Wednesday, November 14, 2018

WHAT A SURPRISE PARTY!!!!

27/10/2018
SATURDAY

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KK Chan, my second brother.
We have been told of the plan for his surprise 70th birthday party 2-3 months ago and it was indeed a very wonderful surprise for him!  We managed to keep mum not only about the planning but also the arrival of my other siblings from Melbourne too!  They arrived in KL just 2 days before the date and we had to make sure no photos leaked out onto the group chat.  

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the wife casually told him go for the usual saturday nite dinner at the RGB & The Bean Hive Cafe and imagine his suprise when he opened the door to cries of SURPRISE! and see all his friends and family!  the biggest surprise was when he went further in and noticed my sisters and hubby from Melbourne!! My youngest brother due to work commitment could not be back though.   

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Old -school Marbled Butter cake all the way with buttercream and fresh fruits.
We had purposely left the cake "naked" so that the marble effects are visible.

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the hippies of 70's 

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Saturday Night fever..

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Our 70's theme dressing..... night fever, hippies, mini skirts, Scooby doo...

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Sarah, Esther and Yunn getting the dessert table ready.
Dessert Table by The Three Sisters Bake of course.

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Besides the birthday cake, we have Pandan Slices with Gula Melaka Buttercream and syrup, mini chocolate cupcakes with frosting, mini cheese tarts, Lemon Meringue Tarts and of course the Red eggs with pickled ginger; Angku Kueh (which was ordered from my neighbour) and Jelly. 

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My sis-in-law Evon who made all those jelly.
We followed the theme and brought out all our enamelware plates, trays and tiffin carriers to hold the cakes. 

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flower shirt and dress...70's 

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Hawaian Five-O with the hippie 

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Man In Black 

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the Best Dressed Winner striking the Saturday Night Fever stance.

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Happy family

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Getting ready for the party..

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Hip Hip Hurray!

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My Chan Clan...

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 My wonderful lovely siblings and it is such a wonderful time together again. 


Monday, November 12, 2018

I FOUND THE PEARL

14/10/2018
SUNDAY

This was someone's literature book and it was also one of my secondary school literature book too.  

Recently read about this building in the newspapers, so decided to go there to look-see after church service. 






a street art around this private car park. 

some art deco outside a gallery on the upper floor.. 

the bookstore where I found the book... 

the public library which was closed so unable to check it out. 

the covered courtyard where the cafe was located... 


open Salmon sandwiches.. 
  
Onion Soup 

our cheese platter ...perhaps a bottle of sparkling wine would be prefect... .


 
Little Alexa excited with the Christmas deco/shopping 

thinking what to get for grandma for Christmas? hahaha





Monday, October 29, 2018

CHILDHOOD FAVOURITE

21/10/2018
SUNDAY

 
I call them Toasted Bread cups.. a childhood favourite with my kids.  This was the way to use up those leftover bread and create something tasty for them.  

Besides the bread, I use some frozen mixed veggies, diced onions and diced chicken fillets (these are the most tender parts of the chicken).  I am sorry that I don't have exact measurements ... just estimate enough for 6 pieces

Melt butter in wok

add diced onions and saute till fragrant and transparent.  Add the diced chicken (by the way if you can also pre-blanch the chicken). 

Add plain flour and stir to mix and cook flour slightly 

Add about 1 cup of fresh milk and stir till combine.

Add seasoning, salt, black pepper and some mixed herbs and its done.. we don't want to overcook the chicken otherwise it will be too tough.

While I was cooking the fillings, Sarah had prepared the bread cup... trim off the crust and lightly roll the bread to flatten. Make cuts at the corners and fit them into the muffin tin (greased if not using non-stick one).
Spoon the filling into each cup and top with grated cheese. 

Bake at pre-heated oven 180C for around 15-20 minutes till cheese melted and edges are lightly brown. 
  
Here's our Sunday dinner served with a cucumber/tomato salad and of course a bottle of chilled hoegaarden rosee ..yum seng!

Talking about childhood memories, time flies for our little princess.... 

Alexa - ready for her new school term @ day care centre

What a big school bag Alexa! what's inside? hahaha

the "little pumpkin" going for her first Halloween Party...