Tracy's Nest

Tuesday, February 21, 2006

CNY - Part 2


.......... continued from Part 1

On the way back to the Resort, Destinee and Charlett were in their slumberland. Everyone wanted a rest esp. the two drivers (Pappy and Eugene). Left them to have their naps. June, Elyss and I went down to the cafe to have a drink and chit-chat.
At about 6.30 p.m., we took off again for dinner and decided to go down town again to find something to fill our stomach. June suggested we go to a restaurant called Fat Lee Seafood (if I'm not mistaken) near Renaissance Hotel. She was with her company's trip last year and they had a hearty meal of seafood there. Off we went searching for Renaissance Hotel. We could see the logo on top of the building from far but were 'rounding' to find the hotel. I remembered the last time I came, there were lots of hawker stalls where I tasted the 'Or Chian' (small oysters fried with eggs) but now they were no where to be seen (maybe I'm a bit outdated, the place have been upgraded). Yahoo, finally, we found the place! It was a shop at the corner near Renaissance Hotel.
We made our orders – Fresh Milk Buttered Crabs (comes with toasted bread), Steamed Patin (fish), 'Kum Heong' Prawns, 'Tau Cheong' (Bean Paste) Lala, Claypot Taufu and Fried Sabah Potato Shoots (ordered 2 plates cos seldom get to eat this veggie in KL). Yummy, yummy ... actually we were 'ngan fut tou jak' (greedy to order everything but stomach's too small), thought we could eat and ordered a lot but in the end couldn't finish the food. Come to think of it when hungry – so wasteful.
After having the delicious and fulfilling dinner, went rounding the streets and what caught the kids's eyes? FUNFAIR! Cos the lights were so glittering. As we found dat Malacca's quite a 'dead' town at nite, and no where to go, off we went to the Funfair. It was the first time for Destinee and Charlett and they enjoyed every minute of it and didn't want to budge when we said we were going back as it was getting late. We had to 'bluff' them dat we would be back the next day only did they move (bad bad adults, huh?).


Had breakfast in the hotel again (didn't want to waste the vouchers). Same food again – nasi lemak, fried meehoon, porridge, eggs, sausages, cornflakes, etc, etc, etc. But actually I enjoy taking breakfast in hotels – can choose from the different varieties.

Went back to the room and packed our stuff. Decided to go down town again for the last round. Went to the House of Red – Stadhuys.

After this, we went back to the resort and did our last minute packing. Checked out at about 1.00 p.m. Intended to shop for some local products but just could not find the shop of TKH, so, we drove off to the highway and were on our way back.

On the way, we made a stop at Bro. Tuck's house in Seremban again. Brought back some food from there as the previous nite was 'Tin Kung Tan' and brother had some fried chicken and roasted khinzir for the prayer. Before reaching for home, had a simple dinner at one of the restaurants near my apartment.

CNY – DAY 10
Started work on the 10th day of CNY and everything was as usual. Went to work and back from work. Maid cooked dinner. Her chicken fried with ginger was a failure today. Guess she was a bit nervous with June around (hahaha, sorry June, I think she tried her best oredi).

CNY – DAY 11
Went to work as usual in the morning.

Decided to go to Taman Pertama to have dinner with Thomas, June, Elyss, Elaine and Zindee. June wanted to have 'Bak Kut Teh'. After which Zindee treated us to 'Abalone Yue Sang'. I 'swept' most of the abalone .... slurp, slurp, slurp.

CNY – DAY 12
Decided to 'ponteng' from work today to accompany June before she goes back to Hong Kong. Had dinner at Outback Steakhouse with June, Elyss and Eugene. Tasted the half-done steak ... yucks! I didn't like it. I preferred my usual fish and chips. The bill was on June ... hahaha ... she lost the game of 'siew ming siew ming' which she taught me.

CNY – DAY 13
Had earlier invited Destinee's two Kai-Mas (godmother - Elaine and Zindee) for dinner tonite. Did marketing early in the morning with June. Bought ingredients for making 'Hokkien Mee', 'Yong Tau Foo' for lunch and 'Pan Meen' & Bubur Cha Cha for dinner (all were June's favourite). Prepared the 'Hokkien Mee' and 'Yong Tau Foo' for lunch. I made bitter gourd, brinjals, lady's fingers and 'fu chook' for the 'Yong Tau Foo'. June 'walloped' nearly all the lady's fingers.

At nite, we had 'Pan Meen' and Bubur Cha Cha. The preparation of 'Pan Meen' was really hard work – the ikan bilis soup, the fried onions, fried ikan bilis, the meat + mushroom + black fungus, potato leaves & sawi, and most important was the dough itself. I was glad everyone who attended (Des's 2 Kai-Mas, my neighbour and her family, Elyss's family) enjoyed the meal. And Destinee was only to happy to have received an angpow from Kai-Ma Elaine.

*A word for June*: Dat was the best I could do, June. Maybe the next time, I will prepare more of ur favourite home-cooked food.

CNY – DAY 14
Got up early this morning, June and I went to Elaine's (Des's Kai-Ma) place in Pappy's car. We had earlier made an appointment with Elaine and Zindee to go shopping. Had breakfast in Imbi's market – the famous 'Hoi Nam Char' (Hainan tea) and bread (bun or toast). Elyss joined us later. Shopped our hearts out in Sungei Wang and Lot 10! (Thank u so muchie, June).

Yahoo! Look what I've got from Yiyi (Auntie June) after she went shopping?

Had dinner at Lucky Sin (Restaurant opposite Vista Perdana). The food they prepared were simply delicious. Had a final go for 'Yue Sang'.

