Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Busy Nights

Christmas With The Community Committee meeting tonight.

REHDA Annual Dinner tomorrow.

Cooking lesson on Thursday night.

Wedding dinner on Friday night.

James Bond Skyfall on Saturday night.

Dinner with sis-in-law from Singapore on Sunday night.

Monday night? FREE at last!

Friday, October 19, 2012

What A Colourful Start!

Look at all the gorgeous colours! I'm looking forward to sewing my third kasot manek.

I hope this one turns out ok. The first one was ruined by the shoemaker. The second one is half-finished.

The reason for abandoning the second project for the time being is 'cos the beads are a bit smaller than the backing cloth so they are too spaced out. The backing could be seen in between the beads!

This third one had better turn out well or I'll just buy ready made kasot manek from Malacca.

No-Cook Overnight Refrigerator Oats

I have always enjoyed oats for breakfast. My Ah Kong used to cook oats for me and he would often surprise me at school with a serving of oats in a little aluminium container for recess.

When I used to have a maid I could still enjoy a bowl of oats for breakfast but now that we no longer have a maid I am deprived of one of my favourite breakfast foods simply because it is too much of a bother to light the stove and cook the oats. And once it's cooked it's too hot to eat.

So I decided to Google "no-cook oats" and the results led me to:




I was inspired to modify and create my own No-Cook Overnight Refrigerator Oats. Here's my recipe.

Basic Ingredients:

1/3 cup rolled oats
3 tsp chia seeds
2 bottles Vitagen (I used LB flavour but any flavour will do depending on what other goodies you want to throw into the mixture)


Dried cranberries, dried apricots, raisins, dates, bananas, peaches, grapes, mangoes, all kinds of nuts, etc

Put all the ingredients into a Tupperware, jar or any container with a tight cover and shake well. Leave overnight in the refrigerator and tomorrow morning your healthy breakfast is ready to be served! So easy and so tasty.

They are also so convenient to bring along whenever I join Hubby for breakfast.

Note: I prefer to add the nuts and fresh fruits the next morning.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Bali Day One

Arrived in Bali and was greeted by the heat of the scorching noon day sun. Thank God for Chor Ming who was waiting to transport us to the hotel.

Checked into Harrads Hotel and ordered fried rice for a late late lunch while waiting for our room to be ready.

Jumped into two vans and we were off to Ubud. However we were distracted and ended up at a pasar oleh-oleh instead. Bought some souvenirs and we continued with our trip to Ubud.

It was late evening by the time we arrived at Ubud. Once again we ended up at some sort of market and spent quite some time haggling with the merchants. Some of us ended up with extraneous purchases because the merchants were clinging to us and spinning us their sob stories of not making enough sales for the day etc etc. It was quite obvious that we have been conned.

We were supposed to have dinner beside the padi fields but night had fallen by the time we arrived at I Love Joni Restaurant for dinner.

I don't eat duck and yet I enjoyed the Bebek (Crispy Duck). It was so crispy and there wasn't any smell at all. The chicken curry was delicious. There was not any gravy left by the time we finished dinner. Our third dish was a simple fried fish. All the dishes were served with ulam.

After dinner we wanted to go for a massage but all the places we went to were closed so we went back to the hotel. We took a chance and asked the concierge whether he could arrange for masseuses to come to our rooms. He could and so we each had an hour of massage in the privacy of our rooms for only RM50! And after that we we just went to sleep. Simply wonderful!