Sunday, 29 November 2009
One is visiting the super power plant located right in the middle of the company compound. But sad to say ... it was way under utilised. Why? Because, this use to be the space for the army and they needed them to do ... hmmm, I guess whatever they need to do but hubby´s company needed the space to produce tipping trailer only. And as you know, tipping trailers are hugeeeeee hence, the space was really a good change. We spent a good 2 hours visiting each of the departments.
To put it simply ... it is a darn cool personal transport which one balances on standing upright, and needs only to tilt your body forward to move forward, tilt backward to stop, or moving your steer left or right for other direction. My first round around the course which the organiser prepared were a bit scary because this vehicle is sensative! It felt as though you might tip over with just a bit of movement from either your hand, leg or body. Tense up a little bit and it may jolt a little, go too fast and you may loose control at the turn. But after warming up and getting the rhythm right, it is like riding a bicycle. It was super cool!
Do try if you spot them! You will loveeee the experience ... trust me.
Sunday, 22 November 2009
So here´s to our Spring Garden next year. I hope to see you in Spring lil Ms. Tulips, Allium, Ranunkels, Crocus and Scala, deal?
Monday, 16 November 2009
Haley's daddy and aunt is an old friend of mine. Though we had lost touched due to relocation (Haley's mum and dad being Singapore base), meeting up after all these years still feels good and warm. Just like old times. Anyway, I did not hesitate a minute to meet up after receiving the invite from Haley's daddy as who knows when we will get the chance again ...
The party ... well, all I can say is ... Haley, their first born is one lucky baby!
I don't remember growing up having a party complete with customised invitation card (the one showned above), cute baby cakes, yummy Macadamia birthday cake and other delicious bites -and all being held in a nice white cafe, adorned with my favourite childhood colour. Pink. I only remembered blowing candles into a standard birthday cake with garish colour and eating lots of red stained coloured food such as hardboiled eggs and agar agar. But if one were to have a mummy whom happen to be an award winning photographer cum designer in Singapore, I guess all details will not slip through her fingers :-)
To me, it was more than Haley's 1st birthday party. It was a gathering of old friends with not just Leslie (Haley's dad) being present, but also Sook Mei (Haley's aunt), Joyce (ex-schoolmate), May (ex-schoolmate) and Helena (ex-party-mate) ... ahem.
The food was good. I would say that the catered food were geared more towards the adults. The Aglia Oglio were particularly spicy but good! Al dente and all ... it is such a simple dish but yet, I could not get it right. I was rather impressed with their Chicken Caesar Salad too. The caramalised Balsamic Vinegar actully lent an impressive smoky, sweet flavour to the usual bland salad leaves.
Bijou's Grilled Chicken Wings and Chicken Kebabs were really good too. Too bad that it was not served hot, otherwise could have been better. The Baby Scones were the first to finish. It was cute alright especially after smouldering sinful amount of cream and strawberry jams in them. Unlike all my 36-24-36 friends, I ATE A LOT.
For those interested to have their prenant stage or any other family related memory captured, do check out Allison's work here. Really impressive!
Sunday, 15 November 2009
Wednesday, 11 November 2009
Enough of swooning at her place eh ... lets move on to food. H, as usual ... prepared an array of local and western delight for 5 adults and 2 kids. We had Sushi Rolls (and this itself filled us up pretty quickly!), Damansara Jaya Rojak (yeah, the one from the Uncle infront of Atria and boyyyy ... it is still good after all this years!), Lasagne (from Delicious I think) , Salmon and Cheese Quiche (also from Delicious), Kentucky Fried Chicken (I miss this too!), Pad Thai Noodle, Potato and Pasta Salad, Leafy Salad, Stinky Blue Cheese (which I stayed awayyyy ..yuckkk) and Durian Puff! Yummmmm!
Whenever I am with the girls ... loud Yum Seng follow suit. It is a trademark within our group irregardless of location or occassion! The Lindemann which H opened up were nicely chilled.
Well ... everything have to come to an end eh. And so we parted after the session and hope to meet again before I leave next week. I hope.
Anyway, my mum want to thank those whom forwarded their well wishes here and some in Facebook. Now that she is a lot better ... I will be flying home really soon to be with my hubby again.
Tuesday, 3 November 2009
- Grilled German Wurst (which is a must during BBQ here!)
- Teriyaki Prawn Skewers with Sesame Seeds
- Grilled Turkey Breast with Black Pepper and Butter. Turned out really yummy!
- Japanese Potato Salad but with normal mayo dressing instead of the fame Japanese Mayo.
- And ... Steamed Green Curry Paste and Ginger Fish.