Thursday, December 31, 2009
However, we did enjoyed our count down at home all this while simply because we still able to watch fireworks from our condo together with our kids. Isn't it greats!
So where are you now and how do you celebrate tonight?
Wish you and your family a wonderful and a blessed new year 2010........ :)
Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Of course once a while, we did tell story to both of them but I don't allow Audrey to pause my story telling when she got something to add on. I will only let her speak out after I've finished my task. But usually I will ended my story with "ok, the end. Time to sleep. Good night". Ha ha.... she got no chance to talk, sorry to be rude as mummy has pile of works waiting me out there.
When I'm not in the mood for story telling, we will have a role play then. Asking Audrey to do the story telling and of course her only audience will be Shannen. At the beginning you can hear Audrey was telling the story from page to page. After few pages, a loud shout will be heard from the bedroom "stop, che che not yet finish the story", next "mummy, meh meh take my book and don't allow me to continue"...... Ai yo, when only you (Shannen) will appreciate the story telling by che che, my little 'bulat'?
Thursday, December 24, 2009
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
I nearly got a heart attack when Audrey told me that her school is organizing X'mas party on the night before the party. "No present, how?" I asked her. She told me to wrap anything available outside (the bedroom). "Cannot, gal", then she asked me to stop at any shop to buy present on my way home tomorrow. Finally I sneak off after lunch to Tesco to buy a present and wrapped it in my office.
In the evening, it was heavy rain out there when I picked them from baby sitter. She insisted of going to the party as I told her we might cancel the plan if the rain never stop. Just to tease her.
Singing x'mas songs in group.
We noticed the story books were old with folder mark on the edge. Worst is one of the book was being tore off (my head shaking while looking at it). Obviously Audrey has received some used story book as her x'mas present that she was looking forward the whole night. Audrey asked me why the spoilt book was given as her x'mas present?
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Like all previous year, I never made any tong yuan dough but will get some ready made dough either from market or from my all time supplier, my mum.
This year I make it even more simple by buying those ready made tong yuan packet from Carrefour. 10 pcs per packet, I bought 2 packets. One with peanut filling and the other with black sesame (my favorite). I don't like tong yuan that are without filling however plain tong yuan dip with crush peanut is acceptable for me.
Mum used to tell me that we must eat the tong yuan according to our age. Wow.... then I got to buy 7 packets to be shared by hubby and myself, another packet for Audrey and Shannen. Huh.... can't imagine if my stomach was full of 30++ tong yuan inside, worst case the size of tong yuan is as big as those fish ball.... :P
Monday, December 21, 2009
Thursday, December 17, 2009
So I asked her teacher whether I could join them and finally we were there acting like small kids, happily enjoyed the factory tour. The factory tour only took about half an hour. We were guided by a staff explaining the whole choc making process while walking through a walk way of the production section. We could see their process through a big window from each section.
From right : some of the old packing materials being kept nicely inside the cupboard. Stamping process, to make those coin choc.
From right: Packing section. Finishing section, label and ribbon wrapping before packing into small box. I saw one of the staff was performing quality check on the packaging materials as well as the packing method.
After the factory tour, we went to their choc shop. Here is where all the kids lost their control after seeing their all time favorite snack stacking in front of them. They were pretty lucky as their parents already passed some money to teacher in order for them to buy some choc back from factory. So all of them were so excited and busy hunting around.
To make my gal happy too, I let her choose what she likes but restricted to only one pcs. She has chosen a blueberry choc bar and after I get my tiramisu choc (part of the purpose of visiting this time....he he), we went out to shot some photos.
This coco statue's hole was too high for Audrey to show her face. So mummy got to bend down, held and pushed her buttock up...... ha ha!
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
We moved on to our next stop, Dong Chan Shi (Buddhist Temple) at Jenjarom after that. I’ve been hoping all this while to visit this famous temple but again hubby said it’s quite far to just visit there from KL…..huh! So this time, I’ll never let go this golden opportunity to go there on our way back to KL.
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
I told husband we must make it a fruitful trip this round. First, must go to the recommended restaurant (by most blogger out there) for lunch then seek his friend's advice for places to go around there. After 1 ½ hour of drive, we reached Tjg Sepat and after meeting up with his friend, we headed to the restaurant that many used to go, Ocen Restaurant. Foods were not bad. I wish to highlight one of their signature dish - fried oyster, which is slightly different from ours in town, not the cooking style but the main ingredient "oyster". Their oysters are small, I think its like baby oysters and you could see they put a lot in the serving. Unlike those selling here, no doubt the oyster is big but the amount of oyster they put just within 5 fingers of counting. Flour + egg become the main ingredient in most of the stall in town ….. :P. Sorry for not showing picture as I was too shy to shoot any in front of them.
After filling up our stomach, we went for a walk to the jetty next to it. It’s half cement and half wooden jetty. The weather on that day was extremely fine, no hot sun but windy. It was just perfect day for any outing.
From right : Black jelly fungus and Lingzhi mushroom.
Saturday, December 12, 2009
Any idea what is the name of the above fruit? It looks like a mangosteen but brown in color. The rind is hard, need to use knife to open it. Size wise is slightly smaller than mangosteen. The flesh tastes something like longan but not that sweet, a little sour. Any idea? This was given by a colleague and I didn't get the name correctly.
Thursday, December 10, 2009
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
We have to think of way to distract her from crying as we need to rescue our ears from torturing by her! Her cries was loud and could last for hours.