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부모가 모두 포용할 수 있어요.
억울해서 아이가 그들은 얼마나 가슴 아프냐?
많이 보았다 슬퍼요.
부모님에게 정말 미안해요.
앞으로는 부모님에게 좋은 딸이 될 것이에요.
사랑함니다 아빠가 엄마가.
Thanks to SY to let me tag along for the MUA work in Kuantan. She was the one who suggested this trip and I can't be happier to tag along as the main trip is to visit Yoyo and her family! I haven't been back in Kuantan since Yoyo's wedding.
We went down on a Friday and it was raining one section by one section of the road all the way to Kuantan. I did drive from KL to the Temerloh R&R while SY drove the rest. SY parked me in Kula Cakes in Kuantan while I wait for Yoyo and her family to come. We had dinner and adjourned back to her house. It was a warm up time for Charlotte and Carl but Carl was a really smiley baby! Charlotte warmed up after a while and was quite talkative. Likes to sing and read her books a trait You instilled in her.
The next day we left late as Gan was working half day and there were Gardener and cleaner who came by to do work. Then Gan came back to take over so that me and Yoyo can grab lunch while we chat. Yoyo brought me around and wanted to introduce me to Keropok Sagu but unable to find. It was raining heavily in the evening and we had Korean BBQ and was waiting for SY to come but she was unable to join us. We did however find her after her job and we returned home together.
Come Sunday after breakfast with the family, we left for SG. Lembing where Yoyo explained some of the history of the town and showed us some of the places. We had a tea session and proceeded to the mines museum. It is the original mine which was converted into a museum. Then we crossed the hanging bridge which is still used by the locals and had some snacks. In town, we took pictures around before going back to Yoyo's house. Then we had dinner with Yoyo's mum at the hotel before adjourning back home. It was rather late by the time we returned.
Today is our last day in Kuantan. The Gans left us their house keys as they had to leave early due to work. We left and passed back the keys to Gan while he brought us for brunch.
I drove from Kuantan to Bentong as SY really wanted to buy durians after seeing Sook Wai posting on FB on her buys in Bentong. Lol
SY then drove the way back from Bentong to KL.
Been MIA for a while. But I will frequently return to this space once in a while. In this case once in 2 months. Lol
To start off, after the BKK trip, it was little Kenrick's full moon! The familia got together (with WK) and some friends to have a little fullmoon party at home. Kenrick was soooo tiny then.
Shortly after that, it was mooncake festival. But we didn't really do much but light up a few candles and walked around with the lanterns...
I had a short trip with Mom & Dad (3D2N) to Kluang for a wedding and to meet old kawans. I finally got to meet my secondary friends in JB after not seeing each other for so long...
I also had a working trip to Yong Peng for one of our cooking events by Oriental Cuisine. It was nice to be working with colleagues on a different setting but I nearly lost my voice for talking so much!
Then came our MCIL Dinner. I felt that this dinner was not too bad although the location a bit far...we went bonkers with the photo booth tho...our theme was 民主风 so our department wore cheongsams. It felt like CNY! I bought an Oriental cape from Azorias and wore it with a fitting dress.
Then the next day (Deepavali) me and SF have a lunch date with YiYi Erin at Bow Wow Cafe. SF has been complaining for the longest time that he haven't been back to a dog cafe. So we brought him there. It's musch more spacious than The Hound and have more variety of dogs owners visiting.
The week after we went for Riuh in the city at APW Bangsar. I had always wanted to join and seeing for the month of October they have a kids workshop, VK signed up for the two kiddos while we have some fun time exploring the area. Not a bad space and lots of areas for your OOTDs and can instantly turn into a photography session. I missed the November session as I was in Kuantan. So am waiting for the December session which I think will have some elements of Christmas!
Since we missed out on the Pratunam Morning market the day before, we were on a mission to visit this famed market in the morning. We reached the place at 7:30am and the place was packed with people! I totally cannot believe my eyes seeing the sight of people doing wholesale in pasar pagi style.
I managed to shopped more (thanks to Robert's emergency stash. What would we do without you?). And after shopping we hanged around Platinum Mall to wait for Central World to be open so that I can mail out some postcards (which had been like a ritual since Japan days) and also to have one last taste of After You before we go home.
Who says you can't have dessert as breakfast?
Me with my Nutella Toast! *Just went to heaven and back*
The day started with us leaving the hotel and arriving at the Pratunam Market at around almost 9am. It was told that the market closes at 8am and we missed it. Nevertheless we went in to the market and bought some stuff here and there and walked in Platinum Mall. We practically just shopped and shopped till we couldn't shop no more.
Stopped by Central World to rest our feet (me mostly while the girls were in Kameekama). And finally had After You's famous Shibuya Honey Toast at Sim Paragon. The girls are converted fans!!! And how I missed it so much!
We were told that the Pratunam Market is not open fully on Monday so we decided to change with Day 3 plan's instead.
Both me and SN slept until dunno what time while SY woke up early. Robert asked what were our itinerary and we sorta said to meet up at Terminal 21 reachable at BTS Asok. BTS is really quite convenient. It's our main transportation and GRAB too.
Robert who is late (again, what's new. At least he didn't ffk) while we settled in Yum Saap even though he asked us to go to the food court. (Food court too many people during lunch time so we gave up). Had a nice time catching up (meeting in BKK not in KL wtf) and Robert treated us (Kob krun kaa) and be our sugar daddy (ahahhahahaha). He also made some recommendations which we will be going in a while.
