Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Third Week in KL Summer 2016

July 18th, 2016 (Mon)
For dinner, we went out to eat at an Indian Vegetarian restaurant at Bangsar with kaufu.  I love the curry and roti.  After dinner, we went to Inside Scoop and I had a premium peanut butter jelly ice cream.

July 19th, 2016 (Tue)
I had swimming lesson in the morning at 10:30am.  For lunch, we went to Chai Bar with JoJo yee-yee and kaufu for lunch.  They serve Malaysian fusion salad.  They even have Nasi lemak salad.  I made my own salad and shared with my mom.  After lunch, we went to Paradigm mall and I got to get my Chatime again.  My fourth Chatime.  My mom and JoJo yee-yee bought Snowflakes - shaved ice.

In the evening, my mom and I followed kaufu's car to Mid Valley Megamall. We had Japanese Ramen dinner there.

July 20th, 2016 (Wed)
We went out to have lunch with Aunty Bee Cheng and Jaffre Kaufu at Little Penang at Curves.  Bought some curry puff from Ikea.  I had hotdog from Ikea.  At night we went to have Thai food at I'm Spicy.  I had two plates of rice.  I liked the fried egg and curry sauce.

July 21st, 2016 (Thurs)
Swimming lesson in the morning at 11am.  Afternoon went to One Utama with JoJo yee-yee.  At One Utama, I had an Aunty Anne pretzel and a McDonald strawberry sundae.  Then later in the evening, after diiner, my mom and I went to Ikano with kaufu.

July 22nd, 2016 (Fri)
I stayed home most of the day today.  My mom went out to temple with kampoh in the afternoon and they bought ice kacang back for tea time.  For dinner, I ate at home with kampoh while my mom went out with her friends for dinner.

July 23rd, 2016 (Sat)
This morning, I had my favorite breakfast - Hokkien Mee (Prawn Mee).  We set out to Port Dickson around 2pm after we went to One Utama to get some sand toys and buns.  JoJo yee-yee got me a hot chocolate from Starbucks.

I slept in the car while on our journey to PD.  When we arrived, Boy kaufu and Joanne kammo already checked in.  We got our room key from them.  Our room number was H132.  I was surprised to see the room.  It has a private pool outside the room in the small garden.  It is a Deluxe Suite chalet at Grand Lexis Port Dickson with 2 king size beds.  There was a small kitchen area with a microwave.

After Leng yee-yee's family arrived, we went to the beach to play for a bit.  We built sand castles and dig some holes in the sand.  We went back to the hotel about an hour later.  JoJo yee-yee and I went for a swim in our little pool.  It was fun.

We had dinner late at night at a kampung (village) house.  I enjoyed eating the fish with the garlic.

July 24th, 2016 (Sun)
We checked out around 12:30pm.  My mom asked me to go for a swim but I didn't want to.  We just chilled in our bedroom while waiting for check out.  We drove to Seremban for lunch.  I was very hungry by the time we got to the restaurant.  I had a lot of rice with the dishes.

After lunch, my mom and I drove to Melaka while the rest of the gang went back to KL.  The drive was very smooth down to Melaka.  I saw Justin and Aunty Nicole.  Justin and I discuss about Pokemon.  We also played iPad together.  We also ran around the house.  For dinner, Justin and I (and his grandma and cousin) went to eat McDonald, while my mom was out shopping with Aunty Nicole.  I had a Double Cheese Burger.

I slept late that night because I was playing iPad again with Justin.

Friday, July 22, 2016

Second Week in KL Summer 2016

July 11th, 2016 (Mon)
My mom drove JoJo yee-yee to her yoga class while she went to Giant to shop for groceries.  Then she went for a massage at Taman Tun.  I stayed home and watched TV.  In the evening, my mom and JoJo yee-yee went to pasar malam at SS2.  She bought shrimp dumplings (siew mai) for my dinner.

July 12th, 2016 (Tue)
I had swimming class in the morning at Ah Leng yee-yee's condo at 10am until 11am.  We went home to take a shower.  After that, Kampoh, JoJo yee-yee, my mom and I went to One Utama to have lunch.
We had Japanese cuisine at Hokkaido Sushi.  Then I went to Chatime and used my own money to buy a cup of passion fruit tea with boba.  My mom has been giving me RM3 for each swimming lesson I took.  I also used the $5 from my grandma and exchanged it to RM20.  So I had enough to buy a cup of drink from Chatime.

