Saturday, May 29, 2010

a day i will remember forever!

24th May 2010, my boys birthday and also something bad happen to me for the very first time, that's why i said this is a day i won't forget forever!

After my boys birthday party in school, we went back home and took a power afternoon nap, i am just so dead tired. Evening time still thinking what to eat, then hub said, why not go to SS2 the food court there had our dinner, then we can walk at night market. (SS2 night market is on Monday night). After having my boys, i hardly go to night market, i think i only went for 2-3 times in 4 years. The last, i went i cannot remember is when, i think that is last year, but we went early, at least not so crowded.

After dinner, we walk around pasar malam. We stopped at a CD stall, to get some CDs, after paying, we walked again, after walked passed few stalls, i stop by a stall selling those shorts, i thought getting some shorts for my boys, after choosing, i want to paid money, when i put my hand into the bag, i cannot find my wallet, i told the lady, wait, i come back shortly, i went to opposite stall, told my hub i cannot find my wallet, so i stand there open my bag, search and search, cannot see, hub said, no need to find, must be been stolen by someone already. I still wondering how can "the someone" stole my wallet in my bag and yet i don't realize it. Then i only saw a big cut on my bag!!!! That time i was too shock and don't know what to do. Hub went to the stall paid the money then told the lady my wallet been stolen, the lady give me a shock face then said, it happen always!!! :(

Then we continue walking and at the same time, i make calls to bank to block all my cards and went to the police station to make report (since nearby there, there is one police station). In fact, the road that we are standing just opposite police station!! The policewoman took all my detail and took a look at my bag and told her higher superior, there is case at the night market, immediate i saw some of them went out to the pasar malam and patrol.

I am very sad and shock, on the other hand, my boys are excited to be in police station, asking non stop questions, where i have to tell them, to stop talking a while when i need to think a lot. I told hub, i just hope those pick pocket who took my wallet, take my money and return the ic and driving license to me. You know how hassle have to go through all and do the documentation again! After spent about 45 mins at the police station, we went back home.

While i almost reach home, the lady who do my pedicure called me. I was wondering why she called me late a night, and she had already resign like one month ago! That time just within few second i think a lot, would it be she found my wallet, but she stay not near to SS2..bla bla bal..i answered the call. She ask me " you drop your wallet?" I said "no, someone stolen it!!!" She said someone called her, said found my wallet. I was so stunt, happy, and i don't know what to said, i can feel i am shivering!! She gave me the contact number ask me to call. I call the number immediately, a lady answer, she said someone found my wallet and the wallet is with that uncle now, ask me where am i . I told her, i am almost home, ask her to wait for me, while i sent my boys back home first then i go and meet her. She said she want to close stall and went home already, i told her, wait for me, i be there in 15 mins!!! She told me, your wallet got no more money, but card and ic all still got, i told her i already expect that.

Reach home, woke the maid up, ask her to settle my boys, and i rush out with my hub. You know when i need rushing, ask him to drive, it shall no problem, F1 driver!!! We reach there in a very short while ( can imagine the speed my hub drive?) I contact the lady again, then i went to pasar malam and look for her, and hub waiting in the car, because at that hour still hard to find parking @ 10.40pm!!! The lady brought me to a man who found my wallet, he said he saw my wallet in front of his car, he is also one of the vendor at pasar malam, then they told me, sorry they have to go through my wallet, they saw the name card that the lady do my pedicure, they give her a call and try luck, they said if still cannot get me, they want to pass the wallet to police station already.

That time, i don't know what to said beside than keep saying "thank you very very much"!!! I said money gone it's ok, at least all my document and cards still around! I give them some token, they refuse to take, i told them this is just little a token to said my thanks, they keep refuse to take and said this is part of their "responsible" to help the customer. We start a "little drama" there, passing the $$ around :( I told them, just settle it among themselves i have to go also, because my boys are waiting for me at home.

Phew! What a day, my son's birthday and also my first been pick pocketed!! I have to salute the pick pocket, so pro, when they slit my bag and took my wallet out, i cannot feel at all!!! In my bags i got two nintendo DS same size with my wallet, and yet they just took my wallet and not the two DS. I got house key, my handphone, tissue, wet tissue all, lucky all not dropped out. I have to thank god for his mercy, watching over me. I cannot think what if they just accidently slit me instead of the bag, what if they harm my boys.

