Thursday, February 21, 2013

Long absence

Sorry for not updating.  It has been more than a week since my last update.

CNY was a busy time.  Mostly we were out visiting, about 2 - 3 houses per day. Could not afford to go to many houses as it was rather tiring especially for the kids.  The weather was pretty hot in Kuching on first 3 days of CNY.

On 4th day, we went back to Sibu to attend my SIL's wedding which was held in Paramount Hotel Chinese restaurant.  Her wedding is last Friday with church wedding and lunch reception.  Actually my first time attending a wedding reception in the afternoon.  Met all hubby's relatives there and we had wonderful times as relatives including hubby rendering some songs during the karaoke session.  My kids also did not miss out in performing "Oppa Gangnam Style" dance on stage.  *wink*

I have not been well since way back before CNY.  Coughing and sore throat. So with those long holiday and too much of curries, I fall sick again after came back from Sibu.  Did not drink enough fluid and I am rather disappointed with the hotel room condition.  The carpet rather filthy.  Doctor diagnosed I am suffering from allergic cough.  So after back from Sibu, I spent most of my time sleeping and resting at home.  Recovered slightly this morning, and I was able to drive my kids to school and did some chores with my mum. 

The Spring Celebration is almost come to the end as Chap Goh Mei is this Sunday.  Where to have your Chap Goh Mei dinner??  Maybe no cooking at home as my mum suggested dinner at my parents' place.  So save myself a headache thinking about what to cook. Lol!

Friday, February 8, 2013

Welcoming the snakes

Hi guys! 

I was browsing through the internet on the new year and since I was born in Year of Snake (Fire) it is usual for me to check on my own sign. 

People born in the Year of the Snake share certain characteristics: Acute, aware, charming, cunning, elegant, mysterious, passionate, proud, serene, and vain. They are attractive people who take cries with ease and do not become flustered easily. They are graceful people, exciting and dark at the same time. They enjoy reading, listening to great music, tasting delicious food, and going to the theater. They are fascinated with all beautiful things in life. Many of the most beautiful ladies and men with strongest personalities were born in the Year of the Snake.


Contemplative and private, Snake people are not outwardly emotional. They usually act according to their own judgment and do not follow the views of others. They can appear cunning and reticent and work very modestly in the business environment. They will plot and scheme to make certain things turn out exactly as they want them to. They are not great communicators and can become quite possessive when they set their minds on achieving the interest of a partner.

Snake people become easily stressed and have to avoid hectic schedules or noisy atmospheres. They need calm and quiet to thrive and succeed. They must have sleep, relaxation, and peace to live a long, healthy life.

People born in the Year of the Snake are usually very sophisticated and cultured in their choices for home decoration. They are elegant and graceful and place emphasis on their comfort when deciding what to decorate with. They are materialistic and need to have as many of everything as possible.

They become bored easily and therefore change jobs quite frequently. They are very conscientious and diligent at work. They are organized and precise, cautious and alert when doing business. They act confidently, calmly and have a strong sense of responsibility and clear goals. Sometimes, because they like to work alone, they can seem as though they are withholding information or being secretive about some important things.

Snake people are oversuspicious, which is their nature. They hide their suspicion, and acting as if nothing is on their minds. They like to think deeply, plan carefully and make a systematic and appropriate exposition of their views. They like to follow the fashion and be properly dressed. And, they usually speak with great care.


Snake people are passionate lovers and show a strong desire for control when associating with others. They will never forgive anyone who breaks a promise. They show their resentment with ice-cold hostility instead of bitter words. Some of the people born in the Year of the Snake may strike their enemies with a deadly blow.

It seems not easy to deal with a person born in the Year of the Snake, especially when he thinks one way and behaves in another. There always lies an alert heart behind his serene appearance. He has a strong will and will try his best to hold fast to his position. He is so cunning that when you think you may have seized him, he has already slipped away.

Snake people will face danger fearlessly and deal with unforeseen disasters. They are not annoyed by lack of money and are usually lucky enough to own everything they need. They can be successful as long as they avoid excess spending. Although they are intuitive, they should avoid dive right into decisions without weighing the consequences.

Some are quite true to me although I do not much agreed with the last paragraph. I still haunted by lack of money and not so lucky in most things.  Lol! 

Ok, need to get back to my chores.  Before that I would like to wish everyone a Happy Chinese New Year!!!  It is our first year of celebration in our home, so it means a lot to me.  Why not? My own home.  First time preparing the CNY eve dinner.  And I am the mistress of the house.  Lol!

Have a prosperous and wonderful Year of Snake, everyone! 

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Red and gold around the house

Enjoy my Chinese New Year decoration. Done some early decoration around the house. Nothing extravagant. Are you ready for CNY?

I haven't fry my keropok but will do so on Thursday afternoon. And buy groceries and food at the Pasar Tani on Friday afternoon. Do not want to buy too early, later spoil. 

Firecrackers and fireworks have been boughr so once kids off from school they can enjoy on Friday night. 

Friday, February 1, 2013

1000th Blog Post and Blog Giveaway Winner!

Not that anyone is counting, but I just could not help but shout about it!  This is my 1000th blog post.  Yahoo! 

I have been blogging since late 2007.  It all started after I followed few food blogs and found interest in writing and sharing my life with others. And here I am, writing the 1000th post and still going. 

I don't know whether this blog will be around for another 1000 posts but I will try.  It has been a great journey for the past 5 years and so, and I am loving what it brings me every day.  I met many good friends who cherish and appreciate my writing.  A big thank you to everyone who visits and makes comments in my blog.  You've helped to inspire me to continue this blog.

And a special announcement on my 1st blog giveaway that I organised last month. I would like to thanks to the participants namely:

Broccoli Ginger
Christine (Crumbs N Crust)
Cymaine's mum

Thank you all for your participations and comments.

And the lucky winner that I picked by hand is the very 1st participant, Hayley. Congratulations my dear. please email me your mailing address at