10D9N Melbourne Day 0 : Australian Dollar, Mohd Abu Bakar Money Changer, Suan Hin Mini Market, Malabar Spinach, Luwak Coffee, Wallet, Malaysian Ringgit, Toiletries, Packed Travel Bag, Paul Coelho The Alchemist

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Spent the entire morning a day before the eve of my holiday, calling the money changers around Masjid Kapitan Keling and Chulia Street to get the best exchange rate for MYR to AUD. Finally found one after calling almost 30 money changers around Penang.

02.40 pm – Changed RM9,000. Mr. Abu Bakar made lots of money today.

07.49 pm – Started packing.

Tried fitting everything into the luggage but found out it was impossible.

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08.45 pm – Showered my doggy on the eve of the trip.

Took a walk down Lorong Delima 7 to

Suan Hin Mini Market and bought

200 grams worth of malabar spinach.

12.29 pm – Started preparing lunch.

2 weeks before a trip, one should take extra effort to build up one’s immune system and health by consuming vegetables as often as possible.

Half an hour later, lunch was served.

Luwak coffee for dessert. 👿

01.31 pm – Started prepping my wallet.

Took out irrelevant items and

exchanged them with relevant ones.

Rolled the extras up for tucking into somewhere safe around my body during the holiday.

02.50 pm – Called Maxis up to get the calling rates for roaming in Australia.

04.59 pm – Continued the second part of my packing.

Toiletries.

Electronics.

05.01 pm – Printed out the itineraries, Circus Oz tickets, Phillip Island tickets and AirAsia’s flight info.

Printed out the ebook for reading on the 8 hour journey from KUL to MEL.

Clothes to be worn for the journey from PEN to KUL to MEL.

07.25 pm – Dinner was served.

I think I only managed 3 hours of sleep cause I was TOO EXCITED!!!!!!!

The Saturday I Stayed At Paradise Sandy Beach Resort

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09.58 am – Soft boiled eggs,

kaya bread,

oats and

a piece of papaya for breakfast.

01.27 pm – Ate the awesomely delicious nasi Melayu of

Jalan Jones.

This +

this = happy

02.30 pm – Arrived at Paradise Sandy Beach Resort to claim the free stay I won from AllStaff’s photography contest.

Checking in.

License to enter our room.

The RM100 receipt for the safety deposit.

License to 2 towels at the pool.

License to breakfast for 2 at Bistro Delifrance.

License to 2 fruit punch drinks.

License to park in hotel grounds.

The AWESOME room 812.

BIG. Really. Bigger than I expected actually.

There’s even a mini kitchen that comes with it.

Bottles of water, coffee, creamer, sugar, mugs, stirrer and a mini electric kettle.

The place was fully booked so we had no choice but to make do with the twin room.

The view from the balcony was awesome!

You’ll see the sea, sky and trees.

The sink that had hand towels,

soap, shampoo, bubble bath, cups, a shower cap and

tissues around it.

03.34 pm – Made coffee and

blended into the room.

03.39 pm – And then it rained. 👿

04.22 pm – Luckily it lasted for only 30 minutes. And so off we went to the bar

by the pool and

collected our drinks.

Can’t help but be kiddish and played by the waterfall and

torture Fattygator.

06.43 pm – Went the Tsunami Village Cafe for dinner.

It’s located somewhere opposite Grand Ocean Condo in Tanjung Bungah.

Somewhere before the floating mosque.

I liked the outdoor setting but the cats were a pain in the ass.

Tiger in a Carlsberg.

We had fried green beans,

nestum prawns,

spring onion ginger venison,

omelette,

deep fried birdies,

teo chew red snapper,

salted egg yolk soft shell crab (I LOVED THIS!) and

mantis prawns (I LOVED THIS TOO!!).

Total damage = RM262.90

10.03 pm – Met up with Datuk and Datin ate New Lane’s hawker center.

10.30 pm – Moved on over to Church Street Cafe

for some snow beer plus catching up.

12.09 am – Moved on over to Zenzibar to meet up with the guys.

02.00 am – zzzzzZZZZZZZZZZZZzzzzzz

The Friday An Ant Carried A Drop Of Water On Its Back

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08.30 pm – Caught an ant carrying a drop of water on its back.

Had a kiwi,

oats,

toasted butterscotch bread and

soft boiled eggs for breakfast.

12.30 pm – Lunch.

01.00 pm – A hot cup of Nescafe.

03.30 pm – Did some banking.

04.00 pm – Started packing for tomorrow’s Langkawi trip.

The cash.

The cards.

04.30 pm – Took a short break.

Toasted to perfection.

05.00 pm – Continued packing.

The toiletries.

The electronics.

The clothes.

The extras.

The itinerary.

08.30 pm – Went to Gurney Plaza’s food court for dinner.

Generate a rainbow.

Delicious tom yam.

2nd most delicious padprik in Penang.

Delicious kangkung belacan.

Dinner.

12.00 am – zzzzZZZZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzzz