The above are pineapple tarts, kueh bangkit and peanut cookies. My four piranhas at home have cleaned the pineapple tarts which my sister gave me. So is this tin of kueh kapit.
All the cookies are darn expensive. Kueh kapit is RM15 per tin. Kueh bangkit is RM13. Two days and hampalang habis. Even the crumbs are cleaned! So, I am getting them to bake more cookies and cakes with me tomorrow. (No, I dunno how to bake kueh kapit and kueh bangkit.)
The kids are having the whole week off next week. My atm is on leave from this Friday and will be off the whole of next week too.
Before CNY, we will be damn busy. But once the 2nd or 3rd day is over, we have absolutely nothing to do, nowhere to go.
So how? We aren’t going anywhere because of the crowds and the increased prices. I blardy hate tourists. I want to gamble, especially mahjong but my little handbag (toddler) will definitely not allow it. *sigh* Those days when I was single. CNY means gambling from 1st to 15th day. Through the night and sometimes faking MC.
Once, when I was pregnant with my eldest son (born in April), I gambled (sitting down) for too long. I ended up with two swollen feet and couldn’t stand. Duh! And that’s was the end of my ‘chin wong chee wong’ (god of gambler) days. *sobs* How I miss those tiles, those bak eu (fei chee yok, smooth tiles?), one-dragon, 13-yew, phong, kong……Argggh…. The only kakis I have are my own kids. They can play mahjong too, you know?
Folks, what are your plans for the Chinese New Year break? It is going to be a long break because Awal Muharram falls on Tuesday and the hols stretch right up to Wednesday, followed by Wilayah Persekutuan Day, right?
Whatever it is, please don’t come and pollute my island. As it is, the roads are jammed now. The out-of-towners are flocking home and soon, I gotta stay home and eat Maggi Asam Laksa.
Maybe, just maybe, I may want to travel up north to Perlis for a night or down to Ipoh. Hello, anyone wanna go to Ipoh for some bloggers meet? We get Helen and Samm to belanja pomelos. Apamaciam? Ipoh-malis, don’t cold sweats ok? Just joking oni. (can hear Helen and Samm say, aiyoh, she got four kids, means four angpows, we bankrupt lor)