Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Cameron Highlands 01/05/09~03/05/09 (Day 2)

Day 2 started with me being awake by noise from outside of my room while Khairiah & abang still in their sweet dreams. Opened the door and saw Nancy & mum was all dressed up and ready to go together with Oscar. I looked at my watch again, goshhh! Its only 6:00am! So just out of curiousity, asked where do they want to go... Seems like mum want to go and have her morning walk at the vegetable market which is just around the corner from our apartment.
So I went back to my room and decided that it should be time to go shower and get ready. The water was so cold (although there were heater but there are times where the water were just as cold as ice!!) After I finished showering, my little Khairiah had already woke up, coz the big brother Alex came in and disturbed her... Get her all dressed up as well, then only I woke up abang.
Mum, Nancy & Oscar came back from morning market around 7:30am and was told that nothing interesting. So we decided to walked up to Cactus Farm after breakfast at hotel (since bro in law's car still under repair and will only be available in the evening). When we arrived at the breakfast area, it was so PACKED!!! Most of the food served were finished and we had to wait for the refill to come. Finished eating around 10am then proceed to the front desk to extend for another night of stay and it cost us another RM 450...
Walking up to Cactus Farm, looking around at the small stalls along the roadside, bought some fresh veggie (salad to be exact), curi-curi plug off a few strawberries without paying for it, bought some cactus for my mum in law also for my sis in law... We spend almost the whole afternoon at Cactus Farm coz it is quite huge.
Ohhhh~ We got to taste their custom made strawberry ice cream (something like ais krim potong). Nice and as usual, my little Khairiah just loved it so much until mum was scolding me for giving her too much of strawberries!!
From Cactus Farm, we straight away went to Pasar Malam (yes, pasar malam, again!) and grab some food for dinner as we dont intend to go anywhere for the rest of the day. Saw this stall selling pork-free char kueh tiaw and it just smells so nice. So everybody was lining up and order for their own preference (with prawn, with "hum", with eggs, with veggie, etc etc etc) And it was so lucky that we actually decided not to go anywhere that evening coz the rest of the day, Cameron Highlands was having a very heavy rain until the next morning!!
We dozzed off and went to our dreamland in breeze and cold weather~

Monday, May 11, 2009

~Survey Review~

Hmmm... Lots of u must be thinking, what kind of survey review I am talking about. Well, as an ISO certified company, we need to conduct a yearly survey and last few weeks, HR had conducted a "Employee Satisfaction Survey".

Inside this survey, include the likeness / dislikeness of subordinate towards their direct superior, employees' views on the current benefits provided by the company, etc etc etc~

To my surprise, when I was rated by my own staff, I was at the 2nd LAST!!!! I never want to be at the top, but never expect to be at the bottom!! I just can't imagine that.

And to make things more funny, when I was rated by other department, I was actually at No 2 from top... You see what I mean?

This is really like Yo-Yo.. Up and down, and then up again~~~

The review will be on 13/05.. HR had told me that boss found it very surprising that I was at the bottom and request her to conduct some "investigation"... I am so depressed right now! Goshhh~

Cameron Highland 01/05/09 ~ 03/05/09 (Day 1)

My family and I had planned for a holliday break during Labour Day holiday. Since May is Mothers' Day, so we planned to bring mum to Cameron Highlands to relax herself, at the same time to let her have some fun buying fresh veggies.

So, on May 1st, I had woke up at 6am to get myself and Khairiah ready for the ride. By the time we get out from the house, its already 6:45am and we supposed to reach mum's place at 7am (as promised with Nancy). Tup tup, reached there around 7:20am.. Luckily Nancy isn't mad yet! Hahahaha!

Then we proceed our journey to meet up with Jessica at Rawang's R&R. While waiting for Jessie, we had our breakfast there, with lots of other people (guess everybody is on their vacation since its a long weekend break). Can you imagine, even nasi lemak bungkus also out of stock??

After long wait for the nasi lemak bungkus, and Jessie & Robert had finally arrived together with their princess Yin Shuen, we started our journey to Simpang Pulai then to Cameron Highland. Well, I am lucky coz my hubby is my driver, so basically me and Khairiah was having our time spend by taking naps... hehehehe~ Thanks abang!

After around 3hours drive, we reached Simpang Pulai and proceed to Cameron Highland by by-passing Kg Raja.. All the way, still okay... But upon reaching Kg Raja, OMG! The horrible jam started!!! We jam all the way from Kg Raja till Brinchang.. Can you imagine that? Result from that, my bro in law's car broke down nearby Bee's Farm. Poor Nancy, on top of the expenses of this holiday break, she need to spend extra 400 for the car repair~~

My hubby's car reached the apartment first as mum and sis asked us to check in first. So after ding dong here and there, the whole group arrived at the apartment around 4pm. Too tired of the jam, we didnt make it to anywhere but just rest at the apartment.

Around 7pm, we walked to GoldenWin Restaurant for our steamboat dinner. It was indeed nice and everybody really enjoy the food. My hubby ended up ate 3 bowl of rice. Heheheh~

We end the first day by visiting the night market (pasar malam) although it was raining then. We grabbed so many tit bits (apam balik, fried sweet potato ball, steam sweet potato, sweet corn, etc etc etc)...