Penang Bon Odori 2014

July 20, 2014 | Permalink | Comments Off on Penang Bon Odori 2014   

This year I only look forward to the Fireworks. Here are some pictures for you to enjoy! If you haven?t visited this event, you should. Every year, Penang will hold the Bon Odori Festival in the month of July.

Garden Shopping

June 10, 2014 | Permalink | Comments Off on Garden Shopping   

Now I have a new hobby is to visit the local garden stores to shop for new plants. Today I got myself a strawberry and grape plant. It is difficult to grow these in hot weather. I hope I can make them fruit. I still got lots to learn when it comes to gardening. Sometimes I get over excited and got too many plants. I do wish they sell more varieties of flowers. Love those flower plants in US.

When I was in US, I bought lots of different seeds. And today I planted more than 20 different seeds. Now I am excited to see which will actually grow here. Let?s hope all make it. I just want my garden to have more beautiful flowers, vegetable and fruit trees. Let’s hope that happen.

Here is my strawberry plant..

Health Tips

April 22, 2014 | Permalink | Comments Off on Health Tips   

I seldom get sick and I have a couple of health tips to share. I believed it has something to do with my garden. First tip to avoid sore throat and flu, is to chew basil leaves. I chew a couple of basil leaves every day. I plated lots of basil in my garden. I tell you, it is better than any sore throat candy you can find in the store.

Second tip is to eat mulberry. Yeap a good friend gave us some mulberry cuttings to plant. Now the mulberry tree cannot stop bearing fruits. Mulberries have lots of vitamin C and anti-oxidants. I heard it can prevent stroke too.

Lastly is drink more water and do exercise. I usually exercise when I work in the garden. It involved pruning plants, weeding and plant more herbs. Great way to make the environment better!

Maker vs Marker

March 16, 2014 | Permalink | Comments Off on Maker vs Marker   

When the imagination becomes creation?

Great Talent There!

10 More Life Hacks

March 9, 2014 | Permalink | Comments Off on 10 More Life Hacks   

I like watching Life Hacks because it gives me great household tips. How can I not share this with you?

Benefits of Cucumber

February 27, 2014 | Permalink | Comments Off on Benefits of Cucumber   

I like snacking on cucumber every now and then especially those Japanese ones. I am glad it can be grown here. Recently I read that cucumber can help remove uric from our body system. Here is the concoction:

Try it and hope it helps you!

Chinese New Year 2014 Dishes

February 4, 2014 | Permalink | Comments Off on Chinese New Year 2014 Dishes   

I had a great feast this Chinese New Year. I had 2 reunion dinners this year. First with my in-laws and next with my own family. It was a great year with lots of good food from both sides.

Pictures tell a hundred words, here ya go!

First Reunion Dinner

Second Reunion Dinner

Abalone Treat

Ying Yang Kai Lan Which Looks Like Vege Hair


January 27, 2014 | Permalink | Comments Off on Loom   

Rainbow Loom is a big hit in US. However it has not come to Malaysia yet. Strange that it is created by a Malaysian but his home country is not selling it.

Anyway I got another brand from ebay. Actually I got it for my little girl. I can tell you that it is pretty addictive when the outcomes of the end product come out pretty. There are many video showing tutorials of different designs of bracelets and charm.

Here are a few that I did, cool eh!

Curry Leaves

January 15, 2014 | Permalink | Comments Off on Curry Leaves   

I got this baby curry leaves plant at my church ground. I took it home any put in a planter box. I just like the way it grows. It looks like a big green flower.

Someone told me that if you chew 3 curry leaves a day, your grey hair will slowly disappear. I am not sure how truth but you can surely try. However it is not so easy to chew curry leaves as it has a tough texture and lots of fiber. It works better if you cut it into tiny strips for easy digestion. Try it at your own risk.

I still prefer to eat home made curry.

Of First Fruit & Flower

January 8, 2014 | Permalink | Comments Off on Of First Fruit & Flower   

I am so glad that my tomato plant finally gives me some fruits. I was trying to plant cherries tomato from seeds. Sad to say, I killed the first 2 plant. Well I guess the bugs or pest kill it. I am told that I don?t have green hands. But I won?t give up. I started another plant using some seeds. It germinated and grew.

I was so happy when the plant started to flower. Previous ones didn?t flower at all. Then the fruits came. It took a few weeks for it to turn red or orange. I cannot wait to taste my first fruit.

