Thursday, December 31, 2009
Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Tuesday, December 29, 2009
You know nowadays I need to think twice, nope thrice, nope I need to think a zillion times before getting something I fancy. Each time I tell myself, go ahead and splurge gal, you deserve it, it's a little reward for yourself, the images of my family actually my kids will be smacked right in my face! Then I see those $$$ = (equals to) milk powder, diapers, etc... Pathetic rite?
Imagine the $$$ that I'll be splurging converted to # tins of milk and milk is the only food for my 3+ months baby and also major food for my 4 years old boy who doesnt take a fancy to rice. So this always leaves me with guilt!! Aarrgghhh...
BUT, I can always dream rite? It keeps me sane hehehehe.... Is good also sometimes coz the more I hold out to purchase the stuff, at the end the desire dies away. So that thing may not end up gathering dust on the shelves and I dont end up with a hole in my pocket!
However, I had my eye on this for many many many months and yes I'm still wishing I own one.
All I want for Christmas is an........
Oh well not necessary for Christmas. It's just that the Christmas tune of "All I Want for Christmas" is so catchy it suit this :)
Try singing to it ~
All I Want for Christmas is an Ipod Touch,
an Ipod Touch,
an Ipoh Touch!!
Im still wishing, Im still dreaming..... [any sponsors btw? :)] one day just one fine day who knows, you see me blogging that I'm the owner of an Ipod touch!
Hey, I've warned you I'm rambling in this post :p
Monday, December 28, 2009
Sunday, December 27, 2009
Saturday, December 26, 2009
The journey took about/less than 45 mins along Kuala Selangor route and the restaurant, New Beggar's Delicious Restaurant is located in the oil palm estate.
Besides the beggar chicken, they have beggar duck. This and a few other dishes - glutionuos rice and I cant remember what else need to be pre-ordered at least a day ahead.
This is the beggar chicken. Nothing really spectacular as it come all wrapped up nicely in foil. Not a single dirt on it. In the olden and more authentic style, the chicken is said to be wrapped in plastic followed by a thick coat of mud before being thrown into the "mud oven" for cooking. Once cooked, it will be wheel barrowed out to you and using a hammer to knock away the mud before you can tuck into the chicken. Nowadays, the chicken is served ala "shining" style ie. all cleaned and in foil :) It's basically just herbal chicken.
The mud oven is heated using charcoals and woods. The chicken I believe is burried inside in that pile of dunno wat hehehe...
We pre-ordered the glutionous rice which is packed full with ingredients. Nice!! Other dishes we had were stir fried vegetables, kungpo mantis prawn and braised peanut pork. The crab never did arrive so we gave up on this dish.
Too bad that the weather took a turn after our lunch when we were on the way to Kuala Selangor's Bukit Melawati to view the Selangor coastline and some monkey sighting. Thus, we headed back home in heavy thunderstorm!!
Alas upon reaching Sg. Buloh, the sky cleared!!! We went and got my dad a slice of cake as Cavan was asking his Kong-Kong where's your birthday cake? I guess for kids, birthday without blowing a birthday cake is not a birthday at all :)
Friday, December 25, 2009
All of them left the venue (read : back to work, very hardworking lot!! hahaha..) except for a handful of us that stayed back to chit chat and ate our dessert which was sinfully delicious!! Such a pity for those who left earlier. We did tell them dessert will be served but they were too full to stay back and "listen" to us. So, we the handful had a feast of our own! :p
Thursday, December 24, 2009
This is what I used to play when I was a child. Enjoyed it tremendously. Cheap fun you get blowing this out from glue like substance. Just squeeze the glue like subtance onto the tip of the straw and blow your balloon. Sometimes you get "leakage". Just seal it off with a pinch on the balloon :) Fun! Fun!
It's like seeing a gem amongst many treasures. Kids nowadays dont have the luxury of playing such stuff. All they have are battery operated toys!!
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Saturday, December 19, 2009
Friday, December 18, 2009
He's 68 years old. Very young, very strong and very IT savvy! :)
May you be blessed with good health and happiness!
Since today is a Public Holiday, our whole family is going to Ijok for lunch and Kuala Selangor for sight seeing if time permits. Will blog about this after I'm done with Fraser's post :)
Daddy ~ keep on rolling to wealth be it material or spiritual! (68 = luk fatt :p)
Usually, each weekend I would try to visit malls to check out and take pictures of the Christmas deco. However this year I seem to be struggling with dates/timing to go mall hopping!! Each weekend is packed with events. If no events planned, it's either no mood to get out of the house, plain lazy, raining, etc etc..
Not one to miss out on Christmas deco, I dragged my family to Pavillion (after hearing that the deco there is superb this year) and Ikano (since very near by house). Ikano's deco is nothing much compared to last year. I like last year's deco much much better where you see "snow" on the floor everywhere :) Pavillion's deco named New York style is nice. The reindeers looks sparkling nice outdoor. Indoor reindeers a tad gloomy but they made it "real" enough with the reindeer balls peaking out behind in between the legs!! LOL!
