birthday gang annual trip

Monday, September 03, 2012

Birthday Gang Annual Trip

hello readers...
has not been blogging for quite some time already...
well yea i know i got the time to blog...
but coming back after one whole day of works is really very exhausting..><
and by the time i settle down and clean myself...
it is already time to climb up the bed...
anyway my routines are pretty the same ever since my part time job at Zenith started...
and i am now officially ended my contracts with Zenith last week..
which was on the 30th August 2012...
and on the same day itself...
i was engaged with a trip with my beloved bday gang...
from the 30th August until 2nd September 2012...

so this post of mine is going to be a superb long story...
everything about my three days trip is all written only on this post...
if you find that my story telling is a little too lengthy for you...
you can just scroll down viewing all the pictures...
that i have uploaded..:)
it took me so long to successfully upload all these pictures coz there are all captured from camera...
since this is going to be long long one...
i guess i will include the dates in red to avoid any missed out or confusion while reading...
as date and time are important to me..:p
*obviously i do this for my own convenience*

30th August 2012

like i said...
i went for my trip right after i finished my last day of work...
was a little rushed coz i insisted myself...
to finish up everything before i leave for the next person to take over my place...
then i had to return my tag to the HR Dept...
which was a little time consuming coz the cargo lift is very very slow..-_-
mummy even called me to ask me where am i...
rushed to ku ma's house to wash up...
*going back my house will takes longer time*

managed to washed up and mummy sent me...
 to the bus station to meet up with the rest...
there were only four of us departing from Kuantan...
marcus..hongcheet..grace..and me...
we bought the 6.30pm bus tickets...
and reached KL Pekeliling around 10.30pm...
we actually assumed that it will reach around 9 something...
so that we still can catch LRT to go back to our hotel at Wangsa Maju...
but we started to get a little worried already looking at the time...
and our bus yet to reach the pit stop..><
coz according to hongcheet the LRT station closes at 11pm...
we will be in big trouble if we are not in time to get into the train...
baby was at Pekeliling waiting for me already...
but when i came down from the bus trying to look for him...
he was nowhere to be found...
and so coincident that his phone ran out of battery...
all i can do was to text him 'PLUSLINER COUNTER'...
hoping that he will come over in no time...
thank god he found me few minutes later..:)
*but baby looked superb tired...*
*and he got darker and thinner already..:(*

clever hongcheet that he went to the LRT station to buy the tokens while...
while the rest were waiting for baby with me...
gosh..got squeezed like a pancake in the train...
so so so freaking packed with people inside...
we were standing stuffing ourselves to the side of the train...
and whenever we stopped at a station...
when people inside trying to get themselves out...
baby was like holding me so so tight...
as though he was so afraid that i will get pushed out of the train..:p

thank god it was finally our turn to come out from the squeezed train...
then waited for keong to make his way to the station to meet up with us...
but instead of him coming to us...  
we decided not to wait anymore...
we walked and walked and we met him in the middle of the road...
then from there we walked all the way to our place to stay...
Smart Hotel Wangsa Maju...
the receptionist told us that they got last minute changes on the room rates...
an additional of RM10 for the second night...
as it was a public holiday...
we got no choice but to just take whatever price that they set...

the hotel is really one very very budget hotel for me...
the walls are all made of boards...
so basically we can really hear what the next door people is talking...
the toilet is the scariest part for me...
my room's toilet is rather rectangular in shape...
it feels a little freaky...
 to see the position of the sink and the shower at one end and the toilet bowl at the other end..><

went down to the nearby stalls to have supper...
then they accompanied keong back to his condo to transfer his stuffs back to our hotel...
i was very tired and felt sticky...
so i did not tag along with them...
went back up to the room with baby to wash up and get some rest...
was up for few times coz i kept hearing noises from outside...
the loud laughs from grace...
then marcus and hongcheet who walked in and out of the room to grace's room..-_-
and baby snatched my blanket..><

31st August 2012

was awake around 7.30am coz i heard there was message coming in...
then i dozed off again and was wide awake again an hour after that...
coz i heard noises from grace's room...
a sign that the couples were awake already...
then i slept again...
and 9.30am my alarm called me up...
went over to grace's room after that and let my baby sleep a little longer...
since we will not be going anywhere until grace and keong come back from Pudu...
shuying was there already around 9am...
hongcheet was also still sleeping like a pig like baby...
the three of us stayed at grace's room and watched Running Man...
i managed to concentrate for the first half episode...
when it was almost time to go out...
i have to go back over to my room...
to wake baby up...
took some time to wake him up also...
luckily i dragged him up earlier..:p

around 11.30am...
we got a call from grace...
saying that they both could not get back to Wangsa Maju to meet up with us...
and the same message from jieyin as siak was not able to fetch her that early...
so last minute changes on our plan...
where we went to the zoo separately...
keong and grace will take the cab themselves...
jieyin and siak will meet us at the zoo...
so the five of us had to take two cabs to the zoo...
as the taxi driver insisted that he only take four passengers and not five..><
so i was in one cab with baby...
shuying..marcus..and hongcheet in another cab...
luckily it was just a few minutes ride from our hotel...
so the fees were not that expensive...

