Thursday, December 02, 2010

December 2010

December is always the busiest month of the year.. Apa yg buat busy tu pun tak tau lar..

But, for this year..
1) 7th December (Tuesday) - Awal Muharam
2) 11th December (Saturday, dislike!) - Sultan Selangor Birthday
3) 25th December (Saturday, dislike also!) - Christmas Day


And, we celebrated birthday for my beloved people in my life
1) 25th December - Mak's 62th Birthday
2) 27th December - Amil's 5th Birthday


also, my dear friend birthday

1) 28th December - Shirin's 33th Birthday

and, my cousins birthday

1) 9th December - Zaki's 27th Birthday (i guess!)
2) 14th December - Syadiyah or Dada's 30th Birthday


Then,

For this year..

1) Harry Potter must see movie on the 3rd December double date with bakal pengantin..

2) Our annual year end holiday will be in Port Dickson (ONLY!!!) which will kick off on 5th December till 7th December...

3) A medical checkup on the 17th December..

4) My very best friend solemnization on the 31st December..


** This is new.. 18th will have another small quick vacation somewhere in Klang Valley.. niceee!!

And most importantly..

Anisah's preparation to primary school...
1) kasut, stokin, baju dalam, stationery belum beli..
2) baju belum siap..
3) bag sudah beli..
4) surat2 dari sekolah belum dapat..


and also, this year.. we change kindy for Amil.. he'll be going to... Little Caliphs starting this January.. so,
1) Registration not done yet

okey lar.. that justify why it is the busiest month of the year..

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Change (II)

The new chapter that I am heading requires me to do a lot of adjustment in my life and family.

Yes, When I told people about the ideas, I've received mixed reactions. Some agree, some not and some arguing.

Well.. I believe in one thing.. the decision was made based on my humble and sincere intention to raise my kids with my own hands especially when they are starting new chapter of their life.

Yes, Anisah is heading for new chapter as well. She grew so fast and she will soon have to wear uniforms, carrying those heavy bag, have her own set of friends and etc.

Most people are concern about our financial. Yes, we live in a world where money is everything and everything is money. Me and my husband have been talking about this since early this year and we have sit down and calculate and recalculate and recalculate (endless time) to ensure that the day it's end, we have enough money to survive. We cut our expenses, we detailed each things that we buy, we check which stores can give us better deal (so far carrefour and pasaraya weng hong are our favs), the only thing that still failed us are the foods (hehehe).. Luckily, we are not branded item freak or must buy shoes/clothes every month.

Alhamdulillah, with hubby new job, we (me actually) finally relieved that the life that I wanted can be realized. Of course with the part time job that I currently do, it will help to ease our pocket. By the way, what ever I earn with my part time job that is considered bonus it is not calculated as my income. We even relieved to know that we are able to have more savings especially for the kids.

In the mean time, I have few other things in mind that can be considered as extra income. But, I do not wish to say it now. Nanti kang orang cakap.. cakap je lebih, buat nye tak..

My only hope that, we can survive this new journey with less hiccup and at the same time I can spend more time with my kids and also with our creator.

Change (Part I)

My journey as a full time-worked in the office-hustling morning traffic will come to the end very soon.

Just one more hurdled that I need to pass and I'm off to another chapter of my life.

The hurdled is the boss who still reluctant to let me go.

The chapter is a full time mother-worked at her own time and pace-do not understand what the hustle of morning traffic.

Yes, this is the life that I wanted for the past 4 years.

But, the idea has been there since the born of my darling daughter, Nur Anisah which was more than 6 years ago.

Sometime, I can be quite sceptic with my surrounding especially if it involves people that close to me.

When Nur Anisah was born, stories about child raping, child molesting, child kidnapping, accident involves children have just started. I have that concern. I remembered in my younger days this issues were hardly exist. At 11 or 12 years old, I sometime ride the public bus either to go to school for co-curriculum or to go to the nearby lbrary (if i was too lazy to walk 10 minutes distance).

