Wednesday, 13 February 2008

Happy CNY!-New Year Eve + 1st day.

-hey all!I know most of you collect a tonne of angpauz already, share some with me k?-

New Year Eve.

My family and I left for Malacca on Wednesday afternoon from Subang Jaya, with an estimation of 1.5 hours to reach our destination of Ujong Pasir, Malacca.

After ta pau-ing some food from McD for lunch, we hit the PLUS highway.
After that, everything went downhill for the day.

Nearing the Seremban toll, my car brokedown in the middle of the hot afternoon sun. We found out later that the timing belt has broke apart, and 4 of the 6 valves in the car was spoil beyond repair.

Car in workshop..

We though that one day is enough to tow the car and repair it. At 3pm the car brokedown. The car was towed to a workshop at Seremban 2, that time it was 6pm already, then at 6.30 they inform us 1 day is not enough to repair it. So at 7 we took a taxi to Malacca instead, and leave the car there.

Reaching Malacca at approx 8.30pm, we greeted our grandparents and have our reunion dinner. Of course my grandparents ate already or they will be starving like mad!!

Mum stirring the steamboat.

Things to dip in the steamboat.

After dinner, we unpack our stuff and my family begin to relax, enjoy the pre-CNY shoes on TV and go to sleep.

BUT not ME!

I freaking do my calculus to prepare for test the following week. I seriously need a life. But no more studies for the next 3 days of CNY though :-)

The my uncle and his family arrive at 11 something, and we all went to sleep after countdown.

Not yet...

Happy NEW YEAR!!!!!!WOOT!!

First Day.

wake up early with the mood of CNY!went and wished everyone happy CNY.

Then it was time to serve tea to the elders.

Aunty serving to grandpa.

Happy grandparents.

My dad to grandpa, mum at the side to grandma.

Sis and cousin sis.

Sis to dad, mum laughing at dunno what.

Then we got our angpaus and change to our new year clothes and got ready for lunch!

Sis & I

Grandma frying!

Cousin ready to roll out!

"Thanks for coming, and nice head gear!"

Grandparents and some of my aunty and uncle.

After receiving and hosting some visitors, my family and I proceeded to my mother's side which is also in Malacca, just 5 minutes drive away.

Grandma (mother's side)

Uncle angry because no angpau for him.

At granduncle's house.

Sis playing gameboy with cousin bro looking. CNY bring the young side out of everyone!

Total haul for the first day!

Many more to come~!!

Monday, 4 February 2008

Willy's + Sheau Lee's Birthday.

I'll start with the statistics, 2 birthdays, 2 days, 5 trips to Pyramid, a lot of $$$ and infinite fun. worth it?
YOU bet.

On saturday morning (2/2/08) it was Willy's birthday, so Zhun Keat, Su Ann and me went to Pyramid at 9am to get presents for him. I'm sure we are the first customers of the building as it is so early and the shops are mostly still close. But Padini Concept Store is open.

After buying, we get a pair of jeans as well, then we head home.

Then Wilson's mum ajak us to go eat Hi-tea at Hotel Pyramid(Again) Tower, so we quickly hid the present at the boot of the car.

These are the pics from the lunch.

Sitting under the sunlight. The roof of the Atrium Restaurant is glass, lucky it wasn't hot. Just light without infrared heat.

The food was just OK, but the big and uncivilized crowd make the experience a lil bad. Exxon Mobil was having a seminar, and most of them have bad table manners.

They just leave the big spoon in the dish after scooping them, and some nearly dip into the whole dish, which make us impossible to take the dish onto our plate. And all of them are noobs at the Ice Kacang machine, they just leave it on and the whole table is full of ice!!

Su Ann showing 'full face' and I'm busy eating.

Very holy and dehydrated fruits.

After whacking 5-6 rounds of food, we left the restaurant and walk around the place, thrashing the arcade. Then once his mum and sis done shopping, we went to the car and surprise him with the present. He wasn't expecting any but he where's my present...

We decided to hang out at his house and let him try on the tshirt and jeans BUT unfortunately, we have unFORESEEN circumstances and we had to change the clothes we bought.

We decided to wait for his dad to go Pyramid(AGAIN), then we play cards, warm up for CNY.

We didn't play tai ti but Blackjack, nice cards yah?

Reaching Pyramid for the 3rd time in one day, we had dinner at Sushi King after we exchange the clothes.

We eat some more with a lot of Wasabi and Unagi and other Japanese-Term-I-Don't-Know-How-To-Spell.

Playing with chopsticks with birthday boy. He is a liar so he has longer nose to support the chopsticks, I'm and honest boy :-)

Burning calories after TWO very big meals.

AND the very next day, my old secondary friend is having her birthday lunch at PYRAMID(AGAIN?!) at Dragon-i

Wee Ping and birthday girl Sheau Lee.

It was my first time there, and the food was ok, but the service is poor, less den an hour I have to leave for my tuition class.

After I teach finish, then I went to Pyramid(AGAIN??!!!) because my family is there, so I met with them and most of my friends who went to the birthday lunch were still there, so we meet up, had a minum time and shopping as well for CNY. After shopping, drinking, eating, mamaking, driving etc, I reach home at 10pm.

5 times to pyramid in 2 days, a weekend to remember.

Happy CNY everyone!!