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My Quick & Lazy Mushroom Soup

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I often got inspired by this Lazy Man's cooking & baking posts of blogger RealGunner who is a happy KL bachelor residing in Penang. I thought that even lousy cooks like me  could probably dish out wonders too!  Before I boast to you my cooking, let me wish all my blogger friends  and silent readers a Very Merry Christmas & A Happy New Year 2015.  Happy Holidays to everyone and get drunk & happy okay.

You probably remember that my sick mother was discharged from hospital recently and now resting at home. Her efficient maid who has been nursing and caring for her has gone back to Philippines for her Christmas break while my sister is away to join her hubby's family in Sweden and my brother is always finding excuses to disappear from thin air. So we have hired professional nurse's help to give 24 hours care for a week and it costs some RM5,000!!! This is crazy but true... sweats! Besides that, I have to plan for most of their meals and the planning made me smarte…

How To Get Rid Of Lizards?

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I don't hate lizards at all. I even play with small lizards by catching them with my bare hands and soaked them in a pail of water until half drowned! That was when I was a kid. I know, I was cruel but not anymore. You might say that I never killed them but gave them good baths.
Over the years, I had headaches with the bigger lizards who would swarm my home at night to feed on insects. They would drop the poo all over my altar and rooms. I would not mind their visits but they should poo outside or in my toilets. I tried to buy all sorts of repellents but they didn't help at all. The lizards still came and laughed at me with that tsk tsk tsk tsk sound!!
Then I heard some grandmother remedy tales that we should use the fresh serai leaves (Lemongrass Leaves) to keep the lizards away.


I found this idea unsuitable as I might need to grow many bushes at home to get fresh supplies. By then, these bushes would attract snakes and I have to start buying sulphuric powder to keep the sna…

Beware of Bad Feng Shui

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What is a saw? We know that it's an iron tool with sharp teeth that could slice wood into halves! I have a true story to share as I am a firm believer of Feng Shui and you can call me Superstitious Aunty!




We should avoid sleeping or sitting too close to the open-styled or exposed stair cases. We should place our beds or living/dining room chairs away from them. 




This is the actual photo of the staircase in the factory where I work. It leads up to the office area where all the bosses, staff and myself sit daily. We have a very crammed office with almost 20 persons squeezing inside a sardine can! My Dato boss decided to add tables and chairs below the stairs for his very favourite right hand man and left hand man to sit.




I protested fiercely that it would be a disaster as the stairs resembled the saw! It would slice the person's spiritual well being. It fell on deaf ears!



Damage of this bad Feng Shui in less than 60 days: The right hand man screwed up a very big project case…

(Updated) How To Keep The Cats Away From Your Garden?

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I have lived in Taman Tun for some 10 years before moving to Taman Desa for the next 10 years and back! I could say that Taman Desa is a very peaceful hub for many retirees besides the many fierce dogs roaming the streets! You could often see many owners proudly parading their huge dogs like Rottweilers for evening walks. I have even seen rare imported canines like Eskimo dogs and even assorted racing Greyhounds! I often wondered why on earth they kept such huge dogs who eats more than humans at every meals. They don't look cute like good-for-nothing poodles that make good lap dogs! Well, I do love dogs but I don't keep any as I could not afford to feed extra mouths!
Now back to my original abode, this current neighbourhood has turned scary with so much crimes like break-ins and snatch thefts around the banks. The most disturbing matter to me are the many neighbours who keep fluffy cats and persians which roam the streets instead. I rarely see any stray dogs here. The cats lo…

Enjoy African Food In Kuala Lumpur

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I am pleased to share a wonderful dining experience I had over the last weekend. I am always seeking for sheer adventurers and excitement when food and traveling overseas is concerned. It has always been my bucket list's wish to visit Africa someday as they have so much to offer besides the colorful culture, exotic food and big wild animals across the safari.
I found out from the WithLocals website that we could actually enjoy real African dinner, cooked by this lovely African couple right here in our bustling city of metropolitan Kuala Lumpur. I need not have to fork out RM4,000 to fly to Uganda & back! It was so simple, I logged into their WithLocals website and booked a date with Ms Tima.




1. This African couple has lived in Kuala Lumpur for over 5 years. Their home at the Regalia Residence Suites is really a posh looking condo right at the tip of Jalan Sultan Ismail.



2. I waited for her friendly hubby to come down to the lobby and bring my gang of 4 up to their unit.



3. Lo…

The Story Of A Dying Bird

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It has been a week since my mother was hospitalized last Sunday night. I am still hopeful that she might recover as the doctors have not been able to detect the actual cause after doing tests, X-rays and CT Scan. I have not stopped praying hard each day. In fact, I had never prayed so hard in my whole life like now. 
This morning, I did a short prayer for my mother at my altar, reciting the sutra from a book. I got ready to leave for work and had a terrible fright of my life. I found a very colourful bird dying on my porch. It was still struggling to breathe very hard and looked like dying. I was numbed for so long and had nonsensical thoughts flying in my head. I saw tiny ants crawling to this small dying bird.


