VCR, KL

Right behind the Three Years Old Cafe is the VCR Cafe. We tried our luck, and the waitress told us that there was a table on the upper floor. So, we checked in and proceeded to the table based on the direction given by the waitress. They do not usher us to the table; some weird service.

We scanned the QR code and browsed the menu. Then, we had to go down to make our order and payment. It would be good if they offered someone to take the order so that we do not have to walk up and down again.

The upper level’s environment was noisy, with people talking. There are more tables upstairs, so the ambience is not so pleasant. Also, I could feel the steps when people walked on the upper level while I was sitting on the chair. So, it is best to avoid sitting on the upper floor. I am not sure whether the view on the upper level is better than on the ground floor.

While waiting in queue to make my order, my friend told me that she had changed the table and seated on the ground floor. The table was right next to a big window, and it gave us a natural light for our photographs.

They served the drink first, the flat white and iced chocolate, followed by food. It did not take long to wait for the food to be served. The portion of the big breakfast was huge, so my friend could not finish all of them. It consisted of chicken sausages, scrambled egg on top of the sourdough, some chicken hams, vegetables and mushrooms. My order was avocado toast with egg. It is delicious, and I liked the sourdough. Their food is flavourful, and we did not request additional salt or pepper or chilli sauce. As for the flat white, it is a good choice too and reasonable price.

Address: 2, Jalan Galloway, Bukit Bintang, 50150 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Nasi Lemak Beratur 7E

I could never be able to try this nasi lemak stall at Taman Maluri, outside the 7-11 convenience store. My house is located in the same neighbourhood. The Malay store opens at 4am in the morning. Another food blogger shared that people would start queueing at 3+AM before the stall opens.

Bloggers shared that their offer plenty of ingredients to choose from, the portion is reasonable, and importantly, the taste and the sambal are delicious. The total cost per packet, I think it is not expensive too since many people are willing to queue for an hour.

According to a Google review, the stall has 4.3 stars. They open daily except Sundays. This is the interview that I found on Youtube for your reference. I think it is a good time for our Muslim friends who break fast at that time. Please recheck their timing for puasa month.

Address: Jalan Perkasa 1, Maluri, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

VTL From Singapore to Malaysia: Day 14

My holiday trip came to an end on Sunday, Mar 27. I took the KLIA Transit from KL Sentral to KLIA. It is cheaper to buy tickets online, but I did not do so because I did not know whether there would be any delay in my trip to go back to Singapore. The train comes every 30 minutes, I guess. Do check the schedule at the ticket counter if needed. The journey will take about 40 minutes to reach KLIA. The same train will go to KLIA2.

I guessed I missed the last train when I reached the platform. There was nobody else at the platform except a few guys that came down with me at the same time from the ticket counter.

The platform was not well-lighted and a little stuffy too. It was not an air-conditioned platform, as you can see from the wall fan on the top right. Since it was early in the morning, waiting for 30 minutes for the next train was not too bad.

KLIA seems to be MAS only?

I was not sure what other airlines were available at KLIA. There were many counters, but I had to walk to the other end to queue up for MAS economy ticket holders.

KLIA is too far for anyone to send me off. And, there is nothing much to shop for in the terminal. So, I decided to take the aerotrain and headed to the departure gate. There is a garden nearby; if you have more time, you can explore that area where the Mcdonald’s is located.

No aerotrain, take the bus, please…

I felt a little worried when there was no sign that the aerotrain was in service. I walked to the nearby counter and asked for information. Then, I learned that there was no aerotrain service that day. All passengers have to take the shuttle bus to the other terminal. My bus was packed with people on that Sunday morning. I did not want to disclose their nationality, but I was glad that I was doing fine upon returning to Singapore.

When I reached my departure gate, another thing confused me because the people started queueing for departure. It was a long way before my boarding time, and I could not find the detail of my flight information on the monitor display.

