The vlog on the school holidays

When I made this video, I had a draft in mind of what I wanted to showcase. I wanted to include the little trips I made with both my son and daughter to the ‘viral’ eateries in Limbongan like the keria, laksa and the avocado drinks. But then I thought it’s just too much of a hassle to record the video and keep an eye on the kids simultaneously. The mission was abandoned. Which explains the very few clips I have of us on the beach and at MPO. Shooting a quality video can be exhausting.

It depends though on what type of video you’d like to make on your channel. It’s challenging to find local videos that showcase lifestyle silently. Instead of the loud reviews and banters on the channel. But it’s OK, you do you. Kan?

So here is Episode 16 for season 4. A 7-minute ish video on the school holidays.

Big 10, Fujuk, Haiyana

Posted a mini vlog a few days ago. As a filler to Season 4. Cause the YT Gurus said you need to be consistent in your uploads. So that YT will consider pushing more of my content to others. My target market is not Malaysia, so we will see how it goes. The uploads are getting a bit slow. Momentums are a bit off. I think my challenge now is time and the side stress factors I have to deal with.

Sometimes I ask myself – sure ke nak belajar Psychology nih? What is your endpoint?

Until I remembered Namjoon saying (I think) something about making happiness part of your journey, not an endpoint. Or an ambition. In a way, I should just enjoy the learning process. I should also not look too far ahead. Take it one step at a time. Breaking it into little trips so that I wouldn’t be overwhelmed. Kalau nak terus fikir Master and phD tu susah. Statistic tu susah. It will become susah.

I have the Chinese language part of my module currently. Susah ke? Yup. But if I think of all the benefits I would have in learning a new language, it will all be worth it. As long as I persevere and remain consistent.

Ramadhan Staycation at Tan’yaa Hotel

My sister invited the BSP & Melaka clan to join them for Iftar the last 2 weeks. l was looking forward to it because I know that my BIL always cooks the best meals. This time, Mr Husband booked a room at Tan’yaa Hotel in Cyberjaya. It was a one-bedroom suite with a mini living area, office area, kitchen and fridge. Most importantly, there is a microwave that could heat food for Sahur.

We departed from our house at 600pm and stopped by McDonalds near the Ayer Keroh highway. Husband ordered some the new beef foldover for Iftar. Mine has garlic sauce in it – never felt healthier. We performed Jamak prayers once we reached the hotel. The hotel is very near to the DPulze Shopping Centre in Cyberjaya if you’re keen to stretch your legs there and do a bit of 10,000 langkah.

I captured some parts of the room’s interior in this short Youtube video. I think for future room tours, I need to make it longer. Macam tak puas kan tengok..

I brought some instant noodles, oats and bread for our 1st day of Sahur. On the 2nd morning, we ate the leftovers we tapau from the iftar at my sister’s house. The hotel provides in room services for Sahur as well but we thought the price was kinda steep for the amount of food they prepare.

Iftar at my sister’s house was great of course. I cannot wait for Raya!!

PICKids Malaysia coming to an end

The nation’s Covid-19 vaccination programme is coming to an end. I am not sure what the numbers are at the moment – I don’t really know how many parents choose to vaccinate their children but I daresay that my state has achieved its target. I’ve had my firstborn vaccinated but my daughter hasn’t got her jab yet as she doesn’t fulfil the vaccination criteria for kids.

Once PICKids end in Mid-May, those who wish to vaccinate their kids will need to get it at a private clinic with a fee as it is no longer funded by the Ministry of Health. My daughter would most likely get a Pfizer or Sinovac later. It doesn’t really matter to me as long as she is protected in one way or another. As for my son, he was OK after the jab. No fever. Just minor arm pain. Kind of had the experience recorded and uploaded on YT.

We are in the ‘transition to endemic’ phase and already we are swamped with the pre-COvid KPIs etc. So, in a way, we really need to get our focus back on preventing diabetes, hypertension, and heart diseases. We need to divert our effort better to our antenatal care, our adolescents and whatnot. We need to get back to our TB screening, STDs, methadone clients and dengue risks.

We need to get into the new normal soon.

Mini Langkawi

At this time of the year, Malaysia is slowly heading towards the endemic phase. This means HCW will be having a headache in the few weeks to come because procedures will change on short notice. This Langkawi trip was planned to coincide with the last week of the school holidays and also after I have submitted my assignments for this semester. I thought it’ll be a good short break until I am at it again for the exams in April.

Langkawi Wildlife Park is probably the only tourist attraction that we enjoy going to from time to time. This is our 3rd visit after the ones in 2018 and 2020. They have removed the virtual thing (thank goodness) and I think the place could do with a better cafe interior. Put some fish or something in the cafe’s main area. Make the place smell of coffee and pastries or whatever that is suitable for the area. With smell, people will come even though they are not hungry.

This is the 2nd part of the Langkawi trip. I think I understand now why Youtubers could churn a lot of videos in a week. It’s because there are lots of footage. They record a lot of content. I find it is easier to edit these videos because I had a lot of clips to put together.

Ramadhan is in April. There are various activities planned for the month. May is Eid and also my husband’s birthday. Maybe another staycation trip during that time.