Veni, Vidi, Vici!

~ Posted on Tuesday, May 10, 2011 at 8:30 AM ~

Oh yes! We came, we saw and we conquered! Okay, maybe that's a bit too dramatic and over the top but that's what we felt after we had a short weekend family trip to the north (6 to 8 May 2011). Here are some of the memorable shots taken during our family trip (which was meant to be an eat-all-the-way-to-and-fro trip for me while my bump is still not that heavy and making me too tired to walk far... hehehe..)

On the first day, we stopped by for brunch at Ipoh's Foh San Dimsum restaurant which was recommended by a friend of mine (thanks again Catheryn!). The food is good and the atmosphere is nice too! Picture below taken of Ben praying before he walloped the mango pudding. Not that the pudding is deathly, just that Ben always prays before he eats ;)

I think we took about 4 hours plus to reach Penang, our holiday destination. Picture below of Ben helping us to unpack when we checked into our hotel room...

One of Ben's favorite activities in our hotel room, playing hide and seek at the curtains...

We rest for a while before realising Ben ain't going to nap so we head out to Penang's Youth Park. Look at Ben enjoying the swing at Penang's Youth Park...

We also went to the Feringgi Beach to check out the beach there... Love the shot taken below of the sparkling sea and hubby and Ben enjoying their stroll along the Feringgi Beach.

For our dinner, we went to the hawker stalls along Gurney Drive. Not much pictures taken as I left my trusted camera in the car (way to go to my preggy brain!)

For day 2, Ben woke up all excited and wanted to go to the pool (we can clearly see the pool from our balcony). Picture below of Ben with his out-of-bed hairdo. Awesome eh?

We had our breakfast at the hotel (complimentary with our hotel stay) before we head out to Penang Hill. Waited for a few minutes for our train to come down, check out Ben's bored look below hehehe...

After the breathtaking view from Penang Hill, we went for our chicken rice lunch. Yum yums! And then we proceeded to the Toy Museum. Ben was so excited seeing his favorite toys such as Wall-E, Ironman, Transformers (particularly Optimus Prime and BumbleBee) and Sesame Streets.

It was near evening time when we head back to our hotel. We then got ready the stuff and head to the pool. I didn't join along as my swimsuit is getting a wee bit tight for my expanding Spicy Baby... Ben enjoyed himself at the kiddy pool, watched over by daddy just next to him...

And then we managed to persuade Ben to go to the beach which was just in front of our hotel. Well, Ben was too engrossed with the pool earlier. Again, I got myself a beach chair and settled down and relax while watching the 2 men in my life build some awesome looking castles...

Can't resist taking this shot below. The sun was setting, daddy and Ben still engrossed with building their castles and I was still relaxing on my comfy beach chair... hehehe... I could get used to this kind of living... *wink*wink*

And then this couple of tourists (I think Arabs) stopped by and posed with Ben. Before them, an Arab couple stopped by as well to take pictures of Ben and patted his chin saying some Arabish words which I clearly don't understand...

Carried Ben back to my beach chair and put him on the empty chair next to mine. And snapped this shot of him chillaxing... cute!

Snapped this shot while I was walking with Ben towards daddy who is still building his sand castle...

We went back to our hotel room after that, showered and got ready to go out for our dinner and we went to the night market/bazaar along Feringgi Beach as well. By the time we reached our hotel, it was 11pm plus and Ben fell asleep soon after.

On the 3rd day, we had breakfast at the hotel again. Ben started fussing and wanted to play in the kiddy pool again. Daddy took Ben to the beach and had a stroll while waiting for me to finish my breakfast. 

We played on the beach for a while before Ben had his fun time in the pool. After a while, we got ready and head back to our room. We managed a brief nap before we left the hotel and head back home.

All in all, it was an enjoyable trip, one that I'm going to remember for a long long time (as it's going to be sometime before we have our next family trip as Spicy Baby comes along in a few months time)

I'd like to thank my hubby for driving all the way to and fro, taking care of Ben and carrying him most of the time. I really appreciate the effort and thoughts into making this a memorable trip for me.

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cant believe it... my hometown is Ipoh and my hubby is Penang. Wah... what an enjoyable family trip. I believe it was tired for the long journey but it is worth right? ;)


What a great holiday!! Now you've just made me wanna go bug my hubby for a holiday. What a wonderful Mother's Day gift. Yes, when spicy baby arrives, it's gonna take a while before you get to holiday like that again - unless of course you're like the 'angmos' can take their newborns everywhere wan!

BTW, thanks for the link to your posts about blogging. Very insightful and useful info!


He's adorable!  Looks like you guys had a blast.

New follower from a hop!


That's so nice. A well deserved trip before Spicy Baby comes into picture. I love all your pictures especially the first one with Ben praying. So cute!

And even though with his bored look, he is still such a goody boy waiting patiently. If it were for my son, I think he would've run everywhere and made us chase after him. LOL.

Jenny @ I'm a full-time mummy

Hi Carmen!
Yes, worth it! Smile

Hey mom2kiddos @ Germaine!
With Ben, we waited until he's 6 months old before we ventured out for our family trip! So we'll see how long it will be with Spicy Baby next time. And you're welcome with the blogging posts, glad to share them with you Smile

Hello K!
Thanks for the follow! I've returned the favor. Hope to see you back in my blog sometime! Smile

Hey Carolyn!
Glad you enjoyed the pictures! There are more of them on my personal FB hehehe... ;P We're lucky Ben is not a very fussy boy, and we also have to think up lots of ideas to entertain him too! Tong

Catheryn  @ Pink Bibs


Glad to know you enjoyed the holiday... a well deserved holiday Smile

Mommy Psedornna

Nice trip! If I knew that you were coming to Penang, sure will go to meet up with you & Ben at the beach / youth park with my boy ^_^

Jenny @ I'm a full-time mummy

Hey Catheryn,
Thanks again for the recommendation on the Dimsum shop and the hotel!

Hey Mommy Psedornna!
Nah, don't want to broadcast out this trip earlier to maintain the secrecy hehehe.... maybe next time OK? ;)


Following from blog hop.  This looks like a fabulous vacation.  I can't wait to read more.  Would love if you checked out my new blog.

Mommy Psedornna

Haha... Yaya... Next trip to Penang can send me an email >.<

Jenny @ I'm a full-time mummy

Hey Shelby!
Thanks for the follow! I've returned the favor. Hope to see you back in my blog sometime!

Hey Mommy Psedornna!
Ok, will do, but it won't be sometime lah... ;P


Awesome!!  It looks like you all had a fantastic time Smile

Jenny @ I'm a full-time mummy

Hey Aurie!

Oh yes, we had a great time! Smile

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