his graduation & our trip

Saturday, September 24, 2011

slept at yiyi's house when i was in kl...
mummy woke me up around 9.30am...
through the phone...
i got up to find that no one was at home...
i was all alone in yiyi's house...
dragged my body up and out of the bed...
then dressed up...
packed my things...
and headed up to popo's house...

thought the whole world was waiting for me to leave...
but when i got up...
everyone was not even dressed up..-_-
bro just started to take his breakfast...
gor was bathing...
and mummy was still packing...
wondered why the hell she pulled me up so early...
i should have sleep a little longer..-_-

we begun our journey to penang around 11am...
and gor took over the driver's seat for this time...
daddy asked him to drive instead of daddy himself...
daddy not sure the route when we reach penang...
so it would be better if gor drives from the beginning..:)
plus he always wanted to drive daddy's car so so much...
now that he got the chance...
he would not say 'no'..:p

hippo was with me the whole trip..
once again...
i slept the whole journey there...
plus minus almost 4 hours of sleeps..><
daddy decided to stop in ipoh for our lunch...
it was my second time in ipoh...
did not really get to recognize the roads there...
none of us know how and where to go when we got there...
we could not use the gps coz we got no idea what to search for...
just drove around...
and we managed to get into ipoh town...
and i saw the place where i had 'nga choi kai' with bday gang...
i asked daddy to turn back to the place...
and we went to the restaurant for 'nga choi kai' as lunch...
but i think i brought them to the wrong restaurant...
the nice one is opposite this restaurant we went...
and i only know about it when shuying told me...><
but somehow i think it tasted almost the same only...
the food looked so similar...
that i actually thought it was really the one i had when i first came..-_-
the only difference was the fish balls...

i ordered 'hor fun'...
but only managed to eat half of it...
bean sprouts...
chicken...
seriously it looked the same and they tasted same as well...
fish balls...
continued our journey after lunch...
managed to find our way out using gps..:)
continued to sleep again...
the gps kept beeping and beeping...
coz gor exceeded the highway's speed...
but still i slept so soundly...
gosh..i am such a piggy..:p
we finally reached penang bridge after so many hours of driving...
around 3.30pm like that...
headed straight to our hotel...
which was b-suite...
it was our second time staying in this hotel...
the first time was when gor entering USM...
and this time was when gor is leaving USM..:p
a family suite...

with daddy sleeping on the single bed...
mummy..bro and me sleeping on the double bed...
gor sleeping on the sofa bed...
and a big toilet as well..:)
rested till night time...
the boys were just so so energetic...
they were dating with the laptops...
like what they usually do at home..-_-
each of them conquered one table...
daddy mummy slept...
and me watching tv all the while...
though i felt like sleeping too...
but i forced myself not to coz i slept a lot already..><

gor brought us for steamboat buffet...
during night time...
i forgot what is the restaurant's name...
but all i knew was this place is superb worth it to eat...
they have so many choices of food to choose from...
they even have 'lok lok' and abc...
and many many more..:D
and it only cost us rm77 for five people...
cheap like hell right..??..^^
besides steamboat...
there is also this grill thingy...
where all you need to do is just to spread some margarine on the aluminium...
and grill whatever meat you wish to...
i like this because this was the first time i doing it..-_-
mummy's dessert...
grass jelly..??..no idea what is the name in english...
but i know it is calls 'guai ling gou' in cantonese..:p
superb bitter one...
i could hardly get to accept the bitterness...
but mummy managed to eat three of this..-_-
ice-cream!!!
but i did not get to eat even one mouth of this...
tummy almost burst..><
after dinner...
gor fetched us to drive around penang...
he took the long way instead of the short cut to get back to our hotel...
showed us where is the nice 'bak kut teh' to eat...
and i remembered one...
he said it is the famous pancakes in penang...
i wanted to try it so so much!!!..><
then i remembered we drove along the gurney drive...
and took that route to go back...
reached hotel around 9.30pm...
gor went out again around 10pm for yc with his wushu gang..-_-

got so moody coz need to get up very very early the next morning...
our first plan was supposed to go USM around 9am like that...
but somebody got the last minute news...
that somebody need to get to the uni before 7.30am for registration...
daddy did not want to go through and fro from hotel and uni...
coz it was only an hour plus gap...
so daddy said stayed there and wait..><
got no choice but to actually accept the fact that we need to get up early...

went to bed around 12.30am...
did not really get to sleep that night...
coz i got not enough blanket to cover my body..><
i feel superb insecure when i am not fully covered during my sleep..><
the blanket was so small for three persons...

it reminded me when i was sleeping with bb during our kl trip...
i remembered jumping out of the bed in the middle of the night...
and scolded bb for snatching the whole blanket...
and i was freezing to death that night...
the funny thing was bb did not gave me any response for scolding him...
all he did was just pulled me back on the bed and hugged me to sleep..:p
i miss bb..

