Thursday, December 31, 2009

好料分享!mer? 2009 Year End Give Away?

最近交了一个也是爱咩咩的朋友--mer?
这小女子年级轻轻、志向大大、智慧高高、创意无限。

这也是阿佳在2009的大收获之一哦!

mer? 的手工艺品很精质细美,还大方的来个年尾礼品大赠送

赶快点击查看吧!

Achia recently met a new friend who also adores sheep -- mer?
She is young, lovely and gentle but is ambitious and very creative.

mer? does a lot of fine handmade items and I must say she is very good at doing handmade bags.
Do check out the Year End Give Away post from her blog!

2009‘伴我最久’的是......


当!当!当!当!就是它,我的红色手机啦。
小红365天都随着我、我喜欢带着它一起纪录生活上的点点滴滴,
有时候,闷着时,看着小红收集的生活照、小录影、心情也变得爽朗了。
看,我还为它佩戴一个mol3cule的绿色小天使,让小天使守护着我的小红。

Friday, December 18, 2009

Gunung Lang, Ipoh


本地有个小桂林似的美丽公园,我说的是坐落在怡保市Jalan Kuala Kangsar的Gunung Lang。
那边风景明媚、有绿山、清水湖和小亭子。
可以买鱼料喂湖里的鱼、大白鸭和寿龟。
上个星期和家人回北上的家乡探亲,便建议姐夫大伙儿半途停歇在Gunung Lang欣赏美景。

第一次和小侄儿、小侄女一起出远门,短短四天三夜的旅程惊觉发现现在三岁半和一岁半的小孩的领悟力超强。

以下是一些在途中的小插曲:
三姨阿佳 :Ivan, where are we going?
小侄儿Ivan: We are going to... Alor .. Setar!
三姨阿佳 :Where is Alor Setar?
小侄儿Ivan: Alor Setar is .. Here!
三姨阿佳 : Not yet. Alor Setar is still far away. We are now at Ipoh. Ivan, you see, a lot of big mountain.
小侄儿Ivan: Ooh... inside the mountain got hippo ah?
三姨阿佳 : Hippo? No, no hippo in the mountain. Only the shape look like hippo.
Eh... This place is called Ipoh.
See, some of the mountain has cave.
小侄儿Ivan: Cave is big hole ah? Then the cave is dark dark one ah?
三姨阿佳 : Yes. A cave is a big hole in a mountain or a hill, as big as you can go in one is call a cave. Inside the cave got bat, got snake, got scorpion...
小侄儿Ivan: Oh...then got worm, all the bad things. I don't like bat. All bad one.
小侄儿Ivan: You see, many tree on the mountain. Big big tree.
三姨阿佳 : Look like broccoli that you always eat?
小侄儿Ivan: Yes. Yes.
三姨阿佳 : Later we are going to 姨婆's house. Let's practise to say "Ee Po~".
小侄儿Ivan: ??? Ee poo....... Got hippo ah?

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恋舞


跳舞,是可以让我享受在其中,让我快乐的一件事。
小学三年级时,学校来了一位热心于舞蹈的美女教师,在机缘之下,那时的我开始接触舞蹈。
后来当过韵律操国家队队员、也当过华人会馆舞蹈团团员。
大学时也经常参加舞蹈团,学习马来传统舞蹈。
毕业后除了正职,做了两年在周末时教儿童与少年舞蹈的兼职。
最后一次跳舞,是两年前的事了。
因为觉得交际舞是不错的休闲活动,那时在万沙学了半年的交际舞。
可惜因为转工,到现在还没找到一样棒的舞蹈学院。

今天放假随意上网,找到一个年轻的同道中人。
这小女孩在家里有个小小的舞蹈房。
房内的其中一面墙上副有整面的镜子,再加上一个把杆。
地面上是舞蹈室常用的木板。
既简单又充满幸福的一间小舞蹈室。

嗯,以后我的家里也要设一个舞蹈室,让和我一样喜爱跳舞的亲戚朋友一起共舞。
一面大镜子、一个扶把、再装上优质的音像系统,得空时在里面听听音乐、动动身子。
周末或假期时请可爱的小朋友到来,教他们跳舞。
我要实现我的梦想,在家里设一间发出阵阵艺术气息的小活动室。

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Fruit Tale

A fruity juicy encounter with colourful delicacies.

