On Christmas eve, hubby, myself and the 2 kids checked in at Merdeka Palace for a 3 days 2 nites family package. That evening we crossed over to Merdeka Plaza for a belated birthday dinner that my hubby had promised my son. Earlier on that day we went for a dip at the hotel pool...I say dip cos I can't swim, hehehe.....but the kids swam and they enjoyed themselves.... and that gave them a good appetite, ready for dinner.
And on Christmas Day we just walked over to St Thomas Cathedral which is just across the road from Merdeka Palace for the Christmas Service. The Cathedral was packed to the brim. Being in the Cathedral brought back nostalgia of yesteryear's when I used to follow my late mum to the Sunday Service. I think I was about 5 or 6 yrs old at that time. We would take the No. 4 bus and stopped at Main bazaar and then walked through the alley to the Cathedral. But after St Faith Church was built in the 70's, which was much nearer to our place, we haven't been to the Cathedral except on a few occasions. Listening to the beautiful Christmas hymns, looking at historic Cathedral really brought back that warm nostalgic feelings. But there's something missing...back then they used to burn some incense, I love the pleasant smell, so soothing and calming. That differentiate St Thomas Cathedral with other Churches back then. I felt so happy and blessed that I was able to celebrate Christmas at the Cathedral this year.
We had our Christmas breakfast at the hotel and after that lepak in front of the TV while hubby took a snooze.
Later that afternoon my cousin called up and invited us over to his place. Wahh....rezeki cos at about that time we were already planning to walk over to Merdeka Plaza for lunch cos by then our stomach were already humming the "lagu keroncong". Back to the hotel in the evening, the kids head to the swimming pool while hubby and me went to sweat off at the gym.
The next day we checked out early as we have to attend my niece Church wedding at 10 am....and a wedding dinner later that night at the Banquet. So folks... that's how we spend our Christmas holidays for a change. Everybody is happy.... So as we are still in the Christmas Week...Merry Christmas everyone.