Tuesday, October 27, 2009

We Love You Oreo!

How do I break this piece of news? Oreo is one of the longest cats that have been with me, gracing my days with his sweet meows...

At about 10 years old now, he had been in my care for almost 8 years. I adopted him when my single cat, Candy was on heat. So a breeder, now a friend of mine, suggested that I take Oreo for Candy. Oreo has fathered a few beautiful cats in my household including Minty. And his grandchildren, Sugar and Munchkin. I will definitely miss him dearly.

We noticed that he'd been having difficulty going to the toilet the last couple of days. Upon close monitoring I decided to take him to the vet this morning, after confirming that he will not be surgically treated based upon the symptoms that I described over the phone. I was about to place the carrier in the car, and greeted him, but no answer. Not even a faint weak sound heard. The minute I took a look at him, I knew he's no longer around....

Words cannot describe how I feel right now. My only consolation is that he did not suffer for long, or go through any harsh treatments, as I've seen happened to my friend's cat who had the same disease. Its a normal old cats disease called PKD or renal failure.

Farewell Oreo..... We love you!

Friday, October 23, 2009

Idealess Cooking

During one of those days, when you just don't know what to put on the dinner table, you don't feel like eating out, the thought of delivery orders doesn't appeal to you, and your guilt of allowing the kids to enjoy the instant noodles is too much.... How about this?

Grilled Chicken and Prawns

Nasi Lemak, Sambal Tumis Udang plus fried anchovies and Cucumber.

For this meal, you just need to marinate the chicken in barbeque sauce (instant) and the prawns in butter, pepper and salt.
The rice, cooked incocunut milk, add some shallots, garlic and ginger plus 1-2 pandan leaves. Salt to taste. Anchovies, fried and cucumber sliced. Simple prawn in sambal. That's it!
Recipes available upon request....moi too lazy to type, as lazy as the cooking...hahaha!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Fun Flipper!

Munchkin playing with a cut branch in our backyard garden. What's hillarious is how she fell after the last flip. The sound of her drop may not be captured in this clip, but that's what makes the camera lady laugh her head off and fell to the ground...lol!

Happy COT's! For more fun cat stories visit Gattina's here!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Indoor Cat

Is that worm is see squirming in the grass....eeewww!

I don't know why Mummy put me here.....just to have that square thing clicking in my face.

Hey, Munchkin, wait for me!! I can't move, or the worm might get me!

Thank goodness, but are we done yet? Time to get inside? Is it? Is it?

Sugar is not used to outside world yet, as Mummy is too protective about letting her out on her own. While Munchkin is playing like her second home, running around chased by the girls! Can't get a good shot of her at all! Lol!

For more fun stories, visit Gattina at My Cats and Funny Stories.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Impromptu Post

I am about to break a rule.

I've been surfing around and visiting blogs and I see many beautiful family photos and happy moments. Previously, the minute my other half knew I became a blogger, he made me promise not to reveal anything about our personal life and details. I just kept quiet, not saying yes nor no.

Today I am going to bend the rule a bit, maybe one time, this time. In fact, this post might be taken off anytime as I see necessary. So don't be surprised if its no longer here in future...lol!

So here, I am attaching my recent family photo, during the recent Raya hols.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Before and Now!

I really cannot imagine how they grow so fast! Sugar and Munchkin. Their birth date was early June, and now is like they are already 4 months old! Its getting more and more difficult to get their pictures as they hardly sit still. Well, whatever I can get for now...

Sugar - 1 month

Sugar - Now

Munchkin - 1 month

Munchkin - Now
For more cats fun stories, visit Gattina at My Cats and Funny Stories
(Sorry Gattina, my computer was under Virus attack last week and I lose all unsaved photos incl the COTs logo - will need to copy again later! lol)

Who Are You?

You look friendly enough to be a friend
Fun enough to bring some joy
But you are not what you seem you are

You make me laugh behind my tears
You had me cry behind my smile
Who are you?

You vent upon my cheers
You glee upon my mishaps
Why do you?

I know who you are!
Someone with a cold heart
And a cruel mind....

But I am basked in my blessings
And I thank Him all the time
And I don't care what you are!

And don't worry my dear reader friends
That someone is definitely Not You ;)

Friday, October 2, 2009

Hee hee... I Made Vadai....

It is an Indian snack. I thought it was called magelek. It was an old time favourite and I haven't had it for years. I don't know where to get them nowadays. I searched for the recipe online, but in vain. Somehow, I found out by accident from the images, that it was also called vadai. My friend once told me that it is so simple to make this, so I gave it a try.

After all the kuih raya during the festive season, this is a refershingly different taste. Since all the kuih raya that I made finished by the 2nd and 3rd day of Raya, either I replenish them, or just buy a few more....haha! I think I will make some some more. But not just yet!

Somehow the thought of producing something spicy and savoury seems much more inviting as opposed to the creamy yummy taste of raya cookies. Later! lol


150gm dhal - soaked
100ml water
1 onion - diced
1 garlic - chopped
1 red chili - chopped
1/2 tbsp curry leaves - thinly sliced
1/2 tsp cumin
2 tbsp rice flour

Soak dhal for a few hours.
Blend with cumin coarsely.
Add all other ingredient.
Shape into paties and fry to golden brown.

Crispy on the outside, soft and yummy in the inside... Think about it!

Edited: 3rd Oct 2009

I just realised that dhal is not known at some parts of the world, esp America and Europe, so for the benefits of our friends, I am attaching here some info and nutritious value of dhal.

Source: Easybean.co.uk

Toor Dhal is in fact a pigeon pea and not a lentil as you might expect from its appearance. The dhal is prepared by milling dried pigeon peas to remove a thick coat and to split the seed. The origin of the plant is unclear, although they are now mainly grown in India. Young green pigeon peas are eaten in the Caribbean. Pigeon peas are noted for being highly nutritious, as well as for their delicate sweet flavour.

Typical nutritional values per 100g cooked pigeon pea dhal:
energy 496 kJ / 117 kcal
protein 8.8g
fat 0.5g
fibre 4.4g
sodium trace