Good Time. Great Night.

Just got back from dinner with colleagues at Imbi Palace. So sleepy now but don’t feel like hitting the sack yet. Maybe watch one episode of Prison Break before the lappie’s battery runs out. Andrew is sleeping, he has to work tomorrow morning. I am so excited about tomorrow morning, meeting Nicole and Melissa for some karaoke!

The dinner just now was great. The food was superb, love the roasted piggy. I didn’t eat much though, the pain on my right cheek bone came back out of the sudden. Damn… The medicines I’ve been taking don’t seem to work as good as they used to be. The first time I had this pain was about 6 years ago, it attacked again during CNY. Sigh……

Colleagues were close to crazy during the dinner. Everyone was gulping the red wine and Whisky. I didn’t want to drink at the beginning, but at the end I gave in to the Whisky. Luckily the coca-cola was more than the liquor! Hahaha…… I’m not a good drinker, but I prefer hard liquor than red wine.

I forgot to bring my chunky camera! Gosh…… Missed out the chance of taking some great shots and also polishing my skill! I am so forgetful!

Okay, I can feel my eyelids are getting heavier. Before they shut down completely, gotta catch my Prison Break. Hahaha…… I’m so addicted to it now, also Wentworth Miller! He’s so charming!

Good night.

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Freeze Them

Last Saturday, Andrew decided to give us all a treat! Hahaha. Sister booked the place and off we went to this restaurant where I had my wedding dinner held in BP. This time we went to the first floor since the ground floor was fully occupied. The total bill came up to RM280, and Andrew got this lucky “ang pao” from the restaurant. It’s a lottery ticket inside, the date for opening is tomorrow!!! Can’t wait……

The little fella in action again.
Mom & dad

His signature pose!

Eldest sis & family!

Yee Sang. Before.

Ready!

After.

Lots of girls are going to fall for him in the future. Headache.

Mom is complaining she looks fat here.

Yummy dessert!

Cute towel from the restaurant, 12 chinese zodiac at the back.

After the dinner, brought the kids to the fun-fair. We call it fun-fair instead of themed park, as it is just a temporary thingy. It’s been years I never been to fun-fair, guess the last time was when I was in secondary school. The crowd is obviously lesser than the old days. Guess people now go to fun-fair when there’s no where else to go and also to catch some memories. Had some good time with my niece and nephews.
It used to be crowded with people.
There is still the Ghost House. Wonder what is inside now.

The once famous ferris wheel, it spins so fast now!

My niece was only aiming at the Bingo game!

She won!

This little fella is only interested in rides.

Cheeky driver.

Time. Passes. So. Fast.

I haven’t been blogging since Chinese New Year arrived. First, no connection. 2nd, no time. 3rd, no mood. 4th, I was sick. 5th, I’m lazy…… Okay, I know I’m looking for excuses for not blogging. If I really wanted to blog, I could find my way.

Today is the 6th day of CNY. I am already missing the CNY now. It’s like the old saying, “everything has its end”. I will be going back to KL the day after tomorrow. Geez…… I’m just so lazy to go back to work.

I was not feeling well on the eve of CNY. In the morning of the eve, Andrew and I were running between 2 aunties’ homes taking care of their pets. Both aunties were out of town, to KL. Guess I caught a cold from running in and out of the car and the house. After the “reunion” lunch with my in-laws, my body started to ache and my sore throat got worse. Swallowed some pain-killer that mom-in-law given me that night.

First day of CNY, I declared “officially” ill. Parents-in-law brought us to this mamak stall, we had some “nasi dagang”. It was quite spicy, my sore throat took another level up that afternoon. Didn’t go to see doctor, took the pain-killer again. We went to temples for some praying. That was so much different from what I did in my hometown! On the 1st day of CNY in my hometown, we will visit all the relatives with mandarin oranges. After praying, we went home. Just lazying at home and watching telly. In the afternoon, some relatives came. All of them came with a paper bag. Inside the bag was peanuts, cookies, canned food and some other things. I was surprised. Why would they come visit us with a bag of food during CNY? I didn’t ask Andrew, guessed it is their culture. What surprised me more was, parents-in-law gave us ang-pao despite that we’re now married! The relatives gave too as they said this is our first year of marriage, we are still eligible for it! Hahaha. So sweet of them.

Gosh, the fever came that very night. The pain-killer wasn’t working. Luckily still got some Actifast(another type of pain-killer) in my bag, swallowed 2 of them!

Felt better the 2nd day of CNY. To be safe, swallowed another 2 Actifast! I was as healthy as a tiger! We went to visit some relatives then. Again, ate some spicy food in relative’s house. For fear that my sore throat came back, I kept drinking water and running to the washroom the whole day! This is the first year that I have to give ang-pao to children and those single adults. AWKWARD!!! It feels funny. And I could finally feel what my parents feel for giving out ang-pao! The money just flow out like that! Those are our hard-earned money and we are giving them away just like that!!! Faints……

YAY!!! Going back to my hometown the 3rd morning! Argh…… Sore throat again, it was so painful when I ate. Actifast again.

8 hours drive!!! Reached home safely, with an aching butt and back. Really salute Andrew that he could drive 8 hours without stopping for long! I was all good back at home. Had specially asked mom to keep some soup for me and she did. Yummy soup! Mom’s home cooked meal is the best in the world, missed them so much! Visited uncle that night, saw my cousin’s 2-month baby boy for the first time. Gosh, he is so tiny! Hahaha. I was losing my voice that night.

My best friend and my wedding photographer came to visit me on Thursday. Told my photographer that I was so disappointed with the wedding photos! Can’t believe that I spent RM2000 over for some average photos! What made me even sadder is, there isn’t a nice photo of my wedding gown and shoes!!! Sad, isn’t it?!