I wondered, would there be a second batch of people queueing later after this aeroplane departed. But, chances are slim. So, I asked the staff there for help and got to know my flight had changed departure gate. Two other Singaporeans were with me, and they expressed frustration that they did not notify the changes. They just followed the boarding pass information. Then, I wondered if there should be some form of notification via email or SMS. I recalled the contact number that I put in my booking: Singapore mobile number, which I did not activate the roaming services.

After all the walking, finally, I made it. However, my flight was delayed. The flight was coming from Mekkah! Rest assured, I am doing well.

From my flight touched down at Singapore Changi Airport, walked to the immigration counter and waited at the luggage collection area; it took me less than half an hour. There was not much checking at the immigration for returning Singapore PR as long as I have declared my SG Arrival Card and health declaration. I went through the auto gate within 5 minutes. Everything happened seamlessly.

When I reached home, I thought I would get my late lunch, but I was too tired to move after my shower. I rested, and I believe I napped for a while before I took my unsupervised ART and uploaded my result to the portal. I did so because I thought I wanted to walk to the nearby hawker centre for some snacks. It was already 4.45PM.

Overall, it was a great time spent over there in KL. It was my most extended break in KL since I started working in Singapore. I would like to go back again, but let’s wait until things go back to the pre-covid setting before I travel again.

VTL From Singapore to Malaysia: Day 12-13

The Friday (Day 12) morning was rather dull. I was waiting for 12.30PM on Friday to do my supervised ART before my departure to Singapore. I used an app to do the test.

On Saturday morning, I heated up the frozen glutinous rice with chicken and mushroom that I bought from Mandarin Oriental for breakfast. Check out the IG’s post below for the photograph of the gigantic glutinous rice. I should have put some chicken floss on the glutinous rice, but I did not because it seemed messy.

Supervised ART using CLEA app

I used the CLEA app to perform my supervised ART. Indeed, it is an easy app to do the test. The customer support team was friendly and spontaneously answered my questions. No issues to use the app for Malaysia and Singapore custom clearance.

The result came back about 2 hours later, and I downloaded the softcopy of the result. Also, I printed it out if the airport staff or immigration required them. Actually, the airport staff would check together with my vaccination details and flight booking information.

Tayar pancit

I was unfortunate on Friday noon when I was about to pick up the lunch takeaway from Mandarin Oriental, KL. I noticed it when I was about to lock the front gate of my house. The front tyre went flat, not totally flat, but you know it is something that needs to be fixed before continuing the journey.

Just nice, a group of workers from my neighbour setting up the automated gate. I went over and asked for the men to assist me further. A group of four strong men came over and checked out the tyre. And their Chinese boss came around too to check out if we needed other tools.

Blessed day

It was totally a blessed Friday. Without them, I would not know who else could help me. We spent an hour getting it fixed. I took four cans of drink, gave them, and thanked them. Next, we headed to the petrol station to add air to all the four tyres. According to my aunt, she did not do that for almost two and a half years.

Very late lunch

On Friday, there was another problem when I headed to collect my takeaway; the Mandarin Cake House at Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur missed my paid orders. They made us wait for another 20 to 30 minutes to get the food ready. I wrote a review on Google review. My guess are they bo chap about any non-positive reviews because of being a 5-star hotel?

Their food is delish and generous in portions. My aunt and I shared the nasi lemak and the fried carrot cake with XO sauce as our late lunch. I like their sambal udang and rendang ayam.

On Saturday, I went to Aeon Maluri to takeaway my lunch, and I bought some pieces of bread for my Sunday breakfast before my departure. My aunt could not decide whether she wanted the burger from KFC or Texas Chicken. I guess she has not tried Texas Chicken before, so I suggested that we buy one each and share it. I let her choose the burgers based on her preferences. Read below for my food tasting.

Then, I went to one of my favourite bread shops, Lavender, which opened in Aeon Maluri. Sorry, I did not take photographs of the bread that I bought.

KFC Zinger burger vs Texas Burger

Food tasting: half of both burgers.

Last day of cooking

On day 12 dinner, I prepared the classic fried onions with eggs and the stir-fried cauliflower. It looked meatless, but we still have the overnight KFC fried chicken.

Here are a few more photographs that I took before I left KL.

Anna, bye-bye

KL skyline at night

VTL From Singapore to Malaysia: Day 10-11

I wondered I was there any exciting stories on the 10th day in Malaysia. I cannot recall anything right now. Based on my photo album records, it seemed like I did not take many photographs of the day. Also, I did not note what I did each day in KL.

I decided to combine Day 10 and Day 11 in a single post because I did not go out to other places during my last few days in KL except to buy food for lunch.

Repeat the same morning breakfast

Nothing was interesting to share about my morning breakfast as they were always the same every morning. Besides morning breakfast and clearing up my stuff in KL, I could not think what else I did other than relax at home in the morning because the weather in KL was too hot to go out.

The weather was so hot in KL

On the second week in KL, the weather was scorching. I compared the temperature in KL and Singapore; Singapore is 1 degree cooler than KL. Most importantly, I did not feel so warm when I was in Singapore.

I took a photograph of the thermometer in the living room. Later, I found out that it was not really working well because it always showed 32.5 degrees Celsius for room temperature.

Lunch at Avenue K

Avenue K used to be where I would wait for my family member to come and pick me up after work. Usually, it was because I went off late from my office at Mid Valley, KL. This place has become unfamiliar to me because many of the shops have closed down, and now they have newer shops around.

I have not been to this restaurant before, so I cannot comment so much about their food. We ordered the set lunch that I think was worthy with a main dish, a soup, a dessert and a drink.

Cooking for dinner again

On day 10, we opened another can of food. Today is canned sardines in tomatoes sauce for dinner because we wanted to finish up the cucumber in the fridge. Another dish is stir-fried cubed chicken with mixed vegetables.

On day 11, I repeated the fried fish fillets with pickled green mustard and tomatoes. My aunt liked the fried fish during this round because it fried until more brownish.

Then, we bought KFC fried chicken back home even after forgetting our voucher at home. Everyone loved the fried chicken. The dinner was always completed with a plate of vegetables. Lastly, a small pack of rendang chicken was added that we could not finish eating during lunchtime.

Green bean soup as supper or dessert

I made some green bean soup for supper on day 10 and also reheated it on day 11. It served as a dessert of the day.

VTL From Singapore to Malaysia: Day 9

I did not get to do anything on the 9th day in KL because my right leg was hurt, and I did not want to walk much. My breakfast and lunch were settled at home with some bread and cheese for breakfast. I brought home instant coffee, so I shared a hot coffee cup with my aunt.

Lazy afternoon

After lunch, I waited for an online buyer to drop by my house to collect the items. Later in the early evening, another collector dropped by to get the free items that my cousin posted online. I will do the same to declutter some of the items in my house too.

My aunt asked me to fry fish.

On day 9, dinner, my aunt gave me a big challenge; to fry fish. I do not have a name for these fried fish fillets cooked with pickled green mustard and tomatoes. I do not have a recipe to follow. I rarely fry anything at home, and my aunt wanted the fish fillets to be fried! My first attempt was not really good.

It was my first time cooking with pickled green mustard. I do not buy them in Singapore. Maybe, I shall get a small pack to go with tomatoes and make some hot soup.

Next was a plate of stir-fried nai pak (in Cantonese) with minced garlic. In Mandarin, it is called nai bai and is quite a common popular vegetable choice among Singaporeans. Does anyone know what the English name of this vegetable is? Please leave your comments below.

I end my blog here as there is nothing much to share. Take care!

VTL From Singapore to Malaysia: Day 8

It was a beautiful Monday morning without having the morning blue feeling. The sky was clear and sunny, making it an excellent day to go out and get my things done. Remember that I have a few things that I have to do before leaving Malaysia.

Morning activity

Yes, I headed to the city to close the bank account that I opened when I started working. It was the 3rd time that I had headed to the town during my stay in Malaysia. Today, I travelled a little further because the bank has moved to another building down the road.

There was a waiting time before I reached the waiting lounge to get the assistant to work on my account closure. The cafe is called Ted Boy and is located within the bank, and I think it does not serve walk-in customers. If you are a priority holder in this bank, you may enjoy complimentary coffee from the counter.

