Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Lunch at Secret Recipe

Back dated post for 7/27/2014:

My Kaufu (uncle) drove us to One Utama for lunch.  We didn't know what to eat because there are too many good restaurants there.  Initially, I wanted to eat WongKok but mom said we just had it couple days ago with kampoh (grand aunt). 

As we were walking farther to the 'new wing', we came to Secret Recipe.  Mom has a RM50 voucher and so we made or choice to eat there.

I ordered the Spaghetti Bolognese for myself.  Kaufu ordered Caesar salad and mom ordered the Thai fried rice.  The Thai Fried Rice and Spaghetti Bolognese were on their lunch special for RM17.  They both came with a glass Ice Lemon Tea.

At the end, we added a banana split order to our meal. It was yummy!

Fallbrook Park Water Playground

Yesterday morning at 10am, my Mom brought me to the new playground at Fallbrook. It is a water playground. When we arrived, there was only our group of friends. More and more children came as time passed by.

I like it and I wish Ewan and Ethan are here to join me.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Humongous Lollipop

My god-grandmother (mom's god-mother) gave me a very very big Doraemon lollipop. She bought it from during her weekend trip to Langkawi with her friends.  I wanted to take a video of it to remember.

After having one of the lollipop, I realized that I didn't really like the taste of it.

Friday, August 08, 2014

Meet and Greet: Mayor of Irvine

This afternoon, my mom and I, and Aunty Julia's family, went to the Civic Center for a meet and greet session with the Mayor of Irvine - Steven Choi.  Mayor Steven Choi immigrated to US from Korea in 1968.  He studied  Library Science at the Louisiana State University as his master degree and earned his Ph.D in Library and Information Science from the University of Pittsburgh. 

He was elected as the Mayor of Irvine in 2012.  Previously he was a Trustee of the Irvine Unified School District from 1998 to 2004.  And from 2004 to 2012, prior to becoming the Mayor of Irvine, he was the Irvine City Councilman. 

My first impression of the Mayor was that he is a very friendly man and he likes kids.  He is a very humble man and he talked to us gently and very politely.  I like him.   

We all sat around a big table in the conference room with him.  Joseph and Faith both have specific questions for him.  Faith wanted to invite him to her birthday party next month.  

He asked me if I knew where he was from.  I said, "Korea!"  Luckily for me, my mom briefly told me about him before we left home as she was reading on his website.

He asked where I was staying in Irvine and I told him I live in Woodbridge.  He smiled and told me that he loves Woodbridge and he had lived there (near Eastshore Elementary) when he first moved to Irvine.  He is currently living in the Woodbury community. 

After spending about 20 minutes in the conference room chit chatting with the Mayor, we all went to his office for pictures. His office overlooks the Bill Barber Park. What a great view! 

After several pictures with the Mayor, we left his office.  Before we left, he reminded us to vote for him in this November.  We spent about 30 minutes total with Mayor Steven Choi today.  It was a great meet and greet session.  Thank you Aunty Julia for inviting us to join her family to meet the Mayor of Irvine. 

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

Bye Bye KL!

It's the time to leave Malaysia to go back to my home in Irvine.  I am very excited because I can't wait to see how my seat looks like in the economy class.  I said my good bye to Kampoh and Kaugong at their home because they didn't come with us to the airport.  Only JoJo yeeyee went to the airport with us to send us off.

Checking in was a breeze.  Mom saw the lady who helped her every time she leaves KLIA.  Her name is Shirley and she has been working with EVA Air ground for 19 years.  My mom had been travelling to USA since 1996 and that it has 18 years she was helped by this lady at check in. 

We didn't eat lunch before we left TTDI so we had lunch at KLIA with JoJo yeeyee.  So we had lunch at the Old Town Coffee Shop after we checked in.

Mom ordered a plate of Nasi Lemak, and roti bakar (toast with kaya and butter).  I had only a little of both as I wasn't that hungry.

After lunch, and after we said our farewell to JoJo yeeyee, we went downstairs to the immigration.  It was sad to leave but yet, I am happy to be going back to LA.  Till we meet again next year ... Bye Bye KL!

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Haircut at Indian Barber Shop

NO!!!!!  That's what I told my mom when she said she was going to take me to the Indian Barbershop to have my hair cut.  Actually, I don't have a choice.  She said if I don't have the haircut, she will not take me back to LA. 

So underneath this paragraph you will see a series of pictures she took and documented in my blog on my haircut before we left KL.  She said it's so cheap, only RM9.  The Express Haircut place at Curve already charging RM18 for the kid's haircut I had on my first week in KL and it wasn't as good as this one.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Ghee Hiang Baby

This place is my mom's favorite stop in Penang.  It is called Ghee Hiang.  We stopped here to buy the famous Penang biscuits - Beh Teh Saw, Poh Pheah, Tau Sar Pheah and Tambun Pheah. Pheah means biscuit in Hokkien.  I don't fancy any of these biscuit at all. 

As we were leaving the store I had a feel to take pictures with the baby outside it. I asked my mom if she could help me take the pictures.


My Favorite Food in Penang

I found my favorite food in Penang. During our 3 days 2 nights trip to Penang (7/19 to 21), I had many different hawker food. I love to eat the Fried Oyster with Tapioca and Egg (O-Chien), Char Koay Teow (fried rice noodles) and Satay!

Fried Oyster with Tapioca and Egg (O-Chien) at Restaurant Bee Hooi (Pulau Tikus)

Chicken Satay at Restaurant Bee Hooi (Pulau Tikus)

Char Koay Teow (fried rice noodles) at Kopi Tiam Swee Kong (Pulau Tikus)

Another serving of Char Koay Teow (at Farlim) for late lunch right before we left Penang.