10, Jalan Metro Perdana 8, Taman Usahawan Kepong, 52100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
In the foreground is the Celine trio. Named is descriptive. It comprises three separate pouches joined by buttons which slick and are secure enough to work as a single unit and works as a sling bag. Usually the three separate pouches come in the same colour, but in some cases like mine you have different coloured pouches. In the background is my trusty workbag the Longchamp which is tried and tested and has been abused and battered by me quite a bit daily. It still looks decent.
The bag forums have separate pages raving about the trio. Apparently it's a big thing and there are enough die-hard fans of this bag. What they are all unanimous in stating is the ease of use and just how much this bag can hold. It comes in two different sizes. Due to the price I choose the smaller version.
I love my Celine trio. It's the most expensive handbag I've bought ever. So the first few trips out with it was nerve wrecking. I felt I had to look after it and make sure no pen marks or scratch marks or oil stains or soup stains. You can imagine, it was a strain on my relationship with the bag. After the 4th outing, things got better. I became more relaxed and started enjoying the bag.
In comparison. the Longchamp le pliage is amazing. I love the luggage size ones especially. They are handy to travel with when you feel your bags are full, out pops the trusty long champ, you unfold it and immediately you have more space to stuff your things.
I've decided to be that more organised. And bought a cover for the car. So when it's not moved for a week, there isn't a fine layer of dust. I find the annoying. It's fine but makes your vision impaired slightly. So hopefully this new gadget will keep the car dust free and make driving it a breeze after prolonged rest periods.
The cover was bought at ACE. I didnt know they came in sizes. This is a size L.It's indoor parking with minimal breeze so I hope there won't be any draft blowing it off, and should there be one, that the friendly neighbour would collect it for me and readjust the cover.
I need 7 hours sleep to function and 8 hours would make me happy on waking up and happy to go to work. Anything less than 4 hours and I still like I'm walking on air and everything appears surreal and you feel that every decision should be done this way...or maybe that way, or maybe the first way.
|Home sweet home|
I've tried all there. There is no easy option. A good way to solve this problem is to be productive in the car. So getting a driver is good. It would allow you to send and read emails. Make calls and receive calls without risking being caught by the police talking whilst holding a phone. And you can sleep should you choose to and arrive fairly rejuvenated.
Jeggings™ is a registered brand name owned by Turkish textile company ISKO (clothing company), a division of Sanko Holding, who were the original producers of the stretch textile.
I found this statement on wikipedia. Now I wonder how we ever got any information before the age of internet. With such trivial knowledge at our fingertips it's unforgivable not to keep yourself updated. Anyway back to jeggings. I think I like them now. It's snug and I believe shows my best feature which are my legs, everything above the waist is wobbly. The high waisted leggings allow you to not have a muffin top. And teamed with an appropriately billowy top and ballerina flats, it can look cool.
Its a fine line between looking cool and looking like someone trying to look thin. Top heavy!
I'm now an owner of black leggings from Uniqlo. I teamed it with an electric pink cheongsam inspired linen top for Chinese New Year. I was a whole kilo heavier then. So I can't wait to try the same ensemble but with less weight on my frame.
For yesterday's lunch, I took a 1.5 scoop of rice, some protein ( tempe) a piece of roasted chicken and vegetables. I don't think I've fallen off the watch-my-diet mode just yet.
Capricciosa used to have a semi-secret buy-one-ge-one-free deal, it's not advertised anywhere outside the shop nor are you told of this when you order. You know it when you pay and the price is suddenly halved. Very nice surprise and we got to experience it twice. Sadly yesterday the deal ended.
Something else different was spicy Raghu which was a deviation from my usual Granchio. The tomato cause was a little sour. And there wasn't any spiciness. And freely made pasta was nice but because the sauce dominated the dish I didn't like it one bit.
