Saturday, April 13, 2024

First Dinner Meal In Taichung, Taiwan

BY THE TIME we came out from the airport, it was almost 6pm in the evening. 

After getting everyone settled comfortably into the big MPV van, the tour guide cum driver took us to our first destination.... Taichung.  On the way, he stopped at a restaurant for our dinner.  A modest restaurant frequented by locals and by then, I was too hungry to stop and take photos of the place.

Good that service was fast.... initially ordered 4 dishes and midway, we ordered another two... just in case, our tummies were not satisfied... LOL.... 

After our dinner, the journey took another one hour to reach our hotel for the next three nights... Talmud Hotel, a very strategic place cos it is just right in the midst of the night market.  That is where we love to be... 

First four dishes....
Famous for their signature dish... meehoon with minced pork as toppings...
Minced pork is common dish...
Rice and noodles are often topped with minced pork...
Taiwan vegetables which we could not catch the name....
Pork balls in hot soup....
Crispy and salty Pork belly
Added this dish while eating halfway...
Yellow noodles... and minced pork... LOL
Oysters fried eggs....
Total cost around RM130 according to my son...
One for the camera before we dig in the food!


Friday, April 12, 2024

Taiwan Trip Timing

TO GO OR NOT TO GO..... that was the BIG SERIOUS question we asked among ourselves the day before our trip to Taiwan and the same day the earthquake struck Hualien.

The four plus one were in a dilemma, my son decided for us... "Let's go!  After all, our itinerary did not involve Hualien and the airport in Taipei is still open for airplanes to fly in.... "

What a timing... we were supposed to fly to Taipei on the 4.4.24 and the earthquake struck Hualien on the 3.4.24.  Furthermore, it is a major earthquake and the most serious one since 25 years ago.  Followed up with the updates on the earthquake, and since there was no restriction whatsoever announced, we proceeded with our trip the following morning.  

Reached Changi airport at around 9am and our flight was around 11.30am.  Had our breakfast at the Jewel and whiled our time walking around the beautiful airport of Singapore....

Landed safely at Taoyuan International airport around 4pm plus... went through customs, everything was smooth, the customs staff were friendly and met with our tour guide after checking out.  Before we left the airport, we went to the Taiwan Lucky Land booth to try our chance of winning 5000 Taiwan money... LOL... And YES!  One of our passport did strike the Bonus Money sponsored by the Taiwan Government!

Our first sign to positive-ness to the Yes Trip begins to eliminate our initial fear.... 

Everything was smooth at the check-in ....
It is always good to follow the young people who do everything for us seniors!
Beautiful shops at Changi...
With the one who calls me Grandma...
She likes to be in our midst despite our generation gap...
LOL... 
While collecting our luggage at Taipei...
As usual, the young takes charge of those and I take charge of phototaking... LOL... 
And this is the booth where we won our Prize 
of 5000 Taiwan dollars... 
Not a big amount but nevertheless Happy!
Our adventure begins..... 

Thursday, April 11, 2024

Popilush's Role in Promoting Body Positivity and Self-Love

Self-love is being discussed a lot these days and with that, clothes can also help you and promote body positivity. So, you can think about bodysuits, jumpsuits and also dresses that will make you even more beautiful.

How can clothes influence self-love?

Clothes play a significant role in how we see ourselves and how we feel about our bodies and self-image. Therefore, they can be a way of expressing our personality, tastes and interests. Choosing clothes that reflect who we are and what we value can help us feel more authentic and confident in ourselves.

Wearing clothes that make us feel good and comfortable can increase our confidence and self-esteem. When we feel confident in our appearance, we tend to behave more confidently in all areas of our lives.

Choosing clothes, whether shapewear dress or other types of clothing, that highlight our strengths and make us feel beautiful can help us celebrate and appreciate our bodies. Instead of focusing on perceived imperfections, we can learn to value and love our unique characteristics.

Dressing in a way that makes us feel powerful and empowered can help us face challenges and pursue our goals with determination. When we feel good in our skin, we are more likely to take risks and seek opportunities for personal and professional growth.

Furthermore, choosing clothes that make us feel comfortable and confident, regardless of whether they follow fashion trends or beauty standards, can be an act of authenticity and self-acceptance. By embracing our uniqueness and valuing our own beauty, we can cultivate deeper, more lasting self-love.

How can I feel comfortable in shapewear and still show body positivity?

Feeling comfortable in shapewear while still promoting body positivity involves finding a balance between wearing shapewear to enhance your confidence and flattering your natural body.

To do this, opt for shapewear or a mock neck leather dress made from soft, breathable materials that offer support and control without compromising comfort. Make sure the shapewear fits your body well and is not too tight to avoid discomfort during prolonged use.

Only wear shapewear when you feel comfortable and confident in it. Don't feel like you need to wear a shapewear all the time to feel beautiful or accepted. Use it as an extra option for special occasions or when you want to enhance your silhouette, but remember that its value is not conditioned by the use of shapewear.

Engage in practices that promote acceptance of your body as it is, regardless of wearing shapewear. This may include affirming yourself with positive affirmations, practicing gratitude for your body, and focusing on your skills and qualities beyond physical appearance.

Share your experiences and feelings about shapewear with friends, family, or online communities that support body positivity. Discuss your challenges and concerns, but also celebrate your accomplishments and achievements by embracing your natural body.

