Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Honor

As mentioned before, Sarah was chosen by school teacher to participate in English story-telling competition last year; and she stunned us all with the result…she won a first prize!

She rehearsed diligently at times before the actual day. We were delighted her effort paid off as she must be presenting her story with poise on stage.




Rope-skipping is something that Sarah loves to do. Incidentally, her school also encourages this fun activity by designated every Friday morning as “group rope-skipping” day.

She always told me how enjoyable it was to play with bunch of friends. She took part in rope-skipping contest as well and her team got third place.

The prizes which she won were given out during the end of last school term. Of course, as a proud parent we were busting with pride when witnessing Sarah stepping up to collect her trophies.






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Sunday, April 26, 2015

I LOVE KL

Being someone who born and bred from Klang valley area, I’m sure there was places that you have visited ages ago, and thought that you will never set foot again…until you have your own children.

Case in point, Sarah has learnt about few landmarks in KL from textbooks ever since she was schooling, and she’s keen to explore; bit by bit, we’ve got the chance to bring her there…

Aquaria KLCC
Admittedly, I was quite impressed with the Aquaria KLCC comparing to other aquariums I’ve been; It’s large, well maintained and has a huge array of sea life to see.

Sarah even got the chance to get personal and touch a gentle little shark! It was such a rare opportunity for her. So if you have kids, I would recommend this place for you, it is educational.








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KL Tower
We’ve brought a Groupon deal that came with a sight-seeing tour at observation deck of KL Tower and also Blue Coral Aquarium.

There is nothing to shout about the Blue Coral Aquarium, but the same cannot be said for the spectacular view from the revolving restaurant and the observation deck of the tower.

The 360° panoramic view of KL skyline is simply stunning. You can have the best view of the iconic Petronas Twin Towers over the glass windows; with that you can feel the whole of city is under your feet literally.

Of course, we did not waste such great photo opportunity; and powerful telescopes are also available at the observation deck for us to see the view far beyond KL.










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KLCC Park
One Sunday morning, me and my sisters brought the kids to KLCC Park. It was a beautiful day out which the kids could enjoy playing at the huge playground and also the green.

It must be the most well-keep park in the city. The kids are happy and the green park stands out as an oasis amidst the concrete jungle; after that, we paid a brief visit to the shopping mall.








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Central Market, Petaling Street, Dataran Merdeka & Tugu Negara

Have you ever try “staycation”?

In order to bring Sarah tour around some famous landmarks, and let her feel what it’s like walking at the downtown KL, we’ve booked a 2D1N stay at the local hotel during the recent school holiday.





The first stop is Central Market, which located directly opposite to our hotel. Well, Sarah showed not much interest when strolled through the place, until she tried her hand on the DIY batik-painting.







In the evening, we walked across to the renowned Petaling Street and have our dinner there. Later on, we took a brief 20 minutes walk but did not buy anything from the stalls before we left.

The whole idea is to let Sarah see the older part of KL, those pre-war building, and the hustle-bustle in the city from all walk of life.

After back to hotel, it’s Jacuzzi time. It was a perfect way to end our first day at KL.



The next day, we took a leisurely walk to other important landmarks nearby, the Dataran Merdeka and the iconic Bangunan Sultan Abdul Samad.

It was a car-free Saturday morning, and we were totally amazed by the majestic clock tower building, it is so beautifully crafted; and I feel serenity looking and strolling through this historic patch of field.









After checking out from hotel, we headed to Tugu Negara. Sarah has wanted to visit the place since standard one, as she has learnt about it from BM lesson.

We just spent a little time at the monument as the weather was so hot, but at least now Sarah know what it is like.



Toiling through our whole life here, we have lost the imagination toward KL somehow. By being a tourist in our own city occasionally, it let us see the whole place in a very difference perspective…belief me, your kids will be thrilled.
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Sunday, March 22, 2015

Let’s Swim

It’s a huge milestone for Sarah indeed, she can swim now.

She used to be a kid who scared of water splashing on her face; when in the pool, she will simply hold tight to the rubber ring or our hands. She gets terrified when water just slightly submerged her head.

We understand that it’s normal for a child to have the fear. Therefore, with no forcing but reassuring from us, we just hope that someday Sarah could get rid of her trepidation towards water, somehow.

And that one fine day came…out of the blue, she surprised us by saying that she’s ready to swim; of course, straight away we enrolled her for a swimming class without delay (to pre-empt she changed her mind).

It is a steep learning curve for her, no doubt; but at the end, we are glad that she is able to swim breast stroke and sooner free-style. And with that, it makes steps towards boosting up her stamina and being more confident too.


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Sunday, February 8, 2015

Trick Art Museum

We re-visited I-City after four years since we last brought Sarah there; this time, she was most attracted towards the 3D Trick Art Museum.

You have to be creative in posing with the wall art at certain angle to gives a three-dimensional effect which can looks real. But for Sarah, she doesn’t care or know much about dimensional effect, she just happily posing most of the time.













We missed out other attractions likes Red Carpet and Snow Walk, but Sarah still showed interest towards the kiddie’s rides, despite her age!



It was a short visit. Even not considering the negative publicity in recent time for I-City, to be honest, the place is still an overrated for us.
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Monday, December 29, 2014

Seventh Birthday At Home

Sarah had a wonderful birthday three months ago; she just turns seven. She requested to have the celebration at home, instead of restaurant. Therefore, we’ve ordered some simple party foods and invited family members over to celebrate Sarah’s big day.



Decorations were the first thing came to mind when we decided the party to be held at home; so we have to invest some hard works and time to accessorize our living hall.





Sarah has been wishing for a piñata for long and her wish was granted that day. I got the tips and pointers from YouTube in making a pull-string piñata; it takes time but it worth the efforts.







Of course, playing with the piñata was the highlight for the day. The kids and adults loved it! It was a great surprise for them when the candies and treats dropped to the floor.



Although it was just a small party but we believed that it did make Sarah felt extraordinary and exceptional on that day.


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Wednesday, November 12, 2014

The Sixth Families Trip – Melaka

It’s an annually thing that me and my sisters will plan a families trip for mom and dad; this year, we went to Melaka. The last time I visited the place is when I was small, so the recent trip have definitely adds a lot of memory to it.

We have rented a bungalow at the outskirt to accommodate 15 of us on the first day. The price charged was reasonable for this spacious and comfortable abode; each of the room is specially decorated with various themes and colors.









The weather has been kind to us when we reached there, so we can spend the entire noon soaking in the swimming pool.







On the second day, we paid a visit to crocodile farm and butterfly farm. When the kids were exhausted, we checked in to another hotel, which located nearer to town.







Evening time, we went for the famous “Longkang Siham”. It was a place well-known to all travelers who like exploring street food…eating cockles and other stuff at the back alley was truly an experience which we will never forget.





Subsequently we head straight to Jonker Street, alas, the notorious traffic jam just put us off, as we were unable to find the parking after searching in vain.

The last day at Melaka was the most exciting one, and the trishaw ride is surely something we all loved! We also visited the prominent Menara Taming Sari; with the height of 80 metres from the ground, the ride definitely gave us a stunning view of Melaka in all directions.









I will rate five stars for this 3D2N holiday. We all had so much great time bonding with families while discovering this historical town.
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