Sunday, September 7, 2008

A disappointing start with a great ending

So, I was supposed to go down to Malacca for my cousin's wedding but we couldn't make it.
Reason being Christopher developed conjunctivitis on Friday.
The flu virus all decided to jump on to his hand and explore the next best area!

And due to the blockage in his nose, the eye drainage was temporarily clogged as well!
And now, seems like he is coming down with a cough.
All these illnesses...taking their toll indeed on mummy and daddy!
So, we were confined to non crowded areas on Saturday.
The redness and eye gum cleared up to almost 100% by Saturday night.
Took him out on Sunday coz we needed to get mooncake (not for ourseves!).
He was overjoyed. You know why?
We decided not to bring the stroller.
So, he was very happy that he managed to sit perched up in our arms the whole time.
And when he was not, he was happy walking around.
Yes, he likes to be put down and for us to hold his hands and go strolling now.
But lo behold, don't let go!
He will either walk a few steps and decide to sit on the floor.
Or he will squat down and touch the floor (admiring the texture and colour!).
***
We also went for a glorious dinner on Sunday night.
Now, this I have to really stress to all my readers!!!
The Duck King @ Jaya 1 is really GOOD!!!
Some clarification is of course needed.
You gotta pay of course for the atmosphere
and the quality of the dishes and the excellent service.
We left the house around 6 pm and arrived some 30 minutes later.
Asked for a table for 5. Surprise !!!
All the big tables in the restaurant were already booked!
Only tables for 4 were available inside.
Would we like a long table (for 6) outside?
It is THIS POPULAR !!!
So, we sat outside under the fan.
The atmosphere was still great...
and in fact outside would have been better for us.

I did tell you that Christopher likes his new found freedom now right?
He was bawling as soon as he finished his dinner to be let down to explore !
Of course mummy or daddy had not yet finished eating then.
But what to do?
Bawling really is very annoying to other people who are really trying to enjoy their meal!
So....
We ordered:
  • Half Peking duck RM 38.80
  • Quarter roasted duck
  • Vege (came recommended)
  • Rest of the Peking Duck cooked in X.O. sauce
  • One birthday noodle
  • Pork and salted fish claypot
  • Jelly fish
  • 2 bowls of rice mised with pork lard
  • 1 bowl of plain rice
And we opened a Moet champagne which my sis got from a client
(it pays to have a lawyer sister who has rich clients! :))
No corkage, just a RM4 charge!
Total damage : RM 150
I was surprised at the bill. I expected more actually!
The service at The Duck King was really good.
I would say that this was the first time I wouldn't mind tipping our waiter.
Looks like if you go early, it would be one waiter taking care of 1/2 tables!
And our waiter took care of us without appearing intrusive! Excellent.
There are other interesting things on the menu.
Hubby and I will definitely go back there.
The place is good for boyboy as well since it is cool
and there is a fountain and running water and plants
to make the place 'park' like to walk around.
And hubby and I managed to hold hands again
under the moonlight after dinner on the way back to the car.

***

After dinner, we went home to have cake to celebrate Kungkung and Christopher's birthday!

Bought a small black forest cake earlier.
Christopher sat in between his Popo and Kungkung while we all sang Happy Birthday.
He was 'amazed'.
He kept staring at the cake and at his daddy who was standing in front of him.
Occasionally taking a glance at Popo and Kungkung and Yee Ma.
He clapped his hands and did some 'hurrays'!
And then he stared at the cake some more!
He was terribly cute.
I love my son.
He brings such joy to the entire household.
And birthdays are so much fun now.
He recieved an ang pau from his Popo and Kungkung.
And a nicely wrapped up gift from his Yee Ma.
She gave him 2 books which he read together with her and Popo.
And went "Ahhhh...." and "Ooohhhh....."
One was a textured colour book and he loved all the rough surfaces and the bright colours.
The other was a number book with all things familiar. 1 ball, 2 oranges, 3 apples, 4 fish etc.
On the whole it was one memorable weekend. Now I have
  • Half a black forest cake left.
  • 9 cupcakes from the wedding that my parents brought back.
  • 1 big mooncake which hubby couldnt resist buying for himself.
  • 1 large container of pineapple tarts from Malacca.
  • 2 mini loaves of bread that I bought in case anyone got hungry!
All perishable in 2-3 days!
Reckon I will be giving away some.
How was your weekend?