A lesson to learn, and told myself to be more alert, no more a big bag for me to bring to pasar malam, or i will stop going for while or i will go early instead of later at night. :(

see how pro they slit my bag, if you don't see properly you won't know there is a big cut! They cut through three layer of the bag and without me realize!!

Thursday, May 27, 2010

5th Birthday Celebration @ School

This year i did not do anything special for school like last year. Last year 50 bentos for the school kids really a challenge. When i told the school teacher i will do a small party for the boys in school, ie: i will cook some food for the kids and teachers and have cake cutting session. Teachers asked me, " are you going to do something like last year again? hahahha, i told her, no no, i will cook some food and they will take their share"

My boys actual birthday is on Monday 24/5. I took a day off, after sending them to school, i am back home had some breakfast then start my cooking. Lucky i got maid to help me to fried those drummets and i fried "maggie mee". By the time we finish, it's almost 11.15am, get everything pack, get ready and off to school. Kids had early lunch at 11.30am, because some of the kids will go off by 12 noon so we do it early.

Beside than the food below, i bring some vitagen, tidbits for the kids, jellies and mini fruit tarts.

fried drummets..

fried fish ball.....

some combo..nuggets, fish ball and fish fillet

fried maggie mee ...

when we are there, the kids still having their class, my boys spot my hub.

must pass up the work first before start the party

when i took the cupcakes out, the kids can't wait, all round the table and said "wow, nice!" hahahhaha...then my boys said "move back move back, sit down first" sound like big kor kor. :S

putting on the candles.....

took a picture first, before the older kids come and join.

when all the kids sing "happy birthday" song, see Cruz reaction, he is so happy and with big movement, and yet Fearles smile shy shy at the side. Compare to last year, they are still so shy!!

after singing the birthday song, teacher ask them to pray....before enjoy the cupcakes. :)

hub took a picture of the boys and their teacher and their friends. 5 of them are in class age of 5, except the small boy on the left side.

having their lunch.......i think they sit on the place the teacher station them. Last year, my boys sat on the same place too!

first table is 6 years old kids, and the second at the back are kids @ 4 years old...

after lunch every kids have some fun before going home. :)

This is my boys 5th years old birthday celebration. Here, Fearles and Cruz would like to said a big "THANK YOU" to all the jie jie, kor kor, mei mei, di di, aunties and uncles for the birthday wishes and birthday pressie!!

i like this headscarf, i should get my boys wear this on the party day, i only saw this when they open the gift. It's one of their pressie. :)

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Pirate Theme Birthday Party!

Phew!! Finally all over, i mean my boys birthday celebration. When i thought i can take a good rest yesterday, after my boys birthday celebration at kindy, night time something "bad" happen to me. :(, another stress and headache moment (those friends in FB know what is happening, i will blog it in detail in another post).

Two months before my boys birthday, i already think what to plan for them. I don't like to rush and do last minute things, but nothing come to my mind, whether to do a small party or don't do any party or do it at fast food outlet boys had been asking me when is their birthday, whenever they attend any of their friend's birthday party. Always ask me "why take so long still not their birthday yet!"

It all till one week before we depart for our Hong Kong trip, suddenly my boys told me, they want a pirate theme birthday party, i thought it's a good idea and at least now i know what i need to get and prepare. I start hunt for birthday cake, what for party packs, where to do the party, what to serve. Oh no! I tell you, it is so stress!! I manage to settle the cake and get some idea on what small things i can put it in the party packs. Then i went for my Hong Kong Trip, after came back, i only got almost two weeks to plan everything!! You can imagine the stress!! From there, we decide to do it at home again, and we will have home cook food!! Mother in law, me, two maids and younger sister in law will be in charge of the food!! Nearer to the date, i got so many things to do, prepare party packs, and start daily to get some things ready, go through the list, what did i left out, guests i am going to invite and etc. That's why i am very slow in blog hopping, hope those who always come by my blog and comment, i promise i will drop by your blog very soon!!!

