Friday, February 20, 2009



Ralph and I have been dating for 3 years now and he's a fantastic bf every single day. He works his arse off, and yet he still cares for my sorry arse when I'm sick as hell, he showers me with gifts on a day when it isn't "expected", he does everything for me and he loves me whole-heartedly. So, you can see why I'll not impose on him on Valentine's Day.

Valentine's Day arrived. I slept late the night before and ended up sleeping almost half the day. Ralph was teaching during the day and he had a meeting in the evening. So, I wasn't expecting much and I doubted a romantic dinner was planned. I didn't expect him to wake me up with a large diamond heart shaped pendant or a giant teddy bear sitting next to me either. Flowers die, chocolate gets eaten, and I have enough lingerie, thank you! I would be happy if he comes up with 365 different things to say about me.

When I say, "I don't want anything" means I don't want him to BUY me anything.
"I don't want anything" does NOT mean I don't want him to DO anything at all.

In the evening after his meeting, he sent me a message telling me to get ready for dinner. I was looking forward to a simple, no-thinking-required evening. We drove for about 30 minutes. I asked him where we were going, he said just drive around and find something to eat. I was hungry! So, I was complaining about it. "We didn't make any reservation for dinner; everywhere will be fully-booked!" "Not to worry about it baby, we just drive around (again) and we'll see how." What kind of crap is that? It's driving me insane. Finally, he drove to Starhill and parked the car. I turned around to him and he said, "No, we are not going to eat here baby." "So, where are we going?!" I feel like stabbing him with Cupid's arrow! He took out his cell phone and made a phone call. "Hi this is... sorry we're late... please kept the table for us... we are on the way now." I just looked at him. At that very moment, I lit up like a Christmas tree!

Well, we ended up at Moussandra Mediterranean Restaurant & Tapas Bar (the oldest Mediterranean and tapas restaurant in Kuala Lumpur) for a wonderful dinner! It is tucked away in a quiet spot of KL Plaza, a perfect hideaway from the hustle bustle of Bukit Bintang.






The romantic atmosphere, rustic and cozy ambiance alone earns the restaurant bonus points.






We spent the rest of the time there looking into each other's eyes smiling and talking about how we loved each other so much laughing and recalling the past years of togetherness that we have shared.

Moussandra serves authentic Greek, Spanish and Italian cuisine, and we proceeded to enjoy one of the best meals we had in a while.


Esparragos A La Parrilla (Grilled Asparagus with Shredded Parmesan).


My PESCADO A LAS FINAS HERBAS (Herb Crusted Dory Fish Fillet served on Garlic Mashed Potatoes with Spinach & Lemon Garlic Butter Sauce).


His SALMON A LA PLANCHA (Grilled Norwegian Salmon with Asparagus, Mashed Potatoes served with Creamy Dill Sauce).


Baby, *paused a moment* *said mushy mushy things you don't wanna hear* *paused a moment*

This really cracked me up because the restaurant manager was standing next to us taking our picture while asking Ralph to say something to me.


For dessert, we had freshly baked chocolate cake with Kahlua.... Oh la la!


Even though this wasn't the most elaborate or expensive Valentine's Day dinner, I really loved it because I knew it had taken him a long time to scour the restaurant lists to nail down the perfect outlet to indulge me to a memorable Valentine's Day meal. To me it's the thought that counts!

Next! After dinner, here comes the best part. It's a funny story (my next post - whenever that will be) which I can talk and laugh about it next year and the next and every year thereafter. Whoops!

135 comments

gagay said... @ 20/2/09 7:16 PM

:* :* :* :*

gagay said... @ 20/2/09 7:17 PM

am FC!

gagay said... @ 20/2/09 7:17 PM

no CL here?!?!

grrrrrrrrr.. >:o >:o >:o

mine is still not working!

gagay

gagay said... @ 20/2/09 7:18 PM

monica! am having some bag tag for you!

hope you'll enjoy this! :-D :-D

Monica said... @ 20/2/09 8:19 PM

:* :* :* maybe I should start honoring my FC huh? :-P

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Monica said... @ 20/2/09 11:04 PM

hmmm...did you check your JS settings?

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Monica said... @ 20/2/09 11:05 PM

Thanks Gagay! I'll check it out ;)

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Monica said... @ 21/2/09 6:26 PM

Thanks dear; done! "Your authorization key and admin privileges were restored successfully." what should I do next?

