Sunday, April 29, 2012
6 Tablespoons butter at room temp.
1 1/4 cups sugar
1 3/4 cups flour
2/3 cup cocoa
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 (6-ounce) container vanilla yogurt
1/3 cup water
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
3-4 Tablespoons water
1 teaspoon vanilla
In a bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
In another small bowl, whisk together yogurt, water, and vanilla. Set aside.
Cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add eggs one at a time.
Add half of the flour mixture to the butter. Add the yogurt mixture, and add the remaining flour.
Mix until just combined. Line a loaf pan with parchment paper and spray with cooking spray.
Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for one hour. Cool in the pan for 15 minutes. Turn out and cool completely.
Whisk together powdered sugar, cocoa, water, and vanilla until smooth. Pour over cooled cake.
Saturday, April 28, 2012
A 12 year old boy Nayati Moodiar was kidnapped outside Mont Kiara International School today April 27th. It seems he was abducted by two men of Indian origin as he was walking to the school. (black proton gen2 WNH1356) If any expats see him or have any other information that might help find him please contact Andy Davison at 012 305 9492 or the school 03-20938604. Please call only with genuine leads not with questions about the event. You can also e-mail me at email@example.com
iBU Committee Members
on behalf of
ibu Family Resource Group
78 Jln Sri Hartamas 18
Taman Sri Hartamas
50480 Kuala Lumpur
Tel/Fax: 03 6211 0666
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunday, April 22, 2012
Even the waiters were friendly and said hi to my daughter. Guess because there is less people than Bangsar, the staff were able to interact with customers. Our first lunch trial didn't disappoint. Daddy took chickpea salad which was tasty and I had a beef burger with cheese. Also tried the fish cake salmon and their apple pie.
Overall, a nice place for Sunday late lunch with great tasting coffee.
Parking was easy on a Sunday. We parked right outside for free. Guess it might be trickier on weekdays when the office building is packed.
Location can be found here http://www.mycen.com.my/directions/menara_tan_and_tan.html
Saturday, April 21, 2012
Hope this helps those with a green thumb. Good luck!
As for the picture with the painting (I was painting at my balcony one sunny day) just zero in your attention on the plants and flowers beside me. I bought that hanging rectangle pot there too. It was so hard to find it in malls (like Ace Hardware didn't have it).
Jalan PJU1/23 Petaling Jaya Selangor
Decimal Degrees (WGS84)
Degrees, Minutes & Seconds
N3 07 48 E101 36 04
N 3 07.813 E 101 36.080
Sunday, April 15, 2012
Not only were they child-friendly, they even served free milk and bunny cookie to my daughter! After we ordered their popular coffee called Iced Latte and Dutch coffee, they served free freshly baked cake ... Talk about great customer service!!!
I love this place and will surely bring my other expat friends here for a relaxing afternoon coffee.
The Dutch coffee is served on your specially chosen cup which is kind of chic!!!
I enjoyed the iced latte and especially enjoyed seeing my daughter drinking milk from the cute teddy bear cup. This made me happy!
A great find here in plaza damas which is a hidden gem.
Like Mom Cafe is run by friendly Koreans.
E-0-5 tkt G Plaza Damas, Jalan Hartamas 1
To find easier, get out from the top floor of Hartamas shopping centre (near the Starbucks exit) then you are faced with the road. Cross the road and then first corner after passing th Indian mamak place turn left and you will find easily. You will see a little water fountain after crossing the road that is where u turn left.
Enjoy this little gem of a discovery !!!
Saturday, April 14, 2012
Sunday, April 01, 2012
I remember our first trip to Penang in 2007 when hubby and myself didn't know where to go for good food. We followed a magazine guide which pointed us to weird places and I didn't want to do that again. Fast forward after many years in KL, we have gained new friends and knowledge on where to go. I returned to Penang a few times mostly for work, which means local colleagues did the leading to small corner restaurants that had the best char kway teow and etc food in Penang. Honestly I cannot keep up with all those places they introduced and can't remember where they are.
This March 2012, we stayed at Hard Rock Hotel Penang at their lagoon room, which proved to be worthy of our time and effort driving. Surprisingly the charm of being able to jump into the pool straight from our room appealed to the whole family. We arrived late evening on a Friday night. Come morning, I was pleasantly surprised with the beach & pool view from our room. I highly recommend the rooms 101 to 104 for privacy, quiet and great views.
The highlight for my little one was the water slide and water sprays at their children's pool. She had a grand time there. Plus she also enjoyed splashing away at the balcony of our room.
It was a 4-hour drive from our Mont Kiara home in KL. the only part which was traffic was when we reached Penang bridge entering Penang itself.
My local friends brought us out to dinner, which was a relief because we didn't want to eat all our meals at Hard Rock hotel. Dinner adventure included places like Northam Beach Cafe (lots of locals and different booths) and we also went to Tsunami seafood cafe one evening. Other meals were lunch at the Pizzeria at Hard Rock poolside and another at a Japanese restaurant called Edo Ichi (on out back to KL).
The beach of Penang wasn't that great (as expected). The huge pool was the highlight of our 2-nights stay.
For a short fix out of KL, this is one of the places to consider. The only downside is the traffic inside Penang itself, which reminded me of Manila's traffic.