RMCO Day 109 ~ Saturday, 26 Sept 2020

The entire evening today was rife with residents in our Taman Facebook group and our Whatsapp groups talking about a Covid-19 positive patient confirmed in our neighborhood. He lives in one of the condos in our Taman.  Our Taman has been a Green Zone with only 1 confirmed case so far, in March this year.

The latest patient had just returned from a diving trip in Sabah on Monday and on Thursday, he went to several places in our Taman – to a clinic, a supermarket and a road-side Chee Cheong Fun stall to get takeaway food.  Whatever for when you’re unwell?! And now he’s caused so much unnecessary distress and worry to the entire community.  But till today, our Taman is still not listed in the Covid-19 alert list in KL and nothing of it mentioned in the newspapers. And I wonder why! The supermarket hasn’t been disinfected by the local authorities in Hazmat suits except by their own staff. Our condo management has taken proactive steps by putting up a notice on the lift wall to inform residents to report to the management office should anyone of us went to the said supermarket on Thursday.  Other than that, none of the residents who went to the supermarket has been contacted by the authorities for contact tracing.

In recent days, multiple prominent malls in the Klang Valley have put up announcements for Covid-19 alerts, for shoppers or staff who have tested positive and visited the malls.  The silent and invisible enemy within us is now back and lurking around very near us again, ready to cause another wave.  And new cases are climbing up to triple digits again.  I can’t take another MCO anymore!  😭

In the past two weeks, another two restaurants in our Taman became economic casualty of the Covid-19 pandemic. One is my friend’s home-cooked food eatery (I’m devastated as I love the food she cooks, especially her Black Vinegar Pork Trotters) and another is a Thai, one of our favorite Thai restaurants. My friend’s eatery opened at a wrong time. About 2 months into opening her eatery, our country was plunged into a partial lockdown and business has been slow and she could not make enough profit to pay rental and staff salaries.

Back in the early days of the pandemic in April this year, economists have warn the business world’s greatest casualty will be small and medium-sized enterprises. That’s a big problem in Asia, where they account for 90 per cent of firms and employ half of all workers. I cannot imagine our country’s economy turning off again in the event of another country-wide MCO.  So many financially vulnerable people will be in danger of the most severe hardship if another lockdown were to be imposed on our country. Perhaps they won’t die of Covid-19 but of severe financial stress and anxiety.

Anyways…..

There’s no point worrying over something that I have no control of, right? This is a world war and everyone is affected.

So let’s talk food now 😋

Our in-house chef dished out Japanese Chashu  (sometimes called “Nibuta”, which literally means simmered/braised pork).

I accidentally bought the wrong part of pork (pork shoulder instead of pork belly) and as a result the Charshu was a tad dry as there’s very little fat. Nonetheless it was delish and the entire chunk of Charshu was polished off.

Charshu rice bowl with overcooked onsen tamago.  Our chef forgot that she was boiling the eggs in the pot and played with her phone.  When she realized it, the egg yolk was already overcooked 😂



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2 Tips To Boost Your Chances To Get Into Med School

For many students who love science and aspire to pursue a career in medicine, a four-year bachelor’s degree is just the beginning of their collegiate journey. Instead, the bulk of these students’ professional experience will come from med school. Students such as Rachel Tobin Yale were successful in earning a seat at medical school and getting involved in senior class council. However, if you’re considering if a career in medicine is for you, here are two tips to make your application stand out and better your chances of getting accepted.

1. Have a great overall GPA and a strong science GPA.

Colleges want to see your capability and high achievement in undergraduate courses. This lets them evaluate your academic astuteness and ability to thrive in rigorous courses. You have to do well in all aspects of your GPA. Both your core and science-heavy GPAs need to be strong in order for your application to get noticed. If you thought you could cruise through college with little to no effort, think again. The mindset that C’s get degrees doesn’t work when you’re hoping to head to med school.

2. Earn a high score on the MCAT.

You need to shoot for a 505 or better on this standardized test. A lower score may hurt your chances of getting in. It’s best to study a lot and for a long period of time, so you don’t end up cramming at the last minute. Look for study books and practice tests that will leave you well prepared for the test before taking it for real. If you struggle with standardized testing, here are some tips to check out.

