Monday, November 30, 2009

Home Sweet Home...(1)

Our month and a half long home vacation began with a brief stopover and a two-night stay in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Landed at KLIA on a Friday afternoon, I was truly amazed to see how KL and its surrounding areas has been drastically transformed over the last decades or so. I remember our last days of residing in this bustling city was way back in 1984-1987, trailing my hubby on his very first diplomatic assignment abroad.
Today I must admit that we could easily lost our way around. Gone were the days of Sungai Wang Plaza, Yow Chuan Plaza, Benteng Food stall and Globe Silk Store. Surprisingly, Ampang Park still remains where it was and we made a quick tour around and even managed to order 'laksa Penang' at one of the few hawker stalls there.
The city's new skyline really mesmerized us. With its fantastic infrastructure, state of the art transportation and communication system, KL has indeed been greatly developed so much over such a remarkably short span of time since our last and brief visit there in late 1999.

heading towards the capital city

passing through Putra Jaya

the new cyber city

can't help noticing this one, even in KL

Malaysia's chocolate paradise

our residence...


KL's twin tower

Raya open house at a Bruneian friend's apartment

the host n hostess

Sunday, November 29, 2009


our very own home-grown 'tarap' fruit

Dear friends and readers, my sincerist apology for having dissappeared from the radar screen for so long. Yes its been more than a month since my last post. Now that I'm back, InsyaAllah in my next series of posts, I'll endeavour to share with you some of the interesting tales and encounters during the last couple of weeks of our vacation back home. Indeed there is no place like home to spend quality good times with the families, friends and loved ones, and especially so after been away for so long.
Selamat Hari Raya Idul Adha, Eid-ul-Adha all dear families and Muslim friends and readers.


home sweet home

(Nikon D80)