How Low Can You Go

20/06/2016

This was something I did not expect. A sudden feeling of ill health. Weakness. Dizziness. Lightheaded. And I didnt know why.

So I decided to head home. As I got up from my chair, I felt another wave of dizziness.

Somehow I made it home safely. Thank you Lord.

Once indoors, I grab a quick bite and rest. That’s when I think to myself, “What’s with the dizziness.” That’s when I recall we have a sphygmomanometer. A blood pressure measure machine.

I have to say I was quite surprised with the result. I half expected it to be low, but not this low!

IMG_5448Subsequently I was told to rest, hydrate and increase salt intake. That was fine with me – it meant a night in, and going to bed early. Yay!

And yes, I am fine now!

Ginormous Gastronomic Glee

13/06/2016

I kid you not. The prawns were huge.

But wait. I am jumping ahead of myself.

It was a free afternoon during our trip away because Hubby’s meeting time was changed. So we asked some friends at very short notice if anyone was free for lunch. Lo and behold, a group of half a dozen friends managed to meet up with us. Of these friends, there was one we had not seen for over 30 years! What a good time we had together!

We were treated to a splendid meal served at the Kampung Ku Restaurant at the Lake View Club. The signature fresh water prawn noodles was a memorable dish not just for it’s taste but also the size of the prawns!
IMG_5482Each prawn was divided lengthwise. Each half was a good 4 mouthful in size. 
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Cooked with the special sauce and noodle, it was so flavourful, I had four helpings of it! Definitely a must if you are in that part of the city! Yum!

Swanky Stuff

06/06/2016

Kid you not. This was a place which exuded “class’, “money”, “rich” and “excess”.  Initially unostentatious upon arrival, you are then warmly greeted and led down a long corridor. Leading off this passageway from both sides are rooms. Each room has at least one huge table with specific decor and table setting. Hubby and I were led to the second best room, because the top one was already booked.

With ample space for settees, side tables and more, the main dining table occupied pride of place below a chandelier.

The table setting… Quite unique.

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The dishes that were served were excellent. The was a discreet wait in between each item on the menu, but nothing that was too long. The highlight of the evening has to be the smoked and roasted piglet. The waft of smokiness which hits the nostrils and lingers at the back of the palate is both tantilizing and memorable.

This then, is the Peninsular Restaurant at the newly opened Evolve mall in the capital city of Kuala Lumpur. I would love to go there again!

Pampered

30/05/2016

A free night’s stay in a swanky hotel in the golden triangle area of the capital. What a way to end a business trip away. Beyond expectations really. The room is labelled premium so we get located to near the top floor. Then we get super fast wifi for five appliances. The bell boy who attends to us is so informative and polite – obviously well trained. Wow.

The ceiling of the room is so high that one can’t help but be impressed.

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Not to mention the little touches that make it a little more special, such as extra towels without being asked.

It made this business-cum-getaway a special and blessed one!

The One That Didn’t Get Away

23/05/2016

This was one that definitely didn’t get away. What’s more, it looks like it was caught using legitimate means!

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It’s very sad to know that some people dont catch fish. They bomb them, stunning and killing randomly. It’s such and irresponsible and selfish way to get a little bit of fish, causing much destruction.

Knowing this, we are actually thankful to receive this fish cooked like this!

Giving and Receiving

02/05/2016

What an amazing day. I decided to get some snacks for the rest of the office, and one more for myself. This snack was not one that I would normally get. We were all looking forward to tucking in when it arrived via a special delivery.

Then, an unexpected visitor to the office stops for a while longer and so I decide to give my share away. I have to confess that I had slight regrets as I listened to the positive comments of the others as they tasted and evaluated. But just ever so slightly. Then I carried on with my work.

Suddenly another visitor comes by. She doesn’t break a stride as she drops a small packet of biscuits on my desk, saying “My daughter made this, it’s for you to try.” Speechless, delighted, awed. Those are the words to describe what went through me.

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Later, as I bit into this lovely offering, I had to make another confession – these were far better than the store bought goodies I missed. I can always buy those another time, rare though it might be. These lovingly-made biscuits however, were God-sent! And they were very very tasty indeed!

Working Out

30/04/2016

So we don’t have a helper at home. It’s a good weekly workout for me! These are the equipment I use! haha!

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My favourite is the mop. The head is flat, and the cords are long. The stick is flexible enough for me to push down on to the floor. Love it!

I am almost tempted to just continue and not have a helper… But. ah well…..!

Curry Puff Day

25/04/2016

What an amazing day. Three sets of curry puff from three different members of staff in one morning. image

It’s kinda fun.

It also shows our similar tastebuds Haha!

What’s more, two were purchased from the same shop!

Don’t you just love such folk?!

 

Edible Scales

25/04/2016

Who would have thought such things existed for fresh-water fish? I certainly never knew!

We were told that this particular fish, the Empura, is highly prized and very expensive. Hubby was gifted one and so we decided to take it to a restaurant to check it out.

When we showed it to the chefs, they immediately recognised it! Then they wanted to charge us extra to cook it! Hubby decided to walk away, and I joined him, grumbling as we did. That got the manager on duty worried because there were other guests. Good tactic eh?

Next thing you know, we got a good price for it and settled down with some friends to wait for it.

The wait was certainly worth it!

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The fish was sooooo nice! You have to taste it to know what I mean. The flesh melts in your mouth! The scales are nice to eat – they have an unusual texture – firm yet not rubbery. Yummy…. The simple steamed as is was the perfect way to cook it, bringing out the full flavours of the fish. Well done chefs!

I am now waiting for Hubby to be gifted with another … I hope it will be as soon as possible!

Sound of Music!

23/04/2016

Around this time last year Hubby and I were in Europe, enjoying the weather and the scenery there. Together with some friends we made a quick hop over to Austria. The place where we stayed was where the famous Von Trapp Family lived! thumb_IMG_1317_1024

Seeing the lifestyle there made my mind wander to the famous musical/movie Sound of Music which is based on the Von Trapp Family. It made me wish I had a guitar with me to play those songs, like the Major did Ha! Ha! With hindsight, perhaps if I had squier guitar sold by Musician Friends I would not have been left wanting! As it was, I had to be content with just watching musical displays and reading history.

Still, it was a good holiday indeed. So good, I still look back on it with fond memories; music-filled ones!


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