Archive for December, 2008

Merry Christmas


Merry Christmas to you.  Time really flies, it feels like only yesterday when I celebrated last Christmas.  I didn’t do much shopping this year because I was too busy with work.  My family and I went out for Christmas eve dinner and it was good because we didn’t have to do the dishes nor do any cooking.  But we missed the turkey.  The price of turkey is cheaper this year, I suppose this year somebody didn’t make big bucks at our expense.

We ate too much, as usual….







When we arrived at the restaurant at about 7 p.m. we heard some people singing karaoke in a room.  At the dining area, we were the only diners!  No kidding and it must be the sign of the times.  Even after we paid the bill and left, there were still no other diners walking in.   Also, this afternoon when I went for lunch, the “har mee” cost me RM3.50.  I think the price has gone down because it used to be RM3.80 or RM4.00.   I hope that soon the price of food will go down.


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Penang food at Padi Prada Restaurant

I met up with my two old classmates from secondary school for dinner at the Padi Prada restaurant in Kota Kemuning.  The restaurant serves Penang food.  It’s a nice, cosy restaurant but not busy, probably because it was a working day.  We had this drink made from a local fruit and it tastes quite sour.


We ordered the assam fish which cost us RM21.00.


The “Jiu Hoo Char” dish costs RM10.00.  We ate this dish by wrapping the fried turnips and squid with the green vegetables.


This Lobak costs RM7.00.


The Otak-otak costs RM7.00.


We were given complimentary green bean soup for dessert.


The total bill came to RM64.25 for three persons, including rice and taxes.  The food was delicious and we finished everything on the table.

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I finally finished knitting a shawl

I had knitted a sweater about four years ago from wool which my friend Helen bought from Wales.  But the sweater turned out to be too big for me (I miscalculated the measurements) so I left it hanging in my cupboard all these years, still in its virgin state.  Last month, I decided to do something about it and unpicked the whole sweater to knit a shawl.  I browsed the internet and was surprised to find many free knitting patterns and finally chose the Lacey Evening Wrap  pattern for my shawl.  It was easy to knit and it took me about a month to complete.  Here’s the finished product.


It looks more like a rug for Tiger.  The ends are all curled up because I hadn’t ironed them out.

I was also happy to find many knitting instructions on youtube which helped me to remember some of the stitches that I had forgotten. 

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