Jesse loves Genting
Genting turned out to be a fairly enjoyable trip for us. While Mae and I are really just doing this for the boy, our vacation turned out to be a nice little eye-opener for Roma too! :)
Awana turned out to be a little crappy. It's old and dilapidated. There's no aircond presumably because it gets pretty cold there. But the problem is, it's no longer really cold in ,Gentings. Back in the 70s, you'd freeze your buns off if you didn't put on thick sweater. These days, you can practically walk around in shorts and t-shirts. *sigh*
Also, the place must have the oldest water-heaters in the entire country. It takes 30 minutes for your shower to warm up. To make matters worse, they ripped up all the jacuzzis from the rooms, which got Mae flipping mad. You'd think with all the money the place is making, the least they could have done is give you better rooms. No such luck.
Day two was better. We went up to the theme park. There we got all-day passes for both the indoor and outdoor parks for Mae, Roma and I and we just went for ride after rides; which was a strange experience for me. You see, back in my youth I'd stay away from the train rides, the ferris wheel and those suspended gondola rides. It felt kinda nerdy and I certainly didn't wanna associate myself with such nerdy activities. But then fatherhood hits you and you find that it's okay to be a nerd for the sake of your kid. Hehheh! And so we rode. And Jesse loved every bit of it.
Roma too had her fun. She had gotten on the indoor roller-coaster with Mae and had her first taste of death-defiance. And so whenever we took breaks, we encouraged her to explore. She ended up on the Corkscrew roller coaster and even the Spaceshot, while Mae and I stayed on level ground. Back in her youth, Mae would go all out and take all the scariest rides. These days, she's just contented being a spectator. You see, Mae has lost her nerve. As for me, I never did lose my nerve since I never had any to begin with. I'm chickenshit when it comes to heights. *sigh*
I doubt if Jesse really understood what the whole thing was all about. But he looked like he enjoyed it anyway, chattering away, smiling and laughing at every little thing. He loved being suspended hundreds of feet above the ground. He loved wearing a hood over his little head. He even loved wearing mittens again. And that makes the trip all the more worthwhile.
As for Mae and I, all that will make this vacation perfect is another one to recover from this one. Them old rickety bones just don't take punishment like they used to!