Showing posts from February, 2010

Books For The Classroom

Raimie told us that he needs to bring a few items to school as a project to spruce up his classroom. Among them were a photo and a storybook that is to be put in a corner for all his classmates to read and enjoy if/when their teacher isn't around. 
Raimie's school already implemented a reading initiative where students coming in early to school each morning needs to sit at the assembly area in their respective classroom line and take a book from the bookshelf there to read. Then from 7.25am to before classes start at 7.45am, teachers drill the students with maths questions.
We asked Raimie whether he wants to bring a photo of him and Ultraman but he said that that kind of photo is inappropriate. LOL Do you know what photo he decided to bring? A photo of him with Pinnochio taken at Disneyland. Talk about being a show-off. Haha!
Instead of buying just one book for the class, we got two books for him. A Malay book and an English book. He wanted to buy a storybook of Tales From T…

Lunch At JM Bariyani In Bandar Baru Bangi

The title kinda rhyme, doesn't it? Hihi

On Monday, Feb 15th which was the second day of the Chinese New Year we went around Bandar Baru Bangi looking for a good place to have lunch. We had wanted to go to Miyagi Restaurant (a Japanese restaurant) there but like many other outlets around town, it was closed.
Not wanting to have lunch at the many franchised kopitiam outlets scattered there, we went to JM Bariani house to eat briyani instead. Don't know what happen to my photo taking skill, this shot in front of the shop was supposed to include Raimie. LOL The interior of the restaurant. There's a smoking area outside for those who insist on smoking during/after their meal. Free wifi available here but with the hustle and bustle of the place, this would be the last place I'd do any surfing. 
Service was fast and efficient, so no fault there. Drinks - sirap, sirap bandung and iced lemon tea. Zaini said if you want to eat briyani, it is only proper to drink sirap. You think so? B…

A Quiet Dinner For Three

For the long Chinese New Year weekend, we decided to pamper ourselves and make a return visit to Equatorial Hotel in Bangi. We did nothing special, just lazing around the pool and sleeping in for the two nights we were there.
We had however, arranged for a dinner in our room on our first night there, which coincided with Valentine's Day. I was actually looking forward to enjoying food from Kampachi Restaurant but Kampachi and Golden Phoenix Restaurant at the hotel were closed during the holidays. Only Cafe La Vista was open so we didn't have much selection to choose from.
The staff from the Cafe was attentive enough to call me at our room earlier to check on whether we need special arrangement for the night and was nice enough to come up to our room with the a-la carte menu from the cafe and take our orders instead of doing it through the phone. 
We arranged to have dinner at 7.30pm and our dinner for the night... We had wanted to have dinner at the balcony but the table setting w…

Fire Drill, Sort Of...

There was a fire drill at the building I work in on Friday morning. Of course, this being a fire drill; one has to go down using the stairs to go to the designated assembly area. But if you think I'm going to go down 32 floors using the stairs (fire drill or no), think again! 
By the time the fire marshalls went around each floor checking for the floors' staff, I was already safe and sound having breakfast at Pappa Rich. Two soft-boiled egg and a slice of bread with a glass of iced kopi to give me energy afterwards. What makes this breakfast nice was that it was a treat from someone. Thank you! 
When we were sure everybody was already assembled did we sauntered to the designated fire drill assembly area. So "naughty" of us, I know. Hihi First order of business - making sure the fire marshalls took our attendance despite being half an hour late. LOL The "survivors". Not a big turnout because most people are already on their Chinese New Year leave. 
Anyways, for th…


I was feeling down from a bout of flu during the weekend and had soldiered on going to work the past two days. I've been sneezing s much, my head hurts and my ears ring.
Am on sick leave today and recuperating at home. I was rather petulant the past two days for what to me at that time a seemingly uncaring Zaini but he was nice enough to be with me today at home. *love him*
Sure hope I won't get any sicker during the Chinese New Year weekend! I've planned a three days getaway for us and I don't want the sniffles to ruin the weekend for me!

Watching TV And Getting A Sweat

I sweat more ironing Raimie's one week worth of school uniforms and my work clothes too than doing a half an hour run on a treadmill. Serious!

I sure stink more after my ironing too.  Stank so much that I need to shower immediately. XD

Anyways, I only do my ironing over the weekend on Sunday and I start at 4.10pm. Why the exact time? Because that's when KBS' Let's Go Dream Team starts and I time my ironing with that show. That way I get to hog the TV and woe betide if Raimie wants to change channel.

I have only three TV programs that I watch and are non-negotiable and I have to watch them each weekend and they are KBS' 1night2Days (my favourite), Happy Together and Let's Go Dream Team. For the rest of the weekend, the TV is for Zaini and Raimie. Well, I do watch and enjoy Bleach (although they were old epsiodes) and Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood on Animax because Zaini watches them too. And as you can see, I don't watch much English/Malay TV shows nowada…

A Three Day Weekend

We enjoyed a three day weekend from Jan 30 - Feb 1. Monday was day off for us because of the Federal Territory day. Wohoo! And pretty soon, another long weekend because it's Chinese New Year holiday and we'll have a four days off from Feb 14 - Feb 16. Sweet.
Did nothing much but it was a rather enjoyable weekend. I didn't just vegetate in front of my notebook for a change.
Had an early morning instead of sleeping-in, riding our bicycles in Taman Botani (Botanic Park) in Putrajaya. That was really enjoyable. Raimie already asked us to take off one of his bicycle training wheels. Maybe sometime soon, he won't be needing any training wheels to ride his bike.
I still get worried about him hurting himself. It's a conflicting feeling - not wanting him to get hurt and not wanting to be so protective that he'll grow up afraid to take any risks or hurt.

There weren't many people there at the Botanic Park. Just a couple of joggers and one guy who brought his own bicycl…