Thanks MITEC Vaccination Team

I would like to thank Life of Annie for mentioning me in her latest post Thanks UCSI Vaccination Team.  She even featured my Instagram post.  As my vaccination was done at another center, I would like to thank the team at MITEC.

 

 

Obtained My Covid-19 Vaccination Digital Certificate 

 

I had a very pleasant experience with the MITEC vaccination team.  MITEC stands for Malaysia International Trade and Exhibition Centre and I received both of my sinovac doses there.

 

There was a heavy downpour yesterday as I was on the way for my second dose. I was quite worried whether the 2nd vaccination was going to be as smooth-sailing as the first.

 

My 1st dose on June 19 turned out pretty well.

 

In fact, I would say the 2nd appointment was even better, as the team was more gracious and friendlier than the one I met during my 1st appointment.

 

Making A Living

 

On my way to the vaccination centre, I had a wonderful chat with the Grab driver — a young man who was in the sales line before he lost his job.  Now he drives Grab for a living.

 

“We all just want to make a living.  We don’t even dare to dream of prosperity anymore,” he said, adding that even those who currently have jobs are feeling insecure.

 

“A company that used to have a sales team of 10, for example, will bring the number down to 5.  These 5 will still get the same basic salary but the sales target set by the company will be two-fold or three-fold, making it almost impossible to hit.  So it’s a “take it or leave it” situation, and most will accept it if they have a family to feed.

 

“If you say the target is impossible to achieve, the company will say you’re now given the accounts of those colleagues who have left, how can it be impossible?”

 

The Grab driver fears that the wealth gap would only widen in the near future as the rich will have the opportunity to buy over a struggling enterprise.

 

Save The SMEs

 

SME Association of Malaysia president Datuk Michael Kang Hua Keong also said in a Nanyang Siang Pau (July 10) report that SMEs will choose to sell or close their business if they can’t see a future beyond the pandemic.

 

He said the closures of SMEs will cause a chain reaction as large companies will lose the supply chain and this could lead to layoffs, bankruptcies and a wave of unemployment.

 

Kang said the initiatives introduced under the National Economic Plan for MCO 1.0 and 2.0. cannot be copied and regurgitated for MCO 3.0.

 

Life Is About The Giving

 

That’s all for today.  A prayer for everyone in the world battling with Covid-19 right now.  May you recover soon.

 

Those who are in a position to help should lend a helping hand to those in need, and many Malaysians are responding to the White Flag movement.

 

Giving is its own reward, and life is about the giving not the getting.

 

White Flag Movement
People queueing for food items contributed by a restaurant here.

Time To Wave A White Flag?

Is it time to wave a white flag (bendera putih)?  Our existing SOP is obviously ineffective and perhaps a change of strategy is needed. This uphill battle must be exhausting!

 

Wave The White Flag Photo by Jackson Simmer on Unsplash

 

By Michael Tay, who is the Johor Covid-19 Pandemic Taskforce chairman, and also Johor MCA Government Coordinating Affairs Chairman.

 

The total number of Covid-19 cases stood at 751,979 nationwide on June 30, with 6,276 new cases and 62 deaths.

 

Should we be reviewing our Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) and maybe consider a change of strategy to fight the coronavirus?

 

The first Movement Control Order (MCO) was introduced to break the chain of Covid-19 on March 18, 2020 and since then, there has been the Conditional Movement Control Order, Recovery Movement Control Order, MCO 2.0, MCO 3.0

 

And Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin reportedly said that the MCO will only be lifted when daily new Covid-19 cases are less than 4,000.

 

Since the number is not going down and doesn’t look like it’s going down anytime soon — and the Prime Minister is having diarrhoea! — why not delegate the task of reducing the number of Covid-19 cases to the Menteri Besar (MB) or Chief Minister of each state?

 

We can follow the US model where a country with 50 states, each has its own SOP.

 

If the MBs are empowered to come up with their own SOPs instead of following a standardised SOP, would this bring down the infection rate?

