Monday, October 8, 2012

Holiday, a Birthday and Other Updates

Holiday, holiday, it's the best day
Ice-cream day
I am only happy
When I have
~Doctor Kosmos

I love that song. Such a fun song to sing along to. It's a silly song, but it's a fun one don't you think?

Gosh I haven't updated in ages! So let's get to the updating bit. DH and I went for a mini holiday last month. Nothing fancy. Just a couple of days at Cherating in the East Coast. It was a less than a three hour drive to the hotel and DH drove at a leisurely pace. We weren't rushing anyway. We got to the hotel and I have to say I was pretty disappointed with the place. The hotel has been there for quite a long time and the management is not doing anything to upgrade the place, which is a shame because Cherating is a nice place to have holidays at. There was no cable (they're still on Vision Four) and the sink in the bathroom leaked which flooded the bathroom floor, despite repeated calls to housekeeping to get it fixed.

I didn't make a big fuss out of it though. The important thing is I was with DH and we had fun chilling out at the beach, eating good food and getting lost trying to find a seafood restaurant. But though we had fun, I don't think I'll be going to Cherating again anytime soon. At least until the hotels there are upgraded.

We got lost trying to get here

Where we had this: stuffed crab, kam heong clams, deep fried squid and sweet potato leaves
Tong Juan. Famous for its stuffed crab

We had the stuffed crab and this steamed fish. Yum!

Excellent sata (cross between fish dumpling and meatball) at Warung Aziz Satar

Big sister came back from the UK with her kids in tow. This time for good (yay!). BIL will be coming back a bit later to finish off his work at his UK office.  I haven't seen them for a year and oh my how the kiddos have grown! They came back just in time to celebrate Mama's birthday. Mama wanted to go to Las Carretas so we had dinner there. The restaurant had TVs which played Tom & Jerry cartoons on repeat, and my nephew had a tough time concentrating on his food LOL. Everyone had a great time and by the time dinner was over, we were stuffed to the brim.

Jasmine with her sombrero hat

Dani watching watching Tom & Jerry on the telly, oblivious to everything and everyone

I bought congkak (a traditional game) for the kids and my niece loves it! She caught on the do's and don'ts of the game really fast and got hooked really fast too! I'm gonna teach her how to play batu seremban next. 

The kids really love DH whom they call Pak Ngah. Whenever we go home to my parents' they'll be following him around like his shadows. They've been like that since they were kids. Lucky for them DH doesn't mind being bullied LOL. I'm thinking of bringing them to the bird park one day. I'm sure they'll enjoy it :)

The little monkeys trying their hands at congkak

And later, bullying Pak Ngah session :P

Enough updates for now. Gotta get back to work. 

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