Monthly Archives: June 2011

Dinner in JB near Johor Jaya

Was refer to this simple chinese coffee shop in Johor Jaya. The food is GREAT!!  And the price is very reasonable.

Trotter Pig Stew brew by pepper roots

Close up for The Soup

The Claypot Fish

The Sweet Potato Leaves

The dinner is delicious just with these 3 dishes, the portion for the 4 of us is just nice. And it’s just MY28 !! The drinks we ordered the Lemon Honey Jelly which is great!

Managed to get the name card from the shop to share. .

 

Rating: 8.5/10

Duck Meal in JB

Drove to a place so call was formerly famous for process Pineapple, a place was full of pineapple plantation in the past.. so this is so call the Pineapple Estate. This is a place we come for lunch.

Our lunch in Pineapple Estate in JB

Kuay Teow Soup 粿条

Slices of Duck Meat

Beancurd Skin 腐竹

Blood Cube 忘了这是猪或鸭血

Salted Vegetables 咸菜

Intestine 内脏如大小肠,肝等

The Duck Feast ”鸭宴席“

The environment is simple and very kampong style. The drinks are very plain as if mix with lots of water.. The food not bad. The price is average which amount MY40 include drinks we ordered. That average out about MY10=SGD4 plus per pax

Rating : 6.5/10

Jap BBQ Lunch Buffet- Shiu Yakiniku

http://www.shiuyakiniku.com/#/press/4546594607

Recently saw a promotion offer by DEAL the Jap BBQ Lunch Buffet- Shiu Yakiniku. Original plan to have family gathering with visiting guests dccided to give it a try. Got it @SGD23.30 per pax from the original SGD46.60. Just before setting off , has gone into the their website to check for direction, then I realised that they have many different promotion as well as menu.

The menu for my purchased DEAL is :-

Appetizer
1. Seasoned baby octopus
2. Japanese cucumber salad
3. Big bean sprout
4. Edamame (green peas)
5*Cabbage Salad (thousand Island Sauce)
6*Coleslaw
7*Korean Style Side dish
8. Chawanmushi
9. Assorted maki
10. Assorted sushi

Pan Fried & Deep Fried
11*Teriyaki Chicken
12*Deep Fried Squid Ball
13Sakana Katsu (Deep Fried Fish Fillet)
14Tori Karaage (Deep Fried Chicken)
15*Potato Fries
16*Agedashi Tofu
17*Mixed Veg Tempura
18*Pan Fried Pock w Onion & Chilli

Yakiniku BBQ
19Pork belly
20Pork collar
21Pork sausage
22Chicken leg
23Chicken breast
24Chicken sausage
25Beef rib eye
26*Beef Striploin

Soup & Rice
1*Korean Kim Chi Soup
2Japanese miso soup
3Japanese steamed rice
4*Fried rice

Desserts
5Fresh fruits
6Ice cream

Drinks
7Japanese tea
8Korean tea
9Fruit juice

It’s not too difficult to find the place if one drive. For it is just opposite Jurong Bird Park, located in The Village. It was initially given the impression that it’s full house during reservation, however it’s not that crowded after all. The restaurant decoration is simple, it does not have the cosy or impressive ambiance though.

Somehow, we find the space is quite cramp for group of 5 or 6. The table size, the gap between table and seating area.

The central food area is not appealing nor the presentation appetizing but generally the taste is range from acceptable to good. We did not take much of the sushi as it was not in cold area nor on ice but display and place in normal room temperature  though it is in air-con environment.

Sushi, Seasoned Baby Octopus, ..

Appetizer: Bean Sprout,Cabbage Salad, Cucumber

Fried Squid Ball,Fried Rice,Pan Fried Pock

Sakana Katsu, Tori Karaage

The BBQ  is good.  The rest acceptable. The drinks is very plain seems very diluted. The ice cream is good but not much choice of favor and seems to have limited stock. It’s our first visit there.

BBQ Pork belly, Pork collar, Pork sausage, Chicken sausage

Beef Striploin

Pork and Chicken Meat

Smoke Free BBQ

Korean Kim Chi Soup

Japanese miso soup

Chawanmushi

Advise for those who plan to go there it’s better you place order for those you love to eat first.  And tell them the sequence of bring out the order. With the above listed range of menu you will sure fill very full even to eat a small portion of each individual.  So for best value, guess it’s better you decide the sequence of the dishes to be presented to you rather than leave it to the discretion of others.

