Hanging out in Kerteh

Alhamdulillah…mi familia has safely arrived to Sri Kembangan from Kemaman. Wanted to buy kopok lekor and hadiah to all my blog buddies..but niatku tak kesampaian. Maybe next time, ok.

If any of my dear readers heading to kemaman-kerteh-paka area, and looking for a place to stay, Kerteh Lodge has my vote. Every year, whenever our big van of fun has programs there, we’d make Kerteh Lodge our crib.

For only RM110 per night, you get a 2-room apartment, fully air-conditioned. Astro also available (minus movie channels). The kitchen is nice and clean. There’s a fridge and a big electric kettle provided. Rice cooker not provided (bawak sendiri le). McD is within a walking distance (the only one in Tganu so far, I think). For dinner, stalls are nearby.

Oh, one more thing, if you do ‘hand-laundry’, the clothes will dry quickly (tpt sidai baju dekat air-cond compressor! hahah). Pictures coming soon.

What to see in Kemaman-Kerteh? The ‘oil-refinery’ (not sure if this is the correct name). You can explain to your kids how the car gets its fuel. See, one topic covered for homeschooling!

Hitting the road: Sungai Besar, S’ngor

Awwww…couldn’t make it to the smartkid exhibition at PWTC today (Sunday hopefully).

After ‘asr today, the big van of fun will leave the crib to go to Sungai Besar, right before Sabak Bernam. Everybody’s tagging along for this trip (as usual laah).

Tomorrow evening, will be back home. Then Monday, off again to Diamond Gulf, Perak. For 7 days!! Yee-haaa..

Thinking of taking them to see the firefly place – but haven’t discussed with Commander-in-Chief yet. But I’ve some lesson plans brewing in my head for this trip. In the van, among ‘wajib’ games include:

  • “I spy with my beautiful hazel eyes something that begins with the letter…”
  • Negeri-negeri (anyone played this before during schooldays). Our categories: Name, Country, Fruit, Animal, Thing, Vehicle, Song
  • Singing out loud
  • Listening to audiobooks and songs of choice (Muhd and Musa have their own MP3)

But our routine once Hiace wheels start to roll – Doa for traveling, Salawat and Zikr – loudly.

So, kiddos.. buckle up and ready for take off!

TOUCHING traces of history

During our 2-day stay in Melaka, we took a trip to Perigi Hang Tuah and A’Famosa. (Hm… the last time I visited these places was back in Form 1..)

Nothing beats learning history than seeing the real thing. Yup we can read from books. But touching, feeling, seeing, hearing even smelling work wayyyyyyyyyyy better!

It’s good that we took Muhammad, Musa and Maryam to Muzium Negara before. They’ve read about the Portuguese and the Dutch arriving in this country. So, background knowledge is already stored in their #1 computer a.k.a brain.