Monday, 29 April 2013

Food Review: Dinner at Sri Ayutthaya Damansara

We went there last Saturday night. This time, it was my turn 'belanja' my family due to my salary increment and moved to other team. Yay! Syukur alhamdulillah.

We got the table at the corner where we can see the main road. Not quite many people at that time. Mr. Fruitheart keep telling me it looks expensive. I said, it's OK dear.. once in a while only right?


A must order dish when visiting Thai restaurant is of course TOMYAM. So we ordered chicken tomyam, kailan with salted fish, black pepper beef, pandan chicken, and kerabu suhun. For drinks kiddo had iced-lemon tea as usual, I had kiwi juice and lychee coconut for Mr. Fruitheart.

We didn't have to wait long for our food. Around 10-15 minutes. All the foods look delicious. However, to our disappointment.. it doesn't taste THAT GOOD and wasn't THAT FANTASTIC.

Chicken tomyam


Kailan with salted fish

The chicken tomyam taste funny. Even kiddo complained. It seems the chicken weren't as fresh as we wanted it to be. And so does the pandan chicken. Lucky there were only 4 pieces of it. The kailan with salted fish also doesn't taste like 'kailan salted fish'. I don't understand why they didn't cut the veggies into small pieces. I thought the black pepper beef to be spicy, but it's not at all. Yes, I can feel the black pepper but no it doesn't taste "BLACKPEPPER". Black pepper should be spicy and hot isn't it? I did enjoy eating the kerabu suhun, suited my taste during this pregnancy period. I guess that's the only dish I like.

Black pepper beef


Kerabu suhun

And Mr. Fruitheart liked the lychee coconut drink. Kiddo? He doesn't enjoy his food at all. Sampai sakit perut lah anak I tu.

I told Mr. Fruitheart this could be the first and last time we go there. When he wanted to have some special time eating with his family, this things happened. So disappointing.

OK, I do like their ambiance. Nice decor with lots of wood and nice music. Their customer service is good too. Friendly, smiling waiters and waitresses. Maybe if they have customer survey form, I would have definitely wrote my comments! A bit pricey considering the quality and serving size.

Decor



 
P/S: So far there's no Thai restaurant place that can beat Bangkok Wasabe at Kota Damansara. Sadly, it's no longer there. Don't know where they've moved or closed down for good.

Thursday, 25 April 2013

Favourite Quote of The Week #17

Every girl should use what Mother Nature gave her before Father Time takes it away. ~~ Laurence J. Peter

Thursday, 18 April 2013

Oopss.. He Did It Again!

Right now I am seven weeks pregnant. I told few good friends, and some knew it when I update my IG few weeks back. "Already?". "Pregnant again?". Those were the feedback I received when they heard about it. Yeah, it's all Mr. Fruitheart's fault. He did it again!

Kiddo and Mr. Fruitheart wish for a boy, and if it's indeed a boy we already have a name for him. I don't mind a boy or girl, as long as he/she is healthy. The baby is due to meet the world end Nov or early Dec. Lucky this time I tracked down my period. If not I wouldn't know when was my last day of period. Well, doctor surely will asked about it, and I will look at my husband hoping he knew the excat date.

Yeah, forgetful me.

This is the time where I entered my first trimester. Nausea, dizzy, bloated are my good and close friend now. We are inseparable. After I ate, I can see my round belly. I called it 'food bump'. No baby bump yet, the baby is still small. My first check up would be next week. Hope everything goes well till the end.



P/S: I hope I can update my pregnancy journey frequently. Not like last time, I spent most of the time laying and become lazy.

Favourite Quote of The Week #16

In the pregnancy process I have come to realize how much of the burden is on the female partner. She's got a construction zone going on in her belly. ~~ Al Roker

Friday, 12 April 2013

Just The Three of Us - Day 6

Finally it's Friday. I should've write my snippet, but I feel it's going to be a long entry today.

The other night, baby girl woke up around 1.40am crying. I do not know why. I gave her milk and she still crying. So I took Mr. Fruitheart's stinky shirt and put on her body. She stopped crying. Awwww.. she missed her daddy. And she only sleep back around 2.30am.

