I just bought a women’s magazine and it came with a fridge magnet. Initially, I thought it is a fridge magnet to promote some movie like Avengers. However, upon closer look, it is actually a promotion for GAS PETRONAS.
There is a phone number 1300888GAS(427) and a website for GAS PETRONAS . Curious, I clicked on the link to see if it works. It does work and there are information on it too.
Now, we can worry less about not getting our gas supply when we run out of gas. Have you ever ran out of gas at the most important moments? I did. Several times. Once, during Chinese New Year, I ran out of gas in the midst of cooking. I called and called my regular sundry shop but no one picked up the phone. Out of desperation, I had to personally carry the empty gas tank into my car and drove to the shop.
The poor man was too busy delivering gas tanks and didn’t pick up my call. Seeing that this poor woman had carted the empty tank to his shop, he took pity on me and immediately delivered a full tank for me. Cos you see, I won’t be able to bring back a full tank and instal it myself due to the weight.
Now that you know can you can order Gas PETRONAS at their Gas PETRONAS Home Delivery Number free number, you can Call 1300888GAS(427). You get Mesra Points. Trainned Personnel and efficient delivery, the crew will conduct safety checks.
For more info log in to www.mymesra.com.my/beyondgasdelivery .
You can also watch a video here on Youtube
According to their website, if you order your GAS PETRONAS through their hotline number, you also get a free fridge magnet too. But then, it is not so hard to remember the hotline number, isn’t it? At least now we know if we ran out of gas, we are not at the mercy of sundry shop owners who do not seem to be around to answer our SOS calls.
Sometimes we bring stresses upon ourselves. I havenâ€™t been blogging for a while because work has taken up so much of my time. It is not only mentally tiring, most times it involves physical work. I have to run, stretch and carry heavy stuffs.
If thatâ€™s not enough, I am preparing for Christmas. It is going to be one big party of maybe 80 to 100 people. We can get things catered but noâ€¦..my sons are chefs so we must have fun cooking them. That means, lots of planning, shopping and decorating.
I woke up one morning with lower backache. Having worked on Saturday and Sundays, standing for hours at a stretch, I guess my body has enough of the physical torture. So, there I was, having discomforts of backache and yet, have tonnes of things to complete because I have promised to take the day off to shop for Christmas turkey and other food stuffs.
What do I do? My son reminded me about the Tiger Balm Plaster he tried. Both of us have applied for annual leave to do the shopping so I have little choice left. I am not keen to take any painkillers so I bought a packet of Tiger Balm Warm plaster.
Surprisingly, it is so easy to apply eventhough I was doing it myself. I reach to my back, put on the hydrogel plaster. It is not sticky or slimy and stays easily to my skin. Using a mirror, I put on the stretchable adhesive.
I went out for shopping because I immediately feel the gentle comfort of the warm medicated hydrogel spreading on my lower back which was aching. It doesnâ€™t feel too hot either like those old fashion plaster which sort of burn our skin.
Amazingly, the additional adhesive has kept the hydrogel in place and it doesnâ€™t leave any gooey patch when I removed them. According to the lable, the plaster is great for the joints of our limbs like knee caps, elbows and other parts of the body.
I kept the plaster for a day and glad that it helps me overcome the discomforts and gave me a fulfilling day shopping and running other errands. Now I am ready for Christmas as most of the frozen food items are bought and safely stored in my freezer.
Do try the Tiger Balm Plaster the next time you overstretch yourself or have some rheumatism aches. You can get them from your nearest pharmacies. I got mine from Guardian and I saw these plasters at Watson too.
I have always associated kor-iut or what we traditionally call the medicated plaster with old age. But it seems that this has now been modernised with Tiger Balm plasters.
Tiger Balm Plaster comes in two versions. The Warm effect or the Cool effect, whichever we prefer. The packing is bright and it looks way cool like one of those surgical plaster. So having a Tiger Balm plaster on us is not as embarrassing as it doesnâ€™t say â€˜grandma/grandpa having old achesâ€™.
The other day my son was complaining about muscle aches after kneading too much dough. He was asking if there is any relief to the aches as it is high season at work and he needs to knead more the next day. Now we call him the pizza boy because he is in charge of making pizzas.
Unlike conventional plaster, the hydrogel plaster is stretchable and comfortable. The material can stretch and even when applied to knees or elbows, it remains firmly in place. This is the additional adhesive sheet which holds the Tiger Balm hydrogel plaster in place. Do leave the two sides protective tape intact until you want to apply on yourself.
Initially, I suggest the cream but he finds no lasting relief in them. So, we went to our pharmacy next door and the pharmacist suggested Tiger Balm Plasters.
However, none of us knew that Tiger Balm now produces Warm and Cool Tiger Balm Plasters. I was wondering what were those. I did a bit of Googling and found out that they even have it in UK. So, we grabbed both Warm and Cool to try out.
We applied the Tiger Balm hydrogel plaster on the body. It is a cooling gel patch without all the mess of sticky plaster or gooey glob of ointment.
