Novelty sweets


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Once in a while, there is a need to buy things back for family or friends. As my focus tends to be with the children, I decided to look out for sweets that were out of the ordinary. Here are some that I’ve found. Continue reading Novelty sweets

Local Malaysian Food


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As part of this holiday, I hope to document the food that we have eaten and places we have visited. I have given my Sony A7R the task of capturing the images for this trip. This thread is about the dinner we had the other night. Continue reading Local Malaysian Food

King of the fruits – durian


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There are very few things in this world which will provoke a love it or truly dislike it response that the durian fruit normally does. It is dubbed the King of the fruits, but whether it is because of the thorns surrounding it like a glorious crown, or the powerful flavours and smell (some have described as pungent) it possesses, either way, it should provoke a strong response. Continue reading King of the fruits – durian

The Tale of two Terminal 2s


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We have started on our summer holidays on Saturday to visit friends and relatives. Hence there should be some interesting things to post on in the coming weeks. We begin with the airports. It is pure coincidence that we had to go through 2 Terminal 2s – we departed from Heathrow Terminal 2, and passed through Singapore Terminal 2 en route to our first destination. Continue reading The Tale of two Terminal 2s

Swindon Designer Outlet (McArthur Glen)


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Many people who come to England make it a point to go to the worl famous Bicester Village for shopping – it is a tourist industry in itself. In fact, some would doubt that you have been to England if you had not made a trip to Bicester Vilalge for shopping at the designer outlets there. But although it is fairly close to where we live, we actually prefer to go to another Designer outlet in Swindon as the shops are under one roof (unlike Bicester). Continue reading Swindon Designer Outlet (McArthur Glen)

Variegated geranium


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It seems like I have been focusing on food lately in my posts. But deviating from this, I thought I should post about a flower which is growing in my back garden currently. This was a plant I had grown this year which is now flowering. These were taken in the evening using ambient sunlight as light source. Continue reading Variegated geranium

Dinner with our niece


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As our niece was coming to stay with us for the summer holidays and was arriving on a Tuesday, I decided to cook Wagyu rib-eye steak and mashed potatoes with salad for dinner. I had also chosen a triple chocolate tart for dessert from Asda. Below are the pictures of the meal. Continue reading Dinner with our niece

Limited edition grapes from Asda


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On Mondays, I normally stop over at the Asda supermarket on my way home to buy our weekly groceries. The reason for this is that it has very reasonably priced food, with lots of variety. And in particular, it also happens to have ‘special’ food items which you simply can’t find elsewhere (except online). While shopping for grapes, I came across a punnet of Asda limited edition grapes which sounded very special indeed. As our niece was coming to stay with us for the summer holidays, I thought it would be a great opportunity to use all 5 of us as test subjects to see if these grapes did taste like what was advertised. Continue reading Limited edition grapes from Asda

Snacks for Wimbledon Tennis


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On Sunday afternoon, my wife had a brilliant idea. She went shopping for snacks for us to enjoy while we all watched the Wimbledon Men’s tennis final. Here are the pics of the food we enjoyed. Continue reading Snacks for Wimbledon Tennis

Home-made smoothie


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Recently with the hot summer weather here in England, I thought it would be good to make something cooling and refreshing (and preferably healthy) to drink at the end of the day. As I had tried making such drinks previously using fresh fruit and ice cubes, I decided that it would be even better to use frozen fruit readily available at the supermarkets to make my smoothie drinks (instead of ice cubes). Continue reading Home-made smoothie