Friday 30 November 2018

Lunch With Ex-Colleagues At Morganfields, Ipoh.

The only time we can conveniently meet up with our ex-colleagues and friends is on Fridays. On Fridays, they can relax and enjoy longer lunch without having to rush back to their office. The venue was fixed. The retirees reached earlier and the table was set for 7 people.
While waiting for the food to be served, a group photo for the album.
We were each holding a mug of lemon tea.
3 lovely ladies to complete the picture.
And then a wider view to include 6 lovely ladies.
Soup of the Day.
Grilled spare ribs for me.
1 cheese cake to share and taste.
1 apple crumble with ice cream to share and taste.
Smile for the camera before we taste the sweet desserts.
At the end of our lunch, we had a birthday blessing for someone.
Can you guess whose birthday?
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The following pictures are for joining Skywatch Friday & Friday Bliss.
Morning sky at the recreational park.
Amazing cloud formation.
Flowers from my garden: 1 - bougainvillea flowers, 2 - roses,
3 - green shamrock flowers, 4 - bougainvillea flowers
When a man makes a jar out of clay, doesn't he have a right
to use the same lump of clay to make one jar beautiful,
to be used for holding flowers,
and another to throw garbage into?
(Romans 9:21, The Living Bible-TLB)

Thursday 29 November 2018

Lunch At Trishaw Dessert Stall, Ipoh.

Some friends have mentioned about this dessert stall but it was only recently that hubby and I paid a visit to this place. We enjoyed a light lunch and like the desserts served there. A week later, we brought along our friends and we ordered the following for our lunch. This is a good place to come for some sweet desserts (tong sui in Cantonese) and local cakes (kuih).
No.1, 4 = Sweet dessert - Bubur Cha Cha
(sweet soup - sweet potato, taro, black eye beans, coconut milk)
No. 2 = sweet soup - black glutinous rice, coconut milk.
No. 3 = sweet soup - mung beans, coconut milk.
 Flavoured glutinous rice with chicken drumstick curry rendang.
2 Vegetable dumplings
 Fried rice vermicelli with chicken drumstick curry. 
 Fried prawn fritter. 
Menu on the side wall
 We were among the early curstomers.
 Trishaw and bamboo steaming tray on display.
 Trishaw Dessert Stall, Jalan Merlin, Ipoh.
Opens from 11 am - 6 pm, close on Sundays.
 We now have one more place added to our "places to eat" list.

And I know this, that whatever God does is final-
nothing can be added or taken from it;
God's purpose in this is that man should fear the all-powerful God.
(Ecclesiastes 3:14, The Living Bible-TLB)
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The following pictures are for joining Good Fences.

Linking to Good Fences

Wednesday 28 November 2018

Lunch At Restoran Nam Hing Loong, Temoh.

From Gopeng, we drove straight to Temoh because my friends were looking forward to have lunch at Restoran Nam Hing Loong. We reached our destination but found the shop close. Maybe we were early, so drove around to check out the little town. After a while, we turned back and saw workers opening up the restaurant. The time was between 12 to 12.30 pm. We were the first customers to step inside the restaurant and very soon followed by others.
 Our friends wanted to taste the pork knuckle that we ordered on our previous visit. We enjoyed the pork knuckle with the basil and milk dipping sauce. 
 Sambal belacan paku pakis (wild fern).
We order "sang yu" (snakehead fish). The meaty part used for stir fried with ginger slices and spring onions. 
\The remaining bony parts used for boiling preserved salted vegetables (hum choy) with tofu. Total cost of lunch for 4 people - RM 92.60
 Restoran Nam Hing Loong, Temoh.
After lunch, we crossed over to the coffee shop selling steamed buns to pack some home for next day's breakfast. 
 On our way to Temoh we saw durian stalls on both sides of the road after Gopeng. We planned to stop for durian on our way back to Ipoh. It was raining on the way back but we still stopped for some durians to satisfy our taste buds.
Blue Plumbago & Cleome Spider Flowers from my garden.
Have A Wonderful & Thankful Wednesday!

Remember what Christ taught,
and let his words enrich your lives and make you wise;
teach them to each other and sing them out in psalms
and hymns and spiritual songs,
singing to the Lord with thankful hearts.
(Colossians 3:16, The Living Bible-TLB)

Tuesday 27 November 2018

A Short Visit To Gopeng Town

Whenever our friend is in Ipoh, we planned a short foodie trip somewhere not too far from Ipoh. This time we planned to have lunch in Temoh since they have not been there before. On the way to Temoh, we made a short stop in Gopeng because they wanted to known the locations of the 2 museums in Gopeng. 

They will be back to visit the museum on their next trip but we did stop to pay a short visit to the smaller museum. This small museum is now housed inside the old wooden building which was once the stable of late Eu Kong (founder of Eu Yang Sang). The old stable was given a face lift before the museum shifted in.
Wall mural of the small museum facing the roundabout in Gopeng town.
 Pretty butterflies and flowers lantern inside the museum.
 Antique lantern
 Butterfly lantern
 Antique radios, TVs and miniature traditional cheong sum tops.
 Antique paintings (above) and miniature cheong sum tops 
 Antique radio
 Antique radio - Sharp brand
 Portraits of early settlers who came from China to settle in Gopeng.
 Muzium Gopeng, Jalan Eu Kong, Gopeng.
 Water cannon for tin mining.
 Wall painting of a female dulang washer with her bicycle.
 In the old days, this was the stable for keeping horses.

Some trust in chariots and some in horses,
but we trust in the name of the LORD our God.
(Psalm 20:7, New International Version-NIV)

Monday 26 November 2018

The Chili Plants Growing In My Garden

I have noticed that the chilies that I intentionally planted won't grow well but those that grow from seeds that I throw as compost or from seeds left from birds droppings grow well and fruit abundantly. Even the chili plants I bought from Cameron Highland will grow for a short period and will somehow die off.
These chilies were from the chili plant I bought from Cameron Highland. They look red and spicy but surprisingly, they tasted like capsicums.
The plant was doing very well and grew to triple its size.
The harvest was good.
But once the rainy season started, the chili rotted (as above pic) before they could ripen. The leaves started to turn yellow and dropped off, and the plant died. Lesson learnt: I think I should move my chili plants out of the rain when the next rainy season starts.
This was another chili plant which I didn't plant. Before I could plant something in this pot, the chili plant grew out of it. I left the common caladium and the chili plant be. I even get to harvest some chilies from it.
Some chilies harvested from the above chili plant.
To my surprise, the chili plant started to flourish.
Leaves, flowers and chilies kept appearing.
With a bit of fertilizer, the plant was doing very well.
Every morning, I get to harvest a handful of chilies.
One morning I found the whole chili plant withered and limp.
It didn't revive and I had to pull it out and discarded it.
This chili plant grew from seeds I discarded together with other vegetable discard as compost.
Close up of a pretty chili flower.
Whenever there is surplus supply of chilies from my garden, I dried them in the sun. I stock the dried chilies my fridge to use when there is no more fresh supply from the garden especially during the wet season.
Chili plants don't do well during the wet season. That is why prices of fresh chilies usually shoot up during the wet season. Then the dried chilies in my fridge will come in useful.

The whole Bible was given to us by inspiration from God
and is useful to teach us what is true and
to make us realize what is wrong in our lives;
it straightens us out and helps us do what is right.
(2 Timothy 3:16, The Living Bible-TLB)
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