My life: Crappy morning

Some days just start off with crappy events.

- Dad mentioned my car's front tyres looks a lil flat (*btw, how do you say that the tyres do not enough air ha?). Ok, I made a mental note to pump air on my way to work.

- Decided to skip the 1st gas station.

- Stopped at the 2nd gas station, someone was using the air pump. Thought there was another one at the other corner, wanted to drive over. Then a car and stupid motorist acted dumb and blocked my way. Nvm that, I waited and drove over. Car was in an awkward position, reversed and parked nicely. Then noticed it was not an air pump at all. It was actually a diesel pump.
(* Don't ask me why I didn't notice it, I swear it looked similar to the air pump I saw earlier)

-Decided not to waste my time, no air for the tyres, straight to work.

- A few metres before turning in to the barrier gate at the office, suddenly realised I left my tag in the laptop bag in my car's boot. #$!^& No choice but to park aside, came out of the car and retrieve the tag. Made another turn at the roundabout to drive in again.

- As usual, wanted to make my morning coffee. The sugar was out. The helper was refilling. Ok, so I waited. Then when I took my sugar, but somehow the lever turned too much, and I think I would have gotten diabetes from my coffee... Only took a few sips of the coffee, and the rest went to drain.

I don't know what went wrong. I felt everything was ok when I opened my eyes this morning. Just hope the day ends on a right note.

My life: Dad's birthday

This year, dad's birthday would be falling on a weekday. And weekdays are never a good day to celebrate a birthday, as everyone would be busy with work and study. So we decided to celebrate it earlier on a weekend.

Seems like there were friends who were more eager to celebrate the occassion with him. Since he received some nice gifts even before we get to shop for his gift! Ha! Never mind that, I'm dead sure that dad would still like OUR gift the best :P

Started the day together by having brunch dimsum at Taman Connaught. This shop was less crowded compared the popular corner dimsum shop. The service was quite fast, but don't know why the particular dish of "chee cheong fun" never arrived eventhough we reminded them 3 times. And lil sis found a small dead cockroach on her chopstick when she ate the "lor mai kai". Lucky she was opening her eyes when she ate that! At the end, dad told the lady boss about it, and she nonchalantly brushed it aside and took the plate to the kitchen. So yes, that plate of food was FOC.

After brunch, started to drove mom and sis around to shop for the gift. Had earlier decided to get him a small bonsai plant. So we went to 2 nurseries, and got him a nice lil bonsai without ripping my wallet. Lucky mom got a nice pot from her collection, and I transplanted the plant and added a few lil touches, and there we have our DIY bonsai plant, which looks just like what you would get from the shops. hehehe...

Oh, then dinner was a simple affair with roast drumstick, noodles, eggs and dumplings. I must say I love the roasted drumstick alot, as you could savour the aroma of the X.O wine when you bite in the flesh. :P~ Oh, of course we have a birthday cake to top it off. Hmm..come to think of it, we never had birthday cake for dad. haha.. Anyway, we all had fun and all's well ends well. :D


Jalan-jalan: Jonker Street, Malacca

The last few months of the year are always filled with a flurry of birthdays celebrations and many opportunities for indulging in food.

Yesterday was no exception, as I joined N's family for a satay celup (*sticks of fishballs and an assortment of other food dipped in boiling pot of satay peanut sauce) treat at Malacca. There are many of these satay celup shops around the town, but we went to one of those shops along Jalan Ong Kim Wee (if I remember the name correctly, which is near the Jonker Street). It is un-missable, as the shop signs are quite visible, and you will see many people crowding around the shops. And also there are parking spaces just opposite the shops, where you can also park in front of the furniture shops.

There were 3 shops side-by-side, and we chose the leftmost one, which sadly to say, was not as yummy as the one I tried last time (the rightmost shop). Anyway, 5 of us walloped 67 sticks. The last time we had were well over 100 sticks!

After dinner was shopping time in Jonker's Street. This street is supposedly closed to the traffic on weekend nights. There was even a big stage for old timers to have their "Jonker's Street Idol" (*Hokkien song singing competition). Many people were seen sitting there enjoying the show, saw one mat salleh video-recording the performance.

The street is totally not your typical pasar malam fare. Most stalls were selling local handicraft and local food products. There are also many cendol and ABC stalls, laksa stalls and many little snacks to tickle your tastebuds. The best would be to savour a bowl of ice-cold ABC or cendol at the end of your sight-seeing and shopping walk along the street. I bought myself 2 belts (RM15 only!), 2 rings (RM8.90, buy-1-get-1-free, left pic), pineapple tarts (RM5.90 per box) and Aik Cheong coffee powder (RM6 for 0.5kg).

Malacca has always been a nice place to visit or stayover for the weekend. It's only about 2 hours' drive from KL. And I must say the food there have always been a great attraction for me!
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