 

The MB should know the red zones, the landscape and demography of his state better than anyone else.

 

It’s going to be a monumental task, so the MB and his own committee comprising personnels from the top hospitals in the state, will still need the assistance of the Federal Government.

 

But if given more power,  the MB may be able to do a better job. He could draw up another SOP to complement the standardised SOP.  A case in point is, the re-opening of the MPH bookstores at Vivacity Megamall and The Spring in Sarawak on June 29 based on a statement from the Sarawak Disaster Management Committee, while  outlets in other states remain closed.

 

I believe if Johor can reduce the number of Covid-19 cases, it would be able to regain the confidence of its neighbours and attract the Singaporeans to shop and invest in the state again.

 

This is a win-win situation as it will also ease the burden of the Prime Minister, Senior Minister (security) Ismail Sabri Yaakob, Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah and National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme Coordinating Minister Khairy Jamaluddin, who are the ones calling all the shots right now with one SOP implemented nationwide.

 

It should not be a centralised system, like what we are practising now.  Delegation is a management skill that will lead to specialisation. This is not a call for Tan Sri Muhyiddin and his team to surrender.  They just need to review and revamp the existing SOP and come up with a more effective SOP.  It is also about time the MBs shoulder more responsibility and show their leadership in reviving the state economy and curbing the infection rate as the vaccination programme is carried out.

 

I take this opportunity to thank the Prime Minister  for announcing the National People’s Well-Being and Economic Recovery Package (PEMULIH), which is going to alleviate the financial burden faced by those who have lost their jobs due to the pandemic.

 

The RM300,000 which will be distributed to all Members of Parliament, regardless of which camp they are in, is a good move but it should be done quickly and properly to ensure the money is channeled to those who are in financial distress.

 

On another matter, many people are happy with the 6-month bank loan moratorium, but we also mustn’t overstrain the banks by having one moratorium after another.  I know some banks have already closed a number of their branches.  You’re unlikely to see banks waving a bendera putih or white flag as they’re consolidating.  They’ll just collapse.

 

Disclaimer: The views expressed in Your Say are those of the contributor, not the blog owner.

 

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Vaccinated for Covid-19
Michael Tay got his first jab on May 23rd.
Covid-19 Vaccination
Mild side-effects after the jab.

 

By Michael Tay, who is the Johor Covid-19 Pandemic Taskforce chairman.

 

I would like to inform the public that I have received my first shot of the Covid-19 vaccine on 23rd May and the side effects were pretty mild.  I’m looking forward to getting my second shot on the 13th of June.

 

I’m saying this to reassure some people who have come up to me and expressed reluctance to sign up for vaccination out of fear that there’ll be adverse effects after the vaccination.

 

I assure you there is nothing to worry about. Everyone will react differently to the vaccine but for a person who has been vaccinated, the chances of dying from Covid-19 is significantly reduced.

 

So, I urge everyone to sign up at MySejahtera if they have not done so yet.  There are some who have registered since January but have not received any notifications yet.  I would like the relevant authorities to expedite the vaccination for those who have already registered.

 

For those who do not know how to register, please reach out for help as there are numerous support channels.  Please get yourselves registered to have better protection against the virus.

 

I experienced only mild side effects after the first dose in May, but reading these articles is really making my head spin.  No, there’s nothing wrong with the news reports but the figures are mind-boggling.

 

In this article, it was stated Johor will receive up to 100,000 more Covid-19 jabs so that the Johor-Singapore borders can be re-open in June.

 

https://www.straitstimes.com/asia/se-asia/johor-to-receive-up-to-100000-more-covid-19-vaccines-for-malaysian-workers-aims-to

 

In another report, as of May 17, the number of people who have been vaccinated in the state was not even 10 per cent.  Only 104,263 or 8.49 per cent have received their first dose while 70,488 or 5.74% have received two doses.  The number of people who have registered was reportedly 1.22 million.

