First things first, Happy New Year everyone! I’ll be 21 years old this year! 😀
You should just see the amount of photos waiting for me to edit and blog about sitting in my external hard disk. It almost makes me want to give up blogging. But I will persevere. I still want to be actively blogging about my grandson’s first day in school.
So, couple of weeks back, I went with Chee Kiang and his old junior college mates(some of which are now his uni mates) to Langkawi. 🙂 Only three words to sum up the entire trip: Super super fun.
It’s been too long since I’ve laughed so hard with a bunch of people on holiday. You know how holidays usually make(improve) or break friendships? I guess it’s the former for me as I only got to know them better this time around. So the approach is a little different. 🙂 It seemed to work well that way. I was also very lucky that they were a really good bunch of people to spend three days on an island with.
Chee Kiang and I thought it’d be nearer to go to Langkawi from Sg. Petani. Sadness, we took like 5 freaking hours to get there. So next time, if you can fly, just fly. If you take a bus from Sg. Petani to Alor Setar, it should cost you about RM5-6. If you want to take a taxi, be prepared to fork out like RM50. But the cab will take you right up to the Kuala Kedah jetty lah.
When we reached Alor Setar, we got on a cab that drove past acres and acres of paddy fields. Beautiful greenery that stretches out to the horizon.
Quaint rivers that goes out to the nearby sea.
So romantic lah this spot. 😀
Not too far now!
We had some hawker food before we boarded the ferry.
I like the colours for this photo. Very postcard. The sky is an abnormal shade of blue.
Some well deserved camwhoring before boarding the ferry!
A little bit of angles…
Utilizing the wind effect.
There’s actually a good reason for this photo. See, we got together exactly three years ago on the way to Langkawi. Like it’s not already widely known, haha. But anyway, yeah, it was also mid-December. He asked if he could hold my hand for the first time. My first reaction was, “Eeee..what if Chun Guan and Zhuo Yan see?” (they were sitting next to us). He just grabbed and hold. Enough of the lame excuses, Jolene Lai.
So anyway, he held my hand in his for the entire ride. All 1 hour and 45 minutes of it. Already a blogger then, I wanted to take my camera out to snap a picture. Our first hand holding moment. But first time and all, shy lah, ya?
So after three years, our hands were in their usual position and I was like, “Eh, put there abit, okay bagus!” and snapped. 😀 So simple.
I bought sunglasses. Not for this trip lah, you think I’m so lame meh. I bought sunglasses because I don’t own any. And I know they don’t suit me so well. So let’s just say the look I’m going for is ‘endearing’.
SODESKAA..(or some equally gasping Japanese expression). I seem to have lost my ability to pout. I feel like peeling off my lips and shaping them nicely and scratch some lines onto my forehead to improve the effect. UGH. I’m SO losing my touch. Haven’t been taking many stupid photos.
Along the way, we were wondering if there’s already a Starbucks on Langkawi. If not, it would be nice to open a franchise there and allow beach-goers to enjoy a nice cup of coffee by the beach. So this is Chee Kiang’s sad face that there’s already a Starbucks on Langkawi.
One of the rare times where I have sunglasses on my head.
But then he cheered up when he saw that there were vacancies. Don’t worry, my boyfriend is not crazy enough to live for long on Langkawi just because Starbucks is hiring.
Sunglasses just have this unexplainable effect.
A humble photo of me.
Doing the whole ‘just got off the plane’ celebrity look. Endearingsunglassesendearingsunglasses. Stupid Rm19.90 sunglasses from Gurney Plaza. Bleh.
Karthik came to pick us up from the jetty. Chun Leen was supposed to drive but they accompanied Kai Lin to Hospital Langkawi – ok, I wanna say it again, Hospital Langkawi – because she was down with vomiting and diarrhea. What a way to spend her holiday right? 🙁 She was in the room for a third of the time.
I just found it funny. Alright then, moving on.~
Hospital Langkawi! Ta-dah.
Ying Herng, Chun Leen and Kai-Lin coming out from the depths of Hospital Langkawi.
Besides PTPTN loans, another great thing about the government is super cheap hospital bills. RM1.00.
Wait, why am I so happy for?! Bodoh betul..I will be working for them in a government dental clinic when I graduate…:( 🙁 No wonder the pay isn’t so high. 🙁 Ok takpe, berbakti kepada negara. Cabut gigi kepandaian RM1.00 juga!
Surprisingly, the standard rooms were bumped up to chalets. Lucky lucky!
The other room.
