We survived a 5-6 hours drive (with an intermediate lunch stop at Malacca), to arrive at Desaru! 😁😁
>> Only Norrah and Nikki took short nap throughout the journey! 🙄
🏖 ☀️ here we are! 😘😘😊😊😊
I sat in front the whole journey and didn’t have to move back 🤭🤣 but have been turning my back to ‘serve’ them🙄🙄
Before we checked into our room!
We stayed in Lotus Desaru Beach Resort. We checked into our two twin bedded room, which was spacious enough for five of us.
Fun at Desaru beach <video>
Norrah’s first beach 🏖 experience
We actually wanted to come here last October but then we found out that it was the monsoon season that period! 😓😂 So, we finally made it at Desaru beach this time round! 😁😁😁
Lotus Desaru Water Park – which was enough for the girls <video>
In house entertainment in hotel:
Desaru, as googled, has nothing much to eat – except for the resorts’ restaurants, some drive-away seafood restaurants and mamaks! Knowing my kids, they have less patient to wait for food especially after their water play. (We also give up on going to Desaru Fruit Farm and seeing firefly – they are contented staying in the hotel; for me also la – lazy and tired😂)
I ‘tried’ again to minimise my OCD on my kids’ food – I didn’t bring my Inayou rice cooker, but two zojirushi food jars (and my on-to-go pantry)! 🤭😂 I made some Ikan bills powder with carrot and celery, brought some fresh peeled sweet corns, homemade dry noodle sauce, dry fu chok plus noodles (mainly Yee Mee, mee suah and dry spinach noodle). I did bring animal pasta which I didn’t use at the end.
On the first day, I actually cooked briyani rice before we left home; had it in the jar for their dinner (which also enough for myself 😆, so papa settled his own dinner). So, that settled – we ate chicken rice on our way to the resort.
Breakfasts – inclusive in the room price, except for Noelle (we have to pay an additional RM16+ per morning).
Day 2 – I made them mee suah soup for lunch and dry spinach noodle for dinner
Day 3 – I made Yee Mee soup for lunch and tapau duck, siew yok and chicken rice.
Day 4 – lunch is mixture of dry Yee Mee and spinach noodle
I also learn how to make soft boiled to hard boiled egg using the food jar. 🙄🤣 I didn’t bring eggs, but bought from the mini market here! 😝 I also bought banana and watermelon for them. I brought apples from home. 🤪 Dan lain-lain snacks for them.
We survived our 6+ hours journey which include making several stops for lunch, ice cream break, toilet breaks, nursing crying Norrah🙄and tapau dinner – plus after office hour jam.
This time round – Norrah didn’t sleep at all throughout the journey back home🙄 Both Noelle and Nikki took their nap. So I directly showered Norrah and put her to sleep right after we arrived home.
>> I am NOT ‘back to reality’ because I am always in reality!😆
Noelle’s vacation note: