Monday, March 27, 2006
lang tengah getaway
it was truly a great mini holiday. me n my crazy gal-frens, jo and lo (once these guys gimme consent, i'll put in their real names-hehe). a long awaited getaway for me. i was so damn depressed from failing my exams yet again. being stuck at work made it more difficult cuz i was still surrounded by people who have passed it, and others who were planning to sit for it soon. i tell people i'm okay but dammit! i have sat for it 3 f***-n times and still failed! of course i'm not okay! how much more stupid u think it makes me feel?
anyway, i'm better now. there's more to life than these exams.
so we went to lang tengah, ..for those of u not familiar with terengganu, or didnt ace malaysian geography in school.. it's a small island just off terengganu, between the more famous redang and perhentian islands. well actually, people living IN terengganu AND scored A's in geography themselves thought lang tengah is an island off langkawi! way off on the other side. so,ok.
what did we do? snorkeling of course. our swimsuits never get to dry the whole 3 days we were on the island. we let ourselves loose in the great ocean. um-well, my friend jo actually let loose all her stomach contents into the ocean too (upwards i mean, as in puke la), which drew more fish to us! cant blame jo, it was just past the monsoon season, so most times the waters a bit choppy, a great challenge for those of us with unstable vestibular systems. we actually swam with the sharks too..no great whites, just black-tip ones, but was still kinda scary.there are supposed to be turtles around too, but we didnt get to see any.
i also get to take photos of the beautiful sunset, while my friends spent time "scrubbing" their skin with the white soft sands! it's a free facial/spa evryone!
nite-time was spent chatting over (many)cups of black coffee..with topics ranging from work n family,to gossips about other friends, the love-n-hate realationship(s) we have with the male species, school nostalgia, sex, movies, music, futsal, and back to the male species.
then it's off to the "tiki-bar" where we karaoke-d the rest of the nite away. i think the fact that the 3 of us were able to sing out evry friggin' song on the 80's-rock-kapak-karaoke cd gaveout our real age to people! hehe.
last, but definitely not the least, there were the "beach boys". tanned-lean-muscular. just like we like!hehe.
and before we know it, it was already time to go. back to mainland. back to reality. sigh.
but hey, we're going back of course. to swim with the sharks again. to make sure we see the turtles this time. and definitely .. the beach boys.