Turning 31 in style .. My surprise Birthday Party

1 Nov

Well, I just got time to update my blog and today is about my 31st surprise birthday celebration which was on October 6,2012.

Thanks ever so much for the surprise party by my hubby Ramesh and also my lovely friends Jai Sri Sugan and Tanesh Chandran. I am not surprised at the thoughtfulness of you guys, but I was sure surprised by the party! I can’t believe how good you guys are at keeping secrets. I really enjoyed and had a wonderful time ! October 6,2012 was a blast, it was just wonderful.

My birthday cake , Cheese Raspberry Yogurt Cake

The birthday celebration was at Movida, Scott Garden. Love the food and ambience 🙂

With my beloved hubby

Made a wish and blow out those candles. Uniquely delicious cake ! Can’t have enough!

Flaming drinks are a great way to start a party. I had two shot of Flaming  Tequila .

The birthday treats continued. We had  delightful birthday lunch ; Indian food at Raju’s Banana Leaf, Jln Gasing. The dishes were hot and delicious.

Finally get my crab craving satisfied!

Me, hubby ( behind ) and Jai ( beside )

I had the most wonderful birthday! Thank you so much hubby and everyone else who made it perfect !

Yes,Im legally married

31 Oct
Hello folks! It’s been SOOOO very long since I last wrote a blog post. I’ve really missed it. As you can tell from the title of this post, I am now legally married!! 🙂
Me and my better half

Ramesh and I finally got our civil marriage done on Sunday 21th October 2012 ! All the stress and worrying of the past few months was all worth it. It was an amazing day! It wasn’t anything very fancy yet it was personal to us! It was perfect. All the people that mattered in both our lives were there to celebrate our marriage with us and that made it all the more special! The rest of the day was fantastic, we celebrated our happy day with all our family and friends with a meal afterwards and an evening function.

It was great fun!

Being in love makes us braver that we can bear the true realities of life every well

My gorgeous sisters, my pillars of support

During our evening party

A kiss is like a book, it can tell you a thousand words, but in order to understand the true meaning of it you have to be willing to read between the lines

Our lovely cake

We are so grateful that so many of our family and friends on the day. Each of you has helped us grow into the people we are today. We especially want to thank our family for their love and support over the years. To our friends, who’ve witnessed our growing together as a couple, we thank you for hanging in there through our good times and troubled ones.

Bubble – My First Dog Rescue!

21 Aug

I  found this shi tzu wandering around near our place. Looks like the dog was mistreated and neglected by the owner. The dog looks atrocious. I took it home. The poor fella need a home. I can’t keep it as we already have one at home.  So I post her picture  in Facebook with the hope there will be someone willing to provide home for this poor fella. Bubble is one friendly girl. She doesn’t gave me any hard time.

 

This was how Bubble looks like when I rescued her.

 

Soon after I post her picture in Facebook, a lovely girl sent me a message that she willing to provide home for Bubble. I was so happy . I took Bubble for grooming session.

 

Clean and neat Bubble after her grooming.

 

She ate a good dinner and  slept long and peacefully. I noticed there were injuries on her head and leg. I guess the owner beat ,starve, abuse and neglect her.  On Saturday, Bubble left to her new home.   Bubble  took some of me when she left and left part of herself  behind.  Hope she is happy there 🙂

It’s very important for anyone thinking about getting a pet to consider in advance how they will deal with potential issues, so that they don’t end up adding to the numbers of abandoned animals.

 

 

Sizzling Yee Mee

21 Aug

Sizzling Yee Mee

Few weeks ago, I cooked this Sizzling  Yee Mee. I came back home and noticed that I still have a packet of Yee Mee. Looking at the packet of Yee Mee, I thought of cooking Sizzling Yee Mee. My first attempt and it was super easy & super delicious!

