17.9.14

relieve ....

Phew....my company's dinner and dance was finally over yesterday night. As one of the organising committee members who sat through meetings months before the actual event, it was really a relief to see a successful event completed, though I am not the overall Project Manager. The team really works hard especially on the actual event with lots of excitement as well as full of anxieties. I was so anxious when we are required to go up on stage for acknowledgement by our CEO as well as did some very, very minor moves and posed in front of 800 crowds behind the dancers.. LOL....  Anyway, since this is my company's events, I am not going to post any pics  here but I really felt so relief and looking forward to year-end. Year end is always special to me!!

Back to my last weekend retreat, we patronised the popular Kota Tinggi's Bak Kut Teh again on a Sunday morning after my church service. The service started at 8am which means I needed to wake up at 7am on a lazy Sunday morning and though I can 'tahan' the service for an hour, the sermon was prolong to 10am and I almost felt asleep.... LOL  Luckily, I still managed to drive for 45 mins to Kota Tinggi later. We were quite late around 11am+ and the crowds were building up. Some of the dishes were sold out and it's so difficult to find a table. It was a long wait before we were served and the soup seems to be too 'kao' (condensed) where it was slightly bitter. In my last trip, where we were early, the soup was just nice and thick enough. However, this time round, I guess the soup was finishing soon and it was slightly bitter due to over-brewed. It's still good and I guess some folks love the 'herbal-bitterness' taste.

Look at the crowd , some were still waiting to be seated.

Tough finding a parking lot!

Got served by some nice chinese tea in 'pu-erh'

Claypot fried tofu - Very nice , the soup were same as the BKT

Somehow I love this the most that day, a very delicious otak-otak

The 'mei chai' also not bad... very soft.

And, here's the main dish, their famous BKT. 
Meanwhile, I am looking forward to my off-day this Friday, just hang on for another two working days. :)


15.9.14

shoes mania ....

It was a great weekend for me. School holidays was here and thus, I had a good time bringing my family around on Saturday and Sunday. In fact, both were busy days. Went to Johor premium outlets, two Aeons malls, got my supplements at Amway Jb and had bat kut teh at the famous kota tinggi's restaurant. It's really been a long while since we travelled like that and that was usually what we did before the new weekend (friday and Saturday) starts.

First, I had a good time getting two pairs of shoes, a working shoes and a running shoes.  I also got one for my kid at JPO.

That's my kid's sketcher which is also his first sketcher shoes. He likes it very much especially the 'memory foam' which provides very good cushioning. Got it at RM120. 

I got a new working shoes from skechers since my old one was really worn our with no more frictions and grip at the rubber sole. It's also 'memory foam' and its really very comfy with lots of cushioning. Got it ar RM199.

Finally, I got myself another running shoes at Nike Factory Store. Got it at RM240.
I was wearing my current 3 month old Nike shoes to this store and the sales promoter actually told me my current shoes was good with a good cushion. However, I told him that I got knee pain as well as calf muscles ache after wearing it for long distance run. Then, he told me my shoes are meant for flat-footed folks and asked me to show him my foot shape. It's actually the arch type and thus, he told me that could be reason I got the pains. He even told me I will get back pain soon. hahaha... Thus, I asked him to recommend me a good arch type shoes and I got this one. Quite comfy as its fits my feet as I ran yesterday.

12.9.14

Random Notes #3/2014

1. I was surprise and delighted to see so many Doraemons at City Square Mall in JB. I was actually coming home from SG and while going to Dragon-I to pack some fried rice and noodles, I saw the exhibition from the third floor. I guess it's a paid exhibition. Anyway, don't think will be going there since my family and I are not really fans of this little blue cute character.




2. Though the mooncake festival is over, the celebration seem still on-going. My little princess kindy going to have the celebration tonight while I got some biscuits which were made from the mooncake ingredients (same as those animal biscuits that sold during the festival). There were kuaci  (sunflower seeds) inside there and it's not too sweet. I like it. And, its home-made too.



3. Phew ....  I finally managed to catch Guardians of the Galaxy before the curtains down. I caught an 8pm movie after work and a quick workout at the gym. I actually left office early at 5pm and confined myself to an hour's workout. The show was good but I am more interested in following the continuation of  the Marvel superheroes' storylines which has links to this movie. Afterall, I am a superheroes' movies fan! The cinema was quiet and even though I am alone, it was a great! I almost had the entire cinema for myself ,together with my pop-corn and coke. Next, maybe I will catch Lucy two weeks later.

4. It will certainly be a busy next week for me as I am in my company's Dinner and Dance organising committee. The event will be held next week. I am sure there'll be  lots of pressure from the organising committee. However, looking forward to some planned off-days after the event to wind down and phewww........ Looking forward to the off-days!!!



Have a good weekend!

10.9.14

time for sushi ....

After my church service last Saturday, I thought of bringing my kid for some western food so that I can get him a birthday cake. His birthday falls on last Monday, which coincide with the Mooncake festival. However, since he wanted to have Japanese food instead of western food, we decided to go to one of the nearby Japanese restaurants. Well, if you noticed why sometimes I seems to post Japanese food in my blog, that's because there were around five restaurants here in JB for us to choose. And, in Singapore, just the Northpoint mall along, there were four Japanese restaurants, including my favourite ramen house, sakae sushi, a Japanese food court and a Japanese buffet. :)

Tobiko Sushi - my kids favourite.

Kani maki - ordered by my kid.

 A teriyaki salmon for my little princess that comes with a bento

Their specialty home sushi with egg roe on top

I had a simple Yaki Meshi fried rice since we intend to have  sushi. There was a sushi promotion last Saturday.

Assortment of sushi
Well, btw, I learnt something from this video which my Japanese friend shared it on her facebook.



Have a good mid-week!

9.9.14

Happy Mooncake festival!

Happy mooncake festival everyone! Hope you have a good time savoring the different flavours of   moon cakes whether its from Starbucks, Lavender, Baker's Cottage, Raffles , Hyatt, i-Dragon Pensonic and etc. My kids were having a good time tonight as my wifey and SIL brought them around our condo with the lanterns, which were joined by the neighbours' children. It has been a while they had such a good time staying up late and moreover, the school holidays are coming. In fact, my kid's school holidays already started as his class has to make way for the UPSR. So he got a bonus extra 1 week holidays... LOL.

As for the the daddy here, I got to work today and was in SG. Thus, it's back to my usual routines where I hit the gym, and I was early today since I left office around 5pm after my meetings. Did some weights and ran around 5+KM on the treadmill. It was nice! After that, I gave myself a reward by having a pasta set at PastaMania. (I had a Japanese Bento earlier for lunch .... :P)

Chicken cream soup to start with .... 

Ordered a Turkey ham and bacon linguine

And, top up a scoop of 'Gelato' dark chocolate ice-cream.
Well, so that's how I gone thru my Autumn festival tonight. hahha....

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