Friday, October 05, 2012


Samurai Burger is in town.

First had it many years ago.

Love the teriyaki sauce and the juicy beef.

So today`s high-tea was a Samurai Burger (minus the French Fries, coz I`m controlling my carbo intake, urgh), hot tea and a strawberry Cornetto Sundae with corn flakes.

That was a pretty yummy fulfilling one.

Thursday, September 27, 2012


Wild Rocket

One of my favourite vegetable is this rocket. First found it in a mixed salad bowl. Liked it so much I had to go to the supermarket to look for a whole pack of rocket. This pack of wild rocket is so fresh and crispy, it has a nice bitterly taste. Now eveybody at home like it so much. We normally eat it raw with white rice.

*Rocket is rich in calcium, which is fairly rare. It also contains iron and vitamin C. Renowned for its high erucic content, which can be toxic in large doses, it features widely in salads across south America. In southern Europe, it is eaten as part of mixed salads. Rocket is traditionally used as an appetite stimulant and for its digestive properties. A source of vitamin C, it helps the body to assimilate the iron in red meat. The perfect combination of taste and nutrition!

*source, Louis Bonduelle Foundation.

**Wild rocket is a flowering plant from the mustard family and is a close relative of the brassica. This family of plants is particularly nutritious and well known for its cancer-fighting properties due its wide array of phytonutrients. This variety of rocket is small, has dark green leaves with a mustard-like flavour, and is very versatile. Wild rocket, like many other leafy vegetables, is mostly made up of water, however, it does make a worthy contribution to our antioxidant intake. It also contains some protein and fibre.

**source, The Australian Women`s Weekly & Sanitarium Nutrition Service.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012


Late Lunch, Again.

Photo of a Minangkabau house as wall display.

*The Minangkabau ethnic group, also known as Minang (Urang Minang in Minangkabau language), is indigenous to the Minangkabau Highlands of West Sumatra, in Indonesia. Their culture is matrilineal, with property and land passing down from mother to daughter, while religious and political affairs are the responsibility of men (although some women also play important roles in these areas). Rumah gadang (Minangkabau: 'big house') or rumah bagonjong (Minangkabau: 'spired roof house') are the traditional homes of the Minangkabau.

This restaurant serves Indonesian and Minang cuisine. Their signature dish is the Ayam Penyet.

**Ayam Penyet is a traditional Indonesian cuisine which originates from Surabaya. It is a popular chicken dish where the fresh chicken is specially marinated with various spices and herbs . The meat is then smashed with a wooden headed hammer and deep fried until golden light brown. One of the unique feature in preparing this funny name dish is the art of frying where it is crispy from outside and juicy inside.*

We had the Ayam Penyet set, Gulai Pucuk Ubi Lemak Cili Api, with white rice; and Hot Lemon Tea and Mango Lovers Fruit Ice Blended. The food was marvellous for us, and both drinks were fantastic. Their hot lemon tea is my personal favourite. The restaurant is presentable and service was fast and good.

* source, Wikipedia

** source,


A Good One!

From, the caption said "Paul Cezanne, the Instagram great-grandfather."

Now, aint that a good one! Wahaha. Yeah, people in those era used to paint still lifes to preserve moments in their lives. Now we just post it in FB and Blogs, or simply Twit or Instagram it.

A still life (plural still lifes) is a work of art depicting mostly inanimate subject matter, typically commonplace objects which may be either natural (food, flowers, plants, rocks, or shells) or man-made (drinking glasses, books, vases, jewelry, coins, pipes, and so on).*

Note :

1. Paul Cezanne was a French artist and painter.**

2. Instagram is a free photo-sharing program and social network launched in October 2010. Its original authors were Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger. Instagram was acquired by Facebook in April 12, 2012.***

*, **, *** - source, Wikipedia.

Monday, September 24, 2012


Nice Setting

Love the paintings on the wall.

Super Pan Pizza, with cheese and garlic Napoli sauce in the crust that`s crispy outside and fluffy inside; smoked deli wings and hot passion tea.

It was a pizzalicious late lunch cum high-tea for us.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Avocado Day

Avocado With Milk

Ideally I should use fresh milk, but only for today, I cheated. I mixed it with a little bit of condensed milk.


Believed to be :

**- world`s healthiest fruit because of it`s nutrient contents such as vitamin K, dietary fiber, potassium, folic acid, vitamin C, copper.

- a good source of potassium, a mineral that helps regulate blood pressure. Adequate intake of potassium can help guard against circulatory diseases such as blood pressure, heart disease or stroke.

- good for prevention or treatment of breast cancer and prostate cancer.

** source, Health Benefits of Avocado by Junji Takano.


InsyaAllah. Eat everything in moderation.


..the avocado is a food without rival among the fruits, the veritable fruit of paradise. - David Fairchild, botanist and plant explorer.


Friday, September 21, 2012

Another Mindwaves

Still Practicing

My new hobby.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

After The Rain

One Evening

The sky from my window, when the sun was setting in. Sunset.

Down from my window, they were crawling both ways. Jammed.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

First Try

Acrylic Painting

This is my first try using acrylic paint on acrylic paper.

