Friday, June 21, 2013

Geram!!


This week was not a productive week for me, workwise and healthwise. Twinnies fell sick one by one and due to lack of sleep/rest, and I ended up joining the "not-well club" in the end. Oh well, that is always the case..hihi.

Alhamdulillah all of us are getting better as of today. Both are in the pink of health (except Faiqa; she is still coughing on and off..), and mommy is left with nose block.

I was on my off-day yesterday and as usual, Faaz and the twins were extra "manja". While entertaining them during the tea break, Faiqa entertained me with her newest act; showing off her geramness. Hahaha




Have a great weekend everyone :)

Love,

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

A Visit to KL Tower: The Observation Deck & Malaysia Cultural Village


After visiting the Blue Coral Aquarium, we went up one floor to the ground level of KL Tower. While looking around, hubby asked me if I am interested to go up to the observation deck of KL Tower. Of course I said YES! hihi... dah alang-alang sampai sini ye tak? :)


KL Tower here I come!!
(O.M.G, tembamnya!:P)


First, we went to the ticket counter to purchase our tickets (RM29 each for adult, and FREE for children below 4 years old). We then proceed to  the entrance and after 10 minutes queueing, it was our turn to go inside the lift that took us up to the observation deck - at 276m a.g.l in just 54 seconds!



We have arrived! :)



The view of KL city from the observation deck is 360 degree, and to see with my own eyes the beautiful view of KL city was awesome...subhanallah! :)



The view at Ampang - Tun Razak area :)


A little bit of KL tower:

KL tower is a 421m communication tower and the roof of the pod is at 335m. It was built in 1995 and the official opening was on 1st October 1996. To date, KL Tower has become the 7th tallest tower in the world after Tokyo Skytree, Canton Tower, CN Tower, Ostankino Tower, Oriental Pearl Tower and Milad Tower. 



Among the three of our children, Faaz was the one who really enjoyed the view from the tower. Twinnies were too small to appreciate the view, but they appreciated the space to walk and run very much! haha..




"wow, the cars look so small mommy, like toys!"



Inquisitive and chatty! 




Hubby was locating his school using the binocular.




zoomed in...here it is! 




Me and sleepy miss Falisya with Petronas Twin Tower as the background


After making one big turn at the observation deck, we stopped by the souvenir shops there and did some shopping prior getting back down to the ground floor. I wanted to buy the magnet of KL tower replica at first, but when hubby bought vintage clock necklaces for me, I got all excited and totally forgot about the magnet. Skali dah turun dari tower baru teringat, pastu menyesal...sket je la tapi :P The only souvenir on KL Tower that we had was our KL Tower water bottle. We bought it when we bought our ticket at the admission counter, simply because the shape is cute! a mini tower... :)



We decided to visit the Malaysia Cultural Village in front of the tower as our last destination here. Admission is Free, in case you are wondering...





The Malaysia Cultural Village is separated from the KL Tower entrance via a  wide hanging bridge. It was funny to see how my girls were so careful with their steps as we walked towards the cultural village. Gayat ke dik? :D




In the cultural village, the replica traditional houses from each of the states in Malaysia are displayed. The houses are beautiful in its own way and they are cute, sizewise! hihi. Being the uptown kids, Faaz, Faiqa and Falisya got excited as they climbed up the stairs, opening the windows and checking out the hall area. at last...they get to experience the "rumah kampung" for the first time. Hihi..








It was 2.30pm when we left, and we had our late lunch at KLCC. We thought as soon as their stomachs full, all of them became tired and would fall asleep. We were wrong. As soon as they had their meals, all three of them were recharged! :P Terpaksalah bawak diaorang pegi Toy's R Us before we went back home.




It was a fun outing at KL Tower, definitely we had a good time. Thanks to hubs for bringing us up on the tower...FINALLY! (p.s: I've been wanting to go to KL Tower since we were dating ok!! Haha!). 


Sayang, Atmosphere 360 next eh? *wink*

Hihihi :)

Love,


Monday, June 17, 2013

A Visit to KL Tower: The Blue Coral Aquarium


We went to KL Tower on the last day of school holiday, to redeem the Groupon voucher we had for the Blue Coral Aquarium + Animal Zone. It also as part of "making up" session with Faaz for not able to bring him to visit the the crocodile farm before :)


We arrived at KL Tower at 11.30am and usually it will be sunny and scorching hot at that hour...but it was gloomy that day. Lucky us I guess..hihi :)



At the carpark, with the excited Faaz Naqi :)


Blue Coral Aquarium is not as big as Aquaria (obviously), but it has a variety of coral fishes and other sea creatures with the concept of Aqua Tropical Rainforest Aquarium. Let me briefly show you some of the attractions here: 




The sea coral welcoming us upon entering the area.




Some of the colorful coral fishes swimming inside the aquarium




Beautiful, isn't it? :)




Eel! :)


The jellyfish.."dancing" gracefully... 