No, I am not a priority holder. I went to the counter and checked out the price. It is relatively cheap to drink coffee in Kuala Lumpur compared to Singapore. For a cup of hot flat white, it is SGD4.00 to SGD5.00. I left the place once I got everything done. I did not get a cup of coffee and try.

I leave the address of the cafe in the reference section below.

Buy lunch

I wanted to eat pork noodles so much that I told my aunt that I would go buy and eat them as lunch. Initially, I thought of buying it from Lot 10 Hutong’s Imbi Road Pork Noodles stall at the basement food court. After settling my banking stuff, it was the nearest place to get a bowl of delicious pork noodles.

However, my aunt has another idea to buy pork noodles from the hawker stall at Taman Maluri. Yes, the place that my aunt went to on Sunday to introduce food around the area. I did not know the chances of buying pork noodles on Mondays because most of the butchers did not work on Sundays.

I bought two packets of pork noodles. The portion of the noodles is very generous with green vegetables too. Many pork noodles do not come with green vegetables. I ordered lean meat and minced meat only; my aunt and I did not eat the liver and innards. My surprise, the ingredients were generous enough, and we split each of our portions into two servings.

The above is just half of one pack of pork noodles. I finished all the noodles as it would not be nice to keep them overnight. I reheated the other half of the portion the next day for lunch.

I share the location of this stall located in Taman Maluri in the reference section below.

After heavy lunch

I headed out to the town again. Yes, again! This time I roamed the place alone. My earlier plan was to drop by the chicken rice stall at Jalan Bukit Bintang to find out why it is so famous. The stall is called Nasi Ayam Hainan Chee Meng. I did not manage to walk down from the Bukit Bintang MRT station to check out the place because I made a stop at Sports Direct.

I leave the address of the chicken rice stall in the reference section below. There were a few other cafes that I wanted to go to, but I found my time was limited to exploring many places.

I will plan to buy my sports shoes here next year. It has a wide range of selections at a reasonable price. It is a good avenue to source a good pair of running shoes.

McDonald’s crossing

New installation in the Bukit Bintang traffic light crossing near the McDonald’s restaurant. I took the photograph of it when I crossed the road to visit Sports Direct.

I did some shopping and walked around before settling down at a cafe while waiting for pick-up.

Coffee break at Eden


I bumped into some bloggers’ posts promoting the cafe on the rooftop of Lot 10. It is located next to the Bukit Bintang MRT. So, I decided to go up here to check out. Affordable drink, well agreed. They have both indoor and alfresco seating. I ordered a cup of matcha latte.

The view up here is pretty nice and serene. I did not manage to roam around to another side of the cafe to check out the interior. However, based on some bloggers’ photographs, the place looks great.

Prepare dinner as usual

Probably this was the most straightforward dinner of my entire trip in KL. I did not prepare many dishes. I cooked a plate of vegetables with sliced pork and a plate of vegetarian. Maybe, I was tired of the day.

Again, I ate rice!

Working on my blog

After taking a week of break, I continued blogging at home whenever I was free. The initiative to start the VTL blogs began during that time when I was in KL. I did not manage to finish after Day 3’s story and delayed the publication. A lot of things ran into my mind 0n that Monday evening after a few colleagues contacted me via WhatsApp and asked me to advise them on some of the issues.

It was my most active day on WhatsApp for my entire trip. The messages came in even after 8PM at night, and I carried on to reply to some other messages from colleagues regarding the issues and fixes that I needed their help to do. I did not bring my laptop back to KL, and I could not work on it.

There was a moment when I missed someone too. I wanted to talk with a person while I was away. After dinner and showering, I felt alone at night, and the house was so quiet. Since I was on WhatsApp, I texted and asked questions like, “how are you doing?” or simply dropped a hi to tell them that I am in KL or away from SG.

I did not draw anything that night, mainly focusing on the blog contents. Let me check out my photo album on my phone to find out whether there are more drawings to share.

