Friday, 13 January 2012

Weekend dinner with parents

Last Saturday, I suggested to my parents to have our dinner at a nice place in Straits Quay.

Mom: Aiyo, dun wan lar.. food there is so expensive
Daughter: Come on, once in a while only mar....
Mom: Hmmm.. okay la okay la.
Dad: Are we going to eat chee cheong fun there?
Daughter: >___<|||

So I was the driver and drove them down from our home all the way to Tanjung Tokong using our family car, mini Viva. Usually during weekends brother will be around, but this time he was away in campus for his exam preparation. And sister was not around too. I decided to bring them to try out the food at Blue Reef , Straits Quay. (we could have higher budget since the two of them were not around, muahahahah *evil grin*)

Grilled Salmon seafood platter
Mommy and Daddy

Me and my dearest ones

After our dinner, we bought a super yummy froyo and enjoyed it at the bench outside. It was a nice evening with my beloved parents even though the dinner costed me ~RM90 and the froyo was RM13 @.@

But nevermind. For them I will spend the $ to bring them to nice places that me and min fei or my friends always have our meals. When they were my age, they did not get to enjoy all these good food because they were already starting up a family to raise up children. During those days they were working extremely hard for their three children. Today I am grateful to God for blessing them with good health despite the sacrifice they made all these years.

We went out again for dinner on Sunday night! This time, dad's paying :P

He brought us to a very famous chinese restaurant during their time and it is located in Cintra Street.
To our disappoinment, the food was not that good anymore. The char hor fan we ordered was supposed to be very nice and popular according to my dad but it turned out to be so so, nothing much to shout about. The siew mai we ordered were made using pork tendon instead of minced meat wei!!! cuz it was so tough and chewy that me and my dad could not swallow. =.= Epic failed siew mai
The egg tarts were surprisingly nice though. I like the flaky egg tarts a lot and I da pao some back for Min Fei for his breakfast the next day :)
The bbq pork filling steam buns a.k.a char siew pau were also good. :)

dim sum is available during dinner time

Aunty pushing the trolley filled with types of pastries, yums!
Dim sum we ordered
Sorry for the half emptied plate. Forgot to snap a photo before makan

I dun like the siew mai >__<
Me n my dad

Egg tarts da pao-ed! =)

Mom <3

Weekend has arrived again peeps, have a great great one ya!!!! woots

Tuesday, 3 January 2012

New Year old post

Peeps, Happy New Year to you all.
I must have missed out a zillion of your exciting posts for the past months.

Same for you dear friends, I have failed to update you guys with the exciting events that have happened during these few months.

Of course the major event happened in November 2011 was the Penang Bridge Half Marathon that I participated for the first time in my whole life!

Previously I have updated in my posts on the training I did over the last few months before the marathon, and I was actually attempting to hit two birdies with one stone.
1. Build stamina for the half marathon
2. Reduce weight and hoping to get rid of 'spare tyre' around my tummy

I think I have done item No.1 quite well. During training, I tried to keep my running pace slow and steady. During the actual day, I also ran with the pace I used in my training. I did not have much problem in running up the bridge and doing a U-turn at the middle of the bridge. It was on my way down from the bridge I had some difficulty in maintaining my pace due to stomach cramp, and followed by tiring feet and aching muscles due to long hours of running, especially on the route towards the finishing point. Gosh, the road was straight, dull and boring. The power bar I bought for RM8 per piece did some help in dragging me towards the finishing line! Yes, I did it. I DID IT!!!!

Thanks to all my friends and blogger friends, who have supported and encouraged me during the trainings. I truly appreciate the advice and cheers given to me. Above all, thanks to God, for providing a fine weather for the morning. It was thunderstorm and lightning on Saturday night at around 10pm and we all thought that this weather would last till the morning but the rain stopped totally before the marathon started. The sky during the early morning was so clear that I could see the moon shinning brightly over our heads as we were running up towards the bridge. Thank God for giving me the perseverance and good health to prepare for this race.

I would like to share with you the running gears I have invested in this run.

Yeah... my first pair of Asics running shoes. Started using it for my training for about two weeks before the actual marathon. Love it to the max!!!

My chio digital watch
Why i said it is chio? Cuz it is in apple green colour and I bought it for RM8. Yeah.. .it is 8 ringgit!! I found this gadget at 1st Avenue one week before my marathon. It did a great job in keeping time during my run and most of all, it comes with light up dial function wei.... I could check the time during the early morning when the sun was not up yet. Until today, it is functioning well.

Here is my results I got from the official website for PBIM.

Collect Method:Queensbay Mall (12th & 13th Nov 2011)
Category:Half Marathon Women Open
Bib No:E25127
Event Results
17KM CheckPoint:2:33:28.81

I almost forgot about Item No. 2!!! Haha... Frankly my weight is not showing any significant change but I am still grateful that it is not going up. Now it is 2012 so one of my new year resolution is to slim down. I am trying on something different for the moment and I shall update you more in future. :P

Let's cheer and welcome this new year with greater hope and greater love!

See ya in the next post!!