This is Athan’s first trip back to his parents’ home country, also his very first overseas trip, the very first stamp in his passport. Athan coped amazingly well. He slept long enough on the plane, no ear pain and he settled into the new environment straight away. I see no jetlag in his dictionary obviously. He enjoyed so much that he didn’t even miss us while we jetted off to Europe for a 2 week elope!
Sending us off to Europe at Kuching airport
The only problem he (and all of us) had to deal with was the mosquitoes. They were madly aggressive. I had spotty legs for almost the entire holiday. Talking about wearing shorts to beat the heat. Wishful thinking it was!
Oh and a visit to the crocodile farm
Shopping? Not much. 3 tops, 2 pairs of shoes, 1 wallet, 1 bag, 1 pair of earrings, 1 bottle of perfume and handful of cosmetics. Considered myself well discipline.
To be truly, honestly frank, I enjoyed my time in Malaysia more than in Europe this time. I know it is hard to believe, but believe it! I missed Athan very much throughout my Europe trip. There was not a single day and night that I didn’t think about him. I just couldn’t relaxed myself and enjoyed the tour fully. It became so hard for me that in the last few days of my Europe trip, I just wanted to pack and go home. On the contrary, while I was in Malaysia, I was contantly surrounded by family and friends. All the talking and laughing we had, relaxed me. I love that! I have found that my family value has grown stronger as I aged. But also not discounting the fact that I am blessed with loving family and friends. I am thankful for that.
The best part of this trip is not how much I have seen in Europe, not the shopping hauls I brought back but the time I have spent with my family, relatives and friends.
Still, I can’t deny the fact that I am so very broke right now BUT very happy!! Hahahahaha