RMCO Day 53 ~ Saturday, 1 August 2020

I love Saturdays simply because Maria comes in on Saturdays.  Maria has been our part-time helper for the last 8 years. She used to come in 5-6 times a week but because we’re on an austerity drive now, a consequence of the MCO and RMCO (and possibly another MCO/restriction order if Malaysians don’t behave and don’t adhere to Covid-19 SOPs), we have to prune off unnecessary expenses.  Part-time helper is one on the list. When the pandemic eases off and hubby’s business rebounds to how it used to be, our helper can come in 5-6 times a week once again. For now, I’ll have to soldier on.  Oh. My. Poor. Hands.😓

I first heard of the term “austerity drive” when I worked in the bank some 20 years ago, when the bank I worked in had to implement some austerity measures to cut costs due to recession. That was circa 1997 or 1998.  So I learned a few tips and tricks to cut costs from the bank and from my parents, who also had to invoke a host of harsh cost cutting measures during the recession in the mid 1980s when my dad lost his job.  I can splurge when times are good and I am also able to ride out a humble lifestyle with no luxuries.  I am resilient and so are our girls. I’ve always been drilling into their heads to be thrifty and to always always have as much savings as they can for rainy days like this darn pandemic. Because it sucks and rips your entire dignity off your soul to have to borrow money from friends and relatives. This is something I wish I never have to do but if this pandemic and MCO never ends, I’m not too sure about it. Well, maybe half the world population would be dead by then 😪

As Maria is around to help us clean up, we could cook up a storm! 🤭  I dug out the packet of rack of lamb that hubs bought about a month ago and told our baking queen the menu of the day. She’s always more than happy to cook, especially new recipes. She spent almost the entire afternoon in the kitchen — first with making Taiwanese sweet potato dessert and then seared the rack of lamb.

Pistachio crusted grilled rack of lamb:

My house rule is: if you want to eat, you have to help out. And I roped in the littlest brat to make mashed potato.

Alycia the ‘tai siew jie’ (big princess) with royal fingers who doesn’t like kitchen work was roped in to cut a big cantaloupe.  With an inflamed wrist, I have to delegate all the heavy duty chores to the girls whilst I stand, supervise and do spot cleaning 😁.  OCD me will freak out at any crumb, juice, sauce and food remnants on the floor. The ants in our house seem to have bionic sensors as they would come and feast on even the tiniest piece of food crumbs within 5 minutes of dropping it on the floor!

Midas touch – this girl seems to have magic in her hands. Everything that she dishes out is delish!

Pan seared + oven grilled pistachio crusted rack of lamb with sides of mash and grilled carrots, celery and garlic.

Hubby’s friend went to Seremban and gifted us a famous Lucky King chicken curry bun. Gawd, it’s humongous! One bun is enough for 3-4 eaters with ravenous appetite. The chicken curry is such a delight and very flavorful. We had this for dinner as well.  Yummsss!

A very pregnant bun with a huge packet of chicken curry within.

But mil and I were not too comfortable eating something that’s cooked with aluminum foil and plastic. The chicken curry is wrapped in a plastic bag and a layer of aluminum foil is then wrapped over before the bun is baked  🥶 😱. Imagine the chemicals leached out into the food!

Someone couldn’t wait to mop the curry sauce with the bun:

Photobombed by the hangry brat:



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The Top Reasons to Work and Grow Your Faith

According to Apostle Paul, those who follow Christ should walk by faith rather than by sight. Anyone who is a follower of Jesus knows that faith is a crucial component of their beliefs.

During the time Jesus ministered on earth, faith was something He actively searched for, and it was something that moved Him. Throughout the scriptures, though, faith wasn’t something that Christ just searched for, it was something He expected from those who followed him.

Faith is something everyone needs and that they should actively develop. Unfortunately, many followers of Christ are living by sight rather than faith, as the Bible intends. By default, they are experiencing very little of the life that Jesus worked to bring them. If you are wondering why reading the Bible and using resources like The Way International is essential, find out below.

What Does Selah Mean in the Bible?

You Will Have Issues in the World

The truth is that life is full of issues and trouble. In some situations, things just go wrong. If you do not have a strong belief that God is truly in control and that He has a plan, you may find that you slip into feelings of doubt, confusion, and discouragement.

Many people give up on building their faith because everything seems to be going wrong in their life and their world. Having faith that God uses everything happening to you for your good is a great way to achieve a balance in your life. 

