Thursday, September 18, 2014

Bug Off With Malaysia Bugslock

I think I am a very sweet lady.... Well.... I have never heard anyone saying that to me before but the mosquitoes certainly did!  

Alright, let me prove a point here... whenever I am in my mother's house, a few of us would gather at the table and chit chat and then guess what?  I am always the one ended up "spanking" my own legs and scratching here and there.... then after awhile, I could see the bitten part "bulging" up from my skin!  Urghh... Why me???   I always ask my siblings and their answer will be... "YOU are very sweet!"  What a nice compliment, a compliment that brings forth itchiness..... 

Well, it doesn’t just happen in my mom's house, the mozzies seem to be following me everywhere.  While taking my pet dog for evening walks, very often my legs will end up being bitten.  Nowadays I have to put on long pants and long sleeves whenever I go for evening walks.   As we all know, Denggi is on the rise now... it is better to take precautions than to be sorry later, right?

Anyway, my problem is now overcome!  All because of Bugslock, a mosquito repellent which was recommended by my friend quite recently.   Initially I did not know what it is until I logged into their website and to my delight, it is some sort like a band that repels mosquitoes!  But I also heard that there are some imitations of Bugslock in the market so we got to be careful too.   The ones that I ordered  have certification from Korea Environment & Merchandise Testing Institure and registered under US Environmental Protection Agency.    More information can be obtained from www.malaysiabugslock.com.  
I chose Blue, Pink and Green....
And it comes with a zip opening... 
I can put it back when I am not using it...
Non-toxic ....Safe to use..
1-4 pieces, it cost RM13 each
5-9 pieces, it is RM12 each
 One of the colours I ordered.... A nice Blue...
It has a lemongrass smell and I like it!
For the past few days, I wore it on my hand when I went for my evening walks...
I came home without scratching and I was wearing shorts! 
Looks like it is effective for me.....
The band is adjustable.... I can even wear it around my ankle... 
Well, I am going to give the other two to my daughter..
She is also very "mosquito prone"....
I'm so glad I have Bugslock...
I don't have to use the spray repellent anymore... 



Wednesday, September 17, 2014

A Minor Operation In Hospital

My girl has a small "boil" at her eyelid. It was there for more than a month already.  She has been to two GP already and they have advised her to do surgery otherwise it will not go off.  Since it is now semester break, I took her to see Eye Specialist and he confirmed that a minor surgery has to be done.  Today is the day of the operation... she couldn't sleep well the night before.... thinking of the pain especially after watching ON CALL 36 the night before.  :)

But I know my girl.. she is full of courage even though she told me that she was very anxious and fearful about the surgery...
 She has been very cheerful from the moment she stepped in the hospital.....
I really admire her for that... 
As a mother, I worry...
But she gave me the assurance...
She was taken to the operation room around 10am...
And came out after 1pm....
Seems she waited for more than an hour inside...

While waiting to be discharged, we passed our time hanging out with each other in the room....
Both of us slept... she on the bed, me on the chair.... 
I thought it would take a couple of hours... but no... 
We waited for many hours for the discharge letter...
We were finally "free to go" only by 8pm!
And the bill?
It came to more than RM2K!
Poor insurance.... 
 

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

3D Mural Art Street And Anti Gravity Moments In Penang

It is only a shophouse but I am amazed that they have partitioned the rooms and spaces that I felt I was walking through a mansion. Partition after partition and we were led up the wooden stairs.. One of my slippers came off half way and nearly landed on the ground floor .. and if it did, someone hadto go down and get it back for me... *grin*  

Alright, I have digressed again...

Upon reaching the second floor landing, we were greeted with 3D paintings on the walls... there are some stickers at the side to "teach" us how to pose and get it right....  I guess the younger generation will love to be part of this "excitement" here....
Expressions are important when it comes to 3D pictures...
The photographer also plays a part....
Friendly staff are everywhere to give some "suggestions" on how to react....
The rest will be up to individual....
No academy award for this expression... 
hahahaaa....
But at least he enjoyed himself tremendously.....
So did she! 
 Giant Nasi Lemak!!
I shouldn't be in this picture... but I couldn't resist...
Oh dear, I really look like a food glutton here!
Someone is getting his ears cleaned.... 
I missed out something here...
The Magician's head! 
Soon we were taken on a "cruise"
Row, row, row our boat... gently down the stream...
Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily...
Life is but a Dream!
Soon we entered the Anti-Gravity room....
We were told to pose like this....
Well, I guess this is it!
The highlight of the Time Tunnel....
Soon we were led to another stairs to go down...
And were given some souvenirs before we left...
Nice adventure here... 
hahahahaa..
An eye opener for me...


