Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Kids & Words

Dear Diary,

I find this hilarious. A conversation between Zarra & me a few hours ago...

Zarra: Mama, Zarra takut la hantu kak limah mai nanti.

Mama: Mana ada hantu la kakak. Hantu kak limah dah balik kampung.

Zarra: Ayo, habislah Tok Pak, Tok Mak, Pak Su, Pak Ngah, Mak Ngah, Amirah, Athirah dengan Adilah semua. Hantu kak limah dah balik kampung.

Everybody she listed are my family members back in Alor Setar.

Secret Recipe, Tesco Ampang, Nov 2011

Dear Diary,

Another month gone, another grocery shopping done; so another food joint haunted by us. This time Tesco Ampang’s Secret Recipe was our choice. It was an easy decision as we were sure the foods there suit our taste buds.

Prawn Macaroni with Cheese

Chicken Parmigiana

Mozzarella Baked Fish

Kid’s Spaghetti

Kid’s Burger

Iced Lemon Tea, Hot Chocolate & Banana Milkshake

Crème Brule Cheesecake


Tuesday, February 28, 2012

It's What You Do - Not When You Do It

Dear Diary,

Ted Williams, at age 42, slammed a home run in his last official time at bat.
Mickey Mantel, age 20, hit 23 home runs his first full year in the major leagues.
Golda Meir was 71 when she became Prime Minister of Israel.
William Pitt II was 24 when he became Prime Minister of Great Britain.
George Bernard Shaw was 94 when one of his plays was first produced.
Mozart was just seven when his first composition was published.
Now, how about this?
Benjamin Franklin was a newspaper columnist at 16,
and a framer of The United States Constitution when he was 81.
You're never too young or too old if you've got talent.
Let's recognize that age has little to do with ability.

* A message as published in the Wall Street Journal by United Technologies Corporation

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Pizza Hut Subang 2, Shah Alam, Nov 2011

Dear Diary,

I just couldn’t say no to chocolate and cheese. I simply love anything with chocolate or cheese in it. In 2010, Pizza Hut created the Cheesy 6 and I went even though I was in confinement. I fell in love with their Cheesy 6 pizza. When I heard that Pizza Hut came out with another cheesy sensation, I’d been dying to try their new invention. This time it was not only 6 but 7 types of cheeses on one pizza. What else a cheese lover could ask for?

One weekend I just couldn’t wait no more, so I asked Hubby to have lunch at the nearest Pizza Hut on the way to parents in law’s house. The kids backed me up and Hubby relented. Presenting Cheesy 7 Pepperoni Pizza Combo and some add-on:

My verdict - TWO THUMBS UP!

Address: (PT31081) Jalan Apollo CH U5/CH, Seksyen U5, Shah Alam. Website:

So Sweet...

Dear Diary,

Was watching a wedding documentary of two celebrities (who else but Yusry KRU and Lisa Surihani) over Astro Ria last night and found these quotes on LOVE from the lovebirds so sweet yet so true...


Yusry - "Dia buat you tak tidur malam pada masa yang sama dia juga buat you tidur lena."

Lisa - "Cinta adalah apabila kita boleh terima dia seadanya. Cinta kadang-kadang boleh buat kita tak terkata."

So in love....

Saturday, February 25, 2012


Dear Diary,

This is pulasan. A local fruit that is seasonal. Its appearance looks much like rambutan but the hairs on its outer skin are thicker and shorter. Its flesh texture is also smoother and softer than rambutan. Personally, I like pulasan more than rambutan.

To open this fruit, you just need to twist the outer skin like you’re opening a mineral water bottle thus the name Pulasan. Pulas (Bahasa Malaysia) loosely means to twist open something. The seed looks exactly the same as rambutan’s seed.

After surfing the net, I got to know that pulasan seed can be eaten raw. Next time, can give it a try hihihi.

For detailed info about this fruit, click here.

In Time

Dear Diary,

Before we called it a day (after chicken rice and bowling), Hubby treated us to a movie. He wanted to watch Justin Timberlake acts so we watched In Time. A film directed by Andrew Niccol and starred by Justin Timberlake, Amanda Seyfried, Olivia Wilde, Cillian Murphy, Alex Pettyfer, etc.

In Time is a futuristic movie that offers something different from the ordinary, a fresh unique perspective on life. Time is a commodity. It is used as currency. The more time you have, the richer you are. In this film, the rich gets richer while the poor gets poorer by the second. Every minute counts. You can see two types of societies that live worlds apart. The stark contrast of their lives is portrayed by how leisurely the rich sails through life and how desperately the poor survives.

The rich can live forever because time is on their side. If time is not your side, you’re constantly on the run or lookout for more time. The sense of urgency is cleverly build up by having everybody’s time displayed on their arms. Audience can feel the urgency because everybody knows how much time left for them. For example, if you have centuries clearly written on your arm, why worry right. But if you only have half an hour or worst several minutes, you’d be scurrying for more time. Or your time’s up and you die!

