Jandals or Slippers

I used to call them slippers.
Today I call them jandals.
You may call them sandals.
Others call them thongs or flip-flops.

They are a type of open-toed sandals
with a Y-shaped strap made of rubber.
A kind of footwear fondly worn
by people all over the world.

I read today
‘Officials toe the line as fence of jandals removed’.
Some people see it as rubbish
while others like me thought what a pity.


What do you think of the removal of a mysterious jandal fence from the base of Mount Maunganui?  Click here to check out the full story.


Daily Prompt: In the Summertime

Daily Prompt: In the Summertime

by Krista on April 6, 2014

Theoretically, summer will return to the polar-vortex-battered Northern Hemisphere. What are you looking forward to doing this summer? If you’re in the Southern Hemisphere, what are your fondest memories of Summer past?

via Daily Prompt: In the Summertime.


We are enjoying the end of summer and what could be better than good food and good company in the outdoors.  My daughter made some cute photo props so mummy could add some fun to her party with friends at home today.

And besides there are just so many other things to do, music in the park, swim at the beach, bbq, time for jandals or flip flops and shorts.

Enjoy the summer while it lasted.

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Cool down with ice cream, frozen yoghurt, gelato or Ais Kacang

Jandals in the sun - Image courtesy of http://www.123rf.com/

Jandals in the sun – Image courtesy of http://www.123rf.com

Spring time is here, summer is approaching.  The sun is out and time to be out and about.

On a hot day, dressed in shorts and jandals, there is nothing more relaxing than licking a cone of ice cream, gelato or frozen yoghurt.

Image courtesy http://en.wikipedia.org

Gelato – Image courtesy http://en.wikipedia.org

Wouldn’t it be nice to cool down with a bowl of ‘Ais Kacang’ (or Ice Kacang meaning shaved iced beans).  Unfortunately that would have to wait till a trip back to Malaysian or Singapore to enjoy the local hawker speciality.   The true authentic taste is worth waiting for.

Image courtesy of Sylvia LeyGeok Kho

Ingredients for Ais Kacang – Image courtesy of Sylvia LeyGeok Kho

An extract about Ais kacang from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Ais kacang (or ice kacang) is a Malaysian dessert which is also common in Singapore and Brunei.

Traditionally, a special ice machine is used to churn out the shaved ice used in the dessert, originally hand cranked but now more often motorized.  Many Southeast Asian coffee shops, hawker centres, and food courts offer this dessert.

Nowadays, ais kacang is mostly known as ‘ABC’ (acronym for Air Batu Campur, literally meaning “mixed Ice”).

Formerly, it was made of only shaved ice and red beans, though the number and diversity of ingredients has since expanded.  Today, ais kacang generally comes in bright colours, and with different fruit cocktails and dressings.

Image courtesy http://en.wikipedia.org

Ais Kacang – Image courtesy http://en.wikipedia.org