Monday, December 29, 2008

An Early Ang Pow...

Chinese New Year's coming up in less than a month...
I guess everybody's busy preparing for the best festival in the lunar calendar...
Same goes for me...
I've been back here for almost 9 days...
In these 9 days, I've spring cleaned the porch, painted the gate, grills, the pond, the walls in my porch and god knows what else I've painted...
The only thing I haven't painted are the fishes... =)
Anyways, yesterday, as I was busy painting the wall outside my house, I fell, into a 4 1/2 feet deep drain right in front of my house...
I stepped on a brick and it slipped, so down I went, still holding the paint roller... WTF!

My badly scratched back...
At first, I thought I only hit the wall or something, that's why the ache...
But when I undressed to take a shower, this is what I discovered...
Haihhh, just last month I fell on the stairs, and now this!

I also scratched my arm on the lime plant right beside the drain...
Pretty lucky, huh?
My arm was still covered with paint when I took this picture...
I still have a few more places that I need to finish painting tomorrow...
Hopefully, I don't wake up with a bad body ache!
As it is, I have a huge huge bruise on my back...
It's now maroon in colour...
I better get some rest now...
Cuddles...

Friday, December 26, 2008

Fishing Trips...

I'm back from my fishing trips...
Tomorrow gotta finish painting the house for Chinese New Year, so I decided to blog at this late hour...

On Tuesday, I went fishing with my B & my best friend from Alor Star...
Love going fishing with her coz she's a great company & she's very fun to be with...
The picture above was taken where I normally fished...
See the canal?
Lots of fishes were jumping about that day, but I only got two... Sigh...
On Christmas eve, we went out at about 10.30pm, had roti canai & headed to another fishing spot...
Saw that there were lots of people fishing there too, so we decided to try our luck...

Me & my B...
My B's amazing...
It was freaking cold there & I was freezing my butts off but he didn't even need a jacket...

Cheng & I...
These pics were taken roughly at about 1.30am...
We didn't get any fishes at all by then...
I saw a guy who got a fish which was at least 2 kilos in weight!!!

3.30am... The street was deserted...
But it was brightly lit, that's why we could fish till so late...
We finally gave up at about 4.15am...
Cheng managed to catch 1 miserable fish which was kinda big...
I don't know what fish is that though...

Nah, any idea what kinda fish is this?
About 1 foot long leh...
It's still alive & kicking in my pond... :)

It was raining today...
A wet Christmas, instead of a white one...
Look at the raindrops on my car windshield...
Pretty leh...

Rain till we had to wear raincoats...
These raincoats were actually reserved for Danell's events, but since we didn't get the chance to use them yet, we decided to try them on today...
Raining but we still could camwhore... Ish!

A picture of the happy trio... Hehe
I love this picture... We look so happy!
We went fishing at about errr, 5pm, and finished at about 8...
Today, we got a good catch... 16 fishes in total...
And I caught the most! Yay!

We poured out the fishes into the sink so that Papa could take a look at them...
They're still alive, these fishes can live a while without water...
The longer fishes, called the snake head fishes can hibernate in paddy fields for a few months when the fields are dry...

These are the puyu fishes...
They jump, a LOT!!!
I read once that a kid died coz he was watching the fishes with his mouth open, so a fish jumped into his mouth and went down his airway and blocked it...
So, be careful if you wanna look at these fishes as they can kill!

6 snake head fishes...
I caught the biggest & 2 smaller ones... Yay!
I also caught 5 puyu fishes, the ones in the picture above this...
Sigh, will I get to fish again before I go back to Penang???
It's house painting tomorrow...
Better get some rest now...
Cuddles...

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Padang Besar, Perlis 22/12/08

Gosh, I don't update my blog for a couple of days & the ratings go wayyyyyyyyyyyyyy down...
So kesian leh...
Anyways, I've been back in Alor Star since errr, last Saturday...
Mum had errands & places for me to go...
She wanted to visit Padang Besar to buy some stuff so on Monday, we hit the road...
The journey took about an hour from where I live...
Hmm, I've travelled 4 states in the this month alone...
Scary!

Picture taken at the Padang Besar bazaar...
It's actually at the border between Thailand & Perlis...
Most of the people there speak Thai...
I couldn't understand a word of what they were saying... Darn...

That's the old market square...
Lots of fruits, tidbits & soft toys were sold there...
I bought a new milk bottle bolster...
Things were super duper cheap here...
But you gotta know how to bargain la..

Headscarfs, kitchenware at dirt cheap prices...

Backpacks of assorted designs & colours...

If you run out of cash, not to worry, they accept credit cards too... :)

Tidbits shop...
Here, you can get different flavoured cashew nuts @ RM10 for 3 packets...
Not a bad deal!
Well, we shopped till about 5.30 and then we left...
Our pockets were about RM500 poorer..
That's coz my mum saw lots of orchids for sale... Hehe
She's badgering me to go again very soon, but, I'll think about it la...
Very lazy to drive you know...
Anyways, that's it for now....
Gonna go fishing again....
Last night, we fished till 4am but it's still never enough...
Will blog about that later...
Oh yeah, Merry Xmas...
Cuddles...

