Monday, February 14, 2011

CNY 2011

The weather's been rather crazy. As written in my previous post, it was a wet wet pre-CNY down south. It was flooded (luckily PIL's place not affected) due to non-stop rain while it's hot hot hot up north. When we travelled back to KL on the 2nd day of CNY (Friday), we passed by a short stretch of flooded area in Parit Sulong. Luckily it was not very bad as cars can still pass through.

~ the houses by the road were flooded up to knee height ~

The next morning (Saturday), we took the flight to hot hot Penang. It was a short trip as school will start on Monday for XY. She had to skip school for a day. Although it was only 3D/2N, this trip was quite fruitful -- gathering with schoolmates and Uni-mate, visiting relatives, hanging out with very 'old' friends (some I haven't seen for almost 20 years!). I didn't get to enjoy much of Penang food this round. For our family dinner on Sunday, we tried Young Heart Restaurant @ Pulau Tikus, which promotes healthy and delicious food. Unfortunately, the food wasn't as good as the published reviews. Probably coz it was during CNY and the sets were prepared much earlier. So the reheating must have affected the taste.

Tuesday (back in KL), we attended the CNY party organised by CE's kindy. This is our first time as we missed the event the past 4 years (not back from my hometown yet). But this year due to XY's school schedule, we managed to make it. It's a potluck party, I contributed nuggets. There was lion dance, a short drama by the 6-year-olds, games and food.

~ lion dance ~

Saturday, visited my relatives in the morning. At night, dinner at BIL's house with friends and their families. That was the first time (and last, I guess) I 'lou sang' this CNY. Luckily still got chance to 'lou' this year.

Monday, Valentine's Day. Hubby's away so no celebration. :-( Anyway, I doubt we'll dine out even if he's in town. 'Lou foo lou chai' already, we don't really celebrate V-day. But I got a pleasant surprise when a van honked at my gate this afternoon. Flower delivery! *big big smile* So what did I get for my Valentine? Only a card. hahaha I put it in his luggage bag pocket, without his knowledge of coz. Last night after 12 midnight, I sms-ed him to tell him where to find it. Well, at least still got some element of surprise. :D

We don't have any programs for the rest of the week. Will just laze around at home and prepare XY for her assessment next week. Happy Chap Goh Meh in advance!

27 comments:

Uncle Lee said...

Hi Slavemom, he remembered! Thats a lovely bouquet too.
Good for him.
Holy Smoke! You all really had a hectic time travelling, huh? All over too....

I sure miss Penang....
Glad to read you all had a great CNY.
You keep well, stay young and keep a song in your heart.
Lee.

Alice Law said...

My oh my.... look at the water, pity for those who has to go South!

Gong Hei Gong Hei! So sweet of your hubby, mine outstation again... but even he is here, I doubt he will remember the V day!;p

Happy Chap Goh Mei!

reanaclaire said...

So sweet of your hubby.. and did he find your lovely card...

MeRy said...

Nice flower.....so sweet..

Mummy Gwen said...

Hi Ginie, Gong Xi Fa Cai to you and your family! Wah...your husband is so thoughtful. :) I read the news that some places are flooded but didnt know it was that bad.

Oliveoylz said...

CE's CNY party is so grand. With Lion Dance show somemore! Lucky kids.

Wahwahwah! 12 red roses sure swept your feet away! So romantic that it was delivered....just like during pak tor days...delivery to office! I like!

NomadicMom said...

Happy Belated Valentine's Day!!
Wah... Hubby so sweet to buy you flowers.

The flood on the highway so bad?
Pay toll and no good drainage? Where can???

Actually, haven't seen a lion dance in ages. :-(
Had one at the mall the other day, but my boys didn't want to stay and watch. BUT I dooooooo

andrewjune said...

flowers flowers flowers...i bet you're in heavens *wink*
those are so lovely...!!!
happy valentine's day to you :)

wow, the flood looks bad @ south...yup, it was hot here up in the north!

too bad we couldn't meet up this yr...hopefully next yr then!

ChloeRuoyi said...

Oh, both your kampungs are one south and one north. Luckily the floods didn't affect your journey.

Although "lou foo lou chai", your hubs sure sayang you a lot! The bouquet is lovely :)

Anggie's Journal said...

so u didnt able to meet up with June ar ? i thot u all hv a date edi ??

Lau foo lou chai still got alot of surprise lei ??? .. that is very good , no need to hv expensive gift, sometime small small surprise is good enuf ... ;p

btw, i had a good movie but a bad dinner .. the food was not nice somemore expensive ....O.o

prince n princess mum said...

Happy V-day!

Priscilla said...

Wah.. hubby so romantic leh ;P

We also never celebrate! Better make an effort next year!! hhehehee

One more day of CNY, so Gong Xi Fatt Chai to u, Hubby n ur two munchkins!

michelle@mybabybay said...

Wow the flood is bad.

chanelwong said...

it was a wet CNY in klang valley ..funny usually it is very hot...

wow...envy envy seeing the flowers..

Wonderful Life said...

Wahhh....so nice! Lou fu lou chai oso got roses!! I got none! not even a card oso. Sigh.

jazzmint said...

wah ur hubby so romantic leh...Happy valentine's day to you.

sting said...

hahaha! I like the part you said you called him to tell him where to look for it!! that's so sweet of you to put the card there for him :-)

coffeesncookies said...

we nearly got caught in the banjir too. wanted to make a trip to Kluang on 1 Feb but abandoned the idea when we saw water levels rising in Malacca.

Rose said...

Beautiful bouquet. At least you have gift, I dont have any. We also no longer celebrate Valentine's Day, like you said "Lou Fu Lou Chai". hahaha! Just have a lunch together at our favourite eating place.

jacss said...

haiyor, sweetnya...this time got ngan sap-sap or not? make ppl jeles only lah :P
me...instead of dinner, we only managed to hv breakfast valentine, haha...that's the only time when all the kiddos r not with us, what to do?? anyway, we've also abandoned V-day celebration few years back :D
Have a good weekend!!

Mummy Moon said...

lou fu lou cai pun you have flowers leh, very nice ! Hehe, I didn't get anything for my hub also.

Irene said...

i din get to go back to my maternal grandma house cus of flood, sien! anyway, nasib ur CNY wasn't affected

wah wah wah, got lovely flowers from hubs le, what a sweeeeeet Valentine for you! lum sei lor...

Mummy to QiQi said...

wah....so u also saw the flood ya...the one i saw was very deep and scary. Too bad i forgot to take a pic of it :(

mNhL said...

the flood @ south was very bad ya. When we went back to my parents' house on the 2nd day of CNY, we were nearly caught in the flood. Luckily our car managed to pass thru.

Your hubby so sweet....nice flowers...

LindaLow said...

So sweet of him to have a surprise for you. You too not too bad..knows how to hide the card too..haha..NICE!!

jacss said...

this is the longest LEAVE you are taking, common..... who approved it huh, i didn't wor??
sure everythg OK??

Sarah's Daddy and Mommy said...

Hi Slavemom, How are you and your kids doing? Sorry for not visiting your blog for so long. Hope all of you are fine.

I really envy you lah, the bouquet of flower is gorgeous. You know, my husband never give me one, must tell him about your post, hehe.