 

https://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2021/05/20/ex-johor-exco-members-say-govt-should-be-flexible-and-step-up-vaccinations

 

In another report, several community leaders noted that 1.5 million of Johor’s 3.6 million residents have registered for the vaccines but there were only 26 Covid-19 centres throughout Johor.  This translates to about 50,000 people or 100,000 doses of vaccine per vaccination centre.

 

https://www.malaymail.com/news/malaysia/2021/06/02/johor-pakatan-reps-urge-putrajaya-to-study-lack-of-vaccine-centres-for-stat/1979022

 

Then there was a very optimistic article where Pharmaniaga Berhad said it has the capacity to churn out 12 million doses to the Federal Government.

 

https://codeblue.galencentre.org/2021/06/01/pharmaniaga-supplying-covid-19-vaccines-to-states-glcs-now-adham/

 

And most recently, Johor Menteri Besar Datuk Hasni Mohammad said the state is trying to get half a million doses of vaccines from Singapore and China to boost the State’s Immunisation Programme?

 

https://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2021/06/03/johor-hoping-to-get-half-a-million-more-doses-from-singapore-or-china

 

All is good.  Everyone’s making the effort to battle the coronavirus.

 

For Johor to achieve herd immunity through vaccination, about 80% of the population will need to be innoculated.

 

With the Movement Control Order enforced, the number of cases is still very high.  I can’t imagine what the numbers will be if there were no MCO.

 

But what still baffles me is the numbers.  I would like the coordinating minister for the National Immunisation Programme, Khairy Jamaluddin to provide us more concrete answers and not just utter promises.

 

Are we able to achieve the target if those who have registered in January are still waiting for their turn?  And what about those who have yet to register?

 

Even after the Singapore-Johor borders are re-opened,  I doubt the situation will return to normal anytime soon as the spending power of the people and mindsets have changed due to the pandemic.

 

With 2.8 million of the population in Johor still waiting for their vaccination in order to achieve herd immunity in the shortest possible time so that the economy can thrive again, we’re really counting on the Federal Government, our neighbour and also China for some assistance.

 

 

Disclaimer: The views expressed in Your Say are those of the contributor, not the blog owner.

 

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Skincare is Self-care

Skincare is self-care, and self-love.

 

Malaysia has gone into another round of national lockdown but I’m pretty optimistic about June.  It is important to embrace self-care and self love, and maintaining a positive mindset will get us through Movement Control Order 3.0

 

Do not despair.  There’s so many things one can do during a lockdown.  We just need to get creative.  Clean up the clutter in our rooms, learn to cook, take up baking, read a book, etcetera.

 

Start a skincare routine, if you don’t already have one.  Or start pampering yourself a bit more.

 

Here’s a video by Sara Mack Lubis, a lawyer by qualification and journalist by profession, sharing  with us her simple skincare routine, which I hope you all will enjoy.

 

 

Sara starts off with cleansing with the Georganic Red Yeast Rice Facial Foaming Cleanser, followed by toning with the Georganic Hawaiian Deep Sea Mineral Toner to restore the skin’s pH balance.

 

The third step is serum, and Sara has chosen the Orinbe Hyaluronic Acid Energy Ampoule.  There are many different types of serums, each with a unique purpose and ingredients.  The Hyaluronic Acid Energy Ampoule features the skin fitting membrane technology to keep skin soft, moist and supple.

 

She then uses the AHC eye cream, followed by moisturising with the Georganic Goat Milk Brightening Cream before finishing up the skincare routine with Orinbe’s 4 Season Moist Sun Cream.

 

Thank you Sara for sharing your skincare routine with us.

 

So many of us have dreamed of having flawless skin.  Seeing Korean stars like Jun Ji-hyun, Gong Yoo, Park Bo-gum, Kim Go-eun, among many others, make us go gaga and set our hearts fluttering.