Indeed, there is no smell of bbq when you walk out of the restaurant..

Overall : 6/10

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normal retail prices.

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Hawker Centre Blk 93, Lorong 4 Toa Payoh

Hawker Centre in Blk 93, Lorong 4 Toa Payoh, S(310093)
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Tried the Food for the below listed stalls on 11Jun2011, Sat

Wang Ji Hainanese Chicken Rice,stall # 01- 53
Ordered for the Chicken and Duck rice.
The Chicken rice is good.
The chicken is fresh, fragrance, tender, smooth and the rice
is tasty.
The Duck rice failed though as it's just tasteless and the
meat is kind of soggy.
We Will come back for Chicken Rice for this stall.

Kuey Chap,5pm to 12.30am
It was really long queue waited for almost 40mins!
However, I find that it doesn't worth the wait..ordered for
White Fish Cake, Tau Pop, Tau Kua, Pig Stomach, Pig Big
Intestine, Braised Pork Meat.
It failed all of us just that the Kuay Chap is soft and
tanggi but not fanstatic either.
or may be we just don't like the taste.

The noodle stall opposite Kuey Chap stall,just between the
Hong Kong Zhi Char and Malay food stall.
From here, we ordered Fried Prawn Noodle, it turn out
over-fried which overwhelmed with black carbon taste 'chao da'. 

Wu Xiang #01-202,11.30am to 8pm. Close Tues
Taste good! Left with not much variety though as we are the
last few customer before he close the stalls
 
PS: Didn't bring camera along, mobile happened to be low battery->no pictures

朱子治家格言

朱子治家格言·正文

   黎明即起,洒扫庭除,要内外整洁。既昏便息,关锁门户,必亲自检点。一粥一饭,当思来处不易。半丝半缕,恒念物力维艰。宜未雨而绸缪,毋临渴而掘井。自奉必须俭约,宴客切勿留连。器具质而洁,瓦缶胜金玉。饮食约而精,园蔬胜珍馐。勿营华屋,勿谋良田。

三姑六婆,实淫盗之媒。婢美妾娇,非闺房之福。奴仆勿用俊美,妻妾切忌艳妆。祖宗虽远,祭祀不可不诚.子孙虽愚,经书不可不读。居身务期质朴,教子要有义方。勿贪意外之财,勿饮过量之酒。

与肩挑贸易,勿占便宜。见贫苦亲邻,须多温恤。刻薄成家,理无久享。伦常乖舛,立见消亡。兄弟叔侄,须多分润寡。长幼内外,宜法属辞严。听妇言,乖骨肉,岂是丈夫。重资财,薄父母,不成人子。嫁女择佳婿,毋索重聘。娶媳求淑女,毋计厚奁。

见富贵而生谗容者,最可耻。遇贫穷而作骄态者,贱莫甚。居家戒争讼,讼则终凶。处世戒多言,言多必失。毋恃势力而凌逼孤寡,勿贪口腹而恣杀生禽。乖僻自是,悔误必多。颓惰自甘,家道难成。狎昵恶少,久必受其累.屈志老成 ,急则可相依。轻听发言,安知非人之谮诉,当忍耐三思.因事相争,安知非我 之不是,须平心遭暗想。

施惠勿念,受恩莫忘。凡事当留余地,得意不宜再往。人有喜庆,不可生妒忌心。人有祸患,不可生喜幸心。善欲人见,不是真善。恶恐人知,便是大恶。见色 而起淫心,报在妻女.匿怨而用暗箭,祸延子孙。

