October 2017 – It’s a Wrap

OCTOBER – Knowing or unknowingly, I registered for the My10K@UPM Farm Run and roped in Amelia as well. But bear in mind, I do not run but walk. Was it a good walk? Yes and no. Yes – I was walking along a new route in UPM and the weather was good. No – my timing went out the door and I was dead tired as a result of no training and no exercise.

Done … every one who completes the run gets a finisher’s medal

However, the highlight of October was my holiday in Yogyakarta with Sue and Azwa from 3 to 6 October. It was unplanned but since I had to deliver a presentation at Rapat IPI for PPM, I decided to go for a short holiday with my girls. We stayed at Hotel Ibis Yogyakarta at Jalan Malioboro since this was meant to be a foodie holiday and there are loads of eateries here. Azwa loves going on the plane and she takes to it easily. She adapts well to hotels and tries her best to try the different food a place has to offer. Her only requirement is that we have to allow her to play at any playground that we come across and luckily for her, almost all the malls here have a playground. We came back happy but I was definitely not rejuvenated but that’s another story.

Presented and capturing moments with my Indonesian counterpart

She loves doughnuts

With Camar

My first ever visit to Taman Sari

Apart from that I had four meetings, a wedding and a birthday party to attend. But, the highlight of October had to be the birthdays of Sue or Suraiya on 9 October, Amy or Mimi or Amelia on 7 October and Sue’s husband on 10 October.

Happy birthday

The last weekend was spent indulging Azwa with Halloween celebrations. As a family, we don’t celebrate Halloween but I feel its important that Azwa enjoys the best of all cultures.

Happy Halloween

Sugar overdose

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