March 13, 2007

Back on home turf

I finally reached home after being away for two weeks. I boarded flight MH91 at Newark Liberty International Airport on Saturday, 9.40pm US Eastern Time. The flight would stop over in Arlanda International Airport in Stockholm, a journey of seven hours. Dinner, or rather supper, was served shortly after take-off. I had the signature satay and lamb loin and shiitake mushroom as starters followed by shrimp skewer on lemon grass with rice as main course. The meal was nicely rounded up with chocolate timbale for dessert. Many passengers hit the sack right after dinner but it was just a short sleep as we were woken up for a simple Continental breakfast about two hours before arrival in Stockholm.

As I had some time after breakfast before arrival in Stockholm, I browsed through the inflight entertainment and found that the offerings were similar to those on the KL – LA flight. I managed to finish watching Madagascar, as well as one episode of Dharma & Greg. Shortly after, we descended into Stockholm and stopped there for about an hour.

Upon take-off, lunch was served and the starter was marinated skewered king prawns. I chose prawn and pineapple curry with rice as main course. Looks like shrimps has been a main feature of my meals for most of the flight! Dessert was by a fancy name of socher tarte, which looked and tasted like chocolate cake to me. After lunch, the plane crossed into a night time zone and I should catch some sleep as we would arrive in KL early in the morning. But since I wide awake, I caught up with some work on my laptop. As I glanced at the flight information and found that we were only six hours before arrival to KL, I quickly turned off my computer to get some rest.

My sleep was continually interrupted by the captain's announcement of fastening the seat belt every now and then as we hit turbulence, and before long, we were woken up for breakfast. I chose braised chicken with sweet chilli sauce with Chinese fried rice and stir fried mixed vegetables.

The plane touched down at KLIA on Monday, 12 March at 6.30am, 30 minutes ahead of schedule. After clearing immigration and collecting my luggage, I quickly boarded an airport limo home. Hubby was at the front door with Yiu Yiu to welcome me back but Yiu Yiu didn’t seem enthusiastic at all at seeing me. Not sure if it's because she's just woken up, or two weeks is just too long to be away from her. She seemed a little hesitant but when I extended my arms to carry her, thank goodness she was still willing. Hubby then asked to carry her too and she willingly switched side, which is not the case normally. After spending more time bathing and changing her, she kind of got used to me being around again and kicked up a fuss when hubby wanted to leave for work and send her to the babysitter. After they left, I took a quick shower before going off to work! (Sigh!) How I wished I could take a day off to recuperate but it was not meant to be as I've got two meetings scheduled for the day.

I had planned to blog of my trip while in US but the trip turned out to be so hectic, due in part to my eagerness to spend every possible moment exploring the cities. And I would be so tired out by the end of the day to write anything. I'll try to update details of my trip over the next few days.


jazzmint said...

whoaa...a long journey...

chanelwong said...

Welcome nice you already been to US..bought anything?

Liew said...

Mmmmm you sound like all you do are eat, sleep and watch movies!!! Good life ho ;)

beckysmum said...

Take your time :-) We will wait patiently. BTW, the in-flight meal looks delicious!

Contented Mum said...

I am sure your are glad to be home after the trip and must be happy to see your yiu yiu again.

allthingspurple said...

hey, wai leng, welcome back !!!
and BTW, you got a tag !

A Mom's Diary said...

jazz, indeed it was a very long journey

chanel, yes, glad that i finally set foot in US. bought some clothes at the factory outlets. will provide updates on my trip soon, hopefully. have been terribly terribly busy since i came back

wk, eat, sleep and watch movies on the plane us gotta attend meetings during the day and work some more at night in the hotel

beckysmum, hehe...will try to update soon, cross my fingers

contented mum, yeah, happy to see yiu yiu again. was worried she wouldn't want me anymore but everything turned out well

allthingspurple, my gosh! i've got a tag...okie...will try to do this one