Perak trip 2016

Well had been planning this trip for a few weeks. So took leave on the weekday before the long weekend of Selangor Sultan & Prophet Muhammad birthday. Left on a Wed morning and off we went. 1st stop was Pun Chun at Bidor for breakfast. Luckily all was quiet and not much issue looking for a car park got to have a nice breakfast but unfortunately the Salted Chicken Tung Lok has closed down. After breakfast wanted to visit the Tanjung Tualang Tin Dredge but unfortunately was down for maintenance. So like it or not we had to go for an early lunch so had to stop at the town and have lunch at Yew Kei. But again it was closed so we settled for Luen Fong instead. As expected the fish and prawns were fresh just didnt have that sweetness that we were accustomed to the Parit Jawa seafood sweetness taste. Next up was the long drive to Sitiawan for the Gong Pia . First reached Cheong Cia but had to wait for the next batch so we when to Cheng Li for the meat version then back to Cheong Cia in time for the next batch to be sold. Waited for quite sometime then finally reached Marina Island Resort. It was quite a big place, big enough for Lucas to play football. Then went to Bei King restaurant for dinner and again it was closed so we went to Lido Restaurant instead, taste wise not bad. After dinner went to top up some fuel and planned to stop at Lumut Waterfront area to buy some dry foodstuffs. Once that was done we went back hotel and that was Day 1.

Didn't sleep well becoz the air cond was quite cold and dry and I couldnt sleep. Then went to the hotel coffee house for breakfast before checking out. Finally Debbie relented to go Dua Pek Gong temple to see the sights. It was quite hot and saw many statues and the kids had fun rowing the boat. So after Debbie bought some chinese painting then went to have lunch at Ipoh SYW for some duck and BBQ meats. After the meal checked into Majestic Ipoh. Finally rested and was able to enjoy the room before dinner. Dinner was at Lou Wong and Tuck Kee for the Kuey Teow, so so taste and then went to Aeon Kinta City after dinner to buy some toys for the kids.

The next day was a full day of museum visits but first was a visit to the local coffee shop at Loke Wooi. Then off to Ho Yan Hor museum which was at Old Town area. When we got there found that we needed to queue to go in the museum. Not only that the next Han Chin Pet Soo also had an appointment to make . So I quickly made an afternoon appointment at 230pm. Waited for quite sometime before able to go in and visited the museum. After that went to Concubine Street for jalan jalan before going to lunch. But after Concubine Lane was too hot so we retreated at Plan b for a drink and rest before going to lunch at Lou Wong. So we walked back to Han Chin Pet Soo and enjoyed the guided tour. After the tour went back to Majestic to rest awhile before going to the swimming pool. Dinner was at Yoke Fook Mun for some dinner and noodles.

Next morning had breakfast at Vegas and bought some CCF to eat as lunch at Majestic before checking out at 12 and reached KL by 330pm.

2016 CLC Graduation & Brandons Birthday

It seems time passed by so fast that our little Lucas is now graduating from kindergarten. They were practising on the gummy bear song form youtube. This year the theme is Olympics. Had a bit of drama by Lucas who refused to leave the house. Then refuse to step out of the car. Then refuse to go upstairs the performance area. All was well when Bro Chee Seng came down to encourage him to get up and ready. Later asked him why he did that, he said, I was just messing with you! 6 years old and he buat perangai like dat. Next time Ah Mei dunno what she will do.

Luckily Ah Mei was very cheerful and proceeded to the stage area with no issues. The performance was okay but there were so many parents tried to take pictures and videos that blocked our view, so couldn't take a good picture of them, as there were too far.

Quite tiring as we went for a quick dinner then came home to rest. Auntie Tay went to Ipoh for a wedding dinner and won't be back till Wednesday.

Forgot to upload Brandons birthday on Nov because was captured using the normal camera which is quite a hassle to transfer and upload. Its a wonder nowadays how little I use the camera anymore.

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September and October happening

Lately the 2 younger kids doesn't want to come home to sleep. They would rather sleep at No.5. They still come back on the weekends to play their toys, last week paid the DBKL contractors to clear the garden, now it looks bare.
Many nonsense at home by the 2 captured by Auntie. October passed by unnoticed as well. Ah May started her ballet class and Lucas also enrolled to Teacher Yap tuition classes.Looks like going to be very very busy.

2016 Langkawi

Langkawi 2016

This year round we took the Malindo flight to Langkawi during the Hari Raya Haji holidays. Unfortunately our favorite restaurant Wan Thai would be closed. Haiya!....So we wanted to eat the chicken rice shop but they moved and by the time we found the new shop they were sold out.
So we tried the coffeeshop nearby at Aked Pokok Assam. Taste wise ok la, but nothing special. Then dinner time went to Water Garden at Pandak Maya, also nothing special but expensive lo.
Well the women shopped and shopped at both Teo Soon Huat and Pandak Maya.

