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Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Melaka Trip~ the endless waiting activities.

back from family Melaka trip yesterday...am just so tired to the bone from all the waiting activities.

lemme share the itinerary on my part from the top...

Saturday 11/12/2010


6am: wakey-wakey, rise & shine sweetpea!

7am: left Shah Alam for Kota Damanasara- had Breakfast.

8-930am: waited (@cc) with laith for mehubby- had an early morning meeting

930-1030am:  rushed back to semenyih thinking that everyone would be waiting for us to leave for melaka...hmmm fat chance!!

1030am: most people were still in pajamas when we arrived. was told that A - Famosa Check- in was not until 4pm ~4 FREAKING pm!?

1030am-130pm: waited (updated my blog on Motor show) for people to arrive, for everybody to get ready, for people to finish packing, for people to get all the things ie wardrobes, bathrooms, bedrooms, pharmacies, office, sports & recreations, library & kitchens to fit into & arranged them in  the three cars that were going...

130-145pm: waited (with mehubby) for everyone to aboard the cars...

145pm:  left semenyih for melaka...finally!

230pm: stopped at the crowded- hard to find parking space~seremban rest area for lunch ( mehubby & i didn't feel like eating)so we waited (reading, going online n stuff) in the car...

230-330pm: since the rest area was crowded it's inevitably hard to find vacant spots to eat too...hence the waiting...continued...

330-430pm: arrived at A famosa...yeay!! my wishful thinking was that the waiting's over...

430-450pm: went round & round the place looking for the check -in place~ the car park was unbelievably full...

450-530: waited (with Jeffrey Archer in hand)to be checked in...slowly but surely the cars that were parked before & after us were slowly leaving for their villas...about this time too we were told that there was some miscommunications during the booking~instead of 2 (3 bedrooms) villas which would accommodate the 6 separate units of the family comfortably to just one (3 bedrooms) villa. aiyaiyai...howlah like that? ;{

after much (family) discussions (& more waiting (with JA again)on my part), arguing, threatening, pleading & begging with the management, we were told that the villas were all fully booked...it's sorry (sir )no cure..
mehubby suggested that: mePIL, jomey & aishah (it's their first family trip together), eyna & family plus laith stayed behind while we both & kry go look for somewhere else to stay (thinking that the chances were pretty slim since Miti was having some kind of trade expo/ fair whatever there in ayer keroh) or the three of us will just head home...which we didn't mind doing at all....we've been to A- Famosa before ~(the been there done that sort of things..so it's ok) it's just more to the children's benefit since it's school holiday, that is all that matters...

555pm: mePIL were not very keen on us leaving so mehubby said let's go have a look see at the villa first then.

555-6pm: reached the villa, the kids were instantly (fell) in(to) the pool the moment they stepped out of the cars!

6-615pm: everyone started to claim their rooms. Jomey instantly stake a claim on the master bedroom since it's his first family trip being married (in the past he forever had to share a room with either mePIL, the kids or other means of sleep arrangements available for him) so was mePIL & Eyna n Family. k. mimi was to sleep outside in the hall n that left us..mehubby & i plus kry (minus su since she was not able to make it at the very last minute for this trip due to some unavoidable circumstances) no where to stay...after much coaxing n bribing on mePIL's part~ we agreed to look for toto/ travel (folding) mattresses/ comforter to sleep on...in short- became squatters! ;P

615-7pm: mehubby joined the kids in the pool. feeling lightheaded from all the waiting since morning, i decided to try have a forty winks but of course the bedrooms were out of questions since they have all been claimed, the sofas were also occupied with people watching tv & munching & chatting...i joined in at the available seat  & tried hard to nap..failed to do so i read the paper....

* around  about this time too the much n long awaited news arrived....(that'll be on entirely different post...so stay tune!:)  

730pm: after maghrib: meMIL, kry , mehubby & i went out to ayer keroh looking for Jaya Jusco...(went all the way to melaka only to look for Jaya Jusco was just insane!) but sleeping means needed to be arranged pronto.

730-810pm reached JJ melaka & started looking for some bedding material...& finally settled for this....nice kan!?


 but.... don't be fooled..

it's only the picture on the cover....:P
meMIL said, as a consolation for not getting a room on this trip, she bought us the set...hmmm not a bad bargain at all hey!!:D

about an hour later & after we had waited for kry to buy some dinner we headed home....

so there... u basically got the idea...we waited for almost everything... from the long wait in the traffic (Melaka was surprising busy that night / weekend) to the wait to use the washrooms (there's just one common bathroom & another ensuite to the master bedroom for all of 10 adults & 4 children to use), waited for ppl to get up in the morning the next day, waited for the kids to have another 'quick deep' in the pool, waited for the breakfast, waited to go to the water world, waited to redeem the tickets, waited in the ques, waited to go for lunch, waited for pple to come out from the parking lot (at mahkota Parade), waited for the food (at nando's) to arrive, waited for everyone to go around (window shopping!)at the mall...(hmmm..while at the same time other pple were waiting for us too! err...that doesn't count cos we waited for them first...;P  ) waited for someone to negotiate for the beca fare, waited for the boat for the river cruise,  waited for ppl to use the loo, waited to for a car or 2 which got lost in the traffic, waited to have our dinner at the seafood restaurant ready, waited to get home and get some rest....so there u go lots of waiting for hmmm... absolutely no reasons sometimes because no one can't make up their mind of what to do next...(that's what happens when traveling more than 2 or 3 people at a time...so just bare the wait Sunny!)

guess the only time other people were truly waiting for us was when we took the kids to the water park...cos other times like when we went out to play golf the rest went to the safari, animal show & stuff...

ok now i can't wait to publish this post n move on to another post...

Stay true to ur nick Sunny!!!

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