May 30, 2007

I am sick for 5 days in a row.
I finished up all the medicine the doc gave me.
I have no idea why I'm sick.
I want to sleep. I'm not at home, I'm at work.
I hate work.

By the way, UCSI is offering me 50% tuition fees waiver on the course Bach in Food Sc and Nutrition. Intake in September. Full tuition fees = 58k

May 14, 2007


Pangkor is the cheapest vacation place I've ever been to. Seriously cheap. 3 days and 2 nights for Rm 200, including souvenirs and food, everything!

We took a bus from Klang to Lumut. From Lumut, we took a ferry to Pangkor. It took us around 4 hours to get there and we didn't have to wait long for the bus also. Rm 16.60 for one way. The ferry was Rm 10 for two ways!

It was a really great that we found a place to stay, which was really cheap and comfortable. A two-storey terrace house, equip with Astro, Air- cond, water heater and everything else that you might need. All for RM 30 a night/ person. Talk about budget!

But the best part was that we managed to found a rented car for just RM 60 for 3 days!! And it wasn't a small and faulty car but it was a new Proton Iswara.

It was just a small island, and the view was just average. The nicest beach there was the one in Teluk Dalam. The water there is much cleaner, the beach was quieter and best thing is that you won't find any screaming kids running around the beach. But the setback was that the road leading to Teluk Dalam was very dangerous, very steep and a lot of sharp curves. But it was worth it.

There wasn't much interesting places there besides from the beach. There were Dutch Fort and a few temples. That was all. But the main reason for me to go there was the food!!
The seafood was very fresh and depending on where you eat, it can be very cheap. The first night we were there, we ate Fried Sotong, Laksa Fish and a vege ( can't remember what vege was it). All for Rm 10/ person. The fish was really really nice! The restaurants in Pangkor Town was a bit expensive, and wasn't so fresh also. The best place to eat is in the Chinese town, slightly after the jetty, near the huge Chinese temple. It's much cheaper and fresher there.

If you want to buy some souvenirs, try buying dried satay sticks or dried fish fillet because it is much cheaper and more variety there. I suggest you to buy in Lumut town, which is much cheaper and please, don't ever buy in Teluk Nipah! They are mainly for Kwai Lohs and foreign tourists. And because they are so many of them selling dried food, you can always haggle with them. We really had fun bargaining with the traders there and we did it in a good and polite manner, mind you.

All in all, it was fun and best of all, it didn't burn a hole in my pocket! ;)
p/s: If anyone wants contact numbers for the accommodation, car rental or any questions to ask me, feel free to drop me a comment and I'll reply you ASAP!!

May 11, 2007

Adventure in KL

KL is the last place i would spend my holiday at but somehow me and my collegue, Ahilah, just thought of going around KL for our labour day 2 days break. It was fun actually. I woke up 30 minutes later than i intended and she had to wait for me at the train station. Hehe... so bad of me..

We took a train to KL Sentral and then from there we took a cab to Butterfly park.
We started out in Butterfly park and it was funny. The lady at the counter actually asked for my Mykard to verify that i'm a local! (they have different entrance ticket rate for local and tourist)
What??!! Do i look like some Ah lian for China??? WTH....
The butterflies were just alright not as nice as the one in Cameron Highlands... But the Koi fish was HUGE! Seriously huge...i've never seen such huge fishes in my life before...
The Koi fishes in Butterfly park were HUGE!!
Okay, they don't look so huge in this picture, but they were seriously huge in real.

Next, we went to Orchid Park and Hibiscus park. It was so so so hot. I had to apply sun block wherever i go and Ahilah was like "Do you need to??" Hahaha... Hey, i get sun burned easily...
The flowers were nice. The nicest part is that we got ourselves some souvenirs from there. Hehe...we plucked the branches of the hibiscus flowers so that Ahilah's mum can replant them at her house! It was really hot in Orchid park, but luckily i was fully prepared. I had an umbrella, caps, hand fan, sun block for face and body, and even sunblock for lips!! This time around, i want to make sure i wont get sun burn again!

Water lily in the Orchid park. Ahilah took this beside the pond and i was so afraid she would fall into the algae filled pond!! Thank god she didn't!

Then we went to the Planetarium, and we had to walked for some distance to get there. It was really fun at first but when the kids started to come in, it was really out of control. They were shouting and running around and we decided to go into the Theater to have some quiet time. The theater was really nice, especially the part where it was pitch black and all we could see was the starts and the planets... So calming and peaceful..

Looking through the telescope at the Planetarium. I can't remember what i saw though.

Then we walked back to KL sentral and took a train to Petaling Street to have our lunch. It was a mistake to go there. Packed like sardines and we had to squeze into the street just to get to a restaurant to eat. But i got myself some delicious egg tart and Siew Pau... Yum yum..
I felt like we've shed a few kilos because we walked so so far!!

By the time i got home, i was so freaking tired. But i had always wanted to do something like this, only i didnt have the chance to do so. It was really exciting and i hope to do it again. But of course, not in KL. Somewhere else, far away from home....

May 2, 2007

Enjoying to the MAX!!!

Holiday is so much fun! Since I got home from work everyday at 5.15 PM, I thought I might do something good with my time. So, every weekday I won’t be free except for Monday and Wednesday. Weekends are of course, always free. Anyone interested to join me for a swim on Fridays or want to join me to visit some cute, less fortune kids on Thursdays, just give me a call! Tuesdays is specially allocated for TV nights, because there is Desperate Housewives!!!

I’m so excited to go to Pangkor this weekend. It’s gonna be fun!! But it would be so much better if Christy can join us…if only.

Last Saturday was one of the best nights out ever. Although we didn’t go anywhere, we just stayed in Christine’s house but it was nonetheless, a night filled with genuine laughter and super lame jokes! Four long years, Christine, we will so miss you!!!

Farewell Christine! Take care!!!!