Wednesday, 23 April 2014

OPENING BEDROOM WINDOWS TO INVITE IN NEW QI


About New Qi: Some people dislike dust so they never open the bedroom windows hence their life and their fortune will be slow.

Try opening them at least once a day for at least one hour or once a week for at least two hours so as to bring in fresh new Qi to come into the bedroom.


Source: http://lynnyap8888.blogspot.com/

EAT BANANAS MY FRIENDS


THE MANY USES OF APPLE CIDER VINEGAR

DELICIOUS MUSHROOM RICE

While going through the pins in Interest yesterday night, the picture of this mushroom rice caught my eye.  It certainly look delicious.  I clicked on the link to find the recipe and decided that it was really easy to prepare.  So next week, Mushroom rice will be on the menu.

MUSHROOM RICE
(luckymommyto2boys ~ Amy ~ Food.com)

9 mushrooms
3 tablespoons butter
1-1/2 garlic clove
1-1/2 green onion
3 cups chicken broth
1-1/2 cups rice
3/4 teaspoon parsley
1-1/2 to taste salt
1-1/2 to taste pepper

Melt butter in saucepan over medium heat; cook mushrooms,garlic and onion until mushrooms are cooked and butter evaporated.
Add broth and rice; season with parsley (chopped), salt, and pepper.
Cover and cook on low heat about 15 mins till rice is cooked.
If using as main dish, add cut-up cooked chicken after rice is cooked.

WHO IS SHE?

The picture above was taken in 1917 when the world famous personality was 7 years.  When she grew up, she moved from her homeland to another country where she devoted her entire life to helping the poor and destitute. Who do you think she grew up to become?
For the answer, click HERE.

SHERLOCK AND WATSON DOLLS

I saw these dolls of Sherlock and Watson on the Internet.  There.is definitely a distinct resemblance to the humans playing these characters.  They are jyst as exquisitely priced.  For more visit this site
http://www.zap2it.com/blogs/sherlock_benedict_cumberbatch_and_martin_freeman_remade_as_creepy_dolls-2014-04


MAKE CARAMEL FROM CONDENSED MILK

I am on holiday now and it is during this time that I check out recipes on the Internet to try out.  One result of my browsing is a simple way to make caramel from sweetened condensed milk. 
Here is how it is done.
Immerse closed can on its side in a pot of water and bring to a boil.
Leave on a simmer or light boil for 2 to 2 and a half hours, topping up with water as needed. Be careful and don’t let the water dry out or the can could explode.
Remove from heat and let cool thoroughly before opening can. Don’t open the can while its still hot. The condensed milk should be thick and a nice caramel color.

UNTIDY DESKS


Buzz and I have lots of work to do.  So much so that our desks are untidy and messy.

MAKING LOTS OF SANDWICHES



I made all the sandwiches pictured below last night. I used 4 loaves of bread, two large tins of Sardines, Bombay onions, cucumber and cherry tomatoes. I started at 9.30 p.m. and completed at 10.30 p.m. Can you guess who they are for?

Tuesday, 22 April 2014

I WANNA TRY SOMETHING LIKE THIS


I love the idea of a Herb Garden in a Window Box. Looks so pretty.  I want to try something like this as I have limited space in my porch.

THE DOCTOR OR THE SLEUTH

Matt Smith (the 11th Doctor) and Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock).  Both series share the same director and producer.
WOW!!! If the Doctor and Sherlock were to come knocking on my door and I get asked by the Doctor to be his companion or Sherlock to be his blogger, who shall I choose?
Such a tough choice.  I like them both.  They are incredibly smart and interesting men. Though not considered handsome in a traditional sense, they nevertheless are attractive in their own ways.
Hmm ... if given a choice, I'd choose to accompany the Eleventh Doctor. The idea of  travelling through time and space is too great a temptation to resist.  Furthermore, the doctor, though a humanoid alien, is much kinder and more humane than Sherlock. One of my friends say that the doctor is slightly better looking than the sleuth. Now that I beg to differ.

AMAR AT 5 MONTHS


It amazes me how babies change every few months.  I hadn't seen little Amar since February. Now two months later the little boy has become fairer and looks a bit different.  Amar is looking more like his mummy.

SO AS NOT TO DISAPPOINT MY YOUNG FRIENDS

My young friends heard from their parents that my birthday was on April 17 and thought I would invite them for my birthday last Thursday. Their mummy told me that they were waiting for my call but became really disappointed by the end of the day. Aiyoh! I felt so sad when I heard that. Thank goodness yesterday was my Chinese birthday. So after dinner, we went to the bakery and bought a small cake. The children finally got to celebrate with me. Their hugs and kisses when I sent them was reward enough for me. The moral of the story is to not disappoint little children.

