Saturday, December 25, 2010

Christmas Pig-out at Nambawan

With restaurants everywhere serving exorbitant turkey meals for Christmas, we decided to pig out at a very porky place.

Nambawan sounded like a Thai or Indonesian restaurant initially before I read somewhere that it means 'Number One'.

We tried the Pork Burger (RM6.90). It's full of 100% babi-goodness - tender and juicy.

Pork Sausages (RM13.90)

Stone-charbroiled Pork Belly (RM13.90)

Roast Pork Belly (RM13.90) - topped with fried pig skin. Mmmmm....yum yum!

BBQ Pork Ribs (RM28.80) - served with salad and fries on a separate plate.

Joe is not quite a meaty person so I got him a carbonara pasta (RM13.90).

He fed himself with no problems.

Daalin particularly liked the sausages and pork burger. I liked the pork burger too.
It was a simple satisfying lunch. But the place is not posh nor fine-dining kind. I guess this helps to keep the prices down. I would go back especially for the cheap and good pork burger.

Merry Christmas!

Blessed Christmas 2010!

Blessed Christmas everyone!

I'm liking this song that we sang at the Children's Church Christmas Party..... I'm celebrating Jesus!

Monday, December 20, 2010

'Twas the week before Christmas

'Twas the Week before Christmas

Twas the week before Christmas, when all through the house
All my stuff are in boxes, and I've lots of contractor grouse.
The boxes are stacked to the ceiling with care,
In hopes that in our new home, we would soon would be there.

The children are nestled all snug in our bed,
Because the babycot we dismantled ahead.
The drawers are empty, our clothes are in bags,
Our books are in boxes, we've thrown out the mags.

Moved we should have, if not for the contractor's clatter,
For the cabinet delay is what's the matter
We wish it could be done in a flash
But it looks like there will be no Christmas bash.

The kitchen is empty, there's nothing to show
Our bed is not ready, we can't lay low.
If only we could magically make them appear,
Then we could move in our stuff and our gear.

So it looks like Christmas in our old sty
No tree, no lights, no reindeer that fly.
We'll still be merry though there's no bling,
For Christmas is all about Jesus, the birth of The King!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

December happenings

The lack of activity on this blog tells you how busy I've been.

I don't like cooking. I don't like thinking of what to cook. The last time Nana went to USA, Joseph was only about 6 weeks old. Life was much easier because I just had to give him the breast and he fed himself. I didn't have to defrost food. No need to debone fish. I hate fishy fingers! No need to chop vege.
Happy kids kai kai

I've always known it's much easier to go out and work than to be a full-time stay-at-home-mummy with no maid.

I've no idea how my mum raised the 3 of us while babysitting another dozen kids while we ourselves were still kids.

hairstyle for the season

So far it's been alright. The kids don't seem much thinner and are just as happy.
Little Lamb Christmas Party 12 Dec

Joy-Anne is particularly sticky to me now. But it's really nice to greet her in the morning and she throws her arms around me and says, "I'm glad you're my mother".

Lego Christmas at Bangsar Village II

At other times she hugs me and says, "'re my best friend!"

New doorbell at my new house

I've only worked a grand total of ONE DAY since Nana left. Daalin took care of the kids and took even managed a trip to the park.

Joseph is sometimes very VERY good. He can make the bed on his own initiative.
At other times, he helps me put his sister on the potty, and then when she's done her small business, he takes the potty to the toilet to pour out the pee and washes the potty then puts in back in the usual spot.

Children's Church Jungle-themed Christmas Party 11 Dec.

He can also hold her bottle when she refuses to, read to her, make her laugh and also cry.
So while they play, I can still manage some packing. I tried this on yesterday... It's my dance costume made when I was 15 years old. I can still wear it!!!
Anyway...I'll be quite glad when Nana comes back..... in 2 months time!!!

Wednesday, December 08, 2010

Nana goes to USA

Nana left for USA last night. The night before, we all went to TGIF for dinner. Fried mozarella is pretty yummy.

And rather fun to eat.

See how long you can pull the cheese...

I know Nana will get a lot more yummy American food in USA but we just wanted to give her a treat because she has been working so hard taking care of my kids and helping me pack up the house, in particular the kitchen.

The Salmon Pasta I ordered for Nana was pretty good. Daalin and I shared the Sizzling Chicken and Cheese.

So we were all at KLIA last night.
After check-in, we had a bite at McDonalds and then took some photos...

This is the closest the get to a snowman for now.

Joy put her head in here and said, "Christmas is not about presents!"

I also had fun riding on the trolley with the kids. The 'Anjung Tinjau' is quite deserted with a long hallway :-)
The kids prayed for Nana before she walked to the gate. I could see Joy was controlling herself because she had this really serious look. I know they'll miss Nana and Joe says he'll miss her yummy food. But time flies so it won't be long.

Saturday, December 04, 2010

Singapore in December

We just got back from a short break to Singapore.

Joseph had a wonderful time with his brothers.

They had pillow fights in the attic.

We took a drive down Orchard Road.... this is the Ferrero Rocher Christmas Tree.

The decorations are not as elaborate as in previous years.

I particularly enjoyed the black pork ramen at Tampopo (Ngee Ann City). It's a specialty at this restaurant and the crowd and queue outside means it's really good.

I forgot to take pictures of the food though.

Joseph and Brandon thoroughly enjoyed themselves at the Walking with Dinosaurs live show. He promised me he would not hide under the chair if he was afraid and he kept his word. Brandon was very mature and told us the dinosaurs were all robots. Daalin said the show was worth every bit of the S$41 that the ticket cost.

After the dino show, we met up at Raffles City Shopping Centre where there was a live Dora show.

Joy was very excited...

Even though there was a galore of Dora merchandise, she did not bug me to buy anything but was content to just take photos.

I explained to her that the seating area was only for children and mummys and daddys had to stay behind.

So when the show started, she went up front and sat with the other children, all by herself.
And she actively participated in the singing and dancing with actions, not even looking back to check on my presence.
I was rather surprised, and felt redundant of course.
The bigger boys found Dora too boring and went to check out some book shop.

After dinner at Shokudo (it's like Marche, but japanese), we took a drive down Orchard Road...

I stuck my head out the sun roof to take some photos.

We also drove past the Singapore Flyer...

...and the Marina Bay Sands Hotel which is really really huge!

While the holiday in Singapore was good, the return to Malaysia was horrendous. We inched out way for 2 hours to cover just 500m to the immigration & customs checkpoint in Johor.

I had planned to have lunch at 12noon in Yong Peng but we didn't arrive in Yong Peng till 2.30pm! The children finished all the bread and biscuits and every tiny bit of food I had in the car.

Back home safe and sound, Joe is having a wee bit of a hangover. He says he misses his brothers and wants to sleep with them in the attic. I guess he has to wait till Chinese New Year to 'camp' in the living room with them. Unless Tua Pek and Tua Um wants to adopt him....