You Will Need to Move in a New Direction

Life is full of turns, twists, bumps, and dead ends. You may find you have to move in a new direction to end a relationship, take a new job, start a business, invest more time into your children, or even become a leader in your church. In some situations, life will move in a new direction without your consent. For example, a spouse may leave you, you plan to go to college, someone becomes pregnant, or your employer fires you. Having a strong faith in God is going to provide you with the courage to move in a new direction and take on new challenges.

Remember That Fear Is Real

Faith is needed because of fear. Fear can be paralyzing. It can and will prevent you from living a life that God created for you. There are many types of fear, including the fear of disappointing others, fear of rejection, fear of failure, fear of not adequately measuring up, and more. That is probably one reason that “do not fear” is used as a command more than any other in the Bible. You must have a very strong faith to overcome all the fears you encounter in your life.

Are You Building and Growing Your Faith?

When it comes to building and growing faith, there are several reasons you should take an active role in doing this. As you can see from above, having faith provides benefits and can help you live a life that is happier and more fulfilling.

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RMCO Day 52 ~ Friday, 31 July 2020

Today is Hari Raya Haji holiday and we had lunch at Restaurant Saikee @ Lorong Syed Putra Kiri.


Sweet and sour pork (Gu Lou Yoke), spinach in superior soup with homemade fish paste (my favorite!),  steamed 3-variety eggs, fried Seabass with fermented black bean and steamed chicken with minced garlic and scallions.

The last time we dined at this restaurant was 7 months ago, in December 2019 with my parents.  Today we were seated at the same table as we did on that fateful evening in December 2019. We even ordered the same dishes as that evening. Part way through having our dinner that fateful evening, hubs received a call from my elder brother who was driving from Singapore to KL.   My brother had met with an accident and an ambulance was called to bring the entire family to the hospital in Seremban. We lost our appetite after that call, rushed off our dinner to rush home, hubs showered and rushed to the hospital in Seremban with my younger brother. What an eventful evening it was for us and thank God my brother and his 3 small kids were unharmed, except for my sil who had a cut on her forehead.

After lunch at Saikee, hubs bought these mini tartlets from Encore Patisserie for dessert:

After I’d posted the photo of these tartlets on Facebook, some of my friends thought that they were baked by our baking queen as she’d baked similar tarts recently😁.   These super tiny tartlets cost a whopping RM5 each (which is just 2 tiny mouthfuls) and the bigger normal size tarts cost RM10 each!

Dinner was chicken bolognese and lemang from hubby’s shop:

This is my kind of holiday, a day that I don’t have to clean up after the in-house chef cooks.  I really need many, many days like this to rest and heal my painful right wrist and Carpal Tunnel Syndrome right hand!  No amount of physiotherapy or deep heat rubbing would help if my poor right hand keeps exerting itself through cleaning, mopping (culprit!), washing bathrooms (holding the toilet brush is another culprit!) and carrying heavy pails of laundry 😢.  Any activity that requires turning my wrist is an agony.  And if only there’s someone to open the door for me, life would be just a little sweeter for me. I’m sure those who suffer the same fate as me would know the pain when turning the darn door knob — the electric shock that sparks from the wrist up to the arm!! ☠️



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RMCO Day 49 & 50 ~ Tuesday & Wednesday, 28 & 29 July 2020

These yummy goodies from hubby’s shop came at the right time as my post-Carpal Tunnel Syndrome right hand is inflamed and dang painful resulting from over-usage during the MCO (too much repetitive movements from house chores and washing after cooking 2-3x a day) when our daily part-time helper couldn’t come.  Yesterday was another cook-free day for us, a day for my right hand to rest. I guess I’ll take the easy way out again tomorrow from hubby’s kitchen😁🥳

Mee Siam:

Ayam Masak Lemak (Chicken curry):

Stir-fried mixed vegetables with fresh shiitake mushrooms:

Ikan (Mackerel) masak cili berlada:

Acar Rampai:

Traditional Rainbow Ghee rice / Nasi Hujan Panas:

My ultimate kryptonite – angku kuih and all types of fattening kuih muihs 😆

Will need to see a physiotherapist soon  😥

Sherilyn’s lunch box today, which she cooked last night:

Gaji-namul (Korean seasoned steamed eggplant) and
Gyeran Mari (Rolled Omelette)

These are our favorite Bapsang (side dishes) whenever we have Korean. They’re very easy to prep, healthy and yummy.

Gyeran Mari– thinly pan fried eggs rolled up with Japanese rice and kombu (from the Dashi that she made) seasoned with soy sauce and sugar (optional).

