Wednesday, 3 September 2014

MEE GORENG UDANG

This is the delicious plate of mee goreng udang (fried prawn noodles) that I had for dinner at a stall in Kampung DSK in Manjung.  Delicious.  Yum Yum.

BLUE HYDRANGEA


Hydrangea flowers were discovered in Japan. The name is derived from the Grecian words for water (hydor) and jar (angos), which loosely translates into "water barrel," a reference to the bell- or cup-shaped growth pattern of the flowers.

Hydrangea Meaning
Hydrangea flowers convey heartfelt, deep feelings when given as a gift. More specific meanings of hydrangea flowers have been debated at length. Some floral experts say hydrangea flowers convey vanity, while others say the flowers express thankfulness to a person with an understanding nature. Under any meaning, hydrangea flowers are the blossom of choice for the fourth wedding anniversary.

Read more : http://www.ehow.com/about_6718350_meaning-blue-hydrangea.html

NO JUMP, NO PICK

I was trying to figure out what the message here meant, "No jump, no pick". After looking at the illustrations, I realised that it was to tell visitors to the park not to jump over the fence to pick the flowers. Aiyoh.

FENG SHUI COLOURS: BLUE


"Feng Shui Colors -- How Blue Starts the Flow of Wealth"

by Kathryn Weber




When you want to stimulate more money and income, making sure you incorporate the color blue in your life. From your home to your clothing and jewelry, blue colors bring beautiful water energy into your home, and more income into your life.

When you think about some of the world's most expensive real estate, it almost always comes with views of water. That's because water brings prosperity, from our most ancient beginnings to today.

Water creates wealth and when you're truly interested in improving your financial footing, it's water that will make the difference!

All water is not created equal though.

Some water is light, pale and sun-drenched, some water is turquoise or cornflower blue and begs you to dive in, and some water is thousands of feet deep and so dark you can’t see a hand in front of your face.

The same is true with water in feng shui.

Water is the element associated with career, job and business opportunities – and generating more income. Water is considered yin in nature because it takes things inward (think of a stone thrown in a pond) and falls downward. In feng shui, water is also considered to be a danger. If you’ve ever witnessed a flood or a hydroelectric dam, you know the awesome power water yields.

Yet of all the elements of fire, metal, wood, and earth, it’s water that has the greatest power to create wealth.

That’s why water’s associated color, blue, is so critical – even more so than black, the more common feng shui color for water.Few people have ever witnessed water so dark that it's black, but most everyone has seen water that’s blue.

Your association with an element is more powerful when it’s relevant to you.

And, while I know that black is the color of deep water and the color of water in feng shui, it’s blue that most often makes me think “water,” and chances are you do, too. For this reason, the color blue is especially important when you want feng shui to bring you money.

Read the tips below about the color blue.

Blue doors welcome money.

If your home faces southeast, north, east, or southwest, painting your door a rich blue will help to stimulate wealth – and almost INSTANTLY! Blue represents water at your front door, which is extremely auspicious. Don’t miss an opportunity to paint your door blue if your house faces one of the favorable directions. And, if you’ve painted it black, that’s great, too!

Blue jewelry beckons money to you.

Wearing metal jewelry helps to stimulate wealth because metal makes water in feng shui, so be sure to select and wear blue jewelry and accents – especially blue earrings. The ears represent generating income, so pretty blue earrings could be a nice way to hear some good news about money. If you're an east person (Check your kua number here), this doubles the effect.

Blue is for beginnings.

In feng shui, everything comes from nothing. When you want to get something started, the color blue can play an important role. The color blue and its associated element, water, is symbolic of the New Moon, when the moon is dark. It’s at the time the moon is new that seeds planted have the greatest chance of occurring. This makes the Chinese New Year so important – because it coincides with the first New Moon of the year. Incidentally, we just had a New Moon this past Monday, so it's also a nice time to add blue colors.

Blue for promotion, love, and fame.

Wherever the annual 4 Star visits, that’s the spot to add blue. Blue colors are a perfect stimulator – but they don’t “over-stimulate” the 4 Star, which could lead to infidelity. Instead, use blue colors and accents versus real water. This will help you get recognition, especially if you speak or write for a living or if you are a student. It will also help singles in search of romance attract a love interest. For those who are married, the blue color will help to feed their romantic inclinations without over-stimulating the four star so as to invite a third party to the romance. In 2014, the 4 star is in the center sector, and in 2015 it will move to the NW.