Now where's Mid Valley since I'm working there. Day in day out I see their deco. Well they have a castle build in the CentreCourt and certain hours of the day, a sleigh will be placed on stage and ready for Santa Claus to sit and greet children with a photography session. Am still contemplating whether to bring the kids during the holidays (public holiday/weekend) coz the mall is very very crowded then.
I hope that this year my Christmas will be a nice one and I'm able to pack in a few more malls hopping!
Thursday, December 17, 2009
The story : He woke up from his afternoon nap and started throwing tantrum. His usual chant of "I dont want you, bla bla" and his usual actions of "mang chang" kicking his legs, putting his hand in between his thigh and sorta "pulling it" etc etc..
After managing to calm him now (read : get him to stop his tantrum), he told my mum that he cant get up from the bed coz he cant move his arm!! My mum touched his arm and he screamed! Got my dad in to check on him and my dad started touching him bit by bit on his arm and each touch got him crying, screaming? and saying painful!
Back to the telephone conversation. My dad says he needs x-ray. All of us still remember very very clearly when my nephew Nicklaus broke his wrist all because he carried his sister and jumped down 2 steps. So it's better to get an x-ray done to see how badly damage Cavan's arm is.
I left my office and met my family in the hospital. The A&E GP checked on Cavan and told us it's the wrist that got dislodge. Told him to check on Cavan's elbow but the GP "argued" that Cavan mostly complain pain on his wrist not elbow. So in a cool calm manner, I told the GP that Cavan did say that his elbow was in pain earlier!!
Fast forward : X-ray done, back to GP's office looking at the x-rays. Again the GP said the damage more on his wrist not the elbow. Okay fine, its Cavan's wrist. GP said better to get the child bones specialist Dr. Robert Penafort to see the x-rays and check on Cavan.
Wait for 30 mins for Dr. Robert as he was having a surgery. He came, saw the x-rays and said the elbow got dislodge. Wait, now what happened to the wrist? He said nothing is wrong with the wrist. I was like okay now it's elbow not wrist!! I believe you Dr. Robert the specialist!! (note : I argued before with another GP and the outcome was I'm right!! thus I'm really losing hope on GP's in the A&E)
Dr. Robert distracted Cavan. Asked him to laugh and chit chat with him and when Cavan started laughing, he twisted his elbow back in place!! and my boy, well he did not shed a single tear, did not even shout nor whimper in pain. Nothing, just his normal self when doctor released his elbow and told him you're okay now boy.
Cavan however did not dare to lift his elbow (most probably he still feel the sensation a bit). Doctor told him you're a hero boy and told us that the part where he twisted is the most painful and he's not even crying or say its painful. Way to go boy!! Now I know that your pain treshold is the same as mummy hehehehe... We can stand pain yah..
3 minutes later, Dr. Robert was playing with Cavan. Gimme 5 and all and he's swinging his left arm, elbow and all. Confirmed that Cavan is his usual self and his arm is alright now.
Thank you to my family, relatives and friends for all your thoughtful wishes, prayers and comments that we got from Facebook when we updated our status while waiting for Dr. Robert Penafort.
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
I started out with the base. Blend those biscuits, add butter and press into the tin.
Next, was to cream the cheese. Add in yoghurt, mango cubes and gelatin. And basically we're done!! Tuck it into the fridge for a few hours, preferably overnight and you'll have your chilled mango cheesecake ready to be eaten :)
Me not a really cheesecake fan finds this cake not "cheesy" enough LOL! Till the next time when I'm in the mood to make chilled mango cheesecake, I'll need to make a mental note to add in more butter for the base to be more firm, more cream cheese and less yoghurt.
It only took me 1.5 hours to prepare, make and clean-up. Good for last minute "dunno wat-to-make" for dessert dilemma if you're having a party the next day and want to avoid messing the kitchen too much!
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
If you look closely at our supermarket shelves, there's Koka. What they dont have is this instant "kuey-teow" tomyam flavour :) It's from Singapore by the way.
the "kuey-teow" looks plasticky rite?
added in prawns and egg
Taste wise, the tomyam is not bad. There's even bits of chilis (can you see it from the pic?). The noodle is smooth but at the back of my mind, the plasticky look keeps appearing in front of me yikes!! hahaha...
Overall, it's nice and I would eat it again but not on a frequent basis. The same goes for any instant noodles!
Thursday, December 10, 2009
However during my maternity leave, my PC decided to do some magic show. You see while I was away, my PC was used by temp staff to do data entry and I pity the temp whoever you are for the PC started his magic show by shutting down at his whim and fancy. Yes, total shutdown without warning whatsoever that you would not even have any chance to click the save button!! It will just happen at the blink of an eye!!
When I got back from my leave, I was told about this magic show and I was surprised as the PC was working fine before. Thus I started my work and then the show started again and again and again, very very frequent!! It's real disruptive when you're rushing stuff out.
