Sunday, September 25, 2011

long weekend KL

Went on an impromptu short trip to KL last week with 2 friends. It was one of the most
relax trips i had in years (which was what we wanted). We have nothing specific in mind
except looking forward to eating good food ha!

i didn’t take a lot of pictures this time cos it rained everyday for a few hours. Most of the
time it was just drizzling, making the weather less hot which was actually good. We were
stuck in the rain on our way back to the hotel on the last day and i took the above pictures.
Otherwise, i would probably ended up with 90%, all food pictures in my camera.

Dinner: Sizzling black pepper sliced beef, very very tender. It was my fav dish for the night.

The rest of the spread: a big pot of rich flavour pork ribs soup, vegetable cooked with three
different kinds of eggs and silky smooth claypot beancurd with chicken.

Day 2. Making our way to brunch.

Dome cafe in Malaysia has their own local menu. Both my friends had their signature nasi
lemak which was good. The eggs benedict i had was way below average. Luckily it was the
only lousy food i had on this trip.

Oops! Caught spying.

Parkson Pavilion Department store has the weirdest pose mannequins ever... Our
favourite was Miss Neck Sprain in the first pic. We went separate ways to shop for an hour
and she was our meet up point lol

Window shopping and ice cream break at The Gardens Mall.

The dinner that we were all looking forward to: Hawker fare at Jalan Alor.

The dishes deserved a closed up pic each but that will make you really hungry, so i will
post just two here – the very tasty char kway teow with pieces of cuttlefish and super juicy
barbeque chicken wings nomomnom

Last day lunch – Malaysia famous Sun Fong Bak Kut Teh at Medan Imbi. A big pot of
steaming hot soup, perfect for rainy day :)

Bak Kut Teh is usually not my favourite choice of food as it was too meaty. But this version
with lots of vegetables and mushroom makes it really good. The vegetables, soaked in rich
herbal soup, was very tender and juicy. i chose steamed yam rice to go with it, it was such a
perfect combination that i finished the whole bowl of rice! It was really scary as i cannot
remember when was the last time i finished a whole bowl of rice... probably 10 years ago?

Time to exercise more. A lot more!

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 16 – 18 Sep 2011

Thursday, September 15, 2011

daily meals

i used to take an average of 4 to 5 meals a day till these few months when i decided to stop
eating supper in order to trim my waistline (ie. if i have any).
1. breakfast – only once in a while since i usually have early lunch at around noon.
2. lunch + coffee – half a bowl of brown porridge with meat and vegetable followed by
coffee with small snacks
3. tea breaksthis looks more like the main meal of my day
4. dinner1/3 bowl of brown rice with meat and vegetable, sometimes with fruits
5. supperapple, if i get really hungry... used to be biscuits, instant noodle, chips...
whatever that is available in the kitchen. Scary, isn’t it?

What about you? How many meals do you take in a day?

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

circus of life

“Featuring real narratives based on conversations with elderly people, this puppet and video installation is the result of a four day workshop. The students developed storyboards which formed the basis for Papermoon artists’ creation of set and puppets.”

Circus of Life Exhibition
by Papermoon Puppet Theatre and Students from ITE Tampines
(Indonesia and Singapore)
Esplanade Tunnel
12 August – 25 September 2011

Maybe the primary intent of this project was to bridge the gap between youths and the older generation (read here), but i viewed it with a heavy heart. The weathered faces of the puppets reminded me how hard the elderly in Singapore has to work when they should be enjoying life at this age. It is quite scary to know that, as an average Singaporean, this is probably the same life that i’ll end up with too – In order to survive, we have to keep on working till the day we die, isn’t it ironic?

Friday, September 9, 2011

lunching at home. more

the glasses

Printed materials for the recent presidential election campaign – mailers, postcards with perforated bookmark, magnets and info card.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

yoga. reception. italian. pigeon. ribbon

29 Aug – Renewed my yoga membership. It’s been one year eight months since i started
practising yoga. How time flies.

31 Aug – Helping my niece with gift wraps. These pressies are for her playgroup teachers.

1 Sep – A thank you reception with Mr & Mrs President :)

3 Sep – Discovered a new Italian restaurant. Love the parma ham with rock melon ♡♡♡
and also the award winning tiramisu with pistachio nuts.

3 Sep – Finally at The Pigeonhole Cafe that i’ve read several times on different blogs.
It’s a very casual and relax space to be in.

4 Sep – Work Sunday: Designing christmas ribbon for a boutique.

There goes my week!