Saturday, January 4, 2014

Malaysia Trip (Dec 2013)

This time, unlike all of my previous trips, my semi-annual trip back to Kuala Lumpur was a solo effort and a short one too, spanning a little over a week. I left SFO on Dec 23rd, arrived in Changi a little past midnight on Christmas day (due to the 20-hour flight time plus time zone difference), then flew to KL the same day. I returned to SFO on January 1, so both my Christmas and New Year's were spent on the plane.

Kiddo remained home here in CA for two main reasons: to help me take care of Adrian (didn't want to leave the little guy--what with his sensitive stomach and all--in a dog hotel) and to spend some quality time with his Dad.

Changi's eye-catching Orchid Garden display
It was also a chance for him to exercise his newfound sense of responsibility. I am glad to report that he took really good care of Adrian and followed almost all my instructions on pet-care and household-care faithfully. I did come back to a slightly messy house as I had feared but it was nothing I couldn't clean up in a day (phew!).
Despite being away for only a week, I couldn't resist calling daily to check up on the boys. I missed kiddo terribly. It was my very first time away from him for over a day!

It was a short trip and without kiddo, I wasn't in the photo-taking mood so I don't have many shots to share. Including only the ones that might be of interest here:

Changi's food and beverage services...delicious choices and so much cheaper than SFO's!

Enjoying a refreshing Malaysian favorite. The book was a somewhat page-turner for a boring transit wait,
although much of its contents was not news to me.
I spent most of my holiday reading, chatting with mom and sis, play-sitting my niece, wrestling with sis' dog, and eating tons and tons of stuff I shouldn't be eating. The week just flew by and before I knew it, I was heading home to CA again.

It's always hard to leave a place you love. When I leave CA I miss loved ones here and when I leave KL, I miss loved ones there. It was really good to see my folks and sister and her family and it also feels really good to be back, teasing, nagging and cuddling kiddo and Adrian again. :)

Happy New Year everyone!


  1. Hey Suji, I'm currently reading the same book! What a coincidence. Thank you for sharing the photos of Changi airport. Reminds me of home. :-) The store fronts and food/drink are so familiar to one from that part of the world.

    Have a wonderful 2014!

    1. Thank you! :) Changi always gladdens my soul and almost makes the 20-hour trip worth it. Wishing you guys a fantastic year ahead.

  2. It is wonderful that you can get away for a little while and not have to worry so much now that your son is getting older.

    Happy New Year!!

    1. Thank you Jill! It's definitely easier. Happy New Year to you too!

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