Sunday, January 7, 2018

5D4N PERTH TRIP BELOW 1.5K/PERSON


Terasa nak kongsi mengenai bajet dan perjalanan sepanjang percutian 5 hari 4 malam kami pada Mei tahun lepas (2017) di Perth, Australia. Kami pergi 6 orang kesemuannya; 4 dewasa, seorang kanak-kanak 2 tahun dan seorang bayi 3 bulan.

Di bawah adalah breakdown bajet untuk percutian kami yang dianggarkan secara kasar tidak lebih dari RM1500 seorang. Ini pun bergantung kepada harga tiket penerbangan yang mana anda mungkin akan dapat harga jauh lebih murah jika membuat penempahan lebih awal dari tarikh penerbangan. Tiket penerbangan kami still consider best deal juga sebab penempahan hanya dibuat sebulan awal memandangkan ini perancangan saat akhir.

FLIGHT DETAILS
DEPART: KLIA 2 (03/05/17) 12:05 AM – PERTH T1 (03/05/17) 05:35 AM
ARRIVAL: PERTH T1 (07/05/17) 06:50 AM – KLIA 2 (07/05/17) 12:30 PM 

FLIGHT TIX FEES (2 WAYS)
RM416/PERSON x 2 ADULTS + 1 KID
RM 250/INFANT x 1 BABY
TOTAL = RM2833.00
+ INC. TAX
+ CHECK-IN LUGGAGE 20KG (PERTH) RM89.00
+ CHECK-IN LUGGAGE 25KG (KLIA 2) RM99.00
+ FOOD/BEVERAGES 2 SET x 2 TIMES

*VISA – RM30

*TRAVEL INSURANCE  (AXA) – RM60/FAM
Memandangkan kami membawa bayi dan anak kecil bersama, jadi adalah penting untuk membeli travel insurance sebagai persediaan untuk sebarang kemungkinan yang tidak diinginkan disana. Harga insurans tersebut adalah berdasarkan pakej yang anda pilih dan anda boleh dapat bargain yang lebih murah dengan lawati GoBear

*SIM CARD (OPTUS)  AUD 2/DAY x 5 DAYS = AUD10/RM31

ACCOMMODATION (AIRBNB)
RM85.25 (After Convert to RM) /PERSON/NIGHT
4 PEOPLE OF US (EXC. KIDS/INFANT):
RM341 x 4N = RM1364
+ CLEANING FEES = RM36
+ SERVICE = RM168
TOTAL = RM1568

Here's the link of our homestay/host site in AirBnB: AirBnB/Vimal

Honestly, I highly recommend this host because:
  1. He offers free pick-up from airport (regardless your arrival time)
  2. He is a full time Uber driver
  3. His wife, Fiona is a Malaysian
  4. Affordable and convenient accommodation
  5. They are very considerate and friendly!

With all points above, anda semestinya dapat menjimatkan masa perjalanan dan wang anda terutama sekali bagi yg berkeluarga dan mempunyai anak kecil. Sekiranya anda ingin menyewa kereta disana, anda perlu mempertimbangkan bayaran lebih untuk car seat bayi/kanak-kanak. Kerana disana adalah wajib meletakkan anak anda duduk di car seat.

Tapi jika anda memilih hos homestay ini, anda hanya perlu bayar tambang bagi setiap perjalanan. Anda jimat dari perlu membayar parking, minyak, charge kereta sewa, charge car seat bayi dan masa perjalanan.

Anda juga dapat merancang perjalanan anda dengan bantuan hos tersebut dan sekiranya anda risau dengan kefasihan bahasa Inggeris, anda boleh berbual dengan isterinya, Fiona dengan berbahasa Melayu sahaja.

And don't worry about your groceries, halal food or anything. They will help you out.

Just feel like to share our experience with them;

  • Vimal siapkan baby cot masa tahu we bring baby together and prepare car seat for both my daughters with no extra charge (sana akan disaman kalau baby/child tak duduk di car seat)
  • Diorg bawa kami ke restaurant yg ada halal food
  • Vimal siap layan my husband's request pegi kedai mancing lagi with no extra charge too. (Apparently, dia pun kaki mancing jugak)
  • Diorg sgt concern psl keselesaan dan keperluan kami sepanjang menginap di homestay diorg. Barang-barang basic untuk masak like beras, telur, susu diorg dah siapkan. We can even request to them if we need anything else. 

They definitely treated us like a family, not a guest and trust me, they are very considerate and friendly! 