Reference

  • Ted Boy: Lot 1.4, Ground Floor, Menara AIA Sentral, No. 30, Jln Sultan Ismail, Bukit Bintang, 50250 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  • Nasi Ayam Hainan Chee Meng: 50, Bukit Bintang St, Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  • Pork noodles: Ground Floor, 51 & 53, Jalan Jejaka 9, Maluri, 55100 Cheras, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

VTL From Singapore to Malaysia: Day 7

Day 7 in Kuala Lumpur. I woke up as usual and prepared breakfast. We wanted to finish the yoghurt that my cousin bought some time ago with fruits. The banana had ripened, and we ate them too. I have been eating many fruits during my stay in Kuala Lumpur. I try to keep up the same habit now in Singapore. But, I do not eat breakfast daily.

Sunday lunchtime

I think my aunt wanted to get the wanton noodles, so I told her, “we just takeaway and eat at home”. Somehow, we went out to Taman Maluri and made a big round to find food to eat! Along the way, she made some introductions to each coffee shop.

We ended up at Pandan Jaya for a bowl of a delicious dry version of char siew and wanton noodle and a bowl of a dry version of dumplings noodle. The gigantic dumplings are sumptuous, have more ingredients than normal wantons, and are flavourful compared with wantons. Of course, the dumplings will be more expensive than the wantons. I wanted to try it too and let my aunt taste different flavours.

The char siew (barbecue pork) slices were included for normal wanton noodles, but not in the dumplings noodles. Their char siew is not those heavily charred sweet char siew. The meat is leaner, tiny sliced, and I quite liked it too.

Away from Singapore for 7 days

After seven days, I felt missing some of the things in Singapore. I hoped there was a person who would text me and talk about things, but I knew I did not always chat with people on normal days. Also, it is quite quiet during the weekend because most of my friends are with their families and kids. This situation could happen in my dream only. I know it is not good to keep dreaming of things that will not happen.

As of the writing time, I am missing Anna. Hope that I can bring her to Singapore when I go back with a bigger bag next trip. Before that, I have to make sure I get my house and I have done with the moving.

Prepare for dinner

I took the chicken bone and some chicken breast meat from the freezer to defrost. Also, I took a few different types of fish cakes to cook with vegetables. The chicken bone was used to make the soup base for tonight’s dinner. Of course, I needed to add other ingredients to make the soup base well tasted.

Shredded chicken hor fun (Kai Si Hor Fun)

I planned to make kai si hor fun based on the ingredients I prepared above. However, we did not have prawns or shells at home to make the soup base; otherwise, it would taste better.

I followed the same kai si hor fun recipe I used in Singapore. I cooked all the ingredients for the noodles in the same soup base. It would help to add a bit more flavour to the broth.

I used another pot of boiling water to cook hor fun because the noodles were oily, and it would turn the broth milky colour. Also, I did not want the soup to be oily.

The food presentation is not perfect, but it is still acceptable.

Reference

VTL From Singapore to Malaysia: Day 6

Day 6 in Kuala Lumpur is mainly all about food and more food. The morning breakfast was light because I would meet my friend at 12.30PM for lunch. So, I just had more oatmeal with milk and fruits as breakfast. I skipped the bread that I warmed up for my aunt.

It was a sunny Saturday, with no rain, lightly windy in the late afternoon.

Three Years Old Cafe

Mandy, my friend, wanted to try this cafe called Three Years Old Cafe. Based on the Google rating, it has 4.2 stars. It offers a pretty good range of food and drinks. It is located somehow nearby an old neighbourhood at Jalan Sin Chew Kee, Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur.

Actually, I do not know where is this place at all. It is somewhere behind the Swiss Garden Hotel, Kuala Lumpur. The nearest LRT is Hang Tuah station. However, there is no public transport from the LRT station to the cafe. It is a six-minute walk from the LRT station based on Google Map. Be careful when choosing this location as a gathering if you do not drive to town.

