Monday, January 28, 2013

CNY countdown

12 more days to go and it will be Chinese New Year. During these few days, the shopping malls will be filled with people rushing to complete their CNY shopping. As for me, I am not buying any new clothes or shoes. I just need to get some items to give my parents-in-law when we visit them during the first day of CNY. Nothing expensive, just some simple symbolic food items such as mandarin oranges and peanuts.

So are you looking forward to CNY? :)

Friday, January 18, 2013


Thank you very much Wenn for sending me the parcel below. If I ever go to Ipoh, I will visit your shop. :)

Tuesday, January 8, 2013


My spouse is the gardener of our place and these are his tanuki(s) (Japanese raccoon dogs). We have seen these tanuki ornaments in the gardens of Japanese houses when we were in Japan and they were just adorable so when we came across them in a local shopping mall, he bought three. Here they are:

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Day 1 2013

Happy New Year everyone! How did you spend your New Year's eve?

As for me, I went down to KL town center to run some errands that needed to be done before the year 2012 is over and was caught in a traffic jam but I did not let it get me down. Instead I managed to complete all the to-do things on my list for that day in good spirits with some help.

Looking back at 2012:

I went to visit my grandmother who lives overseas. The last time I visited her was in 2006.

I resumed an activity that I performed intermittently before, on a more regular basis.

We did all the sums allowable at one go until forty-ish. Three years are finally up but the directions have changed with no confirmed plans.

That's about it. Goodbye 2012! Hello 2013!