Friday, August 31, 2007

Happy 50th MERDEKA MALAYSIA....


Today is Malaysia's 50th independence day.
Yes we Malaysian celebrate independence day on this date 31st August, since 50 years ago.
There are many colourful celebrations held all over the country. The theme for this year is 'Malaysiaku Gemilang'.

This year, today, we didn't do much.
Last night (in the hope of getting a glimpse of the fireworks celebration), I, my hubby and the two kids attended a dinner reception in KLCC .
We're not decided to go until to the last minutes. Being a mother of two very active kids, its a bit worrying to bring them to any function. Let alone an office dinner. Thank god it turned out - well except Umar spilt a glass of water and laiqa kept screaming. :) Thats the best they can give as their daddy keep reminding them.
Well back to the dinner, it was held in one of the famous eatery there, Bukhara Restaurant. The whole restaurant was booked for the dinner. You might assumed that it's a Moroccan restaurant, but the place actually serve culinary delights from the 'Silk Road'. The food- scrumptious. We had Moussaka, lamb kebab, barbeque chicken, vege curry, rice, baked potato with minced lamb and samosas to name a few. (there are lots more- and i've no idea what some of the dishes called but most are lamb dishes). Its hubby's night since he loved lambs but not my favorite dishes.
And there also a lot of desserts- baklava, cream caramel, bread pudding, semolina cake and local fruit platter.
And not to forget, the host is very friendly. We had a nice evening.
The night ended around 10.30pm.
The initial plan was, Umar wanted to watch the fireworks at the KLCC park, but to our dismay we've been told at the last minute that there won't be any there. The venue had been change to Dataran Merdeka. But still, there were hundreds, may be thousands of people there.
Since, there were too many people, and both Laiqa and Umar are not really comfortable in crowded places (actually the 'daddy' are not fond of that kind of place too), we headed back home.
We walked back to our car which was parked in Megan Avenue I- which was like 1km (since too many traffic in KLCC). Thank god, the night is not that hot.

Today, we just stay at home doing nothing. Umar spent the morning watching the MERDEKA celebration live in TV.
And guess what the little girl did to herself today.....

13 comments:

idham said...

happy merdeka!

pernah la nampak restoren tu, tapi tak pernah masuk....tak mahal ka?
hubby Dr No suka makan lamb...tu dah kira bagus tu kalau dapat kerja di middle east nie....sbb sini lamb memang makanan feverit dia org...dan sedap pulak tu..:)

hehehe, ur lil girl tu sungguh cute!

idham

HLiza said...

Wa..she's so happy to show her creativity! Watch out for many, many more adventures..on the house walls, sofa, floor, carpets...they're the next! KLCC at this time..I can't imagine bringing my babies there..guess we'll stick to observing from TV till they're ..err..12!

drNO said...

idham- restoran tu mahal la jugak, tp org blanja la...hehehhe.
I dah catu dia punya lamb intake(sian dia...hehhehe). mkn hari2 not good la.

hliza- i too will avoid those places...sampai bila tu x tau la.....
tp kelmarin tu sbb ada my hubby's office's dinner, so, it's our first time menuju ketempat ramai org...
from the restaurant glass window...boleh tgk klcc park- bdk2 melayu bila kumpul ramai2-very havoc, a bit wild.

Cat Cat said...

drno,
Bestnya dapat makan lamb - grilled lamb with mint sauce - Sodaaaap.
Megan Avenue kat Jln Yap Kwan Seng, kan? The whole building belongs to my ex-company. I saw them being built.

GoD's~sLaVe said...

hehe..bakat tersepit tuh..

Sunkyoung said...

Belated Happy Independence Day! It's easy to remember the date. ;)

drNO said...

Cat Cat- I x suka la lamb..
magan avenue 1 yg kat jln ampang. the one in jalan yap kwan seng is megan avenue II.

god's slave- wah...bakat tersepit-hehehheh

sunkyoung- thanks :):)

flush said...

pernah mkn restoran tu, tp x brp suka sgt la.. sekali sekala boleh la.. jauh jgk tu nak kena jln.. nasib baik anak2 dh berjalan kan.. kalau x.. hmm..

drNO said...

flush- restoran tu lain la sikit food dia dari selera org2 melayu ni...
kalau slalu x lalu jugak...

umar jalan sendiri, tp laiqa, papa dia kena dukung, ramai sgt org...mama dia x larat, berat sgt

isleasy said...

same here, tak suka jugak tempat2 crowded nih. sesak nafas.

hehe..tgk gamba laiqa tuh teringat balik time2 sekolah rendah dulu, i did the same thing on my 2 legs. lukis bintang2,pastu esok nya gi sekolah pakai pinafore. teruk kne tegur dgn cikgu. my mom pulak tak perasan. =P

drNO said...

isleasy- mcm2 boleh jadi kat tmpt sesak kan. x selesa lak tu, especially in our weather.

wah...isleasy-pun byk bakat2 artistic ye...:):)

Anonymous said...

finally.....sorry for introducing myself as M. hmmm sometimes i don't feel comfortable intro myself as E****

~M~

drNO said...

M- apsal lak not comfortable...nice name...
actually I planned to write more about that dinner, tp kot la most of u n datin would mine- mana tau if some of u need more privacy kan...
anyway, nice meeting u on that day...