Monday, December 28, 2015

through sickness and in health...till death do us part

I was at a friend's niece's wedding recently. A friend whom I've not met for more than a decade. So glad to see her again after a long time.
I met her mom and saw her father in a wheelchair being pushed around the wedding hall by her eldest son. She said her father is 86 years old and recently started experiencing Alzheimer's disease. It started slowly but somehow it's getting worst. My heart sank just thinking about it.

It got me thinking, how will things be for us when we're old. How if I suffer from dementia? Will my sons care for me? Will my husband still love me the way he does? Or will I care, love and give my husband the support if he's suffering from it? Will I be around to care for him?
For most Alzheimer's disease sufferer, the memory loss part is not the hardest part, but the aggressive behaviour (either verbally or physically) that makes it difficult for one to care for the person.

As for my parents and parents in law, I know in my heart, insyaAllah... I/we will be able to care for them.

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Batu Caves

The last time I was here, it was a very long time ago. I was 10. I ran up halfway and I wheezed. We all had to rush home so that I can use my nebulizer. I still remember, eldest sister weren't too happy about it. Hehe! I'm the only one in my family who is asthmatic. So you can imagine the amount of trips that didn't happen because of me.

Well that was in the past. Anyways, since it's a school holiday and we aren't planning to go anywhere this time around (busy settling down at our new place, lots of money spend on the new home, blah blah blah..), so I decided to take my boys to Batu Caves. Actually we wanted to go to the National Science Centre but it was closed due to some renovation or something and my friend recommended Batu Caves.  Why not right? After all, I've never actually been there.

My boys' have seen pics of Batu Caves in their text books.
So yeay, here we are. Finally.

272 steps. Here we go... *holding on to my patella*

I was like smile for the camera..but in reality huffing and puffing..yes it was tiring.

Limestone cave.
Since it's a rainy season, we are able to see droplets of water falling down from the ceiling of the cave.
Not visible from there pics though

Yeah puddles where and there. Watch out boys.

Macaques everywhere.
Do not to carry any drinks, food or something in plastic bag when you're here because these cheeky monkeys will come after you. Unless you desperately want the attention.

Batman in a jar

This was at Dark Cave next to Batu Caves. But we will have to climb up the steps half way, it's located on the left. Unfortunately we didn't go in. I wanted to but my boys refuse because they read at the entrance that rarest spiders are found in that 100 million over year old cave. I hate creepy crawlies too but it looks fun. I peeked inside, the cave is pitch dark. If you want to try, hardhats will be provided and there will be a guide with torch light who will take you in. Sounds interesting. Perhaps I'll try it next time. Educational tour is RM35 for adults.
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