Penang Golf Club, Penang, Malaysia – finally joined in for the first time Ladies` Monthly Golf, courtesy of the lady committee whom the reception introduced to me. Pretty hard to get to HC card class due to limited schedule, which is not planned/scheduled in advance. Probably simply do not take in account non-local sojourners. For new members – it seems that players` scorecard, written accordingly, will be noted and in time, (after 7-10 submitted cards), an official HC card will be issued. May be that is why class is not taken seriously. Besides, most experienced players would know the basic except that probably the locals will need to as apparently they tend to do as they like nor care for the general well-being of the course even though they wish to play on a well maintained course, as I learn.
We celebrated the Christmas Eve Buffet Dinner this year at the club too. Some fun lucky draws – where we got $30.00 all in all. Dishes are good for the price charged. Fun time indeed even for non-club members.
On New Year, we were enjoying Japanese Kouhoku (Red-n-White singing contest) on NHK. It was nice this year, apparently though we could not manage to watch to the end – need to see our beds around 2300 hour. Lol……… we definitely a long siesta to do so. Aging sign ??
Durian stalls opposite the Penang Forestry/Agricultural Centre. Very local n has been there for the past 15 plus years. They will open n put into a taperware for take away too. Original n branded durians are available. Original fruit will be available after 1330 hour, probably.
There are stalls up and around the street, if you take notice of. Some could be hard to park and buy, unless you ignore the traffic. There is one that well located in my routes that I ended up enjoying durians as meals for 3 times. Rare timing n hard to resist especially when the nutrition will be great for me as my recovery continues (since October-2016). Appetite is resuming healthily too, especially when hard core exercise has appeared to come into full swing (even better since September-2017). Exciting, indeed.
My mom is enjoying new gadgets and picking up use of voice recognition – doing search with Siri in Chinese Mandarin. She is very happy to be able to listen to her favourite tunes now without the ability to type. Glad that she is not reluctant to try. A big bravo for a person who has little English or Roman alphabets knowledge. I suppose the advancement of China Chinese in IT has magnified and quickened IT progress in Chinese language side.
Weather has been cool and nice with wind at times. Other times, hot and dry.
A rare eventful return trip on flights – my neighbour bumping into my glass of water that had me changed to another seat (thank goodness that there was one) and another passenger so eager to swap seat with me though his was not in a bad location compared to mine. He was so thankful that he offered to help me with my luggage at the turn table while we waited for our luggages after disembarking our plane.