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Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Watching The Tobouchina Flowers Turn To Seeds.

I had earlier done a post about this Tobouchina plant and shared photos of its beautiful purple flowers. For the article and photos, you can click here. Today, I will be sharing photos on the different stages of the flowers changing to seeds.
 Lovely Purple Tobouchina flowers in my garden.
 Some of the flowers have withered.
The dried flower petals have dropped off....
 leaving behind the base of the flower (receptacle and the ovary).
 Waiting to see what will become of these.
This appears after a few days. This must be the seed.
More seeds appearing.
The black seeds have broke through the flower base.
On a closer look, this is how the seeds look like. It is segmented.
 As it matured, the segments are separated and dropped to the ground.
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My Pink Rain Lilies or Pink Fairy Lilies.
 After raining for a few days, my pink lilies are blooming. 
Even those sandwiched between flower pots and bricks are also blooming.
Even the White Lilies are competing with the Pink lilies to show off their beauty.

Linking to Floral Bliss.

Don't be concerned about the outward beauty that depends

on jewelry, or beautiful clothes, or hair arrangement.

Be beautiful inside, in your hearts, with the lasting charm

of a gentle and quiet spirit that is so precious to God.

That kind of deep beauty was seen in the saintly women of old,

who trusted God and fitted in with their husbands' plans.

(1 Peter 3:3-5, The Living Bible-TLB)

Shopping For Plus Size Dresses

For many of us, shopping can be fun and many shop to de-stress. But for some of us, we can get stressed up on shopping trips. Part of the reasons is because most of the dresses available in the malls or boutiques are mostly made for those who have figures like models. If you are one of those who are slim and tall, you will enjoy shopping because whatever the design or style you like, you can easily find the size that fits you. But what about those who do not have a near perfect model figure?
Open shoulder printed cape sleeve bodycon dress
As you know, there are those of us who are on the slightly bigger build and no matter how hard we diet, we can never be slim. Sometimes, it can be very disheartening. Let’s say, you see a beautiful dress on the mannequin and you wanted so much to have that dress. You then turn to the sales person to tell her that you would like to try on that dress and she tells you that they do not have your size. Then you look up a few more dresses and she tells you the same thing. After that, I am sure you no longer have the mood to continue and would probably head for home.
Courtly round neck decorative lace bodycon dress
Well, things have changed. You can now find plus size bodycon dresses on some online websites. If you haven’t found any yet, you can click to visit fashionmia.com to look at the dresses available on their website.
Denim plain breasted fabulous lapel trench coat
Not only are there plus size bodycon dresses, they also made available plus size for shift dresses, flared dresses, midi & maxi dresses and tops. I won’t be surprise if this is a popular website for plus size women shoppers.
Lapel pocket printed trench coat
You can also take a look at the lovely handbags and clutch bags. Besides bags, there are also accessories like necklaces, earrings and chokers to go with your new dress. There are also some trendy women’s trench coats that might interest you. A trench coat can be a saver. You can wear your trench coat over a simple top and a pair of shorts or jeans and you are really to go.

Tuesday, 22 August 2017

Dinner & Sign Language At Vegan Delights Cafe, Ipoh.

My sister-in-law and her husband was in Ipoh again for some business meeting with their clients. They phoned up to ask us to meet them for dinner at Vegan Delights Cafe, Ipoh. In fact, they had earlier had lunch with their clients here at the same cafe. This is a vegetarian cafe. This cafe is located at 12, Jalan Raja Permaisuri Bainun (formerly Jalan Kampar), Ipoh.
 This is a must order item and it is my favourite dish.
Pan Fried Duck with orange salsa and it is very appetizing.
 Someone wanted to try this burger.....
I didn't take photo of the other 2 dishes, so no photo to show.
 Mushroom soup with 2 pieces of toasted bread.
 Wooden box to keep their forks and spoons.
 This is the first time we noticed these sign language on the wall. Here we have to use sign language to communicate with the servers and helpers.
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The following photo of a coffee grinder which I saw at the Antong Coffee Mill is for joining Tuesday's Treasure and Image-in-ing.
Rattan steaming trays leaning against the wall and the stone grinders on the ground.


