Gun Metal Grey

Posted by mamabok | Entertainment | Sunday 31 October 2010 6:13 pm


Notable : TVB 43rd Anniversary Series (2010), Felix Wong’s comeback series, Replacing Every Move You Make
Release Date : November 1, 2010

Honest policeman Sek Dung Sing (Felix Wong) innocently spent 15 years in prison due to his involvement in a murder case. Later, although he investigated the truth to the false verdict, he had no evidence to put the real killer behind bars. The fact that law was unable to punish the real murderer, Sing could only handle the case himself!

Sing’s good partner Mai On Ting (Michael Miu), notices that something is different about Sing. Ting’s relationship with Sing starts to change from friends to enemies. Sing became more and more extreme, even harming Ting’s most loved to fight him. However, Ting believes in the law enforcement principles and insists on finding evidence to win justice for Sing. Ting and Sing’s battle goes from in the dark to the light…

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Japanese Cuisine & Tsukiji Fish Market Part 6

Posted by mamabok | Awesome,Entertainment,Food Review,Japanese | Saturday 30 October 2010 4:24 pm

The week just flew past – too quickly!  too quickly! and it’s that time of the week – for our usual fix for Japanese food.  See how a huge tuna fish is been cut, that itself need skills.  It’s a blue fin tuna I think – and not many of us have eaten one nor seen one this closed.  Enjoy! everyone – i did!  Everyone have a great weekend now! and enjoy our Japanese cuisine.

Farmer’s Market @ Beacon Church

Posted by mamabok | Canadian,Food Review,Meet Up With,My Musing | Friday 29 October 2010 3:36 pm


We went to the Farmer’s Market for the first time this year at Beacon Church – reason why we never visited the one – at Starrs Road was because they were mostly food the previous times we were there a year or so ago – when we visited and it was outdoors.  But when they announced they were moving to Beacon Church during the Fall – there was hope for us – I love indoor Farmer’s market.   The outdoors one I actually loved a lot better – until I came to Canada!   because even in the summer – it is too windy at times – or others – too hot.


But as far as I can see – the Farmer’s Market @ Beacon Church is a lot more popular and vibrant  – not only do they have food, they have all sorts of craft!  that’s what i like best!


As Halloween is round the corner –  lots of pumpkins as you can see at the Farmer’s Market.


Lots of jam and jelly as you can see – lots of wonderful and talented cooks and chefs out there.


Treats for the kids !  yummy!


Fall gifts – of course!  so pretty eh.  More in another post – stay tuned!

Something Different @ Jungle Jims

Posted by mamabok | Canadian,Food Review,My Musing,The Brat,The Other Half,Western | Thursday 28 October 2010 12:47 am


It must have had been a special weekend for PB last week – for he ordered something different from his usual fish and chips. hahah!!  Yes! he had chicken fettuccine – and don’t let the plate deceived you – because there was a lot of chicken and fettuccine in the plate. PB can’t finished it and had to bring home half of it.


I too ordered something different – a third of a rib – with bbq sauce.  No regrets!  the ribs were so tender – it fell apart as soon as I started picking at it with a fork.  I also had a Caesar salad instead of fries.  And mannnn!!! it was a lot of meat.  Definitely worth the $9.99 we paid for it.


Chloe had the whole piece of fish from the children’s menu – minus the breaded part – but she did finished the entire fish – which was a surprised and even had room for dessert.  As usual the waitress was really kind to us.  We just love eating at Jungle Jims.  Cheap/good  food and good service – can’t ask for more.

Christmas Trees Already?

Posted by mamabok | Canadian,My Musing,Shopping,The Other Half,Useful Links | Wednesday 27 October 2010 9:12 pm

Halloween is not even over and I’m looking at christmas trees for the store and the house already.  Therefore, when PB put a needle on his head  – I can fully understand where he is coming from – hahah!  But I can’t helped it right – afterall we all get really busy during November and December and our store only have this small tiny weeny Christmas tree all the time.  I now have some gift cards from the mall – and intend to fully make use of it – instead of letting it sit on my office table every year.  We still have gift cards from last year – from Canadian tire and also Walmart.  Yes – we are terrible eh.


My Christmas theme for this year is Santa’s Workshop – so you can imagine – all the things I need to get  – from LED lights to Christmas tree trimmings and miniature Christmas houses with lights.  I’m so looking forward to Christmas – are you?

Mini Sweet Tomatoes

Posted by mamabok | Canadian,Food Review,Health,My Musing,Organic,Useful Links,Vegies | Tuesday 26 October 2010 2:47 pm


If you want muscles – you can’t just eat mini tomatoes of course – you would take  creatine powder – but I want some mini sweet tomatoes because they didn’t have good regular tomatoes at the grocery store.  We were out looking for another health food and I came back with mini sweet tomatoes – therefore PB rolled his eyes – like he always does – when I start out to get something and end up with something else.


