Lessons learned through following recipes on the Internet

The internet is full of knowledge that everyone shares their own cooking tips.  The key for learners is, to know whether the information is accurate and helpful.  For me, there is no right or wrong way of cooking and everyone may find ways to work on their cooking skills.  As for learning through the internet, I always make a revision on the recipe that is … Continue reading Lessons learned through following recipes on the Internet

Taste of a Turkish Soup

Last winter, I travelled to Europe to visit both of my sons.  As this is my first time on the continent, they brought me for sightseeing across the states.  One afternoon, after a long walk on the street of Salzburg, Austria, we decided to rest and performed Zuhur prayer at a Turkish mosque. Visit a Turkish canteen The mosque compound bustling with people going in … Continue reading Taste of a Turkish Soup

Tea with distinctive names and flavours

Multiple way of making tea a superb drink   On a rainy day I bring a kettle to the sink and fill it with fresh water from the tap.  When the kettle is filled enough, put it on top of the two-burner metallic grey gas stove. Switch on the fire.  Meanwhile, I took dried crushed peppermint tea leaves into a teapot.  The kettle whistles.  Quickly, switch … Continue reading Tea with distinctive names and flavours

4 Lessons learned from painting boundary wall independently

I think, calculate and plan by myself  It is an eyesore to watch the railing and boundary wall of my house deteriorating for many years.   The paint has long gone, replaced by moldy walls. It was an unpleasant view.  The boundary wall needs a facelift  but  it is costly to hire people for repainting. Time does not permit DIY painting because working in the media … Continue reading 4 Lessons learned from painting boundary wall independently

Kopitiam Malaysian Coffee Shop

The taste and aroma of local coffee fill the atmosphere as you enter the coffee shop. The person-in-charge at the kitchen busy preparing people’s order. The customers waiting patiently to be served at a table. In the mean time, some are reading newspaper while others have small conversation with their friends. Majority who patronise the coffee shop are men in their 60s. Kopitiam Kopitiam is … Continue reading Kopitiam Malaysian Coffee Shop

Book as a therapy to mind

Reading is an essential skill as we grow up, not until I found this term; bibliotherapy.  I was intrigued with the term as I read it through the local daily newspaper. Bibliotherapy is a concept of “healing” through reading.  The words come from Greek word which “biblios” means book and the word “therapia” means healing.  As I was searching further for an in depth meaning … Continue reading Book as a therapy to mind

Taking Alternative Route

Our previous decisions In the last post, (Preparation Before Ramadan), we do mention that we are going to open a cupcake stall in Bazar Ramadan in our localities. However, upon discussion, we decided that we had made a wrong strategy to open a cupcake stall during the pandemic. For our safety, we decided to retrieve back our decision from participating in the event. Given that … Continue reading Taking Alternative Route