April 21, 2017

Cafe-hunting in Penang: Brown Pocket

There was a day last month when Hubby and I were at Gurney Paragon with Heidi and Hubby wanted to get a hair cut. So while waiting for him, I took Heidi to have waffle and ice cream at Brown Pocket.

It's quite a spacious cafe, on the 6th floor of Gurney Paragon, at the alfresco area outside the mall. We ordered a Triple Chocolate waffle which (you guessed it!) came with 3 types of chocolate, as well as ice cream and strawberries.


Heidi did the honours of pouring all the chocolate on the waffles! I think they make Belgian waffles as there is a crunchy texture of sugar inside the waffles.


Some pictures of the cafe's interior:



Happy Heidi and Mummy!


Brown Pocket Cafe 
AddressGurney Paragon L- 10250, 6-11, Jalan Kelawai, Georgetown, 10250 George Town, Penang, Malaysia
Hours
Open today · 10AM–10PM

April 17, 2017

Heidi is 5!

Heidi turned 5 on 8th of April. As it was on a Saturday, we had a small celebration for her in school the day before, which was Friday. When we were deciding what cake to have, this creation from Bread History caught my eye. Heidi loves Disney Tsum Tsum, so it was a no brainer that she chose this cake!


Happy girl wearing her new dress from Nanna to school that day. Even though the rest of kids were wearing uniform, she got special privelege since it was her birthday :)


Helene joined us for the school celebrations too, but Hannah had to miss it as she had school herself.


Kiss for the birthday girl from Daddy:


Nanna and Kung Kung were there too :)


Make a wish and blow the candles!


Helene helped to cut the cake :) So happy as if it is her birthday haha :)


The girls stayed the night with Nanna and Kung Kung as Mummy and Daddy had a function to catch and were home late. The next day, Heidi got an ang pow and a card from Nanna and Kung Kung.


And I came over with balloons for the birthday girl!


We couldn't celebrate with her that evening as Helene was admitted to hospital for H1N1 that very same day and I had to stay with her (that story for another blog post!). So Daddy bought her another cake and the 3 of them had a small celebration that night at home. She chose this cake as well, from Jasmine Cakes.


Happy birthday again to our sweet Heidi! Lots of love from all of us xxoo

March 31, 2017

Back again at Youth Park

It has been more than a year since we were at Youth Park, and this month, the girls were there twice! Earlier in the month when I was in Hong Kong for work, Hubby took them and sent me this photo. It did make me miss them, and look at Helene's cheeky face!


Heidi the poser:



So last weekend, we went again. Helene headed straight for the slides!



Their cousins came to join them later so just nice 4 people on the see saw. Earlier it was Mummy and Helene on one side, Hannah and Heidi on the other side. Haha.


And then it was time for badminton! 



Malaysia's next mixed doubles pair? :)


March 16, 2017

Helene @ 2 years 10 months

Helene will be 3 next month! I don't know how many times I've said this, but time indeed flies. The biggest achievement which happened maybe around a month ago is that she is now completely potty trained during the day time for both No. 1 and No. 2, way earlier than any of her sisters. We still wear diapers for her at night so that she doesn't have any "accidents" but slowly we are trying to go off that too. When that happens, we can finally be free of buying disposable diapers! Yay!

The older she gets, the cheekier she gets. She thought about doing this all by herself :p


Always a fan of kiddy rides - Tesco is associated with kiddy rides and not with grocery shopping!


She always likes to play with her uncle's ukulele, so we bought her a cheap one from Mr DIY. With those boots, she looks like a country singer in the making :)


And the girls have some new pets! In addition to the breeding guppies we have at home, we now have 2 bunnies - Tony and Sunny. Tony came to us about a month ago and Sunny has been with us almost 2 weeks now. The girls simply adore them, and I must say that they are quite cute :) Now Hubby got his 5 kids which he initially wanted - 3 human kids and 2 furkids!


Exciting times ahead :)

February 17, 2017

Past the mid-30s

Last Friday I celebrated my 36th birthday. So I'm officially past my mid-30s and am now a year closer to being 40 (horror!) Did anyone say that 40 is the new 30? :p

So anyway, I did have a wonderful celebration with friends and family, which consisted mostly of non-stop eating!

The first group of friends took me for lunch at Soul Cafe. The food was so good that I wanted to go back - you can read my review about it here. There were more of us this time, so we could try more dishes, and their dessert is really good too! We didn't have dessert here the previous time. So since I had previously shared pictures of their food, here are pictures of their desserts!

Lemon chocolate cheesecake - homemade specialty on that day:


Vanilla creme brulee:


Passionfruit chocolate lava cake:






In the same week, my colleagues treated me to a fancy lunch at TWG Gurney Paragon. Their lunch sets are quite reasonably priced, and so very filling!

Carrot soup:


Strawberry tea milkshake:


Main course - chicken breast:



We had 4 sets, so we could choose 4 desserts. And they were all yummy!


On my actual birthday, I took the day off, since it was a Friday, and sandwiched in between a public holiday (Thaipusam) and the weekend. So I got 4 days off :) Hubby also took the day off and we redeemed my 2 free birthday movie tickets from GSC. I also got my birthday present, a watch which I had been eyeing for some time :) No pictures taken because we did boring couple stuff like eat and watch movie and shopping haha.

That night, we had dinner with my parents and the girls at Grand Imperial Restaurant at The Top, Komtar.



3 cheeky girls:


I told my parents that I didn't really want a cake because we would be too full after dinner, so we had a small cake at Chocolate Passion which was just opposite the restaurant. The kids enjoyed it and we didn't have to finish a full-sized cake!



The Sunday after my birthday, we continued the celebrations with another group of friends at Lunarich, Gurney Paragon. I must say that Lunarich has really yummy salad. And the pastas and pizzas are great too.

Fruits salad:


Crispy bacon salad with mango:




After lunch, we headed for Magnum Cafe where we had ice-cream and a small slice of cake from Starbucks haha. No big cakes for me this year :)





So there concludes my birthday and looking forward to a good year ahead :) Thank you my beloved parents, hubby, 3H and friends for making my birthday so special!

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