Saturday, June 21, 2014

Extended Family Gathering

It was a gathering which we had decided on my brother's wedding in March. My mother who originated from West Malaysia, has been busy with raising her family that she only made very infrequent visit back to her hometown. Now that we have grown up, we should bring her back as often as we could.

So this trip was planned. We started out on 14 Jun, Saturday from Singapore to Kukup. There was a jam at the Causeway where the traffic was like a snail. On our way to Kukup, we had a little hiccup which we had to be at car workshop at Pontian. I contacted my cousin who then got his brothers to come over to help us out. They then drove us up to Kukup where it was almost dinner time. Yes, we feast on the sumptuous seafood. 

We spent the night at my uncle's house. Before long, my aunt and cousin from Singapore met us there too.

The next morning, the extended family made our way to my cousin's house at Ponderosa, JB. 

There we continued to enjoy the warm hospitality of my dear relatives. My another cousin had also bought a house within walking distance away and we attended the house warming that night. At noon, my husband and I had a round of golf at the nearby golf course, Ponderosa Golf Course.

On Monday, the extended family took two cars and drove up to Cameron Highlands. We had booked two apartment units near Brinchang town. The next day, we went sightseeing. This was a rare treat for me as this was the first time that I went out with my uncle and aunt's family alongside my hubby's aunt. There were 11 of us.

Thereafter they made their way to Ipoh while we continued our stay in Cameron Highlands as my aunt visited her friend. As the road was bumpy, our dear car protested with a punctured tyre. Living up the mountain meant that it was difficult to get help. But help came eventually and we continued our journey to Genting where we celebrated my boy's birthday.

We were not aware that the outdoor theme park was having a major revamp so we had to content with the rides at the indoor theme park. Thereafter the two seniors had their own programme while we watched the magic show by Peter Marvey.

On Friday, we made our way to Malacca and feast on, well the famous chicken rice balls in this heritage town. However for the old folks, they still preferred the normal chicken rice anytime. Not to be missed was the chendol too.

On Saturday, we had a splash at the swimming pool while the seniors went shopping at the nearby Mahkota Parade. Thereafter we headed back to pick up our car from the workshop and returned my cousin's car. We had a stopover at Skudai for dinner. It has been a very fulfilling trip.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014


Serenity and tranquility

Soothing to the mind

Swinging away our troubles

Just focus on having a good game

A bad round does not mean a bad finish

Neither does one good round make a good game

Never give up and not letting the past gets into the head is the key to a good golfer

But isn't this also the mantra to be a successful person?