Good morning! Nice and sunny today, huh? I'm having my Nescafe tarik while reading all your posts and updates. The office is still very quiet but I figure it's gonna be pretty hectic afterwards. So might as well update now.
I had a good weekend. It was our wedding anniversary on Saturday, the 5th one. Yes... baru 5 tahun, tapi kadang2 terasa dah 15 tahun! I feel like I've been married to him for a long, long time. I guess, it's the diversity and complexity of things that we deal with over the past 5 years that make me feel like we are an old couple.
What did we do? We spent a night at Westin. This is something which I've been wanting to do for a long time. Just the two of us, away from the kids, to rekindle romance. It's been a while since we had time alone to ourselves. With him busy at work and me ~ always exhausted after chasing that little boy, where got time for romance? At night, the moment I hit the pillows, terus knock out. The same thing with him (if not spending time infront of the computer). The intention to do something wild and raunchy was always there, but that's only in our dreams.
So, I was determined to make it happen this time. I was thinking, if I don't do this, my husband would probably look elsewhere and I'll be deprived. So I booked the room without his knowledge and told him to set the date free. He said ok. I was thrilled but quite nervous at the same time takut tak jadi. (you know, over expectation?)
Although the kids told us to "disappear" early (why don't you both go out the whole day?), we took our time. Morning was spent at the pasar ~ my maid nak beli cincin emas for her mother & herself (I never knew Pasar Keramat ada kedai emas!). Came home and MrN cooked lunch. We had a late lunch (I sempat tidur). Main dengan budak kecik tu sekejap, MrN pulak tidur. At 6.30pm baru we left, but not before buying a new Ultraman toy for the little boy (kena bribe, babe!)
Driving to the hotel as night falls made me feel very contented. At last, we can have a night to ourselves. Tak payah nak fight for space with the little boy. The traffic in Bukit Bintang was pretty heavy that evening but that didn't deter our spirit. After checking in, we rested for a while in our room and watched the news.
The room was very nice, overlooking KLCC. One thing about Westin, the bed is heavenly and it's right smack infront of Pavillion ~ a shopping heaven. What more can we ask for, right?
Since it was our anniversary, the hotel gave us a tray of strawberries dipped in melted chocolate as a welcome gift. The strawberries tasted really nice! I've never liked strawberry dipped choc before (because they were Siti's favourite?), but these strawberries were surprisingly good. They went very well with the chocolate and MrN siap bawak balik yang lebih nya! (THAT good!)
We had dinner at La Bodega that night. I like the atmosphere at La Bodega ~ good food, good music. It was there when I felt I was transported back to the time when we were dating. It's a different feeling when you know you don't have to rush home after an evening out, don't have to worry whether or not the children have eaten at home. It was just so relaxing. We held hands, played footsies underneath the table.... those little, little things.
We agreed that we should do this more often. Perhaps once every two months. We need this to rejuvenate the LOVE and I seriously recommend it to all.
After dinner, we strolled down Jln Bukit Bintang and stopped by for a foot massage at one of the many reflexology outlets along the street. RM25 for 45 mins. Ok lah. It was almost 1am when we finished but the street was still crowded and robust with people. So we walked back to the hotel.
I tak payah ceritalah what happened in the room, ya? Suffice to say, the next morning, MrN said, "Malam tadi best!" Hee.. hee...
The next morning, we were woken up by a call from my MIL who was frantically looking for us. She called the house, she called my kids' hp, but no one seemed to know where we were. My maid cakap lain, Nadira cakap lain, so she freaked out.
Well, we didn't tell her the truth because my husband wanted to avoid a long lecture from his mother. But in the first place, why should we tell her, right? We don't live with her. Suka hatilah kita nak buat apa! Tapi sebab malas nak dengar dia bising, so we told the kids, "Kalau Wan call, kata we all keluar". But the maid didn't hear this. So when my MIL spoke to her, she said, "Tak tau. Malam tadi keluar tak balik2." Habis!
Then I heard my phone rang, it was her on the line. I didn't pick up. Dua tiga kali dia talipon, tapi I tak jawab. I wanted my husband to settle it with his mother. A few minutes later, my BIL pulak called, trying to find out where we really were. MrN told him where we were, but BIL said "Don't tell Mak we spent the night at Westin coz she's freaking mad at home!"
I was pretty annoyed by then. Why can't we just tell the truth? Why do we have to come up with all sorts of excuses for this? If my mother, senang saja. I told her the other day, it was our anniversary and she said, "Oh really? Happy Anniversary! You're spending the night at a hotel? Well, good for you!!" But, with his mum, memang kena cover line. All the time! I tak faham lah!
MrN tried to call his mother but couldn't get through. When he finally got her, kena tembaklah of course. But I told him to just say, "Iya... iya..." to whatever she said. Entah apalah dia goreng mak dia (he said we went to the pasar), last2 orang tua tu mellow down. We told her we'd visit her later that evening.
Because of that little drama, I seriously had no mood to continue with our weekend rendezvouz. I quickly took my shower and packed my bag. So did MrN. We checked out and went to Pavillion for lunch and a little shopping.
Sigh... tak tau lah nak kata whether it was a memorable weekend or not. But I did have a good time with my husband and I can't wait to do it again. But next time, we must plan this properly so that we can have a truly peaceful weekend. MIL - please harass someone else!