 

So when I came across this article in Getaranmy written by Amirah Abu Bakar, it got me interested.  Click on the picture to get to the write-up.

 

Georganic Skincare
5 Cara Dapat Kulit Persis Orang Korea!

 

In the article, the writer says Koreans through generations have used seaweed, ginseng, rice water and water among their skincare and diet regimen to maintain their skin, health and wellness.

 

Meanwhile, Georganic from Korea has skincare products which feature ingredients such as bifida ferment lysate extract, centella asiatica extract, goat milk extract, galactomyces ferment extract, propolis and red yeast rice extract, and is brought to Malaysia exclusively by Modern Essentials.

 

Now, if you’re in Malaysia and would like to try Georganic products, there are a few ways to get them.  Of course the fastest way is to head over to Modern Essentials now and buy the products, which are also found on Shopee and Lazada.

 

Modern Essentials is also having a Flash Sale this Saturday (June 5th, 2021) at Shopee Modernessentialsme from 4pm to 8pm where you can enjoy up to 50% OFF on selected products.

 

And the third way is to  go to the Getaranmy where there’ll be a Giveaway but the details will be announced by the news portal in due time. Good Luck, and stay safe.

 

Skincare is self-care, self love.

Once Upon A Time In Bursa – Book Review

Book Review

 

It was an interesting read. I managed to finish the 207-page ONCE UPON A TIME IN BURSA written by Tradeview in one day.

 

Yes, the author writes under the pen name Tradeview and he explains how this pseudonym came about in the prologue.

 

The Money Equation
Once Upon A Time In Bursa

 

For a beginner investor like me, I found a lot of gems in the book worth noting down.  Many people rely on hot tips when it comes to picking stocks, but Tradeview’s advice is not to do that. Instead he shares with us The Money Equation formula.

 

What is The Money Equation?

 

It’s certainly an acronym that piques a reader’s curiosity and interest.

 

The Money Equation is a checklist which the author uses to ensure he keeps to the parameters when he’s seeking out a stock worthy to invest in.

 

Storytelling Approach

 

What I like about this book is the storytelling-approach to inculcate the values of investing.  Names of real people who may be your friend or an acquaintance will unknowingly emerge, or the memory of a distant past may conjure up as you’re reading, making the anecdotes relatable and casual, yet embedded with a purpose that underscores the story’s message.

 

Almost everyone dreams of achieving financial freedom in life.  But if we do not master the art of investing and focus only on saving all our hard-earned money, the risk of inflation will be upon us and we’ll forever be living pay cheque to pay cheque.

 

However one must never ever leverage to invest.  Tradeview advocates the 30 per cent savings, 30 per cent investing and 40 per cent expenses rule. Before considering any investment, the author advises to set aside at least 25 to 30 per cent of your income as savings for rainy days, etcetera.

 

In Chapter 14, the author goes more indepth into how to make a calculated, informed and objective decision concerning stock selection.  And he cautions that the stock market does not move in your favour all the time.

 

In fact, a single investing mistake may wipe out all previous gains.  So before you start your investment journey, be very clear about why you want to invest in the stock market. By knowing the why, you will know the overall itinerary of your investment journey.

 

Conclusion

 

It’s not a book to be read only once.  I’ll be using it as a guide in my investment journey.

 

It is the author’s debut book and I hope he will share more of his knowledge and experience on finance matters again, if he takes time out of his busy schedule, to write a second book.

 

Tradeview also has a new website.  Check it out by clicking the link here, if you haven’t been there yet.

 

The Money Equation
The author at the Modern Essentials’ office

 

You may also get your copy at Modern Essentials which has a new Support Lokal category aimed at featuring the works of Malaysian writers, artists and handicraft makers. The first batch of pre-allocated books was fully sold out with orders pouring in from East and West Malaysia, and Singapore.

 

Once Upon A Time in Bursa will also be available on mphonline.com on May 31st, 2021.

