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Friday, 14 December 2018

Stopping At Time Tunnel, Ipoh Old Town (Part 1).

One cool morning after taking breakfast in Kedai Kopi Kin Kok, Ipoh old town, we were attracted by the exhibits in the next door shop. As the place is open to public viewing, we spent some time looking at the items on display and here are some snapshots to share in this post. I will share the rest in another post.
 Time Tunnel, No. 23, Jalan Panglima, Ipoh Old Town.
We are in the middle of the year end school holiday and this part of town is crowded with visitors from far and near.
A trishaw at the entrance of Time Tunnel.
A mobile antique food stall attached to a bicycle. 
 Furniture made from wood.
 Wood craft on display
 Cute wooden stool
 Child's rocking 4 wheeler.
 Wooden stool with elephants.
 Cloak hanger and hook
 Wooden porcupines without the sharp quills.
 Wooden rooster
 Wooden chair in the shape of a hand.
 Wooden rhinoceros 
 For those who are interested in antique exhibits, you are invited to view them on the 1st and 2nd floor of Time Tunnel. The fees is shown as above.
 Some of the antique exhibits as shown in the flyer.
 These antiques will refresh the golden memories of yesteryear.
 A location map to guide you there. 
Next to Time Tunnel is this empty space for parking.
After your visit to Time Tunnel, do take time to visit the other interesting places near by, as listed above.

Everything is appropriate in its own time.

But though God has planted eternity in the hearts of men, even so,

many cannot see the whole scope of God's work from beginning to end.

(Ecclesiastes 3:11, The Living Bible-TLB)
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The following pictures are for joining Good Fences, Skywatch Friday & Friday Bliss
Stainless steel gate and fence.
 Early morning scene at the recreational park @ 7 am.
A lovely place for exercise and clean fresh air in the early morning.

Linking to Good Fences, Skywatch Friday & Friday Bliss.

Wednesday, 12 December 2018

Home Cooked Meals With Winged Beans & Red Okra.

When I first planted winged beans or the four angled beans in my garden, it took quite a while for the plants to produce beans. They started blooming flowers but most of the flowers dropped off probably due to the heavy downpour. After a while, the beans started to appear and every morning I get to harvest a handful of beans. The freshly plucked tender beans taste good and they can be raw as salad (ulam) eaten with spicy prawn paste (sambal belacan).

I missed the rendang dish which I used to enjoy eating before my retirement. So one day, I decided to cook my own beef rendang dish. A rendang dish is meat cooked in coconut milk and spices. It is a dry curried meat dish cooked until the meat is tender and have absorbed all the flavour of the spices. 
Yummy beef rendang dish and blanched winged beans.
My beef rendang dish recipe is a very simple one. If you are interested, there are many simple rendang recipes on youtube, Rendang can be eaten with bread, plain white rice or rice cooked in coconut milk (nasi lemak), etc.
Winged beans can be eaten raw (ulam) but hubby prefer cooked beans. These beans were blanched in hot boiling water with salt added and eaten plain with the rendang dish.
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We couldn't finish the rendang dish and the left over was kept for the next day's dinner. Left over rendang taste better than freshly cooked rendang.
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Freshly harvested tender and crunchy winged beans and red okra, ready for another day's dinner.
Winged beans and red okra from my garden.
Blanched winged beans and red okra (turned pale green when cooked). This dish was served with crunchy fried garlic and garlic oil and oyster sauce drizzled over the dish.
Fried a few fishes for dinner.
My son brought back a whole tub of fresh fishes from his fishing trip.
One morning we saw black chicken sold in the mini market. I haven't cooked black chicken soup for a long, long time. I bought one black chicken to boil a simple soup with goji berries (kei chee) and red dates.
This morning I managed to snap some clear pictures of the winged bean flowers.
Once the sun is up, the pictures won't turn out nicely.
If we take time to notice, every flower has its own beauty.


Then God said, "Let the land produce vegetation:

seed-bearing plants and trees on the land that bear fruit with seed in it,

according to their various kinds."

And it was so. The land produced vegetation:

plants bearing seed according to their kinds and

trees bearing fruit with seed in it according to their kinds.

And God saw that it was good.

(Genesis 1:11-12, New International Version-NIV)

Shopping For Christmas Gifts

As Christmas Day is fast approaching round the corner, people are busy getting ready for the festive season. Shopping malls are putting up Christmas decorations and playing Christmas carols to create the Christmas feel. There is the shopping lists for Christmas gifts to take care of and each gift is to be carefully selected.

Some enjoy shopping at the malls where they join many other shoppers going through the items on display until they find what they wanted. Shopping can be fun at the malls. You get to see the Christmas decorations at the mall and you get to hear the Christmas carols as you shop. You also get to enjoy good discounts for many of the items.

There are some people who do not enjoy shopping at the malls especially when the mall is over crowded with shoppers taking advantage of the grand sales. These people prefer to shop in quiet places where they can take their own sweet time to look through the items. With the availability of online shopping, many prefer to shop sitting in front of their computer or other electronic devices.

These days, online shoppers can buy anything they want just by clicking on their mouse or with a few tabs or swipes on the smartphone screen. Christmas gifts are not only for adults but also for the children, including toddlers. The most common gifts we get for children are toys because children love to play with toys.
When it comes to little toddlers, choosing toy as gifts may not be practical. If you have no idea what to get for little toddlers, you can check out some of the online stores such as the brand name “Popreal”. If the toddler is a girl, there are lovely, cute toddler girl clothes sets to consider as gifts. There are also equally cute clothes sets for the little boy toddlers.
Popreal is known for its high quality and exclusive products specially designed for kids, toddlers, and new born babies. As the weather is getting colder towards the end of the year, toddlerjackets make wonderful Christmas gifts for both girl and boy toddlers. If you are interested, there are also family matching outfits for moms, dads and their kids, or the moms and kids outfits. Besides clothing, there are also accessories such as shoes, backpacks, and etc. available at the store. Start your shopping early to avoid the last minute rush!

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