It was my first time in Europe and I was pregnant and being away from my family sucks big time, even though I did enjoy myself there.
But since then, I told myself that I will never go on holiday with my baby because it was the hardest thing in the world! Being away from Alex that whole nine days was pure torture and really, I was emotionally so down.
So, ever since then we always try to plan for holidays and "try" to exclude the kids but we will never do it because I know I sure super sad wan.
Then when Shanice invited us to go on this trip, I said yes almost immediately because we have never been to Kuala Kurau and since we can only cuti-cuti Malaysia, why not la right.
When we were working out the details like how to fit the car seat into the company's van and whatnot, we realized that it is quite troublesome to bring my two kids since it is only a one-night kind of getaway. I mean - like we have to bring a lot of things so the idea of not bringing them was brought up.
After much discussion with Adrian and my parents, we decided that they will spend a night at the grandparents' while Adrian and I go enjoy our two-days-one-night getaway to Kuala Kurau.
We did miss them immediately when we checked-into the homestay. We said, "Ohh Alex would love it here, can run around"
But we also did had a great time dating (sort of) and making new friends! This short trip made me realize that it is so crucial that husband and wife must take a night off some time to go on a staycation or something because, for me, I felt like I connected (back) with my husband.
It is not like we were on bad terms or something, but it was very refreshing to be able to spend the night together, talking and laughing at the silliest thing - without having to quickly shower for the kids and put them to bed and one of us ended up being too sleepy to talk or watch a movie together at the end.
Anyway, so here are some photos from the trip. We absolutely loved the kampung-feel at the homestay where we were staying at - MyHome Twenty One. You can find them on Airbnb but if you go through my company (Holiday Tours Penang), you get more things included like transportation and meals!
If you do not know, Kuala Kurau is located in Perak and it takes about an hour from Penang - super near to Penang in our opinion.
Also, disclaimer dulu ya - not all the photos are taken by me. I was too busy trying to take video shots so most of these photos are from Bruce and Kelvin. Told you we made new friends :) Love it!
If you are so busy and no time to read this post, then can click on the video and go watch also no problem wan. AND REMEMBER TO SUBSCRIBE TO MY YOUTUBE CHANNEL PLEASE.
Heard of that before? If not, then you have been living inside a cave, is it? Heh.
Anyways, my recent post mentioned that my last days with Holiday Tours are till the end of October, but turns out it is not! Hah.
I will not be leaving this company after all!
There are some changes to the current role and looks like I will very much still be employed but with more flexibility - working from home, etc.
I will not say I am excited to be taking on this "new role" because it really is not like a new-new role. More like now my main role is very much focused on one thing - instead of like doing sales and events and things.
I will be very focused and very flexible in terms of my working time which I really wanted because I really want to spend more time with my two minis and to make more memories with them.
I will also try to teach them like ABC, 123, time, and whatnot. The keyword is I TRY. Heh.
I am not a teacher material and definitely do not have the level of patience teachers have. That is why I always feel that teachers should be paid more than what they are earning because whatever they teach, is whatever our children learn ya.