Thursday, January 17, 2019

Abah,s birthday 2019

My darling sweetheart is born on the 1st of January, therefore his birthday (so lucky) falls on a holiday always. This year I wanted to make it a bit special plus I realize that Kyochon has this special free set meals for birthday boy. 

It was my family's first time in Kyochon, and they really really love it.

So I went to Lavender to get him a birthday cake when the waitress from kyochon saw the cake they say they can bring the cake in with a birthday song which they did and my darling birthday boy felt so embarrassed. Wahahahhaha, what a sight.

All in all, it was such a memorable family occasion. 

Madiha made her abah a lovely birthday cards

The kids really enjoy the delicious kyochon chicken wings and drummet, we have been eating many more kyochon since then.

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Perhentian Island

Surprisingly, I have never ever been to any island on the east coast of Malaysia. Perhentian Island has been in my bucket list for a while, finally, I made the trip. I was delightfully surprised of its beauty and nature. We went there during a long break in September.

  We took a boat from Jeti Kuala Besut which is only an hour ride from my hubby hometown in Kota Bharu however if you drive from KL like me its about 5hour ride.

at the jetty waiting for the boat.

ze gurls

The 45 minute boat ride was awesome, the speedboat racing on the water sending cool breeze cooling my face with views of the aquamarine sea reflecting the clear blue skies is something one must experience.

Family photo on this beautiful island.

once we checked in and had our lunch, done prayers and rest, we went out to the beach which is just in front of our hotel room. The sea water is so clear clean and  blue. 

More pictures of us above snorkeling by the beach. The next day is a fun island hopping trip day. We took the boat on few island tour for swimming and snorkeling.
again i really enjoyed the boat ride.

view from the boat ride.

me under the clear blue sea water.

The water around  Perhentian is so clear and blue,  lots of fish, sadly many dead corals, the one that is still alive is colorful and beautiful. I really love the snorkeling trip. The island hopping activity ends at around 4pm, then after bath and rest, my nephew, niece and I take a long hike up the hill to see the rundown windmills area high atop a hill, the view of the sea from up there is breathtaking.

some of the pictures at the top of the hill. However the place is rundown and quite dangerous for kids. luckily I left them in the rooms resting with hubby. I as usual do not mind hard arduous effort in search of new place and experience.

On the way back we manage to capture the beautiful view of the sun setting over the horizon. 

the last night they served us barbeque, this comes with the hotel package. not so nice, so average.

The next day is home time, but we manage to catch another round of snorkeling at the beach before checking out. I was thinking of how I would not feel tired of this scene of the clear blue sky, aquamarine seawater, soft white sand, thousands of fish and corals in the water.

The boat ride home is again great. while in the boat I was thinking of how nice life of the boat driver and people working around the island, to have nature rather than four walls as your office. 

Last but not least our beautiful resort by the beach. The awesome Senja Bay Resort. will definitely comes here again.

My Cameron 'Girls' Trip

                         Girls trip, aaahhhhh well let's start with this issue, as a working mom with husband and kids, is it really ok for us to go on a girls trip? most often if we do it, we might feel guilty which then prevents us from truly enjoying the trip. Yet girls trip has lots of benefits. As mothers who're responsibility never ends even when you are on vacation with your family this is one of the rare occasions where we can really relax and have' me' time.
                        I love having it, I need more of it, this does not mean I am a bad mom, selfish, irresponsible, because I find that by having this trips sometimes it makes me a better mom, appreciate my family more and a happier and grateful wife because hubby lets me on this relaxing trip while he takes on the family responsibility alone for a while. (hilang semua marah merajuk kan)
                        Well so, last September, I went on a very short weekend trip with my' geng' (ex-UKM best mate to Cameron HighlandIt'sts short and sweet yet leave such great memories to remember. I feel it's important to create beautiful memories in life and I find this in travel and family/close friends gathering.

Went to Cameron by bus. 

kagum dengan TBS, dah macam airport dah.

Me and my travel buddy chok, meeting more friends who've been here 1 day earlier to hike up the mossy forest. (me tak pegi sebab tok laki ta bui) 

In front of our hotel, The Smoke House. Cantik gile, europian style boutique hotel. 

Soon after we arrive and had lunch, we took a private ride up to the mossy forest tourist center. The forest is truly mystical and beautiful.
After taking tons of pictures, we fie, selfie we took the same private ride back.

Next stop, tea plantation. Another mesmerizing green scenery. and great food too.

I ordered fruit scones and black tea, it's freshly baked and it is sooooo good, my tea, of course, it tastes better up here right

The scones are served with fresh creme and strawberry jam.

Me and my friends, really what better ways to enjoy your afternoon tea than good food, good company and great scenery.

we went down to walk around the plantation for a while

karaoke next, of course never enough time singing. Then back to our beautiful hotels, bath and maggi time (awesome!!)

From inside our room, really classic, tho my friend have a supernatural experience here, hehehehe. I slept like a baby. I find that if I travel to a place that is really remote and calm, I slept better.

We booked a suite with 2 rooms. The 2nd room.

The corridor sitting area, for us to enjoy the cool outdoors. That on the table is my early morning coffee and cakes before breakfast.

more hotels corridors view.

The rooms comes with a complete served English breakfast. 

Some of the views inside the hotel lobby, I really love it, so classic and rustic.

So on the 2nd day also coming home day, after the morning market for souveniers, we went to the lavender farm. Having been to a truly natural lavender farm in Canada, this one is just OK but still i enjoyed the visit very much.

with my lavender icecream

I love hydrangeas. 

This is our last stop before driving back to my friends place in Ipoh. The plantation ATV centre, however when we got there we fekt scared to ride our own atv so we took a jeep ride instead.
Then, we drove to Ipoh, had laksa tea at our friend's place and they drop us at the train station to ride a train home to KL

It was such a wonderful short excursion. Refreshing and sweet and I am glad I did it.