Another “fun” aspect is that age stops at 25 years. Everybody looks young even though their actual age is way over 25. There’s no aging in their dictionary and no single line of aging on their faces. Muda belia belaka! What I like most is that most male actors are handsome even the villains.

Back to Timberlake, he sure can act eh. He, who hails from the less fortunate side of the society, is wrongly accused of murder when he was left with decades of time from a very generous man. From then on, he is on the run from the time keeper (police). At some point, he meets Seyfried who is a daughter of a filthy rich businessman. She is one rebellious and headstrong girl. Somehow, they fell in love and collaborate in stealing time from the rich and distribute it among the poor. Some sort of modern Zorro eh? They try to bring about some equilibrium of wealth among the societies. The film’s tagline explains it fittingly – Live Forever or Die Trying.

Friday, February 24, 2012

Ampang Superbowl, Berjaya Times Square, Oct 2011

Dear Diary,

After eating chicken rice, we went to Ampang Superbowl located on the 5th floor of Berjaya Times Square. Hubby had promised his friend a few rounds of bowling.

While Hubby was busy bowling, the kids were playing by themselves around the carpeted area and I was by myself with my lappy.

This bowling alley is equipped with a café, smoking room, massage chairs and pool tables. What I like best is its sound system. Conveniently located near to an escalator, a 7 Eleven store, McDonalds and Sushi King.

The Chicken Rice Shop, Berjaya Times Square, Oct 2011

Dear Diary,

Once in a while if we give commercialized chicken rice a try would be nice right? Who hasn’t heard about The Chicken Rice Shop? If I’m not mistaken, their ad jingles is quite catchy.

That was exactly what we did one weekend in October 2011 at Berjaya Times Square. We finally settled for The Chicken Rice Shop after much deliberation on where to eat. Grilled Butter Chicken was on promotion at that time, we ordered its set. Not bad!

Address: The Chicken Rice Shop. No 04-97 & 04-93, 4th Floor, Berjaya Times Square, No. 1, Jalan Imbi, 55100 Kuala Lumpur. Telephone Number: 03 – 2144 2602. Website:

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Mali's Corner, Danau Kota, Oct 2011

Dear Diary,

Taman Bunga Raya branch - packed with customers

For me, the best char kuayteow in Klang Valley is the one at Mali’s Corner in Taman Bunga Raya, Setapak. However, in order to enjoy its delicious kuayteow, one has to endure long queues (the stall practices self service) and fight for tables. Bear in mind that the place is always packed with people. Parking space is also a problem.

When I heard that Mali’s Corner has opened a new branch at one of the new shop houses in Platinum Walk, Danau Kota, my heart soars high with hope that Hubby would want to go and eat there again. Hubby doesn’t like crowded eatery; so, we’ve been avoiding Mali’s Corner for quite some time.

Long queue still :(

After much persuasion, Hubby finally gave in and brought us to the new branch. The new place is bigger with more seats and tables but the long queue prevails. One plus point is that even though the queue is long but it moves fast.

In spite of everything, that night I got to savor the delicious char kuayteow.

Nasi Lemak for the kids

Address: Platinum Walk, Jalan Langkawi, Danau Kota, 53300 Kuala Lumpur.

Mohd Chan, Shah Alam, Oct 2011

Dear Diary,

Among all cuisines, Hubby loves Chinese cuisine the most. Apart from Malay cooking that is. There’s this one restaurant brightly lit with neon that is always full with customers. We would pass by it every time coming back from parents in law’s restaurant. It’s a Chinese Muslim restaurant named Mohd Chan.

The pull is too strong that after frequent passing bys, we gave it a try one fine night. It was a risk worth taking because the foods tasted awesome. No wonder there’s always people dining. We bet our money on these:

Dim Sum Mushroom – A++

Butter Prawn – A+

Siakap Goreng 3 Rasa – A+

Tomyam Seafood – A

Broccoli with Prawn – A

Ribena Laici – A+

Sirap Laici, Laici, Jus Tembikai

Their foods excel with flying colors eh! Simply, love love love them!

I don't have it's exact address but its Shah Alam branch is located in Section 16; however, I have its website address:

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Family Get Together

Dear Diary,

Another family get together was planned by my Mak Lang because my uncle and his family came down to KL from Kedah. It was just a small and intimate family affair yet still joyful nevertheless. We met up in Subang Parade and had tea at one of the small cafes there.

The company and happy moments

The tummies filler

The thirst quencher

I treasure all these moments spent with families and relatives. With our busy separate lives, these moments are rarely present. When opportunity arises, we’d try our hardest to grab it and make ourselves available.