Our first Penang trip

Before flying off

Presents for my 39th birthday 😍

I only wanted to get the soft cream but fat X is a sucker for free gifts (being a teochew and all that) AND la mer hardly gives away free gifts and samples.. so he literally stocked up my skincare for the next one or two years #赚到 😏

My mum’s presence was supposed to be a surprise for my cousin but I accidentally sent this photo to her and she spotted my mum in the background before I deleted the photo from the chat 😂 #fail

So anyway it was a short 4d3n vacation and we spent our first two nights at the Golden Sands Resort.

It’s a beautiful resort but the car ride from the airport to the resort made all of us car sick 😭

Luckily the beautiful rooms and the view from the rooms make up for the long and uncomfortable car ride!

Bathroom.

The bedroom. Kiki slept on the single bed on her own and only fell off once!

Balcony overlooks the pools.. I love the view from the balcony!

My mum and the twins stayed in the next room and their balcony was to my left. 

I was shouting at them and banging on the railing to get their attention. Of course they couldn’t hear me when the sliding doors were shut. But the man to the right of my balcony definitely heard me clearly. I literally jumped when I turned around and saw someone sitting on the balcony on my right #想死 #丢脸

Another random photo of the view from our balcony

For dinner we went to this bigass food centre about 10 mins walk away from the resort AND THEY HAVE THE MOST AMAZING FOOD like fried oyster omelette, char kway teow, penang prawn mee, fried black noodles,  tasty deep fried spring rolls, BBQ seafood etc.. 

Once again I put on some of the weight that I painstakingly lost during my TR90 😭

Nevermind 我会瘦下来的!

Anyway.. look at the twins’ expressions.. #nogiveface

还是老公好

Three generations of 美女

This young lady obviously thinks that it’s very trendy to wear this outfit to the hotel lounge..

Check out her whole “look”. The feet cannot even touch the floor and she’s busy typing away 好像很厉害酱 😅

Playground

The indoor playground within the hotel compound is also open to public

Colourful slide!

The blue slide was the “intermediate” level. The “extreme” level is the red slide, which is almost a vertical drop!

The toddler play area also keeps non toddlers entertained!

Beach

The otaku sitting on a deck chair with his DS.

My 二姨 and I.

Also, please dun ask me why my tongue was sticking out 😂

Kiki and my nephew Sam

Sam, Junpig, and kiki 

Gurney Plaza

After two nights at the resort we moved on to Hotel G next to Gurney Plaza.

The room was very big and modern!

King sized bed was just nice for 3 little pigs! Their legs also very synchronised hor 😏

The three boys waiting patiently for the aunties and grandaunties to finish their shopping spree. The training starts young lol

The kids having fun with gel painting. Notice the helicopter dad helping his precious daughter..

A closer look at the 中风的 pikachu 😂

On the last day just before leaving for airport.. someone die die wanna try colouring an elsa pic so we went back there 😑

After elsa painting is done she can finally leave penang without any regrets 😂

That’s all for our short short trip!

P/S: Singaporeans please remember to bring along your popular card if you intend to shop at the popular bookstores across the causeway! We forgot to bring ours and did not get to enjoy the members discount 😭

Our first cruise!

Instead of splurging on a Japan trip this year we decided to go for a rest and relax cruise during the June holidays!

The cruise ship leaving from the Marina Bay Cruise Centre.

Random picture on one of the many deck chairs on the cruise.

Random photo at one of the specialty restaurants on the cruise. 

Although the cruise package price includes all meals, we decided to purchase additional dining package that allowed us to eat at any of the specialty restaurants. And IT WAS A WISE CHOICE! 

I was actually in my second month of TR90 during the trip and put on all the weight that I’ve lost in the last 6 weeks. But I HAD NO REGRETS. Because the food was so yummy and also also, I lost all the weight within 2 days after the trip hahaha!

Anyway.. 真的是西北西北好吃啦! So much so that fat X and I started dreaming of our next cruise immediately after the first one 😍

Taking a wefie outside the kids activity area.. the twins had half a day of fun there but kiki cried like a pig and refused to be deposited at the toddler care centre!

There are many parents who drop their kids off at the child activity centres while they hop onto the land tours. Lucky lucky parents! The three pigs refused to be deposited and so we were stuck with 3 otaku kids who only wanted to play inside the suite 😭

Managed to drag the two younger ones along with me to explore the ship.. this cosy little chapel is one level above the private lounge, which was one of our favourite hang-outs cos it’s not crowded at all and also happens to serve very nice fried chicken wings and other finger food!

Me with the kids 

Spent so much time on this photo that we eventually gave up and excluded kiki from our group photo 😂

I swear I will take a good one on my next cruise!

Twice a day our room attendant would leave us random towel animals! It was so fun watching out for his little surprises!

Sunset over the ocean 😍

Twins on a random morning

Phuket island!

The little boats that would take us to phuket 

View of the ship from the little boat. Yes it was a really bumpy ride!

Tried to smile for this photo even though it was really hot and stuffy and I had to piggyback a 20kg baby on my back! 😑

After phuket we had dinner at the Japanese restaurant on the cruise. 

Imho it’s more worth it to visit the chops grille and Giovanni restaurants if you do purchase the package.. hee hee.. also, do not miss the burger,  fries, and heavenly chocolate milk shake from Johnny rockets!!!

If I remember correctly it’s only like USD 9.90 per person and tastes 100 times better than shitty McDonald’s. 

When we came back from dinner we had a new friend hanging from the ceiling!

Found our way to the helicopter landing pad and gosh it was super windy there!

The front of the ship. I bet the rooms here have the best views in the ship!

On our last day we decided to leave an extra tip for our room attendant as he was so sweet!

Was very surprised to find his reply waiting for us  😍

Bye Royal Caribbean Cruise, we thoroughly enjoyed the food and chillaxing! 

P/S: I’ve already booked my next cruise lol! Just realised that I didn’t take any photos of the suite  😅 Will take more photos on the next cruise!