Upon reaching home, my son applied the Warm one on his back. The plaster is like those surgical plaster and doesn’t have any sticky, gooey feelings. It provides warm relief for my son’s ache. Surprisingly, the plaster stays firm in place with the additional adhesive though it was stretched.It doesn’t come loose easily.
After the hydrogel patch is put on the body, we apply the adhesive, stretchable part on it to secure the hydrogel in place.
Having tested the Warm version, he tried the Cool one the next day and find it equally comforting as well. Now, my hubby is also into using Tiger Balm Plasters Cool after his badminton. He likes the hydrogel plaster and the additional adhesive which keeps the plaster in place on his calves and knees.
You can get these plasters from your neighbourhood pharmacies or major pharmacies like Guardian or Watson. It is really value for money.
I find Cameron Highlands awfully chilly during my last trip. It is a wonderful feeling to be up there in the highlands, breathing out ‘smoke’ as my little boy called it.
We were feeling a little peckish mid morning and went hunting for Uncle Chow Kopitiam. We have seen the sign several times but haven’t seen the kopitiam before. Since we were staying at Tanah Rata, we followed the signboard and stumbled upon the tiny kopitiam nestled amongst some residential flats.
Uncle Chow himself greeted us and suggested we sat inside the Grade ‘A’ (for cleanliness) kopitiam. But no….these town folks want to enjoy the breezy cold air. Two minutes later, we have to admit it is too cold to be outside.
I immediately love the place because it is so homely and serves homecooked foods. Mrs. Chow chatted with my hubby and we learned that they have grown up children and they were from KL. Mrs Chow said they enjoy the weather in Cameron Highlands and she loves to cook, hence, opening the kopitiam.
I saw rows of mouthwatering nyonya kuehs, bubur cha cha, gandum and wish we were hungrier to enjoy them. However, we only manage to eat the few items from the menu.
The special item for the day is the ‘Dan Dan’ or steamed egg. I wasn’t sure what dan dan is and when I saw the green thing on the egg, I thought it is some salty chawan mushi. It turns out to be sweet egg custard and the green leaves are actually very fragrant pandan. Delicious.
The Hokkien Prawn Mee my hubby ordered is huge and all of us enjoyed the steaming hot prawn stock noodle. I must say it is certainly nicer than those from Old Town or George Town and other kopikat kopitiam.
Meanwhile, my other sons ordered the butter kaya toast. The bread is fresh and traditional. The kaya is homemade by Mrs Chow herself.
The little boy ordered a plate of baked beans and eggs.
So, if you are in Cameron Highlands and want some scones, tea but at the same time, wish to have some local foods, visit Uncle Chow. It is somewhere near the Convent School, behind the Tourist Information Centre. There is a block of shophouse and you should be able to see the Uncle Chow signboard but you need to drive a bit further into the residential area to find the kopitiam.
Uncle Chow Kopitiam
Unit C2-G-01, Block C2, Taman Royal Lily,
39000, Tanah Rata, Cameron Highlands.
Tel: 012- 205 2778 (Uncle Chow)
Being an islander, it is hard to impress me. I like islands in Thailand because they are rustic. However, there isn’t much to see here because Langkawi is basically booze and chocolates. Perhentian and Redang getting too expensive to pay for the kampung feel. Tioman is too far away for Penangites.
So, there is only Pangkor left for me. However, it doesn’t impress me much. So much so that we have not been to Pangkor for over a decade. Sadly, the rustic feel is lost. There are no tiny lanes and attap houses to give the fishing village scene.
This is what is left of it. Now, the island has been developed with tacky structures including several storey high 1Malaysia structure.
I love this sort of houses, not brick, cold, uninspiring budget hotels and shophouses that filled the roads.
I googled for seafood in Pangkor and was delighted to find this place which was mentioned by the Lonely Planet.
Sin Nam Huat Seafood Restaurant is located at 51 Jln Besar Pangkor Town. Anyway, it is not difficult to locate any shop in Pangkor because it is basically a tiny island.
Foursquare tips said the fried noodle is good. So, we ordered a plate and I must say it is not bad as there is no yellow noodle smell of ammonia. It doesn’t reek of lard too.
The other dish we ordered is the ching tong lala or clear soup lala. The lalas are awfully tiny so it is quite a chore to pick the flesh from the shells. So, kinda disappointing.
My children loves mantis prawns so we have this dish. I ordered butter prawns for the adults but unfortunately, the boss mistook our order and I ended up with no prawns.
The orh chien was recommended to us but being a Penangite, I am not used to eating it this way. I like my Penang orh chien better. I feel there is too much egg and not enough sticky chewy tapioca flour part. However, the oysters are fresh.
The other dish we ordered was the koo-lou yoke. This place serves pork, btw. We also asked for deep fried fishes (suah chooi) but they don’t have them either.
After the above meal, I didn’t feel full. So, this kueh seller by the roadside caught our eyes and we made a reverse and got down to buy some kuehs.
The pink colour teochew chai kuey which is filled with chives is nice. I love it!
However, this green abok-abok sago is nothing like our Penang one. We also bought some kueh talam but that turned out rather bland.
So, if you ask me, maybe I will return to Pangkor in another 10 years.