 

Monday, September 15, 2014

Penang Time Tunnel In Georgetown, Penang

After our satisfying lunch, we checked into the Royal Hotel and rested for a short while before we set out again.  Initially we did not have any specific plans on where we wanted to go upon reaching Penang.  At the hotel lobby we "chanced upon" a brochure promoting Penang Time Tunnel.  I never heard of it and the two kids I brought along seemed to be very interested.... so.....

HERE WE ARE!!
 At the entrance of Penang Time Tunnel along Jalan Green Hall, Georgetown....
 At the entrance, my nephew looked like he wanted to start a "conversation...."
And after getting no response, he went to purchase the entrance tickets to the TimeTunnel...
For adults, it cost RM14 (for Malaysians)
Those with student cards, entrance fee is RM10...
They were given a form whereby there are some questions about Penang history...
Answers are there on the wall...
Look at my nephew... engrossed...
Soon ... the questions are forgotten...
They are more interested in the figurines... 
Very educational indeed....
Soon we were led to another door...
Entertainment time!
The ladies were given a "free ride"
and someone suddenly became the "Trishaw" rider...
Thanks to the friendly staff there...
They took pictures of us...
We also "stopped" to have a cup of coffee.... 
Thank you, Uncle...
Back to the 1960s.....
Hey... MR. BEAN IS ALSO THERE!!
UP for Jest!
His favourite POSE!
As for me, I rather take a ride with the Penang CM.....
OOOOPSSS...!!
Sorry Mr. CM... I know I am not supposed to sit behind...
Especially after a HEAVY LUNCH!


To be continued....

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Here We Come Pearl Of The Orient, Penang Island!

My girl requested for a short holiday during her two weeks semester break. She has just finished her exams and it would be nice to go for a weekend getaway to somewhere near. Just a two hours drive from Ipoh to Penang and we started our journey around 10am and reaching Penang island around 2pm...
 Penang Bridge taken by my girl while I was driving.... 
Beautiful sight to behold...
Didn't realize dark clouds were looming above us... till now....
We went for our lunch straightaway.... 
The Laksa along Gottlieb Road...
Name of the coffeeshop is Taman Emas....
My laksa without the shrimp paste.... 
  
Some side orders which was quickly doubled in no time...
  
Ordered another plate of Fried Koay Teow...  for sharing! 
 
Well, this was just the first round...
After checking into the hotel, we drove out again to Chulia Street.....
 For this Pillow Dumpling!  RM3.50
I like the filling... full of yellow beans!
Then I saw someone eating this at the next table....
I couldn't resist... and I ordered one plate to be shared among three of us....
And "drowned" with a bowl of their Famous Red Bean dessert....
PHEWW......  Full liow!!
Battery recharged... 
and we went forth to visit Penang Time Tunnel.....

Friday, September 12, 2014

My NAAN At Old Andersonian Club And Cafeteria, Ipoh

My food stint in Selangor has ended... back to simple food and for the past one week, I have been eating oil-less food.. plain porridge, soupy noodles, bread, oats, yogurt... BG22... hahahaa.... OK... OK... I know this sounds unbelievable! But I did partake the above food after some "heavy" meals in Klang valley... 

Then one evening while driving home from work, I passed by a school... and FOOD came to my mind!  I wanted to come here for FOOD that very evening!
Yes, Andersonian's Club in Anderson School itself!
Believe it or not....
This is the First time I ever stepped in here.....
I heard of this place many times but it always slip from  my mind.....
Beautiful place here... 
Anderson School in IPOH...
Very quiet and serene ....
Clean and pleasant...
The staff was also very friendly...
He recommended these dishes to us...
Naan with potatoes....RM4
This is another type of naan... I forgot the name... but it is plain.... RM2
 We love this "BOMBS" Puri.... RM3
They looks so GOOD!
Very fresh... I could eat one set of these...
Okra.... 
The sauce might be red but it is not spicy at all.....
This is Chicken something-something........ 
Not so spicy too... as to my request...
 hahahaa...
And the staff highly recommended this Boneless Fish in Gravy!  RM14
I would recommend this dish to you too!! 
The fish is very fresh.... 
It can go well with rice, capati or naan....
Here are our dishes.... RM37
This no-rice meal is for three of us ...
Will I go there for the second time again?
Well... my answer is this.... 
It would be a loss if I don't! 
hahahaa...