Hi people. Happy Chinese New Year. Lack of updates due to away for CNY and back and go back again to Ipoh. Tiring week.
Let’s start with celebration part.
Pink sofa covers and curtains at grandma house. Love the shade of pink very much. Love the living room very much. Hehe. Would be better if there’s an Astro at the grandparents house. Hehe.
There’s even a big and fat pig lying on the sofa for few hours, staring at the TV. Haha. Can’t be bothered to smile and look at the camera when tai kor is taking this photograph. I’m just lazy, lazy and lazy. My left arm looks like dislocated from the shoulder. Haha.
Reunion and Chor 2 dinner at a restaurant nearby the grandparents house. A few good reasons on why the restaurant was chosen EVERY YEAR include near, air-conditioned and the food tasted quite good.
The messy lou sang :)
Among the dishes of the night. Love the prawn very much because it’s very fresh. Yummy yummy :)
CNY will be incomplete without these…
CNY cookies!! My favourites would be peanut biscuit and pineapple tarts. I am still craving for the pineapple tarts that my mum’s friend’s sis-in-law made few years ago. I can’t find any replacement as good as it, not even close. I MISS YOU MY DEAR PINEAPPLE TARTS!!! PLEASE COME BACK TO ME!!! Haihhh… Dear Aunty, if you are reading this, please pity me and make one small container for me. Please please please please please please please please please.
Valentine’s Day Present from Mr Calvin Ng Jee Lun ….
imaginary kiss. HAHAHAHAHA!!! I still have a few “leng chai” photos of him that will be posted up soon. Really macho okay. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA.
Had CNY reunion dinner with ex-primary school friends at Tai Thong Restaurant just behind Leisure Mall. Food wise, it’s really not good at all. But the worst part of the restaurant will be the service of their waitress. I’m not kidding. When we wanted to take group photos and Calvin asked an aunty waitress if she could help us snap a few photographs, she said “I’m very busy” and walked off!! WTF!!! Seriously, if you can see in the photograph, the restaurant is not full. If she don’t know how to handle the camera, maybe she can tell us politely that she don’t know or ask other colleague to help us. And the dishes came out really slow. REALLY REALLY SLOW. When we asked one of the waitress to help us check, she came out with a lot of rubbish excuse about this and that. I mean common la, if customers tell you that way, maybe you can say “Oh, mm hou yee see ah. I go help you all check first”. Then maybe like 5 seconds later come back and tell about the whatever excuses that she wanted to tell us. She even told us that “Oh, if you want fast, I one shot ask them serve all the remaining dishes to you, want or not?”. WTF WTF WTF!!! What kind of attitude is this. But all of us said “Okay, okay. Bring everything out” cause it’s getting late and we’re quite hungry. Seriously, I will never eat at this restaurant EVERY AGAIN, unless it’s a wedding or birthday invitation. Seriously!! The food is not good and the service is very bad. Worst among all the restaurants that I have been to.
The celebration part is finished. Nothing much to talk about since I did not take much photographs. The CNY heat is really hot this year. Everywhere is hot oven. All I want to do is turn on the air cond and hide in that room.
Only managed to celebrate the first few days of CNY because my porpor passed away on 18th Feb. She’s 77 years old this year. Me and my dad rushed back to Ipoh for the funeral on the afternoon. Porpor looked very peaceful in the coffin. She was smiling. Even though I’m not too close with porpor but she’s still my porpor. It’s really sad to see the workers loading her coffin into the van. When my mum cried, it really broke my heart. She’s really sad. The one that was affected the most will most probably be kungkung because he cannot do anything during the funeral. He cannot even follow the car to the burning site. But I’m sure that everyone is reliefed that porpor passed away peacefully. She did not suffer much before her death. Cause of death was due to Septic Shock secondary to UTI with renal impairment. She was scheduled for a surgery but she passed away before the operation.
Rest in peace porpor. We will miss you but we’re happy and relief that you’re in a better place now. Hope that you can walk freely over there.
Since I “tai hau” during the funeral, so I cannot go to people’s house for the remaining of the CNY to pai nin because…. not really certain of the reasons but dad said certain people will pantang. Will have to wear black and dull colours for 100 days. Does not affect me much as my wardrobe is full of black and dark clothing including working attire :p The one who will be affected the most will be mum because she loves red colour. Haha. But I can still meet my friends outside, just cannot go into their house. Good news for my sis will be that she cannot give out angpows for the remaining days of CNY. Haha.
That’s all for this year CNY. A lot of things happen in this short period of time. But one thing is for sure; treasure the people around you more. Tell them things that you always wanted to say but did not say. If you hurt someone, it’s better to apologize to that person before he/she is no longer there. If you love someone, say it out loud. If you love your anjing, sayang her more and treasure the time spent with her (special dedication to David). Appreciation is the keyword. Look for quality instead of quantity. Love really makes the world go round.
More updates about yummy food next post.