Movement Control Order (MCO) Day 1 & 2

Today is day 2 of MCO and I am starting to feel terribly bored and missing the malls! I miss walking on the streets and eating hawkers food at my favorite kopitiam without a care.  Our girls are happy as long as they don’t have to wake up at ungodly hours to prep for school; as long as they have their phones and as long as they can do what they want… in the house for the next 2.5 weeks.

Both Alycia and Sherilyn started online tuition classes today.  Sherilyn found several sites that provide free online dance classes and participated.  Cass is happy doing drawing, painting and reading novels all day and occasionally video calling her besties to chat.

I still have several online assignments to submit and have been struggling to work on them as my heart has been very distracted; I have been clicking on online news portals to check on the Covid-19 updates in our country.  The number of cases in our country is so depressing. The Police force has already been deployed on the streets to ensure that everyone stays off them.

Today  will be the last day Maria our part-time helper comes to our place as a safety precaution and to obey the MCO.  So from tomorrow onwards, I’ll be busy washing and cleaning whilst the mil will be busy whipping up meals 3x a day. God safe me please!  I hate cleaning and washing.  The skin on my hands has started to peel and turn wrinkly from all the washing and sanitizing. I can’t wait for the entire MCO to come to an end but the order can only be lifted IF everyone is obedient and just stay home. Our PM last night pleaded with the Rakyat repeatedly to “JUST STAY HOME”.

I miss having my 1-hour pre-dawn exercise every morning. Since I now have ample sleep, I will wake up at 5 a.m. tomorrow to get an hour of workout at our condo compound.  Can’t wait to exercise again after almost a week of skipping it.  The gym, pool and playground at our condo are off limits throughout the MCO. Even jogging outside is prohibited now.

This is our breakfast, lunch and dinner on MCO Day 1:

The nasi lemak and chicken rendang are from hubby’s kitchen. He now packs food boxes and delivers them to his clients.

Hubs went to a nearby restaurant to get takeout chicken, char siew, siew yoke and wanton noodles for breakfast yesterday.

Our breakfast on MCO Day 2:

DIY sandwich with onion omelette (leftover from previous night dinner), shredded roast chicken with mayo (roast chicken breast from previous day takeout) and avocado.

Sherilyn’s plate – she made blueberry jam the previous day to go with her toast.

Our lunch of guava, tomatoes, sweet corns and steamed nian gao with grated coconut.

I went to our neighborhood supermarket to get some groceries this morning. The scene was one of panic buying again!  Egg shelves were almost empty, pork shelves were empty and people were queuing up for new stock, vegetables and chicken shelves were almost empty too. I wanted to buy big onions but all the onions (big and small, red and white) were all sold out!  Panic buying in crowds is seriously wrong too during the MCO!  The next time I go to the supermarket, I’ll make sure that I’m there at 8:30 a.m. when the supermarket opens its shutters.

The empty egg shelves – luckily I managed to grab 2 crates. We’ve been using a lot of eggs lately as we’re cooking 3 meals a day. I’ve told Sherilyn to stop baking as we have to ration our eggs for our meals and not for baking. Eggs are one of the essential items that’s always sold out in a heartbeat in supermarkets. In times like this, we now have to ration our food to avoid running out of them and to minimize trips to the supermarket.


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Wedding On 1.1.2020

On the first day of the new decade, everyone was up very early in the morning. We had to be at the bride’s mom’s house by 9 a.m. for the Tea Ceremony. None of us did the New Year’s countdown on the eve as we were all in bed by midnight. I could hear the thunderous fireworks let out from KLCC and Dataran Merdeka from my bedroom but I didn’t bother to get up and watch it from our living room.

Breakfast of nasi lemak, satay and Nyonya kuih were served at hubby’s aunt’s condo’s poolside at Mont Kiara (bride’s mom). Relatives from the UK and Hong Kong specifically requested for satay. Food was fantastic and had plenty of commendation from relatives from both the groom and bride’s side.  And it was catered by no other than the foodie hubby 👨🏼‍🍳👍 He’s got a fantastic Indonesian chef who can dish out yummers spicy dishes.

Hubby’s chef’s specialty – chicken rendang, beef rendang, sambal, super crunchy anchovies and peanuts, fluffy rice cooked with coconut milk, lemon grass, herbs and pandan and chicken and beef satay.

Sherilyn with her favorite grandaunt Wendy who lives 2 floors below ours.

In a traditional Chinese wedding, the tea ceremony is one of the most significant events. In China, serving tea when guests arrive is a very traditional propriety. It is a significant way to show respect. In a wedding, such an act is to show respect and gratitude to parents for all the years of love and care.

