Thursday, May 29, 2008

Mundane Gripes not for long...

Hi guys. It's back to my mundane gripes. anyway, It have 20 mins before I go for my next tuition lesson. My brain's spinning, perhaps it is due to the moist chocolate cake I ingested for breakfast? hahaa. ahhhh delicious! I must say I am not a fan of chocolate but this one takes the cake! haha. all puns intended.

Tonight we will need to deliver Jay Jay away to Robin's house after my tuition at 9pm and Alan's sales meeting. N then tomorrow morning we will embark on our journey to Pangkor Laut. It's approximately 2.5hours drive to the Lumut Jetty and then a 45min boat ride awaits before we arrive on the sunny island of Pangkor where Sun , Sand, Sea and an open air bath overlooking the sea awaits.. I can't stop drooling whilst thinking about it..

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Dinner at La Fite at The Shang

our non-garlic bread garlice bread starter

Caviar waffle

Mushroom bubble - melts in the mouth

caramel foie gras

Some cheesey biscuit with different sauces

Tuna with toppings

Egg that melts in the mouth with cheese biscuit on top

Breaded scallop


Our main course (finally) - The Lamb

"good morning" dessert - mango / coconut cream /passion fruit

oreo crumbs and icecream..

Our cotton candy tree
OMG, I still have traces of a hangover from last night. No no, The Husband and I did not go into a partying frenzy and jump onto bartops and gyrate to the beat of Pussy Cat Dolls (ahhh that was my Past). We behaved like newly weds in the finest french restaurant we had ever been to in our lives.

I took a taxi to his office and sad to say because of the rain and jam the journey lasted an hour. n Then I was presented with a paperbag of goodies by Alan. haha. I looked at the box with the cutie lil ribbon and guessed its contents accurately immediately. haha. A TEDDY BEAR. My husband didn't get my hint for a new swimsuit to bask in the sun in Pangkor Laut. :P Even if he did, he wouldn't venture into the lingerie department alone and defenceless. hahahaah.

Anyway, I also received a voucher of value RM2000 to be spent at any of my favourite shopping malls in kL. haha.I think I will splash it on another facial package? hehe. But but... I will have to use some SKILLS to redeem my voucher. No other explicit information will be given in this very pure blog. ;X

Well, we arrive at Lafite at almost 8pm and my bouquet of 6 red roses were waiting at the table for me. :D Dining there was truly an exciting gastronomical experience. Alan had booked a 12 course meal with a bottle of red. Each course would be painstakingly prepared by the chef and a surprise when presented to us. The waiter would then introduce the course and explain how to eat it. There was caviar, foie gras, scallops, lobster just to name a few and soon we lost count of which number we were at. Our main was a delicious lamb coupled with pop corn flakes and potato. just done to perfection *smack lips* Our desserts were very interesting ...and the last one came in the form of cotton candy balls that looked like peaches and were stuck onto a small tree-plant. The leaves were chocolate and the 'soil' was coffee pallets.

I giggled throughout the night like a schoolgirl, the Australia Shiraz Carbernet getting into my head mighty fast.

Needless to say, we thoroughly enjoyed our 1st Year Wedding Anniversary dinner. But that was just the entree. Our main celebration will be on the sunny island of Pangkor Laut this weekend. YiPeeeeeee. I married the right man. muahahahaa

Tuesday, May 27, 2008


27 May 2007
Today's posts will not be on mundane gripe but solely dedicated to a very happy couple- Mr and Mrs Tan. (errr.. ok there are MANY tans out there...) Mr and Mrs Alan Tan!!

It's amazing how time flies and it has been a year since we both walked down the aisle - no no , actually I walked down the aisle and he just stood there at the 'altar' waiting in Hotel Intercontinental...

So many things have changed after 27 may 2007 - we have gone to Europe for our honeymoon, moved from Waterina back to 110B, then he moved in July to KL and I stayed in spore to finish up the O Levels. I moved in mid Nov '07 to KL, Lanson Place and then in Jan '08 we moved into Sri Tiara where I embarked on a tuition teacher career. And we have never looked back since...

Today, I shall take this golden opportunity to revisit 27 May 2007 and share with you what transpired on that beautiful day...

