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Finally, while we are nearing the second half of January, only am I about to post my FIRST entry in 2016.

This year, I intend to travel again. However, I have tonnes of boxes to tick before I get to do that in a heartbeat as I will not only be dragging my ass, but my husband’s and baby MM’s too. That’s family life for you, but it’s fun most of the parts, I promise!

That’s why I didn’t miss the Fashion Valet x Malaysian airlines contest last December, the #FVtakemethere contest where I posted heaps of #throwback of my travels between 2010-2013.

How I miss all the travelling action! Like the famous post on instagram, “If travelling was free, you’d never see me again” But in my context, it would be, “If travelling was free, you’d never see me and my family again”

There are HEAPS of goals I’d like to accomplish in 2016, however, being 29 this year (I am still 28, btw), I presume I should do things a little differently now that I see the world in a different perspective. The thing with goals and resolutions with me is that, once I list them, I never know where to start first and which is more important. So, the approach I am taking this year as a wise and grown woman (hehe) is, for starters, jotting down three main priorities of mine and work towards that. I think having a family and taking a year off from work to be a mommy (while tutoring part time), has made me see clearly what my priorities are. My three priorities this year are:

Family, living abroad/travel and creativity

Now, each of course has its own sets of elaborations which by the looks of it aren’t syncing with one another, but that’s something I will be working towards this year. So for now, I am going to have to keep it to myself for a while but once I have achieved it, or figure out how to connect it, I’ll share with everyone, that’s for sure.

Anyhoo, back to the #FVtakemethere contest, I wonder when they will announce the winner?

Before my family and I embark on a new travel adventure this year, this is a recap of a second family trip we did (because balik raya doesn’t count), which was to Penang!

First and foremost, we shall start with a flatlay, definitely :D

First and foremost, we shall start with a flatlay, definitely 😀

Penang back in the hazy days, but still beautiful

Penang back in the hazy days, but still beautiful

Our stay in Penang. I suspect this was an old housing lot, which was turned into a highrise. The rooms are quite tiny, but has been put a lot of thought to it. I especially loved the high corner window at the bathroom which was a genius idea for a small room

Our stay in Penang. I suspect this was an old housing lot, which was turned into a highrise. The rooms are quite tiny, but a lot of thought has been in put in the design. I especially loved the high corner window at the bathroom which was a genius idea for a small room

If you're gastronomy savvy, I'm sure you know this place. Breakfast at Transfer Road. Sandwiched between traffic and heritage ruins, it's really a place like no other

If you’re gastronomy savvy, I’m sure you know this place. Breakfast at Transfer Road. Sandwiched between traffic and heritage ruins, it’s really a place like no other

The first wheels we tried before deciding to rent the four-wheeled trishaw with roof. Which was the best decision EVER, especially if are navigating with a toddler

The first wheels we tried before deciding to rent the four-wheeled trishaw with roof. (The trishaw) Which was the best decision EVER, especially if you are navigating with a toddler

The pilot and co-pilot of our four wheeled trishaw

Me being a mom, always worrying my baby's safety, even in the arms of a trusted person. Moms.

Me being a mom, always worrying my baby’s safety, even in the arms of a trusted person. Oh well, someone’s got to do the worrying, hey.

Good ol' Malay

Blast of the past: good ol’ Malay for you

Dinner at Queensbay mall after a tiring cycling and art hunting day; my brother knows me too well (In terms of shopping mall)

Dinner at Queensbay mall after a tiring cycling and art hunting day; my brother knows me too well (In terms of shopping mall and in constant need of air conditioning)

Ended the day with a sinful Milkshake factory drink. They pride in to take your chocolate cravings and transforming it into erm milkshake. Which doesn't sound any healthier. Gulp.

Ended the day with a sinful Milkshake factory drink. They pride in taking your chocolate cravings and transforming it into erm milkshake. Which doesn’t sound any healthier. Gulp.

In an attempt to do an OOTD, featuring a Sofina look and of course, my tiny assistant

Started a new day with none other, than an OOTD, featuring a Sofina look and of course, my tiny assistant.

My travel dream team

My brother took us to an equivalent of Bangsar in Penang. Developed by GDP Architects, it sure is one high end district

My brother took us to an equivalent of Bangsar in Penang. Developed by GDP Architects, it sure is one high end district

Now that's something you don't see everyday. Atleast not yet ;)

Now that’s something you don’t see everyday. Atleast not yet 😉

My favourite part of the development. Reminds me of the Merdeka Square's circular staircase, but more fancy, obviously.

My favourite part of the development. Reminds me of the Merdeka Square’s circular staircase, but more fancy, obviously

Ended the day with the compulsory, must try, Nasi Kandar line clear. We had to actually bungkus and eat in the hotel because it was raining and Maia was sleeping. But it still tastes erm good in it's own way anyway!

Ended the day with the compulsory, must try, Nasi Kandar line clear. We had to actually bungkus and eat in the hotel because it was raining and Maia was sleeping. But it still tastes erm good in it’s own way, like always!

A must friggin try at Padang Kota. The Pasembur menari. It's winning against rojak now, and rojak has been my favourite since forever! It's the seller that dances, not any weird beings that crossed your mind OK.

A must friggin try at Padang Kota. The Pasembur menari. It’s topping off my food list now against rojak, and rojak has been my favourite since forever! Disclaimer: It’s the seller that dances, not any weird beings that might have crossed your mind OK.

Yikes. I definitely had fun. It’s totally different travelling with your own family (read: baby), but I’m getting the hang of it, and most of the times, the mayhem that we actually showcase, it does get insane, but I am just enjoying it as it is and one day I’ll look back and remember the chaos. Definitely an experience like no other. Till our next journey!





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