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My Christmas Day

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Two of my friends invited me to their houses. One for breakfast and the other for lunch. I knew I would be very busy on Christmas day as I would be needed to wrap more hampers. Anyway, I stole some time to visit them. 
At 9.30am, I went to Doris's place for breakfast. I went with another friend who was only invited. Doris was all smiles... I had three types of food..

Quickly rush back to work after some time. At 1pm, I went to Naidu's place with another friend. Naidu's family with the two of us in red. We had buffet lunch. Yummy!

Best of all..when I came back from the visitation, I had a great surprise! guess what is it..

Christmas Dress-up Challenge

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A new challenge for you @ ChangJiang

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Christmas Dress-up Challenge:

Post a picture of yourself dressing up for Christmas.

Closing date: 25 December 2014

Wishing You a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2015!

Happy Winter Solstice

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I decided to hold a Christmas gathering at ChangJiang. So I called up my ex staff, Saras if she could cook for us. She was kind enough to oblige and ChangJiang sponsored the rest.
nasi minyak coleslaw chicken rendang
Well, the boss was not in the picture as he had a meeting to attend. The shop was closed earlier at 1pm so that we could eat peacefully. Thus everyone enjoyed themselves!

My first time in making the glutinous rice balls. Check this out.. /2013/12/happy-winter-solstice.

Ok..glutinous rice balls making for this year.. Instead of the usual colorings, I used the cocoa powder and the green tea powder. Came out as expected.. Chewy my favorite!
Happy Winter Solstice and  Merry Christmas too!

Christmas Songs (Instrumental) Challenge

This video shows my boy playing the saxophone last December which I posted at ChangJiang.


Christmas Songs (Instrumental) Challenge:

Play a Christmas song with an instrument.
Post the video at ChangJiang.
Every participant deserves a Christmas gift from ChangJiang.
Closing date: 21 December 2014

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Historical Malacca

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My eldest girl wanted to visit Melaka as she was having her work break. So I just simply goggled for a reasonable hotel, Terra Nova Hotel. It cost RM316 for two nights with a twin-bedded room.
But I had to share my bed with my youngest girl as she wanted to tag along.
On the first day: Straight to the Jonker Walk.
First thing first: we had to try the chicken rice ball. Waited in a queue but just for a short while.
Next, we had durian cendol with gula melaka, my favorite.
Then, the nyonya dumpling which was so delicious so much so that we bought some home.
In the evening: Would you care to queue up for something good? Normally I hate to queue up but this one tempted me. Surprisingly I waited for an hour and finally got to taste the satay celup. But there was nothing to shout about. Anyway, you got to try at least once.
On the second day: I had the chance to look around as I was not driving. This mural attracted me.
It's a must-visit historical town of Malacca.
Visited the Eye o…

Happy Birthday Mum

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My mum was on a holiday to HK recently with both my brothers. My eldest brother celebrated both his own and my mum's birthday on the day before they left HK. It was two days earlier for my mum.
So six days ago was my mum's actual Chinese birthday and she's 80 years old. Coincidentally my youngest brother was on leave, so he brought my mum to his place in KL. His whole family celebrated her birthday.
my mum with her DIL and grandsons
Earlier on that morning, my SIL prepared misua with two red-eggs for my mum. They even sang birthday songs in Mandarin and Cantonese.
My mum was the happiest person on that day.

Happy Birthday Mum!
Many happy returns of the day!

mum's video


Chocolate Bouquet

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Recently, my staff asked me if I knew how to make a bouquet out of Ferrero Rocher. I had seen one but I had no idea how to make it. So I looked it up at YouTube. I got a rough idea. Got some materials from the stationery shop and the box of FR from my shop.
I did a few. I sold three and the rest were given away as gifts.

It's D's birthday so she got one. One for M's anniversary and another for G's new house. Another three for three birthday person and lastly one for a customer.
I did a chocolate bar bouquet intended as a gift to the 'Look-Alike Contest' participant at ChangJiang.


