Zukukato Mirikika And Her 7 Favourite Songs

Yep, that's JEAN CHIA in japanese: Zukukato Mirikika. Thanks, Janice for inviting me to this interesting tag! :)

1. OSWALD - moarimeikatate (sounds like america and states. har.... har... har...)
2. JUNELLE - zudotokutataku (Thank God I’m a Filipino! sounds like sadako. nyay! hehehe)
3. Sanilisa - arikatokitakiarika (Good for tongue twister challenge...hehehe)
4. Jeanne - zukukatotoku (sounds strange hahahha........ )
5. Juliana - zudotakikatoka (oh boy...i am glad that I am not Japanese :D It is difficult name for Juliana....LOL)
6. Janice Ng - ZuKatokimiku ToJi (not quite used to name starting with Zuka...haha)
7. MARZIE - Rinkashizikite (WOW! Very hard to pronounce but love that my Japanese name starts with an R!)
8. JEAN CHIA - Zukukato Mirikika (I love Mirikika! So cute!! ^^)
9. EMILA - Kurinkitaka (Yummy! Sounds like a sushi dish!)
10.FARAH - Lukashikari (I hate this name, it sounds like 'lu kasik kari' translated: you gave curry) hahahahah
11. DEBBIE - teku tutu kiku (lol! Sounds like 3 kawaii characters of a very cute Japanese anime! Love it!)
12.RATU SYURA - Shikachido Arifudoshika (Try saying that 10 times in a row without twisting your tongue!!)
13. Sam - Arikarin, Not bad. Luckily it is not Tamagochi.
14. Liza - Takizika (hehe, sounds like a tamagochi or digimon character)

And here are the 7 songs that I am into right now. Oh before that, this meme was tagged by a wonderful friend of mine, Marzie. Hope you'll enjoy these songs as well! Btw, David Cook is awesome! :)

The Rules:-

List seven songs you are into right now. No matter what the genre, whether they have words, or even if they’re not any good, but they must be songs you’re really enjoying now, shaping your spring. Post these instructions in your blog along with your 7 songs. Then tag other people to see what they’re listening to.

For the above two memes (you can choose one or both), I would like to tag: Adrian, Nick, Flsam, Bobo, Jerry - 38kia, Rai, Genny, Liza, Virgie, Pia, Sasha, NAFASG, Sweetpea, Lili, LadyBanana, Raine, Abie, Ice, Kerslyn and Lynn.

Have plenty of fun, peeps!! :)

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My First Visit To Egypt - Part II of Part II

Travelling around Alexandria is easy. Taxis are everywhere. But the taxi do not go by meter. So you have to set your own charges. If you think the journey is short, around 5mins, then just pay the driver LE5. If he ask for more, just give him another LE2. You have to be tough over there, if not he will ask you for more. Just give him LE2 and leave the taxi.

Horse Chariot
Besides taxi, you can also travel by horse chariot, which is easily spotted by the road side. The fare is quite expensive compared to taxi. For a 10mins journey by taxi, horse chariot will cost you LE50. Yes, we were taken aback when he told us the fare, because it will only cost us LE10 if we take a taxi. So darling negotiated the fare with the rider. From LE50, to LE20. Darling firmly said he will only give the max fare LE20. The horse chariot rider have no choice but to accept it. hehe.. good deal, right? :) Anyway, we gave him another LE5 for the good control of the chariot. It was really comfortable sitting in the chariot while enjoying the views, and the cool breeze sweeping through your face.

Tikka, The fishmarket Restaurant
A big restaurant by the seaside offering lots of seafood and unforgettable views. You get to select your favorite fish/ seafood and style of cooking. Served with lots of salad & bread, as well as its dippings. Yummy~licious!

Train from Alexandria to Cairo
Alexandria Train Station

On the last day, we took a train back to Cairo from Alexandria. It's a very old train station whereby they are still using the old huge ticketing machine. A second-class train [air-conditioned] like this will cost you LE25/ person. For tourists, it is advisable not to take the non air-conditioned train.

Remember to buy your ticket in advance because it maybe fully booked.

