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Home sweet home~

I haven’t even started packing luggage and I need to leave for the airport in a few hours time. I think I can forget about catching any sleep 😪

Despite the drastic change, I decided to go ahead with the 2D1N Genting trip with the kiddos on my own.

On Tuesday, 9th September, I barely slept due to jet lag and I used the time to pack for the 3 of us. Sapphlyn and Javen slept late as they were excited and busy playing. Our flight was at 9.45am and I wanted to reach the airport earlier so that I could bring them to the playground at the transit.

The kids woke up late and I rushed to help them shower, change, make milk, wear socks/shoes, bring 2 kids and everything down etc. It was already 8.15am or so by the time we got into the cab, the kids were still tired and so they fell asleep on our way to the airport.

Fell asleep

Fell asleep

It was getting late and I had to hurry Sapphlyn and Javen to walk faster to the check-in counter. While at the custom, the officer asked where are the kids’ father. Told her that he’s not here. She scrutinized me for a bit before allowing us to pass, maybe she suspected that I was human trafficking the kids to Malaysia. We walked around at the transit for a bit and brought the kids to the washroom before boarding our flight. The kids were excited when they saw the plane from a close distance.

After sitting them down, I moved all the stuffs into the cabinet and stood in front of the isle seat to wait for the rightful occupier. It happened to be a guy in his 40s, I explained my situation and asked if he could exchange seat with me. He gave me a troubled look and agreed with a forceful smile.

Sapphlyn asked if she will see smoke when the plane starts flying. I hope not -_-"

Sapphlyn asked if she will see smoke when the plane starts flying. I hope not -_-“

Initially Javen and Sapphlyn were fighting for the window seat as they want to see the plane takes off but as the plane was delayed take off at the runway, the kids fell asleep. I had to stretch my arm over to support Javen’s sleeping face with my hand while letting Sapphlyn rest on my arm. Wrist and back felt uncomfortable but I had to bear with it.

Fell asleep again

Fell asleep on my hand

Adjusted and let them sleep on my laps

Adjusted and let them sleep on my laps

We stayed at KILA for a couple of hours after touching down. Brought the kids to the washroom, and each time we had to go together along with our luggages. We walked around trying to look for food but the kids were tired, I let them sit down and the biscuits I packed for them. Brought them to the washroom again after snacking to wash their hands. Walked around and finally decided to eat at Starbucks.

Haivng their favourite biscuits

Haivng their favourite biscuits

Javen nomz

Javen nomz

Sapphlyn nomz

Sapphlyn nomz

Throughout the trip I think I nagged more than a hundred times asking the kids to stay near me. I had to keep turning my head to watch them while trying to order food. After eating we went to the restroom again to wash hands. I tried to entertain the kids with silly game like walking within the grid and they had fun.

Hop hop hop...

Hop hop hop…

While walking to take the train to the Arrival, Sapphlyn complained about stomach pain and wanted to put oil. I couldn’t leave them alone so I had to bring them together to the Guardian to get the ointment. Spent some time going to and waiting at the custom, I was thankful that the kids queued patiently with me.

Wheeeez~

Wheeeez~

As the drive to Genting is about 1 plus to 2 hours, I took them to the restroom again before taking the taxi. The kids were really tired and dozed shortly after we got into the vehicle. I was quite nervous taking the taxi alone with 2 kids in Malaysia, the driver made me panic even more when he suddenly asked if he could go to the petrol station. Thankfully nothing happened.

Fell asleep on my arms

Fell asleep on my arms

We reached but had trouble checking into the room because I used my ID number instead of passport number. I was worried at first that we might not be able to stay since I do not have the credit card with me and it stated that it is required at the confirmation. Thankfully they changed my ID details and it was okay, I nearly had plenty of heart attacks when I turned around and couldn’t find the kids as they were randomly hiding somewhere.

Lobby!

First World Hotel Lobby

While walking to our hotel room lift lobby, Sapphlyn and Javen saw candyfloss and each requested to get one. I agreed. I was really exhausted so I told the kids to rest first before heading out again. They entertained themselves for a while but soon got hungry. We ate at a cafeteria near the lift lobby then made our way to the plaza. There were a lot of retail shops at the first two levels, the kids’ entertainment is located at the upper levels.

Candy Floss!

Candy Floss!

Our hotel room

Our hotel room

Time to dress up :D

Time to dress up 😀

Let us take a selfie :D

Let us take a selfie 😀

Tired mommy happy kids

Tired mommy happy kids

Let us take a selfie :D

Let us take a selfie 😀

Sapphlyn loves fishball

Sapphlyn loves fishball

Cheeky boy

Cheeky boy

One of the first rides we saw was the reindeer which looked quite scary as it was mid air around the plaza but the kids wanted to play. Brought them to get the unlimited ride tickets and individual ticket for myself. After the first ride, we went on to try other rides.

