Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year 2011

Once again the year flew by and we're ushering in a New Year.
And this year, we're saying "Hello" to 2011 with a 'bun-in-the-oven' =)

Yup, we're having a baby soon...and yes, I look like a whale now at 8 months.
Junior is getting pretty big...and so am I =(
A truly unfortunate consequences of having such good appetite while preggers.

I know I haven't been blogging for a long long time.
Working & being preggers at the same time doesn't leave much time for much else (it's tiring lar waddling around like a penguin everywhere)
And now we've been busy shopping for Junior's essentials when he meets us next year.
So many things to buy for a baby...and they're not cheap either *sobs sobs*

So...did I have morning sickness?
Of course lar...but it's probably on the mild side compared to some other preggers mummy I've seen.
I was nauseous (it's like having a permanent hangover after a night of partying) and was prone to puking.
My face also broke out like crazy (damn those pimple causing hormones!) and nothing could help =(
Thank goodness the nausea, puking and pimples all went away when I got into my 4th month.

Did I crave for any special food? doubt about it.
I consumed food like a hungry horse (which contributed to me looking like a whale now).

Mostly it was fast food. McD's are my fav (I can smell the fries...*drools*).
Pizzas too but I try not to have them often.
I was also craving durian and I had lots of them thanks to my father-in-law until suddenly durian season was over =( Those thorny fruits were no where to be found.
I also craved for longan which was in season..then wasn't and now in again? ultimate cravings was for Lychees!!! *drools dreamily*
I want those fresh lychees with red red skin and juicy juicy flesh.
Those in cans from supermarket won't do. No thanks.
I'm still craving for lychees but damn they're not in season *sigh*
Guess I'll just have to make do with McD's then =P

There's so much I wanna blog about...just have to find the time.
For now...Wishing Everyone a Happy Fabulous New Year!

Friday, August 13, 2010

Being stressed out

Okay...I'm not the only person that's stressed in this world...won't be the first and definitely not the last.

People had always said that managing people is the hardest role in the working environment.
I totally agree.
I am bothered by some people's attitude.
Seriously, I actually smiled while I was seething inside like mad.
God, that was a freaking hard thing to do.
Going to have lots of things to learn in my new role.
Managing people would be a priority for now...I just hope I don't end up nuttier than i am now.

Not sure how I'm going to juggle all these new things in the office and also in our personal lives.
When would everything finally settle down? Probably never.

How I wish I can change certain things that's happening...but many things are beyond my control. So let it be.
If it works out, good.
If it doesn't, walk away.

Would it be that easy? I hope so. I want to have that choice. The choice to just walk.

Thursday, August 12, 2010


Lots of events are happening in our lives right now.
Double Tree by Hilton just opened and Eric is super buzy with work =(
I barely get to see him...and when I do, he looks more like a zombie (from lack of sleep).

My closest cousins are moving overseas...super sad about that.
It's good for them of course, but I'll miss them lots.
Melaine is working in Shanghai.
Melissa in Moscow.
And little Ann is going to the USA to study.

Just when I come back, everyone else moves away...
I wish them all the best...just remember to come home to visit.

Many of our closest and oldest friends are getting married in the next few months.
That's goin to burn a huge hole in our pocket.
Unavoidable I guess...just wish Chinese wedding dinners didn't cost so's the guests that are going broke -_-

As for me...there're changes with me too.
Only a handful of people knows about it...well...the time will come =)

Thursday, August 5, 2010


I know...I know...i haven't been blogging much.
There is actually a very good reason for that which I'll reveal in time.

Anyways, I'm feeling super nostalgic today.
Not many of my friends know that I've just started with a new company.
I'm just slightly over 1 month old here.
You know how it is with a new colleagues, new environment, new jobscope, new stress and what's not.
So far, people have been friendly but I've yet to make a real connection and have real buddies.
I'm still kinda sceptical of'll take time I guess.

I was chatting with Regina online when I received an SMS from Lucinda.
Both these gals have been wonderful colleagues and friends since my days with Maersk.
And that's like 5 years back?
Oh my...time does flies.

