Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Wondrous Weekends.

What a great weekend it has been.

Note: very long post ahead..

I have never felt so happy when the day was Friday! Felt super excited to enter the weekend mode. Not entirely 100% because I had to work the next day in the morning at G Hotel for Penang Expo 2012 (Something like 'Welcome-To-Malaysia's kinda promo to foreigners). The good thing was it's until 2pm nia. I actually had quite a fun time there la. Talking to strangers and telling them about tours and why they should visit Vietnam (we were promoting on Nepal, Myanmar and Vietnam)!


There were around 50 different exhibitors at the Grand ballroom. All kinds of products, from property to ice creams and wholemeal bread.

And then, he took me home to change and off we went to John's place to swim. I was pretty tired so I decided to tag along but not gonna swim. just gonna lie and enjoy the sun. And the thing was I didn't even know we were gonna go swimming. The initial plan was just rest at home with family. Hah.

U Garden. The swimming pool is quite huge and clean. Love the waterfall.

If I knew got slide, I sure jump in d! The boys definitely had fun with the slides. 


My partner in crime cos she also lazy to swim. Heh.

Mr-I'm-So-Good-In-Water. He swims like he belongs in the water, seriously. Definitely a waterboy! :)

One must also have food while chillaxing and looking at a bunch of topless dudes making fun of themselves.

Was just trying to take 'artistic' photo. Success, I would say :)

I didn't regret not swimming that day. If not, sure late to youth service d! Heh. And that was Saturday.

Sunday sudah tiba! We all had like only few hours of sleep on Saturday night. The reason is cos we need to meet at Sam's house by 7am! That doesn't really bother me cos I'm not the one driving, so I get to sleep in the car, like a boss! :) We had our plans sorted out. So many places and things we want to do but of course since it's just a 'Sunday's Trip,' we weren't able to (like my Gua Tempurung!).

Just as the sun rises at Penang's Awesome Bridge.

Ipoh mali, Ipoh Ipoh mali!

First stop: Foh San Dim Sum Restaurant!
Apparently, the shop few doors away serves better dimsum. I think it's called Fook Moon Dim Sum (it's either opposite of Foh San or next doors only. Not so sure eh.)

We ate at Foh San because I have earlier called them and booked 65 pieces of pau. Yes, to bring back all the way back to the island and have a 'Pau-Party'! (they give such nice box for takeaways..)

40 pieces of charcoal pau with 'orr ni' (yam paste thingy) inside, and 25 pieces of 'jing sa' pau (salted egg on the inside)

my personal driver and kuli! :)
p.s he's wearing mom's shades..
 

After dim sum, we dropped by at the famous tau foo fah, which will be reviewed by us here, soon.

The boys had earlier 'secretly' planned to wear red. What's happening to the male these days huh? Thought usually this kind of things, girls will do eh. Hmmm.. Oh, and I think it was my boyfriend that suggested it.. Oops! :)

We spotted a man wearing cheongsam-chun-li-like-minidress. And he got excited! *raises eyebrow*

Us, enjoying our tau foo fah and tau chui on a hot sunny afternoon.

Then, someone suggested visiting Kellie's Castle and everyone immediately said yes! Since none of us went before. Perfect weather sumore to visit an abondoned castle.

So, remember earlier we went to Foh San for brekkie? Then tau foo fah? It was right after both of that that we came here straight. And spot where Mr.-I-Eat-Everywhere-I-Go is? HAHAHA. Eat AGAIN!

People who made this trip happen. The color coordination gives the feeling of New Year Chinese Style! :)

One being vain, another one eat non-stop. No wonder best friends forever! :))

People who are crazy and scared of getting sunburned.

Only girls are excused and permitted to use umbrella under hot sun, no? Jack is an exception. Honestly, at that time I was really enjoying the walk under the sun.

Pokok Beruang! For us, it looked more like a pig laa.

Door is beautiful. Shot is more beautiful, yes? :)

Kellie's Castle.
This castle was an unfinished piece of art with lots of secret tunnels and dungeons.

One of the secret passageway from the master bedroom to the outside of the castle, in case of attack.

Lots of playing around and taking pictures. Jack was so crazy to even dare to stand on the outside of the extended balcony! Mad boy!

We were on top of the castle, literally. On top as in the toppest of the top! Even higher than the Jalur Gemilang! It was soooo scary. If got strong wind, we sure mati! We didn't break the rules or that kind of thing. The steps to the top was not closed/blocked.

The only picture I took when I was up there. Just flat ground with no walls or railings or whatsoever. My legs turned jelly!

After all that  under the sun, it's time for some coffee time. Not just any coffee, it's Ipoh White Coffee timeee! And we had a quick lunch too at Nam Heong kopitiam.

Then, it's back to sleeping in the car again. Not for long because our next stop is Taiping Zoo! Wheee!
He's pretty good with animals. I wonder why he never want me to keep a puppy next time. Grr.

Them = drama queens. and posers :)

They were almost fighting. And we thought the RM12 would be so worth it1 Heh. False alarm. We did hear two lions roar at each other. One while lying down and the other locked up in a cage.

Zoo tour finished. What's next? KK and Sam left for Penang d but the four of us still want to hang around and remained tourists. And the boys wanna get jerseys so the best place to go is Nibong Tebal. Can makan crab porridge sumoree. Oh the yums!

He's a big fan of roadside stalls. Means he would stop for a drink/food (doesn't matter he's hungry or not) And he got this packet of drink called Lira Nipah at RM4.00! And it tasted like drain water. Okay, I've never tasted drain water before but it definitely smelled like one! Grossss!

New Manchester United's jersey.

the table top jersey. That's John's hand touching my boy! Err.. gay much?

In the end, table top is the winner! :)

Hungry girl is angry girl. They took so long to buy okay! Jack la! Bought so many things! I would also la if I brought more money and if I wasn't that hungry!

the heavenly crabby moy, baby octopus, minced meat with eggy and Japanese toufu (which I forgot to take a picture of)!

Not too expensive heh.

Then, balik kampung! Actually, not really also. We went home to play jirame. Muahaha. Awesome peeps we are.
Overall, it was a tiring trip. BUT a very satisfying one as well. Not to mention how bonded we are by now. *smiles wide*

I can't wait for my next getaway already! :)

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