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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
A 40 something dad of five and a half wonderful kids with amazingly different traits and temperament from whom he wants a break from at times, yet wish they never grow older.....and be with him always.....(howzat possible?)and now wishing that he can be a stay at home dad......

20 February, 2007

Potpourri too

It's a lazy holiday posting:-



  • Yusof : He got back from school last Wednesday telling me that his English teacher ( a retiree from Government school) Puan Nor*** was suspended from teaching his class. She's an experienced teacher and an old-school-of-thought-disciplinarian (which I soo like). Reason for the suspension was that one parent complained that she is too strict. What's wrong with parents nowadays? At one end we bemoan the indscipline of school kids nowadays but on the other.......(fill in the blanks yourselves....). I was about to make a fuss with the school administration when Yusof told me that Pn N is back teaching him....!

  • Festive Holiday : Apart from wifey's brother's engagement trip, we have been doing practically nothing. Brought the kids (minus Missy K) to the pool yesterday and perhaps again today (along with my nieces who slept over last night). What a boring holiday so far....I need adventure! Wifey much prefers lazy holidays.....reading mags and books. I'm totally the opposite....We'll be going up north next month during the school hols..and have some interesting activities up my sleeves (including white water rafting) for the kids and I (minus wifey, of course!)

  • Ruby Anniversary: Went to view RiverStone Eco Resort on Friday. I like the place as it is very cozy and open (quite romantic ambience in the evening when they turn on hurricane lamps and light up the pelita (little kerosene lamps)! The owner's wife, Kak Hamidah is truly a PR person and very warm and we clicked almost immediately). She'll close the restaurant for us if we have about 90 attendees despite the restaurant's maximum capacity of 150 pax. My sis and I are viewing another place 3o minutes' drive from the city for alternative. My sister is back in our hometown for the break and personally inviting all our aunties, uncles and cousins for the do. Response has been encouraging although they are about 2 1/2 hour drive away!

  • Personal: Been bingeing over this holidays...I have deviated from Adelle Davis' maxim "Eat breakfast like a king, eat lunch like a prince and eat dinner like a pauper” . It's more like "Eat as if there's no tomorrow". Cant help it if you have a wife who loves cooking and enjoys it when her dishes get devoured to the last bit. This was our Sunday lunch (from top right : fermented shrimp with onions, chillis and lime juice; fried sardine, smoked beef cooked in coconut milk and stir fried french beans ----- fattenning or what?)

5 comments:

The Superwomanwannabe said...

the food looks scrumptious....
teacher got suspended?? Ridiculous!!!!

The Superwomanwannabe said...

ps i have tagged you! i need 6 weird stuff frm you 'k!

bola2api said...

lunch looked good. adoi.. gambo ni buat i lapar balik la hahaha

sherrina said...

that's what the teachers get when they tried to be dedicated...huh

Dad of Four said...

Sherrina - U r right..I dont know what parents are up to nowadays.....

on my mind certainly constantly

on my mind certainly constantly