In our case, we did not purchase the ticket in advance. Silly us, we thought we could just purchase the ticket on the spot like KTM or LRT here! But was told that it was fully booked when we tried to purchase the 6.30am train. Blessedly, there are still places left in the 8.15am train. The journey is about 3hours. Refreshment was served on the train (at your own cost). There is a toilet in the train, but use it only if you really cannot

Giza Pyramids & Sphinx, Cairo
"What's Egypt without going to pyramids?" I thought. And since our flight was a midnight flight, it gave us plenty of time in the afternoon to walk around Cairo. But before that, we have to checked into a hotel to put our luggage & to freshen up ourselves. A room with two single beds at The Baron, Heliopolis Hotel will cost you USD110/ night.

Best sugarcane water! 3 glasses for LE2.

Police traffic at almost every junction of roads in Cairo.

Me on camel, darling on horse. It was tiring sitting on the camel! It looks alot easier to watch people ride on the camel than sitiing on it yourself.

View of Cairo from the pyramids.

My camel! :)

For more pictures, please visit my FB album. :) Thank you!

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My First Visit to Egypt - Part I of Part II

My First Visit To Egypt - Part I of Part II

I was at Egypt for business last week (15-19 May). Me & my colleague who is also my partner in life, went there for an exhibition. We took a 12 hours direct flight via EgyptAir. Everything went on smoothly: the flight was on time & the sitting were comfortable. Darling slept through the whole flight. He even skipped the meals. He always does that! He said he doesn't like airplane food. Actually, it wasn't that bad. Seen here, is my first meal: Chicken curry & vege with white rice, chocolate moouse & fruits.

Upon arriving at Cairo Airport, our client's tour agents were there to drove us to Alexandria in their private pajero. Alexandria or better known as Alex is the second largest city in Egypt. It extends about 32 km (20 miles) along the coast of the Mediterranean sea in north-central Egypt.

Alex has an atmosphere that is more Mediterranean than Middle Eastern ; its ambiance and cultural heritage distance it from the rest of the country although it is actually only 225 km. from Cairo.
You can witness this as you move from Cairo to Alex.

Weather was much cooler (30°C - 19°C) at Alex, with the wind blowing from the coastline. Check out the wave in the video. And hear the wind blowing.

We stayed in Plaza Hotel, which is conveniently situated next to a shopping mall. 2 mins walk is all it takes to the mall. Along this stretch, there are numerous hotels. You have to careful which one you choose. If you're unlucky, you may end up with an unpleasant hotel. My client has booked a room with El-Haram, a 3-star hotel situated somewhere along the stretch, but he checked out immediately upon seeing his room. According to his complaints, there are no air-cond and the sounds from the bustle street below was annoyingly disturbing. Later, he checked into a hotel few mins down the road with USD90/night, happily.

Blessedly, ours was okay. A double bed room like this will cost you about USD80/ night : with air-conditioned, TV and mini fridge. Strangely the egyptian do not use hair-dryers, a useful gadget to dry your hair. When I learnt that there is no hair dryer in the room, i panicked. [You see, i couldn't live without washing my hair daily. And every time after washing my hair, i must blow dry it. It has become a norm for me ever since i purchased my first hair dryer 7 years ago. So, i must have a hair dryer!!] So, I called the receptionist.
I said, "Good afternoon. I am calling from room 602. There is no hair dryer in my room. Can you get one for me?"
The gentleman replied ,"Unfortunately, we do not have any hair dryer here."
Couldn't believe my ears, I asked again, "You don't have hair dryer?!"
He replied, "We don't have hair dryer."
Realizing i heard the correct thing, disappointedly I said, "It's okay then. Thank you."
Hearing my disappointment, the gentleman said, "Wait, wait"
I waited a few seconds on the phone. I can hear him talking with his colleague in arabic.
He returned to the phone and said, "Oh okay, we have one hair dryer. This is ours but we do not use it now. You can have it. We will bring it to your room later."
I was thrilled, "Thank you so much". I thought how thoughtful & considerate he is! A thumbs up for him for the excellent way of handling guest's request. :)

The rate comes with free breakfast buffet for two. This is my favorite food over there: Fried sausages with green pepper & onion with tomatoes puree. It's yummier if taken with a fresh croissant like this. :)Unlike Malaysian who eat rice most of the time, peoples over here eat pastries. You can find all kind of pastries over here. Oh, and they love eating bread with dipping. If they were to eat rice, they would eat brown rice. [My observation might be wrong, so correct me if you know them better] be continue...

