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A Break from the Kitchen and Happy New Year – See you in 2015!

I know I’ve been quiet and inactive the last couple of weeks.  Work has been crazy, really crazy and this foodie needs a break from her kitchen, you know 🙂 I’m currently in Malaysia for a short family vacay – reliving all my favourite foodie moments.  Walking down memory lane and sharing them with family (with a new baby – big big congrats to my beloved sis & her partner-in-crime) and friends is such a wonderful thing.  All too familiar but never got tired of it, I’d say. Before I go (i.e. to eat again) – I’d like to share some iPhone snapshots, taken from the foodie streets of Kuala Lumpur and Petaling Jaya.  This will be my last post in 2014.  Thank you for all your support and love in 2014 – see you again in 2015 with more exciting stuff! Oh yea, did I tell you that I’ve also been looting lots of foodie goodies from my mom and my mom-in-law’s kitchen? You bet I did – and I can’t wait to use them when I’m back in …

{Travelogue} 10 Tips for 1st Time Walt Disney World Visitors with Kids (Part I)

This year, the biggest gift for all of us was a family vacation to Walt Disney World (WDW).  When the day came, we were all too excited to even worry about the long 25 hours flight to Orlando, FL. To say I was nervous about the trip was an understatement – I had visions of “60 minutes queue everywhere”, “whiny & hungry kids” lashing through my mind every single minute. The reality was not bad at all.  Oh yeah, I did experience some of those visions but as our first trip to WDW, I would say that the 9 months planning has made this vacation the Best and Happiest vacation ever.  I’m not claiming to be a Disney expert here but I wanted to share the experience I went through with you so you can make that happen on your first visit to WDW too! (Warning: I had to split this into 3 parts as there are just so much details to share … sorry!) 10. Have a plan It sounds unreal but if you …

{Travelogue} 10 Tips for 1st Time Walt Disney World Visitors with Kids (Part III)

In Part 1 and Part II of this series, I’ve shared some first timer tips so you are ready to enjoy and have that most MEMORABLE vacation ever with your family (without all the worrying) at WDW.  These tips have served me well during my recent trip and so it is my wish that you will find them useful as well.   To conclude, here are the final few tips …  4. The 4Ps – People, Props, Princesses & PHOTOGRAPHY WDW is not just a kid’s park.  It’s a photographer’s heaven.  When I came home, I realised that I have snapped close to 2,000 photos in WDW!  Everything in WDW is photograph-able, of props, people, princesses – just snap snap snap.  But remember to pack extra battery packs, memory cards and tripod (if you do not trust your hands). I had my handy (and light!) X100 which shoots wonderful colours in low light so that saved me from tagging my tripod.  I also brought my lightweight Macbook, external HDD and extra battery pack so I …

{Travelogue} 10 Tips for 1st Time Walt Disney World Visitors with Kids (Part II)

In Part 1 of 10 Tips for 1st Time Walt Disney World Visitors with Kids, I’ve shared 3 tips and this is beginning to get exciting.  Before long, you and your family will be on your way to WDW and I hope these tips will come in handy. 7. Stroller – Your kids are never too old for this  Just admit it, WDW is not just a park built for kids, it’s for the parents to enjoy too.  We’re all humans – naturally, with daily packed itineraries, everyone gets tired. Tip no. 7 – don’t forget the stroller. Who cares if she’s too old for stroller!  It’s my lil’ one’s refuge during our day out at the parks.  The parks are big (don’t be fooled by the map 🙂 ) and shuttling from one end to another within the park is exhausting.  With the stroller, my lil one can rest while we zoomed from one attraction to another and waiting for that firework or parade to start. Of course, if you decide not to bring, …

{Travelogue} Makan Makan Malaysia

Be warned!  This post contains photos of drool-worthy food which was taken during my short (almost too short!) one week trip back to Malaysia recently.  Enjoy … and be prepared to salivate! *Drum roll* It’s food porn time. This was a compilation of all my favourite tai chow (stir-fries) revisited at multiple restaurants around Puchong, USJ and PJ.  I’m sure you can spot some of your favourite dishes in here too 🙂  What’s yours? During this trip, I have been such a glutton with a capital G!  And for breakfast …. here are my favourite breakfast places!  First up … freshly made, oily, garing and one of the best roti canai serving at … … and there was *cheng cheng cheng cheng* BKT (Bak Kut Teh).  There are many variations of BKT – dry, wet, dark, clear, strong herbal, lightly herbed etc.  I prefer the “clear ones” at SS18 in Subang Jaya.  My dad always asks for the “King” pork cut which is the most tender cut of the pork.  The soup … *slurp* is to …