I used acrylic colors straight from the tube on to the acrylic paper, freehand, free-style abstract. Will keep practicing, hope to do more elaborate and detail drawings with exciting colors in future.

Mindwaves-1, by Fara Al-Kably.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Happy World

Full of Love & Smiles & Lots of Fun!

Pets Wonderland is undergoing a massive renovation.
I guess its getting bigger.

MegaKidz is still there. Waiting to be explored. Love the dinosaurs painting on the wall and the ceiling display.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Guess Who?

Some light reading materials for this week.
Familiar faces,different looks.

On the left is Datin Nor Azlina Redzuan (of TV3). Right is Norish Karman, one of my few favourite actress in Malaysia.

And this is Datuk Siti Nurhaliza. Nice make-up done on her.

Colorful Buildings


~ Notting Hill, London.
- taken from NY Habitat`s FB, photo by judy-van-der-velden.

~ Colonial buildings in Bukit Bintang area, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Refurbished into budget hotels.
- photos by Fara Al-Kably.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Rice Porridge

Dinner on a Malaysia Day and last day of Syawal. Simple rice porridge with basic condiments such as salted egg, spring onion, chai po with onion and sugar, salted fish, garlic. Specially made for some family members with fever.

* Happy Malaysia Day! Yay! *

Shorthair Styles

Most favourite among others :

~ Emma Watson, 2011, pixie crop ~

~ Natalie Portman, 2006 ~

~ Actress Elisha Cuthbert, 2007 ~

* source : MSN Gallery.

Shorthair Styles II

Shorthair Styles III

Saturday, September 15, 2012

The Brain


* taken from blogdokter at Twitter.

Friday, September 14, 2012

Kate In Malaysia

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Caca Marba Cuti Raya 2012

I purposely entered this post for 'this and that' aka 'caca marba' along the way during Raya 2012 hols. Wouldnt focus on the Raya itself though.

1. The Raya 2012 ad I like most is that from RTM, which carried this message "Maaf Bukan Sekadar Ungkapan", loosely translated as "Forgiveness is not just mere words". The narrative verse is as follows :

"Maaf itu bukan sekadar ungkapan
Tetapi ia perlu dilakukan
Kita boleh mengatakan maaf seribu kali
Namun apa yang penting
Perlakuan maaf itu sendiri
Kita mungkin tidak sedar
Sehingga suatu masa kita terasa kehilangannya
Dengan apa yang telah diberi selama ini
Seharusnya kita bersyukur dan lebih menghargai
Kemaafan itu tidak ke mana-mana
Tetap ada
Menunggu masa untuk kita sedar dan belajar
Di hari yang mulia ini
Pohonkanlah kemaafan
Dari hati yang tulus ikhlas
Sebenar-benarnya ikhlas."

2. Interesting reading materials during the raya 2012 hols.
Its a wonder to know there are so many ways to where a hijab, and this bookstyle mag 'The Read' is a wonder to read.

3. I am amazed at a friend`s attitude of disliking to the stage of hating or anti, against anything from the west, when she cant even speak fluently and write properly in English. Maybe thats the prime reason? I`m beginning to think I should write more on this 'Katak Bawah Tempurong' aka 'Frog Under The Coconut' thingy.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

A Couple`s Dialogue

HB = Hubby
WF = Wifey

~ via mobile phone conversation ~

HB : Where are you?

WF : In the car, on the way back home, from the complex.

HB : Have you been home first after your meeting just now?

WF : Yup!

HB : You`re supposed to text me once you reached home after your meeting right!

WF : Yeah..I forgot..

HB : You`ve forgotten about me?

WF : When I`m about to sleep, I always remember you a lot dear, but just now, I was about to!

HB : Ooooooo..

Sepetang di Kaunter Pembayaran

Juruwang : Nak plastik ke?

Saya : Kalau taknak bagi pun takpa.
(Sambil senyum semanis yang mampu.)

Juruwang : Alamak! Ni yang buat nak bagi ni..
(Kawan-kawan juruwang lain gelak macam nak rak.)

Dua item kecil yang saya beli selamat dimasukkan ke dalam plastik dengan rapinya.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Perlu Ada

* sumber : Majalah Wanita & Wawasan, Januari 2012.

Bagi wanita yang ingin tampil bergaya, perlu ada :

1. Stilletos
- kasut tumit tinggi, untuk menghadiri majlis, terutamanya waktu malam.

2. Kemeja putih

3. Pencil Skirt hitam
- potongan mengikut bentuk badan, boleh ke pejabat, kasual atau majlis.

4. Tas tangan besar

5. Flats hitam/putih/merah (bukan sneakers)
- sebagai kasut kegunaan harian bagi yang tidak selesa menggunakan kasut tumit tinggi sepanjang masa.

6. Kardigan cotton/cashmere

7. Seluar slack hitam dan ivory - terutamanya untuk ke pejabat.

8. Seluar denim jeans biru klasik, hitam, putih dan kelabu

9. Klutch - untuk menghadiri majlis.

10.Dress hitam (little black dress)


Take advantage of every opportunity to practice your communication skills so that when important occasions arise, you will have the gift, the style, the sharpness, the clarity, and the emotions to affect other people.
- Jim Rohn, American entrepreneur, author and motivational speaker.

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