Friday, May 29, 2009

Chocolate Addiction

My mum is going nag so much if she sees this.


There are more KitKat, Cadbury and Toblerone in my chocolate drawer.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Chubby Kid’s Handiwork

This was done back in Easter at the nursery.  I really wondered how they got her to do this.  She dislikes anything sticking on her hands.  So getting her to do a hand print must be quite a task.


But this is just so her.  Notice that on her right hand, she will always have three middle fingers close together and the thumb and little finger slightly apart from the other three fingers.  It has always been like that as far as I can remember.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Online Shopping

I am starting to get the hang of online shopping.  After my first experience on eBay, I begin to see how easy and convenient it is, especially if certain items are cheaper and delivery is free.

And so I decided to do some more shopping online a few days ago.  This time, I tried the Amazon website.  Being a new member who just signed up, Amazon gave me a one month free trial of its Prime Membership, which include a free next day delivery.  OK, why not? 

So, I happily purchased my item.  And the package arrived today.  Yeah!!!


Just in time.  You see, today is my husband’s birthday.  And the item I purchased is for him.  As usual, because I did all this last minute, I did not have the time to buy some nice present paper.  Instead, I only have the time to scribble some greetings on the Amazon package.


And then I hid the present under the bed.



Darling, I hope you can find the present before you read this.  Happy Birthday! I <3 U!

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Growing Collection of Toys

This is chubby kid’s toy corner.


These are her favourite “toys”.


Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Chubby Kid Goes To Church

This is what chubby kid does when she goes to church.

Trying to get some holy water.  But still too short.


Kneeling in prayer.


Praying with papa.



Saturday, May 9, 2009

Scenic North Wales

Wales or Cymru in Welsh, is a country next to England on the west.  From Liverpool, a drive to North Wales takes on average under two hours, depending on which part of North Wales you are visiting.  Last weekend, we drove to Llandudno, a seaside resort in Conwy, a county in North Wales.  The journey takes under two hours but upon reaching Llandudno, there was a massive traffic jam because of the Llandudno Victorian Extravaganza.  It was crowded with people and the festival was going on full blast.


Scores of people were lining up by the roadside, awaiting the parade along the promenade.


The view by the sea was breathtaking.


This is the Llandudno Pier.


The views here are so magnificent that 360 degrees around us are scenic views that never cease to amaze us.


We headed to the Llandudno pier.


The pier is lined up with shops selling all sort of things.


There is even a “Coffee Bean” here.


Unfortunately, it was low tide at that time, so the water was quite far out.

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It was quite a long walk to the head of the pier.


But chubby kid, being tired of sitting down on her stroller for so long, decided to come down for a walk (and refused to get back on the stroller after that).


We finally reached the pier head.


And found some anglers, casting their lines in hope of catching some big fishes.


This is the view of the mainland from the pier head.  It is quite a distance away, so my compact camera cannot do the wonderful view any justice.


When we headed back to the promenade, lots of activities were going on there.  Apparently, the parade had just finished and there was a massive crowd heading towards the pier as we were squeezing to get through.

On the promenade, we saw the original “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang”.


There was also a steam tractor, letting out steam that seemed to attract a lot of little children.


Chubby kid particularly liked the fairground organ, enjoying its music tremendously.


The Llandudno Lifeboat on display.


And then there was Darth Vader, strangling some guy who wanted to cam-whore.


This stormtrooper wanted to shoot me.  Help!!!


North Wales has got some really old-fashion looking vehicles.  Look at this bus.


And this motor-scooter.  Cool eh?


We then headed to Conwy town to visit the Conwy Castle.  It is a castle town in that the whole town is surrounded by the castle wall.


Unfortunately, there was not any parking around, so we had to stop somewhere and just take a photo of the castle.  Not a very good location though.  The castle is partially hidden by trees and other buildings.


We then headed back towards Llandudno, hoping that the earlier traffic jam had eased, so that we could go to the Marine Drive, a scenic drive along the coastal area.

We did not complete the whole drive.  Instead, we stopped somewhere when we found a parking lot and we were on the top of a cliff.  And gosh!  The view was awesome.

This is the pathway heading towards the side of the cliff.


The breathtaking views from atop the cliff.

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Can you spot a wind farm far out in the sea?  Those little white windmills in the distance.  (I must get a DSLR soon if I am to travel to these kind of places.)


Notice that there is a cemetery ground further down the cliff.


The view of the mountainous terrain was no less scenic.

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*Sigh* in contentment :-)

The views are also marvellous on the way back.  Looks a lot like views out of documentaries on TV.


This is such a wonderful trip.  I must return to this place again as soon as I have a DSLR :-D.

Friday, May 8, 2009

The Ugliest Chicken Pie Ever

We made some chicken pie three weeks ago.  It was an ad-hoc decision and we had most of the ingredients ready.  However, everything seemed to go wrong in our attempt.

When we prepared the pastry, we realized that we did not have a roller pin.  Thus, we had to use a Tupperware bottle to roll the pastry dough.  Then, we did not have any mould for pies.  I was not even sure if we needed one but it was pretty hard to shape it into a pie.  So, we settled for miscellaneous shaped pies or in other words, whatever shape would do.  It turned out to look like the shape of ang ku kueh.  Don’t laugh, I know they are horribly ugly.


When we decided to start baking them, we realized that we did not know how long to bake them for and on what gas mark should we bake them in.  Thus, we made another search on Google.  When they were already in the oven, we had to take them out again because I had forgotten to brush some egg on top of them.  Then, we realized we did not have a brush.  What the heck!!!

We slept at 2am that night, the night we baked the ugliest chicken pie ever. 


But they tasted quite good though :-)