Prosperity cake

Ingredients:

  • 100 ml water
  • 11/2 tsp baking powder (not bi card soda, i used it wrong before and it did not come out right)
  • 40 gr brown sugar
  • 100 plain flour

method:

  1. I start the steaming pan while I am getting ready with my ingredients
  2. dissolve brown sugar in the water, let it cool
  3. add the flour using sieve (ensuring it is not clumping)
  4. mix the baking powder with water and then add it to the flour and sugar mixed.
  5. Mix the well and put into a bowl
  6. put in to the steamer for 20 mins
  7. enjoy!!

Muah Chee

Muah chee is type of snack from Singapore. I always ate it when I visited Singapore although the last time, I went there, there were not many people selling anymore. I made it again today. I just realised, the second time is so much easier. I remember I put in lots of effort the first time, anyway, I better write it down this time so I will never forget.

Ingredients:

Sesame seeds

unsalted peanuts

sugar

glutinous rice flour (1 cup)

water (1 cup)

How to make it:

I toasted the peanuts and sesame lightly to get the fragrance. It makes the house smells good too. I did remind me of the shopping centre food court in Singapore where they sold Muah chee.

I mixed the peanuts, sesame and sugar together and left it aside on a baking pan.

I mixed the glutinous rice flour and water (1:1) and stir

then I put oil on my pan and pour the mixed flour and water, i turned it every 20 seconds

it takes me about three times turning, it is ready to be added to the peanuts mixture.

serve and enjoy it.

 

Pokemon-Go

Pokemon Go is the new phenomenon around the Globe.

For those who do not understand it, it seems like a cult. Hence, medias are trashing it.

As a player myself, I am biased. I think there are lots of things that are positive from this game but obviously I am not going to deny, there are dangers along with the game.

One my first day of playing, a guy almost got killed in front of me. He was playing Pokemon Go while crossing, the worse thing was he was not checking on the traffic. I could not deny, that I did it before. However, that was a wake up call for me. I could be that guy.

Playing Pokemon Go while driving is pretty much suicide waiting for happening. Do not drink and drive.

What are the positive about this game?

I saw many parents are bonding with their children while catching pokemons together. Mums and dads who are driving their childrens to find pokemon, find a topic starter. Obviously those topics are expanding.

There are more people at the park, walking, running and hunting. Many suddenly realise that they are healthier. Most players I have seen, said they are walking at least 10K per day. Same here. My worse day since the last three weeks were 8K. Some days I got to 20K. I have better night sleep too.

People are suddenly realising that their surroundings are beautiful, full of amazing art works. Some we have never seen. I have been to some of the areas numerous times, I still missed so much of it. My sense of community is stronger too as I come to appreciate this country.

It is a good conversation starter. I met many people who are playing alone, making friends on the park. This is a good conversation exchange. You met many interesting people.

People are not hunting real animals, I still consider that as a cruelty and by hunting pokemons, animals are safe.

Do not rub this off completely, it is a good game, best playing in a team and hunting together.

 

Gotta to catch them all.

 

Religions

I hate talking about religions but I am going to preach a bit here.

Do not get me wrong, I love reading, studying and get to know religions. They are fascinating, oldest knowledges around. Most religions are open to interpretation since none of us live in those period of time. (Don’t shoot me yet)

Lately, I feel annoyed just reading or seeing it around. Too many of us are hiding behind our religions for good or bad. I read an article once, comparing religions and penises. It is good to have but not good to show around.

I really want people to adopt that rules.

I believe all religions have its own good and bad. Talk about Buddhism for example, cos I am a Buddhist (I can insult it since it is mine, my mess my business rule is very important here).

Talk, see and hear no evil.

It is not possible. Gossiping is my second nature, I love it with passions, I can’t stop doing it. Buddhism is about perfecting your Dharma to reach Nirvana. Honesty speaking, it is a good philosophy but it ain’t happening. why am I following it?. There are many religions out there, and I know Buddhism the best (I don’t know abundant of it but I adopt more kind of a select and taste rule), I do not know a lot about other religions due to my limited brain storage and too occupied by my cats. I do believe most religions are teaching people to be good.

Terrorism, for example, so many people are relating it to Islam. They are not Muslims, or/and extremist muslims, they are just a bunch of killers. They hide behind Islam, because they need support. Obviously clue number 1, they are not many of them, those crazy guys (Thank you God for that). I bet it is a small numbers hence the recruiting. They use Islam to recruit people, pretend to give those vulnerable hope and give those longing a sense of belonging. Once, they got them in (HAP), they use them again using the name of Islam and the God of Islam, ALLAH.

However, knowing a little bit of Islam, their advocacy is no killing. Love your friends and neighbours, sounds similar too right.

See, many of us good or bad, we are using our religions as our shields. It is really should be just you and your God. It should not be the headline on the media or social media or social life. There is a lot more we need to worried beyond religions. For example, when will TV and radio stop talking about the Kardhastian. I do not know them, but I think they should keep their lives to themselves.

Kway chap

I have tried many Kway Chap in the past but often find the star anise, cinnamon sticks and cloves are overbearing.

My mum makes a very simple Kway Chap which I miss a lot. I finally asked her for her recipe and was very surprised how easy it is to make it. I made it to suit my own family.

kway chap

Ingredients A (the braised meat)

  • 1 tablespoon pickled turnip
  • garlic  5 cloves (may add more if you like)
  • eggs (as many as you like)
  • chicken (I used half a kg of tenderloins) – this may be substitute into pork.
  • fried tofu
  • dark soya sauce
  • salt
  • coriander
  • spring onions

Ingredients B (rice noodles)

  • half a package of rice noodles
  • water (enough to cover the rice noodles)
  • fried shallots
  • rice flour about a tablespoon

Methods:

  1. heat your soup pot, add garlic and turnip and toss until the fragrance is out.
  2. add dark soya sauce, chicken, and water.
  3. when the chicken is cooked, add your eggs and fried tofu. You may add more soya sauce and water to cover the ingredients.
  4. when it is cooked and start to smell really well, add salt to taste.
  5. then, you may move on to the rice noodles, in a boiling water pot, add the rice noodles
  6. cook the rice noodles al dente
  7. when it is cook al dente, add cold or room temperature water to a table spoon of rice flour, mix well
  8. add about 3-5 spoons of the mixing into your rice noodles
  9. done, serve the noodles into a bowl, add the braised meat soup and ingredients into the bowl. Add coriander or spring onions.
  10. Ready to eat!