February 13, 2011

CNY 2011

CNY 2011 came, and in a few days time, will officially be over. This year, we went back to Kuantan as usual, and we had a rather quiet CNY – not as much visiting nor visitors as in previous years.




We hit the beach twice, on the first and third day of CNY. Yiu Yiu really enjoyed having the waves splash onto her, while mei-mei was content just playing sand by the beach.




Enjoying McD sundae treat after frolicking at the beach

On our second trip there, I brought mei-mei into the sea but she didn’t quite like it. So back to the sand she went.



On the fourth day, we drove back to Ipoh. We would typically cut through Gohtong which exists at Kuala Kubu Baru and we would enter the North South Expressway in Tanjung Malim. However just the night before, hubby’s friend suggested that we try using the Bentong – Cameron Highlands way, which is supposedly faster. I was against it as hubby wasn’t sure exactly where to access that road, and we wouldn’t know for sure where we’d end up at. Anyway, the East Coast-Karak highway started to crawl right after the Temerloh rest area, so hubby decided to take a chance by using the new route – BAD decision – as we ended up reaching Ipoh after EIGHT freaking hours. The Gohtong way would normally take us 5.5 – 6 hours, but with the terrible traffic on that day (we were tuned in to the trafiic report, and it repeated reported the terrible crawl at Bentong and Karak highway), we couldn’t really be sure either.

The girls got to enjoy fireworks and sparklers in Ipoh, courtesy of their 大姨姨, who is becoming our family’s official supplier of CNY fireworks and sparklers :-)

This year's loot - please don't call the police :-)

The children with their CNY fireworks supplier


9 comments:

MeRy said...

so fun playing with fireworks..

Syn said...

Kong hei fatt choy! So fast it's over soon ya.

btw, got the same cheongsam like yiu-yiu for RL.

Angeleyes said...

Darrius also started playing fireworks and sparklers this year after over coming his fear...

I think Yan-yan will enjoy the wave more if che-che plays with her in the water??? My G was scared too when we first brought her to the beach and let the wave splashed onto her but after a few minutes she warmed up to it.

Btw, you are from Ipoh too?

LittleLamb said...

oh my..stuck 8 hours! could have suggest hubby to check in to CH hotels for a night stay.

CNY is also quiet for me. Nothing much.

chanelwong said...

wow there are a lot of fireworks there....i am sure the girls had fun...

Liew said...

OK i will make sure there will be supply of fireworks for 2012 too :)

A Mom's Diary said...

MeRy - luckily got sponsor, the girls' aunt :-)

Syn - saw RL and HL photos on FB :-)

Angeleyes - Che-che was too preoccupied with enjoying herself..haha.

I grew up in Bidor, then my parents moved to Ipoh while I was in uni.

LittleLamb - cannot stay overnight in CH, coz my mum, sis, aunts, etc were waiting for us for dinner.

Chanel - you bet. Yiu Yiu was looking forward to going back to Ipoh for the fireworks :-)

WK - 2012 and beyond...wakaka

Mummy to QiQi said...

i was so bored while in kuantan and no place to go. shud have visited you, hehe...

A Mom's Diary said...

Chinnee - actually I wanted to call you when we headed to the beach but I lost your phone number when I someone stole my mobile phone in Sept lasr year.