Tuesday, May 27, 2008
Last week..I was seriously pissed off with the lady drivers on the road, okay, for once I understand why the men kept going on and on about how bad a lady drives...
Incident 1: Cutting lanes and slowing down. C'mon~!! I was going fast, you don't cut into my lane and slow down~! Blue SAGA!
Incident 2: Abrupt change of lanes without looking/signalling.We were caught in a slow moving traffic, so just waited for her to make her move. Black Vios! Think it was black..but this morning had the same incident, and it was confirmed a BLACK Vios coming out frm Bkt Rimau trying to cut to far right for the contra flow..I was going at 90! Needed to brake so she can slowly make her way to the right lane~!
Incident 3: Sudden break! What the hell?!?! You don't suddenly break when you're like kilometres away from the front car~! Red Merc!
That aside...yesterday got one incident on the road la. Sad to say, although waiting in queue, somehow the lane branched into 3 and I was caught at the far left lane, which at the moment I was then forced to take back to the middle lane....which made me a queue jumper on that faithful evening. I pissed someone off by doing that. Could hear his horns blaring away when I forced my way in. He went on for revenge later on after we made the right turn, I knew it was coming,was in time to dodge it. Seriously, did not do it intentionally. Blame it on the traffic system~! I was never in the wrong lane~!! But then, bottomline...yesterday evening I was back in the pack.
I vow to follow the traffic rules as closely as I could..occassionally I might break some..but I try very hard to not piss ppl off when I'm on the road, and I hope and pray that people don't piss me off too!
Monday, May 26, 2008
Day 3 began early for me too. Since most of us had a really late and tiring night, not sure if everyone woke up in time for breakfast or not. I know I did and had a chat with Adrian that morning. Well, Yi Min was up early too. Then his China comrade was up too..YiMin thinks he's gay and from what we saw, he kept on popping up whenever YiMin's around. :P So maybe YiMin got himself an admirer.
Took a few shots, wanted to go for running waters, but limitations to my camera la. But I also like the next pic with the whole family playing in the water..
The main reason I like it coz the little boys were so cute~! Saw them by the beach the past 2 days. The little boy with the floats on the left and right hand was probably 1-2years old. Damn adorable~! I had to stand in the water to take that pic.
Anyway, after breakfast, we didn't really have a plan but just to hang around and start waking everyone up~! WS went off to the nearest internet cafe to work a bit. The rest of us started creating havoc with the others. Adrian wanted a game of soccer...I got lost in the pack and went for some photoshoot.. :p
All 4 pics here taken with my W890i
So the plan was to pack up and football..while the girls wanted to go for a swim instead. That was about 11 something dy. So Push, being the leader, and brought the whole clan to the beach. He led the jump into the waters la..which most of them followed, I went in too... hahha.... it was up to chest level only la. I was too chicken to go in deeper. :p Then again, this is also one of those daring attempts I've ever taken. What the heck rite?But if my parents ever knew, they'd be screaming at me already. About noon, we picked up a volleyball and had a short game...which ended up with all of us tanned/burnt~! It was the hot afternoon sun~! Once we're done with the game, we're starving and had pizza at the Sunset cafe. The small cafe is managed by this friendly couple who has been there more than 10 years. No wonder everyone loves it there. I got myself a place next to this American couple. They've been travelling around and been in Malaysia for the 3rd year. They're seriously thinking of migrating to Malaysia. They're in stage musicals..the last show they were in was Anna & The King and The Sound of Music. I missed both the shows. They will be appearing in Cinderella. Scheduled to be somewhere next year. Will try to catch that. Very friendly couple, who I didn't even get their names. It was the beginning of their 3rd week in Tioman. Wow..and they just left Chengdu right before the earthquake happened. They said they can't imagine what to expect when they return. Sigh...By the time we were done with lunch was close to 3pm..went back to our room, took bath and settled down while we waited for the time to go back..which was supposed to be at 5. Since can't sleep, we just played cards to kill time. And then, about 5 plus to 6, another good chance to take these:
Both pics also from my W890i
I also took pics with the rest of the people from the trip. I'm trying to get hold of a photoshop tool to help tiled them all up. Me = Photoshop Idiot... So that will have to wait. Sad that I dun have a group pic. Before we left, there was a group pic session...embarassing moment for me when I slipped and fell..sigh...memalukan.. Anyway, as mentioned, I don't have one to show. Let's hope I could get it from Wai Yee soon. The boat ride back felt like forever. We got back to mainland about 10pm, head to makan. Had a good meal with everyone before we made our way back. Bumpy ride all the way, being SUPER EXHAUSTED, I think I slept 90% of the way. Only woke up when I reached home about 3am!
