When Easterly Showers Falls On The Sunny West Episode 25

Posted by mamabok | Awesome,Chinese,Parties,The Brat,The Other Half | Sunday 30 November 2008 12:36 pm

When Easterly Showers Falls On The Sunny West Episode 25 is being downloaded.. while i prepare for the birthday party.  Pictures to be up later, you will see what the man had been doing.. hahhaha!! i’m the luckiest woman..  :)  the kid’s birthday party.. and the man and the babysitter is doing everything. .and i just delegate.. muahhahaha!! anyways.. hop over to my entertainment blog.. and download link is there.. or come back in a bit.. when i find the online version ..  enjoy..!!  while i rush and shower.. and get the brat’s lunch ready before the birthday.

Birthday Party

Posted by mamabok | Amusing/Bizarre,Fast Food,Fruits,Junke Food,Useful Links,Useful Tips | Saturday 29 November 2008 8:50 pm

We are currently preparing for my daughter’s birthday party at the bowling alley tomorrow. Of course, I darn excited lah..!  but our babysitter had volunteered to make the sandwiches for the kids.. and we are preparing the fruits, cheese and crackers and juices.  Of course, what is a kid’s party ..  without some junk food right..??  Well.. while we are doing all these.. the man is using the balance transfer debt calculator to see if his buddy who is here to help with the food prep, can do better with his mortgage.  Ahh.. multi-tasking is kinda what we are good at.

Gem Of Life Episode 30 & Wanton Soup

Posted by mamabok | Amusing/Bizarre,Awesome,Chinese,Useful Links,Useful Tips | Friday 28 November 2008 9:16 pm

Gem of Life Episode 30 is up, awesome isn’t it!!!  now let me go get my wanton soup and egg rolls to go with it.  Hop over and enjoy the show.. i bet you will like this episode a lot.  It’s something that you have all been waiting for .. hurry now..!!

Gem Of Life Episode 29 & Sandwich Making For The Masses

Posted by mamabok | Amusing/Bizarre,Awesome,Canadian,Chinese,Entertainment,Fast Food | Friday 28 November 2008 1:14 pm

Gem Of Life Episode 29 is available on the net according to what i know.. from the uploader.  While I am waiting to watch this .. i’m also looking at these sandwiches being made at our local grocery store.  Making sandwiches for the masses.. i called it.

I love the way they make their sandwiches.. and it is good.. especially like the other day.. we were in the hospital for 6 hrs.. and had to get food.  But i wished it wasn’t so cold.. but they do have a microwave there.. but the man had forgotten that i don’t like cold sandwiches.

I think we pay like $4 for sandwiches like that.. or a little more.. depending on what is inside.  But you see if we made them at home.. it wouldn’t even cost nearly as much.  But we do pay for convenience.. and after moving to Canada.. i think i am more conscious about the cost of food here.. than back home.  The same food back home.. for lunch cost a lot less.. and of course we have so many varieties to choose from.. cafe or food & beverage establishment need to be competitive, wherelse here .. it’s mainly Sobeys, Superstore, Subway.. or your local gas stations that has the same sandwiches.

Gem Of Life Episode 28 & Food From Home

Posted by mamabok | Awesome,Entertainment,Food From Home | Wednesday 26 November 2008 12:32 pm

Well.. while waiting for Gem of Life Episode 28, guess what just came in the mail..??  Christmas came early for me.. because my blogging buddy & her wonderful hubby, Andy sent me these.  Wonderful folks..!!! who made my stay here in Canada.. more bearable.  I’m definitely grateful..!!!

A package all the way from Malaysia..!!  postage can kill yer know..!

Yummy..!! yummy..!!!  i’m already drooling..!!

My first package to be opened.

Chicken curry anyone..??  I think i need slim 10 soon, if Barb is gonna continue sending these awesome curries to me.

Gem Of Life Episode 27 & Dinner Plan

Posted by mamabok | Amusing/Bizarre,Awesome,Chinese,Entertainment,Useful Links | Tuesday 25 November 2008 6:02 pm

Gem Of Life Episode 27 is up for downloading and to watch later.  Only took me 4mins.. but wait.. let me think of cooking dinner first eh.  But i can also eat Bak Chang as dinner if i had some.  But it is only very rare times .. i can get Bak Chang.  Loved to just munch on it .. and watch and enjoy my show..  :)  You enjoy too eh.

