2017-07-22

Sweet dessert soup again (糖水)

I am a dessert person. Whenever I go for the buffet, the first thing I check it must the dessert corner. I have sweet tooth.

I cook dessert for myself almost every weekend too. When I checked the pictures in the dessert folder, I still have some more never been posted here.
Last year, April requested me to cook a few types of glutinous rice balls when she saw a few cute recipes in FB during the winter solstice festival.  This one was white and green color rice balls with mangoes in HL milk. It can be served cold and warm. It tastes good by adding a little bit sugar or condensed milk in it. This picture got me many "LIKE" when I posted on my FB wall.

These are pumpkin glutinous rice balls in homemade soy milk, which I bought from the hawker in the night market. I personally find this one tasted better than the one in HL milk.

These were glutinous rice balls in red bean soup. I have cooked this before. I previously blogged about this dessert here too.

The ingredients of this dessert are pumpkin, white fungus, red dates, hard boiled eggs and rock sugar.
I just love pumpkin a lot.

This dessert has ingredients of dried longan, red dates, white fungus, and ”桃胶“ (I can't find the English term of this brown color fruit/plant that grows on trees).

I cook dessert often, as it is not cheap to buy outside and the taste is always too sweet for my liking. 
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2017-07-15

My first night run

As I mentioned in my earlier entry here that I went for a night run, the first run at night for myself, April and my town.

It was my working day and I worked from 8am to 5:30pm that day. I thought that I usually run in the evening, it was not a matter at all whether I work. I was wrong. My body was kind of tired that evening. It was also a rainy evening. It started to rain at 3:30pm, and the rain did not even stop a single bit when the race was flagged off at 9:15pm. Well, I just had to run regardless the weather.

It was a tough run for me. A runner from Ipoh led the run in my category. I was far behind her. Another runner also from Ipoh, overtook me half way through. I couldn't pace any faster at all, and I could only keep my own steady speed and running non-stop to complete the race.

So I was at the 3rd placing in women overall and also women veteran 8KM category.
Glory moment

With the 4th placing runner in the same category. We both are also Zumba buddies. 

With April before and after the run. She was at 10th placing Women Open 4KM. 

With my darlings. 
Till then, I have yet to sign up any run. I want a break for all the races. Don't get me wrong, I will still run every day on the treadmill in the gym, at the park outdoor, and also up and down the hill.

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2017-07-08

Astro CGM 2016 Final

Another throwback post of watching Astro Classic Golden Melody 2016 Final at Stadium Negara on 17 December 2016. It was an awesome experience and I must blog about it.

I and my girls are a die hard fans of Astro CGM. We followed and watched every series of Astro CGM every year. Last year, Astro CGM was given away the final competition free tickets to the fans through FB.  I requested immediately and I got 4 free tickets right away.

When the date was here, April could not go with us, because she already registered herself to a Buddhist camping with friends.

I was so happy that my husband took leave and went with us to the show. He was actually not a fan of the program at all. We took ETS train from Taiping to KL. It was our first ETS ride.


My husband booked the Olympic Sports Hotel which was located just opposite Stadium Negara. The location of the hotel was too good for us to avoid of all the traffics madness. We just walked to watch the concert.
We walked to Stadium Negara as early as 4:30pm to collect the free tickets from the booth, and we managed to take a few pictures at the backdrop of the ten finalists.
Both, I and  May were really thrilled to watch our favorite programs that we always watch on TV, and now watching live from the big stage.
It was really great to watch Gan Jiang Han partnered with an actor from Singapore as the emcees of the show. You will be surprised that if I tell you that I like the only contestant from Singapore the most.  He was the first runner- up at the end.

It was a very fantastic show. It was actually our first experience watching a grand competition live. I do hope that we will have the same opportunity to watch this type of live show again in future. 
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