Wednesday, 24 November 2010

We Made It

Ten people...crack of dawn...one van...one taxi...one plane...one more van...we made it!!!
I admit I was pretty surprised when I woke up at 4:00am and found Mr. Happy's family drinking tea and eating breakfast in the dining room as if it were 10am. They have stamina!

We checked into the Angkor Pearl which is fabulous. Beautiful, immaculate rooms for a great price and within walking distance of town. I think we overwhelmed the bellboys.

And what did we pack in those suitcases???

That's right, a homemade buffet!

....and our tea service.

Who wastes their luggage allowance on pesky trifles like...clothes??

Malaysian Invasion

They're heeeeeerrreee!

Ten of Mr. Happy's relatives flew in to Kuala Lumpur on Friday! They came from London, Kenya, and Australia and range in age from 6 to 70+!!! Not ones to let our guests rest, we immediately took them over to the world famous Petronas Twin Towers.


Since October, they have added an observation platform at the very top (87th floor I believe). The cost is 40rm to access the top plus the skybridge and 10rm to visit just the Skybridge midway up the towers. (Traveler tip: The visit to the Skybridge used to be free, but no longer. Also, if you'd like to visit, the towers are closed to tourists on Mondays. In order to get a ticket you must be in line by 8am at the latest or they will sell out!)

View from the Skybridge

View from the TOP!

The sky was the limit for our guests!

The views were AMAZING!

Then we headed home for a cocktail to unwind before dinner.

Tomorrow (tonight!) a taxi will pick us up at 4:30am to take us to the airport. We're going to Siem Reap, Cambodia!

Saturday, 20 November 2010

Birthdays - What a Scream

Indeed. Another year has passed.

This year, my party planner - Mr. Happy decided to recapture the magic of childhood.

He rallied the gang and we headed to Berjaya Times Squre. First stop - Cosmo's Funworld an indoor theme park.

This was a pretty impressive place for being tucked inside a mall. I knew they had a roller coaster because every time I visit the Imax theater I hear the live human being screams that come from it. But I didn't realize they had so many other rides. For around 45rm you can ride all day!

Here we are before we hit the roller coaster.

And after.

The Little Devil next to me rode three times!

After dodging death, we went next door and reserved a couple of lanes.

Our rentals.

Mr. Happy would like it to be known that in the first game he beat everybody!!! Special shout out to Duri-Andy who was about to capture the crown when our second game was unceremoniously cancelled due to a technical glitch.




Having worked up our appetites, we next visited Munakata in the Life Center. They have an ala carte Japanese menu. Pay one price and order as much as you like. D-A-N-G-E-R. What did we order first, the biggest bottle of saki ever.


The night was complete when the Baker...

...brought out her chocolate espresso cake!

Yum.

Turning 21 (or 1 as the candles on the cake indicate) is such a blast!

Wednesday, 17 November 2010

We Did It

Phew! It was a long week and a lot of hard work, but we pulled it off!


Now it's time to relax over some fruit, muffins and bagles!


 



















Congratulations from the US Coast Guard!


Mr. & Mrs./Old Lady & Old Man/Maw and Paw

Monday, 15 November 2010

I Do

I do believe it is time to recap the WEDDING DAY!


We awoke early on W- Day ready to get the show on the road! The bride was bright eyed and bushy tailed from the moment she woke up.



After a trip to the salon, the bride returned with wedding worthy hair and we headed over to our friend Jane and Bob's house where we girls got gussied up!



Some pre-commitment nibbles.


Bride eyes!


Slowly but surely we started to look like better versions of ourselves!





Before we knew it, it was time to climb into the cars for the short drive to the church. And then the even shorter stroll down the aisle.








We enjoyed a surprise performance by the Parental Unit Duo who sang "Morning Bells" by Mr. John Denver!



video

They did it!


A bagpiper led our celebratory parade to the Chalfonte Hotel for the reception!


While the guests enjoyed cocktail hour, the bridal party posed on the beach.



A little Barber Shop Quartet serenade.

Time to toss that bouquet!

Father and daughter kicked it up a notch during their dance number.

Chocolate. Peanut butter. Love.

An exhausting day!


A Perfect Day.