July 13th, 2016 (Wed)
My mom went to have a hair cut at Number 76 by herself.  I was shocked to see her when she was back.  She cut her hair really short.  I think she looks like yee-yee (Joann).

July 14th, 2016 (Thurs)
In the morning, my mom and JoJo yee-yee drove the BMW X3 to Setia Alam to get it serviced.  They came back home using Uber, after walking a bit around Setia Alam mall.  Later in the afternoon, we went to Paradigm Mall.  Kampoh treated me another Chatime.  This time I got the milk tea with boba.

July 15th, 2016 (Fri)
We drove to Penang at 10am with Sam, kampoh and my mom.  We arrived Penang around 2pm and had a late lunch at Genting Kopi Tiam.  I had char koay teow.

Then we dropped off Sam at his parents' condo and drove to Air Itam to check into Good Luck Inn Hotel.  The room has only 1 bed, a king size bed.

We rested a while at the hotel.  Then my mom and I went out to meet with Aunty Bee Yinn, Gareth, Aunty Shirley, Uncle Kevin and Ethan at Sawara Fish Head Steam Boat Restaurant at Jalan Burma.  The food was so good.  I drank a lot of the soup.  I also had a glass of Ice Milo.

After dinner, we went to the hawker place and had more food.  WOW!  I was already full but my mom and the other adults were still able to continue eating.  We had fried egg oyster, satay, roti, muar chee, sweet soup and some noodles.  Uncle Kevin drove us back to our hotel.

July 16th, 2016 (Sat)
I slept very good.  My mom woke me up, I went to the bathroom, and then I went back to sleep again.  We didn't go out for breakfast until 10am.  We went to eat at the hawker place with a tree inside (Chu Chang Kah).  I had half boiled egg with kaya toast and teh ais (milk tea with ice).  My mom had Jawa mee.  We sat together with Tai Yee Poh and Uncle.  Tai Yee Poh is my maternal grandmother's oldest sister.  I think she is very funny and she has very curly and fuzzy hair.

After breakfast, we drove Tai Yee Poh and Uncle to go shopping at Sunshine Square.  We went back to our hotel after that and had lunch at the cafe.  Kai poh poh (my mom's god mother) joined us later.  We chatted for a long while.

Uncle, Tai Yee Poh, Kampoh, me, Kai poh poh

Later in the afternoon, my mom drove us down town to buy Penang's famous biscuit.  I complaint a lot that I wanted to return to the Inn because I like to relax there.  I also wanted to continue my game on the iPad about piloting an airplane.  I usually crash the airplane to the ground or water.  LOL!

In the evening, it rained heavily, Kampoh drove us to pick up her brother at the airport.  The street was so crowded with cars because it rained.  It took us longer than expect to arrive at the airport.  I fell asleep in the car too.  After picking up our guests, we went for dinner.  We had rice and dishes at Kampoh's relatives stall.  I was so full.

July 17th, 2016 (Sun)
In the morning, we went to have breakfast again at the same spot.  I had the same breakfast as yesterday.  After breakfast, we went to the mausoleum to pray my grandma and other relatives (usual routine).  When we were done, we went back to the hotel to take a shower and be ready for our trip back to KL.

We started our back to KL journey around 3:00pm from Penang Bridge 2.  We picked up Sam along the way.  The trip back to KL was longer than the trip to Penang because there was a lot of traffic.  It also rained a lot during our car ride back to KL.  We arrived KL around 8:00pm.  

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Star Alliance Lounge @ LAX

My mom surprised me with a business class trip on All Nippon Airways to Malaysia. I was so delighted and I almost couldn't sleep the night before.

We left home early in the morning like around 8:30am. When we arrived at the airport, the check-in counter was still closed. We waited for 10 minutes, the line was getting longer. I was very impatient because I wanted to see the Star Alliance Lounge as soon as possible.

When the check-in counter finally opened, we checked-in with no problem. My dad left after we got our boarding passes. He was going to meet his ex co-worker for brunch at Manhattan Beach.