Alan’s Wedding Vows

From this moment on, with your hands in mine, I, Alan Tan,

pledge my undying love to my baby Sharon Goh Hui Lin
as I invite you to share my life.
Your beauty, heart, and mind inspire me to be the best person I can be.
I promise to be kind, unselfish, respectful, and trustworthy
so that together, our dreams of a beautiful tomorrow can come true.
I promise that I will flush the toilet bowl, switch off all the toilet lights
and air-con in the living room before we go to sleep, and lock the door too.
I promise to love you and be faithful for eternity.
To this end I call upon all present to witness that I take you, Sharon Goh Hui Lin,
to be my beloved wife, to have and to hold,
from this day forward, for better or for worse,
for richer or for poorer, in sickness and in health
for as long as we both shall live.
With this ring, I become yours eternally.

Sharon’s Wedding Vows

Darling I pledge to spend my whole life with you.
To support you in trying times, many or few.
Cherish every waking moment with you by my side
Be your pillar of strength and your guiding light.

I vow to be your best friend, intimate confidante and sweetest lover,
A role model mum to our children and to your parents, a filial daughter.
I will respect and honour you even if you start losing your hair
Or if your body parts start to wear and tear.

Baby the distance will never keep us apart
And come what may I will have you in my heart.
I accept you as my husband, chauffeur and slave
And I promise I will be frugal and learn how to save.

I present this ring, my heart and my whole life to you
Forever love and contentment
And may our hearts stay true.

Both vows were penned painstakingly and we meant every word we said, in front of a small crowd of family and close friends just 2hours before we had our wedding dinner. Of course, till today, I am still 'learning' to be frugal..but this lesson could take a lifetime, you know? muahaha. My "teacher" is not very good, you know?? *winks* Alan flushes, nowadays, which is an utter relief. haha.

Sadly, there are only so many photos I can upload here in the blog. My connection stinks and nO, I am not tapping into another's line. Well, the other pictures are in flickr at , there is, if you didn't know already. go visit it, you'll be amazed at the memories it'll bring back. :D

Zesa's (our bridesmaid) Sweet Message to her dad and mum last evening at 530pm:

YO YO. I purposely waited until around this time... Cos this time last year... U were feeling all jittery n worried ... Yet excited ... U were busy memorising your vows while doing your hair, after that U were looking for your shoes frantically n when it was about time to walk down the STAIRS we were hoping that we didn't tumble down together ... Haha. N then it was the touching moment as u and daddy read your vows n u conveniently forgot what u memorised so hard ... HAHA. Anyway, HAPPY ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY to u both. Stay loving always! Love, Zesa :D

Super touching yeah? Only if she had remembered the correct date, that would even more MORE TOUCHING. haahha. ok ok enough of suanning. :D It was the sweetest message I've received in a long while. :D

This morning, I pretended to sleep as I watched Alan discover his little pressie from me. I made him a bear couple. Papa Bear is in a blue jumper and Mama a pink one of course. Mama bear had a cute lil pink button stuck to the front of her jumper and was holding a bunch of six red roses. Papa had a huge envelope in his hand. On it was written "Happy 1 year Anniversary Baobei!" heee. Now aint that sweet??? The only thing I forgot to do was to take a photo of it to post online :P ArGh. Alan has brought it happily to work to show off on the GM's table already.
Ok, as they say, a picture tells a thousand words... so here you go --> :D

btw, for all you people who refused to come to my wedding, the url was chosen because during the wedding dinner, Alan surprised me with this song and 99 red roses. :D

Monday, May 26, 2008

It's the HoLiDaYs (In Spore)!!!

Ahhh congratulations all of you for getting through a hectic term...It's the holidays so embrace it (amist the hol 'extra' lessons, marking, courses to attend, CCA etc etc). Hope that at least ONE WEEK will be restful ;D
I was supposed to learn scuba diving with Alexis, Elaine and Wees this hols. Again, it has been called off. I wonder when there will ever be a chance?!? One of my things on my Bucket List would be to learn scuba diving. Ok today, I wanna write my Bucket List (morbid as it may be) and post it online soon.
Today's (again) a day of leisure as there's no tuition scheduled. Monday (for now) is my evening-free day becos' of the cancellation of the class of three students. All whom have gone their separate ways. I am not looking to fill that slot and I shall not, as Gary says, "ask for it".
More freedom = more flexibility and time to indulge. :D
Today, I have a facial lined up at 4pm - 530pm at The Gardens. My first facial in this country. How touching. We bought a package and paid Rm1288 with a claim to Rm2000 worth of services. Shall I catch a movie by myself? And after that I will insist on us eating something light and healthy.

