The Tuesday I Made Garlic Mashed Potatoes


09.44 am – Breakfast.

12.34 pm – Fixed in the remaining light.

01.25 pm – Lunch.

02.47 pm – Fullmetal Alchemist 37.

04.51 pm – Afternoon break.

04.56 – Started working on the garlic mashed potatoes.

The potato.

Boil it.

While boiling, I received a mail.

Wow. A reusable bag from Public Bank for

registering for the awesome PB Day2Day Visa card.

I’m pretty sure I’m not gonna lug this bag around the mall but it’s useful nevertheless.

Got back to preparing the spices.

Decided to add scallions at the last minute.

Prepared the vegetables.

Soaked it in water.

Cut up the boiled potatoes in half.

Mashed it.

Added the spices and continued mashing it until it became


Boiled the vegetables.

Ta da!

06.00 pm – Power Training @ ZeroFitness.

07.17 pm – Took out my own sambal belacan to eat with the raw vegetables.


Stole some of granny’s glutinous rice balls.

11.04 pm – Supper.

11.11 pm – Drank a small glass of

Jack Daniels.

01.00 am – zzzzzzZZZZZZZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

The Saturday I Made Tang Yuan Glutinous Rice Balls


09.54 am – Went to Kedai Kopi Seng Thor for

this stall’s

lor mee.

10.11 am – Noticed a crowd buying from a kuih stall next to the coffee shop.

I bought myself one of each. Sesame seed balls,

kuih melayu,

tau sar piah,

hong kong new year cake,

or kuih,

kuih koci.

10.18 pm – Went to Thye Huat hardware store and bought myself 2 stuff.

A wireless door bell and

a blower ball for cleaning motherboards, graphic cards and all the other electronic parts of the computer. Was actually looking for a can of compressed air but too bad they don’t have it. Hard to find in Penang.

11.10 am – Went to Kim Soon Auto Repair to get PCJ’s

engine oil changed.

Filled it up with 4 liters of Castrol’s 20W-50 that cost RM40.

Service charge.

12.05 pm – Went home and installed Ousun’s wireless door chime.

01.18 pm – Went to City Bayview’s Kopi Tiam for lunch.

One of the vouchers I won from the photgraphy competition a while back.

The salad.

The mushroom soup.

The very nice fried szechuan chicken rice.

Vinny had fish and chips.


Ice cream.


02.29 pm – Took Vinny’s eye growth to see Dr Khoo.

We arrived not long after he returned from lunch break.

02.59 pm – Started making glutinous rice balls. Took out granny’s food colouring liquid,

the bottle of sugar and


Poured a cup of glutinous rice flour.

Poured about 1 tablespoonful of sugar.

Poured some water.

Started mixing it into a doughy texture.

Split it into half.

One to be coloured red and yellow.

The red dye.

Squeeze, squeeze, squeeze.

Ta da. Orange.

Took a pandan leaf from

the pandan plant in my backyard.

Used it to make the sugar water smell nicer.

Round 1. Ready for boiling.

boil tangyuan

Dropped all of it into another separate pot of boiling water.

You’ll know it’s ready for harvesting when it floats.

Round 2. Start.

Round 2. Done.

Round 3. Done.

Dog paw tang yuen.

We used about 2 cups of glutinous flour which came up to about 8 servings.

04.39 pm – Afternoon break.

Ate the kuihs bought in the morning.

05.30 pm – District 9. A very awesome movie. Lots of violence. 9/10.

Click here for trailer.

10.00 pm – Went to Kayu for dinner.

Nasi kandar.

11.41 pm – Inglorious Basterds. 8/10.

02.00 am – zzzzzzzZZZZZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzz

How I Spent The First Day Of Chinese New Year 2009


09.30 am – Woke up, showered, put on my new clothes, went down and saw breakfast, consisting of rice vermicelli,

left over soup from yesterday and

glutinous rice balls for dessert.

This is usually what I have for breakfast for every first day of Chinese New Year.

Got my first red packet 😈

Played with Py for awhile before leaving to my first destination.

10.00 am – Went to the Oldest Methodist Church in Penang for their Chinese New Year morning service.

Something which I have been doing since Mom started going there a few years ago.

How the leaflet given to everyone that arrives at their doorstep looks like.

The mini envelope for you to put in money, known as “offering”.

No.20 is the program that I look forward to most.

As usual, we arrived late, so we had to sit at another hall away from the main, following the events of the service through the projected video.

11.30 am – As soon as service ended, (yay!), we visited Dad’s godsister who lived somewhere nearby.

Had a box of chrysanthemum white tea

and cookies.

Collected 3 red packets at one sitting 😈

12.00 pm – Next, we went to visit granny’s brother at Seri Kota.

As he lived on the 10th floor,

the view was pretty good

from all 3 angles.

Ate more cookies and desserts before leaving to

01.00 pm – visit my granddad’s sister.

And we ate her homemade red beans and

longans and

cookies and sweets.

Collected 3 ang pows again in 1 sitting 😈

02.00 pm – Went over to Jalan Besi to visit granny’s sister.

Ate again.

Collected 2 ang paus.

03.00 pm – And then we went over to granny’s brother’s place located somewhere deep in Tanjung Bungah. Ate some homemade pies.

Collected 1 ang pau.

05.30 pm – Took a nap. The day was so tiring.

08.00 pm – Went over to Ang’s Kayu Nasi Kandar for dinner.

Business was good as you could see many Chinese fellas eating there cause you can hardly find a Chinese stall open on the first day of CNY.


11.00 pm – Fighting starts.

The losers.

03.30 am – Went over to Khaleel for supper.

Curly noodles tomyam.

04.30 am – zzzzzzzzZZZZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzzz

The Sunday I Went To Old Town E-Gate Twice


10.00 am – Had a cup of milo,

beef murtabak and

a banana

for breakfast.

04.00 pm – Had chicken rice and

a cup of soya bean milk at

Island Glades’s Ti Shen.

04.30 pm – Went over to Oldtown E-Gate for a chit chat session.

07.30 pm – Dinner with my relatives.

Started off with beer, then came the

garlic chicken,

pork cutlets,

salted fish bean sprouts,

sea cucumber with bird eggs and broccoli,

scrambled eggs and

fish curry.

I enjoyed it. Very much. =)

Oh, we also had red wine

and Ms Ho’s glutinous rice ball for dessert.

09.30 pm – Went over to E-Gate’s Oldtown for a chit chat session again.

12.00 am – zzzZZZZZZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzz