Monday, June 30, 2008

Gift

What is the birthday gift? YH has always like Chinese chess set. I was shopping around for one when I saw this beautiful Chinese chess set. So this is the one that I have given to him :). It is a handmade leather Chinese chess set.

You can either play the set with its Chinese character facing up or....

The other way round where the image of the chess 'characters' on the top

A closeup look on the set. The leather was sew by hand.

Besides that, YH also received a gift from KonTse. When he opened the gift, I was going like, "Oh, so lovely, I like it, I like it". Ha ha, as if the gift was for me :).

I have always loved crystal-like stuff. So this glass apple with our picture (taken during our registration last year) on it really made me smile from the heart. YH liked it a lot too :). Thanks KonTse :)

Friday, June 27, 2008

Nissan Sylphy

Nissan Malaysia launched a new car yesterday - Nissan Sylphy. The salesman called YH so we went to the launching with his friends yesterday night. It is a 2.0cc car. If you compare with other 2.0cc cars in the Malaysian market, I would say it is a good model which offers a competitive price too. There are 2 types
1) comfort package : RM112,800
2) luxury model : RM116,800 (with an extra RM4K, you will get leather upholstery, 6-CD audio system and full tinting)

Took some photos yesterday, so enjoy :)


I'm wondering this : Do you think we will use the heater in Msia?

That's the hand brake on the left
It has a spacious boot to boast

A friend gave me this link - you can get to know more about the car if you are intersted :)......

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

QEII Restaurant

Fancy a beautiful restaurant with majestic sea view and nice food? Wanna have a romantic get-away with your loved ones? Well, consider this restaurant in Penang, QEII. It is located near the Penang Ferry terminal. The food? Western :)

Was there the other day with my friend, PY for dinner. You can choose to either sit outside enjoying the scenic view and the cool sea breeze.......

or inside with the romantic settings and air-cond. We sat outside enjoying our main course but decided to move inside when we had our dessert :) (It was getting darker by then). Ha ha, we have the best of both places coz there was not much people at that time so the waiter allowed us to change our table :).

Wanna share the view we see when we were outside? It was beautiful. There was a pier with boats and yatches. We can see Penang Ferry and a cruise ship (it happened to be there). And can see Butterworth mainland from here too........

Oh, isn't it breathtaking? :)..ha ha

And yes, you may be asking for this already. We went there for dinner, so where is the food? Here they are :

From left : The starter (free), herbal grilled chicken for my friend and pan-fried cod fish for me

And there is a lounge too. So, the next time you come to Penang and you are tired with the hawker's food, why not give this restaurant a try :)


Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Happy Birthday

Today is the birthday of a special person in my life. I always tease you that you are a year older every year on this day. But I know the older you are, the wiser you'll become.

Happy birthday to you, dear husband.
May happiness, joyfulness and good health be with you always. May all your wishes come true and many happy returns :).

Created a little card for you. May you enjoy this day to the fullest . I am really blessed to have you in my life.........

Friday, June 20, 2008

Father's Day Dinner

Was suppose to post about this on Father's day but because there are too many photos to edit, gotta postpone it till now. We took our father to 'Tao' restaurant at Autocity on Father's day.

I m really impressed with the interior design of the restaurant. It was beautiful. Here's some pictures which I have taken. Hope you can see it clearly :)

And yes, here comes the pictures of the food. We ordered quite a variety of food. Too bad, my father don't really enjoy it cause he complained they are sweet. Hmm...not sure, probably due to the sauce?
My father was entitled for a half price bill (only his portion) due to 'his' day. So it was really worth it :). There was a flea market at Autocity every Friday, Sat and Sun. Though not very big and not much things to see, I still managed to get a handmade key ring and 2 pairs of earrings :).

Ok ar?

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Hello, nice to meet you. This is my card..............

I lost my Bonuslink card a while ago. For those who may not know what this card is, it is actually a card that we can use to collect points from participating merchandiser when we purchase their products and we can use the points later to exchange for gifts.

Well, I asked YH to apply a new one for me online the other day. He spent quite sometime on the application form, sometimes smiling at himself. I was wondering what was wrong that time.....probably he saw some funny things on the form????

Didn't think much about that until the card arrived. YH opened the letter and burst into laughter. I have this funny feelings on my mind when he told me not to get angry when I see the card.

