Sunday, January 29, 2012

Cooking for the ones I love...

It was the first of the only 2 weekends we hav this CNY and I decided to whip up a simple meal for my family members. It was meant to be a small affair but I guess I got overwhelmed and over-invited my guests. I was panic-stricken when I realised that I had to prepare a feast for 38 people - children included though...

Anyway it turned out to be a success and I'm proud to say that everything went well and we all had a great Time! A much meaningful evening spent with family members; some whom I only see once or twice a year.....

Prepping up.......

Some of the food that were served.....I got too excited that night that I totally forgot to snap a pic when all the food were served at the dining table...

If you may wonder what were served, menu was:

1. Coleslaw
2. Potato salad
3. Tuna casserole (recipe from my beloved BFF)
4. Creamy Mushroom soup with baguette
5. Keropok lekor (flown in all the way from my hubby's hometown - Terengganu) *ya I know this is a bit off the Western menu planned*
6. And of cos...cookies, wine, beer and soft drinks! :)

*for recipes on what were whipped up, feel free to visit my FOOD BLOG here.

Dinner was good. Guests were fed. So what was next??????

Whats a CNY without these???? Hehe. *cheat: big notes were placed on purpose to enhance the look of the pic* - untuk gaya saje....hehehe

He actually conquered a seat! Such a cute scene! Hehe......and then a few minutes later.....

He was joined by his ko ko......

So that wraps up a gathering at my place for family ONLY....another round next week for FRIENDS... :)

*Novak Djokovic won his 3rd Australian Open as I blogged this. Congrats to him!*

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Friday, January 27, 2012

Gong Xi Fa Cai!

Hello thr! First it was the Roman calendar's new year and now it's the New Chinese Lunar Year! And it's touted as an extraordinary year cos it's the year of the water dragon - the only mythical creature among the 12 animals zodiac in the chinese calendar....

The dragon symbolises good fortune and it's believe to bring extra prosperity and good luck this year. Hope it's true and yum seng to a 'dragon-ified' year filled with abundance of prosperity, good health, much-needed peace & harmony and great success! Gong Xi Gong Xi!

First yee sang of the year to toss in a great dragon year ahead!!!!

4th one in week! Here's to abundance of everything!!!!

First shot on the first day of the first dragon year for the kiddos!!!

Gong Xi Gong Xi from yours truly & my beloved munchkins...

....and my other half....

Gong Xi Fa Cai! Kiong Hee Huat Chai!

Sing Nian Kuai Le! Sern Thi Chien Kang!

Pu Pu Kao Shern! Nian Nian Yo Yu!

Long Ma Ching Sern!

Huat ar!!!!

Happy Dragon Year y'all!!! Cheers........

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Thursday, January 19, 2012

And January 2012 arrives...

So...the most significant events that took place in January for me so far would be my boys stepping into the next phase of their lives - school!

Roy started kindy and Zach is hopping onto Year ONE! Mommy and daddy were equally anxious and excited for both of them....I actually got quite emotional seeing both my boys grow right in front of my very own eyes......those were the days when both were babies.....and now....look at them!

My baby #2 looking all grown up in his uniform...*sniff sniff*
He was actually the tougher one of my 2 boys...not a single tears from him when he first entered the school compound, unlike Zach who wailed and threw tantrums for 3 days straight when he was there...As we have already knew all along, Roy is emerging to be a tougher cookie than his ko ko.....happily going to school every morning and easily bidding goodbye to me whenever I drop him off.....

All excited and happy after school...

My firstborn is finally entering Year ONE! Yes...mommy got emotional all over again seeing my boy looking fully grown up in his new set of uniform......

My independent boy during meal time....

Finally a pic with mommy after a longggggggg 1st day!

I got quite emotional lately when school resumes and when both my boys are in their individual schools......I can feel the silence and their absence after dropping Roy off to his school every morning; coming home to an empty house. It's the first time in 7 years for me to come home without any of my boys greeting me at the finally dawned on me that my boys are really grown up now! and soon........REALLY SOON........they'll be flying off the nest and leading their own lives.......
NO! I DONT WANT MY BABIES TO GROW SO FAST!!!!!!! uwaaaaaaaaa!!!!!!!!!

Hello 2012....

Hello there

Was looking back at my blog and noticed that i only had FOUR posts in!
FOUR freaking posts!!!!! would think that "She's not freaking working and yet she sounded so busy!"
Well...truth is...I WAS and WILL ALWAYS BE BUSY! I'm a busy mom! so what??? choice and I'm happy about it!
I'm not only a mother as per say...I'm also a personal chauffeur, a chef, personal trainer (dont ask why), nurse, and the list goes on.....and most of all, I'm A WIFE :)

well, I'm kinda disappointed with myself tho....cos I once vowed to blog more often and to be actively blogging how I used to back in those days.....
anyway.....the new year has just begun and I shall make it my resolution to blog more often.....tho I dont guarantee tht resolution might come true as the days go by......hehehehe

Anyway.....lets look back on the events that took place/happened to me last year....

