Sunday, June 29, 2008
Every time , I go to KL, although I know it is better opportunity to get job, I just couldn't accept myself wake up so damn early to rush drive to work or be in crowded train, then be at home after 7pm. I would say that I am so lucky, living in Penang. We are 3 minutes walking distance to the sea, 15 minutes to swimable beach. Even my husband also love Penang from the day he did volunteer for a year in St Nicholas (rumah cacat penglihatan) back in 1991, and I can tell we both feel this is our home...If we get bored during the weekend we go to Little India, Esplanade for Jalan2, and Batu Feringgi for cheap shopping. :-P For recreational we often go to Botanical Garden, my husband said the monkeys there were cuter and more friendly back 15 yrs ago. (Wonder what make them so unfriendly now).
The hawkers are everywhere, food is so cheap. Koay teow & Laksa still sell at 2.50~3.00 and I am fan of both, and our fav of Laksa is in Balik Pulau, or AyerItam or Bagan Jermal. Even if we want to cook we thought eating outside is cheaper. Nasi kandar is excluded since it is quite pricy, compare to economy rice but I bet still cheaper than anywhere else in KL. For Nasi Kandar our regular is Subaidah, and the mamak there knows what we always order. A little bit posh is Sri Ananda Bhawan, I just love the Beryani rice. Can beat Hameediah in Cambell street. There are many food blogs about eating in Penang, and sometimes when we wonder what to eat we just google and go!
Penang is not only about food, the society is also various. A lot of people still practice the culture and preserve it, like baba & nyonya, indian muslim and many others, and I feel very muhibah here. And mainly my friends are muhibah as well. Our road is pretty much like United Nation, since my neighbour are multiracial from everywhere in the world. I just love Penang.
There are still things which we can't deny bad about Penang. I am very sad that the Monorail project will be deffered, this will help Penangites with the traffic problem as well as, less the burden due to fuel increased. This mean I will still stuck in Friday traffic jam if I go out after 4:30pm. Also, another things I don't like about Penang is Mr Kiasu & Mrs Kiasi, I think they are everywhere and probably even worse in some other places. We hope that Penang will be getting better and better as we plan to raise our anak cucu here!
Saturday, June 28, 2008
Friday, June 27, 2008
My boss called up my peer and asked if I am ok. This is not first time I shocked him... When I had complication and has to be admitted to hospital ER, I misplaced my phone at the same day. So, I couldn't reach any of our friend. My husband googled his name to get his email address since his name quite famous.
Anyway, My boss is a nice guy and still healthy although he is 61. He is still good in technical on B2B stuff and system integration. He is one of the people who works in early e-commerce technology, and even wrote a book about EDI. If in Malaysia, most people retired and stay at mamak for teh tarik, lepak watching tv....etc
I admire with old folks who are still working, healthy and have a mind like young people. We should continue reading and learning although we are getting older.
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
I was ironing upstairs, and I heard loud sound. I thought it was raining, but when peeking from window, it was nothing. Then, I went down, I saw Roomba was running. I don't know how they did it, somehow the cats knew how to operate the machine. Willie sat on the chair looking at Roomba and Dusty looked so guilty kind of hid away from me in the courtyard.
Monday, June 23, 2008
Everything kembang(getting bigguuur)... Need to watch out my weight!!! I gained 2.8kg in a month, which is slightly above average than what I should gain. Hmmm.. Not a good thing!! I have to take off both engagement and wedding rings. Sorry babe!!! Just for temporary... BabyCenter subscription advised to do so before it is too late. I hardly find anything to wear nowadays, so in a week I kind of rotate the same clothes again and again!... Even shoes, I can only wear crocs or sandals. Proper or covered shoes is definitely no no no... And crocs only mary jane, or bigger than that... errrghhhh.... no slimmer shoes. I look very huge now!!!One thing I noticed, I am not a fan of nasi lemak. But, since ever pregnant the frequency of eating nasi lemak in a week is 4-5 times. Which mean almost every working day...Huh Yabai!!!!
I found this note, in my bag today I don't know how it got there, my hubby showed me over the webcam when he travelled to OZ for work, zaman2 bachelor ...ahakssss..."eye loaf ewe" (ada bentuk ewe ker?)
Sunday, June 22, 2008
Saturday, June 21, 2008
While on the way to fetch my bro, we stopped at Greenlane Mc Donald. Surprisingly they played our song but in the original version. It was first time I heard the radio played Mc Fly "its all about you" in malaysia. Cool!!!
We didn't do much things today except, stayed at home and had dinner at our regular Sri Ananda. A bit annoyed with the waiter, but the food is always good so just bothered him.
Before went out for dinner, I found cicak in the bathroom and had Sirap B and cats to catch it. Dusty caught the cicak, while lazy Willie just caught the tail... Sirap B has started to furnish the level 3 rooms with office stuff, so we will have proper office next time instead of our dining table.
Friday, June 20, 2008
After makan we jalan jalan along the path, where the posher restaurant are. There was a gig played a band, with Pxxxx speaker. I thought the band was ok for such gig in such area. Since the outing with pro sound engineer, he couldn't accept the bad sound system played on the stage. The audience speakers were not even turned on. Hehehe, I don't know how to judge though, so that probably make the good sound engineer, knowing which one is good... and not...
So we just headed home... and now I am writing this blog...