The designated drivers discussing with the car rental dudes(whom I flirted alot with on SMS just to get a discount. Which wasn’t even a discount. I’m SUCH a water fish.) People, don’t be fooled. Automatic Proton Wiras are usually RM70 per 24 hours. Don’t worry about not getting any car, there are tons of ‘agents’ waiting for you at the jetty.
The girls and the P holder. 😛
l-r: Sze May, Chun Kiang, Myself and Eng Hooi
Autumn In A Kampung.
The car rental dudes told us that the best place to get barbecue stuff was at this big supermarket. It’s on the way to Pantai Cenang/Pantai Tengah as you’re heading out from Kuah Town. Can’t miss it.
They have like a HUGE array of household items. If you’re planning on opening your own mamak or maybe a hawker stall, this would be the best place to get all your supplies.
Any single damn thing that your house needs, you’ll find it here.
See those gravy pots?
Disposal barbecue pits!! 😀 RM18-25 for one!
I never knew there were so many variants when it came to these kinds of kitchen stuff. I was enthralled.
Why, all the better to camwhore with, my dear!
Even if the things are not interesting in other circumstances, when there’s A WHOLE LOT of it, it’s always pretty to look at.
Glasses for all purposes. If you’re the creative kind, you might be able to see it as materials for your next project. That’s what I love about mountains of junk. You can find classy pieces and do things with it.
And we found charcoal!
We bought a sandcastle set from this place as well. We wanted to make sandcastles!!
Is it Naftalene? I can’t remember my chemistry for nuts. We opted for fire starters anyway. I tell you, the place is a one stop wonder.
But the super most cha tou part is when Chun Leen called to tell us that they were informed by the hotel staff that barbecuing was not allowed. So we put everything back..
Meet Irwin. I met him and his girlfriend Yina on this trip!
Karthik will be using this for his snorkeling later on.
L-r: Eng Hooi, Leong Hui, Me, Sze May
top l-r: Chee Kiang, Me, Irwin, Chun Kiang
bottom l-r: Sze May, Eng Hooi and Leong Hui
We walked around Kuah Town for abit as we were a little hungry.
No photos. Cool photo though. I likee.
The blinds reminded me of those that they use in PJ old town. 🙂 Childhood memories. I used to buy my first few school bags from shops with blinds like these.
l-r: Eng Hooi, Leong Hui and Irwin.
Irwin wanted to help me to take a photo of Chee Kiang and I.
This photo is cute because it seems like Chee Kiang is walking in.
I got them to look in all directions.
How freaking cool is that? A big cloud and a hole where rays can escape. Check out the partially hidden islands behind the rays.
I won’t pay RM17 for 1kg of ikan bilis okay.
Oh sorry, didn’t show you how big ass the cloud was.
Man, this is old.
Magnolia or Chrysanthemum?
We found a shop selling goreng pisang, keropok lekor and other fried stuff. Perfect for tea time!
Hehehe Eng Hooi in the background and Leong Hui licking his chops in the foreground(?).
Fried goodness on a…what’s that called? That woven tray?
After making sure that Kai Lin would be all right, Chun Leen, Yina and Ying Herng came out to join the rest of us. Karthik, don’t know why, didn’t have his own slipper and stole Chun Leen’s one instead. To retaliate, Chun Leen came barefooted in the hopes of causing Karthik to be barefooted as well.
Revenge. Karthik then drove himself to the nearest shopping mall and bought slippers. From FOS. -_________- For RM29.00. -______________________________________-. Shops that he didn’t see were selling flip flops for like RM12. Kesian.
A little boy sitting by himself.
We went to visit the Eagle statue.
An eagle’s eye view. Haha.
Sze May and myself.
A jumping picture.
Somehow it just feels right to pose like that when there’s a small space to walk on.
Sometimes this seems natural to do also. ;D
A better photo.
l-r: Ying Herng and Chun Leen
Don’t mind us, we were just being touristy.
Futile attempts at taking semi interesting couple shots. Okay~.
The rest of the island.
I can’t remember which computer game it was but my brother told me that games have such good graphics these days that they can simulate the water movements really well. In this photo, the water looks exactly like the one in his computer game. 🙂 Nice and ripply.
The eagle! We were trying to find out if its a male or female.
Leong Hui and Eng Hooi being sweet. 🙂
Us and the sunset!
Another one of the sunset.
top l-r: Irwin, Yina, Chee Kiang, Ying Herng, Me, Chun Leen
bottom l-r: Leong Hui, Eng Hooi, Sze May
Chun Leen camwhored this for us! I’m so pro now I can even direct other people to camwhore. Like I can tell if anyone is being left out just by looking at where the camera is angled at. 😀 No need to bow, it’s okay. 😀
Cool and intrusive toilets. When they built these toilets, they were just crossing their fingers that the patrons at the restaurant would behave themselves when they enter the toilets and not climb into the little man made river behind and climb into the next cubicle.