"Teacher," they said to Jesus,

"this woman was caught in the very act of adultery.

Moses' law says to kill her. What about it?"

They kept demanding an answer, so he stood up again and said,

"All right, hurl the stones at her until she dies.

But only he who never sinned may throw the first!"

(John 8:4, 6, The Living Bible-TLB)

Monday, 21 August 2017

Happy Lunch With Ex-Colleagues At Cheong Loi Restaurant, Ipoh.

It was a Friday! Taking advantage of the long lunch hours to meet up for a lunch outing with ex-colleagues. It was quite some time since we last met. We were to gather at the office car park. I was early so I occupied myself taking some snapshots. All government departments are currently preparing for the national day celebration which falls on the 31st August.
Public Works Department with National Day banner.
Vehicles adorned with national flags on display in front of main entrance.
 Flags on the wall. 
 On the road to Cheong Loi Restaurant in Ipoh old town.
The 1st time our group had lunch here was in February, 2016. If you are interested to see what we ate for our first visit, you can click here.
Old colleagues get together again at Cheong Loi.
85, Jalan Bijeh Timah, Ipoh.
We started with a big bowl of salted vegetable, white tofu, fish balls, pork slices, etc.
Deep Fried Black Pomfret on top of light soy sauce. 
Steamed Taro or Yam with pork belly slices.
Chicken cooked with bitter gourd slices.
Braised tofu in soy sauce with chili sauce for dipping.
Lala or clams.
Leek cooked with roast pork.
This lunch was for 6 people and the total cost of lunch was
MYR 100.00 (approx. 23.28 USD)
These photos are for show only.
We didn't order the above braised oink, oink head skin.
After lunch, we stopped to shop at one of the nearby small stalls. See the pink plastic bags. Stopped for a photo shot before walking to the car.
On the way back to the office where we parked our cars.
Great company, good food and reasonable price.

Work happily together. Don't try to act big.

Don't try to get into the good graces of important people,

but enjoy the company of ordinary folks.

And don't think you know it all!

(Romans 12:16, The Living Bible-TLB)

Saturday, 19 August 2017

Red, Orangy & Metallic Blue Betta Or Siamese Fighting Fishes.

I want to introduce a few more of my Betta or Siamese fighting pet fishes to you since today is Saturday's Critters day.
Photo #1
Red Betta with long flowing gown.
Photo #2
Red and white Betta with flare skirt.
Photo #3
Same as the one above.
Photo #4
Orangy Betta
Photo #5
Same as the one above. It is a fast swimmer.
Photo #6
Same as the one above. Not easy to take snapshots of this one.
Photo #7
Same as the one above. It uses its dorsal (upper fin) to maneuver itself.
Photo #8
Metallic Blue Betta
Photo #9
Lately it looks sick but still enjoys good appetite.
Photo #10
I hope it will be overcome its sickness and be well again.

- Have a Blessed Weekend! -

Linking to Saturday's Critters.

Who is it that overcomes the world?

Only the one who believes that Jesus is the Son of God.

(1 John 5:5, New International Version-NIV)

Friday, 18 August 2017

We Are Back Again At Kopitiam 1 Curve.

We have been to many places and this place seems to be everyone's favourite because the food is good and the pricing is reasonable. Most important, the food is cooked according to our taste. So, when someone suggested Kopitiam 1 Curve as our dinner venue again, everyone is agreeable. Each time we are there, we try to order new dishes to try.
Stir fried spicy sambal pork slices and long beans. This is good.
Kung Poh fish slices with dried chilies, ginger slices, onions and spring onions.
Lam Yee deep fried chicken wings,
Stir fried kailan with pork slices and prawns
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Kopitiam 1 Curve is at 139, Lengkuk Desa Rishah 1,
Desa Rishah Indah, 30100 Ipoh.
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The following photos are for joining Skywatch Friday.
Sunrise at 7.10 am.
Sunset at 6 pm.
The setting sun was partially hidden by the clouds.

Linking to Skywatch Friday.

Nothing in all creation is hidden from God's sight.

Everything is uncovered and laid bare before the eyes of him

to whom we must give account.

(Hebrews 4:13, New International Version-NIV)

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