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A Lovely Dinner for my Dad's Birthday!

Monday, August 01, 2011

We had salted duck's egg yolk encrusted prawns (very crispy & yummy),
Sweet & sour pork (fried crisp with a coating of sauce),
Birthday noodles (quite yummy too!),


The crown of the show, sweet and sour crabs! Very fleshy and sweetly fresh! Had a difficult time prying out the meat from the shells though.

Then we had mango mouse cake as the birthday cake.

A delicious day! But my Dad is getting old..........I had my picture taken with him beside the cake. If I had more money, I'll get him better gifts. I only go him a BPA free bottle to put his water in when he goes to work.......

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AMBERNICHOLE3 8/1/2011 4:33PM

    Sounds like you had a very yummy meal!

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ALICIA214 8/1/2011 10:38AM


Sounds quite delicious, an interesting menu, I love crab YUM!!
You know I bet your dad is very happy with his new water bottle,he knows it was chosen and given with love , and that is far more important than the cost.


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Managed to get a little sewing done!

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Well, I've made some progress with my cross-stitch project but I still have a long way to go. I didn't go anywhere today. Couldn't afford to. I'll have to go the church next Sunday though. I have to return those library books.

I will take a photo of my cross-stitch project and post it here when it's all done! Keep your fingers crossed!


This Must be My Lucky Day!

Saturday, July 30, 2011

I walked to the nearby mini mall because I wanted to buy St. Dalfour jam. They sell the jam for a cheaper price over there. I also wanted to buy some Head & Shoulder's shampoo but it was a little too expensive so I bought a cheaper brand of anti-dandruff shampoo (Sunsilk).

With the money I saved, I bought a cheeseburger from McDonald's. On impulse, I whispered to the cashier if I could have some extra pickles in my cheeseburger. All I know is I got lot's of pickles in my cheeseburger for no extra charge! Wasn't that nice? I love pickles! Especially in my cheeseburger!

On my way home, I decided to drop in the convenience store at the petrol station. The manager actually treated me to 2 tim tams! (chewy caramel flavour, my fave!).

I feel very lucky today, plus I got my exercise in, 60 minutes of walking!

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KJELINEK1 7/31/2011 10:18PM

    Nice finding the wonderful small things in life that make us smile. emoticon

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LAURETTA1966 7/30/2011 1:01PM

    Good for you keep finding the happiness in the simple things of life

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NIKOBLUE 7/30/2011 8:55AM

    I love that you find pleasure in the little things in life! That inspires me. And pickles are good too! ;)

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FERRETLOVER1 7/30/2011 7:55AM

    What a great day!! P.S.-I LOVE pickles, too!! Yummy

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NTSOHLTHNT 7/30/2011 6:52AM

    It sounds like you had a perfect day. :-)

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My plan!

Friday, July 29, 2011

For several weekends now, I haven't been disciplined enough to finish my big cross-stitch project. I plan to make great strides this weekend!

Well, we'll see........I also have some library books to finish............

I'm just posting this to motivate myself to do it.......I'm holding myself accountable to you friends!.........

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AMBERNICHOLE3 7/29/2011 9:56AM

    You can get it done! Have a great weekend!

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A Nice Day Out!

Thursday, July 28, 2011

I woke up around 11am this morning. I was pretty tired after yesterday's dialysis. Around 12pm, I had my lunch, some rice and half a fried fish with chilli slices in soy sauce with freshly squeezed lime juice.

Around 2pm, I decided to visit my gem of a hairdresser. I wouldn't change my hairdresser for the world! She's cheap (only RM10 for a haircut) and skillful and thorough, what more could you want from a hairdresser! Even the newly opened, fancy-looking, air-conditioned new place can't replace her! I will still return to my regular hairdresser because she's cheap and good.

Ok, maybe she can't do a digital perm but she's got my best interest at heart, recommending that I NOT perm my hair because my current hairstyle suits me! Unlike that new place, with an eye on their profits, recommending that new-fangled digital perm!

Then I went to the Indian restaurant for a quick tea. 2 vadais and a cup of iced ginger tea with milk (with a lot less sugar, you have to specify that!).

After that, I dropped in on the pet store, where I discussed the how & wherefores of keeping guppies and miniature hamsters, unfortunately, when I got home to ask my Dad if I can keep either, no go! :( I had a good time observing the cute little miniature hamsters, puppies & rabbits upstairs, and fresh water & marine tropical fish downstairs.

I spent considerable time in the pet store, after all, if I can't have my own, I can at least have the pleasure of staring at the store's sojourners without the bother of maintaining them! I would LOVE to have a pair of miniature hamsters but my Mom has a deep-seated fear of rodents........oh well! I guess I can always visit the pet store when I long for animal companionship............

On the whole, I nice day out. Right now, I'm sitting here typing this blog with my hair in a shower cap. I decide to end my day with a hair moisturising treatment. I will rinse it after I log off here. Then I'll take a slow walk to enjoy the late evening breeze.

I figured my walk to the hairdresser's, Indian restaurant and pet shop should count as exercise already (about 50 minutes walk in total). After I rinse my hair, I'll just go for a little stroll to enjoy the breeze, then it's back to SP to enter my food tracker. Because if I don't go for my walk now, it'll be dark later, it's already almost 7.20pm.

Cya later, SP! I'll be back!

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MKWMKW 7/28/2011 8:58AM

    Glad you had such a pleasant day! I don't like hamsters because they're a little too rodent-like for me, but I have a guinea pig that I LOVE!! Maybe they'll let you have a guinea pig - they're way too round to look like a rodent.

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LADNBA 7/28/2011 7:33AM

    Sounds like you had a great day!

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