Saturday, November 13, 2010

The long awaited vacation

Before I start this entry, I would like to thank my team mate for allowing me to rest this weekend after being away every weekends for the last few weeks. Not to mention, my health is really not in good shape and been screaming for rest. Alhamdulilah, I managed to get some rest as well as get to do some cleaning for the house, something I haven't got the chance to do for quite sometime.

I love November. Why? Cause it's the closest to December. Why am I looking forward for December? Cause it's the month of our vacation. Nope, we are not going to somewhere far. Just to the neighbouring country. Insyallah, next year's vacation, we will go to somewhere further, if everything goes well....

I have made the necessary bookings and arrangement.


We are not flying there. We choose to take the bus, i.e. via Aeroline. This was recommended by a friend who often commute from KL to Singapore. After doing some research and analysis (vacation is a serious business ok, I even have a spreadsheet to see the best and affordable way to travel, been doing this for all vacation we took). This bus has many facilities planes don't have. The fare include wide screen television on board with various movies, with headphones for four different music channels, one for the movie on screen – all for your journey’s comfort, solitude and enjoyment, meals, drinks, lounge, higher baggage allowance and many many other facilities like Wii. The price for return tickets are half of plane tickets. Many people would say it took longer time, but try including the time travel to airport and then the check in time, you'll arrive even before the plane does.


Thanks to Zu, for the hotel recommendation. We don't want to spend so much on this as we know we will not be in the hotel room all the time. As long as it is comfortable and near to halal makan place as well as MRT, we are ok with the choice. Considering the time we plan to go is super peak season, I have made the reservation to ensure we have a place to stay.

Places to go

Of course this trip is for Mama's shopping craze the kids to see interesting places. I have booked the tickets to Universal Studio and Night Safari. Day One is for us to just walk around while Day 2 would be for the Universal Studio. Day 3 is more sightseeing and Night Safari while Day 4 for some shopping before making our way back to KL. Of course, in between some shopping as the trip coincedently scheduled during the Singapore Big Sale *wink wink*

I can't wait for this. Actually, I told the kids we will only go to Singapore if Mira gets 5As for her UPSR. If she don't the whole trip will not happen when actually we will still go even if she did not get 5As. All bookings have been made way before the results we announced. The moment Ilham knew Mira got 5As, his first reaction....Yes, Singapore!!!! Ada ka??

Talking about Mira, we are really missing her at home. This morning, when Ilham woke up before MBH went to work, he did not see me awake. He asked his Papa, Mama mana? And Papa conviniently told him "Mama kan pegi Johor". He candidly told Papa, "Tak best kan, semua org takde, Kakak kat satu tempat, Mama kat tempat lain..." How sweet.

Let me end by saying, I have many many things in life that many people only dream of having. Despite all the negative things happening, I am blessed with everything Allah has given me. I am totally grateful....

Signing off,