Monday, January 19, 2009

Anniversary Weekend

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!

57 comments:

Ezza Aziz said...

hmmmmm!
Hmmmmmm
Mmmmmmm!
romantik nya....
hehehe,agak nya habis keluar semua taktik...kuak lentang,gaya bebas....kuak dada ...kan MrsN...

Happy anniversary to both of you...long way to go dear

syima said...

I like celebrating anniversary this way MrsN. Romantic getaway, just the hubby & wife..Next year i told my husband kena pergi tempat best sikit sebab 10th anniversary.. Maybe that will be the best time for me to get a bigger carat! wink, wink!

Happy anniversary!

AuntieYan @ Makcik Blogger said...

Salam Mrs.N...

Happy anniversary!!!...:-) :-)

What a day!!spoilt betullah your MIL ni!... kacau daun!! :-( tak pe, lain kali you better plan betul-betul, buat script siap-siap...he!...he!

bella said...

Hi Mrs N,
Congratulations on your Anniversary!!!So romantic...good idealah...
As for the IL, mmmm let me cerita in my blog one day...coz, I do get you...everyone have to have the same script or else...die die die...hahahha....

MrsNordin said...

Ezza,

Kuak lentang? Hee.. hee... sampai mintak ampun lah MrN!

MrsNordin said...

Syima,

Actually, you don't have to go far for a romantic weekend. It all depends on what you like to do. Macam kita orang, we like to window shop, jalan2 & coffee2. So a place near Pavillion is ideal.

10th anniversary? Yes! Make sure it's a BIG rock!

MrsNordin said...

Auntie Yan,

Ya lah... spoil betul! Otherwise, it would have been perfect! Salah we all jugak lah, we assumed too much too soon. We should have informed everyone in the house. Nak pegi beromen pun susah betul lah nowadays!

MrsNordin said...

Hi Bella,

Yes! Tell me your story. I'd like to read it!

Itulah, excited sangat nak pegi petang tu, we forgot to cover our tracks. We assumed everyone knew what to do. Oh well... we'll know better next time.

Kmar said...

BJ,

Congratulations with your anniversary!! At first bila baca your cerita.. seronok jugak... tapi bila ´appear´ kisah your MIL in between the story.. eemm... langsung spoilt the story.

Madam Tai Tai said...

BJ,

5th anniversary already?! Wow...mcm baru semalam aje you guys got married. Happy Anniversary, dear girlfriend. May you and Nordin have lasting happiness always (despite the constant harrassment by MIL!).

Spending the night sans children at a 5-star hotel in KL is definitely a great idea to celebrate it. I'm happy to know that both of you had a wonderful evening last Saturday.

Anonymous said...

happy anniversary and may there be many more happy ones to come.

fulltime mom

Kak Teh said...

Mrs N & Mr N, Happy anniversary! Its romantic and the little drama made it all memorable.
My son booked us a hotel out in the countryside - because he thought both of us had not hads much time with each other. ..hehe, and you know lah what had to happen. I had earlier sent my story to my editor, tengah malam , which is morning in KL, my editor phoned, story tak sampai, i had no access to internet, and the phone kept breaking up - i tried sms, i tried dictating. Last sekali, had to call my son in the middle of the night to resend the story. hahah - ya, i remember the night.Lain kali leave the phone at home.

nurazzah8 said...

just bloghop from .... forgot already....

hurm...romantiknya........
nanti akak pun nak booked lah hotel somewhere for our 23rd anniversary this coming June.....InsyaAllah...

Naz said...

Mrs N,
Happy Anniversary! I hope it will be the two of you forever and ever.
:)

Aida said...

Hi BJ,

Happy 5th Anniversary... yes, like u I will be celebrating my 5th this year too... (cos I do remember that we married just months within of each other).... and like u, feel like we've been married for AGES already ehehehehhe maybe cos we've got older kids from the start.