My father send me and my siblings to and fro school every day without failed although sometimes send us late or pick up us late. When his picked me up late, I will walked back (sometime up to 5km) and it was Maghrib and no one else left and refused to take the bus cause if I walked he might find me besides the road. But, I always felt safe especially when he was finally there.

And then, there are stories on the social ill among the teenagers. All that make me want to be even more closer to her and she will treat me not only as a mother but as a friend. And, the idea of having a maid is never a great idea to me irregardless having an elderly around or not.

And I vow to myself that when she started her primary school, she will have me when ever she needs me. And, I will not find any excuse by saying, mummy have to go to work, mummy have dateline, mummy this or mummy that. I want to be able to say that, I have to work but maybe I can find another way to do this work later.

And, the time has come.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Indirect Inguinal Hernia

So.. we google about hernia... before this.. i only know this as penyakit orang main bola.. sbb.. Paul Scholes selalu kena.. hehehe...

I refer EmedicineHealth. Mari saya cut and paste ye... i will only take i related to amil je.. kalau tak jenuh korang nak baca..

Indirect inguinal hernia:

An indirect hernia follows the pathway that the testicles made during fetal development, descending from the abdomen into the scrotum. This pathway normally closes before birth but may remain a possible site for a hernia in later life. Sometimes the hernia sac may protrude into the scrotum. An indirect inguinal hernia may occur at any age.

basically.. yg amil kena ni due to his fetal development.. oo btw.. masa dia dalam pantang i did tuam his toooottttt... so don;t ask me "masa kecik tak buat ke tu ini.. etc..."

The Treatment for Irreducible hernia


* All acutely irreducible hernias need emergency treatment because of the risk of strangulation.

* An attempt to reduce (push back) the hernia will generally be made, often with medicine for pain and muscle relaxation.

* If unsuccessful, emergency surgery is needed.

* If successful, however, treatment depends on the length of the time that the hernia was irreducible.
# If the intestinal contents of the hernia had the blood supply cut off, the development of dead (gangrenous) bowel is possible in as little as six hours.
# In cases where the hernia has been strangulated for an extended time, surgery is performed to check whether the intestinal tissue has died and to repair the hernia.
# In cases where the length of time that the hernia was irreducible was short and gangrenous bowel is not suspected, you may be discharged.

o Because a hernia that was irreducible and is reduced has a dramatically increased risk of doing so again, you should therefore have surgical correction sooner rather than later.

o Occasionally, the long-term irreducible hernia is not a surgical emergency. These hernias, having passed the test of time without signs of strangulation, may be repaired electively.

So baik lar operate secepat mungkin kalau dah discover it..

Amil oh Amil..

My son got hernia... shocking! shocking!..

Actually few months ago dah perasan... apsal cam dia nye 'toooooot' besar semacam.. selalu notice masa pakaikan amil pampers malam2.. but masa tu.. ardi selalu takde sbb outstation.. so tak de lar tanya..

then few days ago.. again i noticed the same thing.. terus panggil ardi.. dia dah suspek something tapi suruh monitor for few days.. just so happened.. amil was not well.. we went to pediatrician for his asthma.. so ask the doctor to check his testis also.. when we describe he already suspect something also.. then after he did physical check.. he said that it is hernia.. he requested us to seek consultation at paed in SDMC... maybe he needs to undergo surgery.. all sort of things came to my mind.. do it after raya.. do it after i resign.. bla bla bla...

so we met the surgeon pediatrician (after waiting for almost 2 hours.. *sigh)... upon his checking.. he confirmed that it was hernia and need to do the operation.. when we asked when.. he said.. NEXT WEEK.. oh dear.. i wasn't prepared for that... i asked to delay.. he said.. can.. but since amil's testis already hardened.. it was best to the operation the soonest possible.. in fear it will further aggravate the situation.. reluctantly we had to agree on the operation (which is in two days when i wrote this).. blood rush all over me.. silent panic occurred... the doctor said.. it will only take 30 minutes, it can be regard as outpatient treatment.. but since we have insurance for him.. might as well he stayed one night for it.. the pre booking done on the same day as well.. and now it's time to tell the elders... *sigh.. ye sudah boleh dirasakan apakah reaksi mereka.. and i was almost 90% correct...

so on the 1st September 2010 around 8.30am.. amil will undergo minor operation for his hernia... pray for his health..