It didnt start of smoothly I would say cos I got into some medical scare with my own health and was in and out the hospitals numerous times for all those checks, tests and treatments to get things confirmed and worries, I'm all fine now.. :)

Some friendship ties were broken and they remain the same til today.....I was down and I was sad....but life has to go on and I chose to live mine happily - thus a promise not to dwell much in the past and look forward to the future instead.....

However year 2011 ended with a few memorable events I would say......well, thats what life is about isnt it? with its ups and downs.... say a thousand prepared for a loooooooooooooooooooog post full of pics from MY 2011!

We brought my parents on our maiden trip to CHINA in April 2011! Yes! Our first time ever (hubby & I) stepping on the soil of the 'motherland' of our ancestors! Mom & dad had the time of their lives for it was dad's dream to visit the Beijing and we made it all happened for him *getting emo*. And as a bonus, we also visited Shanghai! 
*pic above was taken at the back gate of Forbidden City*

How can one not visit this iconic landmark of Beijing? - The Forbidden City - home to a few emperors & empresses and thousands of concubines! Crazy emperors and their obnoxious lifestyles!


My boy on top of the steps to the Temple of Heaven - a temple built by the emperors in hope that they'd be closer to God when they pray and meditate! Hah!

At the garden at Temple of Heaven - the whole place is MASSIVELY HUGE!

The Great Wall of China!

Dad's beaming with happiness upon seeing his dream materialised....Love Love Love this pic!

And Roy turns 3 in Beijing!

The Bird Nest built specially for the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

Yu Garden - SHANGHAI!

One of the many lakes in Yu Garden

One of my heart melters of all this shot!

The two heart-melters of all time.....These are the 2 bosses of my life! They rule my life, they dictate my life, they ARE MY life! They mightt drive me up the walls at times, but I WILL NEVER replace them for anything in this world!

The iconic tower (forgot its name) @ The Bund - Shanghai

On top of the tower which is made of glass! Looking back, we were actually at great risk! It was over 200 ft fr sea level! Look at those tiny cars underneath!

The Bund - Shanghai
Ok.....enough of pics from China.....


Club Med Cherating! our 2nd time there! - September 2011

Cousin Lily's wedding in Nov - 6 pretty maidens of the Yeoh-Ngew clan out of which 4 are mothers :D

My #1 boss! My LOVE! My other half!

My baby brother is finally 21!!!!! - Dec 2011

On our annual family trip overseas and we chose HK ...yes! again...this is our 2nd trip to Disneyland AND the city!

 in 2011 when Zach was 6.5yo and.....

this was when he was 4 back in 2009!

Our family portrait with Mickey & Minnie in 2009....

Our family portrait with Donald in 2011!

With Goofy back in 2009 and 2011 (his growth and height are obviously measured here on Goofy! haha)! Roy didnt hav the chance cos he was in his stroller (yes, he was only a 14 month-old baby then who hasnt started walking just yet) most of the time hiding in the air-conditioned cafe because it was an extremely hot summer @ Disneyland when we visited back in 2009!

Not anymore!!!! Both boys having the time of their lives this trip! They especially adore Goofy!

They refused to hav a pic taken with Minnie tho she was just a few steps away from Pluto simple because "Minnie is only for girls!"...sigh....there goes mommy's desire to be near Minnie :(

Daddy getting all smoochy and romantic.... :)

Christmas @ Pacific Place - a mall below where we stayed in the city....
That pic sums up our almost-perfect trip to HK that time if not for the unfortunate incident where my wallet was pickpocketed from my bag! Was in Tung Chung for some shopping after checking out from Disneyland hotel when my wallet was unexpectedly stolen from my bag! Culprit used my credit cards and made some jewelry purchases worth almost RM20k! Anyway, those charges hav since been reversed by the banks and I/m not liable for those purchases. However the roaming phone calls I made to report my loss to the bank cost me a whopping RM270! And the bank charged me RM250 for whatever process fee required for the investigation of my fraud case. All in all, I not only lost my beloved wallet; the cash inside; I had to fork out an extra RM520 bucks for nothing! I curse whoever who took my wallet to hav continuous mishaps in their lives - one after another! Yes! I can be mean and I can be venomous! 


Hubby hit the BIG 40 in Dec 21, 2011! We held a small party in a lil Italian restaurant and he was surrounded by all his beloved family members and a couple of good friends to celebrate his entering into the new phase in his life......

Turning 40 in posed by his chipmunk #2....

A proud daddy of 2 at 40!

And my own daddy dearest turns 61 on Dec 29!

ok...that pretty sums up my first post for 2012.....more to come I hope ...yes....more often too! 

Cheers to a great and better 2012 for me and all of you!