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Mom is homesick

Assalamualaikum wbt..
Here it is again, that horrible feeling. I am homesick. 
Today marked a week of my stay here in JB. Alone. I know its just only a week. But you would probably feel me if you are far away from your own daughter. 
I miss my family so bad that it hurts sometimes. You would think Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp are tools to make things easier but it actually makes it even harder for me as I keep seeing photos of my daughter and here I am, more than 400km away, missing absolutely everything. 
Our family has always been very close, especially me, my daughter and my mom. I see my mom everyday when I get back from work. We have spent so much time together that it was very strange when I moved to JB. I cried in my prayers everytime. 
Just hoping I can be much stronger with my journey ahead. I just found out that my husband had a fever for three days already. Demam Rindu. Ahh, I feel sick too. Homesick.



Family Trip to Medan, Sumatera Indonesia

Assalamualaikum wbt..

This is our second family trip for this year since our last trip to Colmare Tropicale in Bukit Tinggi somewhere in June before the Ramadhan month. And this trip marked me and husband's 5th vacation for this year. Here are the 1st, 2nd , 3rd and 4th. I think this would be our last trip of the year since I'm going to JB very soon to do my PhD.

So we settled on a 4D3N tour to Sumatera Indonesiato cover Lake Toba, Parapat, Berastagi and Medan. It's just a 55 minutes flight west off KL via Malaysia Airlines. It's not a very long journey but it sure a long one if you are travelling with an active toddler. Mommy alert here! See my previous post.


We score a great package during the Matta Fair and everything were arranged by the tour agency. We met our tour guide and supir at Kuala Namu Airport, Pak Edi Rangkuti & Pak Ramli (which both are Muslims) and proceed our four hours journey to Lake Toba. As we made our way to Niagara Parapat Hotel, we were gr…

Travelling via airplane with a toddler

Assalamualaikum wbt..
A 45 minutes airplane ride to Medan.
And it was the part of the trip I was most worried about. It's not because Aulia' hasn't flown on a plane before...because she has. Few times. It was just that we haven't traveled with an eager walker, who is busy busy busy ALL the time, before!
But Alhamdulillah we made it. And that was after a projectile vomit ride down to the airport. Oh yes! Here are the tips and tricks that helped along the way.
Travel Early Traveling early inthe day, with a toddler, really is best. Our flight wasn't even that early, it was at 8.30 am, but Aulia' was dragging by her nap time and thankfully, with a little coaxing by hubby, she was sleeping the last 15 minutes of the flight. It was pure heaven!
Check your stroller at the gate. Our red stroller is not an umbrella stroller, but it's so comfortable for Aulia' at the airport and it folds up really easily at the gate. The best part about having a quality stroller…