Love the water thing so much!
And a self-timer shot from inside a giant urn.
A photo with the other couple before we headed out to walk on the beach.
l-r: Ying Herng, Kai Lin and Chun Leen.
I’m getting good at this. 😀
Okay, this is like SUPER embarrassing. So, it was a self-timed photo, right? And it was dark. I ran towards the group and put my chin on Chee Kiang’s shoulders. About 8 more seconds to go! Chin on shoulder..chin on shoulder….then I heard Leong Hui’s voice next to me. IT WAS HIS SHOULDERS. OH MY GOD. WRONG BOYFRIEND!!!!
In the photo you can see that I’m like leaning so near him and Chee Kiang (fourth from left) is like looking at us. I hate my embarrassing moments. It’s painfully embarrassing okay.
And see Leong Hui(crouching) is like scared of me already.
It’s a sin not to drink in Langkawi.
Our mixing thingamajig. Clearly I don’t drink a lot. Malu only.
So we played again called Indian poker. Most of you would probably be familiar with it.
And some of us had like natural oil to stick the card with.
Spectacles can hold up cards as well! Innovative.
There was a bottle containing something that was called Tia Maria. Oh my god, I CAN’T Stand it. Yuck.
After awhile, we played this game whereby a person would predict the colour of the card he picks. If it’s the opposite colour, he drinks the amount on the card. If it’s the colour that he chose, then he gets to choose someone to down the amount of gulps as stated by the card. If he gets Jack then it becomes a bit like heart attack(the game). If he gets Queen, then he gets to select someone to miss a turn. If he gets King, he gets to set ANY kind of rule until the next person gets the King card. So Chee Kiang set a damn stupid rule stating that everyone have to speak in a Hong Kong accent. It was damn funny because everyone didn’t want to kena forfeit and even our conversations(like about my camera for example) was carried out in Hongkee accent. In Chee Kiang’s words, “Even the cat also must say ‘MI-Ao.'” Wtf!!
The thing that you must must must do in Langkawi is to go island hopping.
Group photo! There were 12 of us. 🙂 Three couples and six others. Ngam ngam hou!
All geared up for the trip! Kai Lin was feeling much better by then:)
Technically, this is our first holiday together. I KNOW. Silly right? And his holiday up north and my holiday down south doesn’t really count as one of us would usually still be having classes. But technically I did skip a couple of lectures for the trip. I WILL STUDY HARDER.
The agent and Chee Kiang. Chee Kiang looks like a naive fella soon to get conned by a tout.
L-r: me, Chun leen and Kai Lin. It wasn’t very sunny that day.
An emo looking photo of Ying Herng.
Group photo without poor Ying Herng who almost always offered to help take photos.
Boats were coming back to shore. The trip took us to three islands and the entire thing lasted for about four hours.
Gotta love them motor boat rides. The bigger the waves, the happier I am. I’m one of those weird people who likes turbulence on an aeroplane.
Yina and Irwin. The other couple. They beat us flat in duration. Five freaking years! Why, if I said yes the first time Chee Kiang asked me we’d be together for seven years now. *lanci face*
All puffed up.
I really enjoyed the boat ride. I think I actually prefer sitting on the boat than getting off and climbing up the jetty.
Small waves they were though.
That’s the Tasik Dayang Bunting! (Pregnant Maiden Lake). You can see the head on the left side and then it dips down to form the neck, and then up again but she’s a bit of an airport and then the pregnant tummy. Doesn’t look very pregnant. About 5 months?
Chee Kiang so hamsap. Then you can see the Dayang naik syok. If you use your imagination(or am I only capable of such things), you can eventually make out her lips forming a moan. OKAY, sorry. Mintak ampun.
The long pier.
Check out the rude tree. Honestly, even Chun Leen noticed it. It’s like giving us the third finger.
The monkey’s expression seems to say, “Tourists.”
Leong Hui bunting. The monkeys wanted to steal his plastic bags and he had to protect the bags somehow.
My legs nearly died. See how steep it was!
🙁 I couldn’t get a nicer photo of the monkey digging into the other monkey’s ass.
The last time I came it was quite tranquil. 🙁
This monkey seems to be in disbelief.
One of the reasons why I love the lake so much is because of how deep it really is. Apparently the depth of it is equal to the height of the hills surrounding the lake. I wouldn’t want to be at the bottom of the lake.
