August 8, 2018

Helene - 4 years & 3 months

As the elder two are growing up, it seems like only Helene is willing to pose for me to take pictures now. Hence this blog is starting to have lesser content :(

Still as "manja" as always, here are some recent snaps of her.

I took her to H&M and she wanted to try on the hats and sunnies :)

Hari Raya celebrations in school - but the kids could wear any traditional clothes, so these two wore Indian outfits considering that they are 1/8 Indian :)

Such a poser :)

Helene and her cousin Charlize:

This little one still loves her food, but she definitely has a more Asian taste, compared to her sisters who like fast food and western food. This was one night where she polished off a plate of nasi kandar (with a little curry) and later on half a plate of noodles in the same night :)

This was her first homework assignment from school - writing the numbers 1, 2 and 3. She can now recognise numbers up to 9 :)

And of course, the most peaceful time of the day is when she is fast asleep :) It's really cute how she rests her head on her little hand.

Don't grow up too fast, Mummy's baby :)

July 12, 2018

Hari Raya in KL

To continue our cuti-cuti Malaysia episodes, we ended up going to KL during the Hari Raya weekend. It was a breeze driving down from Penang to KL on the first day of Raya, no traffic and the roads were clear when we reached KL too. Not something usual on a normal day in KL.

I booked a 2 bedroom apartment for us called Laman Ceylon which was very near to Changkat Bukit Bintang and Jalan Alor. It came with 2 car parks so we could park our cars and take Grab to whereever we wanted to go. It was a very nice apartment and the lobby was quite impressive too. We also had a nice view of KL Tower from one of the windows.

There was no planned itinerary for this trip, so we basically just ate, walked and spent time together. We had initially wanted to visit Aquaria KLCC, but looking at the crowds and the queue, we made do with walking around KLCC Park and the playground.

We also visited One Utama, Ikea and The Curve, but mostly it was for the kids to spend time and have fun together.

I thought this was a pretty funny one - all the kids cramped together on the day bed in the apartment with their legs up :)

Of course, since we were living so near Changkat and Jalan Alor, it would be a pity if we didn't take a walk.

My friend Junnie who lives in the same neighbourhood was our tour guide for the evening. We ordered the famous W.A.W. chicken wings at Jalan Alor and we were surprised that they even provided delivery service to our apartment! If we were to wait there to take away, we would need to wait at least an hour.

Even though driving down was a breeze, driving back to Penang on the 3rd day of Raya was anything but. A 4 hour drive took us 7 hours to reach home. Having said that though, we will probably be crazy enough to attempt this again, maybe next Raya? :)

June 20, 2018

3H in Ipoh

It seems like this year, our travel plans are cuti-cuti Malaysia lol, so at the beginning of the school holidays last week, we took a short 2 day trip to Ipoh.

Our first stop was the Perak Cave Temple.

From there, we climbed many many steps to get to the top for the view.

So this was about 3/4 of the way up and apparently a must-take-photo-spot. So we did just that :)

Only Hubby, his friend Tze Ming and our 2 little ones braved their way all to the top.

Achivement unlocked!

The rest of us were contented to rest at the 3/4 way mark haha.

After all that exercise, it was time for some cold dessert. We made our way to Hodi which is famous for their taro ball dessert.

There was also this swing there which is a very Instagrammable spot.

The shop requested out group photo for their photo album, which we willingly obliged :)

After that, we headed to Nam Heong, which is the original Old Town White Coffee. And it didn't disappoint!

The egg tarts were delicious too. 

And the eating continued that night at Tuck Kee Restaurant. There are a few Tuck Kee restaurants in Ipoh, but this one is not to be confused with the one selling noodles. This is one is at Pasir Pinji. 

Here are some of the things we ate:

The next day, we took a walk around the Ipoh Heritage Trail. We didn't really cover the whole thing, but mostly just walked around the more touristy areas.

There were shops selling all sorts of knick-knacks, much to the delight of the kids. We must have bought them an assortment of useless but pretty things that day haha.

There were also things to interest the adults, such as these haha. These sort of things were more to my liking :)

This is another Instagramable spot at Market Street, with all the colourful umbrellas.

And this is the famous Concubine Lane, where the kids got all their cute stuff, and plenty of sweet treats!

Walking around old Ipoh town:

Helene enjoyed a bowl of noodles with Daddy at a local coffee shop:

While Mummy, Hannah and Heidi escaped the heat at a cafe haha. We had some yummy food at Plan B. The tomato soup with grilled cheese sandwiches was really good.

The girls had the big breakfast:

And we all cooled down with some ice-blended smoothies.

Such a picturesque scene from the outside of the cafe:

Love this one of the 2 BFFs - for 30 years plus!

And these ones of a daddy with his girls:

There's still so much to see, do (and eat!) in Ipoh. We will surely be back :)


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