Saturday, 16 June 2018

Bandung Vacation with the girls

Thie time, our destination is Bandung. We wanted a more relaxing vacation yet exciting for the girls.

Day 1
Our flight brought us to Bandung early in the morning. We reached our hotel at 9am local time which is 1 hour later than the Malaysian time. Luckily, the hotel allows us to check in early and we have our room service, since the girls still have their inflight meals. The girls slept through the flight.





As we plan to GRAB for our journey, hubs and I have to search high and low for local prepaid phone card. Fortunately, our hotel WIFI is strong and we managed to get a GRAB to a Digital Mall to get our SIM card and relief to get back on time to get mom and girls ‘s dinner in the form of instant noodles, which the girls enjoyed much.

Day 2
Proved to be more exciting and less tiring after charging of batteries. We had our breakfast early and the girls enjoyed the butter and white bread. They finished a half good loaf of bread. The hotel better prepare more breads as my girls are charging on the bread.



Before we finished our breakfast, our driver is waiting for us. Today we are exploring Lembang, about an hour drive from our hotel. First destination, Farmhouse Susu Lembang. We were given a cuppa of fresh milk - choice of chocolate, strawberry or original. All you have to do was to exchange the entrance ticket for the milk vouchers. The milk were fresh and it was chilled nicely. We spend about 1 1/2 hours here and the girls enjoyed feeding the calves, petting the rabbits and a good walk around the Hobbit built architecture under the breeze air.









Next destination - Lembang Floating Market. This is more adventurous with walking on the treetop for the girls as my angel is afraid of height. It was a challenging 5 minutes walk.





However, the girls loved the boat ride overlooking the floating market that sells variety of snacks and food. So, we decided to have our lunch here before heading to the next destination. 











Dusun Banbu is situated on a hilltop with paddy plantation to greet us. We then took a jip to reach the top where there’s nest like restaurant and small amusement park for the kids.





Our last destination of the day is Rumah Mode. A place where varieities of food, fashion and accessories were on sale. After getting some souvenirs, we went to the foodcourt for our dinner. The girls had chicken rice while we try on the ayam penyet, tempe and nasi goreng set. 



After sending mom and the girls back to the hotel, we went to Champelas to check out the stuff there. Supper was quite good in the reataurant so hubs was suggesting to get the family for dinner here since the next 2 days will be shopping days.

We were glad the girls were soundly asleep when we reached the hotel. Cooling weather makes walking around easier and resting in the hotel seems to be paradise after a day of walking.

Day 3
Yippie was the words as we were on the way to Trans Studio Bandung, the indoor theme park the girls looking forward to.  It took us quite awhile to GRAB in conjunction with the eve day of Raya. Besides limited transport, it was quite jam up in Bandung. 



Nevertheless, we still reach the theme park and the girls were thrilled once we were inside. We started with Superhero 4G aand they girls loved it.

Next, hubs and I had to drive the girls in the racing and the girls can’t wait to try on the wheels.  By 12 noon we have to stop the girls for lunch before checking for special effect show. At least the adults have something to do, with magic shows, acrobatic and dances.






We reached hotel after dinner at the food court in Trans Studio Mall. The girls were exhausted and did not object being sent back to bed while Daddy and Mummy go shopping at the nearby mall - Bandung Indah Plaza.

Day 4
Selamat Hari Raya to all Muslims! It’s consider a Daddy and Gradma shopping day! We explored the city by foot and bought sone local oleh-oleh as souvenirs. As it was a Raya day, most of the store will only open after lunch, we let the girls to play at the nearby park for awhile and then off to lunch.





Later we GRAB to Champelas for shopping and finally got all our souvenirs and presents for the girls. We had our dinner and the food was closer to home. The girls eat heartily. 



Day 5
Last day in Bandung. Decided to bring the girls for a city tour before boarding home. This time round our trip was more relaxing as transport was easy. Hotel wise, Anggrek Gandasari being a 2 stars hotel proved to have better service and facilities. WIFI qas strong theoughout the day and walking distance to convinience stores. Bandung has been a place for both adults and kids.













Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Indulging in a Feast


 

What to do when the girls were sleeping soundly? Of course a feast to de-stress and enjoy to the max!

It's has been 6 years that we really have a date since the birth of Mei Mei. So, tonight it's all about indulgence! As the girls  were sleeping, the best way to get food was delivery and we opted Dominos. Both hubby and I loved the thin crust, a couple of chicken wings and a complimentary cinnamon bread for being a loyal customers. Good customer retainer skills.

For quite sometime we have not have a quiet moment to enjoy our food. Only without a good wine, well, there's no delivery of wine yet.

Bon Apetitite~

Tuesday, 9 May 2017

Feijoa - Fruit of the Day

 
 
I must admit I'm a picky eater when it comes to fruits. It's not easy for me to try new fruits. Recently, my aunt came back from New Zealand for vacation and brought back a fruit called Feijoa.

