Thursday, January 26, 2012

Bonjour Garden Bakery, Kota Damansara

Glorious Jade and I drove past this green house like structure and immediately decided to pull aside and check the place out.

Bonjour Garden Bakery
It was a pretty sight and a rather inviting one.  Both Glorious Jade and I were drawn to it.  Upon further investigation, the "green house" that we saw is a bakery and part section of Bonjour Garden that serves food and beverages. The dining area was pretty normal to us whilst the bakery section attracted us the most.

Bonjour Garden Bakery

It does look rather hot and bright...the temperature at that time was bearable on a sunny day.  Maybe it was bearable as one of the air con was running on high or maybe it was bearable as we totally love the setup of the bakery and forgot about the hot weather... I'm not sure, hahaha...

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Enter The Dragon! Happy Chinese New Year ...

Yes, it's here again.  This time the Rabbit is making way for the dragon to enter!

This was taken at Bangsar Village and is probably one of the nicer and creative one; with the long dragon spiralling down.  I found the dragon in Sunway Pyramid scary while 1U's one was not too bad with them recycling part of their underwater Christmas deco.

My Chinese New Year celebration will be in the winter wonderland of Switzerland as I will still be with my family (sans my brother), attending Ethan's graduation.  Here's wishing all a very Happy Chinese New Year and Safe Journey to all traveling; whether one is heading back to one's hometown or having a holiday somewhere. Take the time to connect with your family and friends :o)

Monday, January 16, 2012

From The Archives Series : No. 1 Lake Edge Food Fun!

Chinese New Year is fast approaching and just as some of us have started work in the first month of 2012, here comes another stretch of holidays.  By the time all the festivity in the air clears, I'm so relax that I need a jump start or shall I say a good ol' kick in the butt to get back to work! Hahah... And seriously, it will be harder this year as I will be going off soon to Switzerland for a 2 weeks vacation.  While I'm excited at the thought of flying off soon, I'm telling myself that I really need to get back into the swing of things as soon as I get back to Malaysia.  Hahah...yes, this only means I'll be adding on more travel pics to my folder.

I realise that I have quite a number of food photos which I haven't posted and it seems a shame for these photos to not see the light of day.  (Yes, apart from being way behind when it comes to my travel photos!)  So, I'm starting a "From The Archives" Series to post such photos! :o)

The first post in this series is the picnic/BBQ at Czar's place in Lake Edge, again...just love this place!  Check out my previous posts and pics on Lake Edge HERE and HERE. With Czar around, one cannot possibly go hungry - I call her the Iron Chef :o).  Thanks Czar & family!

Heating up 'em dogs!
First on the BBQ pit .. Hot dogs!

Next on the firing line ... chicken and corn

Monday, January 09, 2012

Feasting With Friends @ The Han Room, The Gardens Mid Valley


JK, an old childhood friend of mine since primary school days has always enjoyed good food and we have enjoyed sharing many food experiences through the years we have known each other.  We would be the ones walking over to Sakura in Jalan Imbi (back in the late 70s and early 80s) and ordering the Nasi Lemak for take away where the two of us would be tucking away in our school canteen.  I remember, back then the famous Nasi Lemak (now being served in Madam Kwan's - Sakura's still around but their nasi lemak has never been the same since Madam started dishing out on her own, haha...) was just about RM4.50 or so, it was a luxury at that time and one that we would indulge in ever so often.  Yes, those were the days where we would sign autograph books with each school year ending. Remember, those silly things we use to write ? Silly, but since we were so young, we probably thought they were quite poignant! LOL ...

"Drink hot coffee, drink hot tea
Burn your lips and remember me"

"Me no study, me no care
Me go marry a millionaire
If he dies, me no cry
Me go marry another guy"

Our friendship has withstood the test of time; the ups and downs but here we are, still enjoying ourselves when it comes to food.  Nothing much has changed with JK and her love for good food. 30 odd years down the line, we are still sharing that love for good food. This post of the wonderful feast we had at The Han Room is dedicated to you JK, my old friend ...

Thank you!

Siew Yoke - Roast Pork
The lovely three layer siew yoke (Roast Pork)

Paku vegetable in Spicy Sauce
The addictive Paku Vegetable in Spicy Sauce

Three Treasures
Three Treasures :-

Tuesday, January 03, 2012

Hello 2012 ! Peace & Harmony On Earth - United Buddy Bears Malaysia

With 2011 gone and the arrival of 2012, we face yet another brand new year ... we're already on the 3rd day, out of the 366 days since 2012 is a leap year.  Thank God for his continuous blessing and may 2012 be a better for one and all.

"We have to get to know each other better... makes us understand one another better,
trust each other more, and live together more peacefully."

United Buddy Bears

United Buddy Bears

That is the United Buddy Bears motto and 143 bears from all over the world will be on display, promoting peace and harmony, at Pavilion along Jalan Bukit Bintang.  Started in Berlin back in 2002, it will be in Kuala Lumpur from 8 Dec 2011 till 15 February, 2012.  I took some pics of the bears (about 60 of them! Did these over 2 trips, I might go back again to take those that I missed out on), here they are ... (read up more about United Buddy Bears and their mission trip HERE).

United Buddy Bears
United Buddy Bears