The Long Forgotten Redang Trip

I know this trip is like damn ancient in internet time but I could never bring myself to sit down and finish typing this entry. I shall try my very best now. I promise normal blogging shall resume soon. Less pointless texts to go with bandwidth killer photos. More texts that make sense. I’ve been too busy(and sleepy).  

During my 6 weeks break, Lie Yuen, Lydia, Carol and I made a trip to Redang. I know it’s a pathetic amount of people for a trip. It was too late to arrange with the rest.

As you know, it IS a beach trip. So, I have to warn you first.

l-r: lie yuen, lydia, me and carol waiting for the Air Asia counter to open. The time was 5am, if I can remember correctly.

The stomach beckoned and we were drawn to this Asian Kitchen place. Doesn’t the food look lovely?

Was friggin’ expensive. RM10 for a loaf of whatever that was. I can’t remember. It’s been 2 months!

But waking up at such an unearthly hour to board the flight was rewarding in a way. At least we got to see the beautiful sunrise. Or a hint of it. Whatever.

Damn jet set wei.

The obligatory aeroplane window photo.

To cut a long story short, we were in the ferry. Carol felt abit unwell. Seasick.

Ahh…Redang, we’re coming!!

Lydia and I making good use of the sunlight.

The sparkling sea!! (through an ugly tinted ferry window, but still lovely!)

I accidentally pressed the zoom function and ruined what was potentially a very nice photo of Lie Yuen and I.

L-r: Lie Yuen, Carol and Lydia.

The hotel served us some asam juice to welcome us.
The beautiful view from the resort.

We loved the beautiful blue sea!

Lydia taking her first step into the Redang waters.

Mad ass waves they were.

We stayed at Laguna Redang.

Lie Yuen would of course want a photo of herself.

Lydia being all romantic..


We went into the More More Tea Inn(which shot to fame in Sammi Cheng’s movie Summer Holiday) which is now converted into a gift shop.

Action la now got sunnies on.

Sunnies seem to make one feel more….lanci.

I actually bought a big pink float for RM25!! It was worth the money as it was so so so so fun.

Posing outside the gift shop.

Doesn’t the buffet area look pretty?

Mmmm!! I’m salivating at a meal that I had 2 months ago. And it’s too late to go downstairs to grab a bite. I scared of big boogey man. =\

Picture perfect. Redang rocks!

Postcard material, no doubt.

Another post card material.

I thought this was a nice photo of Lie Yuen.

Me manjaing at Lydia.

Before snorkelling, it’s a good idea to wash the snorkels. Disgusting things they are.

Hey, hey. Yeah, flabs are there. Right on, you’re looking at it. Me no care. *jiggles flabby tummy*

The boats that took us to the various snorkelling spots.

Some asshole was smoking nearby. Spoiling the crisp clean air only.

Camwhoring before going into the boat.

Making use of the sunlight again.

By now you should know that when given weird head contraptions, I have these irresistable urges to camwhore with it.

The girls were shit pissed at me because I said we didn’t need our slippers. It was like stepping on hot coals when we stepped on four other boat decks(?) to get to the last boat, which was our boat.

We’re going snorkelling! Whoo hooo!!

Cool photo of a guide.

Look at how blue the water is.

OOoo! Can you see the sunrays?

Absolutely beautiful. Like a thousand diamonds scattered on a royal blue velvet cloak.

Wahey! The sun, the seabreeze and Jolene!

Lie Yuen wasn’t feeling too well.

Vomit already still so happy.

Oh eww!

Poor dear.

Came back out to the beach to play.

..with my new pink float of course~!

Lie Yuen is so excited.

I’m too heavy.

Was damn fun to ride the waves with my pink float!!

I’m riding em waves!!

That’s why we never allow medical students to go on trips to the beach. They’d remind you of school somehow. For the record, Lydia and Carol are my ex uni classmates who left to do medicine in IMU and Manipal respectively.

And you dumb dumb, it’s a heart, with the vessels, if you don’t already know!

Camera woman just sit here and watch them have fun.

Trying to be artsy, ok?

Blue Crush!

I love this pic!!

Now that’s a cool ride.

