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>Date: 29th January 2008 (Thursday)
Time: 7 pm onwards

Venue: My Place, somewhere near Kota Kinabalu International Airport

As usual, every year I will open house and this time at night. Some even wear formal wear to ‘bai nien’. Thanks for spending time to come my house….

Let’s us see who came that night

My Girl Guides juniors, Mindy and Chin Set Fui

Nellviana, Phascheyllah & Matilda

Rozilyn, Vicky and Chrystal

Yek Wei Ling and her dear..

Class of 5S

TARCian friends

Thanks for coming..Hope you all enjoy and stomach filled with foods that night…

29 January 2008, a year ago, a moment that I couldn’t forget as it always remain as the precious memory in my heart…

Something Special…

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Today is the second day of CNY. Not forgeting, it is also 2 of my buddies birthday. Holy gosh! Both of you getting old liao..Hahahaha…I knew both of them since my first year at TAR College and we had been same class from Diploma till Advanced Diploma. Almost every year we will celebrate for both of them but I wonder how they will celebrate this year without us?

This is the first celebration and it was in year 2006. Holy gosh!! 3 years ago.

All of us at New Way, where we still young and free.

2 years ago celebration. Simple celebration at Kai Wee’s house.. Looks like cutting wedding cake..

This was last year celebration at our favourite yam cha’s place, Zati Manis.

Soo Por very “suai” one..No matter whose birthday, sure he will kena one. During Andrew birthday, he kena. My birthday, he also kena. Last year his birthday, he kena again. So pity sometimes I see him. What I means was…He faces will always full with cream cake.

Anyway, wish both of you have wonderful life throught the year filled with luck, happiness, wealth, health, joy and prosperity. May all the blessings fall upon you..Friends forever!!

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It’s coming and it is less than few hours. Everyone is waiting to receive the red packet fill with “ka-ching”. Wear red clothes, visit friends and relatives, play fire crackers, and not forgeting gambling which will happens tomorrow.
Tonite is Chinese New Year Eve and every family is having reunion dinner. Wanna know what my family having for dinner this year? Prepare for yourself….

Bai Kut Wang or Sweet & Sour Pork Ribs

Mix vegetables

Curry Chicken

Fried chicken, fried prawn & fried fish

Roasted duck

Fish ball, cuttlefish ball, prawn ball, prawn ball, chicken ball and veggie for steamboat

Fried mee with char siew, egg, fish cakes, veggie and mushroom

AND MORE FOODS!!!! All is cook by my mom!

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Chinese New Year is coming around and everyone must be busy preparing for it. Busy clean and tidy their house and rooms, last minute shopping for clothes, drink and foods and maybe making own cookies, biscuits and cakes. Well, this year my mom and I had decided to make cookies and biscuits by ourselves instead of buying them from supermarket. We started to do 2 weeks before CNY and we had made 6 types of different cookies…

Here are the Teo’s family Handmake cookies:

1. Pineapple Tart (left) and Pineapple Cookies (right).

My first younger brother, William just love this type of cookies. And he is the one who made this cookies with my mom.

2. Chocolate Chip and Walnut Cookies

This is one of my favourite cookies. It is almost taste alike the Famous Amos cookies. Well, my sister graduate from Malaysia Institute of Baking, which she studied at Petaling Jaya and in order to complete her study, she need to pass her 6 months industrial training. This is one of her secret recipe she learn from there.

3. Seaweed Popiah

This is the most easiest cookies to do. By the way, this cannot categories as cookies. Nevermind, as long can eat. Hehehehe…

4. Cornflakes Cookies

Again, this is one of my favourite cookies and it is also my sister secret recipe. My sister said she use maple syrup to do these cookies.

5. Peanut Cookies

Simple, cookies that made from peanut.

Last but not less forgeting
6. Love Letter Type

This type of cookies all I made by myself. Sometimes I even do until 4 am in the morning. But worth it as my grandfather love it. Thanks Ah Gong!

Thanks for reading my this silly blog. And where is that all cookies now? My mom put them on top of the fridge. She scare that we will finish all before CNY oooo…..Hahahahaha

Before I end, to all my KK friends, you all are invited to come to my house. Please give me a call before you come. By the way, I plan to open house on 31st January 2009 which is Saturday. I need to see how many people could come on that day. Lastly, Happy MOO MOO New Year.