Gaji-namul — steamed egg plant, minced garlic cloves, chopped scallions, soy sauce, hot pepper flakes/chili flakes, fish oil, sesame seed oil and toasted sesame seeds all mixed together.

She made extra eggplant for me, which I had it for breakfast this morning 😊

The food critic giving comments on Sherilyn’s rolled omelette 😆

Our lunch today is exactly the same food as yesterday as there were orders for Nasi Hujan Panas from his customers again today 😁 Tomorrow there are orders for 100 boxes of Nasi Lemak again but I don’t think we can stomach anymore spicy food.  However, if hubs calls me to collect extras from his shop tomorrow, it’s going to be hard to resist the temptation 🤭



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4 Popular Equestrian Sports

Equestrian sports, i.e., those that involve horses, date back to ancient times and are still popular today. There are many different types of sports available for horses and handlers to participate in together. Some have been around for centuries while others are relatively new. Some are widespread, while others are relatively confined to a particular geographic area. Here are a few of the most popular equestrian sports.

1. Racing
There are several different types of horse racing events. Flat racing involves horses ridden by jockeys running around a track and competing against one another to come in first. There are no obstacles or jumping involved. Cross-country racing involves navigating a course spread out over miles and incorporates the element of an obstacle course.

2. Showjumping
The goal of showjumping is simple: Navigating an obstacle course without hitting or knocking over any of the jumps. While the concept is simple, it requires precision and accuracy of the rider and agility of the horse. Horses are trained with horse jump cavaletti to prevent them from hurting themselves while they learn the necessary skills.

3. Team Sports
The combination of horse and rider could be considered a “team.” However, team equestrian sports involve many horses and riders on one side competing against another. One of the most popular team equestrian sports is polo. Players mounted on horseback use a long-handled mallet to try to move a ball along a field to score goals.

4. Dressage
It is hard to explain dressage to someone who has never seen it. It involves taking a horse through a predetermined series of moves and steps and requires enormous discipline on the part of both the rider and the horse. Dressage is sometimes referred to as equestrian ballet because of the exacting movements and because it can be set to music, although this is not a requirement.

Another popular equestrian sport is eventing, which combines elements of showjumping, cross-country racing, and dressage.

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RMCO Day 46 ~ Saturday, 25 July 2020

Cass, mil and I had breakfast at our favorite open air kopitiam today. It’s Cass’ first time eating here during the RMCO, her first in 4 months.  Of all the cafes and restaurants that her gourmand daddy often brings us to, this humble kopitiam is still her favorite.

Why?

Because of friendly Uncle Weng’s fish paste noodles, which is her favorite.  She used to be hooked to this bitter gourd minced pork noodles sold at a neighborhood kopitiam but the seller had moved away years ago.  And she’s since shifted her favorite to Uncle Weng’s fish paste noodles! Moreover this girl just hates to dress up fancy-schmancy just to go out for a meal at a fancy restaurant. She prefers going out in her pajamas (almost!) at a casual open-air eatery to have a quick bite and go home 😁

This brat always singles out all the fried shallots in her noodles and dump them to me 🙄

My fried meehoon with ‘liu’ from the mil’s curry noodles. The amount you see on the plate is just a quarter; the other three quarter portion is in a tiffin carrier, for whoever who’d like to eat it for lunch later.  I think I have a stomach with an XS capacity as I can’t eat much in a meal, thus my size and 42.7 kg weight  😄

MIL made bubur cha cha with 3 types of sweet potatoes, yam, mixed beans, aromatic palm sugar (from blocks) and freshly squeezed coconut milk for tea time dessert.

And our simple dinner of steamed cod fish, stir-fried celery, long beans and ‘fu pei’ and steamed minced pork with preserved mustard green for the 5 of us.  Hubs was at a client’s wedding event – his first outdoor catering for a wedding during the RMCO 🙏

Alycia was finally in the mood to complete the 800 pieces jigsaw puzzle that her granny gifted her last Christmas. Despite a 4-month home quarantine during the MCO, she didn’t have the mood for puzzles.  The girls seemed to be  discombobulated throughout the time they were stuck at home and had no mood for anything besides seeking comfort from their gadgets.  Being able to go back to school seemed to make them happier as their lives returned to normalcy.

