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Thursday, 21 September 2017

Dim Sum Breakfast At Restoran Sun Kim Aik, Falim.

One day as we were passing by this restaurant, we noticed that this place has been given a new face lift. We remarked that we have not been to this restaurant for many, many years. This is Restoran Sun Kim Aik, in Falim and as we remembered, it is known for its fast selling big steamed bun "tai bao".

So one fine morning on a Saturday, found the five of us trying out the dim sum in this restaurant. The place now looks brighter, cleaner and more comfortable for the customers eating there.
First, we ordered 2 plates of bbq pork chee cheong fun with bbq pork (steamed rice rolls). The chee cheong fun were served with generous portion of sambal paste.
Deep fried Yam Puffs cut into halves.
Bean curd puffs stuffed with fish and meat paste.
We ordered one "tai bao" (big steamed bao), cut into quarters.
4 fishballs, (har kow) prawn dumplings and (siew mai) minced meat dumplings.
Fish balls and siew mai are popular dim sum items.
Deep fried prawn dumplings, best dipped into mayonnaise and chili sauce.
These bamboo steamers are better than metal steamers to keep the steamed bun piping hot.
We started our Malaysia Day celebration with a dim sum breakfast.
Restoran Sun Kim Aik, Jalan Lahat, Taman Farlim (Main Road).
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The following photos are for joining Good Fences.
Fence #1
Fence #2

Linking to Good Fences.

May there be shouts of joy when we hear the news of your victory,

flags flying with praise to God for all that he has done for you.

May he answer all your prayers!

(Psalm 20:5, The Living Bible-TLB)

Wednesday, 20 September 2017

My Cameron Highlands Red Amaryllis Is Blooming.

On the first day of our recent Cameron Highlands trip, I bought a baby Red Amaryllis plant for only MYR 5. I already have the local Red Amaryllis in my garden but the flowers are smaller in size compared to the ones I bought from the highlands.
This is the Red Amaryllis that I bought in Cameron Highlands.
I left it alone for a few days to adjust to the lowland temperature before I transplanted it into a bigger pot.
My new Red Amaryllis plant with its first flower stalk.
From a small pot, I transferred it into a big shallow pot with good drainage soil. I water it once in every 2 to 3 days.
The appearing of the first two flowers.
I placed the pot away from direct sunlight.
The unfolding of the first two blooms.
First full bloom of my Cameron Highlands Red Amaryllis.
Followed by the second bloom.
With the morning sun shining on it, colour of the flowers tends to be more orange than red.
The flowers look so tall and elegant, held high on its tall stalk.
Can you see the difference between the Cameron Highland red Amaryllis (top picture) and the local red Amaryllis (bottom 2 pictures)? The petals from the C.Highlands Red Amaryllis are rounder and broader. The local flowers petals from my own garden are more tapered and slimmer. 
Three full blooms, one more to go.
I can't help but admire this beautiful flowers.

Linking to Floral Bliss.

Everyone admires a man with good sense,

but a man with a warped mind is despised.

(Proverbs 12:8, The Living Bible-TLB)

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Lunch At Patisserie Boutique & A Visit To Wisma Chye Hin, Ipoh.

Just as we were reaching old town, it started to rain. By the time we reach our destination, it was pouring buckets of rain! Somehow, in spite of the heavy rain, the Golden Girls managed to get to our lunch venue without getting drenched.

Patisserie Boutique was one of the places recommended to me by a friend when I asked her what is good in old town. So we picked this place for our lunch get together and we decided on the following items for 4 people.
 Prawn pasta - pasta served with 6 bigs prawns @ MYR 33.
Smoked duck pasta with creamy Alfredo sauce @ MYR 20.
- served with 6 slices of smoked duck and half piece toast.
 Smoked Duck Quiche @ MYR 13. 
 Smoked Salmon Croissant @ MYR 18.
- served with a sliced of smoked salmon, egg and salad.
 Smoked salmon croissant - picture taken from another angle.
 For dessert - cheese cake with a piece of fig @ MYR 12.
 Initially we ordered chocolate cheese cake but replaced it this.
I can't remember the name of this cheese cake.
 Drinks - 2 glasses apple + orange juice = MYR 18.
2 glasses hot honey lemon = MYR 18.
 Menu.
Total cost of lunch for 4 people = MYR 120.85
 Wall decor - photo frame
Wall decor - Paris tower?
 Wall decor.
 Desserts, order and payment counter.
 Limited places during peak hours.
 Old fashioned door frame and window frame.
 An old antique wall clock.

Your gates will stay wide open around the clock to

receive the wealth of many lands.

The kings of the world will cater to you.

(Isaiah 60:11, The Living Bible-TLB)
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After lunch, we walked to Wisma Chye Hin for a short tour.
This time I only took a few snapshots. 
 The museum is now opened for viewing 
 Viewing of wall murals - no charge
Entrance to museum - there is an admission fee.
 An old antique coconut scraper.
The person sit and scrape the coconut.
Entrance door to museum. 
 Wall mural
The old Sun Cinema.


Monday, 18 September 2017

Celebrating Church's Anniversary With A Lunch

Late last month (August), we joined the church's anniversary lunch which was held after the Sunday celebration. The celebration lunch was held at the Sun Lee How Fook restaurant, Jalan Kampar, Ipoh.

The lunch event started with a cake cutting to celebrate the church's 123rd anniversary and after a thanksgiving prayer, the food was then served. It was a 7 course luncheon. 
1. Deep fried prawn rolls and black seaweed rolls.
2. Fried rice.
3. Chicken curry bread.
Top left - a big round bread. Top right - the bread was cut open.
Bottom left - the foil package inside the bread.
Bottom right - eat the bread with the chicken curry.
4. Steamed yam with pork belly and green veggie.
5. Steamed fish slices on white tofu with blended ginger gravy.
6. Stir fried cabbage.
7. Sweet dessert - snow fungus, water chestnut cubes & beaten egg flower.
I like the crunchy water chestnuts.
The anniversary cake - soft fluffy sponge cake.
The church's altar with the altar flower and stained glass.
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Below are some flower photos to celebrate God's faithfulness and His beautiful creation.
These plants are from the self-dispersed flower seeds.
Thank God for His blessings that these self propagated plants grew from the dispersed seeds.

Your kindness and love are as vast as the heavens.

Your faithfulness is higher than the skies.

(Psalm 57:10, The Living Bible-TLB)

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