Friday, October 31, 2008

TGI Friday's Subang Parade

This has become my favorite salad - Shanghai Chicken salad at TGI Friday's. It just tastes so awesome and quite filling for a salad. I think this was the 4th time I'm having this salad over at TGIF - Subang Parade

And barbecue beef ribs - just to die for. Although I can't distinguish between that of Tony Romas' Barbecue beef ribs... but I love both. Comes in a HUGE portion. I heard that San Francisco Steak house has free kiddie meals too if you order a main entry. Great! Every steak place now has free kiddie meals. Thanks to the competition among the steak houses. We can now have free kiddie meals.

Friday, October 24, 2008

7 Tips for Better Vacation Photographs

I have finally read my Sony Cyber-shot manual, after using it for almost a year. And you can just imagine what I missed for not reading my manual. I realized that it has such cool features that I have never known before. Argghh! I should have read it earlier. Anyways, in the manual, it offers a lot of tips in taking photographs too and I want to share with you one of them in the list:

7 Tips for Better Vacation Photographs:

  • 1. Make sure you have enough batteries with you, all charged and ready to go. Bring enough to last you through the day. Compatible batteries may be difficult to find when traveling.
  • 2. Bring along your battery charger. It's fast and fuss-free way to quickly recharge your batteries for the next day.
  • 3. Pack a few more memory stick, just in case. This way, you can shoot as many photos as you wish without worrying about running out of storage space.
  • 4. Tell a story. Any important event can become a picture story. Take shots that tell how you arrived, what the trip was like, and how everyone had a great time!
  • 5. Try to get into the shot yourself. Bring a portable tripod with you and use the timer feature so you won't be left out.
  • 6. Choose a different perspective. For the most intriguing photos, look at different angles when taking your photos.
  • 7. Finally, no matter how well you know your camera, take your manual along! Vacations are a good time to experiment with your Cyber-shot and test features that you may have ignored in the past. (Like what I did).

by: janet

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

My World #1 - Cameron Highlands

My Part of the World - Malaysia

I am joining My World meme where everyone showcases their part of the world. I am posting a photo of Cameron Highlands tea plantation for my first entry.

Camerom Highlands is situated in the province of Perak, Malaysia. It has a cool weather and perfect place for retreats, honeymoon, etc... There are lots of tea plantations around, as seen on the pic. The best part is, you can have tea and scones in the middle f the plantation! That's my favorite part about Cameron Highlands. That's were we had our honeymoon too 5 years ago. That's why Camerons is just a special place for us. You can see more of the world by clicking the image below:

Saturday, October 18, 2008

A Trip to Zoo Negara

Now that our girl is easier to handle, we could go to places that we've been wanting to visit for a long time now. My husband hasn't been to the Zoo Negara for more than 20 years now and he was excited to visit the place again. My boy was excited as well as he could finally go to the zoo again. He's been watching the Barney - Zoo Animals these days and when daddy announced we were going to the zoo, he was all excited.

There are so many things to see at Zoo Negara. We couldn't cover everything in one day. We took the train ride around the zoo first to get our bearing and then we walked and visited the different animals one by one.

Our first visit - the Giraffe

spent time with the storks

visited the aquarium as well

saw the elephant

and fed the deer.

my boy with the lions.
there's actually a real lion here, if you look at the left, there's a female lino waiting for food.

there was a place for children too... the Children's World where they could play around safely and nicely.

My husband said the maintenance of the Zoo Negara was not that good. He said that in Malaysia, the best zoo is the Taiping Zoo. Will go and visit Taiping Zoo one day.

originally posted at 10/05/08

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

My Favorite Hangouts

There a few places that my family usually go for a hangout.
  1. Subang Parade - wo go to this mall once a week since our kids' playgroup (Tumble Tots) is here. My husband would usually accompany the kids while I do my "me time" just hanging around. I would usually go to MPH bookstore to browse books. Nowadays, I would go for grammar books and I spend time browsing around these books. I know I need help with my grammar and sentence structures... and yes, more vocabulary. So I'm working in this area.
  2. Sunway Club - we are a member of Sunway Club and we used to hang around the club for swimming, gymn, sauna and then dinner at the Palms. We don't go there much nowadays but hoping to get back into the routine. I miss going to sauna and gym. I think it's about time to consider going back there. Kids love swimming too. There's not enough reason why we shouldn't be going back there.
  3. Ikea furniture mall - my favorite. We would go for Swedish meal first then we would go and visit the show rooms. They have such great showrooms. I usually get some idea on how to decorate our rooms from there. I like Ikea's style of do-it-yourself thingy. Then the products are not pricy.
I can only think of a few places now. You can tell I'm a fan of malls. Next, I'd be blogging about my favorite food place to hang out. Promise.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

skywatch - telekoms

One thing I like about Malaysia is that you can see beautifully designed buildings everywhere. One of these I spotted was the Telekoms (telecommuncations) building. Just thought it would be a nice additional to beautiful skywatch entries from all over the world.

Friday, October 3, 2008

skywatch friday 1 - malaysia at dusk

this is my first ever entry for skywatch friday for this blog. just showing you Malaysia by dusk. :) hope you enjoy my sky scene. there are a lot more beautiful sky scene from all over the world. just click the image above for links. happy sky watching everyone!

Thursday, October 2, 2008

A Trip to Sunway Petting Zoo

September 2005 - Family trip to Sunway Petting Zoo, the largest petting zoo in Malaysia. Child #1 was 11 months old then.

Looking intently at a parrot. It was a beautiful friendly bird. Our boy wasn't scared of it at all.

Beautiful Fish - mommy and boy had fun watching the fish swim

Making friends with Mr. Monkey

Feeding the i forgot-the-name-of-the-animal time (maybe a deer?)

Feeding the Emu time - this was my highlight. I really enjoyed feeding the emu.

Our boy had fun with the guinea pigs.

Had a good trip at Sunway Petting Zoo. But this petting Zoo has been moved to Sunway Lagoon Park already. Probably the place is called Sunway Wildlife. Not really sure. Haven't gone there yet. Maybe next time, we make a special trip to the wildlife sunway lagoon park.


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