Next time ui know what u should do??? U should get ur MIL to babysit the kids ehhehehe that'll give her something to do ehhehehe

Thanks for sharing your story hehehe and glad u had a great time.

wanshana said...

Happy 5th Anniversary, dear :)

Glad you managed to spend some time alone with MrN.

I was going, "aawwwhhh", etc as I read this posting, and tetiba bila part your MIL jadi Garmin device terus jadi "aaaaarrggghhh!!!!"

Spoilt betul laaa :(

busymum100 said...

MrsN & MrN,

Happy Anniversary!!

Wah.. what a way to celebrate!

BTW, I'm busy until late tomorrow, sb Wednesday DH and I are going to Krabi, sans kids, and coming back on Sat.

Byk tasks yg baru dpt from company :-( so kena habiskan before i leave on wed.

kay_leeda said...

Hi MrsN,

Happy Anniversary. 5 years?? Ahhh...how nice :) Like the playing footsie part!!! And the way you guys decided to celebrate it pun, ala-ala nak rekindle the romance gitu.

So lesson learnt, next year, prepare siap-siap script for maid & kids, so that lepas dari MIL's questions...heh...heh.

tireless mom said...

Hi BJ

Happy 5th Anniversary. What a way to end a romantic Anniversary at Westin. Macam tu ke your MIL? Eh I don't envy you at all.

UrbAnWiTch said...

hi, this is my 2nd time reading ur blog..i am not married yet but i find it very honest, enjoyable, from the heart and amusing, as well.

and if u dont mind, i have included ur blog amongst the blogs that i am following.

cheers to wonderful blog!

p/s- wondering if u have bumped into you in ampang point. hehehhe

jabishah said...

Happy Anniversary Mr.& Mrs.N. I cant agree more, the quality time together alone is the perfect way to celebrate. Not merely over candlelight dinner.

We celebrated ours in PD once & terhasilnya Balqis. 2 years no private getaway sbb ada baby yg kena nurse. Once Balqis turned 2 had a belated celebration in Phuket & terhasilnya Nadeen. Takutlah pulak I with this romantic getaway. Hehehe!

MrsNordin said...

Hi Kmar,

What to do... my MIL plays a big part in our lives. That's why bila pegi romantic getaway pun, ada jugak terselit cerita dia!

MrsNordin said...

Mdm Tai Tai,

Thanks. It was indeed wonderful. I'm still thinking about it... :)


FTM,

Thanks!!

MrsNordin said...

K. Teh,

Your son booked a hotel for you guys? Oh wow... that's so cool! Next time, please leave the notebook, Blackberry etc. at home, ok?

MrsNordin said...

Hi Nurazzah,

23rd anniversary? Alamak... that's a long time!!

Congratulations on keeping your marriage long lasting. I'd really love to hear your tips & nasihat on how to sustain this kind of marriage. Will visit your blog for sure!

p/s Try Westin if you want to be in town for your anniv!

MrsNordin said...

Hi Naz,

Thanks! Same wishes go to you. You dah kawin lagi lama ~ 16 years! Oh my... I'll be 52 when my 16th wedding anniversary comes around, and MrN will be 58. So old!!


Aida,

I know, you must be celebrating your 5th this year as well. I suppose you're right.. with grown up children, memang macam rasa dah lama kawin. I just hope we won't get bored of each other too soon.

MrsNordin said...

Hi Shana,

Spoil betulkan? You know, on Saturday night tu, as we were talking about how good it felt to getaway from home, my husband said, "Kita tak rasa lagi the full effect. Wait until tomorrow morning. Then we'll know how good it feels to wake up and not having to worry about the kids ~ what they're going to have for bfast, etc."

Oh yeah. Then we woke up to that!

MrsNordin said...

Hi busy Busymum,

You're going to Krabi? Alright!! Actually, I wanted to go to Krabi for the anniversary but due to time constraint, kena buat kat KL je lah. I think Krabi is a wonderful place for relaxation. I'll definitely make it a point to go again. Enjoy your trip!!