My happy food and ultimate kryptonite – kuih 😛

PS: It took me 4 days to complete this short post as there’s been too much going on the past few days – too much distraction, feeling down and having too much to do with too little help. I’m feeling better today 🥰



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RMCO Day 43 ~ Wednesday, 22 July 2020

Today has been another fruitful day for me on the jogging treks. I clocked in 10,000 steps before 12 noon today! The vibration and buzz on my Fitbit to congratulate me on hitting 10k steps is such a sensational feeling; a feeling of victory and a golden ticket for me to treat myself to some sinful carbs like kuih, cakes and Nasi Lemak from hubby’s shop without the guilt 😁

Ever since school reopened I find that the days are shorter and time seems to whiz by so much faster. On most nights, I would conk out on my chair in front of my PC by 9 pm  but I’ll be running on fumes to continue my Grab Mom duty to fetch Alycia and Sherilyn back from the tuition center at 9:30 pm (on Wednesdays and Thursdays).

I really wish that there were more hours in a day for me to sleep and do the things that I love. If I had more time on hand, I’ll definitely learn to bake keto cakes, bread and cookies.  But for now, I’ll put this in my To-Do list when I retire 😄

On some mornings,  something as humble as the economy noodles really perk me up.  Today after jogging at the park I bought a packet of economy Mee Siam with added fried lobak and shared this with the mil for breakfast.

Lunch today is Nasi Lemak from hubby’s shop again. Today is the second straight day that we’re having Nasi Lemak from his shop. Yesterday there was chicken rendang with otak-otak and today there’s Ayam Goreng Berempah. Tomorrow his staff will be prepping 100+ boxes of Nasi Lemak again and I’m undecided if we should take some too 😬

We love the aromatic fried spices and onions scattered on the Ayam Goreng Berempah.

This is my portion: just 2 tablespoons of fragrant fluffy coconut rice with 2 pieces of fried chicken, lots of fried spices and some crunchy fried anchovies and peanuts.  Simply divine!

Salivating already? Just Whatsapp Catermate at 019-266 4297 to place your order  😁

Our dinner, yesterday:

Curry vegetables (takeaway), Sam Pei Jie (3 Cups Chicken) cooked with homegrown basil, stir-fried red and green spinach and omelette with organic ‘Yeh Heong Fah’ edible flowers aka Chinese Violet Telosma Cordata.



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RMCO Day 40 ~ Sunday, 19 July 2020

Lunch today was at Seoul Korea, a Korean restaurant run by a Korean couple.  Our family consisting a persnickety foodie and two older girls who are K-pop fans and K-food lovers and including moi think that Seoul Korea serve the BEST Korean food. We’d tried almost a dozen Korean restaurants but none compares to Seoul Korea.  Food is priced reasonably and the waiting staff keep replenishing your appetizer plates with really delicious Banchan (side dishes).  We’ve all been missing the food here ever since the owners went back to Korea for a couple of months late last year. Then we were hit by the pandemic and lockdown and finally after more than half a year we’re able to dine in here again.

Fortunately we were at the restaurant early as by the time we left at 1 p.m, the steps on the stairs leading to the first floor restaurant were lined up with fans waiting patiently for their turn for a table. This is one restaurant that I don’t mind going to every weekend.

The girls love the food so much that they even requested that all leftover food, including the Banchan, be tapau back so that they could bring the leftovers to school the next day.

Sherilyn had to ask for a pair of scissors to cut up her food as she’s still finding it hard to chew with braces on.  She’s currently in her second week on braces and has cuts and ulcers all over her inner mouth.  This is the sole reason why I didn’t want braces to fix my snaggletooth when I was a teen – I have really low pain threshold.

After lunch, we segued into Family Mart to have Sofuto, just because Family Mart released a new Sofuto flavor recently – French Crème Brûlée Sofuto!

I still prefer Belgium dark chocolate Sofuto but this flavor is not available at our neighborhood’s outlet, bummer! So we settled for Matcha, which is also a delight. I shared it with Cass.

We’re never too full for a Sofuto treat.  I was so stuffed after a heavy lunch with ice-cream that I gave dinner a miss.

