Friday, October 28, 2011

Making of a Grad....

Soon after his concert, the following week was photoshoot day in preparation for his coming Graduation Party.

We went to his kindy at the allocated time and the teachers and helpers got down to business preparing Cavan for his still shot.

My boy is graduating from KINDERGARTEN!

the bright red robe

putting on the mortar board

and taa-daa, all ready for his shot!

a few more adjustments from the photographer...

and a PICTURE PERFECT SHOT for memory :D

Ooh how my baby has grown, he's G.R.A.D.U.A.T.I.N.G!! *sob *sob where has all the time went. He was just a baby that I carried in my arms 6 years ago....

It will be a new and an exciting chapter that he will venture in next year when he starts Primary 1.

The Royal Malaysian Traditional Spa

I was fortunate to be chosen by I Love Discounts to review The Royal Malaysian Traditional Spa, a promotion currently running at I Love Discounts site.

Made my appointment and thought of nothing but the joy of being pampered from head to toe for 3 whole hours yippee! :D

Entrance of The Royal Malaysian Traditional Spa @ Plaza Damas

I was greeted upon entering their reception area and was brought upstairs to the treatment rooms. My first thought was it's too dark. They need to have more lights around but dimmed.

The Royal Malaysian Traditional Spa by Reneau reception area

stairs up to the treatment rooms area

After changing and keeping my valuables at personal dedicated lockers, I started my first treatment- Sauna. Here, you get your own Sauna cubicle. No need to share with anyone and a glass of water was given so that I can keep myself hydrate during the sauna session. It was not a boring 15-20 mins sauna session for you have music to accompany you while you sweat out all your toxins, fat etc..etc... :D

sauna cubicle

Next treatment after sweating yourself out is the Body Scrub. Here they use milk to scrub your body and I noted some lime pulps on my skin. It was a thorough scrub for you can feel your skin smoother after that. On parts that are rough, the masseur scrubs you harder @-@ hehehe....

Now after a scrub, what do you do? Shower of course! So shower away I did and was glad that body soap and fresh clean towel was provided. I still shudder at the bad experience I had elsewhere previously. You can take your time to shower and scrub yourself some more if you wish :p

I must say that their Foot Spa is awesome. I truly enjoyed this and my feet had the most relaxing time ever. We always forget to pamper our feet but this time they got the royal treatment they deserve! I <3 you feet....

My feet emerge smelling all citrus as lime was added to the hot water for you to soak your foot in. Bliss bliss bliss.....

Next up was the Body Massage followed by the Facial before my 3 hours of pampering concluded.

The Royal Malaysian Traditional Spa carries the Reneau range which is 100% naturally formulated spa products which is available if you wish to purchase it for home use.

The promotion is still running at I Love Discounts and there's two outlets for you to choose from if you wish to have a pampering session from head to toe!!

Everyone deserve a break, so do YOU! :D
Thank you again to I Love Discounts for this opportunity.

The Royal Malaysian Traditional Spa
D-0-10 Plaza Damas
Jalan Sri Hartamas 1
Sri Hartamas
Kuala Lumpur
(T) 03-6203 2518

The Royal Malaysian Traditional Spa @ Tmn Permata
2772 M-Floor Jalan Changkat Permata
Taman Permata
Kuala Lumpur
(T) 014-386 5873

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Logos Hope ~ World's Largest Floating Book Fair

I still remember vividly the day my dad brought me to visit this big ship ~ Doulas. Full of excitement for I can board this huge ship and best of all, it has lots and lots of books to satisfy my book cravings. Each weekend I'm sure to visit all the libraries that is available be it the National Library, State Library or British Council and will max out the number of books that I can borrow. Yeah, I'm a book geek! o-O*

When I heard of Logos Hope in town, what else but to bring my kiddos over for exposure and to hopefully have an unforgetable experience. Hopefully it will ignite some sort of passion or path that they may want to take when they are older.

So what is Logos Hope?

Operated by GBA Ships, Logos Hope as with other serving ocean-going ships began in 1970 with the purchase of the original Logos. Since then the ships (Logos, Doulos, Logos II and now Logos Hope) have visited over 500 different ports in more than 160 countries and territories and welcomed over 40 million visitors on board. Their goal is to bring knowledge, help and hope to the people of the world.

The ship visits each port for several weeks each and opens the gangways to hundreds and sometimes thousands of visitors each day. On average, over one million visitors have been welcomed onboard every year! The floating book fair offers over 5,000 titles, providing many visitors their first-ever opportunity to purchase a wide range of quality literature.

