Thursday, November 27, 2014

Family Gathering At Grandview Restaurant, Ipoh

Today is exactly one month since my mom's passing.... last Saturday we gathered together and went to the cemetery to put flowers on my parent's tomb. On the way we also stopped at another cemetery to put flowers on my husband's tomb and there is an empty place beside his grave... well, naturally that is for me.... No, I didn't book it in advance.. well, on the positive side, I know that there is a "space" for me....

After all was done, we adjourned for our lunch in Grandview Restaurant.  Thanks to one Facebook group, we came to know this restaurant... I called up to book a room and we were ushered upstairs for room privacy.  
As usual, this is our ice breaker...
SMILE!
Everybody say.... YEEEEEEEE
Eleven of us..... catching up with updates....
Smile... you're on camera!
Soon...the first dish arrived....
All were finished in no time....
Next came the oink oink...
The skin was a bit "tough".....
But the glutinous rice beneath was something to shout about....
The meat was taken out and cooked as one dish........
Steamed village chicken.... tasty....
Steamed fish...
Not sure what this is called....
And their signature dish is this "BOMB" like bread.....
Need some cutting done before it can be eaten.....
The sauce is sweet sour with some shrimps and squids....
Not bad... very appetizing.....
Noodles was the last dish......
Followed by the white fungus and gingko with soya bean....
This set of meal cost RM418...
Hope to try out some other dishes another day....

 

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Fantastic Meal In Kok Thai Restaurant Ipoh

And now for the food.... We wanted something "non-spicy" for our dinner and within a minute or two, our orders were taken... that shows we are still "not-so-fussy" ladies?   hahahaaa...

Here's what we have eaten with full satisfaction.....
Four dishes for the six of us.... 
 One of my friends wanted yam with greens... 
This dish is often ordered...
Claypot seafood varieties...
 And this is always a "right" dish....
This time we ordered something different...
"Ying Yeong Cod Fish"
One piece is fried...
And another piece is steamed...
Thus the name "Yin Yeong" Cod Fish...
 Something "pricey" no doubt...
And the total cost for this dinner came to RM208
Food was fantastic...
The cake was fabulous......
.............. everyone has a marvelous time!................
(Lots of "ingredients" added)
hahahaaaa....

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Happy Birthday To US!

One year ago on this day we went for Vietnamese food on our birthday... this year we decided on chinese food and we went to our favourite restaurant Kok Thai for our scrumptious birthday dinner... We started off with our  non stop chattering around the table... and by the food arrived, our tummies were more or less filled up..... with Lots Of Laughter!

Let my pictures speak for themselves...
 
The same old faithful group!
Everyone doing some advertising here!
Another pose!
 Another one.....
Our half kilo cake.....
Super Yogurt... 
Soon the cake was on fire!!
 Due to too many candles.... 
hahahaaa..
 See our brightened up Cake!
Any more delay, the cake will be filled with wax!
 Alas.......
Our birthdays... 
Three-in-One...
 Cannot remember what's the joke about here....
Must be due to our singing...
Happy Birthday to US!
"This is a Good Take"
right?
Lastly and not least...
One for rememberance...
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME!

Monday, November 24, 2014

My Precious Birthday Gift

I was "welcomed" to this world on this day, this month and needless to say, it has been more than 50 years ago...  Now as I grow older (hopefully wiser too) ... and gaining so much life experiences that I could actually write a book, I have learn a lot and I know it can never be an ending process....

Ok, I am not going to start on my life experiences.... my post will never be finished.....

Just wanna tell myself that I treasure life... moments here on earth is what I call "Daily Blessings" and memories that I have is called "sweet memoirs"....

And I do have a lot of these little Blessings and Memoirs every now and then.... I am really thankful for everything.....
I received a very  "small" gift from my love ones during the weekend.... 
It is a "small" yet priceless gift...
And I have to enlarge it.... bigger....
So that my kids can see the "wrinkles" on their mom's hand....
And how much I have "shed" blood and sweat...
So as to mold them to what they have become today....
OK, KIDS!
Mom is just kidding here..... 

On a serious note....

THANK YOU FOR THIS LOVELY GIFT...
I will wear it each day... 
So that when anyone asks me, I will have something to brag about....
I will say that this is the most branded gift I have ever received!
*LOVE & HUGS!!*







Sunday, November 23, 2014

A Journey Through E & O Hotel, Penang

From the gardens, we continued our "exploration" into the hotel lobby. Yes, it was an eye opener for us... how often do we go there? Never before until on a Thursday evening 20 November 2014... hahahaa... 

Not sure which part of the hotel we entered into.... not from the main lobby as far as I know.... there is a new wing now and I think we have almost walked through them all....
We must have entered through the side.... cos we landed here upon entering....
 
So might as well take some pictures before reaching the lobby.....
Fine Dining area....
 So victorian styled.... 
Looks like a country home more than a hotel.....
Taking picture at every corner... oh my goodness... 
hahahaa...
 Fine Dining area.....
Finally we reached the lobby.....
 
More pictures taken....
Really colonial styled...
Very well maintained...
The enormous lobby....
Very nostalgic to me....
Wanna stay a night here?
Let's wait for promotions then... 
hahhaaa...
Meanwhile ... let's take more and more pictures to remember this by....
Who knows...
One day we will step in here again.... 
For a free stay.......
Otherwise we got to think twice first or start saving first!