Our first ride

Our first ride

At one of the rides, a pair of parents were trying to convince a little boy not to be afraid and try the ride but the little one refused. Due to height restriction, parents are not allowed to accompany their kids for that ride. In the end Sapphlyn sat beside him and tried to assure him not to be afraid while Javen obediently sat behind by himself. They really warm my heart and I feel so proud of them.

Their second ride

Their second ride

Proud of my kids

Proud of my kids

Having fun

Having fun

Brought them to the indoor playground where they stayed and played for a while. After playground, we went for cup corns and more rides. I lost count of how many times we had to go to the restroom while at the plaza lol. We walked past the Snow World and Sapphlyn wanted to go. However the last session was quite some time away and told her that we shall visit tomorrow.

Playground glory

Playground glory

On our way back, we saw someone performing at the stage. The kids went and sat on the stairs to watch the performance and I sat behind them. I had packed swim wears and hooded towels for Sapphlyn and Javen as they wanted to swim. While walking to the lobby, Sapphlyn said “I want uncle C to come” but I told her he won’t be. Went to check with the receptionist only to realize that there is no indoor pool at First World Hotel.

Very very flexible

Amazingly flexible

We went back to the hotel where Javen fell asleep almost immediately and Sapphlyn entertained herself with the Samsung tab. Javen woke up later and started fussing, he was afraid to go into the bathtub while Sapphlyn enjoyed herself. After showering, they stayed up and watched video for some time before sleeping. Once again I didn’t get to sleep until 6 plus. Woke up at 8 plus and started preparing while the kids were still asleep.

Selfie with the sleepyhead

Selfie with the sleepyhead

My angels

My angels

They woke up at 9 plus and I rushed to prepare them as the breakfast ends at 10.30am. After eating, Sapphlyn and Javen stood near the window to look at the misty sky. A little girl saw and called Javen a baby which made him slightly grumpy and complained to me saying “why she call me baby? I taller than her!. I LOL-ed.

Sapphlyn helps Javen to wear his jacket while we were waiting for the lift :)

Sapphlyn helps Javen to wear his jacket while we were waiting for the lift 🙂

Yummy hearty breakfast

Yummy hearty breakfast

Loves

Loves

We went back to our room to rest and finish packing before checking out and leaving our luggages at the storage. We had a lot of fun at the snow world, though it wasn’t much but Sapphlyn enjoyed herself tremendously pretending to be Elsa while Javen and I were creating snow by dusting the ice off surfaces.

Snow world!

Snow world!

The kids were hungry and I brought them to a restaurant downstairs for lunch. While waiting for the food, Javen fell asleep on his arms at the table and I carried him into my arms. Sapphlyn too fell asleep the same way but I couldn’t carry both kids. The aunties from the table beside us saw and started questioning me. They were shocked that I brought them by myself and kept telling me what I should do instead.

Sleeping Javen in my arms

Sleeping Javen in my arms

Sleeping Sapphlyn on the table :(

Sleeping Sapphlyn on the table 🙁

I woke the kids up when the food arrived and after eating we proceeded to Ice Age exhibition. Sapphlyn and Javen had fun watching a short movie clip, playing games, seeing the mascot and colouring some pictures. It was getting late and we had to pick up our stuffs and take the taxi back to KILA.

Ice ice baby!

Ice ice baby!

The journey back to the aiport was another freaky one. I was sleepy but had to stay awake and alert. Sapphlyn and Javen fell asleep and half way this time, the driver asked if he could use the washroom. He went to use the washroom and had a smoking break but everything went well after. This time we had to rush again as the journey took longer than expected due to jam.

Silly find the animal game at the lobby

Silly find the animal game at the lobby

I am a human pillow. One asleep on my lap and another on my arm :D

I am a human pillow. One asleep on my lap and another on my arm 😀

Managed to exchange seat again but the guy is more cranky than the previous. He initially said that he paid extra to sit at the isle but he looked at the kids and with the surrounding people looking at him, he asked me “So you wanna sit with your kids?”. I said yes, apologized and thanked him. This time the kids managed to still awake and feel the plane take off but it was dark at night.

Try to make it fun for them whichever way possible

Try to make it fun for them whichever way possible

Reached Singapore safely, took a cab and went back to Mom’s place – Mission completed. The babygirl had separation anxiety and asked to go back with me so I brought her back to stay since she didn’t have school the next day.

It was truly tedious, physically and mentally but I am glad that everything went well. It wasn’t exactly the kind of fun for an adult but it was definitely meaningful and absolutely memorable for me. Once again, people are not what they say but what they do. This time it isn’t just me but little people whom he used when asking for another chance. I have come to realize that it’s not me he needs but anyone or anything to distract himself from his loneliness – games, people, trips etc.

I am done 🙂

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My name is Sapphire. I live to eat and I have a serious condition that makes me eat instead of sleeping. It's called "Insom-nom-nom-nom-nia".

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