Monthly Archives: October 2015

It’s a spooky night in Malaysia

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So today at Bistari  condominium the management decided to have a Halloween party for the kids…it was really nice to be able to just have fun and kids make friends and laugh.

Some pictures below of how my kids looked like…they suppose to be spooky but they looked so cute…they said spooky beauty. ..lol!!!

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She is the beautiful good witch…lol…

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My nerd, Mt batman and my beautiful witch….

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The spooky family going down….

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Lol…at the hunted house…

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Not my choice of sweets…..

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It’s was a bug party with spooky kids all over the place….

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A Malaysian rice and coconut sweets….

Overall it was an awesome evening of just having a great time…

Malaysia Exploration Continues. ……

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The Mines Mall….

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The countdown is really on as we prepare for our new adventure in Virginia….3 days before we get on our 21 hour flight….I don’t look forward to that at all….but I am excited about the destination where that 21 hour flight will take us all.

Well today we took a trip to the mines mall…it’s a 280 meters long man made lake that runs through a beautiful mall…

We got on our boat and jetted off to the mall….through a tunnel and shops all around us.

Some pictures below…

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Getting on the jetty

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The view while riding the jetty

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Family rock

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That’s my ticket less than $1

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The Mines

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Other jettys

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That’s the mall…

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Lovely ride

It’s a great day out here in the MINES

Malaysia Exploration Continues. ..

HOSPITAL!!!! WHAT FOR?

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Well let’s see how this story line will go…

Woke up early today because its one of the days we have to leave our apartment early for the weekly cleaning.
So got up and all prep up ready for what I consider an awesome upcoming day for the whole family. Going to play archery at timesquare mall.

Destiny our oldest decided today is not a day for her to be out so she wants to rest at home…I was not too excited about her decision but since she explained that she was just tired I felt I have to respect her decision.

So marcus and I and the rest of the bunches set off…all excited because marcus was taking Mj (our 6yr old boy) on his daddy date. Mj himself was super excited and even started teasing his sisters.

Got to the train station at PWTC platform all ready to board our train….just waiting on it to show up.

Then marcus and I sat down and the other kids found a spot to sit also while we wait on the train.

Then we heard a hit….and a scream and blood all over the ground….

It’s was our son…..Lord…I felt like my world just collapsed on me as I watch marcus run to him and said keep the head up….and blood just gushing out…I thought I lost my only son…

Then I remembered something that I have been practicing since having kids….stay calm the kids are watching how I react so they also decide how they act…so I took in deep breaths and just listen to instructions from marcus. Wish I took pictures of the blood but was so deep into figuring out what we have to do next.

So I run downstairs to get a first aid kit….which they don’t have so please stay out of danger while at the train station because no medical attention available.

After cleaning the blood and finally getting him calm from crying and scared of his own blood.

We rushed him to the nearest hospital to make sure that he does not need stitches.

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Blood all cleaned and trying to figure out if he can tell us what hurts….head, teeth, gum ect.

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Arrived at the hospital….he did not want to sit in the wheelchair…he was not excited about that at all…

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They checked him and said we have 2 options. Wait for a couple of days to see if it heals by itself with some antibiotics and pain killers or put him to sleep right away and stitch him up….well both the doctor and Marcus agree it’s not that urgent to stitch so just keep an eye on it for now…

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Getting it all cleaned up

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That’s how he looked swollen lip(a little cut inside) and bruised face….

Funny but after all this with our energy around him…he asked his daddy “can we still have our daddy date please?” So his wish was granted…

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He did get his wish….daddy date with laser tag and a movie and some ice cream…

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It could have been our worse nightmare but God is always watching over us….he is alright and playing all around like nothing happened…

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I got to get a pose in before we left him and marcus to have their father and son moment

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Well the girls and I decided to get into something fun…archery…

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She is on point…

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Ready to take over…

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I think I got this…lol!!

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Hey picture first…target later…

Over all our day was excellent with us having a super challenging but yet fun day…

Malaysia Exploration  Continues…

Another great birthday celebration

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Today our 3rd princess IMAHKUS celebrated her 11th birthday…so I decided to focus all my energy on her…and she absolutely loved it with all the smiles on her face.

We spent the whole day from 10am till 9pm at 1 Utama mall which is one of the top 10 largest malls in the world. We only did 1 wing of the mall could not tackle all…lol…

Here are some pictures of our day

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That’s our first pose

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Sibling moment…miss our Karama…then it will surly be complete…

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I gave her RM 50 to spend…

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Lunch at TGIF and she loved her chicken burger

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We are ready to break the code avatar style…

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She was so happy to be clebrated today…

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And that’s who she used her birthday cash for..

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Well my oldest decided to on this old fashion swimsuit…lol!!!

Over all our day was magnificent celebrating our princess in style…she did not want a cake…That’s how we train them growing up…just have fun and clebrate without a cake if you don’t want too…

Thanks to all the birthday wishes she loved them all..

Malaysia EXPLORATION continues. ..