Monday, February 27, 2017
The picture above is the interior of the cafe. DO you see the huge tall table? To the right and beyond are smaller standard size and height tables should you choose to sit there. It promises privacy and some peace and quiet. Beware, sometimes you may get some loud customers and that may mar your experience a bit.
|Eggs Benedict and something I forget already|
Sunday, February 26, 2017
This picture was taken during the Canadian tour, where the entire Cambridge family was treated to a special garden party with a wee little pony and balloons amongst other things. It's the first glimpse of the spunky little princess. Here she is taking her sweater off and getting all hot and bothered. There was also a video of her hitting the balloons. That was nice. She doesn't have a cherubic face like Princess Leonor or Princess Estelle, but spunk goes a long way.
|Bangers and Mash|
A meal for three people costs RM 95 (not too shabby)
The stalls differ from week to week. And occasionally there are different interesting things showcased here. A few years ago we had loads of pandas and loads of people streaming here for pictures. And then we had the tapirs, like the pandas but on a smaller scale which also attracted a whole lot of people,
Today we had the usually interesting array of things. Some nice artwork, soap, food, salad, beads, batik etc.
Kudos to the architect. Natural sunlight is important. And it makes a whole lot of difference to the scene. Pictures taken are clearer, we appear more gorgeous in our selfies and generally everyone is that bit more happy.
The week that was passed wasn't great. Work-wise I would say it reached the nadir of emotions and self worth. During the week, I felt demotivated driving to work, I got moody with work and saw negative things in most ( thankfully not all ) things I encountered.
But that light at the end of the tunnel is here. Am out of the dark nasty tunnel and we're onto better things.It still won't be perfect but sometimes criticism makes you realise the truth in yourself and the only way is to take an honest view of yourself and make changes accordingly.
|Car wash with a nice green bush in the background|
|Rawa Dhosai Telur with spicy sambal|
Dhosai Rawa with egg served with an extra condiment served like in the picture above. And do you see the red sauce at 12 0'clock, this one is absolutely lethal. ( Which is nice two thumbs up from me ) I like my raw those crispy this wasn't. But I'm going to assume this is the correct way of doing it. It is after all an authentic Indian restaurant.
|Madras Coffee served in a cute container|
Here is the address:
9, Jalan 11/48a, Sentul Raya Boulevard, 51000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
And yes I will be returning.
|Tau foo fah|
|The Helmut tossed aside|
1. It's a common thing
2. If everyone else can do it, surely I can.
3. It's not impossible therefore I should be able to achieve it
4. I want it very badly.
Presumably because of the above points, she persevered and succeeded after many attempts. No wonder she disappeared into the garden and was quiet for a long while.
It's a good example to follow. Grade 8 violin exam. Thats the subject. And the 4 points should be the same. I'm not the only person taking it. Many have passed the exam so its a common thing. Why then should I think it won't be possible for me.
Then comes the next point, practice. There is no way around it. No pain no gain. Which brings me to my next step towards improving , getting a practice schedule and following it through.
Saturday, February 25, 2017
- High society. I loved Grace Kelly in this. She was cold with a bit of warmth and her little sister ...I used to adore watching the scene where she danced sur la point into the drawing room speaking French and scaring the journalist and photographer.
- Anne of a Thousand Days. Genevieve Bujold is a real beauty. And Richard Burton as King Henry the VIII is perfect. We had a VCR version and it had little tit bits of the movie given to us. For instance that Elizabeth Taylor had a cameo role and to look out for that. And that her daughter also had a role as lady-in-waiting. I used to dance away with my blanket wrapped around me and pretend to be dancing with King Henry.
- The man who knew too much. This is a new surprise for me. Watched it over the Chinese new year break. Introduced by my dad. And its only now that I watched the original Que sera sera by Doris Day. Oh boy, what a voice and what great singing in the film. Story line was brilliant too. As the old folks say, why don't they make movies like this any more.
- Rear Window. Another Grace Kelly movie. I love Cary Grant he is witty and I like the fact he wasn't enamoured by her beauty thinking only of the lost of his freedom should they marry. She was one spunky girlfriend in this movie.
- Dial M for murder. Suspense can't get better than this. Grace Kelly was perfect in this. She was dressed in red at the beginning of the movie, potraying her as a adulteress and towards midway she was dressed in drab colours and minimal make up making her look washed out.