>28th – 29th September 2008

This will be my last post of Italy. Let me introduce 2 wonderful city of Italy

Verona
Verona is a city in the northern Italy. It is one of the main tourist destinations in north-esatern Italy, due to its artistic heritage, several annual fairs, shows and operas, such as the lyrical season in the Arena, the ancient amphitheatre built by the Romans.

City of Verona and Verona’s Roman Arena is on the right.

Besides that, we visit ancient Verona, where Romeo and Juliet played out their tragic love affair. From there, we could visit Juliet’s balcony as well as Juliet statue. You must grab this chance to touch Juliet right boob as they believe you will find your true love. Believe it or not, just touch it!

Juliet’s balcony

Remember to touch Juliet’s right boob at Verona
Venice

Last city of Italy that we visit. This is one of the place that I looking forward besides Paris. Venice has been known as the “City of Water”, “City of Bridge” and “City of Light”. It is considered by many to be one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Venice is world famous for its canals as it built on an island.

St. Mark’s Square and Basilica, the Bridge of Sighs, Doges Palace, the Campanile and Rialto Bridge are the main sightseeing of Venice.


St Mark’s Basilica

Venice trip is incomplete without a ride through the canals in a gondola. Gondola is the classical Venetian boat which now is mostly used for tourists, weddings and other occasions.

Gondola

Our ride in gondola

Besides gondola, Venice is famous for its masks and pigeons.

Different typical masks worn during the Carnival of Venice


The friendly pigeons

After our ride in gondola, we walking around for few hours for shopping spree and shooting time again. Then at last, we decide to go back early to our camp to have a nice sleep as we were too tired. The funny thing about Venice is there is no sign board and we simply keep walking, turning left and right and at the end, we end up going back to the same place we were just now. So at last, we decide to take waterbuses. A boat looks alike bus on the water! It is quite interesting anyway.

At night, this is the first time we joined the other tourmembers to the pub and bar. They had persuaded us many times to join them but we refuse. But this night is special as we being requested by Pete Murray to dress up in Toga using the white bed sheet. What! Dress up in bed sheet. At first, we felt a little bit insecure to join but we had promise Ms Sarah that we will join them. So, in order not to dissapointed her, we join at last. So here is how we dress…
I really had a wonderful and unforgetable moments at Venice. If I had the chance to go Italy once again, Venice will be my choice.

>27th September 2008

Vatican City
Early morning, we had to do exercise before going to the Vatican City. What I means was we were run again because our Miss Sarah scare of the long queue. This time the whole tourmembers run together and suddenly Andrew said a funny words. He said “Looks like we are signing for running tour.” It was really funny. When we reach, it is really almost long queue and the tour haven’t start yet. We were so lucky that time coz on that day, it was “TOURIST DAY”, which means every entrance fee is FOC! Vatican city is the smallest state in the world by both population and area. Overall, the tour is quite boring :P.. However, we had the have the opportunity to see some of the finestworks of art in the world – the paintings in the Sistine Chape.

Rome
Exactly at 12 pm, the tour finish and we continue our journey to visit Rome’s ancient monuments. Besides that, we were on our way to meet Liong Sung and our senior, Gan. While waiting for them, we take this chance to enter Colosseum as it is free. If it wasn’t free, the entrance fee cost 11 pound which approximate to RM55.

At last, we meet Liong Sung and Gan. After meeting them, Liong Sung said he was hungry and want to have his consider lunch. On the way to find some nice and cheap place to eat, we visit Victor Emmanuel Monument. This is a monument to honour Victor Emmanuel, who is the first king of a unified Italy.

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I was checking my hotmail and I received this mail from my diploma classmate, Sherlie. So, I decided to save those pictures and post at here.




Nice right? Feel like relaxing and have a peaceful mind at there.



  • ken: >so cool ah the miniature world.. gotta admire the precision and accuracy of the structures :)
  • Diana Diane Teo: >CathJ and ladymariah - Thanks so much! =)
  • Diana Diane Teo: >Armstrong - Although quite sad because it comes to the end, but I am quite happy to see it ends with good ending. :)Sailor - Thanks for the compli