So while PB wants his muscles, I want my veggies.  The tomatoes were very, very sweet – it was like eating candies!  and they were only for $1 – definitely worth it!  I crave for veggies and fruits in any form – but being a diabetic – even eating fruits and veggies – I have to choose carefully – for they have natural sugar in them.  I stopped drinking orange juice totally because of that.

Turkey Bacon With New Packaging

Posted by mamabok | Breakfast,Canadian,Food Review,Health,Useful Links | Monday 25 October 2010 2:08 pm


Yes! i haven’t eaten Turkey bacon for a long time – since I was trying to lose weight and because I noticed I don’t sleep very well after eating too much fried food.  I need natural sleep aids to help me fall asleep after eating a lot of fried food.  But since I haven’t eaten it for a long time – I decided to have a little – and change my diet just a little.  We never eat the regular bacon – because it’s too high in calories and cholesterol.  The turkey bacon has a new packaging now – and it’s pretty convenient now when you wanna eat bacon.


Before this zip pak – I needed to open it up and then transfer it into another ziplock bag – or lately I have been using a tupperware instead.  So it’s pretty awesome now that they have this zip pack – I found it a lot more enticing to buy and eat bacon.  But like I said – bacon and any fried food keeps me awake the entire night – but I know it’s just me – PB and chloe doesn’t have this problem.

Japanese Cuisine & Tsukiji Fish Market Part 5

Posted by mamabok | Entertainment,Japan,Japanese | Saturday 23 October 2010 11:27 am

So another week is gone – and another show for you all about Japanese Cuisine – so far I’m liking it a lot – what about you?  when I was much younger – i thought I might just married a Japanese – because of my love for Japanese food and anything Japanese.   Well, have a good weekend and enjoy the show as much as I did.

Halloween Treats

Posted by mamabok | Cakes/Desserts,Canadian,Food Review,Junke Food,The Brat,Western | Friday 22 October 2010 10:52 am


The grocery stores are all geared up for Halloween as you can see – all orange coconut macaroon cookies – yummy!   I love the coconut – if you don’t know by now.   I`m so tempted to buy and eat some – but I know I could never finished it.    A lot of people here – don`t mind eating sweets like that – I think the kids eat most of them – luckily for us – Chloe never asked to eat stuff like that.  A friend of ours who loves her sweets and all sorts of greasy and junk food – she can`t resist it – uses a colon cleanse every couple of months to rid the toxin – she puts into her body – she said so herself.   I guess it`s a must eh – if you eat so much junk – what about you?  how do you rid your toxins?


A Halloween mini – cake


A pumpkin like mini cake


A pumpkin shaped – orange sprinkled cookies.


More orange cookies!

Can Fried Food Cause Acne?

Posted by mamabok | Canadian,Food Review,Health,My Musing,Useful Links | Thursday 21 October 2010 2:10 pm


So is it true or is it  myth?  my grandmother used to stop us from eating fried food – when we were kids – because she said it causes acne.   So how true is it?  is acne caused by eating fried food?  if it was true – how come PB got no acne?  he eats fried food all the time.   My grandmother never let us eat fried food – she said it wasn’t healthy – so even till now – at the back of my mind – when we do eat fried food – I associate it with needing acne products in the near future.

I rather not eat fried food if it can remotely caused acne – that was what i thought when i was young – after all the face and your skin care is very important right.  We eat a lot of steam stuff and veggies when we were kids – and anything deep fried was a no-no.   That’s why I don’t like it when Chloe eats fried food – what about you ?  do you let your kids or yourself eat lots of fried food?  I noticed in the West – they don’t mind it that much – but for us Asian – it’s like a taboo or something eh.  Crazy Asians?

Crustless Pizza @ Greco

Posted by mamabok | Canadian,Fast Food,Food Review,Health,Junke Food,My Musing,Pizzas,Useful Links | Wednesday 20 October 2010 9:17 pm


Yes! I’ve been bad and been indulging !  *head hanging down* on all sorts of junk food and I know I must have put on some weight by now.  Bad girl! i know !   I need to get some diet pills that work before I go see my family doctor again in November – else she too will be shaking her head and fingers at me for being bad.  But I do like Greco’s crustless pizza – reminds me a bit of the ones back home from Spaghetties at Tanglin Mall.  But nothing beats the one that I had in Paris – La Comedia – wood fired oven – right across the street from the Censier Daubenton metro stop on Rue Monge – and a fried egg in the middle – yum yum!  drooling!


I do like the ones from Pizza delight too – but their crust is quite think – and this one from Greco’s is thinner – a lot greasier – but good nevertheless.  Plus Greco had a speciall for $9.99 – pizza and garlic fingers and 2 pop.


