Growing Up

Archive for the Category » «

Holiday Throwback: Our Own Beach House

Don’t you just envy those houses located right smack next to the beach? Where the opening of the windows would bring  a whiff of fresh beach winds and the unmistakable fresh saltwater breeze smell? Where a short morning or evening stroll would take you right to the doorstep of the beautiful sea and beach? SIGH.

So what do you do when you don’t own beach-houses? Bring the beach to the house, of course!

Ah Koong has expertly converted the previous sandbox in the house garden to an even bigger space! It does make sense too since now there would be more and more nieces and nephews to play with!

Here are some pics of our largest sandbox playtime in Sitiawan yet! Wonder if we can get a full quorum in the near future! Hee!

 

Holiday Throwback: Onboard the KD Rahmat Warship

One of the highlights of going back to Mama’s hometown of Sitiawan is the opportunity to visit the Lumut beaches. The last time we were there back in February, we were all in for a treat because not only did we get to see Lumut beach, we even managed to go onboard a real-life warship!

The KD Rahmat Maritime Museum has been docked along the Lumut beach coast for quite a few years now, but we never bothered to check it out till this year. The strange thing is that from afar, it really looks kinda haunted with very few crowds, no attractive signboards, souvenir stalls, etc.

I remembered that evening when Papa and Ah Koong took all three of us to Lumut when we all decided to FINALLY check out this warship…

The whole experience was really fun, actually. We got to move about in narrow spaces along the ship, try out the ship bunk beds, check out the ship dining area, gun area, lookout areas, etc.

And besides, there’s a cool garden/park where we could run around after we disembarked from the warship….

And oh yeah….did I mention the beach view is simply breathtaking?

Overall, an incredibly awesome experience we had onboard a real-life warship! If only the powers that be put in more effort to make this attraction more visible to everyone!

Car-aoke: 21 Guns

Yet another exclusive cover from us – this time on Greenday’s classic…. 21 Guns! Enjoy!

Paper Cupcakes

Ever felt so, so hungry in between meals that your stomach cries out for a snack, but your mind continues to remind you of how unhealthy that is?!

Ever wanted to eat those light, but satisfying snacks that is approved by both your stomach and mind?

Come, brave yourself and try out my new self-creation – minimalist, paper cup-cakes!

Guaranteed to keep your mouth meal-free till the next proper meal comes along! Never put on any extra weight! No Cholesterol! No Oil!

Sounds YUMMY already?

Caitlynn’s Credible Conclusions

A SPLIT….

…is a long distance relationship between two toes…

 

The Phases of Boomerang Throwing

Phase 1: The Right Handling…

Phase 2: The Leg Positioning…

Phase 3: The Arm Swing…

Phase 4: The (hope the boomerang comes back) Macho Look…

Phase 5: The SIGH…(it didn’t come back!!!)

Phase 6: The Retrieval….(sigh again)

CNY Postcards 2015

A flashback photoblog of some family photos taken during this year’s CNY…

 

 

Riddle of the Day

What’s 5 + 5 + colours?

Answer?

10 Beautiful Fingernails!! Hee! 😀

Caitlynn’s Credible Conclusions

DENTIST

Someone who takes away your money as well as your tooth, your joy, and your time; in return for your blood, your sweat, your tears, your pain, and your discomfort.

Still cannot figure out the economics of dentistry…SIGH.

Holiday Throwback: Kidzania Day!

Sigh…wonder when the next long school holidays will be?! Looking back (again!!), here’s a photoblog of our second experience in Kidzania in December last year. Nope, Caleb didn’t join the both us this time. Papa reckons he needs to be a little older to enjoy most of the attractions.

Anyway, we started the day early in the morning queuing up for our tickets….

And then when we entered the Kidzania building, we were immediately in the queue once again -at the bank. Mental note: Adults need to learn how to queue up a lot…

After getting our small amount of start-up cash, we zoomed straight to the Fire Station! This was one of the attractions we missed the last time we were here…+

…but we found out many other kids also wanted to be firemen! So here we are…queuing again!!

…but the wait was well worth it! We got to suit up, listen to some minor tutorial in firefighting…

…and the highlight was spraying water at some hotel structure flaming up with fake fire!

Next, we returned to a slightly less dangerous occupation – courier service! We had done this during our first time here, but it was so much fun we had to do it again! Hee!

Next, we had so much fun delivering parcels, we decided to continue our delivery career path and delivered newspapers instead!

After that, I went into some computer shop to played the role of a computer technician! No computer games though. Sigh.

We then explored the world of labs – soap lab of Lifebuoy…

…followed by Yoghurt milk factory @ Vitagen…

…and we even bottled our own water at the Spritzer water bottle factory!

Pharmaniaga was our final lab stop as we learnt how vitamins are made and bottled!

We ended the Kidzania Day by making our own meal at the Ayam Brand cooking shop. Of course the snack wasn’t enough so we had dinner in Ikea Cafe after that too…Haha…

And that’s it! Hope to explore more stuff on our next visit! 😀