The last time I went, there were banana boats. No more banana boats now. 🙁
They even offer catfish massage. Right.
The guys. l-r: Irwin, Chun kiang, Leong Hui, Karthik, Chun Leen and Chee Kiang.
Like a scene out of some chick flick.
l-r: Me, Yina, Eng Hooi, Sze May, Kai Lin, Ying Herng
Everyone has smooth legs!
Looks damn nice right? I could swim in the lake all day. Just that the thought of something dragging me to the depths of the lake scares the shit out of me.
See how clear the water is? 🙂
It’s not like we were in Terengganu or Kelantan. Don’t know why the guys were sitting so far away from us.
Kicking and splashing!
Almost as good as a DSLR. ALMOST.
I used the burst function on my camera to get this shot.
Chun Leen looking so sexy coming out from the water. Or was he going down?
Pictures from here onwards are taken with the aid of my underwater camera case. Ignore the black corner because I didn’t position it properly but LOOK! The quality of the image is damn clear and nice right?
I can finally camwhore in the water without worrying about my camera.
If only I had my underwater camera case earlier then I wouldn’t have had to spend so much on disposable underwater cameras when I went to Redang two years ago.
Someone took this shot of me.
Karthik’s cheeks help him float.
Me and the three monkeys. Don’t they look like monkeys to you? Chins submerged and their ears sticking out.
It was not easy to stay afloat. I drank quite a lot of water. You know what they say about drinking water from the lake. If I get pregnant, it’s not because I was up to no good, it’s the damn water that got me pregnant I’m telling ya! If you don’t know, there’s a myth about the lake on that island that says that if a woman drinks from the lake, she will be able to get pregnant. It’s nice for ladies who are constantly trying for a baby.
Little peddle boats.
Another group photo before we headed towards the eagle feeding island.
Chun Leen kacau.
Motorboat parking zone.
I received good news while island hopping. 🙂 Lie Yuen messaged me about my two distinctions for my written papers and my passing my practical.
The last island was just to frolic on the beach. But apparently, some Bollywood hotshots were filming on the beach and kept evacuating certain areas of the beach. They hired horrible dancers in super skimpy bikinis swaying without rhythm to the music.
Thank you Chun Leen for helping us out.
This photo will be like kept in an album next time with the title, “The Courting Years”. Ahem. 😛
Nothing you’ve never seen before. 🙂
Ditto. 🙂 BUt I love this photo. Should have taken one more with him facing behind and me facing the camera. 😀
Karthik being ironic. Poor guy was the butt of all Indian jokes. Super funny one. I mean we know lah racist jokes are insensitive and all but Karthik is a super super funny guy and kinda rolls along with the jokes.
What a happy looking photo.
We were being very trusting, very un-Malaysians. It could’ve been the Singaporeans(they’ve been breathing Singaporean air for 4-5 years now) in them that felt it was safe to leave things lying around. I also follow only lah. 🙂 Slippers are good for forming bases to keep bags from touching the sand.
Karthik smacked Chun Kiang’s chest and said, “Bodyglove.”
The sand was like flour! It was extremely soft!
Kai Lin looking so sexy with the slightly blue sea behind.
My pre-braces bugs bunny teeth are coming back to haunt me. That’s what happens when you don’t bother with retainers, kids. I’m a dental student. I should know. (I should know better. :P)
It’s almost as if the sea water is viscous right?
The water is somewhat clear. I just couldn’t stop camwhoring in the sea! I’ve never done anything like that before prior to owning this friggin’ awesome underwater camera casing. Only RM99 from ShaShinki.com!!
Those scary bikini-clad lousy dancers.
Leong Hui looks cold!
And so.. something that has never been attempted before.
Eng Hooi and me.
Group photo out in the sea!
Chun Leen and me!
I don’t know WHAT he was doing lah.
But I love him anyway!
Hahahha Kai Lin’s face damn cute here.
This photo looks wrong on so many levels.
Irwin looks so snobbish in the water. Hidung tinggi!
Chee Kiang looks like Olympic swimmer after getting the goal medal. Or at the very least a Milo advert.
I was using the burst function. Gotta love all the things a camera can do. *big heart*
And then he fell back into the water.
Kai Lin and Karthik trying to frog leap in the water.
Chun Leen does a better job. But he looks like an Ultraman monster rising from the sea.
Me attempting to jump. I didn’t get very far. So no photos of me embarrassing myself. Even in the water I’m still heavy! Jolene discrimination yo!
We then played a game called chicken wrestling or something. The girls get to sit on the guys shoulder.
It was such a coincidence that there were 6 guys and 6 girls! so nice!
