When we were in Disneyland, Hong Kong, missy and hubs went on most of the rides while I waited for them. I am too scared to go on them because I am afraid of height. However I did go on the train ride around Disneyland, Slinky Dog ride, Mystic Manor boat ride and the best of all is the “It’s A Small World” ride. So many cute characters from different cultures and some were holding bass guitars like a good sr300 at musicians friend. Missy definitely is braver than her mama.
Besides a pair of Daisy Duck sunnies in red, missy wanted these souvenirs from Disneyland. Things are very expensive in Disneyland. A bottle of mineral water cost HKD18 *faint*
A Minnie Mouse pen, fridge magnet and hairclips.
Terry Fox Run is an annual non-competitive charity event held in numerous regions around the world in commemoration of Canadian cancer activist Terry Fox, and his Marathon of Hope, and to raise money for cancer research (excerpt from Wikipedia). Yesterday we participated in our first Terry Fox Run at Lake Titiwangsa. We have never been to Lake Titiwangsa and were looking forward to this event. We reached the venue at 7am and view at the lake was just beautiful.
If I were to stay near here, I will be running every morning without fail.
Free energy food for all participants
Missy after the 2.6km run.
On its Facebook page, Terry Fox Run KL asked “Who Are You Running For” and the participants are invited to drop them a comment. They will include the dedications in an album. I wrote mine and was so surprised to my message on their Message Board at the event yesterday
Besides running, many families came with strollers, bicycles and even rollerblades. We all had a memorable and fun time at the event. Looking forward to next year’s Terry Fox Run.
This week has been a really crazy one for me. Ashley was down with food poisoning since last Saturday. She complained of tummy pain right after swimming class and I thought perhaps it’s due to the air she gulped in while swimming. Sometimes she tells me that her tummy is painful after swimming and it would go away after a while. Hence, I didn’t bother much about it. Then during dinner, she vomitted
Next morning she said she felt better and we went to Malacca for a day trip. During lunch time she said her tummy was painful. I guess the cramps must be due to gas and bought Buscopan 10mg tablet for her. She took 1 tablet and said it was better. Her appetite was really bad though.
Next day, she was tired and complained that her tummy was bloated. I got Colimix from the pharmacy for her as it is good for wind and abdominal discomfort. However she vomitted right after she smelled Colimix. It has a strong bubblegum smell. I still feed her 5 ml of Colimix after that and she tried very hard to swallow. Have you taken Colimix before? It leaves a nasty taste in the mouth and throat. I know that because I was down with food poisoning too 2 days back and I took it. No wonder Ashley couldn’t stand Colimix and begged me not to feed her that. *Sigh*
I brought her to the doctor on Tues morning and her paed said she has a lot of gas in her tummy and prescribed Antacid for her. On Thursday, she still complained of tummy pain so I asked her paed to prescribe something for that and she gave Ashley Buscopan in syrup form and asked to stop Colimix. Now Ashley is a lot better
Note : According to some pharmacists, Buscopan 10mg in tablet form should only be taken by children who are above 12 years old. According to some information on Google, children above 6 years old can take it though. Anyway, just check with the doctor if you are unsure.
It has been almost a week since we returned from our holidays in Hong Kong. The main reason of this trip is of course to Disneyland for missy. Hubs and I visited Hong Kong almost 10 years ago and I loved it very much. There is just something about Hong Kong which I can never be bored with. I won’t want to stay there because it is very fast-paced and hectic but going on holiday there is just great. I love the food, its cleanliness and the people are civic-minded and polite. The weather was awesome during our 5 days there. It was around 20 to 23 deg Celsius. So nice and cool to walk around. I just wore a sweater or 2-piece tops. Brought my jacket but didn’t get to wear it.
Besides Disneyland, we managed to visit Stanley Market, Tsim Sha Tsui and Arena of Stars, Central, night markets and etc. We actually walked from morning till night. Our legs were so tired. We spent one whole day in Disneyland but didn’t stay in the Disney Resort. It is actually very convenient to take the train to Disneyland from Hong Kong. We stayed in Yau Ma Tei, near Temple Street. It was a fun trip for all of us and we’ll definitely be back. Below are some of the photos of our trip.
Missy and Alice at the Mad Hatter Teacup Ride. Thank God she is more into rides than taking photos with the Disney characters. Those queues are too long.