一个暖暖的星期六早上,
我化身变成五颜六色的水果,
泡浸在妈妈放在后院的洗菜盆里.

漂浮在滤净的水面上,
辽望着蓝蓝的天空,
看着眼前飞过的七彩蝴蝶,
还有闻着一阵阵的花香
顿时让我遗弃了烦恼.

Saturday, November 07, 2009

Beeeh~~~I had a date with lamb shank


Lamb shank, yes! It was really lamb shank that we cooked at Ajinomoto cooking class today.

Menu for today's Indian cuisine were lamb shank, chicken bryani rice, vegetable dalcha and apple crepe. I picked this class because of lamb shank and vegetable dalcha. Yummy yummy dalcha. :)
Celebrity chef and food dresser, Amy Beh guided us through the 2 hours cooking & learning activity. Amy shared a lot of tips with us on marketing & food preparation.
I didn't know that vegetable dalcha needs coconut milk + milk. Hmm hmm... but the result was really good!

It was really a fruitful day. Go to the class together with your friends and family!
I spent times with my uni mates there. :) Not bad an activity for a small leisure ya!

Thursday, November 05, 2009

甲州重阳日

相片里头蓝衬衫的小男孩手拿着一束白菊花,提起双手、抬起头、吸收早晨的阳光。太阳公公特别疼爱小男孩,用暖暖的光芒轻轻的呵护着他,伴着他玩。小男孩后面的绿色山坡上的石碑是什么?背着小男孩的另一个红裤子男孩在忙些什么呢?
这是马六甲古城的华人义山,在这阳光普照、风和日丽的早晨,大概有数百个穿红衣的男女老少一起集合在这古老的义山上庆祝重阳。
本人当天和友人一起到现场凑热闹,要看更多的照片,请点击这里

Sunday, October 25, 2009

We Heard the Pink Jelly Fish

I once went to seaside in Selangor, strolling by the beach while waiting for golden sunset.
A strange object appeared infront of me and my friend. It was a jelly fish. It seemed like it was breathing and had to wait for another strong wave to get it back to the water.
My friend picked up a stick and push the pink jelly creature back to the sea.
Soon after that, we found another jelly fish not far from the place we spotted the first one.
The second one didn't look good. The body had turned greenish colour and it did not breath.
Poor creature.
Behind us, we heard laughters, some children had caught a tiny jelly fish in a plastic pail. We were surprised that they could play with the creature. Jelly fish will sting if not handled properly.

Picasa New Account - xijialou


用了两年多的Picasa相簿,今天想上载上星期拍摄的安邦南天宫九皇爷接神仪式时竟告满了。
本人只好学多位摄影师傅,启开另一扇窗,名为xijialou即汐佳楼的新户口。

After two years plus, my first Picasa web album is now full. I had created a new account "xijialou", using the pinyin of my blog's title. Now I can upload my new photos taken last week, during the god invitation ceremony of the 9 Emperor God Festival.

Photos of the day are collected here:
http://picasaweb.google.com/xijialou/Ampang9Emperor#

魅力沙滩--Pantai Kelanang


一个连当地人也未必知晓的魅力沙滩--Pantai Kelanang, 位置在Banting附近的马来甘榜区。海水退潮的时候,浅浅的水面上反映天上的蓝天白云,特别迷人。

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Super Hot @ PD


It was an unusual day to visit PD last Saturday. Colourful flaglines were almost every corner of the streets in PD. It was a day before election. This was also my first time going to a beach with my sis's 2 little angels. Here are some photos taken at Pantai Cahaya, the place that filled with sweet memories of an enjoyable family trip. Thanks to my brother in law and my sister for organising the wonderful trip. :)

