Saturday, September 29, 2012

Early Birthday Treat

Zahra's birthday falls on 30th September but I decided to give her an early birthday lunch treat. I so much wanted to try the new GoKL Citybus which offerred a free ride to Tourists (Local and International). We parked our car at my office, then walked to Suria KLCC and then to the bus stop. The first ride was up to Bukit Bintang and then we proceed to change bus to our destination - Restoran Warisan or translated directly, Heritage Restaurant.
Following are a series of photos to mark the Zahra's special day.

GoKL City Bus - newly introduced shuttle service

The interior of the bus
Restoran Warisan - an old English Colonial building located at Dataran Merdeka (off Jalan Raja), Kuala Lumpur, WP Kuala Lumpur 50050, Malaysia. This used to be a Historical Museum and all the artifacts here are now housed at the National Museum (Frontal View)

The food served here are mainly Malay cuisine. Lunch buffet is priced at RM15.90 (approx. US $5) per person, irregardless of age and personally I feel this is the cheapest buffet affordable to all

Close-up view

Entrance to the Restaurant

Main dish for Muhammad

Colourful dessert for mummy

The birthday girl

Love this carving of the back of the wooden chair

Decorative Wooden Door

Another wood carving on the wall of the Cashier counter
The wooden door of the entrance

Side view from across the road

Sunday, September 23, 2012

I am a Horse-track Mum

Today is Zahra's 2nd dressage Competition in the Prepotary 1 Category. Whenever this event took place, I'll be waiting by the paddock watching her and the other participants riding their respective horses (usually selected by their trainers). Zahra' was given Diabolo to ride. He looks strong and handsome but we were not sure of his temperament. Since Zahra' was pre-occupied with her other school activities, she had only half-an-hour of Dressage training on the Friday with Diabolo. The rest of the steps she simply memorised and tried to remember as much as she could from her previous entry.

Last minute tips from her instructor Nagine.

Last minute practice before entering the ring

Introducing herself to the judges before starting the Dressage Competition

A confident rider

With proud dad after the competition

Diabolo's beautiful tail

The final Results - Zahra' improved herself from her previous competition

With her school-mate, Madiha, and their respective dads

She won 2nd place for her category and the Ribbon was presented to her by one of the judges, Natasha Ibrahim

Proudly displaying her Ribbon

With Madiha and their School's Convenor, Pn Laili Ismail

With her current Trainer, Nagine from Iran

With Lorraine, the Equestrian Member of The Royal Selangor Polo Club

While participants are nervously displaying their skills to the judges, this family is exercising their horses on the track. This is the main morning activity at the Club where the horses are exercised

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Photo Challenge at Lets Scrap

Well, this is actually a fun photo challenge at where we just take photos following the theme for the day everyday. There's no winners or prize and the fun part is we get to showcase our photographic skill besides creating layouts out of these photos. To be honest, I didn't do it daily except the first photo was taken on Friday, September 21 and the rest were taken today.

Photo 1 - Right here, right now

This photo was taken at Suria KLCC where I went for lunch. It showed an event at Suria KLCC called Purple Day. Shoppers are encouraged to buy from participating outlets and proceeds from the sale will be donated to the Children with Autism organization.
  Photo 2 - Near. For this shot I decided to shoot a close-up of this ribbon embroidery at Lovely Homes

I always admire this Ribbon embroidery of this bedspread at Lovely Homes, Ampang Point.
This photo is not part of the challenge but I just want to show my daughter with her best friend, Ridha Lee, whose mother is the owner of this shop. They go to the same school and are in the same class. How they started their friendship can be viewed at
Photo 3 - Flowers

These artificial flowers on this cart was taken outside the Garden Restaurant at Alamanda, Putrajaya. We went for a drive there for no purpose other than hubby wanting to see any new changes taking place after his construction work here was completed two years ago.
Photo 4 - Magazine
These magazines are part of my large collection of scrapbooking magazines and currently are being actively referred to.

Photo 5 - Reflection


This pool of water outside Ampang Point shows a good reflection of the car parked nearby.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Black & White

Ok, now back to FatMumSlim photoadaySept. Never mind about catching-up. The theme was black and white. I was palying around with my point-and-shoot Olympia camera for the B&W setting. By the time I got it and testing one shot, the battery ran out on me. So, this was my only shot for the day.

Friday, September 14, 2012

Welcoming The British Royal Couple at KLCC

This is truly the greatest event of my life - meeting the young British Royalty, Prince William and Princess Catherine at the Kuala lumpur Convention Center (KLCC). They both are such a handsome couple and this is such a great opportunity. I remembered my mother telling me how she met the Queen of England and her consort, Prince Phillip soon after her inaugration, in Singapore. It looks like history repeats itself. Both my mum and I have a great admiraton for these royalties.
A small group waiting to catch a glimpse of the Royal couple

British expats wives

As-Syakirin mosque that were visited by the couple earlier in the day

This cute little girl presented the bouquet to Kate

Another group of the royal fans

Waiting patiently to meet Kate and William

The good-looking Nepalese KLCC Security Officer

Catherine Middleton - Duchess of Cambridge

Mybach - the car that the royal couple was driven in

Prince William

Prince William engrossed in conversation

The Royal couple

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Something I Do during Weekends?

Weekends are when I try to cram my weeks' household chores - ironing, cooking, keeping the house in order and driving my daughter to piano class. Two weekends in a month will be reserved for visitng my mom and my in-laws. These are routine. The not so routine ones are fulfilling wedding invitations or other kinds of invitations with the occassional impromptu sightseeing. Haven't done this in a while. Not to mention Crafting when the mood is perfect. Refer to lszalil.
Today, my family and I fulfilled a wedding invitation from an office client of mine. He's a regular face at my office doing research work for an upcoming project. Today's theme is 9. Something you do most weekends: Do you sleep? Eat? Play? Party? Snap it.
These are photos taken around the wedding ceremony for the Groom's side.

The dias

The Wedding Cake

The Decorative Bouquet

The Bride and Groom walking down the aisle
How beautiful they look seated on the dias

The reception table for the Newly-weds and selected guests

The kompang group - a must for every Malay wedding

The Emcee - a man of many talents

Some of the delicious array of food

Door gifts for guests

The Groom's family menbers

The groom's friends and the two gentleman form part of the trio who are regulars at my office