Cross Campus in autumn

Getting into med school is no easy feat. It takes discipline, determination and a lot of passion to earn a seat at the nation’s top med schools. With the right preparation and mindset, though, you can achieve your dream of helping people through medicine starting with your med school acceptance.

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Assisted Living Offers Safety and Health Benefits

An aging parent’s safety and well-being may prompt you to consider a senior residence with skilled assisted living nurses Denver.

What Is Assisted Living?

Among housing options, assisted living homes provide more personal and health-oriented care than independent senior communities.

The levels of medical and personal care, and the costs, vary among facilities. Typically, assisted living homes provide meals, help with dressing and medications. Recreational activities and educational and religious programs may be offered. The accommodations can be individual rooms, shared units or apartments.

When Is Help Needed?

Some areas of daily life become challenges with age. You might be concerned about how your parent is managing day-to-day life. An assisted living home also can help residents cope with a lack of companionship, loneliness and depression.

Happy seniors eating ice cream at Eastern Star Masonic Retirement Campus in Denver, CO

Signs that your parent may benefit from living in an assisted living residence involve:

  1. Meals: Grocery shopping and fixing meals may become a burden. Frozen meals and fast food can translate into poor nutrition.
  2. Medications: Medical treatments call for taking prescription drugs on time and in proper doses. Misplacing and forgetting to take medications can have a negative impact on health and chronic conditions.
  3. Self-care: Showering, dressing and other personal management may be hard to do without assistance.
  4. Household hazards: Stairs may be difficult to manage. Stoves and other appliances may pose dangers. A cluttered room presents tripping hazards.

If these issues are worrisome, it could be time to talk with your parent about moving into an assisted living residence.

Why Is Assisted Living Beneficial?

Finding a residence where your parent is comfortable and safe can result in a better quality of life.

The search for an appropriately licensed facility involves looking into costs, suitability and speaking with staff and residents about particular homes. The process can be complex and time-consuming.

Helping a parent consider options for assisted living care before an accident or health crisis could lead to a happy and safe homelife in later years.

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RMCO Day 108 ~ Friday, 25 Sept 2020

After getting our cars washed, hubs, mil and I went for brunch at a nearly cafe.  Today is the first time in half a year that I brought my car for a wash at the car wash center run by Bangladesh workers.  As the number of Covid-19 cases recently involved many foreign workers, we have been very wary of being in close contact with them.

Our car wash during the pandemic is a whole new experience with us seated inside our cars respectively while the workers washed our cars.  We told the staff that we didn’t need vacuuming, washing of mats or interior cleaning. After a snow wash and rinse with drying, hubs paid the workers and left. It was a contactless transaction.  When I got back to our condo, I cleaned the interior of my car myself, which ain’t that difficult.

Our brunch at  Doiffee, an old new cafe.  It’s a 6-year old cafe but recently bought over by new owners with a brand new menu and better tasting food this time.

Sherilyn dished out Mille Feuille Nabe aka Beautiful Japanese Hot Pot or A Thousand Leaves Hot Pot for dinner today. It’s an easy one-pot dish with lots of fiber and protein. Mess and oil-free too. We used dashi from sachet (Melaleuca brand) which makes it even quicker to prep. Even if you use fresh ingredients to prep the broth, it’s not difficult. Sherilyn loves making dashi from scratch.  This dish is perfect for a cold rainy evening. It’s been raining almost everyday here and pretty chilly on most nights.

