My body and mind crave well deserved holiday be it just a short break somewhere in Malaysia or better still, overseas! I miss sightseeing so much. I just yearn for a good relaxing holiday with my husband... but we still don't know when we get to enjoy one, especially with two kids in tow now.
Sightseeing in Cameron Highlands, Pahang, last year.
Actually, traveling with Naomi these days is considered okay and manageable. She is not as hyper as when she was younger and in fact, it is quite enjoyable to go out exploring new places with her nowadays because she is funny and can understand a lot of things. She also behaves fairly well during a long road trip.
One kid is pretty much settled.. Then... Here comes the baby!
Brennan in August 2016.
Baby Brennan is quite the opposite of his sister during a car ride. I am not happy to say this but so far, this fella is rather a difficult baby to tag along in a car ride, even in a short one. Unlike Baby Naomi who just chilled or slept her way through when we placed her in her car seat, her brother cries a lot in the car. He cries when he is sleepy or restless in the car. He gets very angry when I don't carry or feed him fast enough. His deafening crying spells often give us headaches and occasionally almost make me vomit blood in the car. Haha. Not to mention, breastfeeding him on-the-go and in public has proven to be challenging for a breastfeeding noob like me.
Some time ago, I found this hilarious yet apt meme in my Facebook news-feed. This perfectly pictures what I did to my husband before we had our children.
Me before children.
Image source: Facebook.
Image source: Facebook.
LINE's Moon (pictured above) was really me whenever my husband went to Mamak stall for yumcha with his friends or had to travel long distance for work before we had kids. Now that we have an infant, I have to think 510 times before taking my husband's offer to go out for just a couple of hours. Going out with the baby is troublesome but heading out without him is also worrisome. So conflicted, huh? #lifeasaMom To those who don't understand Bahasa Melayu/Indonesia, the aforementioned image basically depicts an overly attached spouse.
Speaking about traveling in Malaysia, thus far, I have visited few places in the largest state in Peninsular Malaysia, Pahang, namely Bukit Tinggi, Genting Highlands, Cameron Highlands and Bentong. However, there are some other places like Cherating Beach, Fraser's Hills and Kuantan in Pahang that one day I would love to explore with my family.
Road trip with Naomi to Bentong, Pahang, in March 2016.
In case you plan to visit Kuantan, the state capital of Pahang; following is the list of the Top Five hotels in town, handpicked by Traveloka, which you can consider for your stay there.
1. Hyatt Regency Kuantan Resort
Address: Jalan Telok Chempedak 25050, Kuantan
** This hotel is still under renovation until early 2017 for a more appealing place to rest for its guests.
2. The Zenith Hotel
Address: Putra Square 6, Putra Square
3. Eastern Pavilion Boutique Resort & Spa Cherating
Address: Mukim Sungai Karang Lot 1303, Cherating
4. Swiss-Garden Beach Resort Kuantan
Address: Mukim Sungai Karang 2656-2657, Balok Beach, Beserah,
5. M.S Garden Hotel
Address: Lorong Gambut Lot 5 & 10, Off Jalan Beserah
If you think this list isn’t enough, check out here for more hotel options.
OK, I am off to texting a long message to my husband to ask him when and where exactly our next short holiday will take place.