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Tang Chek Festival...

Woke up really late this morning...
Well, actually, I woke up in the afternoon already lah...
Mum was already cooking the rice balls...
But I managed to put in the cute ones...
Check out my handiwork....

One of the pigs....
They're so cute can?
Next year must make the eyes deeper already... Hehe

A pair of them... Given to my Papa...
So cute la... I don't have the heart to eat them...

I got a rat...
In the background is my share of the balls...

My B's rat...
Aiyo B, you ate nasi lemak, the sambal still stuck on your spoon leh....

Nah, a collection of the cooked cute little balls...
The smaller pig lost 1 ear... :(

My pig is 1 side deaf... :(
So kesian can?
I'm going fishing already...
Cuddles...

Festival...


Any ideas what those two pigs are???
It's that time of the year again...
The time when children have fun making these sweet deserts with the grown ups...
The time when our hands get whitened with flour...
Yes, my dears, it's glutinous rice balls making season again...
Wow! A year has passed since I last wrote that entry in my Xanga...
Since this is a new blog, I decided to go somewhat wanky this year...
I'm back in Alor Star again, and making these balls...
Those pigs are made from glutinous rice flour...
Check some of these out...

I had two colours to play with this year, so my creative side took over and made these cute little rice balls...

The plain white ones were rolled by my B...
See how neat his work is?!?!?
Mine are the pink ones... (Figures!)
Those weirder shaped ones were also made by me...

Pink and white marbles...
Lovely...

These were made before I made those little pigs...

Since this is still the year of the rat, I even made a pair of them...
Tried to make a pair of ox, but I failed miserably...

Nah, the results of my work...
Including 3 conventional ones...
The ones that you just roll between your palms... :)
Now I have a problem...
They're so cuteeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!
How on earth would I be able to eat them?????
Cuddles...

Anniversary

Happy 1 year 10 months anniversary B...
It has been so wonderful being with you these 1 year 10 months...
It's strange... Just when I thought that I already knew everything there is to know about you, I learn something new...
B, I'm really glad that you took the leave just to be with me...
Let's hope that these 10 days will be filled with lots of happiness & laughter...
Thanks so much for these 10 days B...
I just hope that you don't jeopardize your job or anything just for me...
Anyways, let's go fishing tomorrowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww!!!!
Cuddles B...

Friday, December 19, 2008

Last Weekend...

I went back to Alor Star last weekend...
Sent my cousin sister back to Yan first...
Actually, I did something pretty insane...
Got myself a tattoo...
Yup, a real tattoo, not those stuck on ones...
But, it's still in the healing process so it still looks gross...
Will take a photo of it soon & show you guys...
It's on my lower back... Very sexy can?
My B also got one on his arm...
Of a scorpion... Hehe...
We didn't do much back in Alor Star...
Didn't even have the time to go fishing as we were busy running errands for Mama...
We did have lots of fun at home though...

Here's Pretty, looking as kaypoh as ever...
She loves sitting on that table, looking out at what people are doing...

Pretty again, head popping out of the basket...
We were actually spring cleaning...
Checking out things that we wanted or needed to be discarded...

Hehe, Pretty with my Papa's glasses....
She didn't even shake them off!
So, Xanna, you want a new spokesdog???? =)
Well, guess that's it for now...
I'm probably going back to Alor Star again tomorrow...
Will blog from there next...
Cuddles...

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Teluk Bahang 12/8/08

It has been almost a year since I've been to the beach...
Yeah, I'm living on an island but strangely, I never made the time to go to the beach since I was always so tied up with work and stuff...
So, last Friday, as my cousin sister was here with my nephew, we decided to brave the school holiday crowd and hit the beach...
We packed up a picnic consisting of fried beehoon, fried sausages, nuggets, taiwan sausages, a bottle of chilli sauce and a huge ass cooler filled to the brim with iced water and left...
On our way there, we saw soooooooooo many people...
I was thinking, there goes our picnic...
There were a lot of cars parked along the Batu Feringghi road so we decided to go further up to Teluk Bahang, which was at the end of the road...
Surprisingly, there weren't that many people on the beach...
We reached at about 4.45 pm and it was still blazing hot...
But being the water baby that I am, I didn't wanna waste a single second...
We unpacked and had something to eat before swimming...

I left my handprints in the sand...
Normally people would leave footprints, but I wanted to be different... Hehe

Yup, that's me, with my hair tied up, face devoid of any makeup or suntan lotion...

My B, relaxing... Further away is my nephew...

Finally, I couldn't take it anymore so I went in...
Man, it felt wonderful...
I love swimming in the open sea...

We were in the water till it was about 8pm...
Yeah, I'm that crazy about the sea... :)
Well, I wasn't in there for that long or else I'd be wrinkled... Hehe
We did try to find some clams...

Our catch of the day...
A whole container full of siputs...
Yummy!
My cousin sister scared everyone when she did this...

Tell me, doesn't she look like the girl from the Korean horror movie, the ring??? Hahahahahaha
Sorry if I gave anyone nightmares....
Anyways, we went home in our wet outfits, and I was shivering my ass off!
Reached home, took a long slow shower and came out to fry our siputs...