We did our supplies shopping before checking in at Dayang Bay Svc Apartment again. The kids had their swim at the swimming pool. By the time they washed up after the pool, they were too tired and slept before dinner time.

Next day wanted to have breakfast at Red Tomato but were closed again....Went to try an English breakfast but service was so slow and food was expensive , tasted so so only. Then we went to visit the UnderWater World then lunch at  a Malay stall. Expensive again and not nice. Then went to have some dessert at a French crepe cafe MY French Factory, quite nice but expensive. Lastly dinner we ordered some meals from the stalls near the hotel. Nice and prices were reasonable .

Shopping at night as well as next day before leaving for the airport. We took Grabcar for both the journey to and from our house price was much less than the 200 bucks like last time. As usual we felt damn tired after the trip.

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Bank Negara field trip

The 2 kids were bugging me to pay for the field trip organised by the school so I paid them and filled up the form. Lucas was a bit worried as the teacher didnt take his permission slip from his note book whereas Ah May was very insistent that the teacher take he r slip from the book.

Field trip photos

July holidays

During the holidays we managed to sneak one weekend to Palace of the Golden Horses for a weekend stay. The 2 younger kids were happy to stay and play at the pool. These few weeks had been feeling under the weather as the kids went to have fun at Mines shopping centre while I stayed in the hotel to rest with Brandon after dinner at Yap Yin at Seri Kembangan.

In between visited Mr. DIY, Ikea and Maju homes to buy additional furniture and fittings for the house.

Then we finally moved house and I had a big operation to wrap and move the furniture. Had a big hooha with the transporter sourced from kaodim. useless transporter I had to think by myself how to dismantle the fridge door in order to shift the fridge out ,when arrived was with lots of bumps and dents. From 26 Jul onward we shifted and stayed at our new domain Jalan Puah Jaya 4. That weekend Debbie left for Hanoi with her Muar gang while I had to go for Brandons report card day. It was bad he nearly failed his English. I dunno what to say la.

We did the curtains, mosquito netting etc all done and over with by end of Jul.

2, Jalan Puah Jaya 4, Taman Setapak Indah Jaya, Setapak KL

Raya 2016 holidays

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This Raya month we had some birthdays celebrating for Ah Kong in Muar that we celebrated with the JB gang. We bought lots of durian including a big durian cake for Ah Kong. Then Aunt Kim Chee wanted to follow along to Muar as well so picked her and Aunt Tang Hung checked them in at Streetview Hotel brought them to a few sites like Ah Guan Otak, Parit Jawa Asam Pedas, Pasar and Yong Seng. Stayed one night then went home.

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Bentong Hot Springs trip

Recently found out from Ah Bee he went to Bentong for a short trip. It looked nice. So I too followed along. It seems they have a new site and app called It was quite informative and the best thing was they have a resort called Suria Hot Springs Resort. It was for a room with 2 queens size beds for only $120 , my guess is due to Ramadhan. So I quickly booked it for the weekend. Good thing was the Bentong Walk. Which essentially is a pasar malam every Saturday night. Well with the kids it wasn't very fun.

So we started after Nanik finished clean up the house and after Brandon gets back from BB. So we left on Sat at abt 130pm then reached Fantasy Valley Restaurant for lunch. Expensive but nice. Had some Musang King as well paid for the price but don't believe it is. This round I am very busy taking car of the kids couldn't take much pictures. After lunch checked in at the hotel after a short 20 min drive along the winding roads. Saw some nice scenery of the forest and river along the way. After checking Debbie had some rest before the kids went all out to have fun at the hots springs. It was quite nice but there were certain areas looked like lots of tissue paper debris floating in the water. Then we washed up for dinner at Bentong, we were quite late , had trouble looking for car park as well. Wanted to go to a restaurant but unfortunately was closed for the night. Then went to makan at the stalls instead. The char kuay tiao was good , as well as BKT. As for Ah Mei she collapsed in the car , so could'nt walk much just quickly ate , shopped and left.

The next morning , being kiasu for not being able to buy the taopok, we went as early as 730am got there bought all the stuff and had dim sum at SHL Restaurant, food was so so. Buat at least comfortable and not required to queue like mad. This round Brandon was so tired he decided to wait in the hotel room instead of following us to Bentong town for breakfast. Anyhow I met Heng Meng at the Pasar. After breakfast we went back at abt 9am. Had tapao some nasi lemak for Brandon. The price here is comparable to KL, so its not cheap. After that a last dip at the pool before leaving for lunch at Kg Bukit Tinggi, wanted to go Foon Lock but couldn't get to park so we settled for a coffee shop Nam Fong. Food here is not bad( Thai style kuey tiao soup and stew pork) and the roti bakar also nice. Best thing is got parking space and there were available table for us. While we waited for the ladies to finish shopping AGAIN at the tourist sites for some durian and other stuffs.