After lunch we went to this Buddist temple that SY's mom asked her to go for some errands. Then we made our way to Chocolate Ville via GRAB of course.
The view at Chocolate Ville is really beautiful. Thanks to Robert for recommending. It was definitely not in our mind to visit this place. And thanks to the promo code from GRAB we grabbed all the way till night!
At night we went to Esplanade to go to the
Ratchada Train Market for look see look see. However it started to rain after an hour of us being there and we headed back to the hotel.
Reached BKK in the afternoon. After getting ourselves (me and SY) a local sim card (yay to dual SIM card) we took a bus from the airport to a nearby BTS station. My first time using their local transportation. Then it started raining.
N.O. UMBRELLA! Luckily the BTS station was not too far away. But still...
We got to the BTS and sorted our tickets. Then we were already hungry and had "lunch" eating bread. Lol
Finally we got to our BTS Station - Chit Lom but the rain was still heavy so we seek shelter in the malls assessible by the Sky Walk. By the time it stopped raining we went to check in our hotel. Boy the lady at the reception is such a BITCH! So LCLY. We checked into our room freshen ourselves up and went out to Asiatique.
Asiatique a rooftop market is quite nice. Very hipster-ish with lots of makan and the view is very nice too! The ferry to Asiatique is also free for tourists. We bought some stuff (as in me).
When we finally went back, we couldn't find a suitable massage parlour near our hotel. Could it be because we are surrounded by the posh posh hotels who have their own spas? We will have to try our luck the next day.
The longest weekend in 2017 is going to be over.
31 Aug (Thursday) - National Day
1 Sept (Friday) - Hari Raya Haji
4 Sept (Monday) - Public Holiday announced by the PM due to the good results from the SEA Games 2017 hosted by Malaysia.
I'm actually quite looking forward back to work because this long weekend I didn't plan anything.
But before that I hope the kiddos are going to be okay, SF - had some really bad allergy on his skin, SJ - had fever and VK not well too.
We were so tired in the morning from yesterday's activities that we decided not to go anywhere but be in the hotel to pack our bags home. We just enjoyed our time eating whatever is left in the fridge and packing our things.
We took the bus from the hotel to the airport (all 20+ of us) and I've experienced the bus's considerate moves. They actually lead out the ramp for us as we were pulling all the luggages. (I can see the disable using this feature).
We were fairly early to the airport (our flight was at 4:40pm and we reached around 1:30pm). So we had lots of time to spare to continue eating our food (there was cakes, bread, oranges, yogurt - browns brand). I wished we were able to shop in their supermarket one more time to buy their Vegemite, peanut butter and some other tidbits as suggested by Nana. Will take note for next time.
We reached back KLIA2 at 10:30pm and reached home almost 12am. I was absolutely pooped returning home that I didn't even wash up.
That's the end of our Perth trip. What can I say about the trip: Perth is a beautiful city. I wished I had been able to explore more (King's Park, Fremantle Market).
Travelling in a big group is definitely not for me. I'd prefer in smaller groups (5 maximum) for the flexibility of it. Travelling in a big group requires more patience and effort.
I really enjoyed travelling with our group of 5. Except when they start taking photos 360 degrees with their uncountable patterns. I liked that it was like having 5 moms who would look after you.
Time to clear up my mind as work commences tomorrow.
We are going out to sea today! We are going to Rottnest Island. Maxime was our guide for the tour for the whole day.
The ferry ride to Rottnest is really really rough! The waves are really choppy today and it took us an hour to get there while normally it takes 40-45 mins. I was feeling really awful after that boat ride. A lot of people threw up on the ferry. It was horrible. 😭
Nevertheless the view at Rottnest Island made up for it. There are beautiful waves and trees which looked like it was to be uprooted (it's the tree's way of surviving). Rottnest Island has around 200 residents and in order to live here, your job needs to be required before and after the ferry leaves. E.g. police, nurse, rangers. The children of these residents are able to attend school in Rottnest (10 children) and there are 2 teachers. There is a waiting list for teachers to be transferred over but the two teachers are not willing to give it up anytime soon (according to Mia our guide).
The island is really beautiful and there is so much stories about the island. Because of the rough winds, the island experiences quite a lot of erotion at the West side and they are doing quite a lot of work to help to prolong it.
The island has many quokkas which we saw along the way. They are not that afraid of humans and are just nonchalant towards us. I even managed a selfie with one! However, quokkas are not able deal well with human food as it makes their beautiful fur shed into tiny botak patches.
We had a lovely buffet lunch and explored the island with our guide Maxime. The neighbourhood is quite serene with many holiday houses to be rented out. Our boat fare goes to Rottnest Island itself for it's preservation works and upkeep.
The ride back to Perth mainland was better than the morning ride and we headed back to the hotel. We had an appointment with 表婶's boss who played host for dinner. We toured his house which is located out of the city (30mins) and met with his wife and daughter-in-law (Nana) and has Chinese dinner (our first full fledged dinner in Perth). I had a nice conversation with Nana and Sean while the adults were chatting.
Then they took us to the casino where we took photos after photos and to Elizabeth Quay. The view was pretty and we were the only ones there walking. It was nearly 12am by the time we got back to the hotel and we were so pooped.
It was a long day!