Tuesday, October 30, 2007
Julian at 5 Months
[Julian and his teether]
He had an appointment with Auntie Nurse yesterday for a check-up and a jab. He now weighs 7.2kg (at 4 months he was 6.8kg), and is now 67cm in length (at 3 months he was 60cm).
[Julian and his gym]
[Julian and his yet another gym]
[Julian holding his toes]
Pay the Postie
We learnt about PayPerPost from reading other blogger friends' sponsored posts. It sounded like an interesting business model. After hearing that they earn money in the process, we kinda got "itchy". "Why not give it a try", we thought. After all, we've got nothing to loose right? We still have our day-jobs. Earning some extra while indulging in our blogging hobby only makes it more fun.
What's so great about PayPerPost?
- It's fun! Some posting opportunities are real interesting eye openers.
- It allows you to be creative! It puts you in the shoes of the advertising people. It gives you the experience of writing catchy ads.
- You get paid! In US Dollars mind you :o)
What are we going to do with the money? Well, we don't expect to be millionaires but a few US Dollars *convert, convert* goes a long way to pay for a nice fancy dinner once in a while, or to buy clothes and toys for Julian. Yes, the fact that it's "extra" money makes it fun!
We don't know if we'll ever go PayPerPost Direct. This is another mode where we get to determine the price a sponsor has to pay us for writing. Hmm... we'll see how our regular posting goes first :o).
Sunday, October 28, 2007
Cake for Bunnies
Baking is a luxury these days... so is blogging.
[Vitamin C-rich carrot cake]
Thursday, October 25, 2007
The solution? We bought a small sachet of ant poison from the mini market and we sprinkled the granules (they looked like biscuit crumbs) at three or four locations where the ants were running around.
The ants seem to love those granules. They don't die immediately though. Something happens to them after half a day or so. The ants never returned to finish off the rest of the crumbs.
[The ants enjoying their last meal]
By the way, Lucia blogged about Malam Bangsa Malaysia which will be held in Penang. For details, please visit this link.
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Tuesday, October 23, 2007
The restaurant's interior was clean and comfortable but a little noisy because of the traffic on the main road.
Food wise, it's not too bad and the price is about the same as other Thai restaurants in Penang. We tried sambal kangkong (RM5.80), fried curry powder squid (RM8.80), and red curry chicken (RM9.80).
[Suri Yothai Restaurant]
[Cucumber and Long Beans with Sambal Dip]
[Fried Curry Powder Squid]
[Red Curry Chicken]
Monday, October 22, 2007
Air Ambulance Anyone?
We noted with interest that a private company like AirAmbulance.net exists. What is more interesting is that they are using the internet to make their services known. They must be targeting a niche market :o). Well, they have been doing this for more than 21 years, and this in the US where air services are popular.
Instead of using helicopters, this air ambulance service uses Lear Jets and turbo prop planes for their services and these planes are well-equipped. A nurse even accompanies the patient on the journey. Travelling to a hospital can't be more comfortable.
It'll only a matter of time when patients, not only in the US but around the world, especially those located near airports would take advantage of such services. Perhaps it'll also be a matter of time when such services become more affordable. Perhaps, they'll expand to include helicopters too :o).
Friday, October 19, 2007
Julian at 21 Weeks
He used to laugh when we made a roaring sound. Then at one time, he laughed when we made a "woo-hoo!" sound. The latest "key" to make him laugh is to make an exaggerated coughing or laughing sound. Hmm... a constant experiment :o).
[Julian's new hobby: Sky-diving]
[Julian taking a break]
[Julian tummy crawling: Gathering momentum...]
[Julian tummy crawling: Taa daa!!]
Our first stop was at a colleague's place in Alma, Bukit Mertajam for lunch. We had tomato rice, chicken curry, vegetables and an interesting mutton rendang. During this visit, Julian received his first ever "duit raya" :o).
Later in the evening saw us driving up to Penaga to visit a former colleague of Angie's. Here we had rice vermicelli (bee hoon) in chicken and beef soup.
[Julian's "Duit Raya"]
[Angie and her former colleague's giant stuffed bear: Recognise the bear?]
Tuesday, October 09, 2007
Chilling Out in Cameron Highlands
We stayed at Heritage Hotel in Tanah Rata. They had a Ramadan promotion and it cost us RM168 nett per night with breakfast and dinner for two. On the first night we had steamboat, and on the second night we had western set dinner. The room was clean and spacious although the overall physical state of the hotel is a little bit old.
Friday saw us walking along the main road of Tanah Rata after checking in at the hotel. After our steamboat dinner, we had wanted to visit the night market at Brinchang but Julian was not in the mood. He was fretting and wouldn't keep still in his car seat - something rather unusual. So, we headed back to the hotel for the night.
On Saturday morning, we visited the Bharat Tea shop between Tanah Rata and Ringlet. It's a nice place to enjoy the view while we shared a carrot cake (RM4) and a cup of tea (RM3). Next we headed to Kea Farm where we bought some very sweet corn (those with yellow and white kernels), strawberries, and tamarillos (buah cinta). We then had lunch at Palm Leaf Garden Cafe located just outside the porch of Rosa Passadena Hotel in Brinchang. They serve a variety of Chinese, Thai, and western cuisine at very reasonable prices. It was raining and very misty in the afternoon. At night, we had to skip the night market yet again because it was drizzling.
[The View from the Bharat Tea Shop]
[Chicken cooked with basil and chillies at Palm Leaf Garden Cafe]
We visited the Agro Tourism Park and Big Red Strawberry Farm (next to Cactus Valley) in Brinchang on Sunday morning before checking out of the hotel. Before heading down, we stopped at Palm Leaf Garden Cafe again for lunch.
[Orchids at the Agro Tourism Park]
[Vegetables at the Agro Tourism Park]
We arrive home at 5.15pm in time to catch the 6pm mass at the Church of the Immaculate Conception in Pulau Tikus. It was an enjoyable trip. It was a different experience as we now have Julian along. Looking forward to more holidays together :o).
Thursday, October 04, 2007
We had the rice with Thai Sytle Chicken Gravy set, and the rice with Cheese Seafood Omelette. Each set comes with a piece of fish cake, a drink (we chose iced lemon tea and hot peach tea), and one scoop of ice-cream for dessert. The price was RM10.90 per set.
[Rice with Thai Style Chicken Gravy: One of their signature dishes]
[Rice with Cheese Seafood Omelette]
[Fish Cake: A side dish]
This week's PhotoHunt theme is "Original". This is rather late but better late than never.
The photo shows four original CDs in our small collection. They are (clockwise from top-left) (1) Missa De Angelis, (2) Brahm's Symphony No. 1 in C minor by the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra, (3) The Most Fabulous Classical Christmas Album Ever!, and (4) Lovely Baby Magic Vol. 1 by Raimond Lap.
Monday, October 01, 2007
Shortly after arriving at the office, I went to the washroom. It was then I noticed my pant's zipper was stuck. After applying some (brute) force, it managed to unzip.
After relieving myself and washing up, I discovered to my horror that my zipper was zipping only one row of zipper "teeth" - I had accidentally "derailed" the zipper while trying to unzip it earlier.
I desparately assessed the situation and my best alternative was to call Angie. Fortunately, she was dropping Julian off at the baby sitter's place and she was still there before heading off to work. So, she managed to swing by the apartment to fetch me another pair of pants.
Thank God my little predicament ended the way it did. Only God knows what would have happened if Angie was already halfway to work.
What would you have done in my situation? :o)
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