Father’s Day 2017

This is what happened last week and weekend, which was Father’s Day on that Sunday.

 

On Friday, my Mummy cooked a scrumptious dinner of pork ribs stew with carrots, pineapple and potato in the dish. She also made tomyum soup.

 

Stewed pork ribs and tomyam soup made by Mummy.

 

My sister bought the tomyum soup base and ingredients from AEON supermarket. They have a selection of pre-packed packages of raw ingredients for different types of soups so you do not need to source for each of the ingredients on your own.

 

The pre-packed tomyam soup ingredients bought by my sister.

 

I gave my Daddy his Father’s Day present(s). The blue rose is fit to be received by a man. Who says men cannot receive flowers.

 

The cashier at Carings gave me this recyclable red bag when I bought Blackmore vitamins.

 

The next day, which was a Saturday, our family  went shopping and had lunch at Queensbay Mall. I had fish head bihun in spicy and sour soup. They call it fish head bihun (‘bihun‘ means rice noodles) in Penang, Malaysia but this dish is usually served with fish fillets which comes with the option of fried fish fillets or non-fried fish fillets. I ordered non-fried fish fillets for mine and I requested for the soup to be less spicy. They made it mildly spicy, which is to my liking. I love it when chefs and food places can cater to special requests.

 

Fish head bihun in spicy and sour soup with cendol.

 

My delicious bowl of fish head bihun in spicy and sour soup.

 

Cendol from one of Penang’s famous cendol franchise stalls.

 

That night for dinner, my Mummy made pan-seared salmon with side dishes of herb-infused spaghetti and mixed vegetables. When asked by my sister what was the occassion, she jokingly said to celebrate Father’s Day… again. Non-stop celebration for Father’s Day, it seems.

 

Mummy’s pan-seared salmon with side dish of spaghetti and mixed vegetables.

 

Then my Daddy opened his bottle of Japanese Umeshu. It is a type of liquer made from the ume fruit and it is also known as Japanese plum wine. This bottle has 15% of alcohol in it. It tasted very sweet and has a very slight sourish taste.

 

Daddy opened his bottle of Japanese Umeshu.

 

For this year’s Father’s Day celebration, we also had a cake which the cake cutting ceremony was held earler in the month, in conjunction with my father’s and sister’s birthday. Really non-stop celebration for Father’s Day.

 

Cake for Father’s Day celebration.

 

That’s what we did for Father’s Day this year and the celebrations took place before the actual day on Sunday (18 June 2017). Do check out this blog post with a video on Father’s Day : https://myleenterprise.com/happy-fathers-day/

 

My Sister’s Birthday

Today I celebrated one of my sister’s birthday with my family. It’s the second time we’re having a cake cutting ceremony for her birthday this year and it’s the third cake we’re eating for her birthday celebration.

 

Third birthday cake we are eating for my sister’s birthday.

 

Carrots joining in the birthday celebration.

 

While singing birthday songs to my sister whenever I pass by her during the night (just for the fun of it. She said my “radio is spoilt”), suddenly a birthday song came to mind. It’s by New Kids On The Block entitled “Happy Birthday”. It was one of my favourite songs in the NKOTB album when I was about 8 years old. This is the song : https://youtu.be/rP2gvl0lwms

 

 

Organizing Conventional Photos Into Album

I have some old photos in print which need to be organized and stuck into photo albums. Have been neglecting them for years and they were kept in smaller photo albums, all tied up nicely in a plastic bag. The small photo albums are the type you get when you print your photos at the photo shop. Not Adobe photoshop, but the real photo shop as in the photo studios/store in a real building.

 

I put them aside because I ran out of photo album space in my proper bigger sized self-adhesive albums. I finally bought a new album and can now get rid of the dust collecting on the bag of small photo albums. It was taking up space in my room, so it’s high time to put them all neatly away in my cupboard. I got mine at Popular bookstore in Gurney Plaza (31.5cm x 33.5cm per page) for RM28.00, which they normally sell for RM39.90. They are doing a sale promotion for some of their adhesive albums now. Do look out and ask the salespeople before you choose your album and queue up to pay because they didn’t state properly which photo albums are on sale or not. It would be helpful to state properly at your printed signboards which albums have discounts, Popular.

 

The albums on sale are actually pretty good-looking and decent quality. Mine has 20 self-adhesive pages which can stick about 4 to 6 3R-sized photos or 2 to 3 5R-sized photos per page. The standard size for photos printed in Malaysia was 3R but in UK, they only printed 5R pictures for me. They like the bigger picture.

 

My new self-adhesive photo album.

 

All the self-adhesive photo albums I have are refillable. However, the adhesive pages are not sold in any shops in Penang. Went to a few shops and asked them but they said they don’t sell them. Went online and found some that are sold but with the album cover. Those selling refillable pages are sold overseas and they cost almost the same, if not more expensive than to buy a new photo album with adhesive pages in it. Someone should import these adhesive pages and sell them here in Malaysia at a reasonable price. There would be people like myself interested to buy. If anyone has come across these refillable pages sold locally at a reasonable price, please send me a personal message as I would be interested.

 

I got used to digital photos as they are much easier to store and look at in a glance. The benefit of having old-school printed photos are, you’ll never worry about losing them right after you printed them, unless you misplace the photo and negatives. Negatives are what we use to print and wash photos the old-school ways in my dinosaur years, for those youngsters who have never seen one before. One problem I face with digital photos are they sometimes get deleted and can never be recovered while downloading from the camera or in the hard disk.

 

Back to the old-school style of photos where you can physically hold them in your hands and view them. Time to get organizing and sticking. Adios for now.

 

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