Double celebrations! Mama J’s baby shower & my birthday bash@Princess G’s home& Ekkamai, Jalan Batai


Without the presence of our artsy fartsy origami expert Ms Lilow, the thought of decorating Princess G’s home for JJ’s surprise baby shower was rather daunting. Each of us chipped in here and there to do up a girly pink theme for the coming of little baby Lara into the world.

Baby Zs were really helpful as sticker troopers to glue up all the decors on the floors and we played some really funny baby games too, hosted by Princess G herself!

Not to mention those cupcakes were crazy delicious, apart from being ultra adorable! Vonnie knows where to get the good stuffs man. Even the pastry puffs, were crazy crunchylicious! 

So yes, we survived the daunting decor task and also facetimed origami expert Ms Lilow to show her the outcome haha.

Coincidentally, JJ’s baby shower is also a day before my birthday but the girls had their own plans (supposedly), but it was really fine by me since we’ve spent the whole afternoon together. My date for dinner was with JJ and we were heading off to Jalan Batai. When we reached Ekkamai, there was a long queue outside but JJ just walked in like she owned the place. I thought preggers hot mamas get free passes and skip queues. She said she knew someone inside who could get just a spot. Then, I thought she knew the chef or something.

I was pleasantly surprised that princess G and Vonnie were nicely sitting inside! Double surprise indeed!

It was my first time here and the entire place was packed. The decor is rather quaint, dim and cozy,a little noisy tho’ but hey, after a couple of drinks you do start speaking a little louder than the usual.

The ladies did the ordering of the food. The chicken dishes came and boy oh boy they were amazing. The pandan leaf chicken, once opened, the strong whiff of the pandan leaf smell opened up your taste buds. The chicken was tenderlicious, crunchy on the outside and super tender inside. Needless to say they did the same to the chicken chunks for the green curry. Tenderlicious bits nicely coated with the thickened, creamylicious green curry gravy, so good you want to drizzle ’em gravy just about everything you eat!

The Tom Yam Gung was mind blowing. Not for the spicy faint hearted. Very fragrant, and the flavour of the herbs was very strong. This was my first time having Tom Yam with salmon belly, and got to say, they were an amazing combination! I wished I could throw in some Maggi noodles and slurp them up in front my my TV now.

This was my personal order: Phad Thai has always been a must for me in any Thai restaurant. And when I took the first slurp, spot on! The wok hei from this fella was pow-wow! Not often I get a slightly sweetened wok hei dish. The seafood ingredients were nicely cooked too. 

The grilled squid was stuffed with some minced meat, was also nicely done. The charcoal smokey aroma was locked in yet the squid was still soft and juicy. Kudos to the chefs, it’s really hard to find a place that serves everything good!

I don’t know the total damage but I reckoned it should be at least about RM50-70/pax. For the good quality food and ambience, it is a nice place to come and chill and catch up over wine! Ekkamai, I’m definitely coming back again!

Address:

Ekkamai,

8 Jalan Batai,

Bukit Damansara,

50490 Kuala Lumpur.

Opening hours: 11.30 am – 1.30 am daily

Website: http://www.ekkamai.com.my

FB page:https://www.facebook.com/ekkamai.my/



Spiritual food day!@Nogodan Church, Gurye

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Oh no! It snowed again over the night and I missed seeing them coming down from the sky. But we woke up with a fresh icey cool breeze and white patches laid all over the ground, buildings and mountains. The view during the day was breathtaking. We couldn’t see much when we arrived last night, but now…the view of the mountains gave the feeling of tranquility, peace, calmness.

The layout of the church, with curved giant glass panel windows facing the mountains, I regretted not taking a video of the view. Imagine sitting there having a cuppa, and a History of Redemption book, reading while being surrounded by white layers of mountain ranges.

I can’t begin to fathom how did Sr Pastor lived through the 3 years, 6 months, 7 days in the cave all the way up there. Without the amazing grace and protection of God, this would never have been possible. Even from below here, I was already shivering in the cold.

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Breakfast was super super hearty! It had my favourite food too, lotus roots! The beef soup was superlicious good especially on a zero degree morning!

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With our tummies now filled, time to feed our heart and soul with the Word of God! This was like the fulfillment of nations come dancing with joy to the Word of Redemptive History. We have congregations from Japan, Korea, China, Indonesia, Singapore, and us from Malaysia. Even though the deliverer of the Word is in Korean, we are blessed with great translators who translated the message to our native language in order for us to understand.

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By noon, we stopped lecture for lunch at the nearby restaurant, 5 minutes walk away from Nogodan church. I couldn’t believe my eyes seeing vast surrounding mountainous range with snow all the way up. It was cold but the sky was clear blue so the view was picturesque!

Lunch was great as well, a little ndifferent from what we could get in the city. The dishes and the style of cooking were slightly different. We occupied the entire restaurant, and the owner was beaming with happiness. Wherever the Lord is present, abundance follows!

I couldn’t wait to finish my lunch as I wanted to hang out more outside and to experience as much as I can of the amazing view, freshness of air, the calm and tranquil feeling.

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The view outside Nogodan Church, up close and from a distance away. *shwings* I could sit outside all day long and set my eyes on this beautiful scenery.
What made this even, much, much, much, more special is the fact that this was THE Mt Jiri, where the History of Redemption Series was born and also every drop of water that we drink here in Nogodan Church was filled with Sr Pastor’s love.
The pipes were all changed and the water that we received were water from Mt Jiri, rich in germanium. He said that the most important thing is to have the people of the Word receive the water of the living, the living fountain where the Word of God sprang forth.

I brought back 2L worth of Mt Jiri water back to Malaysia, and truly, this was really some deliciously amazing water. It could remain cold for a very long time even out of the fridge and every sip tasted so fresh!