My Toys

Because I am not the biggest fan of extreme cold and damp - it makes me feel like a wet dog - I use the supermarket as part of my exercise routine.  Going up and down each isle, even if I don’t need anything there, so that I can increase my daily steps.  Obviously, at the same time I’ll be reaching for [...]
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MAYBE A PRINCESS

In my previous blog, I mentioned that both my parents were farmers.  Growing up, all my siblings and I had to help our parents either in the Rice fields or where they planted the vegetables.  Not much technology and machinery to help and so it was hard back breaking work with so little money in return. Most of the time [...]
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Like A Wirgin

What do they say?  Music is the international language.   I don't have any particular music genre though - I love classical through to even the most annoying Jazz music.  Ok, I'm not in love with all Jazz, just 0.01% of what was ever recorded.  Most of it I just want to reach out for paracetamol the minute it starts playing. [...]
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LAST MEAL

Sometimes people ask me why I don’t write about food considering my business is a food business. Yes, I can write about food, but as I am already prepping and cooking food all day long, the last thing I want to think about is food - no matter how passionate I am about that subject and how much I love [...]
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Holiday

Storm after storm landed in the south part of England earlier last week bringing havoc to our normally rainy days.  Trees were down, electricity was cut off, roads were flooded and in some areas, water was off too. Luckily it’s school half term and the family and I were heading to Tenerife for a whole week of much needed holiday.  [...]
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WHAT DO YOU CALL A FEMALE PEACOCK?

Learning language doesn’t come easy to me. I am not like one of those people who can speak 10 languages, but I can brag that I know some swearing words in at least five other languages. In Malaysia, we mainly speak in Bahasa Malaysia/Melayu, but also have many other local indigenous languages/dialects. English is the most commonly spoken foreign language, [...]
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SORRY BUT IT’S CRAP!

Oh my goody God, I am exhausted! I just got back from working in Southend. Whilst busy working, I saw that my website guy Naqeeb has messaged me asking about my latest blog. Obviously I was thinking to reply to him using one of the most overly used words in the world, which is the ‘F’ world. If you ask [...]
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AFTER THE BIG PUSH

The other day I was reminiscing about when my children were newly born. I miss the milky smell of brand new baby, so pure, so innocent until one day their biggest talent is pretty much rolling their eyes at whatever their parents do or say. That reminds me of how culture shocked I was when I gave birth to one [...]
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The Rice and I

Why is it that we Asian’s have this big passionate affair with rice? Is it even food if it’s not rice? I guess rice is like the potato to the Westerners, the vodka to the Russians, and the pasta to the Italians. This is true in many Asian households. I can’t speak for the modern ones but during my time, [...]
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My Life Story Becoming a Chef

I love food! I really love food. I love guessing and deciphering the ingredients used in each dishes especially on food that I never tried before. It also applies to familiar dishes as you know, the only way to make it special is to add your very own secret ingredients! Growing up in extreme poverty back in North Borneo means [...]
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