Sunday, January 27, 2008

Chinese New Year Mood Oredi!

My twin boys have been pestering me to get them a liondance head for them to play and dance with. It's not cheap. A big liondance head cost about RM50, a medium one about RM 40 and a small one like those currently sold at TESCO is going for about RM36. After shopping around...I finally found a good buy at one of the shop in Sitiawan town during our recent vacation there. I got a medium head for only RM30. A yellow one with green stripes.

This is my twin's innovative creation before I bought them the lionhead.

Speaking of CNY mood, the atmosphere at Ipoh Kinta City shopping centre (where Jusco is) was enhanced with the Chinese new year deco and backdrop.
My girls enjoy posing on the stage at the shopping centre lobby. Take a look-

Here's wishing all Malaysians celebrating CNY a very GONG XI FA CAI!

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Holiday At Teluk Batik with my Gals

We were at Teluk Batik last Saturday and Sunday for my department family gathering.
Only the girls followed as the boys were curfewed for not doing doing here school work.

Before the journey the girls were so excited and all ready with their sunglasses and MP4 in the ears

The girls having fun at the beach.

Despite mosquitoes and hot weather, the girls enjoyed their holidays with their parents, uncle and grandparents.We had family picnic and BBQ by the beachside and outside our chalet. We also went to the Lumut town and Sitiawan town for shopping and food.
Had steam fish head and bak kut teh at one small little coffee shop in Sitiawan town.

AT Lumut, we did some shopping ...buying all the dry fishy stuff from the wholesaler called "Anak Kampung".

At least we felt less handful without the twin boys but must admit..did miss them, though!

Sunday, January 6, 2008

Joke on Kids??


A guy goes to the supermarket and notices an attractive woman waving at him. She says hello. He's rather taken aback because he can't place where he knows her from.

So he says, 'Do you know me?'

To which she replies, 'I think you're the father of one of my kids.'

Now his mind travels back to the only time he has ever been unfaithful to his wife and says, 'Are you the stripper from my bachelor party that I made love to on the pool table with all my buddies watching while your partner whipped my butt with wet celery???'
She looks into his eyes and says calmly, 'No, I'm your son's teacher.'

Saturday, January 5, 2008

Thursday, January 3, 2008

Not much fuss at Ist Day of School for Ju!

Ringggggg!(the alarm clock woke my twins Daniel & Dennis and their 4 yr old sister Juliana for school..and also the little Jasmine who is not schooling yet)!

As expected the traffic was heavy on the way to school for my Standard 3 boys and 4 year Nursery girl.

Thank God Juliana didn't make much fuss except cried a while when we left her at the Methodist kindergarten. She enjoyed her 1st day of school and came back singing all the songs she learned today.

Bravo Ju! That's my clever girl.SHe's looking forward to school tomorrow.

The boys also had a great start in school. Dennis my second twin was selected as the Class Monitor. While Daniel was his group leader.

Not bad to start the 1st day in school!

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Any new year resolutions?

What are your new Year resolutions for 2008? Do you really carry out those resolutions each year?
Try this game:

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When it comes to New Year’s Resolutions we seem to fall into four categories: 1) quite serious about them, 2) be flippant about them, 3) do it because we feel pressured to, or 4) do not do them.

So, the purpose of this little game is to let us know which category you are in. Copy from “*Start Copy Here*” through “*End Copy Here*” and post it. Before “*End Copy Here*” tell us who you are, your site(s) (with link) and your New Year’s Resolution, or not.

Then tag as many others as you like, from one to your entire blogroll, your choice. If you like, create an intro paragraph to your post that also acknowledges who tagged you.

Juliana – Juliana’s Site - My New Year’s resolutions are looking for a part time job, keep blogging, and learn to cook and bake.

Michelle - Rusin Roundup - 1. Learn to be happier and accept myself for who I am, 2. Is to lose about 25 lbs., and 3. Is to stop smoking.

Karen - Grow Rich Along With Me - My resolution for next year is to achieve $3K per month passive income by the end of 2008.

Mel - Attitude, the Ultimate Power & Complain Complain Complain - “I don’t need no stinking resolutions.” I never hold to them anyway so why frustrate myself by starting them now.

Sandee - Comedy Plus - I don’t need no stinking resolutions either. Years and years ago I did them because everyone else did, but not once did I follow through. Why set yourself up for failure?

Lynda - lynda’s loft - My resolution is to see resolve to that which needs resolution. Like Mel and Sandee, I feel that resolutions give us more stress, however, being a person who sets goals each year, isn’t that the same thing as a resolution??? Goals vs. resolutions? Goals are more general and allow for more time to complete them, a resolution requires a mind-set and immediate action, which is not always feasible… Well, that’s my story and I’m stickin’ to it…

Amelia - Amel’s Realm - This is a list of my New Year’s Resolution:1. Health: Continue exercising twice a week, eat enough veggies and fruit, have enough rest, take vitamin C regularly and women’s multivitamin during my period.2. Spiritual: Improve my Daily Bread reading routine and my prayer life and learn more from God’s Word.3. Financial: Continue to make money online (my goal is getting €100 per month at least), be more creative in writing posts, and save most of the money.4. General Life: Continue to learn Finnish AND practice it as best and often as I can, try out more baking and cooking recipes, continue to maintain and share positive thoughts, continue to learn to control my thoughts, continue to learn to catch myself before I start complaining and count my blessings instead, continue to stop and cherish all the little moments in life that oftentimes go unnoticed, and continue to feed my inner child and last but not least, continue to ENJOY my life thoroughly.

