Monday, November 3, 2008

Trying to get back on track

Gee.

I've really done it this time. It's been two whole weeks since I've written anything substantial here. It had nothing to do with the lack of material, nor was it due to the lack of inspiration...it was just, well, not done.

So, I thought I'd drop a little something here just to get things started again. Some two weeks ago, my sister-in-law who's in Melbourne tells my wife and I that she's going to get married (finally! Congrats to you and Tim!) and now she's all busy trying to plan for the big, momentous occasion. Well, I've been appointed the wedding photographer, and I must say that I'm pretty much excited about it already, though the wedding is still pretty far off. I'm already starting to think of what kind of shots I'd be going after. And they so kindly offered to buy me a book on wedding photography as my Christmas present (which I will gladly take, thank you!) and so I've been browsing which one is worth buying. And I think I've found one...

Closer to home, my wife just got her exam results today. It was for the test all government servants have to sit for to measure your competence in discharging your duties. The method for measuring your capability? Multiple choice questions! But lest you think that the exam is a piece of cake, it took both me and my wife three tries before we could get a distinction (required for a pay increase). I got mine last year, and she got hers today. So, it was reason enough to celebrate.

We went to Kampung Nelayan Seafood Restaurant. It's a floating restaurant, and it's specialties are steamboat and barbecue steamboat. We opted for the original steamboat since it's been quite some time since we last had it. So the food came, and it was pretty ordinary. The stock in which you boil your food was almost Evian-like: sparkling clear (that would mean pretty much msg laden without actual stock). But, we enjoyed it anyway.

Adelle had the greatest fun. There is a live cultural show every night at about 7.45 so we were in the middle of dinner when it started. We had told Adelle that there would be dancing earlier, and when she heard the live traditional music starting, she became all excited! She quickly wanted to go nearer the stage (our table was not too far away, but it was at an awkward viewing angle) and asked me to carry her there. She was nothing short of memesmerized by the whole performance. The show consisted of several traditional dances from the various indigenous tribes here in Sabah, and at one point, my wife actually had the opportunity to try out a blowpipe! Her prey - a bright yellow balloon. She missed the first time, but a loud pop rewarded her the second time she tried.

We stayed until the end of the show before leaving home. It was a simple, relaxing and enjoyable dinner all in all.

p.s. School holidays are coming soon!!! Only 9 days of school to go!

13 comments:

chegu carol said...

whoaaa...that means both u and fen scored 4,4 in the exam lah kan? im gonna sit for the exam for the first time nanti. any tips?

oh 9 days to go...kami 8 days to go. our school term ends on thursday cos e saved the last of the cuti peristiwa for friday. :P

Miss Mathew said...

Congratz Fen2! & a belated 1 for u :) TK2 ah? I got 3 wor! TIPS!! I WANT TIPS!!!

maslight said...

wahhh congrats XD

mmg kick!

Nick Phillips said...

Congrats to your wife. I wish they had things like this in the private sector for a pay increase, which I sure could do with one right now.

And I'm envious of you and your long holiday ... :D

Mama UauaMomoi said...

Wah... Congrats to Fen-fen.
Regards to Adele too - she must have grown a lot since we last saw her...

Jin said...

Congrats Fen!
Perry, you'll have plenty of time to prepare for your special role at the wedding...12 mths, I think.
Wah, kg Nelayan seafood-how come you didn't take us there ?

Perry R. Lim said...

chegu carol: for the last test, fen really studied. but I found doing sample questions more helpful.

Perry R. Lim said...

miss matthew: no la. tk1 only la...

For tips, see my previous comment.

Perry R. Lim said...

maslight: thank you, thank you.

Perry R. Lim said...

nick: I actually find this exam burdensome. I don't see any benefit to it at all!

Yes, being envious is good. :)

Perry R. Lim said...

mama uauamomoi: hi! yes, Adelle's grown quite a bit! So have yours I see!

Perry R. Lim said...

jin: 12 months...yeah, I suppose.

Kg. Nelayan is exorbitant! RM50+ per kilo of crabs...you want ah? That's why we opted steamboat only...

Christine Toh said...

Congrats Fen, time to belanja.

 
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