When Easterly Showers Fall On The Sunny West Episode 22 & Curry Laksa

Posted by mamabok | Awesome,Entertainment,Food From Home,Food Review,Useful Links | Tuesday 25 November 2008 11:43 am

When Easterly Showers Fall On The Sunny West Episode 22< is up for downloads and watching.  But in the meantime, I want to show you the wonderful bowl of curry laksa i had last nite with my tvb shows.  And guess who sent me this..?? yes..!!! Good ole .. Barbara.. from ChumsyAshley.com .. what an awesome pal..!! thanks so much ..!!

Gem Of Life Episode 26 & Food For A Sick Kid

Posted by mamabok | Sick Food,The Brat,Useful Links | Monday 24 November 2008 11:17 am

Watching Gem of Life Episode 26 and was told by the doctor that the best food for a sick kid is a B.R.A.T. diet.  So what is that..?? i hear you asked..  that is BANANA, RICE PUDDING, APPLE SAUCE AND TOAST.   Yes.. my brat is sick.. and she is eating a B.R.A.T diet for a few days.. hahhahah!! ok.. ok.. so not funny..!! my poor baby.  Freezies are good too.. the doctor said.

Grill Burger Bacon Cheddar @ DQ

Posted by mamabok | Fast Food,Junke Food,Western | Friday 21 November 2008 1:42 pm

Does all burger taste the same..??  no .. not really..! i like those from Macdonalds… the man love those from Wendys .. well preferably Arby’s .. but since we don’t have an Arby’s here..  he has no choice.  The babysitter love DQ.. so you can guess whose burger this is.

Looking rather plain.. but certainly bigger than the ones from Mickey D or Wendy’s.

Looks like someone likes mustard.. and the pattie does look alot juicier than the rest of the fast food restaurant.  But whats the verdict of the taste..?? so – so .. she said.  And she didn’t get back the right change either.. was 2 bucks short.  The QC of the food at DQ varies from who is working and who is cooking, sometimes.. i do get a good hotdog.. but others.. it’s horrid.  So if you get the right person doing your hotdogs and burgers.. perhaps it is alright to eat there.. but otherwise, well.. you are gonna be disappointed like i was .. a few times now.  And you all know I never waste my calories.

Gem Of Life Episode 24 & Some Fruit Cakes For The Season

Posted by mamabok | Amusing/Bizarre,Cakes/Desserts,Canadian,Chinese,Food Review,Useful Links,Western | Thursday 20 November 2008 10:00 am

I just watched Gem of Life Episode 24 and yes.. i hear you asking .. what has Fruit cakes gotta do with it.  Well.. plenty .. you know me.. i can’t watch a show without eating something.. and here i went.. going ga-ga.. seeing the fruit cake.. but guess what..??  it was so disappointing.. i wanna cry.. boohoohoo..!!! it was so dry.. i was gonna choke on it.  And you know how we foodies are right..?? we look forward to eating it .. the whole day.. and watching my favorite show.. and then.. BAM..!! can’t eat it….!!! because it’s way too dry.. and i ain’t wasting my calories..1! ellooooo..!!!!  So yes.. disappointed..!! bummer.. !!!

Gem Of Life Episode 23 & Kids Party Food @ Jungle Jim’s

Posted by mamabok | Awesome,Cakes/Desserts,Canadian,Chinese,Useful Links,Western | Wednesday 19 November 2008 6:16 am

Gem Of Life Episode 23 is ready to watch soon.. but I’m posting some kid’s party food up for you to enjoy soon.  As parents.. coordinating a birthday party can be really stressful.  My kid and I just attended a party at Jungle Jim’s this weekend.. and would like to share them with you .. and tell you the pros and cons of having the birthday at Jungle Jim’s. Stay tune.. i’ll be right back.

Jungle jim’s Jungle Cheesesteak loaded with fries.. that i couldn’t eat.  But I guess most Canadians would love the fries thing.. it is prolly not an asian thing.  I’m sure you all know I will never waste my calories.. if i can helped it.  So how was the cheesesteak..?? pretty good in fact. .the beef were soft.. and the bread or the french toast was just soaky enough.  The fries was so-so.. and the coleslaw had a funny taste to it.  But it was overall good.  I liked it.  At $11.99 + taxes .. its not actually that cheap.. but the service was great and I’ll have to specially mentioned this young man at Jungle Jim’s.