家门和顺,虽饔飧不继,亦有余欢.国课早完,即囊橐无余,自得至乐。读书志在圣贤,为官心存君国。守分安命,顺时听天。为人若此,庶乎近焉。

【注释】

〔1〕庭除:厅堂院落。 〔2〕昏:天刚黑时。 〔3〕物力:可供使用的物资。 〔4〕未雨而绸缪(móu谋):语出《诗经·豳风·鸱》“迨天之未雨,彻彼桑土,绸缪牖户”,后比喻事先做好工作。 〔5〕自奉:自己日常生活的供给或消费。 〔6〕宴客:宴请宾客。留连:乐而忘返或依恋不舍。 〔7〕质:质朴、朴素。 〔8〕瓦缶:泥制的盆罐,指粗劣的餐具。 〔9〕约:少,简约。 〔10〕珍羞:贵重珍奇的食品。 〔11〕三姑:尼姑、道姑、卦姑。六婆:牙婆、媒婆、师婆、虔婆、药婆、稳婆。泛指穿堂入室、搬弄是非的妇女。 〔12〕经书:儒家经典著作。 〔13〕义方:做人的正道。多指家教。 〔14〕乖舛:违背,差错。 〔15〕分多润寡:富有的周济贫穷的。 〔16〕厚奁:丰厚的嫁妆。 〔17〕莫甚:指没有比此更严重了。 〔18〕乖僻自是:执拗孤僻,自以为是。 〔19〕颓惰自甘:颓废怠惰,自甘情愿。 〔20〕狎昵恶少:亲昵品行恶劣的浪荡青年。 〔21〕屈志老成:曲意迁就年高有德者。 〔22〕谮(zèn怎,去声)诉:进诉谗言,说人坏话。 〔23〕施惠:给人以恩惠。 〔24〕匿怨:对人怀恨在心,面上却无表露。 〔25〕饔飧:早餐和晚餐。 〔26〕国课:公家的钱粮课赋。 〔27〕囊橐(tuó驮):口袋。 〔28〕科第:科举考试。 〔29〕身家:自身和家庭。 〔30〕庶乎近焉:差不多便近于是个好人了。

朱子治家格言·译文

   天刚亮时就起床,打扫庭院,不论室内、屋外都要整齐清洁;天黑了就回家,不要在外面逗留。晚上睡觉前关锁门窗,一定要亲自检查。不论是一粒饭或一口粥,都要想到它得来很不容易,粒粒都是农夫辛勤耕耘的结果;纵然是半丝半缕的布匹,也要珍惜物力制造的艰难。(惜福与修福同样重要)

凡事应该事先做好准备,不要等到下雨了,才想到要修补房子;口渴了才想到要挖井取水。至于自已常生活所需,应力求节俭朴素不要浪费。参加宴会时,餐会结束了就回家,千万不要沉迷在宴席热闹的气氛中,捨不得离去。日常学用的餐具,只要实用干净就好,即使是很普通的瓦罐、碗盘,也胜过价格昂贵如金似玉、却不实用的器皿;饮食要合乎自然简单、营养均衡与卫生三个原则,不能偏食,即便是自家菜园里种植的普通蔬菜,也胜过稀有珍贵的佳肴(山珍海味不易消化)。不要建筑华丽的豪宅,不要图谋肥沃的土地,一心一意希求累积财产。

行为不端正,好说是非,喜欢挑拨离间的人就是三姑六婆,也是淫乱偷盗的媒介;婢女美丽侍妾妖艳,并非闺房之福。选用做事的仆人,不要选择外貌俊美的(又不是选美),妻妾最忌浓妆艳抹,争奇门艳。(容易争风吃醋,竞相奢华,醇成家祸。)

祖宗虽然离我们年代久远,当饮水思源常念祖宗之德,逢年过节祭祖时,一定要心存诚敬;子孙即使再愚笨,也不能不教导他读经,更应该给他机会,让他接受圣贤的教诲。立身处世务必节俭朴素;教育子女要因材施教,使用适当的方法,更要合乎义理。不要贪图意外(侥幸)之财,饮酒要有节制不可过量(酒能乱性,酒醉醇灾,时有所闻,不可不慎!)。与肩挑货物的小贩交易,应当体恤他们靠体力谋生不易,不要斤斤计较,贪小便宜;看见生活穷苦的亲戚或邻居,必须温和地给予关怀和照顾。

以居心刻薄(现实、势利)创业起家者,其福报享受绝无长久的道理,违背伦常道德的家庭(父不父,子不子),很快就会导致衰败灭亡。兄弟叔侄等至亲,在财物的分配,须帮助孤寡者多分一些,长幼有序内外责任要分别清楚,家规须严谨分明,执行要严格认真。听信不明理的妻子所说的话,因而造成父子、兄弟之间亲情失和,甚至分离,不是大丈夫应有的作为?过份重视钱财,却亏待父母,即是不孝,没有资格为人之子。嫁女儿选女婿要注重品德,不要贪图金钱物质的享受,索取丰厚的聘礼,娶媳妇应该寻求贤淑女子,不要计较嫁妆丰盛与否。(女子贤淑才能相夫教子,协助丈夫成家立业)。

