Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Standing strong!

My cousin send me this video, and I'm so so touched with it after I've watched it...



A salute to Nick Vointage!!




video

This video is about a man that had lost all his limb, and demonstating how from lying on a desk and getting up without using any hands and legs...

Monday, March 23, 2009

相守有那么难吗?

相爱很难,相守更难,偕老更是难上加难...



我的某个朋友,今天告诉我说,他的枕边人出卖了他... 现下的他无家可归,也心灰非常... 当他的朋友,只能精神上安慰他,也没能做些什么实质上的东西...



类似的状况很是时常在我身边发生,这是叫做世事无常吗?难道说,当两个人决定在一起过人世的时候,一有状况发生,即便是一些小摩擦,能导致两人恶意相向吗?既然都能在一起过人世,那为什么不能好好相处呢?

我真的不明白...

Friday, March 20, 2009

CNY Reunion Dinner

Today is the night for Reunion Dinner.... This year is much better, cause we have manage to finish the cleaning yesterday night... Then, mum made us dinner, a very very tasty dinner.... We had dinner at around 5.45pm... And the dishes for the dinner, is irresistible!!! Each dishes for Chinese new year reunion dinner has their own meaning, and there are some dishes that is a mush for reunion dinner...


~The Reunion Dinner~

~Tomato prawns, man, with the sweet and sour taste...~


~Fish, with the meaning of reching higher with every step(步步高升)~



~Lettuce, with the meaning of prosperity(生财=生菜)~



~It's a bit different than the chicken you would have out side, and we choose herbal chicken, because we like it!!!~

~Tri colored vegetables, and the meaning, I don't know...~


~The soup, was suppose to have lotus soup, but choose this one instead, cause the ingredients had been in the fridge for some time...~



We finished dinner around 6.25 pm, then start out with the last cleaning we had, which is washing the floor outside... I didn't join the troop, cause Mosquito didn't wanna do the dishes, so I have to do it... The 5 of them, with 3 adults really washing the floor, and with 2 devils playing with water, I can actually hear shouts from them even I'm in the kitchen...

~The final rinse of for the floor~


~Bringing out the new sets of chopstick to use during new year, bought from Korea!!!~



After the cleaning, we went to town, for last minute shopping, but didn't buy anything, cause we had bought all the stuff we wanted...

Then, we decided to head back home, since there are so many people in town. We went back and took shower. Err, the shower is a bit different than the normal shower we had... This shower is taken along with some flowers and pamelo leaves, as the elder says, to clean away the bad luck from last year... After each and every one took turn of showering, Mosquito only found out that we did not take out the biscuits and cookies, and mandarin oranges!!! So we quickly arrange every thing and every thing need to be done before 12 o'clock midnight...



~Forgot what is this call, but mum ask me to stick it to the basket~



~The biscuits and cookies and other stuff, after put in the container, then up to the table~


Every thing are all set!!! Once reach 12 o'clock, the neighborhood start playing with fire works and fire crackers... Poor Terry, he's afraid of fire works, once the fireworks start, he had to run into the house and hide under the computer table... Poor him...




~Yay, fire crackers, nice huh~



~Another fire crackers, being thrown by me~

CNY Eves

Chinese new year is just another few days ago.... As usual, the whole family started cleaning the house!!! (I have already started a 2 weeks earlier, but given the size of the bloody house, it's quite impossible for me to finish cleaning everything!!) So 1st thing 1st, to get the study room clean. OMG, you should have seen the dirtiness of the room.... And it's in a mess!!! Me and Abi was cleaning the study room, dad and mosquito is redesigning the kitchen, and mum is cleaning her room, and Mei Mei? stopping herself in making more mess.....

Then, we need to clean the windows, the doors, the floors, the pianos, wipe the walls, etc., etc. Although we had a long week end to clean the house, but with the size of the house, and with only 4 person that get used of CNY cleaning, plus an apprentice(Abi, I'm training her to help with the house chores), 3 days is not enough, plus we need to decorate the house, and was the floors outside the house.... I just hate big house!!!

Lahad Datu - Sandakan Trip

Was just an ordinary Saturday, with Monday is a public holiday, I didn't do any planning towards the long weekend... A Really normal morning, fussing my sisters to wake up, starve to death because the devils woke up late... The around 11.00 a.m., mum called back and asked us to pack up our things to go to Lahad Datu.... I was stunned, because dad had went to LD a few days ago. Then mum said dad asked us to go..



mum:"Eh, go ask the devils to pack up their things... We are going to LD..."
me:" huh? how come so suddenly?"
mum:"your dad ask us to go down to spend the public holiday with him..."
me:" heh?! then how we go down there?"
mum:"we drive..."
me:"......"



I was speechless, cause driving to LD, even or dad, need about 6 hours plus... Plus, me and mum dun really drive long range much, and that time is already 11.00 already.. Then...

me:" har? now 11.00 liao wor... by the time we reach there it's gonna be around 8.30 pm, you and dad crazy ka?"
mum:"I dun care, you go wake up your sisters and I give you one hour to get everything set!!"





