Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Longggg Holiday

Some say, it takes another holiday just to recover from a holiday. The past 5 days of public holidays have been awesome, but I wish I had another 5 days of leave to use to recover from the extended long weekend.

We kicked off our long leave on a high note - attending the Sea Games closing ceremony in Bukit Jalil. We decided to park at Glenmarie and take the LRT to Putra Heights and then the stadium. Bad choice, the LRT was so slow I was whining and grumbling the whole way. Should have just drove to Putra Heights instead.

We took pictures like tourists that day!

So semangat - we arrived super early to get good seats!

On the flip side, the concert was amazing. We paid ten measly ringgits to hear some of Malaysia's powerhouses on stage. I couldn't have dreamt of a better way to celebrate Merdeka midnight. Kudos to Hubby for his effort in securing tickets early. However, Aiden and Ian were slightly disappointed as they expected a colorful affair similar to the opening ceremony. (Ian kept asking "Issit finished? Can we go home?" after every song!)

They loved those Milo noise-makers.

Merdeka midnight!

The next day, we took full advantage of the zero traffic in KL and went to four (I repeat four) shopping malls. We started with Paradigm Mall for some salmon sashimi, then to Bangsar Village and Empire to check out BBQ sets and finally to Gamuda Walk to pick up our newly purchased BBQ pit!

Hari Raya Aidiladha was a somewhat quiet affair for us. The boys recycled their Eid baju melayu while I wore an outfit that I had sent to the tailor for Eid but never got around to wearing (we were galavanting Europe)! No pictures of us as a family, not because we didn't match, but rather the circumstances of the day. We had to attend a funeral of a relative so we left the kids with my in laws. While we were away, Ian started vomiting, so bad that my SIL brought him to the clinic. His first time to the clinic without his parents! *cries* Back home, Hubby started feeling loya tekak as well but it got better in the night. Unfortunately, my helper was next in line as she started vomiting the next day. Bad timing cos we had planned for a BBQ that night with my in laws. Thankfully my SILs took charge of most of the clean up afterwards, so my helper could recuperate in her own time.

The BBQ was great fun! The weather was good, we officiated our new BBQ set, we had a white screen in our garden showing Ola Bola and then Istanbul Aku Datang, and of course - food was scrumptious and plentiful. I made fried mihun, beef lasagne and brownies. The brownies was especially a hit - must remember to share the recipe here soon. Everyone went home with their tummies full that night.

Scrumptious marinated lamb, chicken and even salmon. And of course, hot dogs for Aiden.

Hubby bought the white screen for the SEA Games football finals (see - so semangat!) but now we can use it for our BBQ nights too.

After a late Saturday night, we slept in on Sunday. My helper was still out of action, poor thing. Hubby got me hooked on a new series on Netflix - Narcos. So we ended up having a Narcos marathon during the day. In the afternoon, we burned our calories at FlipOut; a trampoline park merely 15 mins away from home. Ended the day with dinner at Jibby and Co and dessert at Food Foundry. *drool*

I'm probably slightly late on the bandwagon, but Food Foundry's salted caramel mille crepe is really good.

Monday - the last day of the holiday rolled in. We managed to pry our eyes off Narcos and dragged out feet to Sunway Pyramid. Hubby wanted to service his car while I wanted dessert. We ended up in DipNDip - chocolate overdose!

Pancakes and fruits drizzled with dark Belgium chocolate.

Just what I needed as comfort food at the end of a long holiday.

It was quite obvious that none of us were looking forward to heading back to work, because we started planning our next holiday. Told you, we needed another holiday to recover from the last! So we ended our day on another high note - by booking a holiday for this upcoming weekend. Just three workdays away!

Oh weekdays... please be kind. Thank you in advance! *chuckles*

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