taking in the sights
Last Saturday, my brother-in-law Andrew called. "You sister and I are staying at the Ascott downtown for the night," he explained. "Wanna come? I'm buying" he enticed. We didn't need any further encouragement.
Apparently, the guys had planned on a holiday but since it was the Labour Day weekend, most hotels anywhere were fully booked. And so the ever-resourceful Andrew suggested a local holiday. And since they had their 2-year-old, Joshua with them, we brought Jesse along. And it was to be an eye-opener for the little guy.
He had a ball, crawling all over, exploring his new surroundings. It must have been a wonderful experience for him since he was laughing and squealing away, his mouth gaping wide in wonderment. He couldn't take his eyes off the Ascott's tasteful decor. He crawled and rolled around the Ascott's plus carpeting - which is a far cry from Mommy's... erm... economical carpeting at the office. And he absolutely loved looking at the city from the Ascott's full height windows.
"Our poor boy is so... erm... Suakoo," Mae pointed out, using the Hokkien noun specially reserved for country bumpkins or village boys. "We really ought to take him out a little more." And perhaps we'll need to, seeing as to how he's begun to really appreciate new surroundings.
As for our one-day mini-holiday, it was surprisingly refreshing. Our itinerary was simple. Shopping at KLCC in the afternoon. Dinner at Petaling Street where we ate the best Siew Yoke Mein on the planet. I will blog about this since I really stuffed my face that day, taking a holiday from my diet too! *ahaks* We even had a Dim Sum breakfast the next morning. Our only regret was the bad jam that caused us to forgo our DVD-shopping excursion at Sg Wang.
We had a pretty good time. So if you ever wanted a break and didn't know where to go, just check into a nearby hotel and go with the flow. :)