Thursday, September 11, 2008

It's Been A While...

It has really been a while!

Was so tied up (I refused to use "busy" - sounds so corny) with work that I haven't had the opportunity to post a new one for my dad's (August 31st) and my mom's (Sept 9) birthday. This year, they are both 54 years old and they were born in 1954 as well. How cool is that?

Oh, and they both shared the same age as Oprah. Hehe I JUST had to mention that.

My uncle Kye can't even entertain me well in Taiping

Well, lets see what had happened between all these times.

I had a great time going back to my hometown in Taiping, last few weeks. Had my first day of Ramadan surrounded by family members and my wonderful, wonderful niece and nephews ( I love you guys). After some months away, there was no other word to describe how incredible the feeling of being able to made it and stay at home.

Pure bliss.

Oh, and en route back from groceries shopping cum family outing in Tesco, I noticed a new building next to it named Taiping Sentral with concept reminiscing that of Centrepoint in Bandar Utama, PJ. And with a quick glance, I noticed some big names residing there such as Kamdar, Pelita Nasi Kandar, Adidas, Nike, Sushi King and (get this) Starbucks.

I know. Who EVER thought Taiping would house a Starbucks? I never did.

Next time around, I definitely need to grab my Taiping pals, Shaun, Jinx and Alexis there. The place look so tempting for a shopaholic like me. Well, not necessarily to shop but just to make a point that 'I'VE BEEN THERE, PEOPLE'.

I'm vain. I know. What's new?

2008 has been a very face-lifting year for my sweet little town of Taiping. It houses two hyperstores namely Giant and Tesco, a new high-end private medical centre and now, Starbucks resides here.

I truly felt flattered on behalf of vain Taiping people like me because while 62 out of 84 Starbucks in the United States closed down last month due to economic turmoil, Taiping proudly presents itself a new one. Bravo!

For now, I just need to focus my mind on the things that need to be settled. Assignments and tests are catching up, and I better be prepared! And oh, have a blessed Ramadan al-Mebarak.


Ri said...

hope the 'face-lifts' don't overshadow the inherent charm of the place. love the old world atmosphere in taiping.

Khairizan Yaacob said...

at least not yet.u never know what those hungry developers might do in d next 3-4 years :'(