Merdeka drawing 2014

It is Merdeka day. My girls' school has Merdeka drawing and colouring event every year . They will be given a  paper with pre-printed drawing. Then, they have to add in more things before colouring it.
Every standard will have different drawing pre-printed paper. The students are encouraged to draw some famous landmarks of Malaysia in the background.

This is standard 4 drawing paper.

April drew Hornbill, Twin Towers, KL Tower, monorail, Penang Bridge, Wau, Penang Ferry, Hibiscus, Rafflesia and Jabatan Perdana Menteri , Malaysia map and National Flag. 

This standard 2 drawing paper.

May drew Merdeka Ke-57, One-Malaysia, National Flag, KL tower, Twin Towers, Proton, Rafflesia, Hibiscus, Hornbill, Mosque and Malaysia map. 

Folks, Happy Merdeka.

Here are the links of their previous drawing and colouring for Merdeka theme.
Merdeka drawing 2013
Merdeka drawing 2011
Merdeka drawing 2010
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Holiday at Park Royal, Penang 2014

During last June 2 weeks school break, we went to Penang beach for a 3D2N holiday.

We drove through the Penang second bridge. This bridge has less traffic. Though it took a bit longer to reach the island, it had no traffic jam. Great, right?

After having lunch, we checked in to Park Royal hotel. Our Deluxe room was upgraded to Family suite. The room is fantastic.

My best friend Su In and her family treated us to the nearby the Ferringhi Garden restaurant. We were like having dinner in a garden oasis. We stunned at this paradise, resort kind of atmosphere.

Until now I can still remember this plate of grilled seafood platter. I wish I can go there again in future for its nice food, good service and beautiful ambient.

Park Royal buffet breakfast was good especially it had many types of fresh juices. Why I said fresh? Because it tasted like what I always drink at home. So, I took 4 glasses of fresh juices and 1 glass of fresh milk, salad, yogurt with nuts, Penang white curry, porridge, and American style breakfast.

After taking such a scrumptious dinner and heavy breakfast, I must do something to burn calories. The pool in Park Royal is awesome. Why I said awesome? Because the water temperature is so close to body temperature. I had no problem soaking for 2 hours in the water.

This trip, we spent all our time in the hotel only. We truly enjoyed our stay there. It was so relaxed and comfortable. 
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Four happy kids

I find these pictures in my collection and I think it is worth to share here. Because these happy kids will laugh at themselves when they look at these picture in future.

Adeline and Jefferson are my best friend Su In's kids. Adeline is ten, same age as April and Jefferson is six. I love seeing all these pictures as they tell me the children have a good time playing together.
This picture was taken at the lobby of Park Royal Hotel, Penang. The kids hadn't really warmed up yet.

They got closer after having fun in the water.

So good to be kids, they laughed so happy at the slide.

Due to raining, they stopped playing for a while.

Su In treated the kids with some pizza.

I love this shot at the beach side so much.

This picture will be even nicer if Jefferson was able to jump together. He was playing at the back.

Kids were happy if they had good company to play together.

Su In's family were visiting us in Taiping early this year too.  This picture was taken at Sentosa Villa, Taiping.

This picture was taken at Matang Mangrove Forest, Taiping.

Same place but different pose.

April and Adeline were not ready for camera, but Jefferson looked so cute here.

My children and Su In's children are not meeting each other often, because Su In is staying in Penang, and we are staying in Taiping. Each time the children met, they were having lots of fun. They just didn't realize they were making memories in each other growing up years.

Apparently, tomorrow 17 August is Adeline's 10 years old birthday. Auntie Yan wishing you a wonderful birthday celebration. Happy Birthday, Adeline. 
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Durian buffet at Bao Sheng

Last June school holiday, we spent a good time for 3D2N at Penang.

The best thing was my husband had made my wish came true. He took me to Bao Sheng Durian Farm located at Balik Pulau for durian buffet. Yeah! I love durian. He knows it, but he never bought me any before. Only his father bought me durian during its season. My husband said that he is sucks in choosing durian. That is why he took me to durian buffet to fulfill my umpteen times complains on him for not buying me any so far.
May loves durian, but April doesn't. April loves mangosteenLuckily, there were some mangosteen available in the durian farm, April and May had a feast on those FOC mangosteen.

We bought RM55 per pax that excludes Red Prawn and Hor Lor. Children could eat for free.

My husband, May and me took 6 to 7 durian that day. All were DURIAN CONNOISSEUR (Level 2). 

These durian were from durian trees 40 years or older

I had totally forgotten about my weight that day. All in my mind was the thick and wrinkle flesh durian. I really couldn't resist my favorite, the king of fruit.

Wow! When will be my next durian buffet? I must ask my husband again tonight.On our way back to Taiping, I bought 4 durian kuih and 1 Hor Lor for my father in law. The total damage was (RM55 per pax * 2) + RM45 (Hor Lor)  + RM8 * 4 (Durian Kuih) = RM187.
• Durian trees 40 years or older
• Thick and wrinkled flesh
RM55/pax - Excludes Red Prawn and Hor Lor
RM65/pax - Excludes Red Prawn
RM75/pax - All Kinds of Variety
150 Mukim 2, Sungai Pinang, 11010 Balik Pulau
Penang, Malaysia
Tel: 012-411 0600 / 012-401 0800
Business Hours: Only available during the durian season, call to check the schedule. They are usually awake around 8.00am.
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Crazy over oats

I have got bitten by overnight oats. I have it as breakfast every day, be it at work and at home.  It makes me feel full and energetic for my first half day.

Overnight oat is so easy to prepare. I just need to spend 5 minutes to mix soy powder with warm water. Soak rolled oats, chia seeds, nuts and raisins with warm soy. Put all in jar or container and keep it in fridge overnight.  Cut fruits on the next morning and place it on top of overnight oats.

There, my on the go, healthy and yummy breakfast.

With pineapple

With apple

With steamed Japanese sweet potatoes

With bananas

With water apple and mandarin orange
Out of all overnight oat recipes, I love overnight oats with bananas, kiwi and apple the most. I actually don't find pineapple and orange go well with oats.What say you?
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