Thursday, March 13, 2008

A friend from Uruguay!

12 march 2008 (Wednesday)

I made a friend today. His name is Fernando. Hahaha. He's one of the managers of a theatre and drama group that is touring the world. Their last stop was Singapore! He's from Uruguay! Cool! I'm sure most of us don't know anyone from Uruguay! Hhahaha.
Anyway, we shared a shuttle bus together down to MVMM and I found out that the managers from the troupe are all residing at Sri Tiara and that their troupe will be performing at Bangsar Shopping centre till 22 march!

After forming making that aquaintance, I ventured into the mall and walked around. Most of the shops were on SALE (again) and I bought a nice top at Island Shop for 50% off! After the discount and the conversion, I paid only around SGD$12!ahhaha. Oh yah, the conversion rate is getting real good nowadays. SGD$1 can fetch RM2.30!

Then I went into MPH and bought two more books to aid me in teaching Conversational English. The prospect of teaching adults is very interesting and I am confident I will enjoy it.

I went to the dry-cleaner's next and dropped Alan's stained tie off. The dry-cleaning of that tie cost only RM3.50! And winter jackets and business suits cost only RM9.50!!! Wo de Tian Ah! Mummy, remember how much we used to pay to dry-clean our winter jackets after use?? Never again!!!!

Next, after a (too) Crispy Pohpiah lunch, I went to JUSCO to pick up groceries. This shopping expedition was long over due as I had been eating bread and bread and more bread over the past few days. And this time round, with time on my hands, I leisurely browsed and stocked up my larder.

The bags were heavy (RM62 worth) + It was drizzling (my 2 excuses to take a cab home)

Then I spent the next 2.5hrs in front of the google box trying to outwit some dark smoke in the jungle and a monster in the cave.

Alan finally called at 745pm to announce his arrival at the lobby downstairs. I trotted down and we abolished the idea of eating at the same steamed fish/ bakuteh restaurant we always dined at . Instead, we tried Yan Yan Seafood Restaurant and ordered the world's healthiest dinner.

A big steamed pomfret, a dish of kailan and bittergourd with egg soup. Of course, we couldn't resist the dimsum as well. All for a mere RM90+. It's a good life!

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

PS3 I Love YOU!

10 March 2008 (Monday)

After sleeping off the aftereffects of the trecherous journey back home the night before, I proceeded to bum around the house all of today. Did some light housework and convinced myself that my body needed a rest from all that bumpy suffering - yes, all 5.5hrs of it.

We went to fetch Jay Jay at Robin's in the evening after Alan knocked off. He's knocking off later and later and I can truly see his business taking off! I'm P-R-O-U-D of you my dear! :) (Now can I have more allowance please? hahahah)

We picked Robin up after a long drive to Kepong and he brought us to this eatery along the roadside which served up delicious Hong Kong cuisine. We shared (big) prawn noodle soup, Jar jiang noodles, some fried dimsum and also mango with iced shavings and honeydew with white fungus. The dinner was, as Jean would put it, AWESOME, especially since both Alan and I had skipped lunch. ;p

11 March 2008

I did some clay figurines today in anticipation of selling them and got hooked on the series HOUSE. It's about a truly BITCHY doctor who dishes out wisecracks faster than you can say "Tang's is on SALE!" and how he terkans his subordinates and screws with their psyche. hahaha Very flavourful. I like!

Then it was off to tuition to make that miserable RM50.

Subsequently, I took a cab to Rohas Perkasa and was stuck in the jam for an hour. My God! I almost wanted to get down and WALK! the office was SO NEAR yet SO FAR!!!! I felt like tearing my hair out. Thankfully, the cab driver was a nice fella who didn't give me the creeps. I commented that his English was good and he told me that he had worked in the Hotel Industry before as a BARTENDER! hahahaha He also confessed that he always went home drunk in those days. hahahaha btw, HE IS MALAY. *claps*

When I finally reached Alan's office, I was ushered into his new room. Ahhhhh Very nice darling! It has a view of the KL Tower as well. Very befitting.

Our next destination was Sungei Wang and we got there admist the traffic jam again. (I could feel myself ageing as the car crawled along..) We collect the PS3 which had been sent for SIX MONTHS for repair. Apparently, it had to be sent back to Hong kong for repair..dont' ask me why. Nothing makes sense around here!

Then we headed to our fav stall in Jalan Alor for dinner. My Jar Jiang noodles disappointed me thoroughly but Alan's penang laksa provided him maximium satisfaction once again. haahha. Then we tried to buy stuff from Alan's BEST Friend, but what we wanted was not available. Oh well...

