Sunday, December 21, 2008

All in the Family

I had been waiting for this moment for a long time. Alhamdulillah, eQa and Wawa are back for their semester break. A lot of story telling from my two princesses. I can imagine the non-stop, talkative eQa with her 1001 stories. Wawa was a bit cool but we shared her stories too. The most happiest person on earth was Najeeha. She was overjoyed.

We went to Kota Kinabalu for five days and four nights. I missed the avocado juice and guava in Tanjung Aru food court. On the way to KK we stopped over in Limbang. We met Zalina. She is very helpful and kind too. She is just like a sister to me. I gave her some muffins and chicken pies and not forgetting her birthday present. She loved the present and the muffins. We gathered some infos from her on how to go about in KK. Thanks a lot Na!

th November 2008 - Checked in Promenade Hotel Apartment the first day. Cosy and convenient for a big family like us.

th November 2008 -
Kinabalu Pine Resort was a bit too small for us but surrounded with pines everywhere. Very very beautiful. We always love Kinabalu Pine Resort. Smell of flowers linger at night all the way while walking to the karaoke room, but full house! Karaoke room is provided in Pine Resort but we have to share with others. I still remember the first time we spent nights in Pine, in 2003 or 2004 (can't remember the exact year) with my sister, Kak Ani and my niece Ita.. Kak Ani will never let go the microphone until she sings her favourite songs.. ;D. The room was packed. So we decided to go back to the room and took some pictures.

The next day we went to Poring for swimming and hot spring. Earlier we went to play with hundreds of fishes by the river. They were tame fishes. Encik Linden explained how they started it. Later in the evening, we had KFC in Kundasang. We were starving after swimming. As usual, the weather is extremely cold, especially at night. No wonder the hotels here do not have aircond room. We had dinner at Nabalu Lodge. The food was superb. Even Adib who is very choosy with foods loved the fried noodle. So we intended to shift to Nabalu Lodge the next night.
Pakis is the name of the room we checked in. It was country like and beautifully decorated. Too bad we did not take the picture of the room. Aiman, Adib and Wawa played Monopoly and Scrabble they borrowed from the lobby. eQa was busy with her "Twilight" and Najeeha got hooked with her "New Moon " by Stephenie Meyer. We could see the peak of Kinabalu from the room in the morning before the cloud obviously covers it.

1st December 2008
- Papa and me went shopping for veggies. Had durian for breakfast. the kids are still sleeping and maybe packing up their things in the room. We ordered fried rice for them. Papa drove extra-ordinarily fast in order to book a hotel room because all the rooms are fully booked in KK. We tried to call again and again. Either stay another night in KK or drive back to Brunei the same day. Fortunately, we managed to get a room at Promenade. Alhamdulillah. :)
Time to get my avocado juice... mmm yummy! and guava too! Shopping malls closed very early. We did not expect it at all. The first night we reached KK we hardly shop around coz they closed at 9pm. So we decided to go out earlier this time.

nd December 2008 - Adib saw Aisyah's dad at the basement parking. They came here for holiday too. Aisyah is Adib's classmate.. ;) After breakfast, we checked out and went back to Brunei Darussalam.. Thank you Papa for everything! We love you..

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Welcome back Princesses. WaWa 's ticket has been booked months ago before her school holiday. eQa decided to rehearse for her theater in December, so she is not coming back this semester. :( Miss you already. So WaWa is confirmed coming back to Brunei. Last minute, eQa messaged me saying that her theater had been postponed to a later date and she thought of coming back! Alhamdulillah.. I was so glad to hear that and quickly booked her ticket. The best part is Papa was still in Pakistan when she decided to come back and we planned to surprise him! The transit took few hours in KLIA and eQa met Papa there with Mak Uda and Maya. He missed eQa so much! Hugged her and kissed her good bye... and still not knowing that eQa is coming back. Poor Papa. When he arrived Brunei he told me that he was overjoyed because he met eQa. We were like oopss.. Papa shouldn't have known that she is coming back. We tried so hard to zip our mouth. Back in Brunei, we were so excited for WaWa's arrival. Everyone was ready at the airport. The flight was a bit delay. Papa cleared his work earlier than usual, just to wait for his Princess, Najwa/WaWa. The moment of truth: Instead of one Princess arrived at the airport, there were two of them! Can't imagine how Papa looks like when he first saw WaWa and eQa! Haha.. Sorry Pa. But he was so shock and happy at the same time. Exchanged hugs with my Princesses and said "how dare you cheated me.." hihi. :D Now that all of us in the family, we planned to go to Kota Kinabalu next week. Kinabalu Pine Resorts, here we come. :)