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Mom, foodie, mall-rat.

Sunday, 8 May 2016

Memories of Miri

It has been a few months since our Miri visit but I keep remembering our trip and how much we enjoyed our time there.

I bought cencaluk from a friend's cousin the night we arrived and on the day we left, managed to find terung dayak and midin. So happy.

Next day once back home, cooked terung dayak soup, stir-fried the midin with garlic and mixed cencaluk with shallots and chili padi. Assembled, it was simply heaven on a plate.

Saturday, 23 April 2016

Harumanis & Briyani Butter Chicken

Tried the famous harum manis mangoes from Perlis for the first time this year. Missed the season last year. So this year did not take any chances. Did my research and ordered from a supplier found on the internet and he delivered right up to our doorstep.
There were 6 mangoes weighing 6 kilos which were RM115. Really sweet and juicy. Harum manis season is only once a year during April/May and only grows in Perlis which makes it so expensive.
When we were in Miri, we ate at an Indian restaurant where Sarah had butter chicken and briyani. Once we got back she developed the taste for it. So we went to a few places and the best is declared to be Japiur Mahal on Jalan Ipoh.

Tuesday, 15 March 2016

March in Miri

For the school holidays we found ourselves on a plane Miri-bound. I love Miri! So quaint and friendly. Almost every male had a tattoo - so cool. This was take on Canada Hill where we visited the Grand Old Lady.
This was Reza's birthday dinner spread. We had midin (oh how I missed it so) butter and chilli prawns, steamed fish and crabs (not pictured).
First night we stayed in the city - Imperial Hotel. The rest of our time, we stayed at Marriott where staff, service and cuisine was impeccable. The kids loved the pool and the kids club.
We hired a car and drove out to the crocodile farm. The place is so 20th century haha. That said the crocodiles were big and scary looking. They have a mini petting zoo too. Sarah and Ali loved it.

We drove to gorgeous Tusan beach but sadly it had lots of strewn litter. That didn't stop the kids from playing. Ali was hesitant to get his ffet sandy at first. Once he warmed up there was no holding him back. Sarah built her sandcastle too near the water so slowly it crumbled with each wave.

Tuesday, 2 February 2016

Opah & Tok Wan

My in-laws birthdays are a month apart and they always celebrate as one event. Both are born in the same year - 1947. My mum-in-law born in January and my father-in-law in February. May Allah grant them long life. Amin.
Took the children to Royal Bintang Seremban for the weekend. What is it about kids and swimming pools? They never want to leave. The good thing is they got so tired so it was oh so easy for them to sleep.

Tuesday, 19 January 2016

Hello 2016

We were in Taiping for the new year. No big street celebration like in KL. We had a picnic party in the hotel room (Legend Inn of course). Lian Thong was closed which was disappointing. Went to Burmese Pool where we spent most of our time picking up other people's rubbish. I hate this behaviour of Malaysians. Litterbugs to the max!

A few weeks later we were in Singapore for a quick visit as Reza had some work. Sarah loves the Merlion so much. Insisted we stop and take a photo as if we've never been. Sigh!


We slept horizontally on across the queen bed in order to fit all four of us in. We stayed in Geyland where the room was really tiny. Barely room to swing a cat.  

We found a corner shop that sold yummy roti canai and teh tarik so all was good.

Saturday, 26 December 2015

Ulu Bendul Recreational Park

We were on our way back from Melaka. I wanted to buy petai and was told that it was going cheap on the road headed to Kuala Pilah.

Once we got the petai (wasn't so cheap after all), we decided to stop over at Ulu Bendul Recreational Park just for a look see. However, once the kids saw the water it was a different situation altogether.

I didn't pack any swimwear so we bought the kids bermuda shorts at the stalls nearby. Reza had spare gym shorts. Suitably clad, off they jumped into the cool but cloudy water. 

Tuesday, 24 November 2015

Yay! School is out!

Here we are at the end of another school year. Sarah had a fun year in primary four. Her results were fair for the effort she put in. She got number 18 in a class of 39. Each time I feel like transforming into a Tiger Mom, I count to ten and breathe. Her father and I just want her to enjoy learning and understand the concepts plus how to think outside of the box to solve problems.

The recent UPSR results have shown so many parents racing to show off their children's results. I am happy for those who have 5As but what about the children who did not get all As. Why sideline them? 

This mentality of going up stage and parading As should be stopped. All the kids should go on stage no matter what their results are or nobody goes up at all.

Just pick up the results and go home. No need be sad if you do not get all As and no need to gloat if you do.