December 27, 2006

What does she do in a secluded island paradise?...

She reads about food :) *giggle*....has her fingers permanently clicking at her beloved camera's shutter release button....and has her nose up scouting for new culinary inspirations ;). *naturally~ heheOur family vacation at the Pangkor Island resort last Xmas weekend was lots of fun for everyone. I got some time away from the kitchen and running errands to just sit back in the sun with a book. I haven't read all of it yet..but so far; "The Hungry Years" by William Leith is hilarious!
The trip by ferry from "Lumut' to the island resort was ...erm...difficult~ Haha..it was a public holiday and families were out full-force with kids...backpacks.. etc to have a weekend trip at tiny Islands close-by.
The queue and the ferry ride there was made more convenient and less stuffy with priority seating for guests at the Resort. *thank goodness*~ We could have been standing there for hours if not.
When we finally got there...welcome drinks were served and jolly christmas carols were sung.everything was smooth sailing...plenty of activities for everyone!
A good stretch of soft fine sand, beautiful views and many shady spots with lush greenery to just lie back. Everyone got to have a nice relaxing weekend~we had some precious family "bonding" time and celebrated Mom and Dad's wedding anniversary on Xmas eve together.At dinner...the resort was beautifully lit and the buffet spread looked pretty impressive. I was more interested in taking photographs of the displays more than eating my dinner! Haha.


A dessert stall making South Indian Appom was absolutely sensational!!~~ definitely worth a special mention. :P The lady had our family going back for seconds...thirds and forths! My aunts and I worked our family charm....and came home with the recipe~ *giggle* I'm trying it out this afternoon...Hope to have a write up about it by tomorrow; so keep your eyes peeled *wink*

8 comments:

Lex said...

I guessed as much that you went to Pangkor when you mentioned that you were off to some resort hahha hows Ipoh delicacies coming along?

Anonymous said...

Beautiful! I wish I was there... it rained here on Christmas day, and it's currently trying to snow.

Anonymous said...

Hey is that a Threadless shirt? I think I have the same one; 'I like movies, long walks on the beach and cliches.'!

Haha. Have a great and happy new 2007 year ahead! Will be watching your blog for more yummy recipes in future.

sue said...

You seem to have had a wonderful holiday at the resort.
The pictures look so festive and relaxing at the same time. I am so jealous. :)

Anonymous said...

hey! i read 'the hungry years' before~~ haha..a very funny book..why would a foodie read tt huh? coz its abt this guy going on a diet n stuff..=x

mich said...

Ive been away and now dat Im back, I see good fooood here again! Fantastic! Hehehe Have an awesome 2007 babe!! Party on!! Woohoooo~

Anonymous said...

Glad you had a wonderful holiday. Happy New Year! Wishing you all the best this 2007.

Rach

Su-Yin said...

lex: Havnt had time to cook much..but I've been working on a couple of things. Hope things in the kitchen will be be picking up closer to the CNY celebrations.

brilynn: Awww...LOL the grass is always greener on the other side. I've always wanted to exp a white xmas. :P

jill: YEa it is!! haha Im such a big fan of threadless.com...i have SOO many shirts from them! Its awesome :P
Hope to hear from u again soon ;)

sue: Hope u had a wonderful holiday during the festive season as well. Good luck for 2007 :)

anonymous: Yea its real funny; almost finished it. I could actually relate to the book alot in terms of the main character's love for food and carbs! haha. He seems to think food is evil...but I personally cherish everything edible. It's just fun to read. I've been on many diets..been chubby all my life. I don't try to fight the urge to eat. I believe in exercising to keep healthy. Eating less doesnt necessarily make our bodies healthier/feel better.

mich:WOoHOO~ haha...party's over...back to work :'( hehe

soulful: HAppy new year to u too! :) All the best for 2007!