Let's Learn Bahasa & Cantonese - Son / Daughter

~ Posted on Friday, June 5, 2015 at 6:08 AM ~

Ever since I started kindergarten at 6 years old, I have been attending public schools (main language is Bahasa Malaysia) and during my earlier years, I mixed around with a lot of Malay friends and even spoke Bahasa with my elder brother at home (he also attends public schools), even to this day. So Bahasa Malaysia used to be my main language other than Cantonese and later on English (brushed up more when I met my hubby then boyfriend through snail mails, I had to practise and brush up my English as he doesn't speak Cantonese) Anyway, I think it is fun to be able to practise back and sharing what I know with those of you who are interested.

And so, here goes our next lesson: SON / DAUGHTER...

Let's Learn Bahasa & Cantonese

For those of you who are more often on Facebook, you can also find the tutorials on my Facebook fan page. I have created a "Let's Learn Bahasa & Cantonese!" album to store the phrases. Enjoy learning!


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Dinner - Before & After

~ Posted on Thursday, June 4, 2015 at 5:47 AM ~

Last year, I wrote about a look back into my home-cooked journey so far. Then shortly before the end of 2014, I wrote a post on my preparation when cooking. Then I thought, "Why not snap a picture of before start cooking and the final results after cooking?"

So, here you go..

Left part of the picture is the ingredients all ready to be cooked on 31st March 2015. From top left (clockwise): Choy Sum (washed, rinsed, chopped into inch long), a cup of sliced garlic (about 7-8 cloves), a bowl of sweet soy sauce + water + sugar, 2 eggs, a can of red beans, Asian sea bass (siakap).

Dinner - Before & After

My dinner dishes for that day? Click on the dish name to check out my recipe.

  • Stir-fry Choy Sum with garlic

In case you are interested to view my other recipes, feel free to hop over to my Recipe Library page for more info!

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Angpow Story - Scenery

~ Posted on Wednesday, June 3, 2015 at 5:11 AM ~

I have been sharing some of my favorite angpow pieces on an angpow collectors group in Facebook and some members have been telling me to continue sharing my memorable stories and so I thought, why not write it down, that way, our kiddos can read about it when they grow up next time, eh?

For those of you who are not familiar or never heard of the words 'Angpow' (also known as 'ang pau', 'ang pao', 'angpau'), here is a quick definition:

Angpow = Red Packet (filled with cash inside) given during festivals

So for today's angpow story, it comes from this 2 pieces of lovely angpows:

I absolutely love these angpows. Looks similar right? What's the story for them? Read on...

When I look at the
angpows, I remembered following my late mum back to her hometown during school holidays. Back then, we don't have a car (I think I was about 12-13 yrs old when my late dad bought a car for my brother) so our only mode of transport back to hometown is the public bus.

From red and white colored buses to green colored Foh Hup omnibus, from no air-cond to air-conditioned buses, my late mum and I sat through countless rides almost 2 hour long each journey to and fro Puduraya to Batu Arang, Selangor.

I always sat next to the window because I love to see the view outside. Long stretches of winding roads. Nothing but greenery and houses as we head towards the hometown.

Looking at these
angpows reminded me of these childhood times. What a sweet childhood memories!

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