All those excited children in the finals

Sports Cupid Junior Talent Quest 2011

9 finalists, aged between 8 to 14years old, all dressed up and getting ready for the Junior Talent Singing Competition which was held on Sunday, 2nd october 2011.

 

All those excited children in the finals
Gals and guys, let's draw lots

 

Alan, emcee for today competition and Rainie is one of the 3 judges.

The finalists are :-

1. Chloe Tee

2. Farisha

3. Claudia Ong

4. Desiree Chan

5. Alicia Lo

 

Jaren Ng
Jaren Ng, young but talented

 

 6. Ivan Lo

7. Jaren Ng

8. Tan Yuo Qing

9. Anastasha

 

 

 

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Kukup Water Resort

Kukup Water Resort

  

My last visit to Kukup was like 10 years ago in 2000 when Jonathan and Christel were teenagers.  Today, I came with my mother. It was her very first visit to this old fishing village that was established since a century ago.

The village is built entirely above the sea and its most of the residents are still populated from chinese community. But the only difference is many of the old houses have been rebuilt into modern resort chalets. 

This shop sells mainly dried seafood and the prices are not really cheap as compared to Singapore. But it is very popular with the tourists.

 

There are plenty of dried shrimps available in various sizes.  I was told by one young girl that her family has been processing dried shrimp all their life. They use lesser amount of salt during the drying process. They received many orders from Singapore at RM70/kg.

 

Here she is, Ah Yan and her father.  A really pleasant teenager, hardworking and very proud of her shrimps.

 

Start of Season Durian - May 2011

All the durians I have eaten from May 11 – Aug 11

I have yet to learn the art of opening durian. But looking at him opening with ease, I can’t wait for the creamy yummy durians.

 

  Finally this is it, I will taste the best durian after travelling 6 hours from Singapore.

 

 One is never enough.. More is better.

 

 Creamy yellow ones

 

 

  Look at those thorny ones.

 

 

 Oh table full.

 

 Sharp thorns 

 

 I look forward to this one. 

 

 It’s good to have mangosteen to reduce heatiness. Of course not forgetting the cuppa of coffee.

 

Tua Thow

7th Aug 2011 – End of Season Durian Feast in Muar

There are 3 special days in August 2011 so says the tour leader in this specially customized trip to Muar.  Three countries, Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore will be celebrating their National Day.

These is also something common found among the 3 countries – Durians. So here we are on the durian discovery tour to Muar.

Early morning we left Singapore for Woodlands. It was a breeze. Now in Johor, we also decided to try Tua Thow Restaurant minced pork noodle for breakfast instead of Yong Peng.

Tua Thow

 

Raw Fruits

The Healing Power of Raw Fruits

The real power to prevent & cure illnesses and diseases is in eating healthy food.

Raw fruit ranks especially high on the list of healing food.

