Friday, September 10, 2021

Moon Cakes from Sin Weng Fai - Ipoh

Yesterday was my first trip crossing interstate for work reasons with a permit letter. We both drove to Kampar and Ipoh for a day trip, passing through a total of 4 police road blocks. It was the first time we took the brand new car for a spin out of town, so the ride was comfortable. It was so nice to drive along the highway and admire the mountains, forests and green trees. The stress in my head became lighter and evaporated eventually.

On our way back to KL, we decided to buy the famous moon cakes from Ipoh. The best shop had sold out everything at noon! The 2nd best shop was even more scary, as we saw the very long queue of 100 anxious buyers lining the whole corridor until the side road and spilled to the back lane! OMG!! They were all holding umbrellas under the hot scorching sun waiting and waiting forever. Last year, we managed to buy from this shop but the queue was like 1/3. This year was crazy and I refused to queue up as there was hardly SOP. Each buyer could only buy maximum 2 boxes and that's not enough lah. So many Ah Koos, Ah Seh and Ah Tees on my wife's side. She would always give them annually like a good child in keeping with the Chinese traditions.

So, we had to head over to Jalan Yau Tet Shin where it's like a wholesale street of many snack shops selling moon cakes. We were advised by a fussy local friend Ah Kit that SIN WENG FAI Peanut Candy Shop is the best.

Everything is freshly made inside the shop, in full view of the customers. The prices are unbelievably cheap for their variety of mooncakes when compared to KL's sky high prices that reach the Moon! All the moon cakes are priced from RM8.00 each and above. My wife bought 10 boxes and over 10 pomelo fruits too. She paid for them, so I am not sure how much each flavour costs.

The box of moon cakes.

4 pieces inside.

We gave this box to Bruce Lee who landed in the hospital for tummy ache. We asked him to cut one piece for us to try. The pandan flavoured moon cake is yummy and fresh with lots of melon seeds. Wait till I try other flavours like double yolk lotus and assorted nuts. Will update this post later lah.

Happy Mid Autumn Festival


Monday, August 30, 2021

Happy 64th Merdeka Day!

Our beloved country has come a long way since its independence in 1957. We have become very famous for our tourism, great local food and all the wrong reasons too. It has made me tired of reading any political news as frog jumping has become a culture now.

The Covid19 pandemic has brought much misery and suffering to everyone in our country. Lives have been lost and income has become zero for many of us. Yet the politicians are busy counting numbers and numbers from their seats to the daily cases. When shall we see light at the end of this dark tunnel??

While I am still praying everyday for a better tomorrow, we still have to think of those who are hungry and sickly. 

I woke up at 6.00am to help and cut vegetables. In conjunction with the 64th Merdeka Day, this team had decided to donate over 60 packets of lunch packs and a truckload of groceries to another Old Folks Home and Orphanage. 

We have gotten smarter and bought a huge rice cooker this round. No need to cook 3 rounds using the small rice cooker like the first time. It saved so much time to scoop piping hot rice and dishes. My wife cooked soya sauce chicken wings, tofu minced meat and mixed vegetables for over 60! 

All the happy faces at the Charity Home and Orphanage. May this Merdeka Day bring good health and joy to everyone!

Saturday, August 21, 2021

My Diary Of A Sick Friend

This happened 3 days ago which I would never forget. This is the meaning of Foolhardy. It happened to my old friend named Bruce Lee (his real name).

11.00am - I made appointment to see a dentist cos my front tooth cracked into half. I have been using the hardest toothbrush available for years. I love to brush my teeth real hard, scrape my tongue many times and floss them before gargling with strongest mouth wash. Yet my fillings also fell off and now tooth cracked. Now I am using the softest toothbrush.

12.00pm - The young dentist patched my cracked tooth easily. Bruce offered to buy me lunch and I requested for Chicken Sandwich because my tooth filling was still fresh & not hardened enough.

12.30pm - Bruce Lee went to FM's Convenience Store to get me the chicken sandwich. He saw the big poster selling the Spicy Hot Korean Ramen. He was so gatal and bought one to try the "Challenge". He seldom eat chillies all his life.

1.00pm - Bruce and I sat down to eat. I watched him slurping the spicy hot ramen and he was raving away how delicious & tasty it was. He suggested that I should try it too. I just kept eating my soft sandwich which was nice and suitable for my tooth.

2.00pm - Bruce was silent and drank water.

3.00pm - Bruce drank more water.

4.00pm - Bruce was restless and silent.

5.00pm - We parted and went home.


8.00pm - Bruce texted me that he was in Hospital!! His stomach burnt out and he was in great pain for so many hours. He drove himself to the hospital nearby his home.

