splish-splash we're takin' a bath
Taiping is one of those quaint little towns where things happen at a leisurely pace. It has the charms of the days of old and enough commercialism to keep city folk from missing home too much. There amidst the tin-smith (Taiping was a tin-mining town in it's heyday) and rattan-maker shops you'll find a McDonald's, Pizza Hut, KFC and even Popular Bookstore.
We got home at 10am on Saturday, so naturally breakfast was on the top of our priority (in fact, eating tops my priority in most any occasion - Heh!). After breakfast, we decided to get Jesse a bathtub since we didn't bring one from KL. And lo and behold, a couple of shops away from Kaka's famous Taiping Shredded Chicken Noodles was a tin-smith.
"We should get Jesse one of those old-fashioned tin buckets," I told Mae. I was thinking "photo opportunity". And in my mind I was already framing up the shot. Baby in tin tub. Huge earthen water jar in background. Moss encrusted walls. Young mother in wet t-shirt. Hehheh!!! Sorry folks, you'll never get to see that last scenario.
Anyway, all in all, it was a fun trip. Jesse was a good boy most of the way home. He slept half the way, sat quietly for the next quarter and whined for the rest of the ride. Of course coming home was another story altogether. But still, we're thankful that we made the trip.
More of Taiping to come. Stay tuned. :)