Wednesday, April 25, 2012

It's official

If you're here for the giveaway, scroll down and leave your comment here. *closed*
  • I'm OLD. ha! I used to be able to stay up all night, and still go strong the next day and the day after  AND the day after that. Not anymore. *sad face* :D
  • Last weekend, we drove up 250km to Melaka with some friends - more like brothers, actually, to meet another friend - another one who is more like a brother, then we all hopped into his car and he drove us all to Sepang F1 Circuit for a night marathon. *am I confusing you already?*
  • Bad news - our car air-con unit broke down just before the trip. Imagine road tripping in the 40℃/104℉ without air-con. 
  • Good news - no tantrum. A little bit of complaining, especially from me. What do you expect? I was wearing my jeans *bad choice* and sweating like a pig at places you don't even wanna think about. That, and my chocolate melted before I got the chance to eat them.
  • Good news - our hotel was gorgeous (Arenaa De Luxe Hotel)! Lemme show you! The staggered canvas is my absolute favorite!

  • Good news - the car we took from Melaka to Sepang has air-con!! Hurrah!! Thank you William for driving us and saving my ass from melting. LOL. One mirror shot before we leave. . . by this time, the kids were a little bit cranky and I don't blame them. Ha!
  • Two hours later, we reached Sepang and were greeted with one of the most amazing sunset. *sigh* I can't get enough sunsets, ever! Just look at that!
  • And then off he go.  I don't quite like that I can't go down to their level and had to shoot from above. But I must admit, it's something different, a larger view and not all bad anyway. *sigh* Look at that, as if running a marathon is not hard enough, they're doing it in the dark. Runners were provided with headlights, but he can't stand having anything on his head so he threw his back at us and ran without it.
  • Then while waiting, we bought burgers and chicken nuggets and drinks from the single vendor available there. And we waited. . and waited, and tried our best entertaining the kids. LOL. 
  • Good news - he came back slightly under 4 hours. Not his personal best, but hey, I'll take it. 
  • I love that he's looking at our direction while 10 feet away from the finish line. :) ♥

  • Good news - he was 6th to finish in the Men Junior Veteran category. You bet that tag is going into my Project Life album.
  • Bad news - we were made to wait for more than an hour, without being told that the prizes were only for the top 5 runners. He was okay with it, I was not. Ha! And no one came to tell us that we can go so we were left waiting until I made Mr.Husband go and ask someone, anyone.
  • Good news - I have my brothers and my family with me while waiting. Time spent with them is always good news. Even if it was at 1am. Even if it was at 4am when we stopped for supper/breakfast before going back to our hotel to sleep!
  • The next day - or later that day - whichever way you look at it, was spent shopping, eating, eating and eating and that suits me so well. Better than running. :)) It was a great trip. So glad I have the people I have.
  • This is a novel, no? If you're still here.. thank you!! You're a hero for reading it all! LOL. I'll see you soon!!


Sasha Holloway said...

Not a novel at all (good thing I do speed reading) .. loved it all. xoxo

Blossom inch said...

best post the hotel, the canvas, the pics and most of all..the "good news is" your story, yeay!!! I am a hero as I have read every single words! Hugs

caz hancock said...

fabulous post and boy you are a good wife going all that way with sweaty 'bits' oh and i would be mad too if my chocolate melted. Well dont on coming 6th that is fabulous. great canvas, love it

Claire T said...

Ooh must remember that hotel as we are trying to decide if Hubby is brave enough to drive in Malaysia. Great effort from your husband. I do not know how anyone can run a marathon in this climate!

Kelly said...

Well done to your man!! Gorgeous hotel. That canvas is amazing xxx

Coochies & All said...

Another one of my favourite posts S - love your storytelling. :)

Brenda Roggeveen said...

I'm really laughing here... Especially about the swetting in all kind of places. LOL.

Lisa J said...

Great post with wonderful pictures!
I cannot imagine a road trip in 40 degree heat, YIKES.

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Looked like the good outweighed the bad! I loveeeeeeeeeee this!! Great photos too!!

Danielle Higginbottom-Brown said...

Great post Sasha!!! love the photos!

Maria Asmus said...

So many good and bad news, in the end it sounded like an awesome trip!! Especially the last part - eating, eating and eating!! :) Haha

Valerie Bishop said...

Fabulous photos Sasha! Sounds like you all had a great time despite the setbacks!

Michelle Hernandez said...

fantastic photos! LOVE the red striped awnings in the hotel!

Ellie said...

OH SUPER LOVE! Running in the dark that's AWESOME... See I'd prob. need that so nobody could see my tears crying & wondering WHY am I doing this Ha.. I had been training for a little baby 5K I did it at home but never signed up I know BOO me. I need to get myself moving again! :) Thanks for sharing such an awesome fun time!

Jessy Christopher said...

Always love reading your bit & pieces of your interesting lil family. Tell more soon!! Congrats on Sam's 6th place!

Jennie M said...

LOVED the photos!

Diana Albright said...
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Diana Albright said...

under 4 hours? thats good. if me, it would take 4 days to go 26 miles. ha! i think anyone who completes a marathon deserves a prize!

Melonie said...

Great pics (and story)! Congrats to your Hubby!

Unknown said...

Oh, girl! What a time you had! Congrats to your hubby for doing so well!! And what a gorgeous room!!! Yay! Love you, sweetie!!!

Sara said...

Beautiful trip...well except for the running & no air part...I hate to run can you tell?? Congrats to him! 6th place is AWESOME!!

Diana said...

I loved reading this novel!
But I cannot imagine no AC.
Great idea, a night marathon; that's what we should do here because it is probably as hot as it is there.