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Thank You Allah

I first learn about him thru my friend's blog.. But I didn't know his music yet... Then.. thru Facebook, I received link for some videos that carried a very beautiful song as the background.. but never care to search for them.. Then.. this morning one of my FB friends put a link of his song... this is the beautiful song... from then.. i've been thru the youtube and searched for his songs... indeed he has a very beautiful voice and to learn about his background, it impress me further more... Thank You Allah...

Thank You Allah Lyrics

By: Maher Zain
I was so far from you
Yet to me you were always so close
I wandered lost in the dark
I closed my eyes toward the signs
You put in my way
I walked everyday
Further and further away from you
Ooooo Allah, you brought me home
I thank You with every breath I take.
Alhamdulillah, Elhamdulillah
All praises to Allah, All praises to Allah
Alhamdulillah, Elhamdulillah
All praises to Allah, All praises to Allah.
I never thought about
All the things you have given to me
I never thanked you once
I was too proud to see the truth
And prostrate to you
Until I took the first step
And that’s when you opened the doors for me
Now Allah, I realized what I was missing
By being far from you.
Alhamdulillah, Elhamdulillah
All praises to Allah, All praises to Allah
Alhamdulillah, Elhamdulillah
All praises to Allah, All praises to Allah.
Allah, I wanna thank You
I wanna thank you for all the things that you’ve done
You’ve done for me through all my years I’ve been lost
You guided me from all the ways that were wrong
And did you give me hope
O Allah, I wanna thank you
I wanna thank You for all the things that you’ve done
You’ve done for me through all my years I’ve been lost
You guided me from all the ways that were wrong
I wanna thank You for bringing me home
Alhamdulillah, Elhamdulillah
All praises to Allah, All praises to Allah
Alhamdulillah, Elhamdulillah
All praises to Allah, All praises to Allah.
Artist: Maher Zain
 Album: Thank You Allah
Copyright: Awakening Records 2009

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Toy Story 3

finally it will be here tomorrow.. waaa.. cam aku lak yg excited giler nak tgk..

well not me.. my 2 kids.. anisah and amil la yang sangat excited.. they even know the date of the premier..

it all started when their teachers gave a magazine on Toy Story 3 about a month ago.. i believe somebody was doing promo at the school.. and since then.. all i know is Buzz, Woody, Jessie, Rex, Mr Potato, etc.. hahahahah.. aku pun dah leh tau character2 ni.. selama ni takde nye nak ingat walapun dah berkali2 tengok Toy Story 1 & 2..

Apa taknya.. kalau kat dalam kereta tu.. asal dgr iklan suara Buzz or Woody.. dorang dah excited semacam.. kalau tgh drive.. nampak billboard ada iklan Toy Story.. lagi lar terkinja2.. and slagi aku tak respons to acknowledge that i notice the Toy STory iklan tu.. slagi tu dorang dok mentioned.. esp Amil... hahahaha..

so last Saturday.. Ardi ada hockey training and he shared a room with another fella at Cititel MidValley.. so i had to pick him up at the hotel after hantar my sis who flew to US on the same day... Sampai Cititel MV tu dah almost 9ish pm... so jalan agak sesak lar sket sbb orang dah start nak kuar.. upon arriving kat cititel tu.. i caught a glimpse of Toy Story booths.. dalam hati.. jangan lar bebudak ni nampak.. alhamdulillah.. dorang tak nampak..

so the next day, again Ardi had another session of Hockey training at Pantai stadium.. so i was contemplating either nak hantar dia or dia pegi sendiri.. but then teringat pasal Toy Story booth tu... so i decided to send him.. then later on I brought the kids, mama and mak to MidValley.. apa lagi havoc lar bebudak ni kat sana.. dah lar kitorang asik berulang kali turun naik hotel tu.. asal kuar je.. mmg lalu concourse tu.. apa lagi.. asik tegur je lar toy story tu espl Amil..

and they even had a session with Woody and Buzz.. so untuk menghappykan kanak2 riang tu.. we decided to let them met Woody and Buzz... seronok nye dorang... and the pic.. aku tak scan lagi.. soon ye..