An international crew and staff of volunteers live and work on the ships. Teams from the ship go into surrounding areas to supply aid and community care. In each port, the ship’s crew partners with local community groups to bring hope and show love to people whatever their circumstance, culture or background. ~ extract from
www.gbaships.org

The weather was playing tricks on us for it poured while we were on our way but luckily it stopped when we arrive :D and it was scorching HOT!!

I saw the ship first then I saw the QUE! Ohh my ohh my, the que is llooonnggg!! It took us an hour to reach Logos Hope gangway!

the que that stretch right to the main entrance of the Main Terminal Building

Just when we moved right to the middle of the que, my Master Cavan said he wanna pee and he can't stand it anymore, his pee gonna come out!! gggrrr..... So what else but to hail down one of the crew to help us out. No way am I gonna re-que again!

Luckily for us, this young chap is kind enough to escort us all the way back to the Main Terminal Building so that my young boy can go and get his business done. Felt so much like VIP walking back towards my original que passing all those who are in que to join my family members hahahaha.....

Our kind escort Andy who comes from the "Isle of Man". Leng chai or not? :p

We finally entered Logos Hope and started our own journey of exploring the ship.

And then I stumbled upon this - Sextant!

Sextant?! You go and google it up yourself and dont think of the first three alphabets only okay? :p

Sextant is actually an instrument used to measure the angle between any two visible objects. In short, it is use for navigation :D

Then we entered the book fair area and it was packed to the brim! You have to really maneuver your way carefully here. My damage just passing thru this packed area is RM110 of children's book! Didnt even have chance to see my own stuff.

Getting a breathier after emerging from the book fair, we proceeded thru the "Journey of Life" wall and ended up at the International Cafe for drinks and snacks.

We got out of Logos Hope after that and took some pics. All in we spent about 4 hours there including the que.

Caden enjoying his day out at the port.

All together now say "Aye Aye Sir!"

This salute started by Caden when we wanted to take photos. He automatically raised his hand and say "Aye". He knows he's at "sea" :))

Until you visit us again Logos Hope, keep bringing Knowledge, Help and Hope to the People of the World!

ppsst..... ever thought of becoming one of the volunteer onboard? It's an eye opener and a rewarding experience, more info here :D


Monday, October 24, 2011

Banting Famous Cendol

They used to be stationed by the road side along the main road of Banting.

NOW, they have their own shop. We were back in hub's hometown last Sunday and before we headed over to Port Klang, we did a detour here to quench our thirst.

Simple shop that only serves cendol and rojak (stall inside).

They still use the old method of shaving the ice! A very rare sight these days.

Nothing beats having this bowl of cold cendol with red bean on a hot afternoon!

YUMZ!!

Sunday, October 23, 2011

OktoberFEAST @ Munich Gastro Bierhaus

Right after Cavan's concert, we went straight to Munich Gastro Bierhaus located in IOI Puchong. It has been a few months since the last meet up I had with the whole gang. Think the last time I met them was in May/June?? That time we gathered at a Thai Restaurant in Jinjang for dinner. All I remember was there was a chicken on fire, food being so so and it was a best wishes gathering as our "lou yeh" was going to be temporary based in KK for a project he's heading and our beloved Justin migrating to Kota Bahru to start life anew.

Thus this time we made it an OktoberFEAST gathering. We choose Munich Gastro Bierhaus to signify the famous Oktoberfest that was going on and also for us to chill out as our usual dining venue is not at a Bierhaus! LOL. Alas the evening that we were there, they didn't have the actual celebration. Well, with or without people to entertain us, we entertained ourselves! :D

We ordered few foods but it was very filling for it's meat meat meat!.....

a plate of crispy garlic bread

a set of Pretzels and of course beer!

2 platters of honey roasted pork knuckles

3 platters of assorted sausages that's in various sizes, shapes and color! :p

Our kiddos has fish and chips which I think everyone forgot to snap a pic off. After filling up their tummies, they had their own gathering and fun playing with each other. The missing boy here is Caden as my brother was unwell that evening to sent him to me after Cavan's concert.

So while the kids entertained themselves, the adults had their own session.

First round of Weihenstephan beer done, it's Hoegarden to the toast. Toast to good times, good health and whats not!

Toasting done and tummies full, the gents got drunk as what they claim. You see and decide for yourself :p

With our gents drunk and out, the ladies continued having a good time! The night is still young....

This gathering was a full attendee gathering for we have all our members together. It was great to have such friends that value friendship to travel all the way back from KK, KB and Lumut to meet up. Not forgetting also our Chef who came by after his work.