~It's across the Sabah, and it's by driving~

I haven't even finished what I wanted to say, then she hangs up the phone.. She is crazy!!!! Get every thing set in an hour?! Pardon me, I need to explain what I need to do in an hour : get the devils up and get them pack their things, and they are slowpokes; need to prepare light meals for the journey; get contact my cousin to get the stupid dog feed while we are gone; pack my stuff; check the security of the house; do the laundries; throw out the rubbish and clean the washing basin, in case there are armies of ants; start the car, get everything into the car.... Man, my mum is crazy. But I manage to do everything in an hour... Then mum comes back around 12.30 and we start our journey....

Not much commotion during the journey from our house on the way to Kundasang, except I almost get mum to go to the wrong way to Kudat.... I'm not really good in going to Ranau, but much better in getting to Kudat... Well, either way could get us to Lahad Datu, but the way I shown to mum need another hour to reach Lahad Datu. We had a small pit stop at the KFC in Ranau, then happily set off again... From Ranau to Telupid, was quite rocky, and cause we were quite hungry, we start munching on n the KFC, then suddenly, mum warn us that a big bump is coming up.. We were quite used to those bumps, as dad always runs over them without telling us and send us really flying in the mid air... So we were quite prepare for the bump, as I was holding a box of fried chicken, and Mosquito is holding a box of Cheesy Wadges... Then....
Over the bump, we are flying in mid air, as well as the chicken and Cheesy Wadges.......

It made quite a mess, and plus before, I accidentally spill the "猪肠粉"... We were lucky that dad wasn't in the car that time, cause if he is, we'll be scolded really badly... Then from Telupid, mum switch driver with me, and I need to drive to the check point at the junction to LD and Sandakan. Then from there, mum will continue again all the way to LD... We almost gone the wrong way, when we were a big round about... Mum said She never seen the round about before, and wanted to turn the car back to the Check point, then I said is the right path, just keep to the 12 o'clock exit... Mum don't really trust me cause at the beginning I almost get her to the wrong way... Mum and me continue argue then suddenly, mosquito shouted:"Aiyor!! Go look for a bloody sign board then we know we are at the right path or not!!!" Just as she said, a sign board came up and indeed, we are at the right path... I'm remember clearly that dad said something bout the round about, so, I win this time... He he he he...
We have another 45 mins more to reach the LD town, then dad keep on calling us every 15 min, asking how many miles more to the town (he can't call earlier cause the there is no line for some part of the road...)... Then, finally we reach!!!! Straightly, we went to Dovist to have our late dinner... Then, we went to Elite Score Hotel (basically is where the new dorm for the directors...). Mosquito wondering if she will "fat one" again or not, and she was quite worry, cause every time she been to LD she sure got sick...
After dinner, we went back to the "Hotel", me and mosquito share a room, and the other 4 of them share another room. Me, mosquito and dad went to our room to get the beds ready... dad said we could use the cupboard, then I go open it up. Suddenly, a "xiu keong" showed up in front of me, then I go scream... Wa ah ah ah... 1st time I scream because of cockroach... Then Abi scream upstairs in my dad's room... The reason, same as me.... Wa ha ha ha
The next day we went looking for food, so we went to Dovist again... I had curry, man, the curry is so damn nice, rich in coconut milk..... They only had the curry for noodle, but not for rice. Mosquito wanted to eat rice (饭桶一个!!!), and only want a plain rice and the curry, so me and mum order 2 bowls of curry, and mosquito ordered only plain rice, and she go hijack some curries from me and mum...




~The curry I've ordered, and came along with yong zhap (酿炸)~




~Sam's plain rice with curry hijacked successfully~


We planned to stay in LD for 2 nights, but didn't, cause the next afternoon, after shopping in the only shopping mall in LD (mosquito finally got to buy herself a pair of jeans), dad said we go to Sandakan... it's only an hour plus to Sandakan.. On our way to Sandakan, we stopped by at one of dad's construction site, the Sandakan Dam.

To be honest, it's very rare that people get a chance of visiting these kind of place. I have been to the dam during it's start of construction, and in the dam, you can still see a some houses and a lot of trees... This time, I can only see water...



~The construction site~

~You can't really see how huge the place is from here~




By the time we reach to Sandakan, it was night time. We da pau yong zhap on the way back to hotel, and also had dinner on the way... We had seafood as usual, then suddenly dad got a call from his friend to go sing Karaoke with him. So instead of going back to hotel straightly to hotel, we made a turn to the Pub... We stay there for an hour, then dad send us back to hotel 1st, he and mum freshen up a bit before going back to the pub...

We, the 4 devils, stay in the hotel quietly and watched TV. Mei Mei fell asleep while waiting for mum and dad to come back. Then around 1 in the morning, when dad reach home, all hell break loose... Dad rang the bell continuously, and before I go get the door, I'm damn sure that he's drunk!!

Finally he's asleep, and OMG, the snores from him.... sigh... Then in the middle of the night, I need to fight the blanket from mosquito, as you see, 4 of us sleeps in the king bed, where mum and dad squeeze in the single bed, and with Mei Mei and Abi's bad sleeping habit, me and mosquito didn't had much sleep that night...

