Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Sunflower Seeds aka kuaci

I love munching on kuaci(s) during my free time which is not much so usually I'll munch when watching tv. My love for kuaci(s) go way back to schooldays.

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It has been a long time before I started munching again...partly kids are quite grown up and I usually rest a little in the night after dinner.  However I found that each time after eating kuaci(s), I either have ulcers or can feel a sore-throat coming. God knows what chemical they used to clean the seeds during manufacturing process.

Sunflower seeds has 5 health benefits and I used that as an excuse to continue munching although I know the end result if I do. I really have low threshold when it comes to eating. I just succumbed to temptation all the time!!!

So what are the benefits? Briefly...

1. Promotes Cardiovascular Health - vitamin E and folate

2. Phytosterols Promote Healthy Cholesterol Levels

3. Potent Source of Magnesium. Magnesium deficiency can lead to a variety of heath problems that affect the cardiovascular, nervous, and immune systems. The muscles and skeletal system also require magnesium for proper function.

4. Supports a Healthy Mood

5. Contains Selenium: A Powerful Antioxidant and Great for Thyroid Health

And how do I counter-act the after effects of munching kuaci's? With a packet of Izumio lor !!!!
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It really works to keep the ulcers and sore-throat away. 

 What about you? Do you like munching on kuaci(s)? Do you get ulcers or sore-throat like me after eating. I don't experience this previously. Either my immune has gone down or they really use harsh chemical in cleaning. By the way, I get those kuaci(s) from pasar malam and I prefer this version of kuaci(s) compared to others!!!



Sunday, October 23, 2016


I hate farewells but I guess it is something inevitable in our lives. It's sad to see a friend leave either for another state, country or world.

Last Friday, I went for my home fellowship's ex-leader's wife farewell as she will join her hubby who is called to fulltime ministry in Australia. Although I don't know her that well because I joined the home fellowship when it has already been established for years. When I knew her , this sister went through a very difficult time of cancer battle of her son. There were ups and downs and finally the Lord called him home. But her amazing composure throughout all these speaks volumes of her faith.

So we went to Restaurant Talipon at Kuchai Lama. I passed this steamboat bbq buffet place many times but dare not go in because it's buffet and my kids don't eat seafood much so 'rugilah'. However when I went there I was surprised to see a huge spread of 'items' there for only RM33.80 minus gst. I understand that the price increases almost yearly. Just a glimpse of what they have. There were lots more and I think I will bring the kids the next time although for the younger one, it will not be worth it as he is soooo...picky.

After we walloped everything , each of us have to say something to our sister in christ. Not too long ago, I went for my cousin's 70th birthday ( ya my cousins and us are a huge gap because my dad is the youngest in a family of 9. So some of their kids are as old as me!) . Many took the opportunity to tell about their appreciation for the birthday girl and how she has impacted their lives. I think this is much more meaningful than saying all the good things during funeral when one could not longer hear.

Finally , one for the album.  All the best sister Amy ( 2nd from left, sitting)
As for the dinner, I truly enjoyed it. Ate so much......

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Tortoise Crossing The Road

The other day, while on the way to fetch my son from school, I saw a tortoise crossing the road. I was a little panicky and was worried that I might hit it. It's a 2 lane one way road. It was moving from the 2nd lane to my lane. Luckily it was slow enough for me to pass through first.
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The tortoise was the size of a 'young adult' perhaps. Not sure why it is crossing the road. It's only the LRT station over the other side.
I was rather amused because this is the first time I've encountered a tortoise on my pathway. So being 'eat full nothing to do', I googled to find out if it holds any significant meaning. Of course, I don't believe in myths and superstitions, just out of curiousity.

One version from here said :

If Turtle has crossed your path:

He is usually giving you the message that “slow and steady wins the race” Pay attention to details in your current project and take your time with it. Don’t be tempted to skip steps or take short cuts. You will get there! Just trust in the process and stay in the moment. Bigger, stronger, faster are not always the best ways to reach your goals.
Turtle can also be a signal that you need to ground yourself and your energy to Earth.

But it was 'turtle' not 'tortoise'. Anyway, doesn't seem to relate to me in any way.

However, my secondary Maths Teacher used to tell us " Slow And Steady Masuk Longkang!"

Hmmm.....any of you encouter any creatures crosssing your pathway? Snake, Cats, Iguanas, Chicken...these I've seen.

Monday, October 3, 2016

Wayne's Cafe

I don't normally post about food because I am lousy at reviewing food. It's either nice or not nice to me.

Recently I visited  Wayne's Cafe at Sri Petaling because I saw my neighbour went there too! Lol...sounds like a stalker! Found that the food is nice with a portion which is neither too big nor too small for me. Ok, I got the picture from their website because I normally don't take photo of my food. The moment the food is on the table, we quickly say grace and start digging almost like some hungry refugees.

We ordered this. Their signature Roast Pork platter served with brown gravy & house apple sauce.

And this - Classic Hainanese Fried Noodles

And finally this - Spanish Pork Chop with Apple Ring and Brown Sauce

I like the Spanish Pork Chop the best.

Partial view of the cafe, not a big place but cosy.

Heard that their coffee is very good. I'll definitely be back to try the other dishes.

Wayne's Cafe
10, Jalan Radin Bagus 6, Sri Petaling,
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia