January 23, 2009

Vietnam Coffee

For all the coffee lovers should tried Vietnam's coffee. Vietnamese people loves coffee and most of them will have it everyday.



Recently I notice my son's forehead are full of tiny little pimples. I'm worried that it may leave scars on his face and I bought him some facial cleanser and asked him to clean his face properly each time when he shower. He is sometimes very lazy to clean his face.



January 19, 2009

New Zealand Ice-cream

We have this New Zealand Ice-cream at Parkson Grand shopping mall in Hanoi. Yumm ~

Strawberry & Chocolate Flavour Ice-cream.
Oreo Biscuit Ice-cream.
Oreo Biscuit flavour & Vanilla flavoured Ice-cream.

January 18, 2009

Vietnamese Food - "Bun Ca"

Again it's a backdated post on my Hanoi trip last December. Most of the best food in Hanoi can be only be found at their roadside stalls. The price are cheaper too when compare with the food sold at the restaurant. Let me introduce this "Bun Ca" (it was pronounce as "Boon Cha") to all of you. It was actually grilled pork in soup and to be eaten with their rice noodles. The soup taste a bit sweet and sour, mmm..it's really different with the soup we have in Malaysia.
This is "Bun Ca"
My son waiting for his noodles to be served.
This is how the "Bun Ca" pork was grilled outside the shop.
" Bun Ca" this is yummy. The grilled pork.
Add the rice noodles in the soup.
This is how the stall look like.
Besides Bun Ca, they also sell this noodles soup with fishcakes and this special vege.
My son enjoying the noodle soup.
My daughter ordered egg noodles soup
Her noodles is without vege one ^ ^
This is the chairs and tables there. The place are quite dirty...mmm, just closed one eye and eat...hahaha~~


Crystals has become part of my life. Guess what?? I got my very first crystal bracelet when I was pregnant with my first baby 12 years ago. At that time, I was just attracted with the colourful and shining beads. I bought it and wore them without knowing it's benefit and power. From time to time, with my frequent visit to the crystal shop. I've grown to love crystals so much. I search in the internet and read the information about crystals and semi-precious stones healing power. Each time when I go overseas, one things that will attract me is the crystals. In this 12 years time, I also got myself quite a big crystal collection. From the cheap to the pricey one and from the tiny beads to the big one ~ lol Today let me share some of my favourite one here.

My most pricey Citrine bracelet which cost me around RM500++. Expensive right? with this price we can get a gold bracelet already and I bought this 6yrs ago. What make this bracelet so expensive is the beads cutting. Very shining !! I add 4 small Citrine apple pendants on it too.
Rose Quartz bracelet - I have several Rose Quartz bracelets but this one is my all time favourite. Why??? I just love it simple, it's colour, very soft pink & it's very shining~
Ametyst + Citrine - One of my favourite bracelets. I love the rectanguler shapes Ametyst crystals which I found them unique.
Clear Quartz Crystal - my favourite. This crystals nevers simply goes outdated. Wearing this crystal for good "chi" & good health. I always think bigger beads will give us more power~lol.. Only RM60 - 3yrs ago
I've grown to love round shapes crystals lately...not much shapes and mixed stones for my bracelets now.
Quantum Quartz - This is the clear crystal with some tiny greenish & brownish dots inside. This quantum quartz helps when we need a better career life, those who owned business or to promotes wealth. It cost me around RM300++ for this bracelet. I bought it 5 yrs ago.
Actually crystals will follow the "chi" from our body. I found that the longer I wear them, the shinier they have become. Don't forget to clean them after you attend the funeral or when you feels you are "suey".
Ya, here is my crystals pendant collection. The blue coloured pendant there is Lapis Lazuli which are benefit to those who have throat problems like tyroid. The Reddish heart shape one is for love relationship & sex~lol. For all the girls who are single, it will help on your love relationship. For the married girls, it's helps us to get more love from our husband. After bought this home, we just have to ask our husband to put this pendant for us for the first time.
This is not all of my bracelets. It's only part of my favourite collection ^^

How to cleanse the crystals?

Hold our crystal on the right hand and put it under the cold running tap water. In our heart think of the bad thing go away. After 10 minutes dry the crystals with clean cloth and put then in a bowl and let them dry under the sun for 30 minutes. After that, the crystal is fully charged and we can wear it again. Easy right?? lol

Another ways is, we can wrapped the crystals in a clean cloth and buried them into the earth for 24 hrs. The earth mineral can cleanse the crystals too. It's very easy too.
P/S: Remove all our crystals before we take shower & before we washing the plates. Avoid them from the soap and oily stuff.


January 17, 2009

When Life Pushes You Down

When life pushes you down, push back!
That's what you are here for.
You're capable, you're creative,
you're full of life and energy.
You have what it takes to move yourself forward
around any obstacle.
Don't let anything stop you.

Take strength from meeting the challenges,
and move ahead.
The struggles you face are what you need
to fullfill your potential for greatness.

