Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Roasted Turkey, Na'vi & A Bit of Everything

Just a quick update on what I've been up to over the holidays.

I now know that a 5 - 6 kg roasted turkey costs an astronomical RM250 at The Hut. I thought that was broad daylight robbery, especially since it was partially raw on the inside. Besides, turkey isn't really my thing, you see. I prefer chicken much more than turkey, but I guess Mia treated it as a once-a-year thing.

Speaking of turkeys, I remember watching The Big Loser where Bob, the trainer, mentioned something about having just a turkey sandwich during lunch "because it's low calories and cheap." Since I'm now trying to cut down calories in an attempt to shed a few pounds for the 30km race on 17 January, I thought I'd try that formula. So off I went to Tong Hing for the turkey sandwich during lunch recently, only to find that a turkey sandwich was selling at RM18.90. Can you believe that? RM18.90 for a freakin' sandwich!

I also went to the movie The Storm Warriors—lots of special effects of kung fu fighting with swords, and all the impossible magical acrobatic and flying maneuvres. I've never been a big fan of singers acting in kung fu movies, especially if there are scenes where they have to take their shirts off to show their sissy bodies. Ewww!

I brought JJ to watch The Princess and The Frog together with her friend, Cloey. They had such a good time. Now JJ has been bugging me to buy the DVD of that movie.

Oh! I went for Avatar too. I thought the idea of the movie was quite original, and I plan to go see it a second time this weekend, hopefully with Mia this time. I'm eagerly waiting for the DVD, because this is a must-keep movie as far as I am concerned. I'm not gonna spoil the fun for those of you who haven't seen it, but suffice to say that the Na'vis look very much like the Kenyan marathoners—tall, dark and, well, dark blue.

Been keeping up with my running too. Might as well cause that can help burn off some of the Christmas calories. Did an average of 10km runs during the weekdays, and 20km - 22km on Sundays. Hopefully I have enough energy for a 25km this Sunday before tapering for the 30km race in KL on 17th January.

Mom's been away to Kuantan together with Audrey and Bridget and the rest. They made a one night visit to Genting where mom spent almost the whole time glued to the slot machines. Unfortunately, she won some money and she's now trying to arrange for another trip there before Chinese New Year.

Tomorrow is new year eve. Where have all the months gone to? Hard to believe it will be the year 2010 soon. Wishing you all a very Happy New Year!


Socrates29 said...

Happy New Year to you and family!

Here is looking forward to commenting and reading more interesting articles from your blog in 2010.

Anonymous said...

Happy New Year Cornelius!

I agree with you about Avatar, I thought it was a really good movie!

Wow, I commend you for maintaining your running during the holidays. I went to my parents for Christmas and ate soooo much food, and I haven't run since! :( It is freezing cold where I live at this time of year, so I am thinking to join a gym.

Oh BTW, I am officially moving to Malaysia for summer 2010 and staying for a few years!!!!

Cornelius said...


Happy New Year to you and your family too!

Thanks for being a loyal reader of this blog my friend. Hope you will keep finding my posts interesting!

Cornelius said...

Happy New Year to you too, Sarah!

Went for a second time with Mia for Avatar! Still enjoyed it very much. Will be going to KL in about 2 weeks from now. Dunno if there are 3D cinemas there, but if I can find one, I might want to go for a third visit to Pandora in 3D!

Funny you should mention about running. Actually, I've been missing my runs over the last couple of days! Been spending my holidays at the mahjong table instead! But since I'm still on leave tomorrow, I plan to resume running again first thing tomorrow morning.

Ah! I think you have lots of discoveries to make in Malaysia, Sarah. And no need to worry about the cold weather. We only have the dry and wet seasons here. And when it's wet, it can be REALLY wet in some areas.