March 24, 2014

Late Post: At Bryant's Park

The other day, EJ said "I wish we can go back to New York." I nodded and whispered to myself, I wish that too. Which reminds me, I haven't finished writing about our trip to NYC last Christmas. Not that I have to, but I want to because it's nice to reminisce about old trips with pictures and words. Lately though, either I am very busy or I am lazy to write a post in this blog. Today, I have a few minutes to spare so let me post some pictures of ours taken at Bryant Park.

{The tree at Bryant Park} 

{EJ, getting up close with the giant ornaments}

The skating rink is at the back of the boys. The line was long, maybe even longer than the one we saw at Rockefeller Center.

{It was a really cold day!}

{Resting and taking in the view}

At that time, Bryant Park was full of different shops all together called the Holiday Market. We just went around the shops and watched with envy the people skating on the rink before we went to find a coffee shop. 

March 20, 2014

Restaurant in Phnom Penh: Yoshinoya

My favorite Japanese food chain is in town!

Last Friday, EJ and I were in the airport to pick up the husband (he was in Hongkong for a conference for 4 days). I was pleasantly surprised to see Yoshinoya!

I checked right away if they were open. Haha! I was dying to eat their beef bowl. The staff told me they just opened the day before (meaning Thursday). How lucky was I? 

When hubby arrived, I asked him if we could have dinner at Yoshinoya. Of course he said yes. He loves Yoshinoya as much as I do. 

{I had beef bowl and EJ had teriyaki chicken and karaage}

I am happy to hear that they will open two more stores in town soon. One in Aeon Mall (mall is still under construction but is set to open this June) and the other one along Sisowath Quay.

 Yay! Our tummy's getting bigger but it's definitely happier! Haha!

March 5, 2014

Afternoon High Tea at Intercon Hotel Phnom Penh

Last week, I was particularly craving for some scones. Then, from a magazine I saw an advert about a high tea at Intercon Hotel. I called to make sure there were scones in their high tea. One couldn't be sure, right? They said yes. Perfect!

I dragged EJ along with me and off we went to Intercon last Friday. Their high tea is served in their lobby lounge from 2pm-5pm. It's $10++/person.

{I chose green tea}

I only ordered for 1 person because even at my gluttonous state, I don't think I could finish all those sandwiches and sweets. And besides, I was there for the scones only. The rest I shared with my willing companion. I just ordered additional mango shake for him. 

EJ didn't quite like the sweets so I reluctantly shared the other scone. Haha! The sandwiches weren't the best either but I was satisfied with the scones.

I'll try other afternoon high tea available in town for comparison sake. 

February 24, 2014

Our Etihad's Busines Class Experience

On our flight back from New York to Phnom Penh, we upgraded to business class. Since we did not do any shopping at NYC, we had some extra money saved and we used it for the upgrade. Guess who was the happiest amongst us three?

{Etihad's business class seats}

It was EJ's first business class experience and he was beyond thrilled! He noticed how the crews were much nicer ("they are so kind mom!") to him compared to when he was riding economy. LOL!

As for me, I was happy that I had the option to sleep the whole flight, watch movies, eat yummy food, get connected to the internet (not free though, you have to pay $20 for the entire flight) or do all of the above. I did a little bit of everything. 

{Getting comfy right away!}

Here are some of the meals I had:

{Crackers, cheese and not in the photo wine}

{Love the fruits!}

{Bad picture but yummy fish}

I only have Singapore Airlines (my favorite airlines!) to compare with for business class but I have to say, I was pretty happy with Etihad's business class. The service was excellent!

February 20, 2014

And The Mouse Woke Up

When it comes to EJ's homework, I let him do his own stuff. I only check his work afterwards. Most of the time, there's nothing to correct. He's pretty good with math (makes mistakes when he rushes though) and he's doing very well in English.

Here's one example of his earlier "creative writing" homework. For a 7-year old kid, I think this is awesome writing. Of course, I have to say this I'm the mom! LOL!

His handwriting still needs improvement but I am not worried about it, though I get a little annoyed when his work is so messy. Anyway, here's the story he wrote:

"When the mouse poked his nose out of the hole, he sniffed, he looked outside, he saw that it was still winter so he kept on hibernating. The next morning, it was spring. The little mouse was so happy that he jumped and skipped shouting "squeak squeak!" Just then a man spotted the mouse. The man said "shoo you pest!!" The mouse was very scared. So the mouse went to his home to ask for help. There were a zillion mice! He asked all the mice to attack the man. Soon then the man fainted. The mice were very happy. The end."

This homework came back with a note from his teacher saying " This is fantastic! You are a great writer!"

EJ has written several stories since then and I will post it here one by one. I am just one proud mom!