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national day celebrations
coming to school in our racial costumes is quite a daunting task. you risk being the sore thumb amidst the red and white which was incendentally this year's theme. man, are we the only ones wearing our tradional costumes?
i wondered as i rush to school. honestly i don't want to be fashionably on time like usual where i'll reach school just on time cause i hate waiting for the school bell to ring. anyways, i reached school and was appalled to see less than a quarter of the school population dressed for the occasion. man, the rest seriously don't have a sense of spontaniety.
the day starts with the parade which sucks cause who wants to watch a group of people marching here and there standing up? certainly not me. as usual i started to sweat like crazy. after that they had the synchronized thingy. i gotta admit, it was very creative. especially wk and the butterflies. they had on their constipated faces and were wriggling around the quadrangle in their pink wings. what a sight huh? promise i shall load the pictures up soon. took so many i need time.
surprisingly, we all had fun during the sing-a-long session. we bobbed and swayed to the familiar tunes as we laughed and point fingers to the funny characters on stage and around us. i never sing to corny national day songs but i did this year. i guess cause it being our last year and all. it's special. all in all it was quite a day. HAPPY NATIONAL DAY!
2 day trip to malacca
we were stucked in traffic about an hour and we weren't even pass the second link. this was a foreboding sign that later led the trip being plagued with so many delays and hick ups. anyways, the trip was another eye-opener for me. somehow i learnt to appreciate the country life and how there's people who prefer it to city life. although there are still things that turns me off like the dirty toilets and insects flying around.
on the first day, we went to the water theme park. a letdown due to it's small size and lack of attractiveness but i did had fun with the 3 girls who went swimming with me. it was a hoot watching them trying to get on the float. after that we went into their jacuzzi. took some time getting used to and by the time we're all comfy, it's time to go. we waited about half and hour for the bus. everyone was tired and hungry. when we reached the resort it was so comforting to see food. though most of it were kampung dishes, it was delicious. think fresh chicken and hot chillis. heavenly.. bunked with mum and dad. the room was so comfy once i'm done with my shower. went straight to bed and only woke up the next morning. no dreams. no nothing. a peaceful slumber.
the next day, we were supposed to visit the turtles but it was cancelled. miscommunication and delay once again. we ended up waiting in the bus for another half an hour till we're off to the fruit farm. probably the hightlight of the trip. went on a tour of the farm. it was so beautiful.. the greeneries were breathtaking. i wish i could roll around the grass. the wind and the trees represents peace and calamity. something i hope for. how i wish we could just run around the farm with no cares in the world. in the middle of the farm they have a mini zoo. there's cows, sheeps, chickens, camels, ostrichs etc. after that, off to mahkota parade a.k.a the shopping paradise. it was so huge me and mum got lost trying to find our way out. anyway, bought another bag. hehe.. our next destination: the bee farm. didn't go down cause all we can do was to taste some honey and purchase em. boring.
towards the end of the trip, we made our way to air hitam. i was hoping to see some changes but honestly, it's still the same since the last time i visited eons ago. they're still selling doraemon dolls in pink! didn't buy anything apart from food. so cheap! so nice! haha.. for the last time, we waited for the bus. i didn't bother to look how long it took the damn bus to come but i knew it was quite a while. everyone was getting restless. a few toilet stops and then we're on our way home. thank god the road home was clear. no jams! phew..
what a trip! i had so much fun with the family. some things i've learnt from the trip.
1. malaysia is a good place to visit
2. the straits of malacca is such a beautiful sight. it's a vast of blue and green, a never-ending sea of water..
3. the food is good..
4. things are cheap! cheap! cheap! haha..
5. that country life is wonderful if we can tolerate its cons..
6. delays and hick-ups are part and parcel of travelling with a huge group of people and moronic travel guides and not forgetting slow bus drivers
7. air hitam is still dirty
8. we can prevent from being stuck in traffic if we're smart enough to avoid the holiday crowd
9. time spent with the family is priceless and i shall cherish it always
10. it's good to be home.
note: the photos will be up soon.