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Monday, June 23, 2008

Seafood from Kota Kinabalu

Here are some of the photos of seafood I had in Kota Kinabalu recently. I thought they didn't look as good as they taste but the food is certainly lot cheaper than in Kuala Lumpur. I had steamed prawns, lobsters, soft shell crab and 'pucuk-paku' vegetable dish. Hehe! Now, this would make your mouth water!

Sunday, June 22, 2008

‘Not Your Average Super Hero’

Was I surprised when I found out that Mommy liked watching the Incredible Hulk. She loved Iron Man too! Any movie with a male superhero in tights (e.g. Spiderman, Batman), heavy armour (Ironman) or baggy pants (the Hulk) would appeal if .... the producers remembered to leave some space for romance. The superheros perform better with their little romance.

I love the action and the DC Marvel characters. I loved the fact that Bruce Banner uses a Polar Heart Rate Monitor to keep his nerves in check.

Now that he has saved the day again,... we have a black american down to earth hero called Hancock. You can read more about the preview here. I'll be back with the review if Mommy likes the show!!!

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Lekha-lekha ice-cream kick instead of Kungfu Panda

Mommy was away for 2 days last week and I was left with Clarissa and Christa while Grandma took care of little Benedict. So I decided to be reward both the girls (before they decided to do some mischief) by bringing them for Kungfu Panda. Since it was only the week after the release, we could not get a ticket at the Cathay Cineleisure after work around 8pm. Utterly embarrassed at the fact that I have promised the girls a movie and not being able to fulfil it, I was desparate for an excuse. Clarissa wasn't pleased that she would not be watching the long awaited "Kungfu Panda" movie. They chorused together, "Daddy, I want to watch a movie!!!". While waiting for possible cancellations of reserved phone bookings, I decided to take them for a walk. We walked by the famous "Lekha-Lekha" Ice-cream outlet and the sight of multi-coloured ice-cream peppered with tantalising chocolate chip and candy caught their attention.

"Daddy, I want the Blue colour ice-cream", said Clarissa. "Daddy, I want the yellow colour ice-cream and the chocolate ice-cream", Christa added. I dipped my hand into my pocket and took out a RM10 note and had 10 cents in return. I can't really remember getting such treats when I was their age when I didn't get what my parents had promised. Those 20 minutes were the most enjoyable time they've ever had (you could see it on their faces and feel the fulfilment). We went home very happy after that!

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Shangri-La Rasa Ria Resort

I had the pleasure to have stayed at the Shangri-La Rasa Ria Resort, Pantai Dalit, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah last weekend. It really makes me feel ashamed enjoying the beauty and serenity in the absence of Mommy and our 'babies'(I'm sure Clarissa and Christa would protest being called babies nowadays).

After flying for 2 and a half hours (KLIA-KK), the journey from the airport to the resort took 30 minutes (off-peak). You may be able to catch a glimpse of Mount Kinabalu once the clouds are displaced. Upon reaching the resort, we were greeted by friendly staff with a welcome drink. I found the room very comfortable and elegant, with a view of the garden and seaside, all the bathroom necessities needed and cable TV.

It didn't take me long to wander off to the swimming pool and the beach. The fine sand was pleasant to walk on and therapeutic as I buried my feet underneath in the late evening. I managed to catch the beautiful red hue of the sunset but had to be satisfied with a glimpse of the sun during sunrise.

Mommy, you should join me the next time. We could take a walk in the nature reserve, go island hopping, relax in the Dalit Bay Spa and end the evening by the beachside Gazebo with a romantic candle-light dinner for two.