the Nastional Zoo...
we went into the zoo first...
coz the other two couples were not sure...
 exactly what time they can make their ways to meet with us...
no point waiting outside...
and since we were already there why not just go in..:)
RM20 per person...
but baby's ticket is extra RM10 expensive coz baby did not have his IC with him...
*baby left his IC at home and he refused to travel back to Damansara to get it*

i posted up this picture coz i like to see the length of my hair...
like this picture a lot actually..:p
cannot believe that i am in the process of keeping Rapunzel's hair...

love this picture too coz they look super duper sweet..

jieyin and siak reached the zoo when we were visiting the goats...
so we took a pit stop while waiting for them to come to us...
and picture time of course..:)

baby and me..

marcus and shuying..

acted emo coz he was couple-less..:p

we continued walking...
walked and walked as though there is no end...><
i have no idea how many cages we had passed by and visited...
seriously the zoo is was much more huge that i could thought of...
too huge that we some time got the wrong turns...
 and eventually led us back to the cages we have visited..><
especially when we were desperately looking for lions and tigers..:D

it had been so long since i last stepped my foot to the zoo...
so i do not really recall how big the zoo is as i was still very young that time...
and this time visit really amazed me...
juee did warned me not to come to the zoo...
she told me that it is stinks and got no animal to see...
but it was so so much better than i expected...
there are still lots and lots of animals to see...
i dare to say that juee so called 'terrible' is way better than Malacca's A Famosa Safari...
the animals in Malacca is terribly skinny as though they are abused and let starved...
but those animals in the National Zoo are pretty healthy to me...
at least there is not any of them skinny or starve to death..:p

siak and jieyin with the giraffes..

baby and me with Mr.Elephant..
the elephant saw baby's ice lemon tea bottle and mistaken it as food...
so in this picture it actually approaching to our direction..:)

keong and grace were the last couple to reach...
met with them at the elephants' cage...

at the birdies section??
too tired that everyone simply grab a spot to rest...
the girls were on the bench..:p
and the weather was too hot that i need to get myself a fan to fan myself while walking...

animal shows at 3.30pm...
managed to get there before the shows start...
but the seats are too little to occupy such big amount of audience...
baby and me were standing at the back...
and one thing that caused us both damn freaking pissed off was that...
there are these people where they want to stand...
but purposely stand at the front to block other people's view..-_-
for god sake...
if you want to stand...
stand at the back..!!!
i did not enjoy the show much coz of my height...
i barely get to see anything especially when i got blocked by those uncivilized people...

keong and grace had to leave during half way of the show...
as they need to attend keong's colleague's open house party...

hanged awhile with baby at the aquarium...
coz baby was very amazed with the fishes there...
i actually got a shock seeing such huge fishes..><

by evening...
we had to crack our heads on where to have our dinner...
our first plan was to go all the way to Klang for 'bak kut teh'...
but it was just too too far and time consuming to travel so far just for a meal...
plus grace and keong also not sure if they can make it there the same time as us...
if we choose to go Klang...
so basically the Klang Plan was a failure..-_-

we finally decided to just head to KLCC with LRT...
baby was too hungry that he could not wait till dinner time...
so i accompanied baby to buy some food at the stall nearby to cure his starving...

went back to hotel to rest and wash up...
while waiting for grace and keong to come back...
and jieyin and siak went back to their house...

7.30pm...
meet up with jieyin and siak again...
and we walked over to the LRT station to take the train directly to KLCC...
and we had dinner at Ki Ki Taiwanese Restaurant...

solo pictures..:)

hongcheet..

siak..

jieyin..

grace..

keong..

baby kenwei..

me looking tired..

marcus..

shuying..

this is my set meal shared with baby...
but baby did not really eat much...
maybe he was full after taking his beansprouts chicken rice..-_-
no one finish up for me...
so i have a lot of leftover..><

went to the park outside KLCC for a walk...
hoping to snap a nice picture at the fountain...
but gosh..look at the amount of people..
could hardly find a spot where there is no people..-_-

no nice fountain picture...
but a snap of twin tower will do too..^^

took the same route back to Wangsa Maju...
stopped at Chatime coz hongcheet was craving for milk tea...
i walked back to the hotel earlier with baby coz baby was too tired...
i was very very tired too...
but i could not go to bed until my hair is dry...
baby dozed off after showering...
but i was still staying up combing my hair to dry...
took me so so long to actually dry my hair this way..><
went to bed almost around 1am...