Blue is the color of career, business growth, and opportunity.

Blue colors are associated with the north, the direction of career and business opportunity. When you undertake new career endeavors or want to expand your direction, put your focus on the north sector and be sure to use the color blue – and water, too!

Blue for generating wealth.

When most people want to create more wealth and prosperity, what they really want is more income. But they most often activate the southeast wealth sector. This is incorrect because the wealth sector is the sector of accumulated assets – not income. For that reason, add blue colors to the north to stimulate income and generate money.

Blue for growing assets.

If you have a stock portfolio, investment or savings accounts that you would like to see grow, then adding blue to the southeast wealth sector is the right thing to do. Adding blue here will help you amass more wealth and accumulate more money and see a rise in your investments. That’s because water feeds the southeast sector of small wood and wealth. Adding a fountain here is especially auspicious.

Source: www.redlotusletter.com

Tuesday, 2 September 2014

ANOTHER 9 MH17 VICTIMS RETURN HOME






Nine more victims of MH17 were flown back from Holland this morning. The lecturers, staff and students who were present in the library at that time observed a minute of silence after all the 9 caskets and urns were safely carried to the waiting hearses. A few if the girls were overcomed with grief. One of the girls broke down in tears.

DINNER WITH THE THREE MUSKETEERS

I had dinner with my Three Musketeers at popular char kway teow stall in Kg Dato Seri Kamaruddin yesterday evening.  Their papa was just discharged from the hospital in the evening. He was warded on Merdeka Day for breathing difficulties.  Their papa is asthmatic.  I told their mummy not to cook dinner as it was already 6 p.m.  Instead I'd take the boys out for dinner and buy food for the other at home.





KON LOU OR COLD STIR NOODLES


RECIPE FOR KON LOU NOODLES

( Makes 6 to 8 servings )


INGREDIENTS
DRESSING
6 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons sesame oil
1/4 cup rice vinegar
2‑1/2 tablespoons sugar
4 tablespoon of kicap manis
2 tablespoon of garlic oil (fry 5 pips of garlic)

NOODLES
1 packet beehoon (rice vermicelli)
1 tablespoon sesame oil
2 small carrots, shredded
3 cups of Chinese cabbage, cut.
1/2 large think-skinned cucumber, shredded
2 cups french beans
1/4 cup sunflower seeds
1 Chilli pepper, sliced.
1 onion (sliced)
2 tablespoons of roasted sesame


PREPARATION:
For dressing, combine the ingredients; mix well.
Soak rice vermicelli. Cook noodles according for 2 to 3 minutes; drain. Rinse under cold running water; drain again. Combine noodles and 1 tablespoon sesame oil; toss lightly to coat. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
You can either stir fry or boil the cut cabbage, carrot, chilli pepper and french beans.
To serve, place noodles on large platter.   Add the stir fried/boiled vegetables.  Garnish with fried onions, roasted sesame seeds and sunflower seeds.  Mix the vermicelli and vegetables together with the dressing.

XING FU POST BOX

 I am pictured with the Xing Fu or Happiness Post Box at Lavender Park.  Besides the Happiness Box, there are the Love Post Box, Health Post Box and Wealth Post Box.

TRYING SITUATION

The above picture was taken at the Kuan Yin Temple in Lumut.  It should be back in either 2008 or 2009.  I am pictured with my former neighbours, Ah Ee (Auntie in Hokkien) and Mrs Ooi (in yellow t-shirt).
 A month ago, I was told that Mrs Ooi  was undergoing dialysis as both her kidneys have failed.  Lai Yoong and I visited her a couple of weeks back to see how she was.  My old neighbour wasn't her usual lively self.  She told us that she had also undergone an operation to remove her womb as the doctor said that it was cancerous.  It was really sad to see her in such a state.  Her dialysis sessions which total 3 times a week are costing a lot.  Luckily for her, there are some people who have come forward to pay for the treatments.  These are people whom she had befriended while doing volunteer work during the festivals at the temple.
I know how difficult her situation is as my late father also underwent dialysis for end stage renal failure.  Her journey, be it long or short, will be very painful, frustrating and trying.
I pray to the Powers above to lessen her suffering and also for her husband to have the strength in this most challenging circumstance.