And suddenly..I'm flooded with memories of those days in Maersk's office.
The group of friends we had..the crazy stuffs we used to do...the fun gossips sessions.
Yes..we worked like crazy chipmunks but we had loads of fun too.
No company is ever perfect, but I had the best colleagues there.
And I miss them all.
Many have moved on in their careers...some moved away...some just lost touch.
If they are all still there...I would've considered going back there.
But that's just life.
The only constant thing in life is change.
I just miss having people that 'clicks' with me.
Maybe I'm feeling what all newbies feel in a new environment...hopefully things gets better soon.

I know I can't turn back time.
But how I wish I could go back to those days in Maersk.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010


realised that nobody understands.
Why am I bottling it up inside?
I just want something that is so simple to do and yet I'm disappointed day after day.
Was it the right decision?
Where do I stand.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010


Life has slowed into a routine lately.
Nothing much is happening but work, eat and sleep.
I'm now craving for some excitement in my life.

There's going to be changes next week...
I'm excited but also worried.
Not sure what to expect so I'll elaborate more once I've survived my 1st day.

I've also been putting on weight like crazy =(
Must do something about it...not eating is NOT an option.
Love my yummy foods too much to give it up!
Just gotta get my fat ass moving...maybe it's time to give that treadmill a try.

The weather has been crazy nice the past few days.
It's so bloody hard to get up from our warm bed when it's raining outside in the morning.
Then it's cloudy the whole day which makes me sleepy in the office.
Not being very productive this week =P

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Early Birthday Present

So...I got an early birthday present =)
Can't believe I got so many offers in such a short period of time.
The hard part is in choosing the right one for me.
After asking advice from many many people, the all gave me the same answer.
It's tempting to go the other way...but my decision is based on long term prospects.
Short term gratification might just come back and bite me on the ass.
I'm hoping it's the right decision *cross fingers*
But I won't know till the time comes.
Here's to my early birthday present...hopefully...more presents to come!

Saturday, June 12, 2010


Sometimes I wonder why I feel like I'm the edge all the time.
I can't seem to settle down...and be truly happy.
Something is missing...I know it.
I wonder if it's me that's causing all this negative energy around me.
I'm restless most of the times...lost in my own crazy thoughts.
Maybe I should cheack myself into a staying at a temple and just meditate to find inner peace.
Maybe I should just not care anymore...the more I care, the crazier I get.
Why should my happiness be determined by someone else?
I'm trying so hard to change....not easy and it's a bloody struggle everyday.
Why can't people just accept us for who we are?
I hope I find what I'm looking for soon...if only to keep me sane.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Moving On

It's been awhile since I blogged. I actually missed blogging but with me back in the work force right now, not much time is left after a day of work. 
Weekends are spent with Eric as he's now fortunate enough to be off on Sundays.
Things will definitely change soon when the hotel opens.

Can't believe I've been working for almost 2 months already.
Time just whoosh by and I'm left wondering what I've done in 2 months.

Work is stressful sometimes.
Confusing in other times.
I'm still learning and I'm going as fast as I can.
But I'm so tired...I'm hoping I'll figure out what I want soon.

Again I feel like I'm back at square one.
The feelings are back and this time, I'm keeping it all inside.
I know it's bad, I know it'll drive me nuts. I have no choice.
How can I forget? How can I not remember?
It still hurts like a bitch.
I tried to let go. God knows I tried but yet it haunts me.
I'm trying to be strong, to be brave.
I'm beginning to feel that I've lost myself in the quest to make others happy.
Walking on eggshells all the time is exhausting...
So many things I'm bottling up inside...when would it end?
Who would understand these conflicting thoughts of mine?

As the sun sets everyday...I feel that I'm drifting further away.
I need an explanation...I want to fucking know why?
And yet that is an answer I'll never know till the day I'm dead and 6 feet under.

So what did I fought so hard for?
Only time will tell if my sacrifices and pain was worth it.
Until then...I'll just fake it till I fucking believe it.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Murphy's Law

Ever heard of Murphy's Law?