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Mariuca said... @ 21/2/09 6:29 PM

Mon, just wait a while and then check ur blogger dashboard, see if got comments next to ur posts. Actually, I sent u an email on this earlier, dunno if u receive it or not he he! Lemme know kay if ur TCm starts moving again. ;)

Monica said... @ 21/2/09 6:35 PM

ok I'll wait & let you know ..blogger dashboard got 9 comments but here, 66 comments.. :-E

Mariuca said... @ 21/2/09 6:38 PM

Ahhhhh see JS didn pick up ur comments from blogger, dats why the difference in comment numbers. It should be okay now that u’ve restored the thingy. U check in a while and see if the comments at ur dashboard increases!

Rozella said... @ 21/2/09 6:42 PM

Awww, that is just so romantic! :) I'm so glad that you had such a great time. He really does seem like the sweetest guy...

Monica said... @ 21/2/09 6:50 PM

yeah it's a very romantic place and the food is good esp Grilled Norwegian Salmon :)

Monica said... @ 21/2/09 7:05 PM

it's a VERY embarrassing story! :-D

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Monica said... @ 21/2/09 7:39 PM

Mariuca, :-[ ;)
I prefer the Grilled Norwegian Salmon.. :-P

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Mariuca said... @ 21/2/09 7:41 PM

LOL! I receive this one Mon!!! U replied from email yes?
Wah u know salmon my fave!!!

Monica said... @ 21/2/09 7:47 PM

No I replied from my blog...LOL!

Mariuca said... @ 21/2/09 7:49 PM

He he, ok did u receive anything in ur inbox? From me, for this post? Reply there.

Monica said... @ 21/2/09 9:23 PM

No Mariuca! I didn't receive this in my inbox...LOL!

Monica said... @ 21/2/09 9:24 PM

oh yes I love kahlua too esp mix with coffee... ahh heaven! :-P

Monica said... @ 21/2/09 9:30 PM

hehe! Jean you should try their dessert ;)

Monica said... @ 21/2/09 9:31 PM

Mariuca!

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2. Genie Princess (46)
3. Mariuca (32)

Monica said... @ 21/2/09 9:31 PM

Woot! :* :-D

Monica said... @ 21/2/09 9:32 PM

and check out the avatar under TCM at my sidebar! ;)

Monica said... @ 21/2/09 9:33 PM

Thanks Jackie! :* :*

Mariuca said... @ 21/2/09 9:33 PM

Aiyo dropped oredi hhuhuhuhu! Mon this one u replying from email or box???

Monica said... @ 21/2/09 9:35 PM

awww... that's so sweet of you Jackie! I really appreciate that :* :)

Mariuca said... @ 21/2/09 9:35 PM

Muahahahhahahahahahaha I laik I laik!!!!

Monica said... @ 21/2/09 9:36 PM

from box!

Mariuca said... @ 21/2/09 9:36 PM

:* :* :* :* :* :*

Mariuca said... @ 21/2/09 9:36 PM

Hi Rozie!

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Monica said... @ 21/2/09 9:36 PM

hehe! glad to hear that 8-)

Mariuca said... @ 21/2/09 9:36 PM

Hi LR! 8-) 8-) 8-) 8-)

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Mariuca said... @ 21/2/09 9:37 PM

Hi Jackie! 8-) 8-) 8-) 8-)

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Mariuca said... @ 21/2/09 9:37 PM

Aloha Jean! 8-) 8-) 8-) 8-)

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Mariuca said... @ 21/2/09 9:38 PM

Ohhhhh maybe cause u were having problems with the comments earlier, check and see ur dashboard, see if any more comments got added next to this post, from the last time u checked. *DONT_KNOW* *DONT_KNOW* *DONT_KNOW*

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Mariuca said... @ 21/2/09 9:39 PM

I am at ur box now as u can see from my recent post links here! 8-) 8-)

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Mariuca said... @ 21/2/09 9:41 PM

=-O =-O =-O =-O =-O ;) ;) ;) ;)

Monica said... @ 21/2/09 9:43 PM

ya some comments got added to this post!

Mariuca said... @ 21/2/09 9:46 PM

Ok, are u receiving this one now? In ur email I mean? Test test lol!

Monica said... @ 21/2/09 9:48 PM

yes in my email lol!