8.30pm - My wife and I rushed to Hospital to see him. He was rolling on the bed in the outdoor canopy of the hospital. They set up many tents outside for emergency patients to keep SOP and maintain their Covid- Free environment.

9.00pm - Doctor and nurses attended to Bruce. Gave him drip and took his blood for tests to see if he had food poisoning or others. He was still howling and whining like a little puppy with acute stomach pain.

10.00pm - Bruce went to toilet few times but no help. He vomited in the plastic bag but nothing came out! He was still in acute pain. Still howling and whining like hell.

11.00pm - I made noise to the doctor and nurses that nothing could help to reduce Bruce's stomach pain. His agony reminded me of all the cancer patients in my care who had stomach and lung cancer. The memories came haunting me back whole night.

11.30pm - My smarter than doctor, wife suggested that Bruce needed to drink milk to neutralize the acid inside his stomach walls. The nurses didn't give milk but gave him antibiotic instead. The acute pain was still there! It was like knife scrapping his stomach walls non stop.

12am - Where to find milk at midnight??? 7-Eleven and KK Mart nearby all tutup. Aha! I drove to my wife's new office and opened the fridge. There was a new box of Milk! Whoa!

12.30am - Bruce drank 4 cups of cold Milk at one go..

12.40am - The whole day's acute pain started to reduce gradually. Unbelievable.

1.10am - Bruce has stopped whining. He decided to go home already. Total damage RM900!

1.30am - We sent Bruce back home safely.

2.00am - We got home. So dead tired and slept right away.

6.00am - I woke up to get ready for appointment. Felt like a Zombie the whole day with little sleep.

Don't play-play with spicy hot noodles.

End of Story.


Saturday, August 7, 2021

A Very Popular Goreng Pisang Stall

I read in my community's facebook that someone from Damansara Uptown came over to buy goreng pisang. He was stopped by authorities somewhere and got slapped with a RM2000 summons for crossing district. That was the most expensive Goreng Pisang anyone could have paid. There are 2-3 different Goreng Pisang stalls located in the both ends of the neighbourhood but I guess the guy came to buy from this one below. It is the biggest stall with the best variety of fried kuehs for tea time and for me to watch my Netflix. Really sedap and shiok to munch.

They sell everything at RM2.00 for 4 pieces.

This stall would operate in the early afternoon and that's the perfect timing for the customers to buy back for tea time. By late evening, all sudah habis and very laku.

These are the trays of Goreng Pisang, Fried Crispy Lekor, Goreng Sweet Potatoes and etc. I could not get individual close up shots because the long queue was there.

This is my Top Favourite ONDEH ONDEH kueh which has fresh gula melaka bursting out in your mouth. The pandan flavour and grated coconut is always fresh to chew. Yums! RM2.00 only a box.

This is Keria (Donuts) which is coated with thick Icing Sugar which is ideal to eat with hot black coffee.

Fried Poh Piah Rolls with sweet & spicy caramel coatings. Very original and crispy!!

Curry Puffs (Left is Sardine Flavour and Right is Curry Potatoes)

This is Fried Cekodok (Banana Balls)

This is Cucur Udang (Fried Crispy Shrimp Balls)


My 3 Jars Of Condiments (UPDATED)

I have been eating outside food which I bought 'tapao' or delivered by the Food Panda or Grab Delivery guys. It took me so long like over a year to realize that something's not fulfilling for me. The restaurants were quite stingy with their sauces when they actually increased their prices during the pandemic and lockdown. I can understand the price hikes but not the reduced sauces. The final straw came when the nearby pizza shop refused to give me extra 1 packet of chilli flakes when I have been ordering personal pizza from them at least TWICE a week! The entire staff could recognize me each time I walked in, as I have been their tallest customer. That's what the lady joked. 

Honestly I felt very frustrated as I grew up eating Thai Food all my life from a small kid until I went abroad. My mother cooked and fed me all the spicy, hot and sour dishes until I could not live with any chilly sauces to make my bad eating habits any happier. I always had to bring various sachets and mini bottles of spicy sauces in my luggage to Japan and China over the years.

Enough is enough! I told my wife that I decided to make my own since I am so bored at home. I went out to get grocery done and bought all the ingredients. I spent 3 days to prepare my own 3 condiments and kept them in my China's porcelain jars. Finally, I brought those porcelain jars to use after buying them some 15 years ago. There was a Chinese Antique Fair in KL that was wrapping up the booths to return to China and the seller begged me to take up all the jars at any price! He would rather sell at cost to cut losses for the return shipment of unsold goods. I think he was selling at RM12.00 each and I grabbed 10 jars for RM5.00 each! I wanted to buy and give others as gifts BUT it never happened as I kept them all displayed in row on the lower TV rack that was dark brown. The jars stood out beautifully like useless white elephants! Now I am using them for the first time and my readers get the first sip of viewing the replicas of the Qing Dynasty's condiment jars of the old Chinese kitchens. 