Oh look, I’m in the photo. See those mighty waves? You can’t possibly go against it because it’ll flip you over. They were THAT strong.

Ahhh, good times.

Check our the priceless expression of my face! Hahahhahaa.

Lydia was so excited when she found a heartshape coral.

I thought this seashell looked quite pretty!

Later in the evening, some guides offered to take us out to the sea to see baby sharks. We saw alot of them. I wasn’t quite comfortable with the guides though. I mean, for free???

But after spending three days, we became friends with the guides.. instead of taking them as perverted men.

Lie Yuen didn’t like snorkelling so we had fun with my camera.

Lie Yuen took this.

Lie Yuen camwhored.

Lie Yuen took this too.

A beautiful shot by Lie Yuen.

Another one.

This one is by Lie Yuen too. Very very nice photo right?

The karaoke type of scene.

Sunburnt, can you see?

Such a happy photo!

I regretted not bringing my tripod. Had to resort to other permanent structures around the area to help me balance my camera to get a really lovely photo like this!

Nice or not??

Now that’s what I call a moonshine!

We walked along the bridge to go in search of blue sand. We did see ONE tiny dot which glowed brightly and faded off. and we never saw anymore after that.

Nah, lousy shot. But it shows the entire stretch of resorts on this side of the island.

The resort.

On the second day, we were brought to Marine Park. I went in 2004, and the water was clearer then. Apparently the monsoon season was coming and the quality of the water was murky as well.

Looks so clean!

There was a turtle hatchery located at the park. So cute!!

So many of them too. I could have just taken one home and no one would be the wiser!

SO adorable!

Lydia looks like she wants to suck the baby turtle.

My baby turtle DOES look like it is saying that, eh?

Carol looks like she’s using chopsticks to hold the turtle.

A little girl shows us the proper way to hold a turtle. She’s so adorable! And so is the baby turtle!

Thought the colour of this scene would make a nice photo.

We were so taken with this little girl who came with her father.

You can see such wisdom in her eyes.

Snorkelling was fun! It’s relaxing to be bobbing up and down in the water…

Camwhoring back in the hotel room!

The bar at the lobby.

A hot day went well with well deserved ice-creams.

Acting surprised because there was a kitkat in her ice cream.

Lie Yuen  and I camwhoring with our icecreams.

So sorry you can’t see her cleavage.

Ice cream on a beach. 🙂

Jelly and ice cream! Mm! (what am I mm-ing about also I don’t know, this was two months ago!!)

I’ve been dying for a photo like that. I couldn’t control my facial expression because the sun was too bright.

Should have untied my hair.

I got buried!

Sun was too bright..see me squinting. -_-

Supposedly some boobs and a straw dick.

Lie Yuen was getting her back exfoliated.

Obviously the big pink float gave us many excuses to take photos. What with the lovely backdrop.

Pink float and pink bikini!

She’s hugging a big pink thing. Ooo.

Carol trying to get onto the float.

I don’t get to see sand often okay. So i have to fully utilize my surroundings.

Lydia looks like a mermaid here.

I love this candid photo of Lie Yuen!

This one looks damn mermaid also. Hahahha.

Mermaid sleepy….or hiao?

Me blowing the big pink thing. Hahahaha.

Lydia enjoying herself on my pink float. I love my pink float.

Thought you guys might enjoy a view of the pool.

I couldn’t possibly get enough night shots of the moonlight on the sea. 🙂

A guide took us to go in search of blue sand.

There’s just something about the water at night, that makes it feel cleaner.

Some money making scheme Laguna Redang had. The computer guy was flirting with lydia SO much.

That’s the guy. -_-

He showed us photos of an underwater wedding taken at Laguna Redang.

Apparently the couple are scuba diving enthusiasts.

They had to remove their mouthpiece to have that “You may kiss the bride” kiss. SO SWEET!!

The girls waving byebye to the sea.

All fail, cannot jump!!

We held hands by the beach. Had to use photoshop to brighten the pic.

That would be me trying to etch out my name on the sand.

Can see or not?

We chilled at the beach bar while listening to the live band.