Sizzling Yee Mee

  • A small piece of chicken breast, sliced
  • 3 tbs vegetable oil
  • 4 dried shiitake mushrooms, soaked in  water overnight ( Wash the mushrooms prior to soaking them.  Do not discard the soaking liquid. )
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 shallots, chopped
  • 3-4  dried chilies, cut into 1 inch strips
  • 1 -2  tbs black pepper sauce
  • 2 tbs thick soy sauce
  • 2 tbs oyster sauce
  • 2  tbs cornflour mixed with water
  • 1 liter water
  • 1 pieces fried mee suah
  • 1 spring onion, chopped, for garnishing

Heat the vegetable oil and saute the garlic, shallots and dried chilies until aromatic.  Stir in the chicken and shiitake mushrooms.  Cook  until the chicken pieces are semi-cooked.  Pour in the water, the liquid used to soak the mushrooms followed by the three types of sauces and simmer until the chicken pieces are cooked and the mushrooms have softened.  Right before turning off the heat, stir in the cornflour slurry to thicken the gravy.

To serve, gently rinse the fried Yee Mee  under running water and place in a bowl .  Pour the hot gravy on top, with a few pieces of chicken and mushrooms. sprinkling of Sprinkle the chopped spring onions for garnishing.  Serve sizzling hot!

Sinful dinner – Nasi Lemak

18 Jul

I have been craving for homemade nasi lemak since last week. So I decided to give it a try today and it turn out to be super yummy nasi lemak.

Nasi Lemak with anchovies sambal garnished with hard boiled egg, fried anchovies,sliced cucumber and fried peanuts.

Ingredients for Rice
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1 cup of rice ( washed and drained )
2 cup of coconut milk
3-4 Pandan leaves ( tied in a knot )
1 Lemongrass
Ginger ( sliced )
Salt

1. Add all the ingredients into rice cooker.
2. Cover up and allow rice to cook.
3. Loosen rice grains with chopstickk / fork.

Ingredients for Anchovies Sambal
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120 grm of Dried chili
1 Large onions
6 Cloves of garlic
2-3 tablespoon cooking oil
100 grm of Dried anchovies ( pounded )
1 Tomato
1 teaspoon Belacan
Salt

1. Blend together dried chili,onion, garlic and belacan into a fine paste.
2. Heat the oil and fry the pounded dried anchovies.
3. Then add the blended paste with tomato and fry until fragrant.
4. Add salt.

Ingredients for Garnishing
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Hard boiled Egg
Fried anchovies
Sliced Cucumber
Fried Peanuts

Serve the rice with anchovies sambal garnished with hard boiled egg, fried anchovies,sliced cucumber and fried peanuts.
There you go my sinful dinner for the day – Nasi Lemak ( my first attempt 😀 )

Raava Upma

18 Jul

Good day everyone !

Sugar Upma for today’s dinner. I love sugar upma especially with tea 🙂 but only love my mom’s version the ‘loose’ upma. I dont like the normal paste kind of upma.

Another reason I love upma is because its preety easy and quick dish.You can have this upma for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Off to the recipe.

2 cup of rava suji ( Roasted )
1 medium size chopped onion
4-5 dry chilli ( You may add if you want it a bit spicy )
1 tea spoon mustard seeds
Few curry leaves
Ghee ( You may use other cooking oil as well )
Sugar
Salt

1. First heat the ghee. Then add mustard seeds .
2. Add chopped onion,dry chilli and curry leaves once mustard seeds have popped.
3. Add water once the onion turn slightly brown
4. Bring water to a boil.
5. Add the rava suji little by little, stirring constantly using chopstick.( this is how my mom taught me ).
6. You may add water little by little just enough for the suji to cook.
8. Lastly, season it with salt and sugar. Well I add more  sugar since I prefer it to taste sweet.
9. You may also add grated coconut. Since it was a sudden plan for the dinner, I couldn’t get the grated coconut.

Once done, serve the upma while its still hot.

My Dad – My Hero

19 Jun

He has thought me that priority must always be about the family and the family’s well being. I am so blessed to have such a great appa.

It is true that father’s are generally less expressive, but he is the one who did huge sacrifices for shaping our lives. It is really difficult to say a simple ‘Thank You’ to our dads. There is no specific reason behind it. There are situations, when we really forget to hug our dads and say that how much we love him, because we take him for granted. But let us not miss the platform of father’s day to tell him that “I love you appa !  Trust me I cannot survive without your love and support and actually without you!”

Anyone can be a father but it takes a real man to be a dad. And that’s why he is my hero.  Happy Fathers day to all who shared this cherished relationship of love 🙂

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