Wednesday, January 25, 2006
Weekend - Fullmoon Party, Zoo Visit, CNY Shopping
Tasha's Fullmoon Dinner It was already a month since Tasha (my eldest sis' daughter) was born. We had a little family dinner party in a restaurant. It was a typical Chinese dinner with shark fin soup and suckling pig (both of which we don't take), and because it was close to CNY, we got to lou-sang (raw fish salad) as well. A full blown karaoke session was going on in another section of the restaurant (probably a company dinner). This group of people,
blasting singing extremely outdated songs in horrendous voices. Tasha slept through, oblivious to the noise. Zara on the other hand was showing lots of interest in what was going on on stage, she kept wanting to get out of the room and when she saw people singing, she started dancing too, never mind if their singing sucked!
The singing and torturing didn't end, until our last course was served and when the group has left. What a noisy dinner.
Daddy dragged brought us to the zoo again on Sunday. He thought Zara has picked up quite a lot of names for animals, and it should be more fun for her compared to the last time.
The weather was so hot, and Zara so much heavier, it was quite a torture, physically, when I had to carry her in the sling.
Zara was quite excited when we could see the elephants, giraffes and flamingoes up close. We got a chance to feed the camel, but Zara wouldn't do it as she was afraid. I fed it instead, and Zara just looked on gingerly.
At one resting area, the zoo keeper was handling a tiny green snake. He passed it to me when I showed interest in it. And yes, I had the little fella twirled around my arm (Daddy was so disgusted he just walked away, so no photos of the snake lady). I asked Zara to stroke the snake, but instead, she was squashing the snake with her pincher grip! I had to unclutch her 2 fingers, fearing for the snake's life. I quickly passed the snake back to the zoo keeper.
We spent almost 2 hours in the zoo and at the end of it, we were all sweaty and smelly, and then, it was to KLCC to enjoy the aircon and to get some retail therapy!
This was the only weekend left before CNY (Chinese New Year), so we went to KLCC and did lots of shopping both on Saturday and Sunday. The sales are still on, more reason to grab something.
As usual, we bought the most for Zara. She had to have new top, new bottom, new pajamas, new everything for CNY.
Daddy wanted to get me a good and expensive handbag. One which is big enough to hold some of Zara's stuff like a water bottle, a few pieces of diaper, a tupperware to hold some biscuits.
We were looking around in Coach, Furla, Burberry (oh, Zara just loves the signature sheep on display) and Ferragamo. I loved this and this (with pix shown), but when I looked at the price tag, I just cringed (although I pretended to look cool and behaved I could afford 10 of those).
In the end, I settled for a LeSportSac which was just 10% of the price of the above items. I am too kiam siap (Chinese: stingy) still can't bring myself to buy a bag with a 4digit price tag.