Category Archives: Taiwan

She thinks i’m a chef…

You got to try this…Dutch Baby or German Pancakes …This puffy pastry kind of thing is usually for breakfast, although I made this at 3 in the afternoon. It is easy to make and so good, add fruit, jam, butter, syrup, smoked fish, just about anything you want, you can’t go wrong and it looks great on the table.

DutchBaby-3 DutchBaby-6 Ingredients: 4 eggs, 1cup of flour, tablespoon of sugar, 1 cup milk, dash of vanilla, cinnamon. Butter a cast iron skillet or a non-stick pan and bake at 450 degrees.

So my partner Ms. E thinks I’m some kind of super chef, little does she know I’m just winging it, yeah faking it, no professional education, so we won’t tell her about my shortcomings but i think it has wooed her to my dark side….

For some time now and without my knowledge, Ms. E has been taking pictures (Mobile phone pics) of the meals I/we have prepared and then she posts them on her FB page!!! Hmmm, Well bless her heart… here is a month’s worth of cooking…

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Finally got my visa to Vietnam. Next Saigon…


Christmas in KL Year 2

It’s a chilly 90 degrees outside this Christmas day and I’m about to hit the two-year mark in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. A few pictures of the place this past Christmas week, Merry Christmas everybody!

Last week Dylan and Jeehe came through town on their way to Australia.


Dylan wanted some night shots of the Petronas towers. “Ugh, how many times do I need to take pictures of these damn things, just kidding Dylan.” Besides, I was with a professional photographer and I always come away with something new when I talk to Dylan.



Speaking of beautiful buildings, I went to one of the malls this morning, big mistake, but near by is the Malaysia Telecom building with its helicopter pad on top. I’ve always wanted a picture of this building constructed to resemble a shoot of bamboo with garden terraces every five floors. Looks like a shark fin to me.


Every time I go downtown Kuala Lumpur it’s something different, yesterday Bagpipers.


After the mall this morning I make it home in time to take my friend Ms. E. out for Christmas lunch. The Fong Lye has become one of my favorite places to eat serving excellent duck and shrimp as big as your fist.

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I wish any and all who visit this blog a merry Christmas. I sure miss being snowed in…