Salams, and Greetings from Pulau Corningware!!! (Ooops! I meant to say "Langkawi" ;))
First and foremost, thank you for all the birthday wishes for Hanna, and please accept my apologies for not counter-commenting, as I had asked the tuanpunya badan to do so personally. As I'm typing this, there are still a few which she had not counter-commented, and she asked me to let you all know that she would do it soon :)
I meant to post an entry on Hanna's birthday dinner with her friends first, but, alas, the pics are all in my notebook which I have not brought here with me. And of course - a posting on the kids' new gadgets, too ;). Yup, everybody is extremely happy with their new "toys". Will blog about these once I'm back in KL, okay, y'all?
Anyway, arrived here yesterday at 3:05p.m, and after getting our rented car at the airport, we checked in at the hotel. Hmmmm...I think our firstborn was not that happy with the hotel when she saw the reception area, etc. Well, if she was comparing Sh*ra*on Langkawi with Ho*da* Vi*la, memang la like cannot be happy one! Hehehe! One is 5 Star...this one is 5 Moon (borrowing Ayah's terminology on hotel ratings. Hahaha!)
The last time we were here last year, we stayed at Sh*ra*on for 2 nights and then at Be*ja*a for another two. The Sh*ra*on stay was fully sponsored as Ayah was having a meeting there. Nak tanggung sendiri...Aiyooo...bayar instalments boleh tak? Hehehe! We wanted to stay there again, but, because they're five of us (and Hanna is already 13, and considered an adult), we were told that we had to book 2 rooms. Errrr, thank you, but no thank you! Kalau satu room tu, okay lagi lah kot...
Ayah surfed the net and the ONLY hotel which could accept our reservation online for 1 room for 3 Adults and 2 Kids was Ho*ida* Vi*la. All other hotels required us to book 2 rooms. Okaylah...it's not The Ritz, but, it's nice (ish). Hehehe! I think we've got the best room - the last room, right beside the swimming pool and facing the sea. As Ayah puts it - we don't have to wear any slippers when we want to go to the beach. It's grass - sand - sea, right outside our door :).
It has the main bedroom which has 2 Super Single beds and a Sofa bed which can sleep 2, which has an attached bathroom. It also has the living area which has another sofa bed which can sleep another one, which has an attached washroom to it. It has two TVs, and one DVD player (even though the kids have brought their own). All in all, I think 7 people could sleep comfortably here. Hmmmm, next time when dah tambah anak lagi 2, we can book this place again. Hahahaa!
It was just an easy evening for us yesterday. Ayah brought the kids to the swimming pool around 6p.m and they then went to the beach to watch the sunset. Ayah said it was pretty breath-taking. Why wasn't I there witnessing this breath-takingly beautiful sunset with them? Well, while the kids and Ayah were doing all that, I was snoring away in the room - qadha' tido... Bliss! Hehehe! I only had about 3 hours of sleep the night before, packing EVERYBODY'S stuffs to bring to Langkawi. I had been pretty busy up to the day before and didn't have time to start packing earlier. Started packing at 11p.m, and only went to sleep at 5:30a.m!
We had dinner at Maya Seafood which is just about twenty metres from the Hotel main entrance. Unfortunately (or fortunately?!) we will not be indulging ourselves too much in seafood this time around, as Hilman has developed an allergy. He has developed some rashes above his upper-lips. According to the doctor, it's quite common amongst asthmatic kids. A kind of eczema thingy. Kesian Hilman coz' he's the one yang REALLY into seafood. So, to be fair on him and so as not to tempt him, everybody agreed to order a non-seafood dish each last night.
Anyway, we don't have any specific plans just yet, but, we're definitely doing stuff which we didn't manage to do the last time we were here. I was just reading Myheartbleeds's entry on her Langkawi trip with her girls, and we're definitely going island hopping, maybe tomorrow. The KLIM Geopark package seems interesting, too. And as the kids really enjoyed themselves at Telaga Tujuh Waterfall dulu, that would be in our itinerary, too. We're giving the Cable Car, and Mahsuri Museum a miss this time. The Pulau Payar thingy takes the whole day, and we decided to give it a miss, too. Insya Allah, ada rezqi next time.
But, errrr...somehow the "Corningware Package" which will probably take the whole day, too, IS in the itinerary, buleh?! Hehehehe...
Signing off now! Will post the pics when Hanna has transferred them into this notebook.
Have a great weekend, y'all!