Showing posts from November, 2008

Our Day Out at Nuffnang Friso Family Day Out

Warning! Be prepared for a mile long post about the event. We had so much fun and I sure have a lot of photos to share.
We headed to One Utama from our house in Seri Kembangan quite late even though the Nuffnang Friso Family Day Out starts at 10.00am. I had a splitting headache and a flu to boot in the morning (hence the lateness) but I definitely will not miss Nuffnang & Friso event for anything! (Sorry all if I brought unwanted virus there! Huhuhu)

Breakfast in the car while heading off to One Utama. A can of Belgian Chocolate for me and Vienna Coffee for Zaini.

Arrived Kizsports & Gym at around 11.30am, and missed the earlier part of the event. Raimie went straight away to the play area and were out of our sight within seconds!

Our photo at the entrance

For us parents, there was a talk by Ms. Evon Tan, a nutritionist from Dutch Lady about the benefits of Friso. What we learnt about Friso Gold : it contains a nutritious combination of prebiotics (FOS), probiotics (L. reuteri)

Dinner At Chicken Rice Shop

Been awhile since we last ate at The Chicken Rice Shop (TCRS). Decided to have dinner there as we were undecided on where to eat. At least here, we get 10% off our bill!

We chose the twin feast set at RM38.90 and boy, it can actually feed 3 people, no problem!

As always, I aimed for the mango kerabu. It was nicely balanced and not so hot (in fieriness not in temperature). A bit disappointed with the rice, because it was lumpy and sticky.
Rice, soup and chicken

Fish ball soup, mango kerabu nicely topped with peanuts and dried shrimps, pai tee and pak choy with oyster sauce

Sony's Picture Of Happiness

Did you guys know about Sony's current contest : Picture Of Happiness? I'm a bit late knowing about them, but it's never too late to join! Everyone still have a chance to submit a photo. Hurry Hurry Hurry and win some nice camera from Sony!

Crabtree & Evelyn Vouchers For Me!

Look what I got! Lady luck must be shining on me last week. Not only we got a cool hamper from Dutch Lady, I got a RM150.00 Crabtree & Evelyn vouchers too.

At the moment, I'll just keep it and most probably will give them to someone as I am not a user of their stuff.

At The World Of Effective Learning - II

After finishing the Ear for Music module, we were approached by one of the HELP students (who were facilitating the event) and were asked whether we were interested in signing up for the Group Puzzle Game. Heck! Why not?

So, how did we fare? First place, of course! And a hamper for the prize.

A family photo

Our hamper

Full cream milk and strawberry milk for Raimie to last a fortnight. Belgian Chocolate canned drinks for me and Vienna Coffee for Zaini. Will most probably give out the 1-2-3 and 4-5-6 milk powder out to someone.

Raimie is so physced he wanted to return tomorrow. Hahaha... we can't hog the limelight too much, dear!

A Fun Time At Dutch Lady's World Of Effective Learning

Had a fun time at Dutch Lady's World of Effective Learning at Mid Valley Exhibition Hall. Entrance is free, and visitors get to experience life from a children's perspective here.

I guess the aim of this interactive exhibition is to educate parents on the importance of empathy as an important aspect of parenting skill.

We tried out everything and even participated in a team puzzle game.

Raimie trying his hand at writing with the giant pencil. I tried too, and boy! It was really hard to write with it!

This module serves to remind us parents that picking up a pencil is not an easy challenge for kids especially when they are tiny.

Zaini trying to button up the pyjama.

This module is designed to let parents experience the same frustration felt by toddlers when learning to dress themselves.

Me, trying my hand at feeding. I failed miserably.

This module serves as a reminder for us parents not to be angry when our kids spill their food.

Raimie, game for a challenge.

This module empahises on h…

Friso Brings My Family Out

Malaysian school holiday has just started and no school until next year! Argh! Being cooped up in the house with a rambunctious, talkative and inquisitive 6 year old boy can be a challenge. Raimie is our only son, so it is inevitable that we have to be his playmates at home. (Man, he is one bossy kid when it comes to playing with us. I wonder whose traits he got that from?)
What to do, what to do during the school holiday? Especially now we have to tighten our belt a bit and save money (have to set aside some $$$ for Raimie's birthday on Dec 2 too! Cakes doesn't come cheap nowadays, and the thought of baking him one scares me. The kitchen might explode! Muahaha)

Photo: that's Raimie on his 5th birthday. My, almost a year gone by already... We never missed each other's birthday. Don't need to be a big celebration, a peck on the cheek and a wish of a "Happy Birthday" from our loved ones are enough.
OK, back to activities for the school holiday - luckily ther…

Having Lunch At Chinoz

Had a nice lunch at Chinoz the other day. But the Malaysian in me, when eating western food, still craves for some rice (and because I think the portion was too small for us big eaters). Hehehe

We were still hungry after our lunch and ended up buying 2 large pizzas afterwards.

Pan fried seabass Herb breaded chicken
A nice chocolate brownies with ice cream to end our lunch.

AirAsia's Free Seats

Zaini managed to get 3 seats free to Singapore for travel in August 2009. Free doesn't mean we won't need to fork out any cash - we'll be paying RM400++ for the taxes and admin fees!

Anyone managed to snag those free tickets? We tried to book some seats for our holiday next year, but so far we are unsuccessful in getting the free ones. But if you fail, try and try again until you are successful, I say. *^-^*

Check out for more info.

A Quintessential Malaysian Breakfast #2

Nasi Lemak is a coconut flavoured rice with spicy sambal, fried dried ikan bilis (anchovies), cucumbers, roasted peanuts and hard boiled eggs.
Lovely to be eaten simply with the above or with accompaniments such as chicken or beef rendang, sambal sotong (cuttlefish), kerang (cockle) or paru (beef lung which is my favourite).
Not confined to being just a breakfast item anymore, Nasi Lemak can be enjoyed 24 hours a day!

What is your favourite Nasi Lemak accompaniments?

A Day Out At The Playground

Raimie wanted to go to a playground on the weekend, and we thought we might as well go to Alamanda's playground so that we can let him play there and do some shopping.

We were quite shocked to see the state of the playground now. I know that Malaysians are not known for their maintenance culture, but the state of this playground and in Putrajaya is ridiculous.

And a pretty common sight, the cleaner sitting while busy sms'ing away rather that sweeping all that rubbish and a maid looking after her charge. The children's parents were nowhere to be found. I find it sad that fun time with one's own children can be delegated to a maid instead of you playing with them.