March 23, 2024

Dining Out KL – Red Red Botak Head

Was looking for a new food experience and found this restaurant, Red Red Botak Head, at Gardens Mall. After our event with KFPH, we ended up here for our dinner. I ordered the Unagi Laksa while Hanaa had the Beef Tenderloin Miso Shoyu Love. For side dishes we had the Bilis Bawang Butter and Oriental Baby Octopus. And to end the dinner, dessert was the Red Red Botak Head, a pink...

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February 4, 2024

Manni’s Day out

I wanted to go to the Jesselton Artisan Market this weekend and Hanaa suggested we use that as an outing day for Manni. Imagining that it would be crowded and too much stimulation for Manni, I was reluctant at first. However, when i saw how enthusiastic Hanaa was for that experience, I got behind it. After sending off Aunty Judy at the airport, we stopped by a pet shop to buy...

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November 20, 2023

Gyoza skills

One thing I learned and appreciate about Gyoza is although a simple dish, it can be a test of one’s cooking skills. Being able to make a filling that can convey a flavorful bite after being wrapped in guoza skin and fried is one test. The other test is in the frying of it. I’ve seen people just dump the gyoza in and fry it like a piece of meat. I...

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November 17, 2023

Another one leaves the nest

My son, Jan, and his girlfriend, Joan, are taking their next step in couple life. After staying under our roof from the start of the pandemic, they have decided that it was time to move on in their lives and live on their own. Although a bit sad at this change, the heavy heart is tempered with the knowledge that this would be a good thing for them. To live independently....

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February 4, 2023

CNY 2023 Phuket Day 2 Cruise

I have always wanted to see limestone cliffs such as these. Ha Long Bay is famous for this. Really happy that I got to see these in Phuket. Regret not going on the canoes. Didn’t realise they brought passengers into caves with other world views. Oh well, I guess I gotta go again. Anyway was feeling a bit of the sniffles coming along at that time, so opted to stay on...

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February 4, 2023

CNY 2023 Phuket Day 2

For our second day, we had booked a boat charter. This was our way of ensuring everyone would interact rather than be doing their own staff. I mean how much privacy could you get on the boat? We were greeted by the charter boat staff and after a briefing on do’s and dont’s, it was time to head out. Appreciate the welcome fruit spread and the wonderful weather. It looks like...

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February 3, 2023

CNY 2023 Phuket – The Villa

For our stay in Phuket, we wanted to be able to have a place we could gather and sit together. If we had booked a hotel, we would most likely end up in our respective rooms after meals or other activities. As it was Chinese New Year and that meant family reunions and doing things together, we opted for a villa. In this way, we would have areas to gather and...

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January 3, 2023

It’s a New Year. Welcome to 2023.

Three years since the pandemic and lockdowns. And the world and economy seems like it is still suffering from the long tail influence of the pandemic. Ukraine and Russia are still at war. Supply chains remain broken. And inflation is kicking in…hard. Even though volatility and uncertainty is assured for this year, there is no harm in planning or setting goals. Thankful for my family for getting into the goal setting...

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July 24, 2022

Movie Review: RRR

What did I just watch? A highly entertaining saga of brotherhood, struggle and tons of action in between. My son, Jan, recommended that I watch the movie. He sold it as “…better than a Marvel superhero movie.” And what I watched was a highly entertaining, fast paced, visually pleasing movie. It might also be a timely movie as India regains its status as a leading nation in the world with its...

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