I am not telling you what I have made! Please guess what I have made from my own kitchen, all alone by myself as lady boss has been busy with 2-3 Zoom Meetings all day, everyday like a Busy Bee. The first all correct 3 answers of the different contents inside my 3 jars will win a prize from me (Only applicable to Malaysian and Singapore addresses only. You can just give me any mailing address or friend's office address instead for privacy reasons as residential addresses should be kept confidential by you) When I have seen 5 commentator's answers, I will update this blog post again with all the photos showing my ingredients and final product inside the 3 Condiment Jars!

The Correct Answers:

Sambal Belacan

Pickled Green Chillies

Pickled Ginger



Thursday, August 5, 2021

Moving Office

My lady boss wife suddenly decided to move her educational centre to the new location. She just gave me 2 days notice and I went into frantic mode. I disappeared from my blogsphere for over a week as I had to find many empty boxes, touch up dirty walls with paint, packed all the barang-barangs, swept the floors and went to police station to apply for permit to MOVE OFFICE.

We hired the service from a Movers Company who provided 3 lorries (5 Tons Size) and 1 Lorry (3 Tons Size) No kidding, the tough & strong Indian workers were all screaming their lungs with hanging tongues! So many big heavy furniture and boxes as heavy as elephants!

The workers were very fast and within hours, all the 6 rooms were empty! All shifted to the new location within Kuala Lumpur with no obstacles.

Meanwhile I have just finished painting the 3-D Wall of my own office which I would share with the Lady Boss. 

May the Keyboard Warrior who still flies in like a Witch on a Broomstick, please take note that all SOP was being observed and I did not cross districts or borders to give frontliners a hard time as you loved to assume. I had applied for police permit to move office and the Lorry Movers have approval certificates from the Ministry as Essential Services. So no one broke any law and remember to suck your toes of your mouth gets itchy. Carry on being a good girl and never to jibe or taunt others as you know you had committed lots of sin in the past for being a nuisance. 


Tuesday, August 3, 2021

Feeding The Hungry

Words got around that there is an old folks home in my vicinity that was running very low in provisions and money to feed all the inmates. A taukeh friend of my wife who runs a hardware shop decided to spring into action suddenly. He had never done any charity deeds all his life besides small cash donations yet he has been enjoying good life. I admire his accumulated merits from past lives. Envy! So this taukeh asked my wife to cook up a storm in our kitchen. 

I woke up before 6.00am and that was unlike me. I know I should help a bit while all the cooking was done by my wife to feed 85 inmates. She asked me to peel and chop 1 kg of garlic. OMG! It was no joke for me to pound, peel and chop them for over 2 hours. My left index finger was burnt with scalded skin until I could barely use it now to touch & unlock my smartphone. Muahahaha
In future, we would buy ready peeled garlic from the wet market and use a proper garlic chopper or grater instead. It was unexpected and impromptu as we never cooked so much in our lives. I felt good anyway and would want to help again.

She cooked scrambled eggs with tomatoes, mixed vegetables and chicken in black sauce (another friend's chicken).

By 11.00am, all the packets of lunch boxes had been delivered by the taukeh to the Old Folks Home.

The taukeh was so moved to tears to see the inmates eating happily and hungrily. He would want to plan more feeding and donations again. I told my wife that we should plan the menu ourselves as we had done so many times, on a smaller scale. Hope this pandemic would be over soon. Stay safe everyone!

May the Keyboard Warrior who still flies in like a Witch on a Broomstick, please take note that all SOP was being observed and I did not cross districts or borders to give frontliners a hard time as you loved to assume. Carry on being a good girl and never to jibe or taunt others as you know you had committed lots of sin in the past for being a nuisance. 


Sunday, August 1, 2021

How To Peel Mangosteen

I have been eating the delicious Mangosteen fruits all my life. It is nutritious and power packed with rich nutrients like different vitamins. My Thai mother taught me how to use a small knife to cut them open nicely to serve guests. This is a common practice in Thailand where the folks are creative in fruit carving as they often have beautiful fruits and food presentation as offerings to the Gods, Temples and distinguished guests.

It is now the Tropical Fruits Season in Malaysia and I have been eating durians, rambutans and mangosteens to my heart's content. I saw the supermarket selling mangoesteen and bought some home.