CNY – DAY 15
Finally came the day where June had to go back to Hong Kong. Elyss came with Eugene early in the morning. We chose a 'Dim Sum' shop in Sri Petaling to have our breakfast whereby they have this special 'Chicken Nest Pau' which I wanted June to try (I know M'sia's dim sum is nothing compared to HK's dim sum but I'm sure there are lots of varieties where June cannot find in HK). After having the 'dim sum', we headed straight for KLIA.

Wow! So many types of chocolates but (sad, sad) mommy's not buying.

Hee, hee, at last got dis from Jeh-Fu Eugene (Bro-in-law)

I always detest sending someone off - there's always this 'heartaching' feeling. It was so sad dat June had to leave. Seemed dat she just came back and how time flew and she was back for 10 days oredi! We saw her off. Sayonara and see u again next year, June! (actually we contact each other thru Skype everyday or msn whereby I can see her thru webcam but still ..... dunno why there's still this funny feeling of missing her - separation anxiety?).

After sending June off, we went to have our lunch at the Chicken Rice Shop in The Mines. Took Destinee to have her usual 'elephant rides'.

Destinee enjoying her rides

After visiting The Mines, went home to have our nap. Later in the evening, went to Chris's (former neighbour and a close fren) place in Vista Perdana for our final round of 'Pai Nin'.



At Tue Feb 21, 03:36:00 PM, Blogger Egghead said...

me still not yet post any CNY write-up yet... LOL!

At Tue Feb 21, 03:55:00 PM, Blogger Jesslyn said...

Hey, Destinee also got lion head hor!

Egghead: u hah, keep saying no summary for CNY but still no action from u!? so are u going to write or not?

At Tue Feb 21, 04:48:00 PM, Blogger TWO LITTLE FELLAS said...

you have a very loving relationship with your sis...
sad that she has to leave at the end but the good news is - she will be your inspiration to look forward each CNY.

waw, you guys can really eat alot and so good in ordering all the nice food...

At Tue Feb 21, 05:29:00 PM, Blogger Tracy said...

Aiya, always hearing u say only. Never mind, everyone will be 'patiently' waiting to see ur CNY post.

Hee, hee, ya lor. U know what? She always want to see Jeh jeh Wien in ur blog. And when she saw the lion head, she pestered me to buy one for her and specified she wanted a red-coloured one cos Jeh Jeh Wien got a white-coloured one. Aiyo, headache only.

M&B's mom:
Yes, yes, we really have this loving and close relationship. We miss each other very much.

She migrated to Australia at a very young age and got her Australian citizenship, married to a hunky Hongkie and residing and working in Hong Kong now.

Actually she's my younger sis but she's like an elder sis to me. Everyone here is looking forward for her to come back but she'll only come back during the CNY.

Ha ha ha, eat, eat and eat, dat's what everyone must have done during the CNY. Dare not bring myself to the weighing machine for the time being.

At Tue Feb 21, 05:52:00 PM, Blogger Zara's Mama said...

Wow.. what a looong holiday and detailed descriptoin of the CNY.

Btw, you are such a good sister huh.. so nice to your sis June..

Want to be my sister too? I promise I'll help you if you make panmee for me.. :P

At Wed Feb 22, 12:15:00 AM, Blogger 1+2mom said...

Wow very long and details of the celebration of CNY.

Your gal look so lovely in those dress, but i saw most of them are pink colour :)

At Wed Feb 22, 12:24:00 AM, Blogger jazzmint said...

wah wah...looks like a lot makan session hehe....

destinee oso got a of baju, everyday diff style hehhe...

At Wed Feb 22, 10:33:00 AM, Blogger Tracy said...

Zara's Mama:
Detailed meh? Hee hee, I thought dat was supposed to be a summary. If I were to write in detail, I think no one will want to read (will be too boring for everyone to even bother to read).

Oh yes, we are both very good sisters. Actually she takes care more than I take care of her.

No problem, sis Agnes, u can always give me a tinkle and I'll make Pan Meen for u (but make sure u inform me in advance).

1+2 Mom:
I was just trying to remember so dat I can jot the happenings down in order to keep this memorable CNY as a remembrance.

Oops! U did notice dat Destinee's dresses are mostly pink in colour? U are very observant indeed. Yup, I like to dress her up in pink and most of the dress are in pink colour.

Ya lor, makan, makan and makan only. What could we think of other than makan during the CNY esp. when my sis misses the M'sian food.

Oh yes, Des got lots of dresses. Mommy only bought 1 (which she didn't like ... sigh ... so no pic of dat), the others were from her 'Yiyi' June, 'Kah Jeh Elyss, 'Kaufu' Tuck and 'Mah Mah'. And Charlett will be the lucky one if the dresses doesn't fit her.

At Wed Feb 22, 11:45:00 AM, Anonymous michelle said...

Wow your gal have so many pretty clothes for CNY.

At Wed Feb 22, 04:23:00 PM, Blogger Tracy said...

Yes, she has many clothes and has more than mommy and I like to dress her up. Like u mentioned, it's good to have a real live Barbie doll.

At Wed Feb 22, 07:00:00 PM, Blogger Jason said...

Damn long man your so called SUMMARY. :P

And why Destinee was showing 3 fingers? 1 "V" and 1 "1"?

At Wed Feb 22, 11:04:00 PM, Blogger Tracy said...

Hahaha, me and my so called long winded summary mar. Nearly dozed off?

Destinee replies: Jason kokor, 2 + 1 = 3.

At Fri Feb 24, 09:55:00 AM, Blogger VP said...

more than 2 weeks ago stillc an remember in detailed ah, not bad wo...

that Fat Lee place is supposedly very good, now they have an outlet in Melaka Raya (aircond), next time u around, must go check it out la...
p/s m not from mcca


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