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Escaping Haze Part 2.2:Gastronomic Adventures | Serai Thai Restaurant (Kuala Lumpur)

I could literately feel God slapping on my face telling me that the joke was on me!

After a day of enjoying clear skies in Kuala Lumpur, wind directions changed and the haze was blowing up north. Even thou the condition wasn’t as bad as Singapore, I mask up the children, just to play on the safe side!

Oh well, as the saying goes, when life hands you lemon, make lemonade!

We pampered ourselves with more good food at Serai Thai Restaurant.

The restaurant interior was clean, cozy and inviting. There was a healthy dinner crowd by the time we arrived. But still, we were acknowledged and served promptly by the attentive service staffs.

We ordered the usual fare. A table full of Thai delicacy. From Mango Salad, to Sambal Asparagus, to Sambal KangKong, to Green Curry, to Sambal Udang Petai, to Basil Chicken, to Tofu in Mushroom Sauce, and finally finishing off with Red Ruby for desert. It looks as though our eyes were “bigger” than our tummies. An ambitious feat, but I swear we polished each plate real clean.

I love how the fragrance of green curry would linger in the mouth palate even hours after dinner! Love it!

Portioning was reasonable. Value for money. Highly recommended!

Serai Thai Restaurant
Tel: 03 – 5510 5729
Opening Hours: (11.30am – 3.00 pm) (6.00pm – 10.00pm)
No. 5, Jln Sena 3/13A, 40000 Shah Alam, Selangor D.E

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User Experience: Review of Capella Cony S230T (2013 Model)

We’ve been using the Capella Cony S230T stroller for a little over a month,
and this is what we think of it…..

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We do not negotiate when it comes to safety issue. It is the utmost important criteria when picking a stroller. For maximum security, Capella Cony S230T is equipped with 5-point safety harness, keeping James securely fasten at all times.

The high-strength aluminum framed mid-weight stroller (7.2kg) is well-built and sturdy. Capella Cony S230T not tipping over even though James is doing his monkey business on it!
Singpaore Mom Blogs reviews the Carpella Cony S230T Stroller

Capella Cony (S230T) is equipped with big and wide wheels that adds stability to the stroller. With an effective suspension system accompanied with 0.3G shock absorber means a smoother ride on bumpy surfaces. We took our Capella Cony S230T stroller off road and it performed meticulously!SingaporeMomBlogs review Capella Cony S230T

It has swivel front wheels but fixed back wheels. Extremely smooth handling.
But however, when the handle is reversed, it took us quite a bit to get our wheel orientation correct.

An option of reversible handle, so that the baby can be parent facing. Especially helpful for parental interaction or perhaps even sooth a baby experiencing separation anxiety on a stroller. Love it Heaps!

There are 2 sides to the supportive cushion padding. The smooth side for colder climate or the perforated side for warmer climate. The vibrant print motif makes the Capella Cony Stroller an eye candy. A pop of color. Turning heads and perhaps even crushing hearts. (pun intended: candy crush… get it?!?!?)
Singpaore Mom Blogs reviews the Carpella Cony S230T Stroller

Full Canopy with 99% UV Protection. Top and rear mesh ventilation windows.
I love thoughtful designs. No more ripping noisy Velcro.
Magnetic fasteners for top mesh ventilation window!
SingaporeMomBlogs review Capella Cony S230T

Wider space across the stroller allows James maximum comfort and more space to stretch within the stroller.

Adjustable handle to suit different heights.
Comfortably fits Kitson, myself and even Hiroshi too.
SingaporeMomBlogs review Capella Cony S230T

Multiple recline position, suitable from birth.
SingaporeMomBlogs review Capella Cony S230T

Most importantly, it is a one hand operation system stroller. One hand to open, close and recline. When closed, the Capella Cony S230T is able to firmly stand upright.
SingaporeMomBlogs review Capella Cony S230T

Big Shopping Basket!! That’s 2 big bags in there!! Great news for a shopaholic!
SingaporeMomBlogs review Capella Cony S230T

The Verdict
We really enjoyed using the Capella Cony S230T Stroller as it has far exceeded our expectation. We would gladly recommended it to anyone looking for a functional and durable stroller.

Capella Cony S230T is available now at $399!! (Usual Price $539)

Choice of 4 vibrant colors. (Wine, Red, Orange & Blue)
SingaporeMomBlogs review Capella Cony S230T

Will be available at:
Isetan, Metro, John Little, Robinsons, BHG, OG, Kiddy Palace, Cheri Kids, NTUC Xtra AMK, Toys’R’us, baby specialty stores and selected online baby stores.

