Showing posts from December, 2009

Back To School Shopping

We had a busy day shopping last week for Raimie's coming school year. Lots of stuff to buy. School uniforms, shoes, school bags, etc. Taking advantage of Jusco J-Card members' day, we did our shopping then despite the huge crowd looking for good bargains at Jusco. With two schools to attend (primary school and religious school), back to school shopping sure can cost a lot of $$$.

We were lucky that he got so many colour pencils and stationeries as presents from his school and from his aunt and uncles, we didn't need to buy any of that.

Although we didn't need to buy any textbook for him, we went to Popular Bookstore for some workbooks for Raimie. Extra workbooks for him to do over the weekend.

There's only a week left of the school holiday. Raimie is starting his Standard Two next year. Time does fly, doesn't it?

Zaini and I will be taking a day off on Raimie's first day of school. We need to sort out his schools fees and whatnot that day.

A Gift From Shenzhen

There was a package for me from Wenn which I should have received on Dec 11th, but as luck would have it, the postman deemed that our house had nobody in them to receive my package, I only had time to collect it on Dec 24th. But, better late than never! Getting it on Christmas eve makes it a Christmas present for me. :)

A card from Wenn and what's inside? A gift for me!

Isn't this nice? A gift she got me from Shenzhen from her trip to Hong Kong, Macau and Shenzhen earlier. The Chinese wording  there means "long life". I certainly want to live long.

Thanks so much Wenn for the nice gift.

Boys' Day Out

On Monday Dec 21st, Zaini was on leave but I wasn't. He decided to take Raimie out for a splashing wet time at a nearby waterpark called Desa Waterpark. Raimie wanted to go to Sunway Lagoon, but as he just wanted to splash around, Desa Waterpark was a better choice (and cheaper too!)

So, after sending me to work and having their breakfast of roti canai and teh tarik at a nearby Mamak, off they went to Desa Waterpark. In front of Desa Waterpark's entrance. When the two boys got there, there weren't too many visitors yet so Zaini managed to park almost right in front of the entrance.

If you want to go to the park, do note that the park opens from 12pm - 6pm on Monday to Friday and 10am - 6pm on weekends and public holidays. The park closes on Wednesday. Entrance ticket. RM20 per adult and RM14 for children. Much cheaper than Sunway Lagoon, especially if you don't care much for the dry park rides and all you want to do is go on water rides and slide around. A couple of phot…

My Makan Club Year End Get Together At Flying Chillies

I wrote about an outing with my "makan club" at Pasta Zanmai a month ago, and for the year-end, my "makan kaki" decided to have a year-end lunch outing. After a few places/outlets' suggestions that didn't materialise (actually it was TGIF and Italiannies; due to lack of staff knowledge on food served and complete indifference of our request to have a copy of their menu), we decided against going for a western lunch and all that Christmassy feeling and head off to Flying Chillies instead for a spicy Thai food gastronomic experience instead. Goofing around before the food arrived.
We didn't order anything special, what with out budget constraints. So the food we ordered were: Mixed vege Stir fried kankung Special fire pot - tomyam soup with clear broth and thick broth. They were yummy, sour and spicy. The staff obliged to our request for more spicy broth and they provided it free of charge. Nice... Everyone's nose got runny after having the soup. :D Crispy …

A Wedding Luncheon At Oriental Pearl Restaurant

On Saturday, I was on a solo trip to a wedding of one of my friends at Oriental Pearl Restaurant in Bukit Kiara Equestrian & Country Resort.

Entering the restaurant, towards the reception desk.

I was initially worried because I arrived 15 minutes later than the scheduled time but it turned out that I wasn't the last one to arrive. Sometimes, I do forget that we use Malaysian time. Hihi

The event was scheduled to start at 12.30pm SHARP but it only got on the way at 1.10pm due to late arrival of some guests. Typical Malaysians, eh? Myself included. Wahaha!!!

For those who came early, they got to see a beautiful slideshow of newlyweds. Lovely wedding photos of them taken in Batu Ferringhi Penang, Cameron Highlands and Pulau Redang.

Because the event started later, I got the opportunity to sneak in and see the bride before the newlyweds' grand entrance to the banquet hall. I didn't notice that I tilted my head that much. Haha

Then time for photos with friends. I didn't tak…

Year End Get Together

As the year ending, plenty of get-togethers arranged by colleagues and friends. A couple of get-togethers that I managed to snap photos. I organised one, for 50 people at the office and was so busy running around making sure everything was in order, egging people to eat more, mingle and not left out, I totally forgotten to take any photos! Pity.
It was a week of indulgence for me, with 3 year-end lunches to attend and I actually missed out one. Thank you for inviting and including me! A next door department lunch that I attended. Yummy food all around. A gift exchange session with my "makan kaki". We went for lunch at Flying Chilli's earlier. I'll post some photos about the lunch session later. The second photo there, we were busy picking up the ballot numbers for the gifts. Two gift exchange gifts for me. It was a funny coincidence that those two gifts were of/from Japan. The first one was one IOU note from a friend who is going away for a vacation to Hokkaido next week…

Braving The Crowd At Jusco's J-Card Members' Day

Two days of shopping madness at MidValley's Jusco as they are having their J-Card Members' day yesterday and today. When it's J-Card day, traffic jam worse than usual is normal and this time is no exception.

