Giving thanks for something I don’t have much of at the moment 😛

Time! What a commodity it is!!

Currently totally out of it though

So it’s definitely a blessing to have time 😉

ETA for service resuming in early March

Will still drop in to the ‘Chat’ though so drop me a line

Ps. This BYB post is also in thanks for Kit-Kats which I must say are not bad at all 😉
Pss. Apologies to all bLinks, the BYB folks & visitors for my absence from the online blogging realm for a bit

Malaysia, Truly Epic sia

A look at the mythical boleh-land. While the writer of this blog is truly supportive and not-quite-cynical (yet), this post is written in largely spoofing humor. Remember that there is no reason to be upset if something pokes fun at something due to something which may or may not be true 😉 In other thoughts, I haven’t done a top 10 list in quite a while…

Drawn in Facebook’s Graffiti App

Note: What is graffiti? (Click here for simply stunning examples)
Hint: Click on the replay button on the individual winning entries to see how these graffiti masterpieces were drawn

*Drumroll* Malaysia, Truly Astonishing Top Ten List

10. Increases in petrol price can cause everything from roti canai to ‘teh ais’ to increase two-to-three-fold

9. Every other year we suffer from haze due to our friendly neighbors saving costs by burning down the forests (good fertilizer too). We then make noise and sign some agreements. Next year we get to enjoy wearing face masks again (coz it makes us look like l337 ninja-h4xx0rz)

8. Malaysian time means GMT +0800 (+ random 30mins to 2hrs after supposed time of meeting)

7. (Re: Previous) ‘I am on the way’ can mean one has the intention of leaving & is most probably still in one’s house

6. No need-lar to place turning indicator lights when cutting or changing lanes. It will cause you to lose your chance to cut people coz they will purposely speed up & block you from cutting.

5. Life in Malaysia means getting contacted by random strangers at least once a month saying you won a contest (scam) or that you can borrow money or get instant cash from your credit card

4. ‘Rempitism’ and ‘Rasuahism’ are a sport and part of our proud culture and heritage

3. Malaysians are largely short and muscular because we start our training from young carrying our entire year’s textbooks (and the next years) in our school bags daily to and from school

2. Malaysia’s Chua now joins the list of infamy with other femes names as Singapore’s Tammy, Taiwan’s Chu, and Hong Kong’s Edison
Link: TheStar
Link: BBC

1. Lingham Chill Sauce (’nuff said)
Sos Cili Lingham
Link: TheStar

This is a SPOOF and all the above may not be true. Now please don’t jail/McISA us
Go to the official Malaysian Tourism site to view how awesome our country PWNs yours is and loves welcoming tourists, retirees, migrants, illega… err… we better stop now 😉

Count Your Peanut Cookies

Have had a few ideas running in my head for a week or so and finally stealing some time to do some blogging 🙂 Also interestingly, today’s post is slightly more personal than usual and the first time I believe where I’m actually blogging about someone in specific. Also this post is quite short (3 sections instead of the usual 5 — read more on

Melting Peanut Cookies

Q: When PC is not for Peanut Cookies
A: That’s when PC stands for Pauline Cheah or Patisserie Counterpart or Partner in Cakes 😛
This week we are taking a moment to reflect and count our blessings on PC whom regular blogders may recognize as my business partner in our still freshly baked Loviere Patisserie (Read more here)

We had known each other for some 5-6 years back. Despite the fact that our high schools were just adjacent (separated by McSwitzerland), we actually got to know each other from mutual friends. Still, her intriguing cute character, independent thinking, and largely relaxed attitude saw us getting reasonably close. Detracting from the story (which seems to be heading in the wrong direction) even back then we found ourselves exchanging emails for a short stint whereby we talked about life and studies (she was studying abroad), to personal finance, to opening a restaurant one day.

We find ourselves on that path today from starting up on our homebaked business with its unique challenges in today’s competitive world in the competitive island of Penang whereby the people are believed to picky on the food they eat being largely spoilt for choice in this food paradise island. It is of course a challenge between balancing the long term dreams of opening up our own cafe, yet focusing on the next immediate steps to be taken as we keep moving on ahead. Thus we end with a short poem instead today. Dreams do come true babe.

Dare To Dream by Julie Anne Ford
Let nothing hold you back from
exploring your wildest fantasies,
wishes, and aspirations.
Don’t be afraid to dream big
and to follow your dreams
wherever they may lead you.
Open your eyes to their beauty;
open your mind to their magic;
open your heart to their possibilities.

Dare to dream.
Whether they are in color
or in black and white,
whether they are big or small,
easily attainable or almost impossible,
look to your dreams,
and make them become reality.
Wishes and hopes are nothing
until you take the first step
towards making them something!

Dare to dream,
Because only by dreaming,
will you ever discover
who you are, what you want,
and what you can do.
Don’t be afraid to take risks,
to become involved,
to make commitment.
Do whatever it takes to make
your dreams come true.
Always believe in miracles,
and always believe in you!

What dreams have you shared with a partner, friend, lover or significant other?