Anywhere is a good place – as long as we’re together!

It’s the start of school holiday this week. The Husband is planning to bring us for a short holiday in November. Both of us have difficulties in taking our annual leave in December because 1) V will be serving his reservist for one month, and 2) my office has a planned shutdown in end Dec – week of Christmas.

We wanted to go to somewhere near, simple, short and hopefully, without the need for applying leave from work. So, the idea of going for a weekend cruise immediately came to our mind. We went for a cruise vacation on Star Cruise Virgo a year ago, and we really felt like going there again.

Unfortunately, the price has increased so much in just one year’s time. The package price for a family of four on a 2N weekend domestic cruise costs a whopping $1800! With this price, I’ll rather buy three air tickets and fly to Hong Kong. So, we scrapped the idea of going for a weekend cruise.

I told V that as long as we’re together, and with our dear son, anywhere is a good place. Any time that we get to spend together as a family is precious to me. He is most happy to hear that. We can reserve our resources to plan for a better holiday next year when our schedule permits.

So, we brought Little Edison to Sentosa Island last weekend. Together with our parents-in-law, we planned for a picnic at Siloso beach. Little Edison is so thrilled to swim at the seaside and play on the sandy beach again.

What he like most about the beach are 1) when the waves washed over his little feet, he will laugh with joy, 2) when the waves pushed him backward to the shore, he will shout with excitement and 3) he can play with the sand, draw them with his hands and even roll his body on them. The sand on the beach is so clean and fine.

But there is just one thing that he hates about the beach. Guess what? It’s the shower facility in the public toilet that is not equipped with water heater. He just hates to shower in cold water.

Little Edison and I at Siloso Beach – fantastic weather! 

My MIL, Little Edison and V at Beach Station Carpark

Little Edison after a swim and a refreshing shower (in cold water)


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  • totally agree! anywhere is good so long as the family is together. i would also opt for Sentosa!

    • Emily

      Hi SY,
      Yeah, Sentosa is great… Beautiful, clean and near to home…

  • Huey ling

    Y don’t u plan a driving trip to malaysia. Now monsoon season, desaru is out. Think Port dickson is ok. If my 2 boys are ok, i wish to bring them to redang. But of course not during this

  • Huey ling

    Oh no.. My stupid finger press the wrong button… There r lots of wonderful places in malaysia we have yet to explore!!

    • Emily

      Hi Huey Ling,
      My hubby dislike Malaysia and Indonesia. That’s why we don’t plan for vacation in these countries. Haha! Otherwise, Malaysia really has a lot of nice tourist spots within driving distance.

  • micollh

    Can’t agree more.. Yes ! anywhere so long is with your loved ones.. ! there is one beautiful resort in Msia, near KL airport:

    Really beautiful.. u can consider..

    • Emily

      Hi Mico,
      Thanks for your recommendation. Appreciate it. 🙂