For more information, Please check out Capella Strollers Facebook.

Disclaimer: We were gifted the Capella Cony S230T stroller for reviewing purposes. No monetary compensation was received. All views and opinions are our own.

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Escaping Haze Part 2.1:Gastronomic Adventures | Restoran Ho Boh 河婆擂茶館 (Kuala Lumpur)

Restoran Ho Boh | 河婆擂茶館 (Thunder Tea Rice) SingaporeMomBlogs Restoran Ho Boh 河婆擂茶館 Thunder Tea Rice Kuala Lumpur Puchong

雷茶 is a traditional signature dish among the Hor Poh (河婆) clan which is part of the Hakka’s (客家). It is also known as thunder tea rice due to the thunderous pounding sound during the grinding process of the ingredients.

Preparation process of this dish is tedious. Meticulous hard work of manually grinding tea, seeds, nuts and herbs for the tea soup. Then uniformly chopping up 7 different types of vegetables. And finally, there is still condiments of Dried Shrimps, Preserved White Radish, Tofu and Toasted Peanut to be carefully prepared.

I’ve had thunder tea rice in Singapore. In fact, thunder tea rice is one of Hiroshi’s favorite food. If you think the “chain-store” thunder rice in Singapore was good, then you should seriously take the trip to Kuala Lumpur to have this one!

Just by presentation alone, I could feel the amount of hard labor being put into my tiny bowl of rice. The savory condiments against the refreshing vegetables, accompanied with hot tea soup hit my tummy on its sweet spot. It is definitely a meal worth traveling for! It is also reasonably priced at rm$6.90.

Another Must Have from Restoran Ho Boh is Abacus beads (算盘子). Abacus Beads are made of dough formed from yam and tapioca flour, cut into abacus-bead shapes. When cooked, Abacus Beads are soft on the outside but chewy on the inside. This dish is cooked with minced or pork, dried shrimps and mushrooms.

I would highly recommend Restoran Ho Boh. Great food and Value for money!

Restoran Ho Boh 河婆擂茶館
Tel: 016-282 2778
(Off on Mondays)
21A, Jalan TK 1/11, Taman Kinrara, Seksyen 1, Batu 7 1/2,
Jalan Puchong, 47100 Puchong, Selangor Darul Ehsan.
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Escaping Haze Part 1: Singapore – Kuala Lumpur

Psalm 118:8 “It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in man.”

Our panic button rang when PSI hit a hazardous level of 300 odd. Kitson was in New york while I am in Singapore. Huddling 3 kids and crooped up indoor most of the time. We made sure that the house was airtight and our air purifier has been working the hardest ever since we got it 6 years ago!

Our biggest worry was James, who has already gotten 2 bronchitis attack within the past 6 months due to sensitive airways.

Our contingency plan was to travel out of Singapore once it hits hazardous level.

Picture was taken when the PSI hit an insane level of 325!!

With the Sumatra officials passing out senseless comments (aka 讲鸟话) and our minister’s hands pretty much tightly bounded. We choose to take action rather than complain. We bought the earliest available bus tickets to Kuala Lumpur.

And since I was travelling alone with 3 kids, I made no intention to get out of the bus during bus breaks. This is done to ensure the safety of me and the kids.

Prepared Crispy Chicken tortilla wraps as snacks for the journey.

On the day of our departure, the PSI level steady climbed to insane level of 401!!

Everyone was masked up. But, however, these are ordinary face mask which offers no or very little protection over fine dust particles. We were not able to get N95. Better than none right!! (沒鱼虾也好)

A crisis usually brings the WORST out of people! Some were hoarding N95, while others were selling them at exorbitant prices!!

Finally up the bus and Hello to 6 hours of endless are-we-there-yet!

For those thinking of travelling on the bus with kids to Malaysia. Worry no more! It is DO-able!

Even thou the entertainment system on grassland was like watching Charlie Chaplin, it kept Hiroshi entertained for 6 hours straight! And as for Sophia, James and myself, we simply crashed out all the way from Singapore to Kuala Lumpur! I guess that explains how comfortable and spacious those seats were on grassland!

Stay tune for updates on our gastronomic adventures and also fun places for kids in Kuala Lumpur in the next few blog postings.

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