Feijoa also known as guava pineapple. The season is now in full swing from March till June. I was mistaken it for mango the first time I saw it. 

The look
Feijoa is a egg shaped like fruit in green. Hard on the outside and soft inside.

The taste
Sour and taste like a combination of guava and pineapple.

Benefit of the fruit
1. Low calorie

2. Rich with vitamin C that promotes antioxidant that helps to strengthen immune system.

3. Full with dietary fibre that helps digestion.

Serving
1. Cut the fruit into half and use a spoon to scope out the soft 'pulp' just like Kiwi fruit.

2. Scope up the soft centre and blend for juices

3. Served in salad 

4. Make into jams.

Thoroughly enjoying the fruit and proven to help with digestion. 

Friday, 5 May 2017

A day in Little Kingdom

 

 
While searching for a place to spend the days with the girls, I came across Little Kingdom facebook. According to Little Kingdom Asia, Little Kingdom was built on a 40,000 sq ft area in Parkson Maju Junction, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Through the pictures it does entice the girls and I, and instantly we buy tickets. We reached about 10am and the girls were excited to start the programmes after tagging. The staff there were very helpful in showing us the schedule and help us to plan our day.
 

The first itinerery of the day was to build their own Lego. Their first attempt was to build their name when Zandra got panicked, since she has a longer name than Jie Jie. 
 
 
 

 
 Next, getting their driving license. Both the girls hang on close to Mummy to accelerate while they concentrate on the sterring. 

 
 Not surprise that the girls loved the maze game and need no invitation for 2nd attempt.

 
 The girls resting in the restroom

It's common that the girls got attached to artificial sand playpen. The play land also 'house' the slides and mini ball pool. This girls spent most of the day here. Good for them, at least they could exercise a bit.
 

Last, the girls signed up themselves for the K pop dance class and got to learn 'Gangnam Style'. The girls really have fun and have stopped to complain about tiredness.
 
  
They girl were exhausted and hungry after all the activities. It's time for their favourite food - chicken rice. A great day filled with fun and learning.
 

Thursday, 4 May 2017

Cyber Bullying

I was saddened by the news about a 15 years old boy jumped to his death due to  cyber bully.

Internet is inevitable among our millennial children. As such, I started to google for more information on this topic and hope it can help more parents to educate their children on cyber bullying.

Cyber bullying is bullying via electronic devices (e.g. hand phone, laptop, tablet) and other communication tools such as text messages and the social media.

Examples of cyber bullying can comes in the form of rumours going viral or through emails, embarrassing pictures, websites and social networking.

Impact of cyber bullying

1. No time limit
There isn't any time limit in cyber bullying. It can occurred 24 hours, 7 times a week. It's difficult to monitor and track the bullying.


2. Posts travel fast

Once the harassing post is sent and shared out, the inappropriate post is difficult to delete and retrieved.


3. Anonymous sender

Messages, text, emails and other form of electronic tools can be sent with anonymous sender that makes tracking of sender become extremely difficult and prolong the existence of the inappropriate post to linger longer.


Symptoms or sign of being a victim

1. Changes in daily habits such as loss of appetite, feeling fatigue or sick or mood swing.

2. Quick tempered 

3. Decline in studies

4. Reluctant to go school if cyber bullies are from the school.

5. Harming themselves and thought of suicide. 


Parental role

1. Be educated on the danger of cyber bullying

2. Be alert on the changes  of the child being emotionally or physically.

3. Be supportive during the difficult time and ready to lend a listening ear.

4. Be open to get externally help and escalate case to law enforcers instantly.


Last but not least, prevention is the best cure. Be connected as a family and spent quality together to avoid children spending too much time on the net. Let's curb cyber bullying for the safety of the society and our children!


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Thursday, 27 April 2017

Indulge in Books

 


 OK.. I have a confession to make. My second books purchase since last Sunday. We have invested quite a lot on book purchases and frankly we are running out of storage place. Therefore, every time when we're in the bookstore, I'll try to convince the girls that we could loan the books from the local library. True enough Jie Jie 'buy the idea'. 

So, now I'm guilty making the purchases. Anyway, damages has been done, might as well enjoy reading my best buys.

Enjoy ya~
 

Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Nasi lemak cake, anyone?


 
I was surfing the net casually when i cam across nasi lemak cake .  As a nasi lemak fan, the idea definately caught my attention.

This fancy cake, made of  nasi lemak (nasi santan) as the base, covered with sambal as cream. Instead of icing, berries and fruits as toppings, we have eggs, cucumber and anchovies on the top. Some creative one has sambal petai udang as topping Yummy!

Hmm..... I have found the right 'cake' for hubby's birthday.