Tuesday, September 30, 2008

dreading the raya

i hope this does not make me a lesser person, but throughout my entire life, i have always dreaded raya. the having to salam-salam, the food, the having to sleep with lots of other people in a tiny room, and especially, the ziarah-menziarahi. i just don't get why, when i have already met the relatives at my grandparents' home, i still have to go visit them at their homes. why?? hehe.

i remember as a kid, i would pretend to be sleeping so my parents would leave me in the car while they went visiting. hehehe..

selamat hari raya, maaf zahir batin, anyway. travel safely, and eat well.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

i'm bitten by the travel bug...

redang at night, originally uploaded by nadi0.

...yet again. argh!

so many places i want to see, too little money, too little time. i seem to be getting this itch to see the world a little too often these days.

must find way to resolve this.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

nadio the apathetic...

just came back from the assembly at the KJ Stadium. funny how meeting an interesting person made me interested in something i have widely claimed to be uninterested in. interesting, yes?

oh...i still am apathetic. i have progressed from fully ignorant apathetic to mildly knowledgeable apathetic. hahaha.

there's nothing wrong about having a reason to learn something new, i say.
as long as it doesn't consume you.

no pics as of yet.  will post when i get my sd card back.

Sunday, September 07, 2008

teh tarik & roti

teh tarik & roti, originally uploaded by nadi0.

for your viewing pleasure, in case you get thirsty in the afternoons of Ramadan.

Scientists say that you should look at food before buka puasa. It will get your enzymes going, so your body doesn't go into a shock by suddenly stuffing food down your throat right after azan Maghrib.


Monday, September 01, 2008

My Krabi Adventures

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I went to Krabi last wednesday, which started off smoothly, and ended up as a struggle to get back home, when all the Thai airports closed down as all the workers went on strike. They were protesting against police using force to control the protesters who were protesting against the government. it ended up being quite an enjoyable adventure in the end, however.

anyway, it was low season in Krabi this time of the year. things were reasonably priced, e.g. my snorkeling trip the first day only cost me 40 ringgit! since it was so cheap, i went and bought my own prescripted mask. hahaa. it rained the first day, so the water was a bit murky. though i must say, after having been to the Redang Marine Park, my snorkeling experience around the Krabi islands was a bit of a bore..lovely waters though!


on the second day, despite the news forecasting rain, i went on a day trip around phi phi island anyway. the weather turned out to be superb, and we went around on a speedboat to snorkel somemore and swim. best gila!

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the hotel was one of the best hotels i've stayed in. It was called Pakasai Resort, and it claims to be environmentally friendly. The pool was lovely, the staff were helpful and friendly.

The drama started as i checked out on Saturday, and the receptionist said that all the Thai airports were not operating that day. Goddamnit. But where was Air Asia's notification sms? Decided to take the taxi to the airport to check it out anyway...but on the way, the sms finally came. The flight was cancelled, but there was no other information. So i headed to the bus station, met up with a couple of friends who were there as well, and we decided to take the bus to Hat Yai. Long story cut short, we then travelled from Hat Yai to Alor Setar by minivan, and then hopped on one of the express buses back to KL. I left my hotel at 12noon on Saturday, and arrived home at 7am on Sunday. Am tired as hell now.

more photos on my flickr.

Selamat berpuasa!