This young man.. i met him.. a few months ago.. after my operation. .and then i went out of commission.. because i needed to get rested.  I didn’t forget him.. and a few weeks ago.. i saw him again.  And again.. a few days ago.  Any food blogger would know that the wait staff plays a very important part in whether you would go back to a restaurant or not right..?  And this young man.. in another few years.. i know that he will be someone in the service industry.. if he chooses to continue because he has the right attitude.. and he certainly have the flair.  Efficient.. and friendly.. plus genuinely warm.  I cannot say a lot about other restaurant service staff.. but if this young man were to travel to asia.. and decide to join a hotel industry.. i know he will go far.  Plus the Asian gals would be swarming around him.  This picture was taken a few months ago, he looks a lot more fitter now.. and more confident this time round.

This was what my brat had for the birthday party held at Jungle Jim’s.. but as you can see .. my brat is weird, she refused to eat the curly fries. .because she insisted that they were onion rings.  And of course .. she didn’t eat the chicken nuggets either.  What a waste of good food right..? well .. i tried the nuggets.. and they didn’t taste like the ones we were used to.. so i guess .. maybe that’s the reason..??  Nevertheless.. the rest of the kids eat all their stuff.  But Jungle Jim’s should prolly go easy on the fries..?? no..??

This was what the man had .. while waiting for the kid to finish the birthday party.  This was rings and nuggets .. and it cost like $10.99.. pretty ex lor.. if you asked me.  3 pieces of nuggets and some fries.. but they were good.. so that’s all that matters right. Overall, we always enjoy Jungle Jim’s .. and recommend it.

Gem Of Life Episode 21

Posted by mamabok | Amusing/Bizarre,Awesome,Cakes/Desserts,Chinese,Useful Links,Useful Tips | Saturday 15 November 2008 5:53 pm

Gem of Life Episode 21 will be out soon .. and I will of course be chasing after it.. to get the link and all.  But I have to go get some diet pills today .. because as you can see..  i’m addidcted to the show.. and i am eating non-stop because of the show.  But how can one enjoy a tvb show without munching on some sinful snacks right..??  Right now.. i just bought a fruit cake for it.  Wait i take pictures.. and post it up here.

Thanksgiving In USA

Posted by mamabok | Amusing/Bizarre,Awesome,Parties,Slow Cooking,Useful Links,Useful Tips,Western | Saturday 15 November 2008 4:42 pm

Thanksgiving in the United States and Canada.. are a month apart.  For us here in Cananda.. it isn’t such a big deal but for some folks in United States like my girlfriend, Lara.. it was so important that she flew back from Asia to US to celebrate Thanksgiving with her family.  Now that she is permanently in United States, I try my best to remember to send some personalized gifts to her and her wonderful family on this special day.

I remember the feast they use to have .. during Thanksgiving… and I told myself.. i can never cook this much food within a day or two.  They had so many people come by the house.. it was awesome.  Not only family but friends and neighbours too.

Gem Of Life Episode 20

Posted by mamabok | Awesome,Breakfast,Chinese,Useful Links,Useful Tips,Western | Friday 14 November 2008 9:47 am

Gem Of Life Episode 20 is ready to watch somewhere on the internet.  Have fun and enjoy..!! while i look for something to eat to enjoy it with… kekke!! i can’t watch a good show.. without having something good to eat le.. :) what about you ..??  Not quite the weekend yet.. but still it’s always good to have a good breakfast.  It’s about 8.47am here.

You probably think i like this bread very much.. and yer right.  I eat it almost everyday.  It’s walnut and raisn bread.  Yummy..!!

Gem Of Life Episode 19

Posted by mamabok | Amusing/Bizarre,Awesome,Chinese,The Other Half,Useful Links,Useful Tips | Thursday 13 November 2008 12:17 am

Waiting to watch Gem Of Life Episode 19 as well but i have to compare car insurance first while the man cooks for the kid’s lunch.  See i kid you not .. when i say the man can cook udon right..??  Yes.. he helps me to cut the chicken .. and marinate it.. and cut up the baby corn.. since the kid loves it.

Well..it’s only right that he helps .. while i do other stuff online right..?? it’s not often that i ask him to cook udon or chinese food.. but it’s not difficult if he wants to, doesn’t really take Martha Stewart to cook udon eh.

And yes.. he can handle his chopsticks .. as well as the babysitter.

Gem Of Life Episode 18 & Breakfast

Posted by mamabok | Amusing/Bizarre,Awesome,Chinese,Useful Links | Wednesday 12 November 2008 9:53 am

You wouldn’t believe my luck..!! i found the link for Gem of Life Episode 18 even before sending my brat to school… woohoo..!!!  I’m making breakfast right now.. and getting ready to watch the show.  What a great start of the day.  If you want the link to download on your own.. just hop over to my entertainment blog.  Enjoy!!

