Asian Tuna Salad.

Ingredients:
1 can Tuna in spring water – drained
1/2 cup Lettuce – chopped
1/2 cup Cucumber – chopped
4 baby plum Tomatoes – chopped
3 Radishes – sliced thin
2 Thai red chillies – chopped fine
1 Spring Onion – sliced thin
5 – 7 Almonds – toasted and roughly pounded.
1/2 teaspoon Fish Sauce ( Nam Pla )
Juice of half a Lime
Dash of white pepper powder
Sesame seeds
Method:
Mix all ingredients. Garnish with toasted almonds and Enjoy!

Vegetarian Mince Stew.

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1 cup Vegetarian / Soy Mince ( i used Quorn)
1 cup Green Beans or String Bean – sliced
2 sticks of Celery – sliced
5 Baby Plum Tomatoes – wedged
1 large Red Onion – diced
2 pips of Garlic – finely chopped
1 cup Vegetable Stock ( alternatively use a stock cube)
1 tablespoon Tomato Puree
1 tablespoon Paprika Powder
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground Black Pepper
1 tablespoon Olive Oil
Method:
  1. Heat a soup pot with olive oil and fry garlic and onion till soft and fragrant.
  2. Fry the mince, beans and celery and fry for 2 – 4 minutes, in a medium heat.
  3. In a separated bowl, mix in the stock, puree, paprika. Pour this mixture into the pot and bring to a gentle simmer. 5 to 7 minutes.
  4.  Add the wedged tomatoes and ground black pepper. Let it cook for a further 5 minutes. Turn off heat and stew is ready!
I like it just on its own. But I am pretty sure it tastes delicious with some buttered crusty roll! 🙂

My Homeland.

I am a Malaysian.

Proud to be One!

I grew up in a multiracial country which celebrates a diversity of culture, colours, religion, food and drinks. Traditions that humbles the soul and affections towards another human which brought us together as one big happy family.

Have you celebrated Eid, Chinese New Year, Christmas, Wesak Day and Vaisakhi? Inpite being a Hindu, I had the privilege to celebrate each and every festival by my neighbours and friends.

Because in Malaysia, your friends and neighbours are your extended family! You can never see this custom anywhere else in the world.

So, I am just going to share with you some of my joys through a stroll down memory lane… visually!

Selamat Datang! This means Welcome!

Travel Often, Broaden Your Horizons and Experience Life.

The past two months, I’ve travelled to five countries. The Czech Republic, Austria, Hungary, Lithuania, and Norway!

It has been the most gratifying moments that I have experienced in two years. As my statement goes from my previous posts;-

On each of my travels… not just the country, its’ people, their culture, and traditions or even their food, that fascinates me. It’s the discovering of self-adaptation through time spent in a land so foreign that humbles me. Often renders me speechless. – Sharlinie.

 

I understand not everyone could afford the time and luxury of travel. Not on a monthly basis, to say the least. Neither could I.

But whenever I get the opportunity and could make the time to travel, I just pack my bags and go explore the world.

Why?  There are places on earth that are so beautiful, people who are kind and hospitalities that humbles you. An entire civilization that is extremely diverse than the one we have accustomed to. These are not at all a bad experience. In fact, it is so beneficial in every aspect for us.

Travelling helped me overcome my shyness and introverted personality.

When I travelled to the UK, I had no one to set me off. I took that as an opportunity to learn by communicating with other people. Yes, it was not easy but I had to take the initiative and depend on myself so I can set my path in the direction where I wanted to lead.

I share a lot of my travel experiences, a little more about the country I recently visited and a lot of photographs capturing wonderful moments, right here on my website. Please do check in and share the bliss of my adventures. Link below:

https://sharlinie.com/category/travels/

On looking forward to my holidays, the excitement and anticipation that build in me; there is a definite hope that everything has a positive side. My focus is on what I would be experiencing during my visit to a foreign land and the people I am about to meet and language that I would hear for the first time and food and drinks, and all this combined that make the smallest towns/villages a community. 

Luxury – For me, it is the privilege of gifting myself the opportunity of a lifetime that keeps me going. Whether it is psychologically, socially or even at an emotional level. Of course, these are just some of the perks a holiday that money can not simply buy. 

Tolerance – Getting to know people from around the world and their culture educates us to be more tolerant and respectful. I strongly feel that if we learnt another’s way of living and made efforts to understand each other, the planet we reside could be heaven!

Educates – It widens our horizons and broadens our mind outwards, so the normalities as we would have interpreted wrongly and unjustified due to the lack of knowledge of the outside world are much clear.

Self Awareness – We learn more about our self, our birth country, the land we are about to explore and understand the purpose of humanity and unity. 

Health-wise – I’ve always felt more confident and happy after each holiday. Perhaps it’s the hormones combined with the atmosphere and surroundings. I am so confident this feeling alone helps fight any short-term or long-term illness as it’s an incredible stress reliever. 

Memories –  We gather memories that are ever-lasting. We capture moments of colour, culture, emotions, celebrations and we gift ourselves the opportunity to re-live it all over again and again. Isn’t that magnificent?! Yes! 

So, go on and book yourself a nice holiday and just enjoy life while you still can! 

Also, don’t forget to check on my Travel and Photography page. Just click! 🙂

 

Buddha Purnima.

Buddham Saranam Gaccami,  Dharmam Saranam Gaccami, Samgham Saranam Gaccami.
Meaning: I go to Buddha for refuge, I go to Dharmam  ~ religious teachings, for refuge.  I go to Samgham ~ religious community, for refuge. Saranam meaning Refuge. Language: Sanskrit.

 

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The Tian Tan Buddha – Buddha Shakyamuni, also known as the Big Buddha. Made completely of Bronze, was completed in the year 1993 and located at the Ngong Ping, Lantau Island.

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The Offering of the Six Devas – to praise him and by offering flowers, incense, ointment, lamp, fruit, and music. These offerings represent patience,  meditation, charity, morality, zeal, and wisdom.