However, we did not manage to visit this cafe after we secured a parking space nearby the neighbourhood. It was a full house when we reached there about 1PM. We placed our names on the waiting list and walked to another cafe nearby. Refer to the link in the reference section below for the cafe’s review done by another writer.

Address: 1, Jalan Sin Chew Kee, Bukit Bintang, 50150 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

VCR

Right behind the Three Years Old Cafe is the VCR Cafe. We tried our luck, and the waitress told us that there was a table on the upper floor. So, we checked in and proceeded to the table based on the direction given by the waitress. They do not usher us to the table; some weird service.

Sitting on the upper floor

We scanned the QR code and browsed the menu. Then, we had to go down to make our order and payment. It would be good if they offered someone to take the order so that we do not have to walk up and down again.

The upper level’s environment was noisy, with people talking. There are more tables upstairs, so the ambience is not so pleasant. Also, I could feel the steps when people walked on the upper level while I was sitting on the chair. So, it is best to avoid sitting on the upper floor. I am not sure whether the view on the upper level is better than on the ground floor.

Changed the table later on…

While waiting in queue to make my order, my friend told me that she had changed the table and seated on the ground floor. The table was right next to a big window, and it gave us a natural light for our photographs.

Food and drink are delish

They served the drink first, the flat white and iced chocolate, followed by food. It did not take long to wait for the food to be served. The portion of the big breakfast was huge, so my friend could not finish all of them. It consisted of chicken sausages, scrambled egg on top of the sourdough, some chicken hams, vegetables and mushrooms. My order was avocado toast with egg. It is delicious, and I liked the sourdough. Their food is flavourful, and we did not request additional salt or pepper or chilli sauce. As for the flat white, it is a good choice too and reasonable price.

Address: 2, Jalan Galloway, Bukit Bintang, 50150 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Ensembled brick head

A day before our meet-up, we bought some brick heads to ensemble together after eating our lunch and waiting for Vincent to join us for dinner at Pavilion Bukit Bintang. After we finished our lunch, we asked the waiter to clear our table and plates. We started ensembling the liberty icon. It took me quite a while to complete it because I made some mistakes in the early stage.

Vincent called us and told us that he could not join us for dinner. So, we slowly moved to Pavilion Bukit Bintang and dropped by Sungei Wang. It was a pretty good walk and exploration for me to see the current state of Bukit Bintang after two years.

We dropped by Daiso to check out some display boxes to hold the brick heads. I did not get one because I would prefer to place it right on the shelf. I walked around Daiso to search for a small pouch for my aunt but in vain as they do not sell those pouches with zipping.

Dinner at Ippudo

As we were not too hungry and only two of us, we went for something simple and went to a ramen restaurant called Ippudo.

I think their menu is all the same between countries. We both ordered the same ramen after browsing through the menu. I tried to eat less spicy food during my trip to Kuala Lumpur.

If I am not mistaken, I ordered the classic soup, shiromaru motoaji, the original tonkatsu broth with the secret dashi. We can choose our noodles’ texture and whether you want to exclude black fungus, green onions, and beansprouts. Sesame seeds and chilli powder are available on the table to add some flavours. The ingredients are generous, with whole eggs, four pieces of char siew, and all the sides. The broth is delicate; I added sesame seeds and some chilli powder for extra flavour. The noodle texture that I chose was just right, not soggy.

Address: Pavilion Bukit Bintang, Lot C4 . 07 . 00, 168, Bukit Bintang St, Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

I did not take many photographs when I was at Pavilion Bukit Bintang and Sungei Wang. I share it in my later post when I was at the same place to run my errands.

Skipped cooking dinner at home for a day

It was a whole day outing with Mandy, and I did not cook dinner at home for my family. They managed to get their lunch and dinner. I do not find it very happy that I did not need to cook for a day. To be able to cook for loved ones or anyone is a blessing. I always love to see that dinner is ready when I back home from work when I was in KL.

Reference

VTL From Singapore to Malaysia: Day 5

Morning breakfast, as usual, would be at home, and today, I brought Anna with me before my aunt joined us later. I found a sachet of milk tea with bamboo salt in the kitchen. I gave it a try. It is neither salty nor sweet at all.

