About Little Borneo Girl

I am not a writer neither am I an avid reader so blogging my autobiography may be a challenge but this is something I want to do. I am closer to 70 than 20 and when I leave this world or even before when thoughts of my life and my childhood becomes fainter and fainter, I hope my blog will be my footprints on earth should someone out there stumble upon it and know that I have existed in this world, a life bestowed on me in the early morning of January half a century ago.

There is always hope

One of the simplest way to stay happy is …………..
Letting go of the things that make you sad.

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NZ Herald’s news today ………….

The owner of a Banksy print allegedly worth more than £40,000 (NZ$81,000) has shredded it in a copycat attempt to try and double its value – but has now been told it is worthless.

Art experts were contacted by an owner hoping to sell their destroyed Girl With a Balloon print after mimicking the artist’s latest stunt – where a remote device was used to shred the Banksy print at auction.

The seller supposedly sliced strips into the expensive piece with a stanley knife, then requested the print be listed for a minimum of £80,000.

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Girl With Balloon – Banksy

Girl with Ballon is undoutedly Banksy’s most famous stencil and one of his most sought-after artwork. The image is now ubiquitous, appearing everywhere on the Internet but also on postcards, mugs, bags… For all Banksy lovers, it’s definitely a must-have piece of art and was released…

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One-Pot Grapefruit Chicken

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It’s grapefruit season!

There’s just so many things you could do with grapefruit.  From sweet treats of brown sugar on grapefruits to cakes, muffins, chutneys, jams and juices.

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With abundance supply, I got a bit creative and created a one-pot Grapefruit Chicken with Orzo Pasta for dinner.

orzopastaIngredients
2 grapefruits (one for marinate and one for cooking)
800g Chicken nibbles (or 10 drumsticks) approximately
2 teaspoon brown sugar
1 onion (chopped into pieces)
Garlic salt seasoning
Mixed herbs
1 tablespoon of Butter for frying
150 gm Orzo Pasta
Celery leaves/parsley for topping (optional)

  1. Grate the grapefruit and juice it.
  2. Marinate chicken with the juice of one grapefruit and brown sugar together with the rind of grapefruit a couple of hours before or overnight.
  3. Slice the other grapefruit into circular pieces.
  4. Heat the pan and add the butter.
  5. Add the chopped onion and marinated chicken.
  6. Add a dash of garlic salt seasoning to…

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Fun things to do each day of the week

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Every little thing in life can be injected with a bit of fun.

Here are 7 fun things to do for each day of the week.

Make cookies with a smiley faces.

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There’s no need to have Pokemon Go, wear a Pikachu pyjamas.

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When on a stroll, jump for a photo shot.

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Don’t miss the fun even when you are alone, watch a comedy.

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Don’t let the rain spoils your fun, have an indoor picnic.

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It’s never too old to play monopoly.

NZMonopBJoin a Laughter Yoga Class.

“In Laughter Yoga, we don’t laugh because we are happy; we are happy because we laugh.” – Dr Kataria, founder of Laughter Yoga.

Credits to all contributors.  Please click on the photos to take you to the source.  I have fun sharing them for this week’s Photo Challenge.  Thank you.

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A rejuvenating trip – Wanaka & Queenstown

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We are so blessed living in New Zealand with the most breathtaking sceneries and fresh air.

THIS BLOG IS FULL OF PICTURES.  A picture speaks a thousand words.

THIS BLOG IS FULL OF LINKS, leading you to the places of interests.

My favourite places to unwind are the ever popular Queenstown which is a top tourist destination and the quieter Wanaka which shares many of the characteristics that draw millions of tourists to Queenstown each year – the mountains, the lakes and the outdoors, only that it is more relaxed and has a carefree feel.

We (or is it just me) kept wanting to go back to Wanaka for relaxation and its unspoilt beauty and Queenstown for the buffet meal at Stratosfare Restaurant.  Trust me, you will never get tired of these two cities, the most beautiful places in the world.

Our last trip was from 20 to 24…

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Two cooks, five dishes

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I am a first-time nana.  To build my connection with my little one-year-old granddaughter and her mum (my daughter) and dad, I visit them once a week and took the opportunity to cook some dishes and have dinner at their place.  Just a normal thing to do.  Food, food and more food is usually a form of networking and connection be it in business or amongst family and friends.

My daughter cooked too so we had a feast yesterday.  My dishes tasted great but I had to cook them in a rush to be in time for work hence the fish was a bit too charred.

IMG_4541.JPG Clockwise: Fried fish with laksa paste, goat curry, fried salmon pieces, brussel sprouts with mushroom and hokkien mee with prawns (dish in the middle).

That was another ‘nana night’ as I called it.

Love you heaps, baby Kirsty. 

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Crazy Rich Asians

The movie based on this book is expected to be released in August.

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Browsing at an array of books in a bookstore at Changi airport’s departure hall, Crazy Rich Asians caught my eyes. When I glanced at the author’s name, immediately I thought about my blogger friend Mabel Kwong who blogs about culture and aspires to write and publish a book.  Indeed even the last name of the author sounded so Mabel like.

Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan accompanied me on my eleven hour flight home.

Mabel just posted today about ‘How to make your dreams come true’. One of her dreams is to write and publish a book about what it means to be Asian Australia. This Asian Australian blog was featured in a national print and online magazine and reached 200,000 views.  An international ‘best seller’ already in the bloggers’ world and an author in the making.

The debut novel, Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan became one of…

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