Monday, May 24, 2010

The aftermath

So.. i blogged on our first mini holiday.. well it wasn;t happen as planned... well some part of it la..

firstly.. we did our groceries.. but then.. when i woke up in the morning.. daddy had this 'lebam' and 'bengkak' under his mata.. he got hit by hockey stick a night before masa main hoki lar kan.. it really pissed me off.. so i had to do the groceries alone.. sigh.. sesudah abis membeli belah.. daddy need to go to the clinic.. to check his eyes.. then we run after unplanned errands... so the lunch at friend house was called off...

then.. we went to the hotel.. reached there slightly before 5pm... after brief rest.. the kids ready for swimming.. ni lar jugak masa nye aqilah sibuk nak susu... so abang and kaka gi first with daddy.. so mummy will follow later..
sepatutnye la kan.. but.. aqilah decided to sleep... so wat can mummy do? duduk melayan movie di dalam bilik hotel.. when the kids balik.. oh dear!! abang got blood all over his chin.. according to daddy.. dia jatuh di swimming pool.. sigh.. what a day!!

malam.. mencari clinic.. sib baik dah ING for panel clinic.. and luckily i decided to call this clinic which fortunate enough very near to the hotel.. and knowing amil.. bila something not right.. he will not at his normal active mode.. but normal slow mode... hiyaaa.. penat mummy... by the time we've done with him.. almost 10 o'clock.. so we decided to go to tasik titiwangsa.. hoping to find a place to eat.. okey lar.. mmg ada the ever famous Restoran Nelayan.. but the place was very crowded.. parking is difficult.. and finally daddy decided to go to Kg Baru.. pegi The Ship.. nice food.. although makanan aku a.k.a mix lamb sangat liat. but delicious black pepper sauce.. aqilah happily had the fries with mayonnaise.. and don;t ever think of taking that mayo from her.. else she will scream..

so malam yg penat berakhir dengan another trip to the same clinic.. as abang nye dressing of the wounded chin dah terbukak kena air milo... with the most unfriendly doctor i ever met..

the next day.. mummy i beli roti canai di sebelah hotel sbb we were not provided with breakfast coupon.. takpe lar.. again.. aqilah makan roti canai dengan sepenuh hati and cicah dengan kuah kacang dal.. sampai penuh mulut dia.. and we after check put again we made another trip to tasik titiwangsa.. nothing much to do as the weather was very hot.. but we stop for a while to let the kids watched the remote control car race.. okey lar.. again.. aqilah ditinggalkan sebab tgh sibuk nyusu..

then.. we headed to pavilion for our lunch before daddy went for his interview at marriott.. after that terus balik.. sbb dah takde apa nak buat.. as daddy said.."this time around.. mummy didn;t do good planning".. sigh...

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

First of the year

This weekend is our weekend breakaway for the first time this year.. remembered when i wrote about winning a voucher from a hotel.. so this is it!! haven't tell the kids yet! but hope they will have some fun despite of mummy and daddy tight schedule for that day..

saturday before we were off to KL for that overnight stay.. mummy and daddy have to do our groceries routine which supposed to be done last week but since daddy baru je balik from miri... hold it to this coming saturday.. then after lunch at home (yeah! we being thrifty)... baru ke KL.. after check in.. relaks for a while.. let the kids dip in their favorite place.. then head for dinner.. and that's it..

sunday daddy will have an interview at Marriott.. and mummy will bring the kids to pick up aunty caza and meet someone for out reunion Banting thingy.. hope everything went as planned as smooth....but first call that someone for appointment first..

Pray

My good friend in States met an accident couple of days ago.. He is in a very serious condition.. My pray is for him...

Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Missing

He is away for 4 days 3 nights already..

Anisah on the 2nd day... "Kakak rindu Daddy lar" while on her way to school

Amil on the 4th day.. "Amil nak call Daddy" right after he woke up

Aqilah.. she can climb the bed by herself and started to jump on the bed which give me scare and only stops after mummy keluarkan rotan.. she automatically lie on the bed..

Mama on the 2nd day.. "Shukri balik hari apa? Pergi Miri bila pulak??

And me.. miss him but...

Love you dear!

Monday, May 03, 2010

A very busy May

I foresee that this month is a very busy month for me and my family..

Well.. our activities as a family normally happen during the weekends.. as a mother and a planner of the family (also the financial adviser.. uuhhuhuh).. i have to plan what to do every weekend..

1st weekend of May.. we managed to do the our groceries routine.. although not as usual.. since it involved the kids.. and more time spent in the hypermarket and more people.. and yeah.. not as usual.. then the next day.. Ardi has to go for his 1st outstation trip to Kerteh..

2nd weekend of May.. Right after he get back from Kerteh, Ardi has the hockey and bowling selection for PMU.. so one w hole day will be spent with the PMU people.. hopefully i can 'kill' some client here.. :)... so i only have Sundays for my appointment... cannot be to cramp as Ardi will still be tired from his selection and trip..

3rd weekend of May.. I am supposed to join the Reunion meeting on Saturday.. but Ardi will only arrive from Miri that day.. so I have to forgo that.. but.. yeah.. of course nothing can be done that Saturday.. and again I have to limit my appointments for Sunday...

Then. there is 4th weekend of May... ooo.. lupa nak citer that I won a contest in Facebook thru Friends of Travel Times.. we won a 2 days 1 nite stay at Dynasty Hotel.. tapi bila dah review hotel tu.. cam err.. i'm hoping for the best.. so this is the weekend where will spent our nite.. hopefully it gets the kids excited.. i'm sure will especially Anisah.. need to reconfirm with Ardi if I can have some appointments while in KL..

Last week of the month... nak balik JB.. yeah.. we are going to take extra leave.. since it is a long weekend die to Wesak Day.. we decided to take more leaves.. so that I can jumpa my client kat sana.. and i plan to treat them.. also to get more clients..

hopefully suma nye okey.. berjalan lancar.. amin!!

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

alaaaa.. tak best nya..

Next week.. he will go to Kerteh for one week

The following week.. he will go to Miri for another one week..

*sigh..

confirm aku bosan nanti.. cian budak2 tu.. sure rindu kat daddy nanti...

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

The other side of me

okey.. just nak share with you all.. that i have created another blog.. blog oitu bertujuan untuk menceritakan apa yg aku buat sebagai seorang Unit Trust Consultant.. so rerajin kan lar buat link and follow.. i will share as much knowledge as i can with you all.. muahhhhsss

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Update 5.. The Unforgettable

Abang.. ko jangan jeles.... miahhahahahahah

Update 4.. The PRIMARY School Reunion

After almost 20 years, we meet again! I was very excited for the mini-reunion.  We have planned this for couple of months.  At the last minute, Ardi's family held a mini-gathering and the CHIs also decided to have brunch.  But, I was looking forward for this so I have to pass the other events.  Sorry guys!!

We met at M Suites Hotel JB around 2.30pm.  I was the first to arrive.  Dah biasa keluar awal (maklum lar duduk Kl ngan jem kan!).. So upon arrival, I was thinking, was it the correct date.. hahhaha.. alhamdulillah, after making few calls to my customer, Suhaila was the first to arrive. Then, Faridah, Mardiana, Halimah, Roshidah, Norliza (the moderator) and Asmah.  We were so excited to see each other.  So many stories popped out.  Some or most I can;t remember at all.  It was a great day indeed.  Yeee.. terlupa jap anak and hubby kat rumah.. muahhhsss

Update 3.. The Birthdays

Amil's birthday was on 27th December
Aqilah's birthday was on 4th January
Anisah's birthday was on 5th February

In the space of 3 months, I have to celebrate three birthdays.  Since I am not so rajin mummy, I decided to do all at once.  And, since Anisah yang paling excited about birthday, so we decided to do on her birthday instead.  Until recently, Amil was excited about birthday cake as well.. hmm.. to be exact.. BEN 10 birthday cake.

