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There was haze in the morning, and then rain in the evening… it’s miserable weather that got us holed up at home on a Saturday, though we did manage to make it for gymnastic (daughter, not me) and groceries. I tried to come up with a weekend menu in my head so I don’t load [...]

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Seafood Porridge

On December 19, 2012 By

Once in awhile I need a lazy day in the middle of the week when I don’t have to be anywhere at any time… like the day after we are home after being away on a long trip. The suitcases are still by the front door, unlocked with dirty laundry tucked away. The vacation responder [...]

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Basil Chicken

On December 1, 2012 By

We had just come back from a week’s holiday to Thailand, and of course we had a great time. This was my third trip to Bangkok this year, and I wasn’t fully looking forward to it. The previous two trips were rushed work trips, and I had a hard time figuring out why I had [...]

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Milan

On August 29, 2011 By

Milan was all grey and cold in late winter, and I love it. I was there earlier this year many many months ago – my blogging mojo has kind of waned this year, and that’s why this late posting – for Milan Fashion Week. It was my first trip to Italy, and I had expected [...]

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Taipei Treats

On May 30, 2011 By

OUR short holiday in Taipei was kind of impromptu, although my sisters and I have been talking about going on a trip together for ages. We wanted an easy trip, and Taipei turned out to be an incredibly easy and uncomplicated city. It is not a flashy big city, but they’ve got all the important [...]

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London And Marmite

On December 20, 2010 By

Merry Christmas Everyone…wishing you a festive celebration filled with everything you want and like – good food (of course), gifts and great company. Have a blessed year FOR some reason, I was convinced that London was overrated, and I’ve never had the inclination to visit. I packed half-heartedly for my last minute London work trip, [...]

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Barbecue In Cameron Highland

On November 9, 2010 By

Cameron Highlands is not exactly my ideal holiday destination. What I remember mostly from previous trips are traffic jams, crowds, lousy food…. But then, my mother wanted to go, and my brother said he’d take her. The next thing I knew, I had agreed to join them….then all three of my sisters said they’d go [...]

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Most people think of Malay food when it comes to Kelantan, but not to be missed is the Thai food. With its proximity to Thailand, it’s actually not surprising to find good Thai food here. I have had some really good Thai meals in Wakaf Baru, which is about 20 minutes outside Kota Bharu. On [...]

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Kelantan And Ayam Kuzi

On October 18, 2010 By

In recent years, rice has been much maligned. So many friends I know are staying away from rice, and swearing that they feel so much better, and lighter. They are so disciplined they’d have only a few spoonfuls of rice, if at all they have rice. Some have even switched to brown rice. I have [...]

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Eating In Bali

On October 4, 2010 By

There are some really nice restaurants in Bali, with lovely decor and ambience and good food. Best of all, they are generally pretty affordable. We had a good dinner at Cinta Grill on Monkey Forest Road; the kids had steak and we also ordered opor ayam and fish sate. For dessert, we walked down to [...]

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