Mariuca said... @ 21/2/09 9:49 PM

oh lagi la I wan to hear ha ha! =-O =-O =-O

Mariuca said... @ 21/2/09 9:50 PM

YAY!!! So settled oredi Mon ha ha! Now u can reply by email if u like! ;)

Mariuca said... @ 21/2/09 9:52 PM

waiting for CL, so slow la! >:o >:o

Monica said... @ 21/2/09 9:55 PM

eh I replied by email just now but it didn't work *DONT_KNOW*

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Mariuca said... @ 21/2/09 9:56 PM

finally! yay it's double Mariuca day here today woo hoo! :* :* :* :*

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Mariuca said... @ 21/2/09 9:57 PM

Wat u mean didn work Mon? I receive this comment, try replying to this one from ur email.

Monica said... @ 21/2/09 9:59 PM

LOL! wait ya ;)

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Monica said... @ 21/2/09 10:07 PM

Yay! where is MPG la? :-P

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Monica said... @ 21/2/09 10:09 PM

see! I replied this comment by email just now and now I've to type here again!

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Mariuca said... @ 21/2/09 10:15 PM

Hmmmmmmmm, so u saying that some comments u receive in ur email, some u don is it?

Monica said... @ 21/2/09 10:16 PM

lol LJ! there's nothing yummyier than the company if I'm not hungry :-D

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Monica said... @ 21/2/09 10:19 PM

I receive all your comments in my email.. but those comments that I replied by email, I cannot receive...LOL!

Mariuca said... @ 21/2/09 10:24 PM

Hmmmmmmm confuse confuse! Mon, also tick allow trackback/pingback at ur JS???

Mariuca said... @ 21/2/09 10:27 PM

Eh Mon u will appear at my blog tomorrow, not sure at WOAFS or MPG, forgot oredi lol! 8-) 8-)

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Monica said... @ 21/2/09 10:52 PM

I'm also very confused! ya I tick allow trackback/pingback.. oh what about Pre-Moderate trackback/pingback messages? and Allow replies to trackback/pingback messages?

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Monica said... @ 21/2/09 10:54 PM

really? Yay! :* :*

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Mariuca said... @ 21/2/09 11:02 PM

Mon tick:
Allow trackback
Allow replies
Enable email notification
Allow email follow up – All parties on page
Send all new msg notifications
Pre moderate no need to tick! ;)

Monica said... @ 21/2/09 11:07 PM

aha! no wonder la I didn't tick Allow replies..
wah you are so expert! :)

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Mariuca said... @ 21/2/09 11:12 PM

Mon, that’s coz I had the hardest time last time when I tried to get it right for my site too ha ha, so now know oredi, more or less, what to do la ha ha hahahaha!!! That time I was bugging LJ he he! ;)

Monica said... @ 21/2/09 11:19 PM

Jean, actually there's one place which is also very romantic to have dinner with your loved one! but it's quite expensive though..

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Mariuca said... @ 21/2/09 11:23 PM

Where la? ;) And how expense? ;)

Monica said... @ 21/2/09 11:23 PM

hahahha...luckily got LJ! 8-)

Monica said... @ 21/2/09 11:46 PM

Tamarind @ Ampang ;)
my friend spent RM300++ for two *DONT_KNOW*

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Mariuca said... @ 21/2/09 11:49 PM

Is it the one “dalam hutan”, surrounded by greenery????

Monica said... @ 21/2/09 11:50 PM

Thanks Jean! :* hehe! not a big surprise, but still interesting nonethless ;)

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Monica said... @ 21/2/09 11:58 PM

Yes Mariuca! you have been there before? how was it?

Monica said... @ 22/2/09 12:00 AM

lol! ;)

Monica said... @ 22/2/09 12:17 AM

hehe! just a simple dinner only :-P

Monica said... @ 22/2/09 12:18 AM

Thanks dear! :* :*

Monica said... @ 22/2/09 12:19 AM

LR! I hope you had a great time on V's Day, too ;)

Monica said... @ 22/2/09 12:43 AM

the food is definitely worth revisiting :)

eastcoastlife said... @ 22/2/09 12:45 AM

wahhhh! So lomantic! :)

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eastcoastlife said... @ 22/2/09 12:45 AM

This looks like a lovely place for a meal. is it difficult to find by taxi?

