Tuesday, April 7, 2015

An Evening at Lutong Beach, Miri

Well.. i think Miri is not exactly famous for its beaches, it was not a shout about as compared to our lucky neighbor, KK. If only we have like what KK is having, I believe Miri is gonna be one of the favorite places to live, work and play besides Penang. Since I had personally promised to myself to learn looking at my own land from the eyes of a tourist, I learnt to appreciate little thing. My own hometown in Bau, was pretty far from the beach location, and I could still remember those fun days spent at the beach. What cant go wrong when staying near the beach, is the sunset and it is what I always enjoyed the most.

Here's our pix spending time wt the kids when Momo the daddy was back in town on the very rare weekend 💙

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Miri Crocodile Farm

Miri Crocodile Farm is located along Miri-Kuala Baram road. You would not be able to miss the signboard along the little 'highway' as there are not much to see along that stretch.

Entrance fee is rm18 for adult, rm9 for children and Senior Citizen, and free for toddlers.

I personally thought the crocodile farm, or mini zoo is pretty lame, but my kids truly enjoyed themselves so I am a happy mommy for the day too. They really got the kick of feeding the grass to the lamb (roll eyes).. we literally had to dragged them away from the pen so we can see other animals. Besides housing the crocs, they have many other (lame haha) animals like monkey, goat, birds, albino phyton etc but its a great chance for my girls as they have only seen these animals in Zoomoo channel. So try lower down ur expectation, keep in mind that this farm aka mini zoo is meant to entertain city kids (:p) and it is still pretty worth ur money..

A peacock (kasawari)

Marilyn trying to feed the goat wt dry leaves

Near the entrance

Pony ride-RM10

My dad, the Crocodile Hunter

the sun bear

Doe a deer, a female deer....

Sleepy parrot

Sleepy croc. This one damn huge

Lamb feeding, one of their favorite

A pair of iguana

Marion said this is skunk. Im not sure what

a school of horses

Dairy cows... haha

An emu

Monday, March 9, 2015

Opening Post for 2015

Phew.. there is not a single post for 2014. What had happened?

A lot. But nothing can beat the passing of someone that is so so dear to me. I have dreaded that day all my life, and I could not imagine how I would be able to handle the loss when the day finally come. It has been more than 6 mths since my late mom's passing now and my tears still flow freely whenever I think of her..may her soul rest in peace.. Amen.

We are still currently living in Miri city. I still love the city as how I felt when I first reached here. Its a perfect little city which is alive in its own definition. There are more development coming up right now, and I do not mind to settle down and make Miri city my permanent home.

My girls, Marion and Marilyn are doing well. Marion is attending a nearby half-day kindy starting January this year. I was caught by surprised at first by how much homework she had to do (at 5 year old!) I would hv prefer if she brought home little artsy projects and showing off her coloring, but she has been doing writing, reading and counting work which is equivalent to Primary 2 during my time. This was not what i sign-up for in the beginning, but I would hate to change kindy now and disrupt her lesson when she is already settling down and get to know many friends. To my relief, Marion adapts well despite occasional 'i don't wanna go schooool' mantra in the morning, and brought less work home as she could finished it in school.. good for mummy, less stress in helping her to do homework...haha.

As for the younger 'un, she is getting tougher to handle sometimes. She is yet to be able to express herself as she is still building up her vocabulary, and resort to throwing tantrums when she couldn't have what she wants. She is very active and strong and becoming more friendly to strangers.

As for myself, I have changed job (again) and this time I have made a career change. I join an oil and gas (o&g) firm in June. Without any o&g background I find it a struggle at first, but luckily I have an understanding team and I was allowed my own pace to grab as much knowledge as I can, and every day is a learning process. I don't know how long I am gonna last here as I am trying to work and earn and will stop when I could not focus on both my family and works anymore. As of know, there were days that I want to give up especially when they both fell sick and my hub  was not around to help as he is thousand miles away from us. I told myself to be strong and reminded myself that there are many single mothers out there who were wt more kids than I have and they have no other way but to go through right ahead. My hub is symphatetic and his frequent video calls help to ease the overwhelming feeling I had.

Well i thought I lost my Blogoblabbering talent, somehow I still have it in me hehe. Too bad both my blogs, especially Sarawak Ethnic Cuisine are in deplorable state right now, I just couldnt steal a time to update it due to the amount of work I put in each post that I created there, and for nothing at the end of the day. .. No... i take that back. That is one of my mom's legacy in the form of food that she cooked for us when growing up. I'll cherish it forever, and everytime I savor the dishes she did well, I know it will remind me of her and all the fond memories that we shared.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Pekan Bekenu, Miri

A week before the recent Raya Haji, we were looking for ideas for more interesting places and small town to discover within driving distance on a day trip around Miri on Sunday. We packed all the kids stuff within 30mins on deciding to go out, drove around aimlessly around the city to look for an impromptu idea, but ended up in Merdeka Mall! Duh, of all places..

Pekan Bekenu's Landmark, the Palm Fruit
So the next Saturday prior to Raya Haji, after the leason I learnt from the previous week, I started asking my Mirian colleagues to recommend a good place to drive to 'just to check out some fresh local fish or vegetables'. Our tea lady recommend Pekan Bekenu as it is not very far and I should checked out their Pasar Tamu.