okie back to my story..:p
got up at 5.59am the next morning...
mummy was the first one to wake up...
and followed by me..daddy..gor and bro...
i got called up so early coz i am famous for my half an hour bathing..:p
and i need time to dress up myself of course...

gor and me...
ready to take off..:)
then came the saddening part of the day...
i saw a departure notice under the room's door when i got up...
and noticed that our departure date was this particular day...
which was 22nd september 2011...
i got so curious so i passed it to mummy and asked...
as we were supposed to stay for another night in this hotel...
and will only be checking out on the 23rd september 2011...
mummy gave a don't-really-bother response to me...
and she said asked daddy to go down and check later...

and when daddy went down to the receptionist and asked...
found out that we actually placed booking only for one night...
daddy tried asking if we can extend for another night...
but the receptionist said the room had been booked by someone else already..><
daddy got so pissed off and asked mummy...
coz mummy was the one who called to the hotel and booked..><
maybe mummy said it wrongly already...
there was nothing can be done already...
we were late to USM already...
so we went to USM first...
while mummy and me were searching for another hotel to stay in the car...
when we got there daddy suddenly decided...
to drop gor there and we all head back to the hotel to pack and do checking out...
since we had about an hour plus gap in between before the ceremony begins...
but very very unlucky us that the gps brought us to the wrong way..><
to somewhere we never pass before...
we wasted so much time in searching for our way back to the hotel...
and we were not in time to go back and come out again...
so we went back all the way to USM in the end..-_-
stupid gps managed to lead us back to USM but not to our hotel...
daddy was so so mad...
i could feel the coldness and silentness in the car..><
very very freaky...

felt so much relieved after getting down the car at USM...
walked quite a distance to reach the hall...
coz the nearby parking were all fully occupied already...
daddy mummy went into the hall for the convocation ceremony...
while bro and me waited outside the hall...
as the school only reserved two places for each student in the hall...
went to the florist and managed to get another bouquet of flowers for gor...
i was wearing a cardigan at first...
but i took it off after a while...
coz it was freaking hot and stuffy outside...

shuying came and visited me there...
then blurr blurr and grace came not long after that...
chatted with them for a while...
and they left for their class at 10am...

a picture with them...
thanks for coming over to see me...
i miss bday gang too..
then i was all alone again with bro...
waiting for the ceremony to end...
i walked back to the car to get the other bouquet of teddy flowers...
left bro sitting alone there taking care of the flowers i just bought...
sweating like nobody business when i walked back again to the hall..-_-
daddy mummy came out around 11.30am...
and gor came and joined us for a couples of pictures...
he looked so smart with his graduation cap and robes on...
he looked like harry porter to me...
just that he was the harry porter without a magic broom..:p
most of his friends said he looked like one too...

a family shot after the ceremony...
he is finally graduated...
so proud of him..
since gor wanted to stay to take pictures with his friends...
daddy..mummy..bro and me...
went back to the hotel first...
coz it gonna takes superb long if we were to wait for him...
we tried on the gps again...
and this time we managed to search our hotel's name...
i guess the gps fooled us..-_-

when we got up to our room...
we did not get to go inside...
the card barred...
another pissed off face from daddy...
coz he had to go all the way to the receptionist again...
to get the card activate back...
packed and left the hotel after checking out...
went back to fetch gor after receiving a call from him...
saying that he is done with snapping photos...

got a shock of when we saw him holding so many things...
he went off with only two bouquets of flowers...
but came back with five and other presents...
the car boot was so so full that there was not any space left for his stuffs...
so we had to sit with those presents...
we squeezed like pancakes but the flowers got full priority..-_-
then we headed to a photo shop...
to get a studio photo...
so many people there queuing for graduation photos...
coz that shop is just nearby USM...
all the way to krystal suite after that...
the hotel we got to book very last minutes...

master bedroom...
a bed for mummy..bro and me...
daddy and gor sleeping in this room...
a small kitchen corner...
the bathroom...
very very small...
i got knocked here and there when i was taking shower..-_-
rested the whole evening...
coz daddy was superb tired and having headache as well...
we came out again around 6pm for dinner...
gor brought us to a western food restaurant...
called the james foo western food restaurant...
very very reasonable price..:)
and the food there not bad too...
i bet there is no such cheap western food in kuantan...

