The ties that bind…

It is indeed crucial for families to spend quality time together every opportunity they get to strengthen the bonds between them. Over the years, we tried our best to do that but then again, at the time, everyone was quite busy – my missus and I with our work and our chores and commitments and my daughter with her studies. Now that she has completed her degree and both her mum and I have retired, we certainly have a lot more time on our hands.

I have been to this park…

Let the sunshine in

…a number of times lately when my New Zealand friend came to town and then, Mandy and Yee Ling and more recently, Ivan…but my daughter could not even recall the last time she went – probably when she was still in primary school perhaps. So that day, around 3 or 4 in the afternoon, we went for a drive and stopped by there…

Peace & quiet & open air

…to enjoy the peace and quiet and open air and to feed the fish…

Feed the fish

We saw one really big one that day…

Big one!

…and while we were at the park, Melissa wanted some young coconut to enjoy the refreshing coconut water and the flesh…

Coconut woman

…and we also had the rojak

Bukit Aup rojak

It was very nice, I must say…and I hear that the kompia is good too but we did not have any that day as we just had tea before we left the house.

We stopped by the cultural village across the road after that but it still did not seem to be fully-completed yet. We left after a while and on the way back, stopped by the Giant Hypermart here…

Christmas at Giant

The Christmas decorations are up too but I must say that they are quite minimal here – not very impressive, I’m afraid.

I spotted this belt…

New belt

…that seemed VERY long…

54 inches

…and it was not very expensive…

Cheap

…so I quickly grabbed it. It certainly is not easy for the likes of me to look for belts that are long enough to tie around my waist and hold up my pants. LOL!!!

Well, we all enjoyed the outing…and I would say that it was time well spent to strengthen the ties that bind…