Here’s the reason why Chee Kiang hobbles around these days.
Fight fight! I was glad that my opponent was Kai Lin. Can play rough with her! Haha.
Look at Yina and Sze May go!
My transporter says peace.
Karthik was buried in sand and given four boobs(we were cracking sensitive jokes again I’m guessing), a mini dick and omg I think I peed a little while laughing at this, AN ANUS. HAHAHAHHAHAHAHA.
Kai Lin, hard at work digging away.
The tiniest dick of all. It’s actually very educational. The ciggie is a symbol of how smoking causes deficient penile length. And the testicles are blue because of lack of oxygen hence the decrease in hemoglobin levels thus causing a cyanotic effect..hahaha okay whatever I’m bullshitting.
Karthik’s admiring his four titties, mini dick and I don’t think he can see his asshole.
Everyone posing with their work of art. LOL See Chun Leen “layaning” Karthik and check out the expression on Karthik’s face.
I want to pose too, okay!
Everyone was in this position because they didn’t want to get drenched by the sea spray.
And they pretended that they were repenting for their sins.
Chee Kiang and Kai Lin having a chat while I let sand flow out of my fist.
Everyone wore flip flops! That’s what I love about beach holidays! Everyone’s so cincai!
Langkawi people no money to buy window. It could even be a rental car. Mmm. Interesting!
By the way, we went to this restaurant along Pantai Cenang called Little Mexican. It belongs to this middle eastern man who cares NOTHING for customer service. So we arrived at like 3.30pm and put our orders down and waited for an hour+++ for our food. We ate our food. And then we complained. -_- We shouldn’t have done that. But it’s also their fault for not knowing how to serve on time right? When you make your customers wait for over and hour, at least be apologetic about it. He had the cheek to take our bill out and show us the ‘time’ on the bill. It stated that it was half an hour after our alleged time of arrival. Come on dude, why would we want to lie about what time we arrive? Are we that pathetic for a free meal?
Anyway, a bit embarrassing also lah because the guys were pretty vocal and after finishing their meal(shouldn’t have, bad move) they asked to see the manager. I got scared lah, it was a middle eastern dude who towered over all the three boys at my table covered in bling bling. He looks like he could smack all of them and yet the three little chinese boys still spoke up. After we’ve eaten, I might add.
So anyway, Leong Hui spoke up. He was like, “What are you going to do about this?”(the slow service). A good restaurant would probably give us a discount or maybe a free dessert or something. Remember the saying, “The customer is always right!”
The guy just put on a very indignant look and used a very obnoxious tone with us saying things like, “I’ve been opened for three months and I’ve received no complains. Even if they wanted to complain, they didn’t.”
And then Chee Kiang was like, “I’m from KL and I know what good service is. The service here is not up to the standard. If you want to operate a restaurant, at least have some standard.”
The guy obviously didn’t like what he was hearing lah. So we were making quite a scene and other patrons were staring at us.
It happened about two weeks ago so I can’t really remember what happened word by word.. but it wasn’t a happy ending. The guy was all, “If you want me to apologize fine, but I’m bla bla bla ” going on about how it’s not the restaurant’s fault. Like so insincere right, the apology? We didn’t even hear the word “sorry” once. When the boss spoke he spoke with such arrogance that you just couldn’t believe your ears. We were the customers!!
He finished off the conversation with a whatever look on his face. Just muttered a thank you and stalked off. Wtf?
You don’t appear angry in front of a customer.
For appearing angry in front of the customer, this is what you get in return.
Bad customer service. But to their credit, the food was pretty decent. So if you can take bad attitudes, then go ahead.
I’m worried if I might need police protection after this. Don’t want to be murdered or anything like that. 🙁 Me is scared. But I must speak up for us! They were going on about how I should put it up on my blog lah this and that.
Back at the hotel room, the boys hid under the blanket because they didn’t want to be photographed by us. But thanks to the burst function, I got a damn cute shot. 🙂
Due to some miscommunication, the three couples took two cars out to the restaurant for dinner. There was only one car left back at the hotel for the six single folks. We were saying that this was our unintentional revenge for all the times we were made to sit at tables away from the single people. Something like oh, all couples sit one side that kind. haha.
Hence, CRAF was born. Couples’ Rights Action Force. Bodoh betul!
Fat Mum Seafood! The food is SO SO SO awesome. Reasonably priced too. Very friendly boss. Should send the Little Mexican owner to Fat Mum to get a crash course(or maybe a 3 year degree programme, he probably needs that) on customer service.
Karthik was SO funny. He said, “Eh, the MUM better be fat i tell you! Or else I don’t care! I want my money back!!”