Although I do feel that the past two years' J-Card Day crowd is tamer than it used to be. Last time, when Jusco opened at 7.00am, you would see people queuing as early as 6.00am to enter the store! Madness, I say.

We initially thought of buying Raimie's school items today but there wasn't much choice and size for Raimie's school uniform there.  We didn't go back empty-handed, though. Zaini got a few work shirts sold at 70% discount. The same shirt is sold at Robinsons at 50% less so buying them at Jusco is really good value. And for every RM100 we spent, we get RM10 vouchers too. I'm such a sucker for free vouchers. *^-^*

We are planning to head to Jusco in Cheras Selatan for their J-Card Members' day next week, on Dec 22 & 23.

Any of yo…

Pickled Fruits Feast

Two big bottles of pickled fruits for us, that came all the way from Pasar Payang, Terengganu courtesy of my sis-in-law. Thanks dearie.
We actually would love to get our hands on some pickled salak (snake fruit), but there were no stock of it when she was there. Aaahhhh... pity. I wrote about the salak fruit last year, do check it out here.
Although we didn't get our favourite pickled salak fruit, my sis-in-law brought back a bottle of pickled mangoes and kelubi (swamp fruit); which is extremely sour and extremely addictive.
We had some each night but for me, I can only take a piece at a time. I sure don't want my gastric to act up on me, after taking all these acidic treat far too much!

Prosperity Burger Time!

There will come a time each year when we get to enjoy the Prosperity Burger at McDonald's. A burger sold when the time is near to celebrate the Chinese New Year!
Although the burger and the value meal is kinda expensive compared to the other normal items on its menu, it's nice to indulge in this fiery burger with beef/chicken patties (Zaini and I always go for the beef) slathered in black pepper sauce and with plenty of onions. But I think the price for this burger keeps on increasing each year and the patties keep getting smaller. I guess you need to be prosperous to be able to afford this. LOL

That aside, what I love about the prosperity burger is that you can get curl fries with it. I love curly fries. Yummy! Yummy! Fiery black pepper sauce, so fiery I got heartburn eating the burger. Too much black pepper for me, I guess.
Raimie had nuggets with his Happy Meal. He sulked a bit earlier on, when I didn't take his photo after taking photos of my burger. He is not happy if I d…

Who's Gonna Share My Enid Blyton's Books?

Growing up, I always thought that I'd be able to share my love for books especially books by Enid Blyton with my siblings or my children. Since I was 9, I started to buy and collect her books obsessively, using almost all my pocket money on books. Those days, a book would cost RM3.90 for her books that was translated in Malay and RM7.90 for her English books (I think I have about 3 books in Malay and the rest in my collection were all in English). A huge sum for someone who only got RM1.00 for her daily pocket money! And I do have a huge collection of her books. I literally beg, borrow and steal to get her books. For those living in Shah Alam way back in the 1980s, if you saw a little girl sitting on the floor in front of Enid Blyton's section reading a book at Berita Book Centre in Wisma PKNS during a school holiday, that probably would've been me. :P

I simply love the Famous Five (I wanted to be just like George), Secret Seven, St Clare's, Malory Towers, ooohhh I can …

Raimie Birthday Celebrration II

Last Sunday, we asked Raimie's Aunt and Uncles out for a belated birthday dinner for Raimie. Unfortunately a few of them were working that day  so it was just Zaini's younger Sis and youngest brother having dinner with us. Due to heavy rain, we can't be too adventurous going out and instead had dinner at Nando's in Alamanda, Putrajaya. A happy boy with his aunt and uncle. We got him a big birthday cake from Secret Recipe. It was the Cake of the Month, essentially a banana cake covered with almonds and honey. But Raimie didn't like this cake. :(

We joked that for eating a banana cake, we might as well buy Jusco's 3 cakes for RM10.00! LOL

Our orders for the night. Except for Raimie, we all went for the 1/4 chicken set. Whenever I go to Nando's, I must have corn to offset the fiery sauce I slathered on the chicken. Can you guess which one is mine? :p

Raimie had the kid's meal. Sausage with fries. Yum yum!
It was a good dinner and Raimie as always, enjoyed being …