Friday, January 12, 2018

New Year 2018

It is the new year! Hurray! This year I managed to spend the new year with family (albeit for a short while to meet and greet) and friends (dinner and countdown). I manage to catch fireworks from a distance and enjoyed the solitude of just watching it without all the "people mountain people sea" condition. I managed to count down without having to worry about my dad waiting up for me to return home (the idea of spending the night at PH's house was the best!). I managed to down one can of cider + a glass of red wine without passing out immediately (the effect did come after that). Out with the old and in come with the NEW! The truth is I am quite excited for the new year to come. Simply it is my year (year of the woof woof) and it will have to come eventually no matter how I wish that the time will just stop. It doesn't. So in order to welcome the new year, I'm thinking of recapping what I did for 2017 for memories sake. In 2017, I gained a youngest sister-in-law, welcomed a nephew (BB TH), visited Sibu for the first time, attended some workshops (water color painting), attended a stand up comedy (You Stupid or What by Dr. Jason Leong), met up with new and old friends alike (SC and Winnie after 10++ years and there's looking at you Taukeh!), spending time with loved ones, visited Pulau Ketam for the first time, planned a birthday hi-tea for PH (this is sooo going to be our new tradition), new additions in our friend's family (HI Katrina and Rayyan!!!). attended a team building session with my colleagues, visited Perth for the first time, visited BKK with SN and SY for the first time, went outstation for work (Yong Peng & Muar), attended RIUH, visited Kuantan with SY, literally drove to Kuantan and back (lol) and jalan jalan with PH on a mini tour in the last post. Phew...that's a mouthful! There were ups and downs in the year too like the disappointment in work, BB TH's birth, when WK was supposed to let Rayyan stay for two weeks (drama betul) and etc which I can't remember and won't want to remember. As for this year, I actually wrote down a "What I want to achieve in 2018" in my journal. Here are some points: * Practice YOGA and PILATES with more gusto * Practice poses outside of classes * Practice Korean language more diligently (5 questions/day) * Spend less on unnecessary items * Practice calligraphy * Practice water colour * Learn new skills (2/year) * Sleep earlier (this is hard!!!) I managed to do most of it (except the sleeping early part). Now is the time to maintain that flow. May 2018 continues to bring happiness... Next to look forward to: Chinese New Year!!!

Monday, December 25, 2017

Half day trip to Ecoworld, Jenjarom, Tanjug Sepat, Morib and Banting

This was a short half day trip on Christmas Eve with travel buddy Poh Hua.

We started at Kota Kemuning since EcoWorld is nearer there. Coming to EcoWorld seems to be in an entirely different world! We are there more for the scenery more than anything. We did however dined at the cafe there (Cafe Praque).

Next we made our way to Jenjarom. Waze took us through the kampung roads and what a different view it was. We went to the Fo Guang Shan Dong Zen temple and took in the scenery and pictures. There wasn't a crowd there and it was peace and quiet.

After Jenjarom we slowly made our way to Tanjung Sepat. It did rained a while on our journey luckily it stopped when we reached Mr. Black Homemade Pau.

Mr Black Home Made Pau
小黑手公包專賣店
No 542, Lorong 2,
42800 Tanjung Sepat
Kuala Langat Selangor

They have interesting fillings for the Pau (黄酒鸡包,梅菜包) and you could take the Pau you want and deep fried it. The outside skin is crunchy and warm. Delicious! We did tapau-ed some to bring back home.

We then just simply toured around the area (based on online info and Foursquare) and mostly we ended up at the beaches. We did have a lot of fun at Tanjung Sepat Wishing Trees & Wishing Well and Tanjung Sepat Twin Towers. The twin towers is simply by stacking up Nu Er Hong Chinese Wine to resemble Malaysia Petronas Twin Towers. It is located along Qing Ren Qiao Cultural Street, beside Qing Ren Qiao Souvenir Shop.

We did stop by Arowana for the kerepek.

We also did walk along a few beaches e.g. Pantai Cunang, Morib Beach. The sky was cloudy so we weren't able to catch the sunset by then.

