Friday, May 20, 2016

Hello Malaysia

Hello Malaysia

International trips are no longer a dream. With travel websites like Yatra, it’s easy to plan a stay and travel at discounted prices. Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand were the top three in my bucket list and I decided to tick one of them this year.

One of the advantage in having your sister or brother working in abroad is that one can easily plan an international trip with decent cost. A vacation without a holiday trip is never treated as a vacation. It’s the best thing that one can gift themselves. Since my sister was staying in Malaysia, we thought Malaysia was the perfect vacation spot.

When I called my sister and informed my plans, she roared with joy and immediately suggested to check the Flight Schedule through Yatra. We booked as per her request and started counting the days for our trip day. Since my sister was staying in Malaysia, we planned to spend one month in Malaysia. She was staying in Kuala Perlis and our first plan was to visit Kuala Lumpur, since it was the most popular city in Malaysia. Hence, we booked our first International Flights tickets to Kuala Lumpur from Trichy.

Since it was the first international trip, few of my relatives came to give send off. We boarded the flight and after 3 hours landed in Malaysia. On the way to our hotel, the first thing we saw was neat roads and beautiful architecture. We did not miss to see the Petronas Twin Towers. Its charming height and architecture, tempted to visit immediately. Since we have to fresh up, we decided to visit during night-time. Also, my uncle suggested only during the night-time, the charming add due to the music and lightnings.

The next day morning, the plan was to visit China town first and then Batu caves. Batu Caves holds a special place in my heart, since I have seen this Muragan statue in most of the movies. It had 272 steps and my nephew who is just 3 years old could not climb. His tiny legs started to ache; hence I took him in my arms and climbed 272 steps at a stretch. If I think of it now, it seems like a miracle. Might be because of Marathon practices, I got more stamina. Evening we visited Aquaria KLCC. After spending 3 days in Kuala Lumpur, we took another flight from Kuala Lumpur to Kuala Perlis.

There was not much places to visit in Kuala Perlis. One Monday morning, we were bored and decided to visit Ladang Nipah Kipli which was near to my sister home. But it was closed since it was a Monday. Then we returned home after some chit-chat. Since there are not much places to visit in Kuala Perlis, we planned for Penang and Langkawi.

The first week we went Penang Island and the following week we visited Langkawi.
We went to Karumariamman and Dharmikarama Burmese Temple in Penang. There was a belief in this temple. You need to choose a number and the number would tell some fortune. Personally, I felt a positive vibration while entering this Buddha temple. I must say, I was attracted to Buddhism. Then we spend our day in Penang Botanic Gardens and Penang Butterfly Farm.  I loved this place as there was lots of butterfly flying around me. One need at least of four days to spend in Penang as there are lots of places like Toy Museum, Penang State Museum & Art Gallery and Penang Khoo Khongsi. The Penang Bridge was one of the best place to ride during the evening time and observe the beautiful penang island.

Our last visit was to Langkawi. There are not much places to cover in Langkawi. But, one should not miss Langkawi Cable car, Eagle Square and underwater world. We took a photo in front of the Eagle square and headed back to Kuala Lumpur to catch our return flight. This trip was very much memorable, since it was our first international trip.

Monday, May 9, 2016

Horlicks #Immunity4Growth IndiBlogger Meet

Jill Castle
Last week I received an email from Indi Blogger team about the Horlicks #Immunity4Growth IndiBlogger Meet. It was on Sunday evening at Vivanta By Taj, M.G Road. Even though it was on a Sunday evening, I was kind enough to cancel all my plans, I had on that day and decided to make it for the event. Because, I am Indian By Birth, Blogger by Choice and love IndiBlogger’s meet.

This was the first Indiblogger meet that I was on time. Yes, I reached the venue sharp by 4:00 PM. Within few minutes, the registrations was started and we were inside the hall. This time, I was lucky enough to mingle with few new faces and was excited to meet the people whom I follow regularly on blog.
All the mothers should have felt proud on attending this #Immunity4Growth IndiBlogger Meet organized by Indiblogger. Because all the speakers, started their presentation by honouring the mother

Anoop introduced, Dr. Jill castle, a childhood nutrition expert and she walk through on the necessity of nutrition’s and its role on children. She did a fair amount of research and explained in detail with the statistics of children’s suffering from malnutrition. She was kind enough to open up and say that she was embarrassed to see the foreign foods like Pizza (which is more of sugar and fat and less calorie) occupying in India and causing the obesity in child.

After her presentation we had Q&A session on malnutrition. Finally, the group was divided into team of 14 and we had a quiz. I loved the freebie quiz that was Horlicks makes kids taller, stronger and ___________ :)

The wining team has a chance to click a group picture with Jill Castle. Every mother loves to keep their child health and this bloggers meet must have really spread awareness about malnutrition

Few of my take away from Indiblogger Meet:

  • Don’t boil the milk twice. If you do so, all the nutrition’s will be lost.
  • Egg and Milk are the 2 things which have all the nutritious items in it. Make sure to include those both in your daily diet
  • Have lot of fruits and vegetables. Even though lot of artificial agents like fertilizer and pesticides are mixed, it’s worth consuming them for nutrition.  

Finally, after the delicious yummy dinner I hit my home :) 

Thank you Indiblogger and Horlicks for such a wonderful and another memorable event.