Dashi broth ingredients:
Dried anchovies – 10
Dashima  or Kombu – iPhone-sized piece
Radish – 50 grams
Shiitake mushroom stems – 3
Water – 6 cups
Soy sauce – 1/2 teaspoon

We used whatever ingredients that were available in the fridge:
Chinese cabbage – quarter head
Round cabbage – half head
Shimeji mushroom – 1 punnet
1 carrot cut into flower shape
Organic soft tofu – 1 packet
Seafood tofu 3 pieces, sliced
Sliced pork belly – palm size

Dipping Sauce
Soy sauce – 2 Tablespoon
Vinegar – 1 Tablespoon (we used bottled organic lemon juice)
Cooking wine – 1 Tablespoon
Honey – 1 Tablespoon

Instructions

Assemble Pot
Arrange the cabbage leaves in a circular path with the sliced pork belly in between leaves of cabbage.
Finish the pot by placing the mushrooms in the middle.
Scatter sliced tofu, carrots and seafood tofu on top

Dashi / Broth Preparation
Boil the Dashi sachet OR fresh ingredients for Dashi if made from scratch for 30 minutes.
Gently pour the broth into the pot of assembled vegetables and ingredients and simmer until pork belly is cooked.
Serve immediately.

The mil also cooked a braised fish head dish with brinjal and fermented bean paste.

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RMCO Day 107 ~ Thursday, 24 Sept 2020

Yesterday evening Cass gave me a scare. She told me that when she was in school, she had a sudden burning pain down there, momentarily. Just once.  However, there were no other symptoms of a UTI.  Rattled that another UTI is brewing, I told her to skip school today.  I know all too well  the bacteria’s modus operandi, having dealt with Cass’ UTI attacks since she was an infant more than 12 years ago.  Many UTIs in the bladder return after treatment with antibiotics as some bacteria hide in cells lining the bladder, where they cannot be reached by antibiotics.  The small number of bacteria that survive antibiotic treatment because they sneak into the lining of the bladder come out and start to multiply again when there’s an opportunity, i.e. when the condition is acidic, when one doesn’t pee frequently enough or when hygiene is lacking.

Since last night, Cass has been craving to eat pancakes.  After my run this morning, I gave Cass a short tutorial on how to make pancakes. We made low-carb banana pancakes and regular pancakes using Organic Wave Japanese high quality cake flour – the only flour that I could find in the kitchen.

The low carb banana pancakes were so delish and reminded me of my favorite Apom Guan @ Lebuh Burma in Penang. Whenever we go to Penang, hubs would queue up for almost an hour to get 20 pieces of apom. I could chomp down 5 pieces at one go.

I used 4 bananas, 2 eggs and only 1.5 tablespoons of flour with a tinge of vanilla essence. Butter for greasing the pan.  No sugar or salt is needed and the pancakes are naturally sweet from the bananas.

The regular pancakes are made using 2 eggs, 2 tablespoons of flour, some fresh milk and vanilla essence.  Butter for greasing the pan.

Cass’ breakfast – a stack of pancakes, drizzled with maple syrup.



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Keeping Track Of My Steps on My Fitbit Charge 4

I never really bothered to keep track of the number of steps I clocked in daily until we were in a partial lockdown during the MCO recently. With our days locked up at home everyday for months, I was terribly worried of being sedentary and later had to suffer from the consequences. It was then that I strapped on my 5-year old Fitbit Charge HR throughout the day to keep track of my steps. I tried to move around in the house as much as I could and did exercises outside our unit on the corridor. Later, I started to climb stairs daily from our unit on the 5th floor to the 18th floor and descended to the ground floor before walking up to the 5th floor again.  When the number of steps I clocked in increased, I got motivated to move even more. For a ‘kiasu’ health and fitness freak, it gives me such a lot of satisfaction whenever my Fitbit vibrates  and confetti rains down the screen of my tracker to congratulate me for achieving 10k steps😁

I exercise 5 times a week from Mondays through Fridays. On some days, I exercise twice a day – once from 6:20 am – 7:00 am after sending off Cass up the school van and another time from 7:30 am – 8:00 am after dropping off Sherilyn at school. On days that I exercise twice a day, my total step count for the day exceeds 18k.

My step count yesterday as of 7:50 pm was 17,116, totaling approximately 12km, as shown in my new Fitbit Charge 4. I’m loving my new tracker to bits!

With a mission accomplished, I had the allowance to buy my favorite Nyonya kuih from the roadside stall after my run this morning 🤭

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Where To Find Cheap Bridesmaid Dresses?

For brides-to-be, the deluge of wedding details and planning can be totally overwhelming.  Between finding the perfect venue and photographer, hunting for your dream wedding gown, there’s scoping out for bridesmaid dresses too. All these have to fit into a budget and this seems to be a tricky affair.

