Hello To You From Penang!

Hello To You From Penang

Hello folks!

Greetings from my hometown, Penang! I’m currently in my parents’ home, which is also the home I spent the last 13 years of my life in. It’s so good to be back, especially to see my family again. I haven’t seen my parents in 14 months. Coming from a very close-knit family, there’s something wrong with that sentence!

I have a few blog posts scheduled throughout the time I’m away, but I just wanted to drop in and say hello. I can’t help it. Holiday or not, I miss my blog and I’ve missed you guys!

So what have I been up to the past week? Not that much, to be honest. I’ve only been shopping once the whole week I’ve been back. In between running errands with Mum and catching up with dear friends, I didn’t have the time to hit the shops. In fact, when day 5 came along and still no shopping to be done, I actually asked my mum if they wanted to go to Tesco to get any groceries. Just so I can go to a SHOP. I’m not kidding, that really happened. I felt like Becky Bloomwood from Confessions of a Shopaholic. :P

Tiger Dog

My week had pretty much been just staying at home. Playing with my old boy, Tiger. He’s 13 years old this year and his age is really showing now. His movements are slow and he’s lost quite a lot of weight despite him still eating well regularly. But he’s still quite sharp and still my sneezy dog (I used to call him Sneezy Dog because whenever he’s excited, he sneezes many times in a row).

Eating at home meant lots of home-cooked food, which I’ve sorely missed.

Home Cooked Food

Getting my hair washed Asian style. They shampoo your hair where you sit and give you amazing neck massages!

Getting my hair done

Oh, before I go, I have to show you what I bought on that one day I did go shopping. I only bought essential beauty products to stock up and the new L’Oreal Shine Caresse lippie, so that’s not very interesting. I did buy a pair of shoes though. And oh, what a gorgeous pair of shoes it is. Reminds me so much of a pair of Prada heels I saw months ago. :P

Carlo Rino Heels

There you go, that’s my week pretty much summed up. Not incredibly interesting but I did end up with a pair of kick-ass heels, so I’m happy. Don’t need to go to Tesco anymore. Hee hee!

I’ll be catching up with Beetrice and the extended family tomorrow. Can’t wait! :D

Tell me what you’ve been up to! What have I missed? Any juicy goss? *nudge nudge*

Till my next update,
Tine xx

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28 comments… add one

  1. giddy tigress

    Awww,……you’re in Penang and I’m miles and miles away? No fair!
    Enjoy your Chinese New Year, babe! :D
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    1. Tine

      Hahaha I know! Apalah ni :P
      Happy Chinese New Year to you and your family :D xx

  2. gio

    I hope you’re having a wonderful time.

    Love the shoes and the food looks delicious too!
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    1. Tine

      Thanks Gio. It’s very good to see the family again :) x

      PS: The photo doesn’t do the shoes justice. The blue’s so much prettier than shown!

  3. xin

    yum! i see some braised stuff there. sometimes when im dying to buy something but have nothing to buy, i will just go groceries shopping :D
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    1. Tine

      Hehehe I know, right?? Eh, is this called auntie ah? No lah, right? Oh dear :P :P :P

  4. Happyeverafterbride

    So nice that quite a few Malaysian bloggers seem to be headed home this year. I am so excited to be back in KL for my first CNY in five years!
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    1. Tine

      Five years! This trip would be doubly, triply more exciting for you! Have a great time with your family, and happy Chinese New Year :)

  5. Victoria

    The food looks heavenly, just like what my mom always cook :-) Home cook food wins hands no matter where you are. The pair of heels looks gorgeous, so love the blue. Read 2 blogs that mentioned L’Oreal Shine Caresse lippie which has made me really curious. Is it any good?

    Enjoy your holidays and the many gatherings you will be involved in ;-)

    1. Tine

      Highly agree with you, Victoria. As nice as it is to be able to eat out, nothing beats home-cooked food. They’re the best, ‘cos they’re cooked with love :)

      I haven’t actually tried out the lippie yet; in fact, it’s still in the box! I’ll be using it tomorrow and especially the first day of CNY so will report if it’s good or bad :P

  6. Eunice

    That beans with eggs in the middle of your pic is one of the dishes I love from mom.. I’m missing home now *sobs* But I’ll be heading home mid this year so I’m counting the days!

    1. Tine

      Hahahaha that’s a very popular dish at home, the eggs with beans. I haven’t eaten that in ages! Aww like you said, you’ll be heading home middle of the year, so that’s something to highly look forward to :)

  7. Eunice

    Opps, I haven’t finished.. Trouble with having an active little one in your arms when you type. Have a great trip at home and 新年快乐!

    1. Tine

      Hahaha that’s all right! Happy Chinese New Year to you and your family! xx

  8. beetrice

    Woohoo…can’t wait!! :D Dang, we have a HEAP of catching up to do (and plenty of items to exchange too! heehee…)
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    1. Tine

      I KNOW! Can’t wait! :D

  9. Jennifer

    Nice! Hehe, just realized we come from the same hometown! Double awesome :) Oh Penang, how I missed you. The yummylicious food, the rustic town, the mad traffic, the scorching weather, the ever melodious Hokkien in every nook and corner you go. Enjoy your stay Tine. Wishing you and family a wonderful and prosperous Chinese New Year!

    1. Tine

      Oh trust me, the weather this time is crazy crazy hot! What makes it worse is the intermittent heavy rain that makes it incredibly warm and muggy next. But you’re right, the food, people and everything (heck even driving in the darn traffic!) makes it all worthwhile :)

      Happy Chinese New Year to you and your family! x

  10. LeGeeque

    TAI-GER-LEI-SEI!! He’s such a cute handsome boi.. Lookit the dreamy brown eyes. SCHO KIUTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT <3

    1. Tine

      He is, but I think he either has hard of hearing or his eyesight’s not doing so well anymore. And he’s so skinny (despite him eating everything that’s been given to him including treats). Breaks my heart :(

  11. Sarah

    It all looks amazing and like you had a great trip, which is good! :) I am very much a dog person (my parents never let me have a cat, growing up!) and I think Tiger looks so friendly! :) My dog Bonnie does a bit of sneezing when she gets worked up too, but is a different breed… I wonder why they do it?!
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    1. Tine

      Hahaha another sneezy dog! I don’t know why they do it. I just find it so cute. I have to say “Bless you!” many times every time he has a sneezy fit :P

  12. Kaye

    Awe, thanks for sharing. It makes me smile to see you enjoying your time and taking a trip down memory lane. Makes me miss my mum and she’s only a short drive away lol!

    Those shoes are amazing by the way. Argh! Overseas shopping is the bomb! :D
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    1. Tine

      OMG I know, right? That pair of shoes is full leather, not on sale, and costs about AU$50. A similar pair in Australia would cost well over $100! >.< PS: Time to visit your mum ;) *nudge nudge*

  13. Marisa Anderson

    Those shoes are adorable! Really like the color! Also your dog looks really cute.
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    1. Tine

      Thanks Marisa! My boy is an old man now, but still cute. Aww :P

  14. Jackie

    I know this is super late but gah, that food! You must have a will of steel or the world’s fastest metabolism to have not gained any weight. I’m feeling chubbier just looking at it :)

    1. Tine

      More like will of aluminium. I bent a little ;)

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