(I’ve had) the time of my life…

Right now, I am on transit in this hotel at Sepang and will be flying back to Sibu today. We interrupt the regular New Zealand posts in their chronological sequence to present to you all this very important message…

We left Auckland, New Zealand at 1 something in the morning, NZ time and touched down at KLIA at 7.15 a.m. Malaysian time yesterday. Words simply cannot describe what a wonderful week we had and we really enjoyed ourselves so very much there and we have my friend and her family to thank for the fantastic and memorable time there starting from the moment we arrived with the absolutely superb welcoming lunch that she had cooked specially for us…

Welcoming lunch

This nyonya mee siam was just the tip of the iceberg but you all will have to wait till the actual post to see what else we had that day.

It was so sweet of them to open up their beautiful and cosy home to all of us…

Mel

…and my friend’s hubby actually took the week off just to take us all over parts of New Zealand around Auckland that we had never been to before despite the fact that this was actually my 3rd visit to the city…

Auckland, New Zealand

We had the most awesome dinners (and on occasions, breakfast too) at home…

Lobster dinner

…on certain nights and we went here, there and everywhere to eat…eat…and eat…till I was literally bursting at the seams. We wish we could have stayed longer, maybe till after Christmas or the New Year but I guess it would not be nice to overstay our welcome. We certainly hope to go back and visit this lovely loving family again someday.

And that was not all! We went with one giant suitcase and two hand-carry luggage and came back with two giant suitcases plus a smaller one and two hand-carry luggage plus a bag thrown in for good measure – my friend gave us so many things to take home and made sure that we would take all that we could carry…despite the fact that we went there shamelessly empty-handed. Sigh!!!

All that we, Melissa, Lucy and I, can do would be to extend our heartfelt gratitude and utmost appreciation from the bottom of our hearts to my dear friend and her family for everything – we are indeed most indebted knowing that there is no way we will be able to repay you all for everything except to pray that God will always bless you all abundantly each passing day in the years ahead. Thank you, thank you…and thank you from all of us. Cheers!