Raw Fruits


  Apples
Protects your heart
Prevents constipation
Blocks diarrhea
Improves lung capacity
Cushions joints
Apricots
Combats cancer
Controls blood pressure
Saves your eyesight
Shields against Alzheimer’s
Slows aging process
Artichokes
Aids digestion
Lowers cholesterol
Protects your heart
Stabilizes blood sugar
Guards against liver disease
Avocados
Battles diabetes
Lowers cholesterol
Helps stops strokes
Controls blood pressure
Smoothes skin
Bananas
Protects your heart
Quiets a cough
Strengthens bones
Controls blood pressure
Blocks diarrhea
Beans
Prevents constipation
Helps hemorrhoids
Lowers cholesterol
Combats cancer
Stabilizes blood sugar
Beets
Controls blood pressure
Combats cancer
Strengthens bones
Protects your heart
Aids weight loss
Blueberries
Combats cancer
Protects your heart
Stabilizes blood sugar
Boosts memory
Prevents constipation
Broccoli
Strengthens bones
Saves eyesight
Combats cancer
Protects your heart
Controls blood pressure
Cabbage
Combats cancer
Prevents constipation
Promotes weight loss
Protects your heart
Helps hemorrhoids
Cantaloupe
Saves eyesight
Controls blood pressure
Lowers cholesterol
Combats cancer
Supports immune system
Carrots
Saves eyesight
Protects your heart
Prevents constipation
Combats cancer
Promotes weight loss
Cauliflower
Protects against Prostate Cancer
Combats Breast Cancer
Strengthens bones
Banishes bruises
Guards against heart disease
Cherries
Protects your heart
Combats Cancer
Ends insomnia
Slows aging process
Shields against Alzheimer’s
Chestnuts
Promotes weight loss
Protects your heart
Lowers cholesterol
Combats Cancer
Controls blood pressure
Chili peppers
Aids digestion
Soothes sore throat
Clears sinuses
Combats Cancer
Boosts immune system
Figs
Promotes weight loss
Helps stops strokes
Lowers cholesterol
Combats Cancer
Controls blood pressure
Fish
Protects your heart
Boosts memory
Protects your heart
Combats Cancer
Supports immune system
Flax
Aids digestion
Battles diabetes
Protects your heart
Improves mental health
Boosts immune system
Garlic
Lowers cholesterol
Controls blood pressure
Combats cancer
Kills bacteria
Fights fungus
Grapefruit
Protects against heart attacks
Promotes Weight loss
Helps stops strokes
Combats Prostate Cancer
Lowers cholesterol
Grapes
Saves eyesight
Conquers kidney stones
Combats cancer
Enhances blood flow
Protects your heart
Green tea
Combats cancer
Protects your heart
Helps stops strokes
Promotes Weight loss
Kills bacteria
Honey
Heals wounds
Aids digestion
Guards against ulcers
Increases energy
Fights allergies
Lemons
Combats cancer
Protects your heart
Controls blood pressure
Smoothes skin
Stops scurvy
Limes
Combats cancer
Protects your heart
Controls blood pressure
Smoothes skin
Stops scurvy
Mangoes
Combats cancer
Boosts memory
Regulates thyroid
Aids digestion
Shields against Alzheimer’s
Mushrooms
Controls blood pressure
Lowers cholesterol
Kills bacteria
Combats cancer
Strengthens bones
Oats
Lowers cholesterol
Combats cancer
Battles diabetes
Prevents constipation
Smoothes skin
Olive oil
Protects your heart
Promotes Weight loss
Combats cancer
Battles diabetes
Smoothes skin
Onions
Reduce risk of heart attack
Combats cancer
Kills bacteria
Lowers cholesterol
Fights fungus
Oranges
Supports immune systems
Combats cancer
Protects your heart
Straightens respiration
Peaches
Prevents constipation
Combats cancer
Helps stops strokes
Aids digestion
Helps hemorrhoids
Peanuts
Protects against heart disease
Promotes Weight loss
Combats Prostate Cancer
Lowers cholesterol
Aggravates 
Diverticulitis
Pineapple
Strengthens bones
Relieves colds
Aids digestion
Dissolves warts
Blocks diarrhea
Prunes
Slows aging process
Prevents constipation
Boosts memory
Lowers cholesterol
Protects against heart disease
Rice
Protects your heart
Battles diabetes
Conquers kidney stones
Combats cancer
Helps stops strokes
Strawberries
Combats cancer
Protects your heart
Boosts memory
Calms stress
Sweet potatoes
Saves your eyesight
Lifts mood
Combats cancer
Strengthens bones
Tomatoes
Protects prostate
Combats cancer
Lowers cholesterol
Protects your heart
Walnuts
Lowers cholesterol
Combats cancer
Boosts memory
Lifts mood
Protects against heart disease
Water
Promotes Weight loss
Combats cancer
Conquers kidney stones
Smoothes skin
Watermelon
Protects prostate
Promotes Weight loss
Lowers cholesterol
Helps stops strokes
Controls blood pressure
Wheat germ
Combats Colon Cancer
Prevents constipation
Lowers cholesterol
Helps stops strokes
Improves digestion
Wheat bran
Combats Colon Cancer
Prevents constipation
Lowers cholesterol
Helps stops strokes
Improves digestion
Yogurt
Guards against ulcers
Strengthens bones
Lowers cholesterol
Supports immune systems
Aids digestion
Come on guys, dig in

30th Jul 2011 – One Day Durian Buffet Tour

Come on guys, dig in

 

A great day for friends to gather and enjoy sumptuous delicious durians,
mangoteens and rambutan at Mount Ophir. Although this is almost the
end of the durian season, we can still enjoy some creamy yellow delights.
Our adventure continue to the famous Maur otak outlet. But to our dismay,
most of the fish otak were all sold out. With double the amount in our
pocket, we continue to fill up our shopping basket at YoYo for their local
products.

Next we proceed to Sutera Shopping Mall, a uptown mall with the latest
and at such good bargain. With so much burning of the excess calories,
time now for some seafood and especially the chilli crab. The crabs are
 prepared somewhat similar to the ones in Singapore. However, one man's
taste is another man's poison.

The night is drawing to a close and the body metabolism is slowing down.
Just want to cross the causeway and meet my favorite pillow and bolster.