Day #10: 27-May

Today, we finally had the all-famous ais kacang of Swatow Lane aka New World Park (the main reason why I came up to Penang for, if there ever needs to be a reason).

I must say that for the last two decades of having this yearly, the taste has been ever consistent and the contents of it has remained the same, amount-wise ie no reduction in ingredients or proportion (*cough* SS15 rojak *cough*)

But alas, will they truly be closed forever? Or will the management of New World Park do something to get it going once more?
I think a revamp would do it good.

Day #9: 26-May


Indeed, it was FriYay when we went to Domino's to pick up 8 pizzas, ordered yesterday, precisely at the promised 10:15am ... And service was just splendid! Kudos Domino's at Bayan Lepas 😘

Went to drop them off at school where the girls were having a school teacher's day celebration... So nice to see colours everywhere!!! Oh how I miss school days 😆😿

Off we went to have breakfast food: I had the eggs Benedict and the cuz had Shakshuka - totally yums (@Secawan'n'such)

We did the tourist walk of going to Chew Jetty for a walk about... Noticed an old lady getting her hair permed outside her house as we headed to end of the jetty (they live AT the jetty!).... At which I got my hand decorated with henna, and waited for it to dry while the cuz had her lightbulb drink.

After which we headed back and noticed that the old lady just had her perm completed! It was cute and serendipitous to some extent 😂

Had cake at China House (it definitely has an old rustic quality to the place ); we had Oopsy Daisy chocolate peanut butter cake. Yumssssss

We made chocolate peanut butter brownies with ingredients bought entirely from Giant.
Had to admit, while the whole process was new to us, it was definitely fun for me. Although the brownies turned out a bit dry and a little lacking in flavour, I think we'll just have to try again and see where we can do better next time!

Day #8 - 25-May

Today, my cousins and I went shopping at Gurney Paragon. But the main intention wasn't exactly shopping; it was to go for a facial session.

My cousins who are entitled to the student price were really interested in trying this place out: Herbaline. I did too, LOL

It was a really great experience. For RM90 (RM50+ for students), you get:
-a starter cup of dates tea
-a quick 3-breath aromatherapy
-a foot soak spa
-a facial session consisting of cleanser, extraction and mask with massage included
-a lemongrass end-of-facial tea
-another 3-breath aromatherapy
-a fish foot spa (they were so nibble-y, so ticklish)

I think we spent over 3-hours there as they did not have a time limit for the fish spa (which I think we spent well over 30-mins having the fishies nibble our dead skin away)

I'm definitely going back again one day!

Photos are of:
The oil seeds embedded deeply in my skin which have been removed;
A picture of tea time French toast and chocolate souffle;
Lor Mee and really thick good kopitiam coffee with grass jelly included 😋👌

Day #7 : 24-May

Today was a good day when u had free lunch AGAIN!

It was a buffet spread at Grand Dorsett Subang hotel paid for by the company (yeah sort of) and it was a 2-hour lunch break.
Me not being a fan of buffets ate modestly, and participated in group photo taking, for example:

And then there's me "prettifying" someone through the use of a newfound camera filter called "mosaic" which had the effect of pixelating areas of a photo u do not want shown ie censoring.

This was such a HILARIOUS​ effect, I couldn't stop laughing at the outcome. Photos included.

Reasons why my love-hate relationship with my current phone is indeed tumultuous.

Day #6

Today we went to KFC  for lunch (sinful diet pleasures) and I ordered a snack plate via my colleague while I sat and 'chup' the place for the four of us since it was "peak lunch hour".

After the (naughty) meal, we went back to the office and as I was removing the cash notes in my wallet my colleague said "it's on me Germae :) " 
I got a free lunch, as her treat! 
Thank you, that made my day!

I made Kusudama Flowers today (22-May-2017)!!!

It's always nice to make something with your own hands and see the end result.

I must say that it's not the folding but the glueing together that is the toughest part of making these paper flowers !
My thought is that the best sort of glue to use with these paper crafts is PVA glue with the needlepoint applicator 😅

Day #4

Today was the Futsal Tournament by GEESM -- a yearly event. It was held at Ferro Futsal, somewhere in the USJ1 Industrial area.

There was a good turn up of men (as expected, LOL) and for the first time in GEESM history ...
Two ladies teams were formed!

It was the Orange vs Blue/White team for a total of 10 minutes playing time.
The result was: 2-1 Blue/White win!
Despite the Orange team loss (that was my team :'(..... ), I think all the ladies were winners because again, it's the first time in GEESM history !
Here's a pic of the 10 awesome ladies who made this "historical" moment a reality!

Day #3.

Let me share with you a scrumptious home-cooked meal (dinner) prepared by my friend at his home.

It was Angus wagyu beef steak served medium rare with a side of boiled veges and mash.

Here's a photo:
It was delish !!!!

So this is day #2.
I'm not sure if the rules say that I can only write about an experience from the very same day... but let's try.

So today, the Orange Frog course ended. I rewarded myself for 'completing' this course (use of '' because all I really had to do was sit and listen right up till the end) by going to Aeon Shah Alam.

I was glad that I could get parking at a location which is a reasonable walking distance to the mall -- purpose was to increase the number of steps I would take in a day.

So, in total, I managed to get up to 8K steps today!
And on top of that, I found a new and pretty gel pen colour (from Zebra brand) that was cheaper (RM4.45) than the current Pilot one (RM5.30) I am using where its ink is finishing :'( ....

Walking and exploring the three storey mall was pleasant ... and all in part to increase the number of steps taken daily to meet the daily team goal of 50,000 steps! Glad to be able to contribute 8000 today, which is 3000 more than the minimum requirement!

When I got home, and was unpacking my bags, I discovered that my copy of "The Orange Frog" was missing! I was hoping that I hadn't left it at the training centre (because if I did, I'd have little hope of getting it back again). The alternative was that I may have left it in the car when I was unpacking some of my training materials from my handbag just before going to Aeon Shah Alam.

Then, at night when I went to pick my sister up from the airport, I got into my car and TA-DAH!!!! The book was in the passenger's seat! Oh my, so happy! Guess the book slipped out from the stack of training materials when I put them back into my bag after I was done at Aeon Shah Alam and I hadn't noticed. So happy and I guess there is some effect to staying positive? :D

Thanks for staying tuned!
This is the first post of (what I hope to be) a series of 21 posts journaling one positive experience per day.

Today I attended the "Orange Frog" training at SHRDC: Selangor Human Resource Development Centre.
It was my first time to this building in Shah Alam, and frankly speaking, the building from the outside wasn't very impressive.
But lo and behold, the office on the fourth floor was very nice and well kept. Glass doors that shine through, and good quality chairs were plenty.
One positive experience from today was that there was a 'free market' being held today ONLY at the 4th floor office of SHRDC. It's like a flea market, but it doesn't require any money transaction: you could either trade your item with something else you see there, or you can go ahead and take any that you see which strikes your fancy.
For me, I only realised that it was really a FREE (not FLEA) market towards the end of the event, where many items have been taken and what was left is presumably the less desirable ones.
So, I saw some clothes, some jewelry and soap bars (???) and finally got to the books section.
And.... I found this book!
I'm pretty sure I've seen or heard or read about this book as I was researching 'similar' books like "Stumbling on Happiness" or "Predictable Irrational" ... but to get it for free at a FREE market is a very pleasant surprise!

Thank you!