Kenzu drove us to KL on the 13th of November and we were there for almost 3 weeks. Without a maid, both mum and I had to do the housework ourselves but luckily we still managed to find some time to do a few interesting stuffs. We brought Zerlynde to Kids Zone at Plaza Damas twice, also to Paddington for pancakes which she simply loved. On the 19th, Kenzu invited some close friends and relatives for lunch at this restaurant called Krystal Palm to celebrate our Zuwern’s belated full moon. Everyone there marvelled at how much our little one looked like his daddy. We went to the same restaurant exactly a week later to celebrate Kenzu's mum’s birthday. We also somehow managed to spend a few hours at Ikea on a Saturday evening to look for a bed for Zerlynde. And just 2 days before we left KL, I had the luxury of spending some time on my own window shopping at One-Utama. We also spared some time on our last evening in KL to bring Zerlynde to see the Christmas decorations at BSC where we chanced upon a group of carolers dressed as Santa Claus and Santarinas.
The highlight of our trip was our one-night stay at KL Hilton. Kenzu got us an exec suite which entitled us to eat and drink FOC throughout our entire stay there at the exec lounge on the 33rd floor, so we all stuffed ourselves silly, going to the lounge for tea, dinner, supper and breakfast the following day. They were very generous with the food. Kenzu was impressed they even served Kobe beef. We couldn’t bring Zerlynde to the pool located on the 8th floor the first day we were there as it was drizzling, so we made do with the bath tub in the room. Fortunately the weather was lovely the following morning, so we managed to spend half an hour in the kids pool after breakfast. Our room was nice, very modern and sleek. The bathroom was huge, with a large bath tub and a mini television one can watch while enjoying one’s bath or shower. But baby friendly it definitely was not! The bathroom was separated from the bedroom by sliding doors without locks. And we had a hard time keeping Zerlynde away from playing with the water taps in the bathroom!
The other highlight was our visit to Mee Lin’s house at Shah Alam. She recently moved there and on that particular day of our visit, engaged 2 artists from Art Attack to do some art mural in the theme of oceanic creatures on one of the walls in her son, Iwan’s room. Zerlynde was so excited to be there and kept herself busy “painting” on some papers. She later spent some time playing with Iwan and by the time we left 4 hours later, Mee Lin and George proclaimed her not the angel they were initially fooled into believing.
An extra bonus to Zerlynde came in the form of a visit to her aunt Yvonne’s apartment where she spent half an hour in the pool with her cousin Ke-Ying.
Kenzu and I also managed to go out once without our “little monster”, to a friend’s wedding garden party at this Italian restaurant called Ciao along Jalan Tun Razak. I really had a great time that evening, catching up with some good friends.
In short, we all had a fantastic time in KL. Kenzu was very happy that he could see us every day. Zerlynde was happy as, on top of all the outings and the daily bubble baths, her daddy brought her out every morning to see the neighbours’ dogs and she got to play with her auntie Kitty every evening. Mum and I were, despite all the housework, not too exhausted, and grew to love our morning routine of fresh milk and cereals for breakfast. Unfortunately, mum sprained one of her toes during our last week there, which rendered her a little immobile. Otherwise, our short stay in KL would have been perfect.