Homestay Residency

ATTRACTIONS

Caversham Wildlife Park Tix Fees:
ADULT – AUD29 / RM94
CHILD (3Y/O TO 14Y/O) – AUD13 / RM42

For more details you may check out their site: Caversham Wildlife Park

Transperth Ferry:
ADULT: AUD3 / RM9+

TRANSPORT (UBER/HOST VIMAL)
DAY 1:   AIRPORT – HOMESTAY *FREE
HOMESTAY – CITY / PICK-UP AT KINGS PARK – HOME = AUD25 / RM81 (RM20.25/PERSON)

DAY 2:   HOMESTAY – CAVERSHAM – WATERTOWN – HOME = AUD50 / RM162 (RM40.50/PERSON)

DAY 3:   HOMESTAY – BLUE BOAT HOUSE - FREMANTLE – HOME = AUD45 / RM146 (RM36.50/PERSON)

DAY 4:   HOMESTAY – CITY / PICK-UP AT WATERTOWN = AUD25/RM81 (RM20.25/PERSON)

DAY 5:   HOMESTAY – AIRPORT *FREE

ITINERARY
DAY 1 (03 MAY/WED):
6:00AM ARRIVED AT AIRPORT
8:00AM AIRPORT TO HOMESTAY

INFO SHARING

Stok makanan yang dibawa kena ‘declare’ dan akan diperiksa. So, here’s the tips:-          
  1. Letak stok makanan dalam 1 beg berasingan
  2. Buat list jenis makanan yang dibawa (Boleh Google utk penyediaan senarai makanan) Kami tak rajin so what we did were masa pegi borong stok makanan simpan resit pembelian and then masa check nanti tunjuk resit tu je. Yang penting jujur. Alhamdulillah, masa sampai our turn, diorg tak check betul-betul pun. So lepas dengan jayanya!
  3. Jenis makanan yang dilarang seperti 3 in 1, makanan tak berlabel (masak sendiri)

2:00PM KELUAR

HOMESTAY – PERTH MINT (Uber/Vimal) – CITY/FOREST CHASE (CAT Bus) – KINGS PARK (CAT Bus) – HOME (Uber/Vimal)

Perth City 
Perth Mint

 Perth City


Forest Chase 
Kings Park


*NOTE:
  1. Kalau mmg niat nak jalan2 di Kings Park, kena pergi sana awal2 and spend like half day. Sebab luas gila! Pergi sekejap mmg tak habis pusing sebab sana 6 petang dah mula gelap. So, kalau bawa anak kecik tak boleh la nak stay outdoor lama-lama sebab baby tak tahan sejuk. 
  2. Hari pertama, kami saja ingin mencuba their public transportation (CAT bus). Bas ni free of charge and very convenient even for those yang ada bayi dan bawa stroller. And obviously it is very practical for backpackers.

DAY 2 (04 MAY/THU):

10:00AM: HOME – CAVERSHAM (Uber/Vimal)
·         11:30AM – Koala
·         12:00PM – Kangaroo
·         01:00PM – Farm Show
·         02:00PM – Meet the Wombat & Friends

03:00PM: CAVERSHAM – WATERTOWN (Uber/Vimal)

*TIPS: Watertown tutup awal pukul 5.30pm on Weekdays. Kalau nak shopping lama better spend satu hari kat sana or pegi on Friday sebab dia tutup pukul 9pm. Hari lain semua tutup awal. Boleh refer sini for more details: Watertown Brand Outlet

6:00PM: WATERTOWN– SOUTH PERTH FORESHORE *yang ni saja si Vimal baik hati nak bawa ktorg gi jalan2 dan tak termasuk dlm charge






Watertown Brand Outlet

South Perth Foreshore 

DAY 3 (05 MAY/FRI):

10:00AM: HOME – BLUE BOAT HOUSE (pit stop purposely utk bergambar shj) – FREMANTLE – KAILIS’ FISH MARKET CAFÉ – HOME (Uber/Vimal all they way)

*TIPS: Fremantle Market memang kena pergi hari Jumaat – Ahad sahaja sebab hari lain TUTUP. Nak paling best pegi hari Jumaat sebab dia tutup pukul 8pm. Hari Sabtu dan Ahad sampai 6pm sahaja. Kat sini mmg famous dgn souvenir yang murah2 gila. Lepas shopping, korg boleh jalan saja utk tengok pekan dia. Then singgah la kat Kailis’ Fish Market Cafe yg ada Fish & Chips famous amos tu. Memang sedap yang amat sampai balik duk teringat-ingat!

