Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Cape Town of 14th Sept 2010

To Simon’s Town we go!!!
It’s a must go spot for us previously, where we used to buy stones. After 7 years, that shop remained the same. We went there before n after returning from Cape Point.

Early in the morning we stopped for stones shopping n we stopped there again on our back for prayers, peguin watching n city tour. Simon’s Town is just a small town, also a naval base n harbor but personally, I love the ambiance. Owh, we saw submarine in action when travelling along the shore. Nice~~
Sth that the ladies cant resist~~
We can see the processes on the spot
I just wish we hav extra $$ n extra excess on luggage so that we can buy a gemtree as big as this

But we ended up with this big... hahaha!!

We really berkampung at that shop, siap bukak port utk lepak lg.

Then we proceed to Cape Point

Several other historical events had happened here n I didn’t bother to read. Hohoho!!! There, we climbed up the hills to see the view n the most important thing is to see where Atlantic Ocean n Indian Ocean meets. But of course we didn’t hike, but we took the train. It was cold when we arrived n had our picnic at the car park. We had to bring our own food when travel outside the city as halal food is not easily available. Later, we started ‘climbing’ the hils n enjoy the view. Further up, there is a lighthouse with clearer view of Atlantic n Indian Ocean (as what I’ve been told). This time, hiking is the only option. The team went up except, Atok, Mak Yong, Ilham n me. Mak Yong didn’t climb coz Atok advice not to as it is a bit risky. Me didn’t go as Ilham didn’t seem to enjoy it (read: getting restless) n I’ve been there before. Luckily I didn’t go as it was dreadfully cold n windy. Iman n Papa had a great time there (read: Iman just love cold places n Ilham is totally the opposite)

We stopped for picnic lunchie

While Ilham was sound asleep~~ Cute

Perut kenyang n ready to climb up!

The group that managed to climb up to the lighthouse

N the group that decided to stay after the train ride

Iman just lurve the strong winds n coldness

Lil' boy yg sgt cranky due to the strong winds.
Nx, we headed to Cape of Good Hope a.k.a Tanjung Harapan. It was in our History syllabus, about Vasco de Gama n Bartholamew Diaz. They somehow stopped here before continue with their journey, I guess. Note: I’m more interested in Geography rather than History ;p)

Previously in 2000, the signboard did mention the word ‘Tanjung Harapan’. Now they’ve removed the Malay word. Sobsobsob… nway, we just stopped for photo sessions as we couldn’t fight the strong winds.

Nak posing pon cepat2 jek..
Then, we started to climb down from Cape Point n headed to nearest mosque at Simon's Town
Stepping down after our prayers

N 4 of us went for piccas while the rest went for another craft-shopping
Once done, we went to see penguins but the park is already closed. But we managed to see them near the jogging spot.

Fateh nampak penguin, Mak Teh!!!

Iman pon nampak penguin, Ibu!!!

N we walked back to our cars n headed home

Phew, it was fun!!!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Cape Town of 13th Sept 2010

This is supposed to be the continuation of all the 'Tadaa'...
I've drafted this long ago.. (of course, the vacation was sooo 3 months ago)
But the picca sorting is the toughest.. n that's the main reason of the delay...
So, below are the places that we went to on our 1st day...
1st destination? --->Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden in Kirstenbosch
Its a must go botanical garden, located behind Table Mountain. It’s such a beautiful garden, especially during spring. N that’s one of the reasons why we came to Cape Town during spring, despite the very cold weather. We were fortunate as it was such a sunny bright day. Owh, this garden was Atuk, Opah, Ayah Chik n Maksu’s playground when they stayed there coz it was very nearby n Atuk had joined the membership. We didn’t really tour the whole garden first, because it was very tiring especially with 3 mak buyungs n 2ndly, strollers n steps just cant get along very well. But, it was great! We walked n we rested anytime we wanted to n the curio shop is very irresistible.

Let's layan the scenery... Very peaceful, indeed...

N we stopped here n there for piccas... Candids n formals...

Atuk with the ladies of the family

Whole family at the entrance... Gosh, during planning time, I was so worried of the big crowd that we need to handle. But after looking at this picca, i cant stop saying 'laaa, byk nih je org nye'?? Huhuhu....

Ilham practicing to walk~~

But he was just started crawling.
The garden is soo fresh n clean n made us stop n sit everywhere~~

We went there again on the 2nd last day, for souvenir shopping but somehow Papa n I were kinda pissed off with the promoter as she was very rude reminding us to take care of the kids, just because there were lots of breakable stuff. So, we left empty handed eventhough there were some items in our basket. Besides, we need to go to the clinic as Ilham’s n Iman cough got worst.

Then we stopped for lunch n search for Saddle. Unfortunately, halaal Saddle is already closed. So, we just grabbed anything halaal at Kenilworth Centre~~
Later, we went to Table Mountain at City of Cape Town
This mountain is very flat, like a table. Another must go spot n a trademark of Cape Town. U can see it in any souvenirs. U can get there via cable car or by hiking. Of course, we took the cable car. We went there rushingly as it was nearly 6 pm (it closed at 6 pm). Of course, at that hour, it was breezingly cold and windy. The whole city view can be seen n I guess, if we bring our bino, we could view Cape Point. Famous animal up there is dassie. Up there, we need help from Mr Horse for Iman as it was extremely high n I don’t want to imagine what if she …… (well, we need to use Mr Horse in most cases as Iman was extremely excited n keep on running here n there. People did give a kinda look, but I couldn’t bother as her safety is far more important).
There's a vote goin' on to nominate Table Mountain as 1 of the new 7 wonders

Waiting for our turn for cable car ride..
See, just a small crowd, kan?

Us in the cable car
Up there!!

Uncountable nice views n we just wish that we can snap at every inch of the mountain

Ilham is busy sucking his finger
We went to 2 places only as its getting dark. We stopped at Boo-Kaap Mosque for Asar n headed home to rest.
End of day 1 :)

Monday, December 13, 2010

My mumbles

Life is always not as u wish to be. Being rational is not as easy as it sounds. Especially when it comes to getting consensus. Often, those with power will get to win n u will remain as a tiny creature that obviously has no say, at all.

Perhaps, if we just accept anything that comes, some said we may soon find that it is all right, not as bad as it sounds. But there is always a possibility that it will eat u slowly n pull u down. N from what I see, either way, u just have to deal with it n say nothing. As another word may ended up with another big dissapointment. A huge one.


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