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Here In My Home

Found out from Emila about this cool video that i thought worth sharing. It's about anti racism and national unity - all about love. Check out their website: Malaysian Artistes for Unity. Enjoy the video!

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Chloe's 2nd Birthday!

Weekend Snapshot

Chloe & Her Mickey Mouse Cake

Last Saturday, we had a birthday party for Chloe. She turned 2 on 23/May. It was a small gathering at my sister's home whereby only families were invited. Besides the yummy nasi lemak that my uncle & auntie made, we have super spicy tomyam as the main dishes. This time, i had the Thai Tomyam at the right tune. Woohoo!! I was so happy that i am able to make the real Thai Tomyam! Practice makes perfect!! I will write down the recipe in my next post. :)


Since my bro-in-law disagree on Chloe having her own bedroom, me & darling bought a bicycle for her instead. Look how happy she is in the bicycle!! :) And yes, it's PINKY!! hehe.. :)

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Wesak Tag, Followed By An Award

Rozella from Asian Mutt International invited me to join her in spreading the words about these below wonderful charitabe sites. I've always wanted to use my blog for a good cause and so I eagerly accepted her inviatation.

According to her:
Below are the links of a few organizations that benefits the hungry people of the world. You can contribute by playing a game, clicking to feed, donating, signing a petition, purchasing items on the website and etc.

Donations Center

The Hunger Site



Anyone can participate in this tag. You don't have to post about these sites, a click from you is sufficient. So, go on, do your clicking now! :)

Besides the Wesak Tag from Rozella, I've been awarded too! It's a warmth feeling to be greeted with an award. She said that my blog is rated E for Excellent! Isn't she sweet?
Thank you, Rozella for thinking of me! I love the award! :)

Excellent Blog

Given the opportuniy now, I would like to present this award to the following authors.
Marzie from Mariuca
Janice from This is a miracle
Emila from Emila's Illustrated Blog
Bobby from Revellian
Nick from Anything Goes
Adrian from First Time Dad
Jerry from 38kia and his blog
LJ from Ladyjava's Lounge
Syura from Petty Ramblings of a Petty Queen
Trinity from Rooms of my Heart
Rai from Pink-Glamour
Jamy from What I feel, I Just Blog It
FLSam from Simple Life
Bobby from Woman: God's Masterpiece
Bro Bokjae from Listening...Learning...Living
Karen from Journey with Water Learner
Sasha from Sasha says
Peeps, I love your blog & it is rated E for Excellent! :)

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StumbleUpon Tag

Marzie, my best buddy on net has tagged me on this meme. It's a fun one that requires alot of followup.

Stumble the pages that link to you. In this way you drive more traffic to the page containing your link and thus you hope that some of that traffic comes back to you via the link on that page.

Let's modify things a bit and make our very own StumbleWorthy list. Why have a list, you say? A list is necessary for the participants to StumbleUpon. And also, it's needed to check whether the participants are really Stumble-ing. Plus, it helps your Technorati authority soar high!

I'll like to tag Shemah, Ratu Syura, Rozella, Rai , Raine, Sasha, Bobby, Karen, Lili, Nick, Adrian, FLSam and my newly found blogger friend KCee.


Here are the rules:

2. Add your site(s) to the list. Just be sure to post the "StumbleWorthy List" at each site you add.
3. Let me know your blog’s name and url by leaving me a comment HERE. I will add you to the master list.
4. Come back and copy the master list back to your site, often. This will allow the new comers to achieve equal benefit as the late comers do.
5. Register in StumbleUpon and install the toolbar.
6. Go to the sites found on the list and give them a thumb up (I like it!).
7. Add me as your friend in StumbleUpon: Blanne.

