The books that I bought over the weekdays:
Saturday, August 29, 2009
The books that I bought over the weekdays:
Friday, August 28, 2009
The design integrates old with new, modern with historic, ensuring that the total experience is one that is authentic, honoring the past while bringing every modern convenience to bear.
We love the interior of the suite, with its teakwood furniture and fittings - the fourposter bed decorated in a mixture of rich silks and cool cottons - very colonial and majestic. The service was excellent as well.
It was a pure coincidence - our room number - 707 - the date of our registration date :)
Thursday, August 27, 2009
During certain parts of the movie, I felt really sad - how certain people treat something of which they don't understand. It made me think - about how humans are treated by the more powerful ones - how the fight for land space and war have created thousands of refugee - and how the refugees are treated in concentration camps. It highlights the real life immigration issues. The movie also highlights inhumanity that rears its ugly head in the name of fame and power to achieve a scientific breakthrough - conducting experiments that exploits the weak and the defenseless - that scene in the movie was really moving and sad.
This is definitely Peter Jackson's thinking man's action movie of the decade - despite the aliens and the gory scenes - it is a sentimental sci-fi - a unique combo.
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Monday, August 24, 2009
After the hike, we went back to Alfred's parents place in Taman Melawati and had a great lunch.
Herewith is the recipe:
A. Ingredients for the original batter:
- 1 cup Ulunthu (black gram dhal)
- 1 cup kadalai paruppu (Australian dhal)
- 2 tbsp avval (rice flakes)
- 1 tbsp cooked rice
- Salt to taste
B. Ingredients to be sauteed & added to the batter the next morning:
- biji sawi (black mustard seeds)
- paruppu (dhal)
- ulunthu (black gram)
- dried chilli
- green chilli
- garlic & onion
- curry leaves
- ground black pepper
- serbuk jintan manis (cumin seeds powder)
- a pinch of Asafoetida powder
2. Soak rice flakes for 10 minutes, separately.
3. After soaking, wash the soaked dhals a few times and drain the water.
4. Place all the 3 ingredients in the blender with 1 tbsp of cooked rice. Add water until it is about 1-inch above the ingredients.
5. Add salt to taste.
6. Blend until the batter is fine and smooth.
7. Leave the batter overnight to ferment.
10. Fry the thosai on a flat pan.
- dried chili / fresh red chilli
- fresh tomatoes
- salt and pepper to taste
Saturday, August 22, 2009
"The terrain of life is filled with wonderful and astounding detail. Slow down and take in its richness" - a phrase which I frequently cite to myself when I find myself rushing and hurrying through each moment and obsessed with getting to the next checkpoint. When I do slow down, I begin to see the beauty in all the things which I missed out when I rush. And by slowing down, I begin to enjoy the beauty of life - simple pleasures - watching the rays of the sun at the horizon, waking up to the chirping of the birds, gazing into the stars on the sky; and many more magical moments...
Check out our Hindu wedding ceremony photos and slideshow at: http://weddingstory.com.my/blog/?p=1780
Friday, August 21, 2009
Thursday, August 20, 2009
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Will post our wedding pictures as soon as we get 'em and honeymoon pictures soon :) Cheers!
Thursday, August 13, 2009
Whenever you go out of doors, draw the chin in, carry the crown of the head high, and fill the lungs to the utmost; drink in the sunshine; greet your friends with a smile, and put soul into every handclasp. Do not fear being misunderstood and do not waste a minute thinking about your enemies. Try to fix firmly in your mind what you would like to do; and then, without veering of direction, you will move straight to the goal. Keep your mind on the great and splendid things you would like to do, and then, as the days go gliding by, you will find yourself unconsciously seizing upon the opportunities that are required for the fulfillment of your desire. Picture in your mind the able, earnest, useful person you desire to be, and the thought you hold is hourly transforming you into that particular individual… Thought is supreme. Preserve a right mental attitude – the attitude of courage, frankness, and good cheer. To think rightly is to create. All things come through desire and every sincere prayer is answered. We become like that on which our hearts are fixed. Carry your chin in and the crown of your head high. ~Elbert Hubbard~