our appetizer...
garden salad...
mushroom soup...
gor's mix grilled...
rm16 for this is so so unexpected...
bro's grilled chicken...
daddy's grilled chicken and fish...
mummy's grilled fish with pineapple...
mine...
gordon bleu...
chicken wrapped with ham and cheese inside...
superb nice and it costs only rm11..><
the whole meal cost only around rm80...
unbelievably CHEAP!!!...
i wish i could order more to eat..><

our next destination was to the newly opened residential area...
strait quay...
also known as royal selangor visitor centre...
very very high class place to stay...
and a superb beautiful place too...

see how beautiful the main entrance is...
it looks even nicer with the lights on at night...
and see all the apartments around it...
all not accessible for non-resident...
every door to the apartment has a scanner to scan the access card...
so only the lower ground is allowed to go in...
and at the back of the buildings...
it's a jetty for private ships...
gosh..isn't it amazing!!!
this is indeed luxurious living..^^
they even have their own light house..:D
and facing the big blue sea...
people staying here will never fail to get to watch the sunrise and sunset...
oohh..how nice!!!..:)
this is the royal selangor visitor centre...
main entrance...
they have very grand lightings along the way up the buildings...
and everything sold inside this building...
is not affordable..><
i visited charlie brown at last..^^
always wanted to go...
but i did not get to go inside...
coz it is superb expensive...
so all i could do was just to snap as much pictures as i could...
outside..-_-
last shot before we leave the place...
nice shot from gor..:p
did not go else where after that...
headed straight back to hotel...
coz daddy was very very tired...
daddy went to bed around 9pm...
mummy was about one hour later...
gor went out again that night...
i could not afford to wait for him to come back...
so i went to bed around 11.30pm...
after talking on the phone with bb..
asked gor to miss call me when he got home...

a pose with his graduation presents...
this was taken before he leaves the hotel...
and he came back with more presents that night..><
mummy was the first one to get up again the next day...
around 7.30am...
helped mummy to pack while waiting for them to get prepared...
checked out straight away in the morning...
then we went back all the way to USM again...
to return the convocation attires...
and to collect his graduation certificates...
the book gor was holding during the convocation was empty...
nothing inside there...
students were to return the uniforms first in order to retrieve their certificates...

it was superb time consuming to undergo all those procedures...
first he had to return the uniform...
then he need to pay his unpaid hostel debt...
where we need to go from one building to another building...
very very far...
just to pay that rm24..-_-
then back to the first building again to officially get his graduation certificates...
and there were many many stops in between...
coz gor need to take things and return things to his friends at different hostels...
wasted a lot of time there...
we were supposed to go for 'dim sum' for breakfast that morning...
but he made our breakfast dragged and dragged...
and became brunch in the end...
and daddy started to grumble that gor did not plan his things well...
had to take our studio photos from the photo shop after that...

these are the few of the soft copies...
the not edited version...
solo..:p
the siblings...
my hand looked so huge..><
with daddy and mummy...
family photo...
and also our first family studio shooting...
went to eat 'dim sum' for brunch...
after collecting the photos...
gor said this 'dim sum' restaurant is the branch of the steamboat restaurant...
which also means the 'dim sum' there are super duper cheap as well..:)
very very full meal...
and i like the yam puffs so so much..^^
and our last stop at penang was 'kek lok si'...
our main purpose for staying another day in penang...
was just for this...
mummy wanted to go up to see the newly built 'kuan yin' statue...
she been asking to go since the beginning of the year..-_-

i have very obvious double chin..:(
daddy parked his car at the bottom of 'kek lok si'...
where we had to spent some time walking all the way up...
along the street shops...
i managed to get myself a fan to fan...
i know i gonna need it so so much when i reach the top..:p
the thing i love doing the most whenever i go 'kek lok si'...
is to buy a few chunks of vegetables to feed these cute giant creatures...
they are all so adorable...
especially the one that kept staring at me in this picture...
maybe i fed it before once upon a time..:p
and we reached!!!
nice shot from me..:p
daddy mummy with the buddha statue...
i snapped a picture here before when i was a kid...
and now another shot when i am 21..:)
there was wishing ribbon corners everywhere there...
we stopped at the first one we could found...
and wrote our wishes on the ribbons...
gor took a pink ribbon for successful career...
bro and me got the blue ones for excellent academic results...
mummy chose the red one to wish the whole family's safety...
and daddy wished to be healthy..:)
we tied our family's ribbons together...
and hanged them on the bamboo-like tree...
very funny to think back what gor said when he was hanging the ribbons...
he said our wishes come true faster if hang higher...
then he said better not too high...
scared the god think we too greedy...
and won't grant our wishes..:D
superb hilarious when he said that...
so he hanged them on the second highest one...
greedy but not too greedy..:p
it was really very hot...
we bought so many bottles of water in between...
to remove the thirsts..><

