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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

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New Zealand - Day 16

The day before, we kept mentioning about nasi lemak and nasi kandar and tekak mengidamnye nk makan.. so the thought of going home to eat was somewhat exciting for me hahaha like I said, we decided to take fiq’s flight timing as our flight time so we left around 8 am if I’m not mistaken.. we had one pit stop which was the rose garden.. finally!! A garden with flowers heheheh tercapai la gak impian mama nk tgk bunga even though not as much as she wanted.. went to the park and took some pictures..

then headed to the airport.. drop the rental car off and checked in.. the flight back took about 11 hours.. by then I learnt that the book I brought with me was boring so I was glad to watch the movies they had on board.. managed to catch a few including the amazing Catching Fire!!! My fave book of the trilogy and so far the better one between the two.. sucks though to know that Katnis ends up with Peta booho..

and thus that concludes my whole trip.. initially I thought of having short simple post filled with pictures, but then I can’t stop recalling our time there and feel like jotting it all down.. budget wise, wasn’t really 100% prepared for the trip but thankfully I just had my bonus, so all my bonus went to there.. without it, hutang keliling pinggang je la, and we all know I don’t like that.. so while we’re recovering financially, we’re also saving for our next trip weeee next year cuti cuti Malaysia je.. the plan is to go to Johor.. sedapnye sotong kangkung and tauhu bakar ah yong.. so our next international vacation is somewhere in Europe.. mama wants to go to Austria or any Scandinavian country.. and we're thinking of spring cuz both Australia and New Zealand was in autumn but we’ll see how it goes.. who knows by then I’ll have a niece or nephew, so should they come along? Hahahaha jahat2 =b  but euro is like 4.2 now compared to 2.8 nzd so have to save twice as more for 2 years..Insya Allah kalau murah rezeki..

now that u have 16 post blasted in ur face, I may take my sabbatical leave again.. mode malas je nk update.. i thought i was done with NZ but actually i've got hotels / motels to review.. but those will be super simple i guess.. sian izad, her job was to get pics of each motel we stayed in before everyone settles down (based on my instruction cuz i planned this ahead), so the least i could do is to use all those pics.. so anyway, in case I don’t check in anytime soon, see u when I see u.. bye!!

New Zealand - Day 15

That morning, we had sausages for breakfast.. Managed to spot a halal butcher yesterday, but lg sedap hot dog Firdaus Halal Meat, rugi xdpt stock byk2.. So our objective for the day is souvenirs shopping.. like I said, our family isn’t really the type to go on vacation to shop except for souvenirs.. and beli pon for our extended family and close friends and a bit for ourselves.. I got some t shirts for my besties and alang’s family.. for usu I got her a kiwi doll that had the haka chant once u pressed the tummy.. I saw that and thought she’d like something like that.. this time around I didn’t get something for angah but mama got her a bracelet and a tote bag.. we walked around town, hoping to see someone free jump from the tower, but instead we saw a couple riding the reverse bungee.. yaya and izad rode this once when we were in Singapore.. can still remember the whole clan (as in cousins) sleeping on the bus and Mohsin suddenly asked us all to get off.. dorg mmg gler, don’t know how dorg brani naik..



We went to the harbour and took some pics.. we even stopped and got some churos, yaya got the normal size for sharing and mama got the big volcanic one (I think we forgot to take a pic of it though) I dah aim nak blanja ice cream, the big cone one, so naturally when I saw a store name gelato, I called izad.. but mama had another thought in mind, she said gelato is gelatine and thus, we can’t eat it.. but I knew I read somewhere and it doesn’t translate to that..  but who am I to argue with mama especially with no internet to Google… jadi hancurla harapan nk mkn ice cream kat sane.. and it turns out, gelato is just frozen in latin huhuhuh when we first started to walk in town, we spotted this one place that sold fried chicken so sumer dh aim nk mkn tu.. so we thought of buying the chicken and eating it at the hotel..

churos!!! not Aunty Anne's pretzel hehehe jgn jelous k Hani =b

So bought the chicken and went back to the hotel to eat.. not really KFC standard but sedap la gak.. the skin was crispy but mcm overcooked sket.. izad wanted to buy chocolates to bring back to Malaysia (cuz sini xde chocolate hahaha) papa wanted to buy some rose apples to bring back to Malaysia (cuz sini xde apple kan hahaha) ok kidding2.. so the 4 of them (papa, yaya, izad n fiq) went out, while mama n I decided to stay in.. the hotel had a bath tub, and I just bought a bubble cream so chill in the tub for awhile... then I just continue watching tv.. that night dinner sendiri2 gak cuz we were mostly full from the lunch we had..