Tea served to hubs and me by the beautiful bride, Melissa and hubby Azriel: 

The girls and cousin E writing congratulatory messages to Melissa che che at the hotel ballroom:

Cass hated to be in her blue gown, which she called ‘Alice In Wonderland gown’ felt like a fish out of water the entire night 😂

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Happiness Is When…

… there is piping hot and delish food sent to your doorstep! And I am so so happy today as I don’t have to cook lunch for my 3 rascals!! Ya know, I hate the smell of oil all over my clothes and hair each time I cook, not to mention a face masked with oil. The hubs got his chef to cook extra food today and have them sent home. Yipee, I’m so happy and I know my 2 older fussy pots will be even happier as there’s sushi, their all-time favorite!

Nice looking grub eh? Terriyaki chicken, grilled salmon with garlic and butter sauce, sushi and reverse maki, oh man heavenly!

In case you are looking for caterers, do check out my hubs’ catering – Catermate Sdn Bhd. He can be contacted at 019 266 4290 (Alan) 🙂

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Pool-side BBQ At Our Condo

There was a BBQ at the pool-side of our condo last Saturday. The BBQ was done by the hubs and his team at Catermate.  It was to celebrate the hubs’ basketball team winning a match.  Yup, the hubs is a true basketball fanatic and so is everyone in his team. He eats, sleeps, dreams and does everything basketball.  Sometimes I wonder who is more important to him – me or basketball?  Dear, if you’re reading this, tell me tonight k 🙂 

Anyway, here are the pix of the BBQ:

Steak, jumbo sausages, chicken, salmon, big prawns, fresh scallops on the buffet table, waiting to be BBQed… 

My plate of protein, which I shared with my mil and maid….

The cook at the BBQ stove…. there was also a whole roast lamb and chicken and beef satay too…

Baby enjoying her walk by the pool-side. Her 2 jie jies were too busy playing and couldn’t be bothered to take pix with mummy and Baby.

By the way, if you’re looking for a caterer to provide food for your private function or for your company, please check out Catermate, run by my hubs.  He can be reached at 019-266 4297.

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Cassandra’s Fullmoon Party

We celebrated Baby C’s fullmoon on Thursday, 8th May, i.e. 1 day earlier so that koo koo (youngest sil) is able to attend as she had to fly back to Saipan the following day.

We had buffet dinner (maki, sushi, chicken curry, beef rendang, turmeric rice, fried rice, stir-fried mixed vege, tartlets, red eggs with pickled ginger, ang koo, cakes), satay and a whole roast lamb. 

You like the setting of the buffet dinner?  Some of you would have already known by now that hubby runs a catering company.  So if anyone of you is interested to have catering done at home or in your office, do give my hubby, Alan a call at 019-266 4297.  The name of his catering company is Catermate.

Sounds like a paid post eh?  Nope, it’s not…. I’m just killing 2 birds with 1 stone 🙂

Whole lamb and satay being prepared outside our house

Alycia, Sherilyn and Cassandra with koong koong (grandpa).

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Need Catering?

Anyone needs catering for just about any functions? You have a caterer right here, that’s right, my hubby is a caterer. Just call Alan at 019-266 4297 for a quote today.

These are pix taken at one of his recent functions.

This is not a sponsored post 🙂

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For the past few days, DH had been really busy with work, so busy the gals and I hardly had the time to talk to him and spend some quality time together. DH had been busy with the preparation of a big function of 500+ pax for one of his corporate clients. Two days ago on the day of the function, DH even had to leave the house for his shop at 4am to ensure that everything for the function which begun at 8am was ready, for he cannot afford any slip-up. Well, the sleepless nights and sacrifices were all worth it for DH received compliments for a job well done from his client. Here are some snapshots of the function :

Once again, if there’s anyone who is looking for a reliable caterer for just any functions, try out Catermate.

DH Alan can be contacted at 019-266 4297.

Oh, this is not a sponsored post.

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Catermate, Your Perfect Food Catering Mate

Just a brief introduction of what DH does. He’s a professional caterer (Catermate Sdn Bhd) and caters to all sorts of functions (corporate, private, outdoor, etc.) and caters a myriad of halal fusion food ranging from local, Japanese, Western, Italian, BBQ, you just name it and he’ll provide them right to your door step. Here are a couple of snapshots of his latest function for his client for their VIP guests:

Of course, he also caters not-so-high-end functions. Just give him your budget, your theme, your favourite menu and he’ll create an unforgetable perfect function for you. DH, Alan Yap can be contacted at mobile no. 019-266 4297.

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