Lie Yuen damn skillful already! Those are my hands, yes. Damn nice right? Remember that Mickey Mouse cartoon..what’s it called..something and the sorcerer.. where the brooms come alive, and the mops come alive. I think Mickey was the servant of some sorceror. This photo reminds me of that cartoon. I saw it when I was like 3 years old.

Lydia’s one turned out really nicely!

I cannot be left out. No!

A view of the other resort.

Lydia was kind enough to rub aloe vera lotion on my sunburnt legs.

Lydia and I sleeping after three long days of sun, sea and fun!

I woke up at 6.30am just to catch the sunrise!

This figure is Lie Yuen in shape. 🙂 Like the iPod ads!

Now that we’re done with the photos from my digicam, we’ll move on to the ones from FIVE disposable waterproof cameras.

Lydia snorkelling. (photo taken from underneathe)

My feet!

HAHAHA ewwww..but yeah, that’s me.

Sea cucumber or headset? Your guess.

A lovely photo of Lie Yuen and me.

A lovely shot of a clown fish rummaging around the corals.

Oh look! A pissing sea cucumber!….or……a……pissing something else? Once again, your guess! *looks away innocently*

They call it mushroom coral… spiky slimey thing.

I like the way the wave rises in this pic.

A baby shark!

It was so hard to dive into the water by yourself(maybe too salty), the guides had to push us down.

Lydia’s serious snorkelling face.

Some people are so daring.

When we went for that snorkelling trip, Carol and Lie Yuen didn’t follow us because they were too tired. But it was alot of fun!

 A small sword fish near the surface of the water!

The three of us. Don’t know where carol was.

Christmas tree coral!! They came in all sorts of colours(blue and white, yellow and pink, black and purple, brown and green, yellow and orange, red and green… endless combinations!) and would seep back into their shells if you brush your toes against it.

This is a giant clam. Pretty thing!

Can’t remember what fish it was.

The fishes eating the bread that I gave them at the marine park.

It was so geli to have fishes swimming around you and rubbing against your body.

My guide who taught me alot about the marine life. Of which I have forgotten.

A photo of me diving..

And this one I like the most! Pretty that overexposure on the lower right corner though.

A coral that looks like a brain.

A school of fishes, illuminated by the rays from the sun. SO LITTLE MERMAID… ohmigod, I didn’t realise. I’m actually listening to “Part Of Your World” on my media player.


Lydia got herself a huge mushroom coral!

I like this one too because it’s like you can feel the wave even by looking at the photo.

Sitting on the … what do you call it, deck? and enjoying the sea breeze. Felt SO good.

ARGH I FINISHED THE ENTRY! *brings out champagne*

Fifteen Dental Noobs and One Pharmarcy Noob In Genting Highlands

It seems like it is a must for me to go to Genting Highlands with friends from every institution that I’ve ever been to. Save for kindergarten and primary school, of course. I did go to the Zoo with my kindergarten mates and the airforce base(school trip!)back in 1991 and then to KL tower and the Muzium in primary school in 1996! Quite happening also lah.

Is it like a test of friendship of some kind, this Genting place?

I had fun! It’s been quite awhile since I’ve gone on trips in a huge ass group. 16 of us took a bus from Sungai Petani straight up to the entrance of First World Hotel! Talk about service. I’m one of the few who managed to sleep throughout all seven hours of the journey.

I wish I took a photo of what I saw when I opened my eyes at 5am. I felt the bus ascending slowly and when I opened my eyes, I saw the trademark mossy hillside of the curvy roads leading up to the peak. But I could hardly see through the yellow illuminated mist. It was SO misty!

>misty = jolene >excited.

I didn’t know how the bus driver managed to drive up through the thick fog.

We learnt that the temperature was 14 degrees! Whoever said that Genting’s not so cold these days? Bull shit! We were having foggy breaths. Hehe, cheap thrills!

Hoodies on everyone! We took up almost the entire bus. I love these kinda trips.

Even at 6am, First World Plaza was already awake(or perhaps its 24 hours). This is Joe and a large bowl of noodles.

l-r: Maxis, Ghost, Me pinching ghost’s nipple.

l-r: Poh Yee, Cze-Yin and I

Even the insides of First World Plaza was enveloped in cold Genting mist!