Luckily, Aqilah still tak tahu nak mintak2.. kalau tak lagi jenuh mummy nak pikir. At first, I thought of holding a party for  them, but then after making some financial adjustment (ehem!).. tak jadi.. so I decided, it was only for the family.. and last minute call to akak.. We bought the cake from Izma's Applegreen Kitchen.  I specifically told Izma, I don't care if it is round or square, yang penting kena ada PRINCESS and BEN 10..kalau tak ada yang masam muka.  hehehehe..

We celebrated at Little Penang Cafe at The Curve.  And the, a treat from Papa at Baskin Robbin. We bought both of them books.  Tak sempat nak snap the books.  Lain kali je lar kalau rajin.. hehehe..

Anisah's Graduation Day.. Update 2 perhaps

This post dah bertanak lama.. lupa nak publish.. iskk..

She got No. 3 for her 5-years old end of year term. (It was No. 2 for the mid-term).

She supposed to perform for the 5-years old Portuguese Dance. But we found that she danced for the 6-year old Joget Kelantan as well.

Spot her at the back wearing brownish-black baju kurung..

video

And green scarf..

video

While kakak was busying performing.. Amil was busy.. errr.. dating.. hahahah



and nenek-nenek were so tired waiting..

Update 1 continue.. The Melaka Trip - Day 3 and Day 4

Buat panjang2 kang malas lak nak baca..

Day 3 (Sunday, 13 Dec 2009)
Hmmm.. I am trying to remember where did we get our breakfast? Damn it can't remember at all. Kena tunggu Ardi back from meeting, will ask him.

Day 3 was trip to town.  We were not keen to climb the little hill for the famous A Famosa fort.  It won;t excite the kids though.  So after breakfast, we went straight to the Menara Taming Sari, first revolving Gyro Tower in Malaysia.  I was excited to go to this place cause of the exciting review although terasa agak cuak jugak lar kan.  The fee was reasonably affordable esp if you show your MyKad (you  get discount for that).  After two trips, it was finally our turn.  From bottom to top, the platform was revolving and we can view the whole city.  Anisah was begging us to bring her to Eye of Melaka, she kept show us the place whenever the view turn to the area.  Amil was so excited to see the 'pirate ship' (the Muzium Kapal). Aqilah was brave to walk at the platform.  It stopped for a while when reach the top.  I have a bit of gayat but still exciting.  I think Mak also gayat, but she kept it to herself.  For good 7  minutes, we get to view the Melaka from the top.  This was so much better than KL Tower, seriously.

Our journey continued by hopping the museums.  First museum, was the Muzium Kapal (Kapal Flor de La Mar).  Mak did not follow us, so she just sat at the nearby mall (ala2 cam pekan rabu, ada jual bermacam2 souvenier).  Amil was extremely excited.  Yes, he likes ship, boats dan yang sewaktu dengannya.  Everytime, he saw the ship model, be it big or small, he will screamed, "Look, it's a pirate ship".. Tapi aku tak tgk pun Pirate of the Carribeans masa ngandungkan dia..But he didn;t like the mannequins at all.  Everytime nampak, he will hide behind us.  After spending tiome in here, we went for the museum, I think it is a Navy Museum.  Nothing much here but what the heck.  We pay RM5 (for adults) for three museums.  Hmm... not bad.. So the next museum is another Navy Museum.  We picked up Mak as it is much closer to the place where we left her.  Again, Amil was so excited cause there was one big helicopter inside the museum.  And at the outside, there was a replica of the TLDM ship.  I didn't go to the replica cause Aqilah already screaming for milk and she wanted to sleep.

