Saturday, November 26, 2011

A day at the dentist..

Yesterday I finally managed to bring my little princess to the dentist.. She had been complaining about her molar for quite some time.. It began a while after she fell in the washroom and had a cut at her chin few months ago..
At that time the doctor told us there was nothing else, she was perfectly fine except for the cut and pain due to it.. 'it's normal' he said.. and later the toothache began, and being 'rabun', I did not see that there was a crack at her molar, the impact from the fall.. The pain was on and off.. I realized it much later when I touch with my finger and found half of the teeth was wiggling while the other half stayed intact.. So.. yesterday was the day..

We waited for about 2 hours and we were the last one.. she was brave and not a single scream nor tear come out.. thanks to the Dr.. she was really good at handling kids, well, at least while handling my princess :) (I did hear few screams before our turn, and saw few crying faces as well.. 'shame.. shame..' comment my girl, as she saw those big kids crying.. hehehe..)

While waiting for our turn, we flipped through few magazines there, in one of the magazines, there was a model with red sparkling eyes shadow that somehow look scary..

"mama, look.. this is more scary than a normal ghost.."

Now.. that was something...

Too much make up is not good for you...

and I just found out that the ghosts are 'normal'..


Saturday, November 12, 2011

Sayang Sarawak..

Just come back from conference in Sarawak.. my presentation was a nightmare.. don't want to think about it.. a lesson for future, relax, don't panic, they're NOT GOING TO EAT YOU!!..
(Image from google)

Well.. anyway, other than that, sightseeing was fantastic.. We could not catch the weekend market in Serikin, but we manage to cross the river to taste the Mee Kolok, and buy the famous Lapis Sarawak. The ride across the river only cost us RM 0.50 one way.
A view from the Waterfront to the village area across the Sarawak river..

Mee Kolok is Sarawak specialty noodle but unluckily for me, my first mee kolok was too salty that I almost never want to taste it again. The hotel save me from spreading false info about this noodle though by serving it as one of the buffet lunch menus on my last day, and I gave it a try.. nope, it was not salty at all!! The taste was nice, I wish there was some chilly to go with it as I love my noodle a bit spicy :)

We visited Sarawak Cultural Village the afternoon after my presentation. I managed to get student rate by showing my matric card, paying only RM 15 instead of RM 60.. ;)  

We arrived late, around 3.10pm, and there were 7 houses and a 45 minutes show which started at 4pm, so we ran like contestants of the amazing race.. climbing the special stairs which was made of a single tree trunk, crossed a bamboo bridge, took photos as many as possible..

the view from top of the stairs, proudly taken after I managed to climb it first time :)

Catch the show 10 minutes after it started.. wish could watch it from the beginning. Anyway it was fantastic show and I enjoyed it very much :)  Visit their website at to see the houses there..

We bought ikan terubuk masin as well.. It's a wet salted fish. I never eat it before, and until I write this entry I still have not fry it yet.. so could not give any review on the taste..

Sarawak is a very nice place to visit, people are friendly, good food available. Plan your visit or get a tourist guide to really enjoy it there. I really wish could visit again, exploring the caves next time :)

Thursday, November 3, 2011

All about 'katak'

Nibras learned a new song in school and he'd been singing all day long...

"Lompat si katak lompat...."

after a while he told me he has another frog song (frog=katak)

Nibras : Mama, what do they call mingo in Malay?
Me : Mingo?
Nibras : The pink bird..
Me: Ooo.. flamingo.. bangau..
Nibras : Haa.... (happily start singing) ... Langau o langau..
Me : ????

(langau = blowfly)

"sapa langau????"

(photo from google..:P)