Friday, January 23, 2015

Third Round Of Pre-Retirement Gathering

This afternoon Elin and I were treated to a scrumptious lunch in Loon Wah Restaurant in Pasir Puteh. Both of us had never been there so anything new is interesting!   But this post will not be about the food and more food... I feel that it would be more meaningful to put in more humans than food cos this is all about us... colleagues and soon to be ex-colleagues...

I would like to remember this occasion and my lovely gang...
My beautiful colleagues...
Regardless of age... we still share the same interest here... 
Don't forget me...! 
  Different standing positions...
Love these pictures... 
My friend since 1980ssssss.... 
 
Both of us are retiring same month....
I think I gonna shed a tear.....
After this month... 
we will not have each other to go out daily anymore...
No intercom chats during office time....
No more breakies and lunchies daily....
No more going home together too...
Separation comes after retirement....
Our days will be changed from next month on...
Thank you for the Happy Years we had...
Happy Retirement to Both of Us!
Stay Cheerful Friend!!


Thursday, January 22, 2015

Pre-Retirement Farewell At Simpang Tiga Restaurant

The time has come... my colleague and I are retiring... actually I still have another three weeks to go... or is it two???  Ok, whatever.. or whenever, I still will go in the month of Febuary....and our office held our farewell meal at Simpang Tiga this afternon.   I was looking forward to the meal  and the presents but not towards the Farewell Speech at all.. and I ended up spending an hour to prepare it.. oh my goodness!
And so here we are... at the Simpang Tiga Restaurant.... 
 
Nice set-up.....
 
Both of us are the going-to-be retirees...
With my cute "daughter"....
and my good friend of many years....
Mingling before the VIP arrives.... 
My colleagues....
 and my colleagues.... hahahaa...
soon... we have to be seated... 
and the "movie" starts...
and the moment of "trembles" began..
No, I didn't cry....
Cos I have a few presents in store for me!
hahahahaa...
 
Each of us received three packages....
For our "hard work" done....
hahahhaa..
Just kidding!
Second round of "Retirement" celebration.... ..
A Big Thank you to my office mates!

 
 


 

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Sunday Happenings In Old Town, Ipoh

I was told that there was something on in old town last weekend... to satisfy my curiosity, my girl drove me to the happening place. We parked our car near the clock tower and walked a short distance to the Concubine Lane....
Something fascinating was on display....
And loud rap music was heard in the air... 
Got myself into position like them too....
And stayed awhile to watch these young girls in action....
If not mistaken, there is a dance academy nearby....
 Another girl doing her dance...
Thought my girl would be interested to stay longer... 
But she didn't... she wanted to move on... 
Maybe it was just too hot to stick around...
Another type of music was on the opposite side of the road....
The song.... "Have You Ever Seen The Rain?" was sung...
They even sang a Chinese song which received some good applause from the crowd...
Most cameras were in action when they sang ...
More action around the vicinity....
That was it... 
One hour plus... and we were on our way....
Hope there will be more attractions in the coming months....

 
 

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

A Blessed Night In Grand View Restaurant, Ipoh

Went out for dinner with my new group of friends... so privileged that I was invited to join them at Grand View Restaurant last night.  Our dinner was held in a room and there was a karaoke set included.  But we did not utilize it at all... there were more other interesting "stories" than songs  to capture our attention and laughter was all around...
 Beautiful ambience in the room....
 Part of our group....
And part of our food... .
 
 I am indeed Very Blessed with all these Glorious Food!
Someone is being "cheeky"
And come to think of it, I used to do that too!
Many Thanks to KL and his missus for the scrumptious meal.... 
I really Appreciate this whole group of new friends I have come to know....
What more can I say....
*Feeling Touched*
 

Monday, January 19, 2015

Mural Shots Before We Bade Goodbye

It was quite a tiring walk around the mural area, maybe due to the hot weather, one can tires very easily, right? The non-stop dripping sweat continues as we walked along the five foot way and on the streets to capture some spots which we found interesting...
Purple house... same colour with my watermark name here..
Striking it is...
Along the streets we walked and walked....
Reminded me of those swordfighting movies...
 Another boutique hotel....
A nearby cafe....
Looks heritage inside.... 
From the pathway I was standing....
Tourists along the way...
The famous mural .. 
Next time Aaron will be wearing the Tshirt with this picture on....
Another shot taken before we shoot off.....
..... to catch a picture with the giant cat!
 His hand er... went another way...
Was hoping to touch a "bracelet"
Thinking.... Ruco might have left one for me too!
Dream on.........
It only happens in the movies!
And before we called it a day....
One last shot with the "OWL"....
Is it an owl, by the way? 
Anyway... after our sightseeing, it was time to check out...
And we bade goodbye to each other... 
They flew... I drove...