CONCLUSION: This trip came to me the right time considering I needed the break from work and all other stuff. Although hiccups here and there during the trip, I guess it's just part and parcel of going to a trip with a big group especially. So I needed to say thank you to everyone.
Pushpan - I put you as the first person to thank coz you're the organiser(others are not in any particular order) which means you made all the arrangements for us, settle any problems that occured. You're the MAN la..quite a charmer too eh? ;) Sorry if I'd caused any trouble, hopefully I didn't. Photos will be ready for collection probably within this week ;)
Wee San - Thank you so much for asking me to join the trip. Muaks~! I know we bug you a lot too..sometimes we can get a bit tooooo "fan" for you.
Fatt - Thank you for being such a good sport~! I think I can still remember what happened in that game..hahaha...but then you've made everyone VERY HAPPY with all the laughters.
Yi Min - Thank you so much for driving us...and the GPS. You've been another good sport with the game...and other things. :) Hope you get to go for holidays more, need a break sometime wan la...
Jacqueline - THANKS for asking WS to go which then brought us all to the trip. Thank you for the sunblock too.. hahaha...Thanks for the company too....those kap chai times ~!!
Wai Yee - Wow, I've never seen someone so influential and powerful to have 5 guys listening and obeying to you. You're the WOMAN~! Respect~!! Thank you for the entertaining stories too...you never fail to light up everyone la..
Shuk Yee - Didn't really get to talk to you much besides some info bout you, but thank you for giving me that one nice pose for the sunset pic~! :) Thanks, that was one of my favourite pic from the trip.
Adrian - Thanks for the morning chat..Now I know who to find when I want to get a good bottle of wine. :)
Aeron - Thanks for sharing your story and pulling me up after I fell ( still damn embarassed about that ) I hope you can recover soon... then probably can cook up some dishes for everyone if we decided to get everyone together again~! And take a holiday outdoors more!
Raymond - You're one damn funny guy la, thanks for the entertainment. Your video has been uploaded if you're interested to see it. :P 15 seconds of FAME~! My online photo album for photos and videos had not been released. I can take bribes from now on. ;)
Chan - Didn't get to know you much either, but thanks for the jokes and all...
What's left now are the beautiful memories of the island. I sincerely hope the best for everyone that was part of the trip. Will not pass a chance to have another trip with you guys again..if there was. I had a great time...despite the wait...the fun and happy memories outshone that. Okay..this will be the last part of my long-winded post on the trip. Have a good day people...
Sunday, May 25, 2008
Can you see the fishes??
Too crowded la on that fine sunday..
So since it's lunch time, 4 of us decided on the good ol' RAMLEE burger~! WS and I went to buy it. There we met with this burger seller. He was very occupied that day. His wife was going around and there were customers flowing in on the hot and sunny day. He manages the whole place, from the burger stall, to the drinks stall, to the ice-cream stall and not to forget, the snorkel sets rental. Our burger took a really long time to be ready. We were there long enough to know that the price of the ice-creams he was selling. Ranging from RM1.50 to RM1.70. We were there helping him to tabulate if he needed help.
We got impatient after waiting for more than 15 minutes, we decided to get the burger ourselves. WS stood behind the stall and we DIY the burgers and wrapped it up ourselves. Haha...that was one real funny experience. Didn't capture that pic to show. Burger tasted really good btw..missing the burger although I recently found out that we were charged super expensive for it~! :p RM4.50 for a burger ayam special...I just bought one today for RM1.90. Doesn't taste as nice...
So right after when we were done transporting our liquor to our rooms, all of us changed and got ready for snorkelling session. The rest went for lunch at the restaurant.
