Monday, September 1, 2008

Weekend Snapshot # 13...My Merdeka Night.


Merdeka or Independence day used to be a fun day where you get to have holidays from work and get together with friends and family to celebrate. This year or rather these few years the moods and spirit of this special day seems to loose its vigour due to hardtimes and economic downturn and political issues in this multi racial country of ours. Anyway life is too short to dwelt on our shortcomings. I had my share of going out to celebrate in my own way not just for my country's Independence but my own.....here are some shots I took of my night out on the eve of Merdeka......

8.30 pm - A treat to dinner at Dragon-i Queensbay by Janet.....


Yummy fried rice........

My plate of fried vegetarian La Mian (noddles)


Kung Po or Stir-fried chicken in dried chillies and cashew nuts........

Sweet steamed buns with egg yolk fillings....(busy eating and forgot to shoot the oozing melt in the mouth egg yolk inside)

9.30 pm - treated to a nice movie (see my older post) by son H. Having a good time for 126 mins inside the cinema of QB's GSC, oblivious to the shouts of Merdeka somewhere in my homeland.......


A bad shot of the lit up Penang Bridge from my 7th storey car park....

The few fireworks going up to mark Independence Day at Queensbay after midnight........


Another better shot from inside my car..............


The heavy traffic kept us crawling on the road for a full one hour....


11 comments:

Sweeta said...

Great pictures. Happy Independence day! Thanks for the comment.

Johnny Ong said...

went out with a big group of frens for dinner, 30 of us (includes kids)

25 of us went to one of the couple's house for chit chat all the way till 2am (10 fellas survived till 2am)

Miss Stymie said...

Happy Independence Day...your blog always manages to create an appetite for me

Little Corner of Mine said...

Yum, the fried rice really looks delicious with wok hei. I miss this kind of M'sian fried rice.

Happy Merdeka day to you too!

U.Lee said...

Hi Jasmine, wow! The food looks delicious.
I already celebrated Merdeka day, when I was a schoolboy and was at the stadium watching the Union Jack come down, Malaya's new flag going up.
And hearing Negara Ku for the first time.
I and 40,000 people joined Tunku crying out, 'Merdeka' 7 times.

Yes, Merdeka day will always have a special meaning for me. I was there.
Have a great week, Jasmine, Lee.

Sweet Jasmine said...

sweeta - Hi, its great to see you dropping by...Thanks too.

Sweet Jasmine said...

johnny ong - You do have a great time too with such a crowd...

Sweet Jasmine said...

miss stymie - Thanks, lady. Glad that my food pics do make your day..

Sweet Jasmine said...

little corner of mine - the fried rice is really delicious but a bit pricey....

Sweet Jasmine said...

u.lee - Hi Lee, you must be feeling so proud and lucky to be part of history in the making...

Beachlover said...

your makan photo make me drooling especially the fried rice!!My daughter like your firecracker photos!!she said'boom,boom"!!ask me to scroll up for her to see again!!lol!