I wanted to try diffusing Lavender at night to see if it’ll reduce the frequency of Ardan’s nightmares. And also to help him with his afternoon naps on the weekends. I’ve noticed recently that he only naps for an hour on weekends afternoon, that can’t be good for his age! He’s only 25 months old!
I started diffusing Lavender at night since Wednesday, and I’m pleased to report that it does seem to help him sleep deeper and also we managed to get him to sleep for 2.5-3 hours during his weekend afternoon naps yesterday and today. I am now considering getting some Peace and Calming to help everybody in our family get even better quality sleep.
Second Breakfast: Tai Wah Cafe, 84 Jalan Argyle, 10050
极乐寺 Kek Lok Si Temple, Jalan Balik Pulau
Poor Terrapins had nothing to eat, I bought a whole bunch of kang kong and fed them.
Lighted a medium sized lamp for Han and I, and a mini lamp for Ardan.
They had these wish ribbons going for RM1 each that you could get. The wishes were the usual ones for wealth, health, harmony and whatnot. There were also ones you could get for kids/babies and wish that your kid is beautiful/handsome, listens to you, listens to your spouse, grow up faster, is smart, stay safe and be healthy etc. I asked Ling to get the beautiful and handsome one haha.
We then took a lift up to see the huge Guanyin statue at the top. I prayed for Yang and Ling.
Lunch: Air Itam Assam Laksa, Air Itam Market (Jalan Pasar)
Lam Heng Cafe, 185 Macalister Road
The char koay teow and prawn noodle aren’t anything to rave about. The lor mee is nice. The otah isn’t too bad.
Village Fish Head Bee Hoon, Pengkalan Weld
You can choose fish soup base or tomyum soup base, noodles, bee hoon or Maggie noodles and fresh or fried fish. The fried fish is very good. There’s a special drink called Pink Lady which tastes like Cendol.
First Stop: Hon Kei Food Corner, 45 Kampung Malabar
First stop was to have some lunch at Hon Kei Food Corner. It was a modern looking coffee shop which sells Bak Kut Teh on one side and Lor Bak on the other side. The side that sells Bak Kut Teh sells butter kaya toast as well. Yang ordered some to try and it was the best item we tried at this place.
Second Stop: Pinang Peranakan Mansion
It is said that men would pick their brides based on their handiwork, and not based on looks. The girls were trained from young in beading and embroidery and it was a very stressful environment for them to ensure they could sew well.
I felt very conflicted while I was there. A part of me wished I was able to learn how to make such intricate handicraft, while at the same time was thankful I was not borned in such a stressful environment. Ling assured me that I would have one of the best husbands around if I were born in that time. Lol.
People would put their babies in the rattan baby chair, and to prevent them from moving about, tie their hands and legs to the chair as well. Sounds kinda inhumane though.
Third Stop: 三条路888福建面, 67-A Lebuh Presgrave
Our third stop was for dinner. The soup in the prawn noodle was pretty authentic. I had roast pork added to my prawn noodle, and they were really good. If you want, you could choose to have bee hoon only, noodles only, Maggie mee, or mix the kind of noodles.
The orh jian was a disappointment, so don’t get that if you’re there. I didn’t manage to take a photo, but our best buy was the Cendol, followed by the prawn noodles, then the wanton mee.
Fourth Stop: Durians
We went for some durians after dinner, I didn’t manage to get the address, but here are some photos.