Modern houses won't have windows like this any more. They are considered unfashionable. And then here it is, featured at an eating stall for decoration. So you see, what was once thought old and useless can turn into something quaint. That's humans for you. There's an old junk shop in Publika and sometimes they have a booth at the flea market at the ground floor of Publika, as we walk pass, mum would say I have this ....ooh I gave that away....oh dear that's so ugly. So yes, if we had hoarded and resisted the need to clear things up, we too would have had enough junk to have a store like so.
I have a whole plastic container of notebooks. And I can't stop buying more. I'm partial to square-lined ones, that I simply must buy. So I have a few moleskin ones in a drawer my mother terms "for moles" I wonder whether anyone else has this obsession?
We had farewell party organised by the clinic staff for Kak R who has retired. She was a motherly figure in clinic. And would cook simple snacks for us as a surprise and other times, we would pay and ask her to cook some wholesome nasi lemak for us to boost the morale in clinic. I believe that's when I first started putting on weight. Her nasi lemak is very nice with spicy samba siting. No nanny pamby stuff. So I like it. We had a few birthday dos where we asked her to cater for us and the price and taste were both nice.
On a professional note, she was always polite and helpful. And had a professionalism which was nice to see. We already started missing her a few months ago when she had to take a long leave of absence following an accident which left her hands numb and her grip poor.
Farewell Kak R. You will be missed.
I love this book. Demetra unfolds in the tale, and Katie and her farm grows in you and you find yourself rooting for what's correct and feeling frustrated with what's happening. There is no doubt Kinsella has another winner here. I've just finished this book. In one week. Despite reading it as slow as I could to make it last longer. Feeling rather empty now so I shall look for another book to read soon.
|Some greens to be healthy|
|The popular wanton noodles with char view|
|Fried big dumplings|
|Fried little wantons|
I found this in clinic on Thursday morning. And a warm feeling in my heart ( and tummy) as I realised someone had thought of how we rush during clinic days and get hungry midway and rarely if ever leave clinic to eat before its finished.
So to that person who thought of this, thank you very much. The extra surprise of petai inside was amazing.
|A lovely gift of Dilmah teabags.|
And now, I have this gift of a huge selection of Dilmah teabags. Heaven! I shared some. And am looking forward to tasting each and every tea and enjoying and will attempt some review later in the week.
|The first teabag I'm trying is Sencha|
Here is the description from the Dilmah Tea website:
Sencha tea:A gentle tea with a refreshing, and pleasingly mild character. A grassy note and hint of sweetness in the finish are typical of green tea steamed in the Sencha style.
Delicate green and creamy salads, seafood, sushi
Dilmah tea is grown in Ceylon. I've seen pictures of Ceylon and it looks amazing. Hmm a good reason to think about a holiday there. I wonder how much it will cost.
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
This picture was taken on Valentine's Day. A day where flowers are suddenly expensive and any meal anywhere is a table for two with romantic lights and expensive menus available just for the day.
What would be a perfect Valentine's Day for you?
1. some flowers. Not too much and certainly no tacky teddy bears with flowers.
2. Royce chocolates please
3. A concert ticket at the philharmonic.
4. Dinner at Ante with good wine.
Monday, February 20, 2017
Here is my knotted-hem cotton blouse from Mango. It's a little crumpled cos I haven't bothered ironing it. I'm hoping the creases will disappear by tomorrow morning in time for church. Do you think so?
My only gripe is I really wanted something linen from Uniqlo. The current season has nice linen plain colored tops which look mighty nice on the hanger. I tried one on this morning. Too short. When your belly button can be seen at certain angles as you preen in front of the mirror in the fitting room, it's not for you. The alternative could be buying a big size so it'll be longer and looking like a mini tent. So no, I decided I'll leave hat purchase well alone.
Sunday, February 19, 2017
|Enid Blyton Faraway collection from mph Publika|
|Cafe Latte from Plan B roasters inside BIG|
|Interesting Italian spirals.|
I'm registered for Grade 8 this year. A lot of work ahead.