Monday, April 25, 2011

My pet frog









my unofficial pet frog






This frog had unofficially been our family pet since we moved into our new house last year . My daughter had also grow fond of this frog and almost on a daily basis she would call out at this frog - "ffyogg!!!! fyog!!!! , macuk ler rumah , datang ler kat sini".Whenever our relative visits my house my daughter would enthusiastically show them her frog . The frog would be there at the same place night after night and it is only appropriate that i adopt this frog as my family pet , he he.
It had been a very2 busy week for me . I don't have time for myself lately , it's all about work and family . alhamdulillah, JR2 had been discharge from the hopsital and JR had slowly embrace the presence of his little sister . Raising 2 kids for me so far was very challenging , i wonder how my aunt who live in FELDA BENTONG(work as a rubber tapper) manage to successfully raise 7 of her kids . Out of the 7 , 6 of them university garduate , sssaaalluuttte!!!!! .


Monday, April 18, 2011

JR2 warded in hospital


My youngest daughter had been admitted in a hospital since yesterday due to jaundice .At the same time her sister had a very high fever , her temperature just now was at 39.7 'c which was very high . I had brought JR to the hospital just now and after a blood test , the doctor diagnosed her as having a normal high fever . She just left the hospital with her grandparent while i stayed behind , spending the night at the hospital with my wife and JR2.Today i started working after a week long paternity leave . There are tonnes of works at the office that keep piling up during my absence .Couple this with problem back home, the stress level is extremely high and at times i feel like giving up.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Cendol Leman Dawi , Seremban

leman Dawi
I was once told that "there ain't no such thing as a free lunch".Nothing is free nowadays , even a cup of plain water could cost you as much as 30 cents but LEMAN DAWI had proven that there's such thing as free lunch.I was in seremban recently and decided to visit the oft-mentioned cendol paradise of LEMAN DAWI's.This place had been featured in MAJALAH 3 , JALAN2 CARI MAKAN and a few other program.

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Honestly the cendol is just so-so but i must commend his effort and business acumen in promoting his cendol business.I guess the world would be a better place to live in if most businessmen follow his example , he he. What you need to do is just buy a bowl of cendol and the rest is free. Barley water , brown sugar , santan and cendol are free if you want to add-on . The more you buy , the more add-on free stuff that you'll get. In a world where you need money for almost everything , this place proves to be a good deal.


location:

KM 11 , jalan sungai gadut seremban (along the seremban-tampin old trunk road just after senawang)







Thursday, April 14, 2011

Wagyu beef

wagyu beef
ni ler lembu wagyu - pic from wikipedia
wagyu steak


wagyu beef wrap

I was introduced to wagyu beef by my friend . I had heard about it quite some time now and i was told that it was the most expensive beef in the world . It cost between RM 600 to RM1000 per kg . With such a high price this beef must be extra special . Arriving at the LAS VACAS restaurant in Kelana Jaya an all too familiar smells permeates the air . A smell that i believe will convert most vegetarian to meat eaters , he he. I must confess that i'm not into steak but as i said in one of my entry earlier - i will try anything at least once . The texture of wagyu beef was truely unique , the meat was laced with layer upon layer of unsaturated fat and this layer of fats contributes to it soft texture and distinct unique flavour.The terms "melts in your mouth" applied here .

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Our steak cost RM 600 per kg and we requested a thinner portion of the steak due to bugdet constrain , he he. The beef was grill with no additional flavours to preserve its distinct flavour and served with salad and bread.UUummppphh , aarrrggghhh EEerrrgghhh , i moaned while i munch my way through the thin steak and once in a while cursing to the fact that i should have ordered a bigger portion.Besides steak we also ordered beef wrap(a thin layer of beef wrapped with Cheese , carrot and long bean) as an appetizer.The steaks here is really something and i give a double thumbs up for this restaurants.