MrsNordin said...

Hi Kay,

Actually, it was quite impromtu. I was thinking, daripada beli /spend money on benda yang bukan2, might as well I use it for "quality" time with my husband. It was nice. You should do it too!


Yatt,

Yes, she's like that. Pantang tengok orang bersuka ria or happy2, dia mesti nak cari pasal. Dah faham sangat perangai my MIL tu. But she's ok after that.

MrsNordin said...

Hi Urbanwitch,

Thanks for dropping by. Sure, no problem. Link it lah.

Have we bumped into each other at Ampang Point? Well, I don't know. Nanti I zoom-in to your photos, ok, tengok kalau2 you look familiar.

Cheers!

MrsNordin said...

Jabishah,

Ohh... itu bahaya tu! Tiap kali pegi anniv getaway, terus pregnant! Ini bak kata Ezza lah, habis semua 'kuak lentang', 'kuak dada' punya technic dah terkeluar, that's why...! Hee.. hee!

I don't think the same thing will happen to me. We played 'safe'. :-)

Superwomanwannabe said...

Laaaa Happy Anniversary!May you have more and more years ahead...you and mr.N are soo suited.

Westin gave you strawberries and chocs??? woooah bestnye...Glad that the malam was great - kalau tak swing by the chandelier get your money back,hehe

Mak mertua you ...sigh. Seriously need to calm down. Try to delete this part from your memory when you think of your anniversary....

ICook4Fun said...

Happy Anniversary to the both of you. It's always nice to have a little romantic gateaway once a while. MIL you potong steam betul! Next time just leave the handphone kat rumah. At least can have some peace and quiet time together without worrying what other people think.

MrsNordin said...

Shila,

Swing by chandelier? Mana ada... But still, it was pretty 'intense'. Nasib baik I could still fit into my bustier! Hee.. hee...

MrsNordin said...

Hi ICookforfun,

That's my MIL for you!

We'd sure like to leave our hp at home, but if that was the case, it'll probably be even worse if she couldn't get us.

Hope you're still enjoying your holiday!

Dad of 4+1 said...

Happy Anniversary.....To many more years to come!!

Ummi365 said...

HAPPY 5th ANNIVERSARY!!!

I did the same thing like you did on our 12th anniversary. I booked a room at Putrajaya shangrila. They have this anniversary package masa tu..It was superb.. dari massage ke jacuzzi and dinner for two.. with breakfast in bed lagi...

wah seronok tak terkata..

so happen my anniversary fall on a weekend and it was a thaipusam day, terpaksa bohong my parents kata i ada training. diaorang heran training apa pulak cuti2 nih.. lucky i have my sister yang took care of our kids.

i boleh rasakan apa yang you rasa.

Eta My said...

Bj....best nye dier....

Selamat menyambut ulang tahun perkahwinan..well 5 tahun..like many people wd say is just a number...ape yang kita lalui dan harungi..bersama pasangan yang akan mematangkannya..

Being adult orphanage and my hubby's mum lak jenis tak kisah...I feel so lucky..at least..tak de rasa akan di 'harass'..any time ..any day...hihi...But again BJ..any MIL akan ade sket jeles tau...all the best to u in the future eh!!..

p/s: next time plan la betoi-betoi...baru le lagi bessttttt!!

Kitchen Guardian said...

bj,

happy anniversary, patutlah y'day i selisih dgn you at cafetaria nampak berseri seri.....emmm best last nite...silap silap jadi mcm i banyak rendezvous...anak pun berderet...not tt i'm complaining!

MIL you...biarlah dia, lama lama dia senyap lah tu!kalau tak pun pi secret rendezvous selalu selalu!

Kitchen Guardian said...

ha, shopping lingerie lagi dgn Superwomannabe...dgn seret rendezvous, sah tak lama lagi melekat lagi satu!!

MrsNordin said...

Dad of 4+1,

Thank you! Thank you! Mana boleh you, KG & SW je pegi romantic getaway kan? I pun nak jugak! That's why I booked the room. It was worth it!

