Friday, February 13, 2015

Half way to 5

They say the 5th year of marriage is the toughest. Something about a "5 years itch". Early in my marriage I remember thinking, "Well, since Hafiz and I have been together since Uni time, 5 years of marriage is no big deal". However, as we are half way through our 5th year, I see the reality of the situation. These past 5 years have brought us a lot of life change. New job, a kid, a house loan, car payments, budgeting, meal planning, housekeeping..We are constantly go,go, going-pushing off from each other to get everything done. Some days we don't even kiss each other, let alone speak. It doesn't seem like a big deal at all until I sit back and really reflect on where our relationship is. 

Last Saturday we had the rare pleasure of a date night out since Aulia' had a sleepovers at her cousin's. We sat a little not-so-romantic table across from each other for 2.5 hours without moving. No kid and lots of delicious food and good conversation. It seriously feels like it has been ages since we had a good chit chat.. Like sakat each other with the funny jokes and finishes each other drinks. 

You see. Marriage isn't easy. Love isn't easy. Sure, it's easy to fall in love quickly, but sustaining it is work. Some days we really have to make a conscious decision to love our spouse. I'm not threatened by the 5 year itch. I'd still choose him all over again. We are slightly different people in an entirely different situation than when we first met. However, underneath it all there is still that deep, unconditional love that drew us together. 
XOXO hubby!

Monday, February 9, 2015

Funtime: Sunway Lagoon

A few pics from Aulia' first Sunway Lagoon visit- we had such a wonderful day..started off with breakfast at home, then picking up Kak Long (Aulia's cousin) at my sister's and head to Subang at 9.00 a.m. By the time we reached the counter, there was a long queue but we manage to score the tickets. Yeay!! But I would suggested to anyone out there, you better score tickets when they had promotions (i.e Groupons, Street deal, etc).
I've been to Sunway Lagoon when I was in primary school, but hadn't went again since then. Now after so many years, I decided to brought along my kid and my niece to visit Sunway Lagoon. This park really has a bit of everything!

The kids played the merry-go-round amusement and the kiddy rides thingy which is the Carousel and Apache Pots (the spinning teacup ride) before head to the wet park.
The happiest babe-I'll take the no sleep for this. Uh-ah wait until the end of this story.

There were lots of things I missed that I actually wish I caught on camera, like our Vuvuzela vortex water slide which is by far the best water ride I have been on. Unfortunately you wouldn't want to sacrifice your camera when you had your sixty degree drop into the funnel and reached the banked turn as you will be literally floating against the side wall of the slide. So you need both of your hand to hold on tight to the boat. Gosh that was fun! Major fun! if the queue wasn't that long, I would've went for another 3 rides.

We went for lunch in the afternoon. The park has a variety of light food options, but quite pricey I must say. The kids wanted some ice-cream after meal and then we went for a safari walk nearby the water park.
After that, we went back to the Lazy River for another two rounds, while papa enjoying his second vuvuzela ride and mom have to look after the kids for a while. The kids area was the best since Aulia' and Kak Long enjoyed the water slide so much. They also had the water gun shooting all over the places. Kak Long went for another water slide which is the mat racer Congo Challenge.

Few hours later we returned the float we rented for the water park and get ready to head back home. We kept our bags at the locker room which costs us about RM40 per locker. I would say it was overall convenient for us and the kids too. It was less hustle not taking around the bags and the towels with you.

Remember the happy babe I was talking about-yes, she fell asleep right after we had our wave pool fun in the sun! Hehe..

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

My right brain

As an art enthusiast, I love coming across such a random creativity. Since the age of 6, my mother encourages me to draw and paint. She once said, it trigger my right brain. Somehow I don't really understand that. I can't draw a straight line without a ruler, and sketched by my hand, a cow looks very like a dog, and vice-versa. I've been told many times that, with time and patience, most people can be taught to draw, but I still maintain I have the drawing equivalent of tone-deafness, which means I've always been filled with admiration of those who can draw and paint. Now, I sketched sometimes, a very random one. Just to relaxed my mind while I have hard time on my left brain doing the mathematical modeling for my research. And now, when I literally used both side of my brain, I'm truly satisfied.

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