KL Bird Park

Early last month I took annual leave to bring the kids to the KL Bird Park. It was the school holidays so we wanted to bring them somewhere special.

We made our way to KL after the morning rush hour, and purchased our tickets at the counter. The ticket price for adults with MyKad are RM27. If you have AEON card, you can get a ticket for only RM20. Kids (aged 3-11) with MyKid can get tickets for RM13.

The photo above was taken at the souvenir photo stand. It was quite expensive but I thought it would be something memorable. The kids were terrified. The birds were heavier than I expected.

The Bird Park is quite a big place. I was just recovering from throat infection and fever. Thankfully I managed to make it through by walking slowly and taking many breaks.

When we first went in the aviary, this bird was following us. Later we realized that visitors could buy some bird feed to feed the birds. No wonder they were trained to follow humans around!

Honestly I can’t identify the bird species. Here’s one climbing on top of a bird cage.

The sun was shining but I remember it rained the night before. So the weather wasn’t too hot.

Some green birds on the green grass. Sorry I’m not being very helpful with the bird names here haha.

Caleb was really fascinated with the birds.

Caleb posing for a photo with an ostrich in the background. The kids had the chance to feed some vegetables to the ostrich.

The waterfall I mentioned in my previous blog post. It made me feel calm and relaxed.

I think these are flamingoes.

A bird walking on the metal railing with a dinosaur pose.

More flamingos. Looked like they were asleep.

A peacock. We saw six or seven of them.

We tried to take a photo near the peacock but the kids were to afraid to pose properly.

An indoor exhibit with egg incubators, chicks and ducklings.

Ducks running around.

Daryl making faces with grandpa while we were waiting for the Bird Show.

We left went home after the 12:30 show. We spent about 3.5 hours there.

What I liked about the KL Bird Park is how close you can get to the birds. The admission ticket is reasonably priced. There are a lot of birds to see. The bird show is entertaining enough to capture the kids attention.

The kids enjoyed themselves and we adults enjoyed spending the time with them.

 

 

 

Rainbows

I’ve been privately going through some times of uncertainty in the past few weeks. Change is uncomfortable, and I can’t make up my mind. I’m not sure about the path ahead. I don’t know if I’m making the right decision.

But I have been coming across rainbows and somehow it’s a bit comforting.

Here’s a photo of a rainbow in the sky. I saw this near my office one evening.

Here’s another picture. If I reach the office early, the morning sun is refracted through the office glass door, casting these rainbow colours on the wall.

I like this photo. The colours really contrast with the grey wall.

Finally I came across a third rainbow while visiting the KL Bird Park.

The rainbow is at the base of the waterfall.

I can’t explain why rainbows are comforting. Maybe it’s some memory of the story of Noah. The rainbow was actually a covenant between God and Noah not to flood the earth to kill everyone again. Kind of scary if you think about it (the part where everyone dies). But Sunday School teachers always use the story to talk about God’s promises and I think that’s the association I have in my mind.

Maybe it’s the colours of the different wavelengths of light. Always the same sequence. Consistent. Rainbows are really beautiful to look at.

 

 

 

 

Simplicity

Yesterday I learned a lesson from my team mate.

We were trying to come out with a solution to a problem we’ve been facing. Initially I was searching all over the web and downloading software to test. We also discussed about writing our own software to solve the problem.

In the end, he suggested that we go back to the basics. Instead of getting the most fancy tools, we could do the same thing with a basic calendar app.

My natural tendency when faced with any problem is to find the most advanced, high tech solution. I guess in my mind, whatever is newest must be good right? But I’m glad I learned that is not always the truth.

Sometimes the most simple solution might get the job done. I look forward to applying this concept in my daily job from now on.