"Anything that can go wrong will go wrong"

That sort of sum up my day.
It all started on Tuesday with the the sky pouring cat's & dogs in the afternoon which affected work at the site I'm looking after =(
Wednesday continued being crappy and it kicked into high gear after lunch where we got some unexpected disappointing news which threw things into a chaos.
The sky was threatening to pour again today and I was worried sick.
With dark clouds over our heads, we managed to get some important work done at the site.
I even got down & dirty helping the workers with some planting just so we could finish faster.
Ended the day with a trip to the USJ 8 police station.
Got into a freaking accident right after the USJ 21 Petronas/KFC while heading back to the office.
It's none of my fault as I was the 2nd car in a 4 cars chain reaction.
Nope, I'm not hurt. Thank you for asking.
Just a little shaken as the impact was pretty strong in such a small car.
It's just such a freaking bad day.

Oh...and pimples are popping out all over my face again =(
And I'm fucking putting on weight from stress eating.
Room in a mess...closet in a in a mess.
Bills to pay...income tax to declare...things to fix.
Even my pedicure is in a sad state =(
Talk about pushing one over the edge.

I so need a hug right now but Eric's in Singapore.
He better cross his fingers and hope that he doesn't come home to a crazy wife @_@

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Ink Stains

So...yesterday I had a meeting with a client of ours and I wore one of my nicer working shirts which was beige in colour.
We walked around the site and I was taking notes while sweating like a mad woman.
After the meeting, my boss said to me " have ink on your shirt"
I managed to draw graffity on my beautiful shirt with black ink -_-

Everyone told me it's hard to get ink out from fabric and it obviously made me quite upset lar...with my stupidity.
I should've been more careful with such a powerful weapon in my hands trotting around in 3 inch heels with a big document bag on my shoulder and a notebook!
What can a working gal do?
Well....thank goodness for Google!
Once I got back to the office, I quickly Google on how to remove ink stains from clothes.
Found this great tip on eHow on how it's done.
I'm a little sceptical on using hairspray so I tried with nail polish remover instead.
And it freaking worked!!!
At first I freaked out a little as the nail polish remover actually made the ink spread into a bigger mess...but I kept blotting and blotting with cotton buds until the ink was almost all gone =)
There was still a faint shadow of the stain (my shirt is beige) so I put some detergent on it and and rub it a little.
Rince it off and even the shadow was gone *jumps around happily*
So there you go...if you need to get ink stain out from your favourite shirt...give nail polish remover a try...I can't vouch for the hairspray as I didn't try that method.
We do learn something new everyday =D
(No pics as I was too anxious to remove the stain and only thought about it after it was done)

Oh..and I'm also getting fat =( =( =(
It's all Eric's fault...supper is too good to resist! *sigh*
I've also spend quite a bit on office attire over the weekend...I do need more though.
I'm currently wearing clothes from donkey years ago...they still fit okay.
I still need =P

On a side note...I'm hating service providers *growl*
They seriously get on my nerves.
One of them actually hung up on made me so bloody pissed.
I lodged a complaint...serves her fat ass right for messing with me.
I'm not going to let her off so easy.
We're paying them a sizeable amount every month and this is the kind of crappy services they give their customers.
Gotta cool down...not worth stressing myself over such idiots.

On a happier note...Eric found a car he likes and we're in the midst of getting it.
Hopefully it'll be coming home soon with us *cross fingers*
And the office is filling up with new was so lonely sitting here in the department all by myself.
I'm glad to say I'm working with super nice people...they're friendly and fun but of course there are exceptions.
We just ignore those sourpuss.
It's a nice change of environment from working in a MNC company.
Less SOP, less stress, less politics and best of all, less people looking over your shoulders and trying to step all over you.
Of course there's pros and cons in any far, I'm happy here.'s only my 3rd we'll see how things goes in the next few months.
I just can't stand so much inefficiency and delays...sigh...just gotta learn to be more patient *breathe in, breathe out*

