Tuesday, March 20, 2012
What did we do during the holidays?
We started the first weekend in Bird Park. At last, I convinced myself that paying that whopping amount to experience something different will be worth it.
The initial part was an open aviary and it was quite great. Hubby was carrying girl and birds started perching all over him. The girl was scared for a while and then just watched after a while.
Boy was more eager to move on! In fact he is always wanting to move on these days. Have to teach him to enjoy the moment.
Met one peacock who took an interest in a packet of junkfood a tourist was eating. It was hilarious and the guy had to hurry up and gobble it up with his kids trying to distract the peacock away.
I had a few jumps myself when one or two birds flew too close to me. Hubby had a good laugh coz it was mummy who jumped more than the kids.
Anyways.....Christopher then went back to Ipoh for the rest of the week till Thrusday night when we made our way down to Ipoh to pick him up and we headed to PENANG !
Where to eat? I told hubby just drive and the first place we come across we will eat there. We ended up in Swatow Lane foodcourt. It was good enough....not too warm, easy parking. And the boy finished up his mun yee mee. The girl just wanted the daddy's ice kacang. Hubby and I shared a char kuer teow and asam laksa. It was GOOD!
Checked into the hotel only to find they had only king size beds or twin beds left. We could not get the double queen bed config. So hubby settled for a king bed and a cot for the girl/boy....whoever!
Spent the rest of the evening in the pool where Christopher made friends with a Chloe, Alyssa and Ben from Perth, Australia. We had chats with A&B's parents through out our stay there coz of the kids. Not sure what happened to C or her parents.
I never thought we would be spending every other waking hour at the pool when we were not roaming Penang. So, it never occured to me to lather the kids with sun block. The kids survived.....I doused them with lotion after the first evening swim. But hubby and I were BURNT. It's hurting us 3 days later so you can imagine.
Breakie at the hotel and pool after that.
Lunch the 2nd day was at OFA with cousins. Overpriced and not great at all. But we didn't have to pay...so I cannot complain.
Went biscuit shopping and also went to hubby's family shop in Kek Lok Si foothill to get nutmeg related stuff. I so wanted to do Penang hill but after sweating buckets in Kek Lok Si foothill, I decided I would be too tired to take care of tantrum throwing kids. We headed back to the hotel.
Had ice cream as it was nearing 6 and the lunch was lousy. Christopher was in a bad mood due to lack of sleep and pain behind his neck. Still after some milk shakes, ice cream and fries, he was ever ready to jump in the pool again AT 7 PM mind you!
Made him PROMISE to get out when mummy says so. And he did....partly coz there was a group of Malay kids who were making 'his' pool filthy and rough. He even whispered to me not to let his mui mui play with them or talk to them coz they are so rough! I thought they were rough too actually. And eating biscuits and apples in the pool is NOT COOL! If not for hubby, I would have really told them off!
Of course at the said traffic lights is the most delicious goreng pisang which I had just before we left. Wanted to eat it the day before but it was sold out by 4+pm.
For once I agree.....am I growing old that I miss my own bed?