Wednesday, May 29, 2013

May here and there

Happenings in May...

Isabel is 18 months old. You know you really slack with No.3 when you forget about baby's vaccination schedule. The Klinik Kesihatan Ibu & Anak called me to remind me about my missed appointment! Efficient, huh.
She's increasingly cheeky, has a decent vocabulary that includes "iPad" and still does not have a toothbrush. I know....I'm a bad mummy.
Joy had her end-of-semester-occupation-themed-party on the last day of semester. I accidentally said "last day of school" and she was horrified, thinking it was the end of her kindy stint. She really does love school and homework!
So she went as a ballerina because I thought her apron made her look more like a hawker.

We tried a few new makan places, thanks to LivingSocial vouchers.

Mantra @ Sunway Pyramid... Isabel enjoyed the Mango Lassi.

We ordered these 4 dishes...
clockwise from top : Lamb Briyani, Salmon Tandoori, Butter Chicken, Palak Paneer
...a Cheese Naan and the Mango Lassi. Total bill came to RM113. With the RM100 voucher we had for which we paid RM50, our total cost was RM63. Worthwhile. Food quality and ambience was good. I'd say way better than over-rated and over-priced nasi kandar.

We also found another convenient good-food-no-frills place in Tang Pin Kitchen located in SS2. I particularly like the Fried Chee Cheong Fun which costs only RM4.

It's signature dish is the Mee Pok which is pretty much like the Hakka Mee. So far, we've been there 3 times. I like the Hak Lor Mai (Black glutinous rice) and the Tau Fu Fah is pretty good too.

Exams are over and the holidays are here. I've no idea how Joy did with her assessment but she came home with a present which she said was given by her teacher because she "got all correct". Truth be told, I didn't even know she had her assessment till it was over and done with.
Joseph put in a lot of hard work preparing for the exam because I 'tortured' him with revision and coached him for 2 months before the exam. He made significant improvements in all his subjects and I feel his results are commendable for a 'banana' with no tuition. I sure hope he continues with this attitude and aptitude for learning.

Saturday, May 11, 2013

For my mummy on Mother's Day...

 For 35 years you've been my mummy
A gem - worth far more than rubies
For love you sacrificed your career
... Always for us, never your pleasure
Though time was never your own
Hard work you never did moan

Now that I'm a mummy
And you are a blessed granny
I finally understand all you went through
Sleepless nights, joy and heartaches too

No gifts nor words will ever suffice
To thank you for your sacrifice
I only hope to be the best mummy
Like the one you are to me!