Showing posts from April, 2016

A Date with Money

Volunteer work as a form of dating-- guess I can scratch that off my bucket list now. KH likes to join his company's corporate social responsibility activities and when he found out that they lacked volunteers, he roped me in. I was supposed to teach standard 4 and 5 kids about money. We arrived at Sekolah Rendah Subang Jaya at 9:00 AM. A strange feeling walking into a primary school with all the kids around. Normally its five years once to vote. LOL. All the kids were huddled into the hall together with the volunteers. More volunteers turned up and less kids attended. So my help wasn't really needed. Started off with a short briefing and the kids were split into eight groups of six. KH and I got to know our kids (super hipster names these days) and we distributed the breakfast packs-- bottled water, a vegetable samosa and a stunted doughnut.

When I looked at the training material from Junior Achievement, I doubted that the kids would get it. The "JA More Than Money"…

Pyjamas Party

Ever since mum went off to Melbourne for her cruise, I had been left to my own devices. Been able to have some short dinner dates with KH after work. Sometimes at Hong Ngek (they fry up a killer pak ko), sometimes at Soong Kee. At other times, SK would be the one doing the cooking. On a Friday, KH found an excuse to have a sleep over at my place. Dinner for us was a bunch of sushi and maki from Isetan Food Market in KLCC. Cold food in the tummy is definitely a weird feeling.

The sleep over was a pyjamas party of sorts. Obviously my definition of pyjamas is au naturel. Missed sleeping beside my darling KH, feeling the touch of his skin and his lips on mine. Unfortunately, the oven-like nature of the weather made us sweat like pigs. And that was without the exertion of sex. We didn't drag our session late into the night because we had something planned early in the morning. Stay tuned!

Birthday & Beauties

Note: I'm back from my two week trip! If you didn't notice, please carry on. LOL.

Second round of SK's birthday was celebrated at Manmaru Robatayaki & Bar, Atria Shopping Gallery. What's the difference with the celebration at Marini's you may ask? The guest list actually.  A slight tweak-- mum, Lifebook and her colleague from Penang. Made the mistake of booking via When I arrived, they told me I had no booking. Thank goodness their business ain't that great, so we managed to secure a table anyway. But if they had actually checked the website, we might have gotten the white lantern room. All of us arrived earlier than planned with the exception of KH who took pains to arrive on the dot. I waited for him before ordering since we would be sharing but he wasn't too interested in the process. Grrrr. Ordered the fusion sashimi moriawase, but truthfully I wasn't sure what was fusion about it. Repeated some orders but tried some new items too …


Mum had an upcoming two-week long cruise so there was no need to pay a visit to the wet market. Woke up later than usual and made a trip to Seri Petaling for breakfast. Picked Restoran Alison. Its one of the few places in KL fully-operated by locals. Old uncles shuffle around serving drinks. One particular uncle shakes so much that I think a quarter of the coffee he carries ends up in the saucer. But such an establishments is more expensive. My curry noodles actually cost MYR7.

Although the cruise was just in a couple of days, mum wasn't very sure about the details. We made our way to her friend's house, who was the organizer. Finally had a look at the travel itinerary and understood the logistics. The Golden Princess Cruise was departing from Melbourne to New Zealand. There would be several stopovers and finally return to Melbourne. Some complexity thrown in with two of her friends flying in from Sydney instead of direct, some hotel stays to arrange, yadda, yadda, yadda. But…

SK's Birthday on 57

In normal circumstances, KH and I usually have a long lunch date on Fridays. We would usually alternate between KLCC, Avenue K and Intermark. Or if I'm in the mood, I would travel down to Masjid Jamek. On the 19th of February (which happens to SK's birthday-- more on that later), we ate at New Shanghai Legend at Intermark. The place was quite full maybe due to the CNY season (saw people lou-sang-ing in English and not standing up-- sungguh takde feel). We ate halaldim sum there which was quite limited in variety. Nothing fantastic except that they serve a weird tri-sauce CCF-- chili, sweet sauce and peanut butter. Yikes. Then we grabbed a couple of flat whites at Grizzly.

SK had grand plans for her birthday. If she could have it her way, it would have been seven days and seven nights of festivities. On Friday night (the exact date), she requested for dinner, and drinks at a rooftop bar. We chose Marini's on 57 for drinks, but KH warned us that the food there was expensive…