Saturday – It was an event being out with both in-laws, our last being some 15 years ago, probably when we visited Cameron Highlands also as part of Penang trip. Certainly felt that age has caught up with each of us in a specific way. F-i-l seems to have starting signs of senility…. possibly. I guess it is part of family responsibility to keep on sending little reminders when certain off-sense questions popped in. M-i-l seems to fair better. Probably because she is more adventurous in nature. HK to PEN flight greeted us in first class cabin as flight was almost full. Certainly very private seat n comfortable. It will be lovely to be in one on a long haul flight.
Sunday – P-i-l decided to go try local morning dishes near home area to our surprise. They tried koay-teow-theng, to our surprise, found them tasty. It is a simple, chicken base soup bowl of noodle. My f-i-l eats very strong salty, sweet dish in TK. Visited house, enjoyed recycled goods that were given by my i-l as she clears her house storage little by little. Played with the dogs. We had reservation for high tea at 1885 restaurant in E&O. Meals turned out moderate although the tea choices we all had were fantastic. The finger pastries could be better, I am sure.
Monday – We enjoyed drive to ex-Mutiara Hotel, Tg Bungah. She is still in deprived condition, without anyone to take over the running of it. This evening we had dinner at BJCC club house. Then we drove across Penang 2nd bridge that was opened in early March. Tonight was the last night of free access. It was quite accidentally that A had a check late night. Our next day return flight was delayed to 1100+ rendering time for connection flight quite challenging after reaching Hong Kong.
Tuesday – Woke up the next morning, a check showed another time reschedule to 1200+ hour, rendering time for connecting flight impossible now. M-i-l got a minor shock n felt I’ll for a short while. Thank goodness she rested n felt fine enough to get on flight. We cancelled our HK dinner with friends. I-l had to put up a stay in HK for next morning flight back to TK. It was at Novotel CityGate.
Yet, we had to regroup as M-i-l felt good enough to go out for dinner. A place near Novotel CityGate so that she needed not walk too much. F-i-l was getting high at the end if dinner for some reason. We were quite dumbfounded n missed taking a group photo. Too bad…….
Next morning we were supposed to meet up for flight check in at bus terminal HKIA but f-i-l was too impatient. Everyone moved on to staff counter. Thanks goodness WiFi connection at our hotel was good enough that I read Emerson’s mail in time before bus left hotel ground. Save me some heart beat missing moments…… Whew…….. Surely his senility sign has gotten stronger, I must admit. Though he would not. Normal for most at similar age. It would be quite a problem for him to travel in foreign country as contacting will be an issue when lost. Travelling according to arrangement will be the basic understanding to avoid unnecessary panic.
Wednesday – Finally, I get my own time back, tried to catch up with MOOC n bible homework. Paperwork in backlog schedule. Joined in conference dinner at Marriott. There were group performance, cake decor competition n special recognition. I also took the chance to tour terminal 2, Aviation section, located above the shopping floor in Terminal 2. With a bad stomach, I skipped trying out the plane aviating attraction. I tried foot massage at Wellness Spa n Massage at Level 3 also n had a lady has quite strong palms.
Thursday – Had breakfast at Lions Rock, had quite an uncomfortable lower stomach. We had dinner with friends, such an honour indeed to visit their homes, which are on the other side of Kowloon. Gorgeous homes, indeed.
Friday – We went off to airport as time for check in nears. We already checked the night before. Such lovely high tech generation.
It was a smooth flight back. Enjoyed a nice slow stay at HK since a long time ago.