Oh dear, roast duck lovers…no more duck from Good Fortune?

HC is going to be devastated as it is his to go to place for duck πŸ˜” and he loves his quack quack. Every time we are stuck for lunch/dinner options, he will suggest Good Fortune. He was delighted when they opened a branch in Vic Park. Aii…

Source: https://www.perthnow.com.au/lifestyle/food/true-grime-15-filthy-perth-restaurants-fined-300000-in-2018-ng-b8

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Hmm…I don’t know how to write this. I have never been good with words.

Many years ago, I was left devastated, heart broken when someone told me that he wasn’t that into me, like how I was with him. I lusted after him for 8 years. This relationship left me a huge scar, a scar which reminded me of where I have been, all the heartaches I have been through.

I have to admit that I do think and wonder of the ex occasionally, you know like how is he doing nowadays. It is like he will pop out in my head like a painful migraine every now and then.

You see this ex disappeared suddenly from our circle of friends and on social media. The last I heard he had a shop somewhere. 12 years went by and no one has heard from him.

Last night, while browsing Facebook, I found him, after so many years.

He is still single though seeing someone. He has now taken on a teaching career, just like his parents, running a tuition centre. He looks well and happy.

Somehow, coming across his Facebook page, it feels like I can finally close a chapter in my story. After all these years, I can stop wondering and thinking of how are you, where are you and how are you doing?

Seeing his picture made me aware that I had truly outgrown him in every way, that I am so much better off for having known him. I am so glad that he wasn’t the one I ended up with.

Told HC how I found him via FB and how I felt and he said β€œηŽ°εœ¨ηŸ₯ι“ζˆ‘ηš„ι­…εŠ›δΊ†ε§?”

Reached 42 degrees today!

HC dropped us at Carousel for lunch and quick shopping. I managed to grab 3 pairs of casual sandals.

Haha

Alamak the weather for the weekend.

Can roast…

Guess who went for her first dental checkup this morning?

She was so calm throughout her checkup! Well done saitaoha!

Finally done with his fillings! No more dental appointment till 6 months later!

We headed to Lakeside Joondalup after our dental appointment. It was scorching hot!

I tried the okonomiyaki from the food court. It took ages to be ready for collection. Both HC and daitaoha were almost done eating their orders. Luckily it was pretty tasty! Huge portion though so HC had to help me with it.

Notice the swollen eyes, red nose and change of dress? This little girl had a meltdown and threw up over her clothes and on her stroller so daitaoha and I went to H&M to buy her a new dress. We also wiped her stroller down with thieves sanitizer πŸ˜….

Cooling down with watermelon crush coz

it has hit 40 degrees. Blardy hot πŸ₯΅

It was so hot so we dug out the inflatable pool this evening. The 3 had great fun.

This little one loves water so much!

We then took away McDonalds for dinner. We actually wanted Hungry Jacks but the Hungry Jacks in the suburb had a power outage. Poor staff and people living in that suburb..imagine having a power outage in this heat!

ιΎ™θ™Ύ which HC bought for our early reunion dinner tonight. He bought 8 haha but never huat leh. Didn’t win the 108 million lotto.

My ah ma and daitaoha cooked two kinds of noodles with the lobsters. The broth was so flavorful! I couldn’t resist and had both noodles, crispy noodles and yee mien.

So yummy and satisfying!

Couldn’t decide whether I prefer the crispy noodles or yee mien more. My ah ma likes yee mien better but my ah pa likes crispy. I like BOTH!

Mmm…I am loving my dinner tonight!

It is so very good! Yeezhang, next time you buy more, ok?

Major change from iPhone to Samsung. Still trying very hard to get used to my new Samsung S9.

Spent all afternoon figuring how to handwrite chinese characters on the Samsung. Finally found it.

Hopefully I won’t regret this major change.

Some kid is going on an excursion to the movies with his holiday programme today.

He is super excited though we have no clue what movie they will be watching and what time they will be going to the movies.

Asked the other teachers in the centre but none of them knew! Also this morning when I arrived, they asked whether Tristan will be following the excursion and I said β€œI signed the form on Tuesday and also gave the teacher $20 to which she said she will give me $5 change back today!”

The teacher went β€œohhh!”, tried finding his form among all the other forms but couldn’t find it. In the end, she gave me another excursion form to fill and sign just in case…I really hope that they still have the $20…

The kid has been well looked after by my ah pa and ah ma these school holidays. Can’t believe he is going to be starting Year 1 pretty soon.

Will be taking the last week of the school holidays off to keep him company. I feel like I really need the break. I worked throughout the whole festive season.

We had dinner with L tonight cos she is flying out to Taiwan tomorrow. Went to Balmoral Hotel coz L wanted to use her voucher.

This kid was really tired after his excursion so he had a couple of my fries and a few bites of my steak and refused to eat his pizza.

My steak which was super yummy 🀀

Here for our Kuching dose of Kolok Mee pang ang. We arrived even before the shop opened for business πŸ˜….

I wonder why we can eat this every other day in Kuching but after a few bites here, I was starting to feel a bit jelak.

Slurp!!! Practising eating noodles with his chopsticks.

We also tried their fried Kolok mee. Wouldn’t order it again. It was very tasty and sweet. After 4 bites, I gave up.

After an afternoon nap, we started feeling peckish and Tristan said he was feeling like icecream so we decided to go for afternoon tea.

HC’s favourite Thai milk tea cake. So yummy!

Tristan requested for the Strawberry lovers which is basically honey toast with strawberries and icecream.