Today, again listen to cryocord blood banking, still undecideable which one to go to... Have to study more...
Thursday, June 19, 2008
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
Sunday, June 15, 2008
Back to the housing topic, so we looked some of the house owner who has done renovation to their house. Some are ok and some are really not ok at all. First, the developer has been rating as a good designer and developer of the year or something, and these people still want to change the look of the house, without really think of their neighbour.
One of example, I live in the terrace house where each house has white gate. But, sadly one of this bugger who thought he is so creative, change their gate to "Roman Graco" gate and it is gold black color. Another example, owner extended their house at the back without considering their neighbour. It blocked the sunlight to go to the other house.
Some of neighbour extend their roof, if you notice bus shelter blue color. Similar to that, come on they should use their creative sense or at least refer to management if they want
I just don't agree, with the housing development & management in Malaysia, why do other people still renovate their house so much although the design structure & architecture has been approved by city council, and further than that they shouldn't do anymore changes. Even tough we have received booklet about guideline on how much renovation can be done to the house.
I agree it is their own property, but we live in the community where we need to consider other people. I think government/city council should do something about this. Sirap B told me, if in England their house will be scrapped by city council if not following the guideline and regulation.
Friday, June 13, 2008
Thursday, June 12, 2008
So now, confirm it is a BoY!!!
Sirap B also got very good news, he thought he has to spend almost a computer price to fix his out of waranty promacbook, but somehow apple is really good and will only let him to pay the labour cost and free motherboard replacement... Phew!!! He has been surveying in Switch again to get a new laptop... so it means when this is fix I got Imac back!!!.... Miss MAC. Not that I hate windows! They both good but in different way!...
Last night, for the first time after oil price increased, I filled up petrol. Hua Hua hua... sad eh.. I used to fill up 75~80RM for full tank, now is almost RM110...Huaaaaaaaa....
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
Ok it is probably happened when I am tired, so good thing is doc advised my husband to give me massage before sleeping!!! yoo hooo!!!! Cool Eh!!!
Yerr,, I know I become impatience. Ok teach once is ok... If I have to do up situtation where to tell this is how you should type, this is how you should do your task, by this and this you should have accomplished... buang masa...
Sudahlah I am sakit gigi now... and now want to make my blood go upstairs!!!!....
Should I drink something cooly to make my body cool....!!! Cooly ...heaty..
Monday, June 09, 2008
Tomorrow...I will have 6AM meeting. A bit crazy... But since it is code landing to production, well guess I will sleep again after everything finishes. Hope everything will be ok!...
I got one quick lesson from my photography sensei last night for a new toy. So it safe my time to read the manual. Pretty easy and the rest I need to play around with it...
Saturday, June 07, 2008
Friday, June 06, 2008
Thursday, June 05, 2008
Tuesday, June 03, 2008
Things I must do this weekend. I am becoming forgetful nowadays...
1. Must do defect list, only have 2 months to submit.
2. Study the new toy!... This is gonna be fun I hope so. But may be need finish some of the kitab2 about digital photography.
3. Look after willie, since he is coughing and sneezing. May send to vet if getting worse.
4. Call maid on Saturday for super clean.
5. Survey survey funiture for maid's room.
6. May be transfer money tree to bigger pot...
Dan Lain Lain...
Monday, June 02, 2008
Finally we found Primula Beach Resort in Kuala Terengganu. It looks a little bit park royal penang style. Well really no choice. Hotel was not bad, for last minutes booking. We couldn't get the normal room since again fully booked, so we got a executive suite. Not bad!!
Because I was so tired, so we just ordered room service.
When I was about to take a bath, alamak no hot water. What the heck... So we complaint to front desk and they sent us plumber, although the plumber couldn't do much thing. So with no choice they had to send to other room. Good news is we got the bigger suite. It should cost us double than what we paid in exec suite. What a bargain!!!
So the next day, I did quite shopping at pasar payang. Bought silk, 2 for myself, 1 for elder sis and 1 for mom. We also stopped by at Noor Arfa, and got Sirap B a shirt. Get tirsty OP drank. Then we headed down to Pahang. Along the way to Pahang, we both were really amazed with the land and scenery. We thought if this land is in Penang, there will be so much development happened. But, I think that what make it is nice and natural as it is...
We stopped at Cherating, I am pretty sad with Cherating because it is not being well maintained. So we just drove passed by and then down to Balok Beach. Sirap B's brother will come on August for kite boarding, so one of reason of our travel this time to kind of survey and looking around for my bro in law when he's here. If you are into water sports it is really cool activity to do. But of course mostly who played are experience. I was not allowed during that time :-)
Then we drove to Teluk Chempedak, to view the hotel that my BIL will stay with his wife and son. The hotel is excellent, we had our late lunch there, then drove to KL for shopping. With new highway it only took us 2 hours drive.
We stayed in Hilton KL Central. This is one of Sirap B favourite hotel. I also love it. Very modern and slick design. In KL, we went to most of shopping mall in Klang valley area, Mid Valley, The Curve, 1 utama, Bangsar Village, BSC, Sri Hartamas, Pavillion, Time Square and even plaza atria... All with one purpose baby shopping... Penat seh... I forgot what did we have for lunch but dinner was teppan yaki...
We also visited my sister, gave her keropok lekor and silk, she served us tea and kuih muih... serimuka as usual Sirap B favourite :-P
The next day we headed to our lovely home, penang.