Monday, May 28, 2007

My KK Escape

I had a great time.. it was a much deserved break for me.. and I'm darn glad I made the trip (to think that I nearly gave it a miss due to some other issues). Everyone's so laid back in KK and since I was on a mission to relax, the fact that everyone's laid back worked for me well.

Met up with Salha on Wednesday night itself. Had dinner with Abul. We sat and chatted through the night.

Thursday was movie day for me! Hehe.. I mean what the heck? I'm on holiday.. i can do whatever I want. Watched Spiderman 3 in the afternoon and then Pirates of the Caribbean 3 that night. Watching a movie (or two) in KK is a different experience than in KL. The tickets are not only cheaper.. and you don't really have to book your shows in advance (except maybe POTC3 as it was opening night).

Friday was diving day. Initial plan was to do 2 dives but we decided to throw in another one since we were already there. Our first dive (at Suluk Manukan) were not that good - mine was horrendous. I couldn't see a thing! I had some trouble with my mask. Sal on the other hand was away from the diving scene for too long I guess.. she got sea-sick!

After recuperating at Mamutik.. we headed out to Rocky Point for our 2nd dive. This was a better dive for us. I didn't have that much problems with my mask and Sal felt much better after the 1 hour interval.

My 3rd dive was the best. I spotted a lionfish and a boxfish all on my own! I'm so proud. I also learnt, what I thought was a dead place (the sandy portions of the sea) is actually full of marine life! All camouflaging from my eyes. Upon closer inspection I could actually see it. I have decided to use this as part of my life lessons -- life is full of hidden treasures.. esp in places you think it's barren. Take your time and take a look, you'll be rewarded.

Had dinner with Fadzil, Norman & Nabila. Did some catching up (from Uni days). Had fun laughing and reminiscing. Oh yeah.. bought a top while waiting for dinner.. can't wait to wear it. I think it's sweet.

Saturday was lepak day. Initial plan was to get one of the guys to drive us up to tip of Borneo (in Kudat).  But the guys were not keen on a 3 hour drive and another 3 hour drive back just for a picnic. Slept in till 11am instead. Had lunch with Sal's friends (Faz, Lena, Sofia & Neil). Hanged out at Starbucks while waiting for Sofia & Lena get their massage. Bought a pair of shoes. Headed back to the hotel, rested a bit and dinnered at the North Indian Restaurant (sebelah Cock & Bull). It was later then to Cocoon until 1am or so.

Sunday.. another lazy day. Checked out at 1pm. Lunched at Peppermint (yummy) and later adjourned to San Francisco Coffee. Bought a book at Times and it was then off to the airport.

Flight was delayed by nearly an hour. Reached KL at 10:10pm. My brother picked me up and headed home. I had a nice time. Can't believe that 5 days flew by just like that..

Thanks Sal for making my trip a great one. The fact that we planned as we went along was even better! hehehe..

p.s. I didn't take much pictures.. not much of a picture person.