Thursday, November 17, 2005

I want...

During dinner ...

Papi, Mami : *eat eat munch munch*

GrandPa, GrandMa : *eat eat munch munch*

Yiyi : I WANT DI DI!

Everyone : Huh??! *blur*

Yiyi : I want DI DI!!!

Papi : You want what?

Yiyi : I want Di Di.

Mami : Say again, Yiyi, what do you want?

Yiyi : I want Di Di.

She wants Didi, in Mandarin meaning she wants a little brother. LOL!! And it has been going on for 3 straight days.
I am pretty sure someone has been teaching her that. But who?

Tuesday, November 15, 2005


While driving back from Kuantan, Mami sat behind with Yiyi, while me on the driver seat.

Mami : Oooh!

Papi : What?!

Mami : I just realised I like the smell of Yiyi's armpit.

Papi : You what?

Mami : Her armpit! She's a bit sweaty, and strangely I like the smell! It's a bit salty, mixed with the scent of her talcum powder. hmmmm.....

Papi : .....

Mami : Yiyi, come here, let Mami smell your armpit again... *grab Yiyi*

Yiyi : hehehe...*giggle giggle*


Papi : eww!!!

Mami : You want to smell?

Papi : Noooo....eewwwww!!!

And I thought James, who thinks Jesse's dirty diapers smelt like KFC, was weird. LOL!!

Trip to Kuantan

After reading Belacan's (aka Buaya69) and Twinsmom's trip to Kuantan, we also feel gatal already. So, over the week long Deepa-Raya holiday, we took the opportunity to take a break and drove to Kuantan for a 2D1N stay.

Initially, we made a last minute booking in one of the resort in Cherating. But thanks to Twinsmom, and some bad reviews I found on the net, we decided to cancel that, and went for Swiss Garden Resort and Spa Kuantan instead.

The resort is beautiful and clean. The rooms are big and spacious, and most importantly, clean. We were upgraded to a bigger room, thanks to the manager. Getting there can be quite tricky though, if you don't know your way around Kuantan. If you plan to go there, make sure you have the maps (downloadable from their website). To make things worst, the only Swiss Garden signboard you will see is the one 500 meters away from the resort. And only if you are coming from the Kuantan. If you have the map, note the main intersections name: namely Persimpangan Bunga Cengkih and Persimpangan Berlian.

The drive to Kuantan took us almost 3 and a half hours, with a lunch stop in Bentong. Being Deepavali, traffic was smooth. We reached the resort around 2pm and after checking in, we headed out to 'cari makan'!! :)

As we normally do, we went looking for 'kuih' in villages. Cheap and delicious. We found a few Ramadan Bazaars, got ourselves some kuihs and went cruising around town.

When it's not too hot, we went back to the resort and hit the beach! Yiyi really had some great fun at the beach.

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See, how happy she was.

She also had some fun building sand castles..

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...and at the kids pool.

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Dinner time was a bit dissapointing. While driving around town, we came across a restaurant named Pak Su seafood restaurant. I am not sure how the name came about but the operator is chinese. From outside , it looks good, so we decided to give it a try.

And we regretted it.

We arrived around 8pm and chose our table. No one came to clean or setup our table, nor to take our orders. I have to frantically waved at an auntie to get her attention, only to be told "wait ah, wait ah". After ordering, no one came to get us cutlery nor plates. And the food only came 1 hour 45 minutes later. :(

Well I am a very patience and understanding person. I can really understand that there was a crowd and the kitchen might be understaff, and it would take my food longer to be prepared. But when those people who came later than us and started to eat and leave, I could not take it. Despite numerous requests to them to check on our order, we only got a standard reply.

"Coming ah, coming already".

Yiyi was really tired of waiting and started to cry. At one point, I decided to leave and only pay for our drinks, when finally we got our food. One by one, slowly.

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Stuffed crab

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The taste? So so. The only dish we enjoyed was the spinach soup. Settling the bill was another long wait. And when the bill came, we were billed for things we didn't order. Real teruk.

The next day we hit the pool again. The kid's pool is only about 2 feet deep. Yiyi was able to walk in the pool without assistance. But she thought she was actually swimming. She said "Mami, Mami..Yiyi swimming!" Both Mami and I also took turn at the outdoor jacuzzi, and accompanied Yiyi at the pool.

Overall, it was a relaxing and fun trip. Most importantly, Yiyi had a great time, and we had a great time as well.

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"Papi Mami, can we come here again?"

Thursday, November 10, 2005



Mami will be leaving me.......

I will be alone..........all alone.......

In the office.

LOL!! :)

She has just got an offer from a multinational company she's eyeing for quite some time. A good friend pulled some strings, and last month an interview was arranged. The soon-to-be her boss was impressed with her experience, which fits nicely into the new job.

And today, they offered her the job. :) Congrats Mami.

We have been working together for almost 4 years, in different departments. There are pros and cons for a husband and wife to be working in the same company. The good side, you get to see each other all the time, and you can help each other out. The bad side, you will get involved in the other's work, whether you want it or not. And if the company is financially not stable, both will be affected. I am sure you have heard of the guy who put all his eggs in one basket.

Do you know the one thing she'll miss most if she left?

No...not me lar. LOL! The roti canai in the Level 2 food court!! HAHAHAH!!

Of course, starting again in a new place can be quite daunting. You'll worry whether your performance is up to expectation. You'll worry about how your new office mate will receive you. You'll worry about this and that. But Mami, I think you are going to be just fine. :)

All the best, Mami!