Basa Fillet and Avocado Salad.

Pesto Fish Recipe

1 Basa Fillet ( or any white flesh fish )
1 tablespoon Red Pesto ( I used Jamie Oliver’s)
Dry Ingredients:
2 tablespoons Plain Flour
1/2 teaspoon Fennel powder
1/2 teaspoon Paprika powder
1/4 teaspoon White Pepper powder
Pinch of salt
Tortilla wraps – 2 small or 1 big
Method :
Baste one side of the fillet ( the upper, fleshy part) with the pesto. You can use green pesto if you prefer.
Mix all the dry ingredients and gently coat both sides of the fillet.
Oil the pan and cook each side of the fillet for 7 minutes.

 

Avocado Salad Recipe:

1 medium riped Avocado – chopped
2 baby plum tomatoes
1/2 Onion – diced
1 red or green chilli – chopped
2 sprigs fresh Dill – chopped
2 tablespoons Greek Yogurt
Salt and pepper – just a pinch
Method :
Mix all the ingredients to come together.
Garnish the wraps with lettuce, place the fish and salad. Serve with lemon or lime wedge.

 

 

 

Meditation

What is Meditation? Meditation is an Action or Practice of the State of Mind.

What does this mean? Simply connecting our body and mind to synchronise with our surrounding towards better health and well-being.

There are many benefits to meditating.

Focus – It increases the levels of our focus throughout the day. This is because we have a clearer mind and a more positive attitude due to releasing negative energy while meditating.

Creativity – If our mind is clear from distractions, our body feels less fatigued because it not constantly fighting the urge to quit. This enables us to awaken our creative mind and improve our cognitive skills.

Progress – We are able to process information better, communicate and find solutions faster as our mind has reached a higher level.

Health – Our brain is supercharged with energies and vibrations while we meditate; we breathe a certain technique which is the right way, our heart rate is steady and blood circulation is improved.

Meditation has helped me overcome fear, stress, depression, fatigue and exhaustion.

First thing in the morning – meditate. Practice every day to keep your mind and body aligned with the universe. Feel the vibrations of Mother Earth. Focus. Relax. Breathe.

You will see things clearly.

Sit with your feet folded and rest your palm facing upwards on your thighs.

Everything around us is in rhythm with our soul. We are one with the universe.

Let go of the anger. Let go of the pain. Let go of the fears. Watch the stress disappear. Turn exhaustion and fatigue into the sole drive of your motivation.
Visualise everything that you want to happen the way it should. Realise it working and feel the miracle taking place. Accept the results.

Breathe in and Breathe out. Relax. Focus. Smile.

Stay blessed.  Namaste 🙏

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!

London Calling To the Faraway Towns…

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Big Ben before renovation works.

 

Tower Bridge, a combined Bascule, and Suspension Bridge.

Tower of London – Her Majesty’s Royal Palace and Fortress of the Tower of London.

 

St Paul’s Cathedral – Dome                      The Gherkin              St Paul’s Cathedral

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The Shard, Obelisk, London Eye, River Thames, Palace of Westminster and Elizabeth Tower, Liverpool Station, Piccadilly Circus and Regent Street and the iconic Red Bus.

Buckingham Palace, the London residence, and administrative HQ of the                               Monarch of the United Kingdom.

 

London Eye, height 135m, a gigantic Ferris Wheel on the South Bank of the River Thames. Has 32 ovoidal passenger capsules can hold up to 25 people, and the most popular paid tourist attraction in the United Kingdom.

A Revisited Land, Became My Home.

I visited the UK as a tourist, 18 years ago.  As I arrived at the gates for Arrivals at Terminal 5, the feeling of absolute freedom filled my senses. Right at that moment, I knew, I’ve found my path.

The United Kingdom consists of four countries, England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. The country’s parliamentary democracy is ruled under the constitutional monarchy, our Queen Elizabeth II is the Head of State. Long Live the Queen!!

Since I was a tourist, I had a list of touristy stuff to do. Places to visit, photographs to capture, food and drink to experience, and so on.

I hopped on the Jubilee Line and walked to Westminster from London Bridge. There it was the Palace of Westminster. I stood there for almost an hour admiring its’ English Gothic architecture, quite a perpendicular gothic revival style, known to be prevalent from late 14th to mid 16th centuries owing to its’ unique characterizations, arches, vaults and archery windows. I went back again, this time at night. It looked stunning than ever!

Big Ben the Great Bell and Clock Tower, is 159 years old and stands tall at 315 feet, has 11 floors ( which is currently under renovation works, 2017 – 2020, there will be a lift! ). The Clock Tower was renamed Elizabeth Tower in 2012 to mark the Diamond Jubilee of our Queen. If you’ve visited England and been to London to see our Queens’ reign and walked the street of Westminster, then you definitely remember your first feeling of the Big Ben Chimes 15, 30 and 45 minutes past the hour. Although the bells have been silenced due to the renovation works, it has not stopped tourists from swarming in and around Westminster to capture this historical British cultural icon!

Tower Bridge – a combined bascule and suspension bridge, that crosses the River Thames and often confused to London Bridge ( you can see the red bridge from here ).

And since you are here, don’t miss your chance to visit Her Majesty’s Royal Palace and Fortress of the Tower of London. The castle has played a prominent role in the English history and the home of the Crown Jewels of England! I saw an actual Koh-i-Noor diamond ( originally owned by the Kakatiya dynasty ) which was surrendered to Queen Victoria after the British conquest of Punjab.

As my holiday came to an end, I was sad to go. I still had other parts of England and Great Britain to see and explore.

I left determined that I will return someday. This is what I told my mom, I am going back there someday, two years from now actually, and it will be my home.

And I did come back 2 years later.

England –  The country that I adored so much… that I fell in love and made it my home!