First post as a 29 year old, huhu. So maybe my posts should sound more mature but not to prissy chewah. Thank you babes for the birthday wishes. Pipi made me lamb stew for dinner last night as a pre-birthday dinner. Then we had dinner at Swensen's, I had the salad because I was making room for ice cream. Hehe. Not the earthquake because I wanted something traditional, with almonds and whipped cream and love letters et al. Quite satisfying. Not the same case with their main courses however. My salad was OK, becuase how the heck can you screw up a salad dish?
So anyway, requested for a birthday present from Zufri this year, hehe. Tapi hadiah belum sampai. Mula-mula ingat nak fridge 2 pintu, hahaha. Gila domesticated. Terfikir mana nak simpan stok EBM nanti? Itu nantilah, dekat-dekat nak bersalin kang nak buat request number 2. Maybe I can surprise HIM with a fridge on HIS birthday, muahahaha. Tu barulah surprise namanya.
Shikin is having a makan-makan session this Saturday to half celebrate my birthday, half her house warming. I'm having a makan-makan this Sunday. Thinking of cooking Singapore style chilli crab. Yummy. And maybe cajun shrimp ala Bubba Gump. Pipi kata nak buat macaroons. The one she got from Whisk was quite delicious, although a bit too sweet for my sweet tooth. Yes, begitu manis.
Wah satu paragraph satu story mory doo.
Papa is on board the Ekspress Senandung Malam, transit di KL Sentral on their way to Penang, also by train tomorrow morning. Seronok, kan travel naik train, especially when you get a cabin, and because its free. Auntie Rani won an essay writing contest, dapatlah cuti-cuti malaysia sekejap.
Kami pun cuti-cuti malaysia gak cuti cny hari tu. Kelas mak jadi organizer, tip top sangat, kekekeke. Especially rumah Encik Abrar tu. Semi-D 3 tingkat, roof patio yang besar, semua bilik ada air-cond, ada boiler (hot water), ada washing machine, ada pak guard. Superb la kira rumah itu. Siap bagi grill lagi jika nak berbarbeque. Tapi tak sempatla. Sampai Ipoh je dah pukul 12! Breakfast sekejap kat R&R Jejantas Sungai Buloh, aku masak nasi lemak lazat dan sambal daging superb tapi termasin sikit, hehehe. They all bawak telur je, hehehe, tak mencabars. Oh ngan ayam goreng. Yawn. Sampai Ipoh, touch up2 sikit, lepak-lepak, then we had lunch at McDonalds what?! Jalan jauh-jauh makan McD? Hampas.
Sampai Tambun at 2+ kot. OKlah Lost World Of Tambun itu. Yang hebatnya pasal dia ada hot water spring tu. Ya Allah serius panas. The coolest hot spring there was at 38 degrees kot, the warmest at a whopping 43 degrees! Not recommended por pregnant ladies, so I just sort of dipped my legs there. Papa pun tak tahan. Then we went down dan lepak at a much cooler 40 degrees. Not bad. Really relaxing.
The petting zoo was quite small., but you can touch everything. Ada seorang tukang bersih tu, when I wanted to touch the guinea pig, he said cannot touch. Sheesh. Its not actually a pig, you know. Like why would they put a pig in a petting zoo? Kenapa? Then we went to feed the sheep. Agak jakun di situ. Penjaga kambing tu tanya aku, akak nak rasa dikerumuni kambing tak? Mula-mula tak nak, tapi apa motif pergi petting zoo kalau tak nak pegang haiwan? Jadi dia bagi aku some seeds, tadah tangan dan kambing-kambing pun meluru ke arah aku, menjilat-jilat tangan aku. Mula-mula agak ewwwwwwwww, maklumlah, ewwwwww. Depa macam takdak gigi kot. Lama-lama I ok je posing dengan kambing, hehe. Ada seorang budak tu darjah 6 kot, menangis-nangis kena kejar dengan kambing (padahal pakai t-shirt WWF ganas abes, kekeke)
Lepak-lepak, swimming-swimming, pukul 630 kami cabut, balik lepak-lepak, keluar dinner kat Restoran Nasi Padang Simpang Tiga. Again, what?! Nasi padang?! Aku sangat suka lauk-pauk dia, not everyone agreed. Takpelah, lain orang lain selera.
So for lunch the next day, papa wanted to have some nasi kandaq perak. There's this one place named Kedai Rahamath near a mosque in town. Kami pun dok carikla, and this one man said maybe its in the medan selera. Masuk-masuk nasi kandaq Hussein, papa pun dah lapaq kot time tu, so kami pun digged in. OK je la makanan dia, but not to my taste lah actually. Zufri said that's how the real nasi kandaq tastes like, where they put some peanut gravy on your rice. I'd take Pelita over Hussein anytime.
So after lunch, on our walk back to the car, lo and behold! Terselit di sebalik bukit adalah Kedai Rahamath yang glamourous itu dang it! Oh mujurlah ia tutup for Friday prayers. Tapi tetap rasa kerugian. Lain kali on the way back to Penang harus stop by Ipoh kejap hehe.
Wow panjangnya post kali ini. Making up for lost time. Penatlah lately asyik overtime aje nasib baik Mak Su jarang keluar dating pasal save budget nak kawin kekekeke.
Then we went to Kellies Castle in Batu Gajah. Mak aih, jauh benar tempat itu. Siap pusing-pusing Batu Gajah lagi. Tiba-tiba berhenti depan sebuah rumah misteri. Kemudian telefon papa berbunyi... Oh rupa-rupanya Kak Peachy, calling to say that it was Emil's grandpa's house. Hohoho bawak pusing-pusing kampung halaman rupanya. Oh Kellies Castle. Cantik castle tersebut. Not quite finished, because according to Papa Kellie (haha agaknyalah nama dia Kellie. Tak ingat lah) built the castle for his wife, but stopped halfway because his wife divorced him. Of course that's all bull, because he actually died of pneumonia. Sheesh. Begitu jaded nya pemikiran papa ini.
So then we left for KL, but not without stopping at Tapah first. Pergh so many stops in such a short journey? I like. Very cuti-cuti malaysia.
And there you have it. Practically a recap of my life since my last update. Had so much fun during the trip to Ipoh. I love February. Apart from my birth month, it is also the month I get my bonus and my increment. Also this year ada quite a few public holidays. And the month is so short, before you know it, its the 28th and its pay day again!
So yay for February!