I realized that all my friends and relatives here would just use both their palms to press or squash open the fruit to eat. Sometimes the whole pulp would be messed up with juice squirting out. I would take a small knife to cut lightly in a circle to open up.

Tada! It looks better and neat to serve our guests with a fork.

Meanwhile, I have been snacking since last year when the MCO started. I have eaten so much junk food and narrowed down to just sunflower seeds lately. It is more addictive, healthier and not fattening! I have been buying Char Cheer's brand with Cream Flavour which is the top selling brand that has always been snapped up. Finally I decided to track down online and found only Shoppee sells them! So my big package arrived!

Look at my 10 huge packets of Sunflower seeds! Yums! I have lost a total of 18 kgs since the MCO started in early 2020.


Sunday, July 25, 2021

The Power Of Crystals

I am a very firm believer in Crystal stones for their powerful & positive energy. If I entered a big shop selling crystals, my head would turn dizzy after an hour because it had too much positive energy forces radiating from all the different types of crystal rocks on display. In a way, if my luck and spirit was low, it was my habit to walk into crystal shops to recharge my energy temporarily. Another method I used to do was to spend my whole one hour lunch time sitting inside a busy bank! I would close my eyes and take a good nap. There is always plenty of wealth energy floating inside amongst the filthy rich depositors. My mood would always feel positive and happier after sitting there & smelled dollar bills. Try it! 

I went to Shanghai about 8 years ago and visited their huge Science Museum which I blogged it HERE. I was very amazed how smart they were to display huge crystal rocks that were found in China and showed a device that could test & show energy levels from the rocks. They dated back to million years ago when they were formed naturally from the energy of the sun, volcanic eruptions and other formations. I have been telling many friends about their sophisticated tester device until I found a similar tester which I bought online recently.

I took a photo of a few types of crystals at home. A pair of Jade Crystal Pixiu which I bought from Beijing after seeing this huge Pixiu guarding outside the Palace of the Forbidden City. Behind is a huge expensive Quartz Crystal which was given by a close friend and I believe it was tagged over thousands of ringgit. The tallest piece is a Citrine Crystal Tree which helps to attract abundance of wealth and money. You can always google online all the benefits of these crystals which are still alive and emit positive energy inside the corners of my home.

I bought this Electromagnetic Radiation Tester online with intention to prove to a relative that their house is located in a harmful direction that faces a TNB Power Sub Station and also a high tension wire about half kilometer away! The tester showed very high readings and beeped so loudly non stop. Verdict: The family members were always quarrelling as the electrical forces often triggered their tempers besides some health issues. They have lived in that house for over 30 years with all the harmful radiation's exposure.

I took the tester and checked the surrounding areas inside and outside my home. It looks safe and free from harmful radiation. To my surprise, I tested all my crystal pieces and the tester beeped softly and showed lower readings. That means the crystals are all alive and would always emit the right POSITIVE energy that you wish. This Citrine Tree showed various readings during the day time and night time.

This White Quartz is very high quality and would purify the place with Positive Energy. The reading is quite strong.

This pair of male & female Heavenly Pixiu Animals would guard the house from bad luck entering through the door. It has no back side hence it would swallow all your negative vibes only and radiate energy to attract wealth and luck. 

It would be ideal to wear a good crystal bracelet to enhance our well being always!


Thursday, July 15, 2021

Many Winters Ago............

I was digging my photo albums to search for one photo to send to my faithful silent reader CK Yeoh. I stumbled into many nostalgic and sentimental photos of my student days. My mind drifted back to those carefree & happy days. Maybe I should slowly share all the photos here.

I woke up and looked out of my bedroom window facing the front road. It had snowed heavily the night before. Winter is always brutal and very long in North America. 

This was the view from the back of the apartment showing houses on the left. 

The view of the houses on right side behind the apartment. My unit was on the top floor which could see NSEW.

I still had to get ready to attend college. The weather was below 0 Degree Celsius. I would walk across knee deep in cold snow to catch the public bus. Some days if lucky, my housemate would give me a lift in his car.

When it was Winter days, nobody goes outdoors much except to ski. Here I posed with the Korean Opahs at the Seven Springs Ski Resort in the mountains of Pennsylvania. 

Other days I would invite the Koreans and Japanese to eat, gamble and get drunk at my apartment every week. That's life!.... Can you spot me??


Wednesday, July 14, 2021

Where Do Spirits Like To Hang Out?

