurppppppppp……* *licking the monitor*
I’ll give this 8/10 too. Tasted more like a rasberry to me.

*glup-slurp*, *munch-crunch*, *play-play:?:*

10 Full points!!!! At least I don’t have to add in extra calories from the fries.

I love the Happy Meal’s new concept of pick and mix. Basically there are 3 steps.

  1. You choose your choice of main meal i.e. Chicken drumstick or nuggets or chicken/beef/cheese burger (price differ from what you choose)
  2. You choose between french fries or buttered corn. (I’ll definetly go for the corn as it is more healthy and lower calories than the french fries.)
  3. Standard price will be a carbonated drink. But if you opt for a healthier drink, you have to top-up another RM1 (US$0.27) to choose between a Ribena (very sweet :roll:), soya bean milk or milo.
  4. And of course the toy!!! (This time round they have a choice of toy for the girls and boys. At least, the boy do not have to bring home a Hello Kitty! My Prince called it Sissy :!:)

This burger does look good but I was swearing night and day after eating this. (*Disclaimer – tastebud varied from individual. I might not like it doesn’t mean you will not like it too.*) Firstly, on the menu or even the name, it doesn’t even mentioned that it is spicy. You see, I have a weird tastebud and a sensitive stomach. I can’t take chili sauce, but pepper or black pepper or even curry is ok. To cut long story short, after finished the whole burger, my stomach was so spicy and had the burning sensation in it. But nothing worst than a heartburn (phew…). And this morning I have to pulled over the highway to poo’ed. Can you imagine how spicy can my arse be? So spicy that i can’t even sit after that. Geee… don’t mean to make a big hoo-haa over a burger but I curse and swear not to order that burger again! I give this 5/10. Hmm… maybe minus one point to compensate my spicy arse. That will be 4/10, but it is worth giving it a try.

Do check out other cool merchandise from McD here.

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Really dunno what to name this entry. All I can say is wtf!!!

Just when I felt so proud with our Flying Stripe (Jalur Gemilang) in my previous entry, these people have to spoilt my merdeka (independent) mood by altering the flags into a wedding gown and worst still, a UMBRELLA!!!

FFS, a flag was meant to fly up high in the sky and not making them into an attire. Just imagine you sitting on the flag (that is a form of irrespect) and all the cunt smell (ewwww…!) and juices dripped on the flag. Moreover, I think the couple attire is dem fugly 😡

Do you have to show your patriotism this way ❗ I hope the couples who just won ‘Wedding of the Year” award doesn’t come out with this silly plan too. But who knows? Anyway, ever wonder why she choose August 21st?

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Spaghetti Bolognese

This is my quick version of a bolognese recipes cos:

  1. A canned of peeled tomato is near it’s expiring date
  2. The basil in my garden is getting old.
  3. Kids are sick of eating rice/porridge.


Minced pork
Mixed herbs
Bombay Onion
A can of peeled tomato
Button Mushroom
Diced carrot
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Spaghetti (Precook till soft)
1 teaspoon of mixed herbs
1 tablespoon of parsley flakes
A handsful of fresh basil leaves


Saute diced onions in olive oil till fragrant. Add in minced pork and carrot. Cook till pork is done. Mixed in the rest of the ingredients except spaghetti and basil leaves.

Seasoned them with salt and sugar.  Cook till the gravy turns thick.  Add in the fresh basil leaves and quick stir.

Serve on spaghetti.

Check out other basil’s recipes  here.

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Craft: Wiggly Snake

For kids from 3 y/o onwards.

Things you need:

Manila cardboard
Coloured papers
Nylon String

Firstly, draw a spiral (i.e. the snake) on the piece of manila cardboard and decorate them anyway that you like with crayons. Crumpled a small piece of coloured paper by rolling them with your thumb and index paper.

Glue all the cumpled papers anyway and anywhere your child prefer. Let them explore their imagination instead of telling them what to do. You will be surprise that they may turn out to be more artistic than you do.

