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Wordless Wednesday: Finding our Roots

Kek Lok Sei Temple
kek lok sei temple

Live a life of faith, hope and love.
Kek Lok Sei Temple Faithfully Praying

I’ll look back on this and smile because it was LIFE and I decided to live it
Kek Lok Sei Temple Spirial Staircase

The songs of our ancestors are also the songs of our children
Kek Lok Sei Temple Final Resting Place

Enjoyed this post?
Read all about our 4 part Ipoh adventure series:
Restoran Foh San, The Battle of Ipoh White Coffee,
Ipoh Stadium Food Court Ice Kachang, Cut to Perfection.

Linking up with Ai Sakura for Wordless Wednesday:

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Nostalgic Ipoh(Perak): Restoran Thean Chun (天津茶室)

Restoran Thean Chun;
a humble looking coffee house filled with nostalgic memories of yesteryears.
Restoran Thean Chun Ipoh

Sophia LOVED the Caramel Custard so much that she would fiercely fight off anyone who attempted to get a share of it! Egg Tea (蛋茶) didn’t look too appetizing, but the aromatic tea infused egg was pretty yummy. Hiroshi was just happy to get a glass of Ice Cold Milo in the scorching hot weather.
Restoran Thean Chun Ipoh Perak Caramel Custard egg tea

Chee Cheong Fun (CCF)
Restoran Thean Chun Chee Cheong Fun

Apart from the familiar Sweet Sauce we get from Singapore,
one can choose to have their CCF in Curry Pig Skin Sauce or Mushroom Sauce.
They are all topped generously with fried shallots and sesame seeds.
Restoran Thean Chun Chee Cheong Fun

Not the best I had in Ipoh, but it didn’t matter anyway….
The kids still chow down on those Chee Cheong Fun enthusiastically.

Shredded Chicken Flat Rice Noodles (鸡丝河粉/Kai Si Hor Fun)
Restoran Thean Chun Kai Si Sar Hor Fun Shredded Chicken Hor Fun

The texture of flat rice noodles is so smooth that it literately slides down my throat! Coupled with savory clear chicken & prawn broth makes this soupy dish a winner.
Restoran Thean Chun  Kai Si Sar Hor Fun Shredded Chicken Flat Rice Noodles

All these years,
Restoran Thean Chun has become more than just a place to keep tummies satisfied.
Restoran Thean Chun Ipoh Perak

It’s a place where friends gather, make memories and enjoy good food together.

Learning to shoot street photography from the hips.
Quite a fun experience!

Restoran Thean Chun
73, Jalan Market, Ipoh, 30000,
Ipoh, Perak, 30000, Malaysia

Phone: +60 5-255 3076

Things to do with Kids in NYC : Ground Zero & Freedom Tower

I remembered September 11 vividly.

When the first plane crashed into the World Trade Center, it left many puzzled thinking how BLUR the pilots are to have made such a blunder! But, when the second plane crashed straight into the World Trade Center Twin Towers. We immediately knew that it was simply NOT just an accident anymore! It was a planned terrorist attack!

Watching the Twin Towers burn and crumble like domino blocks left many sick to the stomach to think that someone would have planned such an attack. It is unimaginable to think about the number of lives that were taken away and affected.

I was under going training at Singapore Airlines for my stint as a flight attendant at that point of time.

FDNY Memorial Wall

THE 9/11 MEMORIAL is located at the site of the former World Trade Center complex. Two enormous waterfalls and reflecting pools now sits within the footprints of the original twin towers.

The names of every person who died in the terrorist attacks are inscribed in bronze around the twin memorial pools.

It was hard explaining to the kids what happened and why people would even want to do such a horrible thing! 9/11 changed the way we lived.

The tree behind me is the ‘Survivor Tree’ that withstood 9/11 attacks.
And that tall building seen behind that tree is The New York City Freedom Tower.

May We Never Forget.

Black Friday Loot

Black Friday is the Friday following Thanksgiving Day in the United States. It is often regarded as the beginning of the Christmas shopping season. The stores usually open at the stroke of midnight. But in recent years, most major retailers have opened even earlier than midnight for Black Friday.

I was pretty pumped up for my first ever Black Friday. We starting snooping over the internet for Black Friday Deals and decided on specific retailers.

 We headed down to Queens Place. Our first stop was at Target. It opens on Thursday at 8pm. We arrived slightly earlier than 7.30pm. Despite our 30 mins advantage, we were not first in line, there was already a massive queue right in front of us.

I spend a bulk of my time at the camera section and picked out 2 cameras for the kids.

From the look of it, they totally adored the early chirtmas present.

My verdict of Black Friday?
I think it is highly over-rated. I would rather shop online, since the deals are mostly similar. And would only queue and freeze my butts out for worthy doorbusters.

Things to do with kids in NYC: Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade 2013

We sort of planned this holiday to coincide with Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade 2013. I’ve heard so much about it and hence want to put it under my “been there, done that” checklist.

The weather was exceptionally chilly. The crowd was madness! The kids couldn’t see much of the parade except get squashed in between butts.

Perhaps, visiting the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade 2013 with kids wasn’t such a great idea!

But on a brighter note, I’ve caught an Awesome picture of Papa Smurf.

So for now, that is been there, done that and NEVER doing it again!