Friday, April 2, 2010

Crazy Busy

Haven't been blogging much lately as life has suddenly gotten pretty busy.
Don't have much time to do stuffs since I started I miss my bumming days =(
I've also been falling asleep in front of the tv after work coz I'm exhausted...not really from work but lack of sleep since Eric gets back pretty late.
Once a workaholic...always a workaholic -_-

Since it's April's Fool day suddenly occured to me that it has been exactly 1 year since I was admitted into Kiang Wu hospital.
Thank goodness I've been pretty healthy since then *cross fingers*

Oh...our water heater died on us last night when we're halfway through our shower -_-
One minute there's hot water...before we know it...we're having a cold shower.
It totally skipped my mind today to get someone to come and fix I had another cold shower tonight *sigh*

So many things to do and there's just not enough hours in a day!!!
The library is still in a mess...I know...I know...I just didn't have enough time to get it done lar.
It's a chore to iron shirts for work...I can never seem to get it right =(
I don't even bother with one is going to notice okay.

We've yet to get a car for Eric...that's high on the priority list.
Oh...and I need to get a working bag so I can stuff documents in it when I visit sites and clients.
I need shoes too (darling...I do okay...all my working shoes are old)
Not too mention the mountain of bills =( =( =(

It's tiring just looking at the to-do list...I'll just sleep on it for now...can barely focus.
And I've also started to bring work home *slaps forehead*
Should really get started on it now...

Monday, March 15, 2010

It's good to be back

...but I've been eating too much (sigh...putting on weight again) and sleeping too little!

Eric seems to want to eat everything in sight and I can't even remember being hungry since we stepped foot on Malaysian soil.
Had been out and about (eating!!!) and at the same time ferrying Eric to work while we sort out logistics issues.
I've also been busy with interviews for jobs and soon I'll not be bumming more sleeping till more FBing the whole more shopping on weekdays....but it's all good.
I can't wait to work again =D
I know I sound kinda crazy and many of you would gladly knock me on the head with your laptop...but seriously, after being a bum for almost 2 years, the boredom is getting to me.
Before you say it...the baby will come when it comes okay...I'm not even 30 yet...still got time lar ;P

Talking about starting work...I should really get my lazy ass moving and sort out our closet.
I am in serious need of a HUGE walk in closet.
I have loads of clothes. So does Eric.
Lol...most of his clothes are still in bags we brought home from Macau =P
Stuffs are everywhere and they're getting in the way.
And more will be heading our way soon as friends and Eric's sis help bring more of our stuffs back!
OMG...where to put everything lar O_o

Aiyoh...and the library is still in a mess =(
My goal for the next 2 weeks would be to sort out our closet and library.
I'll do it even if it means not cooking or farming for a day *gulp*
I will do it...I will do it...I WILL DO IT!!!

Now...another countdown begins =D

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Tchau Macau...

This will be our last day in Macau and tomorrow we'll be touching down in Malaysia Truly Asia =)
Yes, Eric and I are moving back to KL.
For good...that is...until Eric gets another career opportunity overseas.
This move home happened in a flash...just like that time when he told me he got a job in Macau.
Eric was offered a position with a new hotel opening in April smack right in the center of KL city.
I'm sure it's gonna take him some time to get use to the traffic madness after spending years in relatively jam-free Macau. time flies...we've been in Macau for slightly more than 2 years and this little enclave has become a 2nd home to me.
I'm going to miss the friends we made here...especially Nicolette my gossip and drinks buddy.
Definitely will miss the yummy siew yoke (roasted pork) rice from the aunty's shop down the street *drool*
And also the cheap massages, mani and pedi, food and shopping in Zhuhai.
Not forgetting my fav bubble milk tea =(
Totally appreciate the wonderful and affortable public transportation around the islands.
Oh...I will miss the beautiful casinos too especially their complimentary drinks and also the use of their well equiped and clean washrooms =P 

It's bittersweet to leave Macau but the memories are going to come home with me to KL.
I'm happy that we're going home and we'll definitely be back in Macau to visit friends and lady luck =)

So this is it...tchau Macau!!!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Jin Yuan Restaurant @ Charming Hotel, Zhuhai

A few nights back Eric and I were in Zhuhai to have dinner with his colleague.
Charming Hotel is located right outside the Gongbei Bordergate...once you get out of the China immigration, you'll see the hotel on the left.
Take the elevator up to Jin Yuan Restaurant.