This is the garlic fingers with bacon bits and they had a donair sauce that goes with it – we don’t eat too much of any sauce.   But you all know that garlic fingers back home is different from the above – but the ones in Lexington that were loaded with cheese were unforgettable.   Did you try the ones at Ray’s Pizza  @ eighth avenue –  where they rubbed the garlic on the bread in front of you and then sent it into the brick wall oven?  yup! those were the days! mannn!! i missed my ex-boss – Mr Hernandez – from Spain.


Yummy right?  yes – chicken, mushrooms and bacon bits and pepperoni – all for a cheap $9.99 ! PB had lots of garlic fingers but not much pizza – we had leftovers of course that I promptly ate the next day – hahah!!   ok really need some good diet pills now – that’s for sure – naughty girl!

Cookie Decorating @ School

Posted by mamabok | Amusing/Bizarre,Cakes/Desserts,Canadian,My Musing,The Brat | Tuesday 19 October 2010 2:29 pm


We went to Chloe’s school for a fall fair – to help the school raise funds.   We didn’t spend as much time as we wanted to – since we needed to open the store at 11am – and we only left the fair at 11.15am.  The first thing she wanted to do – was decorate a cookie – it cost like 2 tickets at $0.50 cents a ticket – so a buck a cookie – pretty expensive – but never mind lah ! all for a good cause.


It was an oatmeal and chocolate cookie that she was decorating.


Chloe was quite shy to load up her cookie – we had to encourage her – the reason why she didn’t wanna load up her cookie was because she knows we don’t like her to eat sweets and secondly, she was taught not to be greedy.


There – her decorated oatmeal and chocolate cookie – and she loved it.

Brownies With Frosting

Posted by mamabok | Cakes/Desserts,Canadian,Food Review,Health,My Musing,Useful Links | Monday 18 October 2010 2:07 pm


Yes! brownies with frosting! how cute right!  and what a treat for PB and Chloe – even I couldn’t resist and tried one piece of it!  I have been eating non-stop since Thanksgiving – I swear I’ve put on weight – and I haven’t been exercising last week because I pulled a muscle.  I’m so afraid to go and weigh in with my family doctor next week – hahahah!!  Feel kinda ashamed of myself – for letting myself go sweet crazy lately.  If anyone can tell me what weight loss supplments work that would be awesome!  I bet I’ve put on some – plus it must not be good for my blood sugar either.


But it was definitely yummy!  chloe had 2 of these before she would quiet down and go to bed.  I know! i know! i’m a bad mama – letting her eat something like that before going to bed – but it isn’t often.  But I had better watch out for Chloe’s diet too – else she will be overweight too like most kids in the west.  Everything in moderation like we teach Chloe and she didn’t ask for any today.

No Regrets

Posted by mamabok | Chinese,Entertainment | Sunday 17 October 2010 4:55 pm


Notable : TVB 43rd Anniversary series (2010), Replacing The Comeback Clan
Release Date : October 18, 2010
Episodes: 32

Guangzhou is in a state of political turmoil in the 1930s. Gangsters are on a rampage and opium trading becomes rampant. As they watch the illicit profits from opium trading escalate, the government forms the Anti-Smoking Bureau under the guise of suppressing opium, but the bureau is under the influence of CHENG LONG-KWAN (Yueh Hua), the gang’s kingpin. His eldest daughter CHENG KAU-MUI (Sheren Tang Shui Man) who is an unscrupulous person soon returns from Shanghai to reap the rewards. MUI meticulously plans her every move.

On the other hand, LAU SING (Wayne Lai Yiu Cheung) is the leader of the Criminal Investigation Team. He has worked hard all his life to ensure an easy trail for his family, especially for his bed-ridden younger sister LAU CHING (Fala Chen). Despite his hot temper, he values friendship and brotherhood more than anything else. Once, he almost sacrificed his life to help his timid teammate, TONG KAT (Pierre Ngo).

It is fated that MUI and SING should meet each other and survive many calamities. It is also fated that both are fierce contenders who will never give in, although mutual understanding and affection slowly grows between them.

Meanwhile, the Japanese army invades China and Guangzhou falls into the hands of the Japanese. MUI enters the darkest time in her life when her aunt CHENG LONG-HEI (Susan Tse) frames her.

Will SING always be by her side?


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City Under Siege

Posted by mamabok | Entertainment | Saturday 16 October 2010 11:00 am


Genre: Action/Sci-Fi
Director: Benny Chan
Casts: Aaron Kwok, Colin Chou, Zhang Jing Chu, Shu Qi, Wu Jing

Sunny (Aaron Kwok) is a clown in a circus act but he aspires to be a top performer just like his dad, The King of Flying Knife. While in Malaysia, Sunny and a few of his circus performer friends go for a treasure hunt, stumbling upon barrels of bio-chemicals left from the war.