we reached the top..:)
with our zodiac statues...
two dragons..a rabbit..a horse and a cow in the family..:p
random shot...
while waiting for daddy and mummy to rest...
the 'kuan yin' statue that mummy wanted to see so much...
and it is beautiful...
too bad they had closed the way to go nearer to the statue...
mummy and me can only prayed from a distance...
we did not made our way to the other side of 'kek lok si'...
where the little pagoda is located...
walked back down the streets...
and we stopped at one shop...
mummy wanted to buy some souvenirs...
i think we drank too much water...
that none of us felt like eating already...
was supposed to go eat the famous asam laksa when we got down...
but we just could not take in any heavy food anymore...
superb disappointed that i did not get to try that famous asam laksa...
had been asking for it since the week before we come..:(
sigh..big regret...
just had these when we came down...
everyone was craving for cold and chilling drinks...
i ordered coconut water...
daddy and mummy had this...
then we started our journey to ipoh around 3pm...
felt very tired...
eventually fell asleep hugging hippo..:p
and by the time i managed to open my eyes...
we already reached ipoh...
found syuen hotel using gps...
and we checked in..:)
the most expensive hotel for this trip...
almost rm300 for a night...
we added another extra bed for rm50 for gor...

the three of us slept together on the king sized bed...
this time the blanket was big enough to cover me..:)
the bathroom was big enough...
with bath tub some more...
bought this scarf for so so long...
but this was the first time i wearing it...
came out to have dinner...
but no idea where for dinner...
we walked to ipoh parade at first...
but there was nothing to eat..-_-
then gor got to search a restaurant named overseas restaurant..
using his phone's gps...
which was just nearby the area...
we did not specifically want to eat anything special...
since we tried the 'nga choi kai' days before...
so we just went to this restaurant...
and ordered a four dishes meal...
the food there was really okie for me...
even the rest of my family members agreed with me...
but the services were just too terrible to accept...
we waited so so long for the food to be served to us...
and it took them almost forever to bring us plain rice..-_-
there was not much customers there...
still they do things slowly..><
daddy said they do things the fastest is when we ask for the bill...
and daddy was right..-_-

went back hotel after dinner...
everyone went to bed early that night...
i slept at 12am after watching x-factor on 8tv..:p
woke up early the next morning...
daddy..mummy and bro went for the free buffet breakfast...
gor was supposed to go instead of mummy...
but he was having diarrhea on that very morning...
so gor and me stayed in the room till the three of them get back...

checked out from syuen hotel around 9.30am...
and we headed to ipoh town...
stopped at this shop for mummy to buy souvenirs again...
bought so many boxes of 'heong peng' from there...-_-
then we walked over to this shop...
to buy 'yim kuk kai'...
not sure if this is the nice one in ipoh...
i tried asking shuying to ask his ipoh friend...
but her friend forgot what is the name of the shop...
mummy also asked the locals there...
and eventually lead us to this shop...
bought three salted chickens...
then
i saw the 'tau fu fa' shop...
where bday gang went when we came here last month...
it was just walking distance from the salted chicken shop...
so i dragged my whole family there..:p
after that was cave visiting time...
but only went to two caves...
our first visit was this beautiful temple...
just a few shots in there and we left...
this is 'yuet lou'...
which means the seats were meant for couples to sit...
but who cares..
brother and sister love..:p
mummy and daddy...
our next stop was at the famous cave...
the perak caves...
which was 7km from the first cave we went...
we only spent about 20 minutes in there...
coz we could not climb to the top of the caves...
only a few steps up the stairs and we came back down...
it was too dangerous to climb up with no sports shoes...

was supposed to start to drive back to kl already...
after visiting perak cave...
but gor was complaining that his tummy grumbling already...
so we decided to have our lunch in ipoh first...
gor's gps managed to lead us to the famous 'yeong liu' stalls...
by typing the big tree something into his phone..-_-
i been here before also with bday gang...
but i never know it's called the big tree..:p

ordered their famous red bean drink...
and the famous 'yeong liu' there...
i was not very hungry that time...
still i took a lot of these..:p
popiah...
mummy ordered two of this...
did not get to finish it all...
packed back to popo's house..-_-
fried 'kue teow'...
made our way back to kl around 2pm...
and reached popo's house around 3.15pm...
let daddy rested awhile before he starts driving again...
little girl did not let any of us to carry her..:(
cannot even touch her...
little girl being ego that day..:p

she was trying to take the hand phone...
and snapped a picture of herself..:p
but i get to carry her at the very last minute...
when i told her that jiejie is going home already...
asked if i can carry her...
and immediately she opened her arms and let me carried..^^
i even got two goodbye kisses from her...
each on one side of my cheek..:p

daddy started driving back to kuantan at 4.30pm...
and reached home at 6.30pm...
home sweet home again after 5 days of holiday..:)
and a warm welcome from cookie...

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