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Malaysian Wedding experience

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It’s very very different starting from the moment I was invited to a Malay wedding by our Malaysian friend…

We first she said you can wear a jeans and a top…I was like what!!!…

You know how it is in Ghana and Africa…we get a new dress or bag or shoes just to attend a wedding….and my casual jeans is not one of my options at all…

We so I did wear jeans and my kids did too…

Some pictures below will give you an idea how our day went…

Now let’s go Malay

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Yeap that’s how I go to the wedding…

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And that’s how the kids dress to the Malay wedding

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Bride a groom pose

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That’s the bride in a Malay wedding

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Beautiful bride

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That’s how we all look…

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Brides family…

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They had a platform for posing so I had to try my poses…

Beautiful day it was…no stress on how you look kind of wedding…

Malaysia EXPLORATION continues. ….

#BlackFamilyTravelWorldwithKids

Some Facts about the Manns Clan

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Some facts about the Manns clan

Travelled for 11 months
From Accra Ghana and ends in roanoke VA. USA

We have flown on the plane for 26,227.9 miles

We have visited 5 new countries and 2 old ones so over all we have done 7 countries .

We have lived in 5 new homes where nothing in there belongs to us.

We have not driven our own car in 11 months….

We have been introduced to 4 new fruits we love
Rambutan
Mangosteen
Kiwi berries
Durian

We have consumed more fresh fruits in one country than our kids ever did in their existence
Fresh straberries
Grapes
Oranges
Kiwi
Plums
Peaches
Nectarine
All in capetown our fruit haven

By the time we land in ronoake we would have used 7 different currencies in our 11 months travels.

I personally have made around 10 life long friends whom I am constantly in contact with everyday or everyother day

We have had 3 major visits to the hospital since our 11 month travels (all worked out very well, no major issues)

Marcus and I have had 3 major aguements  in our 11 months of travel (sometimes a little challenge helps us all grow to be better 🙏🏽)

In our 11 months of travels Marcus and I have had 2
5 days trip alone.

In our 11 months travels we have celebrated 6 birthdays in 5 different countries

I hope you enjoy our Facts for the Manns clan

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We are the Manns Clan…

8 days more before we settle in the states for 3 months,  before our next travel adventure begin….hope you stay put since next year is going to be a whole new country and loads of surprises…

Malaysia EXPLORATION continues. ….

#BlackFamilyTravelWorldwithKids

Henna day at China Town

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Today we decided to enjoy a little bit of culture…the kids and I visited Chinatown and also Malaysia central market.

Chinatown was a little bit more than what we all Bargain for since it was very hot and humid.

And it was not such a pleasant smell…lol!!!

We also tried Henna….

Beautiful for a day…

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Aasha’s

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Such a beautiful moment to experience with my girls…

Malaysia EXPLORATION continues. ..

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Pre-birthday Daddy Date

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Today as we are all get excited for our 3rd daughters upcoming birthday celebration…IMAHKUS will be 11yrs old on sunday and anyone who knows her knows that she is a party kiddy…

She is already excited each day and looking forward to just being our little princess for the whole day and she get to cut her cake and just have a ball.

Today Marcus took her out on a date…shopping and also movie day. They went to watch Pan…

So grateful for a beautiful daughter and an amazing father to our kids…

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In their uber ride out…

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Check out that sunglasses…lol!!

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It’s theme park time after the movie…

Happy Pre-birthday baby girl…

Malaysia EXPLORATION continues. ….

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Different countries with different Fruits

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With our travels we have come to fall in love with lots of diffident things in different countries.

Also we have come to find new fruits that we absolutely love.

In capetown we fell in love with juicy peaches and plums that will not break the bank…

In Bangkok we fell in love with mangosteen and rambutan…tasty juicy fruit.

We also started enjoying Tamarin in Bangkok…all this fruits are inexpensive and did not break out bank at all…

Now in phillippines we enjoyed mangosteen so much and the price was just right..

Now in Malaysia we have been introduce to a new fruit…or I should say a new size fruit…

Kiwi…yes it’s called snack mini kiwi and it’s so juicy and tasty…

Here are some pictures of our new found love…fruits.

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That’s the new tiny kiwifruit. …

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That’s the kiwi in whole…tiny and just pop in your mouth and enjoy…

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That’s my favourite…we called it letchi until we found the real name rambutan…

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Marcus favourite…mangosteen..very very tasty..

We are looking forward to tasting and trying new fruits while still exploring this universe…

Malaysia EXPLORATION continues. …

#BlackFamilyTravelWorldwithKids

Date with my oldest

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One of the things I have learned with having 5 kids…is to make time for each of them somehow so you can get to have that bonding moment with each kids.

So today I had that time with my oldest daughter. It’s been a while since I got to spend that alone time with her.

It’s getting exciting and fun hanging out with her since she is not 14yrs old and has some window shopping tips for me….lol!!!

We had such a great time just enjoying each other. And while having dinner she wanted to know once she is in college can we still do this dates once she visits me home? I said anytime.

That is so great knowing that she will still love to spend time with me while she is in college.

I am such a proud super excited mom of 4 amazing girls and one fast and furious son…lol!!!

Some pictures of our date

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Having dinner at vivo

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Did a little shoe shopping for daddy

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And she allows me to love on her…

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Water is so tasty…lol!!

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Oreo cheese cake treat…

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Her chocolate volcano

A great way to spend the day….

Malaysia EXPLORATION continues. …

#BlackFamilyTravelWorldwithKids