The humble little set up.
Coconuts cost a bomb though. RM5 per coconut? Mann. But the food is so good okay. I’m not a food raver but this deserves so many stars! Must go to Fat Mum when you go to Langkawi. Try their Fat Mum Special Beancurd. It’s like fried on the outside and oh-so-soft inside. Asparagus rocks, calamari was damn good too.
After dinner, Chee Kiang and I went around the hotel to look see. We stayed at Federal Villa but guests at Federal Villa are allowed to utilize the facilities at Holiday Villa.
We were doing the whole sitting by the beach thing. The kind of things you read in Archie Comics and American teen movies. We were very Malaysian about the whole thing. Slapping mosquitoes away from our thighs, camwhoring..etc.
We came back to find the rest of them glued to the tv like that. For a moment I felt like I was looking at a bunch of kids in a play room watching tv. But it looked so wrong with the bottles of alkie on the floor. ;D
The next day was our last day on Langkawi. We HAD to build sandcastles or else we wouldn’t forgive ourselves for spending Rm14 on the sandcastle making tools.
Check out the bridge I made leading up to the castle gates!
Leong Hui and Eng Hooi surveying the castle.
Gotta love the door! It’s SO sandcastle-ey! Just korek-korek with my finger to create the little arch door.
Sze May hard at work.
Irwin and Yina were doing their own photography else where. Her pose is very artistic, don’t you think? 🙂
One with Ying Herng!
Okay, now the sunglasses are just plain dorky. But I’ll probably still wear it.
Chun leen and Chee Kiang sunbathing together.
According to Sze May, the King (of the sandcastle) has his private aeroplane and his private train. Damn cute and wtf. Hahahha.
Aww look even Karthik came to help. No matter how much water we poured in, we still couldn’t form a … um, there’s a word for it, but we’ll stick to circular monsoon-like drainage system for now.
When real men take photos they stand like this.
The sunglasses effect was happening again.
Again, this photo could be wrong on so many levels too! 😀
Everyone hard at work while Karthik dances in the background and Eng Hooi looks like she’s in a karaoke video! Skirt blowing in the wind and all. hehe.
Our beautiful piece of art!
TOO CUTE LAH THIS PHOTO. Karthik, so man and all, holding a tiny pink watering can. 🙂 Awww.
We caught a few fishes. As Chee Kiang put it, “The fishes ponteng sekolah.” -_- Now we try to clear our heads and think lame. You know how fishes move around in schools? Like a school of fishes? Yeah, so a few gets out of the school hence ponteng sekolah. -__-
=) So sweet, I turned around and Chee Kiang pointed to the ground. He didn’t dig deep enough though!
After digging deeper, the both of us sat down for a photo.
And when we manage to dig deep enough for the water to surround the castle grounds.
After being bored of making sandcastles, we started flinging stones on the water surface. I learnt how to make my stones skip on the water! You have to choose a really flat piece, then from outside-in, you swing it onto the surface of the water. The most I managed was about five skips!!
Look at Kai Lin’s cool hand gesture wei.
The lonely sandcastle.
Sze May was cheering because she was really proud of her sandcastle.
Me looking old.
Group photo! l-r: Chee Kiang, Karthik, Chun Kiang, Chun Leen, Sze May, Eng Hooi, Leong Hui, Kai Lin.
Me too. 🙁
Chee Kiang blesses the sandcastle.
Then it was time to destroy the castle. Karthik offered his services.
And he fell into the monsoon-like drainage system thing.
Ow ow ow!
If you can see properly, the expression on his face is priceless. Can see his mouth opening in pain! Hahahaha.
Then Chun Leen decided to finish it off.
We decided to leave the tools on the beach and should any kids come along, they will have something to play. 🙂 Pointless for us to bring back lah, the rest can’t bring it to the plane and I definitely have no use for it back in Kedah.
Since Kai Lin’s boyfriend was not there, she drew a smiley face to represent him. Chee Kiang wanted to take a photo with ‘him’ too.
And then Chun Leen had to come and ruin it by turning each eye into penises.
I can’t remember where this was but it was where the Cable Car was. We were weirded out with the Jalan Dang Wangi road sign. It’s all the way in Langkawi!
It’s a bit like a park to depict the many cultures, architecture and landscaping in our region.
I’m sure if the lotus flowers were in full bloom, it would be quite a sight. 🙂
The grass just grew into the pond.
And then suddenly we were in Thailand.
Couply touristy photo!
Chee Kiang and Kai Lin emoing.
