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"Kambing Is Coming"

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I saw this greeting at the shop last night - "Kambing Is Coming" and I often used this word "You Kambing?" and "I Kambing" in my text messages. Every Chinese New Year Festive was always very tension for me to prepare so many stuffs with so many last minute shopping.

This year, the routine has changed a bit with our reunion dinner being planned at my sister's new condo on the hills of Mont Kiara. We will lift our sickly mother from bed and wheel her to the dining table as she seems to have gained better appetite over the past month. The worst chores for me for the past 10 years was getting new bank notes but the last 2 years was a breeze after my sister joined a large listed company as the HR bitch! Their group has a large foreign banking chain here and new notes would even be delivered to her table! Wow! Meh! Meh!

My lovey wifey made some cookies this year and the most unique cookies is her Spicy Chocolate Cookies!! Yeah, my guests will be served some…

Chronicles Of Chinese Wedding Receptions

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I attended a wedding dinner last night which was held at a so-so restaurant near the recent tragic sink-hole in the heart of Kuala Lumpur city. It was an eye-opener for me once again, to share the blues of attending a typical wedding reception in Malaysia.

The wedding invitation cards are often printed "7.00pm Sharp" and the Malaysian Chinese bridal couples would often walk in after 8.30pm!! Why don't the invitation cards print 8.30pm instead? When I was younger, I had become the best man for 13 closest friends' weddings and had seen all the squabbles & woes of wedding preparations up to gangsters with armed parangs storming into a 1000 guests wedding reception. It was a bloody wedding affair with the sirens of police cars wailing to the Penang Chinese Town Hall in 1990. It was a talk of the town the next day as all the goldsmith shop towkays in town were invited too.

Some 10 years ago, I attended a close friend's wedding at a restaurant in Petaling Jaya. The…

Happy Birthday To Me @ Ossoto Spa

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This is not a paid post and all are being written solely based on my own personal opinion. As photography is strictly prohibited at Ossoto Spa, I had to borrow the clips from their ossoto.com video and zh.buzzhand.com to better illustrate my good experience with the hope that public will give their support to this place.

I actually discovered the luxurious indulgence of spa relaxations during my holiday trips abroad. To be exact, it was in Xian when we saw the famous Huaqing Hot Springs where the many famous Emperors like Han Wu Di, Taizong and Xuanzong soaked themselves with their concubines from October until Spring!!! From there, I made a maiden visit to pamper myself at the best spa available in Xian which was a perfect timing during their cold winter. That spa was damn huge with several whirlpool jacuzzis with aqua jets of hot water sprays to melt away all the knots & clots all over your body! So far I have checked out several other top notch spa havens in Shanghai, Cheng…