Monday, September 22, 2008

the golden triangle

ate lunch at the golden triangle - indochina
(it's at queensbay if you didn't know)
indochina (from what i know) consisted of laos, kemboja and vietnam right?
but they serve thai and vietnamese food.
the place is rather nice though,
the ambience and all.
and the food is not bad at all too,
except the price is not that nice. lol.

the way they decorate the place reminds me of a king's palace =)

some deco on the wall


and of course the food...!

3 flavoured fish - spicy, sweet and sour

prawn cake

kangkung belacan
ok, i know this doesn't look very appetizing but trust me, it tastes good!

pandan chicken

taking her taking me

*oh yea. this is supposed to be yesterday's post but blame blogger. it won't let me upload pics. so yeah, it only appeared today.*

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

check it out..

moon cake from vietnam =)
yea yea, i know..
moon cake festival is over,
but..oh well.
these moon cake are very different from what we have here.
>>premium roasted chicken moon cake
>>premium jambon moon cake
>>smoked pork moon cake
>>premium lotus paste with melon seed moon cake
sounds good? =P

Monday, September 15, 2008

what's this?

do you know what this is??
it's a NUT!
yes it tastes almost like chestnut,
just not that nice.
it's rather fascinating really..
hahah, maybe you people have seen it before,
maybe i've been living under a rock for never seeing this nut before.
but it's so cool!

Saturday, September 13, 2008

food craves....

ohmigosh i've never eaten so much before on a saturday.
my stomach feels so weird.
it's like a bottomless pit today.
hmm..such a fascinating feeling. lol.
on a normal saturday, i won't eat breakfast. my lunch would vary but a good example would be pizza and my dinner would be either yogurt, bread, ice-cream or sometimes nothing.
and then today, i had a mega big bread for breakfast and for lunch i had a foot long subway and a chocolate cookie and some more bread. then for dinner, i had three ice-creams (but one cone? lol), roti boy and then large mcshaker fries for supper!
gosh i feel like such a pig now. and i'm now still hungry!
and just now, i had some yogurt drink after eating the fries.
after drinking almost the entire cup, guess what?
i read the expiry date..
OMG i nearly spit it out..
oh well, i just have to wait to see if my bottomless pit reacts.

Thursday, September 11, 2008


hey! was reading my mail and i found this article rather interesting. so i just wanna share it with you guys. enjoy!


Never, put your banana in the refrigerator!!!

This is interesting.

After reading this, you'll never look at a banana in the same way again.

Bananas contain three natural sugars - sucrose, fructose a nd glucose combined with fiber. A banana gives an instant, sustained and substantial boost of energy.

Research has proven that just two bananas provide enough energy for a strenuous 90-minute workout. No wonder the banana is the number one fruit with the world's leading athletes.

But energy isn't the only way a banana can help us keep fit.
It can also help overcome or prevent a substantial number of illnesses and conditions, making it a must to add to our daily diet.

According to a recent survey undertaken by MIND amongst people suffering from depression, many felt much better after eating a banana. This is because bananas contain tryptophan, a type of protein that the body converts into serotonin, known to make you relax, improve your mood and generally make you feel happier.

Forget the pills - eat a banana. The vitamin B6 it contains regulates blood glucose levels, which can affect your mood.

High in iron, bananas can stimulate the production of hemoglobin in the blood and so helps in cases of anemia.

Blood Pressure:
This unique tropical fruit is extremely high in potassium yet low in salt, making it perfect to beat blood pressure. So much so, the US Food and Drug Administration has just allowed th e banana industry to make official claims for the fruit's ability to reduce the risk of blood pressure and stroke.

Brain Power:
200 students at a Twickenham (Middlesex) school were helped through their exams this year by eating bananas at breakfast, break, and lunch in a bid to boost their brain power. Research has shown that the potassium-packed fruit can assist learning by making pupils more alert.

High in fiber, including bananas in the diet can help restore normal bowel action, helping to overcome the problem without resorting to laxatives.

One of the quickest ways of curing a hangover is to make a banana milkshake, sweetened with honey. The banana calms the stomach and, with the help of the honey, builds up depleted blood sugar levels, while the milk soothes and re-hydrates you r system.

Bananas have a natural antacid effect in the body, so if you suffer from heartburn, try e ating a banana for soothing relief.

