Curtain falls for year 2009...
Bad or sweet memories of year 2009 will always be kept...
In the memory...
So long 2009...
27 Dec 2009
Went to check the mail box when I reached Penang. To my suprise, there were 2 mails from Suomi Finland and 1 from London!
Above is from Ms. Birdie Chuah to Ms. Joan Chong...lovely Mr. Santa for me!!
From Ms. JC Loi, Ms. Wendy Tan and Ms. KP Lim to the residents of 10-6-1, Desa U!
This one: I don't know why the photo was upside down, as it is in the correct position in photo gallery, was sent by Ms. KP Lim from London, but Ms Wendy Tan and Ms. JC Loi sent regards too!!
*Lots of thanks to Ms. Birdie Chuah, Ms. Wendy Tan, Ms. KP Lim and Ms. JC Loi for the postcards. To my other housemates, can I keep those cards? I'm a card and stamp collector~ Just hope that these gals will safely return to Malaysia on 28th, as their flight which was scheduled on 26th from Finland to Netherlands was delayed, thus they are delaying their flights back here from Amsterdam.
Posted by Yen Pheng who loves Kimi Raikkonen at 21:04
14 Dec 2009
Hohohoho..this is the book from England!!! I Lurve it! Of course lah...Westlife mah....It arrived 5 months ago with the person who bought it, reached my house 3 months ago, and I just feel it last month. It was not on sale here in Malaysia-well, I didn't see it at any bookshop, thus got help from my friend. Haven't finish read it, as I was busy travelling~don't be mad at me..hehehehe.....
Posted by Yen Pheng who loves Kimi Raikkonen at 12:12
13 Dec 2009
My aunt and her kids were in town last week. My cousins haven't been to Penang, so all of us made a trip there. As there were 9 of us, dad and mum each drove a car. We stopped by Ipoh old town to have a tea break, and reached Penang at 2pm. Checked in into B Suite hotel at Bukit Jambul and rest for half an hour before proceed to Burma Road for the Siamese and Burmese temples. The next stop was at Batu Ferringhi's public beach, and then dinner at the end of the world, Teluk Bahang. After dinner, we went to Gurney drive and enjoyed the night's scenery. Went back to hotel after grabbing some stuff in Gurney Plaza.
We spent most of the next day at Air Itam-Kek Lok Si and Penang Hill. Went to the new pavillion at Kek Lok Si, which cost us RM4 for 2 ways of the elevator ride. It was a short ride though, so it's kindda expensive. Penang Hill was much better, as it is not so warm. Stay at Penang Hill until 3 something, and straight away when to Penang Road for the asam laksa and cendol. We wen back to hotel afterwards, and rest early, as we are going to Hat Yai the next morning.
The charted van reached the lobby at 6.50am, and we started the journey to the north straight away. It is a beautiful view of the sun rising from the Penang bridge, but the journey will be a long and bored one. It took us 4 hours from Bukit Jambul to Sakol Hotel in Sanehanusorn Road Hat Yai, through Bukit Kayu Hitam's exit. The driver stopped at Gerik's rest area and Changlun's CTC rest area, which is near to the border. While we had our tea break, the driver helped us settled the immigration stuff. The place looks like a small scale of rest area, but it's exactly an important place for people who wanna go into Thailand through Bukit Kayu Hitam. There is a shop like a travel agency, which settled the immigration stuff. So, the place is crowded, with people and buses.
After settled with the immigration card, we continue the journey. 10 minutes into the ride, we reached the custom's checkpoint. As always, Malaysia's custom is always the different one. There are only 2 manual and 1 automatic counters for the checking purpose. As there were less people going in, we managed to finish it in less than 30 minutes. After the custom's check, we came across the soldier's checkpoint, really the border between Malaysia and Thailand. Not long after that, there's the Sadao custom's house-Thailand's custom check point. After the check point, it was a straight line to Hat Yai town.
The journey to Hat Yai is 1hour++ from the border. It's not a bust town like Penang, but there are many crowds-local and foreigner. As we only stayed a night there, so we didn't visit any temples. We managed to visit the markets and the shops near the hotel, and the central of the town. There are many shops which sell many types of stuff-foods, shoes, shirts, those cookery stuff.
