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Thursday, 30 August 2012

perhentian island, i will come back!

this year i had the intention to join my colleagues for squid fishing at kapas island. i have wanted to do this for years.
it did not happen!
the little getaway would be fantastic just for the whole family at the tioman island, since in actual fact it was too difficult to gather the 2 college boys and a secondary schooler at a particular period in view of the non-appropriate vocation time.
so, that did not happen too!
came what may, i will make it to perhentian island whatever it takes.
what could be a better time than the eid festivities. it was crazy but i did it. travelling at almost midnite across the east-west highway, we reached the besut jetty almost 5am. park our car, bought the ferry ticket and departed at the earliest boat ride at 7am eventhough there was no prior hotel booking. i did called up few chalets but they were all booked up, so we took our chances. out of Arwana, Ulu-ulu, coral bay, flora and fauna, we managed to secure a chalet at flora!
there were 90% foreign tourist and 10% asian - malaysian included! it was like a holiday overseas!
i telll ya! this place is a real heaven on earth.

departing from besut jetty at dawn

each boat was equipped with life jacket. passengers then ferried by smaller boat to the island to protect the coral

fantastic chalets on perhentian besar

sun, sea, snorkling and beaches - owh! heaven on earth. fresh seafood!
equipments you need for snorkling or
deep sea diving, readily available at affordable price. of course you could bring your own!

Wednesday, 29 August 2012

hari raya yang bahagia!

caya tak? hidup ini lebih bermakna jika ada perancangan.
ada kalanya mende berlaku secara tetiba dan apa yang tidak dijangka itu lebih menggembirakan.
buktinya hari raya ini jadi sakan kerana habis satu malaya aku pusing. dari putrajaya ke perak then off to penang, terus ke terengganu, pahang dan balik semula ke rumah!
phew!!! jauh tu perjalanan sumenya dalam 6 hari suntuk! free and easy take it as it is!
dua anak-anak kolej tu dah berebut-rebut nak jadi driver maka aku dan wanita comel jadi master dan maam...oh sungguh indah hidup ini! tema hari raya tahun ini family reunion. aku rakamkan kegembiraan di dalam foto berikut.

mana kueh raya neh tak sampai-sampai!

makan jangan tak makan. menu utama mee rebus mamak

lepaih makan kita tangkap gambaq plak no!

Tuesday, 7 August 2012

shop till you drop

need i say more? after shopping like hell, they plonked down on the bare floor of sogo.
tired they might me, but look at those faces of conquest and victory.
thank god! i am done with hari raya shopping for my family. i have been writing earlier about the sogo agony, now i posted pictures of them.

Thursday, 2 August 2012

love, hate ~ love, hate

i have this horrendous love-hate relationship with Kajang. by that i mean i like the fact that everything is within reach and walking distance, all-in-one. it's like getting your chicken and fishes and vege from the wet market, then hop on to get your groceries from the stalls next to the bakery just nearby, still have time for your favourite curry mee and teh tarik for breakfast and all these chores done before the bank opens.
on the other hand, what i dislike is the roads to Kajang are mostly so very slim and congested. it takes hours just to get to the petite town. now that you get there the biggest headache starts - getting a parking lot within the vicinity of the town area.
i made a blunder last Friday while running errands in Kajang. after numerous rounds of the town with no parking space available, then i decided to park underground this boutique hotel.
just as i pushed the button for a ticket at the entrance of the slanting (with a crazy sharp bent) parking alleyway, suddently out of no where, came this motorist on his stupid dilapated  bike by the side speeding madly into the parking lot.
as the result the pole came plonking down centimetres away from my car as i was slamming the brake to stop the car just in time. there was such a loud screeching noise.
wanita comel screamed her lungs out, hysterically. it was so loud, i turned speechless for fear that the security guard might think it's the case of molest or attempted rape. worst things have happened in gloomy, shabby dan dingy carparks. 
i then decided to reverse immediately with vandetta in mind. i wanted to get out of the car and gave chase to the mindless and moronic motorist so that i could knock some sense into his  bloody thick head with my bare hands or a hockey stick, hopefully that would drill some sense as well as a stern warning to be civil to other motorist the next time around.
at the speed of lightning, the slender and lustrous fingers of wanita comel clutched my arm. i had to succumbed to her plea "it's all right bang! nothing's broken - we are safe and not in any kind of danger, just let go....."
arghhhhhhh! i know! i know! i should have driven my cute sporty vitara instead the the bulky elysion prestige.
certainly, it's things like this that add salt to injury and for all you know the nonsensical bloke might not even be a resident of Kajang which give the town a bad name.

p.s.: wanita comel is my beautiful wife.
pics from super