Thursday, September 19, 2019

Gender Reveal Party for Baby #2!

We never did a gender reveal party with Alex and I have never thought of doing one with this one - until Andrew mentioned it and I was like, "Ons!"

With Alex, we did a monthly photo bump update and none with our number two - sudah lazy I guess. Heh. So we thought it would be nice to have a gender reveal party for our second baby.

We told Dr Soon to write the gender on a piece of paper and he did. Initially, we were doubtful if he could confirm confirm see the gender at chun-chun 5-months mark, but he was quite sure - which then led Adrian to believe that our second baby is a boy. Because nothing is as sure as if he sees a penis right?

So, Adrian managed to somehow convinced me that we are going to have another boy although I felt so strongly that this baby gonna be a girl.

We passed the paper to them organizers (heh) and they went ahead and planned for a pot-bless party at Andrew's crib. I was super excited - I really just needed to know.

We ate, talked, played some games and then they blindfolded us and sat us down.

We had no clue how it was going to be revealed to us so the suspense was definitely there.

When we were asked to open our blindfolds, there Alex was - sitting on the floor, holding a pink balloon, and changed into all pink-clothes.

That moment.

That moment, my heart stopped. Our hearts stopped. We held back some tears.

Even though deep inside I knew we were going to have a girl, it was still a moment of disbelief - that this is our reality. That we are going to have a little girl! Somehow it was just so precious.

And I believe that's partly because we get to find out the gender alongside with our family and closest friends who are like family themselves. So, it was really nice and warm.


Now, let's just try to let that sink in a while! We still take a moment on some nights before we sleep to let it sink that we gonna have a girl - very surreal.

I remembered when we were driving home that night, we listened to our wedding song, "Beautiful in White" and when a part of the song that says, "And if our daughter's what our future holds, I'll walk her down the aisle, she'll look so beautiful in white".. Adrian started tearing up (again).

He was still trying to wrap his head on the fact that he is going to have a little girl in his arms in few months' time! It was insane.

Thank you guys for making this a really special moment for Adrian and myself - it was a party we never knew we needed until we got one. Looks like our baby #3 and #4 also will have a gender reveal party yeah? :)

And yes, we have decided on her name (not the chinese name yet tho - this part very tricky) and we will share soon for sure.

For now, we are just counting down till we get to see this little girl's face and hold her in our arms and welcome her to the world. Will she be as loud as Alex the moment she comes out? Guess we will have to wait and see.

As of today, when we ask Alex, where is baby S, he would move to my belly and pat it and then kiss it. It's really nice.

Till next time, bye now.

Thursday, August 15, 2019

2D1N President Cruise at Halong Bay, Hanoi, Vietnam.

I need to be more hardworking here and spend my time (after Alex sleeps) to blog because there are way too many things that I want to update but I always somehow allow myself to fall asleep after he sleeps. Oh the temptation of our bed.

Anyways, a bunch of us just got back from Hanoi not too long ago for Andrew's Bachelor Trip and before I lose my memory (thanks to the preggo brain), I shall share with you guys on the cruise that we went on at Halong Bay. 

Actually by right, I should update on our little family's OZ trip first but since that one gonna take much longer, I shall just settle the President Cruise. Heh. 

Here goes. 

I cannot tell you exactly how much it will cost you if you choose to board the President Cruise at Halong Bay for 2D1N because I got it at a discounted rate with our Vietnam agent. 

After bahagi semua, each of us paid RM600 for the 2D1N on-board President Cruise which is a 5-stars cruise at Halong Bay. 

Remember Glory Legend Cruise that both Adrian and I were on the last time we went to Halong Bay? This was a 4-stars cruise.

The price is inclusive of two-ways transfers from our Airbnb (or wherever your hotel is in Hanoi), meals on board, accommodation on the cruise, usage of facilities and entrance fee to touristy places like Sung So Cave, Luon Cave and Ti Top Island. 

The van was equipped with massage chair okay - it was super luxurious and high comfort level for our 4-hours ride to Halong Bay - win to the max.

Then, we stopped at a Halong Bay Pearl stop where you can either buy pearls or just go buy coffee/tea before continuing the journey.

 The van dropped us at one of the fancier Vietnamese Restaurant and we waited for about an-hour before being buggy-ed to the ship itself.

Registration area also so fancy already. We didn't managed to get a complimentary room upgrade because quite a lot of people boarded the ship and my guess is, the suites were fully booked anyways.

The boys got connecting rooms and ours was just next to theirs. Each room comes with a provate balcony and a fancy marbled bathroom and an extra space for like dining area or something.

We had our lunch buffet style on-board that includes sushi (yums).

Then, during lunch - they came to each one of us and ask for our food choices for our dinner - ala carte style. Menu below for your eyes :)

Yes, ala carte dinner also included in the RM600 that we paid - can choose 1 item from each section.

This one also we like very much - they have light breakfast and then full breakfast later on - after swimming session at Ti Top Island. LOVE IT. 

Of course we had to jump into the jacuzzi pool right after dipping at Halong Bay because everyone else went to bathe and breakfast.

So, that was our 2 days and 1 night with President Cruise at Halong Bay - I have been to Halong Bay three times and never have I ever went on a 3D2N itinerary. I wouldn't mind trying that next time. Halong Bay is really a must-visit for sure.

We got on the first buggy ride to the similar shop for our transfer back to Hanoi Old Quarters and lunch was given complimentary at the restaurant too.

We were expecting for the same kind of van with massage chairs but apparently they gave those vans to other families and gave us an entire 30-seaters bus - which isn't too bad but of course massage chairs van is better la.

Till next time, bye now.