Owls

I love owls. I have an owl as my door stopper, owls on display in my lounge. Now in Auckland, we have 46 giant owls popped up around town.  They are scattered all over the place.  I haven’t yet got the chance to check out each and every one of them but thanks to friends, I now have…

A healthier pie

This recipe is a ‘pie’ with a difference. I consider this a ‘healthier pie’ because it has lots of vegetables.  The ingredients can be substituted with any vegetables you fancy.  I have used microwave to soften the pumpkins and potatoes for a more even cooking. Ingredients 2 square pastry sheets (or a roll of pastry)…

All (old) about me

Thank’s Cee for the challenge. It’s all (old) about Me. An awakening, I am not getting any younger. Though yet to be depleted of any mobility and hopefully never! Praying for effortless energy!      

Another Color Run

Fancy having to pay to walk or run. Well, it was a self motivation, an awakening really that I, a night owl could wake up so early to make sure my money did not go to waste.  In fact, most of it was wasted as I bought four tickets and only two of us went. It…

Sambal Shrimp Paste with Eggplants

I had a go making Sambal Shrimp Paste (Sambal Hae Bee in Hokkien) the other day. As always, I used the ‘agak–agak’ method (ingredients not to exact measurement, estimates only) and the cooked paste filled up perfectly into one old black bean paste jar. Ingredients 4 pieces Shallots 1 big yellow onion 2 handful dried shrimps…

Croatian Harvest Celebration

Rise and shine. The sun was shining brightly even though Joseph Parker failed to win in the fight against Anthony Joshua early yesterday morning. For his Kiwi fans, some had their own battle to contend with before the fight even kicked off – church or boxing. No, I did not wake up in time to watch…

West Coast Trip – Queenstown

I’d rather be in ……………….. Queenstown ! TGIF, yes it’s Friday but …………….. no, I am not going to Queenstown yet again. Just reminiscing on our West Coast road trip early this year that ended in Queenstown.  Such a beautiful place that we often visit again and again.   We spent two nights there the last trip…

West Coast Trip – Wanaka (Tree)

Our road trip started from Christchurch to Akaroa, Hokitika to Franz Josef and Fox Glacier.    We are now on the most relaxing part of the trip in Wanaka and will then head to Queenstown for another two nights of relaxation before home sweet home. This blog records our activities for Day 6 of our 9 day trip….