Thursday, March 23, 2017

something new...

giving something new a go this morning. really not a big deal but i guess i've been in my routine and comfort zone for way too long! and it makes me a little nervous!! 

so silly! :) but i'll update if something exciting comes out of it! 

can't wait to pick bubs up after school and back to my "norm"! im such a wuss!!! 


Wednesday, March 22, 2017

heli / plane ride in hawaii?

we were a bit torn about this one. it was so well rated online and top must do in hawaii! also extremely affordable and there were a few hikes we were unable to do because it took days! 

so we gave it a go and piled everyone into a little plane! and the rest of the party into a littler one!!! so cute!

we were treated to the most generous rainbows and loved seeing everything from above.

saved us days of hiking but equally pretty view from above! this hike is on my bucket list! maybe i'll come back when B is all grown up and traveling with his buddies!

till then, he will always be the one that passes out at the peak of the action on my shoulder! at least he got a good snooze! 

isn't this plane the cutest! even has a face!!


Tuesday, March 21, 2017

traipsing in kauai

until now if you ask B about hawaii, he will tell you about that day they hiked to the queens BATHROOM! we think its adorable so we don't correct him. but basically, what was so stunningly calm and beautiful (though dangerous) basically looked like...

A BATHROOM to my kid.

must have been quite a mystery to him. he doesn't have any access so social media or internet so how is he meant to know that it usually looks like THIS? anyway, there was no question and no one would be able to jump in for a dip with such crashing waves!

but boy was the hike fun!

it was so muddy we still have stains till today but the kids did great!

survived and so so darn muddy!

guess who we bumped into in kauai!! this had to be the highlight of B's trip! sleepovers with the big korkors and jiejie in their room! he was so proud every morning when he came back to our room announcing that he made it through the night!! and oh the fun they got up to!! 

shaved ice taste test!

we ate so well i think we all piled on a few kilos!!

also, didn't expect it to be so cold in hawaii in winter. i guess we took it for granted that tropical winters are not winters. i always had my sweatshirt with me and hardly got to wear my summer dresses!! hah! next time we'd know better!!!


Monday, March 20, 2017

pupulea tide pool

definitely a must-go with kiddies!! 

had a great time catching fishes and watching the sun set then wandering past food trucks for some shrimp!! 

also where we discovered, B is my kid afterall. he is obsessed with corn dogs! something my dad introduced to me also in hawaii!! it made the easiest snack/dinner because every supermarket had them!! 

Saturday, March 18, 2017

back in hawaii

shall we rewind a little? back in december (love end year celebrations) when everyone had a little less on their plates and a little more care free, we took a short trip to hawaii. it had been a while since we've been back (babymoon!) and blake's never been!! and we ALWAYS say that we miss hawaii! 

so we booked in a visit to our favorite island!! 

the idea was to test drive hawaii. see if it was child friendly, if it still had the same charm as our childhood and if blake was meant to be a hawaiian boy... 

who were we kidding right? 


because we were a little unsure about it. and cos our last USA trip with blakie led to some jetlaggy 3 am wake up issues, we took it real easy and didn't do anything "new" just some old favorites and one marathon!!

he loved the food there!! somewhat asian, somewhat western, very tasty and so chilled! admittedly, we had a lot of japanese and noodley things because ... raising an asian kid! lol

took him on a few baby hikes - waimea fall hikes was one of our first! it was only a 30 minute walk with a slight incline! in fact, if we were lazy, we couldve rented a buggy to take us up! 

it was quite pretty along the way (in a botanic gardens, trimmed and clean kinda way) and he did great picking up random flowers and sticks! 

and were greeted by this adorable baby fall at the end of the hike!! 

of course he convinced us to jump in for a swim. It was pretty cold and quite far and by the time you got to the falls, it was dramatically loud! so perfect for a first time waterfall trekker!!

bigger ones next time, buddy!! 

i think we were just happy to be back in usa, completed a great marathon and be back on familiar land! oh! helped that he loved switching on telly and there were cartoons all day long!! hah! just the simple things in life!