In my personal opinion, it was a little bland. The bamboo salt does not fit well with milk tea. I did not get the brand name, but it is okay. I will not ask for comments from the readers about whether they have tried it before.

Travel by MRT

I thought I would travel out today by MRT, so I downloaded Kuala Lumpur’s train map. It covers a lot of places nowadays. I hope the fare is affordable so that more people can take the train and park their cars at the car parks in the train stations to avoid jams on the road.

In the end, I did not go out on Friday because the weather was not really good. I stayed at home and continued to clear more stuff out of my drawer. More things were set to be given away or sold when I go back to KL next time.

Found an antique

I found the sharpeners. I used them a lot when I was schooling. It is still well kept at home. I do not have any plan to give away any of them.

There was another item that I found while clearing my stuff. It was MapleStory’s mouse pad. The mouse pad is so cute; not willing to give it away. The MapleStory’s mouse pad condition is still good. I am using Aika’s mouse pad in KL and SG’s homes.

Lunch at home

My aunt and I opted to cook at home for lunch, and we opened a bottle of Brand’s chicken essence. We used it as part of our soup broth. Then, she added some sauces to make up the taste. We do not follow recipes when it comes to cooking.

It was a simple lunch with a packet of handmade noodles my cousin bought, yau mak (Romaine lettuce), two fish cakes, and fried tofu beancurd. This noodle is supposed to be a dry version; however, the sauces for the handmade noodles contain some chilli oils, so my aunt made her own broth.

A pack of noodles was not enough for two people. I added some rice vermicelli when I was cooking the noodles. The rice vermicelli soon soaked up the broth before we started eating.

Back in KL, we used stainless steel pots to cook everything. I got used to it so much that I brought one of the pots to Singapore a few years ago to cook noodles before buying the golden Korean pot.

The rest of the day

It was a boring Friday, and I did not have many things done except clearing up more stuff from different places in my house. It could be a good day to catch up with old friends, ring them up to ask how they have been so far, or chit chat with friends via WhatsApp.

I went to the kitchen and started looking at the neighbour’s door, hoping that a stray cat was passing by. There was none until the time when I was about to cook dinner in the evening.

I do not know why the stray cat posed in a position that made me feel it missed someone, and I missed someone I loved too. It seemed to have a lot of untold stories, and it looked forward to sharing the moment out. Okay, that is what is in my mind, not the cat’s mind.

Simple dinner

My uncle bought the french beans some time ago, so I used the remaining chicken breast meat and potatoes in the kitchen to cook a simple dish. I do not have the recipe for this dish too. I diced all the ingredients into small sized. The chicken breast meat needed to be marinated for 30 minutes with salt, pepper, and sesame oils. It would be better to add some cornstarch or tapioca starch to keep the juiciness or tenderness of the chicken meat. Basically, it is to avoid the meat becoming rough.

I opened a can of baked beans to go with white rice. Although it is just two dishes, not many varieties, it consists of many ingredients.

This is baked beans with eggs, one of my favourite dishes. It is simple to make at home. It goes well with bread too.

I drew a rose

I browsed through IG (Instagram) at night and found someone teaching me how to draw a rose. Again, I did not know why I bumped into this TikTok video on IG. I could not search it again to retrieve the original source to compare my drawing the next day.

When I was drawing this picture, the radio played the MLTR’s song. I almost wanted to cry out that night. I stopped playing my Spotify playlist many months ago because I avoid listening to these love songs or sad songs. Just look at this lyric itself; I could not stand it anymore. The tears will flow down uncontrollable.

I don’t want to say goodbye to you. Love is one big illusion I should not try to forget

That’s Why You (Go Away) MLTR

In my house, the radio is always on, and I always get to listen to all sorts of songs from all eras. I could not turn off the radio, so I braved myself listening to some songs that made me sad or cry at the moment. Maybe, it is the seventh adjustment that I have made so far.

Anyway, I dedicated this post or the rose for White Valentine’s day that falls on March 14 each year. Happy belated White Valentine’s Day!

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