Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Pee Boy in Penang

Welcome Home Coco Tan!

We drove 3+hours to Penang to collect our third son- Coco Tan Shu Shu. He is a West Highland White terrier born to champion breed parents and from Penang. He likes to (a) shu shu and (b) bite the finger that feeds him. :P
We drove up on Monday morning and arrived almost half dead at Irene's. After choosing our son, we left to check into G Hotel. Ahhhh what a lovely and spanking new hotel. Very big recep cum lounge area and the room was cosy but huge and very modern. I loved the toilet which was positively sparkling and the bath tub overlooked the Straits of Melaka.
We gobbled down a quick lunch at Gurney Plaza (just next door) at a taiwanese cafe which served up a mean beef noodles and green tea. Then we strolled around the plaza and Alan watched an Ah Seng drift a 1000RM toy car in the middle of the mall. We contemplated on getting a massage but decided to head back to the room for a fiesta instead because we were absolutely exhausted.
We awoke and headed to Gurney Drive where a long stretch of hawker food stalls greeted us. Not very hungry, we shared a penang char kOay teow and a mee dry before heading to the pasar malum a few km away. We updated our collection of stuff from Alan's NEW best friend and then went down the hill again in search of seafood.
Stopping at Oriental seafood and realising that the price for crabs was an unbelievable RM60/kg, we headed back to Gurney Drive for the tao huay I was craving for. It was smooooth and delicious and utterly satisfying. Alan had also ordered sambal sotong, stingray and also corn and some fried pancakes but I did not have a good appetite because I was too bothered by my flu. What a pity!

28 October
We pigged out at the hotel restaurant and then made our way to Irene's again to pick Shu Shu up. We headed to HSBC for Alan to check on the security systems of one of the branches and then had a yucky coffee at a HK cafe nearby before embarking on our drive back to KL. We arrived at 4PM and then introduced Ah Kow to Shu Shu - thankfully no (cat) fight broke out. ;p

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