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Monday, May 25, 2009

Venting...

Is anyone sick of reading about politics already? I am. I can't believe how immature and power (money??) hungry our politicians are. All I want is for the next elections to come quickly so we can kick all of them out and form a new government. At this point, I'm willing to try something new.

When I go out alone, I don't carry handbags. When I park my car, I have to be extra vigilant. When I drive into my house I rush to close the gate. I don't think I'm the only one. It's sad that you feel so paranoid just going to the supermarket, but with the police chasing Pakatan Rakyat politicians rather than burglars, mat rempits and snatch thieves, we just have to take extra care of ourselves.

Many neighbourhoods now have private security, so we pay extra for safety. And here I thought the safety of the people would be the utmost importance to our government. But noooo! They live happily in guarded houses, spend tax payers money, travel all over the world with family in tow also at our expense, their wives spend, spend, spend, then use our money again to cart all their shopping back to Malaysia.

I'm sorry, but it's hard to believe our new PM when he says he's with the people, then his wife goes out all blinged up and his children all study overseas. And have you noticed that politicians children have not been called up for National Service training?

I think I'll just stop reading the newspapers. Well...maybe I'll just skip the front bits and go straight to the comics instead. Even Calvin and Hobbes exhibit more intelligence than our politicians.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Hong Kong & Disneyland

Just came back from Hong Kong and it was great! I was a little stressed out before going with the all the swine flu news in Hong Kong. We had sanitisers, tissues, wet wipes and masks all ready. But Hong Kong is extremely well prepared with airport staff being extra vigilant and we even had our temperature taken by the hotel staff before checking in. They clean and sanitise everything including lifts and carpets. There were hand sanitisers placed everywhere, even in Disneyland. You just can't help but feel reassured that they are doing all they can to prevent any infection.

Hong Kong Disneyland was great for our toddlers, not too big so they managed to get on almost all the rides. There were not that many people so queues were short and we didn't have to wait long. It was quite hot so we had to slather on the sunscreen or risk sun burn. We decided to stay one night at the Disney Hollywood hotel and made full use of the shuttle bus to and from Disneyland. It's so much more relaxed as we were able to go back for a nap, then come back again at night for the fireworks, and go again the next morning.

Our hotel in Tsim Sha Tsui, Park Hotel, was also in a great location, near shops and the MTR. We could easily get food and go shopping on foot. Me and my husband didn't really go to far, we didn't even go over to the island to Causeway Bay since Harbour City had everything. It's such a huge mall that we didn't even have time to see all of it. Hong Kong is not cheap, but they definitely have variety. I'm not just talking about designer items (which were lovely, of course), but children's things as well. They had gorgeous book shops, toy stores and clothes for children that you feel like buying everything. I didn't of course, but it was nice to just ogle a little.

We managed to get a good deal from Malaysia Airlines with air tickets, both hotels, city tour and Disneyland tickets all thrown in. I really wouldn't mind going again. On the way back home from KLIA Hakim started crying saying he wanted to stay on at the hotel in Hong Kong. Perhaps in a few years time we might plan to go again, I hear they're thinking of expanding Disneyland.