We went to Cameron Highlands from December 15th - 17th, 2008. Yes, only ONE day after our Christmas Musical. We were tired, exhausted, drained (you name it) but we were excited about this little family vacation. Err.... not, not "little" family vacation. In fact, there were 24 adults and 6 children who came to Cameron Highlands.
Benjamin, Sally, Su-Ann
Cherie, Godwin, Sze-En
Chris, Norman, Brian
Sharon, Thomson, Mae-Z
Terry, Mary, Fen-Ni, Jaden, Jared
Neela, Jason, Joelle
Let's see. What did we do there? There were 2 groups of (older) people playing mahjong, the slightly younger generation played cards, the kids played "pick-up sticks" AFTER watching a DVD played on Jason's laptop. Others went into one of the rooms to watch a fwe video clips of the musical.
Food of course, was in abundance. Mr Liew, the caretaker of the HSBC bungalow cooked both Asian and Western food. We had fishball soup, roasted chicken, fish and chips, etc. His dessert is not great. For example, he made apple crumble - the "crumble" was so much more than the apples. As for the pineapple tarts, Sharon said it's not worth leaving space in my already stuffed stomach, so I didn't taste it.
The Yeoh Clan - a close-knit family
The 3rd generation
More pictures ............
Some of us went to "Ye Olde Smoke House" on our way back to Seremban. The rest went back straight to Seremban.
At 1pm, the rest were already there, waiting for Rajen, MCTC and me. While admiring the beautiful garden, a stern looking lady came up to them, took in their extreme casual clothes and told them that the place was for her private guests. A. Chris who was quite offended by her rudeness, told her that they were there for lunch. The lady mumbled something and went in.
Later, A. Chris related the incident to Rajen, who then went up tothe lady to introduce himself first before explaining the relationship with the rest of us. Rajen, who gets cold easily, was wearing a smart long sleeve shirt and long pants. He was polite to this lady, whom we found out was one of the owners and I guess she was taken in by his charming voice. (ahem!)
After taking hundreds of pictures in the garden, we were asked to be seated in the dining area. She walked past us, a slice of half eaten bread with marmalade. She saw Rajen and told him that the marmalade was "home-made" and asked if he would like to try some (for free!!!!). She specifically said that it's only for him and there was only one slice of slightly toasted bread with some marmalade spread by the side. Oooooh! See what I mean when I said that she was quite taken in by him???
Most of us had a heavy lunch there. A. Lily didn't eat because it was not halal. I had a bowl of mushroom soup and crepe suzette. Others had chicken maryland, steak, black pepper grilled chicken ............ etc.
Thomson and MCTC got back to Seremban at about 6pm while we only got back at 9pm.
What a tiring day for everyone! It was a great short vacation, though and I hope the next time we have another of this little vacation, more of the Yeoh clan would be able to join in.
-posted by Rachel