 

Unite Against Hate Crimes

 

For peace and racial harmony to prevail, Americans need to unite against hate crime.  Love thy neighbour, love one another not hate!

 

By Michael Tay,  Johor MCA Government Coordinating Affairs chairman.

 

Kudos to the New York police commissioner and chief for taking swift action in arresting and charging the 38-year-old man who had attacked a defenceless 65-year-old Asian woman outside a luxury apartment building.

 

I have nothing but praise for NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea who said all who lived in the city was a New Yorker and NYPD chief Rodney Harrison who urged the people to say or do something if they were to come across any hate crime, such as calling 911.

 

I also want to thank New York Governor Mr Andrew Cuomo and New York City Mayor Mr Bill de Blasio, who both played a vital role in ensuring justice is delivered and expressing their outrage and disgust for the hate crimes.

 

 

laws against hate crimes in the united states Photo by Nothing Ahead from Pexels

 

Americans, regardless of their ethnicity and race, have to stand united against hate crime and be part of the solution in order for the hate and violence to stop.

 

Today marks the 53rd anniversary of Dr Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination.  The Civil Rights leader was gunned down in Memphis, Tennessee, on April 4, 1968.

 

Martin Luther King Jr. had said “judge not by the colour of their skin but by the content of their character” and “all men are created equal”.

 

Has the younger generation forgotten the struggles of their forefathers and the legacy of this great leader, who had signed the Emancipation Proclamation which came as a great beacon light of hope to millions of black slaves?

 

The Asian Americans are facing challenging times now. Being a minority in America, they are feeling isolated and living in fear.

 

Please read my previous anti-Asian hate posts

 

The Fight For Racial Justice

 

Asian-American Community – We Stand By You

 

I also support President Joe Biden’s call on congress to pass a ban on weapons and tighten gun laws.  There’s been too many reports of mass shootings and senseless killings.  The President certainly has a Herculean task of uniting the different races in America.

 

Assault weapons with high-capacity and semi automatic and automatic rifles should be banned in all states.  The National Rifle Association has to beef up on gun control acts and legislators to create a more effective gun control policy.  They need to take more stringent measures such as conducting background checks on people who are buying guns.

 

Guns should only be bought for the sole purpose of protection and self-defence, not for venting anger and frustration.

 

Disclaimer: The views expressed in Your Say are those of the contributor, not the blog owner.

 

The Fight For Racial Justice

The trial of former police officer Derek Chauvin charged with the killing of George Floyd is a fight for racial justice.

 

The world is watching to see if justice will prevail.  As Reverend Al Sharpton says: “Chauvin is in the courtroom, but America is on trial.”

 

Asians, Americans, Blacks
Photo by Brett Sayles from Pexels

 

By Michael Tay, Johor MCA Government Coordinating Affairs chairman.

 

I strongly believe that Reverend Al, an American civil rights activist, can help the Asian Americans in the US.  He is a well-respected leader in the Black Community, and if he were to speak for the Asian Americans, racial confrontation between the African Americans and Asian Americans will cease or lessen at least.

 

Another Black leader that came to my mind is political activist, Jess Jackson.

 

Now why am I, Michael Tay, Johor MCA Government Coordinating Affairs chairman so interested in the plight of the Asian Americans?

 

Firstly, I have relatives living in the US and they are living in fear.  It is the rights of all humans to live with dignity, not in fear.

 

Secondly, the anti-Western sentiment is already sweeping across China where the people there are boycotting US and Western products.  If the US government doesn’t curb the bashing of Asians in the US, the anti-Western sentiment is only going to spread across Asia.  Racial justice must prevail for democracy and harmony to return.

 

Anti-Western Sentiment
Photo by Maria Orlova from Pexels

 

Although all these incidents occur far from my home, Malaysia, there will be a domino effect and it will affect trade and tourism once the international borders are open.  Would you want to go the US for a holiday if Asian bashing is not curbed?

