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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!

Holiday Throwback: The X-Wing Experience

Sometime late last year, we were travelling back to KL from our holiday break. When we had reached the roads of KL, Papa brought up a suggestion to swing by Mid Valley. Apparently the X-Wing (from Star Wars…duh!) was on exhibition for the very last day!

When we reached the concourse, there was already a queue, but not as crazy as when the X-Wing first landed more than a month before.

We quickly got into the queue and stood in awe and admiration for the huge X-Wing before us!

Yep….Papa seemed more excited than any of us. Hahaha…

While waiting for our turn, we managed to take a few shots with the amazing plane in the background…

After a well-worth-the-wait 20 mins or so, we made it to the cockpit of the X-Wing!!

Yes, Papa too…:-P

One last photo with the X-Wing before we left…

And that’s it! An incredible experience and certainly well worth the detour! 😀

 

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…

 

 

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! 😀

Grandma Foto Friday!

Holiday Throwback: Superbowl!

Another activity I that I treasured over the long holidays at the end of last year was bowling! Yup, there’s just something about carrying heavy balls and causing destruction that somehow appeals to me. Wonder if the soldiers manning cannons felt the same way too. Hehe.

Anyway, that was the day when Caitlynn and Caleb wanted to watch a movie, so Mama took them there; whilst Papa took me bowling instead!

Although we only played two games, and I managed to clean the drains most of my throws, it was yet another fantastic bowling experience and I can’t wait to come back here and destroy more pins!! Muahahahahaha…

 

Brilliant Bars

Have you ever wondered how metal bars which people abuse as violent, harmful weapons, are the same metal bars used to construct jails to keep in criminals. are also the same metal bars which provide hours and hours of fun in playgrounds? Hmmmmmm

Yup, seriously. I have no idea how the word PLAY can be joined to PLAYGROUND without any of these fun and cool metal bars for us to climb, hang and swing from! Woo Hoo!

Holiday Throwback: Road Rage Fun!

Sigh. All these holiday throwback posts are making me very sad!!! I seriously miss my  school HOLIDAYS!!!!

Anyway, if I remember correctly, the collage above was when Caleb and I drove around for a bit on those toy cars in the kids section near District 21 in IOI City Mall. Koko couldn’t join us because he’s too heavy already! *hehehe…snickers*

Not too much fun though. Cars were too slow and we weren’t even allowed to drive outside the mall! Really hope for improvements to their policy the next time we come back! Hmmmmph!