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Break in Penang

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it’s snowing in WP!!

ah yes, finally i have the time to update (only coz FB photo upload’s taking a long long time). God really knows the desire of my heart… i’m going back to Penang later this month, for a month (anyone going up?). would be a good break for the grandparents here from the 3 of us! 🙂 time for the grandparents over there in Pg to take over and have some good run after the 2yo.

purpose of the trip is to hang out with my oh-so-missed family, attend weddings of ppl closest to my heart (yay!! i can make it after all) and EAT EAT EAT!!!

the only problem is … i’ll be travelling alone with 2 small children from KCH – PEN. i’m praying that all will go well esp with Arielle that she doesn’t run around; as long as she stays close. furthermore, the flight from KCH will reach PG at 11pm; really late for Arielle who sleeps at MAX 9pm.

k then, do call me if anyone wants to meet up, though i’m not sure if i can go out conveniently, but you can always come visit me at home! 🙂

Homecoming

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ok, here is our itinerary.

flight from Vienna: 17/July
transit in Bangkok and arrival in PENANG!!: 18/July
– we’ll be in land of the good food till 25/July; then flying to KL at night.

in KL: 26/July, 27/July (morning only), 31/July & 1/Aug (till noon only)

in HK: 27/July (night), 28/July, 29/July, 30/July

– flying to KUCHING 1/Aug; and will be in KUCHING till 7/Aug.
– flying back to Slovakia 8/Aug

detail itinerary in KL:
26/July
– family photo shoot in the morning with Jesse&Eric
– Sunday church service
– lunch with Dave & Peich
– REST!
– dinner with gang

27/July
– breakfast with Ps Chan & family
– official errands like passport & banking stuff
– noon leaving for airport to HK

31/July
– lunch with SSCSM
– dinner with ex-IPO

1/Aug
– Free time in the morning (hope to see Goon’s new baby girl)

as you can see… fully packed!

Quick update

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yea, i know i haven’t been writing anything much… but that’s just coz my PC’s fan gone nutz and when it overheats, it shuts down automatically. so now that Ayl has bought a small table fan, and it’s sole purpose is to keep the PC cool, i guess i can quickly type in some thing here.

we’re so looking forward to the trip home, that’s all we’re thinking about, that’s all we’ve been talking about. the buzz in church is also the same thing as we’ll have our current pastor leaving us (Pastor David Schick & wife who’s been here for 5 years now) and some church members leaving Brats either for new working contract or for summer vacation. our close friend Annette & family will be away for 5 weeks.

will update soon about the farewell party we had for our Pastor at the British Residence – the house of the British Ambassador, the loft is super big and super nice and also about our itenerary in Malaysia!!

as for now, we’ll need to go out for groceries :P~

Family Fun – long outdated post

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last month when it was still freezing and snowing, Annette brought us to a place in Austria. it’s an indoor playground for kids of all ages. it’s called Family Fun. (check out the website for more info)

the first thing that hit me was the sound from which the place was emitting and the energy it was releasing. squeals, screams, cries, kids pushing, running, jumping, climbing… for a moment there as i stood with Arielle while Aylwin cleared the registration counter, i was overwhelmed with all of it. there are lockers for you to put your shoes/coats; the whole place is ‘shoeless’ for everyone; and while we were trying to find an empty locker, i thought i would just sit quietly at a corner before i moved. hahaha… 

if you’re like me; one who is not particularly in love with children (other than your own of course), i strongly encourage you to either go on weekdays so there’s less people or have your partner to do the chaperoning OR if there’s no other choice, grab a bottle of energy drink before you enter. the place is huge and it’s all for the kids; you’ll sure love it if you’re a kid-at-heart yourself. i had some little fun too with the area full of balls, and Kevin (Annette’s husband) sure looked like he was having more fun than the rest of us. 

some blur pics from my hp, again forgot to bring me camera! ish! 

one thing i can guarantee you, your kid is sure to collapse after a trip to this place – that is, if you don’t collapse first yourself 🙂

Never Ending Snow

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it’s been snowing and snowing and snowing for the past 3 days, it stopped for only a short while and just when you think it’s stopped, tiny little snowflakes started floating around, and then it all came down again.  we’ve been so bored not being able to go out and Annette’s gone on holiday for the whole week (she usually drops by on Mondays and that makes all the difference throughout the week), so both Arielle and I were left staring at each other with only the few toys she has, the TV and her ever-fav-but-soon-to-be-bored-with Sesame Street videos online; think we watch it too often!  well anyways, because i don’t know what else to entertain her and myself with, and the snow stopped falling for a while, i took the opportunity to brave the freezing cold weather and went out downstairs to the private park for a stroll (or something like that). also because i thought it would be fun playing with so much snow, maybe i’d lie on it and make like an angel, you know, flap my hands up and down!    