Bridesmaid dress shopping is not as easy as one might think as you’re dealing with different budgets, body types, and style preferences.  But while it’s a challenging process, it doesn’t have to be a stressful one.  Here are some tips on choosing bridesmaid dresses to help you get started with some things to consider:

1. Consider different body types.
If your bridesmaids have a variety of body types, you might not want to stick them all in the same dress design. Your bridesmaids will look most comfortable and happy chaperoning you when they feel flattered in the gown they’re wearing. You can stay open minded to a mix of dress styles, which can totally be in different or the same color, to your preference.

2. Coordinate with your wedding gown.
Be sure to have chosen your wedding gown before deciding on your bridesmaids dresses as you do not want your girls to be in dresses that will outshine you.

3.  Keep to a budget
Don’t even bother looking at dresses that are above your budget. Wedding gowns and bridesmaids dresses are something that will only be worn once, so make affordability a top priority. At Alfabridal, it is the shop’s mission to offer affordable bridesmaids dresses at only $99 a piece. Yes you read that right!

4. Shop and order early
It is advisable to order your bridesmaid gowns 3-4 months in advance of the wedding, to allow ample time for exchanges or alterations if needed.

You really don’t have to spend a fortune on ​dresses for your bridesmaids. There are many top online shops that offer amazing wedding dresses for different budgets. At Alfabridal for example, you will find thousands of styles sold at factory prices. The dresses are so pretty and elegant that you may even consider choosing a bridesmaid dress as your wedding dress!

Aim to be a budget-savvy bride. With the money saved on wedding attire, you and your groom can splurge on a romantic honeymoon or spend it on your new house.

 

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Ways to Save For Your Children’s Future

3 Ways to Save for Your Children’s Future
Did you know that a child will cost its parents around $22,000 every year from birth until they are 18? This is, of course, an average, and it takes into account all kinds of different costs including housing, food, health care, transport, vacations, and hobbies. However, this figure doesn’t include any savings you might want to have for your child’s future, and when you think about this, it is an important figure to know about. After all, having a saving’s pot to help your child start their adult lives in the best possible way is something many parents are keen to do.

If the cost of doing this seems as though it is an impossible extra, there is no need to worry. There are many different ways to save for your child’s future; read on to discover some of them. 

Create a Savings Account
Before you can start saving money for your child, you are going to need a good place to put it. Leaving cash under your mattress may have worked in the past, but there are now very secure banks, many of which you don’t ever even have to visit because you can do all your banking online, and this is a much better idea to keep your child’s money safe until they need it for college, or a down payment on a house after speaking with the experts at Azembel.com.

If you set up an automatic payment every month, you will be able to save money without even having to think about it, and the sooner you start, the more you can save. If you don’t want to be tempted to use that money before you can give it to your child, you should find an account that can’t be opened for a set amount of time, or that comes with penalties if you withdraw money too early. 

Sell as They Grow 
You might not have any ‘spare money’ to put into a savings account right now, and if that’s the case you’re certainly not alone. Many people have just the right amount of money they need and no more, which makes saving hard. However, it does not mean it is impossible. 

If you sell your child’s clothes, books, and toys as they grow out of them, and put the money you make into a special savings account as mentioned above, this is a great way to gift them saved money once they turn 18 or 21, and it won’t leave you out of pocket in any way. It will also help to clear your home of clutter, so there really is no downside to this idea. 

Teach Good Financial Sense 
Saving money and giving that money to your child when they are old enough and need it for something important is a wonderful thing for a parent to do. What’s even more wonderful is to teach that child good financial sense so that they understand more about saving money and don’t necessarily go out and spend the whole lot all at once on frivolous items. 

If you can help them as they grow and teach them why saving is good and how not to get into debt, you will be doing them a huge service, and even if you can’t save money for them you will still be giving them a very important and lifelong gift.