This is the first scary ride that missy went on with daddy. I didn’t dare to go and was waiting for them at the entrance.
This is the 2nd scary ride which she went again with daddy. It is the RC Car Ride at Toy Story Land and hubs said this is the scariest ride of all. I told her not to go but she still went ahead. She said it was scary.
This is the Big Grizzly Runaway Mountain Mine Cars ride which was pretty scary I reckon. It was the last scary ride that she went on with daddy. As usual, I just waited for both of them.
Had this nice lap mei fun in a restaurant in Tsim Sha Tsui. It came together with a rice pot on our table. I was famished and didn’t take a photo of the restaurant.
Some of the stalls at Stanley Market. A shopping haven for children’s wear.
Yesterday was the Desa Park City Run and hubs and I were there too for the 5km run. It was an enjoyable morning run and the route was very scenic. We started the race outside the International School and went round the residential area. Flag off was at 6.30am and we finished the race at 7.10am. They were many runners and it was fun looking at them who came in all kinds of running gear. I spotted a few mommies pushing the strollers while running. One mom even ran 10km while pushing her toddler in the stroller. How inspiring! I bet that required more strength than lifting some trunks.
Us after the race.
Even this dog ran too. She’s so cute!
We hope to participate in next year’s 10 km run Right after the run, we went to Malacca for a day trip with our friends. Phew…it was a tiring but fruitful day
The school holidays have officially began. It’s going to be a busy time for us. Besides going on a vacation, there’ll be many trips to the parks, road trips, getting the things ready for school next year such as shoes, uniform, books..etc. Here comes 8 weeks of madness but on the bright side, there won’t be any traffic jams on the road during after office hours.
What plans do you have this holiday?
It has been ages since I stepped foot into Penang. If I am not mistaken, the last time I was there was in the 80′s. Yes, it is that long. Really crazy right? I still remember having a great time in Batu Feringgi with my family. I always see my friends posting about Penang and how glorious the food is especially the Assam Laksa, Hokkien Mee, Rojak and many more yummylicious food along Gurney Drive. Just thinking about these is enough to make my tummy rumble. I would love to tour around Georgetown to see the unique painted wall murals by Ernest Zacharevic and the wrought-iron caricatures.
Little Girl in Blue” Mural, Muntri Street, George Town, Penang (image via onlypenang.com)
Though I have been wanting to visit Penang again, we would somehow overlooked it and booked our holidays to Malacca, Ipoh or Langkawi instead. I think one of the reasons is because the accommodation in Penang is rather expensive, especially during school holidays or public holidays. We could only plan our holidays around this time of the year because we do not want missy to skip school.
Good news is that I have discovered where we can find Penang budget hotels recently. I spent some time looking through the iBilik.my website and found some really good deals. iBilik.my is Malaysia’s largest and No.1 Room, Homestay, Short Term Rental website and it features over 100,000 listings posted online all across Malaysia. Its website is very user-friendly and you can easily find accommodation from as low as rm50. Ain’t that wonderful? If you have a group of 5 or more people, there are rooms from as low as rm250 a night in Batu Feringgi. Looks like we can start planning for our vacation in Penang soon.
Last year when I read about the Terry Fox Run, it was too late for me to participate. I told myself that I want to be part of it next year (which is this year) but I totally forgot about it until today when hubs received a notification from one of the sports pages he liked on facebook. The Terry Fox Run will be held on 1 December 2013 at Lake Titiwangsa. Thank Goodness we can join. Below are the details if you are interested.
This is their Facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/TerryFoxRunKL.
“The Terry Fox Run is an annual non-competitive charity event held in numerous regions around the world in commemoration of Canadian cancer activist Terry Fox, and his Marathon of Hope, and to raise money for cancer research.” – excerpts from Wikipedia.
photo taken from Terry Fox Run KL facebook page
We watched Thor The Dark World on Friday evening and enjoyed it very much. Missy watched Thor Part 1 with daddy a few years ago and this time I joined them to watch The Dark World.
Last evening while walking near some shops, missy spotted this ….
It is a DIY thing that is used to reserve parking space outside a shop and Ashley quickly exclaimed, “Look! It is Thor’s hammer“. She was so excited to see it and then kept going on and on about us being in Asgard right now. It is just too funny!