Coincidentally a friend (Rachel Ong) shared the warehouse sale post yesterday on facebook. Hubby and I are sort of ‘fans’ to this publication house – not just because they have affordable range of books but also good range of books’ topics plus interesting authors. The motivation books sold at the warehouse were not more than RM10 per book. There were some range of Disney books and children activities books that were as low as RM5. There were many designed note books sold!
Loh hon chai
Chinese cabbage and pumpkin chicken soup
Sempena Hari Kemerdekaan, we also went out (Merdeka!!!)
We went to MPH Bookerville Carnival Sale Mega book sales at Setia Convention Centre. We expected a small crowd, which turn out to be as such. There were many Disney and Hasbro (plus other children) books – at a rather bargain price, a lot of stationary and some toys for sale; and few children activities – which kept Noelle occupied while we took turn to look around. As for hubby, he found some value buys for self help books – not the real , real bargain though.
Faber Castell tack it activity !
Free balloon from clown
Free testing with stabilo stationaries
I have completed this book during our 4d3n trip to Bali! It contains a lot of reminders to parents on being involved, less authoritative and most importantly, be empathetic to the children! The one quote that caught my mind:
Quote: If you think it’s difficult to find time to listen now, I assure you that the pain of being cut off from the essence of those beautiful children when they stop talking to you will make you wish you’d found the time or the willingness to listen earlier.
And to some people who constantly ‘curse’ their offspring ‘karma’ for not spending time with them – if you feel that, you probably receiving YOUR own karma! We are in charge of our future – and thus we decide to spend our time we our kids!
We have a lot of books at home! Yet, they can be never enough!
I am a bookacholic since school days! My preference moved from fictions to self motivation; and then self improvement in the workplace, yoga, cooking, pregnancy and now parenting! Not to forget, now we also have kids book in the collection too!
It is seriously hard to depart from our books – that’s why we don’t preloved them though the likelihood of reading them again is slim! We are just hoarders! 😅
But what’s ‘great’ now is hubby’s into this ‘hoarding’ thingy with me😂😂😂 and yeah, he bought more than us! Probably when we grow old, we will sell off this antique collection.
We need more ‘hands free’ moments to finish this pile! And time to rearrange our books!
Recipe (will be in detailed, please read through before posting any question, if any):
Double boiled – prawn shells, some soaked dried anchovies and onion, for 3 hours under ‘soup’ function (I left it overnight)
Let the double boiled soup to cool down a bit before blending everything (yes everything, which includes the prawns shells).
Then pour into a pot (up to you if you want to sieve it, which I didn’t). Add in few pieces of lean meat (I used pork).
While you are letting it to boil, blend 3 fresh chillis (deseeded), one bulb garlic and one big onion. Stir fry the blended ingredients with some oil until fragrant. Then transfer them into the soup. Let the soup boil for 30-45 minutes. No additional seasoning required unless you want it to be more salty, you can add salt.
Meanwhile, you can prepare stuff like hard boiled eggs, vegetables (I used romaine lettuce), noodles (I soaked mihun) and onion oil (if you like, I added it for myself).
Remove pork, let it cool down and slice.
Then blanch mihun and vegetables in hot boiling water. Topped with egg and meat. Pour on the soup. Done!
For my own version, I added some chilli padi, as it is non spicy at all.
Question on when can you feed prawns to your little one: https://17chipmunks.wordpress.com/2014/05/26/steam-prawns-with-short-grain-rice-chicken-soup/
Simple braised soy sauce chicken with potato and shiitake mushrooms plus stir fried sawi.
Kept some remainder sauce from chicken to make kon loh mee for myself tomorrow!
The Popular Book Fair, likely to be similar to the one in Ikano Power Centre, is in One U from today (26 March) to end of the week (31 March). Not too sure about the bargain buys; but if you happen to be there, catch a glimpse if there is any. Got this leaflet yesterday when I was in their bookstore at One U, old wing.