Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Melaka (Part 2) : Umbai

Later that evening after the kids' pool stint (here), we went to Umbai Melaka, the famous seafood eatery place, roughly 15km from the apartment where we stayed.































They ordered quite a few dishes but I only managed to take these pictures before I was busy digging into them and forgot to take photos of the rest that came later..hehehe..


"Nasi lemak"


Sweet sour fish


Deep fried squid/calamari




Aiman must be hungry after the swim..hehe..








We happily left the place with our stomach full..hehe.



Alia and her milk bottle



:-)))


Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Melaka Vacation : 26th-28th. Nov. 2011

By 9.30am after the relatives came to pick me up and we had our breakfast of "roti canai", off we went to Melaka on that bright Saturday morning, and with not so heavy traffic, we managed to reach there before noon.


The view from the apartment at Banda Hilir :


Straits of Malacca



The distance from the apartment to the sea, Straits of Malacca



View from the other side of the balcony



The pool view from the 14th floor



The kids were restless when they saw people started to fill in the pool..hehe..



After lunch, the kids couldn't wait to jump into the pool, counting the minutes and pestering the parents..haha..


They had been in the pool about half an hour by this time...but I was the one who shivered..haha



Adam "reporting" to his parents



Amna in her swim ring



Alesya @ "DaDa" enjoying herself



Aiman and his "frog" leap..haha.. he loves this photo :-)



Azmi @ bumi @ Mi Mi






View from poolside


Next entry...

Umbai and tour of the historical City..


InsyaAllah..


:-)))


Sunday, November 27, 2011

Maal Hijrah

To all my Muslim friends :




"Our Lord! Forgive us and our brethren who have preceded us in Faith, and put not in our hearts any hatred against those who have believed. Our Lord! You are indeed full of kindness, Most Merciful. (Soorah Al-Hashr : verse 10)


"Wahai Tuhan Kami! Ampunkanlah dosa kami dan dosa saudara-saudara kami yang mendahului kami dalam iman dan janganlah Engkau jadikan dalam hati perasaan hasad dengki dan dendam terhadap orang-orang yang beriman. Wahai Tuhan kami! Sesungguhnya Engkau Amat Melimpah belas kasihan dan rahmatMu."(Surah Al-Hashr : ayat 10)



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(They say): "Our Lord! Let not our hearts deviate (from the truth) after You have guided us, and grant us mercy from You. Truly, You are the Bestower," (Soorah Al-Imran (3) : verse 8)


[(Mereka berdoa dengan berkata): Wahai Tuhan kami! Janganlah Engkau memesongkan hati kami sesudah Engkau beri petunjuk kepada kami dan kurniakanlah kepada kami limpah rahmat dari sisiMu; sesungguhnya Engkau jualah Tuhan Yang melimpah-limpah pemberianNya. (Surah Al-Imran (3) : ayat 8) ]







Thursday, November 24, 2011

A few hours on the beach (...and dreaming of other places :-) )

When Fikah asked me why I liked to take pictures of others and the surrounding areas, I jokingly said,

"I'm practicing so that I'd be good enough to be a wedding photographer when you're older and planning to get married".

hehe...

mmm..was that why she followed me during this photo session and didn't go for the swim with the rest of her cousins???..

hahaha...
































Now I have the chances to practice my skill with offers  that I received this past few days to join in trips to Melaka this weekend, Bandung and Ho Chi Minh City next year.

On top of that, Melbourne had been mentioned by the "La Villas" friends (..I''m dreaming..), as well as Turkey and Bali of which I had declined..

 and then there are two all-girls trips to "yet-to-be-determined-destinations" with my best friends to be slotted sometimes early next year..waaahhh.

...hehehe..I wish I have lots of money (and blessed with the opportunity) to do all those trips and more..



:-)



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