Alan has left for work and the house is quiet again - without the whirrling of the propellors of the helicopter. And the smashing sounds against hard surfaces ;x HEE HEE HEE

I am up and about and my dear husband has collasped in bed after a long day's work. Me? My day was too decadent for me to feel that exhausted.

I took the 2pm shuttle to MVMM whilst making new friends - an Aussie and a Jap. Then I quickly strode to The Gardens and bought the 230pm (RM16) ticket for What Happens in Vegas. I munched my 1901 NY Chicken hotdog and sipped my mineral water (which would later spill in my LV..) whilst waiting for the show to begin.

After the cliche show ended, I rushed to The Cres, to relax and enjoy a Bio Cell facial. Not bad. But again, they tried to hard sell me a package as the lady at the counter, Lim, claimed that my laugh lines (the lines near my mouth) are very deep and my face skin's too soft and needed firming. My God. How truly saddening. Of course, I didn't give in to her demands and left without making my sponsering husband any poorer.

I hit Isetan for the sale and bought a slinky black number which I will wear tomorrow to the Shang and picked up my reserved item (50% off) at springfield. Then Alan joined me and we had a lovely dinner at a soup restaurant that had collaborated with Eu Yan Sang to make herbal soup tonics.

I had century egg with minced pork porridge and Old yellow cucumber with pork rib soup and Alan had dried scallops with pork soup and beef horfun. We also had Gui Ling Gao to soothe our throats (from yesterday's crab).


Sunday, May 25, 2008

What do the Spirit of Volunteerism and a YTL Resort have in Common?

Hello folks. It's a busy cum lazy Sunday. We woke up early (in comparison to other Sundays lah) and headed to the pool for a swim. Ahhh my baby braved the chilly waters and did his laps. Well done! We raced that last lap and almost lost our lives. hahaha. Our bones creaked as we got outta the pool..Hahaha. some tiger balm plaster please! :S

After that regime, Alan flew his helicopter at the tennis court area and I whipped up lunch at lightning. Thai fried rice and some vege and there's red bean soup on the stove and boiling. :D We are relaxing now to the tunes in the ipod nano and going to have a dvd marathon :) such is the life.

By the way, we will be volunteering at an orphanage in KL :D Alan got to know this very nice and friendly (and filthy wealthy) Datok, who opened an orphanage and who goes there every Sunday for 3 hours to spend time with the children. He invited us down and we will be taking up his offer after we luxuriate in our delicious resort next weekend. Muahhahaa.

I am looking forward to our Pangkor Laut rendezvous. I have never stayed in an accomodation THIS EXPENSIVE. hahaha. (Life is too short lah, Mum! No need to save for a "rainy day"). I will definitely update you guys on our Pangkor Laut YTL resort 3D2N adventure. *drool* Pictures of our Sea Villa will be in the cards as well. :D

I will pen Melissa, our sponser 'daughter' a letter later. I am sure snail mail will touch her heart even more than our emails. :D I can't believe I can finally pursue my dream of doing social work. Did you know I took a module of Social Work in NUS Year One? (Of course, I also took Ancient Chinese History - What was I thinking?!? I digress...)I have always wanted to do Social Work but my perenial excuse is CGS is a hell-hole that leaves little personal / social time for anyone involved in that organisation. I used to live vicariously through my students and I remember during the days when I headed the Talent Development Programme, I helped the students with so many projects at one time. I can't believe I was sane after that two years ended.

Now I have more time on my hands and more freedom and flexibility as well and I can embrace the Spirit of Volunteerism!!!And get The Husband more involved too!

We are going to retire soon. We watched a stupid dvd today entitled "The Cook" or something like that. Turned out to be a psycho killer murdering sexy and decadent college girls only to cook them and serve them as hamburgers / corned 'beef' hash etc.

Our next movie was much more intellectual and gripping - The Bucket List. Morgan Freeman and Jack Nicholson were cast as two dying men who came up last minute with a list of things to do before they kicked the bucket. Very moving and touching and highly inspirational. I am now compiling my own Bucket List. Don't worry, buying another LV bag is not on the list. :S

We went out to Klang Lama for dog food for Jay and then to Xiu Xiu for dinner. We gave into Alan's cravings and ordered two crabs and some horfun for dinner. The crabs were utterly sinful, cooked in coconut based chilli gravy but we slurped up the gravy anyway.. the damage (monetary wise)? Rm 95 only. Goodness!

We had a game of scrabble just now - my present to Alan after a shopping expedition two days ago. We will bring the travel scrabble set to Pangkor Laut and on our many other adventures. yay!