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..

And green scarf..

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