1st September 2012

woke up around 5.15am...
to find that the one sleeping beside me still sleeping so soundly...
i had to get up and wash up...
and pack everything...
and lastly drag the piggy up..><

got morning call from shuying and morning message from grace...
to make sure that i am already awake..:p
grace even knocked on my door to check if i am really awake...

checked out and took the LRT to Tasik Selatan...
jieyin was there waiting for us already...

in the LRT half awake..><
hongcheet obviously still sleeping...

marcus's eyes not completely opened yet..:p

i must say that the bus station of Tasik Selatan is indeed very very nice...
it looks like airport just that it is smaller...
but consider big for a bus station...
way nicer and classier than Puduraya...
and they have that departure board there too...
exactly like those we used to see in the drama series...
gosh..where to find such nice place in Kuantan...
even Kuantan's airport looks terribly horribly old fashioned..-_-

but whether you know how to see the departure board is another story...
i am not interested in searching for my bus...
so i leave everything to the ticket holder keong to look for it...
and yes..
8 of us to gate no.8..:)

the journey to Malacca was pretty fast...
we boarded the 8.30am bus...
and by 9.45am we already reached Melaka Sentral...
took two cabs to our hotel...
four of us in each cab for RM20 per cab...
well it is expensive...
but that is the price in Malacca as you will not find any cab there with meter..-_-
the taxi drivers will definitely 'slaughter' you...

reached our hotel about 5 to 10 minutes later...
the Baba House Hotel...
since we were ahead of time...
we were not able to check into our rooms yet...
as the checking in time was supposed to be 2pm...
so we put all our luggage at the reception counter...
and we started our tour in Malacca right after that..:)

a picture of the girls at the lobby...

was a little not happy coz baby went out to get a call...
he told me that he is just outside of the hotel...
when we were about to leave the hotel...
i expected him to be outside probably still hanging on the phone...
but he was nowhere to be found...
tried calling him but he did not answer my call...
the whole bday gang was looking for him...
i felt so sorry and guilty that they have to search for my boyfriend...
i walked and walked...
and i finally found him talking on the phone at a car display place..-_-
got a little pissed off actually...
but was okie after awhile...

our first destination was to fill up our tummies first...
at a heritage building same row with our hotel...
just a three minutes walk from our hotel...
The Baboon House..:)

it is actually an art cafe with lots and lots of paintings inside...
but i do not seem to understand what are all the paintings about...
and the paintings are actually for sell...
but are superb expensive...
no idea what so special about those paintings that people are willing to invest so much on them...

a garden-liked spot in the middle of the cafe...
looks pretty cooling and relaxing...
but once you look up at the windows upstairs...
it feels a little creepy...
it's dark inside...
as though there is someone staring at you from the inside...
the staircase to the second floor is closed for visit...
i guess it is empty up there..><

okie another picture time..:)

hongcheet acting cool without his partner..

couple no.1...
shuying and marcus..

couple no.2...
keong and grace..

couple no.3...
me with my baby..

couple no.4..:p
me with my airen..

this doggie...
i must mention here...
according to the printed pamphlet displayed at the cafe...
this doggie was here since very long ago...
*no idea how long*
and it is super duper cute...

must take a picture with it...
still cute though not looking at the camera...

according to out Malacca planner...
grace...
this cafe is famous for its homemade burgers...
and indeed they are yummy..:D
so each couple shared one type of burger...
i do not really remember the names...
so only pictures without description..:p



i think mine was bacon and eggs??

our second stop was at the bird nest gallery...
the Yong Ann Bird Nest Specialty Shop...
we were given free entrance to enter the gallery...
coz we are all students...
baby is not student but they assumed baby is...
so free for baby too..^^

we were firstly brought into the real bird nest cage...
was kind of freaked out at first coz it was all so so dark..><
i barely get to see where am i heading to...
did not snap any picture here...
coz we were not sure if we are allowed to take out camera...
then slowly to the bird nest displays...
with different classes..grades..and qualities of bird nests...
then moved on to the bird nest making process...
gosh..i think if i was to work in there...
i will die of boredom...
all i see is bird feathers and saliva..-_-
and i predicted that i will definitely suffer from major backache...
sit there all day long at the same place same position...
plucking and removing feathers..><

finally we were here at the last spot of the gallery...