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Foods to Avoid for Good Dental Health

Though they are the primary tool used in eating, your teeth can be damaged by the foods you eat. Tooth decay or gum disease can lead to changes in your teeth alignment, requiring the services of a Queen Creek orthodontics office in order to chew and swallow without discomfort. Cavities can be caused by poor oral hygiene and a diet filled with foods that are high in sugar or contain ingredients that erode the enamel from your teeth. If you want to focus on oral health, here is a list of some foods and drinks that you should avoid.

Sour Coated Candies

Candies, because of their high sugar content, are bad for your teeth, but sour candies are the worst. There are several different acids in candies that have a more damaging effect on the teeth. They are also a lot harder to chew, leaving the coating from the candies on your teeth for longer periods of time. Snack of a square of dark chocolate if you are in the mood for something sweet.

Alcohol

It has long been recommended that you avoid high consumption of alcohol for heart and liver concerns, but alcohol also has an impact on your oral health. Your mouth becomes extremely dry when you drink liquor or alcohol, removing the saliva that helps naturally keep your teeth clean. Saliva is instrumental in preventing oral infections, gum disease, and tooth decay.

Bread

Many who are struggle with their weight have been told to give up carbs, with white bread being one of the more well-known culprits of delivering too many carbs. However, bread is also damaging to the teeth when saliva breaks down the starch and convert it into sugar. The pasty conversion sticks to all the cracks and crevices of the mouth, increasing the risk for cavities. If you can make the switch to whole grain bread, you will do your teeth a favor.

Carbonated Drinks

Ranking as terrible as candy is the category of carbonated drinks. It doesn’t matter if you choose a diet soda or prefer a caffeine-free, the effects of carbonated drinks on your teeth have considered as damaging as using crack cocaine or methamphetamine. Plaque forms more easily and acid from the beverage attacks your tooth enamel and increases the risk of tooth decay. Sodas can also be very drying, repeating the saliva problem found in alcohol.

You can prevent cavities and a buildup of plaque from causing pain and sensitivity by choosing your foods carefully. Put these items at the top of the list of foods to avoid.

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RMCO Day 103 ~ Sunday, 20 September 2020

Feeling disappointed that my craving for sublime sugar-reduced banana loaf couldn’t be satiated after Sherilyn’s failed banana loaf, I succumbed to ordering from a homebased seller on our residential garden Facebook group 🤭

At RM18 for a 500gm loaf, the banana loaf was simply amazing — less sweet, fluffy and with lots of bananas inside out. Even the two most critical foodies in the house complimented on how tasty the cake was.

With so many homebased bakers that popped out during the MCO, I am now spoilt for choices. I can have a taste of homebaked cakes and at the same time help these people ride out this very trying period.

The banana cake was scarfed down by the second day and I only got the chance to try one miserable slice. With two homebased bakers in our Taman Facebook group now on my favorite list, I am now tempted to order another banana cake but can’t decide which type to order – from an old aunty who makes old fashioned sugar-reduced banana cake or from this millennial baker who makes sugar-reduced stunning banana loaf with lots of bananas 🍌



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Where to Buy Inexpensive Bridesmaid Dresses

Congratulations on the proposal!  Tell the world that “We’re engaged!”  Stare at the engagement ring and post lots of photos on the proposal on social media.  Contemplate the many wonderful days ahead of you.  Kiss and hug each other a thousand more times. Bask in the moment and make your engagement special.

After the joy and thrill have sunk in, it’s time to plan your wedding!  Planning your wedding is a mammoth task, especially if you are hoping to have a fairytale-like wedding. Family members and friends have advice and opinion. If you were to read just half the books, web sites, etc. written in the last decade about wedding etiquette and protocol, you’d be reading and planning for months on end! Different races have different custom and traditional practice. From the altar to the wedding banquet, what to wear, what your bridesmaids should wear, who should pay for what, establishing your bridesmaids’ responsibilities, among others.

Outfitting the bridesmaids comes with cost and who shells out for their attire? The lines can sometimes get a little blurry!  Is the bride responsible for purchasing all of the bridal party dresses, or do the bridesmaids buy their own dresses? What about the alteration costs—or what if one of the bridemaids doesn’t have the budget for the gown? Where should you shop for your bridesmaid dresses – online or from brick and mortar bridal shops?

