Monday, June 25, 2007

Father's Day

Every year we celebrated Father's Day without fail. This year its more meaningful because there's 6 of us instead of the usual 5. My bro's wife joined us. The nite before, my mom called us to the house for some simple home-cooked dinner. We had her to-die-for Chilli Crab, Dried Prawns with curry leaves, Sweet & Sour Pomfret & Egg Salad.

We didn't get the chance to take Papa to hi-tea like we used to becos I had to leave for overseas (ehem..) the next day. And so we took him for 'steamboat', Papa's favourite. Of course he always enjoyed himself to the treat. Hub n me got him a shirt (like always) and he loved em.

At the same time, we celebrated Mama's birthday, which also falls on the same day! We gave her a Pearl Brooch for her scarves. It was a small-scale celebration and we promised that we'll celebrate again when we go for a holiday to East Coast end of this June. Wow!! Do i have a packed June or what!!

Holiday up North

Early this month, went for a 5D/4N holiday up North with my in-laws. It was a fun trip and we went for a 3 cars convoi to Alor Star, Kedah and Bukit Merah, Perak. We left KL on Friday morning. Had few stops and reached Alor Star late evening. Its been a long time since I last visited Alor Star and I liked to see the many paddy-rice fields, lotsa greens that soothes your eyes.

Its even more fun cos hubby and me get to meet our couple friends (A & S) as they went back to the girl's hometown. They came to our hotel for a chat. My in-laws also got a family friend visit and they treated us dinner at the hotel. Went to the famous Pasar Rabu and bought many of the local's delicacies eg. dodol, kuih karas, cakar-ayam and kuih-loyang and they're very tasty. Actually we had to attend a wedding occassion at Kodiang, Kedah on Saturday. Its about 45 minutes drive from town. After staying 2 nites, we left to Bukit Merah Resort, Perak. Good family outing, especially for kids but i too enjoyed it nevertheless. And i've to thanked my MIL cos she's sponsored all our accommodation. She rarely goes for family holiday but when she wants all her children and in-laws to go, she's definately generous!! Thanks ma!

On the way back we stopped by Yik Mun's famous up-graded coffee-house. I'm sure every one of us used to frequent there when we had trips with our parents up North. We ate from their famous hot-steam buns to their delicious Hokkien Mihun, Cantonese Fried Rice to their soupy Yong Tau Foo...hmmm....a trip to remember!!