27 October 2008

Balik Pulau Touge, The Lonely Attack!

It was a dark and cold night where the animals and demons cast themselves away in the darkness while some waits for their prey making their way to the designated trap. The wind was blowing ferociously seeming a hurricane is coming to the lonely and quiet dark mountain forest. The moon…. Wait, I’m not writing a ghost story here >.>

As I mentioned before here, during the holiday eve when I visited Penang Island for a short vacation, I stole the chance to tackle the well-known touge among local Penang touge enthusiast, Balik Pulau. To be honest, this touge attack wasn’t planned at all. Since I was on the way to the Gurney Drive, I saw the Balik Pulau signboard and hence the sudden plan <.<

There are two ways to reach Balik Pulau, one is via the Batu Ferengghi and another is at Bayan Lepas. That night I took the route from Batu Ferengghi and passing by the Teluk Bahang before starts climbing the mountain.

The Balik Pulau touge according to the Google Earth

The Balik Pulau touge is quite challenging attack as the road is not really wide as the lane was really small and shallow. Although it has two single lanes for up and down, but both sides have no extra space as it is occupied by the mountain or the concrete barrier. I’m not sure why, but this road does feel like going up the Cameron Highland in a sort. This mean you can’t afford a huge oversteer or understeer mistake or you will get a free ticket to hell >.> The most enjoying corner for me is during the downhill (as I’m taking the road from Teluk Bahang) when there is a beautiful hairpin which on the right beside of the hairpin is damn/lake. The downhill hairpin was really nice to tackle and by one understeer error, you entitled a free ‘car wash’ =p

During this attack, I was driving my mum’s new Proton Saga BLM. New car, I can’t force it too much =p One biggest mistake I did during this lone expedition was I didn’t fill up the petrol when I’m about to go up >.< During the uphill, my fuel meter only left with TWO bars x_x So actually to be honest, most of the adventure time filled with thoughts of getting out of fuel in the middle of the mountain wilderness x_x

I tried to call Jimmy from the BLMClub Penang branch as I want to ask him if there any petrol station in Balik Pulau. To my relief, he said got, but I have to go further ~_~ Anyway, the journey goes on. Actually before I started the uphill, I passed by a Caltex petrol station, but my ego got into me as I only want Petronas, so serve me right lol xD

Well, I managed to finish the touge run and I was driving along in a village area in Balik Pulau. After a while, thank God, I found a Petronas station. So in a sence, my ego paid off =p After that, I called Jimmy again to call the Penang branch a sudden gathering =)

Finally the life saver, a Petronas station in Balik Pulau =D

Overall, the touge was quite challenging as you need to concentrate more than usual as the road is not wide and the presence of traffic some time. Next time I should try to take the Bayan Lepas exit route as this time I took the Air Hitam/Georgetown exit route, and this time I will fill up my tank first before going up >.>

Basically i was touring the whole island in one night =p
(in case cannot be read= BLM Club TT, Touge, Petronas)


21 October 2008

Filler Post...

Instructions: Tag 8 people. (no such thing)
List them out at the end of the post. (troublesome)
Notify them in their cbox that they've been tagged. (lazy)
Whoever does the tag will have blessings from all. (lies)