Leftover Korean rice and kimchi for Cass’ lunch box the next day:



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RMCO Day 36 ~ Wednesday, 15 July 2020

Today I finally saw some semblance of  my pre-Covid19 days. But in reality, normalcy is far from near, until a vaccine is found.  The girls are back in school today. All 3 girls woke up on their own; Sherilyn and Cass were raring to go back to school after 4  months long of boredom being cooped up at home.  Today is day 1 of Alycia’s mid-year exam. She will have to sit for a few more exams before the actual SPM exam from 6 January ~ 9 February next year!  😵

After sending Sherilyn to school, I went to the park to jog for another half an hour, just to clock in at least 6,000 steps for the morning session. Before sending Sherilyn to school, I’d brisk walked for 10 minutes at the condo jogging trek before rushing back to send hubby to his shop at 6:30 a.m. as his car was still at the repair workshop.  The remaining 2k – 3k steps  are normally acquired when I run errands and do slavery chores in the house. Throughout the MCO, I managed to clock in at least 6k-8k steps in a day 🏃‍♀️

I’d prepped myself mentally for my pre-Covid19 hectic days to resume now that schools and tuition centers reopen today.   At noon today, I received an email from my online boss who tasked me with 7 articles to write on topics that I am totally clueless!  At that time I was at the supermarket shopping for groceries, then I received an unexpected call from hubs asking me to send him to the car repair shop about 10km away to collect his car.  By the time I was back home, I had to rush to school to fetch Sherilyn, then rushed home to wait for Cassandra’s return from school.  Thankfully mil was at home to help prep lunch for us. By the time I had the time to sit down and start writing, it was already 3-ish p.m.. How the heck am I going to dish out at least 4 posts to my boss by today as promised?!  I always spend at least an hour browsing for information to understand and study the topic/product that I am assigned to write before I start writing a 400 – 500 word article.    I have another round of chauffeuring to do at 7:30 p.m. and then at 9:30 p.m. to fetch Sherilyn back from the tuition center.  Thank God our helper is here today! She’s God-sent and I pray that we can have her back in our home 5-6 times a week like she used to before the sodding pandemic crippled the world economy, when times were so much more comfortable for us.

We had fish head curry from hubby’s shop for dinner tonight. Mil also bought takeaway pig’s trotters in black vinegar and pig stomach hot pepper soup.  Was too busy to remember snapping photos of the food.

I hope your kids’ first day of school was uneventful and went smoothly.  Let’s pray  that Phase 2 and Phase 3 of school reopening (on 22 July) will run smoothly without a single new infection from schools 🙏🏻.

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Three Things To Look For in Health Insurance Policies

Finding the right health insurance policy for yourself and your dependents can be intimidating, especially with all the technical language involved in the plans and having to compare different markets and policies for the best coverage for the price. When you go with a broker, you can have many of your questions answered while he or she is determining your needs and preferences, but you should still look at the networks covered, the total costs and the perks or benefits.

Networks
Not every plan covers the same health care network, so it is important to eliminate any options which do not cover your preferred network, or which exclude your doctor. Some will let you choose almost any network or doctor, have higher copays for out-of-network specialists or not cover any doctors or facilities which are in a different network. When you work with a broker like Joel Lee Health Markets, you can choose between multiple markets and plans to find the one covering your network with the policies you need.

Total Costs
Total costs for health insurance include premiums, copays, prescription costs and deductibles. Looking at only one of these, premiums for example, can end up costing you more in the end. When you are comparing policies, look at the total costs and compare them to your health needs. Paying a higher premium can be less expensive in the long run if copays for yearly health checkups are zero and for other visits is lower than other plans, especially if you have several children needing Well Child Checks a year.

Perks and Benefits
Some plans, especially those offered through workplaces, offer perks and benefits for joining. This may include complimentary gym memberships, discounts for using fitness apps or online portals to easily manage your plans. If you need to provide documentation for reimbursement or need to quickly find a specialist covered by your plan, then having an online portal for those things can be more convenient than finding a fax machine or calling doctors from a printed booklet. You can even find some plans offering free online or virtual appointments with doctors and nurses for better access to medical professionals.

Finding the right insurance plan for you and your family means looking at the networks, total costs and perks associated with each one. This can be relatively easy when you go through a broker or you can sometimes compare the information online.

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RMCO Day 34 ~ Monday, 13 July 2020

Today is mall shopping day with Sherilyn and the mil. When school reopens, Sherilyn won’t have the time to go shopping unless there’s a public holiday or it’s the school holidays. I never like to go shopping on a public holiday because of the crowd. It’s Sherilyn’s first outing to the mall during the MCO; her first in over 5 months.  The other two girls stayed home to attend their schools’ online classes.

Lunch was at An Viet @ Gardens Mall as I wanted to utilize a RM10 voucher earned when I last had lunch at this restaurant with hubs a month ago.