Then, Mak ajak to browse the 'pekan rabu' untuk mencari some souvenier.  We got few things over there but we were so hungry, so we hurried everybody so that we can go for Nyonya Food.  Yee... mesti try nyonya food if go to Melaka.  Again, research punye research we found few nyonya place yang halal.  I called the first place, it was full.. (hmmm.. i think it was expensive too cause it's one of the place where tourist guide will bring their tourists).. so I called the other place (where i found a good review from NST).   It's place called Amy's Heritage Nyonya Cuisine

When we arrived there, nobody's inside.  I was like.. damn.. mesti tak best ni.. iskk..but we wanted to give it a try anyways.  Few minutes after we went inside, one family came.  Then, one more came.  Then, one big group came.  We ordered the food.  Didn't remember much, but a must try is the Ayam Pongteh.  It was freshly cooked and it really worth every penny.  We took some pics of the food.  Anisah took it sampai the camera lens rosak.. Gulp! Mak said the food nice (tapi few days after that, she told EE, she didn;t really fancy it cause the tukang masak tak baca Bismillah.. hmmm.. the cook is a Chinese.., but the food are halal)...

It still early to go back to the hotel.  So we decided to take the panorama bus (yes, the double decker bus).  From the route, the bus passed the Hang Tuah Mall (which was near to our hotel).  Since, we did not want to get stuck in the jam in the city, we decided to park our car alongside the Hang Tuah Mall.  Well, much too my disliked, the bus stop have no signage and no place to sit.  Kesian kat Mak yang tired.  The weather was a bit hot so I asked the kids to put on their hats.  We waited almost half an hour before the bus came.  And the kids was excited again!! Well, the idea of having the bus as tourist bus was great but there are lots of improvement can be done for the bus.  But, with the bus, we found that the jetty for the River Cruise was in the middle of the town and the town was very packed.   So, we were not that happy cause River Cruise was in the plan for the night.  Okey, back to the bus.  The journey lasted for 40-45 minutes.  Nothing to shout about but at least we can relax for a while.

We head back to the hotel and get some rest.  In the mean time, I went to the hotel's concierge to ask on the River Cruise.  We were lucky that there was another jetty nearby the hotel.  Fuhh! we didn;t have to go to the town. 
So, after Magrib, we went for the nearby jetty for the River Cruise.  After arrived, we had dinner at the stall first.  And it was frustrating.  The food took almost an hour to arrive.  Bengang giler.. siap orang lain dah dapat dulu tu.. memang angin!!.. Sib baik lar naik boat best.. Yep, it was one of the highlights of the trip.  Mak loved it.  The kids were so excited esp bila kena hit with the river water (ada smell sket lar the river).  The pre-recorded commentator of the boat was great.  Very informative.  I love passed by Kampung Morten.  It was so nice with the lights.  The cruise brought us till the city.  Yes, again we saw the Pirate Ship.  And Amil was excited again!  Yep, the whole journey was great.  We covered the town from the land and from the river.  Balik hotel.. penat tau!!

Day 4 (Monday, 14 Dec 2009)


Last day in Melaka.  Finally, we had breakfast at the hotel.  We got 2 free breakfast tapi since we brought Mak along, so we have to let go the free breakfast.  Tapi since this is last day, Ardi asked me to bring mak and the kids along (and we sneaked something for Ardi).

Not too disappoint everyone, we dipped ourselves in the pool.  Aqilah was eagerly wanted to go to the pool.  She was having so much fun.  Yang lain tak payah cakap la.


After packing up, we started our journey back.  But, Ardi wanted to try the go-kart as it was cheap.  I was not in the mood though.  But Anisah wanted to try.  Unfortunately, she couldn't due to her height.


Then, Mak wanted to buy some Belacan whatsoever.  So we got something to bring back as well.  Then, we bumped into the Kereta Lembu.  Heheheh.. just to wrap up our journey, we decided to get the ride.  RM10 per ride for the whole family.  Well, okey lar gak.. But there were so many flies.  Lembu ni tak mandi lar.. busuk.. and so hot also.  But, everybody still smile. And, that's the wrap!