On the actual day, morning i do some deco at the compound and start prepare the food for the night. Afternoon, we all spent our time in the kitchen and do the cooking. My close friend cum my online biz partner come and give me a helping hand in the afternoon. Thanks so much Vivian!! Time just pass so fast, blink blink it's already party time, i get a quick shower, then guests start to come.

We had a great time, i told the clown we are having pirate party, so he also dress up in a pirate costume instead of the usual clown costume! I get the kids had some food first before the clown come. I told them if they didn't finish the food, the clown won't come. Kids having fun, adults enjoy the food (i hope they do) and enjoy yakking. Me busy entertain and running here and there. Those who come for the party, i didn't chat with you much, very sorry about it. Now, i will let the pictures do the talking!

party packs. I manage to get those brown paper bag, i find it unique. Due to the plain look, i decide to deco the white label sticker with some colorful stickers and with their name on it.

some "junk food" for the kids!!! Since it is kid's party! LOL!!

roti jala, i order it from my colleague, she do very nice roti jala!!

curry spare rib, everyone give a thumbs up on this, mother in law cook it. Roti Jala to go with this curry sauce. YUM!!!!

i cook this spaghetti, i know it look plain, i should add some parsley, but.........

fried chicken, everyone said good!! Secret recipe is the frying flour that we use do the magic. Crunchy, simple and yummy!!!! This is hot and spicy version.

Pork Chop!!

this is non spicy fried chicken for the kids and those who can't take spicy food. :)

this is another signature dish from our kitchen, every festival my mother in law will cook this. I think the photographer (my hub) missed out some food, the fried mee hoon, jellies, cucumber pickles, vegetables with mix mushroom and ROAST PORK!!!! Ok, don't blame me, photographer didn't do a good job and i am too busy to take pictures!!!

my two princes with their pirate look. Pirate Fearles and Pirate Cruz. I got their tee from Hong Kong, when i saw it, immediate i bought it.

pirate Fearles

pirate Cruz

i deco the area with lots of balloons at least look better?

pirates theme cupcakes for them. The same lady i order from last year, Daalia.

some mini tarlets as dessert, order from Daalia.

guests are "attacking" the food!!

pirates with their two friends. Ashley and Tess, two pretty young lady.

the "buffet counter" , look ok?? One of my friends thought we are ordering catering food!! LOL!

Captain G (the clown) was entertaining the kids!! Doing some magic, this is the same guy that i get last year too!! LOL!! Last year, he came as a clown, and some kids actually afraid of clown.

actually the Captain G doing the same magic as last year and even the game too!!! I still remember!! hahahhahah Should ask him to get more idea. Since last year i was participate in some game, this year i become more "pro" in wrapping the kids as in "mummy", my "mummy" chosen the best one. hahhahahahhahaha

nice? I wrap Cruz!

another magic show...Fearles with the red hair on.

tada!! They pull Fearles's underwear out! hahhaha

this is another game, mummy and kids to participate, i opt this out, last year i had it already, so this year i leave it to my guests to play. This two mummies...Patsy and Tess, Elaine and Amber!

laundry-amah and Kylie

laundry-apah and Kieran also join the fun!!

time for cake cutting...candles also in pirates!

my boy and Kylie on the right, Kylie also a May baby, her birthday just 4 days earlier!

4 kids born in May blowing the candles. Ashley is sharing the same birth date as my boys. Same year, same date, only time is different!!

blowing the candles!

they love the cupcakes, less messy and no need to cut. Just help themselves.

see the dirty pirate!

yummy and good!

me and my two friends since college time!! Jackie and Irene and her lovely girl girl - Esther!

picture from Elaine's camera - Barb, Me, Patsy, Peggy and Elaine! This is the only group pictures.

Party over around 9pm, i know kids have to go to school the next morning, so i start the party @ 6pm. After i put my boys to sleep, i went and help the maid to do the cleaning and clearing. When i back to my room around 11.30pm, this is what i saw.......they are happy and tired, and can you spot the Elmo sleeping on the bed too?? Fearles's hand round Cruz's neck, two of them just love to stick to each other and sleep together.

Thank you everyone who "sacrifice" your Sunday family time and come for the party, hope you all did enjoy the fun and the food and thanks for all the lovely pressies and "ang pow"!!! Thanks once again!!