It was raining and we were caught in a jam just as we hit the highway. But hubby managed to recover the time lost!
We arrived at 7.30 pm. I was FAMISHED !!!
Helped with getting Christopher seated and prepared for his dinner, unloaded the stuff from the car and off we were again.
Aneka Selera, Ipoh Garden, here we come!
It had been ages since I last ate there, partly becuase it is not a very baby friendly place. And we were gaming for some seafood, coz seafood and active toddlers don't match!
We ordered 2 ice kacang, sotong kangkung, balitung, satay and fried soft shell crab.
I have only eaten balitung once in my life. So, I was not very good at it. I tried one or two and couldnt get the sill little morsel out.
After trying a few time, I would pass it on to hubby to get it out for me instead!
Hahaha...after a while hubby was complaining that it was too much trouble eating this silly thing! He was nearly out of breath!
All our laughing and sucking must have caught the attention of the tables nearby coz one by one we saw them ordering balitung as well!
One husband and wife couple was sitting facing us and MY, THEY WERE DOING A FAST JOB!!!
I told hubby if this challenge was in Amazing Race, we would definitely arrive last at the pit stop! :) I looked at the man at the other table sucking, to get some tips on how he did it! The way he was doing it looked different, so I asked hubby to look too!
Hubby tried again and then he showed me perhaps the 'trick' to getting the morsels out!
I looked at him! WHAT !!! You mean you have to suck from the other end?
You see, I was sucking on the wrong end all this while. And even at that tiny hole, I managed to get 1 or 2 morsels out from the shell.
What more if it was supposed to be from the 'bigger' end, the job would have been easy peasy!
GOSH....I am still blaming hubby for not telling me earlier! All the trouble and all the wind in my tummy is still upsetting me!
Half way through my "sucking" dinner,I felt my phone vibrate. My hand being slimy and dirty, I left it! Then I felt hubby's phone vibrate. OK....
I finished up a bit more and washed my hands. Took my phone and saw that it was my mum who was calling.
I called back.
Oooohhh.....Christopher was screaming in the background.
According to my mum, he had not stopped crying since we left, after his dinner!
He walked around, pointed to hubby and mine wedding photo and cried.
He walked to the main door, pointed outside and cried.
He stood at the door and cried.
When grandma tried to close the door, he pushed it open and cried.
As soon as we arrived, I called him from outside. He was still waiting at the main door. And he cried.
Into mummy's arms and he smiled.
This happened 2 times throughout our stay in Ipoh. And all other times, we left while he was sleeping.
Now Christopher has a nasty bump on his head. Nasty enough to grant me a non-stop nagging Ipoh trip.
So, we had to get a new product for bruises that is in the market now, something called "A-Bruzzy", a traditional medicine for reducing the swelling of bruises. Recommended by an 'aunty' from my parent's church in Ipoh, we bought it at about RM14 and in Watson at KL. Ipoh pharmacists were going "what is that?" though!
We also had to get some gauze and plaster to create a soft cushion there to protect the area in case he hits his forehead again.
And kungkung and popo have also decided to get him Thudguard, a new product to be shipped from UK. This product will cost them RM200+ and would be Christopher's Christmas present from them.
They have never shopped online before or given their credit card number online.
Somethings never happen and will never happen. They have decided to give MY credit card number (since it is already out in cyberspace anyway) and pay me back in cash!