We went to a nearby jetty and they had some weird ass plants. This is like pointy rambutans but much tougher than the conventional ones.
They came in a pretty shade of red too!
The pier at the jetty.
Mamak for our last meal. 🙂 We were broke!
For most of the trip, Chun Kiang really wanted some coconut. To our amusement, there was a whole pile at the cafeteria on Black Sands Beach.
Reading the history of the Black Sands beach.
Walking down to check out the black sands. They look like tar roads to me. A little on the gross side too.
Sort of black..
The view from where we were.
Another couply photo!
Soon after, it started to rain really heavily. From the photo, you can see that it was raining heavily in the distance.
The view on the other side.
After driving around the WHOLE Langkawi, we finally went back. 🙂 I did a lot of driving too!
We took a ferry to Perlis because the one to Kuala Kedah was full. Sigh. Long journey again. Want to vomit already by then. Then we had to fork out like a total of RM100 on cab fares to get back. By then we couldn’t be arsed already lah. Just pay only. 🙁
Check out the stagnant clouds on the hills!
At one point, we must’ve gone into Thailand waters. I was on the Thai network.
Expensive okay! One SMS is RM2!
Oh my god, I’m finally done with this post. It took me so bloody long! Better comment or else I cry ah!
23 thoughts on “That Wonderful, Wonderful Langkawi Trip”
Nah, don’t cry lah… =P
I was waiting for this. Made me laugh so hard! Let’s do this again!!!
Perhentian, perhaps? =)
jo: lol! next year same time k! Perhentian sounds good! never been there.:D 😀 😀
This post is OMFG-ly long. Haha. Still, I finished it. Weeeee…
Firstly, sweet hand holding part. =) Secondly, LOLz at the wrong boyfriend part. =P Thirdly, woah, you guys definitely built a great sandcastle. =D
jo: hahah i kNOW. i took ages to edit it. :)Â
Jo, it is called a moat. But your term was definitely a more creative one! LOL
jo: lolol… u know lah, sometimes the word is just at the tip of your tongue..but you can’t seem to get it out.Â
Took me 1 freaking hour to load the photos! Bah!
this was so fun to read – it must have been even more awesome in real life! glad to see you had such an amazing time with your friends and boyfriend =)
jo: awww thanks babe:D rumours has it that next year it might be HONG KONG!! WOOOOOOHOOO
Mmm… I want beach holiday too…
jo: When are you coming back?:D if u want a proper beach holiday, wait for the monsoon season to be over first.;)
Nice pics…should take a flight…cheaper than a ferry now.
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jo: 🙂 i’ve learned my lesson. thanks.
ahhh all those photos bring back memories of my own langkawi trip. damn nice lah! 😀 esp the photos of you and ck 😉 ohh and the ‘circular monsoon-like drainage system’ is actually called a moat. yupp ex-sandcastle fanatic here! ;D
jo: hahahahhaa:) yeahh… langkawi is like the place to go for your first major holiday. at least it was for me when i was 16! but i went on my first holiday without parents at the age of 14! to genting highlands! such a big deal then. LOL. hahah yesyes..moat..thank you…thank you..
Moat hmm wtf.
Deprived childhood, never built much sand castles.
jo: lol, but got launch bag of pees at passing cars right? or what was it that you and ur bro did with the pee bags?:P
wahaha loved the post! was waiting for this too! shall ask lh to read later..he’s taking a nap before another tiring floorball training.. haha.. wrong bf..
jo: LOL u know how embarrassed i was or not. like super embarrassed lorh:D hahahaha.Â
wow, i still remember when i was 21! it was only last year… seriously tho i got to go back to langkawi this year.
jo: hahahha only last year~! so have you graduated from university yet?:D and two kids at your age! my my!
duty free stuff..omg the chocolate…:D 😀 😀 i think the supplies in my fridge enough to last me like 3-4 months.
HEY! FINALLY managed to load! HAHA
Great pics! Enjoyed the trip! Wished it was longer =)
Now where is the Malacca post? HAHA
jo: HONG KONG HONG KONG. u got me all hot now! *fans self*
wait wait sabar ye sayang!
And now I finally know what is the JOCK meant on your display name. Heh! Paiseh, I am really slow. LOL.
And what Malacca? Herk!
jo: wahhaha after seeing what? YAAA MALACCA my boyfriend and I drove my best friend and her boyfriend into Malacca….covered a few places!
I suggest you warn us of such lengthy posts in the future so that I could time myself and see how long I take to read the entire post, because if I’m not mistaken, I took more than 30 minutes!