Cut out a triangle for the tongue and make 2 dotted black eye for the snake. The adult might want to help the child by cut out the spiral line which will formed a snake. Lastly, poke a little hole on the top of the head and tie the nylon string.

You have now a bouncy little wiggly snake. Happy crafting…

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The Flying Stripe (Jalur Gemilang!)

It is 3 weeks away before we celebrated our 49th independent day but I can’t wait to read the Wedding of the year which falls on the 21st.

The law granted that all commercial buildings are compulsory to fly the national flag. Failing which, one will be fined and jailed (geee… that’s a heavy price to pay) and we are just doing our part here in the office yesterday.

Flags aren’t expensive here. They are sold at about RM10 (US$2.70) only but over the years, we have faced several thieve stealing our flags. How silly can that be. This time round, we are smart enough and not tied them on the ground floor pillar.

This morning while driving to work on the highway, I saw a car with the miniature flag sticking onto it’s windscreen. As he is driving at quite a speed, the double-sided-tape gave way and the flags flew and hit my direction. Luckly it didn’t aimed at my windscreen but fell to the tarred road. I have no choice but to run it over if I do not want to create a massive accident on the highway. It sadden me a bit at the incident.

If my memory still serve me right, last year the government has called off and notices are given about the danger of displaying the miniature flag on the windscreen. It should be placed on the dashboard or the interior but not the exterior of the car.

Points to ponder: What is the meaning of Patriotism? It is not about displaying our National flag. Patriotism is about willing to stand first in line during war and willing to die for your country.


Last year, there is a group of bloggers who organized the blogging in Bahasa Malaysia on August 31st.  I think this is fun.  I’m up to it.  Anymore who wants to join in the campaign?

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Hungry Ghost Month

Did you notice last night the moon in the sky is so round and bright? No doubt, it is the chinese lunar 7th month and it is the hungry ghost month where the gate in hell was open to freed the hungry ghost who will roam the …. earth (???) for food.

Childrens and pregnant women are regarded as “unsuitable” and advise to stay away from this prayer. If you also notice, on the 14th day of the 7th month , there are sweets or sweet foods, joss sticks and candles place at the road side for prayer. This is also deem as unsuitable for consumption.

Some believe that those who commited suicide during this month will became a very fierce ghost!

Here is a few tips to you if you are staying in a hotel. Every single hotel, there shall be at least a permanent room which should be left vacant at all times. No matter how full the hotel are, they are not to sell that room(s) to any guest. It was said that special room was “reserved” for those “special visitors”. So, if you plan to stay in some hotel, always book in advance. Try to avoid walk in. If the receptionist told you there’s no more room available, do not insist one anymore or try to bribe them to give you a room. If you do that, most of the time the room you have will be that “special room”. Sometimes those “special visitors” might go to other rooms also. So here’s some tips on how to protect yourself:

  1. Before entering your room, always knock on the door first, even you know the room is vacant. This is to tell them that you are coming in.
  2. After you enter the room, if you felt very cold suddenly and have “chicken spore”, leave the room quietly immediately and go to reception to request to change room. Most of the time the receptionist will understand what’s happening.
  3. After you enter the room, immediately switch on all of the lights, and open the curtain to let the sun light in.
  4. Before you go to bed, arrange your shoes so that one of them is upside down. Some say this is representing yin & yang to protect you while you’re asleep.
  5. Always leave at least a lamp on while you’re sleeping, preferably the toilet’s lamp.
  6. If you’re staying alone and they have give you a twin bed, do not sleep with the other bed vacant, try to put your things like luggage on the other bed before you sleep.

Most important thing, pray before you sleep!!!


After posting this entry, one of my kolig nudge me:

“Yesterday before I leave the office I left my pc and msn on.  At 9pm, one of my friend msn me.  The reply from me was, “I’m not here.”

OMG, how spooky is that.  Nobody was in the office during that hour. *glup…. could it be ghosttttttttttttttt!!!!!!!!!!!!

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