Angpow Story - Nasi Lemak

~ Posted on Thursday, March 8, 2018 at 11:23 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 piece of lovely angpow:

Angpow Story

Take a good look at the yummylicious looking nasi lemak at the bottom right of the angpow. NASI LEMAK.

I remembered even at young age, I fell in love with nasi lemak. Just love love love nasi lemak. When I was young (before 12 yrs old), my late mum will tapau (it means take-away in Cantonese) nasi lemak for my breakfast and I will patiently pour out the rice onto a big plate, flattened the rice with either my palm or the back of the spoon and then slowly cut the boiled eggs into small cubes and decorated the boiled eggs, kacang (ground nuts) and ikan bilis on the rice. (Sorry I don't eat vegetables back then so cucumber got chucked away ooopss..). Once done, my plate of nasi lemak looks like a gorgeous cake... which I lovingly 'cut' into slices and devoured slowly, 'slice by slice'... such a memorable experience...

The best nasi lemak I have ever tasted in my life is the Indian lady stall right at the motorcycle parking in my old government flat last time. Have shifted out from there for 11 years, I don't know whether she is still alive or around or not. Her nasi lemak will always remain at number 1 in my nasi lemak top chart. Unbeatable.

Number 2 would be the pakcik selling the nasi lemak in between the alleys at Jalan Bukit Bintang before HSBC building. The last I recalled, there are some Arabs restaurants in that area and it changed so much I can't recall much.

Number 3 would be the nasi lemak from Village Park restaurant in Damansara Uptown. For those of you who think their nasi lemak is the best, nah.. it is number 3 in my list.

For those of you who want to read the story about the coffee cup in this pic, I mentioned about a childhood memory on it too. You can read it on my angpow - kopitiam post.

Anyway, thank you for reading my story today and I hope that my nasi lemak story will brings back happy memories to you too!


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Product Review - Kids United Asia

~ Posted on Thursday, August 17, 2017 at 12:08 AM ~

As a busy mum with 4 kiddos between 9.5 months old to 8.5 years old, I have started cutting down on doing product reviews to focus on our childcare and family life, home cooking, helping with hubby's administration site of the business and sharing informational articles on my FB fan page so I am only accepting and prioritizing products that can fit into our family dynamics (especially books on parenting or educational stuff, family products, something along those genre)! Today's post is my review on Kids United Asia range of childrens apparels.

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Kids United Asia

About the company/products:

"Kids United Asia is an authentic and licensed shopping platform, carrying apparels' brands such as Disney (Malaysia), Starwars Kids, Marvel Kawaii kids, Marvel Avenger kids, Marvel Amazing Spiderman Kids, Paul Frank Kids (Malaysia), Upin-Ipin, etc"

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We received 5 children apparels from Kids United Asia of which I am featuring 4 here for now (haven't got chance to try out the 5th one which has this cool UV feature!!!), the age range I selected via their website is from 2 years old (meant for our 9.5 months old boy) to our 8.5-year-old boy.

When I received the clothes, as a parent of course I do a quick check on the quality and material of the apparels. The clothes material is thick and good quality! I am also extremely pleased with the Paul Frank Kids range of clothes (which I got for our 3 younger kiddos below age 6) as there's no label at the back of the neck area. I find labels in that position really irritates the neck, not just kiddos, even myself, I will cut off the labels! You can easily see the labels being positioned on the right hand side of the sleeve, which is pretty unique and cool in my opinion.

To be honest, I also did a scratch test and a stretching test on our girls' clothes - which were the Paul Frank Kids range. I scratched the glitter and the printing on the front as well as pulling and stretching the clothes to see whether any of the glitters and printing flakes off. Nope! Impressed!

But that wasn't the only tests I did. I told the sponsor that I need time to do more test by washing the clothes first in our washing machine. After washing and drying, the clothes were as good as when I got them. Passed!!!

I did these tests as I've personally had the experience of seeing a very nice Captain America shirt I bought for our oldest kiddo (original and from another store of course) shrunk and the sticker printing in front got stuck together after a round of washing in the washing machine. I was so upset with this as I paid good money for the shirt to see it being ruined like that! Humphfhhfffmmmm!!! Since then I was extra wary and cautious of anything claimed to be original and good quality stuff unless I've done all these tests and did a few rounds of washings in the washing machine!

Kids United Asia

Below are some pictures taken of our kiddos examining and wearing their clothes.