Blue Boat House
City of Fremantle
Fremantle Market






DAY 4 (06 MAY/SAT):

10:00AM: HOME – WATERTOWN (Uber/Vimal) – BELL TOWER (CAT Bus) – ELIZABETH QUAY JETTY – SOUTH PERTH (Transperth Ferry) - HOME (Uber/Vimal)

Memandangkan kami tak sempat habis tawaf Watertown, we’ve decided to go there again. Then just took the CAT Bus to go to Bell Tower. Dekat situ ada playground so, sempat la jugak bagi my daughter main sekejap. Then ktorg naik ferry from Elizabeth Quay Jetty to South Perth dan dijemput oleh Vimal diseberang. 

Bell Tower

Bell Tower

Bell Tower

Elizabeth Quay

Elizabeth Quay

Elizabeth Quay

Elizabeth Quay Island Playground

TransPerth Ferry

DAY 5 (07 MAY/SUN):
0300 AM: HOME – AIRPORT (Uber/Vimal )





#ElysiaRizqie

Assalamualaikum!!!

Wow, it has been more than a year since my last posting! 
*fuh fuh fuh*
(blow the dust off)

So, this posting specially to announce the arrival of my second baby girl! 
(she is turning one year old this coming 25th Feb btw, haha!) 


Meet Elysia Rizqie - the sweetly blissful with rizq :) 


I had different experience with the second one. If the first baby with #ErisRaissa I could have normal delivery, with Elyisa I need to do a c-sec due to some complications.

I had the same sign of delivery like the first one which is 'bloody show' so, I was kind of expected to have the same painful contractions. But magically, the contractions were very bearable!

However, it wasn't a good sign. I decided to go to the hospital when I could feel the contractions became more regular and strong that coming every 5-10 mins. But when the nurses and doctor did the fetal heart rate monitor, the data, I supposed not to be normal as it should.

I've been taking to the labour when I was only dilated 3cm but shortly, less than 1 hour, I already reached 6cm. Unfortunately the baby is still way high up and it is not advisable for me to start pushing which only could risk the baby (as her heart beat seems too weak). So that's pretty much how I ended up with cesarean.

I was never opt for epidural but having c-sec left me with no choice. But Alhamdulillah, everything went well and smoothly. I am so grateful to have such a great team of gynecologist.

If anyone is considering to have FPP (full paying patient) scheme in Hospital Putrajaya, I would highly recommend Dr Wan Ahmad Hazim Wan Gazali or better known as Dr Hazim who is also the Head of Department (HOD) of OBGN.

In spite of everything, I am so thankful for the experience. Both normal and c-sec has it owns pros and cons and it is up to our choice and acceptance. I enjoyed both but would still prefer normal delivery if I could choose one. :D

But at least with c-sec, I could show the scar to Elysia some day to remind her the sacrifices I've made. haha!


Saturday, October 1, 2016

Little One Number Two

Alhamdulillah we're expecting second child and it has been 20 weeks plus now which I've passed and done with the first trimester challenge. Yay!! 

This pregnancy has been such a smooth one so far and way better than I had with Eris Raissa. My morning sickness was not as tough as with Eris that I only felt nauseous when in the shower while experiencing common symptoms like fatigue, breathlessness (sometimes), leg cramps and of course mood swings. haha Other than that, I was just alright. =)

We didn't really prepare anything yet but in sha Allah, would likely to start it properly once we've known the baby's sex. In the meantime, we both are trying to give extra attention to Eris Raissa that soon she's going to be a sister.  However, having said that, I could promise that the love would never be varied from one another. ;) 

Do pray for our little family and this little angel in there right! 

xoxo


Friday, August 19, 2016

His 31st Birthday

Think I'm getting better in doing surprise particularly to my husband. Well, based on numbers of failure record to surprise him, guess this time - I nailed it! hehe

So, he's been asking me to accompany him to 'uptown' to find new sunglass for quite some time. But due to time constraint, we couldn't be able to go and he has to still wearing his 'pasar malam' one. 

And that's how the idea of 'what to buy for his birthday' came out. 

I wanted to buy it online (hoping that I would get a better price) but considering the risk of its condition and quality, I've changed my mind. 

I knew that my husband loves Oakley but never knew that they have so many types of it - Frogskins the only type I know. hahaha

Bought it a month before his birthday and the safe place that I could think to keep it, is in my handbag. Alhamdulillah, selamat dan tak kantoi selama sebulan dalam handbag tu. Tehee!



Traditionally, what makes my surprise come to naught is because of the birthday cake. 

