I have not forgotten to blog... :)

Hello people! I don't really know how many of you out there are actual regular readers of my blog... but if you are, thank you! I don't think I have blogged in the past two weeks.. oh wait, let me check my last post, yess.. June 13 and it's now July 1 so yes, I have slacked big time. I suppose life has taken over, and I've decided to take a bit of a "break" and enjoy my meals without stressing over aperture and shutter speed and lighting.. and now that I am getting more and more pregnant by the day, carrying a DSLR camera and bag just seems too much of a hassle these days.

BUT! I've got news to share - so here I am blogging! A non-blog post if that makes sense...

I'm going to KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA for a holiday on the 4th of August!! 34 more days to go... yippee!


Yayyy I am soooo excited. I actually bought my plane ticket more than a year ago while it was very cheap, but obviously I didn't know then that I was going to be pregnant. So I have been undecided about whether I should go or not, but just a week ago I've made the final decision to just GO! After all, I'll only be 5 months pregnant so it's OK to travel. It's only a 6-day trip so it's not too intense. I won't be flying to Kuching (my hometown) so my parents and sisters will join me in KL. As long as I plan my itinerary and make sure I get enough rest during the day, I should be fine! Plus, this will be my last trip to KL without a young child tagging along... so I should enjoy the freedom while I still can!

I am so excited, I have already planned my entire itinerary which roughly consists of the following:
  • An average of only 2-3 hours of shopping per day
  • At least 3 hours to take a nap / relax in the hotel swimming pool each day
  • Restaurants I will visit:
    • El Cerdo for Crispy Suckling Piglet
    (Photo from various bloggers)
    • Imbi Palace for Dim Sum
    • Levain for Hi Tea (macarons!)
    • Jalan Alor for Malaysian Street Food inc Ikan Bakar, Nasi Lemak, etc
    • Other randoms inc Chinese BBQ, Prawn Claypot Noodles, Bak Kut Teh, etc.
  • At least two nights just relaxing at the movies (at RM10 per movie ticket aka AUD 3 per ticket, how can I not?! Movie tickets in Australia is currently AUD 18. What a rip off in comparison)
  • A trip to the hair salon (again, soooo much cheaper in Malaysia compared to Australia!)
  • Karaoke with my girlfriends
So basically a majority of my trip would involve food. I will be staying in a hotel right in the heart of a busy shopping and restaurant precinct so I don't have to go very far at all! I suppose the only question I ask myself now would be... to DSLR or to not DSLR? I would really hate to carry a DSLR camera bag around in the hot and humid Malaysian weather... but if I don't, I might totally regret all the photo opportunities I could be missing out on! 34 days to decide... :)

10 comments:

Rebecca from Chow and Chatter said...

enjoy your pregnancy and don't worry we are still here and a trip home so much fun

Sonia (Nasi Lemak Lover) said...

so nice to going back hometown, enjoy your vacation!

Small Kucing said...

Must list down what to buy and eat in KL :P

Angellove's Cooking said...

Kim, fully enjoy your pregnancy and have fun, dear!!! :) I have so many of your wonderful recipes to catch up with :))

guipipia said...

Hey, if you're staying right there close to all the restaurants and shops, just decide before leaving the hotel each time, and if you are too tired, don't bother! There'll be enough to remember the trip by and just concentrate on having fun! Soon you'll have something much heavier to carry around and tire you up (and kiss and love), so do whatever you want and have a blast!

msihua said...

Balik kampung! Woaahhhh balik kampung.. remember no yellow clothing :P

Kim - Liv Life said...

I didn't know you were pregnant!! Woo Hoo!! A hearty congratulations from San Diego. I seem to remember when you first started talking about this trip, I think I viewed a link of some sort. I can't wait to read about it! And I'm thinking your tentative itinerary is simply perfect.

Quay Po Cooks said...

Kim, Love to meet up with you! email me when you are in KL. quaypocooks@gmail.com

Adrian (Food Rehab) said...

How cool! You will have a ball! Love your itinerary - to more food!

lamb recipes said...

Well done to you, hope more achievement to you. If you are actually conscious about your health and want to keep yourself fit and healthy than keep in mind that good health absolutely begins from a healthy mouth.

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