见到有钱、有势的人家,就表现出巴结奉承的样子,是可耻的行为;遇到贫穷的人,就摆出轻视骄傲的样子,这种行为最是低贱。在乡(族)里要避免与人争斗甚至打官司,打官司到最后都没有好结果;(既劳民伤财,又失和气。)待人处事应避免多话,因为言多必失(所谓:言者无心,听者有意,要避免因多话而伤人)。不要倚仗势力欺凌孤儿寡妇;不要贪图口腹之欲(贪吃),而任意杀害动物。性情古怪、孤僻又不合群,还自以为是的人,错误和后悔的事必定很多;颓废消沉自甘堕落的人,难以成就事业。

喜欢亲近不良少年,结交流氓,日子久了,必定受到连累;与老成持重,能够约束自已(管理情绪)的人为友,遇到急难时,就可以得到他的指导与帮助。

轻易听信他人的议论,未经查证,怎么知道不是对方藉机诬陷,挑拨离间呢?应当忍耐,再三思量、查证,以明辨是非、善恶;因事与人相争,怎么知道不是自已的错?必须平心静气地想清楚,不要意气用事。帮助别人的好事,不要记在心上;接受别人的恩惠不能忘怀,要常存报答之心。凡事不要做过头了,应适可而止,要记取[满招损谦受益]的古训,得意之时,要懂得谦让,不可以沾沾自喜,执著、捨不得放下。

人家有喜庆,应该诚心祝福,不可以嫉妒(量大福大);人家遭遇不幸时,应当同情怜悯,不可幸灾乐祸。做善事希望人家看见,不是真善;做坏事怕人家知道,便是大恶。见到美色而与起淫欲的念头,要小心自已的妻女也会遭到同样的外境;把怨恨藏在内心,外表装作若无其事,却暗中害人,是最损阴德的事,灾祸将会连累到子孙。只要一家人能够和睦相处、平安顺利的过日子,虽然三餐不继,也觉得幸福快乐;该纳的税早目缴完,即使口袋毫无剩余,依然心安理得欢喜自在。

读书志在学习圣贤,做官能把思放在国家百姓身上;谨守本分,安于命运不妄求,一切顺乎时局、天理而行。能够做到这样,差不多就可以接近圣贤的境界了。

Burning Brightly ~ Allowing Your Soul to Shine

When we hide and try to be invisible and unseen by all we are only really hiding from ourselves.

At times, we’ve all wanted to crawl under a rock and hide away from the world. We may have preferred to be invisible rather than let other people see us or notice that we exist. This desire not to be seen often happens when we are feeling very hurt, angry, or simply weary of the world. And while we may console ourselves with the defense that we are shy, an introvert, or a loner, we may actually be hiding.


When we hide and make believe that we are invisible, we can think that we no one sees us even though, truthfully, we are only really hiding from ourselves. And while we may try to live life as inconspicuously as possible, we only succeed in becoming more conspicuous because people can’t help but notice that we are trying to hide our light. None of us are meant to hide; each one of us radiates a unique brilliance that is meant to illuminate the world. When we try to dim our light, we diminish the natural radiance of the Universe, and we deprive the people around us of the unique gifts and talents that we are here to share.


Stepping out of the wings and letting your light shine is actually a way to serve the planet. We each have a responsibility to contribute to our community, and we do this when we let ourselves be seen. It doesn’t do anyone any good when we try to hide. We are all beings of light and we are here to light the way for each other. When we let ourselves shine, we become a bright mirror that others can see their own reflected brilliance through, and they can’t help but want to shine also. Shine your light out into the world, bless those around you by sharing your gifts, and watch the universe glow.

妳真的了解丈夫嗎?

有個笑話:

一對60歲的夫婦,一日為丈夫辦60大壽宴,派對正熱鬧進行時,突然蹦出一位仙女,仙女表示,老夫妻相親相愛從不吵架實在難得,因此決定為他們實踐願望。妻子說:「我們以前太窮,現在希望能跟老公一起環遊世界。」說完,妻子的手上已握有環遊世界的旅遊券。「接著,請先生許一個願望吧!」仙女說。這時,丈夫說:「我希望能跟比我年輕30歲的女人結婚。」這時「碰」的一聲,願望實現了……那一位先生變成90歲!

這則笑話,女人看了有兩種反應,一種是痛快地說「活該」,另一種是疑惑自己是否不了解另一半。