MrsNordin said...

Ummi,

Wah... bagus jugak kat Shangri-la tu, ya? I've stayed there before but not with MrN. (don't start having ideas, ok. It was an office outing, bukan dengan lelaki lain!)

Hee.. hee... sungguh tak logic ada training on Thaipusam Day! Tapi tak kesah lah, janji lepas! Thanks for sharing!

MrsNordin said...

Eta,

You are lucky MIL you tak kisah sangat. My MIL ni, she doesn't do this kind of things. That's why she doesn't understand why we need to go for 'romantic getaway' like that.

But my parents are pretty cool. They do have their own romantic getaways. Kadang2, my mum would call and say they're in Penang. Kejap lagi dah kat Taiping pulak. Suka hati lah, Labu...

MrsNordin said...

KG,

We played safe lah... The objective of the getaway was to relax, not to get pregnant, ok?

The lingerie shopping ~ didn't get any tho' we saw some nice ones. I think, it's just one of those days when we feel "naughty". Lagipun, tak cukup masa lah nak try. Next time!

Zarina said...

Hi MrsN,

I got your link from MTT blog... lurve reading your postings; some are really hilarious I must say!

A Happy Anniversary to you and hubby! Memang dah 'cantik' dah your plan tapi part MIL tu blundered it all!

Next time... switch off all handphones during this getaway projects! :)

zaitgha said...

Mrs.N,

A bit belated but still wishing you Happy Anniversary and pray for many2 more....

i must be quite lucky as the in laws are all ok...

wonder what would be ours this year 17years you he he....

cheers and have a good week...

ms hart said...

Oooopsss...keretapi lambat! Happy 5th Anniversary to Mr and MrsN!! Happening betul...sampai last2 pening! Adoi...ada-ada aje MIL you 'enter frame'!! Sabar, sabar...no need to 'save' that part in your memory, k. Save the romantic episodes je. Sengih, jangan tak sengih!

MrsNordin said...

Hi Zarina,

Thanks for dropping by. MIL interframe tu boring sikit, but I don't really care. I had a good time with my husband, and that's what matters.

Glad you enjoy my stories! Singgah2 lah selalu...

MrsNordin said...

Zaitgha,

Lucky you your in laws are ok.

You've been married for 17 years. Oii... lamanya!! Congratulations for being able to keep it this long. Need to learn from you!

MrsNordin said...

Ms Hart,

Tak ingat pun part MIL tu... It happened, but it didn't spoil the whole thing. What I remember most is the midnight romp! Can't wait to do it again! :-) (you should do it too!)

caramel said...

Mrs. N...Happy 5th Anniversary

I have been silently following ur blog...selalu buat i tersenyum bila baca the entries and the comments from your other makcik bloggers......

I m single and after reading this entry [plus the kacang tanah incident] i will make it a point to check the future MIL before making any big time commitment........takutlah....

MrsNordin said...

Hi Caramel,

I hope I haven't scare you with my MIL stories!

Actually, if your husband/spouse is supportive of you, no MIL can interfere with your life. Kalau dah suka anak dia, like or not, you have to try and like his mother toolah, kan?

Take care!

Hope said...

Happy Anniversary, Mrs N...!!

MrsNordin said...

Thanks, Hope!

MA & Brood said...

Happy Anniversary! Sorry ler lambat sikit masuk.


Tergelak I baca bab Mr N *goreng* your MIL. Macam teenagers caught playing hooky saja.

MrsNordin said...

Ma,

It's always like that. Selalu kena cook up some stories for her. At that point of time, I was thinking, "What the he**, man! We are adults already (my husband is 47 this year!), and yet we still takut kena marah dengan Mak!" Apa lah, kan?

shell said...

eeeeee bestnya Mrs N. U r such an inspiration to all yg husband tak kuasa nak ber "rendezvous". Anyway i will get him this year. hehehe