Remember that you are unique and valuable exactly as you are. Wear clothes and accessories that express your personality and personal style, regardless of fashion trends or social norms. Show the world who you are and what makes you feel good about yourself.

Why will Popilush help you feel more positive and have self-love?

As Popilush has clothes that suit the most different body types and also likes to innovate to suit the most different people, they are able to create their clothes with the well-being of their customers in mind.

Therefore, to have an even greater variety, you can discover dresses, shapewear bodysuit, jumpsuits and even a whole line for those who are more active and with the benefit of all of them being shapewear.

With this, and with the benefits that shapewear can bring to everyone who uses it, you have clothing that will bring you a lot of self-love, as you will feel good and with the benefit of being suitable for all types of women and bodies.

Thursday, February 15, 2024

Lunar New Year 2024 Before And After

TODAY IS THE SIXTH DAY OF LUNAR NEW YEAR....

And this is the day when I am now free to blog a few lines to activate back my blog after a long absence!

So much happenings for the past few weeks, my house were filled with all different types of noise and voice.  The two terrible twos were mainly the culprit, the happy screams, the complaining cries, shouting filled my house.  Even the baby was not left out, she has her fair share of the above noises.

And now my house is at its silent mode again and I am able to sit down quietly now....

Here are some pictures we took during the festive season....

My extended family.... 
When three becomes six and then nine... plus myself...
A table of 10...
 


 

Friday, January 26, 2024

Birthday Celebration At Loon Sing Restaurant, Johor

WE CELEBRATED A FEW DAYS EARLY for Andy's birthday, the actual day is a weekday so it was not so convenient for those who are still under employment.... LOL... 

I asked the birthday boy where he wanted to go and have his big feast and he suggested Loon Sing Restaurant.  Well, seems that his choice suited his sister real fine too, both of them and their spouses love the food there.  

As far as I can remember, this restaurant served Hockchew food, a few years ago they had red wine chicken and the noodles were fried differently, with peanuts as toppings.  Anyway, according to the staff, they do not have these in the menu already, maybe different owner/chef now.  

I let my son did the ordering, since it was his big day, let him enjoy eating his favorite dishes.  We also invited his in-laws to the dinner, they are very friendly people and I always get to eat their homecooked dinner every time I am in Johor.  

Dishes we enjoyed on that evening.... 
The main attraction is the one facing the camera... 
BBQ pork ribs... 
Tung Po Yuk eaten with Mantau dumplings...
Lots of collogen... 
Claypot sea delicacies... 
Two types of prawns...
Cereal and buttered on each side... 
Mixed vegetables...
Total cost RM500 plus...
And one to remember us on this day.....
LOL... 
 

Wednesday, January 24, 2024

To South For Dinner At Lao Er Steamed Beehoon, Johor

DOWN SOUTH.....

Flew from Penang International airport to Senai, Johor at 8.10am via Air Asia.  It was only an hour flight and definitely much better and cheaper than driving.  
And here I am all ready to fly.... LOL... 

Son picked us up from airport at around 9.30am and off we went for our breakfast which I did not take any pictures.  Come evening, we went out for dinner at a new shop which my son recommended, something new, something different.  The dishes were all kind of "steamed" ... no dark sauce nor oil whatsoever.  They did not look appealing but I do welcome dishes such as these, if possible, I refrain from taking oily food.  
It was raining when we reached LaoEr Steamed Beehoon

We ordered these for 4 adults 1 toddler...
Steamed meehoon with salted fish meatloaf... 
so it is called... RM17.90
Steamed meehon with ginger chicken.... RM15.90
Steamed Meehoon with ginger fish.... RM18.90
With curry chicken RM15.90
This is called Dad Style Lady Fingers...RM9.90
Don't ask me why.... 
I ordered because I like okra... 
Lotus peanut soup which I love very much... RM10.90
And these were our dinner on the first night.... 
Total cost RM105 including drinks... 
After dinner, everyone looks happy!
Not so sure about the one who paid the bill.... 
LOL.... 


Saturday, January 20, 2024

Early Spicy Breakfast

WOKE UP LATE...  supposed to go out at 7.20am with my neighbour but my alarm did not go off so I could not make it on time.  Quickly called my neighbour to wait ten minutes to get myself ready.. aiyah... 

And off we went to town to make reservation for roasted pork leg and roasted pork, reserved for Chinese New Year which is three weeks away.  Good food needs to book, so it seems here in Ipoh.  The roasted pork boss knows my neighbour well and before we left, he gave us a packet of roasted pork for breakfast.  LOL....

We had breakfast at Villas, in another part of town.  Breakfast this morning was so so, the curry noodles was too spicy for me.  I ordered a plate of economy noodles to "pacify" the spicyness in my body.  

RM3 for a plate .... 
Goes well with the roasted pork.... 
All the fats!!
No wonder I am now on cholesterol meds!
My neighbour ordered beef noodles....
RM10 which is a good deal with so much toppings!
Another friend ordered their dry curry version....RM7
Oh, the curry soup was also RM7.... 
No more ordering that... too spicy for me...
Breakfast for 4 persons.... 
Definitely will not be going back here for awhile... a long while...

First Dinner Meal In Taichung, Taiwan

BY THE TIME we came out from the airport, it was almost 6pm in the evening.  After getting everyone settled comfortably into the big MPV van...