I am so tired these few days. :( Bloated almost all the time. Too much gas inside my tummy? Argh! So discomforting. And it comes with this burping-so-often-I-can't-take-it-anymore.

Last night was the worse. I had this nausea, bloated, dizzy and cramped all at once. Gosh! I do not know what move I make before that. I didn't carry heavy stuff, except for kiddo's school bag. Argh! Thank God, kiddo is well behaved and he hadn't get into serious illness what so ever. I just can't catch up with baby girl since this is the month where she's actively learning to walk and stand. So kiddo had to take care of her most of the time. Thank you kiddo, for being so helpful to mama.

I got scolded by him too because I was busy on my phone and neglecting baby girl. Bad mummy.

P/S: 4 more days!

Thursday, 11 April 2013

Favourite Quote of The Week #15

“There comes a time when a woman needs to stop thinking about her looks and focus her energies on raising her children. This time comes at the moment of conception. A child needs a role model, not a supermodel.” ~~ Astrid Alauda, on the “hot mom” trend

Wednesday, 10 April 2013

Concern and Worried About My Children

A video about a boy being bullied by his classmates has gone viral in social media since yesterday. Not sure when the video was taken.

The boy who being bullied is said to be the class monitor and I am not sure what was the issue. He didn't fight back when others attacked him! They were only 15 years old. :( I know there are a lot video about school kids involved in bullying. This is not the first time. And I am really afraid and worried about the safety of my children. I am afraid to let them go to school. Who to blame? The parents? Teachers? Their friends? Gangster film? Government?

You can watch the video on you tube. And here is an entry from my blogger friend: Gangster Sekolah Belasah Ketua Tingkatan. It seems the case was in March and it has been solved.

The bully also has a blog and I managed to checked it out. A lot of hateful and anger comments there. I wonder how the boy's parents feel about it. I guess they assume their kids are well behave but they actually not. Or maybe they do not know at all, don't even bother.

Bullies are everywhere. As parents no matter how busy you are, you need to be very close to your children. Talk to them everyday. Ask them if they have problem, be their friends. If they do not trust you, who can they trust? When you neglect them, that is when they seek attention outside.

I love my children. I want them to be in the best school, so they can get the best education and good environment. But, as I said bullies are everywhere. Even good schools also have bullies.

P/S: Children are our future leader. Of course it is parents responsibilities to ensure they grow up to be a useful person.

Monday, 8 April 2013

Just The Three Of Us - Day 2

Another 2 hours to go back home. That was fast. Hehe. Today was the first day the three of us stay together without Mr. Fruitheart. No major incidents so far and I hope there will not be ANY.

Thank God, baby girl slept well last night. I had to off the dimmer as well to make her sleep. Kiddo had a cut on his finger earlier in the evening. His iPad cover was broken. Haih.

This morning on my way to send baby girl to her baby sitter's house, she cried out loud half way. Grrr! Makes me stressed. When she cried, her big brother also cried. Makes me even stressed. After I picked her up, she doesn't even smile at me. She cried and don't want to wave me goodbye. Merajuk lah tu. Haih.

All I can say to myself is be strong. Forget about your nausea, dizziness and bloated. My babies are more important and they need me. I hope I will be OK until Mr. Fruitheart comes back.

P/S: Do not fall sick dear self.

Secret

Few days back I found something that makes my heart goes "THUMP". I accidentally opened the bag, wanted to look for something else, but I found something else instead.

I told myself, it could be someone's else stuff. But, then I remembered long time ago.. it's in his pocket and said it was his friend's. And after that he admit it was his. Do you know how that makes me feel?

I asked when we were about to leave the house that night. "I found ciggie box in your bag." At that moment, his face was shocked. And he started to check his bag. "Nope, nothing."
I asked when. He said just recently only.
I asked, stress?
He said yes, when stressed.
It stopped there.

Before I left the airport, I told him.. don't smoke. I don't know why I said that. I don't know if he will or will not smoke. What if he did? What am I going to do or say? It's already happened anyway.

"You have the right to privacy--in marriage, in a family, in any relationship, in any group--the right to keep a part of your life secret, no matter how trivial or how important, merely because you want it to be that way. And you have the right to be alone part of each day, each week, and each year, to spend time with yourself." - From the Valley Mental Health

P/S: Yeah, I am dissapointed.