First, you soak them in salt and water... That's for them to spit out whatever sand that may still be in them...

Then you fry them in chilli paste, sugar, oyster sauce & a little bit of chinese wine...
Remember not to add water when cooking seafood as they will emit their own juices...
Fry till all the shells open up...

Dish them out & yummyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy, stir fried siputs...
They taste almost like lala...
There you have it, Lily's quick stir fried siput....
Cuddles...

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Zoo Negara 8/12/08

I'm baacccccccckkkkkkkkkkkk from Alor Star...
Brand new week, people...
Was neglecting my blog a little as I have so many stuff to blog about but not enough time to do it...
My cousin sister was here last week, so I spent a lot of time with her...
Anyways, here's my long overdue blog on the zoo negara outing with my B, Ju-Yen & Layleng...
By the way, congratulations on your migration, cucu!

So, on Monday the morning after DFC's anniversary, we checked out @ about noon...
Layleng come over to our inn & we headed off to pick up my cucu...
She was already showing symptoms of Cuddly withdrawal, so she jumped at the idea of spending the day with me, letting me torment her & stuff like that.. Hehe
Went for lunch @ Wangsa Maju...
I love the economy rice there...
And, as usual, my cucu was being victimised... Hehehe

Ah Leng enjoying her rice...

Aiyah, Ah Leng's dish looks nicer leh... Why I took the wrong dish ah???

Haihhh, never mind la... Mine also not too bad... Can eat la... :)
Notice the similiarities between this picture and the one posted earlier??? Hehe
Aaahhh, cucu, I so love to torment you when you eat...
Don't ask me why... But I just love it...

Well, we headed off to Zoo Negara & went in...
The ticket was very worth it, at RM15 per head...
First thing we noticed when we went in was the river...

Ju-Yen said it looks like teh peng... (Iced Milk Tea)...
I couldn't agree more...
It was raining that day, but that didn't stop us from having fun...


Us with the giraffes...
Errrm, call me stupid, but, do they sit down???

Us at the pond where there were lots of bangaus...
I think they're called storks...

The elephant...
It looked pretty harmless... Kept reaching out its trunk at us...
Wish I could have pet it...
Only thing is that, it almost sprayed dirty muddy water at Ju-Yen & Layleng... Hehehe
The other 1 was tied up though...

A damn proud peacock...
We tried to get it to open its feathers, but as it was a cold day, the darn peacock was reluctant... Sigh...

Emus, I think...
They don't look big enough to be ostriches...

My B with the emus...
I'm not sure what these are...
1 of the downside of Zoo Negara is that the signs are mostly faded, or, there's no signs at all...

Wallabies...
The 1 on the left looks like an overgrown hamster... Hehe

Ooooooh, kangaroo!!!
This darn fellow won't come closer...
So hard to get a clearer picture of it...
Hmm, I don't have to go to Australia to see kangaroos...
I love being in Malaysia... :)

Ahhh, my favourite part...
The deers...
I tell you, Ju-Yen had most of us almost rolling on the floor with laughter...
Even the stern faced zoo keeper could not contain his laughter...
Let me tell you what happened...
We were supposed to buy fruits @ RM3 per pack if we wanted to feed the deers...

Layleng, 1 time feed, settled already...

Me, 1 time feed, also settled already...

Ju-Yen saying, tak payah la pakcik, saya takut...

1st attempt...

2nd attempt...

3rd attempt... Check out the tongue of that poor deer... Hahahaha

4th attempt, still FAILURE!!!!!
Apparently, she froze each time she tried to get close to the deer...
Hahahahahahaha... I'm still laughing when I think back to those moments...
Finally, I fed the poor deer on her behalf...
*Disclaimer: No animals were harmed in this photo... :)
After managing to catch our breath, we moved on...

Geez! How the f did the tapir get on top of my head?!?!?!?!

Flamingos....

Oooooh, my long lost cousin, Mr Snake!!!!

Hippos... Hey, I meant those in the pond ya??? :D

Penguinnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn!!!
Little white men in tuxedos...............
Unfortunately, the glass were very blur, couldn't get a better shot...

I did manage to get a picture of the 1 swimming though...
They're so adorableeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee...

A whole lot of cows' asses!!! Geez! Is that the way to talk to a lady???

Us on the tram coz our legs were killing us!

Me in front of the tram...
And it was time to say bye bye to Zoo Negara...
We then dropped off Ju-Yen, but not before I made her cry a little...
Sorry cucu, I apologize... :)
But, I do miss you... :D
Anyways, we headed back to Penang @ about 6.45...
Almost got lost around Rawang area, but thankfully we managed to find the entry to the highway...
Stopped at Tapah for dinner & then at Gunung Semanggol for a cup of coffee...
A funny incident happened at G. Semanggol...
Layleng walked in front of us, heading to the bathroom...
But, when I noticed the direction she was heading in, I called out her name...
She looked at me blurly and I asked her, eh Ah Leng, where do you think you're going???
She pointed at the sign and kept pointing at it again & again...

Nah! This is the toilet that she almost walked into...
GENTS!!!!
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
Cuddles...