Wowwwwww........Grrrrrrrrrrrrr.................I almost pengsan (fainted) when I saw the card.................

Aiyo.....look at the name on the card. Well, YH told me he already change the name to my actual name before he submitted the form (or so as he thought lar). Anyway, the story has a happy ending note. He did re-apply the card and the card with my correct name is safely tugged into my purse now :)........ha ha

Monday, June 16, 2008

I am tagged

Well, being a newbie, I am not sure what tag is all about. So thanks to Dragon & chobits for explaining what is tag and what I need to do........hmmmm.......there are so many questions :(.......

Name 5 people you can think of right off the top of your head.

Ok, I am more of a family person so I am thinking about my family most of the time :). If I can name the sixth person, then it will be chobits. Know why? Coz she tagged me!!!!!!
1. YH
2. Papa
3. Mom
4. Sis
5. Brother

1. How did you meet number 1? (YH)
Met when we were both in Uni.

2. On a scale of 1-10 how would you rate your friendship with 1? (YH)
10

3. How long have you known 4? (Sis)
Ha ha ha. If I were to write this down, then people will know my age. Ha ha. Let's just say my entire life so far.

4. How do you know number 3? (Mom)
No introduction needed. I just know her naturally.

5. Where is 5? (Brother)
Penang :)

6. A fact about number 1. (YH)
He is my husband :).......ha ha ha

7. Who is 4 going out with? (Sis)
Oh.......sis if you read this, then you tell me, I edit my post later :)

8. What does 1 do for a living? (YH)
Related to manufacturing. And of course listening to me nagging the whole day......ha ha

9. Would you live with number 3? (Mom)
Sure! Sure! Sure! What do you expect, she is my Mom :). A lovely lady whom I love a lot :)

10. What do you like about number 2? (Papa)
He is my father and of course I like everything about him :). Ha ha. Well, though he nagged a lot but hey, what can you say about the person who raised you up so that you will be able to write the post today?

11. Do you miss number 5? (Brother)
Of course.

12. Would you make out with number 4? (Sis)
Errr......with that kind of relationship, do I have to say more? Ha ha

13. What’s you opinion of number 2? (Papa)
He is a person who loved to joke and loved to eat :).

14. What’s your favourite memory with number 5? (Brother)
He purchased a music box for me when he was in primary school (with his savings...how sweet).

15. What would you do if number 1 and 2 were going out? (YH & Papa)
Let us just view this question this way :
a) Going out as a son and father (no worries since that happened a lot)
b) Going out as a couple (lagi no worries since that will never happen)

16. Ever had a long conversation with 5? (Brother)
Yupe.

17. Have you slept at 2’s house? (Papa)
Wah, happened a lot of times already :)

18. Do you hang out with 3 alot? (Mom)
My entire life :)

19. Who have you known the longest?
If based on feelings, then all of them I feel I have known them a very long time since they are the closest person to me on earth. But if based on years, then for sure is 2 and 3 (my parents)

20. How often do you talk to 1? (YH)
All the time :)

21. How about 2? (Papa)
All the time too.

22. Have you ever thought 3 more than a friend? (Mom)
Are you kidding!!!! She is my best friend :)

23. Would you go out for a date with 5? (Brother)
Ok, I did go out with him :).

24. Do you dream about 2? (Papa)
Yupe.

25. What did number 4 do to you that you can never forget? (Sis)
Wah, too many things already. Can't remember :)

26. What have you done for 1 that the person never forgets? (YH)
Ha ha. Hold on, let me asked him. Married him I guess....... :)

27. Whats 3’s hobby? (Mom)
Shopping and talking to me.......ha ha ha......

I tag…
No one coz it seems that people don't like to be tagged. Ha ha.........

Friday, June 13, 2008

Lok Yuen Restaurant

KonTse visited us last Sunday at my parents' home at BW. We took them to this famous chu char at Bukit Tengah (near the Bukit Tengah roundabout) named Lok Yuen Restaurant.

Well, there are 2 shops, with one that has 2 floors. If you go at dinner time, you will be sure to see that all the tables are mostly occupied. The waiter actually took your order using PDA :). Eventhough there were a lot of customers, our food was actually served in less than 15 minutes. That is also what I like about this shop, they are fast! Besides that, their price are known to be reasonable as well.

