21 July 2007
Took part in a society's 2 days 1 night's trip. It's a trip to visit the Penang Island. There were 14 of us, 6 of us are the 1st year's students, and the remaining are senoirs. The places that we visited are the josstick maker, the 'billboard' (small size one, like those shop's name, etc) maker, Kuan Yin Temple, Penang's Little India, Kapitan Kling Mosque, .....I also forgot what places that I've been visited!! But one thing I'm very sure was I went to the Bon Odori!! It was held in the Esplanade, Penang. Well, actually, it was a big field lah!! Just like the Bon Odori in Shah Alam, there were many stalls which sold many Japanese things. Foods, fans, games, etc... But it was not so fun here, as the field was too spacious, which led to a scence like 'there were less visitors'. Then, the other thing was, it rains cats and dogs, then stop, and then rain again!! GOSH!! I really hate it!! There was a firework at 9.30pm. I prefer the Bon Odori in Shah Alam, because it really feel like there was a festival going on. In Penang, I couldnt feel the Bon Odori's 'heat'!!
22 July 2007
Had breakfast at a Malay restaurant at the Batu Ferringhi beach as we stayed overnight at a motel there yesterday. Then we spent 1 and a half hour at the beach. We had some games and the rest of time were our free time. At 12pm, we checked out from the motel, and went to Balik Pulau. On the way to Balik Pulau, we visited a place called 'At The Ends Of The World'. Actually it was a place like you walked in Pulau Ketam, minus all those houses and the boats, which means we walked on the wood until the end of it. Well, it was quite far away from the seaside. I guess that's why they name it that way!! The road to Balik Pulau from Batu Ferringhi is just like we go up to Genting, minus the steep's roads. Basically, it's just lengkang-lengkok. Balik Pulau is a place over a mountain of Batu Ferringhi. Half way to Balik Pulau, we stopped by at roadside to buy some durians, because they said the best durian are from Balik Pulau. Ah! Durians again!!! At 2 pm, we reached Balik Pulau's market. We had our lunch there. After the lunch, we were given some briefing about the history of Balik Pulau. It is believe that before the opened of Penang, Francis Light first touched down at Balik Pulau. But for some reasons, they managed to find a better place, that is Penang. After the briefing, we went to a village which has paddy field. The place supposed to be very nice with paddy plus it's yellowish's colour. Unfortunately when we reached there, the paddies had been harvested. Later, we went to a fish market. Actually, it was a place where fisherman sell their things when they had finished catching fish. It smells. Feel like vomiting, as there were also the smells of the dead fishes!! After that, we went to the beach. I don't know the name of the place. It all went smoothly when they cut out the durians ( I said 'they' because I really stand 100m away from the durians!!) until it began to rain. Haiz!! What a waste!!!! But we still hang in there for about 1 hour. At last, at 6pm, we went back to hostel.
Actually, this trip was quite fun, although rain make it only 75% fun. Besides going to the small places that we seldom went to, it's good to get to know some new friends and to know better our old friends. It really 'closen' us (the old friends). The other thing is we have the opportunity to know more of the new friends since there was only 14 of us. I mean it's easier to know someone if there are less people.