Upon returning, some of the members are mutating due to inhaling the bio-chemicals but Sunny seems fine from the exposure. They gain extraordinary superhuman powers. The leader of the entertainment outfit Chang Tai Chu (Colin Chou) decides to use this newfound strength to do evil.

As there is an increase of crime in the city, the media and the police get involved. Kungfu master Suan Hou (Wu Jing) and policewoman Xin Hua (Zhang Jin Chu) enter the fray, while Angel (Shu Qi), a reporter who is recently demoted, also pursues the case in hopes of rescuing her flagging career. *credits to Cinema Online

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Japanese Cuisine & Tsukiji Fish Market Part 4

Posted by mamabok | Entertainment,Food Review | Saturday 16 October 2010 10:50 am

So time of the week to get into another episode of Japanese Cuisine and the all about seafood and the choosing of it.  I love this food show – very much – so enjoy!  and have a great weekend everyone!

Desserts For Thanksgiving

Posted by mamabok | Cakes/Desserts,Canadian,Food Review | Friday 15 October 2010 10:26 am


While Grammie and Grampie provided the turkey – for Thanksgiving dinner – we brought the dessert – but like any “ang moh” family – we cannot have only one desserts right? hehehehe!!!  yes – the “ang mohs” love their sweets – that’s for sure.  Unfortunately for me – I can see but not eat – but never mind lah!


The banana loaf I wanted to try again – so i bought it and ate a piece and left it at Grammie’s and Grampie’s – that way they can finish it – I won’t feel bad and feel the need to eat it all on my own.


The lemon meringue was going for 50% off since the grocery store wasn’t going to be opened on Thanksgiving – so I bought it too.  It turned out to be pretty good afterall – but grampie found it to be a bit too sweet.


Look at how much meringue there was – hahah!!


A look at the banana loaf – it was pretty good – but really sweet – and since they don’t have the nutritional info on it – home-made style – so I dare not eat too much.


Chloe and PB loved the Thanksgiving cake – we bought some home and they finished it up within days.   Chloe loved the frosting and would licked the box clean if I allowed her – hahahha!

Nuts About You

Posted by mamabok | Canadian,Food Review,My Musing,Organic,Snacks | Thursday 14 October 2010 3:57 pm


I love my nuts and the doctor told me that it was good to eat some nuts as snack – so when i saw this new packaging for organic nuts – i had to get them.  But lo and behold – a quarter of this bag is just as much calories as 27 chips *slap forehead* !  man oh man!  what can i eat these days?   So for all of you out there – check the packaging before chomping anything down – i really didn’t know that nuts can be so many calories.  So i guess i have to chomp cherry tomatoes now.  hahaha!

KFC Snack Box

Posted by mamabok | Food Review,Junke Food,Western | Wednesday 13 October 2010 3:50 pm


I haven`t had KFC since May – well end of May – so it had been a few months.  When I saw that they had a snack box for $2.99 last weekend – I told PB to get some to try – of course – he had the snack box and I had a 2 piece chicken with the works.


I also wanted mashed potatoes instead of fries – but in order to have gravy – they needed to charge me $1 – hahahah!!  too funny or what ?  those of you back home – who gets free gravy with your mashed potatoes – now don’t take it for granted.


So this is the snack box – don’t look anything like the advert eh?  but for $2.99 cannot complain lah – it was yummy!!  but definitely loads of calories lor!

Sydney Farmers’ Market

Posted by mamabok | Food Review,Friendship,My Musing,Useful Links,Useful Tips,Vacation | Tuesday 12 October 2010 2:23 pm


While it is getting colder here – in Sydney it is getting warmer and soon – there will be Farmer’s Market everywhere in Sydney.  How I know?  I lived in Sydney for about 8 months while overseeing a hotel get put together – a deluxe 5 star hotel right in CBD area – can you guess which one?   There is the Farmers Markets at the Entertainment Quarter, another one at Hawkesbury Harvest and Gourmet Food Market at Castle Hill and not forgetting the Eveleigh Christmas Farmers’ Market.  From free range eggs to Giant chocolate dipped strawberries and ham jam too!  The only thing about Sydney Farmers’ Market I wished they had were receipt printer because I buy so much – I forget how much i paid for stuff sometimes.  If they give out receipts that would be great and I’m sure I am not the only one thinking of it – because my g/fs all think the same way.   Some I know buy the whole month’s worth of food – if they can – hahah!  But which Farmers’ Market gives out receipt eh?   I don’t think I’ve seen one – have you?  wonder how they pay their taxes eh? hahah!

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