We had steamboat dinner on Thursday night. I ate so much and I was so full. After 2 healthy days, my flu came back. I was always thirsty no matter how much water I drank. My voice was so bad that others sometimes couldn’t understand what I said. Body-ache was back. That’s it, went to this 16-hour clinic. It was so crowded. Funny is, the clinic is heavily decorated in all CNY stuff!!! It looks more like a restaurant than a clinic! Taken some photos, shall share it when I transfer them to my laptop. Doctor said my sore throat was quite bad, inflammation. Total medical bill, RM95! I couldn’t believe my ears when I heard that, blinked at the clinic assistant and he said it again. Oh my my my…… He said the medicine that the doctor prescribed are all of quality and effectiveness, no worries. Guess I was really sick!

Friends came to visit yesterday. Supposed to go out for dinner but changed to supper. Since I was on medication and didn’t really feel like going out till late night, I stayed home. Yesterday was a boring day. HA!

Tonight going out with family for dinner, Andrew’s treat! Hahaha……

I’m so enjoying my time with my niece and nephews!

*Stay tuned for lots and lots of photos.

KT For CNY

I am back in Kuala Terengganu. Reached here yesterday evening.

It is so quiet here. Can’t feel the mood of Chinese New Year at all. Just like any other normal day. Went to Giant just now. Gosh…… We were the only 2 chinese in the mall! But right before we left, saw another 2 chinese. For outstation chinese who are not used to this, often they will feel alienated when they step into this part of the land. But once you got used to the majority race here, you won’t even feel that you’re different from them. The sense of different races disappears. Suddenly you’ll just feel like everybody is the same. The people here are nicer than we thought.

The quietness here during Chinese New Year festive is scary. The roads are empty though today is Saturday. The crowds that supposed to be in the mall shopping for Chinese New Year stuffs are not there. The decorative stuffs aren’t many too. The neighbours are all non-chinese. Andrew’s aunties all went to KL for Chinese New Year this year. Geez…… Can’t believe I’ve bought so many dresses only to know that I’m going to stay home most of the time!!! No one is going to see my new dresses/clothes/shoes/bags. Lonely……

Mother-in-law is still on her way back from KL. Wanted to clean the house but don’t know where she keeps all the cloths and cleaning tools. Waiting for her to come back, blogging and surfing the world wide web…… What a boring Saturday, again!

Sigh… Boring Chinese New Year.

Chinese New Year 2009

It is coming soon, real soon. Another 10 days. This year, I am not so looking forward to the Chinese New Year. You may say this is the first Chinese New Year I’m going to spend with my husband together with his family, I should be excited. Well, I am not.

I am saddened by the fact that I can’t have the ‘reunion’ luncheon with my family. I miss my mom’s cooking, I have always been. Though I go back to hometown every month, I still miss her cooking for the Chinese New Year. I miss having meal together with all my family members, everyone sits around the round table, chit-chatting, laughing, having fun…… I feel sad whenever I think of it.

Why is there such a rule that the daughter has to follow the husband during Chinese New Year? What the hell…… Aren’t we women children to our parents too? Don’t we have to reunion with our family? Is it only the men need to reunion with their family?

It’s not that I do not like my in-laws. I like them, I love them for bringing up such a lovely son who knows how to appreciate love. It’s just that I miss my own family. Can you imagine that you have to spend the most important day of a year without your parents, where you have been with your family for the past 28 years? That feeling is just something which you will not like it. Just think about that. Perhaps some may think that 28 years with family, it’s time for a change. Well, I do not like that change then. I don’t think I’m going to “feel” the Chinese New Year this time.

Switch topic. I went to KLCC last night. Wanted to go home, instead I stepped into KLCC. I just don’t want to take the train home, hate it. I’d rather wait for Andrew to finish work.

Went to Kinokuniya bookstore. It’s been quite some time I haven’t soaked myself in books. I love bookstores. It doesn’t matter if I’d buy anything, I just love to go into the bookstore and see what’s new. I used to buy a lot of magazines, sometimes 3 copies of different magazines a month. Ever since I subscribed to Reader Digest, I no longer buy any magazine. It is Andrew who would buy once in a while, but what he normally buys are those gadgets related or automobile related magazines. Last night I saw this magazine that got my attention. It is featuring all 5 new DSLR cameras, so happened that this is the magazine that Andrew likes to buy. So I bought it. My eyes got so wide when I saw this, Canon Power Shot G10… GOSH… Look at the size! It’s so much smaller compared to my Canon 450D!

I am a Patricia Cornwell fan, since 2 years ago. LOL. I know I’m slow. It was only 2 years ago that I finally bought my first “Kay Scarpetta” series novel, Trace. Then I just couldn’t stop. I haven’t finished “The Predator” and now I’ve bought another one. Geez… Wonder when I can finish them.

Last year May I bought this “Blood Brothers” by Nora Roberts. I didn’t know it was the first book of the trilogy of “Sign of Seven”. The 2nd and 3rd book weren’t out yet back then. After I finished the 1st book only I realised there’s a sequel! I hate reading sequel when the 2nd book isn’t published. Checked the website, damn it, I had to wait till November 2008! It seemed long to me that time. But fortunately, the remaining 2 books are published at the same time! Of course I grabbed both of them. Hahahaha…… I’m not a fan of her. It’s just that I like mystery, horror and thriller.

Isetan closed earlier last night for today’s sales preparation. I wandered to Parkson. Saw this lovely dress. For myself?! Absolutely not! For my niece. It’s been a while I didn’t buy her any dress since she grows so fast. Hope this one would fit her nicely. Now I’m having headache of how to bring the gifts back to my family since I’m not going back before Chinese New Year. Sigh……