Wednesday, March 28, 2012

My Little Kung Fu Boy - Nunchaku, Tonfa and Lion Dance

My little four year old and his Kung Fu antics with nunchaku, tonfa and lion dance head.........

Haiiiiit....wait for me to pose like Bruce Lee first........, like this, can or not?


This is my Kung Fu commencement stance.....................

'Parting the wild horse mane form', learned from my Tai Chi Sifu........

Horse stance (.馬步)..............hiyaaaa.......giddyup, giddyup.....,  see me swinging the nunchaks....

Now, I show you my side kick........while swinging the nuchaku at the same time.....


Aiya, kicked too high, check first whether 'seluar koyak' (pants torn) or not..........

Hey, why you laugh.....nah.....hentam (hit) you with my nuchaku......

This is cha cha cha style kung fu.....hey, don't laugh ah.....Bruce was the 1958 Hong Kong Colony Cha Cha Cha dance competition champion leh.....

ok, time to get serious......I moved so fast....papa camera also captured blur image.....he he he, how's my Wong Fei Hung's 'Shadowless kick' ( 無影腳, wúyǐngjiǎo, no shadow kick)

Oppps, sunglasses dropped.........

Tired with Nunchaks liao.....now I show you my Tonfa weapon moves.........put mummy's Chinese New Year Ang Pau basket next to me...........generate some authentic Oriental aura.......ha ha ha!


How is this pose?.....look like Karate expert Chuck Norris or not?.....pssst!....this one not hairy wan.......

Position to beat up and ward off 'Parang' (stout straight knife)  attackers.....


Its lion dance time......just like my favourite hero, Wong Fei Hung......

Lion climbing the plum blossom poles...................

Lion frolicking on top of the plum blossom poles........

Aiya, Lion tired liao, rest for a while........

Opppps, then mummy bring cane,  asking me to stop horsing around, take a bath and go to bed.....late liao.....tomorrow have to go to school.......good night......

Monday, March 26, 2012

Japanese Koinobori (Carp Streamer), Boys Festival (Tengo no Sekku)


My youngest son was so excited when I hang these Japanese Koinobori (carp streamer) at our house. He loves to see these carp shaped wind sock fluttering when the wind blows. Traditionally. Koinobori are put up to celebrate Japanese Boys Festival (Tengo no Sekku) (端午の節句) (Modern, Children's Day) on 5th May in Japan and most households there would start putting them up as early as April. As for me, I am even earlier.......now is only March! LOL!
The carps are put up in honour of sons in the family, hoping that they will grow up to be strong and healthy. Carp is known to be energetic and strong in fighting swift currents. Anyway, they have large black carp to represent the father and red (second biggest) for the mother. Mmmm, I wonder if there is any for daughters?

KOINOBORI SONG LYRICS
屋根より高い鯉幟
大きい真鯉はお父さん
小さい緋鯉は子供たち
面白そうに泳いでる
Romanised (Yane yori takai koinobori
Ookii magoi wa otoosan
Chiisai higoi wa kodomo tachi
Omoshirosoo ni oyoideru)
English Translation (Carp windsocks are above the roof.
The biggest carp is the father,
The smaller carp are children,
They're enjoying swimming in the sky)


Here is a cute boy singing the Koinobori song

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Pressure Cooker Lamb Shank Recipe


I always enjoy a good meal of lamb shank and it is one of my favoourite dish whenever I visit western restaurants. I found a nice piece of frozen lamb shank in the hypermarket and bought it without any hesitation.  This lamb shank was to be one of the dish for my family's dinner to be eaten with rice, so I only bought one piece. Anyway, we don't eat that much meat to have one shank each per person. lol!
As I was driving home, my mind was filled with thoughts of the ingredients that I am going to use for this piece of lamb shank. I have limited time to prepare dinner for my family, so I throw all the ingredients in my pressure cooker and cooked them for 25 minutes. I ended up with a very tender lamb shank and the nice aroma of rosemary filled my house when I opened the pressure cooker lid....yum yum!

Ingredients
Lamb Shank, 1 pc
Onions, 1 pc, cut into 4
Garlic, 3 cloves
Celery stalks (optional), 2 stalks, cut into bite size
Carrot, 1 pc, cut into cubes
Red Wine (optional), 3 table spoons
Tomato, 1 pc, cut into 4
Tomato sauce, 3 tablespoons
Rosemary (dried), 1 teaspoon
Thyme, 1/2 teaspoon (dried)
Worchestershire sauce, 1 teaspoon
Salt to taste
Pepper to taste

Put lamb shank in pressure cooker. Pour in water to cover around 3/4 of the shank. Throw in all the ingredients. Close the pressure cooker lid tightly and engage the safety lock. Cook the shank at high heat for 10 minutes then turn heat to low and cook for another 15 minutes. Let the cooker cool down for around 20 minutes and then release the pressure slowly. Serve lamb shank while still hot!

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Sambal Okra with Fresh Scallops Recipe

I found some nice fresh scallops in the wet market recently. Initially I wanted to use them for steamboat but did not do so when I found that their shell break easily. I don't want the shell broken pieces in my steamboat!
I decided to scoop up the scallop meat and use it to cook my vegetable, okra (lady fingers) dish.

Here is my Sambal Okra with Fresh Scallops Recipe.....

