I had always wanted to visit Japan. This time it's for real. No more postponing as before. But I'm going to miss Sakura which has past its season. Never mind, I still get to experience Japanese culture. I'm bringing along my eldest girl. She loves Japan. This will be her second trip. My SIL, BIL and their grandson are going along too. We are going to have a fun-filled vacation.
Friday, May 22, 2015
My girl planned another trip for us. We flew Air Asia again. To Singapore we went..Initially, we were indecisive on the place of stay. Finally, we decided on Vintage Inn whereby we shared a room with other occupants but with a curtain drawn. Not a bad idea after all..
When we reached Changi Airport on Tuesday, 19 May, we got ourselves a tourist pass which cost us $30 each but upon returning it, we got back $10 each.
Conveniently, we found our way to Little India and Vintage Inn is situated at the Race Course Street.
After checking in early at 9.30am, we adjourned to Bugis Street where we had our own time till our friend came after work at 1.30pm. He took us to many places such as the Library, Ikea and Giant too. He even took us to his home.
This friend drove us to East Coast to have our dinner before we headed to the Gardens by the Bay.
We got there on time for the Musical tree performance at 8.45pm.
Then we decided to call it a day as we were tired since we hardly had any sleep when we flew from KLIA2 early in the morning. My girl as a cabin crew was off duty late and I had to traveled to KLIA2 at midnight.
The next morning, we got up fresh. Ready for another day trip with lots of excitement. Another friend took turn to take us around. Our first stop was at his family's factory. We were treated with their home-made satay, ketupat and the delicious satay kuah.
Then he drove us around. First to the Woodlands. Then a drive-through to Haw Par Villa since it was raining. To the Keppel and next to the Henderson Waves. I haven't been to these two places before. So it was something new to me.
Henderson Waves, the awesome bridge.
We carried on to the Mount Faber and the China town.
Last but not least was the Marina Bay Sands.
I love this view!
Thanks to both of our friends. They were indeed a great tourist guide.
Just a 3 days trip and we covered almost all of Singapore.
Reached Ipoh bus station at 7pm on Thursday (21 May 14)
Posted by wenn at 12:19 AM
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Actually I had no intention to celebrate Mother's day whatsoever. My mum is staying in Taiping alone and I will call her whenever I feel the need to talk to her. I called her a week ago but she was not at home. I got worried and I kept on calling her. Finally I got her the following day. And she told me my aunty, her sister, was being hospitalized. This aunty is my favorite aunt so I made it a point to visit both my mum and her on Mother's Day.
Last Saturday, I was at the bakery and I saw so many freshly baked cakes. So I quickly grabbed one. It's for my mum.
green tea and lemon sponge cake
I was working on Sunday so I only started my journey back to Taiping at about 3pm.
When my girl and I reached her home after 45 minutes, she was already waiting for us. So off we went to Taiping mall and we were attracted to Sushi King.
My mum had this dish..yummy
After enjoying our meals, we headed straight to the Taiping hospital. We went to visit my aunty. According to her son, she has fluid in her lungs and she had difficulty in breathing. Yesterday, she looked fine to me. She was chatting happily to me and she told me that she almost died the night before. I told her to rest well in the hospital.
Before we headed back to my mum's place, we had a quick tour around the lake and its surrounding. My girl wanted to see the prison and the clock tower.
Here's a picture of my mum and her grand-daughter.
Instead of heading home, we went over to my uncle's place. Gave him a box of instant bird-nest. Before we said goodbye, I pushed some money onto his palm. He refused to accept but no way..
Back at my mum's place, we got ready the cake..
Lighted the candle and sang a song for my mum.
Lastly, I requested a kiss from my girl as she always requested a kiss from me at our place in Ipoh.
Happy Mother's Day to all mums...
Posted by wenn at 12:03 AM
Friday, May 1, 2015
My best friend's birthday fell on last Sunday ie the 26 April. I had planned earlier to celebrate her birthday together with her mum and daughter whose birthday fell in April too. I had invited our friends to join us for a dinner. Altogether there were 13 of us.
my friend with her mum and youngest daughter
my friend's eldest daughter, mum and hubby
All of us had a nice Chinese dinner which was not overrated.
Posted by wenn at 11:29 PM