Typically, bridesmaids are expected to pay for their own dresses and accessories, as well as hair and makeup appointments and transportation to the wedding. As a bride, if you’re asking your friend to be your bridesmaid then the chances are you want them to be assisting and chaperoning you on your big day. So forking out some money for that shouldn’t be an issue. It’s also a gesture of your appreciation to them for their time, help and friendship.

If the bride can afford to, it’s a very thoughtful gesture for her to pay for the dress or a portion of the cost for each of her bridesmaids. These days more brides are paying for their bridesmaid dresses, especially if they pick a more expensive dress for their bridesmaids to wear.

If you’re looking for inexpensive and good quality bridesmaid dresses, look no further than at Alfabridal, an online store that specializes only on bridesmaid dresses. Alfabridal has their own factory to sew the bridesmaid dresses and there’s such an extensive choice for you to choose from.  At Alfabridal, every piece of elegant bridesmaid dress is sold at a factory price of only USD99! The dresses are so exquisite that you may even consider choosing a bridesmaid dress as your wedding dress!

Planning a wedding is a big undertaking; it may as well be the first big test of your marriage. It’s a long but rewarding journey that you both will cherish forever.



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RMCO Day 101 ~ FriYAY, 18 Sept 2020

After chauffeuring Sherilyn to school this morning, I dropped by the kopitiam to tapau lunch for the girls and mil — Hailam chicken chop and fried chicken chop set for the girls and curry noodles for the mil.

This is where I bought the addictive sweet potato chips. I’d bought two tubs in a week and everything was wiped out by the second day. I was SO tempted to get another tub this morning and had to stop myself from going near the table to have a look at the chips, lest I lose myself and get another sinful tub!

Today is going to be another busy day for me with articles to churn out and Maria is not here to help.  I can’t wait for her to come again tomorrow.  Now that Maria is back at our home several times a week, the pain on my wrist is almost gone!  Praise God for his healing and blessings  🙏.



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The Best Place to Shop For Affordable Onesie Pajamas

Onesie pajamas are not just for babies and toddlers. They’re for adults too. Whether you’re planning a themed family photo, shopping for a costume party, Halloween trick-or-treating or working from home, onesie pajamas are great as a sleepwear and for all these reasons.

Cosplay onesies are known as Kigurumi in Japan. Kigurumi animal onesies first appeared in Japan in the late ‘90s. They quickly became a staple of Shibuya and Harajuku fashion culture, and has remained an iconic part of Japanese street style. Despite this popularity, Kigurumi remained virtually unknown to the Western world until about 2011.

Kigurumi – or Kigu – are quite possibly the coziest thing you will ever wear. Now you know why babies and toddlers sleep so soundly in onesie pajamas! They’re fabulous for keeping warm during a cold spell and for standing out from the crowd in just about any place –at a party, on the street, in the classroom, office, or club.  Onesie wearers love the fantasy aspect of becoming their favorite animal, cosplay or anime character, superhero and Disney character in a fun and playful way.

Life isn’t all rainbows and unicorns, but your rainbow unicorn onesie from Alfagoody can be. This comfy sleep suit made from fine flannel and fleece will make you feel like the magical unicorn you are.

The animal onesie pajamas and suits from Alfagoody feature a front zipper for ease of wear and removal, a cute tail on some characters and an adorable hood. They’re not only colorful but quirky, cute, fun and most of all, affordably priced.

 

 

We can never take ourselves too seriously when we’re donning on a hilarious animal onesie.  Once in a while, it’s good to wear something silly and funny like a child to feel like a child again to remind ourselves how it feels to be one again.  We should all get back to trying stuff we all did as a child and disconnect ourselves from whether or not we’re deemed to be successful by someone else’s standards.

Alfagoody is a great online shop to look for fun onesies for kids and adults. They pay great attention to detail and uses high quality material, ensuring your onesie pajamas will last.

 

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Bountiful Harvest

Planted from just stems after we ate the leaves, these Malabar spinach are finally ready for harvest after 5-6 weeks.  They are grown on a pot on our condo’s tiny balcony.