The situation at the mall is back to normal. There were crowds at most eateries and at Uniqlo, business was as usual brisk with many shoppers.  Many items were on sale and I got myself two bra tops at great deals. Because of the MCO, Uniqlo extended the validity of my birthday voucher worth RM15 and I got more savings from the voucher. The two bra tops are my belated birthday present for myself ☺️

I’ve now gotten the hang of mopping the floor with my left  hand (I’m a right-hander).  Well, when the right hand is in pain because of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, I can’t just whine and do nothing. Work still has to be done. Slowly but surely, I’ve learned to do things with my left hand so that the right hand gets a breather.  With continued practice, I’ll soon be joining the 1 percent ambidextrous people in the world  😁



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Stay Home And Have Delicious Fresh Crabs Delivered To Your Doorstep!

If you are a seafood lover and enjoy feasting on crabs, did you know that you can reap amazing health benefits from eating crab meat?  All shellfish, including crabs, have generous amounts of selenium. Selenium is an anti-oxidant that negates the carcinogenic effects of cadmium, mercury and arsenic, which can cause tumors in humans. It has been proven that higher levels of selenium in the blood lead to lower rates of cancer.  Besides getting to savour succulent crab meat, crab lovers will be pleased to know that crab meat has the ability to boost the immune system, increases cognition, protects your heart, promotes bone health and lowers inflammation.

If you are a fan of crabs and stay in Singapore, you can savour the freshest Sri Lankan crabs without having to leave your home by ordering it from 8 Crabs, an established wholesaler and retailer of fresh crabs and other premium seafood who also dish up delicious homecooked style crabs. As they have their own supplier and processing factory of wild-catch grade AAA crabs from Sri Lanka, their crabs are exceptionally big, fresh and meaty.  You pay for meat and not empty shells.

Some Fun Facts About Crabs
Crabs naturally travel about 500m every night and prefer to live alone. However, crab farmers breed many crabs in a confined space in order to be profitable. This causes the crabs to get stressed very easily in captivity as many farms cannot replicate their natural habitat.  When stressed, crabs produce ammonia, which is a sign of decomposition of seafood. Have you ever experienced a foul nauseating ammonia taste from the crabs that you ate? I had gone through such bad experience plenty of times and this has resulted in me starting to dislike eating crabs.

Why Order Your Crab Dish From 8 Crabs?
Most restaurants purchase farmed crabs because they are cheaper. As a result, they use highly fragrant gravies to cover up the ammonia smell.   The crabs from 8 Crabs are wild-caught from the sea, sourced from Sri Lanka.  They are the only company in Singapore using grade AAA premium Sri Lankan sourced wild crabs. This is graded by the most experienced crab graders in the trade.   This means that their crabs are meatier, tastier, bigger, and less watery.   To ensure freshness, these crabs are caught in Sri Lanka, flown to Singapore daily, cooked and delivered to you within 12 hours.  Their award-winning chefs prepare and cook these fresh crabs daily to guarantee the best flavour and taste.  They also have a one driver to an order policy across their 12 kitchens island-wide so that they may uphold their promise of One Hour Crab Delivery or a refund given.


Jumbo size fresh Sri Lankan crabs!

Freshly Cooked Upon Your Order
Unlike most crab delivery services, 8 Crabs do not freeze their crabs and gravy and reheat them again just to meet the high demand. They ensure that they handpick the best live and meatiest crabs and whip them up into glorious perfection.  Customers are also promised of a one hour delivery from the time that they place an order.  Their advantage as a wholesaler and retailer allows them to move their crabs and seafood extremely quickly. Their expertise also ensures that each crab is treated humanely, and provided a temporal environment that would guarantee its survival. While other crab delivery restaurants need to cook the least fresh crab first, 8 Crabs has the luxury of preparing the freshest crab for you.

Award-Winning Crab Dishes
At 8 Crabs, customers get to choose from best-selling crab dishes cooked by 5-star chefs, namely Award-Winning Chilli Crab, Award-Winning Black Pepper Crab and Award-Winning Salted Egg Crab.