They even have baby sharks!


and a whole lot more to see!


Fishes are among the animals that never failed to fascinate children and gladly I saw that during our trip. Faaz was smiling happily when I asked him to pose with the fishes, and my girls too; cheerful and mesmerized with the movement, colors and uniqueness of those coral fishes!



Sweet smile :)



Excited! haha!



mesmerized..

Among the last aquarium displayed was the ones containing starfishes. Faaz, Faiqa and Falisya were all fascinated on how one of it stay stick on the aquarium (actually me too! haha!). At one point, Faiqa even tried to lick the starfish by licking the aquarium's glass. Haduilah anak!! (>.<)



"Look, mommy!"




inquisitive! ;)




We had fun! :)

We spent about 20-25 minutes inside before visiting the souvenir shop. Bought some magnets before we realized that we lost the stickers for entering the Animal Zone. Too bad! :( We went back in to find the stickers but there was no trace at all. Somebody must have taken it while we were busy taking photos. I guess it was not our rezk that day..




Besides the Blue Coral Aquarium and the Animal Zone, there's a Pony Ride area for the children to have a ride with the pony while touring the KL tower area. Not just these three, there are more attractions at the KL Tower besides the tower itself! Will tell you more in the next entry. Stay tune! ;)

Love,


Friday, June 14, 2013

Jonker Walk & Hard Rock Cafe, Malacca


As we approached the Johor-Malacca border, my husband asked me if I interested to have a pit stop at Malacca, and if I have a particular place to visit...


"Ermm, HRC? I wanna get the fridge magnet" I said.


"Sounds, good. Let's have dinner there" he suggested and off we went to Air Keroh exit.



Since it was still early, we planned to bring Faaz to the Crocodile Farm (Taman Buaya). However, we missed the place that we have to u-turn twice and ended up at the place at 6pm which was the closing time. Huhu, sorry Faaz! :( Puas jugakla pujuk little hero tu, pity that he was looking forward for it :( Next time ok..


After Maghrib, we went to Malacca town, Lorong Hang Jebat in particular. By using the GPS route, we finally reached near the destination (we missed the one-way turn and ended up at the road next to Lorong Hang Jebat :P). As we parked our car, we saw the Malacca river cruise boat passed by. Faaz and his siblings were pretty excited! Ok, noted! this too will be on our list for next visit to Malacca :)



As we walked along the street towards Malacca's Hard Rock Cafe (HRC), we finally reached the intersection between Jonker Walk, and the HRC. There's a huge ship statue in the middle. Apparently the replica was built in conjunction with the 608th Anniversary Cruise Admiral Cheng Ho (who was a legendary Muslim sailors in the 15th century) in which his name etched in history as the subject of diplomatic relations paved the way for the two countries, Malacca and China. 



The replica of Admiral Cheng Ho's ship


The famous Jonker Walk/ Jonker St.


We've decided to check out Jonker Street first since we never been there before. Jonker street is similar to any night market or "uptown" market but what makes it different, you can find unique and interesting things and rare snack/foods here. We would like to explore more but it ain't easy because the street was packed with crowd, and it was a bit heaty. Furthermore carrying two active toddlers that weight more than 11kg was challenging! Hihi. So we decided to keep it short, half-way through we made a u-turn, bought some souvenirs and heads on to HRC...we need aircond, plis! :P



Handmade, crafted cards..



Faaz amazed by the robots made of wires..hihi



antique stuff! ;)


My first impression upon reaching HRC was, Malacca's HRC comel! Hihi..I just love the fact that it still have the Malacca's traditional element, especially the stairs. Here how it look frontwise (credit to TripAdvisor):

Photos of Hard Rock Cafe Melaka, Melaka

This photo of Hard Rock Cafe Melaka is courtesy of TripAdvisor


and was how it looks like with three adorable kids. Hehehe...



The HRC view from the other side (from the riverside) was not bad either. Very nice, infact. The first floor is the restaurant/rock shop while the lower ground is the parking lot.

Photos of Hard Rock Cafe Melaka, Melaka

This photo of Hard Rock Cafe Melaka is courtesy of TripAdvisor


While waiting for our orders,  the kids made themselves occupied with the booklet and the crayons provided. Macam-macam ragam!



Falisya and Faaz, very dedicated since they both loves art.. 



But not with Faiqa...
She get bored after 5 minutes that Daddy had to bring her for a tour at the Rock Shop beside us. Haha!




As usual, the kids have the hot dogs as their meal and their karnivor daddy chose steak as his menu. Mommy dearest settled with a starter, an attempt for a diet. Kui kui.. :D


the kids'



the daddy's



the mommy's
protein and vege diet kononnya.
:P


Anyway, thanks daddy for the treat and jalan-jalan. We had fun, you rock! Hihi. Next time we singgah lagi Malacca for other activities k! Happy advance Father's Day!

:)




Love,