Wednesday, February 20, 2008

(Fourteen Day of Chinese New Year)

At Dai Gu Ma's Place; KL:

Uncle Eddy, Uncle Wai keong and his kids came by for a visit.
We had FUN!
And the adults had Karaoke Session with Dai Gu Jiong's 
NEW Karaoke system....
They sounded GREAT....
*but just between you and me*
I think it was the SYSTEM!!
Not the adults!!
*Cheeky Smile*

LtoR: Hiroshi, Yuki, Sophia, Fei Fei, Mikki

LtoR: Fei Fei, Mikki, Hiroshi, Yuki

Uncle Wai Keong, Daddy, Uncle Eddy
Polishing up the pot of vinegared pork trotter Dai Gu Ma cooked.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Genting (Thirteen Day of Chinese New Year)

Dai Gu Ma suggested we do something FUN....
So, We all ended up at Genting for 2 days 1 night.
I had so much fun at the theme park!!
*simply amazing*

Daddy on a Ride

Flying on a RED Jumbo Elephant
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Too young to fly the F16
I am practising... I'll get there someday!!

Sitting in TeaCups?!?
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Whole family on the BABY Ferris Wheel
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Monday, February 18, 2008

Sharing an INTIMATE moment with mama.... (Twelve Day of Chinese New Year)

We are at Dai Gu Ma's Place in KL.....
I am demonstrating how 
the income tax system work in Singapore....
TAX and TAX and TAX and TAX 
and still TAXing on mama's groundnuts!!
*wink wink*

Sunday, February 17, 2008

大年初十一 (Eleventh Day of Chinese Year Year)

Yee Gu Jiong suggested that we should keep our tummy on 1/2 tank
so that we can enjoy BETTER food up in Penang....
Oh boy, I am so EXCITED!!
It will be my first time to Penang.
After hearing mummy endless raving about the kidney beans chendol....
there's finally a chance to TASTE it!!

Penang SUPER expensive 5rm Ice KaChang

Penang Char Kway Tiao

Penang Hae Mee

Penang Lor Bak

Penang Siamese Laksa

(all food fetured here are from Jalan Selamat)

Saturday, February 16, 2008

大年初十 (Tenth Day of Chinese New Year)

We started the morning with delicious Dim Sum...
then over to Sam Kam Por's Place....
I get to meet Amanda 
who has just came back from melbourne for a short holiday....
She is really sweet...
I think she takes after her pretty Mummy.....
*wink wink*

Hanging out at Sam Kam Por's Place
Seated L to R: Sam Gu Gong, Sam Kam Por, Mama
Standing L to R: Daddy, Hiroshi, Mummy, Sophia, 
Auntie Elaine, Amanda, Uncle Boon

Dinner at Delight Restruant
Seated L to R: mama, Sam Kam Por, Sam Gu Gong, Yee Gu Ma
Standing: Uncle chune, Auntie Meng, Auntie Sharon, Hiroshi, Uncle Hong, 
Auntie Elaine, Amanda, Uncle Boon, 
Mummy, Sophia (sleeping in the sling), Daddy

Happy mei mei and me @ Yee Ku Ma's Place

Friday, February 15, 2008

大年初九- 拜天公诞 (Ninth Day of Chinese New Year)

IPOH, Yee Gu Ma's Place

It's the Jade Emperor's birthday today!!
Unfortunately, there is NO fancy birthday cakes or party pack 
to be give away....
Everything seems serious 
as the adults rush for the final preparations....

I did not get to attend the birthday party...
as it was celebrated at the stroke of midnight....
I tried very hard to keep my eyes open,
but they just did an auto shut down on me....

A picture paints a thousand words....
so, mummy was busy snapping pictures....

Pretty Dolled Up Fruits

Even Porky the Pig is Looking Pretty!!

The Generous Birthday Spread

Daddy Offering Joss Stick

Yee Gu Ma offering Joss Stick

Daddy stacking GOLD...

Yee Gu Ma and Daddy keeping the GOLD stack HIGH HIGH...
Yee Gu Jiong aka Man of the house
Burning the GOLD as offering for Tin Gong

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

大年初七 - 人日 (Seventh Day of Chinese New Year)

Today is the day where it is the common man's birthday,
the day when everyone grows one year older.

The day where we get to toss colourful salad high up in the air....
chant auspicious wishes LOUDLY
for continued wealth and prosperity.