Passing through TSA was a breeze. No problem at all. Immediately after passing through TSA, we walked to the Star Alliance Lounge. We took an elevator to level 6 and we were greeted by a friendly staff at the entrance to the lounge. We gave her our invitation passes to the lounge and she guided us to the luggage storage area to leave our bags. After that, we were free to explore the lounge by ourselves.

Me posing at the balcony seating area

Relaxing while waiting for our flight

Breakfast buffet

Enjoying my late breakfast - beef broth noodle I made myself

Please click and watch this video below on a short tour around Star Alliance Lounge at LAX!

Typed by Brandon Wong:

The lounge was great experience for me.  The food was great.  I ate a bowl of beef broth noodles.  I prepared the bowl of noodles myself.  There was an outdoor terrace.  We did not stay out there for too long because it was too hot.  I played my i pad while waiting for our flight.  I wish I will be able to come back here again.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Lunch at Nana's Green Tea

The first time I had the Nana's Green Tea curry rice was two years ago.  This time when I saw the restaurant at One Utama, I told my mom I had to have that for lunch.  They have lunch special even though it was a weekend (Saturday, Jul 2nd).

The lunch set was RM22 (GST included), comes with a drink, my mom ordered a red bean latte.

As you can see from our previous visit 2 years ago (pic below), the price for my dinner plate was RM16 (no GST yet) and it was a huge portion.  Now, they gave us so much less with a higher price.  Even though it came with a drink, it is not worth it anymore.

This picture was from two years ago.  See how different is the portion now and then.

First Week in KL Summer 2016

July 1st, 2016 (Fri)
Went to KLIA2 to drop off Kakak (Tini) for her to return to Indonesia.  Then we went to Big Bad Wolf Book Fair at I-City Mall.  Had Japanese lunch.  Night time, Elise, Leng yee-yee, Mei yee-yee, Calvin and Carson came to visit us at TTDI.

July 2nd, 2016 (Sat)
Went to One Utama.  I had Nana Green Tea's curry plate.

July 3rd, 2016 (Sun)

July 4th, 2016 (Mon)
Went to the National Zoo at Ulu Klang with Elise, her brothers, Leng yee-yee, Uncle Alex, JoJo yee-yee and kaufu.  There we saw Panda and walked twice around the zoo because we missed the Panda exhibition which was located at the other end of the park.  So we had to walk around the park again to go to the Panda exhibition.  Had ice-cream at the zoo and some snack that my mom brought for me.

We had a late lunch later at Publika's food court.  I also had my first Chatime Milk Tea with Boba.  Uncle Alex (Elise's dad) treated me to a Jurassic Park 3D ride with Elise.

Also had hair cut later in the evening at Ah neh-neh.

July 5th, 2016 (Tue)
Mom went out with Aunty Khim and Aunty Nancy (from MOC).  Aunty Khim came to visit at my kampoh's house for a little bit before my mom dropped her at One Utama.

July 6th, 2016 (Wed)
We had cousins gathering at TTDI.

July 7th, 2016 (Thurs)
Shen kaufu took us out for brunch at J&D Expresso.  After brunch, JoJo yee-yee, my mom and I went to Tropicana City Mall to watch Tarzan at GSC (Golden Screen Cinema).  After the movie, kampoh picked us up and we went to Leng yee-yee's condominium to swim.  After an hour of playing in the water, we went to eat roti canai as a late afternoon tea time.  For dinner, we went to Damansara Jaya for dimsum.  

July 8th, 2016 (Fri)
Elise, Leng yee-yee, Mei yee-yee, Carson and Calvin, JoJo yee-yee, kaufu, my mom and I went to IOI City Mall at Putrajaya.  We visited the District 21 indoor adventure park.

We spent many hours at the indoor park.  Later, we had late lunch/early dinner at Sukiya and I had curry rice plate.

July 9th,, 2016 (Sat)
Watched Independence Day at GSC One Utama, 11:15am show.

July 10th, 2016 (Sunday)
Had private swimming lesson with Coach Tran at Ah Leng yee-yee condo swimming pool.  RM100 for an hour private lesson.