I wanted to post about our recent trip but i just keep forgetting about it, the smell of the peppermint oil i used while traveling anchored and reminded me of that day.
It was the mid year school holiday, kids were at their cousin for few days and after that I took two days off to stay at home with them, not doing anything, just like a normal weekend and my typical work when i am at home, the housework just never ends.
It was friday and school day just around the corner, my husband decided we travel to Labuan that Saturday, just for fun and at the same time visiting my sister who was just had her operation. The first thing i did was to prepare my kids stuff for school and get them to prepare their books.
The Journey Begins
So on Saturday (11 June 2016), at 8.00 am, after taking our breakfast at the ‘mamak’ restaurant, we drive to Menumbok. Arrived around 10.00am, parked our car at one of the houses that provided a daily/weekly car park for public.
If you taking your vehicle with you, of course you need to use the ferry but if you tend to leave your vehicle behind.. you can either choose to go by speed boat, which is so fast or ferry (different time, different type of ferry).
Since we were not taking our car, we decided to take the adventurous ride… the ‘speed boat‘. I was worried at first, but when i see there were parents and kids were at the counter, we thought.. why not.
The Speed Boat
While we were going into the speed boat, i wanted to take my handphone and take a snap but my husband was looking at me like he want to ‘eat’ me..hahaha. But luckily i saw his ‘look’ or else i might either drop my handphone down or i fall, because i didn’t get my body balance right when i was to enter the boat. So there is no picture of the speed boat.. neither from outside or inside.
To get you visual how it looks.. i got this picture from google just to give you the rough idea on how the speed boat look like.
I was sitting almost near to the driver, inside the boat are old and rusty. It was smooth sailing but there were times i feel thrown from the seat.. well there is no seat belt, so i was holding the seat so tight. I don’t know where to look, the sea, the people sitting in front of me or the driver. “Mummy saya mau muntah” (i want to vomit) says one kid to his mum. “jangan kama, saya tiada bawa plastik ni” (warned her child that she did not bring any plastic bag if they want to throw up.) Damn! and i picture the scenario in my head.. no!!
The Essential Young Living Oil
Yes, i prepared for this so i bring with me 3 types of essential living oil. Peppermint, Melalueca and Lavendar. The Peppermint smell makes me wide awake and fresh the whole journey.
It took only 25 minute for us to reach Labuan.. phew..glad we landed. My son look pale.. hehe but my daughter find the ride interesting . . . . eeer seriously?
The Walking GPS
Again no picture were taken. As we arrived, without asking my nephew to pick us up, my husband and my daughter just walk in front of us searching for the hotel we already booked using GPS app in the handphone. After few kilometers walk under the sun., i called the hotel for their location, well lucky we just need to cross the road and once we reached the destination, we were sweating wet as if we were walking under the rain.
Chocolate, Liquor and Lots of Chocolate
We visited my sister, hand around for a while and after that is just shop shop shop. Labuan is popular for shopping destination for alcohol beverages and chocolates.
We had an enjoyable fun stay in Labuan, the next day we head home in the afternoon using the ferry. It feels like years, because the only available ferry was the longest in service and the oldest of all ferry. It was like 3 long hours, warm but just a time to relax and enjoy the ride.
Why No Picture?
I feel bad that not much picture in this post but i feel happy that i did not ‘snap’ every single thing we do. We feel the moment of the togetherness and experience the true quality time.
The picture we created in our children’s memory are more memorable than the picture we took. They kept the beautiful memory in their mind and keep it as their ‘precious moment list’.
Its fun traveling with family and its more interesting when its unplanned holiday. Unplanned holiday gets the kids more excited for the journey. Life is fun when we break our routines and makes some surprises.
Till another surprise!
When we reach at the Crossroad.. we get confused on which path to go. Are we choosing the right career? is this what we want in life? We have so many questions.. but the only person who can give you the answer..is you..yourself my friend. 🙂
I was asked by Youth Prep Center to be part of their Crossroad program in Pukak, Kiulu 21-23 October 2011. My honor to be part of youths and in helping them finding their path in career.
Sharing my knowledge to youths is part of my goal, besides helping them i also get the chance to have my ‘me’ time. I had time to be away from my work for awhile.. and the stress at home..haha.. even for a day.. everybody deserves that ‘time out’.
It will not complete without asking them to ‘move’.. to the music.. well the floor are as alloc original, no problem to be the dance floor.
Team building activity done by members of the YPC
Happy, excited, tired faces after the ‘team building’
I was talking in about Stress, Communication and Being Positive! and also the important of showing Respect and sharing Love.
Yup.. that’s me 🙂
Oh ya.. we use the word ‘WHATEVER’ a lot.. for certain interesting reasons… To me after saying ‘WhatEver’..as a phrase with them.. is not only a words..but become a sweet memory..whenever i heard or i say ‘Whatever’.. it reminds me of that great days with them.
I have joined with my cousin in doing programs.. and my home office has complete that now i have my printer. I have bought a laserjet printer so that it will be easier for me to print out activities for my programs.. i am sure need to buy laserjet ink cartridges for standby… will do lots of printing job.
I am doing lots of program, will do lots of training for teenagers and will start our Kids Fun & Learning program this Saturday – 14 May 2011.
For more information please check our brochure.
See you there!