All girls trip – Day 1 at Gold Coast Morib Resort
I managed to get a hotel room from the resort directly, which also comes with water theme park tickets (4 tickets) and breakfast (for 2). The package was a steal at RM160! The water theme park tickets can be used for all three days – they were rather flexible with entrance, as long the wrist band is on (probably because there were a lot of people).
But the hotel room is rather old and not totally clean 🙄. Only one lift working; luckily we were in level 2. I need to run up and down two times – put kids in the room and then take luggage. Fortunately, the room doesn’t rely on card for power. So I safely leave them in room.
It comes with two super single beds – so Noelle and Nikki shared a bed. I told Nikki I am just next bed laaaa🙄🙄🙄 she agreed to sleep with Noelle, but in the midnight woke to sleep with me and Norrah! 😒 After both slept, I did went over to sleep with Noelle (but then need switch back when Norrah wanted to nurse🙄).
All girls trip – Day 2 Gold Coast Morib resort
On the next morning, we had free breakfast from the hotel – nothing fancy but the usual type. Then we went to the water park again. Norrah was clingy/angry (after I pulled her away from the water slide – blocking people), so I didn’t manage to take photos of them. We waited for the foam party at 1030am. At 1050am, I rushed them back to our room – as we need to bath, pack and check out. It was a ‘phew’ moment to manage get everything done by then. After giving them angpau, Mickey white chocolate and strawberry milk, I went down to put our luggage into the car. Checking out was fast; and I got back my RM50 deposit right at the spot.
Next we went back to Pantai Morib – the only place with food stalls and activities. There were more people on the first day of CNY compared to the day before (probably because Friday is working day). They wanted to play bubbles. We had Nasi lemak for lunch. I choose food from those with set up shops rather than stalls to ensure cleanliness of the food.
We still have about 1-2 hours before we can check in; so we walked around and then bought Noelle a yo-yo. Then we went to play kite. We didn’t bring our kite but bought on the spot. Actually we have three kites at home already, then I asked Noelle to choose – at first she chose the eagle 🦅 kite. But after the lady said that the normal kite is RM8 while the eagle kite is RM10,she quickly changed her decision to a normal kite. I am actually proud of her – making ringgit wise decision! She chose the pony kite since we had the princesses and minion ones at home. I also bought Norrah and Nikki a bubble tube each to keep them occupied while Noelle plays kite. At first I only bought for Norrah. 🤭 then I feel it was so unfair to Nikki, though she never asked for it. But she was very happy when she got it.
Checking in to our second room Airbnb – much easier than the hotel room, no need to queue. But I had trouble opening the door! 😓😓 I called the host but he didn’t pick up (he eventually called me back and told me he was in the cinema, and that was like after an hour). I saw a Malay family checking into another room. When I saw the man able to open up his room door, I immediately went to him and asked for help. The wife was abit hostile (￼she asked me to call the host🙄) but I plead and the man sympathised me – he even taught me how to open the door.
The girls love the room. I also prefer this room because it is cleaner. We spent the rest of the day in the room chilling and playing. I bought chicken rice from the earlier shops – so we had our dinner in the room too. Before we ended the day, the resort actually put on a firework display but Nikki was so scared of it. 🤣 We just watched a little from the balcony.
All girls trip – Day 3 Gold Coast Morib Resort
Since our second night is an Airbnb booking (because hotel is full), we have to have our own breakfast in the room. In fact, I paid more for Airbnb, RM180 that didn’t come with theme park tickets and breakfast. Anyway, they don’t eat much in the morning – so I gave them massimo cream buns and cut an apple for them to share.
Then, we left for the water park for the last time. I wasn’t sure that the water park entrance still could last till the third day. But they didn’t really check the date issued on the wrist band- so we just had our free entry again. Initial plan was to wait till the foam party at 1030am but by 10am, Noelle said that they would play in the jacuzzi instead. Better still because there would not be much mad rush. And I was hoping to have more time – because I was afraid I couldn’t open the room door. 🤭 Initially, I did have trouble opening it. And Noelle went ‘Omg, I hope it won’t be as scary as yesterday!’ 😒😒😒 kns, talking those phrases when I was in the panic mode – of course, she got snapped by me ‘can you use your brain before you talk?’ 😒😒😒 (sorry, I very straight forward to my girls.) and added ‘just like your papa!’ 🤭😂 angry ma…Fortunately, on my last try, I managed to open it without help! Phew moment!
So we bath and packed. I gave them another Mickey white chocolate and strawberry milk. And Nikki asked ‘angpau leh?’ 🙄🙄 Wa, everyday got angpau meh? 🙄🙄 So, I left them in room to finally put luggage in car. I let them chill awhile before we checked out. For check in and check out – I prefer Airbnb.