Christmas is just around the corner. Therefore, I'm on my way to prepare Christmas hampers.

Besides the above, I'm also doing the conventional hampers.
I will be busy wrapping hampers as usual...

Sunday Retreat

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I had plans to take my two customer friends to visit Taiping but unfortunately they couldn't make it. But the trip had to be materialised as I had promised to meet up my school friends. The idea was just to pass them those herbal stuff that they ordered from me. 
Since my  girl and I went to Taiping on our own, I decided to have breakfast with my friends at the Casual Market.
I had mee rebus which is my all-time favorite.
We spent some time chatting away. Soon my friends left. My girl and I went shopping at the Store which is my favorite shopping place. Bought some clothes meant for the coming CNY as I won't have the time to do shopping.
After shopping, we went back to the casual market to have our lunch.
I had the curry noodles.

Time to explore. I decided to drive to Sepetang to have a look at the Happy 8 Retreat.
But upon reaching the town, I was hesistant to use the narrow road to the old town. Thus, I made a turn back. 
As I was half way through, I had an instant chance o…

Hair for donation

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When Jean was young, she would cry whenever I took her to the hairdresser for a hair cut. She insisted on keeping her hair long but I would never give in. She had her hair short throughout her primary school days. But when she got into secondary school time, I couldn't get her to the hairdresser.
Since she was old enough to take care of her own hair, I gave in to her dream of having long hair.
She was good in keeping her hair clean. She washed her long hair daily without any complaint. I really envy her as I myself hate to wash hair everyday but I had to..
Suddenly, she surprised me with her new look! I asked 'Why?'. She told me she's doing it for a good cause. She's donating her hair. Oh, that's good! Bravo, my girl!

Happy 8

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Two days ago, ie Friday, my girl drove me to Happy 8. From outside, it looked so deserted. I was reluctant to enter but as I stood at the entrance and looked right in, I saw some people happily eating away. So we had our dinner there.
Shared the fish and chips as the portion was rather big.

As of today, Sunday, I had to attend a GST talk organised by the Chinese Physician Association. Paid RM30. Before I went into the hall just before 9am, I had my breakfast. Ipoh hor fun
GST presention by two software company It was a long winded one and I was so bored..

When I reached home in the evening, my little dog was playing with my slipper. She was actually biting it and guess it has become her toy. She has so many slippers to choose from and yet she chose mine!

Happy Sunday!



Jean's Graduation

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Initially, I didn't plan to attend Jean's graduation. She told me that she had no intention to join in the convocation. I had persuaded her to go with the flow but she was stubborn enough. So I had forgotten all about it until recently. She told me that her close friend was kind enough to lend her the robe. Since that's the case, I must be there after the event.
Thus, last Friday, I took a train to meet her. We reached the venue just after they had finished with the presentation. Her friend lent my girl her robe just before she returned it.
Quickly she wore it and we had a shot. This had to be as I went all the way for it.

A shot to be remembered.
These two girls were the only ones in their group who didn't participate in the presentation. Yet they felt as happy as anyone! Let's eat sushi bought by both of them.

The venue was at One World Ballroom so we just had our time spent in 1U. I must take this shot. I love London!

and since it was the 31st, we had a great p…

Short trip to Taiping

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Two weeks ago, my mum called me to tell me that she was going for a physiotherapy for her backbone. After she had done her first session, I called her and she told me that her second session would be tomorrow. So I wanted to see her.
Since my eldest girl came back for her holidays, I suggested that we visited my mum. My youngest girl tagged along.
My mum was so happy to see us. We went for our dinner in town.
After dinner, we rested at home. I messaged my friends and we decided to meet for an early breakfast the next day.

We met at 8am and another two friends came later. We left after about 90 minutes. 
In fact I went there again with my mum and my two girls for their lunch. I was too full to take lunch.

After that, we explored the new emporium in town, The Taiping Mall. Didn't buy much things. Just bought some biscuits and a pair of shoes for my girl  and another pair for myself.
With much satisfaction, we went back to my mum's place and packed our stuff. Before we headed ho…