We go together…

They went together, Melissa and her friends, last Saturday to this place called Butterfly Creek in Wellington, New Zealand (not the one in Auckland)…

Butterfly Creek 1

It was a beautiful morning…

Butterfly Creek 2

…with blue skies and everything nice…

The sun was shining brightly…

Butterfly Creek 3

– a perfect day to commune with nature…

Butterfly Creek 4

…and enjoy the wonderful company of one’s friends…

Butterfly Creek 5

It was the birthdays of one of them and also the little daughter of one of their lecturers who went along with them on the trip so they made these beautiful cupcakes for the birthday celebrants specially for the occasion…

Birthday cupcakes

It was tiring, no doubt – all that trekking…but most importantly, they all had a whole lot of fun…

Butterfly Creek 6

Looking around us at the state of affairs in the world today, we certainly hope and pray that God would bless us with many more days like this one…

Author: suituapui

Ancient relic but very young at heart. Enjoys food and cooking...and travelling and being with friends.

26 thoughts on “We go together…”

  1. I’m allergic to Nature’s walk…hahahaha..more likely lazy la.It’s nice to see Mel looking happy and enjoying the beautiful day..not many to come as winter approaching and we were having rain and storms these few days.

    Yup…in the north of North Island – saw that in NZ Herald yesterday. We’ve been getting a lot of rain here too…and as long as it doesn’t flood, it’s good in a way. Last year, we had hardly any fruits as it was hot and dry most of the year. Probably we’ll get a lot this year…

    Hey! We’re two of a kind! Don’t expect me to go walking around like that. LOL!!! But I think it would be nice to stroll around the park or the seafront on nice days over there unlike here – so hot and humid that my sweat would be trickling from every pore!

    1. The operative word here is ‘stroll’…hahahaha. I don’t mind walking for a bit in a cooler climate country but no way Jose in tropical country. Even in NZ, don’t ask me to go for a ‘stroll’ during summer, early autumn or even late spring. When I went to Fiji in late January this year, I almost died..not being a drama queen. It was so hot and humid..not my kind of holiday!! I used to smirk when I was still living in Malaysia and friends and family who lives overseas come back and tell me they cannot tahan the Malaysian weather.I would say, tak sedar diri..and then it happened to me!! Now,the first few days in Malaysia I will suffer, having fever and what not!!…so no walking for me, period! High five to you…hehehehe

      Wah! You memang puteri lilin lah like that! Muahahahaha!!!! ๐Ÿ˜€ Ya…that’s why you would not see me going to Bali or Phuket and the like, never mind how cheap the air fares may be. Give me the hill or mountain resorts anytime – any place that is nice and cool.

  2. Ah, I see the pictures are up. Yeah! =D It is raining today =/ and foggy too. Reminds me of Scotland.

    Stay dry and keep warm. There’s a storm up north, Auckland side. Flooding…

  3. cikgu, u sure wish can join them right, heheh
    truly 1malaysia there

    Yup… I’ve always taught my daughter to be open-minded. All man are brothers and sisters, children of the Lord …and as God says, love one another as I have loved you. ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. I am sure the weather is very cooling over there even though it looks sunny and not as warm as in Malaysia.. going for nature walk leisurely is great fun esp with the group you love to be with.. .. can lose lots of calories too and then … ahem.. can wallop like mad after the exercise..

    Yup, that’s usually the case there. Even when it is bright and sunny, it is still nice and cool…not like here. Even on cloudy gloomy days we feel so humid – hot and sticky. Wah…exercise and then wallop like mad! Back to square one lah, like that! LOL!!! ๐Ÿ˜€

  5. Beautiful country. i love nature and outdoor…….good place to fish! LOL!

    I bet you would. You’re the outdoor kind of man, not me. If it were here, I would probably melt… LOL!!! ๐Ÿ˜€

    1. You are so right, Pete…NZ is a very good place to fish. Just stand by the beach in front of my house you can get a snapper as long as your arm..I kid you not. Come to NZ and fish!!

      Provided there’s no stormy weather, strong gales and heavy rain… LOL!!!Thankfully, at least, Auckland is earthquake-free! ๐Ÿ˜€

  6. Reminds me of the recreational park that we have in Malacca although not this beautiful. :p

    Too bad we do not have the nice cool weather here… ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

  7. Now that is a very nice pic of Melissa’s… i have always liked her smile……thank god for a wonderful daughter like her, isn’t it?

    never mind cikgu, lepas few months, she will be back for good lol

    Yes, nothing makes me happier than to see her happy. I guess every parent’s the same. Already coming to the end of March, so it would not be long now before she comes home… ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. Nice pix of Melissa and her friends. Melissa always has that sweet smile on her face whenever she takes photos.

    Love the scenery and of course the cupcakes too…so colourful!….