1. Who are you?
- Cloud Strife of Final Fantasy VII >.>

2. Who is more important to you?
- Myself <.<

3. How often do you think of committing suicide?
- I must win Formula 1 championship first before i start thinking >.>

4. Do you think you have enough confidence?
- I have confidence in making love <.<

5. How many babies you want?
- Hit Me Baby One More Time by Britney Spears >.>

6. Do you believe in seeing a rainbow after the rain?
- I can make rainbow during my science class <.<

7. What is your goal for this year?
- see David Beckham score a goal for england >.>

8. Do you believe in eternity love?
- Wuuut? Maternity Love? <.<

9. What's a perfect boyfriend like to you?
- Wait till i turned gay in my next afterlife to answer this >.>

10. What feeling do you love most?
- No feeling <.<

11. What are the requirements you wish from the other half?
- I can cut myself in half to find out >.>

12. Is there anything you wanna tell the people you hate ?
- I fried their cars with the steamroller <.<

13. Do you cherish every single friendship of yours?
- I only have FishermanFriend >.>

14. What does flying means to you
- Airwolf <.<

15. What do you crave for the most currently?
- Internet bandwidth >.>

16. Who's hotter?Chace Crawford or Kevin Peake?
- If i put into the microwave, it can get more hotter <.<

17. Describe the person who tagged you in 5 words.
- I gonna donate all my unneeded fat to her >.>

18. What have you done to yourself to make yourself happy?
- Kissing some girls <.<

19. If time were to rewind, when will you want it to be?
- Prehistoric >.>

20. What are your fear(s)?
- Fuel price going up and up <.<

People i conned :
1. Ryosuke (he is busy tasting the crude oil)
2. keisuke (sure busy dating)
3. Turbo Jr (doesn't he even have a blog?)
4. Kitleen (she busy playing with the soya bean)
5. Jenny (doesn't even read my blog)
6. Dzoukq (i doubt)
7. ... apparently i have not enough blog friends
8. ... unlike the one whom tagged me =p

15 October 2008

A Week in Perak for Eid

Whew… it seems like I have forgotten to update my blog =p Nah, actually I’m quite busy with my job after all. Well, this entry is dedicated to the previous a week off at my mum’s hometown during the Eid celebration =) Feel like doing some sort like diary-lookalike for this entry =p

Monday 29th September 2008
I’m still working while most people working with the government already on their leave x__x (I’m working with private sector anyway). I came to office like usual but today the time seemed somewhat very slow moving. Yeah, I can’t wait to get back home and starts the journey. Since I can’t take it anymore, I asked the boss to leave 1 hour early than usual, and he gave lol

I went back to home and quickly preparing as most my siblings and mum already prepared. By 6 o’clock, we zoomed out from the house while brought several foods along the journey during break fast. As expected, the road was not packed with traffic as people are going to catch the break fast time. Us? We ate inside the car without stopping lol, easier since the road damn clear at that time =p
After 4 hours of journey, we finally reached my mum’s hometown at Parit Buntar, Perak =D It was my first time here since they just finished renovating the house. It was quite bigger than before o.o Nothing much to do as it was already night, so lets call it a day x)

Packing the car boot

Coffee break at Simpang Pulai's Petronas =D

Finally there =)

Tuesday 30th September 2008

The last day of fasting, too tired to do anything, so spent the whole day sleeping and get wasted lol At night right after break fasting, we had a small prayer and started to recite the prayer for Eid. After that, EAT xD My cousins and I went to eat 4KG of clam lol I’m really going to get sick thanks to the crazy feast >.> In the end, I can’t sleep at night plus my cousins want to watch movie You Don’t Mess with Zohan on my laptop.

Eating together in the house during break fasting

Wednesday 1st October 2008

End up watching the movie till 4am >.> I decided not to sleep for the day. By 7am when I decided to iron my traditional clothes for the Eid prayer, I fell asleep while waiting >.> So I end up not going to the prayer lol x.x My mum was angry at me because I didn’t go, but…… was it my fault? <.<

Anyway, the day continues like usual. As for the rest of the day, just kept on eating >.> Plus, my stomach still upset due to the 4KG Clam-eating-madness x_x and some more it was my treat x___x

Thursday 2nd October 2008
Things are getting heated up. My grandparents are going to held a memorial ceremony for both their deceased parents (in Malay, “Kenduri Arwah”) so things are getting busy. I spent the evening with my brother washing 30 chickens >.> Later, we fried them for a while as we will cook the chicken with another seasoning. My uncle managed to bought 3 pieces of cow’s legs <.< As my job for the evening finished, I managed to escaped myself and went to Penang island for some stroll =p

I decided to go to the island via ferry. Later when arrived, I took a stroll until Gurney Drive until I saw a signboard mentioning Balik Pulau. Without a second thought, I went straight to Balik Pulau based on the signboard as I never been there before for a first time touge session =p The details of the touge attack will be in the next blog entry =)

After finished attacking Balik Pulau, I called Jimmy from the to have a sudden gathering session for Penang’s Proton Saga BLM members xD We decided to meet at the McDonalds at the Gurney Drive. So I had to drive to Georgetown and towards Gurney Drive. Basically that night I was driving round the Penang island lol =p 3 members showed up for the gathering (jimmy, kyrix, and danny). It was a fun meeting as we discussed about our car’s development and modifications =p Well, as for me, it is fun to meet other members outside Kuala Lumpur =)

My mum already called, so I had to went back >.> Finally I arrived home somewhere around 4am and went to sleep.