 Ibrahim took this picture



DINNER WITH THREE BOYS AND ONE GIRL







A couple of months ago, I had promised Amir, Izzuddin and Ibrahim to let them stay over at my house during the one week holiday in March. Unfortunately I had to break that promise as I was busy with carrying out the Cheng Beng rituals for three consecutive weekends for my maternal grandparents, my paternal grandparents and my parents. As there are two babies in their family, I decided not to even visit them as the Chinese believe that ones Qi becomes negative after visiting cemeteries. Also some believe that some of the dearly departed might just follow them home.
Anyway I made it up the them by treating the boys and their sister to dinner at Horizon Garden Restaurant this evening.

EASY WAY TO FIND THE END OF A TAPE


If like me, you have problems finding the end of a roll of cellophane tape or masking tape, then try the above tip using a paper clip.  It will save you a lot of time and sweat.

CUPCAKE PAPER FLOWERS


Besides using these paper liners for cupcakes, one can also make pretty paper flowers from them.  To learn how to make them, click this LINK.

RIGHT WAY TO POUR WATER FROM A PACKET

Judging from an image my friend Whatsapped to me, apparently the correct way to pour water from a packet is to make sure the spout is at the top and not the bottom.  In such a way the liquid will flow out smoothly.

Monday, 21 April 2014

AT ST MICHAEL'S CHURCH ON EASTER

At around 3 p.m. today I drove my Aunt Linda to Saint Michael's Church in Ipoh on Easter so that she can have her moment with Lord Jesus.  This is an important day for Christians as it marks the resurrection of Christ from the dead.  This day is special for me as I was born on a Easter Sunday many, many moons ago.  And this church has many fond memories for me as I used to wait there for my dad after school was over.  You see I studied at Convent of the Holy Infant Jesus while my dad taught at Sam Tet which is situated next to the church.  








UNDERSTANDING LIFE


Like John Lennon, I too strive to be happy.  He actually understood that what on should strive for in life is happiness.  Yeah, this is coming from the creator of the Xing Fu blog. 

ORIGAMI PRINTER

Check out the Origami printer designed by Min-chui Kim, Sang-in Lee, and Seung-wook Jeong of Samsung Electronics below. It is designed with the purpose of simplifying the complex structures usually required for building a printer. The exterior provides the same durability as a plastic cover via an origami-based assembly method to house the print engine.
Read on ...


Cardboard Printer Made From Recycled Paper
Published July 11, 2013 | By Brian Albright

Almost every large office building in the U.S. has some sort of program to recycle the reams of printer paper that get used every day. Many companies have also instituted programs to better handle the disposition of old electronics equipment, including the printers that spit out all that paper.

The Origami combines these ideas: it’s a personal mono laser printer with an exterior made out of 100% recycled paper.

Origami was designed by Min-chui Kim, Sang-in Lee and Seung-wook Jeong of Samsung Electronics, with an eye toward simplifying the complex structures usually required for building a printer. The exterior provides the same durability as a plastic cover via an origami-based assembly method to house the print engine. (Folding cardboard makes it stronger; the same principle is at play in this cardboard bicycle.)

The printer was one of several products that won a Gold rating in the annual Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) International Design Excellence Awards (IDEA) 2013 competition. You can see a complete list of winners here.

Two other Samsung products also took home Gold designations. The Mate is a customized personal printer, while the screw-free personal printer, Clip, uses integrated clips in the housing to allow for a simple, foldable construction process.

- See more at: http://www.deskeng.com/edge/2013/07/cardboard-printer-made-from-recycled-paper/#sthash.seKj7fHk.dpuf

View the video below:

WELWISCHIA


This strange looking plant looks like something out of a science fiction movie.  It does actually exist. One awesome fact of this plant is that it is very long-lived, living 1000 years or more. Some welwischias may be more than 2000 years old.
Its scientific name is Welwitschia mirabilis, and it only grows in a remote region of southwestern Africa in the Namib and Mossamedes Deserts. Welwitschias are extraordinary plants and certainly rank among the top ten list of "most bizarre plants on earth." Old, mature plants have a short, woody trunk or crown (caudex) that protrudes above the ground. Below the ground, the caudex extends into a large taproot. The woody trunk (stem) gives rise to two, wide, strap-shaped leaves that may reach two meters in length. Like grass leaves, their meristematic region is at the base so they continually grow even though their tips get worn off by abrasion. In fact, the leaves lie on the ground and as they flap about in the wind they become split and frayed. Welwitschia plants are dioecious, with pollen-bearing and seed-bearing cones (strobili) produced on separate male and female plants.