Tuesday, October 20, 2015
Stepping past this green prison gate sent shivers down my spine.
I was excited stumbling upon this prison museum while driving in Melaka. A visit to a prison has been on En's list for the longest time. And I can't wait (with wobbly legs) to bring her here when she is back from Europe.
A dummy at the watch tower of the prison.
We are allowed to take photos inside the prison except at the gallow and corporal punishment area. It was too creepy for me to take any except at the watch tower, in the broad daylight! The prison was quiet when we visited and we were alone most of the time. The ticketing staff said, "Tour guide is only available on the week day."
It is another informative Peranakan museum to help feed the curious mind of my child.
The colour of the mourning clothing for the Straits Chinese, our tour guide, Julie said.
A photo of a 12 years old nyonya with elaborate jewellery.
The two lanterns at the corner of the entrance symbolize the family origins and surnames in Chinese.
We visited this museum 5 years ago and we didn't have a guide back then. This time round, we had a tour guide and that helped us understand the display much better. There are a total of three terrace lots which belong to the Chan family since 1861. The museum occupies two lots whereas the third lot is turned into a cafe and guest house called Cafe 1511 guesthouse.
Cafe 1511 used to be the servant quarters of the Chan family.
We booked a room at the attic. The steep climb of the stairs from the cafe at the ground floor led us to the rooms above.
The windows that overlook the courtyard in the middle of the home below.
I like it here, being in a historical building.
Another stairs brought us to our room in the attic.
The lovely traditional ventilation holes.
One of the two rooms in the attic.
Skinned knee from falling.
A few of the kids fell when the big group of children started to run. She tripped on someone who fell in front of her. I saw her got up and asked her friend whom has also fallen down if she was okay. Then she ran towards her first obstacles. It was a 1 km run with 16 obstacles for her age group (8 to 10)
Friday, October 2, 2015
So my little one handed me this book and said, "Read it mom, it is so funny." She got the book from the recent book sale.
Note to self - Watch my words, expression and body language when I speak.
Holy Moly! I almost wanted to say something when I saw how my older one dressed up the other day !! Yeah, thank you for the great tip Dr Heinz Doozandohntz, I shall get rid of my old photographs immediately.
"DO persuade your parents to buy you a pet - you need one for company and to teach you a sense of responsibility"
Oh yeah, I bought the guppies! (gulped)