Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Saturday, 13 October 2012

Gold Class Cinema Date Night

I thought I would share one of our new favorite experiences with you.  This is from our movie date night in the Gold Class Cinemas.  We were so excited to go out on a date with each other.  It gets stressful around here with such a big move that we made, but getting away just the two of us makes it all okay.

Me and my beautiful wife

The traffic on a Saturday is always bad so we decided to take the train.  It probably shaved about an hour off of our commute.  It's not that far either.  Probably only about 20 miles or less, but traffic makes it feel like 100 miles.

Did I mention that we were excited?

Here is a view of the inside of the Gold Class cinema.  The chairs are huge reclining leather seats.

Here is a view from Kristy's seat

I was laid back in my comfy seat

On the way back we got to see a little view of our favorite towers

~Until next time~

Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Batu Caves with Vicki

This was one of Vicki's last days in KL, so we wanted to see some of the local sights.  We had grand plans to get a babysitter for the morning and head out to see Batu Caves and then go to see the canopy walk at the FRIM (Forrest Research Institute Malaysia).  Unfortunately, there was a miscommunication with the babysitter, so we didn't end up getting to see the canopy walk.  Maybe next time.  

As you walk up to the caves you can see the giant "golden" statue, look it up if you really want to know

Wednesday, 26 September 2012


I am bee-hind.  Oh well, here are some Melaka Memories of which all of you can now be a part.

Kristy, Vicki and I had all of our bags packed before Kristy got out of school on Friday.  We were very excited to get on the road and head out of town.  When we arrived in Melaka, we drove straight to our hotel, Hotel Equatorial Melaka.  

Wednesday, 12 September 2012

Celebrating Culture~ Hari Raya

So, we started the week with Merdeka Day and ended the week with a Hari Raya Celebration! 

The best part is we got to dress up in traditional Malay clothes. 

Ms Jag and I match and we didn't even plan it!

We spent the morning rotating through some very engaging activities that helped us understand more about how Hari Raya is celebrated. 

 Later in the day we attended an assembly and had the privilege of watching authentic Malaysian dances that represented different cultures around the country.

Lastly, we ended the day with a "cooking" class.

We learned to make Ondeh-Ondeh. It was a neat process. However, after we tasted it and I surveyed the class (to practice our tallies) only ONE student actually liked it. Six were on the fence and asked me if we could add a "kind of" column, which I thought was hilarious and the other 9 students said that they did not like it. 

The outside tastes like a rice paste which is rolled in coconut. The inside is a hard dark sugar. I thought they said coconut sugar, but maybe it's cane sugar. In either case...

Had I taken the survey I probably would have checked "no." I just didn't want to be rude.   

All in all, it was such a fun day. I learned a lot; the kids learned a lot and I couldn't help but think of Jaxson attending when I saw the little three year olds dressed up in their Malay clothing!