Time flies in a blink

I might as well moved back to wordpress.com instead of paying annually for designated domain which blog I only manage to update once a year.

Daie is almost 1 year. Sigh. Alot, alot of things you have missed again, blog. Nevermind. If he ever reads this again in future he would know that his mommy has been too occupied with him that she cannot have time for her blog anymore.

Since last update.. hmm.. let me check.. we went to Istanbul. First trip as three, and yeah, it was challenging! Haha. But we survived. If I rajin, I will make separate post for that trip. And if I even more rajin, I’ll continue to write travelogue again after long hiatus.


Two botaks in this picture. Daie at err.. 6 months kut. Now already will full grown hair at 11 months! OMG, another month and he’ll be one T___T I’m gonna miss him as baby. He has been slow at some developments, like crawling.  He managed to sit first though. Now he could stand up by himself, clap his hands proudly, and stay still around 1 minutes before falling.. haha. And he’s so determined to practice standing until late night.. which also the reason we always wake up late lately >.<

And also, I have been obsessed with babywearing. Or precisely, woven wraps. You may think I am crazy for spending RM6k on 15 wraps collection within 4 months, but that was what I had thought also before I’m trapped in this craze. The best thing though, them wraps have great resell value that I dont feel so guilty. I can just try them all and sell later.

And we went to India and Kashmir, again, in January, with my parents, Az’s parents, and my sisters. Big family vacation :)   Stories later.

And something else about India is coming soon, too, which I will announce if it becomes real :)

Istanbul: Draft Itinerary


So we’ll be here first week of November. But only for 4.5 days. Dont ask me why the short trip unlike our previous adventurous 2-weeks-backpacking-where-you’ll-be-on-trains-for-3-days-without-shower kind of trips, but it happens when now you have to think for three instead of thinking for two :)  It will be our first trip as three, and I’m excited about it. Of course, I could give in and wait for longer and more secured time, but this opportunity is like now or never! Wont go into details about it, but total return flights including 4 nights hotel for THREE of us costs me RM3.4k, so it explains why the sudden plan.

Anyhow. I always become a smart planner who manages to cram alot of places in limited days.

Day 1: Around Sultanahmet (Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, etc), Grand Bazaar, Beyazit

Day 2: Ortakoy to see morning market, Dolmabahce (not entering palace though), Taksim, Istiklal avenue, Galata bridge..

Day 3: Topkapi palace, then take bus to Eyup. OTW back stop at Suleymaniye mosque, Spice Bazaar, etc

Day 4: Take ferry to Uskudar in Asian side, then take bus/whatever to Hyderpasa, Kadikoy. Take ferry back from Kadikoy to Eminonu.

Day 5: Probably manage to do last minute shopping (not much intended) in Grand Bazaar before leaving for airport in the afternoon.


I can say it’s the most luxury trip we’ll have so far coz we’ll be staying all nights in 3 star hotel instead of jumping from hostel to CS couch or in trains like last time ;P then again with a baby in tow I’m not sure if it’s manageable at all to stay at CS host, although we’d love to if there exists some family-friendly host.

Well. Let’s see if my itinerary goes as planned or not.