One of those days…

Where I feel like a total failure.

I failed to smile when I woke up today to greet the boys good morning as I had house chores running through my head.

The little one had been running a temperature since 4 days ago. He had a school trip earlier and I was worried that he will not be okay. I failed to focus on him being happy and excited for the trip as I was more worried of him not getting better, but in actual fact he was.

I failed to keep it cool with the D before he left for work as I felt like he didn’t care enough.

I failed to get some nap as my mind was occupied and I cannot rest.

I baked some vanilla cupcakes which ended up really moist which was not to my liking – of course I failed in that department too.

I failed to show restraint and respect, lack of maturity and started telling the boys off, using my wonderful book of limited vocabulary, if you know what I mean.

At the end of the day, I failed to keep everything to myself. I rather avoid talking about them, after all, D had a long day in the office and I do not want to tire him down with the unnecessary but one of the boys had to do something which triggered me and i revealed everything. What a total failure!

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The Fall (TV series)

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Image courtesy of nouw.com

Detective Superintendent Stella Gibson (Gillian Anderson) was brought in to lead a case following unsolved murders involving young women in Belfast, Ireland, while the killer, Paul Spector (Jamie Dornan), a married man with two kids was already planning his next kill.

A complex psychological thriller with a shocking ending.

I would rather skip the so much talking (interrogation) part of the show, it was getting a bit boring in season 3 (like as though it was on repeat mode) and I wished it didn’t end the way it did but that’s probably arguable.

 

 

 

Infatuation

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It started out with a decent gesture. Something that most people will not pay much attention to. A thank you text that lead to a lot of other texts and you know you will have to put a stop to it before it gets out of control. Marital affair is nothing but messy.

Infatuation – an intense but short-lived passion or admiration for someone or something.

We are both married. Although marriage is hard work, I am very much in love with my partner.

So he tells me he admires me for the choices I make and compliments me on my looks. I try very hard to keep my replies to his texts friendly and professional. I don’t deny the fact that compliments always brighten my day. And the texts eventually get a bit off topic, to the extent that I knew he had an affair before which cost him his first marriage. You can sense when the conversations get a little deep. He started to sound creepy. We are in the fitness industry and I am sure we will have to work together at some point of time. And I do not want it to be awkward. I tried to reject his offer the best I can without hurting his feelings. Well, that didn’t work.

I confided in a few people that I trusted. And of coz, I told my partner about it. Do I need to be nice to him? Is he going to help me in the future somehow? Is maintaining this friendship that important to me? Do I really need this?

But I realized that as far as men goes, you must tell them straight in the face that you are not an interested party to make them understand.

My last text to him was….

“You know what? I am going to be straightforward with you. You took me being friendly for all the wrong reasons. We should stop texting each other. We can talk in class but I guess that’s about it. I am not interested in doing this thing that you are doing. And I am not interested in you. I think you should treasure your wife and family more. I’m sorry.”

And his reply…

“Thanks for being frank! Still, I apologize for crossing the line. Will respect your decisions.”

And this was about a month ago…

Penang, Malaysia

Due to some changes in the work schedule and as a last minute decision, we decided to pack our bags for a short getaway.

If you read about Malaysia, you will come to know that it is a huge country with lots of beautiful beaches and places of interests. You will never get bored, run out of ideas on where to go or what to eat.

Since we towed the kids along, we checked into Bayview beach resort in Batu Ferringhi.

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We were on cloud 9

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Isn’t it obvious why we chose this hotel?

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Child’s play area at the hotel

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Bug caught a picture of the storm that was rolling in.

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This restaurant is located just opposite the hotel. The staffs were really friendly and the food served was really good too. Price of food were also affordable.

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You cannot miss the Gurney Plaza in George Town

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Our first chendol of the trip. Chendol is a traditional dessert popular in Southeast Asia. Made of coconut milk, rice flour jelly with pandan leaves juice, topped with shaved ice and palm sugar. Yums!!!

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Gurney Paragon, just a few steps away from Gurney Plaza. I simply love the architectural design of this building and truly  wished that we had more time to check out this place.

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There is a huge indoor play area for the kids in Paragon itself. It cost us RM6 for each child for the whole day!

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We managed to visit the infamous Chowrasta market in George Town to get some goodies home.

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Our 2nd yummy chendol of the trip. This was really, really good. The queue was long and we had to eat by the roadside. The thickness and sweetness of the chendol was just right, we could have just finish it all in just one gulp! So thirst quenching!

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We were recommended by an Uber driver to have our nasi kandar here (famous Penang delicacy). Check out the queue!

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Up close of what nasi kandar looks like. You can choose whatever dish to go with your rice. They basically serve everything in one plate.

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We met a wonderful Australian couple who happened to be in same hotel as us. We talked and got connected and eventually, they took us out for a seafood dinner at Long Beach hawker place. This is their 2nd trip to Penang and they really love it there. We had a lot of fun hanging out with them. It is always a pleasure to meet new people.

Seafood at long beach was yummy. The prawns were juicy and the fish was really good. But we were not impressed with the customer service there.

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Enjoying the pool area during a hot afternoon.

Rest assured if you are travelling with kids, there area a lot of entertainment for them there. You just need to do your research, be humble and ask around if you can’t find anything. The people there are more willing to share information with you.

If we get an opportunity to travel to Penang again, we would get a room somewhere in George Town as you can see, we travelled everyday to town and it takes a lot of time. Uber or Grab is definitely the way to go there. Don’t go taking taxis as it will cost you more and trust me, you do not want to bargain with the drivers. The Uber/Grab drivers are friendly so feel free to just ask them if you need any information. Don’t expect too much of customer service over there though. There’s still a lot of room for improvement.

I miss blogging

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So, I’ve been away for awhile now. I totally kept one of the blogging rules in mind, “If you want to keep people engaged and coming back, you should post three or four times per week on your blog to keep my readers from wondering whether or not you’re coming back”.

The truth is, my lappy has been giving me some problems lately. It gets really slow even to start up and halfway through the journey of being on the cyberspace, it gives up. I really think I need a new one. But right now, I don’t really have much to spare as I am saving up for rainy days (More like I have a couple of trips to look forward to and having spare cash will absolutely help!)

Anyway, I miss blogging. I’ve only started recently and I realized I miss writing them. I miss the words that flow out of me, I have been too quiet lately. I suddenly feel like my world is so mundane. I need to write again.

So right now, I am using Bug’s lappy to blog this. He promised to bring it home with him everyday so I can continue being happy in my little space 🙂