We went to Pantai Morib to fly kite and play bubbles again. Actually quite surprising many Chinese also celebrate CNY by the beach, one Chinese family (a lot of members) also having picnic there! They were even playing cards there! 🤣Really not a new thing to celebrate CNY at beach – in fact, a good idea! They wanted chicken rice for lunch. So we ate and played kite another run before we called the trip off! Nikki immediately fell asleep in car, while Noelle slightly dozed off before woke by the ‘show yourself’ song!🙄 Norrah was awake the whole journey and kept me entertained with her singing!
That marked the end of our 3d2n first all girls trip!
Bags – planning:
For the trip, since we were staying in different rooms, I have packed two separate clothing bags (meaning I even had to bring to sets of towels for four of us – I never use hotel or Airbnb towels😖). In the same clothing bag, I have different snacks packed too. Another bag pack for toiletries, our scarfs for sleeping (luckily got scarf, or else cold die me – because they pulled all the blanket away from me) and some other things that we used for two days. The third bag is the swim wear, arm floats and swim towels. And fourth bag is the small cooler bag for fruits and also food for dinner (day 1 from home, day 2 tapau from shop).
So, each day I have four bags to take together with them three. I have warned Nikki not to bring bag because she will likely asked me to carry while Noelle has her own bag that she stored story book, notebook and games.
………..Day 2 CNY
In the year, I wish that my girls will continue to grow healthily and happily. I hope that they will continue be good girls, street smart and independent especially when I ain’t around them.
Our first ‘all girls trip’ is coming to an end. And I hope all of you had an enjoyable one! I am sorry that you girls have to put up with my emotions (when I am anxious and tired) and I am sorry if I have put any of you in ‘danger’. Sorry to Noelle for certain things you want to do, but I didn’t pursued (for you) because I have to watch after your sisters. Sorry to Nikki for having to wait longer because you were done but your sisters haven’t. Sorry to Norrah that your sisters have to take care of you on the water slides because I have to keep an eye on every of you. Thank you all the three of you for being obedient, most of the time. Hope there will be more to come.
~ Also, thanks to ‘guardian angels’ for being by our side during certain moments ~
It is not a doomsday when pleas weren’t entertained for years. Being totally reliant at times, I am proud that I have overcome myself; be bold and braver. I made the hotel reservations in different platforms (because it is almost fully book a month ago) and did face some stressful moments in the midst. I did it without help at the end (though I did ‘consult’ “dear thelmas”). I learn how to make payment myself, which I also used my own personal savings.
The girls won’t be 2, 5 and 7 again. While some may ‘condemn’ my act (sorry but I am not trying to be defiant), I am teaching my girls self-respect, knowing their self worth and also to choose to do things that they are happy.
>> Raised following traditions doesn’t mean we are happy to be in one; I am just one of them – it is just different personalities that make it different (probably I am just a ‘black sheep’) – I am not saying it is wrong to follow tradition (maybe the girls might want to follow traditions in future).
>> Judge me if you like; but at least I am not putting a fake front (in front of 194 fb friends) and honest to myself. I could probably face a different ‘future’ from now on, but just let time tells. Besides my wishes for my girls, I just wish to be happy! I had a HAPPY 😊 CNY this year, at least!
>> in years to come, FB memories will tell if I have done something silly in these three days – because I find myself doing silly things 8-10 years back 🙄🤣
During our trip, we found an ironing table with an iron in the Airbnb room. And hence, came the question
Noelle: Mum, only papa knows how to iron clothes and you don’t know, right? 🙄🙄 (because since Nikki’s time, I handed over the ironing to hubby)
Me: 😒😒😒😒 who says so? Your papa nothing to do ok? If I don’t give him ironing, he is more free and keep playing phone! 😒😒😒🙄🙄
We don’t have a normal tv channel and Astro channels at home. We usually watch from the android box while the kids will get their YouTube time on the laptop. So, whenever we go on a holiday, they watches the hotel tv channels, they will be very amazed with the shows on tv including the advertisements! 😂 They sounded very ‘kampung’ to me!
At some points, Nikki even asked me to ‘repeat’ the part that she wanted to rewatch and I have to explain to her that this isn’t like YouTube and we couldn’t rewind as we wish.🙄🙄
We watched more news on tv during the trip. There were some parts they showed earthquakes.
Noelle: Mum, do we have earthquake in Malaysia?
Me: No, only certain countries like Japan and Taiwan. 🙄
Noelle: Only Japan and Taiwan?🙄🙄
Me: No, many other more. So, we should feel lucky that Malaysia has no earthquake.
Noelle: Then, Singapore has earthquake?
Me: No. just like Malaysia.
Noelle: 😯😯 Then which country has fire?
Me: 🙄🙄🙄 all the counties have fire.
Me: 😓😓 Anyone want to set up fire in any country also possible, right? 🙄🙄
Without papa in our trip, it also mean that we don’t have iPad along. So, we have been gadget free for the three days (only myself with the phone). And I am glad that we were just like this. We built more conversations and we observed more, for sure! 😁😁