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Friday, December 23, 2011

This and That

Phew....... finally have the time to sit down, relax and blog a bit.

For the past two weeks or so, I've been busy organizing our company's first ever regional conference. What an absolutely EX-HAUS-TING affair. Plenty of little things to oversee -t-shirt ordering, flight details, hotel confirmation, shuttle van to the hotel, confirmation of agenda, meals bla bla bla plus having to think of my own 3 hour presentation session, opening welcome session and closing recap session. That all happened BEFORE the event. Despite all the planning, there were still lots of unforseen things that happened DURING the event - delayed flights, traffic jams, last minute changes etc etc that needed attention.

Overall, the 3D2N event went well and boy am I glad that it's over :)

Here's a photo taken during the team building event. I was the "blind person" that had to be taken through the obstacle course :)

On the home front, we went for a family trip back to our own hometown in Ipoh 2 weekends ago. The whole "jing bang gang" of us 8 adults, 2 kids, 2 toddlers, 1 baby, 1 baby in tummy(not mine!) and 2 maids (minus my maid cos that one gets car sick even for a 30 minute journey).

Stayed 2 nights at a 5 bedroom apartment in Ritz Garden @ RM630 per night. Not much choice cos we wanted at least 4 bedrooms. He he..... one big happy family but we can't stay together for the night - I'm still breastfeeding, I can't stand my mother's loud snoring, the toddlers need to sleep with the parents etc etc.

We set our expectations really low based on some internet reviews and its past history but were pleasantly surprised indeed. The apartment itself was clean and newly renovated with flat screen tvs in each of the rooms. Breakfast was pretty decent too.

Forgot to take photos of the apartment. Some photos from the Ipoh trip:

My girls on the Tram ride to the Sungkai Hot Springs

Sis's family at one of the pools. Water temp was nice and warm.

The cousins at the Coronation Park playground
We used to go this park (then called Seenivasagam park) as kids. I loved it!

Elyssa with Jo Ern

Elyssa and Justin at the tortoise pond @ Sam Poh Thong

Family Photo

Ok, this is a bit of a "all-in-one" post. Photos of my 2 princesses taken in the past 2 weeks.

Me with my Princess No. 2
Do we look the same?? ;)

Princess No. 1
Looking sweet here, and not her normal "monkey" self :)

AND...... introducing the latest addition of our family. Already crazy busy enough, but we couldn't resist this little puppy when we saw him at a pet shop last weekend!!!!! He's like a walking teddy bear!!!! Super adorable!

Our Toy Poodle
Name still not finalised yet. Either Elvis or LV :)


Unknown said...

Hi merry Christmas and happy new year to you and family!

cre8tone said...

Lovely trip!

Stacy said...

THREE hour presentation?! I die of stage fright already beforehand haha. Why pick clumsy tall person to be the blind one la... should pick a small-sized person!

Justin looks super tall in the photo.

Hmm shall I bring Shadow over to eat Elvis? Heh heh.

Mommy to Chumsy said...

that's a lovely family trip. i hardly go to these places when i'm back in ipoh :) your little princess is so cute! Merry Christmas and Happy 2012 to you and yours.

ChloeRuoyi said...

Your "balik kampung beramai-ramai" trip looks fun!

Although I'm no dog lover, I must say that your toy poodle is indeed very cute and cuddly! *geram*

MayChing said...

the puppy dog is soooo cute! I want one! ps. merry xmas and Happy 2012:)

Chinneeq said...

you obviously had a good trip. I cancel my stay in Ipoh last minute(hub don't quite like the condition of the hotel) and ended up in Cameron highland instead. So not much of eating around in Ipoh too, except the Onn Kee Chicken rice.

Sarah's Daddy and Mommy said...

Aiyo, the puppy is so adorable.
Has name been given?