See? So nice!!

The 16 of us proceeded into the casino. Bad move. Only juveniles move around in big groups. Ugh.

They started checking Ids and the nine 1985 kids could go in because they were already “AduLts” and obviously myself, the four 1986 and two 1985 kids whose birthdays have yet to pass were denied of entry. 🙁

The guard asked me, “Umur berapa?”

I waved at the guard and said, “Byebye..” with a terbocor-smile and walked back out. So kesian.

Sett had an idea for the ‘losers’ to take a group photo. The losers who were denied entry into the casino.
standing l-r: Chee Wen(1986), Xin Yi(1986), Joe(1986), Jimmy(1986), Sett(1985)
kneeling l-r: Me(1987), Cze-Yin(1985)

We had to regain some dignity after losing some face back at the casino. Wahahaha. Hence some poser photos.

We walked around somemore and saw this! Have you ever seen this before?? A phone recharging booth!!

wasting time while waiting for the “AduLtS” to come out of the casino.

Joe and Cze-Yin

Xin Yi and Chee Wen

l-r: Jimmy, Sett, Chee Wen

Aww! Xin Yi and Chee Wen. But she moved..

Group photo minus Chuan Horng and Ee Chean.
top l-r: Xin Yi, Pei Zhi, Joe, Zhu Zen, Poh Yee, Cze-Yin, Sock Nee, Jimmy, Steffi, Sett
bottom l-r: Chee Wen, Andy, Maxis, Me

Sett and his lovely Steffi! (cue for the girls: AWwwwwwwww mannn!~~~~)

Another group photo at Starbucks. It was freezing cold sitting there.

l-r: Maxis, Chuan Horng and Ee Chean

While waiting for the bumper cars..
L-r: Ee Chean, Maxis and Andy.

I think they were pretending to be kids because we were standing amidst a large crowd of what looked like standard 6 kids(with very foul mouths I should add.) Ee Chean saw a cute little girl who looked about 10 and alerted the rest of the boys and all of them agreed that its OKAY to oggle at little girls because it is considered “long term investment”. Hahahahhahaa.

Yup. It’s fun when the entire bumper car area consists only of your friends.

l-r: Zhu Zen, Cze-Yin and Joe

L-r: Xin Yi, Chee Wen, Pei Zhi, Jimmy, Sock Nee, Chuan Horng


While waiting for that orange slide thingie..
L-r: me, Chuan Horng

Next up was the spinner!

Camwhoring before the thing started spinning.

l-r: Zhu Zen, Pei Zhi

I don’t get it why everybody likes to butt in when I camwhore. 😀

L-r: Cze-Yin and Chuan Horng


My flying classmates.

I don’t know who she is but I think this photo is so nice as the lady looks really happy!

l-r: Joe, Zhu Zen and Maxis.

L-r: Jimmy, Sock Nee, Cze-Yin and Poh Yee.

Standing in the cold.. our hair got really wet due to the mist.

The boys came up with this game where they had to store water in their mouths and then go on the rollercoaster. After the ride, their mouths must still be filled with water.

So cute!

Sett and his sweetheart.

Cze-Yin and Poh Yee entering the most boring ride(after motion master at First World Plaza!) ever. It’s a haunted house without any ghosts inside. Maxis volunteered to be a ghost by getting out of his vehicle-thingie(there IS a word for this rides vehicle..what’s it again?) and chased after the vehicle-thingie in front of his. LOL.

The ultimate thing to do in Genting Highlands is to go up to the Solero Shots.(and gambling too, but I’m still a little girl.)
Only me and Zhu Zen dared to go up! The other girls(and Joe!) were too scared. hehehe.

See my apprehensive face.

So high!!

It was damn cold as well… imagine being scared and feeling damn cold. Have you guys heard about the urban legend that a girl who had freaking long hair had her hair stuck up in the machinery and got her head detached/the skin of her head pulled out leaving the skull when she came down?

It must be true because even my classmates have heard of it and when I heard of the story I was in form5.

