Travels

Mega Cavern

Today, M took the day off. The four of us (dad stayed home) went to visit the Mega Cavern.

Wow, I never know this thing (they call it a building) exist! Goes to prove that one will never be too old to still be surprised by life’s little and big things.

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Malaysia, Travels

Malaysia Day

Today is Malaysia Day. I am spending (not celebrating) this day in Kentucky with two other Malaysians, my parents.

On the theme of not celebrating, we went out for a Korean dinner. My goat stew was simply delicious. After dinner, we went to drink some beers at a local brewery pub known as 3rd Turn Brewing.

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Human Nature, Travels

This Familiar Feeling

So here I am visiting my youngest brother after a four-year gap. Seeing where he lives, his neighbourhood, doing grocery at Meijer, helping out in the garden, seeing a play by my niece and her two friends and taking long walks around the neighbourhood. Ten years of living in Belgium does not stop me from having this familiar feeling, like I know this place, even though I have just been here in Kentucky for 48-hours. I guess those years in Michigan left quite an impression after all.

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Travels

Travel Preparation

Today, I clean the house as I usually do on Wednesdays. Then, I do my accounting and finances. I pay bills that are due in the near future and allocate funds to where they will be needed.

Tomorrow, I shall try to freeze any leftover food that the four of us cannot finish. I will also get some snacks ready for the budget flights I have booked. Then, one last kitchen scrap composting and I will be ready for the upcoming trip to America on Friday.

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Belgium, Travels

Antwerp

D and I brought my parents to Antwerp (Antwerpen in Dutch) this afternoon. We walked about the city to enjoy the sights and sounds, stopped to drink beers, and then had a lovely dinner at a restaurant in China Town before heading home.

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Human Nature, Simplify, Travels

Gathering

We had a simple family gathering at our home this afternoon. One last time for the family to spend some moments with each other before some of us move and travel onwards. Who knows when we are going to see each other again. Overall, it was a lovely Sunday afternoon drinking coffee, eating cake, chatting and playing with the two young boys.

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Jibber Jabber, Travels

Boycott Fail

Four years ago, I wrote this. Well, I have just booked some air tickets on the same airline I am supposed to avoid at all cost. I guess ‘monetary cost’ was a strong enough reason for me to allow myself to be herded about the internet like some digital life stock. I do not like my decision. I do not like how I am currently feeling regarding this matter. I guess we just need to face it and hope for the best.

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Beautiful North Sea sunset viewed from the West Flemish Coast.

Belgium, Travels

Sunday Sunset

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Belgium, Travels

Durbuy & Dinant

Yesterday, we went on a road trip visiting the cities Durbuy and Dinant. Quaint little Durbuy claims to be the smallest city in the world, whereas Dinant boasted an impressive citadel next to the river Meuse. D and I have been to both cities before, but we still find the trip quite enjoyable. I am glad that mom and dad are healthy and mobile despite being in their mid-seventies. How wonderful to see them get excited and interested in things here in Belgium.

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