Monday, March 9, 2015


It is a new year and a new beginning.... to treat ourselves better, healthier and happier.
There was no big feasting for my birthday, instead I have decided to take my family to an organic farm and hopefully introduce them  to a healthy lifestyle.

After the rain last night, came the bright and shiny Sunday morning. Nothing can dampen our spirits this morning.  We are going farming today.  Everyone was punctual and soon we were on our way.. and its a breeze driving in the morning and soon arrived just in time.

Listening attentively to Uncle Gan as he explained organic farming ..
 "if you are young, you sit on the floor and all over 70s  can sit on the bench" ! 

Time to do simple yoga stretches...... testing  your own flexibility and whether you need to exercise more.  

sweet appetizers after the stretching....

Everybody getting ready for the farm walk....don your hats, apply your sun block and discard your shoes, we are going discharge the negative energy in our body and spare the crawlies their life -though some of us were bitten by the ants in the end as we must have disturbed their nest!

Uncle Gan . can you guess this plant? 

the herb garden.... most of these are used for the farm's cooking ... 

We were together with a group of Japanese families as well and the kids sure have a swell time. 

Hanging garden of long beans...Uncle Gan explained that to protect the long beans from being infected with the worms, most farmers would be spraying pesticides from the day the flowers bloom right up to the day before harvest!!! Here they have the birds and bees to protect the blooms.

Time to get our hands dirty....planting sweet potatoes  

Gotong-royong- young and old together, more hands easier task...  

After the planting comes the harvesting...more dirty hands and happy faces as they revealed their diggings...  

After that we were lead back to the wakaf and told not to wash our feet yet as it is important to keep our feet warm as sudden cold water may cause our body to lose heat and thus in long run (if we always make our feet wet and cold) can cause rheumatisim. Remember always to keep body warm... drink warm water and eat warm foods.  

After demonstrating the making of his organic cough mixture, its tasting time....

Little boys and girls ....

and the "big girls" and 

"big boys" as well....

Brother KK: "Long time anyone  feed me medicine" 

And finally its lunchtime.... food glorious food!


  1. Good morning Sharon....I love this place too... and the food! hehehe