The Monday Where Andy Tai Joined Us For Hiking

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11.00 am – Breakfasted. Showered.

Eating apples can’t be any

easier.

12.00 pm – CS.

01.30 pm – Lorong Susu chicken/duck rice. Daryl took Anthony and I to try out this place in Lorong Susu which sells chicken/duck rice and kiam chai boey.

Being the undecided me, I ordered both chicken + duck.

Believe it or not, they serve BOTTOMLESS kiam chai boey.

BOTTOMLESS man! Only in Penang you get this shit.

03.00 pm – Snooker-ed.

04.30 pm – Siesta-ed.

05.30 pm – Drove to Botanical Gardens with Andy and Daryl.

06.00 pm – Hiking.

We were actually pretty fast today. Usually it takes 20 minutes but we reached 46’s hut in 14 minutes.

After a minute’s rest, we proceeded towards 84.

Clowning around the permanent forest estate reserve yellow signboard, located

1 minute away from Hut 84.

The 2 items below are what motivates us for hiking up. If it had alcohol in it, Anthony would definitely be among the legendary ah peks.

The place is run by volunteers. The drinks and snacks we eat are totally free. However, there’s a donation box which Hut 84 and it’s caretaker survives on.

Were at the base by 7.30pm.

08.00 pm – Dinnered @ Gurney Plaza Food Court. We had fun talking cock.

They both had nasi padprik ayam while I ordered something a little different,

nasi ayam kicap.

Bought a chicken floss bun from the bakery next door as it wasn’t filling enough.

09.30 pm – Showered. Discovered that Anwar’s debate was tomorrow.

10.00 pm – Checked out UNESCO’s list of World Heritage Sites. Got carried away when I saw Japan’s Shinto Itsukushima Shrine of Miyajima, Hiroshima. In turn, it lead me to check out Tokyo’s wikitravel guides. Was engulfed in Japan’s culture for 3 hours. There really are lots and lots of things to do in Japan but it’s pretty expensive compared to Malaysian standards. The $Yen really is strong.

Kesimpulannya :

  • A return flight from KLIA to Tokyo’s Narita costs about a total of RM3000 on MAS.
  • A BUDGET meal in Japan costs about RM15.
  • The cheapest mode of accommodation are Youth Hostels which starts from RM50/night.
  • An average pint of beer during HAPPY HOURS costs RM15.
  • Cover charges between the range of RM60 – RM120 are applied in clubs during weekends.

01.00 am – zzzzZZZzzzzzzzZZZZZZZzzz

The Monday Where I Watched Snoop Dogg’s Father Hood

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07.00 am – Woke up. Showered.

08.00 am – Checked out photos of Nicola, my cousin’s wedding.

The Wedding of Nicola Prall and Andy Wismar

nicola prall andy wismar

08.30 am – Watched the goals of last night’s Turkey – Czech Euro 2008 game. Turkey won over Czech Republic 3-2 to qualify for quarter finals.

turkey

09.00 am – Worked on trip timetable.

12.00 pm – Lunch.

12.30 pm – Continued working on trip timetable.

01.30 pm – Jotted down some basic Thai language to have the upper hand in conversations.

02.30 pm – Nap.

03.00 pm – Called 123 to enquire about international roaming. Seems that it is already activated for my phone number.

Call charges for Maxis international roaming in Thailand

RM 1.17 per sms to Thailand or Malaysia line.
RM 3.00 per minute to Thailand or Malaysia line.
RM 5.00 per minute from Thailand or Malaysia line. (the caller will only have to pay normal call charges)

03.30 pm – Continued updating bangkok trip details.

05.30 pm – Went to Botanical Gardens after Daryl arrived.

06.00 pm – Hiked to 84.

Warming up is important in preventing injuries.

shawn chin sze wye

Somewhere before midpoint.

shawn chin sze wye, daryl koay tze yang

Tired at 46.

shawn chin sze wye, daryl koay tze yang

The yellow permanent forest estate highland signboard. Marks the last corner before 84’s hut.

permanent forest estate highland

Finally at 84.

84 hiking trail

We left after resting for about 10 minutes. Reached the hut at 46 about 15 minutes later.

hut at 46

Reached the bottom about 20 minutes later.

shawn chin sze wye

08.00 pm – Ate Terengganu Road’s Nasi Melayu.

nasi melayu terrenganu road

08.30 pm – Surfed around.

09.00 pm – Read RPK’s Educate, Not Legislate.

09.30 pm – Showered.

10.00 pm – Watched Snoop Dogg’s Father Hood s01e01 & s01e02. David Beckham appeared in the second episode. It’s quite a funny show.

snoop dogg father hood

Some grapes while watching..

grapes

11.00 pm – Chit chatted with buddies.

12.30 am – ….zzzZZZZzzzz….