Last week the young people had a wonderful rally. More than one hundred of them gathered! They played games and had all kinds of activities. They bopped away to wonderful upbeat and lively tempo music. They settled down to touching and meaningful lyrics. I particularly enjoyed watching the band. The guitarist seemed to be the music director was really on the ball – he carried the music well. He seemed to use a Line 6 FBV Shortboard, the MKII version, because he was able to do soooo much from the stage! Tremendous freedom with controlling the sound. I wonder if he got it from fbv – guitarcenter.com because I know they deliver worldwide, which includes this part of the world ….. The evening ended with a blast and all of us left pumped up and energised. I couldn’t sleep till late…. And no, I am not that young in age, but young in spirit, which is why I took part! Haha!
What a chance! To visit the world heritage site of Petra. Visions of Indiana Jones and the trademark music come to mind. What an amazing scene! What an incredible backdrop.
Just being there makes me feel small. Indeed, the expanse and extent of the area takes my breath away. So very glad to have had the opportunity to visit. The 1.3km walk in the Siq was both unique and memorable. I would be happy to do it all over again.
Wow. I cant believe I am making yet another trip. This was one of those pre-booked from eons ago sort of trip. There was one other, but two unscheduled ones. Amazing. Thankful that I have enough leave!
So for this one, I am hoping for meaningful conversations…. I am not one for casual talk and pleasantries Haha! Let’s see how it goes….
There is still Christmas shopping to do but so little time to do it. Oh boy! I blink and the first ten months have flown by…. Slow down!
This was something I did not expect. A sudden feeling of ill health. Weakness. Dizziness. Lightheaded. And I didnt know why.
So I decided to head home. As I got up from my chair, I felt another wave of dizziness.
Somehow I made it home safely. Thank you Lord.
Once indoors, I grab a quick bite and rest. That’s when I think to myself, “What’s with the dizziness.” That’s when I recall we have a sphygmomanometer. A blood pressure measure machine.
I have to say I was quite surprised with the result. I half expected it to be low, but not this low!
And yes, I am fine now!
I kid you not. The prawns were huge.
But wait. I am jumping ahead of myself.
It was a free afternoon during our trip away because Hubby’s meeting time was changed. So we asked some friends at very short notice if anyone was free for lunch. Lo and behold, a group of half a dozen friends managed to meet up with us. Of these friends, there was one we had not seen for over 30 years! What a good time we had together!
We were treated to a splendid meal served at the Kampung Ku Restaurant at the Lake View Club. The signature fresh water prawn noodles was a memorable dish not just for it’s taste but also the size of the prawns!
Each prawn was divided lengthwise. Each half was a good 4 mouthful in size.
Cooked with the special sauce and noodle, it was so flavourful, I had four helpings of it! Definitely a must if you are in that part of the city! Yum!
Kid you not. This was a place which exuded “class’, “money”, “rich” and “excess”. Initially unostentatious upon arrival, you are then warmly greeted and led down a long corridor. Leading off this passageway from both sides are rooms. Each room has at least one huge table with specific decor and table setting. Hubby and I were led to the second best room, because the top one was already booked.
With ample space for settees, side tables and more, the main dining table occupied pride of place below a chandelier.
The table setting… Quite unique.
The dishes that were served were excellent. The was a discreet wait in between each item on the menu, but nothing that was too long. The highlight of the evening has to be the smoked and roasted piglet. The waft of smokiness which hits the nostrils and lingers at the back of the palate is both tantilizing and memorable.
This then, is the Peninsular Restaurant at the newly opened Evolve mall in the capital city of Kuala Lumpur. I would love to go there again!
A free night’s stay in a swanky hotel in the golden triangle area of the capital. What a way to end a business trip away. Beyond expectations really. The room is labelled premium so we get located to near the top floor. Then we get super fast wifi for five appliances. The bell boy who attends to us is so informative and polite – obviously well trained. Wow.
The ceiling of the room is so high that one can’t help but be impressed.
Not to mention the little touches that make it a little more special, such as extra towels without being asked.
It made this business-cum-getaway a special and blessed one!
This was one that definitely didn’t get away. What’s more, it looks like it was caught using legitimate means!
It’s very sad to know that some people dont catch fish. They bomb them, stunning and killing randomly. It’s such and irresponsible and selfish way to get a little bit of fish, causing much destruction.
Knowing this, we are actually thankful to receive this fish cooked like this!