We shot to a new hairdressing salon called Michael Ling in Sungei Wang after that. The salon''s window displayed many photographs of HK celebrities like Tong Leung , Andy Lau etc. And we dashed it to get our hair cuts. I just wanted a trim but ended up treating my hair too after much cajoling from the lady who washed my hair for me. The bill? A mere RM80 for my hair and RM50 for Alan's (peanuts compared to the one we always pay for at Mid Valley!)

Then it was home to connect and play LOST on the PS3!

Monday, March 10, 2008

Decadence with a Capital "D"!

Friday 7 March 2008

I packed my bags and took a taxi down myself to Corus Hotel at Jalan Ampang where the Aeroline coach would be awaiting. Alan met me at the hotel from work and we boarded the bus which left a tad late at around 345pm.

Alan had wondered inwardly why The Wife had chosen to travel via coach instead of air this time around, especially since Mas was still lurking and malaysia would be speaking through polls during the duration of our trip home.

Don't ask me why too? Reason seems to elude me once in a while....

Anyway, the journey was smooth until we hit a many-car-pile-up along one of the jungle-roads in Malaysia. And because of the rain, the traffic was slow and heavy. We toiled on and arrived at Harbourfront centre at around 940pm, instead of the scheduled 830pm. *faint*

Quickening our steps, we flew to Bakerzin where Jean and a NY Cheesecake were awaiting our arrival impatiently. Alan whipped out his D300 and then we were READY. Mummy's mouth formed an 'O' shape as she strolled into the cafe unsuspectingly. hahahaha. We burst into song and wished her A HAPPY BIRTHDAY! hahahaha.

After the birthday celebration- a culmination of a week of MSN discussions and a flurry of emails- we all left Bakerzin with huge satisfied grins on our faces and more calories and fats in our bodies.

Alan and I hadn't had dinner then and so we proceeded by taxi to East Coast Road and had our Mee Pok tah fix. The lady serving us (with a smile) generously put the whole bottle of vinegar on our table for our personal consumption! Then, we took a bus back to my place.

8th March 2008 (Satuday)

We got up early and the whole family had breakfast at Marine Parade. I had been craving for the famous mixed pork porridge for the longest time (you can't find decent pork-related cuisine in Malaysia) and it was finally time to satisfy my cravings. We also shared a plate of (white) carrot cake and some soya bean milk.

Then it was off to Parkway Parade. We strode into the recently opened Borders and browsed for a long time. I purchased Asian Geographic which Alan and I will be endeavouring to submit photographs and articles (respectively) to for publication in our free time. :) Then we hit the arts and craft bazzar at the atrium. There were afew clay figurines and interesting stuff online. We "took some notes" and left.

Petlovers Centre beckoned next and we shopped for stuff to pamper our sons. I filled my shopping cart with biscuits and jerkys etc for Ash to savour whilst we were not around.

Then it was time to hit home for a short nap as Alan and I were still suffering from the aftereffects of the previous day's journey.

Dinner was at Hua Yu Wee a big bungalow which housed a very popular seafood restaurant. Starving from the lack of lunch, we ordered and ordered and ordered. Our dinner menu consisted of 2 huge crabs (chilli and tomato ketchup) with man tou, sambal mussels, yam basket, fish slices with spring onion, thai toufu, fried baby kailin with garlic, fried you tiao with sotong. just enough to feed 10 hungry people.

I adjourned for drinks with Gary at Mel's Place Katong. Although the wine was not as appetising as expected, the company and conversation made up sufficiently for it and we stayed there till 1am! The understanding-husband-who-did-not-impose-a-curfew was still up by the time I got back and we cheered like Malaysians at the polling results.
9th March 2008 (Sunday)

I awoke with slight depression at the thought of going back to Malaysia today. We brought our baobei for a walk in the linear park near our house and Alan of course took countless photographs of Ash.

Then Jean and Mum joined us for another sinful meal at Kiliney Kopitiam. We all shared Penang Char Kway teow, Laksa, Mee Siam, eggs, toast, otah and drinks and a hearty conversation. Then, it was MORE SINS (you understand my entry's title now?) at the next-door Gelare outlet.
We shared some scoops of icecream and waffle biscuit to round off the meal.

Alan and I quickly headed home and took a shower. We then jumped into a cab (after biding e'one a tearless farewell) and went to Bukit Merah to visit Ah Ma. The poor ol'lady had her back plastered with medicated plaster due to a fall she had had a month ago. I massaged her and applied the deep heat pack for her to soothe her achining back.

My in-laws returned home just as we were about to take our leave and they sent us to Vivo City to redeem our Tang's voucher. Alan and I had a light Deli-france lunch and then headed into the coach for another long journey home. *grimance*