I love coffee and I am glad that there are many new cafes in town.  I think Kuala Lumpur has been bitten by the coffee bug lately and there are many new eclectic cafes sprouting around this city just like the department 56 snowbabies at christmasplace.  Will share some new cafe haunts that I have frequented in my future posts.  This is my new favourite drink – Affogato.  It is a cup of espresso with a scoop of vanilla ice-cream.

Mmm…so sinfully delicious!


Today is Malaysia Day and we spent a few hours at the Mid Valley mall.  It was packed as usual.  We arrived before 11am and had coffee with one of my besties.  It was nice to meet up and chat for a while though she was busy

and was in MV to check the renovation work of her shop.  Later after she left, we had lunch at a new restaurant called NY Steak.  Hubs wanted to try the steak which he said was pretty good.  Missy had Fish and Fries while I ordered grill chicken.   We left at around 3pm.  So how was your Malaysia Day holiday?

I have been watching Rear Mirror online and I really enjoy it.  The reason I enjoy it so much is because my favourite actor, Wayne Lai is in this drama.  He is such great actor.  The story is about a single father who struggles to raise his young son and meets a lady CEO of a huge corporation.  There are some memorable scenes in this show and one of them is when Tony Hung sang Stephen Bishop’s It Might Be You while strumming an ukulele. Totally love it.

I have just finished watching the finale and feel a little sad that it has to end at Episode 20.  The ending reminds me of our recent trip to Hong Kong and we took photos at the same locations where the last few scenes were filmed.  Guess I would have to start looking for another drama to watch now.

Today is Monday and it’s a public holiday as we celebrated Malaysia’s Independence Day yesterday.  It sure is good to have a Monday off.  This weekend flew by so quickly. It was a fruitful Saturday for me as I managed to settle some things and run errands.  We spent Saturday and Sunday at the mall.  Nothing makes me happier than some retail therapy :D

About 2 months ago, my mum had dengue and was hospitalized for a week.  It was a scary and sad time for us all because of mom’s age and that her blood platelet count was very low.  During that period, dengue fever was at the endemic level in our country and many people were infected with it.  We spent every day praying that mom’s blood platelet count would increase and 2 days after she was admitted to the hospital, the platelet count dropped to 10 so the doctor has moved her to the CDU ward for close monitoring.  We gave her papaya leave juice daily but it didn’t really work for her.

So my sister double boiled frog and bitter gourds for mom to drink.  The soup has to be boiled for 4 hours, using 3 frogs and 4 small bittergourd each time.  No water was added.  Mom got better after drinking this soup twice.  Her blood platelet count increased, although slow and after the 2nd night in CDU, she was moved back to the normal ward.  She was discharged from the hospital after a week when the count increased to 80.  Now, do you what is it that we never forget to use daily?   Not clothing that is liquid repellent but these :-

Whenever we go outdoor, we all smell like lemongrass :)

Saw this lovely photo prop at Mid Valley today.  This is the famous image of our very first Prime Minister, Tunku Abdul Rahman who read the Proclamation of Independence, followed by the shouts of Merdeka! Merdeka! Merdeka! on 31st August, 1957.

Selamat Hari Merdeka, my beloved country.

This is what I have on one of the walls at my office.  Am so loving it.  This kraft banner is done by my colleague.  She knows that I love kraft paper very much and she strung this for me to hang.


Saw this photo shared on LiteFM’s facebook page. Gotta agree!  I am glad that I was a kid before technology came along :)

Missy is into clothes with animal designs right now.  Every time she sees a top with a picture of a dog or a cat on it, she would ask me to get it for her.  Of course this shopaholic mom would buy them because they are just too cute.  As long as they are not expensive, I’m ok with that.  It all started with the red tee which I bought in Hong Kong last year.   She has a few more now.

Luckily she’s not into rings yet or else I may need to get the promise rings for her.


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