With the reassurance that 8 Crabs cook only live crabs of AAA grade air-flown daily from Sri Lanka, crab lovers can now enjoy a luxurious 5-star meal in the comfort of their homes delivered within an hour of payment.  Besides crabs, there are other seafood dishes to choose from – from fish, prawns, squids to pork, poultry, rice, noodles and much more. To enjoy free shipping, just spend a minimum of SGD120 in one receipt.  For more information and to order, kindly hop over to 8 Crabs. You may also email: hello@8crabs.com or WhatsApp: +65 8725 0725

 

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Fuss-Free Feast on Durians Via Online Delivery

Durian, the king of fruits is a nutrient-dense fruit, containing much more nutrients than most other fruits.  Durian is naturally rich in potassium, dietary fibre, iron, vitamin C, vitamin A and vitamin B complex. The king of fruits is thus excellent for improving muscle strength and blood pressure, bowel movements and skin health. It also supports the nervous and immune systems, and enhances the formation of red blood cells.​  Durian acts as a prebiotic, feeding beneficial lactic acid bacteria in the gut microbiome, supporting digestive functions and colon health. The fiber in durian adds bulk to the stool, thus promotes regularity.

Durian is also high in minerals such as iron, magnesium, potassium, copper, manganese, and small amounts of phosphorus, zinc, and calcium.   Contrary to what most people believe, durians contain NO cholesterol and have lower Glycemix Index (GI) than many other tropical fruits. The fats which are found in durians are monounsaturated fats and these may help to lower an individual’s LDL (bad) cholesterol and triglyceride levels.  So good news to durian lovers, including yours truly! 😉

Have you ever craved for durians but dread the thought of waiting under the hot sun at road side stalls or joining in the long queues at supermarkets?  Or it may be that you’re too busy with work that you can’t squeeze out some time to shop for durians to satiate your craving for the king of fruits.  You can now feast on premium grade fresh durians delivered to your doorstep at any time you wish when you order online at 8 Durian.

8 Durian is Singapore’s favorite online durian delivery company as voted by 10,000 Singaporeans (and counting) in 2019 and 2020. They carry only high quality durians from their co-owned plantation in Pahang, such as:

    1. Premium Mao Shan Wang ‘AAA Grade’- Pahang High Mountain Plantation
    2. Premium Black Gold Durian – Pahang High Mountain Plantation
    3. Musang King 15 Year Tree Premium Mao Shan Wang ‘A Grade’
    4. Penang Red Prawn – Authentic Origin Well-Aged 15 Year Tree

Replacement or Full Refund
At 8 Durian, durians that are not fresh and great will be discarded. Should you have received something that isn’t to your expectations (including a late delivery), 9 Durian will provide you a replacement or full refund via store credits!

Guaranteed Freshness
Freshly plucked, the durians from 8 Durian arrive daily before noon. They are de-husked and hygienically heat sealed in boxes to ensure ultimate freshness, before being delivered to you on the day of arrival.

Guaranteed Quality
Grown using organic fertilisers only, 8 Durian’s plantations are located on the high mountainous of Pahang.  They have the best environmental and technological requirements to provide you with the best tasting Durians of authentic species.

Delivery Charges

    1. Free Delivery for orders above $100.00
    2. Same Day or Next Day Delivery: $10.00 per order
    3. Express 1 Hour Delivery: $18.00 per order (Remember to select ‘As soon as possible’ as your time slot).

Now that you know that durians do not have cholesterol but contain so much nutrients and health promoting benefits, you can treat yourself to this sinfully delicious fruit in moderation. Get only fresh premium grade durians from 8 Durian for the best enjoyment of your favorite fruit.  The next fresh large shipment from their Pahang durian plantation will arrive on 15 July 2020 and you can order now for same day delivery!

 

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RMCO Day 33 ~ Sunday, 12 July 2020

Hubs brought the girls to the Datuk Lee Chong Wei Sports Arena to play badminton with our friends’ kids this morning.  These are the kids who grow up together with our girls, the same bunch of kids whom our girls went on trips together with since young.

The pain on my right hand is still a thorn in my side and I’m unable to carry anything heavy or turn my hand in certain angles. I can’t even turn my wrist to carry my bag or pull the car’s safety belt, thus there’s no way I can hold a racquet to play badminton.  So I stayed home to finish off some house chores and then walked to the nearby stalls to get some delish homemade pandan coconut paus and newspapers.  The Carpal Tunnel Syndrome on my right hand is rearing its ugly head again after being in a semi-dormant state for more than 16 years.  The pain crept up during the MCO when I overworked my right hand.

What Causes Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

The pain in my carpal tunnel is due to excess pressure in my wrist and on the median nerve. Inflammation can cause swelling. Carpal tunnel syndrome has been associated with certain tasks including:

Repetitive hand motions.
Awkward hand positions.
Positioning of your wrists while using your keyboard or mouse.
Any repeated movement that overextends your wrist, such as playing the piano or typing.