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Monica said... @ 22/2/09 1:03 AM

Hi Rozie! yeah he's the sweetest guy I ever dated in my life =-X ;)

Monica said... @ 22/2/09 1:05 AM

hi ECL! ;)

bluecrystaldude said... @ 22/2/09 1:07 AM

Alamak! So romantic loh :):) I want to see your pictures but since Google decided that my IP is a spyware or virus request, I couldn't see anything. I could only read this post. ish2..

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Monica said... @ 22/2/09 1:14 AM

ECL, it's located in KL Plaza, Jalan Bukit Bintang.. I'm sure most taxi drivers know where it is :)

Monica said... @ 22/2/09 1:30 AM

awww..poor Haaziq! :'( I really hope your PC back in shape soon!

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Mariuca said... @ 22/2/09 1:33 AM

Don feel blue kay Blue? Cheer up! ;)
PS. Hi Mon! Hows ur internet tonight? :(

Monica said... @ 22/2/09 1:36 AM

very slow! I can't even leave comments @ MPG >:o

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Mariuca said... @ 22/2/09 1:39 AM

Oh me too! So angry, I can’t drop for WOAFS at all! :(
Can only reply comments by email, that’s abt it! :(:(

Monica said... @ 22/2/09 1:47 AM

I'm trying to get drops done but so fed up la with the internet.. some more tonight I'm not going out :(

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Mariuca said... @ 22/2/09 1:52 AM

Me too fed up dropping argh!!! I cant see LJL at all, 10 times refreshed still nothing. Also drizzling here, no fun to go out! :(

Ane said... @ 22/2/09 2:17 AM

the place looks so cozy indeed Mon! :)

Ane said... @ 22/2/09 2:18 AM

and you're right, it's the thought that counts! :) ;)

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Ane said... @ 22/2/09 2:18 AM

it's great that you had a wonderful v day with your bf! ;)

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Ane said... @ 22/2/09 2:30 AM

the food looks oh sooo yummy! :-D

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Ane said... @ 22/2/09 2:30 AM

love that dessert! yum yum yum! :-P

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Ane said... @ 22/2/09 2:34 AM

for v day, B & i planned to have a romantic evening but ended up falling asleep in each other's arms! :-P

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Ane said... @ 22/2/09 2:35 AM

i swear, we were so exhausted that day, him with work and me with the kids... :-D but it's ok... ;)

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Ane said... @ 22/2/09 2:36 AM

to us everyday is v day! ;) :-D :*

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Mizé said... @ 22/2/09 2:54 AM

Hi Monica. Thanks for visiting.
I can see you had a great time:)
Lucky girl, lol.
A good Weekend xx

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Angie said... @ 22/2/09 4:01 AM

I'm a bit slow here.....just want to say I'm so happy that you DID enjoy your Valentine's Day! :*

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gagay said... @ 22/2/09 7:33 AM

;) ;) ;) ;) ;)

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gagay said... @ 22/2/09 7:34 AM

whew! my CL is still not working! thank you marzie for everything that you've done to my CL.. :'( :'( :'(

though we ended up to nothing >:o >:o >:o >:o.. great great hugs for you! ;) ;) ;) ;) ;)

gagay :*

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gagay said... @ 22/2/09 7:35 AM

>:o >:o >:o >:o >:o

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gagay said... @ 22/2/09 7:35 AM

anonymous monica?!?!??! :-P :-P :-P :-P :-P

gagay :*

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gagay said... @ 22/2/09 7:36 AM

ANONYMOUS?!?!?!

=-O =-O =-O =-O =-O

gagay :*

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gagay said... @ 22/2/09 7:36 AM

>:o >:o >:o >:o

MARZIE, i hate CL..grrrrrrrrrr... >:o >:o >:o >:o >:o

gagay :*

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gagay said... @ 22/2/09 7:37 AM

:* :* :* :* :*

gagay :*

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gagay said... @ 22/2/09 7:38 AM

what!?!?

why?!??!

embarrassing??

>:o >:o >:o >:o >:o
=-O =-O =-O =-O =-O

gagay :*

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gagay said... @ 22/2/09 7:39 AM

>:o >:o >:o >:o

mine is not working!?!?

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gagay said... @ 22/2/09 7:40 AM

;)

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gagay said... @ 22/2/09 7:40 AM

>:o >:o >:o >:o

mine!?!? not working!

