Thursday, February 26, 2009


Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek. Barack Obama

The greatest discovery of our generation is that human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind. As you think, so shall you be.
William James

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Safar Spread

Fried chicken patties

Ayam berlada (chicken in dry chilli sauce)

Daging salai masak lemak cili padi (Malaystyle roast beef in bird's eye chilli sauce)

Beef in turmeric sauce

Prawn fritters with Thai sweet chilli sauce

Malaystyle fried chicken

Stirfry prawns

Fish curry

Squids in turmeric sauce

Friday, February 13, 2009

Mini Ice–Cream Cake

My sister's homemade Mini Orange IceCream Cake, topped with strawberry sauce. I served it with a teaspoon of pure honey.

Thursday, February 12, 2009


A pessimist sees only the dark side of the clouds, and mopes; a philosopher sees both sides, and shrugs; an optimist doesn't see the clouds at all he's walking on them. Leonard Louis Levinson

A pessimist is one who makes difficulties of his opportunities and an optimist is one who makes opportunities of his difficulties.
Harry Truman

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Birthday Cake

The banana and chocolate mousse cake

Putting the finishing touches

The banana slices were sprinkled with light chocolate powder, and topped with sliced cherries.

Want a slice?

My sister made a banana and chocolate mousse cake for our dear friend's birthday yesterday. She hasn't baked for quite a while, so it was nice to see the oven being put to a good use again. I'm pleased to report that our dear friend loved the cake.

If you wish to see other cakes made by my sister, see LilacsKachel.

Sunday, February 08, 2009

Lunch Dishes

Mixed curry noodles. Guaranteed to increase your blood pressure!

My brotherinlaw's prawn tomyam, a Thai dish.

Prawn tempura

Tender beef fillet curry, good with bread rolls.

Rice porridge with beef and fried anchovies

Stirfry mixed vegetables with fish pupa/chrysallis

Beef in soy sauce

Crispy, homemade fried chicken.

Sambal belacan (shrimp paste sambal)

Thursday, February 05, 2009


"To put the world right in order, we must first put the nation in order; to put the nation in order, we must first put the family in order; to put the family in order, we must first cultivate our personal life; we must first set our hearts right." Confucious