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Mar 26, 2017
Mar 26, 2017
26 March

Butterfly & Reptile Sanctuary Melaka

Today is the last day of school holiday, but Melaka is still packed with humans. We were in town yesterday afternoon, wanted to find out what the big deal was with Jonker 88's cendol. We ended up driving home disappointed after spending 40 useless minutes trying to find a single parking spot.

We didn't want the kids to spend their weekend indoors, but going into town was going to be a suicide.

I recalled how fun the Butterfly and Reptile Sanctuary was when we first went there back in August 2015. So, this morning, we decided to go again.

As usual, our Little Animal Lover, Daanish loved it. He still remembered everything he saw the last time we were there and was excited to see the new arachnid section. We (just the boys) also finally conjured enough courage to enter the open cage, where snakes roam freely over our heads.

Our Little Drama Queen behaved the complete opposite; She wanted to go home the moment we stepped into the park. She was scared of the caged crocodiles and snakes and wanted to be carried the whole time.
Mar 12, 2017
Mar 12, 2017
12 March


Ayra's school decided to hold their Sports Day slightly early this year. Our Little Princess was extremely excited as this would be her first. For the past week, she had been telling us what she'd be doing for the big day.

The game she participated was inspired by the movie, Madagascar.

The event started off with a parade by the mascots, teachers, and kids as they marched into the hall, followed by Negaraku, a pledge, and a warm-up session, where they danced to the song "Can't Stop the Feeling". From where we sat, we could tell how much Ayra was enjoying herself.

There were two games for the 3-year-olds. When it was the 4-year-olds' turn, Ayra started crying because she couldn't find us in the stands. Her friend, Alisha comforted and hugged her, which was very sweet. She managed to calm herself down and amazingly played the game very, very well.

And everyone got a Gold medal!

Mar 11, 2017
Mar 11, 2017
11 March

KidZania KL

When I told the kids we were going to KidZania, they were not looking forward to it because when we went there for the first time last December (during the school holiday), it was 'all queue and no play'. The place was packed!

However, this time, it was different.

I remembered an advice a friend gave me:

"If you're planning to go to KidZania, go during the weekend in the middle of the month. This is the time people don't wanna go because it's the 'dry season'."

We arrived slightly before the place opened and registered for a slot in the high demand activities: McDonald's, fire station, and flight simulator. Daanish enjoyed the flight simulator the most. He even made a friend there.

Ayra was too small to be making a burger at McDonald's and didn't want to do the other two. However, she had a makeover at Kurlz Beauty Salon, learned how to catwalk at Chika's Fashion Boutique, and performed at the Bananana Theatre.

We did almost all the activities and there were no queues at all. We'll definitely return to KidZania to do those that we missed and of course, repeat those that the kids love.
Mar 6, 2017
Mar 6, 2017
06 March

Exam Week

Daanish sits for his first big kids' school exam today. He has four papers, one for each day of the week, except Friday.

"Are you ready, Abang?"
"Yes", he replied simply.

I don't know how many times we've asked that same question to him throughout the entire weekend.

First time is always the hardest, but I guess he's ready.
Mar 4, 2017
Mar 4, 2017
04 March

Under the Sea

Ayra was so looking forward to Zuzu's birthday party. She was talking about it the entire week. Zuzu is Ayra's classmate.

The theme was Under the Sea. And no, I did not dress up as a merman!

We were driving back from my SIL's and Ayra was napping in the car. 10 minutes before reaching Zuzu's place, she woke up, all fresh and ready to party. Everyone in the car was amazed.

Zuzu's mom is a very creative, hands-on kinda person. In fact, you might've known her already; She's the founder and owner of Bebebundo. She did all the party decorations and almost all of them were handmade. It was lovely, simple, and fun.

Ayra was with her girlfriends, playing the entire time, didn't even wanna stop for food. They were seen holding hands everywhere they went. Daanish, on the other hand, was playing with Adam, who happens to be Zuzu's brother and also Daanish's ex-classmate from preschool.

Both Daanish and Ayra had a blast. We could tell because when we said it was time to go home, they bargained and wanted to stay a while longer.

The Author

Irwan started blogging at the age of 21, when he was still in the States finishing his degree in Chemical Engineering. In 2006, he returned to his hometown to work in the oil and gas industry.

He married his college sweetheart in 2010 and they were blessed with two beautiful children. They now live in a suburb in their cosy little house.

Irwan is a self-taught blog designer. It fits his passion well as he is into both Art and Math. It also explains why he is a little introverted. He is an engineer by day and a full-time husband and father by night.

This blog is about how he spends his days with the people he loves. One day, when his children are old enough, he'd like to show it to them and reminisce.

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