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Making My Own In-Flight Breakfast Because I Miss Airplane Meals :-)

It’s true. I like airplane food and I’m missing them because I haven’t been in a plane for a while so in order to satisfy this craving, I decided to make my own breakfast meal using freshly steamed broccoli and baby carrots and garnishing it with crunchy Australian Alfalfa sprouts. I even added a fried egg to the mix because it’s a stereotypical must-have item at most breakfast. The best part here … no check-ins required, no economy class syndrome or bad malfunctioning tray tables. And you get you leave your mobile phones switched on 🙂

Freshly steamed broccoli and baby carrots at 18 minutes using a Philips 9L 900w Stackable steamer.

The Philips Stackable steamer I used: Pure Essentials Collection Steamer

As I prepared breakfast this morning for a take-out, I took the opportunity to make extras to satisfy a airplane food craving.

[ Photography: Canon PowerShot G11 ]

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Saturday mornings are sacred. I try not to schedule or accept assignments on weekends so I get to spend the morning dropping off Jamie and Jewel at school before our weekly shopping at the Seria tamu fresh market. On rare occasions when work beckons rather unavoidably, I get pretty upset about missing the one day of the week I get to do things together with my wife not forgetting to mention also, missing my weekly workout with my badminton buddies.

There are basically only 3 places where we have our breakfast on Saturdays: Nam Wah, Soi Heng for their Sambal Fried Kway Teow or the old wet market where I have heavenly Teochew fried noodles. On Sundays, breakfast with the kids include Universal Cafe (also in Seria) for their one-of-a-kind signature Cheezy French Toast.

My favourite Nam Wah's Fried Kway Teow with Beef and the right amount of sauce.
It was a theme morning for us as she ordered the equally tempting Kolo Kway Teow instead.
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Music is hardly my forte but without music, the world would be without rhythm and that would be unthinkable. My world is no different and with what little knowledge I know about music, rhythm is a big part of what inspires, moves, motivates and also reminisces me. Shooting For The Stars takes us back to May 2008 when I first wrote about our local musical genius and the force behind Expression Music. Bumping into Lily at the Gadong Mall right after a productive meeting with Malaysia Tourism was no more an accidental encounter as it was fate. Lily was with Violette, our common friend and one of the champions for the Penan cause, and we finally caught up in person after all the smoke has cleared—following the hugely successful ‘THE LEAP OF CREATION’ Mega Charity Concert. And this was one of those rare opportunities where I am glad I brought along the G11 without which this blog entry would surely miss a critical component.

Drawing from her Powershot G9 experience, Violette once again took over my camera except this time it's the G11 instead of the 5D MkII.
Funky and feisty—I said "wild" when I saw her cover photo the moment she handed me the disc. Quite the departure compared to her first EP "Together" but rightfully so!
An autographed copy of the Lily's second release adds to my precious collection of memorabilia
ZUL F, pictured here during the 2010 Brunei National Day march, is one of the featured local artistes with the track 'Manaku Pergi'(Where can I go?)