Monday, February 16, 2009

Winter Fashion

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Chinese New Year celebration Part 2

I know it's a bit late to write about this since CNY is over but I have to tell you how we had some good Malaysian food at a friend's place in Queens.

TC made contact with me through my blog is late 2007. She and her husband are Malaysians living in New York with 3 beautiful daughters. They are here on expat status as her hubby work for a large multinational company.

I wished we had known each other earlier because before I moved to the suburb, we lived just one subway stop away from each other! But better late than never right....

Anyway, she invited us over for CNY lunch on the 6th day of CNY. TC is a good cook, she prepared curry chicken, bak kut teh, claypot chicken rice and steam chinese vegetable. Of course, I forgot to take pictures of the food la....too busy eating the yummy spread.

Olivia had fun playing with the girls. Hubby's tummy and my tummy are content with the delicious food. Thank you so much, TC.

I hope to host TC and her family in the new future. TC, plan on coming out here before you aunt goes home, yeah....

Sunday, February 8, 2009

The Big Thaw

The 2 days immediately after the snow storm, temperature hovers between -5 and 0 Celcius. Oh yes, my family & friends in Malaysia, it is that cold. The snow became ice and it is very dangerous driving or walking on ice.

However, the last 2 days, the weather warmed up to between 5-10 Celcius. I know....I know....compared to the tropical weather in Malaysia, it is still cold but to us, it feels like Spring....hehe.

The snow also started to melt and I was very happy since I don't have to walk every so slowly and carefully on the snow/ice covered driveway anymore.

I can't wait till Spring is here!

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Snow, snow and...

more snow. I'm done with snow. I have enough snow to last me a life time.

This is the scene from this morning.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Celebrating Chinese New Year with Olivia

To celebrate Chinese New Year this year, we went out for a chinese dinner with some friends and brought Olivia along. This restaurant is located in Flushing, which is like a mini Chinatown. Of course, the restaurant was packed as it was a Sat night and 2 days before CNY.

The food is pretty good. We had fish maw soup, shrimp with mayo, chinese brocolli, chicken with peanuts, duck with seafood, steam fish and last but not least, noodles. Olivia loves soup and rice. As you can see from the photo, she is concentrating on having her soup.

It was a really cold night but Olivia had fun walking on the streets after dinner, as there were lots of lights and sights to see.

On the first day of Chinese New Year, I gave her 'ang pow' and taught her to say 'hong bao'. To get her to dress up in the cheongsam, I tricked her by saying let's play dress up and she got very excited.

There were 3 outfits to put on and she was very cooperative on the first two. Smilling and saying 'Gong Xi Fa Cai' for me to snap her photo.

By the 3rd outfit, she lost interest and this is what I got. She's saying "Ma...are we done yet?" LOL....