When my father was still in the army, I’ve never had a sense of belonging anywhere because we move places so often I actually look forward to new friends and schools! Now that my parents are retired, they live in Kuala Lumpur and again, anytime festive season KL has become my hometown. My inlaws are also in KL now which is great but come holidays, we’re kind of lost for options to go balik kampung. However, Mr Hubby was born and bred in Penang and has strong attachment to his alma mater. Although we have no immediate relatives there, most of our vacation takes place around Georgetown, Gurney Drive and Batu Feringgi! 🙂
Here we are again, this time with baby Aisyah in tow. I got her some wetsuit so she can play in bigger pool instead of her bath tub. How fun!
She was intimidated at first, her first time in such a large body of water! But after a while she was smiling and paddling along as if wanting to keep afloat. Most of the time she stared at the other kids splish-splashing around, probably wondering that there are more tiny people here than anywhere else (you can imagine she’s surrounded by us adults mostly). It was good fun, seeing her getting used to swimming pool and all. I guess there will be more of this to come! 🙂
I really enjoyed Penang. Although I wasn’t born here, it felt like home everytime. What with the greatest nasi kandar to entice me at 7 am, I don’t mind the 4 hour drive from KL. I’m sure with our frequent homecoming, my baby would share the same attachment.
To all my teacher friends, happy holidays!