Saturday, June 16, 2012

Taman Sahabat (and other glories of my life) -- QM

This morning Ethan and James went out and about and left Dorie and me at home. While I was on the computer in our office, Dorie appeared in the window and said, "Come here Mom, I have something for you"!

Look at that lovely cake that my daughter had made for me! Yum. After this feast we decided that since Dad and James were out having fun (paying for the car and shopping), we would go out too. So we packed snacks and drinks and went for a walk to Friendship Park. Here is our walk, in pictures:
That's Dorie, in front of our house (We live on the left side). Today her umbrella was a parasol--shade is much coveted around here!

Friendship Park (or Taman Sahabat) is a recent gift to Malaysia from China. The Chinese Malaysians are a minority here, but it seems everywhere I go I hear the local Chinese dialect spoken. I love trying out my little bit of Mandarin here! Our temporary house is about three blocks away, and I love to jog there in the mornings.

Our picnic spot overlooked the reflexology path; many believe a walk over these stones is good for your health.
Anyone barefoot and ready to try it out? I like it, but can only take a few minutes of the 'massage.'

What a fun morning!

 Here are some random pictures taken sometime during the last two weeks:

Ants are everywhere! From the fire ants that swarmed all over Dorie when she climbed their tree, to itsy-bitsy ants that will find any speck of food on the floor, these little creatures are a force to be reckoned with!

Dorie found a friend at a nearby food-court. Incidentally, this little girl's parents make the best Singapore Chicken and hot sauce we've had! Her dad even gave me the recipe for the sauce!
James and a snail behind our house. It wanted to get away, as you can see.
 And now, for your parting shot...
Dorie and James hanging out in the wet kitchen. Yes, there was some risk involved.
Oh, and Happy Father's day! Dad, I realized that with the time difference, I could wait to write you a Father's day email until Monday morning and still be on time, and that is probably what will happen because we are going to the beach tomorrow. :)  Love you lots!

1 comment:

  1. What lovely, wonderful, precious pictures!
    Missing you here at the family campout here in TN.
    Dad & Mom