Kids United Asia

Our girls' (age 4 and 6) Paul Frank Kids clothes are adorable as well. Nothing to princessy which is what I'm trying to minimise in their clothing nowadays and they totally love their new clothes! (they asked to wear it EVERYDAY!!!)

Kids United Asia

Picture below is our 9.5 months old boy wearing his Paul Frank Kids clothes (meant for 2-year-old size) touching his daddy's Paul Frank T-shirt hahaha.... To me, our boy's shirt is just slightly big, which is totally fine by me as I prefer our kiddos to grow along with their clothes, more years to use the clothes :)

Kids United Asia

To sum up this review, I totally love and enjoyed this awesome, eye-catching and quality apparels for our kiddos!

As for those of you reading this, go get them for your kiddos!

Get them as birthday presents, Christmas presents, whatever, just go get it!

 Thank you Kids United Asia for giving us the opportunity to try out your apparels!

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For more info, check out their website at https://www.kidsunited.asia/ or

Their FB fanpage at https://www.facebook.com/kidsunited.asia/

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Do note that I received no monetary compensation for this review, I was provided with the products in order to facilitate my review. All opinions expressed in this post are my own. Please do your own research when purchasing products, as your opinions may differ from mine.

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Product Review - Merry Nation

~ Posted on Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at 5:50 AM ~

As a busy mum with 4 kiddos between 9 months old to 8.5 years old, I have started cutting down on doing product reviews to focus on our childcare and family life, home cooking, helping with hubby's administration site of the business and sharing informational articles on my FB fan page so I am only accepting and prioritizing products that can fit into our family dynamics (especially books on parenting or educational stuff, family products, something along those genre)! Today's post is my review on Merry Nation range of vegetable powders.

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Merry Nation

About the company/products:

"At Merry Nation, we recognize the trend towards healthy eating and understand how the power of fresh vegetables can boost your body's health and natural immune system. We shout NO! to man made pesticides, preservatives and additives which allows us to work with PREMIUM, ORGANIC, HIGH QUALITY ingredients when creating our vegetable powders. We source locally and worldwide to bring you vegetables harvested and dehydrated during peak harvest months for maximum freshness and nutrients. This puts a smile on our face, knowing that we are giving our customers the best we can offer :)"

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I received the Merry Nation's Starter Kit which contains the following products for my review:

Merry Nation

  • Organic Turmeric Powder

  •  Organic Maitake Mushroom Powder

  •  Organic Fantastic Greens Powder

  •  Organic Carrot Powder

  •  Organic Kale Powder

  • Organic Bird's Eye Chilli Powder

  • Organic Ginger Powder

  • Organic Beetroot Powder

I didn't get to try out the entire range of the starter kit though so I'm sharing those that I've tried out so far in my cooking for my family.

A quick feedback on the packaging of the products -the bottles come tightly sealed with a plastic layer on the outside, once you tear off the seal you can start using the powders! The starter kit's bottles are small and nifty, good for me to bring along in case of travelling :)  

Do you know that the vegetable powders are 100% raw? Also the vegetables are dehydrated at low heat so that more nutrients and enzymes are preserved as compared to mass produced, store bought powders dried using high heat.

Now let's continue with my feedback on the powders I get to use so far - I tried the Organic Carrot Powders and Organic Fantastic Greens Powder when I made oats for our 9 months old boy. A healthy way to introduce vegetables into his solids journey right?

Other than our littlest kiddo, I also use the vegetable powders when cooking scrambled eggs, stir-frying vegetables as well as morning egg toast for our kiddos.

Merry Nation

Now of course the adults (my hubby and I) also get to enjoy Merry Nations starter kit vegetable powders as well! I use the Organic Bird's Eye Chilli Powder for our spicy pork dishes as well as when I made spicy stingray. The dishes are particulary extra spicy this few rounds! Yums yums!

Merry Nation

Picture below is how I marinade the stingray with Merry Nation's Organic Turmeric Powder. I can actually taste the turmeric stronger taste this round you know! More ooomphfffhhmm!!

Merry Nation

Lastly pictures below taken of the dishes I cooked with the vegetable powders from Merry Nation.

Merry Nation

 

To sum up my review, this is a wonderful range of organic vegetable powders that my family and I have been given the privilege to try out! Thank you Merry Nation!

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For more info, check out https://www.merrynation.me/

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Do note that I received no monetary compensation for this review, I was provided with the products in order to facilitate my review. All opinions expressed in this post are my own. Please do your own research when purchasing products, as your opinions may differ from mine.

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