-sitting on snow coz she couldn't walk, too deep

-sitting on snow coz she couldn't walk, too deep

 

someone kind enough to make a pathway

someone kind enough to make a pathway

her mittens kept coming off; guess i put on the wrong one for her and she started poking the snow with it. hahahaa!!  well, that was yesterday. today, the balcony seemed more tempting, and looked like a playground too!

 

getting ready

getting ready

 

play time!!

play time!!

 

i made an ice castle out of arielle

i made an ice castle out of arielle's toys

on the balcony

on the balcony

 

sitting beside my masterpiece LOLz!

sitting beside my masterpiece LOLz!

in actual, i was even more excited than arielle was coz i was so happy building snowcastles and she was getting frustrated that she couldn’t get to hold anything!! awww… so, in the end, we went back in earlier than was planned. ah! the sacrifices a mother has to make…. otherwise, i think the balcony will be filled with snow castles!! wouldn’t that be such an impressive sight for my husband when he gets back!

Thermal Pool – Aquapark

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we brought Arielle out for a swim in a nice bubbly hot pool – in the middle of winter, that’s about the best thing ever!

the place is about 20mins drive away from Bratislava, in a small town call Senec. the pool was warm and oh-so-nice; we could stay in there the whole day. the only setback is your body might get so crinkled up, it might not return to it’s normal shape. 😛

they also have an indoor slide, so there was something a little bit more exciting than just the jacuzzi, water fountain, etc. the park outside is closed coz it’s dead cold; there is a restaurant upstairs if you get hungry and there is also a spa.

the 3 of us were so thrilled especially Arielle; which reminds me i’ll need to get a float for her. she’s too active and independent for us to be holding her all the time in the pool, she just wants to go and do her own thing. and yea, of course in the midst of that she also drank some of the water. what to do… this girl can’t be stopped! and after that trip to the pool, she’s not afraid of water anymore like she usually was whenever we bathe her in the big tub at home. now, she lies down, face up in the water all by herself – brave little girl.

here are some pics i took with my phone again – and it’s not the best of quality as usual. i just snapped as fast as i can – wasn’t sure any camera was allowed.

at the reception for payment before entering. Annette & Aylwin

at the reception for payment before entering. Annette & Aylwin

the reception area; Kevin's back, Arielle & Chantal

the reception area; Kevin's back, Arielle & Chantal

directory - also in English (GOOD!!)

directory - also in English (GOOD!!)

lockers - for both men and women

lockers - for both men and women

touchpad keylock for the lockers

touchpad keylock for the lockers

this 'watch' beside my watch is an entrance pass, locker key, and a 'credit card' for buying things while in the park. coolness right!

this 'watch' beside my watch is an entrance pass, locker key, and a 'credit card' for buying things while in the park. coolness right!

shower area - seperates for men and women but not the lockers. so if you need to change in a dry place after showering, it's at the locker area. hint*hint*

shower area - seperates for men and women but not the lockers. so if you need to change in a dry place after showering, it's at the locker area. hint*hint*

Arielle still too young for this though the water level is only above ankle

Arielle still too young for this though the water level is only above ankle

Aylwin & Arielle with Annette & Chantal

Aylwin & Arielle with Annette & Chantal

Kevin & Hannan

Kevin & Hannan

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Arielle got thirsty ... 😛

always baby-friendly

always baby-friendly

we had such a nice time with Kevin & Annette & the 2 sweet girls (THANKS GUYS!!), and both Arielle and Chantal were so tired after the swim. After changing Arielle; she was already crying while i was changing her, then we gave her her milk immediately; coz sure hungry after so much exercise – she totally KO after that. how great is that! *super grins*