Friday, October 09, 2009

寡言;不沉默的蓝天


最近都比较多听别人说而少讲。
常常静静的分析别人的个性,自己好像渐渐的变透明一样。

不知什么时候开始变成这样。
因为都在忙参与别人而检讨自己的时候便得越来越少了。

时常为了别人工作而自己的事却搁在一旁。
我仿佛变得懒了,不动了,不开口了。

朋友告诉我的事都仿佛是秘密。
因为我都不会说出去。

我的话最近越来越少了。
像被风吹散的声音,逐渐的、听不见了。

站在沙滩上,海风轻轻的吹着、吹着。
看着夕阳照向大海、再缓缓的往后一望。
我看到了自己长长黑黑的倒影,突然察觉自己的存在。

拉开脚步,看着倒影也在移动,我跑了,跑向城里的路。
这漫长假期已结束了。

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Arts for Grabs @ Annexe Gallery 26.09.2009


Today helped out my sister at Arts for Grabs exhibition held at Annexe Gallery, Central Market.
It was fun to be surrounded with artists. More to come tomorrow, the arts expo is on from 12 noon to 8pm.

Photos of the event are here. Enjoy!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Kawaii

I enjoyed spending time with my nephew and niece whenever they come over. Last week, they came to visit us and my brother made some strawberry cheese tarts for us to try. The babies looks on with their instant reaction. I could not help to take out my camera and start to catch them in action. The young brother and sister like to pose for camera. Ivan sometimes shows funny face while Reanne likes to appear in her natural expression.
How was the cheese tarts? See from the kids' face.
Yeah, everyone likes it.

Monday, August 31, 2009

Creative Gift Wrapping for Kids

Brian bought a gift for his uni friend's kids birthday. We couldn't find nice gift wrapper outside, so I decided to help him wrap it with my own way. I wrapped the toy with plain paper and drew with crayon. The bottom part is ground with stone and the top part with clouds. Decorated with some green trees and grass, added on some bird and smiley face balloons. Finally, I added in 3 happy chilren and a cute rabbit. It think it turned out just like a fun land!

Brian brought me along to the birthday celebration held in Bentong. It rained when we entered Karak Highway from KL and finally rain stopped when we arrived at his frien's house. We had a nice dinner with his friend's family. Brian helped to take photos for the birthday kids. We could see clearly, the night lights of Genting from Bentong town. It was a peaceful night.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Move, Kancil, Move!

For the first time, my Kancil went 250km in a day, out of the city, from Serdang to Sekinchan & Kuala Selangor. It was unusual for my baby Kancil, for so long it has not been out of town before. It took me two hours plus to arrive Sekinchan. :) My family and I explored the fish village in Sekinchan, we have tried their local delicacies, the shark dishes and other seafood. Fried fish with chilli gravy is yummy!

After Sekinchan, we passed by Kuala Selangor and stopped by one of the many coulourfully decorated fruit stall.

On the way back, we chose to pass by Puncak Alam, a new housing area with scenic view. I could't help to stop aside when I saw this beautiful swamp. Some regular visitors were there to enjoy fishing.

Overall, it was an adventurous trip for my baby Kancil. The fuel consumption was RM35 for the 250km city and suburban mixed journey with aircon turned maximum. Almost a full tank for a return trip.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

再会小学同学


好久不见的小学同学,今天约出来的都是娇小玲珑一族,还选了一个可爱的“兔穴”位于大城堡花园的Rabbit Cafe。难得可以出来聚一聚,七点钟从万宜驾驶我可爱的鼠鹿小白、在两端收费站附近还有一点阻塞,没想到我竟然可以准时在约好的七点半到达惠珍所形容的可爱咖啡馆。小白第一次被我带到大城堡P Zone, 今天又有突破哦!

两个店面的可爱咖啡馆,里面阔得像是任兔子奔跳的小花园,我选了个五个人的位子坐下来等美女们到来。今天我点了糙米饭客家擂茶,味道还不错,值得一试!我真的当自己是只兔子,吃草了!

这咖啡馆菜单里有各种中西餐任选,还准备了RM8.90++的套餐,除了主食还送一杯饮料和一碟小吃,是请三五朋友出来聊天的好去处。

莉新,舒薇,淑慧和惠珍,今天很开心见到你们!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Delicious Cakes天琴烘焙小屋


近来我家弟弟又拿起本事,接订单、烘蛋糕来了!
这是昨天的成品,Hello Kitty蛋糕!红白相争、加上新鲜的草莓香,真让人惊艳!