I wonder what is the real difference between spirits and ghosts? In my opinion, they are very similar in their own realms but you could actually tell them apart in meticulous details. There is holy & bad ghosts, as well as good & evil spirits whereas demons are straight from hell's realms. I am no expert in religions and I won't preach anything here. Just be good and kind to all sentient beings is what we should do always.

I have mentioned their most preferred whereabouts before and today, I would pose the same questions again. Where do you think those wandering ghosts and spirits like to gather in this human world?? Not all of them could see our dimensions but some do, depending on their situation, merits and overlapping hours (Yin Hour 7pm to 4am / Yang Hour 4am to 7pm). Guess where??

Yours truly at the cemetery grounds of Nirvana Memorial Park in Semenyih.

I always avoided cemeteries ever since I was a young kid because I often had terrible goosebumps and could sense the peeking ghosts hiding behind some grave stones. Now I have no choice as my current job in the bereavement services made me visit the biggest cemetery like my second home. Surprisingly, I could walk alone from one end to another without any fear. I guess that's because this Nirvana Group planned neatly well and designed the whole area very beautifully. They often invited prayers to be conducted so often the whole year through. That probably helped to ferry most of the wandering and lost souls to better realms. 

The answer: Thousands of wandering ghosts & spirits love to sit & watch inside the dark cinemas. It is so cold and nice to watch good movies too. They would sit on the steps or empty seats beside you and inhale your energy's chi or share the pop corns or fries you are eating! Sometimes you walked down the steps blindly looking for your seats and tripped over 'unseen' spectator. You almost fell down and wondered what made you so clumsy? Niak niak niak!

The next place is all the hospitals! I don't know why many would gather there, more than the morgue itself. Some said that they are waiting for patients to depart whereas the morgue contains only departed ones. So no transactions could be done. These 2 places have the highest numbers all the time. Remember to say your prayers for protection always.

The other popular places are funeral parlours and public toilets. Mostly hundreds of unseen ancestors would gather at the funeral parlours when their 'own people' have departed. Only good ones would be received by their ancestors, holy spirits and singing angels hovering in the air. Bad ones would be dragged away by hell officers.

Public toilets are very popular because some loved the smell of blood and some loved the sight of your long brown poops. They looked very delicious like German sausages! Sedap giler. I am not joking here and won't dwell further on these facts. I prefer you to let your minds run wild.

Actress/Singer Bai Guang - Place of birth: Beijing, China / June 27, 1919. Departed: Kuala Lumpur / August 27, 1999.

Have you heard of a famous and unique grave that belongs to the late singer Bai Guang? It has a concrete piano specially built behind her resting place. When you stand near it, the piano would start playing out the recorded music followed by her crooning out her song very LOUDLY!! Goodness! It operates 24/7 and sometimes it would play by itself when no human beings were there. The other day, I brought my 2 downlines there to watch and they were so stunned and speechless to witness it. I have specially recorded a video below and you can listen to her nice music. 

Please tell me what is your opinion of this video and whole topic today.


Sunday, July 11, 2021

My 2nd Dose of Vaccination

I am really thankful. I am so grateful that I have received my 2nd dose of vaccination. It was so fast and ended in 16 minutes! I feel sympathetic to so many friends who vented their frustrations in Facebook under "Saya Belum DiVaksinkan". They have registered since February and are still waiting. The anxiety and worries are escalating. 

Masuk depan.

Posing belakang.

Cucuk depan.

Keluar belakang.

Meanwhile, I have a Hi-So Thai cousin in Bangkok who 'no eye see' my 2nd time FB posting to announce both the vaccination jabs. He found me very strange to post photos with relevant backdrops to show off again. He thought I paid the photo studio professionals just to snap these photos. He had to shoot me once again and asked me not to be cocky. Luckily I have others who came to my rescue & explained that many props are provided by the government for recipients to take photos for social media and to encourage the public to register, We still have many thousands who are procrastinating and didn't register yet. The number of Covid cases are rising daily. Finally this Hi-So Thai cousin relented and accepted all our explanation. What a keyboard warrior!

Similarly, in this blogsphere, I still see a keyboard warrior who now adopts broken English to taunt and provoke some bloggers on other platforms. The heart appears kind but the itchy mouth still utters unkind words with sinful intentions. I would advise that to refrain further sins, try to suck your toe inside your mouth. If one toe doesn't help, try sucking all your 10 toes.

Today is Red Letter Day for me. The eccentric Keyboard Warrior has deleted all the inappropriate comments here and in so many posts that were meant to taunt, threaten and harass to stir bloggers' emotions and well being. I hope that I will never have to see all the nonsense comments here and other blogs again. Just remember to control your high anxiety by sucking toes. Can add kewpie & honey for better flavour.

Peace Out