Then we go had brunch the next day at the famous Bak Kut Teh(肉骨茶) in the town... The Bak Kut Teh in Sandakan is quite different from those you get in KK or KL. It's spicy, and instead you have rice to go with that, you can actually have it with vermicelli... And the meat balls are so so nice.. The prawns, are fresh!!!! And the veges actually goes with the soup very nicely!!!


~We ordered the prawns, the kidney, the meat, meat balls and some veges~


~Yum!!! You can actually have a few bowls of rice and still not getting enough of it!!!~




~Quite extraordinary to eat without rice, and the soup is mamamia!!~

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Korea Family Trip 15~16 Dec 2008

A family suprised trip. We went to Korea for 6 days..... Was the 1st time that the whole family went overseas together!!!

On the the 1st day, well, should say night, we went to the airport and fly over to Korea, then arrived there the 2nd day.Was so funny in the airport, we packed every thing that we need to bring to Korea, but there is one thing that mum and dad forgot to pack extra -- SMOKES!! Lol, they only got a pack... With the speed that they smoke, it will be gone within a day, and they would not survive for the whole trip. Ah Wei did buy some smokes, but only 5 packet, plus the one that mum and dad brought, in total there is 6. Lol, they were so jimat during the whole trip, and the 6 packet needs to be share amongst 4, dad, mum, Ah Wei, and Noel.... And they din buy it in Korea, coz was super expensive...

Once we reach, our 1st destination is to the shooting scene of "Jewel In The Palace - 大长今". It was freezing cold there. Even though I had been to Korea the week before, as a tour leader with another tour, but it was totally different feeling with family.


After the shoothing scene, we went to another shooting scene , "Winter Sonata - 蓝色生死恋". And to be honest, I have no feeling at all at the scene... Cause I din watch the bloody sappy drama... But I really had most feeling when I went to the shooting scene for "Jewel In The Palace"....


Then, we had our lunch before proceeding to the nest destination.... It was the 1st meal we have in Korea, exclude the nasty flight meal we had in the plane.... Just one word, Yummy!!!


~LUNCH!!! Nice combination, and I like it very very much!!!~



Then, we went to the temple. It's a Bhuddist temple, and i found that there are some resemblance with some of the temple in our country, but still quite different... LOL...


After the temple we head to hotels... What a night... We had a traditional way of sleeping in that hotel, called "Kang", well, mainly is sleeping on the floor like the Japanese did... During the whole trip, we had three meals a day, we are so well fed, but we digested ti really fast, due to all the walking and exercising...

~Our diner 1st night~


~The side dishes~


One experience that I would never forget of is the SKI!!!! We had some lunch before heading to the mountain... Too bad that it wasn't cold enough, and on that day it was raining!! The tour guide said that it is rare to rain during that season and along with thunder... But yet, we had fun!!!!
~The awesome lunch~




One of the famous meal in Korea is the BBQ. Is BBQ pork, and it's very very nice.. You get to BBQ yourself and the meat supply is unlimited, as long as you finish what you refill... Man... Super tasty!! And the way they eat the BBQ is a bit different, where they put the done pork with a bit of rice in a leave of lettuce, then you roll it, and put the whole thing in your mouth...Yumm...
~BBQ in progress~

~That's me cutting the meat!!~

We did went to another temple during the trip, but this one is kinda different, it's a Sleeping Bhuddah temple. The scenery there was terrific!!! And the temple is surrounded by trees and hills... And the atmosphere is serene, peaceful and quiet...

We also had a chance to visit the "Everland", which is the biggest theme park in Korea. It is also treated as the Koreans' Disneyland. The theme for that month, of course, is christmas, and every inch of the place is decorated very festively. There are outdoor games, as well as indoor one. Was super fun!!!



~Korea's special mee, very nice....~

There are always different kind of meals in Korea, where most of them are delicious... I actually finds it that they seldom have fried stuff.... Wonder why.....

~Shitake Pot, the taste is very very natural sweetness~

~Stone Bowl Rice, one of the famous Korean Dish~

Before we head back to KK, we got a chance in experiencing the Kimchi making. In fact, we alsp got a chance to try on their tradition clothing...

~Ingredients of making Kimchi~

The only meal I don't like of all the Korean dish is the one we had on our last day before the flight. It's actually ok, but i don't like it cause of the strong smell of herbs.. We were enjoying our meal while looking around of the interior design of the shop. Then, we found some message written on the wall. This shop is kinda special, where customers are encourage to leave a message on the wall, and we found out that there were also some Malaysian been there before, and there is one dated only 2 days before us.

~The herb dish~

Things in Korea are quite cheap, assuming you know where to shop. Ah wei actually got me a winter coat in Myung Dong, a fashion street, for only RM 27!!! Then the other night when me, Ah Wei, Mosquito and Noel when lurking around the street near our hotel, and Mosquito got herself a cool winter coat for only RM 24.30!!! And Ah Wei got two piece of long sleves blouse for 5000 won for 2, meaning it's only 13.50 for 2!!! And the Korean instant noodle is very cheap, compared to those you could get in Malaysia, not to mention that the taste is different...