Tuesday, January 13, 2015

The Muar Family

It has been very long since our family had travelled to Muar to meet up with Mami's relatives. Mami has uncle and aunties in Muar from the paternal side. Ah Mah has her brother and sisters there too. However, some of her sisters stay in Johor Bahru.

We went to Muar on 10th January. It was also the date of my Lao Cik's birthday. He is my late-grandpa's younger brother. Though it was just a weekend trip, it was still fun to visit Muar for a change.

Eating was the number one thing to do. My uncle would bring us to places with good food and good coffee for Dadi. I also gathered that Muar-ians love spicy food. Everything that my uncle ordered were extra spicy. Of cource, mine wasn't. Muar is also famous for the otak-otak sticks, which I refused to try. Dadi and Mami ate quite a fair bit, as my Lao Cik would always open the otak-otak sticks for them.

It was a pleasant trip for me. I loved Lao Cik's birthday dinner. Lao Cik booked a room in a restaurant, invited all his sisters and us for dinner. They had a karaoke set in the room, of which Dadi and I dominated the microphone. First experience for me. I loved it.

It wasn't our birthday.
My Ah Yee bought another chocolate cake for us
because we were unable to eat cheesecake.

Saturday, January 03, 2015

Blessed New Year. Welcome 2015.

This is my first post for year 2015. Last year has been a great year for me. A year of favour and blessings. I am truly thankful that God has been so gracious.

The year 2014 ended for me with a great time of vacation in Japan with my family. It was unfortunate that Dadi was not with us due to his work commitments. We spent about 10 days in Japan. We went with my Ah Ku's family. It was full of fun and laughter, primarily due to the great company we had.

Without a doubt, the best place for me in Japan were Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo Disneysea. We sat all the major rides and every ride was awesome. Some rides took lots of courage from me, but I survived, with the encouragement from my cousin, Ashley Cheh Cheh and Ah Kim. We were blessed with good weather during the two days in Disneyland and Disneysea.

House of Terror - We were all sitted in entire last row

Another favourite place of mine was the Osaka Aquarium. Great place to admire beautiful sea creatures. 

We also went to ArashiyamaKyoto for a day trip to visit the Bamboo forest. It was lovely walking through the bamboo groves. An amazing sight.

And another favourite.....sitting onto a boat which was manually rowed along the Hozu river.

There were many more places that we went. We went to Hakone and saw the sight of Mount Fuji. Eating was heaven to me. We loved Japanese food. Everywhere we ate was good. I experienced ordering food from a vending machine. I experienced eating in a standing food stall. I enjoyed Soy Bean Ice Cream through it was freezing cold. 

This is by far the best holiday I have had. It was a wonderful experience and I am grateful to have been able to travel so far for a holiday.