These are the dishes that we ordered that day.....
Curry Fish Head
Pork's Leg
Belacan Chicken
Claypot Taufu
In cantonese, this is called 'Ham Yu Fa Lam Pou'. Err...literally translates to Claypot Meat with salted fish.
This is for me :). Stir-fry potato leaves.

They have other signature dishes like sambal prawn etc etc. So, if you come to BW, do remember to try this :).

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Reusable Grocery Bags

Do you know that the plastic bags that we get from the shopping mall are harmful to our environment? When we dispose the plastic bags, it does not break down naturally and those non-biodegradable materials will actually affect the environment.

Well, fear not. Cozy Homewares offers you reusable grocery bags which are not only eco-friendly but also reusable. They are made of cotton, lightweight and expandable. There are 5 bags per set, one of each colour which is blue, cranberry, gold, chili and celery seed. Not to worry about having this bag ripped apart because they can carry much weight.

So, get yourself one of these natural, reusable bags and play your part in helping to save the environment.

"This post is sponsored by Cozy Homewares"

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Dumpling! Dumpling and More Dumpling :)

Hello.....I'm back :). Was tired yesterday so didn't post anything.

It seems that my dumpling story is yet to have a full stop until I completed this post. Have something for all of u :). Read on and you will find out what is it :)

Was very lucky last Friday. When we reach YH's house, his mother and sister still haven't finish wrapping the dumpling. So, I took this opportunity to learn from his mother on how to wrap dumpling :). Have always wanted to learn it. Seems easy but trust me, it is not that easy after all. Probably because I have no 'talent' also :)

Here's the ingredients :


Glutinous Rice with nuts

Pork
Mushroom
Mixture of mushroom, dried prawns and preserved lettuce (diced)

Fold the leaves, put in the rice, then add other ingredients and top up the rice again

Wrap it and here's the one that I have wrapped myself..ha ha
video
YH's mom showing us how to tie the dumpling. Oh, I failed miserably here.....his mother is so fast. This is the hardest part for me.
For those who may not understand Cantonese, here is the translation :
YH's sis : She is very fast one like machine. See, done already
YH's mom : I'm used to using left hand to tie the dumpling


So what have I brought back from Ipoh from all of you? YES, dumpling :). Can't send to all of you so got to be contented with the virtual one lor.......

Nice ar?

Friday, June 6, 2008

Piggy will be away :)

Piggy will be out of town till Monday :). So will not be able to visit your blog these few days.

Mom told me this coming Sunday is the actual day for Dumpling Festival. So will be going to YH's hometown as his mother will be making dumpling for us :). Am not sure I can eat or not coz some people said I can, but some said I cannot.

To all fellow bloggers :

HAPPY DUMPLING FESTIVAL

HAPPY DUAN WU JIE



Till we blog again, take care :)..........

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Instant Koay Teow Soup (KTS)

A lot have been told about Penang's food. PG has long been well-known for its splendid food. Though we are talking about PG, but mostly it will concentrate on the island food. Few have been mentioned about mainland food, yes, Butterwoth's food. My hometown is Butterworth and I can tell you that there are plenty of nice food at Butterworth too :). I will try to recommend BW food as much as possible.

First let me introduce this well-known instant KTS at BW (at Raja Uda). Though KTS is just a normal food but I have got to say that I am really impress with the progress of this KTS shop that I know of. My family and I have been a frequent customer to this shop. When we were little, mom used to take us to its humble stall not far from where it is today. From that small stall, it progressed to 2 shop lots and recently, the owner extended its shop further to another lot which is equipped with air cond. Imagine this, 3 shop lots and most of the time, it is full with customers who are there to sample a simple instant KTS.

When we went there last Sunday, we have gotta wait for our table!!. Though they have added some side dishes to their menu eg lobak, vege, fried squid etc but still the main attraction and meal of the day is KTS.
One of the side dishes : Kong Chiang (Not sure what to call in English but it is a Teow Chew delicacies. A type of kuih with nuts.)

They have their own uniform and have changed it recently. See a bunch of people in blue with hat at the back? That is their uniform

The cleanliness of this shop is graded as 'A' by the municipal.
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