Another plant that made me was my orchid plant. It was flowerless for a few years. Suddenly flowers blossom and made my day. I didn?t even do anything to it.

Patience pays off!

Horrible City-Link Express Courier Service

December 11, 2013 | Permalink | Comments Off on Horrible City-Link Express Courier Service   

I really had the worst customer experience with Malaysia City-Link Express Courier Service. It started when my purchase didn’t arrive after 3 weeks. The online tracking system is practically useless. I called to the KL HQ and they told me that the Penang agent will call me back. No calls back and I had to follow up a couple of time. Yet no calls from them and this happened on Friday.

The courier man came on a Saturday but I was not at home. He should have called to make arrangement so that I can be home to receive the parcel. So he left me a card. The card has invalid address and contact number. Can you believe that?

On Monday, I follow up with them again. KL HQ asked me to call Penang team directly. A sleepy head picked up the phone. She told me the delivery guy already left so the parcel can only be delivered the next day. I waited so long, what is another day.

Next day, there was no sign of the courier man. I called the Penang customer service again. A lady picked up but didn?t know how to operate the phone. After talking to her halfway, I heard the voice machine came up??!! I called again, now I think I am all steam up and the customer service had the guts to tell me that the system said, “Pick up” meaning that I have to go to the office to pick it up. If I wanted to pick it up myself, I would not have called so many times. I asked for the manager’s contact. I called the manager, he agrees to deliver the item by today. Yet no sign of him.

City-Link Express is unreliable, horrible customer service and empty promises!!!

Think twice or three times before using them at all!

Iron Minion

November 25, 2013 | Permalink | Comments Off on Iron Minion   

I found this really cool website for making cool figures of paper craft. There are lots of figures you can make by printing the color template, folding and lots of gluing. I made this:

Isn?t it cool? The website link:

Awesome Band

November 9, 2013 | Permalink | Comments Off on Awesome Band   

Cool Alarm System

October 23, 2013 | Permalink | Comments Off on Cool Alarm System   

Not sure if this is real but I want 1!

Angled Beans

October 2, 2013 | Permalink | Comments Off on Angled Beans   

Today I harvested some angled beans from my garden. I am so happy that finally see the plant bear fruits. It took me a long time to germinate the seeds. I believed after 3-4 tries. Finally it grew and I didn?t see any flowers blooming. I thought the plant is doomed. After a few months, the plant begun to cover my pergola and I spotted a few flowers.

Now I see many flowers and keeping my finger crossed that the plants will bear lots of beans. Angled beans go very well with Sambal Chilies. I made some today and it is super delicious!

Bon Odori 2013 – July 20th

September 9, 2013 | Permalink | Comments Off on Bon Odori 2013 – July 20th   

Every year I will go visit the Bon Odori festival with my family to hunt for food. My kids will go for the balloons. This year we didn’t stay for the fireworks. I found that this year the food was really expensive and more local food than anything. I was kind of disappointed there.

Well most people go to hang out, enjoy the Bon Odori dance and watch the fireworks. However we didn’t do that but went home early.

Next day, a friend told us that we won some lucky draw. I was really surprised! Yeah, I won some vouchers for Sushi King and Eastin Hotel Buffet! Hope next year the food will be better….

Relaxation Drink

August 25, 2013 | Permalink | Comments Off on Relaxation Drink   

I planted some lemon grass at home. It grew to be a really big bush. Today I finally got time to pluck some of them and make lemon grass drink. All you need to do is boil it in water and rock sugar. You can add ginger or honey if you want.

It can be drunk hot or chilled! The benefit of this drink is endless but one thing it will make you feel relax after drinking it. Try it!

Household Tips: Life Hacks

August 1, 2013 | Permalink | Comments Off on Household Tips: Life Hacks   

I found this interesting video on 10 tips to make your life so much easier. You learn tips & tricks, a very cool video indeed.

Another Good Laugh

July 17, 2013 | Permalink | Comments Off on Another Good Laugh   

Watch This

Taro Pie

July 17, 2013 | Permalink | Comments Off on Taro Pie   

I have been waiting for this to come to Malaysia and it did. The last time I had Taro Pie was when I was in Hong Kong. It was really a coincident. I went to Hong Kong McDonald to get free WiFi to check my email. I went to the counter and look for the cheapest thing to order. Then I saw Taro Pie.

When I took my first bite, I already fell in love with it. Now I can eat it again because they are selling it here in Malaysia McD.

Of coz the Hong Kong ones taste better.

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