This year, we had our reunion dinner with my maternal family. The master chef was of course, none other than my eldest aunt, Patricia. She was my babysitter back in the primary school days. I have always love her cooking, especially the homemade soup!
|The dishes we had for reunion dinner.|
Then, I've got a text from Ryan. He and Rachel were in town for Chinese New Year and asked me where to chill. Ahhh... I couldn't decide where to bring them as many of my favourite spots were closed for Chinese New Year. Favourite spots mean street food where they serve snowflake beer and beer snacks. Yes. I am old school like that. In the end, I suggested Eurohouse. The crowd was a little lesser comparing to last Chinese New Year. I didn't have to book a table this time.
|Ryan and Rachel|
Instead of the usual Carlsberg, we ordered a bucket of Savana Dry Cider. Also one of my favourites other than Carlsberg. Loving the sweetness of Savana. Anyway, the bucket of Savana finished in a blink as we played beer games and bottoms up as punishment. Eric joined in later to see our "high" faces. Ahahaha!
On the first day of Chinese New Year, my family and I went to the nursing home to visit my grandma. We spent the whole day there. The place was quite lively *cough cough* , the Lai family invaded the place. Thank god for the drastic improvement in grandma's health. She is getting a lot better. Hopefully, she can walk soon.
|The Ipoh bred girls..|
The second day of Chinese New Year, visited my maternal family. This year, most of the relatives spent their Chinese New Year overseas. That's why it was rather quiet this year.
|As usual, my trip back home is not complete without a David Foster session with my dad.|
On this day, I also had a short meet up with a KL friend, Benjamin. He was here for a day with his family to visit relatives. Asked Eric to come along, and we thought we should try out the Ipoh latest happening place, The Sky Lounge. However, the place was crazy packed and we opted for the usual Baliz at Ipoh Garden East! =.=|||
On the 3rd day of The Dragon Year, we headed to Black Canyon at Kinta City for lunch. We fancy the tomyam udon there! Loving the spiciness to the max!
|Loving my parents to the max <3|
We went to visit few of our relatives. The best part of the day was catching up with Wai Nam, Chris and Havard! I have known these boys since high school. (except for Chris, he is like my brother. We knew each other since primary school.) Wai Nam was supposed to head back to Singapore at 9pm and someone had mistaken his proposal deadline, resulting this....
|Finishing up his last minute work on the dining table!|
Miss the time when he helped me study during the form six days. Smart brat! Really! Hopefully, he will get his dream career in Japan! And thank you for the graduation gift you gave, although it is a little late. =P Nice watch! Thank you again!
After sending Wai Nam to the bus station, Havard and I went to De Garden, Ipoh to have a yumcha with a few friends from KL.
Day four, I thought of visiting my god son... but he was at his paternal family's place. =/ So, I ended up having long talks with his mommy whom is also my good friend, Kat. No pictures taken but I am glad that we had the talk. *cough cough* Her mom was so cool. Sharing her stories on love life. Ahahah!
Later the evening was the long awaited reunion with my babes from primary school! Since that Secret Garden was the current "best" place to hang out with friends. However, it turned out to be quite a bad experience as the service there was not up to what we expected. I have to be fair though, after much complaints over the messed up reservations, late orders and two of our orders not served (after 2 hours of waiting), the management did not charge us on the service tax. But I would not want to go back to restaurant till they have improved their service.
|The girls from schooling days...|
|The upset faces... the food was just so-so.|
The atmosphere at the Indulgence was so much better. Everything was so in control. When we stepped in, we were greeted with all smiles. The anger in me just put off, just like that. =)
|Awesome food! So, now lesson learnt! Never try to go into a new place during festivities. OMG. While blogging about this, I am actually craving for its tiramisu cake.|
My last day in Ipoh, a date with my fondest friend. Haha.. Ben, the friend who has been there for me during my ups and downs. *cough cough* Sometimes, he unintentionally causes the downs too. Ahahaha..
Well, that's how I spent my Chinese New Year in Ipoh this year. I will update on the Chap Goh Mei trip to Malacca soon. Have a great weekend!