Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Cafe Al-Ghufran

Al-Ghufran is actually the mosque located at the border of Taman Tun Dr Ismail and Sungai Penchala. You can see it on a hill on your left if you're coming to 1Utama from Sri Damansara.

The enterprising people there have set up a nice cafe just behind the mosque. As it's a separate entity from the mosque, it's open to anyone and everyone, all day. No, you don't have to wear a tudung to go there. I haven't been there for lunch but it seems they have a buffet spread though I'm not too sure about the pricing.

I have been there for dinner and the food is good. We have tried the ikan bakar, ayam goreng kampung, nasi goreng kampung, tom yam, spaghetti bolognese, grilled salmon with butter lemon sauce, paprik ayam and everything was delicious.

Unfortunately the service is quite bad. They don't seem to be very organised resulting in forgotten and/or late orders. The food itself comes out of the kitchen pretty quick, but no one is there to deliver it.

I really hope they get their act together soon. No one wants to wait half an hour just for teh tarik.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Work, work, work

I've been very fortunate recently to have gotten projects back-to-back. As any freelancer will tell you, this is godsend. Unfortunately, my son also got ill, and the work not only came back-to-back, but all at once! So I've been rushing around like a headless chicken, trying to get everything done. Yesterday I finished a big project so breathing a sigh of relief today and going for a massage.

Weeks of bending over the computer is killing my back, so regular massages are a must. I'm not talking about a relaxing spa massage here, but the therapeutic kind. Works wonders for my stress levels as well.

Anxiety levels have gone wayyyy down. Still get the occasional attacks but handling it much better. I've been reading more, praying more and thinking/worrying less (or trying to anyway). Positive thinking is the way to go. The mind is extremely powerful, controlling though, takes some time and practice. So breathe deeply, be grateful and think positive, that's my current mantra.