Short trip to Singapore

October 19, 2012 at 4:50 am (hOt mama, life, work) (, , , )

I was in Singapore last Sunday for a conference on Monday.

Surprisingly my company approved my request to go to the conference (it was such a short notice and it was considered as oversea training) So it was approved one week before the conference for my boss and me. Kelam kabut la cari hotel and book flight ticket.

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Best thing is, with my position now, for oversea flight , I am eligible for business class :D. I have been on first class before but it was such a long time ago. So agak jakun sikit la for me to ride in the business class (although i did control my jakun-ness in front of my boss). Best woo business class.. Got comfy pillow and blanket,drinks and hot towel before take off. Got menu to choose from (in my flight the menu was either chicken pie or mushroom pie) and it was served together with peach bread pudding and 2 ferarroroche chocolate. But no kacang.. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

20121019-112044.jpgmuka kaver excited

We arrived around 2 o’clock on Sunday. Checked in at M hotel or sometime known as Millenium Hotel at Anson road. Freshen up and then went out for lunch and then walk around Orchid Road. Not much to look at as it was the same shops that can be found in KL. Plus more expensive summore.. ๐Ÿ˜› Maybe it is worth to go shop during Singapore Big Sale or Christmas Season. My boss bought an Avent Bottle Starter Set for his future baby ๐Ÿ™‚ (sweet kan boss aku). And I bought some souvenirs for my colleagues. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Went back to the hotel to rest and bath for a while. Just love love love the towel and pillows!! But it gets quite freaky to be alone in the hotel alone. So I got a friend to lepak with me in the room. Mr Bob ๐Ÿ˜›

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nearing mental state

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meet “bob” (mental dah)

Later that night we went out for dinner at Halal Restaurant area. (can’t remember the name of the road..starts with B)
I ordered keuh teow goreng with milo ais. Right after we received our order, we felt drizzle. I said to my boss, “skit je ni boss..jap lagi berenti la”. Bear in mind we are sitting at the open air area. Suddenly its raining cats and dogs like nobody business. +_+ The restaurant workers put up the tent to cover us but it was not enuff. (kudos for them for being so customer oriented anyway. Siap bawak payung semua) We are literally eating in the rain initially until the rain water started to go into our food and drinks. That’s when we decided to go inside the covered are inside the restaurant. ๐Ÿ˜›

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20121019-112633.jpgthe waiter gigih keeping us from getting wet

We went back to hotel around 10-ish and there is not much to do alone in the hotel room. Stayed up watching tv until I fell asleep around 1 am.

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The next day after breakfast we checked out and went to Marina Bay Convention Center where the SAPInsider GRC 2012 was being held. For me the convention center is nice but not as impressive as out KL Convention Center ๐Ÿ™‚ The morning speakers was great and the sessions were very beneficial for us.

20121019-112733.jpgpics around the M hotel

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Marina Bay ๐Ÿ™‚

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During lunch break, I managed to steal some of the break time to wander off around the high end Marina Bay shopping mall. Teringin nak masuk casino nak tgk..tapi chicken out last minute. macam banyak org yg pelik pelik je masuk.. hehehe..So walked around the mall, most of the items were very very very very expensive. But I managed to get one pair of Steve Madden shoes. Reason for me buying this pair of shoes? number one, I like the unique design on this shoe, it is like a red indian combined with cowboy boots cum flat shoes. And it is damn comfortable. Number 2 it is on 50% sale ๐Ÿ™‚ The normal price was SGD220. After less it was SGD110 and I get to claim back the 7% tax refund.

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20121019-112809.jpgMy pocahontas shoe ๐Ÿ˜‰

After swiping my credit card ๐Ÿ˜› I went back for the afternoon session. The topic in the evening was quite dry and maybe is suitable for those companies who haven’t implemented GRC yet in their environment.