We stopped by Banting for dinner at
Restoran Victorian Home Kitchen. (I will be back Banting for #paraglidinginjugra)

Overall it was a nice time to just jalan jalan without rushing anywhere and without plans.

Monday, December 4, 2017

부모님의 사랑

우리 부모님께서 항상 애들한테 사랑해요.

부모가 모두 포용할 수 있어요.

억울해서 아이가 그들은 얼마나 가슴 아프냐?

많이 보았다 슬퍼요.

부모님에게 정말 미안해요.

앞으로는 부모님에게 좋은 딸이 될 것이에요.

사랑함니다 아빠가 엄마가.

Monday, November 13, 2017

Kuantan 4D2N

Thanks to SY to let me tag along for the MUA work in Kuantan. She was the one who suggested this trip and I can't be happier to tag along as the main trip is to visit Yoyo and her family! I haven't been back in Kuantan since Yoyo's wedding.

We went down on a Friday and it was raining one section by one section of the road all the way to Kuantan. I did drive from KL to the Temerloh R&R while SY drove the rest. SY parked me in Kula Cakes in Kuantan while I wait for Yoyo and her family to come. We had dinner and adjourned back to her house. It was a warm up time for Charlotte and Carl but Carl was a really smiley baby! Charlotte warmed up after a while and was quite talkative. Likes to sing and read her books a trait You instilled in her.

The next day we left late as Gan was working half day and there were Gardener and cleaner who came by to do work. Then Gan came back to take over so that me and Yoyo can grab lunch while we chat. Yoyo brought me around and wanted to introduce me to Keropok Sagu but unable to find. It was raining heavily in the evening and we had Korean BBQ and was waiting for SY to come but she was unable to join us. We did however find her after her job and we returned home together.

Come Sunday after breakfast with the family, we left for SG. Lembing where Yoyo explained some of the history of the town and showed us some of the places. We had a tea session and proceeded to the mines museum. It is the original mine which was converted into a museum. Then we crossed the hanging bridge which is still used by the locals and had some snacks. In town, we took pictures around before going back to Yoyo's house. Then we had dinner with Yoyo's mum at the hotel before adjourning back home. It was rather late by the time we returned.

Today is our last day in Kuantan. The Gans left us their house keys as they had to leave early due to work. We left and passed back the keys to Gan while he brought us for brunch.

I drove from Kuantan to Bentong as SY really wanted to buy durians after seeing Sook Wai posting on FB on her buys in Bentong. Lol

SY then drove the way back from Bentong to KL.

Updates #October2017

Been MIA for a while. But I will frequently return to this space once in a while. In this case once in 2 months. Lol

To start off, after the BKK trip, it was little Kenrick's full moon! The familia got together (with WK) and some friends to have a little fullmoon party at home. Kenrick was soooo tiny then.

Shortly after that, it was mooncake festival. But we didn't really do much but light up a few candles and walked around with the lanterns...

I had a short trip with Mom & Dad (3D2N) to Kluang for a wedding and to meet old kawans. I finally got to meet my secondary friends in JB after not seeing each other for so long...

I also had a working trip to Yong Peng for one of our cooking events by Oriental Cuisine. It was nice to be working with colleagues on a different setting but I nearly lost my voice for talking so much!

Then came our MCIL Dinner. I felt that this dinner was not too bad although the location a bit far...we went bonkers with the photo booth tho...our theme was 民主风 so our department wore cheongsams. It felt like CNY! I bought an Oriental cape from Azorias and wore it with a fitting dress.

Then the next day (Deepavali) me and SF have a lunch date with YiYi Erin at Bow Wow Cafe. SF has been complaining for the longest time that he haven't been back to a dog cafe. So we brought him there. It's musch more spacious than The Hound and have more variety of dogs owners visiting.

The week after we went for Riuh in the city at APW Bangsar. I had always wanted to join and seeing for the month of October they have a kids workshop, VK signed up for the two kiddos while we have some fun time exploring the area. Not a bad space and lots of areas for your OOTDs and can instantly turn into a photography session. I missed the November session as I was in Kuantan. So am waiting for the December session which I think will have some elements of Christmas!