Oh Luak!

Oyster Omelette from Lion City in Mississauga.
Crispy & yummy!

We also ordered
Kangkong Balachan

Chicken Rendang

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Hainanese Chicken & Bak Kut Teh (Pork bone soup)

Lion City
1177 Central Parkway West
Mississauga, ON



I was picking baskets for my Expedit shelf among these. It was an easy choice - the KNIPSA (4th from the top). Unfortunately it is the most pricey? Expensive taste eh!

A lot of longing and several trips later,

I got 2. Two for now. Although 2 more would complete this bookcase by the kitchen/dining hall. These baskets will house my kids' knick-knacks - workbooks, puzzles, what nots.

And what's an IKEA trip without a loot?

I can't believe I picked this up with not a lot of thinking. It's over 5 feet long. So cute. It's going to be for my son's bed by the wall, and a sleep toy at the same time.

I also got this broiler pan to roast my chicken. So I can eat my meat without the oil.

IKEA is truly my Disneyland - the happiest place on earth. And the kids', after they each get the frozen yogurt.

Until my next trip... yayks!


Rootbeer Float

I don't need to go to A&W for rootbeer float. I make them at home. I have made them for friends, too. It's an all time favourite. And mine is a lesser evil. Oh come on!

Ingredients: low-fat vanilla ice cream, A&W diet rootbeer

Winter in Spring

From my window
Through my windshield
Getting home
Ice formation in our front porch.

Veggie Platter

I always have raw and frozen vegetables in case I don't have time to make a vegetable dish for dinner. Mini Shabu Shabu snacks on the leftovers the next day in school...

IF there's even some left.

Ingredients: English cucumber, Baby carrots and grape tomatoes with PC's spinach dip


Cucumber Juice

Cucumber juice out of my handy dandy Breville Compact Juicer. Cleansing and refreshing.

Cucumbers, among many other vegetables and fruits, have a wide range of health benefits, from promoting healthy skin and hair to fighting high blood pressure, constipation and cancer. There's a reason why slices of cucumbers go with the eyes in the world of skincare. Cucumber will now always be on my grocery list.

Ingredients: cucumbers, apples, lime, basil


For me
and for Mini Shabu's lunch in school

Ingrdients: Sausage, tomatoes, bacon, broth, bay leaves, thyme, oregano, saffron, green onions and calrose rice


Crocs Kaela

I know... I'm too silly to take photo of the shoes with my legs up in the air, while the tags are dangling. Mr. Hotpot gave me Crocs Kaela for Valentines. Walked in them today at work, even broke them in on 8 flight of stairs. As not all Crocs are comfy, this one certainly is. I love that this colour easily matches jeans.  And it is the perfect pair for a rainy day.