It was the eve of Chinese New Year and since it was a relaxing day for me, I decided to spend the morning at 1 Utama. Eh, so free one, ah? How about the kenduri that night?
This year, it is a quiet Chinese New Year for me because my mum sent orders to us "not to come home". Drama, I tell you.
No lah, hah..hah... My mum is recuperating from a broken arm and dad, as you may know, is also recuperating from surgery which took place towards end of last year. Dad is very much recovered, praise God, and he has been looking after mum.
By right, I should have gone home to look after her but knowing my mum, it would be more stressful for her if I did. She does not like to trouble her children and she is a very strong and capable lady. Dad has been very supportive and he is well enough to look after her.
They are both tired and wanted a reprieve after having spent many stressful months over here and having to cope with mum's predicament so soon after their return home. I totally understand my parents' thinking and they deserve some free time to themselves. My brothers and I respect their wishes.
So like many people who have nothing better to do, I went to the mall. I rather like the Chinese New Year decorations at 1 Utama. Flowers, umbrellas, lanterns and the animal sign which looks rather benign.
They don't actually look like pigs do they?
These I believe are narcissus flowers.
So lovely, these hanging flowers. I am a sucker for flowers. As I walked towards around, something caught my eye.
Those pastel pink ones are so pretty. I did not bother to look at the price. Even after 50% discount, I still cannot afford. Madam, you already have 3 dutch ovens. How many pots do you need? Ok, ok, walk away .........
Then I went to Aeon. These glass lock containers are very affordable. They are fabulous for food prep.
Anyone interested in glass lock containers, I highly recommend that you get these. It's cheap at these prices.
I won't be buying anymore as I have so many already.
Then I got hungry. I made my way to Menya Musashi.
And I ordered a bowl of Niku Niku Ramen (RM39.00).
Eh, why so much meat? I have forgotten the one that I usually order and because of my bad eyesight, I could not read the menu properly.
Then I realized that I have ordered the one with 6 pieces of meat. Pengsan, I tell you. But knowing me, I finished everything.
On my way out of the mall, I found Patchi! This is high end chocolates and they are awesome. It looks more like a jewellery store and I dare not walk in. This sort of place, you don't browse. You go in with a deep pocket and an intention to purchase. Bah! So I went home empty handed.
It's the first day of Chinese New Year today, so I shall wish one and all KEONG HEE HUAT CHYE! HUAT AH! May all of you be blessed with good health, happiness and prosperity!
Happy New Year! I hope this year brings you many blessings.ReplyDelete
Thank you so much!Delete
First things first, wishing you (and your family) a happy Lunar New Year...and may you be able to afford Le Creuset and Patchi chocolates in the year ahead! ;) I too did not balik kampong (to Ipoh) this year. It's good that she sent orders to you 'not to come home' as it'd be more stressful and tiring for her to have to cook big meals for more family members.ReplyDelete
Hmmm, Le Creuset...that's the brand of cast iron cookware if I want to buy one (or when I can afford one). I believe you bought Lodge. Le Creuset have the most amazing and beautiful range of colours. As for the Bros glasslock containers, your recommendation is too late...haha...I already bought some as I thought the prices were unbelievable too.
Thank you for your wishes hee..hee... Since you don't already own any cast iron cookware, then you should look to buy a Le Creuset (or hint hint to your husband) because I find cast iron excellent for cooking things like steak or stews and anything that needs braising.Delete
Though you also did not balik kampung, I hope that you are having a wonderful Lunar New Year with your family at home!
Have a wonderful and prosperous new year PH!ReplyDelete
Thank you, Puan Hazel!Delete
Happy CNY to you and your family! I enjoy walking around One Utama with you through your post. 6 pieces of meat should not be a problem to you at all. May your mother's arm heal nicely.ReplyDelete
Happy CNY to you too! Thanks for your wishes for my mum :)Delete
Xin Nian Khuai Le! People there no open houses, visiting family and friends for Chinese New Year kah? I've got my eyes on those value packs!ReplyDelete
Xin Nien Khuai LE! I only visited my aunt and we had a good chit chat with my cousins and family.Delete
Apologies for visiting late, Happy CNY to you PH, may you enjoy the best of health, peace and happiness in the Year of the Pig.ReplyDelete
And it is indeed a relaxing day for you, once in a while, I like this type of solitaire time, peaceful and you don't have to worry about pleasing others.
No worries , Libby! Thank you for your wishes :) Yes, I enjoy spending time with myself LOL!Delete
KEONG HEE HUAT CHYE! May you be blessed with a Le Creuset pot and a big basket of Patchi chocolates soon! May both your mom and dad be blessed with speedy recovery and good health! Blessing you and your brother with good health too!ReplyDelete
hah..hah.... Thank you, Nancy for your wishes for me, my brother and my parents :)Delete
It's Chor 8 today and hopefully not too late to wish you Gong Xi Fa Cai!ReplyDelete
I have yet visit 1U for their CNY decoration and it is the second mall I know with piggie decoration!
Never too late as not 15th yet LOL! Gong Xi Fa Cai!Delete