So when opportunity to balik kampung presented itself last January (with some tweaking with the family’s monthly budget and work off-days for Bapak and daughter number one), we jumped into the car and drove off. Excitedly.
I tell you that we were mightily grateful for that “once in a blue moon” trip and even after almost a month, we are still reminiscing about it.
Anyways, here’s our trip in pictures….., which of course turned into jalan-jalan cari makan trip as well….
|First stop - Rawang R&R, makan lunch and beli menatang ni....|
|And this is what's left of my wife's old home (at the other end of the same kampung).. lagilah sedih... tinggal tangga batu sahaja....,|
later that night... masa untuk bersuka ria pun bermula ....
|Tukang belanja and her cucus... sorry ya semua gambor dia tutup mata punya...hehee|
The next morning, we got ready to attend a wedding in Taiping (wedding anak Kak Enon - Yan's cousin)
|But on the way over, we stopped over makan breakfast di Malim Nawar and had this awesome nasi lemak... sangat2 sedap. Trust me, its very sedap.|
|Upon reaching the dewan kenduri, maka sessi bergambar raya pun bermula... here's Alia with the wedding planner's punya mini cooper|
|Us and the mak bapak pengantin - Kak Enon and Abg Aziz|
|Sisters and Cousins - anggun la|
|The girls and their Abang Mi, who is the wedding planner and also the brother of the bride.|
|Me and my anak bongsu Arissa|
|Abang Mi took them on a ride in his mini cooper... semua2 ni masuk dalam satu kereta yang cenonet tu (as if they are aiming for some record or something)... praq or not, I don't know?|
|Dah sampai Tepen, tak sah la tak menyinggah di Lake Garden yang gorgeous itu la kan..|
|Arissa berpayung-payung di Lake Garden Tepen|
|More posing memosing|
|The trees around the lake are somewhat amazing and unique, yes?|
|Contoh bercanda di taman bunga... kalau belum kahwin, bercandalah dengan adik beradik ataupun sepupu atau kengkawan yang sejenis sahaja, ya adik-adik!|
After that we made our way back to KL ... but not before we singgah Kuala Kangsar to makan-makan lagi...
|The food we had - laksa kuala, rojak buah, ketupat palas and rendang daging, apam, interesting looking keuteow goreng and we brought kuih putu bambu (ye ke?) and dodol and wajik durian. One word - pengsan!!!|
|Lihatlah dua beranak ini sedang menikmati hidangan di Kuale...|
|...dan seseorang menantu sedang membodek mak mentua.. But she's the most gracious lady that I've ever met in my life.|
Lepas tu we went separate ways... we finally headed back to Subang Jaya, short trip balik kampung but fantastic to the max. Alhamdulillah.
|but of course, upon reaching Tanjung Malim, we stopped for solat and pekena pau tanjung malim yang famous itu la plak.|
|Yummeh to the Yes!!!|