We had fun trying to get a group photo and I truly like the shot below for the timer went off unexpectedly. You can see on everyone's face that the smile and laughter is our true SMILE :D except for the kiddos, for one is overtired and on the verge of throwing tantrum while the other is too busy with his game to notice what's going on around!

Finally after numerous shots, we FINALLY got it right and have our HAPPY FAMILY GROUP PHOTO for keepsake.

I definitely had a fun and happy time that night and till the next gathering folks!

CHEERS!!!

*part photos courtesy from SandyG

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Shanghai ~ Ancient to Modern

A short video clip of Cavan and his classmates performing part of the sketch/dance of Shanghai - Ancient to Modern.

Cavan's position is back row on the right, 2nd boy :))


Cavan's 2nd Concert

Cavan had his first taste of concert last year when he was in K1. His costume then was very hawaiian with big floral motifs against bright orange. This year is his 2nd year he's performing on stage and also his final concert for kindergarten years. He'll be starting a new chapter of his life moving unto Primary school comes Year 2012.

This year's venue was different from last year. It's a bigger hall this time with 2 tier seating. We opted for the 2nd tier seats which was upstairs as it gave us a much better view. Alas for photography not that good. It's the same if we choose to sit downstairs for it's too far away to get a good capture.

As with last year, the kids doing their own emcee and started off with a dance to the upbeat tune of "The Heat is On". Shortly after the speech by their Principal, it went on scene by scene with the younger children ie. K1 performing before K2 kids perform.

The Mandarin elective class which Cavan is in performed scenes from the sketch/dance of Shanghai - Ancient to Modern. Thus his costume this year is this :

Bright yellow kung-fu style! :D Now, this is the BEFORE look.

This is the AFTER or ACTUAL look. Teachers did up his hair and splattered heavier make-up on him. Just look at how red his face and lips were! o-O If I were to do this for him at home, he'll complain and kick up a fuss. BUT teachers do it no choice. Only "complain" to me that teacher put a lot of make-up on him and that he ate lipstick hehehehe.....

Before long, the concert came to an end and I'm always amaze at how the teachers control the kids for such a concert for the crowd is massive. Just look at the numbers of teacher that has lined the perimeters and just look at those kids. They are all dressed up in all sorts of colors and the props. The props were amazing for it's all handmade by the dedicated teachers!

After the concert excitement is over, Cavan now eagerly awaits his Graduation Party next month. This is just the beginning of a long journey of actual academic education. Childhood honeymoon over, it's time to face stern teachers and loads of homework!!

Friday, October 21, 2011

Real Steel Movie Preview

Thanks for Churp Churp and Tune Talk, I scored myself two preview tickets to watch Real Steel. I'm no boxing fan for I never change the TV channel to any boxing stuff for I dont really consider it a sport. It's a bit violent for me seing people smashing up people *eewww*

BUT I did took part in the Churp Churp's tweet contest coz I was attracted to the robots! LOL...

The preview was in GSC Pavillion on a Saturday. So I made it a date night out with hubs without the kiddos :))

We were pleasantly surprised when we entered the cinema hall for each seat has a tin of coke and a pack of popcorns. We shouldnt have bought our own if we knew we will be getting snacks. Lucky for us, we only bought 1 set to share. The extra goes to our kiddos who will be pleasantly surprised hehehehe.....


"Real Steel" by Dreamworks Pictures is an action drama about a former boxer (Hugh Jackman) who, against all odds, gets one last shot at a comeback when he teams up with his estranged son (Dakota Goyo) to build and train the perfect contender for the new high-tech sport of robot boxing. “Real Steel” is set in the near future, where robots have replaced boxers in the ring, and is directed by Shawn Levy (“Night at the Museum,” “Date Night”).

“Real Steel” stars Hugh Jackman (“X-Men Origins: Wolverine,” “The Prestige”) as Charlie Kenton, a financially strapped, risk-taking former boxer who now makes his living on an underworld robot boxing circuit, operating the metal pugilists that made his human profession obsolete.


Both myself and hubs enjoyed ourselves tremendously throughout the movie and I must say YOU MUST GO and watch it. It's unlike the usual boxing (human boxing) show. This is cool and I really love it when Atom dances with Max. Cool wey.....


There's excitement, tender and heart breaking moments. I'll watch it all over again if I have the chance.


Am not going to write much about the movie for it will be "spoilers" for those who have not watch it yet. GO for this movie this weekend, you will love it!


Now wouldn't it be cool to have a robot like this at home.....

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