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overall experience : A

address :

LAS VACAS RESTAURANT,

No 23 , Jalan ss5a/11,

kelana jaya, 47301 selangor

tel:03-78740711


some facts about wagyu beef from wikipedia
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Wagyū refers to several breeds of cattle genetically predisposed to intense marbling and to producing a high percentage of oleaginous unsaturated fat. The meat from wagyū cattle is known worldwide for its marbling characteristics, increased eating quality through a naturally enhanced flavor, tenderness and juiciness, and thus a high market value. In several areas of Japan, beef is shipped with area names. Some examples are Kobe, Mishima,Matsusaka, Ōmi beef and Sanda beef. Highly prized for their rich flavor, these cattle produce arguably the finest beef in the world. These different breeds produce beef that range from expensive (by any measure) to extremely expensive (about $50 USD per 150 grams of filet steak sold retail in Japan)[citation needed].

The wagyū cattle's genetic predisposition yields a beef that contains a higher percentage of omega-3 and omega-6fatty acids[1] than typical beef. The increased marbling also improves the ratio of monounsaturated fats to saturated fats.

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Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Introducing Xplorer JR 2

A new addition to my family , Xplorer JR 2 . Born at 3am , 13th April 2011.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

My wife Status Update

My wife is currently inside the OT room , doctor expect her to deliver in 4-5 hours time. . Today is day two in the hospital . I had left JR with my in law since yesterday and we are quite worried for JR as she had never been separated from us for this long . Surprisingly not a single tears was shed until today. She must be tougher than i think , i guess all those travelling since she was very young had made her like that , he he.
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My inlaw visited us with JR and she was very excited to see mummy and ayah after two days . And being JR, she would whisk her mummy from her bed and at the same time trying to coax her ayah to go home . I had a hard time trying to fend off her request but a couple of FERERO ROCHER chocolates finally do the job.
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Have you seen someone you love in pain? well this is the scenario that i'm in currently . My wife is in pain since yesterday and there's nothing much that i can do or offer to comfort her . It's time to sign off , i will be by her side for the whole process and it's really an experience to watch your wife giving birth to your daughter, an experience which will bring you great humility.

i'm in a hospital

I'm currently in a hospital waiting for my wife to deliver our second baby . Her due date suppose to be early may but her water broke last night and she was admitted when i had bring her to the hospital.Can't wait to see my new baby and hopefully everything would went well.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

JR small birthday party

Today is my daughter 2nd birthday . We had organized a small birthday party for her atttended by all her cousin . I guess she was unaware that the event was actually for her , only after we sang Happy Birthday song that we could see her face gleaming with happiness. Moment like this is priceless and i would treasure it all my life . Happy birthday dear from mummy n ayah . love you always.


this is the moment we started to sang happy birthday song to her. you can see her facial expression










Wednesday, April 06, 2011

Kuching trip day 2

Our first destination after breakfast was SERIKIN , a malaysian-indonesian border town located nearly 40 km from kuching.Most people go to serikin to shop but for me the actual joy was the journey to serikin . There are alot of interesting places on the way to serikin , Pasar Bau , Gua Angin , Tasik Biru and the best among them is the stall by the native enroute to serikin .

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Most people prefer would prefer shopping mall over market but shopping mall do not have character . You could learn a lot about people lifestyle just by visiting their market and that's why whenever i'm in overseas i will try as much as possible made a trip to their local market.

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We only made a brief stop in serikin as most of the time was spent in the local market enroute . I was suprised how cheap things were , a bunch of banana only cost me RM 1 and bunga kantan 30 cents each . Another item which interest me the most was ULAT MULUNG which cost around 50 cents each . While most people would squirm at the sight of this , my daughter was excited and she spend the whole 10 minutes looking at it close range, he he.

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From serikin we went to the kuching waterfront just to lepak and buy some souvenier. At night we have dinner with my wife cousin at one of seafood restaurant in DAMAI which was located around 40 minutes from kuching. Seafood in kuching is quite cheap , in KL a lobster will cost you around RM 150 to 250 per KG , in kuching on average it will cost you around RM75 per kg.My wife cousin had been living in Kuching for years now and we owe it to them for providing our transport in kuching.

pasar di serikin
pisang mas ni harganya cuma seringgit
siput sedut
ulat mulung
kagum betul JR ngan ulat ni
kuching waterfront

souvenier shop at waterfront

seafood restaurant in damai

my daughter with her second cousin


my wife cousin