Saturday, October 16, 2010

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Luxury cab??

(Mercs sibling..(younger to round eyed))

The express bus reached its destination at approx 2.15pm at ***** hotel in Singapore. I then carried my heavy bag to the taxi station in front of the hotel, with the other passengers. We queued, I was third in line. Two taxis came and the first two passengers before me boarded the taxis. When it was my turn.... alamak....a MERCEDES (round eyed) was the next taxi available approaching the station... It halted right in front of me. I then approached the mercs and tap on the window to get the driver's attention.. He terperanjat (alarmed) when I did that.

I then asked him, " Hello sir, if I hire your taxi, will the fare be different??". Now hes getting annoyed..."of course. Got extra charges.." "Is that so?? Ok then, no thank you sir. I will wait for another taxi." I then approached the guy next in line and offered him the mercs taxi. He asked me, "Aunty why you don't want take ah??". I said, "No need lah.. charge extra some more... You take lah. I can wait normal taxi. I no hurry one." He looked at me and then at the mercs (still waiting..) and said, "I also don't want lah. Wait sure expensive ma..." and turn on the guy behind him and that guy also did not want to take the taxi..!! AND he asked the family (I think tourists also) of four behind him, who also did not want to hire the mercs... Head of the family asked me, "Madam, why u not taking taxi??". "No lah, charge extra because MERCEDES lah..." He laughed and said, "We have to pay extra because MERCEDES.... Like that no need, I also can wait for normal taxi".

AND so... we all waited for the next taxi.. which... did not emerge for a full 5 mins.. and that MERCS just stayed there. Lucky for us, a couple suddenly came out of the hotel and rushed to the waiting Mercs and boarded it (no questions asked). When the mercs finally left, the guy behind me asked, "Aunty, where u from?". "Malaysia lah." He laughed and said, "I also lah...". Moral of the story?? What say u?

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Monks Hill Secondary School reunion

Tomorrow i will be travelling to Singapore, by bus and the journey will take approximately 5 hours. I will be attending my secondary school reunion to be held at Changi. Most of my classmates will be attending also. Im so excited to meet them all... We were all buddies 36 years ago.....

The reunion cum Hari Raya gathering is on Saturday 9th October, but Im going to Singapore a day earlier. I will be staying with Kak Emah at Paris (Pasir Ris). Shes living with her son, Kamil and his family. Anyway Kak Emah lost her husband last year, and since she was all alone, Kamil wants her to stay with him.

I have already packed my bag for a night stay. I also brought along my running shoes, coz I will be going to Bedok reservoir with Ros Buang on Saturday morning to exercise... Hope it does not rain....

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Pineapple Tarts (close-up version)

I was at Popular Bookstore in Ampark Park, when I came across this recipe book, Delicious Nyonya Kueh & Desserts by Patricia Lee. The book costs only RM28.00. Anyway, i did try a few pastry recipes e.g. the pineapple tarts, kueh bangkit, almond cookies and sugee cookies. Since all my children and my husband love pineapple tarts, i tried out the recipe for Eid Mubarak. It turn out absolutely marvellous. Yummmy!!!

I have yet to try the other nyonya recipes and im sure it will also turn out delicious... This book is worth buying...

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Agromas Instant Noodles

the instant noodles

I was traveling from Bidor to Kuala Lumpur when hubby and I had lunch at the Bidor R & R. While hubby was having his prayers, I went to the Agro Bazaar which was next to the food court. It was at this Agro Bazaar that I came across this Agromas Product. It is instant noodles with two different flavours, bihun tom yam segera and mi bandung segera. So I bought the 2 packets to try it out once I reached home.

Anyway, at this Agro Bazaar, there were fruit cordials made from our local fruits, eg. starfruit, pineapples, mangoes, soyabeans, guavas which, I do not find them at our hypermarts. There were also honey from the tualang trees. Plenty of local delicacies, such as, rempeyek, keropok ikan, dried sotong, muruku... and also ready made paste to cook rendang, ikan bakar, bbq chicken etc etc etc...

the bbq paste

So, when I reached home that night, I did try out the mi bandung segera.. of course i added an egg and onions and red chillies.. and it sure taste good enough to have another bowl...heheehee... (Note: must avoid eating a heavy meal before bedtime..). I have yet to try the bbq chicken marinated paste. Perhaps in due course...

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