WITH MICKEY AT LAVENDER PARK





 My pals and I visited Cameron Highlands during the Raya holidays and I took lots of pictures.  As a matter I took so many that I have not uploaded all of them yet.  Here are some taken with Mickey Mouse at Lavender Park in Cameron Highlands.

WATER HYACINTH


 Water hyacinths are very hardy plants.  They are very invasive and grow very fast.  I got some from my friend who breeds fish.  I will be placing the hyacinths in the water feature in front of the library.



Monday, 1 September 2014

20 YEAR PICTURE

This picture was taken way back in 1994 by my late father.  In it are my mum, two sisters and I with my niece Kelley.  Kelley was only a few months' old.  Today this  little girl celebrates her 20th birthday.

FAN SHU TONG SUI A.K.A SWEET POTATO SOUP


The the sweet potatoes I bought from Cameron Highlands had been sitting in my refrigerator for a few weeks and were begging to be cooked. So out they came from the vegetable compartment. Skinned them and then cut them up. After that added ginger and pandan leaves. After boiling for about half an hour, my Fan Shu Tong Shui was ready.

TANGGAL 31 AS SUNG BY ELIZABETH TAN

This is Merdeka month in Malaysia.  Time for Malaysians to show their love for their country.  View this video of the Elizabeth Tan singing Tanggal 31 (the eve of August 31), a song made popular by the late Sudirman.  A beautiful girl with an angelic and sweet voice.

LINING UP TO BUY MOONCAKES







It was in the newspaper about a Confectionary shop in Ipoh that has been drawing in the crowds lately. People are willing to line up for hours (even before the shop opens) to buy mooncakes. Last Thursday, Lai Yoong and her friends were there to buy themselves this festive cake. While on my way back to Ipoh yesterday evening, I stopped at the place in Pasir Pinji to see for myself first hand. Even at 5.00 p.m. there was a long queue lining up. What is so special about the mooncakes? I hear they are a bit cheaper and some say they are delicious.
If you want to go buy the mooncakes, then here is the address and also the GPS.
MING YUE CONFECTIONERY
50 Jalan Peh Kee Koh,
Taman Kampar,
30250 Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
Tel No : +605-255 4128, +6012-463 1862, +6017-553 3665
GPS : 4.582713,101.087135

Related article:
http://www.j2kfm.com/ming-yue-confectionery-pasir-pinji-ipoh-traditional-mooncakes/

CEMETERY NASI LEMAK

This nasi lemak that Tuan Haji Hasnin bought from Pasir Panjang looks ordinary but tastes extraordinary. It is very delicious. If I am not mistaken Haji bought it from the stall near the cemetery.

Sunday, 31 August 2014

BARB WIRES ON PERIMETER WALLS OF HOUSE





Some people put up barb wires on their walls and fences to prevent burglars or intruders. They think that by constructing barb wires on their perimeter walls, their house would be more secure. People who live in there will feel like living in prison and will become poorer.

The barbed wires on top of the wall will create the appearance of a prison. Staying for a long time in such a prison=like house will lead to severe obstructions to one's fortune and luck. They will find that their financial fortune will be badly affected and they become poorer the longer they stay in the house.

REFERENCES:

http://www.feng-shui-tips-for-wealth.com/perimeter-wall-feng-shui.html

http://fengshuijinyan.com/E03_FS_Articles/E03_026_FS_Articles.htm

MANJUNG COCONUT JELLY






Near my neighbourhood is a shop selling Coconut Jelly.  One is RM3.80 but if you buy 3, then you only pay RM11.00.  This delicious jelly is branded as Manjung  Coconut Jelly and is the brainchild of a Mr Mathy. His son operates a branch in Penang.
Let me give you some info about this jelly.  The jelly in the coconut is not formed outside of the coconut but  is ‘injected’ INTO the whole coconut utilising a certain gadget.  Then under extreme low temperature, the jelly is formed with the coconut water inside the young coconut.

COMING SOON: ANCIENT CITY

Construction work is underway at the Tua Pek Kong Temple in Pasir Panjang.  In the making is an Ancient City.  Wow.  Can't wait for the project to be finished.

HOLY WATER FROM TUA PEK KONG TEMPLE


Lai Yoong is taking water from a lotus shaped container at the Pasir Panjang Temple.  Taoist devotees believe that this water which flows from the calabash gourd of the Goddess Kuan Yin is blessed and will brig them good luck and good health.