As usual, before any decision making, you'll have discussion & many questions will pop....when? where?, how?, what?, who?......
good discussion results in bright ideas! yeaaa
and it takes a pair of hands on the keyboard. Thanks Dolly
Have passport will travel
Have your suitcases ready.......Eh dah siap packing???
( Coupled with a pair of strong feet....)
Dengan kaki kaki yang kuat berjalan.......
(Walk?? no, we fly!)
Nak jalan kaki??? tak nakkkk, kita naik kapal terbanglah!
Haaa, dah sampai pun, legaaaa
Well, the 4 Lopez again embarked on another 'leave-the-husband-at-home' trip. The last time we spent one night out (entry aug 8, 09).
This time, Jan 17 - Jan 19, we were gone for two nights, i repeat TWO NIGHTS.
Purpose: Just to have quality time together. Shopping & sight seeing is not top of the list.
Initial plan was to book a hotel somewhere in Orchard Rd. However, noraini's mother from UK happened to be in S'pore & she wanted to meet up with her.
So we stayed at makcik Saejah's house, a friend of makcik Khatijah (noraini's mum), at north of S'pore.
Note that both of them are actually makcik jah
Makcik Saejah, being a very pleasant host, the four of us (almost) made ourselves at home!
First on the list (ni makcik Khatijah punya list) was to go to a relative's wedding somewhere in Bedok. Not prepared, (we were caught off guard), we went to the kenduri wearing what we arrived in! Hentam sajalah labu....
(me, dolly, makcik saejah, noraini, relative, makcik khatijah, ahmad's daughter, ahmad)
The food? Hmm very sedap. Nasi minyak and a big spread of kuih & drinks. Thanks to the host.
Back from kenduri, we rested. We had nasi lemak for dinner. Makcik Saejah had cooked earlier in the morning.
Thought of going out that night, BUT Noraini was flat! She said she 'sleep 15 mins' - she ended up 2 hours, so we all chit chat & had a good rest at home.
The following day, we went out early. Superb public transportation made our journey easier & faster too. We went to places on a bus and the mrt. Our travel was made even easier with the purchase of flashpay card for use on both the mrt and bus.
Kuih lopis (bukan Lopez ye!) & bread for day 2 breakfast at home
On the way. Ready to capture the streets!
from the house (background) to the bus station(just in front).
makcik saejah (in orange blouse)
flashpay card, limited edition purchased @ SD 12
We went to Orchard Rd and arrived Tang's way before opening time. A while there, we took a bus to Geylang. We stopped halfway thru the journey because makcik saejah wanted us to sit on the double decker bus. Makcik Saejah is indeed a good tourist guide! Thanks again makcik.
We had lunch at Joo Chiat complex, tea at Orchard Rd and dinner at Arab St.
delicious briyani kambing for lunch
we all had briyani at Joo Chiat food court
Gendang gendut tali kecapi, kenyang perut, semua happy
( Happy & satisfied faces after lunch)
Dah "charge up", apalagi, jalan lagi lah
Unfortunately the Geylang Serai market place was closed that day (monday)
Pratha & teh tarik @ Orchard Rd.
Lady in black is makcik Rohani, another friend of the two Jah
Sambil2 jamu mata (window shopping)
Dinner at Victory Restaurant
A very brief stop at Mustafa Center (very crowded)
We were sent home by Noraini's brother, thank you Mr Ahmad.
Packed all our purchases as we have to leave for home the next day. We had no problem stuffing our luggage as we're light shoppers :-)
Chit chat lagi before zzzzzzzzz........
Makcik prepared breakfast as usual, this time fried rice, fried chicken & fried cempedak.
fried rice & chicken for day 3 breakfast
As we still had time, we lazed in the lounge chatting chatting & chatting.....
Pleasant host makcik saejah and makcik khatijah
The smiling Lopez, mission accomplished!
How time flies especially when you're having fun & in the company of those you're comfortable with. Soon, it was time to go. We again took mrt to Changi Airport. We changed train twice, once at City Hall and another at Tanah Merah.
While waiting for the train to airport
Last pose on the last train
Both makcik sent us to airport. Thank you makcik(s)
If you need a 'hand' to model your jewelry call 012-xxxxxxy...
- We definitely had a good time as we were already planning our next trip!
- What amazed me was the three makcik(s). Makcik Saejah, Khatijah and Rohani were surprisingly strong! I said strong because we walked a lot, up down the mrt & bus and they're just superb. They were ahead of us most of the time.
One thing for sure, they are actually frequent traveller;
makcik Khatijah has sons in S'pore & travels UK-S'pore every year.
makcik Saejah has children across the continent, 1 each in US, UK & Australia
makcik Rohani also has a son staying in the UK
WE HAD A GOOD TIME!