Friday, 5 April 2013

Friday Snippet #4

It's been a while since my last update during Friday Snippet. Busy with real life.

I do not know if I can update my blog regularly during my pregnancy this time. I do not have time to update on my last pregnancy. With all those vomiting, nausea, fatigue and so on.. I just want to lay down.

Mr. Fruitheart is going to Norway (AGAIN) for a week. His flright is on Saturday night and will only be back on Tuesday the week after. And I am left here in this condition with kiddo and baby girl. At 10 months she's hyper, active and she wants someone to play with her. She crawled, picked everything on the floor and put in her mouth, she wants everything that we adult eat, and she sleeps at 10-10.30pm. She can walk few steps. I really hope I am very patience taking care of her when his beloved daddy is not around. And I hope both are well, no fever, sick what so ever.

I had my first vomit today. Nausea, dizzy and headache since morning. All were still there when I was doing this entry. My tummy bloated. I just wish I can lay down and sleep and not going to work until the day I deliver. Hehe. Oh I wish.



P/S: Why is it all symptoms attacked me once I had tested that I am pregnant? Haih. Be strong dear self, be strong.

Thursday, 4 April 2013

Favourite Quote of The Week #14

Change is the law of life and those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future. ~~ John F. Kennedy, 35th President of the United States

Tuesday, 2 April 2013

TAWC - Instant Ingredients Again

Last weekend, my cooking plan was supposed to be on Saturday. However, we had slight changes due to the 'good news' of me being pregnant and we decided to buy baby girl's new car seat. That's the intro. Now let's continue with the cooking which I did on Sunday.

I bought lots of instant ingredients this time. Kurma, Sweet and Sour, Sambal Tumis, Veggies, Rendang, Asam Pedas, Kari Ikan and I. All from Maggie. But I didn't used all.

Last weekend dishes:
4 packs of chicken kurma
4 packs of chicken soup
2 packs of asam pedas (fish)
2 packs of beef rendang
3 packs of vegetables (as usual, carrots with french beans)

I feel a bit disappointed with my cooking this time. It didn't turn out well. :( Although the steps and measurement were there, I still failed. I do not how to budget it. How am I supposed to know how many pieces of chicken is 500gm?? Blerghh.


The asam pedas so sour and spicy.


The chicken kurma doesn't taste like kurma even though the color and texture was there.


And this beef rendang too. :(

I used the instant ingredients for cooking veggies, and it didn't taste nice. 'Tasteless' Mr. Fruitheart said. Did I just lose my cooking skills after I knew I am pregnant?? Chicken soup is well done since I am using the traditional way, chopping onions and ginger. At least that turned out well.

P/S: I really hope I have the strength to cook when my tummy is round and big during my 6th month pregnancy. Else, we have to buy food everyday.

Monday, 1 April 2013

New Month, New Chapter.. New Beginning

Welcome April 2013! Has anyone been April Fooled yet? Hehe. No? Yes? Nothing here too. Maybe as we are getting wiser, we feel that this is something we see as childish. I don't know.

There's a lot of things happened to me. After one another. Good stuff of course.

First, I moved to a new department. From IT Service Desk to SAP. I have been working for almost three years with SD. You know when you have to move, then it is time to move. You get bored and no fun anymore when you have been doing the same tasks and routine everyday. I hope I am very much happy with the new environment, people and tasks given. I am so thankful about this moving when the management decided to give me salary increment, Alhamdullilah.

The next thing, ehem.. ehem.. although Mr. Fruitheart told me to wait, but I want to tell anyway. There will be an addition to the family members. I know both Mr. Fruitheart and kiddo wants it, me on the other hand.. if there is, there will be. And, Alhamdulillah God grant them their wishes. I never thought it will be this early when baby girl is only 10 months old. No more calling you 'ADIK'. Soon you will be 'KAKAK'.


I am so thankful for everything that has been given to me and all that I have now. A happy family, a job, beautiful children, and a loving husband. Thank you God for everything.

P/S: I have to take really take care of myself now. Health is the number one priority, not going to be any younger am I?