Appetizer tasted like pig's stomach soup. The lotus roots has a nice bite to it and it's yummy.

First time I'm trying a corn drink. It's hot and tasted like well...corn. The texture is smooth and not too thick which is quite nice.

One fish for each person at the table...

...'cause the fish is only as big as my bowl

Mantis prawn with lots of fried garlic

Mui choy kau yuk (pork belly with mushy vege)

One crab per person too as it's only as big as my fist.

Not much meat but lots of eggs in the crab and it's yellow. Normally I don't eat crab eggs but this one is pretty yummy.

Looks like normal stir fry vege but the secret's fried using pork oil =P This is how a healthy dish become super sinful.

Deep fried carrot cake stuffed with meat dessert which was too chewy for my liking.

Mango pudding with evaporated milk. Me likey mango =)

Deep fried durian ball turned out pretty good. The skin was oily but the durian filling has a creamy bitter after taste.

Recently, Eric's sister was in Macau and she was craving for some exotic dish.
We went searching for the shop and found it near St. Paul's Ruin.

It's a tiny shop with just a few tables and that's the chef in the one man kitchen.

Guess what's in this bowl of dark starchy soup?

This is snake meat soup =D
The taste of ginger overwhelmed my tastebuds and it made me wonder if it's to mask some weird smell of snake meat. The snake meat itself didn't taste weird ('cause all I could taste and smell was the ginger lar) but the texture was extremely rough and dry. Kinda like overnight chilled old chicken breast meat. If you're in Macau and feel like having some snake for snack time...this is the place.

Meet Goofy the toy Poodle. He's so cute isn't he? Goofy is Joe's doggy and we met him when Joe invited us over to his house for dinner last night.

So much food for just 5 people. I almost fell asleep on the couch after dinner...

Goofy joined Eric and I on the couch and took a liking to Eric's hand...*lick lick lick*

He even held on to Eric's thumb to to keep it cute <3

And more cuteness....
Braxton at 5 months old! He's so heavy already and so friendly*hugs*

The weather in Macau is super depressing.
Cold and wet the whole day =(
Will be super duper busy for the next few days and the I shall be in shorts again!

Sunday, March 7, 2010


ME...that's who!

No idea why but I've been getting myself into stupid situations lately.
I've fell down twice on my knees in 1 week and now I have horrible bruises to show for it.
Maybe I've been gaining too much weight too rapidly and lost my balance.
I've got a bruise on my arm and I've got no idea how it came about.

The temperature in Macau is falling ridiculously fast.
It was mid 20s yesterday and now it's about 14 degrees.
What's up man?
I've already washed all our winter stuffs and packed them away =(

So anyways, I had to go to the shop to buy some stuffs and throw trash into the rubbish bin which is located bout 500m away (yes, no rubbish bin for our super duper old apartment ok).
But the only thing on my mind was the bubble milk tea I'm going to get from Donago.
God...I love the bubble milk tea in Macau...none in Malaysia could even come close to the ones we get here.
I went to the shop, bought what I needed, grabbed a cup of bubble milk tea and happily made my way home chewing on the bubbles.
When I reached home...I realized I forgot to take the trash out -_-
I'll just go tomorrow lar...I don't want to climb 4 flights of stairs and walk 500m(one way!) just to get rid of trash.
I'm just lazy and it's freaking cold outside okay.
My not so skinny ass prefers to be indoors.

Oh...and I've been encountering weirdos again....sigh
And of all places, in the casino.
You would've think that weirdos doesn't go to such places and they wouldn't try anything stupid 'cause there's camera everywhere except the washrooms.
Not too mention the amount of security guards keeping an eye on things on the floor.
Just my luck...I met two.
Can't a gal have peace playing the slot machine huh?
I was happily pressing the button hoping to hit the jackpot when these two dudes came up next to me and stood really really close.
I hate it when strangers or people I don't like do that...haven't they heard of such a thing as 'personal space'?
Immediately I felt damn uncomfortable and weirdo alert warning bells started going off in my head.
I've bumped into too many weirdos and I could spot them easily lar.

