Tuesday, July 31, 2007
Biar Bulan Bicara by Broery Marantika
Yang jatuh dipelataran
Tanpa cahaya gemintang
Langkah tanpa arah
Sesat di jalan yang terang
Aku yang terlena dibuai pelukan dosa
Ingin pulang membalut luka hatimu
Ku pun tahu betapa pedih batinmu
Beri kesempatan atau jatuhkan hukuman
Andai maaf pun tak kau berikan
Air mata tulus jatuh di sudut bibir mu
Tak terlintas dendam di bening mata indah mu
Aku yang merasa sangat berdosa pada mu
Masih pantaskah mendampingi mu
Biar lah bulan bicara sendiri
Biarlah bintang kan menjadi saksi
Tak kan ku ulangi walau sampai akhir nanti
Cukup derita sampai di sini
Not doing anything much today. Walked along the beach this morning. Then went back to the hotel to rest for a while.
As usual my damage went on...... bags and more...bags.....
Ooooo...look at the LeSportsacs...
Monday, July 23, 2007
Plus I know the sun will burn me...so covering up would be the best thing to do.
Our boat was a big one and it had 3 powerful engines. Our 1st stop was Khao Nok Island. The journey took us almost 40 minutes.
Upon arriving at the small island, I looked for a shaded area for us to lepak. Both ABE & I took turns snorkeling.
Our boat then headed towards Maya Beach. This was where the movie "The Beach" was filmed. Like the other islands we saw, this island too was a natural beauty.
We didn't have time to go back to our hotel to change. The pick up for the show was in 10 minutes. While waiting, we walked along this infamous Bangla Road. The pubs were already opened and some of them were filled with Mat Sallehs. Some of these Mat Sallehs had local girls as their company...some young while some are "seasoned". It's a real wonder that how the Westerners go for the Asian girls...could it be the natural beauty??? Or could it be the "extra" services that they provide???
I was glad we didn't have to wait long for our pick up. The ride to Phuket Fantasea took almost 45 minutes. When we arrived there were already people queing to purchase tickets. Our driver showed me where to que for the tickets. I didn't have to que long however. In about 10 minutes I got our tickets.
We strolled around the complex. The park had an interesting facade which provides a unique experience. Visitors can also buy quality local products from shops offering silk, leather, handicrafts, ceramic, jewelry and souvenirs.
We had our dinner first and then went to watch the show. The show, somewhat similar to a Las Vegas-style theatrical production had some stunning show themes on Thai culture, magical illusions, 4-dimensional effects, aerial performance, acrobatics, indoor pyrotechnics and special effects and even the elephants performed on stage. The show for approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes and it was definately a show to remember.
Sunday, July 22, 2007
We left for Phuket on Tuesday 17/7/2007. The flight was a short one...about 1 hour 15 mins from KL.
At the airport we took a van to the hotel. It was cheaper compared to the cabs. For TBH150 it takes you right to the doorstep of your hotel. The airport cabs would charge you THB600!!! But....do not be fooled coz there is a "catch" in store for you on the journey to the hotel.
Half way to the hotel, the van stopped at a tour agent office. The staff at the office will request that you come down from the van. Once you are out of the van, they will woo you into taking their tour packages. Thanks to some tips from friends who had been caught in such a situation before, we didn't fall into the "trap".
As I looked towards the sea, a sudden chill came to me...an image came flashing into my mind. This was the same beach which was hit by the tsunami about 3 years ago....and I was actually standing at a spot where the big waves came and destroyed buildings and killed many people. I just couldn't imagine the chaos and panic when it happened.
And of course the street is also packed with restaurants.
Monday, July 16, 2007
The special VIPs were the Deputy Prime Minister and his wife and Minister of Federal Territories and wife. But what was most interesting to me was…it was a night of family reunion especially for the members of my late father’s family. Grand aunts came all the way from Kuala Pilah. Cousins whom we seldom met came and greeted each other. No matter what differences we could have had in the past, we put behind us. And we were there at the reception to give support to our uncle on this very special day for him and his family.
The theme for the wedding was “winter”. The room was decorated with off white roses and barren dried branches to give the majestic and cool ambiance to create the mood. The warm and soft glows from the candle lights gave the ballroom a relaxed and cozy setting.