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!