Anyways, they started to talk to me in Mandarin which I understood of course.
But I just stared at them trying to indicate to them I don't speak Mandarin and hopefully they leave me alone after that.
I find that this trick works with less persistent weirdos but obviously these two had the persistence genes in them.
They kept pestering me in Mandarin asking me how to play the slot.
Hello???!!! Just fucking feed money into the machine and press the button.
When I continued to ignore them, they started to speak to me in Cantonese.
Now they are curious about my nationality.
And then they actually asked me in English!
Lol...and I still ignored them.
Finally one of the slot attendance auntie saw my distress and came to me rescue.
I whispered to her in Cantonese that the two guys needed help with the slot and I tried to make my escape.
I then overheard the conversation between auntie and the weirdos as I was cashing out my money from the machine...

The conversation was in Mandarin.

Auntie : What you want?
Weirdos : We were asking her to teach us how to play this game.
Auntie : You don't have to ask her. I can teach you.
Weirdos : Where is she from?
Auntie : Come, I teach you how to play.
Weirdos : Where is she from?
Auntie : It's none of your business where she is from!!!
Weirdos : We want to know where she is from only mar...

Lol....I left right after that so I don't know what happened next.
That is the only time I appreciate how rude those aunties can be =P
Serves those weirdos right...but as I look back at the whole thing again, it's kinda funny.
I was in no danger of course since the casino was pretty packed and security is tight.
Just that I don't like weirdos.
I'm a friendly person...truly I am =)
Just don't approach me in such a creepy way...actually, I'm sure no gals would appreciate such a move.

Is it just me or do you gals attract weirdos too?
Maybe I just have a sign on my forehead inviting them to say 'Hi' -_-

Monday, March 1, 2010

Mezza9 @ Hyatt Macau

Macau is humid, misty and foggy at this moment.
Tiles in the house has water drops on them...don't be surprised if you find puddles of water on the floor.
Stairs are wet from the humidity.
Same for the windows.
No rain.
The problem with such humidity is MOLD!!!
They're starting their invasion =(

Anyways, had been busy these past few days.
Eating too much yummy food and piling on the weight.
And I've yet to lose the weight I gained in Sitiawan...sigh

Celebrated Chad's birthday at Mezza9 at the new Grand Hyatt yesterday.
The restaurant has a nice ambiance and it reminds me alot of Rossio.
We had a table tucked between the open kitchen which provided a clear view of chefs cooking. 

Mezza9 serves Macanese, grill, sushi & sashimi with a cellar and bar too. 

I was entranced with the shiny balls hanging above our table.

Assorted sushi & sashimi platter to the melt-in-your-mouth toro (tuna belly)

Raw sweet prawn with fish roe

Crab cake
Mixed seafood platter with lobster, oyster, scallops, tuna, prawns and some fish.
Mixed grill with lamb, beef, chicken and sausage
Red and white wine for me
Beautiful pool just outside the restaurant.

Birthday boy blowing out his candle.

Bailey's souffle with ice cream...yummilicious

More desserts =)

I was the only person on our table who wasn't a chef.
So obviously the topic of the night is about the melon is oh so sweet and they had to find out where mezza9 got them from.
About the texture of sushi  rice, the tuna sashimi, the sauce, the get the drift.
While the chefs went on and on about the food and kitchen...I was happily stuffing myself with food =P
The best thing about eating with get to try all the yummy stuffs! doesn't hurt that they know the Mezza9 chefs too =)

Had a great time last night and it continues tonight.
Will be heading to Rossio for dinner which no doubt I'll stuff myself silly again. pampered my tummy is...

Friday, February 19, 2010

Golden Tiger Reunion Dinner

Was in Sitiawan for CNY and boy, was the weather hot hot hot.
I could sweat even while sitting under the fan in Grandma's house.
We were the first to arrive in Sitiawan and soon the whole family started to trickle in one by one till the house was full.