Such a bountiful harvest! But the girls ain’t big fans of slimy vegetables. Only the adults eat them.  But the mil is replanting the stems again for another round of harvest.  Why waste something that can be replicated for free and it’s organic, right?

Tonight we’re going to have Malabar spinach egg drop soup again. Don’t care about the girls. They don’t know what they’re missing out when they don’t eat this wholesome veggie. But I believe that one day they’re grow to like this vegetable, just like yours truly who used to hate this dish each time my late maternal granny cooked it🤭



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Where to Buy Inexpensive Onesie Pajamas?

Halloween is the most popular costume or fancy dress event of the year in western society. In recent years, the culture of celebrating Halloween has spread to other parts of the world.  People of all ages have tons of fun dressing up on Halloween day for trick-or-treating.   Halloween costumes could be anything we imagined, not just scary stuff.

When it comes to Halloween, there are those meticulous people who plan their costume a year in advance — finding the perfect costume and props and then carefully sew or glue their masterpiece together, complete with impeccable make-up so that they stand out at the Halloween party  🎃.   And then there are the rest of us.

Halloween is just around the corner and if you haven’t gotten yourself a costume yet, fret not!  Halloween onesies are here to save the day!  On a holiday when you can be absolutely anything you want, be comfortable in cute and hilarious Halloween onesies from Alfagoody!  With a relaxed fit, roomy hood and super soft fine flannel and fleece fabric, becoming a rainbow unicorn or Mashimaro has never been so easy.

Onesie pajamas are such practical and affordable costumes for Halloween.  After Halloween, you can wear them to bed.  Everybody has to sleep. Unless you go to bed in your birthday suit, you need comfy pajamas. Even if you prefer to sleep in your birthday suit, you need to put on something for a stroll to the kitchen for a midnight drink of water or when you step out of the shower.

Men and women, boys and girls and toddlers too – there are many different fun themes from animals to dinosaurs, unicorns, cosplay characters and much more to choose from at Alfagoody.

 

If you are strapped for costume ideas this Halloween, why not try pajamas onesies from Alfagoody?   The Halloween onesies from Alfagoody are affordable, machine washable, with a quality so high they’ll last you for hauntings year after year. Choose from cute, hilarious or quirky Halloween onesies for an unforgettable October 31st.

 

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RMCO Day 99 ~ Wednesday, 16 September 2020

Since it’s a public holiday today (Malaysia Day) and Maria is here to help, Sherilyn has been very fruitful in the kitchen.  She baked a banana loaf and cooked Budae Jjigae (Korean Army Stew) for dinner complete with Samgyupsal gui (grilled marinated pork belly), Gyeran Mari (egg roll), Musaengchae (Spicy Radish Salad) and organic kombu in dashi soup.  Everything was delish but the banana loaf was a failure this time – it turned out unexpectedly with a texture similar to pudding / kuih. Even after baking it in the oven for over an hour, the loaf felt jiggly when I removed it from the oven.  From the outside, it looks like a successful loaf of fluffy banana cake but once sliced, it looks like banana pudding / kuih pisang 🤨

Budae Jjigae (Korean Army Stew) – the soup is made using the homemade Gochujang that she made a few days earlier. She also added dashi stock (Melaleuca brand), dried shiitake mushrooms, lots of fresh radish, cabbage, onions and organic kombu to cook up a very flavorful pot of soup.  It’s up to you what you want to put into the soup and we used fish and crab meat balls, an assortment of fresh mushrooms, eggs, organic soft tofu, 2 packets of instant noodles and a handful of organic glass noodles.

Samgyupsal gui (grilled marinated pork belly):

Organic kombu in dashi soup:

Gyeran Mari (egg roll):

Musaengchae (Spicy Radish Salad):

I’m still craving to dig into a less sweet sublime banana loaf but the tenacious side of me keeps preventing me from ordering it from my regular homemade banana cake seller on Facebook.  Each time I’m about to Whatsapp the seller, the other side of me keeps reminding me that banana cake’s loaded with sugar, butter and white flour  and haven’t I forgotten that my cholesterol reading is high?! Dang the genetic high cholesterol!

 

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