 

I was quite shaken when I saw the subway fight between a Black man and what looked like an Asian man in a video that had gone viral.  The Asian man was of a smaller build and appeared to have lost consciousness after the Black man had him in a chokehold.

 

Asians are a minority in the US.  They need all the help and protection, especially those who are innocent and defenceless.  An Asian war veteran was recently questioned about his loyalty to the country which he had served.  And he has the scars to prove his loyalty.

 

I’m glad that there are events and rallies jointly organised by Blacks and Asians across America to combat anti-Asian racism.  But more needs to be done.

 

There ought to be more public awareness campaigns on the coronavirus as it is still uncertain how the virus came about.  Calling it the Wuhan virus, China virus or Chinese virus is just going to stir up hatred and anger for the wrong reasons.

 

I urge the US government and Black community leaders to step up efforts to protect the Asian Americans.  Let the fight for racial justice and inclusion be everyone’s commitment and responsibility.

 

Disclaimer: The views expressed in Your Say are those of the contributor, not the blog owner.

Asian American Community: We Stand By You

 

Being a Malaysian Chinese living in an Asian country, my heart weeps for the Asian American community that is facing a rising tide of hate crimes in the United States of America.

 

Photo by Ketut Subiyanto from Pexels

 

By Michael Tay, Johor MCA Government Coordinating Affairs chairman.

 

Asians worldwide mourn the deaths of the 556,036 people who have died from the coronavirus in the US, a nation hardest hit by Covid-19. We do not see them as Blacks, Whites or Yellows nor were they mere statistics.  They’re someone’s child, someone’s spouse, brother, sister or parent.

 

I can understand the pain and grief felt by those who have lost their loved ones, and my heart bleeds for them but the bashing of Asians currently taking place in the US is  beyond my comprehension.

 

News reports revealed some 41 million citizens have been fully vaccinated while 75 million have been given one dose of the vaccine (as of time of writing).  Soon, the US population will achieve herd immunity through vaccination, and normalcy is expected to return. The economy will boom again, and people will find employment.

 

So, I don’t understand the flare-up of the anti-Asian stigma which has resulted in violence and deaths of innocent victims. This is striking fear and terror in everyone’s hearts, even someone who is living some 15,000km from the US.

 

Imagine the emotional turmoil of Asians who are currently in the US.

 

When an African-American man, Mr George Floyd died on May 25, Asians were sympathetic and had come together to support the Black Lives Matter movement. Floyd’s death sparked reactions across Asia. Even though one of policemen who were at the scene of the killing was Asian American, this should not be a reason to attack the Asian American community.

 

America used to be a beacon of democracy, a beacon of light for the rest of the world.

 

I had studied and worked in the US, spent about 8 years of my life in ? near New York.  I have immense respect for Caucasians, Blacks, the Latinos, and most of the Americans I’ve met there.  They made me feel at home.

 

You can read my previous blog posts about my thoughts about the US and I care about the country and its citizens.

 

Anti-Racism Watchdog

 

Take Covid-19 Seriously

 

World Economies

 

The US today, is not the US that I used to know.  All the bigotry and hate crimes against Asians has got to stop.  If Asians in the US are facing discrimination and living in insecurity and fear of getting beaten up or even losing their lives from day to day, then I hope they will consider coming to Malaysia.  Invest in Malaysia, build a new life in Malaysia.

 

In Asian countries, such as Malaysia, we do not bash up people because of their race. No matter what is your race, you can walk on our street and feel safe.

 

Asian students who are currently studying in the US should consider coming to Malaysia and continuing their studies here, as there are international universities in Malaysia. Those who feel threatened should turn to their respective embassies for assistance.

 

All this hatred and blame is not going to bring back the 556,036 people who have died.  Please stop the hate. Respect President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris who are strongly condemning the attacks on Asian Americans, and exercise some self-restraint.  I’m happy to read this news

 

Biden Pushes House-Passed Gun Reforms In The Wake Of Colorado Mass Shooting

 

Asians are not to be blamed for the pandemic.  Once the US has achieved herd immunity from vaccination, things will go back to normal.

