Monday, November 12, 2007

A Sneezy Weekend

It was a boring and crappy weekend. Why? Because I’m not well. Since Saturday, I’ve been having runny nose and a bad sore throat. Now XY is also sneezing and coughing a little. CB’s already starting to sneeze and have sore throat too. As for CE, he’s just recovered from runny nose. I suspect I got the virus from him. But where did he get it from? Hmmm??? Please... not the whole family sick again.

On Saturday night, we went to Sg Chua to eat ‘latt thong’ for dinner. It’s a kind of spicy soup (a lot of ginger and pepper) which is a specialty in Kajang (apart from satay). We ordered the soup with ‘chue chap’ (pig’s internal organs). It's different from normal soup coz it's really spicy and it stimulates your taste buds (very 'chi kek'). It’s really nice to drink when it’s hot. Really wakes you up. When it’s cooled, I find it a bit too salty.

~ 'latt thong' ~

Another dish that we always order when we go for ‘latt thong’ is ‘fa tiew theen kai’ (frogs in Chinese wine). It’s very aromatic and goes well with rice. We just love this dish. We also ordered cabbage with dried shrimps and claypot tofu. Overall, a nice and tasty meal, as always, when we have the soup and frogs. :)

~ 'fa tiew theen kai' ~

The seller was previously from a shop in Bukit Mewah (Phase 7) but they only operated in the day time. After they moved to Sg Chua, they operate at night as well. Their shop is just next to the famous ‘latt thong’ shop (I think it’s called Siew Kah, or something like that). Famous coz it was featured in the newspapers. But we still prefer this shop coz we’re loyal customers. hahaha Actually, we’ve tried the famous shop before but it was nothing too fantastic. So we just stick to the one we normally patronise.

At night, I couldn’t sleep. Although my sore throat was getting worse, I just couldn’t fall asleep. What a torture. I suspect it was the chinese tea I drank during dinner. I experience insomnia once in awhile after drinking tea. And it chose the wrong night to strike. Sigh...

On Sunday, after a late breakfast of ‘pan meen’, CB and I went to make new pair of spectacles. XY went into the room with me when the optometrist checked my eyes. So I was saying the alphabets and numbers when the guy pointed to the screen. Oh, they now have pictures too (horse, flower, butterfly, etc). This is the first time I see they use pictures during the eye check. Later when we were at home, XY asked me a funny question.
XY : Mummy, why did Uncle teach you ABC?
Me : Huh? When?
XY : He was pointing to the alphabets...
Me : Oh...

So I explained to her that’s how we get our eyes checked. Come to think of it, it does look like he’s teaching the alphabets... like the teacher pointing to a letter and the student reading it out loud. hehehe

With so many sick people at home, we had porridge with eggs and vegetable for dinner. Plain, but we're not complaining. There goes my plan for crabs. Next weekend, maybe?

16 comments:

huisia said...

drink some honey + lime, soothe throat very well.

Anggie's journel said...

heh... so many people fall sick, same sickness as u, Jeremy also get flu. Do take k ..

Drop by sg chua ? which part ar? which Res ? I love lat thong and fa tiew kai la... yummy !! There's one Restaurant in Serdang near the wet market, very nice too.

aiyak !! hungry now.

Yatie said...

pity the kids, I have sick kids at home too. can't sleep last nite cos of the,.

anyway, get well soo yeah!

Peridot&Sapphire said...

aiyoh... get well everyone! Hmm... XY is very observent... I never think that checking our eyes with optometrist is like learning ABC too.. haha!

Jacss said...

hello there...
wow, u r not well but still can eat the "lat thong" ehh?? not too much for your throat ahh...
i'm sure after that, u will need to flush with lots of water!!
i like it too but too far for us...

speedy recovery for everyone there!!

JO-N said...

Poor you. Please take care and rest more, especially you cos you need to look after the kids.

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wen said...

kajang oso got fah tiew kai and latt thong!! hmm, must go try if i am ever nearby there.. will buzz u for the location..

hope u get well soon ya..

chanelwong said...

Get Well soon......

slavemom said...

Tq all for ur well wishes.

Hui Sia, thx for the tip.

Anggie, I dunno the name of the rest. but it's near the 'Wo Lai Yeh' shop.

Yatie, I hope ur kids hv fully recovered by now.

Sharine, sometimes children see things differently from us adults hor.

Jacss, thx for dropping by. I was hoping it'd kill all the germs but too bad it din work. hehehe

Joanne, I've done my homework too. :)

Wen, if u ever come to Kj, must let me know ya. I bring u go makan. ;)

Chanel, hope u're much better urself.

Mummy to QiQi said...

Ginie.....U remind me of this heaven!!!!!!!!!!! It has been years since i ate there. Always love lat thong and fa tiew dish....must go again this weekend!!!!

Health Freak Mommy said...

I never dare drink tea or coffee a few hours before bedtime coz no matter how sleepy I am, I will surely have a difficult time falling asleep after drinking them. Really torturous!

slavemom said...

Chin Nee, go enjoy ur latt thong. If u come by Kj, give me a buzz ya.

Shireen, ya lor.. it's really torturing when u wanna sleep but can't.

Bryan's Mama said...

sick also drink latt thong???

slavemom said...

Paik Ling, was trying to kill germs mah. :p

jazzmint said...

wah..so syiok...i wanna drink oso. i miss the pork stomach with pepper soup :(.

i'm sure my hubby would love to try the fah tiu frog legs keke...

so did mommy pass the abc reading

slavemom said...

Jazz, mommy passed with flying colours. hehehe Maintained the power but astig went up a bit.