HUAT- er

HUAT- est!!


Another reason to get my tummy filled to the brim....
We had dinner at XO duck, Johor Baru; WongHou
with mama, sam gu ma, sam ku jiong,
Racheal jie jie and Christine jie jie.

發財 鱼 生
There is profound knowledge in eating this dish....
coz, every single ingredient you add to the salad
means something....

Step 1 - When dish is placed on the table.
Say "Gong Xi Fa Cai", "Wan Shi Ru Yi"
(Congratulation and may you be propersous)

Step 2 - While squeezing the lemon over the fish.
Say "Da Ji Da Li"
(Wishing you Good luck and blessings)

Step 3 - Place the fish over the shredded carrots and radish.
Say "Nian Nian You Yu"
(Wish you abundance in wealth every year)

Step 4 - While sprinkling Pepper over the dish.
Say "Hong Yun Dang Tou"
(May you have good luck at your doorstep)

Step 5 - While sprinkling Cinnamon Powder.
Say "Qing Chun Chang Zu"
(May you be young forever)

Step 6 - While pouring the Peanut Oil.
Say "Rong Hua Fu Gui"
(May you enjoy prosperity)

Step 7 - While pouring Plum Sauce.
Say "Tian Tian Mi Mi"
(May sweetness enters your life)

Step 8 - While pouring the crackers.
Say "Man Di Huang Jin"
(May gold falls at our feet)

Final Step - While tossing the Yu Sheng.
Say "Yue Lao Yue Qi, Lao Dao Feng Shen Shui Qi"
(Toss higher and higher till the wind and the oceans
rise up for a good year ahead)

Roasted Goose & Char Siew on a Fancy Plate

I dunno how to translate this one...
In cantonese it is call;
Wang Choy Zao Sao

Volcano Tofu

Happy Birthday Everyone!!

Monday, February 11, 2008

Friday, February 08, 2008

大年初二 (Second Day of Chinese New Year)

1st Stop: 1st Bo Po's place:

Mummy, Porpor, Auntie Ivy

sorry folks, no pictures of mei mei and myself....
Extremely busy!!
I was busy running around with Jayden gor gor...
and mei mei is busy snoring....
with a noisy background of blackjack bankers hyping up the whole gambling den!!
And enthusiastic Aunties and Uncles shouting "CALLING",
while crossing out numbers!!
then shouting BINGO!!
How Interesting!!
(shhhh... Not so loud... I was told it is illegal to gamble like that!!)

2nd stop: Johor Baru; mama's place

R&R at mama's place

Thursday, February 07, 2008

大年初一 (First Day of Chinese New Year)

Okie, I am the veteran....
mei mei is the rookie.....

Just follow what I do here and you won't get into trouble okie....

then let mummy and daddy do all the talking.....
then REMEMBER to collect the red envelope!!
This is a very important step....
coz the special red envelope contains additional collage funds!!

Finally, enjoy all the food, snacks and drinks!!

1st stop: Grand Uncle Donald's Place

Uncle Yew Meng, Ying Ying jie jie,
Me and mei mei....

Uncle Yew Meng with mei mei

2nd Stop: 2nd Bo Po's Place

meimei, PorPor, and Auntie Ivy

Vain Pots out on the loose!!

I was recharging my battery in the bedroom....
Hence, no handsome boy pictures to show....
休息 是 要 走 更 長遠 的 路!!
It's a hard day's work, earning collage funds!!


萬 事 如意,
步步 高 升,
身体 健康,
笑 口 常 開,
萬 字 常 中!

大吉 大利 的 话 都 讲 完 了....
该 是 时候 拿 红包 了 吧!!

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

妈, 团圆loh!! (Reunion Lunch & Dinner)

The star attraction dish at mama's place this year is......

佛 跳 墙
Buddha Jump Over the Wall!!

Exclusive herbs used for the dish:

Herbs simmering in Clay Pot....
aka: Buddha sitting on the wall

Finished Product:
Buddha jumped over the wall for LUNCH...
so did we!!

Contented mei mei in rose tinted glasses....

Reunion Dinner with porpor and auntie Ivy is celebrated at Waraku; Central....

porpor and auntie Ivy checking out the menu...

Delicious Desert!!

Oh my tummy is so filled to the brim!!
I am leaving some food in between my teeth.....
so that I will have surplus for the years to come....
年 年 有 余!!