A year from now,
when you look back at today,
you'll see that the problem
you're so concerned with right now,
was another valuable lesson waiting to be learned.

source from:

9 days countdown to Chinese Lunar New Year and it's going to be a year of Golden Cow. I just can't believe that 12 years ago when it's also the year of Cow, I give birth to my son and that's 12 years ago,..oh my! He is now 12 years old. When I think of how the time flies it just made me realised that I'm getting older and older...sob, sob,..sob~ I'll soon becoming "old auntie" with eyebags and wrinkles all over~lol.

Last year was not a good year for my family and I prayed hard that all the "suey" things will leave us soon. This year some changes might take place for my family too and my wish for this year is that I hope things will turn out smoothly as what we want it to be. All my kids doing well in their studies and most important are all of us in good health.
At here, I want to wish all of you, my family, relatives & friends having a Happy and Prosperous Chinese New Year.

Gong Xi Fa Cai!

January 07, 2009

I Miss Cha Ca

Apart from missing my hubby after I'm back from Vietnam. I miss this Vietnamese food "Cha Ca" very much, my favourite Vietnamese food "Cha Ca" ~ fried fish. I will make sure, I eat this "Cha Ca" on my each trip to Hanoi. I'm not sure if we can find this in Ho Chi Minh because this dishes are one of the speciality in Hanoi. By looking at the pictures here, it still can makes my saliva drop ~ lol ... I MISS CHA CA!!

The fish are marinated & grilled before they are fried in some oil with the fish internal organ. I think it's fish stomach ...

The waitress help us to fry the fish
Few different kind of vege are added as well...
Omg, I still remember how it smelt ... I'm hungry now ~ lol
We eat it with this noodles ...
Add in some peanuts
Some herbs .... to be added in the noodles we ate
And not forget this important sauce. It smells like our "belacan" but without this sauce...i think it won't taste that nice...
The vege that they added in the fried fish....
After we finished the fish...we still add in a lot of vege .... the vege taste real nice ~

Must try this "CHA CA" when in Hanoi and I bet you will miss it too !! ~ ^.^


Vietnam Special Fruit - Vu Sua

On our one month stay in Hanoi, we get to tried out not only many different Vietnamese dishes but also many different kind of fruits there. Today, let introduce this special fruits which is originally from Ho Chi Minh city to all of you. This round green coloured fruit are called "Vu Sua" in Vietnamese language which means "squeeze breast" ~ lol... Let me tell you all why they called it like this.

"Vu Sua"
Why this fruit are so special ??? Before we eat, we have to slowly press the fruit until it's soft. It takes few minutes to press it. My daughter enjoy squeeze the fruit. She just loved it!

When the fruit started to turn soft you can see some milky solution coming out ...
How to eat this fruit???
This milk look alike juice taste real sweet .... how to eat this??? lol ~
Easy,...just suck the milky juice first.
After finished drink the juice of this fruit, cut the fruit into half and eat it's flesh.
Soft & juice flesh are to be eaten with spoon.

Don't missed out this "Vu Sua" when you are to visit Vietnam in future okay. It's cheap too.


January 06, 2009

Home Cooked Food ~

It has been quite sometime that I didn't cook for my kids. Since my indonesian maid finished her working contract with me on June 2008. I've been busy with the housework and sending my kids to tuition/school everyday. Last year 2 of my kids are in the morning class and 1 of them are in the afternoon class. Can you imagine that??? I have to sent them to tuition class in the afternoon and at night time too and it's almost everyday ~ *faint*

But this year.... yipee!!! All of them are now in morning class. After some conversation with my friend we came out with this idea that she sent my kids to school and I fetch her kids after school. Ya, we car polled to safe time & petrol ~hehe!! Now, I've more time to finish my housework and cook for my kids. They all love my cooking very much. All this while, my mom have been cooked for us and I think now it's my turn to cook for her in return ^.^

Since my dad & mom are now in Penang to attend a relative wedding. Today I just cook this simple dishes for my kids & myself ... just 4 of us ~~
Stir-fried vege with fishballs, fishcakes & prawns
Fried "Chai Por" eggs with prawn
"Sai Yong Choi" soup

Simple & yummy!!

January 04, 2009

Seafood Dinner At Hadyai

I'm so sorry for the late update. Guess what??? I've been busy with the winter cleaning...lol~ Clearing all the unwanted stuff at my home. Tied up the old magazines, books & newspaper for recycle. Take out all the clothes that I no longer wear or fix to give it to others and the lists goes on....& on.....& on ~ Here is the dinner that we had when we are in Hadyai on Christmas. I just love & enjoy the food there.

* Our dinner started with this ~ some vege & the extremely hot chilies sauce *

Grilled fish * this is very yummy *

Coconut drink

Fried eggs for the kids
Fried Bitter Gourd with egg
Fish balls with mushrooms - for the kids too ~
Fried rice
Grilled prawns
Steamed fish
" Sar Pou Tang Hun" Crab ~~ I love this the most ^.^

After our dinner, my daughter asked for this Thai Glutinous Rice with Mango and we just "ta pao" it and take back to the hotel.
Sweet-sweet Mangoes
The glutinous rice
Coconut Syrup - to be added in the glutinous rice before we eat it with the mangoes ...