Frying the chickens

The cow's legs

Cut, cut, don't slack off =p

Cutting onions while crying session =p

Waiting for the ferry

Watching a ferry passed by while on board

The first one to arrive at the meeting place =p

Jimmy car on the left and my car on the right

From right, Kyrix's car, Danny's car, Jimmy's car, my car

Friday 3rd October 2008
It was the busiest day of all. We had to prepare all the stuff for the ceremony. Right after the Friday prayer, guests are coming one by one. As for me, I decided to handle the job to wash drink glasses lol, simple job =p

The feast was over somewhere around 7pm as we all packed and cleaned everything. Whew, not so bad after all =) Anyway, now it is time to start packing up personal belongings as we will leave to our home tomorrow =)

Oh ya, two of my cousins are doing part time job to wash cars for family member only for cheap price (and cheap wash quality =p ) i just chipped in also to help them xD

Reciting for the deceased

Let the feast begins =D

Car wash anyone? =p

Saturday 4th October 2008
Early in the morning, we had a special event for all, photo session for the whole family. It was my uncle idea as he wants to post the entire family photos onto the wall. We took the entire families photo, then followed by each family photos. As for my family, we are missing our dad as he didn’t join us together went back to my mum’s hometown lol

After the photo session, it is Angpow a.k.a money-giving time =p But… since I’m already working (only 3 weeks at that time >.>), I ain’t getting any money T_____T But instead I have to give out money to the young ones, based on our custom. But due to I was only started working, so I managed to excuse myself from contributing for this year =p But next year definitely have to pay x_x Oh well, my turn sooner or later =)

Anyway, things packed up and loaded into the car. By 6pm, it is time to bid farewell to all and started our journey back home. The road was quite busy and there were a few traffic crawls as many people starts getting back to their home after the long holiday. We reached home around 1am, thanks to the bad traffic >.> Anyhow, time for bed as tomorrow is a special day =D

*note: there is no entire family picture as no one was available to take the picture >.>*

Where this guy came from? >.>

My mum's grandparents

My mum with her entire siblings along with the parents

My "Long" family

My "Lang" family

My "Ngah" family

My "Andak" family

My "Cik" family

My family with Dad MIA >.>

My "Teh" family

My "Usu" family

The grandchildren =)

Time to ask forgiveness and collect money =D Not for me though >.>

The oldest that taking the money as he is still in university (but i'm the oldest grandchildren for boys). Face censored due to shyness =p

Ceh, I'm not jealous with the money <.<

The madness at Padang Rengas Petronas station as the Shell station was closed due to no fuel o.o

Sunday 5th October 2008
… It seems that none of my family member remembers today is my birthday >.> Oh well, no hard feelings as this is common in my family anyway as we seldom celebrate birthdays =p Since my mum was complaining a lot about her old-school Nokia 3310 dying out on her during any calls. I guess it was either due to broken phone or the battery is dying. So I decided to bought a new cheap phone for her to use and hopefully durable like the well-known Nokia 3310’s extreme durability <.<

Well, my first salary after all, so I can’t buy expensive cell phone =p In the end, I decided to buy the Nokia 1208 for her. It is small compared to Nokia 3310, but as long as it is new plus color screen some more, she should having a quality calls after this, but for sure she will have a hard time at first to familiarize with the phone =p People got presents during birthday, but I’m giving out present instead on my birthday lol Oh well, it is for mum =)

Finally night time and tomorrow it is time to go back to the office ~_~

The Nokia 1208

Monday 6th October 2008

In the office again, darn… >.>


06 October 2008

Happy Eid to all!

I want to take this chance to wish everyone a happy wonderful Eid/Aidilfitri for those that celebrating it, and for those enjoying eating the food that comes along with the celebration =) I was away at my mum’s hometown for 1 week to celebrate it. Just got back and I’m still tired, plus tomorrow will have to go back to the office -_-

Well, there are plenty of stuff to blog, I guess I’ll do it right after this especially the 1 month report after working, the journey to mum’s hometown and back, the special touge session at Balik Pulau, and many more =p That can wait I guess =)

In the other news, it is my birthday (5th Oct), so readers and visitors out there reading this blog, you have to give me my birthday present =p

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