Monday, January 12, 2009

A New Year

Before anything else, late as it is, I would like to wish everyone a happy, healthy and harmonious 2009.

Mee first taste of chicken rice at Wiya @ Segama, the oldest known chicken rice shop in KK town. She gave it a thumbs up.

Then came the best fried noodle (Little Dave, you would love these), better than the one in Tamparuli and can only be found in Papar. 

Dong Zhi, 'celebration of the arrival of winter' was on 21st Dec. and we had a steamboat dinner over at Chiew's place. I only had eyes for the desserts...

Two days later we had a surprise wedding anniversary party for Mee and David at Tet's place. 
Yes, 30 years and still going strong...we wish you many more happy years together!
 
Christmas eve and night. Ben's house first and then my place... the food was endless. Last year I didn't do any turkey but this year, two in a row and they were soo good. Go to Terri's blog for the recipe. 

Come end of the year and wedding invitations come flooding in, it seems to be the favorite season to get hitched...this year there is one extra special one. Nancy, my niece decided to join the crowd, ended the long courtship and tied the knot with Loong.  Their wedding started off on the 30th December with a mass in St. Simon Church in Likas with a luncheon to follow. Wedding dinner was held on the 6th January. Why? I heard it was because the major hotels in town were booked out every single night for this peak period with wedding and year-end company dinners. So for anyone thinking of a big do for their wedding, book earlier or choose a less busy season like March...

Weddings always bring tears but in a most joyful way.

 This is also the time when family and friends near and far come together to rejoice.

1st January, 2 truckloads of the family went up to Kundasang. Stayed at Zen Garden in a three- room cabin, very spacious (with living room big enough to dance in) and with cooking facility. The mountain view was breathtaking but the temperature was too warm unlike in the Kinabalu National Park.  

Pre-wedding food tasting at Silk Garden, Pacific Sutera Hotel.

See all the pros at play.... attended the opening of Metro, a pool and snooker center in Damai.

and that of course meant more food... the roast pork on the top right was the main attraction.

In addition to all the above, we brought them to all our favorite restaurants like Baba and Nyonya, Welcome Seafood, Gaya Sports (this one has improved tremendously since I last posted on it. Too bad I didn't bring along my camera this time.), pork soup in Dongongon, best Kuching laksa  in town ... endless feast.
And now I am eating boil veggies and brown rice everyday until CNY... 
I have made a resolution to treat my body well and that means early to bed too...so late night blogging is out. 
With no food to speak of and time (as I blog at snail's pace - one post takes me hours in front of the computer and I used to blog when all are asleep and the house quiet) what is to become of this food blog??? 

10 comments:

Precious Pea said...

Woaahh!! What a feast to end the year! Happy New Year to you and can't wait to see your CNY feast!!

terri@adailyobsession said...

oh no, u must continue to blog now tt ur photo skills r so good, really. who cooked tt slice of fatty pork on steamed bun?? wey has asked me many times to cook tt for him (i have a cookbook with tt recipe) so better not let him see ur pics.
great post, gave me an idea of what u did n why u were so quiet. btw, i checked out those hses behind urs n they r very nice! workmanship is good n quality of finishing too.

daisyfused said...

MIIIIIII!!!

you're back!!!!

been trawling ur blog everyday waiting for the next post.

:-)

missed you tons!

Pauline said...

oh. I spotted my daughter in ur post. haha

ganache-ganache said...

Like daisyfused, have been visiting your blog everyday, hoping to see new posts, finally here you are, welcome back !! What a post this time, everything in one, beautiful pictures !

a feast, everyday said...

p pea, i think CNY will be pretty quiet as 2 of the children won't be home :-(

terri, my sis betty did tt and it was sooo good...
thinking of moving there?? come, and i'll be there for lunch and dinner, daily!!!

df, still hv so many shanghai backlog....and Japan too....

Pauline, wow, is she the cute-as-button little girl in the wedding pic? I noticed her when editing the photos. She is so so lovely esp with tt dimples.

ganache, thank you for dropping by. I wanted to call u early in the new year to do a bday cake for my daughter but it was too short a notice so i did a simple one myself...hahaha..need to plan earlier next time.

Chiasilai said...

Yup.. she's the one wearing purple. :-D

a feast, everyday said...

Oh, she is adorable. Are u Nancy's cousin?

Pauline said...

Yup. My husband's side

frank said...

Happy new year!!!! :-)

and coming soon Gong Xi Fa Cai too...