Update 1.. The Melaka Trip - Day 1 and Day 2

Who said Melaka is boring??? Yes, you will get bored if you have no idea what to do.

Apparently, after months of research (yee.. saya agak freak bila bab2 nak travel ni.. saya kena membuat research so that the trip will be good one and value for money!).. i found so many interesting place in Melaka and 4 days 3 nights were not enough... So this was our journey in Melaka

Accomodation: Avillion Legacy, Melaka (only few minutes from town)
Date: 11 Dec - 14 Dec 2009
Participant: Ardi, Me, Anisah, Amil, Aqilah and Mak

Day 1 (Friday, 11 Dec 2009)
Only bertolak from Sepang around 6.30pm.  Ardi have to go to Bintulu or Miri (can't remember) despite dia dah amek cuti on that day.  After picked him up, I went back to my sis place to pick up Mak and others and the barang-barang also.  Then, we straight to Melaka.

Arrived around 8pm (bukan jauh pun). After check-in, straight to the room, get cleaned up.  Alhamdulillah the room was spacious for six of us.  All of us were very hungry and Ardi was still tired over his trip, so we decided to get dinner nearby.  Well, we went for a 5-minutes walk to the nearby KFC.  Tapi the surrounding agak scary sket sbb dah sunyi around 9pm.. So masa jalan tu mmg always watched our back.

Day 2 (Saturday, 12 Dec 2009)

So the day started with a breakfast dekat Ayer Keroh.  We just went to any stall that we can find.  The breakfast okey2 je.  The kids already excited.  We straight to the Zoo Melaka (ooo sudah ada website.. masa research ari tu takde lagi).. which is cheaper than Zoo Negara and i found it much more bigger and exciting.  The animals were more lively.  Aqilah really attached with one of the lemurs.  We arrived there around 10am.. so we managed to catch the Animal Show (which was interesting) and we also managed to catch the Elephant Show.  Sbb tu kena datang awal.. Of course ramai orang (cuti sekolah kan!).. but not that crowded sampai jalan langgar orang. It was so big and we only covered half of the zoo.  Mak already tired of walking.  I just found out that dia sakit lutut and currently on medication.  But proud of her, she still so semangat to jalan-jalan with us!

Anisah rode the poney. We rode the Elephant (without Mak and Amil yang refuse to naik apa2 pun).  They have a Mini Safari in the Zoo and it was really hot in there. Betul2 macam kat tengah2 gurun..We left the Zoo around 4pm.  And everybody was very tired.  Aqilah langsung tak tido in the zoo so masa dalam kereta suma orang termasuk dia flat out (Me and Ardi je tak flat sbb kena jadi drebar and co-pilot).  The only downside was the food sucks big time.

We planned to swim at the pool, but since we were so tired, we have to let that go.  Ingatkan nak gi spa or massage sbb too tired of walking tapi the hotel didn't have that facilities.


After all,  we had a date with Kak Lulu and Abang Mohamad.  After Magrib, we picked them at their  hotel, and we went to the Ikan Bakar place at Sungai Duyong (which is not far from town).  Malas nak gi Umbai, cause after my research, the food mmg nice tapi a bit pricey since dah terlalu terkenal esp with the Singaporean.  Pening jugak jalan dia, tapi my research worth it.  We followed the route recommended by one blogger (setelah puas blog hopping tau!) Sangat ramai orang di tempat tu, but the food was nice, all seven of us (5 adults and 2 kids, aqilah tak masuk).. ate 17 bungkus of nasi lemak.  I only ate half sebab nak ratah the ikan-ikan.  We were bloated when we left the place.  And it was cheap!!  oops.. gambar makanan takde sbb tak sempat.. hehehe

On the way balik, we stuck in the traffic jam (malam tau!!) sbb tersalah ikut jalan.. but at least dapat lar view some places)

Time to update!!

Okey.. I am in the mood to update what have happen in the past few months..

Friday, February 05, 2010