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.

24 comments:

  1. glad u had a wonderful time. i desperately need a vacation

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  2. same here, love your wedges, but no way i can walk in those! :)

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  3. Angie & Irene.. yeah i love em wedges too! My red dress came to mind the moment I saw them. I HAD to buy them.. haha

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  4. Don't worry abt it Angie.. the time will come. When it does, just seize it. Wait no more..

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  5. Same thought cross my mine.....btw 'em wedges are cool.

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  6. Glad you had a fun time. Guess it's always nice to have a lil getaway on your own and not have oth ppl dictate your journey.

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  7. You had fun! Now you make me feel like doing a solo getaway myself!

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  8. Am so jealous! Plus, u got that super-lovely wedges that I had always wanted, jealous again!

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  9. Cun sey, ur wedgy...i want one, errr, maybe after i get myself a shoe organiser

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  10. yes.. i had a great time.. thinking of doing this again.. hehehe..
    and the wedges.. i just love..

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  11. so, bila pulak nak buat miri escape? :)

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  12. now that you asked.. are there dive spots in miri? me and sal are planning a miri escape (only if got dive spots) sometime next year. gives you time to get your license too :o)

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  13. something for u to look forward to angie (diving with the girls)

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  14. hey great pics!! i love ur shoes too hehehe ... been busy here with my cousins wedding and all. cant wait to go to miri now :) lets give angie time to explore the chill out places in miri and also get her diving license ;)
    it was great lepaking with u raz

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  15. got lar!!!! i checked :D quite a few surprisingly.....

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  16. Quickly get certified Angie!!
    Sal.. looks like we're going to Miri for our Escape Part II after all :o)

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  17. ok we need a plan now.... when is a good time? pls dont say next yr. haha

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  18. aik.. i thought we memang going next year.. to give Angie enough time to take up her openwater?

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  19. oh next year ah? ok also la.... we can go on her birthday :) hehehe

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  20. yup.. angie, u have 7 mths to be certified (not counting June '07 & Feb '08)
    tell us abt the spots la.. then we can check it out online

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  21. aiyo....can always google miri diving lor....ok, try this http://www.miricity.com.my/Diving/index_Diving.htm or this http://www.diveborneo.com/locations/Miri.htm . i think byk lagi.....

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  22. actually we wanted u to do the googling.. to make u excited abt taking up diving! :)

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