Dead ah? It’s heartening to know that if I’m ever kidnapped, someone somewhere would notice my absence and send me a text message such as this.  As for its effectiveness, perhaps channelling a message like this through a psychic would be a better idea, assuming I were really, uhmmm….you know…..in that condition.

I apologise for the lack of updates.  It has been a month and a half since I last saw my internet stay alive for more than 5 minutes at one time.  It is almost like my grandpa giving himself a handjob.  Yes, I’ve complained (not about grandpa).  I am now on a first-name basis with the customer service department of my internet service provider, and we are fast realising that we can’t stand each other.  I am beginning to think that they are intentionally trying to get rid of me so that I can unload my angst on another service provider.



On a happier note, we threw a surprise party for hubby’s parents as they celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary.  It was a masterful deception and I think all those involved should give themselves a pat on their backs.


I prayed for sunshine, and God decided to make it blazing hot.  Moral of the story:  Be specific in your requests.  “Dear God, I wish for sunshine, but not too much…say about 28 degrees Celcius.  Bring out the clouds at 2.18pm so that the floral arrangements I so diligently worked on from 8.00am to 2.00pm do not wilt.  And if You choose to let it shower, please do so at about 3.20pm and let it stop at 4.50pm so that the grass doesn’t get soaked ‘coz You know that this is a garden party.  And please, please, please give me a gentle breeze so that I don’t sweat like a XXX (no inappropriate words please when talking to God) in my very uncomfortable formal clothing which I am forced to wear because there will definitely be a group photo since father-in-law is obsessed about taking family portraits.”  Remember to breath.

Note: Cakes by Audrey (email me for contact information – her prices are very reasonable and her cakes are delicious!), flowers and decorations by Lyrical Lemongrass.



When I signed up for the Starwood card a year ago, in return for the 500+ ringgit which I paid for the card, I received a stack of vouchers for freebies which included loads of free meals at participating restaurants, subsidised accommodation and cakes.  I’d like to think that it’s human nature to leave everything till the end, which is precisely what I did.  Come 1st April, I looked at the stack, looked at my husband, looked at our schedules and screamed.  There just weren’t enough weeks to use them all up.  So in a mad rush, I used one to treat a friend in Sheraton Subang, another to treat a Makan Club member at Al Nafourah Le Meridien, enjoyed a romantic meal with the husband at Villa Danielli in Imperial Hotel and the final weekend was spent at Celestial Court where we bumped into fellow blogger, Fatboybakes, who was doing precisely the same thing – rushing to utilise his vouchers before the expiry date.  Yes, free food stresses us out.


Upon comparing the All-You-Can-Eat menu with the ala carte menu, I realised that the difference wasn’t that significant.  (Incidentally the AYCE menu is only available for those presenting the Starwood voucher.)  But ala carte prices are not exorbitant, ranging from RM8 to RM11 on average.

We gorged ourselves on chicken char siu baos (yes, it’s a halal restaurant), prawn wantan with konnyaku in a spicy chilli sauce, chee cheong fun with shrimps and deep fried stuffed chinese crullers with squid paste in a rather sweetish sauce which I found a little cloying.  I liked the yam puffs which contained minced meat and a very faint miso flavour while the husband preferred the spring rolls with shredded roast duck fried to a crisp and coated with sesame seeds.  If there’s one thing I’ve disliked since childhood, it’ll have to be sesame seeds, and when I’m forced to eat it, I literally swallow it.  We also had the deep fried shrimp bean curd rolls with cheese which was rather ordinary and some very good fried rice with a generous portion of assorted meats.  Note that a single serving of fried rice is huge, and can easily feed three.  The roast duck was good and tender, and I thought the accompanying sweet sauce just competed with the flavour of the duck.  Desserts were just okay; my chilled mango pudding was tinted a shade too yellow and had too much of a jelly-like texture.


Noticing us from a distance, some adorable stray kids dropped by our table and sat and chatted with us.  I don’t really think they were stray though, even if they didn’t have tags on their collars, as they had nice round tummies that had most likely seen foie gras and blue cheese.  The restaurant was soon filled with loud conversations of Ultraman and digging up gardens for lost treasure.  We will not be held responsible for the destruction of any gardens subsequent to this conversation.  We are merely entertainers.  Children have to be accountable for their actions, even if they’re only 5 years old.

Celestial Court
Imperial Hotel
Jalan Sultan Ismail
Kuala Lumpur.

Tel: 03-27179900