Archive for the ‘Friends’ Category

Magnet Magic

02/06/2017

There is just something about magical about magnets. Coming in all shapes and sizes, they can give much pleasure to the little ones. Learning shapes, colours, and yes, even alphabet and numbers. From there, they can even spell and make phrases.

Fridge doors are the best places to have them.  Given a good variety of good quality magnets, you can watch the children play as you mooch about nearby. Add to the magnets other materials which can and cant be stuck by the magnet, and the children will learn even more. The possibilities are quite endless!

Now that my children have outgrown these versatile entertainment, I still keep them around because they are handy for when visitors’ children come around! Yay!

Pick Me Up

01/09/2016

I love this sort of start to the day.

img_7590Especially when in good company.

What more when the place is owned by good friends. Yes!

#thecrownborneohotel is where it is available

#thecrownscoffeecorner and #coffeecornerkk is where you go to order these lovingly prepared pick-me-up’s.

Ginormous Gastronomic Glee

13/06/2016

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!
IMG_5482Each prawn was divided lengthwise. Each half was a good 4 mouthful in size. 
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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!

Curry Puff Day

25/04/2016

What an amazing day. Three sets of curry puff from three different members of staff in one morning. image

It’s kinda fun.

It also shows our similar tastebuds Haha!

What’s more, two were purchased from the same shop!

Don’t you just love such folk?!

 

SURPRISES!!!

08/01/2015

For the first one, they let me talk as they cleared the table. We were in a restaurant and had had a lovely meal. I happily chatted away and then a cake appeared.

I said, “Wow, what’s this?”

Brother-in-law says, “Dessert”.

“Oh,” I said. I was expecting fruits as usual.

Then I looked closer and saw the candles and the wordings.

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A few days later, I got back to work. I had been traveling for my actual birthday. Whilst I had been on leave, three people celebrated their birthdays in my office. Fancy that! Two are members of the small team we have, and one was dropping by the office. What timing!

 

Anyway, while away, they sent me a photo to say that the white cake below on the left was my birthday cake which they were eating in my absence. Hah!

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When I got back, I got stuck into my work, trying hard to clear my table. Suddenly there is movement at the doorway and the lights go out. Haha! They tried to surprise me! This time, with the cake on the right! Amazing colours and taste!

What joy to be blessed twice this year! Feeling loved…..

Just Lovin’ It

08/09/2014

She’s not quite two and yet she articulates her limited vocabulary ever so well. One very consistent and insistent word we hear is “Guitar”. Her Daddy will play his guitar for her before she goes to bed. Just two songs, and then she will happily turn over in her bed and snuggle to sleep.

Last night, she visited a new place. There, to her delight, there were two guitars! She plucked quite expertly at the strings of the one within her reach. She was quite firm but not without control. Amazing child! 
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I think I shall suggest to her parents to look out for some Hot Deals online to get something for her this Christmas. You’d never know – they might have a protege here……!

Fremantle

30/06/2014

 

It was supposed to be winter and it had rained the day before. But when it was our turn to go out, the weather was glorious. Friends took us to the historical city for the customary fish and chips. Not being much of a foodie myself, I was more caught up with the view and scenery. Isn’t this an amazing sight? It was also a somewhat poignant moment as I realised that somewhere out there is supposed to be the place where the plane MH 370 is….

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We took a walk around and the clean fresh air was a delight.. The blue sky above made the waters below an amazing hue of dark blue.

IMG_8256After the sumptuous lunch, our friends took us to taste wine. Amazing. They give little cups for you to taste. And Hubby enjoyed himself immensely Haha!

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It was a good, albeit short visit to Fremantle, thanks to friends!

 

 

Glorious Weather Glorious Day

27/06/2014

 

It’s my kind of weather. Cool. Dry. Clear.

What scenery. What food. What company. What a memorable trip. IMG_8278I must say that the place wasn’t all the hype made it out to be, but it was enjoyable nonetheless. Hubby had free beer tasting which he enjoyed. We had good company and hilarious time reminiscing. Memories galore shared, some of which I had forgotten about.

Altogether, this made into the  list of one of those unforgettable days.

Appearances As We Age

28/05/2014

Recent talk amongst folks of my age has concentrated a lot on appearance and how we can age but do so gracefully. One friend however, discussed how she has been increasingly dropping hair. She was indeed distressed even though many of us have tried to assure her that she looks fine. Other friends have encouraged her to check out the raquel welch wigs which are supposed to be rather good.

There is no history of baldness in my family. So it is rather unlikely that I will need the use of any wigs. Having said that, I would not mind going bald if I had the right shaped head…. I think! Best I not speak too soon though! I still have a fairly full head of hair Haha!

Not Being Close to Home

28/02/2014

Just heard some somewhat sad new about the only child of one my dear friends. The perils of being far from home…  and under pressure, her offspring has made some wrong choices and chosen some not-so-good friends. Result? Predictably not so positive. In fact, quite bad really – he’s had to go to las vegas for drug rehab Despite it being a good place for rehab, this sort of news is what any parent would dread to hear. I do wish the best outcome for this family. And yes, my friend will be flying there to be nearby and help in whatever way she can.