 

Meanwhile, the US government should set up the mechanism and infrastructure to protect the Asian American community there.

 

 

Disclaimer: The views expressed in Your Say are those of the contributor, not the blog owner.

 

 

Nemoro Builds Furnitures And Relationships

 

Nemoro blocks are not only for building furnitures, it also helps build relationships.  When people get together for spontaneous or planned activities,  family bond deepens and relationships with co-workers gets strengthened.

 

With Nemoro blocks, you can bring what you create in your mind into your living space.

 

YouTuber Wei Hong is seen here effortlessly assembling the blocks to make a desk for his young son.  He asked his son if he would do homework when the desk is done, and the boy answered in the affirmative which drew scepticism from Wei Hong’s wife who was videotaping the entire episode, followed by laughter from both parents.

 

A family that laughs together, stays together.

 

It was a well-made video, very natural and relatable which clearly explains why Wei Hong has so many fans and followers.

 

The video attracted numerous queries about the Nemoro blocks after it was posted on YouTube and Facebook.

 

Thank you   

 

If you type this promo code NEMOROXWH at the checkout page of Modern.my you can enjoy 20% OFF when you buy Nemoro products.

 

Here are some of the questions that Modern.my received right after the video was uploaded.

 

Q: Do you have pink and red blocks?
A: The blocks are mainly white and grey.

 

Q: Do you offer product customisation?
A: Send an email to customercare@modern.my or reach out to the company via Facebook Messenger or @modernessentials_me Instagram account.

 

Q: Is Nemoro safe for kids?
A: When you are assembling the blocks, it is advisable to have an adult around. You can check out the Nemoro brand page here for more information.

 

Q: Do you deliver to Singapore?
A: The blocks are delivered to East and West Malaysia.  However, it can be delivered to Singapore upon confirmation of freight quotes with the Modern Essentials team.

 

Q: Where can I buy?
A: Click on this link https://www.modern.my/home-and-living

 

home furnishings and bonding Nemoro, made in Korea

Sizzling Delight: Sundubu Jjigae At Choi’s Don & Dak

The sundubu jjigae (Korean soft tofu stew) served at Choi’s Don & Dak in Kuchai Lama, KL, is a sizzling delight and one of my favourite Korean meals.

The soft tofu just melts in the mouth, while the soup which is slightly spicy and has minced meat, egg, kimchi, among other ingredients, titilates the taste buds with a burst of flavours.

 

Sizzling delight: Sundubu jjigae at Choi's Don & Dak
The sundubu jjigae is a sizzling delight and absolute comfort food

 

The sundubu jjigae, which is a very popular Korean stew, is served with 3 side dishes at Choi’s Don & Dak.  Side dishes are also known as banchan.

Another popular stew on the menu is the kimchi jjigae.  Both are priced at RM15.50

I also love their corn tea.  Very, very nice!

Korean restaurant in Kuchai Lama
Unique wall clock

As I was paying for my meal, the clock caught my eye.   This restaurant has a clean and simple setting.

Korean restaurant in Kuchai Lama
Lady boss not only can cook but she paints as well

That’s the lady boss.  Not only can she cook but she paints as well. She is seen here decorating the wall of Choi’s Don & Dak with the help of an employee.

Korean restaurant in Kuchai Lama
clean and simple

The wall art is completed.  Isn’t it lovely?

The restaurant owners are from Incheon, Korea, and they’ve been living in Malaysia for 10 years.  Choi’s Don & Dak opened here 5 years ago.

Do check out the restaurant when you’re visiting Kuchai Lama.

Last year, I wrote about a cafe which is also owned by a Korean couple.  It is a drawing cafe located in Eco Botanic, Johor Bahru.  This story reminded me of that cafe as the owners are South Koreans and they love to draw! 🙂

 

 

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