Morning Sickness:
Snacking on bananas between meals helps to keep blood sugar levels up and avoid morning sickness.

Mosquito bites:
Before reaching for the insect bite cream, try rubbing the affected area with the inside of a banana skin. Many people find it amazingly successful at reducing swelling and irritation.

Bananas are high in B vitamins that help calm the nervous system.

and at work? Studies at the Institute of Psychology in Austria found pressure at wor k leads to gorging on comfort food like chocolate and crisps. Looking at 5,000 hospital patients, researchers found the most obese were more likely to be in high-pressure jobs. The report concluded that, to avoid panic-induced food cravings, we need to control our blood sugar le vel s by snacking on high carbohydrate foods every two hours to keep levels steady.

The banana is used as the dietary food against intestinal disorders because of its soft texture and smoothness. It is the only raw fruit that can be eaten without distress in over-chronicler cases. It also neutralizes over-acidity and reduces irritation by coating the lining of the stomach.

Temperature control:
Many other cultures see bananas as a 'cooling' fruit that can lower both the physical and emotional temperature of expectant mothers. In Thailand , for example, pregnant women eat bananas to ensure their baby is born with a cool temperature.

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD):
Bananas can help SAD sufferers because they contain the natural mood enhancer tryptophan.

Smoking &Tobacco Use:
Bananas can also help people trying to give up smoking. The B6, B12 they contain, as well as the potassium and magnesium found in them, help the body recover from the effects of nicotine withdrawal.

Stress: Potassium is a vital mineral, which helps normalize the heartbeat, sends oxygen to the brain and regulates your body's water balance. When we are stressed, our metabolic rate rises, thereby reducing our potassium levels. These can be rebalanced with the help of a high-potassium banan a snack.

According to research in The New En gland Journal of Medicine, eating bananas as part of a regular diet can cut the risk of death by strokes by as much as 40%!

Those keen on natural alternatives swear that if you want to kill off a wart, take a piece of banana skin and place it on the wart, with the yellow side out. Carefully hold the skin in place with a plaster or surgical tape!

So, a banana really is a natural remedy for many ills. When you compare it to an apple, it has four times the protein, twice the carbohydrate, three times the phosphorus, five times the vitamin A and iron, and twice the other vitamins and minerals. It is also rich in potassium and is one of the best value foods around So maybe its time to change that well-known phrase so that we say, 'A banana a day keeps the doctor away!'



Monday, September 1, 2008

a merdeka birthday!

on sunday,
after shopping,
after attending some friends' baptism,
my mom, sis and i went to my godcousin's 21st birthday celebration.
yes, she is a merdeka baby.
erh i wouldn't like it la..
why should i share my birthday with malaysia's??
a birthday should be special.
a day for yourself,
not shared with some other big celebration.
well, that's just my opinion.
so, yeah back to the story.
it was held at hai nan town.
(my goduncle's restaurant)
if you don't know where that is,
it is at the jetty.
aiks, lazy to write already..
see see the pictures!
(it took me a darn long time to upload!)
appetizer section.
sushi section
lok-lok section 1lok-lok section 2
dessert section
very uberly cute cupcakes =D
souvenirs for the guests!
the tables
the party from afar
(not yet start la of course)
the cake!
a closer look at the deco
yea this is the place it was held.
(time to do some advertisement!)

comfortable couches to sit on!
this is a special table.
sea view!

more comfortable seats
(trust me. i've tried it.)
for people who don't like couches? hmm..
the view from the restaurant
can see QEII!!
i wanna eat there sometime.
it sounded very fun from where i was standing.
see the cabby?
they actually drive the customers into the restaurant.
(QEII mind you, not hai nan. haha)

more view
just found this interesting

my table mates
who's this?
my godcousin laa..
the brother of the birthday girl

see the girl?
she's his girlfriend.
the baby??
not theirs la.
it's his girlfriend's cousin's son.
yea a lil complicated
but cute isn't he?


ok from now on,
these pictures are just randomness.
don't ask.
i can't even caption it.

*omg i'm getting fat!*

hah! this proves how comfortable the couch is!
don't look at me! i didn't wake her up!
so-called the king's seat...
yea she's advertising the special seat..
a random plant

another random plant.
rather weird, don't you think?


come eat at hai nan town!
girls: got cute ah mo guys!
guys: got cute ah mo girls!
ok end of free advertisement.