Thursday, September 18, 2008

ZZZZZzzzz...... Not Me. It's My Computer Taking A Break

Thanks to all who responded to my post 'Life Is Precious". Sometimes just an encouragement is worth a million words. TQ TQ TQ to Damien Tan, Foongpc, gullivanter, Nick Philip, Tammy, Monica, Tekkuas, Jacky Chung and prettychelereena for being a friend and your sweet words. Yeah!

I am as ok as I sound in my post but my dear computer, which is giving me the biggest joy and life support (no work, no pay :(:( ) is not ok. It's sick and is having a good rest. HP has promised to rush me the recovery CD so that my computer can get up as fresh as new and start kicking and say hello to the world and you, you and you again.

Also a big THANK YOU to all those who have left footprints in my blog. You are in my link lists, will start visiting you a.s.a my computer is ok.

I cannot be sitting on my son's computer for too long, till then bye!

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Can I Call It 'Lobak'?

I admit I have some bad habit when comes to marketing. I have the urge to buy anything that is fresh. People can tell me that something that they're selling just arrived from farm, or it is very fresh or home grown or is organic, I will definitely get a packet of that... whatever it is.
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When I checked my fridge today I found that I have one yam, a packet of water chestnuts, spring onion, celery, 2 packet of meat, eggs, fish, prawn, cabbage, tomato, apples, oranges and some other vegetable in there.
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I've better stop going to market this week and find someone to finish all those thing when I turned it into dishes.
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It's not impossible to finish all those things but to turn into delicious dishes is a bit of challenge for me. Mmmmm..... what to cook leh?
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**** After seeing so many stars, I still cannot decide whether to make meat balls, or steam egg with minced meat, or meat with black soy sauce, curry fish or prawn ....... Suddenly I realized my children like to eat 'Lobak' but I always discourage them from taking that outside because of the dark, black recycled oil they used to fry the Lobak.
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So I decided to make 'Lobak'.
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Ingredients and methods :
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1. Cut the meat into big chunks.



2. Cut Yam into two half. Half piece steam till it's cooked and soft and smash it. The other half keep for 'Bubur cha cha' later.
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3. Cut and chop all the garlic and shallots in the picture.
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4. Peel the water chestnuts and chop into small pieces.


5. Wash and dice celery and spring onion. You can cut as much as you like, this is home cook healthy food, no restriction.




6. Mix all the ingredients together with some salt, soy sauce, pepper, five-spice powder, 2 eggs, chinese wine and some cornflour :
7. Wrap it with bean curd sheet and deep fry :


Yeah! a job well done! It was yummy, yummy delicious, no joke!
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Saturday, September 6, 2008

My Sunday Morning


Oh! No! No! No! I had a flat tyre. What should I do? It was so early in the morning, no mechanic worked this early and I have no contact number of any mechanic for emergency like this.
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I found out I had a flat tyre only when I have finished my marketing. Could it have happened yesterday on the way back from The Mines Wonderland? However, I do not think so and hopefully not, it's so dangerous thinking of how fast I drove last night.
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Now my problem is, I have to rush back to do some gardening before sun gets hot and to watch my Korean drama at 9.30 am. *knock my head* 'Stop thinking of the drama, deal with this real drama is more important now.' I told myself. Luckily I acted quickly enough to get my rushing mind settled down. Otherwise I might be acting an interesting drama myself and start kicking, scolding and make a scene at the market place like a monkey.
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Although I know how to change a flat, but I don't have the physical strength to do it and may risk injury while attempting to change it. Often, lug nuts are bolted very tight to the wheel, and tyres themselves are quite heavy. What to do? Although there were many passer-by but I cant be troubling someone so early in the morning to change the tyre for me, although I am willing to pay. But if I continue to move the car, it could do more damage to the wheel and other parts of the car. Is it? I am not sure. I am still very innocent about car parts although I drive it everyday.
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There wasn't any choice for me. The best thing I could do then was to move my car slowly to the petrol station and fill up the air temporarily and move back home to wait for the mechanic. The problem was when I tried to pump the air, the air cap was stuck. There was no one around except the skinny Banglashi pump attendant there staring at me.
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I asked him to help me jacked up my car to open the cap, I didn't think he could change a tyre and he's too small size to do such heavy job even if he knows. See, I have made a wrong judgement again. The Bangleshi guy told me, 'RM10.00' and he would changed the tyre for me. You? I asked. Yes. He said.
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'OKI, no problem.' I told him, ' make sure you know how to change it, and don't spoilt my car'. 'OKI' he said.
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Got the tyre changed and I paid the attendant RM10.00.
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Reached home just in time for the Korean Drama and my TV breakfast.
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Had an orange, an apple, a piece of chocolate walnut cake and 1/2 cup of coffee as my TV breakfast.
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I know, I know, some of you might want to say it's not healthy to eat and watch TV at the same time! What to do when my eyes, brain and stomach were all feeling hungry at the same time!

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