No longer any spare PC available, finally finally ordered a brand new PC for me and here it is :
A Dell Optiplex 760. Not of a very high range but at least its new, faster, upgraded my flat panel monitor to wider and best of all is adjustable and has two usb ports at the side! Cool!
I loike the PC more now hehehehe....
Wednesday, December 09, 2009
We arrived there rather early and the crowd is very very slowly trickling in. Expected more booths for the kiddos but nonetheless, Cavan enjoyed himself. I like the idea of each kids getting something for the games they play at the booth although they may miss the target. It keeps the kids happy, mine for one! hehehe...
Cavan tried his hand at tumbling down cans of coke stack in pyramid style. Boy, did he knock 'em down on his 3rd try :). Next up was scoaring a goal. Kick that ball and scored goals!! Finally, went fishing....
He avoided the 2 clowns that were present but always kept a look out for them at a distance (later in the day he was more "warm" towards the clown tho..) Cavan spotted Kumtum magazine mascot "the bee" and was practically chasing after the bee!!
Simple Rules to accept the award:
- post it on your blog together with the name of the person who has granted the award and his/her blog link.
- pass the award to 15 other blogs that you have recently discovered and think are great!Now I'm passing it on to, in no particular order:
1. Crafty Crafted
5. Sam's Heart
Keeping to rule #2, I dont have 15 blogs to name but these are the 5 blogs that I recently discovered :)
Keep it going and stay to 15 blogs to name yah!! I will try to keep on adding to the list as and when I do come across blogs that are great :)
1. Adakah anda rasa anda hot?
Tak rasa hot sekarang kerana duduk dalam air-cond mah... (hey, I thought supposed to be in BM, what's with the word "hot" :p)
2. Upload gambar kegemaran anda.
3. Cerita pasal gambar?
Anak-anak gua :) Abang yang penyayang kepada adik.
4. Bila kali terakhir makan pizza?
Err, dalam bulan 10 kerana masa itu masih dalam pantang tapi curi makan sehelai! hehehe...
5. Lagu terakhir yang anda dengar?
Lady Gaga punya lagu tak tahu apa nama dah dalam perjalanan ke ofis pagi tadi.
6. Apa yang anda buat selain menyelesaikan tag ini?
Jawab telefon and fikir ayat yang betul untuk jawab tag ini LOL!!
7. Selain nama sendiri anda dipanggil nama apa?
Ah Girl, Mummy, Baby, Honey. *ew, muahahahaha*
8. Tag lagi 6 orang
* Darling Candy
9. Siapakah orang No.1 pada anda?
Saya punya suami yang jarang baca blog ini?
10. Kata sesuatu mengenai orang No.5
Sepupu saya yang sangat kreatif dan rajin menjahit. Pergilah jenguk blog dia and beli barang handmade. Ingat beli untuk saya juga sebab Hari Natal coming soon!! hehe...
11. No.3 ada hubungan dengan siapa?
Dia ada hubungan kawan, colleague dan hubungan BGR dengan boyfriend dia la... apa lagi you mau tau? *BGR = Boy Girl Relationship
12. Bagaimana pula orang No.4?
Ooh, ini bapa saya yang terror dengan IT *IT savvy* dan rajin bertwitter dan FB *whoot*
13. Pesanan kepada orang No.6?
Lady bos yang jaga 3 anak, rajin but project decoupage dan sekarang banyak membaking (is there such word as membaking??)
Jangan lupa jawab soalan-soalan di atas dalam BM ya!
Whoa *sweat*, I survived answering it in BM with some Engrish mixed in hahaha....Hope you enjoy this tag ~ toodles :)
Tuesday, December 08, 2009
Earlier in the day, Cavan celebrated his birthday at school with his teacher and classmates. We did a mini celebration for him at home where his daddy, pohpoh and baby Caden was present. The rest of the family members were not around as it was a weekday.
Daddy got him these cuties - farm animals shaped jelly cakes!
Cavan is born in the year of the golden rooster. Perfect that the jelly has a rooster, so that goes in the middle hehehe....
The birthday boy waiting to blow his candles. Ppsst...I ran out of candles at home thus gave him one candle to blow. Anyway, I think 4 candles on such small cuties look a bit out of place yah?
Lastly a family photo which seldom happens. Daddy with his tired look and LOL, baby Caden looks *bored*. The only 2 person excited is who else but Cavan and me :p
Oh boy, he is already 4 years old and it was just like yesterday that I was carrying him as a baby!! Time really wheeze by real fast!
Monday, December 07, 2009
It was a hassle going thru the outlets and all with the same answer - SOLD OUT! Each outlets I think only carry less than 5 units?? *shrug*
We didnt place much hope with the complain but hey Starbucks is good, they not only reply but found a unit and delivered it to the outlet of our choice for collection! To top it up, they gave a voucher for a free drink, any choice!!
Their Customer Service definitely deserves a mention. At the end, I'm happy with my tumbler, Alicia is happy with her voucher! :D