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Ane said... @ 22/2/09 3:17 PM

Whew! finally able to drop EC here Mon! ;) :-D

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Ane said... @ 22/2/09 3:18 PM

Have a great Sunday Mon! ;) :) :*

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Mariuca said... @ 22/2/09 3:38 PM

:* :*

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Mariuca said... @ 22/2/09 3:42 PM

Am here Mon! 8-) 8-)

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Mariuca said... @ 22/2/09 3:44 PM

Abt to g out, but dropping on important blogs first lol! 8-) 8-)

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Mariuca said... @ 22/2/09 3:45 PM

Connection still bad, but at least can see ur EC box! 8-)

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Mariuca said... @ 22/2/09 3:46 PM

yesterday, after I posted my new post, immediately got disconnected!!!! >:o >:o >:o >:o

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Mariuca said... @ 22/2/09 3:46 PM

Couldn even do anything, that's why my email response reached u much later! >:o >:o >:o

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Mariuca said... @ 22/2/09 3:47 PM

So u can reply by email oredi or not now? Later u try replying these new ones from email! :) :) :*

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Mariuca said... @ 22/2/09 3:47 PM

I think it's very cozy wozy too! :* :*

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Mariuca said... @ 22/2/09 3:50 PM

I agree, so hungry now looking at it, esp since I've not had anything to eat yet today! *DONT_KNOW* =-O :-[ :* :(

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Mariuca said... @ 22/2/09 3:50 PM

That sounds nice and comfy Ane! 8-) 8-)

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Mariuca said... @ 22/2/09 3:50 PM

:* :* :*

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Mariuca said... @ 22/2/09 3:51 PM

Dropped EC here today too Mon, happy Sunday! 8-) :* :*

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Mariuca said... @ 22/2/09 3:51 PM

Enjoy ur Sunday as well Ane! ;) 8-) :*

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Ane said... @ 22/2/09 4:01 PM

you too Marzie! :)

LadyJava said... @ 22/2/09 7:22 PM

:* :* :* :*

LadyJava said... @ 22/2/09 7:23 PM

Sorry Mon.. Been so busy lately, I've just dropped and run..hehe..

Hey you guys still having probs with something.. I kinda like skim through your comments with GP..

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LadyJava said... @ 22/2/09 7:24 PM

Let me ya .. I think it would take a me weeks to go through my email but if you are having probs.. just buzz me :) :* :*

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LadyJava said... @ 22/2/09 7:24 PM

If not!! GREAT NEWS lah!!! loL!!

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LadyJava said... @ 22/2/09 9:32 PM

hahah Mon..
I'm sure.. nothing is yummier than A or R when we are not hungry...lol!!!

gagay said... @ 22/2/09 11:36 PM

yeah LJ..CL is not working in walkingnewspaper

hate it..marzie has gone through it last night, but nothin changed..whew! >:o >:o >:o >:o >:o

gagay :*

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LadyJava said... @ 23/2/09 2:21 AM

Let me know if you need Gagay :)

YNC said... @ 23/2/09 7:12 AM

Wow!!!That was truly romantic of him. I hope am not late to this post.lol Thanks for always taking the time to stop by...hope you have a fabulous week.

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Mariuca said... @ 23/2/09 7:35 AM

Hi Mon, I think I have to call it a night night now! Morning oredi la wei ha ha haha!!! Hope I am ur TCM so far, lol!!!

Janice Ng said... @ 23/2/09 11:35 AM

I can see that both of you are fond of fish? The dory fillet looks good. I'm a salmon lover too. I would have order salmon too :)

The dessert is so palatable!! Glad that you enjoyed your V day :):)

Ori said... @ 23/2/09 4:54 PM

Ok Mon..be kind..don't keep us waiting too long :-P Please....continue the next part!!
Oh, btw...I don't have to compliment you and Ralph since the pictures already shout the happy luvly time the two of you had there :* God bless you both!!

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gagay, MD said... @ 24/2/09 7:35 AM

i didn't use JS-kit yet in PMD..the soonest, ill integrate it..whew! ;)

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gagay said... @ 24/2/09 7:43 AM

thank you LJ..i really will.. :*

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gagay, MD said... @ 24/2/09 7:44 AM

am gonna be installing JS kit so soon in PMD..ill ping you with that LJ.. :*

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