Monday, September 24, 2018



It was a auspicious day (Mid Autumn Festival) that we finally bid farewell to my little "old man" 

He has chosen to join our household  10 years ago on a rainy night.   I actually have noticed him running up and down the road in front of my house several times and I suspected that he had escaped from someone house and was roaming the streets.  He was all filthy and infested with ticks. Straightaway a tick wash and "botak" by Esther and he has been with us since.  Despite his small size, he has good appetite so we always tend to feed him more.  He could not fight with the other 2 female dogs, yes he was a gentleman indeed, even when he was bitten by Blackie,  more than once suffering from serious wounds.  

Two weeks ago he was admitted as we found that he was getting weak and cannot walk well.   It was diagnosed tick fever and immediately got the blood transfusion.  When he was discharged, he was still able  stand tall.... 

However he was getting weaker after 2 days and he  could not poo at all but still with good appetite.  
But he is so fastidious that he struggle to turn himself around just to pee outside the cloth (even though we have put a toilet pad under him)! 

just too weak to stand up and still no poo

his bloated stomach.

He was not a selfie lover, but looking handsome after grooming by Esther.  He love his bath and grooming and car ride without a murmur..
Yes we will always remember you, little fighter. 

Thursday, September 20, 2018



We were too anxious to taste it the same day.... 

yummy except the pastry was a bit hard... so you really have to wait a day or 2 so that it softens and become oily again before consuming.  

Shanghai mooncakes.. white lotus paste with salted egg yolk.

Felt so thankful that my sister came to help over the 3 long weekends holidays. 

Mini traditional Mooncakes.. 

Our reward for the night.... Pumpkin porridge pot..

She had a wonderful time at the Malaysian Fest in Sydney ... learning some traditional games.. 

happy Father's Day  

A Big Thank you for your purchases of mooncakes everyone and wishing everyone a Happy Mid-Autumn Festival.  

Tuesday, September 18, 2018



morning view from my room... the Sin Chew Daily newspaper distribution centre just opposite the road but didn't hear any noises this morning, must be the wonderful bed.
Breakfast was included together and it located on the 2nd floor of the hotel.  

Egg station... pick your choice and the masterchef can cook it to prefection. 

DIY for your noodles... 

the buffet line.. baked macaroni with sausage; DIY Nasi Lemak with yummy sotong sambal,  fried rice and French toast. 

Plain porridge served a variety of condiments. 

 outside the restaurant there is space for children to play.
After breakfast, it was time to do the heritage trail of Ipoh....some of the beautiful colonial style buildings ...

and of course, a lot of the old shophouses have been revamp into hipster cafes...


The "First Wife" lane..

entrance to the most popular Panglima Lane aka "the Concubine Lane".
Being a Sunday, it was super overcrowded and there are many stalls selling soveniers, food and drinks. For me this place is too commercialise...  
whereas  the desolate "2nd Concubine Lane" is a peaceful stroll 

came across this beautiful cafe... 


After this walk, it was time to rest our feet and fill up our growling tummies.  Its free and easy to take lunch and buy the famous salted baked chicken and other food items.  We took our lunch at the Onn Kee Chicken with beansprouts which the local people recommended instead of at the Lou Wong. 

When in Ipoh must visit at least one limestone cave and here we are at the Kek Look Tong, off the usual beaten track..but still amazing  

holes in the roof... 

the wave-like structure on the ground 


the layers of rock formation.

Our cheerful guide with my sister...
Last but not least a visit to Tambun Pomelo farm. Beside taking the fruit, the pomelo skins can also be used. 
Secret recipe openly displayed for everyone.

"Do not touch, if it drop, it's considered sold!"
This was the last shopping and then it was all the way towards Ijok for our dinner before returning home. 
A Big Thank You to the organiser, Ms Theresa and everyone for a wonderful trip.