Trinity - Rooms of My Heart : My New Year’s resolutions in simple and fast way will be blog less and spend more time with my children and read more good books. I want to start studying about global warming and blog it…

Max - MAX - My New Year’s resolutions are to dedicate more time to my friends; to finally be able to read “Der Spiegel” in German; to be calm when organizing my marriage; to go one last time to my favourite club and dance the night away; and continue to be happy!

Eric - Speedcat Hollydale - I love chicken. Problem is that I really never get to have enough chicken! My New Year’s resolution is to enact “Chicken Tuesday”. On this day I will eat only chicken, blog about chicken, and promote chickens all over the world. (hormone free) Join me, won’t you?

Marzie - Mariuca & Mariuca’s Perfume Gallery - My resolution for 2008 is to enjoy a healthier lifestyle and to expand my Perfume Collection.

Sindi- Life Is A Roller Coaster - My resolution is to complain less, pray more and be a little more thankful for what I have.

Judy - Sugar Queen’s Dream - My New Year’s resolution is:To take better care of my health.To eat better, well at least 3 meals a day, I’m lucky these days if I stop for one meal a day….To help make the world a better place to live, I love the human race, but think there’s always room for change.To be generous until it hurts.To live each day as if it’s my last.To make a book of our personal family recipes and traditions for each of my 3 my children, so that the traditions and family cooking can be passed on in my family line long after I’m gone and finally…….To help more with the local Human society, Animals like little kids can not fend for themselves so it’s up to each of us to take care of our pets and to step in and care for all animals…..I hope that through me I can encourage my Children to be better adults and in turn to raise the Children they have or will have, to be good people with good, sound & solid values…. Peace!

Adrian - First Time Dad - My New Year’s Resolution for 2008 is to be a better father…now I don’t usually make New Year’s resolutions because I never keep them but this one I better keep! Happy New Year to one and all!

Colin - Life - New Years Resolution? No way…Better to achieve more throughout the year rather than pander to the whims of a one day ‘wishful thought’

Mauro - 1 Million Love Messages - My resolution for next year are: 1. Change my job (maybe work online). I’m really unhappy in the actual one. 2. Dedicate more time to my family and girlfriend… maybe start to get ready for our wedding 3. Work hard in 1 Million Love Messages and reach 2500 Love messages (or more) in the end of 2008.

MidgetManOfSteel - Mental Poo - To get out of dealing with people who I have no desire in helping at the job I’m doing…catch the eye of someone who can see that I can write and be funny…and get my own ticket to happiness from my humor….and a Ferrari. While I’m doing this, I resolve to get a Ferrari.

Stacy - My Thoughts - My New Year’s Resolution for 2008 - Is to be more understanding to my children and to other people, Not to curse at others while I am driving, try to eat right and exercise, try to volunteer in my community, and to believe more in my spiritual side.

Jason - & - Although, I normally don’t do New Year’s Resolutions (because I find it as an excuse to actually do something I should’ve already been doing), this year I will plan on giving back to the blogging community, especially my audience. I’m not sure how I will do it yet, but I definitely will.

Kesa - Little Aussie Cynic - My New Years Resolution is the standard….. to finally get off the smokes and to loose 8kg…. both which are possible just difficult…..Happy New Year to you and yours….Aussie

Ann - A Nice Place in the Sun - “To let the rest of my life begin as soon as possible.”

Wen - Little Paces - I want to sleep early to reduce my haggard and tired complexion. To blog better than last year and hopefully can save money from paid post so that we can immigrate to Australia. To spend more time with my children. To be able to bake.

Slavemom - Slavery Bliss - I’d like to have better control of my temper, be more organised and maintain my exercise regime.

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-As for me, I want to eat more, sleep more and blog more. Also to be a better wife, mommy and blogger.

In a months time we will be ushering Chinese New Year soon. Got any new year shopping done? We plan to spend out 2nd nd 3rd day of new year in Cameron Highlands to enjoy the cold a bit.

Restaurants already taking orders for reunion makan.That reminds me to book lunch and dinner reunion for my family and my hubby's.

Have a great Year of the Rat.

had a buzy year end and year beginning .

Hi everyone,
How was your count dwn to New Year 2008?
Mind was a simple countdown at San Marco ice-cream parlour with a couple friends and their two lovely daughters who came back from China.

Then on 1st Jan , we had dinner with our Malaysian old friend who married an Italian hubby and now both staying in Bangladesh. Simple yet fulfilling dinner with Banana leaf Fried kueh tiaw, Sate, Sparkling Juice and Chocolate moist cake. The kids had pillow fight in the room while the adults had a great time catching up and chatting.

Had a sing along guitar session with our Italian friend playing the guitar and we sang to the tune. Most of the songs we sang were kids song to make sure our kids were not left out.

Both our friends from China & Bangladesh left today. Perhaps we might visit China friends in May 2008 before the busy Olympic months arrive.

Cheers to 2008!