We went to the airport right after our session finished. We have around 3 hours to spare. So kire rasanya aku dah tawaf dah Terminal 2 Changi airport tu. During flight back home, same awesome service was provided in the business class, but i declined the pie offer since we had our dinner at the airport before. Tapi dapat kacang.. 2 bungkus lagi!! ๐Ÿ™‚ During check in, the worker ask whether I want to sit together with my boss, tapi I cakap takpe no need sebab best skit nak relax relax bila takde org kat sebelah. Tapi during the flight rasa menyesal gile sbb tetiba flight attendants tu announce that we are experiencing bad weather, please remain at your seat with your seatbelt on. Waa…sudah cuak since I always have this fear of flight and this is the first time I am travelling alone in the plane without any family members. Time tu rasa macam nak pegi sebelah boss aku nyendeng je..But I managed to remain calm (takde la teruk mana pk pk balik..bumpy ride skit je) Time tu la terpk airline crash investigation kat tv semua.. Nervous punye pasal.. I ate one pack of the peanut non stop.. hehehe ๐Ÿ˜› Thank god we safely arrived at KLIA in shceduled time.

Before I went home, I bought zoey a unicorn toy and Quality Street chocolate for my mom since I did not managed to find anything for them in Spore.

zOey was waiting for me at home (well not waiting for me la..kebetulan she is still not asleep yet when I arrived ๐Ÿ˜› ). Gave her the present I bought for her, catch up with her while unpacking my stuff, then went to bed dead tired

20121019-112930.jpgzOey with her unicorn

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first trip as a family

July 31, 2008 at 12:38 pm (hOt mama, life) (, , , , , , )

Last weekend we went to singapOre. This is our first trip which include the new member of our family : budak bucuk zOey. Huhuโ€ฆ A very interesting and a very tiring trip!

It is a lot of work to bring a baby along on a trip. Firstly you have to bring a whole load of things for the baby! Penuh kereta beb!! Haha. Dgn stroller la..dgn pam la..dgn flask laa.. dgn baju baju napkins sumer..phew… First time I have to have a checklist before going on a trip to make sure we did not forget anything.

Iโ€™m not going to describe the whole trip but here are a few highlights of the trip:

Highlight 1
On our way there, zOey yg usually budak yg tak kuat nangis..tetiba menangis sekuat kuat hati dekat pagOh..punye la lama..first time dia nangis camtu..yusnO was driving so I was the one trying to pujuk her at the back. Rasa macam dah ilang sabar je.. I canโ€™t even hear myself think at that time. After 15 minutes, she suddenly stopped crying. Pastu terus tersengih sengih..pelik pelik.

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Highlight 2
We were going out for lunch; suddenly I remembered that Iโ€™ve forgotten my handphone. So I went up while yusnO and zOey waited at the lObby. When I entered the lift, a few Japanese asked me to wait for their other friends. So tunggu la. After all of them are inside the lift (penuh la kire lift tu) everyone started to thanking me by bowing at me and thanking me with their language. Hahaha..very awkward moment. So all the way up everyone keep bowing at me. Terasa macam maharaja pun ada..kih kih kih

Highlight 3
We were planning to go to Singapore zoo. Well thatโ€™s what I thought yusnO want. Tapi dalam hati macam I thought penatnye nak pegi zoo dgn baby. Nak bawak all the stuff, comot nanti, panas pulak tu. But diam je la kan. While discussing the night before going to singapOre, I mentioned to yusnO (konon konon bagi hint la kan) bila yg nak shopping kalau half a day dah dekat zoo. Then yusnO said โ€œI thought you yg nak pegi?โ€ dah sudahhhโ€ฆI thought yusnO wanted to go and he thought I wanted to go. Tapi masing masing tak cakap apa apa sebab nak jaga hati. Haha..sib baik the topic were brought up before we actually went there. So in the end we figured the idea comes from zOey. Mesti dia yg bisik kat telinga kitorang malam malam yg dia nak pegi zOo. Takpe laling bila awak dah boleh jalan nanti baru kitorang bawak eeh zOey? Hehehe

nak pegi zOo

nak pegi zOo

Highlight 4
When walking in singapOre, yusnO keeps complaining that his jeans are wet. I just thought that he walked into a puddle or sOmething. Then he realized that his t-shirt was also wet. Check check..aiyoo seems like our hero here have dropped the bag he was carrying while he was in the toilet and broke the flask! So here we were, in singapOre, wih a baby, without hOt water!! Hehe. Thank god kat nursery shopping complex, diorang provide hOt water..hehehe

Highlight 5
We fOund out that our baby was an attention grabber. One time, while yusnO was at the gents, thereโ€™s one group of tOurist passing by. Tetiba semua kerumun keliling zOeyโ€ฆheh heh.. me not being a people friendly person just put up a fake smile while yusnO laughing away frOm far..ceh ๐Ÿ˜›

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