The toast was very fluffy and yet crispy on the outside. Really yum πŸ˜‹!

He finished all the strawberries, the icecream and had 3 pieces of the toast.

Working out after a full meal…helping HC to wash our very dirty car.

Making tomato mee tonight for HC. He loves tomato mee. It is a must order for him each time we go back to Kuching.

卖相不ε₯½ but taste wise ok. My two laobans no complain so I am happy.

The kid requested to go to Freo again this morning.

Visited his fairy at the markets, grabbed my usual poke bowls and off to lunch we went.

Today, we were adventurous and had lunch at Kailis instead.

The father and son had the seafood tray with an extra serve of squid rings.

Whereas I indulged in chilli crabs πŸ¦€! A treat by HC.

The kid asked to play at the playground after.

😊

When we got into the car, HC asked scenic or non scenic route and we all said scenic so we took the Scarborough route home.

Check out the water and clear blue sky. So serene and beautiful.

This kid saw the playground and went β€œdaddy! Playground!! I came here when I was 4! Can we go?” His daddy of course obliged.

Wah…mummy, rollercoaster!!

Anybody wants to drive through?? Icecream or fries for you?

It was such a beautiful day. We were looking at the beach longingly but no bathers, towels etc.

Next time we go back again, ok??

Yesterday evening

πŸ‘¦πŸ»: Mummy, can we please order pizza tomorrow? We haven’t eaten pizza for a long long time!

πŸ‘©πŸ»: no lah! We eat pizza all the time!

πŸ‘¦πŸ»: it was long long ago!

πŸ‘©πŸ»: well, tomorrow we are going out for dinner coz it is a special day!

πŸ‘¦πŸ»: what special day?

πŸ‘©πŸ»: it is our wedding anniversary.

πŸ‘¦πŸ»: what is that?

πŸ‘©πŸ»: the day you get married and…

πŸ‘¦πŸ»: does that mean tomorrow you will be wearing a wedding gown and having a party?

πŸ‘©πŸ»: no lah, you just celebrate the day and remember the memories.

πŸ‘¦πŸ»: ohh…I thought tomorrow you are going to put make up and wear a wedding dress just like the picture (pointing to the wedding picture). I know what!! (Running outside…)

πŸ‘©πŸ»: what are you doing?

πŸ‘¦πŸ»: NOTHING!!

πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•

πŸ‘¦πŸ»: Mummy, how do you spell reversely?

πŸ‘©πŸ»: har?

πŸ‘¦πŸ»: you know how you said reversely wedding?

πŸ‘©πŸ»: ohh!! you mean anniversary?? It is a long word! A.N.N.I.V.E.R.S.A.R.Y

πŸ‘¦πŸ»: it is very long. Never mind.

πŸ‘©πŸ»οΌšwhat are you doing?

πŸ‘¦πŸ»: Nothing! Don’t come outside Mummy!! I am just tidying! (Opening drawers)

πŸ‘©πŸ»: oh…ok!

And this morning…

The kid came bouncing into the room as I was sitting in front of the fan cooling myself, yelling β€œHappy reversely wedding, Mummy!!!”.

He had written this all by himself, copying the words from a Christmas card he made for us in school.

His writing isn’t the best but I would give him A for effort πŸ₯°!

And mummy’s favourite colourful flower!

And yes, today 11.1.2019 marks our 8th year wedding anniversary! Wow!! We have survived 8 years together!

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It was 31st December 2010, New Year’s Eve and daitaoha, R and I were pigging out, as usual at a buffet.

Halfway throughout the meal, HC excused himself to go to the Gents however time passed and he still wasn’t back. I started questioning where he was and I could see R and daitaoha starting to get anxious too.

I believe daitaoha or R got up to speak to the DJ playing music that night and he nodded and suddenly β€œyou are so beautiful to me…” (haha later on we laughed at the choice of song started playing but the DJ didn’t have any romantic songs on hand) and I saw HC walking towards me holding a bouquet of flowers.

He then got down on one knee and said the words that a lady would only hear probably once in their lifetime. There was silence for a while and when I think I nodded my head or said yes, I remember the table next to us cheering.

Later that night when I grabbed more food, someone from the next table congratulated me and asked to see the ring 😊.

No wonder daitaoha stopped me that evening to put on my ring (yes, I chose my own ring) which we had just collected a few days before. HC said he took such a long time coming back coz he was trying to protect the flowers! It was one very windy evening and he was worried that the wind will blow the flowers apart! Haha πŸ˜‚!

I seriously wasn’t expecting a proposal coz we had already booked our ROM date and bought our rings together so I was pleasantly surprised.

I was also surprised that I still teared when he asked even though I already knew we were getting married soon.

It was also very touching that daitaoha and R were there to witness my proposal and we were there for theirs.

Our β€œlomantik” dinner tonight with the family πŸ˜‚. A very happy man with his bowl of chirashi. He gave me all the ikura and the raw prawn which I love.

Yums

This kid had 2 tamago sushis, 4 seared salmon sushis and half a bowl of my cold soba.

He was really chirpy tonight. Really in high spirits.

I had the sushi set which came with miso soup which the kid loved and either cold or hot soba. The yellow tail was so good! Must go back for more!!

So paiseh but kookycookie paid for our meals coz she said that it is our anniversary. So nice lah…

After dinner, we then met up with daitaoha and family and all of us went for late night city shopping! Bought more tees for the kid at H&M and a jacket at Uniqlo coz he was cold!

It was really a nice night out spent with my family. Can’t ask for more :).