Ingredients
Scallops, 10 pcs, remove shells
Okra, 10 pcs, cut into two
Chili paste 1 tablespoon
Shallots, 3 pcs, blended
Belachan, 1 teaspoon
Salt to taste
Oyster sauce, 1 teaspoon
Dried prawns, 1 tablespoon, deep fried until crispy

Put some vegetable oil into a hot wok.  Saute chilli paste, belachan and shallots until fragrant. Add in oyster sauce and salt to taste. Put in the okra and scallops. Stir fry until they are cooked. Take out the Sambal Okra with Fresh Scallops and put it in a serving dish. Garnish with deep fried dried prawns (heh bee) before serving.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Simple and Light Chicken Porridge Meal (Recipe)


As usual, whenever I steamed chicken, there would always be leftover chicken breast meat.  My kids would eat all of the other chicken parts except the chicken breast meat. Since it was a Sunday morning and my kids get to slept in, I woke up early to cook chicken porridge with these leftover so that we do not have to go out for breakfast or else it would have been very near to lunch time by the time they woke up.

Here is my simple and light chicken porridge recipe.

Ingredients
Steam chicken meat (or fresh meat), 200 gms
Rice, 1 cup
Sesame oil, 1/2 teaspoon
Light soya sauce, 3 tablespoons
Garlic, 5 cloves, chopped finely and saute until golden brown (for garnishing)
Salt to taste
Pepper to taste
Spring onions for garnishing

Wash rice and put them into a pot. Cover the rice with around 5 cups of water.  Cook rice at low heat until they turned soft. Add water if it is too dry. Put in the chicken meat, sesame oil, light soya sauce, pepper and salt to taste. Cook the porridge for a short while. Garnish with spring onions and fried garlic before serving.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Temporary Car Radiator Fix using Steel Filled Epoxy during CNY

I discovered there was a few hairline cracks on my car's radiator top during the eve of Chinese New Year. All the mechanics in my hometown are already closed that time. When I called up a few mechanics, most of them told me that they will only open for business on the 8th day of CNY and the car radiator workshop would open on the 10th day. Therefore, if I don't get something done, I would not be able to drive back to KL or use my car during that time. Waiting in my hometown till the 10th day would be a no no, because I need to get back to KL earlier than that.
Luckilly, the hypermarkets are still open for business and I found steel filled epoxy that can be used to temporarily repair radiators in a DIY shop there. I mixed the epoxy with the hardener and patched up the leaks on my radiator. After that, I managed to drive back to KL and the radiator only lost around 0.5 litre of water. LOL!

Monday, March 19, 2012

Guinness St. Patrick's 2012 Changkat Bukit Bintang Street Party - The Laughter Side of Life

Changkat Bukit Bintang, 17th March 2012 - Peteformation got an inviation to attend the biggest Guinness St. Patrick's Celebration in Asia. More than 10,000 (ten thousand) of revelers turned up to share 'the laughter side of life', the theme of the celebrations this year.............

"ol, ceol, craic", (a great pint, good music and wonderful fun).........let the party begin.........

At the entrance to the street party. Changkat Bukit Bintang Road was closed to traffic for a night of live music performances, Irish dances, street artist, stand-up comedians, a carnival of fun games and activities..........

Workers making final preparation for the event......The whole street was filled with chairs and tables....

Ahhhh, here come the big bikers.........................

Minnie Mouse wants to party too.......lol!

Hot Fly FM car.....they arrived early........


Meeting point at the Loco Pub.....which happens to be our host for the night. Yummy food and free flow of Guinness draught.....

Young and leggy beauties waiting outside Arthur's Lounge.......

Guinness souvenirs section....wish to add these to my cap collections......

Hopped over to Arthur's Lounge where I was given a chance to tap my own pint of Guinness draught. I learned the secret to tap a pint of smooth and creamy top Guinness draught......Anyone wants to hire a bartender?.....lol!

Neatly arranged Guinness glasses near the dispensers.......

A smooth and creamy top pint of Guinness draught that I tapped..........

Guinness staff busily preparing our personalised drinking glasses.....

wow, I love this.......Peteformation personalised Guinness drinking glass......

Checking out Guinness history at Arthur's Lounge.........

I like this caption, Bulldog Roams Malaysia.........

2012, Malaysia host the Largest St. Patrick's Celebration in Asia........really glad that I attended this party!

Some nice finger food served at Arthur's Lounge.......this roast duck is delicious.....


Wow! juicy, tender and flavourful Wagyu Beef............one of the finest beef in the world known for its marbling characteristics.....

Photography session with Guinness pretty young ladies........
Opps, don't let my wifey know yah!..nanti kena tarik telinga (got my ear pulled)......cover face with smiley....tutup(close) evidence.......kah kah kah

One last shot at the bar in Arthur's Lounge before hopping back to The Loco to continue partying.......

Ah, crossing the road back to The Loco, sky's already dark and party goers are coming in droves......

Greeted by these two beautiful ladies outside Loco reception...........

Had some finger food inside Loco......this is Nachos with Prawn salsa. Very spicy and sour..... nice fresh prawns inside.......yum yum, made me drank more Guinness draught.......

Another Guinness draught please.........


Tender, juicy and well marinated Tandoori on a stick......had around 5 of this......

Inside Loco Pub.....1st Floor.....

The funny green man and clown arriving before the official launching..........

View of the street below from Loco 1st floor..........a strong crowd of revelers.......

A lady trying her hand at balancing a plate on a thin stick........

A sea of party goers near the official stage........opps, then my phone rang,, my little 4 year old boy....asking, "when 'papa' coming back?"......oh oh, reminded me it was already time to go home liao..! The next day have to wake up early to bring him cycling around Desa Park City lake.....lol!

Missed the The Comedy Club KL performance.........maybe next round.....


The Guiness St. Patrick's celebration continue until the end of the month. For more information check out Guinness St. Patrick's site

Saw this written on the Loco pub wall.........To Be Continued "Manana"

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