Somehow, the spirit of CNY only comes alive when everyone is squeezed into the house together while cookies and conversations flying in all directions!
It's the havoc of having little cousins running here and there...adults catching up on gossips... that somehow makes me appreciate having such a large family.
Various personalities all thrown together for a few days means many funny moments and drama =P
Okay lar...the havoc and craziness is great for a few days only.
I like my home to be peaceful and quiet.

The 1st visitor caused lots of excitement in Grandma's house....

Uncle John brought home a large roast piggy!!!

It's super yummilicious as the tasty meat is still warm and juicy with crunchy golden brown skin *drool*

Poor piggy got chopped up...

As usual, the hype of CNY is the reunion dinner and everyone dressed up even in little Sitiawan. boggles the mind but I dressed up too =P

Reunion dinner was at Bei King Restaurant's new building. Bei King is famous as they serve the best Foochow food in Sitiawan. We've been to many restaurants in the past but I still like Bei King the best =)

From the deco...most likely this place would be hosting lots of wedding banquets in the future.

The hall was very spacious and everything is new with good ventilation. I reckon it could accommodate more than 100 tables.

Sat at table No. 25. In the past, they would put our family name on the table cards and now that got replaced by a number =(

Before anything else, Melaine wanted to camwhore =P

I'm wearing my RM30+ dress...I know it's black okay...that's why I had my red spaghetti top on as well =)

There's this very peculiar habits of Sitiawanites...whenever there's a dinner banquet be it wedding, birthday'll find plastic bags on the table. That's for you to tapau(take away) the leftovers. It's a common practice, so no need to feel shy =P

Clockwise : Me, Melaine, Sarah, Ann & Hannah

1st dish of the night...lou sang

Royal Salute 21 years old =)

Four season dish which looks kinda bland and unappetizing. tasted pretty good thanks to the amount of yummy seafood used to prepare the dish. There's scallops, sea cucumber, sea asparagus, clams, fish and fatt choy (the black stringy moss)

Shark's fin soup topped with dried scallops.

I like the light texture of the soup as it's not starchy. Just wished that they didn't put sliced ham into the just doesn't go well together with the shark's fin.

With 2 brothers as my bodyguard...

Edwin - he's only 14 and so much taller than me!!!(btw...I'm wearing 4 inches heels), Me, Nic and Cheng Yan who is only 11 years old. Wonder what my aunts are feeding these boys =P

Edwin was kinda shy to take pic with all his pretty cousins ;P

I'm the oldest among all the cousins in the pic...

Braised pork and chicken with man tau

Cod fish steamed and fried. Gone in 5 mins. It was that yummy.

A signature Foochow dish. Fish maw in sweet and sour soup. It was a little spicy but I loved it. The soup was thick enough and the fish maw has a nice bite to it.

Braised mushrooms...

Fried prawns and soft shell crabs with salad on the side.

Desserts were longan with mango pudding and some pink kuih

These signs got people to stop in their tracks and looking baffled. When I first noticed the "pipe" and "shoes", I actually thought they had a smoking room and a shoe closet (no idea why I thought that people needed a place to store their shoes when they go for dinner in this place). In case you're still's Male(pipe) and Female(shoes) signs for the washroom. Guess Sitiawanites are kinda creative when it comes to things like this.

Our family needed 4 table for the reunion dinner and that's without everyone in the family present.
Eric's in Macau, cousin Melissa is in Russia, aunt Belinda's family is in the USA and aunt Helena's family couldn't join in our non-Halal dinner.
We miss all of I wish everyone could be there together.

Anyways, in our family, angpows are given out right after dinner when everybody gathers in Grandma's house.
Grandma will start the ball rolling and soon it gets a little chaotic as we go around hunting for my little(who were playing fire crackers) and not-so-little(you know who you are =P) cousins to give them their angpows.
I received a few angpows myself...Eric too =)

How fast the year goes by and how fast my cousins grow up.
If only time could slow down a little...I feel like I'm getting old really fast too!

Here's wishing everyone had a joyous and memorable reunion dinner with family and friends.

Gong Xi...Gong Xi!!!
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