Note: Your url will be deleted in the Master List if you do not comply to the given rules.


~StumbleWorthy List~

1. Hit-or-Miss
2. Mommy's Little Corner 3.Unpredictable Life 4. The Journey 5. Sigh 6. Say Cheese 7. Make Every Day Your Lucky Day 8. Blessed Sanctuary 9. Hailey's Beats and Bits 10. Photo Hook 11. A Sweet Taste Of Life 12. Nyumix's Blog 13. Juliana's Site 14. Juliana’s Lair 15. Juliana’s World 16. My Library 17. Fun.Fierce.Fab 18. When Silence Speaks 19. Etc Atbp 20. Mariuca - Wishing On A Falling Star 21. Dance of Motherhood 22. Emila’s Illustrated Blog 23. The Other Side of Emila 24. Mariuca's Perfume Gallery 25. Read my Mind 26. Picturing of Life 27. Spirit of Bonoriau 28. My Careless Whispers 29. Coffee Cup Princess 30. betterthanEzraH 31. Just Another Day 32. Lifepassedby 33. Simple Life 34. A Housewife's Journal 35. Life Together Starts 36. Scrap For Dollars 37. Jesie Blog Journey 38. My Drift 39. Pinay Mommy Online 40. Thesserie 41. Mirage as Usual 42. Photography on the Move 43. KitchenMaus 44. Vienna Daily 45. Days Of Our Life 46. QueenB 47. GreenBucks 48. My Bug Life 49. Filipino in Canada 50. Artsy Creatures 51. Click Here to Forward 52. Day by day 53. Breather 54. Ramblings of the Phat 55. Zubli Zainordin A Total Blog 56. A Great Pleasure 57. Maiylah's Snippets 58. My Wanderings 59. Picture Clusters 60. Crissy's Haven 61. Roxiticus Desperate HousewivesDay Break 62. Pheandy's Blog 63. PerpustakaanThe Cat/Dog Log 64. Living Well 65. Art by Anima YOUR BLOG/SITE HERE!


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Thai Tomyam

When I first visited Bangkok Nov last year, I was fascinated with their Tomyam! It's so different from our homeland tomyam or the tomyam i cook.

It was spicy & sour with a tantalizing smells of its own. I can't help myself but had tomyam everyday over there.
I told my darling that we could make our Thai Tomyam when we are back. And so last week, after so many months, i've decided to make my version of Thai Tomyam.

Thai Tomyam

2 big onions (chopped finely)
8cm galangal (sliced)
4 stalks lemon grass (chopped)
20 chili padi (halved)
20 kaffir leaves (cut into tiny strips)
12tbsp tomyam paste
2 tbsp lemon juice (limau kasturi)
3 tomatoes
2 stalks parsley (cut the leaves, chopped the stalk)
3 litres water
Prawns (shelled with the tail intact)
1/2 cup coconut milk *

1. Saute onions, galangal & 10 chili padi until fragrant. Add in water, followed by 2 stalks of lemon grass that has been chopped and 10 kaffir leaves which has been cut into thin strips with a scissors. Let it boil for about 15mins under medium heat.

2. Add in the tomyam paste and the rest of the chopped lemon grass. Let it boil for 5 mins before putting in the balance kaffir leaves strips, chili padi, chopped parsley and tomatoes.

3. Boil for about 25 mins under medium heat, then add in the main ingredients. *If you want, you can add in the coconut milk.

4. Let it boil for another 10mins, add in salt & lemon juice to taste and your tomyam soup is ready to serve.

5. Before serving, cut 1-2 kaffir leaves into thin strips and let it sit under the soup. Garnish with parsley on top. Freshly cut kaffir leaves will release a refreshing fragrance while the fresh parsley will give the soup an additional smell.

This recipe cannot be compared to the real tomyam that they have in Bangkok but at least it is a 90% Thai Tomyam. I will be making another attempt on the 24th May during my niece's birthday party. Hopefully I'll be able to make a 100% Thai Tomyam. :) (LJ, you might want to try this recipe since you like Bangkok food so much!! ^^)

[Update: Improvised Thai Tomyam!]