Remembrance Day CookOut

Posted by mamabok | Amusing/Bizarre,Awesome,BBQ,The Other Half,Useful Links,Useful Tips | Tuesday 11 November 2008 3:45 pm

The boys are gathering together for a cookout today because it is Remembrance Day today.  I guess now that they are all fathers and family man, they kinda do this for fun more than going for fishing or bike rides out in the woods. Gone are the days, where they can take off in a minutes notice.. and head up to the city to look for Harley parts or a road show or even a nite out in the city.

When Easterly Showers Fall On The Sunny West Episode 12

Posted by mamabok | Amusing/Bizarre,Chinese,Useful Links,Useful Tips | Tuesday 11 November 2008 3:41 pm

While When Easterly Showers Fall On The Sunny West Episode 12 is my favorite show, it is their furniture that i loved the most.  It is probably because I am in the West, while my heart is in the East. I am currently looking for some discount furniture for my dining room for this Christmas, for i think we are having our Christmas gathering at our home this year.  But I am looking for the more oriental meets modern type of furniture.  But if you are dying to watch When Easterly Showers Fall on The Sunny West, you can head over to my entertainment blog.  Enjoy!

Gem Of Life Episode 17 & Dinner By The Man

Posted by mamabok | Amusing/Bizarre,Awesome,Chinese,Useful Links,Useful Tips,Western | Tuesday 11 November 2008 1:21 am

The man made dinner while i look for Gem of Life Episode 17 to watch.  Some brocolli salad with rasins and onions and instant mashed potatoes and some chicken wings.  Too bad he had forgotten to buy more chicken today.. because i could really use some for noodles tomorrow.  Oh well..! it’s Remembrance day tomorrow.. and we ain’t gonna have any stores open.  But at least i can take comfort in knowing that i can watch Gem of Life Episode 17 tomorrow. If you want to watch it to, just hop over to my entertainment blog.  Enjoy..!! i certainly would.

When Easterly Showers Fall On The Sunny West Episode 11 & Sambal Scallops

Posted by mamabok | Awesome,Chinese,Cooking,Food From Home | Sunday 9 November 2008 1:35 pm

Watching When Easterly Showers Fall On The Sunny West Episode 11 & eating this sambal scallops with noodles is the heavenliest thing any food blogger can do .. especially one that had been away from home for 8 yrs 9 months.  You cannot imagine.. how grateful i am to blogger friend turn into buddy .. Barbara from Chumsy Ashley for sending this packet of Sambal Tumis to me .. even before i went for my huge operation in June.  Good and real friends are so hard to find in real life.. moreover this one is around the other side of the world..  and doing it for me.. for nothing in return… and expecting nothing in return.  What a kind person right..??  Those who needs real friends .. must hop over to her blog.  Barbara is located in Malaysia, so if you are visiting Malaysia anytime soon, you should give Barbara a shout.

The scallops were on sale a few days ago, at the local grocery stores.  As you all know.. eating this amount of scallops in any restaurants or fast food places.. would probably cost one at least a small fortune.  But i bought these for less than $6 .. now that’s a steal right..?  The minute i saw it .. i knew i had to cook it with some Sambal Tumis that Barbara had sent me.. a few months ago.. and i had kept it like a precious pack of gem.

Glorious looking scallops eh.

Well.. the highlight of the dish isn’t the scallops.. truth be told.. but the sambal.. muhahah!!  imagine .. not having it for so long.  Ahhh..!! glorious moments.. that i told the spouse.. i have to take down.

Look at all those yummy looking sambal.. being mixed into those glorious looking scallops.  Yum.. !! yum..!!!  I was already salivating.. when i was cooking it.

Every last drop had to come out.. i wasn’t gonna waste any eh.

Lots of sambal in this small packet .. and really worth it.  The smell was already pretty strong by now.  And pretty simple to cook too.  I didn’t marinate the scallops or even roll them onto some flour as advice by some cook show… i just wanted to taste the scallop.

Here it is.. everything from the package is out.. and i am stirring it.  I first put some olive oil.. and then added some minced garlic.. put in the scallops after the garlic were stir fried for a few minutes.  when the scallops turned a little white.. i poured in the whole packet of sambal tumis sent by Barbara from Malaysia.. which can be kept for months.  And after a few more mins.. it’s all done.  No seasoning required.. nothing.

So yes.. the final moments.. and the taste..??  yummlicious of course..!! i couldn’t finish it of course.. and had to store it for the next day.  These days. .i can’t eat as much as i want to.  Thanks to Barb again..!! for the sambal tumis.. else i won’t be enjoying my Gems of Life Episode 16 & 17 too.

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