Throughout the 4 months of MCO when Maria our part-time helper couldn’t come, I’ve overworked myself and my hands. With cooking 3 meals a day and a house full of occupants, never had I washed and cleaned up so much.  I’ve had full time and part time maids almost all my life and this is the first time in my life that I had to do so much housework!  Thank God Maria can now come into our home again, albeit not everyday.  She’s now coming in twice a week and because of the pain in my hand,  I’m thinking of getting her to come thrice a week when school reopens next week. That’s when my Grab Mom duties are back in full swing till almost 10 p.m. several times a week. Thus, I will need Maria to come and help me out on days when I have to make up to 10 trips in a day.

After badminton, we had lunch together. It’s been a while since I last had lunch with my friends at a restaurant.

Lunch was at our friend’s restaurant in our neighborhood.

Fish paste and fish head noodles from Uncle Weng Fish Head Noodles.

The weather has been gloomy and wet the past few mornings. I’ve not been able to go jogging the past few mornings. Today I walked to the nearby shops though there was a light drizzle. Hubby’s car was re-admitted to the car repair shop yesterday, just two days after it was discharged and he’s now using my car.

I’m off to Mid Valley Megamall with Sherilyn tomorrow morning as she has some stuff to get before school reopens on Wednesday. And she’s outgrown most of her pants and needs new ones too. She’s put on a little weight during the MCO. It’s difficult not to when she’s been baking and cooking and have not been very active  😅

Have a great new week ahead everyone!



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RMCO Day 31 ~ Friday, 10 July 2020

Today is the third day I skipped exercising. The past two mornings were spent at UTC Pudu to get Cass’ new IC done. I was raring to go jogging this morning but it drizzled the entire day, bummer! Since I couldn’t go jogging, I went to the supermarket and Mr DIY instead. Shopping is the next best alternative to jogging as it involves lots of walking too 😁

I was planning to go on a diet and limit my carbs intake today as I’ve not been exercising for 3 days straight but hubs brought these sinfully delish angku kuih and crispy curry puffs back! How could I resist angku kuih? My ultimate kryptonite is kuih! 😳

He also brought back Mee Siam with Ayam Masak Merah. These are extras from his shop for the day.  And these are my favorites too! Diet be damned!!

Drooling already? 😆  Go ahead and satiate your craving by supporting hubby’s catering and bento box.  You can Whatsapp him at 019-266 4297 to order. Thanks in advance for your support ❤️

Keeping my fingers crossed that tomorrow morning’s weather will be perfect so that I can unleash all my pent-up energy and run for at least 40 minutes 🙏

Our MMA fighter attended online Taekwondo class again today. She’s still nursing an inflamed corn on her foot and has not been very active lately.

The Government announced today that contact sports will be allowed again effective 15 July 2020, which means that Sherilyn will soon be able to go back to the gym to attend Taekwondo, Muay Thai and Kickboxing.  I dread thinking of all the chauffeuring from morning till late night when school, tuition, dance and MMA classes start again 😵

 

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Versatile Tops

I like buying tops online as they are usually cheaper than those selling from departmental stores and brick-and-mortar boutiques.  I like to buy tops to add to my wardrobe collection as tops are simply versatile.  Let’s take a white sleeveless blouse.  This item can be matched with any color you can think of. It can also be matched with floral skirts or pants.  It also looks good with other neutrals, such as black, brown or grey.  Wearing patterns with a white blouse won’t be an issue either, since the solid nature of the item will serve as a great support for whatever eye-catching pattern you choose to wear.

One question I hear from a lot of my friends is how to put together a wardrobe that has both workwear and casual wear. One of the easiest ways to streamline your wardrobe is to buy versatile comfy tops that can be worn in multiple settings. I love getting tops in chromatic and achromatic colors. These tops can be worn under a smart jacket and paired with a skirt or pants. After work, swing your jacket away and you’re all ready for a sundowner with friends at a chic bistro.

There are endless types of tops for women to choose from that it is sometimes overwhelming to go shopping.  It may be because certain styles or new arrivals are simply too expensive or there are too many choices that it’s difficult for you to choose.  Do yourself a favor and shop for your tops at Ninacloak — they are comfortable, stylish, versatile and timeless.

Ninacloak is a lovely online store to look for tops  that are perfectly dressy casual and they carry cool t-shirts for all ages. They have the prettiest selection of blouses that can be effortlessly styled for work or casual wear, and they have hundreds of them! So stock up at Ninacloak as their tops are affordable and mix and match to your heart’s content!

 

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