13 comments:

andrewjune said...

first of all, sorry to hear that lil chris was down with flu and cough...i guess he's ok by now ehhh...
well, looks like lil chris doesnt want the stroller anymore...i guess in a few weeks time, my baby doesnt want it anymore too *headache*
wah, it's already chris's bday? or just an early bday celebration?

p/s: wah manged to walk under the moonlight with hubby some more...i dont even recall when was the last time i did that with my hubby! hahaha....

cc said...

All's Well That Ends Well!
Hope little Christopher is well now. :)

HI said...

Christopher is one already!! Time flies. No BIG bday party for him?

Andrea said...

Wow...what a weekend! :) I'm glad Christopher is feeling better already though...and yeah, the freedom that comes with learning how to walk...and RUN! haha. Tate looooves it when we let him walk/run without having to hold our hands!!

Ann said...

June, HI - This was an early bday celebration since my parents were down. Also to celebrate my dady's birthday!He will turn 1 next week.And there will be 2 more bday celebrations for him!

cc - yeah, well said.

Andrea - yeah...he loves to walk but I guess he gets tired easily too and still think crawling is the faster way!

Julie said...

Is Christopher getting much better now? Wah, he can walk already? Clever boy. Jonathan still refuse to take his first step even when I'm holding his hands.

Duck...our fav. Must go there since it's highly recomended.

Indeed you had a great weekend.

Our Jouneys.... said...

Wow...thanks for introducing that restaurant...i love ducks will definitely try it...the last time i ate Peking duck was at Reunions at Bangsar Village.

Moomykin said...

Christopher is 1?!! So fast!!

I so know the touch the floor thing these kids do. My boys too, especially then there are mosaic kind of tiles on the floor, or carpeted floors, and they'd even pick up sweet wrappers or small stones, etc. There's just too much to discover.

Be warned though, about taking boyboy off for walks before everyone's done. My boys have been spoiled by their grandma. She will eat like at some eating competition and then quickly take them for walks so they don't wail at the dinner table. Sigh... such a price to pay.

Oh, And I really love the sound of the duck place...ah... now I feel like roast duck - at this hour!! hahaha...

p/s- you've been tagged.

Ann said...

Julie - Christopher sometimes doesn't want to walk too. Only when he has to decide between chair or walking, then he will go for the walking! Of course, he would rather be carried anytime!

Ourjourneys - yes, do give all the varieties of duck a try. Reckon there were 4 varieties.

Kin - oh, never gave a thought to a repercussion happening from taking the boy for a walk too stop the wailing! Sigh....have to think of something else to distract him now...

Ann said...

Julie - Christopher sometimes doesn't want to walk too. Only when he has to decide between chair or walking, then he will go for the walking! Of course, he would rather be carried anytime!

Ourjourneys - yes, do give all the varieties of duck a try. Reckon there were 4 varieties.

Kin - oh, never gave a thought to a repercussion happening from taking the boy for a walk too stop the wailing! Sigh....have to think of something else to distract him now...

Cecilia said...

I am glad you agree with me that the duck restaurant was good. Maybe we should go together one day.
Thanks for the cupcakes. they were delicious although Christopher ate half of mine. LOL

mumsgather said...

Sounds like one terrific weekend! Ah Christopher is at the adorable toddler age now! I love to see them toddling around at this age and the wonder in their eyes as the look around the world at everything in wonder. What a wonderful age!

Moomykin said...

We sometimes bring toys or books. Now that the boys are older, we tell stories or play games to try to keep them in their seats.