Sometime along the way, we were looking at our flight details.. luckily fiq bought his separately cuz his timing and ours were different.. his was at 1:15pm while ours was at 2:15pm.. we decided to base on fiq’s ticket cuz better early than missing our flight right? And good thing too cuz that was our time.. xtau la cmner tix from matta fair tu wrong timing huhuhu so went to bed early that night and was dreading (and a little excited) to be heading home..

New Zealand - Day 14

For the 14th day, we cut some activities planned for Auckland and thought of visiting a few places in Coromandel, cause otherwise, we'd be driving all the way here for nothing.. first was this pottery place that has this small train.. it didn’t open until 10am so we went and got tickets first.. then we went and visit this ‘garden’ which the lady at the office said there’d be flowers.. tapi kalau dah pegi time autumn, ape je la bunga yg ade huhuhu sian mama, didn’t manage to see her garden.. then we went to their town, it was quite small, didn’t have much things there..

When it was time, we went to the train again.. it was said that the place was for pottery and the train was built to make it easier to get the clay down.. at one point, the train was open to public, and has been open ever since.. We went up to the eyeful tower (initially I heard it as Eiffel tower hehehe) the view was quite pretty from there.. forgot to mentioned that on the way to Coromandel the previous day, we say a fire in the middle of the forest.. and from the eyeful tower, we could still see the leftover smoke starting to clear up.. took some pics and rode the train back down.. 

then we made our way to Auckland.. next on the list was Mount Eden (mount la sgt kan) dh nk blk Malaysia baru terfikir nk bli Mcdonalds.. tp fries je la.. sorg satu large fries sedakneee.. took some cool pics on the way there, the view is so pretty..

Found Mount Eden and took some pics.. we forget to bring our tripod for this trip, padahal malam tu tido sebelah tu je, lupe nk pack.. so if u can see from pics2 before this, we attempted to take a family photo.. and the one we took here, was by far the most neat one (abaikan mama tutup mata, mata sepet je actually tu hehehe) looking at the crate, terasa nk slide je bawah tu.. but as fiq would say, nk panjat atas balik mmg seksa la hehehe after walking around, we drove to our hotel.. 

hahaha 3 pic with te same background

nailed it..

so... we found Salem there..  

We stayed in Auckland for 2 nights so got a more comfortable room.. and by comfortable, meaning izad n fiq dapat bilik hehehehe we rest a bit and decided to go out for dinner.. towards the end of our vacation, we tried to finish the food we have so the bags can be filled with souvenir.. That night we had kebabs.. adehh dosa nye mlm tu, I raised my voice a few times.. but it got very frustrated.. when u drive, it’s kind of hard to make a decision which way to go.. it’s much easier when someone who can read the map or sign decide which way to go and just give instruction.. so when they say gi je mane2, i did.. and it turns out I took a turn that lead us to a parking lot.. then kne marah huhuhuh but that’s what happen when u ask me to decide, I tried my bearings but couldn’t see pass my nose.. ate kebab which was so-so, xdelah sedap sgt, but managed to eat quite a lot.. 

Sepanjang dinner tu, sumer nye otak tgh berfikir.. everyone was calculating the total cost of our dinner cuz the guy charge us about $120 for 5 lamb kebab and 1 lamb kebab with rice, 2 coke and 1 tea.. sumer xpuas hati sbb it doesn’t add up.. last2 mama went and asked for a receipt and it turns out org tu salah kire.. but I don’t blame him la gak, kitorg order berterabur cuz maybe this one person xtunggu the rest utk order so the rest cam gelabah sket (we don’t like to keep other people waiting) huhuhuh then there was an incident again when we got to our hotel and I was parking the car huhuhuh it really wasn’t necessary but mmg that night my tahap kesabaran rendah je.. that night just watched tv till 1 am.. ngam2 csi episode that I really want to watch cuz I saw the ad once.. after that, went to to bed.. okies, good night..