要看更多的sample,请浏览http://lyra-patisserie.blogspot.com/

Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Sharing Big Files Online

Sending big files online is made possible by various Free ware online.

I have tried "sendspace.com" & "fileai.com" and found that fileai.com is so much more user friendly.
The GUI of fileai.com is very much user friendly than sendspace too.
sendspace.com limits free trial user with file size up to 300MB each transfer.
Where as fileai.com send files more than 300MB, other than that, fileai.com endable speedy upload and download in just seconds!

Thumbs up for fileai.com!

Sunday, August 02, 2009

Mac Book is so Cool!







Play with FK's new Mac Book yesterday while waiting for supper session. It was fun!

Crazy Tonight


It's been very long since I wanted to visit Jogoya, ever since a friend told me about Jogoya when they started to operate in Star Hill, KL.
I had the chance today when my 2nd sis asked to join her at Jogoya buy 1 free 1 supper promotion.
Therefore I had to call a partner to join me as well and I had chosen my bf. :) Lucky him.

Traffic in KL was very free around 8pm when we arrived there. 3 sisters were out for supper... what a crazy night.

The supper session started at 9.40pm.
We had fun tasting all kinds of food available in the restaurant. It was like a maze to me when walking around multiple food counters.
Midnight, when we finished, the town looked so much busier than just now. Decorative lights brighten up the shopping heaven in KL. Many tourist were still on the street, they were walking around and doing their shopping. Young kids were practising their street dance at the five foot way.
At 12.30am, we were still driving on Jalan Bukit Bintang. Got amazed that new Steven's Tea Garden was there!

Phew!!! I am full full full!

I am writing this post because I can't sleep. (@.@|||)

Monday, July 06, 2009


前天早上在房里看见窗外的瓦片上,邻人的猫在喵喵叫。

是一只不怎麽可爱的猫。

拿起桌上的照相手机,我拍起猫来了。

黑乌乌的,好像最近看过的泰国恐怖片Body 19里电脑效果造成的黑猫。

还好,他只是外表暗淡了一些,也并不影响我周末早晨的好心情。

长得不可爱,可没有错!

Wednesday, July 01, 2009

What's your flavour?

我国也有出产的红茶,可以变化成各种不同口味的美味饮品。
其奶茶也已可分为姜奶茶、拉茶、冰奶茶、三色奶茶、生奶茶等。

前天与友人到嘛嘛档,一坐下来就各自点了不同的茶。

一种产品可以多样化的迎合顾客需求来得到99%的销路,其中也要靠顾客与店主之间的了解。
要多了解,需要多观察、多听、多谈。

虽然,你也可以选择只卖一种茶。

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Jom Masak!


Introduced by a colleague last month, I signed up for a half day cooking class at Ajinomoto Umami Centre.
Both the celebrity chef, Amy Beh & the mouth watering dishes attracted me to join this free lesson.
It was a good experience after all. I had learn to cook steam fish - teow chew style, fried vegetarian shark fin, fried yam rice and tong shui.
I can say Ajinomoto Malaysia has a very good CSR program as such. Thumbs up!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Freeware for Handphone

I was looking for handphone dictionary software and found these two useful links:
http://www.getjar.com/software/Sony-Ericsson/K610i
http://www.brothersoft.com/mobile/phone/sony-ericsson/sony-ericsson_k610i/

There are many different type of dictionaries and other java applications that I found there.
I can fit the mini Oxford dictionary of English - Japanese in my handset~

Wow, now I can even have google map in my SE K610i!

Thanks for sharing, brothers!

Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Alternatif Software to Photoshop


Just found and installed 2 alternatif software compareable to Adobe Photoshop.

--> Paint.NET & GIMP 2. GIMP has a cute icon. :)

Maybe good enough to do simple creative artwork.

:) Let me try out first before I write more about them.

