Wednesday, February 05, 2014
Post-Penang Christmas Eve
Finishing the last of our Penang food trip, we headed back to the hotel to pack and check out. I drove back and along the way we stopped at Tapah R & R for lunch. Just a simple meal of fried catfish with rice and a passable iced coffee from Dunkin' Donuts. Dropped KH and Apollo back at their homes and then rushed home for Christmas Eve mass. Spent an hour stuck in a massive traffic jam in front of Paradigm Mall. A traffic experiment gone wrong. Litrak had decided to block traffic coming from the flyover to turn into Kampung Chempaka thinking that traffic flow towards Damansara would be smoother like that. However, the underpass was also the location of two U-turns so it had turned into a a very ugly bottleneck. Missed the cantata because of that. Ish. When mass was over, we drove to SS2 for some food. Big Monster wanted pizza, but Marco's Pizza was already closed by then. Ended up at Nando's instead. Boy, business was good that night and the staff were obviously struggling. I practically took everything by myself-- the baby chair, the peri-peri sauce, the paper napkins, the plates, the cutlery. I wonder why I even paid for service. Continued on at Sweet Bean for dessert. Loved their black sesame tang yuan in ginger soup. As you can guess, I was very tired by the end of the day and the kids' unruly behaviour didn't help. But it was Christmas... so... a very Merry Christmas!