So, this time I decided to give the birthday cake during our short vacation - it's a weekend getaway cum his birthday treat. 

I've made special request while made online hotel booking. I also have called the hotel a day before we arrive to ensure that they are aware and prepare things that I've requested. 

However, when I check with the front desk while check-in, they said they were not informed about it. sigh. 

But thank God they were kind enough to prepare it in the very last minute. 






Alhamdulillah, all's well that ends well. I'm so happy to see his smile and the taste of success to finally surprise him is the best feeling ever! =D


Thursday, June 23, 2016

Mr. Charles & Keith

My birthday was on last May 3.  
I didn't really expect any surprises from husband but yeah, since it's the 4th year celebrating my birthday with him, 
I can tell you his gift is so predictable; 
Charles & Keith.

Here's why --

2016

2014
2012


Hence, despite 'Incik Pensyarah', he definitely will be remembered as 'Mr. Charles & Keith' for a long time in my life. 
And let's just wait and see for next year either it will be another Charles & Keith handbag or what? 
hahaha


Dear Incik Penysarah, 
Though the presents are very typical and classic, 
you just always have a knack for choosing the ideal one for me.
Thank you for your generosity, thoughtful and practical gifts.
I love you.

Love, 
Proud wife 
(Like seriously PROUD)
=D

Friday, April 22, 2016

Part 1: Property Virgin

I bought my first house when I was working in Langkawi back in 2014. I didn't really plan to buy property in Langkawi since my husband is in Puncak Alam. So, we're basically look forward to buy our home in Selangor/Putrajaya. 

But, I guess, it's my rezeki to get the opportunity to buy a house in Langkawi since it's actually an offer from my previous company selling their asset (house) at a very low price - it is one of staffs' privileges. 

After discussed with husband and my parents, they said "why not". So yeah, I bought that house as an asset and we're planning to make it as a homestay. Homestay in Langkawi? Ka-ching! ka-ching! ka-ching!

However, due to some unexpected circumstances that we have to use the 'modal'/money for other important things (priority-wise), we end up rent the house. 

After a year plus now, staying and living together with my husband in Selangor, my parents urged me to buy our own house instead paying the rent for RM900 per month. They see it as a huge waste of money to spend on rent. 

I do and totally agree with my parents (my mom specifically whom very persistent pushed me) to buy our own house but considering the house price in current market particularly in Selangor/Putrajaya area which is VERY VERY VERY high, I need more time to survey and ensure that we (hubs and I) not spending so much money for our dream home. 

So, there's one day the ad of 'selling-property' pop-up in my Facebook which surprisingly I found the price is within our budget. And as much as I thought it was nothing more than just a scam but still, I without delay filled the form given. 

And the day after, the agent called me.

He asked and gave us 3 days to pay RM10k for the booking fees.

RM10k!!!

RM10,000.00 to just BOOK that house!!! Otherwise, we'll going to lose it.

So, here are the tricks;
  1. Don't get panic
  2. Don't get over-excited
  3. Don't rush
  4. Don't fool yourself

We talked and shared with lots of people (i.e.: family, friends and of course our neighbor too)

Apparently, it is not something unusual or strange to pay RM10k for the booking fees because it depends on the; 
1) house price and 
2) developer

So, what we did was; we went to the developer's office to get the confirmation and figure out either the project is truly exist. 

Fortunately, they do have the project and not launch it yet. (well, that supposed to mean - you have the ADVANTAGE!)

*Info sharing: The price before launch day is cheaper than after

After long discussion and talk with the developer, we somehow have agreed to buy that house. Gulp!

And now, we've gone through (not even half of the process yet) the following steps; 
  1. Choose/select the house lot - corner of course
  2. Pay the booking fees - RM10k to the developer by bank draft
  3. (After launch) Pay 10% deposit from the house price - which in our case, RM10k have deducted from the 10% deposit and just pay the balance of it. 
  4. Sign the S&P
  5. To receive S&P copies for the next step; to apply home loan. (And here, we are now)
....................

In the meantime, let's pray the process of our home loan goes smoothly and successfully approved. Aminnnnn.



Wednesday, April 20, 2016

13 Feb 2016


Eris has turned 1 year old and 2 months already. 

We, tbt, have delayed her birthday celebration a month late. :D :D :D

But, I hope the theme of 'little angel' is worth the wait because she absolutely looks admiringly cute that I will never forget in my entire life! Oh, baby... how time flies..
*happy tears*


And this video (that I've made few months before her birthday) is special for my little angel, 
Eris Raissa.