And one seat on every side is locked. They’ve even covered the backpart with some canvas thing so that nobody’s hair will get stuck. As you can see, I was being paranoid and had my hood on.

ee Chean and Andy!

Look at my scared face! Hahahha

We counted to 10 when we were up there. 10 seconds was how long it took for the thing to fall. It’s like 1..2…3..4…5…6..7…8…9…10……and you go.. “eh, I thought 10 alre-ARGH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”

It used to shoot up faster than the speed of gravity. Now it goes up slowly and even the falling speed has been reduced. I remember having my bum lifted off the seat when I was in form3. For the past few times that I’ve been on the ride, I didn’t get lifted up.

Maybe I got fatter.

Jimmy and Chee Wen went up next. Chee Wen shouted, “WHAT THE FUCK!!! WHAT THE FUCK!!!’ as the thing was falling down. LOL LOL. He looked like he was really scared. That didn’t helped at all to the other people who were awaiting their turns. LOL.

See how misty!

Falling..falling…. lol

HAHAHAH see Chee Wen’s hands on his face.

He looks seriously scared. Hahahhaa.

Zhu Zen and Cze-Yin awaiting their turn.

“Goodbye, my love.” – damn korean drama! l-r: Sock Nee and Jimmy.

Next up was Go-Karting! They installed new cars.

Can’t resist the urge to camwhore when I have weird contraptions on my head.

L-r: maxis and Andy

l-r: Poh Yee and Cze-Yin

L-r: me, Poh Yee

l-r: Xin Yi, Chee Wen and Joe


Get set…


Yeah man, I look so cool.

I bet you wish you were here to experience the cold too!

This is my serious racer face.

I could hardly see the tracks!

I finished first!!! Woohoo! Number 1 out of 16!!

I just love it when the photos despict how misty it was that day.

Crazy Andy and Pei ZHi wanting to eat ice cream in the cold. Mad one.

Some dude having some fun with the fake bus.

Zhu Zen and I at the super super super lame 3d motion master. I came up with a dioriented vision and a bad headache.

Imagine moving around, and the 3D aren’t even 3D but just double images moving here and there.. and then getting sprayed by water every now and then.

We were so bored we even took the Gondola rides. You know those bright swans moving slowly around the top of First World Plaza?
L-r: Ee Chean and Zhu Zen

L-r: me, Maxis

I went shopping alone for awhile while the rest went for rock climbing.

group photo after riding the flying coaster.

I loved it! It was like flying!

Some couples lovey dovey souvenirs. Us singles and LDR sufferers didn’t buy any!

Then we played bumper boats. Poor Chee Wen’s boat’s engine was kinda cacated. He was stuck in a corner for the rest of the game. Hehehe.

Now who would’ve thought there was such a thing as bumper boats? Innovative..

So cute to be driving your own little boat thing.

l-r: Ee Chean, Chuan Horng, Maxis, Zhu Zen, Me

The colourful spinner

One last time before we left the themepark.

Maxis was trying his very best to kick me.

A view from the hotel. Breath taking isn’t it?

We continued with some shopping at night, trying to kill time for the 1.45am horror movie that we wanted to catch.

I SAW BAGS THAT I WANTED TO BUY!! But I’ll probably look like an idiot carrying it around so I decided against it. Sigh, and it was so glittery too!

As you can tell, we REALLY needed to kill time. In all my life, I’ve never even bat an eyelash at the boats that go around First World Plaza.

Camwhoring lalalala.

But it was nice, taking picture on the boat.

Joe sits with the boat man.

Lovely view.

Cze-Yin pretends to be wistful.

After awhile, we headed back to the hotel to take a nap.

And of course, to be stupid too.

Surely to camwhore too.

The other guys came in to play “007 bang!”(punishment was to eat biscuits.) while the couples went clubbing. We were too kiamsiap to fork out Rm30 per person. Do you know HOW expensive the food in Genting is? Crazy pokai.

Lunch the next day.

Cze-Yin was bored too.

I got everyone to descend the escalator at the same time. Makes a nice photo!

While coming down from Genting, the bus dropped us at a chocolate store.

Very pretty..

Next proposed trip, probably to some island! 🙂