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

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