It was a hot and sunny day. Sea was choppy and the ride on the speedboat was not that smoothsailing too, well, at least I din get seasick.Took me a while to familiarize myself back to the seawater. Always happens...considering that I don't know how to swim. :p Come to think of it, it was pretty daring for me to jump into the deep sea, tried it before in Redang long long time ago though... We went to 3 snorkelling spots. Too bad I can only remember the name of the last spot we went: Pulau Renggis. I hope someone from the trip can help me out in this. First spot has more dead corals. The second spot was nice, coz it's deep and there was Wasabi, one of the boat fella, who came down the water with the float. Haha, I got advantage from it...don't need to move myself much. It was awesome...by the time we're done, some of us are already exhausted. We proceed to Marine Park, as we see there's still a big crowd there, we took off to Pulau Renggis. Only snorkelled a while there...I was more afraid of the boats that were docked near by... Snorkelling can be quite energy-draining... after that spot, we all went to Bamboo Hill(think I heard them right.... if i'm wrong, please correct me~! ) to enjoy the fresh cooling water from the waterfall. All of us jumped in without hesitation, like small kids only...Raymond was squeaking like a girl coz it was too cold. :P We only spent like 15-20 minutes there, coz sea conditions getting bad, so we needed to get back to our jetty before sunsets. IT WAS THEN I SAW...the most amazing display of the evening sun(although with some clouds la..)...which then got my fingers all itchy to pick up my camera for some shots. My favourite pic with Shuk Yee in it:
Too bad my camera cannot capture the colours of it, but then, it was ..wow... haven't seen that before.Will always remember that...
We were then off back to our beach~ Got back to the room, took our bath and got ready for dinner. The rest was munching on kuacis and drinking beer while waiting for their turn to get their shower..Dinner was then served at 8pm.
Our dinner was a widespread of BBQ stuff...fishes - slices and also kembong, sotong, chicken, stingray, sausages, fried mee, fried rice, fries, coleslaw. We continue with some chatting after dinner with Fatt, YiMin, Wai Yee..enjoying some ice-cream as their desert. Wai Yee was quite entertaining la...and she's like the "tai ka che" among them. Can feel that "aura" ..hahhaa...
Night activities started at 1030pm. Think the plan was to drink and get drunk? Not sure, but then no one was drunk that night. :P We didn't really had a plan, so some decided to go on with some card games, while the rest continue chatting out at the corridor. This would be Raymond's unforgettable moment in Tioman. Not that appropriate to be shared here, but then it was one heck of a night. Not only did Raymond had the most unforgettable time, I think Fatt had never felt that "happy" too. :p We then later moved on to the beach, where we met the rest of them. Continue with some drinks. The moon was so bright that night that it shone away the stars. Beautiful night.. that night I sat by the beach and enjoyed the calmness of the night with only the sound of the waves. Emo a bit la, but then didn't want to leave the island so soon. Sat there till bout 3am I think. Then went back to the room ...
Day 3 begins...right after lunch.. :)
Friday, May 23, 2008
Day 2 started off early when I woke up around 730am. Was thinking of getting the morning sea breeze...Got up, got ready and off to the beach. To my surprise, 2 guys were already at the lazy chair watching the waves as it hit the sand. YiMin and Adrian were already chatting away.
This was where we were staying. Missed out on taking pics of the room. It was really big and comfy for both WS and me lorr..As you open the door, you could see monkeys wandering around at that little hilly area at the back of this building.hahha...thank goodness they are not the aggresive type that just grabs your stuff and brings them back to the wild. :)
Breakfast was provided by our hotel. Everyone got up in time for breakfast...of course there's also those that find it a little difficult to get up in the morning... no names gonna be mentioned here :P So the plan for Day 2:
Morning: Breakfast, shopping at duty-free
Night: BBQ Seafood dinner
Push said we needed to do a bit of walking to Kg Tekek to the duty-free zone. And that's exactly what we did.. :p Climbed up a couple of flight of stairs, passing through the Marine Park and walked a couple of kilometres more, and then we were there~! If you'd been to Langkawi, you can't really expect this place to be the same ya. Choices were pretty much limited. I liked the journey from our hotel to the duty-free zon. Better show some pictures before I continue on with my long-winded stories :p
Thursday, May 22, 2008
Just some questions from WS's form: 1) Describe your dream guy in 3 words. 2) Do you think of getting lucky on the island? 3) Do you think you will meet with your dream guy in Tioman?
Fatt's form is a little different:1) Which part of the girl do you like to look at: boobs or legs? 2)Did you bring any condom to the trip? 3) How lucky do you think you can get on that island? Fatt just bumped into a fan who was close to tearing his t-shirt to ask for an autograph, he had to obliged coz she threatened to jump into the sea
Thought of some shots through a hole~!
