Monday, September 20, 2010

Lovely Family Reunion

It's been crazy at work I couldn't even believe I'm actually abandoning my work to update my blog! LOL!
It just doesn't feel right to be abandoning my blog all together.

Last week, which is the Raya weekend, Papo, Mamo and Ah Soi (Vivian lar, who else?) came to KL for a short five days trip. I managed to arrange some time to spent with them, although not everyday. It was great hanging-out with them and bringing them around to try food that I always thought of bringing them to!
Since the food are not new anymore to me and my blog, there isn't any food review for this post. I just really want to share some cute photos of the Tan family with you guys! :)

As they arrived in KL on Sunday, Deardo and I brought Vivian all the way to Mid Valley to let her do some shopping. After that we had our coffee break at Austin Chase, The Gardens, a very cozy and nice cafe that I've fallen in love with since the first visit here with Karen. That's my sister, Vivian, whom many said we look very much alike. What say you?
While this is my Deardo Wong trying to imitate me... Grrrrrhhhh...

Just FYI, I actually requested Mamo to come and cook dinner for me with some of my favourite dishes on the list. The more I eat Deardo Wong's mum's cooking, the more I missed Mamo's cooking. I'm just too used to Mamo and Ah Ma's cooking that are often pretty simple, yet unforgettable. :)
So on the same night, my craving for Mamo's cooking were very well answered! FAVOURITE OF THE FAVOURITE!!! Big Bean Sprout with minced pork and prawn! Ah... I'm feeling hungry!!!
Bitter gourd with Black Beans, chicken and prawns! Love this too!
Mamo's signature Steamed Prawn with egg and Tang Hoon. Man this picture is killing me!!!
Dinner was also served with a whole Roasted Duck bought from Taiping and two extra dishes that my 3e cooked.
Even Deardo Wong had to agree Mamo is in deed a silent good cook! She just doesn't want to tell people so that people wouldn't ask her to cook!
Ah yes, I do have a lazy Mamo. :p

And then the next day after work, Deardo and I went to pick them up again and went to TGI Fridays, The Curve for dinner. It was their first TGI visit and I was very very glad that they love the food there! :)The gentlemen surely enjoyed their beer.
While the girls(and yes, that include Mamo) prefer to stay with boring lemonade and hot English tea. LOL!
Ducum Tan where are you? Stucked somewhere in the cinema???
Being the youngest in the family, Vivian is bloody close to Papo and Mamo, as compared to me and Ducum.
And gosh I love the photos taken over there because I looked so slim! :p

The night ended with some famous dessert at Gei Dak Sek, SS2. My parent are so cool they always obey my instructions when posing for photos. Jealous, aren't you???

On the 16th, which was a Malaysian Day public holiday, we had a happy family day out with Ducum around!
We first went to Uncle Seng, SS15 for breakfast. Since the noodles is similar to Wantan noodles in Taiping and since Papo and Ducum love Wantan noodles, I've always wanted to bring them there to try the noodles. I'm glad I finally did! :)Satisfying faces after some yummy, energy-boasting breaky~! Yee~Haaa~~~!!!

And then we went to Sunway Pyramid for more shopping and food...Bought them some Jackfruit flavoured Kindori Japanese ice-cream which was awesome~!
Posing outside the fitting room where Mamo was busy trying out clothes that we picked for her.

For lunch, I brought them all to Ccozi & Friends for Papo and Mamo's first Korean food experience. I love it to take their 'virginity'! LOL! I'm loving my newly-bought studded earrings! They are so bloody cool!
And they say we all look alike! What do you think?
There is a reason why Mamo couldn't smile showing her teeth. But she is going to kill me if I tell you the reason. She always think 'the whole world' will know about her embarrassing stories once I posted them up in my blog. LOL!
My lovely Papo whom I was always concern about him being bored shopping with us!
Mamo was so excited to try Kimchi but the sourness made this picture so damn funny~!
Nom nom nom~~~

And finally before saying goodbye, we went back to SS15 for some nice Taiwanese dessert at Snowflake! Ducum and Shirlexia on a mission again to take artsy pictures! LOL!
See, I told ya! Only Vivian can do this!
I love them so muchy~~~!!!
Couldn't help! Just love showing off my new earrings again! :p
Woohoo~ Even the very yim chim Papo loves Snowflake! You know Vivian says it's very hard to hear Papo really say something is yummy! She said Papo is Simon Cowell, the food review version!

The other day when they reached Taiping and SMS-ed to tell me they've arrived, I replied them saying I'm missing them already and asked them to come more often. The moment I sent that SMS out, I had tears in my eyes! What drama queen I've become lar? Is it because of too much of Hindi films? Hmmmm...
I think lately because I always have to hang-out with Deardo's family, it made me felt a little uncomfortable and at the same time made me missed my own family. I was really glad that they came and I got to spend a little time with them, finally! Plus, ever since I know how satisfying it is to earn my own money and pay for gifts and food for my family, I'm always happy to give them treats! So it was a sense of achievement I guess, to be able to buy presents for them, pay for meals, etc.
Special thanks must also be given to Deardo Wong who brought us here and there and paid for meals too.
To Papo and Mamo, enjoy life more ba! We are all grown up, don't get yourself too stress anymore! :)


viviantan-yan said...

thanks for your sharing ya!~ will show to papo and mamo soon~

ShiRLeXia said...

Are you at home or in Kampar now???

LayJinG said...

Nothing... nobody can replace our family lar! hehe... I love all the photo, lovely family! Go home more often if u miss them lor!

viviantan-yan said...

i'm still in taiping...
will back to kampar on this sunday~

ShiRLeXia said...

Lay Jing,
Unfortunately, with my work load now, I don't think I can go home as often already...

Ok lar, enjoy your time and remember to show Papo and Mamo~!

viviantan-yan said...

they saw already~

fatty foo said...

I love this post with no reason! Happy Family ;)