Saturday, June 20, 2009

Visit to Tambun Pomelo Farm

When I was young, 'Di' (my dad) used to take me& my siblings for adventures here and there in his car..exploring shortcuts & places in housing areas, estates, & places with best food. He loved fishing.Perhaps that's why he enjoyed exploring.

Unfortunately I married my hubby who is not that adventurous type but prefers to stay at home & read newspaper or just simply laze around at home. Perhaps that's because he is tired of travelling outstation almost everyday.

Therefore, whenever there is opportunity to explore places of interest & best still when it is near home, I would take my family there.

Today we went to a Pomelo farm not too far frm our home. It is situated in Tambun & it is behind the Pomelo Stall named Gerai Limau Tambun Chin. Thanks to a facebook friend G, who was kind enough to find out the details to that location.

Though there's not much to see besides pomelo, bonsai, farm chicken & farm dogs, it was an eye opener to my 4 kids. What amused me was when they were so thrilled to see the chickens & many dogs there.They asked me "Mummy why the chickens are so huge?"

Here are pictures taken when we were self exploring the farm (coz the owner just left for lunch break!) So the Indon maid incharge allowed us to explore on our own:

The pomelos are bigger than my girls' faces.

If you are there, dont forget to taste the sweet juicy pomelos! Reasonable priced, too. Maybe you could try your luck to buy some farm chicken eggs, too!

Will be going again next week but with a group of Stroke survivors , their carers & volunteers frm a stroke centre. Today's trip is actually for me to survey the place to see if it's suitable for the strokees. There were good toilet facilities & the easy pathway for them to walk with walking aid and the place is wheechair pass!

Missing you Di..HAppy Father's Day!

This is the 1st year ever we are celebrating Father's Day without you being there.
Di, you have been the anchor, the inspiration & the pillar of my life until God took you away on 27Feb 2009.

Why sooo soon? I kept asking God for I have not had enough of saying how much you mean to me, how much I treasure all your love, care & guidance although I'm already a mum of 4 kids. Certainly all your grand children miss you alot, too. Where has Ah Kong gone? Is he happy in Heaven? Why Ah Kong has to die? These are the questions I cant seem to answer back ..not like when they question me about their homework.

I pray over and over again that I wish not to dream of you if you are resting in peace now.

If you really are watching over us, please give us your blessings & forgive us for not being the best of your expectation.

You will always remain in my heart coz you will always be my best Daddy whom I love forever. Till we meet again .....Happy Father's Day ,DI!

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Yeh! I win ! I win!

This month I'm pretty lucky to win 2 contests one after another.

First I received an email from Lingham & sons informing me that I've been chosen by their panel of judges & food critics to win the 3rd prize in their recipe contest.That has made me RM1K richer. Thks Linghams!

A week later, hubby received a call informing him that his entry (actually I submitted using his name Ha HA)for the Chacho's Cash Your Chips contest has won RM500 from the weekly prizes.Thks Chacho's indeed spice up my life!

I feel sooo lucky! Thanks to the power of the Universe!

Friday, June 12, 2009

2D1N in the Historical City Malacca - Hotel Puri

Thks to my sis for recommending Hotel Puri for us to stay 1 night in Malacca on our way back from Singapore for our recent school holiday vacation.

Hotel Puri looks like a motel frm outside but the inside is beautiful. Here are the pics of the hotel interior & also some places of attraction in Malacca near the Jonker street (close to where we stay):

The Hotel has a private carpark for its residence:

Here we were walking towards our car at the car park.

We had a one-stop taste of all famous Nyonya food at Nancy's kitchen (which is just down the road & a junction away frm our hotel).

As we walk further down to Jonker street (the place for antiques & great bargains), we did or rather I did quite a bit of shopping.

Got myself a pair of tailor made Nyoya shoe.

After great food, sightseing in Malacca beca & satisfying shopping we left for home on 10June 09. Yet another long journey on the road. Poor daddy didnt have much time to rest.

Thks dear for this wonderful self driven school holiday vacation.

If u wanna see more of our few other vacations , check out

Suprising Singapore..that's where we went for School Holidays!

We were in Spore for school holidays frm 6June to 9th June. After that we stayed a night in Malacca(will blog about it next).

Here are the slide pictures that will speak a zillion words to represent the fun & joy my kids had, spending the short but sweet 4days 3 nights with their cousin brother & sister in Potong Pasir and visiting the Spore Zoo, the Science Centre, Snow City & the Merlion Park.

We had great discounts paying in Malaysian Ringgit for the Science Centre & Snow City attraction package when we flashed our Malaysian passports. It was disappointing to have forgotten to bring along our passports for the first day Zoo visit & we had to pay 2.43X more in Sing dollars for the entrance tickets.! !!

Nevertheless, my kids' joy & laughter are PRICELESS!!

We left Spore & embarked in Malacca on 9th June & spent Juliana'a bday on 10thJune 09 in Malacca, too.

On 11th June hubby & I spent sometime on our own after parking the 4 kids at the nursery. We pampered ourselves with Thai Massage at AROKAYA, Ipoh Parade. Then we had lunch at Moven Peak...conveyor belt steamboat.

Also ordered claypot crab fried mee hoon. The taste....cannot beat the Crab fried mee hoon at Kuala Gula (1 hour drive from Taiping town.

Monday, June 8, 2009

Spending School Holidays in Singapore

School holidays started frm 30 May and ending 14June 09.

Took kids to Singapore frm 6june till 9 June to spend time with their cousins who happened to be having their 4 weeks school holidays , too!

As it was an 8 hour self drive journey..the kids spent most of the time in the car sleeping..take a look at this priceless picture:

While daddy beat the traffic jam on the highway!

we stayed with kids' cousins' house. They were so happy to catch up with their cousin brother GK & sister SN:

The kids monkeying around at the apartment.

First outing was at the Singapore Zoo.

The Boatride with our boat named Pedro.

The 1st night we went to the Merlion Park :

Secondly, we visited the Singapore Science Centre & The Snow City.

Short trip but the kids are having great fun.

Will be leaving for our next vacation at Malacca (Malaysia)for a night.

Shall put in more photos/slides when i finished loading them.

Meanwhile Happy Holidays to all those Malaysians who are spending great time with their kids this school holiday.
Have a safe & happy one!