 (Photo taken from: http://tgpearsonaudubon.net)

I wasted no time and bravely picked up my spirits & started chanting Amitabha's Ferry Mantra 7 times and dedicated to the bird to leave in peace & fly to heavens. I took out the Frankinsence's essential oil from …

Life Is Just A Journey

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Last weekend, we were all prepared to watch a 9:00 pm movie - INTERSTELLAR which was highly recommended by SK & other friends. It would have been a near 3 hours long movie and we had packed enough snacks to keep ourselves awake. We both had a nice dinner just before the movie while my siblings were elsewhere feeding my aged parents the usual dinner treats at their homes. Halfway trough dinner, I received a SOS call that my mother developed breathing difficulties! My poor mama was panting so hard like a sick dog gasping for air. What happened?


My heart sank to the floor and everyone rushed her to the medical centre where she was whisked into the ICU immediately. She was later moved to the CCU (coronary care unit) where this ward is very specialized in the care of patients with heart attacks, unstable angina, cardiac dysrhythmia and various other cardiac conditions that require round the clock monitoring and treatment.
The specialists found that my mother's lung had collapsed…

Honesty Is The Best Policy

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We all know there are many thieves out there! Bank Robbers, Snatch Thieves, Pick Pockets, House Burglars and etc. Now we have ATM Machine Thieves and even Potted Plant Thieves! OMG!
I visited IKEEA recently around the closing time to buy some household stuff. After checking out of the counter, we decided to buy the famous delicious ice cream! It was so yummy to stand there and eat my ice cream cone amongst a huge crowd of family shoppers.



I admired their thoughtful decor to place Eco-Green partitions using potted plants.  Oh well, they were fake plants but still looked fresh, neat & nice!





Horrors! The next minute, I saw few pots went missing! David Copperfield could learn from them to make plants go disappear! It made me sick and shudder to think of such folks who would steal & grab anything!
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A Lavish Deepavali Night

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Last week, a close childhood friend invited me to attend their family's Deepavali gathering somewhere in Petaling Jaya. I knew that area near Gasing Hills have plenty of ultra sized luxury homes with big sprawling gardens. If you want to know how exactly Beverly Hills in Hollywood looks like, just take a drive to Ukay Heights, Kenny Hills or Gasing Hills. They look so similar and no need to fly to Los Angeles.


1. The whole street was lined with all the flashy cars of the invited guests with so many security guards directing traffic.



2. It was my first visit and I was stunned by its size! The huge mansion looked so prominent with lots of Victorian white pillars.




 3. Their traditional Kolam's design was beautiful, using fresh scented rose petals.



 4. I had to pose myself there as a reminder that I really visited a Bollywood styled mansion! Their huge chandelier behind was too bright!



5. I love their gold plated ornaments at both sides of the door!



 6. By now, you must be gue…

I Won A Prize!!!

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Hip! Hip! Hooray! I was over the moon recently when Small Kucing announced that I won the grand prize for the comments in her blog post! The organizer ~ THE SCHOOL sent me an email and invited me over to collect my Grand Prize of a "3-Wheel Vehicle" that comes with 2 legs manual turbo engine pedals. I had sleepless nights before and woke up early next morning to mask & powder my face & combed karipap hair-do.
I drove to THE SCHOOL @ Jaya One in the afternoon to collect my prize "amidst the paparazzi swarming around me!"



I was so happy and presented my speech well.

..."Thank you very much everyone for giving me this chance to win this prize. It means so much to me and I have pledged to donate this prize to the Padmasambhava's Orphanage in Klang as promised. I also wish to thank my blogging buddies Small Kucing, Mak Glamarlina and SK Thambee for all the encouragement and support rendered"......



The kids were all so happy to see the tricycle whic…

Magnificent Angkor Wat - My Eyes Opened 柬埔寨吴哥窟

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Let me share a bit about my traveling bug that started around the year 2006. That time AirAsia just started their first ZERO FARES which I guessed was in early 2005 and no friends of mine dared to click & book many months ahead which was the requirement. I took the daring plunge and risks to click so many destinations without second thoughts. We happily flew to Siem Reap, Bali, Bangkok, Penang and others over the period of 24 months! 
I decided to post something which I unexpectedly found in my external hard disk. These photos were taken in 2006 at Cambodia's Angkor Wat ruins before I started my blog in the year 2008.


1. That was my first trip to a place which has full of historical buildings inside the huge ruins of the Angkor Wat's Ancient City. I remember that I was very stunned and probably shocked to see so many gated ruins all over Siem Reap. The trip made me think a lot with self reflects that this once feared Kingdom fought many battles with Thailand, Burma and ot…