Spaghetti..al fredo avec champignon

Yesterday, Ney had craving for pasta with cream sauce and she suggested spaghetti “alfredo”. No problem for darling, as she loves to eat pasta, especially with mushrooms.

I know, traditionally there’s no mushrooms for alfredo, but hey if it’s good enough to eat, why not?

For alfredo sauce, its fairly easy to assemble the ingredients. You just need the followings:

20g of butter

200ml of cream

4-5 tablespoons of cheddar cheese (shaved)

Told you its easy. Just bring the ingredients to boiling point before you toss in cooked spaghetti. Tuck in.

the essentials

the essentials

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

comfort food

comfort food

 

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Look ma, no lallang

I have no inkling that i would face such difficulty looking for someone who is adept at cutting grass. Why am i looking for such professional?

We have a house, somewhere in Cheras which was left empty for the past years. Maybe 6 years. Or 7 years? Anyway, I decided to catch the bull by its horn and stop procrastinating.

The so-called “rumputs” are not so innocent. They are actually “lallang” and these “lallangs” at the back of the house are becoming like “beanstalk” just like in “Jack and the beanstalk”.

A staff of mine, managed to get a “pakcik” who is up to the tasks ahead. He actually took a good solid 3 hours to battle the “miniature mangrove”.

What  can i say? It was money well spent and I was a happy boy.

Next target? To repaint.

at loggerhead with lallang

at loggerhead with lallang

battle won

battle won

Hungry ghost month

For the uninitiated, this month is the hungry ghost month where the chinese believe that all hell gates will open. Ghosts and spirits from the nether world will descend to earth to roam..looking for food and create “havoc”.

So what’s going to happen during this month?

Some believers will go to large extend to prepare lots of goodies, to appease those lost souls, apparently. Most will also do the offering  of “paper” money where these monies will be burnt in the open!

Some temples will organise nights of chinese opera where the front row seats are usually empty. Why?

Apparently, the front seats are “reserved” for the “unseen” VIP guests to have a better view of the performances!

The karaoke outlet besides our hotel had a grand ceremony, to do such offerings. I guess their intentions are, besides praying hard not to bump into those lost souls, they are expecting a bountiful year ahead, as far as the business goes.

goodies offering

goodies offering

 

 

 

 

 

 

"papers" offering

"papers" offering

up in smoke!

up in smoke!