Let's snook 'em

Monday, April 23, 2007

Hand Foot Mouth Disease (HFMD)

The Hand Foot Mouth Disease is back. It has struck John's kindy this time around. There was an earlier notice warning the parents when 2 kids were diagnosed with HFMD. Unfortunately, it spread to 9 children now. As a result, John's kindy has to be closed as advised by Jabatan Kesihatan Daerah Petaling. Thank goodness John is not showing any symptoms of HFMD. According to John, a few of his class friends got HFMD. I am also sure John doesn't mind the extra week of holiday. I hope the affected children would recover soon.

Sunday, April 22, 2007

Kodak C653

The RRP for Kodak C653 is RM 499.00. So I have decided to get the new digicam for only RM390.00. While searching for my old receipts, I found out that I had actually paid RM 1550.00 for my old DX 4330. I bought the DX 4330 in 2003. I just realized the old digicam experienced the same problem in 2005. The repair cost was RM 491.00. There might be a pattern here. It appears the Kodaks that I bought can only last for 2 years. Let's see if C653 can function beyond 2009.

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Lousy Dad

My wife has gone to Manila on a business trip. I must be a lousy dad. During her absence, she has arranged for John to stay over at his Ah Mah house and Matthew to sleep with the maid in the study room. I was left with Dan who incidentally threw up in the middle of the night. Dan didn't chew the mango properly and I guess his tummy decided to reject it. Matthew also cried half way through this sleep. He missed his mommy I suppose. Suzanne is back and life continues its normal course in this household.

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Firefly has reached the skies

Talk about costs savings. Firefly's uniform is just a black t-shirt and brown pants. You can fly to Kota Baru, Kuala Terengganu, Kuantan and Langkawi (all twice daily) from Penang using Firefly as of today. Langkawi will only costs you RM 9 while the fare for the rest of the destionations are only RM 29. Koh Samui and Phuket will only cost RM 39 and this service will start on 13 April.

The Star printed this paragraph in its paper today, "These are the special introductory fares that passengers can enjoy on the new Firefly service. Operating from the Penang International Airport today, the airline is expected to give no-frills leader AirAsia competition in some areas."

Eh, I thought Firefly is supposed to cover destinations not covered by any other airlines at the moment. AirAsia flies to Bangkok, KK, JB, KL and Kuching out of Penang at the moment. Does this mean Firefly will also fly to any one of these locations as well? Only time will tell.

Sunday, April 01, 2007

Prawn Mee - Restaurant Yon Lee

I wanted to try the prawn mee in Kg Cempaka as recommended by kyspeaks. However, before I got my chance, kyspeaks has found another good stall selling prawn mee in TTDI. To be honest, TTDI is more accessible compared to Kg Cempaka. Anyway, as mentioned by kyspeaks, this prawn mee is as authentic as any prawn mee in Penang. A definite place to go for all the prawn mee lovers in PJ. Looks like my top 3 best prawn mee shops list has changed:

1. Yon Len, TTDI
2. Chow Yang SS2
3. OS Paramount Garden

I will try to visit the Kg Cempaka stall soon.