But it’s good to read that you had such a great time in Langkawi 😀
jo: Lolll..:D i’ll try to keep that in mind! 😀 i can’t stop myself i just love going all lengthy!! 😛
thanks babes…i really enjoyed myself. 🙂 this entire holidays actually. it was pure bliss!
wrong boyfriend 😛
oh btw, that water thingie surrounding the castle? I think you were referring to a moat?
i wonder when i’ll see you again.. hehee ^^
jo: lol! so i’ve been told! 😀 ahaha.. there’ll be a day:) therell be a day!
looks like great fun! and so sweet of you guys to leave the sandcastle tools for other kids 🙂
jo: hahaha.. yaaa..hope it made some kids happy:)
we’re 4 years only lar. not 5. =p
jo: lol long enough lah but still our senior!
After seeing the picture of you and Chee Kiang sitting on the beach with JO.CK in front, only then I realized your JOCK means.
Come Malacca tarak telephone pun. 😛
jo: lo lol! oh yeah! 😀
Sorry ler sayang! 😀 give me a holiday with more than 2 days and i’ll be sure to meet up with u!
such a long post and i finish reading it..haha The drainage around the castle is called a moat 🙂
jo: lol yea yea I kNnnoOow now:P
Ooh i just wanna rub it in! It’s a MOAT! LOL and the wrong bf part. I was so feeling you man. not literally of course. oh never mind. duh :p
Let’s go on another holiday soon! And did I remember to gush about your ULTIMATE camwhoring skills? Jolene pwns everyone else.
jo: lol lol u were there laughing at me! u bad!! hahaha
Ooo! rumours has it that u, me and everyone else that matters will be in Hong Kong come the end of this year. game?:D
All what you wanted is a discount or free dessert,i showed you the time on the bill but at the same time you are saying why should i lie about the time we arrived?i think i have the answer to your question :
i take pride in the accuraacy that my staff demonstrate, therefore the time on the bill I believe to be the time you placed your order. If you wished for free deserts or even a discount on your bill i would have been pleased to have discussed this with you. However, you decided to create a fuss, may i say, after you all enjoyed the meal, hence looking forward to something for free.
With regard to your statement “the customer is always right” Son this is Bullshit!!! I have been running business before you were a twinkle in your Daddy’s eye, If the customer was always right you would be the owner of a restaurant and i would be paying the bill, however I am the owner and i only got this far through understanding which customers should be the ones that, in my eyes, are always right!!!!
Please any complaints should be made at the time of disappointment, not when one believes they will profit from complaining.
Regarding your statement “good service”. Again i pride my waiting staff as well as my Chef on the excellent service they all provide. The food prepared and cooked inside my restaurant is created at time of order, nothing is pre-cooked or simply microwaved, therefore one should expect to wait for this kind of food. I suggest if it is only fast food you were seeking then Langkawi does provide numerous fast food “joints” of which one can place an order and be served at once.
As i said to you i have now been open for over three months and as yet have recieved no complaints, if people wished to complain because they were not happy with the food or service it was never brought to my attention, hence they were not looking to profit through complaining. Everybody has the right to give an opinion however i truly belive your complaint had no justification threfore no apology awarded.
Jayelle: woohoo! Are you kidding me? GAMEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!
lmo: That incident was obviously a mistake on your staff’s part. If you were so aggressively defending yourself I’d understand but look at it this way, we are a bunch of people who come from various places all over Malaysia, do you honestly think we’d go out of our way to create a fuss over a free dessert or discount on the tab? Considering how we’re able to pay for the main courses, I simply don’t see how this is an issue of wanting to “profit from complaining” – especially when the profit at hand here is “free dessert”. Likewise it would be equally impolite to find grounds to ask for a discount just because.
I think you’re missing the point here in that having never ate at your restaurant before, we actually liked the food and basically you gave us no reason to diss you or give you trouble until you refused point-blank to admit that “Yes, I was slow in serving the food”. You base your refusal to admit your mistake on faith you have in your stuff, which is commendable. But not when you’re pulling a long face to your customers in blatant denial about THAT one particular aspect of your service. We didn’t want to create a fuss, you were the one who seemingly couldn’t tolerate criticism and started getting defensive. Did I mention you storming off back to the table you were sitting at to bitch? You’ve ONLY been open for three months, and for your sake I hope that a similar incident doesn’t happen again. And also, perhaps, that your obnoxious character will rear ugly head less. You’re making 3 months sound like 3 years and after all this, your apology truly bears no value at all.
So keep your pride and dignity to yourself, because we might have thought about it then, but we certainly don’t give two fucks about it now.
whats the number of the little mexican please? i like mexican food and i want to try to restaurant-thanks 🙂