August 17, 2010

Updates

So this is what it feels like to be home.

H-E-A-V-E-N.

So heavenly that I've forgotten all about blogging and internet. When I whined about my outdated site and my lack of enthusiasm in blogging, my sister imitated my voice and said "Oh! I got my life back!" She's right. I did feel that way. It's not like I go partying everyday but I just have so much to do here - Catching up with friends, dating with hubby, visiting grandma, collecting data and just spending time with my family.

That explains my three-week absence in the blogsphere. There was no urge to write whatsoever. Having said that, I do feel a tad guilty for not writing. It's not a pleasant feeling cos the guilt gnaws at my gut and it tells me: your blog is so bangas! Out of  guilt, I've decided to end my blogging drought by talking about stuff that happened over the last couple of weeks.

The journey from Melbourne to Kuala Lumpur

The long journey was surprisingly pleasant and since the flight was not full, there were heaps and heaps of vacant seats on board. Alden had a lot of fun exploring the aircraft and trying out all the seats at the back. It was probably the happiest day of his life. The flight attendants were fantastic.  They requested that I write a review for them and this is what I wrote.

Dear Air Asia,

My family and I were traveling from Melbourne to Kuala Lumpur on flight D72725. The journey was nothing short of perfect as we had the good fortune to be served by the most helpful crew on board. It wasn't easy traveling with a four year old, inquisitive little boy who always have something up his sleeve but these cabin crews; Paramjit, Iskandar Shah, Rabiah and Siti Fatimah have made it possible for me to survive the eight-hour flight. They were very sensitive to my needs and absolutely efficient in their services. They even helped me with the baby-sitting! The kind hospitality shown by these crew members have definitely left a lasting impression on me. All AA's flight attendants should portray the same image wherever they go.







Meeting Mimi in KL

I had my first meet-up with the lovely Mimi Ahmad at Nando's Chicken, Sungai Wang. We spent hours talking about everything under the sun and it was just amazing how at ease I felt in her company. It was as if we had known each other for years. As I have anticipated, Alden too warmed up to her in seconds and tried all sorts of tactics to get her attention. I'll let the pictures do the talking.




Back at Home

My MUST EAT list was accomplished in the first week. From bambangan to ngiu chap to cendol to durian. You name it, I had it. I must have eaten too much durians cos I lost my voice shortly after my makan feast. That was last week. Point is, food has become one of the main priorities in our holiday. End of story.


Meeting Chegu Carol in KK

Hubby and I met Chegu and her husband Alvin at Upper Star Lintas last Sunday. I was quite excited  about the meet-up cos I've been following their blogs for quite some time now. The moment I got there, Chegu stood up and gave  me a hug. From then on we just hit it off. We spent hours chatting about stuff - the weather, football, Western culture, hotel staff meals, photography, why people dine at Upper Star and  most memorable dating moments. It was awesome. Hubby and Chegu are second cousins (I think) so this made it easier for us to bond. I can't wait for the next meet up :)



I can't believe we've been home for two weeks already. I guess time really flies when you're having a blast.


















17 comments:

AngeL BeaR said...

welcome home!

tarap season also now...ada pigi cari?

debrajill said...

hi kak!! yay! so glad u home~ cant wait for my next visit there..hopefully i can get holiday soon! see you around~

Lizeewong said...

Thanks Angel Bear...Ya! Tarap pun sia hantam juga hehehe...Sedapppp..:)

HI Debs..When are you heading to KK? Come la..bring the barbies...:)

Wyne Ren @ Mauve Ocean Blue said...

Hi dear,

Home sweet home...do enjoy your truly home...

Regards!

Lizeewong said...

Thanks Wyne! I'll definitely do that. It's great to be home in KK :)

Caroline said...

my goodness! You forgot to list down the top most item on your food craving! You forgot your burung puyuh? tsk tsk tsk.. sooo sadap ko lupa tulis kan?

Lizeewong said...

Carol- Ya ba! Ko tau that was the first thing I cari when I got here. Second day suda sia mkn tu hehehe...

chegu carol said...

Hahaha habis bah kan itu walk-way tempat si Alden punya playground. No wonder he got the attention of the AA attendance.

Bah, nanti after our house habis re-painting process, ko bawa the kids datang rumah jumpa si Bam Bam ah :)

dreamChaser said...

it always feel good to be home kn :)

Amanda Christine Wong said...

welcome home! btw, LOVE that picture of Alden playing his train (a train, right?) on the floor during the flight!

TheWanderingSumandak...... said...

Ohhhhhh, just that excited that you made it safely to KK. Welcome home, hon XOXO. Now, THE FOOD! I know right..cause i've been doing nothing but stuffing myself with all the makanan sedap. My latest picture is the testament of how chubby i had become!

we'll certainly meet up at the next outing!

Mimi said...

I didn't know AA plane is that big, must be AirAsia X or something like that, kan?

Tia sabar mau balik KK sudah ni.. adeh!!!

JIPP said...

enjoy your time at home Liz. You're lucky to be here when it is the fruit season here. Do not stop eating while you've got the chance. LOL

webgrrrlnet said...

How's the weight, by the way? ;D So syok to hear your trip back home, as well as imagining how it was for your son to be running around in the airplane :) Good lah you've met Chegu Carol, best lepak sama dia and Alvin, such cool couples!

Lizeewong said...

Kay- Yes! Alden would really love that. Kestau ah bila siap :)

Nancy-Yes...there's no place like home! :)

Manda- Thanks! Yes..trains la tu..They go wherever he goes :)

Ennie- Next outing ko mesti dtg ah mandak! :)

Lizeewong said...

Mimi-Ya moi Air Asia X la tu...We chose the back seats..ada luas sikit :)..Capat2 la balik :)

Jipp-Thanks buddy! Memang i mkn berabis ni tau..When are you coming over to KK? Bole p lepak2 :)

Lorna- Thanks! Memang very siok...The food especially hehehe..My weight? Takut sa mau timbang ni ;P

Erin Gray said...

welcome home! siok kan pulang kampung...hmmm...macam2 ada! skrg lg ada ramadhan bazaar, byk jenis makanan kana ampai2...hehehe...