Sunday, February 28, 2010

Starting A New Week With Some Humour

Found these on the internet. We all need a good laugh now and then, so here goes...

Women Should Not Have Children After 35
This is one of those controversial statements but I fully stand behind it.
Women should not have children after 35!
Some say, "Of course women can have children after 35!"
They don't know what they are talking about and I can guarantee they have had very little experience in the matter.
I don't care what the doctor says.
I don't care what your friends say.
I don't even care what your pastor says.
Women should not have children after 35!
I don't advise it, I vehemently recommend against it, and loudly and even at times rudely tell people "don't even consider it."
You can quote me on this.
If you want to say that I said it.
And I said it more than once."Women should not have children after 35!"
Some will send rude e-mails proclaiming the freedom of the womb but I still stand by what I said.
You may disagree with me, that's your right.
I still stand firm on the issue.
With most things I keep an open mind but not on this issue.
If I find an exception to this rule, then I will be open to change but for now, it's firmly closed because I have never seen an exception.

Women should not have children after 35!

35 children are enough!

The Worms
A father was trying to teach his young son the evils of alcohol.
He put one worm in a glass of water and another worm in a glass of whiskey. The worm in the water lived, while the one in the whiskey curled up and died.
"All right, son," asked the father, "what does that show you?"
"Well, Dad, it shows that if you drink alcohol, you will not have worms."

Speaking of evil, here's a maths equation that moms of teenage boys should show their sons:

Still on the topic of maths, here's a maths question that frustrated some poor student...

Have a great week ahead!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Not So Fun In Genting


After our 3 days in Kuantan, we stayed one night at Genting View Resort. My kids asked why it was named Genting View, so I told them to look up....and they would get a view of Genting Highlands way up on the mountain top.


We checked in at around 1.30 pm and had a quick lunch in Gohtong Jaya. Then we saw the long queue of cars going up to Genting and decided not to drive up but to take the cable car instead.

At the cable car station we almost could not find a parking space, an indication of the large number of people who would be queueing up for the cable cars. We had 2 choices - queue for about 2 hours or buy the express tickets whereby we would not need to queue at all. Hubby bought the express tickets at RM12 each, for the 7 of us...and it was not a return ticket! The price for the normal tickets is only RM5!

By the way, I absolutely detest cable car rides...there's something about being suspended in mid-air in a little bubble that makes my imagination run wild...but I survived the 15 minute journey without hyperventilating, so all was well.

The moment we stepped off the cable car, all we could see were just people, people and more people! We walked down to the Indoor Theme Park, then to First World Hotel and then to the entrance of the Outdoor Theme Park. There were long queues for every ride, much to my kids' disappointment. Then it began to rain and everyone from outdoors crammed into the already very crowded First World Hotel...not much fun at all.

Miss PreTeen decided to spend some time (and money, of course) at the Indoor Theme Park before going back to Genting View Resort. Had to queue to play some of the machines. After collecting about 150 tickets, she exchanged them for some stickers, a pen and a whistle.

This time we bought the normal RM5 tickets for the cable car ride down, and queued for about 45 minutes. Had dinner at Gohtong Jaya at one of the less crowded restaurants.

Back at Genting View Resort...the apartment was rather dusty and the tiled floor was sticky (eww!)


The next morning we had a dim sum breakfast at Gohtong Jaya (again!) and decided not to go up to Genting but instead take a look at the other attractions around. Went to the Gohtong Jaya Sports Complex and watched a lion dance performance. Crossed the road to the Strawberry Farm. Quite a nice place...there is also a vegetable garden and some small shops selling souvenirs, paintings and carvings, bags and ladies' clothes.




Checked out at 12 noon, bought some snacks at Mr Sotong shop at Gohtong Jaya and left for home. Saw vehicles queueing from the highway even before the turn-off to Genting Highlands



Sunday, February 21, 2010

Fun in Kuantan

Went for a 3 day 2 night holiday in Kuantan on the 2nd day of Chinese New Year, all 7 of us in 1 car...hubby, our 2 kids, parents-in-law and hubby's sis.

