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Small bits from Penang

February 11, 2015

February is off to a good albeit insanely busy start if I may say so. The fact that we started it off in Penang is a pointer at many good things. As I was going through the photos from our short weekend getaway to this place I will always call home, only fond memories wash over me and I can’t help but smile.

It was a good trip needless to say, one that I had particularly needed after a pretty rough start of the month. Then again, every trip back to Penang is always goode and this is just another of a long and growing itinerary to add to the list.

It’s after 10pm on a working Wednesday night right now so I’m too tired to think and craft an elaborate post. So this one is going to be as it comes to my head. Raw, unfiltered and stripped down to the basics.

But that’s what Penang is after all. It doesn’t pretend to be anything but the small island town it always has been. And that’s the real beauty of it.

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Daddy’s orchids were in full bloom much to his delight. We live in an apartment and have no front lawn or backyard of any sort to grow a garden but he’s made that small balcony area in front of our unit work. Monkey cups, orchids, geranium and flowers of all sorts are somehow growing though and it makes me so happy seeing all the colours burst through the tight constraints of a brick and metal balcony prison to reach towards freedom.

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Penang food is still as good as I remembered. My favourite pasttime everytime I’m home would be grabbing breakfast with Mummy and Daddy at our favourite dim sum place. It’s too damn early in the morning to put any effort into looking presentable but who cares. You’re not supposed to be thinking too hard here anyway.

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I also have a sneaky feeling that early morning dim sum tastes best in your ratty old T-shirt, makeup-free face and unstyled hair in true holiday mode.

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Oscar, my cousin’s new dog! His coat is the thickest, softest and shiniest I’ve ever seen on a dog. He was found abandoned and unwanted, the effects of which show when we tried to go near him. He was flighty, fidgety and nervous around all of us, until the Ninja found his tennis ball. He warmed right up to us after 😉

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Who would abandon such a cutie pie? You’re a good boy, aren’t you, Oscar, aren’t you? 😀

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Mummy celebrated a birthday! We went for the nicest seafood dinner I’ve had in a while and then sang her a birthday song before she blew out the candles on her cake. I love birthdays and I love my mummy 🙂

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Our favourite duck rice along Jalan Lim Chong Eu (or what used to be Rope Walk). Mmmmm, I can have all the ducks there all by myself.

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The original Penang Kopi-O ais that beats any fancy mocha caramel latte from Starbucks any day.

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Chinese New Year mood is in the air!! Only one more week till I can to go home to all this again!

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Hello my favourite little doggie in the whole wide world!! We got 2 of that shirt he’s wearing, one in blue and the other in red. We let him wear the blue one first but we’re saving the red one for — you guessed — CNY, hehehehe.

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Ahhh my girls! That one night turned out to be so much more fun than I expected eventhough I was suffeing from an allergic reaction, Li Ying from an unrelenting cough, Christ from a heartbreak and Jenny from secret love affair hehehehe.

Penang was and always will be good. Can’t wait to go back!

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