one of the bird nest decoration...

bird nest for purchase purpose...
guess how much for one box of this??
with just a few pieces of swallow's saliva...
if i am not mistaken...
one box of this costs almost about RM300..:o

my beloved bday gang..

we ordered one bowl of the bird nest and shared among us...
one tiny bowl of this costed RM50..><
i repeat...
SMALL..-_-
baby even asked me to order another one which is RM80...
with more bird nest inside...
i was like...
'no way..i don't need this'..><
*for now..:p*

then another few minutes walk for another meal...
at the Tea at East and West Rendezvous Cafe...

side meals served on the table...

our main reason to this cafe was to try out the Nyonya Zhang there...
grace found out from a food blog saying that the dumplings are not bad...
but i guess this was rather disappointing..:(
not that it reaches the 'terrible' level...
but no one in the gang like it...
so i guess it is not that good after all...

this cendol was also another disaster...
the 'gula melaka' tasted like medicine..><

headed back to the hotel after that...
managed to stopped at Shan Shu Gong to grab some souvenirs back...
but i did not buy anything in there..:p
checked into our rooms...
and we washed up and rested for about an hour plus...
then came out again around 5pm...
had another light meal at...
Sin Yin Hoe Coffee Shop...
and according to the food blog again..-_-
this coffee shop is famous for its fried oyster...
which is actually not bad but nothing special...

baby and the sleepy head..

shuying..

marcus..

hongcheet..

keong..

grace..

airen jieyin..

next mission was to queue for our dinner...
the so famous 'sate celup' at Capitol Satay...
look at the line at around 5.45pm..-_-
thank god our planner had us fed full before we start queuing...

taking pictures while queuing...
shuying and marcus..
another sweet sweet shot of them..:)

baby and me..
baby is staring at his fat girlfriend..><

keong and grace..

the temporary couple..:p
jieyin and hongcheet..
look at him like forced to take couple picture with my airen..-_-

look at the sky...
been queuing for hours...
from blue sky until dark sky...
just for the satay..-_-

the tired faces...
and we are getting close to our food!!!!..:D

finally it was our turn to eat...
but i guess the sauce was very very filling...
we could hardly take much of the satay...
some even stopped eating after a few sticks...
baby ate the most...
he took three rounds of satay..-_-
a total of 131 sticks...
and not to forget the clumsy me always got a few dots of sauce splashed on my shirt..:(

hanged out at Jonker Street after dinner...
we were separated...
i was with baby all the time...
there was nothing much that i want to buy...
just get to buy some accessories...
and baby managed to get himself stuffed with lots of snacks along the way at the night market...

i think some of them went back to the hotel quite early...
baby and me was the second last ones to reach...
hongcheet was out there all alone...
pity him...
thought of continuing the night with water game...
but hongcheet was back rather late...
and everyone else was tired...
so the game was cancelled...
and i went to bed early with baby...
did not join the gang for Running Man series next door...
but i could hear laughter from my room..-_-

2nd September 2012

it was our last day in Malacca...

i woke up around 9.30am...
the rest were awake earlier to have the free breakfast provided by the hotel...
i know baby will not want the free breakfast...
so i gave it to next door...

in one and a half hour time i managed to wash up...
packed my things and baby's one...
and also waking baby up..:p
we both were punctual this time...

checked out and put our belongings at the counter...
and we headed out for brunch...
at Limau Limau Cafe...
they prepare weird but tasty drinks here...
or should i say...
they dare to mix here and there...

limau kasturi float...
never try before right??

avocado yogurt with chocolate...
this is one very very thick drink...
not suitable for people like me who dislike yogurt..><

watermelon asam...
can be accepted...

pinna cotta with strawberry jam...
like cheese cake...
grace tends to forget the name...
and i will always be the one who remind her..:p

since the rest of them had taken breakfast earlier...
so only marcus and me ordered their famous sandwiches...


the girls at Limau Limau Cafe..

shuying and marcus..

keong and grace..

baby and me..

and then it was the suffocating walk under the hot sun...
we walked very far to reach the Ship Museum...
but disappointing one...
there were nothing much to see in the ship...
all i could remember was frames with loads of facts in words...
who will want to travel so far here to read on those tiny little words...
they should have make it in a more interesting way...
words..who bother to read them word by word..-_-
stayed in there for less than half an hour...

