January 31, 2009

[rustic new year]

We travel up north to my grandparents hometown annually on the 3rd day of the Chinese New Year. As my grandparents get older, they are unable to visit us in Singapore anymore, so this is the only time of the year they get to see all their grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
The children love coming back to Tumpat, Kelantan, as it is full of rustic charm. Scenes of cows, rice fields, waterbuffalos, trishaws, goats that roam all over the village, admist higgledy rows of attap houses, playgrounds and beaches feature generously on the daily agenda. There's also the large house, with lots of undiscovered nooks and cranies, to explore and run about. On top of that, every meal is a feast of different foods. To me, they are the comfort food, my favorite sort of cuisine. It is great to see G enjoying and savoring the same type of foods that i love.
Here are the pics of us:

We flew back this time, and during transit at KLIA, we found a quiet playground which the girls loved.
K in the pretend aircraft.
G on the slides
Thanks to F for the crocs top (sooo cute!) and we bought the palazzo pants from Zara Kids.
curious K
The lighting there was perfect for pictures!
Prancing around in the side garden at home, showing off her princess dress.
Livestock wandering about
K walking around the garden and patio
Toys that followed us on all our trips
Pineapple plant in the garden
Meet our 3 month old latest addition to the family.
G's gleeful face
us before dinner.... :)

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