Friday, 19 May 2017

Fourth Anniversary ❤

With God’s grace and providence, we have sailed through four years of marriage together.God gave me you, for the ups and downs. God gave me you, for the days of doubt. For when I think I’ve lost my way and there are no words left to say, God gave me you (Anonymous). Looking back at the two little flower girls who are now young teens in secondary school and the same church we will be going tonight to observe our Friday night's service is a good reminder that God has been good all these while :)

Happy silk anniversary, hon and looking forward to embarking on our fifth year with more memories to be created together. 

Saturday, 1 April 2017

Arnab Village

26th December 2016 (A backdated post)

After checking out from our chalet in Nepenthes Lodge, National Park. We decided to visit the rabbit farm in Ranau in two cars. But my parents, bro and sis in the other car decided to detoured and return to KK not long after the massive congestion from the National Park’s entrance up to several miles ahead on the way up to Ranau but we had no choice as that way the only route home. Missy has been chanting that she wanted to go to the ‘zoo’, she finally dozed off while we were still stuck in the congestion.

The rabbit petting zoo, Arnab Village is located at Kg. Purakugis, approximately 12km from National Park on the right. The ‘zoo’ was located further in from the junction. When we have eventually arrived, the boss was contemplating whether to wake Missy up but I insisted as I know this little girl will not stop chanting ‘I want to go zoo’ the moment she wakes up. Hence, I gently woke her up and to my surprise, she was up and about instantly and couldn't wait to barge in.

After we have gotten our entrance ticket with a small fee of RM2 (adults only), we waited no longer but to get into the rather new attraction.  It was really hot by then but luckily, there was some shaded area for us to stop by. We went straight into the rabbit pen where rabbits roam freely. Abby had a good time petting the rabbits and even attempted carrying them. 
Tickets are ready!

Abby was a little apprehensive at first

Beginning to warm up

 We are friends!

One for the camera

Look at its length!

Someone is looking very pleased while striking a pose for the cameraman

Attempting to carry the rabbit on her own

The small enclosure helped us to get around easily with a reasonable array of different breeds of bunnies. The big hit of it was the ability to get around with the furry friends in such close proximity. Being able to held them one after another was definitely going to turn out to be one of Missy’s best childhood memories :).  Apparently, the enclosure was in the midst of upgrading progress and we will definitely be returning in the near future. 

Saturday, 18 March 2017

Work Trips & Deh-deh's Birthday

I have been outstation for work for quite a bit in the first half of March. It was a benchmarking visit to Labuan from the 4-7th March 2017 earlier, and another trip to attend a workshop conducted by Microsoft the following week from 13-15th March 2017. Missy had a bad time during my absence and cried pitifully each time we chatted over video calls. In contrary to usual work trips, I decided to fly back the same day the course ended, exactly on the boss’ birthday. It was almost 9 pm when I reached home and it was too late for me to plan for anything, even to bake a cake. I was able to grab a tablet holder for the boss onboard (Air Asia merchandise) as a birthday pressie. Hence, I decided not to bake any cake this round but bring SIL along for a joined celebration the following night (SIL’s birthday) over a Japanese buffet spread at Zen Japanese Cuisine.

Here are some of the random shots I took during my trip to Labuan, the pearl of Borneo. What worth mentioning were my first experience on a speed boat, my unusual amount shopping for chocolates (along with Missy's surprise eggs) which have never been my favourite nor ever existed in any of my shopping lists, and a North Indian dinner fix at the Mehfil Restaurant.  To my surprise, I fell in love with Ferrero Rafaello almond coconut treats. Probably it wasnt anything near to the typical 'chocolate chocolates', instead, this sibling of Ferrero Rocher features creamy almond coconut with vanilla cream. 

My first experience on a speed boat to and fro Labuan

 Our spacious room at Palm Beach Resort

The balcony

 Wooden latch with louvred door from the restroom

Butter chicken, Palak paneer & a prawn dish to go with plain rice 

Murg Masala 

The pool in a gloomy morning

 The resort's restaurant in the background

Some team building ameneties by the shore

No luck to go on the  swing as it was a wet morning

Happy belated birthday, hon & Abby's deh-deh/dad/daddy/papa (yes, Missy started calling us with variety names these days). We thanked God for giving us another year of sunshine and love and may the Lord shower you with His love today, and with His care forever :)


By aikoakito