    My only wish is for her to be happy always… Not really crazy about the colours of the cupcake icing. Scared of things with lots of colouring… LOL!!! ๐Ÿ˜€

  9. A beautiful and serene place. Beautiful weather too; can’t imagine hiking if it’s hot and humid like over here.

    Yalor…and end up sick, with heat stroke!! ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

  10. We do have nice places in Malaysia but the weather is too unpredictable and makes it quite troublesome to plan for outings.

    Sometimes it is too hot that we will have no mood for any activities. Sometimes it rains and we will have hard time to prevent the kids from getting in the rain.

    It also depends on the company. Going out with friends is more enjoyable and ‘wallet friendly’ as we know we all have to fork out for the bill. It’s going out with relatives that creates the most ‘headache’. Who should pay? Cannot be always the one earning more to pay, right? I think all should offer to chip in so that there will no feelings of being used and everyone will enjoy the trip. (Sorry for being a wet blanket in your nice blog)

    So far, no problem… Never mind going out with friends or relatives, no need to be too concerned about money and who’s paying – otherwise, no need to go out. Just stay at home, better. I don’t mind paying even if it’s all the time…with loved ones – friend and next-of-kin alike…and they always want to chip in too – never a problem. But when going out with my ex-students, I would not let them pay (with their parents’ money) as they have not started working yet. Good that they still remember me and wouldn’t mind being in my company…

    P.S. …and sometimes, we all go dutch – you pay for what you eat – also good that way…like when wanting to try out a new restaurant, so just ask around who would want to join.

  11. Hi! Blog hopping. Like reading your blog and will definitely come back for more. Happy blogging.

    Thanks. Keep coming back for more. Will link you in my blogroll.

  12. OMG, this song reminds me when me and bunch of frens were performing on a dance during high school. This is the song we have chosen..

    Oh? Haiya…too bad you will not be at the get together in Penang. Can have a whole lot of fun! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  13. I’d kill for some nature walk and some picnic. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ My husband is not nature kind of ppl… everyday sit in front of PC and stare at it. Tsk…tsk… tsk…even on weekends his idea of fun is sit in front of PC. Nvm…see when i really get bored, ditch him with the PC and go and have a walk on my own.

    Yup…you should do that sometime. Take some time off on your own – go for a hair shampoo or a full body massage or eat at some fancy restaurant. You deserve that…

  14. Nice! New Zealand is a beautiful country, just a very racist one…not just to Asians but to all other people. The tall poppy syndrome. There were a couple of backpackers beaten up just a few months ago and it’s a very insular culture in general. It’s particularly bad in Christchurch.

    I gotta find the research articles that said that – Christchurch is the most ethnically intolerant one in NZ. Even expats from England thinks so.

    I was in NZ a few times but I did not feel much of anything like this. However, on my last visit, I did read of some of those sentiments in the papers. I guess it is all the same everywhere even in our multi-cultural society.

    I do believe that it all boils down to each individual and much of it stems from one’s upbringing, home background and his or her environment…and I would like to believe that I have not brought up my daughter to think that way. “Love your neighbour as you love yourself and love one another as I have loved you.”

  15. First up, i love walking (yup, even in this country) for walking is good exercise. Now you know my secret to looking skin and bone ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Secondly, Mel looks good. I sent her a snail mail last week, not sure if she got it or not. I keep forgetting to ask her when I’m in FB.

    Lastly, the cuppie cakes remind me of the ones Mag brought to our Chap Goh Mei dinner ~ all colourful with fancy designs on top.

    Oh dear! Then there’s no hope for me, it seems. Sobs!!! ๐Ÿ˜€ So far, she has not mentioned getting any mail from you. It would take at least a week or longer to reach. Yup…Mag’s cup cakes were nice…and not so colourful. LOL!!!

  16. Beautiful scenery of Auckland… hey, love the handmade cupcakes, so colourful! Melissa has got oven in her hostel? The candles are quite unique too!^-^

    This is Wellington. Not Melissa, her friends made the cakes. She only has a cooker and a microwave… ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

  17. Oh Wow! I love those colourful cup cakes! I plan to start baking and enroll into a baking school…

    Oh goodie! Let me know…I’ll be first ion line to taste your samples. LOL!!!

  18. new zealand is beautiful. glad melissa is enjoying her stay there ๐Ÿ™‚

    It is. Too bad there are earthquakes and very unpredictable foul weather… Well, she’s happy there but with those disasters, it has been kinda worrying. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

  19. wow it was indeed a very nice place… so peaceful and picturesque

    You’ve never been to NZ, I think. No plans? Maybe not right now, with the earthquakes and all – I wonder whether anybody’s going on AA maiden flight to Christchurch – April 1st…RM189 only one way.

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