Thursday, November 29, 2018

Off to high school

My eldest has graduated from Primary 6 and that's mean she would be going to high school next year.

She is exactly as tall as I am now. Gosh. We even share our shoes as we both are wearing the same size. Not to mention I am passing some old clothings (jackets, cardigans and smaller size tops) to her. Maybe soon she will share my dressing table! ^^

It freaks me out but at the same time, how proud and excited I am for her. She worked so hard for UPSR exam and did well in her school. This morning we went to collect her UPSR results slip. 5As, 2Bs and 1C. Well done, girl!

Hope she will learn more and meet new friends in the new school.

All the best in this new transition, my girl.

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Not that nice

Everyone would remember the catchy song of this Chicken Rice shop from WM. And my kids would sing and giggle to the song when it is played on the radio.

It has its outlet in Vivacity Mall but we never did tried it out till a week ago.

It was a Tuesday and a public holiday so we went to the mall to catch a movie in TGV. After the movie, it was almost 2pm and we decided to settle our late lunch in one of the eateries. 

And we chose The Chicken Rice Shop since we had never given it a try and the place wasn't so packed.

After placing our order, we were served with our cutlery in this chicken basket.

Not long then, our dishes came out one by one. We had the set for 4 person for RM65.90 which consist of bbq chicken and roasted chicken as well as a plate of bean curd with crunchy toppings and a plate of stir fried bean sprouts.

The set also includes this plate of appetizer, pai tee. They were nice with the spicy dipping.

The kids had rice to go with the chicken but the adults decided to go with noodle. I went for the steamed chicken noodle which I enjoyed as the noodle was springy and seasoned.

If you asked me, would I be back again for the food? Maybe not. I much prefer to go to other eateries in the mall than having a chicken rice. 

Overall I thought the meats didn't wow-ed me. Our local outlet, SCR served better chicken rice and outside Chinese chicken rice tasted better and cheaper. Just for the sake of trying that afternoon. At least we had tried the chicken rice.

Saturday, November 24, 2018

Holiday and the kids

No, we wouldn't be going anywhere this year end. Stay put in Kuching unless we have an impromptu trip or such.

However, different story for my 2 older kids as they will be heading back to hometown for over 2 weeks long holiday with their grandparents. They will be flying on 30 November and be back 1 week before the Christmas.

First time for both to travel by themselves. First experience for both to fly to Sibu and forth. A little anxious on my side but I bet both are able to take care of themselves well.

Jamie will remain in Kuching to attend his holiday camp in his kindergarden. But that wasn't the reason hubby and I aren't going back to hometown. Hubby couldn't take long leave in December.

I wouldn't be bored over this long holiday. I will be going to my dad's shop to help out as usual.

This year, we wouldn't be putting up our Christmas tree. So, not much of a Christmas mood at home but we will join in some Christmas joy in our church since we missed out on that last year. A Christmas walk early next month and the Christmas Eve gathering. 

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Birthday breakfast

My man's special day falls on 12 November and this year, he took a day leave on his birthday.  But he never like to fuss about his birthday. I thought it would be nice to treat him on something that he loves on his special day.

So, I treated him to a birthday breakfast in this newly opened shop, Kah Hiong Chu Chap in Tabuan Tranquility 3.  Remember my first visit to this area?? The not-so-nice lunch over here.

So on my 2nd visit to this area, we went to Kah Hiong for a nice bowl of beef noodle. They have pork selection too but for my first time, I wanted to taste the beef noodle.

My birthday man's birthday breakfast consists of Ngau Chap soup with noodle (RM12.80). It had a lovely broth; not too thick to my liking with tendon, stripes and beef were well-cooked and tender. My man enjoyed it so much.

As for yours truly, I went for the beef slice noodle (RM9.80) being I don't take internal organs, least of a cow.

Ngau chap soup

They used radish to cook the broth so you could get few chunks of radish in your bowl. It was a huge portion and I hardly able to finish my noodle. 

Beef slice noodle

And not forgetting their special chilli dipping.  

Open daily 7am -7pm.

Monday, November 19, 2018

Stopped by

We stopped by here for lunch before we went to Hills Shopping Mall for the book fair. 

Hock King Cafe (next to Mita Cake House) in Ban Hock Road. It has been ages since we went here for its chicken rice. I used to patronize this place when I worked in the city centre many years ago.

We ordered half chicken with mix of steamed and roasted chicken (RM17) and a plate of deep fried bean curds.

The steamed chicken was as good as ever. Moist and soft. I never like roasted chicken as it tends to be drier. 

The toufu was nice with a hint of spicy and sweet drizzle.

My man commented his rice wasn't cooked well but I thought mine was just fine. But lack of fragrance and that fluffiness that a good chicken rice should have. At least the chicken dipping was nice so not much complaint from me there.

Friday, November 16, 2018

Walk, see, buy

It was a beautiful Sunday last week. We went to the other side of the city after breakfast to get some plants.

Crossing the calm Sarawak river to Kubah Ria centre. We only come here to buy some plants.

So last Sunday, we had a short walk at the market where all the plant stalls are located. 

I couldn't resist taking photos of some of the beautiful blooms.

Many lovely flowers around; so tempting to bring them home but alas, we came for some herbs.

And that was what we bought home. RM5 for 2 pots so we bought 4 (3 mints and 1 curry leaves).

After church and lunch, we went to Hills Shopping Mall for the yearly year end book fair.

Not many people browsing around, that was a surprise but never mind. We could browse through the collection with ease.

But we didn't buy many books this round. Somehow, I felt the collection wasn't that extensive compared to previous years but I did get few books for myself and few for the kids.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Settle our dinner

By the time Jamie's graduation concert finished, it was almost 6pm when we reached home. 

We took a quick shower and rest before we went out for our late dinner. We decided to settle our dinner at Premier Food Republic. Yes, we have been patronising this food court quite frequently now.

I was ravishing and just ordered what in front of me. Too lazy to walk around the food court and check out the stalls. Thankfully, the Hainanese chicken rice that I had wasn't too bad. The steamed chicken and chilli dipping were good but I found the rice too wet to my liking.

Hubby ordered something new from the Foochow stall. Stewed pork mee sua.

And a plate of stuffed kompia too. He commented the kompia was nicer than the mee sua.

Sunday, November 11, 2018

Cooking something else

I had a pack of this glass noodle since CNY and it was only not long ago that I finished up the pack for dinner.

We didn't feel like having rice one evening so I thought of cooking something else for dinner.

My simple version of stir fried glass noodle. This recipe is "agak-agak" for one person, so adjust accordingly. 

Glass noodle, soaked in ice water for few minutes till soft (approximately 15-20 minutes)
3 cloves of garlic, minced
2 eggs, beaten
1/3 carrot, sliced thinly
2 stalks of bak Choy, sliced thinly
Half portion of big onion, sliced thinly
3 luncheon meats, diced
Salt and pepper to taste
Light soy sauce to taste

1. Prepare all the ingredients before cooking.
2. Heat up about 2 tbsp cooking oil in a pan. Add the beaten egg and break them well before dish out.
3. In the same pan, add some cooking oil. When hot, add minced garlic and saute.
4. Add in luncheon meat and cook for few minutes before add in onion and bak Choy.
5. Toss in the glass noodle and egg and mix well. Add light soy sauce, pepper and salt to taste. Dish out and serve.

Thursday, November 8, 2018

After a month

My father-in-law came for his scheduled check up early this month and on a Saturday evening, we invited him for dinner at this BBQ King Seafood.

Our first time here was with my mother-in-law in October and after a month, we were back for its sumptuous food.

This round, my brother-in-law did the ordering as they arrived first. 

We had the lala soup which was nice and comforting. Not overly seasoned but good enough on a cold evening.

We didn't forget the delicious pork satay we had previously, so few sticks of that on the table.

Not forgetting the lovely curry squid we had previously, so we had that on the table as well.
My bil ordered this dry curry lamb cutlets which nice but it would be nicer if the meat was more tender.

I remember to take photo of this plate of mixed vegetables after we took half of it.

We also had this fried prawns. And sweet fish fillets. By then we were rather full so we hardly finish half of the prawns and fish fillets.

Lastly was this sambal stingy beans with prawns. The truth was my first time tasting stingy beans (petai) and surprisingly I liked it. Not overly strong taste. I took few pieces of the beans so you bet I wouldn't mind tasting it again.

Overall our dinner was slighlyly over RM270' 

Tuesday, November 6, 2018


I have never been to a TCM shop for acupuncture session but that changed last week.

My first time witnessing an acupunture session. Of course not on me, I didn't experienced that. My man has sprained his foot when he was in KK and it took him over a week to finally get proper treatment due to travelling and works.

He took a day off and I brought him to a TCM shop in MJC, as friend recommended  it to my hubby.

As we went in, we could smell the strong medicines as well as seeing smoke. I wondered why then?

Okay, that was how my man's right foot looked like before seeking treatment. Very very swollen, right?

So, the sinseh had a look at the foot and told us it wasn't a big matter. Just sprain and the dislocated joint, so he told my man to lie down on a bed and proceed to "relocate" the affected joint. A little pain there, according to my man. 

Then the sunset used acupuncture needles to treat the problem.  A needle on the leg and 3 around the ankle with 2 needles burning. So that was where the smoke and strong medicine scent came from.

The whole process took few minutes, maybe around 10 minutes. And after that, my hubby was able to walk properly and the swell subsided as the day went by.

As of current state, he still have some pain on the same foot. Maybe too much walking over the weekend. May get him to go back and do the treatment again.

Sunday, November 4, 2018

It's the time

It has been a busy week. The kids finished their school final exam this week. Finally. Merdeka for them (and me).

But the buzz didn't end there. The eldest is busy preparing for her school dinner night which would be next Saturday. After that, the school trip for all Primary 6 students. This year they would be going to Cats Museum and Sarawak Cultural Village. And then soon enough, the UPSR result would be out and then it's time for her graduation.

This afternoon the youngest had some performance for his kindergarten graduation concert. We attended the function to give him support.

Kids! They do grow up so fast, right in front of our eyes!