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Happy Mother's Day!

Yup, Mother's Day is just around the corner. We've yet to decide how to celebrate Mother's Day with our moms. Sis suggested that we have an early Mother's Day celebration on Saturday with a feast at home. Of coz when it comes to feast at home, I have to cook. While Martin suggested that we have a dinner at some japanese restaurant on Sunday, which sounds more easier. Haha. Well, whatever it is gonna be, we'll make sure that our moms will be happy. :)

Here, I would like to take this golden opportunity to wish ALL my blogger friends (namely Janice, Emila, Shemah, Sweetpea, Trinity, Lili, ECL, Farah, Bless, Liza) & ALL mommies in the world a Happy Mother's Day!

Send this eCard !

"Happy Mother's Day" means more
Than have a happy day.
Within those words lie lots of things
We never get to say.

It means I love you first of all,
Then thanks for all you do.
It means you mean a lot to me,
And that I honor you.

But most of all, I guess it means
That I am thinking of
Your happiness on this, your day,
With pleasure and with love.
~poem taken from

Hope you'll like the above ecard & poem! :)

p/s: I've just participated (Participant #2553) in a pledge to be plastic bag free after reading from Emila. Do join us, ya! :)

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AGP Is Back With A New Look

Hello Guys!

Did you miss me & AGP? I hope you guys did coz I've been burning candles at both ends, trying to get my blog done asap so that I could show her to you. I was so excited that I almost burst from anxiousness. I can't wait to show her to you guys. And you can't imagine what a great relief it was to finally finished my blog makeover. I hope you guys will find my new layout more organized & user-friendly! :)

Before that, I would like to give Emila a BIG HUG for rushing the illustration of Ms.Yummy~licious (on my header) for me. She is indeed a kind & helpful friend.

Thank you, Emila! I know you have alot of works piling up behind you. Thanks for helping me with the banner! You memang best lar! Jean Love Emila!! :D

Also a special thanks to those who has commented on my blog just before my Blog Makeover! : Trinity, Marzie, LadyBanana, Farah Deen, FL Sam & Janice.

For those who is a first-timer here, you can have a glimpse of the old AGP as per below screen shot.

so, what's new & different?
1. From two column layout to three column layout - Credit: Blogger Buster
2. Added top of page - Credit: Blogger Buster
3. Added a navigation bar - Credit: Blogger Buster
4. Added scrollbars for my blogroll widgets - Credit: Tips For New Bloggers
5. Added Favicon - Credit: Blogger Buster
6. Changed twitter outlook - Credit: Blogger Buster
7. Added a playlist - Credit: Project Playlist
8. Added a Latest Post & Latest Comment Widget - Credit: Hoctro's Place
9. Changed background - Credit:
10. Changed Header - Credit: Emila Yusof
11. Added a section for my Weekend Snapshot (WS) Buddies. (Please let me know your blog's url & name in the comment box. I will add it to my blogroll.)
12. Added a section for Linkies Love. It could be my favorite posts or blogs. I will start sprinkling some linkies love once I've settled down. :)

[Update 16-July-2008]
13. Added new style for author comments - Credit: Tips For New Blogger
14. Added new divider in between posts - Graphic from
15. Replaced "Older Posts" and "Newer Posts" text with icons - Graphic from

I think that's about all. Looks like alot to be done in just a few days, right? Don't you think it's time to party?!!

Since I have no time to cook, I brought some finger-licking good chickens from KFC and some thirst quenching cold drinks from nearby hypermarket. I am expecting the rest from you guys. ;) Enjoy!

Disclamer: The above animated graphics were taken from

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Close for Blog Makeover

The above graphic was taken from

Hello everyone!
I am happy to tell you that A Great Pleasure will be closing down to public viewing for a Blog Makeover from Saturday (3/May) till further notice. I reckon it should only takes a few days. AGP will be back with a fresh look and I hope you guys will love it! So, please come back early next week for a House Warming Party! Do bring your favorite dish, ya! It's a pot-luck party! :) oh, in the meantime, Happy Weekend to all! *muaks*

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