Monday, April 20, 2009

The trip

finally...my preggie picture..:-D

I finally got my computer back. I mean, it's been here all these while but hubby was profusely hooked on it so that gave me limited time on it. So, if I seemed to be online, it wasn't really me..heheh...sort of an imposter.

Anyway, back to what I wanted to blog about - the trip. You know, it has been so long, that I kinda lost track of what and how I wanted to talk about it. But, I'll give it a try anyway.

Hubby was on his long leave again and wanted a getaway before going back to the grind. He suggested we spend a few days in Pangkor Laut, to which we did. The journey took us about 3 hours on the road and another 30 minutes by boat (without any seat lifts) to the island. There were parts where the ride got a little choppy and I feared that I would go into labour there and then! lol...

We had everything all planned -- leave early, get there early, enjoy the sights a little more. That was before hubby and Ash got sick. In fact, we went to the paed in the morning that we were due to depart. We were this close to abandoning the trip. But we decided to take her instead; hoping that you know, the change would do her some good.

This girl of mine has demonstrated to be quite the realiable little traveller. She didn't make a sound. Granted that she was asleep half of the journey but when she was awake, she sat quietly observing and just basically, handled herself pretty well despite being feverish, coughing and enduring the sniffles.

We had initially booked the hill villa since I thought we would have awesome view of the place. But when we arrived, we were advised against that for safety reasons (what with me being pregnant and a young child...don't think they want to risk being liable if anything untoward were to happen) since the hallway is outdoors and can get pretty slippery plus the room we were booked in was quite a distance from the lift. So, we were given a choice to move to a garden villa instead. Since we weren't that inflexible, we agreed. As it turned out, we made the right choice of switching cos our villa was very near to the pool. Hubby was pleased of course.

Actually, the real excitement by the beach only started the following day when we took a short shuttle ride to Emerald Bay. It's really beautiful. Clear waters and the beach was lovely. But, I didn't get my feet that wet. I'm still not comfortable in baring all, if ya know what I mean. Only hubby and Ash. Even then, since Ash was on the verge of recovering, we didn't put on her swimming gear for her. But, I don't think she minded one bit cos she was happy just playing with some kids she made friends with. Which was a good thing I reckoned.

Hmm...lets see. What else....oh, and the wild animals. Another reason why the resort weren't in favour of us staying at the hill villa was because of the chimps! Yes, live and wild monkeys lurk amongst the bushes and peer through your window. One even dared to mingle with the humans at the place where we were having dinner on the first night. Ash was so taken by it and she thought it was a dog *slaps forehead*.

There were fruit bats hanging from the various coconut trees lining outside our villa. I managed to get quite a close up of them. They are harmless but made a lot of noise in the mornings. Also, colourful peacock roam freely in and around the pool area. Funny how these animals don't seem to care or even seem afraid of the humans. They just go about doing their thing without a care in the world. Amazing...

It was a 3 days 2 nights stay for us. Short but sweet. If you ask me whether it was enough - it wasn't for obvious reasons. However, the experience was lovely and wonderfully relaxing. To a point where they don't even distribute the local daily for you; like how usually you'd get one hanging outside your doorknob every morning. So for 3 days, I didn't know what was happening across the straits or if my house was still intact. Yep, no news, nothing. The only feed we had was via our mobile and with my mom. She was concerned about us, just like how moms are.

Anyway, we came home safely. Of course, not before getting lost at one point. Hubby took the wrong turn and we ended up along a place devoid of human existence. I am not kidding. On both sides, there were only vast vegetation field, not a house or hut in sight. I was nervous, yes. Images of the creeper kept flashing across my mind. It was so so creepy and scary. It took us about 30 minutes before seeing some normalcy. That has to be the longest ride of my life, I am telling you! I kept any negative thoughts to myself of course. Not wanting to disrupt hubby's concentration. I only told him about what I was imagining when we got home and all he did was laugh at me...O_O. But he did confess that he too was a little nervous when going along that stretch...O_o

Alright, I think that is about all. I managed to get some photos on flickr (on the side-bar). You can view them there instead. Thanks for thinking of me, for dropping by :-). I'll talk to you again...

6 comments:

mott said...

YA! Talk summore! I thot your bun was done!!!!!

Big Pumpkin said...

Hey I didnt know you were pregnant too? COngratulations!

adrianlee said...

I love Emerald bay.

wen said...

i wouldnt dare to take the boat if i was pregnant.. u r so daring!

Shireen Loh said...

Thanks BP!! :-D

mommy to chumsy said...

hey, enjoyed reading about your holiday. the pic of you is very nice :D ashley thought the chimp was a dog? hahahahahaha. luckily she didn't pat it O_O

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