The boatride took us 2 hours and finally we reached our destination...although dark already, but the excitement is felt~! We were staying in Nazri's Place in the jetty stop after Kg Tekek. They call it ABC. All of us was so hungry that we dropped our stuff, took our bath and head to the restaurant for our meal! :) First meal in Tioman: Tom Yam Seafood, BBQ Chicken...very nice. And that's when we saw the first few gwai-los that we thought was quite good looking. Built, not that tall, but then cute. :)
After dinner, we looked for a spot at the seaside and just chilling out with everyone and chit-chat for the night. Official introduction to Aeron, Adrian, Raymond and Chan. Since everyone is part of the young bunch..we were all clicking in no time...just that they were bringing up a lot of work into the conversation. EH, next time no WORK during HOLIDAY yea~! :P It was a moonless night on that first night. But the feeling of being back near the sea was great. Sitting and listening to stories as we sipped our beer. Tioman is duty-free! I only knew when I went there. :p
Hmmm..story telling will continue later. The loading time for the pics using my wireless USB modem is taking up a lot of my time. It's already 12:30am now. Have a good day people~!
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
No. of participants: 13
Let's start with some history how I got myself into this trip at the first place. WS said wanted to have a break, so I agreed when she asked and no questions asked till the day I needed to leave. Trust me, before that, I have not a single clue where I was going and who I was going with. Only thing I knew were how much I needed to pay and the holiday mission was Tioman Island. :D Was actually closed to cancelling the plan considering that WS needed to standby for support with her Jap clients. Thank goodness we didn't~! Would've regretted it.
So we have finalised and Day 1 began at 6am. Well, supposedly 6, but then the time I left my house also 630am dy and we were to meet with WS' friend over in Shah Alam at 7am. Hmm..due to some delays, we got ourselves breakfast and waited for everyone to arrive. Was introduced to Mr HOT ORGANISER - Pushpan and WS's friend, Jacqueline. About 830am, we took off and headed to Mersing! I was in YiMin's car with WS and Fatt since we're the Klang gang. YiMin armed with his GPS was there to remind us all the speedtrap locations all the way there. (Although precentage that hit the target was less than 10% la, but we all appreciated his effort :D ..thanks!) We also had walkie-talkies to make sure we don't get lost... haha..Thanks to Push~!
Clear morning skies, perfect for travelling~!
Another introduction was done when we took a toilet break. Met with Wai Yee and her mom and Shuk Yee. Seriously, when I heard that Wai Yee brought her mom, I was thinking, wow, her mom is really sporting, which is kinda cool! :) So that was one memorable introduction in the PLUS toilet @ Ayer Hitam toll plaza. :p Anyway...with 3skillful drivers in all 3 cars, we managed to reach the small town of Mersing by lunch time where everyone in the cars were all crying for food!
Lunch time~!(Decided to break my vegetarian diet on this fine day :P)
Very obvious that we're all FAMISH~~~!!
Since boat to the island is only coming about 2(as informed earlier), we had an hour plus to go around the small town. Shops that we could see there were still old-skool ones that reminded us all of the good ol' days. WS bought a Mastika and was hooked on it for sometime. I wonder what other weird stories she have read from that magazine.Since we're all walking around with nothing to do, took a couple of pics of the town.
Push asked me this: "Why take pic of her butt la?"...Seriously unintentionally done..
Brings back some nostalgic feeling eh? Having to spend an hour plus in a small town with nothing much to explore, Push brought us to the Mersing jetty to jalan-jalan and use up some time before we head for Tg Gemok where we will be departing on the ferry to Tioman. The last time I went to Mersing was probably 3 years ago when I first started with EIS. I remembered I went with Yet Hui and we stayed in Embassy Hotel in town. Don't think the town changed that much compared to 3 years ago :P
T-shirts found in the souvenir shops at the jetty, Fatt almost bought one of it...didn't have his size, so didn't get in the end.
Since it's getting late, I'll end this part 1 with this really cool pic.
I like this pic a lot, how they posed, how it was taken...wished I had another shot.
Friday, May 16, 2008
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Thursday, May 08, 2008
Wednesday, May 07, 2008
Will experiment more if time permits :D:D