Monday, May 25, 2009

我的美女娃娃


很久没有动手做手工,上周末晚饭后突然想要做一个玩偶给小侄女。

找来了一袋碎布、一些棉花、一些针和线,还有一把剪刀、画笔,就在电视机前开始动工了。

我的彩虹小美女在6个小时后完成了(第一天用4个小时,第二天用两个小时。)

看,小美女会摆pose给我拍照呢!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Mothers' Day Special

Very special mothers' day. I decided to cook vegetarian to the mothers in the house. :)
My first experiment vegetarian meal without recipe for the day were:

A) Appetiser
- Fruity salad mix with Australian honey, Italian balsamic vinegar & Italian olive oil
B) Main Course
- Heart shape mash potatoes & with fresh mushroom, potato and yellow onion fried in olive oil and black pepper
- Stir fried mix vegetables with olive oil and liquid aminos
- Serves with rice wrap in seaweed
C) Dessert
Konnyaku jelly with red dragon fruit and honey dew cubes in brown sugar

It's nice when my nephew and niece started to talk and walk around and can give me feedback on the taste of the food. :) Ivan likes almost everything except sour tomatoes.
Reanne likes red colour fruit and sweet stuff.

Thanks to my sisters for helping out in the kitchen!
Happy mothers day again to my mum & my eldest sister.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

寻找浪漫的Morib日落


周末四人驱车到Morib去感受及拍摄浪漫的日落。

等到太阳下山后,一片漆黑的天空出现闪闪发亮的小星星,
为了不要喂蚊子,我们上车到Jenjarom的某庙宇小食档享用
即便宜又好吃的当地小吃。

多谢美姐阿仙忙从吉隆坡赶回家乡来陪我们。
有你在,让我们的这一趟日落游更有意思了。

Monday, April 20, 2009

Baby Express


My baby niece Reanne is showing a lot of different facial expressions now. Catching babies' expressions with camera is fun but becareful!

Not to show your bad habbits infront of them because they pick up faster than you can imagine.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

乘公车到吉旦岛一日游

某个周末,我和小强带着妹妹和一个新朋友,到沙登站乘搭电动火车,一起到吉旦岛去。

风和日丽的早晨,火车镜的露珠成了透视窗帘,为我遮挡耀眼的阳光。

两个钟头多的车程,我坐在舒适的冷气车厢里看书,小强玩相机,小妹和我们的新朋友在玩ipod.

终于抵达巴生港口站,我们到对面的码头买船票去。

当我和小强玩起拍照时,小妹和她朋友以迫不及待的走到船那一头了。

我们也跟着下去,看看这忙碌的码头。

要上船咯,先拍个照!这船里可是有冷气,还有电视机,播放一连串的MTV娱乐船客。

四十五分钟后,我们便到了吉旦岛。高脚木屋和满地的生螃蟹、璇螺和娃娃鱼,在吉旦岛上随处可见;真得让我大开眼界!

听说来吉旦岛非吃海鲜不可,我们尝试了施名的Lala煎。又香又甜的迷你Lala,联合鸡蛋、豆芽和木薯粉这几样材料,就可作出这么一道受欢迎的小菜。

过后还吃了金香lala,

当然,少不了螃蟹!岛上气候炎热,我们又喝冰咖啡、又喝冰奶茶的,觉得那边咖啡店的茶水都十分功夫到家。

五十三十分,我们乘搭最后第二班船回到巴生港口,当时,也正是吉旦岛的黄金时刻的开始。在火车站时,还念念不忘的想着刚刚欣赏过的黄昏美景。

没多久,天空马上暗起来,一群群的鸟儿低飞,找地方躲雨去。还真绕幸我们赶在雨来前,来到车站。

电动火车还因为雨天而迟来了,我们玩研究手掌心。看,我手心里的“M”字纹,像不像火车道的“M”?

Friday, March 06, 2009

笑死我了!!

想当年的照片,不知道摄影师是否看过电邮流传的小熊猫照,所以会叫我这么摆给他拍。
经济不景气,要找娱乐不繁别人,自娱也!
一个事曾相识的照片,还有可爱的小熊猫,也能让我开心好几天!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Happy Valentines

Valentines is a day to celebrate care and love you give and receive to the ones you treasure.
I am so happy to have my nephew and niece to join us this time for the lovely day. :)
Oh, Yes! We are going to celebrate my cute little niece 1 yr old birthday together!