Finally reached home by 140pm, had a good rest and shopped at Jusco for groceries and had dinner at Sky Restaurant.

June 2016 Yay Im home

Was just discussing with a colleague , with a blink of an eye so many weeks just went past as I went to PNG for a month and we are back in KL again. I updated in the other blog Travel Log.

But in the month of June was the school holidays and we were busy to bring the kids out so I opted for a fun filled day of playgrounds(Titiwangsa in the morning then CosmoWorld at Berjaya Time Sq in the afternoon) hoping it will satisfy them. But was put down by Rachel mentioning it was NOT a holiday since it didn't involve staying in a hotel for the night. Haiyo this girl is very hard to satisfy.

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Happy Birthday Lucas

Me and my gifts

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This month is the April babies, the first to celebrate is Lucas and he specifically requested a Minion cake with one eye. The party was at my place and some of his cousins Ethan, Anton and Ashton came earlier for a swim so everyone swam before the big makan. But when night came and everyone was around, it was like a mad house as we had kids fighting for bicycle and toys namely Natalie was fighting with Lucas and Ashton.

We visited a new makan place "Yellow Brick Road" the kids would like as they had a play area, it was nice but expensive and long queues.

The young ones had learned how to make pizzas at CLC so they tried it out at home.

And some videos that was missed earlier

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Ah May playing with Koko's spectacles

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Ah May showing off her chopstick skills

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Everyone chipped in to make Tang Yuen

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Ah May role playing at home

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Ah May shake butt

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Ah May sing song

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Yay! School holiday Legoland here we come

Diana had offered us her company's staff offer on Legoland tickets at RM58 instead of RM100 so we took it for the kids.But we bought it since last year and Debbie was especially busy we decided to sell it off much to Brandon's displeasure. Fortunately for Brandon we couldn't get anyone to buy them. So this holiday we decided to have a day trip and rested in Muar as a transit.

When we arrived , Brandon exclaimed it was his dream come true after his many pleas to go Legoland. The kids enjoyed themselves and bought some Lego sets. We dropped by JB to buy some banana cake. The car had some tyre alignment issues, the back was vibrating quite noisy. Finally reached Muar same time we arrived from KL yesterday.

The next day found that the tyres were "bengkak" since 4 years old so had to change the 4 which costs 1k. Finally came home by 3pm but not before stopping for lunch at DoDoDo Beef Noodles near Tangkak toll plaza. Tasty and will visit another time.

When we reached home and found that our backs were full of sunburn with red patches.

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Happy CNY 2016

Well CNY came and went and we are poorer by the day. Needless to say this month is supposed to be a joyous occasion Diana had a new baby Hilda, we went back for CNY we had visits by the JB gang. We had the yearly Lion dance again.
I didnt take much of the photos just some videos. Wait lemme search some from Berry for CNY dinner.

Took leave for the whole CNY week, then went back to KL on Thursday. Brandon had an additional leave on Friday so we relaxed a few more days in KL. Then came the Brandon's mad dash to the Sports Day all the way at The Panasonic Stadium in Shah Alam, had to send him in the morning 630am yet I had to make 2 return trips so that I can ferry everybody around till the PowerFun session at CLC. I mentioned I shd change my name to Ahmad bin AhPang on that day.

Then the following week Brandon had a cross country run at Lake Gardens , sigh... this boy's private school is so high maintenance, need to reach by 7am again, sienzz....

Chap Goh Mei @Goon Wah(Atria DJ)

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Happy New Year 2016

The year started as a whimper as we had lots of bad news and I was too tired to even track down the events that happened. I thought I would take a picture of the KLCC for at least 1 more time before the tower next door is up that would block our view. Was too tired that I slept early on Dec 31. We had our usual breakfasts and stuffs. There was a lot of stuff that we were preparing for Brandon's new school at Wesley WMSKL. there were the Boys Brigade and the uniform collection was so haphazard. Sigh! I even saw Mr Lau(Hyundai MD) was at the orientation. Looks like he has a kid here too. The whatsapp group was quite active, sometimes I wonder these parents so free to comment ,they don't have any thing else to do.

Hopefully Brandon, can keep up and progress since its everything in English now. He is getting quite tan, now that he has to march and drill under the hot sun. Debbie is already on freelance contract but is already quite busy doing the marking and also pitching for new projects. She is still going into PWC to start here contract work. Both Rachel and Lucas are sick now and its quite a pain as they will ask for attention. Rachel diagnosed as H1N1 again. We had the same problem in Nov 2014.

Sigh.... Thank god for 1 day rest on KL Fed Territory Day.