It was an unplanned trip to Hat Yai. Our initial trip was to visit Penang, but the plan occured when my mum speak with her colleague, who is a Penangite. So, it was a short trip. If it's a well planed plan, it should be Hat Yai first, then only visit Penang.
Anyway, it's good to have the opportunity to visit a foreign country
Posted by Yen Pheng who loves Kimi Raikkonen at 00:50
7 Dec 2009
Just watched this movie online. Luckily I didn't went to cinema for it. It sure will be a waste of money! Stephenie Meyer's New Moon
is hard to put on screen, as there was not much action from the book itself. It's more on the story telling part from Jacob. Hence, I didn't expect much of the movie itself. Guess what? I nearly wanna vomit at the beginning, as the screen keeps turning round and round, when Edward left Bella-an effect by the director. And I nearly stopped watching halfway through as I find it too bored! Maybe, the feeling of watching a movie based on novel really will never beat the feeling of reading the novel itself. I admit that throughout the 4 books, New Moon was the least I like. But the feeling from watching the movie was much worse. At least I'd read the book the third time, but I will not watch the movie again. Really. But kudos to Dakota Fanning, as I think that she is the Jane from the novel!!
Posted by Yen Pheng who loves Kimi Raikkonen at 14:38
6 Dec 2009
Went Singapore for 6 days. Initially, I've plan to let the picture do the talking, but the uploading process was dang slow. So, I'll do the writing~
Took 2pm's train to Singapore. It was a 7 hours ride, hence sleep, eat, read and listening to music throughout the ride. Reached at 9.30pm, and went to my aunt's home at Clementi.
Went Marina Barrage, the water reservoir of the country. It was a giant building, with green scene from the grass at the roof on top of the building, which is great for picnic. Stroll along the places and went to Commonwealth to have our lunch+tea break. Went back home to take bath and then went dinner at Uncle Sam at City Vibe, which was new for me as it was still in construction the last time I went. Then, went to Orchard Road for the Christmas decorations. Well, it's just the normal deco, which I never really know how to appreciate it anyway. Saw the ION Orchard, the latest shopping mall in Orchard Road. We didn't went in to shop, but from it's outer layer, and as it is situated in Orchard Road, it's for those who wants to get some branded stuff: Giorgio Armani, Gucci, Prada, LV, D&G, Cartier, to name a few.
Trip to Downtown East at Pasir Ris. It's actually a place which have everything you want-place to shop, resorts, dine and leisure. Checked into the chalet and went shopping for the BBQ stuffs. After placing our stuff back into our chalet which had fridge, we went to the Escape Theme Park
to have some fun! Actually I've went to that theme park few years back. But we went too to kill some time as our main purpose here in Downtown East was to have BBQ. Around 6pm, we went back to our chalet and started the fire for the BBQ. This chalet is designed to have this BBQ facility. Each chalet has a BBQ spot at the back of the building, which have 4 chalets in a building. Had fun while BBQ-ing, and I wished that Malaysia has this type of resort too!
Checked out from the resort at 10am, and went back home. Some of us were tired off, as yesterday we played card games until 4am. Thus we didn't went anywhere. Had pizza as our dinner and there was a birthday celebration as it was my cousin sister's birthday.
It was raining in the morning and afternoon, on and off, so we were all lazy to go out. So we stayed at home and play cards and watched TV. It was a steamboat night, and we had all those fishballs, meatballs, hot dogs, all those steamboat stuff.
Packed our stuff and took MRT to the Kranji station to get 170 bus to come back to Malaysia. The old immigration place had shut off, and the new one is much bigger. But the short road to get into the immigration place has become a small scale F1 circuit, with a longer distance then the old one, but the 'journey' was a long one: the was no straight road. Pusing sana, pusing sini. But passing trough the custom was the easiest and fastest: just put in your passport into a passport holder, wait for 20 seconds to let it scan through and then put your thumb on the screen. When the green light was signaled, took out your passport and say bye bye. The building is linked with a shopping mall, which was linked with the train station. If I'm not mistaken, it is called Sentral. Had our lunch in the mall while waiting for my uncle to bring my grandma to meet us. Grandma is coming to KL with us. The train came at 3pm, and we boarded the train in the rain. Reached Shah Alam at about 10pm, and went to mamak stall to have roti canai.
Posted by Yen Pheng who loves Kimi Raikkonen at 14:55