I’ve been procrastinating, I know 🙂
I had been really lazy to write these days.
Last week i spent my days at my friend’s house in Raub, Pahang. She manages the dialysis centre and her house is upstairs! I finally got myself here by driving a long and winding road known as the Karak highway. I’ve never been at this part of Malaysia. I also haven’t experience driving at hilly roads. Yeah definitely my life last week has been full of first times.
I arrived here Monday night, and we go and have dinner and then shop for things to eat. There’s this supermarket that has very cheap products. I saw my father’s fave coffee and it was so much cheaper than in KL. So I plan to go there again to buy like 3 of them.
Then the next day, Tuesday, we went to Fraser’s Hill. We both woke up late and we had breakfast at 10.30am. The trip to the top took one hour! The road is steep and bendy and goes on forever. I was warned that I may throw up. I was concerned but alas, I did not. Maybe Dee’s skillful driving and Mika’s cheerful CD helped. Or maybe I just did not get affected by land transport. We arrived at the top by 12 PM.
We walked…wind was so hard but the sun is shining so bright. Plus the wind is so chilly too. It’s is like blasting the aircond as low as you can go. I’ve never felt a day like this before.
We found a nice spot to eat or food. That place is great but the wind is especially strong and at times, scary. Next time we go there, we can do some bbq coz there is a place to cook bbq there. I got to hear the Rempit Bird ‘chirp’ like a biker revving up his engine! I was so amused. But sadly I didn’t manage to record the sound.
Walked around till 3pm. I was so exhausted! It’s been some time since I move about and exercise, so I am definitely out of shape. Had goreng pisang to chill down then we head home. We talked about buying an apartment there so that we can experience Frasers hill everyday. Talked about writing stories and books.
Had ideas for ghost story on the Maxwell trail. The Maxwell trail is so scary looking because the entrance so steep and looks so challenging. We also joked about yelling ORANG BATI because of the NatGeo show we watched the other night. But instead of yelling ORANG BATI!! we could yell GEORGE MAXWELL!!! that joke was so funny.. i should write that idea down somewhere!
On Tuesday, nothing much happened. just accompanying dee to run some errands at the bank. then we went for late lunch at a stall along a road. I ate rice with gulai kawah which I haven’t ate in a really long time. It was satisfying for me. At night we ate our snacks. I discovered i had sunburned myself the next morning while showering. I noticed redness on my forearms and wondered why it felt itchy. Then i realized it was sunburn from walking around Fraser’s hill in the afternoon sun. It felt so cold that i didn’t notice the sun was burning my skin!
Wednesday: We went to Pulau Chekas in Ulu Dong. We ate breakfast first. Then we went ahead. The place is not really an island (pulau), but just a river which has a land mass in the center. I wasn’t prepared for swimming in rivers coz im a scaredy cat.
Maybe next time. But the place was nice. I got intimidated at the big rocks area which the water went fast and violent. but there is a place which is shallow and serene. Next time if i ever go there again I wanna get my feet in the water. We didn’t do that because the sun was too hot. We have to go there early in the morning to enjoy the place more.
The rest of the days we didn’t go anywhere special. Just living together, going to run errands, eating, playing games, watching movies…it was fun having a friend to do things together. I find that the times goes by so quickly! Before i knew it, it was Sunday already, and I had to leave…
I was sad to leave my friend behind. I wish I could go visit her there again in the future. See you this weekend for our secret project!
p/s: before i head home, i actually went back to TF value mart and bought my dad FOUR packets of coffee! he likes it and im happy i could find his coffee for cheap. the drive home was challenging and i was grateful that i didn’t get lost and reached home in EXACTLY two hours!
pps: looky here, my piano’s twin is here. this is not planned, it is destiny!
Above: dee’s. Below: mine.