Pamela's Online Journal

Working mother of 3 boys, loves travelling & writing.
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Tour Istanbul

This year’s vacation is a little challenging. We brought forward holiday plan to March making the interval between the previous one (Sri Lanka and Maldives) merely 2 1/2 months because of Dominique’s schedule in June’s project and December’s internship. As the boys get older, it is harder to plan holidays. It’s not the best traveling … Continue reading

To Hell and Back

Kawah Ijen (Ijen crater) is one of the craters in the world which have natural blue fire. The other one is in Alaska, said the guide. But, Ijen is the only crater where you can see the blue fire for all year long. The best time to see the blue fire is 3-4am hence we … Continue reading

Fun adventure – Ranu Kumbolo

We arrived at Malang early morning 3:58am on Friday, 16 June 2017. Driver picked us up at Malang train station and brought us to a home-stay to wash up and had a few hours of sleep. By 7:30am, we packed clothes, necessities and snacks enough for 2 days and put the rest at house. Although … Continue reading

The Problem with Spontaneity 

The first 2 days in Jogja (Yogyakarta, Indonesia) to Prambanan, Borobudur and Mount Merapi were simply awesome. Today’s city tour was a disappointment. In fact, today’s feeling have been a chance to reflect how much city tour disappointment we experienced in the past at other countries. Probably next time, when I plan itinerary, I shall … Continue reading

Finding my balance 

“Whether you think you can, or think you can’t—you’re right.” – Henry Ford After 2 lessons of stand up paddling (SUP) in swimming pool, I begin to look a little more pro-like in calm water. Less than 12 hours later, I attempted first open-water this morning. It was my maiden sea-sport venture. I never done … Continue reading

Love Letter to my son, Dominique

Being a middle child is not easy. I understand how you feel because I am a middle child too. You may feel that you have been ignored. You may be wondering why you have to wear Robin’s old clothes when you were little and follow things that works well for Robin and applied the same … Continue reading

Love Letter to my son, Robin

November 2010 My dear son Robin, 13 years ago on the night of 11 March, Papa and I went to KK Hospital for a tour to familiarize with the newly-opened hospital. After reaching home, I started my first bout of pain but dismissed it as a normal tummy-ache. I went to toilet throughout the night … Continue reading

Treading on thin ice … our days in North Korea (Part 1)

“NORTH Korea has banned Malaysians from leaving the country until “the incident that happened in Malaysia is properly solved”. Today’s headline (7 March 2017) about North Korea.  This could be a weird time to post my travelogue about North Korea. However, we’re grateful to be one of the few that stepped in the world’s most … Continue reading

Road trip in Chiang Mai

20 December 2015 The trip was to Wat Phra That Doi Suthep. After a few minutes of orientation in the city, my eldest son, Robin took on the wheel. His first real driving experience is not in Singapore. It is Thailand! Revisiting the temple 24 years later is unthinkable. Back then, both Goh and I … Continue reading

Chiang Mai Marathon

20 December 2015 That’s why we are in Chiang Mai. We traveled thousand of miles for a 10km race. The start point is Thapae Gate, just in front of our hotel, Hotel M. Since 3am, we were randomly awakened by sounds of running events. 4am was full marathon flag off time, 5am dos half marathon, … Continue reading