Thursday, April 30, 2009

Happy Labour Day

Happy Labour Day everybody. Tonite is the eve of public holiday and everybody is in cheerful happy mood.
As as usual how I wish tonite never ends. I have learnt to accept everything. Evil and divine. Come what may. By being emotional proof we shall all be happy. Good wishes and pure love to you.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Health Benefits Of Being Vegetarian

A vegan friend asked me this morning if I ever want to be a vegan. I told her I do not know. In spite of being an omnivorous myself I acknowledge and aware of the benefits of vegetarian diet.
Research from all over the world has corroborated the health benefits of vegetarian and non re-processed diet.
These include :
1. Reduction of cardiovascular disease by lowering cholesterol level
2. Reduction of cancer risk including colon cancer, prostate cancer and breast cancer.
3. Reduction of diet-related diabetes and hypertension.
4. Reduction of health problems related to obesity.
5. Minimising the development of kidney and gall stones.
6. Minimising the development of osteoporosis through high dietary acidity and calcium loss in
7. Minimising the chances of food poisoning
8. Avoid consuming too many dairy products because they are difficult to digest abd can cause allergic symptoms such as asthma and eczema (itchiness on the skin)
Of course besides these, there are other long lists to practise for a healthier life style eg Fasting & Detoxification, Cooking Utensils & Methods, Antioxidants etc which i shall blog some other day.

Soya Bean Milk

With a soya bean maker, one just has to put the required bean in the maker and switch on the button. The soya bean milk is ready in 20 mins. As I prefer black sugar syrup, I have to make the syrup
Syrup :
150 gm palm sugar
200 soft brown sugar
200 gm granulated sugar
1 small cup of water
3 pandan leaves
1 small pc of ginger.
Bring all the ingredients to a boil and simmer till sugar has dissolved. Ready to use

Vegetarian Porridge

Today I choose vegetarian porridge for its simplicity and nutrients. There are several variants of vegetarian porridge depending on one's choice of ingredients.
Recipes : A handful of the followings:
lemon grass,
tang ho
tao miow
dry mushroom
abalone mushroom,
golden needle mushroom
black fungus
yellow capsicum
mint leaves
green chilies
red bean
Cut and slice the vegetables as shown in the picture above. First you cook red bean and rice. Followed by the mushrooms, capsicum, carrot. Only when it is almost cook, only you put in the tang ho and tao miow (russel sprout). Serve with green chillies in light soya sauce.

While waiting for the porridge to cook I wipe my living hall. It took me to change 5 pails of water to really clean the living hall alone as I do not wash it frequently. Very dirty. Rest for a short while. Then just in time for the porridge to be ready for lunch. Half day is over as the clock strike one now.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

My Wish

My wish for tonight is for the time to stand still. I don't want tomorrow to come because I love today too much to let it go. Today is good enough for me. Tomorrow is unknown. I hate tomorrow to come or more accurate to say tomorrow is too fill with anxiety. I hate guessing. I hate suspense. I hate challenge. My favorite time of the day is always after 6:00 pm everyday. How I wish there is way to make the time for the night longer than the time for the day. I want to cling and hold on to tonight. Who the bugger invented time??

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Example of Irritation

Irritation comes in many forms and sometimes continuosly.

1. Very fed up with the Maxis/Hotlink operators who are unable to assist me to switch my plan to ExtraSave. Called 3 of them none has the knowledge. The last one told me the plan start with effect from 21/4/09. My present plan is the old expensive plan which I want to change to another cheaper plan. I have let it pass by for some time because I seldom call.
2. On my way to toilet I step on a cockcroach. Then I will have to wipe the place and also washed my feet. It is very smelly. What a "bull shit" coincident. Sometimes when I want to catch it , it ran so fast away. To nite I step on it accidentally.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Butter Cake

By request from colleagues who miss my butter cake. I bake one for them today. The reasons they like my cake is that I use pure butter and not the imitation butter Farmcow or Buttercup. There is a big difference in the flavour here. There are already lots of blogs regarding butter cake recipes therefore I will not be writing it.

Lemon, Orange, Honey Mix Juice

As I have free time today I make lemon, orange and honey mix juice. All by the glass squeezer. The taste is superb. Can quench my thirst.

Vegetarian Nasi Ulam

Feel like to eat vegetarian nasi ulam today, therefore I prepare this dish. Too lazy to fry vegetarian salted fish I use papadam as an alternative.
Recipes are :
Mint leaves,
lemon grass
Basil leaves
Yellow ginger
Yellow ginfer leaves
Kaffir leaves
Daun kaduk
Bunga kantan.
White rice
Salt and sugar to taste

Slice all the leaves and shallots thinly and mince yellow ginger, lemon grass and bunga kantan
Fried papadam. Scoop out white rice into the plate. Add in each of the herbs into the rice. Crash about 2 - 3 pcs of papadom into the rice per plate. Mix well. Add in salt and sugar if necessary. I love this dish cook by myself. Those selling in the market are not nice due to not enough herbs given.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Learn to count my blessings