Left KL about 10.30 am and arrived in Kuantan for lunch. Most of the Chinese restaurants and coffe shops were still closed for the Chinese New Year, so we ended up at the place we KL folks are most familar with...a fastfood outlet at a shopping mall. Ate at the KFC in Berjaya Megamall.

Discovered a lovely recreational park called Taman Gelora, within walking distance of where we were staying. It is a park with a lake situated beside the sea, so the cool sea breeze was a welcome change from the heat we had been experiencing in KL. It has a jogging track, exercise equipment, some tennis courts, a children's playground and ponds full of water lilies. There are also lots of very large trees that provided shade from the sun...really a lovely place for the family.

For dinner we went to a halal Chinese seafood restaurant called Pak Su, which is rather popular, judging from the crowd. The food is nice...and we were so hungry that we gobbled it all up before remembering to take photos of it for my blog.

After dinner we went to the pasar malam at Teluk Chempedak beach. I am not a fan of Crocs but I couldn't resist this cute pair...nowadays it's getting more and more difficult to tell the imitation Crocs from the genuine ones. Bought it for RM25.

The next day we went to the East Coast Mall for a bit of shoppping. I managed to get some good bargains because of the sale...a pair of jeans for RM20 plus (original price RM109), 2 branded T-shirts for RM40 plus and a dress for RM25 (big grins). Went back to Berjaya Megamall for some bowling fun. We bowled 'so well' that the machine overheated (twice!) and after waiting a long while for the technicians to do repairs, we were allowed to change lanes and start over!

The following day we had a simple breakfast of eggtarts and char siew pau that we bought from a mobile bakery (a van with 2 built-in gas ovens!) and left for a 1-night stay at Genting View Resort.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Happy Chinese New Year/Valentine's Day

Had a scrumptious steamboat reunion dinner. Mum-in-law prepared so much food that everyone ate until we were full and there was still a lot of food leftover.

It's almost sitting at my computer desk watching non-stop colourful fireworks through my bedroom window. (lots of wealthy people staying on a nearby hill) The air is still and the temperature a sweltering 33.9 degrees Celsius...thank God for air-conditioning!

Yes, the Chinese New Year celebrations are beginning and will continue for another 2 and receving angpows, eating, visiting friends and relatives...eating...and more eating...haha.

Stepped on the bathroom scales just now...I can fit into my new dress after all...YES!! All the exercise I had been doing for the past 3 weeks have paid off! (big happy grin)

Here's wishing everyone Xin Nian Kuai Le, and Happy Valentine's Day as well!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

My Blog Signature

Found this very helpful blog called MOMS WHO BLOG at where blogger Amy shares lots of information on how to spruce up a blog.

Today I created my very own signature after reading her post HOW TO ADD SIGNATURE TO YOUR POSTS,FOR BLOGGER at

and tadaaa...!


Monday, February 8, 2010

In The Mood To Bake

I haven't been baking Chinese New Year cookies for a few years now. Every year I would just buy them from the supermarket or order them through my mom-in-law who knows some ladies selling homemade cookies. The other day I checked the prices of cookies and everything costs a few Ringgit more than they did last year...a medium sized container of pineapple jam tarts now costs I thought why not save some money and bake some myself instead.

I dug out my trusty ol' cookbook from the shelf, looked up the pineapple tart recipe and set off to buy the ingredients. When hubby came home that day, Miss PreTeen told him that mommy bought a gigantic pineapple. Yes, I was going to make my tarts from using the pre-made pineapple paste that are widely sold in the supermarkets and bake-ware shops! (so ambitous of me!)

After slaving over the stove for about an hour stirring and stirring the pineapple puree and sugar until my arm ached...I now remember why I had not baked pineapple jam tart in years....

Roped in Miss PreTeen to help me with the dough, which she gladly did...all the while sniffing the freshly made pineapple jam and commenting how great it smelled. As soon as the tarts were out of the oven, she was only too eager to take a bite.

Looks like my tarts will not last till Chinese New Year...hubby and PreTeen have been munching them....

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Some People...

I just don't get it....this is a box for donated items. There is a phone number in very large print on the box for people to call if they want to donate large items, for example furniture... and yet this is what happens...tsk tsk tsk!