Mommy contemplated for quite awhile if we could join the rest for another get-together planned during the Chinese New Year just passed. We have no doubts that the kids would have a blast but since Mommy is still fully breast-feeding Alaina, it would be tricky to go out and about freely….
After some thoughtful and careful planning, we went ahead with the trip. This time, off all of us went to KL
Our Chap Goh Mei 5 days 4 nights holiday began the Friday before the long weekend with a late evening drive back to Bidor for an overnight stay.
Yup, we planned our trip with lotsa break in-between drives. The kids; Alaina and Samuel needed the rest. Mommy and Big Yee Yee too, gotta re-charge our battery for more days ahead…. Cos, more kids to tend to when we reached KL later :D
Before that, since Mommy’s blog is on temporary hiatus, lets check back on our pot of pussy willows here shall we?
The story is like this, Po Po woke up one morning to a front yard floor full of hairy caterpillar. Quite a bit of scare there if you can imagine…..
Po Po was wondering why they were all lingering by the door by the pot of pussy willows.
Upon closer inspection, they were the pussy willows :O
We have never see pussy willows grow beyond the white-cutesy flower bud they are. When they bloom further, this is how they look like
Imagine dozens of them on a potted plant
And some of them wilted and drop onto the floor
Looks like hairy caterpillar invasion eh?
We kid you not,
Mommy had goose bumps when Mommy first saw ‘em….
Still having ‘em.. the goose bumps.
OK, now back to our holiday. We continued our drive down to KL on Saturday morning after a lazy morning walk and breakfast in Bidor.
We reached KL just in time for lunch with everybody already reported to Big Jiu Jiu’s squatter.
After lunch, it’s free and easy for all; some went for facial, some went for CNY reunion, the kids hang out in the house and Mommy and Alaina of course, spared no moments and had their nap. Both slept after 2am when we break in Bidor earlier ‘ya see :p
The itinerary for the evening was night-lights at the Go Guang Shan Malaysia, Dong Zen Temple. It’s a must-see it seems, the once-a-year festive-lights and deco only available and open for public for 15 days during the Chinese New Year.
During that period, the crowd was madness, everyday. That Saturday was no different. We had dinner at a restaurant a few hundred meters away.
The food was super!
May be cos everybody was hungry :p
From the restaurant to the temple, the traffic snarled so badly that many alighted from their cars and walked to the temple.
It was past half past 9 by the time we reached the temple, sparing us only half an hour before the temple official closing time. Fortunately we guess, the Officials extended the opening hours. We stayed until past 11pm.
We broke into 2 groups; Po Po accompanied Mommy and Alaina while the rest went for their sight-seeing.
Mommy and Po Po wanted to avoid the crowd and find a less busy space for Alaina to nap but then, it was people-mountain-people-sea. Hard to find a comfy space. We did quite a bit of sight-seeing ourselves and managed to watch a float parade before Alaina dozed off. After then, we just stayed near to the entrance to wait for the others.
The others though, had a blast of time admiring the deco.
They walked and walked until they couldn’t walk anymore. Samuel, who skipped his afternoon nap, was visibly tired and dozed off not long after he hit Big Jiu Jiu’s shoulder.
Yah, Big Jiu Jiu had to carry him : )
He slept all the way back to the house until the next morning. Unlike Alaina who woke up from her nap and slept past 2am again! :O