Nowadays everybody is staying positive and count their blessing. Whatever is realistically bad and sour also bluff as sweet and fresh. Thus I have to follow suit. First I should be thankful that I am healthy, and disease free. Every parts of my body is functioning normal. Personally I am not answerable to anyone, neither am i responsible for anyone. I have the full authority to be charge of my life the way I want it to be. Inside the house I am the queen. During busy days I have the authority to let loose and simply leave my unfolded dresses all over the chair. I am also debt free. I have no loan. I pay my credit cards outstanding in full every months since the first month I used credit card nearly ten years ago. People said one cannot stay alive without love. In my case I should have said, what I never have I never miss. And I am still alive writing this blog tonight without ever receiving any love. Strange but true.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

The Spiritual Aspect Of Healthcare

Silence, happiness, love and blessing are important aspect. Happiness leads to good health. It is only you who can give this medicine to yourself. Some bring illness to themselves through anger, greed, unfulfilled desires, expectations, suppression of feelings and relationships not based on true love. Look in your heart, you will know where your illness comes from. There are three ingredients for a long and healthy live: live with attention but without worry, use time in a worthwhile way; keep your thoughts pure, positive and filled with strength.

Sources :

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Serendipity - Luck by chance

According the the dictionary, serendipity means is the pleasure which you get from finding things by chance.

Picture speaks louder than words. Since November last year my electricity bills are subsidised by the goverment because it is less than RM20/- for the six consecutive months. Sincerely hope that it will remains so in the future months to come.

Why? and how? Simply because I live in strict austerity without aircon and microwave oven. I bath in cold water. I don't really like to use microwave oven since so many articles write about the adverse effect it has on our health. Boil water with gas. And I am truly satisfied with this life style. Some friends say I can still survive even if thrown into the jungle or desert. I am comfortable with our tropical weather. Can't see any need to alter to cold air. This is one of my "speciality", not common as others.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Sound of Music | Central Station Antwerp (Belgium)

Let's enjoy and dance together with this video.

Pandan Chiffon Cake

It has been a long time since I bake therefore I baked.
It is so interesting to see my chiffon cake rising in the oven. I ate 2 pieces out of the whole cake. The balance I gave away to my colleagues. I need to watch my diet as I am getting fatter now. I have to reduce my weight. Surprisingly they like it and tell me it is so fragrance. Of course it should be because I use real pandan juice instead of green colouring. However I personally prefer it to be more fluffy and softer.
I will not be writing the recipes because there are already many websites regarding recipes for chiffon cake.
My recipes are taken from Betty Yew - Asian High Tea Favorite recipe book.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Light, Easy & Nutritious

Too lazy to cook for myself yet do not fancy the idea of going out to eat. I have fruits for lunch, tea time and dinner. (Taken breakfast at the spiritual class centre, this morning). I am aware that I should minimise my intake of carb and protein as I am getting fatter each day. 31 inches waistline. Adoooi! How I wish the fat goes to somewhere else more appopriate instead of lying on the waist area. Got to be more serious to do something about this. Not to forget to monitor the amount of water I drink. Currently I am drinking too little water. Not yet reached 2 liters. Ideally 5 -6 litters of water per day.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Confession of tonight

I made a sincere confession tonight. I love reading since young since schooling. Those days, whenever I went to a library I will be attracted to books and magazine for reading pleasure instead of the initial purpose of studying. Writing essay and "karangan" were my most worst subjects.

I do no know what and how to write with flowery adjectives even until today. I just simply lost for words to describe matters. Partly because I am not so good in language and partly because i have nothing to talk about. In my heart, everything is a 'bull shit'. Positive affirmation are just one of the methods bluffing the blues away. This morning there was very heavy rain in Penang Island. The thought that come across my mind was wishing for the whole island to sank in the ocean, and all of us Penangnites died together Life is full of struggling and stressful. I do not want be half dead or just myself dead alone. I want all of us died together. good bye.

Well, that was the thought for that moment. Happiness and sorrow are always interchange and fluctuate. My feelings changes with time, guess others also change with time.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Lime Fruit and its repercussion

My lime tree has bear one fruit after three years. Bought this plant about 3 years ago. I have nearly given up on it as it looks so thin. Not expected to see the fruit yesterday.

Simple and valueless matter but it does give me some satisfaction and happiness. Hope that it will continue to bear more fruits in the future.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Detoxify Healthy Drink

2 stick of lemon grass
6 cm ginger
1 tbsp clove (cengkih)
1 tbsp black pepper
6 cm cinnamon stick
4 tbsp gula merah
3 bowl of water

Boil all the ingredients for about 45 mins to 1 hr. It is believed that this drink takes out the wind out from the body.

Sources : recipes from India

Wednesday, April 1, 2009


It is not a gem but more precious than diamond,
It is not a scent but it spread fragrance,
It is not a teacher but teaches us good lesson,
It is not a bridge but connect two ends,
It is not a tree but gives fruits,
It is not a season but will always change,
It is not a motion but it moves the emotion,
It is not a path but takes towards destination,
It is not a game but plays a great role,
It is not a medicine but it heals wound,
It is not an exam but should always be.