We went to Pekan Bekenu on Raya Haji (15 October 2013), which is about 45mins drive from Miri city via the Bintulu-Miri coastal road. When we reached there, I was dissappointed to find out that the Bekenu Wet Market was closed. Of course, the fishermen were Malays, silly me, sure they need the holiday.

Anyway I did not go back empty handed as there were still some vegetable and dry condiment seller at the Pasar Tamu next to the wet market. I bought daun sabong, green chilies to make this dish and also bamboo shoot to be stir-fried. All will be featured in my Sarawak Ethnic Cuisine blog.

We hung around abt 2-3 hours more in the pekan and had our lunch at a nearby seafood shop. Nothing much to see, but interesting nevertheless. Hopefully next time if I were to come here, I can get to visit the Wet Market.

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Lambir National Park, Miri

Our trip to Lambir National Park, Miri was on 1 September, 2013.

We passed by this national park few times before when we went to see my sister in Bintulu. This time, since we have a short holiday due to National Day, we thought why not bring the kids to experience the jungle themselves.

Marion getting all ready for a trekking

Entrance to the trail.
 There are 5 waterfalls in this National Park, but we choose the nearest and easiest as we are with kids, which is Latak Waterfall.

 The only way to bring a baby for a trekking is to babywear them. Baby stroller is pretty useless here lol!!

 I chose to hip-carry using ring sling instead of piggy back as I would not be able to see if any insects were to bite her if I do. Poor my baby!

Suspended bridge

Love the lush jungle. Easy trail for family trekkers like us

Latak Waterfall.
This waterfall is not that majestic and nobody can swim near the waterfall base as it is close to public for safety reason. Someday when we are stronger and more ready, will try to explore other waterfall locations.

Marion playing with the sands.

Marion loves playing with the (muddy) sands and got to get wet on the stream under her daddy's watchful eyes. Overall we really enjoyed the trail and Marion got excited by the sounds made by the creatures in the jungle, something that she does not get to experience often. We may even choose to come back and stay here for a night just to get away from the city.

More information on Lambir National Park : http://www.sarawakforestry.com/htm/snp-np-lambir.html

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Update from Miri

Very long time I have not blog about anything. There are so much thing going on in my life at this moment. Before I move to Miri, I imagined that life would be less stressful, I will go through a more laidback lifestyle and even have more time to travel to places. Half true. Miri itself is a pretty laidback town, but my life in fact was not getting any of it. My new works is much more hectic than when I was in KL. I am working 5 and half days a week-every week and working late is very common. I miss my Saturday as the half days are just like any other weekdays, the only difference is I can dress down, and I can get to see my girls while the sun is still up. I truly looking forward to any public holiday eventhough its just one day cos I can get to hug, kiss and be around them. Family time become more and more precious.

Oh well, here I am. I am not complaining (well, a bit).. but it's still lovely to be on my home ground. Miri is not a big town, you can finish a whole tour in within a day. Of course, the good thing is its so convenient to go anywhere, and Miri offer almost everything that KL can offer although in smaller scale. I exaggerated a bit there, but I can have every thing that I need here, and make do with whatever that we can get.

Update about my expanding family; the daddy is 'blending' well and hard at work, busier than ever. Marion who is about to turn 3 yo next month has reached so many milestones-if only I can slow her down a bit... At almost 3, she can expressed herself quite well with such a huge vocabulary and amazing understanding of linguistic, she can read quite a number of words and numbers up to 30, she can count, sing, and most recently, write (A&B) and able to take her own potty and do her own poo-poo pee pee business without any reminder or assistance.She can become so cute and adorable, and a little monster at the turn of a switch. As for the 11month old little sister Marilyn, she has brought as much joy to us as how her big sister was to us. Bright smile, sparkly big eyes and not much fuss and so easy to look after. Although her development rate may not be as fast as Marion was, I am not as 'kan-cheong' as before because I just want her to follow her own pace.

I hope that I can update on places we went and will discover while we are still here. There are lots of places we went that we loved very much and would love to share with everyone.

Saturday, April 27, 2013

White Ceramic Ramekin Souffle Dish Diameter 3", 3.5"& 4" - Many stocks available!

MRG Kiosk is selling white ceramic ramekin/ souffle dish with diameter 3inch, 3.5inch and 4 inch (ramekin untuk dijual) Many stocks available.

Prices as below:
3" x 4.5cmH = RM6/pc
3.5" x 4.8cmH = RM7/pc
4" x 5.0cmH = RM8/pc

Minimum purchase 3 pcs (sizes can mixed)
Price not inclusive of postage.
Order shall be processed within 1-2 business day after receipt of payment.
Delivery via Pos Malaysia Air/Land Parcel (Bungkusan)  est. within 7-8 working days.
Tracking no. shall be provided. Pls inform if you prefer other courier service
Pls bear in mind ceramics are heavy, parcel pos is the cheapest method and recommended by us.

Discounted shipping is offered for 12pcs and above.
Discount on item available for purchase of 20pcs and above.

Sorry no COD or self-pickup at the moment. Free sample will only be provided to valid cafe/restaurant/hotel inquiries. 



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