this is our only group photo for this trip..

then continued walking...
seriously the weather was so so hot that i felt like i can melt anytime...

here we are at Bandar Hilir...
just a five minutes stop to snap some pictures...

the guys taking rest...
and baby was distributing his dark chocolate..-_-

only girls love to take photos...

at Kota A Famosa...

baby and me at the top..

and then we walk over to Dataran Pahlawan...
for our thousand layers cake...
we followed the guide given on the map of the mall...
and it led us to empty shop lots..-_-
i guess Nadeje was closed in Dataran Pahlawan for quite some time...
just that they did not update back the map...
inefficient maintenance always leads to such trouble...

we then assumed that Nadeje had moved to Mahkota Parade...
so we decided to give it a try...
and indeed we were right..:)
but the queue was superb long...
we queued for almost an hour...
just to get the six different flavors of thousand layers cakes...
the six flavors were strawberry and chocolate...

mocha and original...

rums and raisins and one more forgotten..:p

we take away the cakes to KFC...
coz the cafe was full house..><
the cakes are rather normal to me...
they do not really temp me to the extent that i will want to buy for the second time...
i wonder why there are so many people queuing for so many hours...
just for such ordinary cakes..-_-

then the rest of the time was just to hang around in the mall...
until 5.30pm...
i walked separately with the gang...
coz baby want to bring me to get another pair of shoes...
as my shoes had spoiled..><

i chose this...


and baby chose this for me...

 baby asked me to just buy both back...
since i cannot decide on which one to buy...
it was really worth it...
the first pair has got 15% discount...
and the second pair has got 25% discount...
bought two pairs of flats for less than RM90..:)

and nail polish...
buy 2 free 1..:p

we took two cabs back to Jonker Walk from Mahkota Parade...
enough of walking for that day already..><
we had our dinner at 13 States Coffee Shop...
but baby and me got lost from the gang...
when we were buying mineral water from a grocery store...
we thought that they might be at the front of us...
so we fasten our footsteps hoping to get to catch up with them...
but we could not find them anywhere...
we even reached the hotel entrance...
called grace immediately...
and we took one whole big round of Jonker Street to find back our way to the gang..:(
the funny thing was that...
the coffee shop is just situated two to three shops away from the grocery store we stopped at.-_-
no wonder we could not find them...

the coffee shop has got very meaningful decorations...
i specially like this..:)

the gang when baby and me got lost..><

the coffee shop is famous for their coffee of course...
and their yummy laksa...



this is green mutton if i am not mistaken...

that was our last meal in Malacca...
we headed back to the hotel...
and i managed to changed into another outfit...
or else i will be cold to death in the bus wearing such short and thin dress...
ordered two cabs to send us to Melaka Sentral...
jieyin..shuying and baby took the 8pm bus back to KL...
and the rest of us boarded the 9pm bus back Kuantan...
was so sad watching baby boarded the bus..:(
i know i am going to miss him super a lot...

that is all about my four days three nights trip with the gang...
i admit that i did not exactly enjoy myself to the max...
coz there are always something that made my mood went wrong...

the feeling of isolation
yes..this always happens to me whenever i go on a trip with bday gang...
and only will takes place when baby tag along in a trip...
whenever baby is around...
i do not seem to get to mix or fit into the gang...
even a very simple conversation...
i do not get any response from them most of the time...
which some times bring tears to me...
i did told myself that maybe this is just a silly thought of mine...
but even baby feel i get real silent and stand aside...
whenever the gang is having discussion or conversation in a group...
there was times that baby asked me why didn't i join the discussion...
all i could said was...
i cannot get to fit in..:(
there is not any place for me to squeeze in..:(
maybe because baby is around...
and maybe they think that...
my responsibility is only to be with him...
the rest of the things...
i don't need to bother much...
i did think before that if there is trip again next time...
i will want to consider to go without baby...
or probably just stay at home...

the small arguments that will never end
baby and me always has this little little quarrels for no reason...
some might get to see it...
but most of the time we keep it silent...
some times i feel quarrel too much make me feel sick and bored...
i dislike my friends to see us fight...
so whenever we had fight...
i still have to pretend nothing happen...
and put a smile on my face...
and of course to need to tolerate with him...
if i don't tolerate...
i am afraid that a bigger and more serious fight will take place in front of my friends...
so i do is to be patient all the time...
no matter whatever quarrel between us...
i have to put it as my fault...

and we somehow agreed that he will not be tagging along for the coming trip...
to avoid any unhappiness on me...

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