Sunday, September 28, 2008

Returning Sabah [part 1]

Friday, 26 September 2008

6.00 a.m. – Woke up and took a fresh morning shower as well as a simple breakfast

I couldn’t get enough sleep. I can’t sleep because I was too excited to go home. Alarm clock rang at 6 o’ clock. Showered myself and ate black pepper ham bread which I bought the night before.

7.00 a.m. – Taxi arrived to pick me up to Ipoh

Taxi arrived earlier than 7.15 a.m. An old man drove me to Ipoh. So, I have to say goodbye Kampar and see that place in next year.

7.45 a.m. – Arrived Bercham Ipoh and waited in YoYo Bus Office

Since I reached there way too early, I waited at the office for my luggage check-in. Can’t find a place to have a proper breakfast.

Perjalanan jauh tak ku rasa
Kerna hati ku melonjak sama
Ingin berjumpa sanak saudara
Yang selalu bermain di mata

Nun menghijau gunung ladang dan rimba
Langit nan tinggi bertambah birunya
Deru angin turut sama berlagu
Semuanya bagaikan turut gembira

Balik kampung oh oh...( 3X )
Hati girang
Ho ho... Balik kampung (3X)
Hati girang

Terbayang wajah-wajah yang ku sayang
Satu-satu tersemat di kalbu
Pasti terubat rindu di hati
Menyambut kepulangan ku nanti
Perjalanan jauh tak ku rasa
Kerna hati ku melonjak sama
Ingin berjumpa sanak saudara
Yang selalu bermain di mata

Nun menghijau gunung ladang dan rimba
Langit nan tinggi bertambah birunya
Deru angin turut sama berlagu
Semuanya bagaikan turut gembira

Balik kampung oh oh...( 3X )
Hati girang
Ho ho... Balik kampung (3X)
Hati girang

Terbayang wajah-wajah yang ku sayang
Satu-satu tersemat di kalbu
Pasti terubat rindu di hati
Menyambut kepulangan ku nanti

8.45 a.m. – Changed my bus schedule to 9.00 a.m. departure instead of 10.00 a.m. to LCCT airport.

Instead of waiting till 10.00 a.m. bus departure, I rather changed my departure time 1 hour earlier. By doing so, I can arrive the airport early either to have a proper food like Mc Donald’s or Coffee Bean.

9.00 a.m. – Departed from Ipoh to LCCT airport

Don’t understand why the bus has to stop one of the petrol stations for fuel. I got down and headed to buy some snacks at the petrol shop. Got up the bus and waited for the driver to fill up to RM 370+ of diesel. If I’m swipe my Bonuslink card, I can earn a lot of points.

Again, the bus stopped at Ulu Bernam for rest. I went to pee. After 20 minutes, my journey continued. It took me four hours to arrive LCCT airport. Lucky there was no jam along the toll gate as well as no snails crawling along the highway.

1.00 p.m. – LCCT airport waiting for flight

I was damn hungry for lunch. At the same time, I really need to go for a pee again. Lucky for me that I went to this “Pondok Polis” inside the airport. I told that police guy to help me to take care my luggage, notebook bag (notebook inside) and my usual school bag.

After “shi shi”, totally a relax for me. But my stomach crying like baby monster.

In the end I ended myself eating Mc Donald. Since July onwards, I never have fast food like Mc Donald especially.

People mountain people sea around the airport.

3.15 p.m. – Sophia and Alvin’s arrival

After four months, finally we get to meet each other again. We then went to Coffee Bean for their lunch but a second round meal for me. We chatted and busybody here and there.

4.10 p.m. – Checked-in time

Guess what? My luggage weight was 15.2 kg. Exceeded 15 kg. Lucky for me again, the three of us checked-in together. So, I don’t need to pay penalty charges.

My brother sent a SMS to me requesting me to buy “Twiggies” (Gardenia product which not available in Sabah). Sophia told me that the convenient shop in the airport got nothing to sell it seems especially the breads. You know “Puasa” that’s why those Malays quickly grabbed those breads to stand-by in the plane for “buka Puasa”.

I called my brother, “those hungry ghost and dogs taken up everything and no Twiggies”.

Around 5 o’ clock, Zeuxiant contacted me (call was being diverted to my new phone number). He told me that he arrived at the airport. I told him to check-in immediately (Damn a lot of people especially Malays).

5.30 p.m. – Boarding time

Chis flight kena delayed. Always this moment especially the flight around this time, aircraft haven’t arrive. Next time, book a flight that is earlier or later than this flight. Even my other two friends also experienced it.

6.00 p.m. – Took off

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My pre-book meal for my flight, Roti Canai (RM 4):

But it turned out to be like:



As expected, pictures shown in Menu or Website are for illustration purpose only.

Due to lack of “free” time, I try my best to update my blog about my feelings of being at my hometown. A lot of surprises for me..


Friday, September 26, 2008

HomeComing!!!

I was just lying on the bed and couldn’t get myself into dreamland. I was too excited and can’t wait to depart from Kampar. Till now 3.24 a.m. on 26 September 2008, I ended up myself into blogging.

Taxi will be arriving around 7.15 a.m. and I have to prepare myself by 6.00 a.m. onwards. I think I can sleep in the coach while it takes me to LCCT airport all the way from Ipoh. In the meantime, I stuffed my 2GB SD memory card with all the songs I have in my computer. This was just to avoid me being so boring either in the taxi, coach or airplane. How I wish I have a portable player which enables me to play movies just like MP4 player with long lasting batteries.

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Perhaps I would like you to view some of my photo-editing skills.

Original photo (UTAR Kampar campus):


Edited (Applied colour enhancer mode and noice reduction feature):


Edited for 2nd time (Filtered it using Graduated Tint mode to deepen the colour of the sky):


Original photo (UTAR Kampar campus):


Edited (Applied noise reduction feature, Graduated Tint mode and darken part of the landscapes):

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My goodness, still 3.39a.m. Why time sometimes moves so fast and sometimes slow? Quick lah I really can’t wait to go Ipoh. My eyes can’t feel the heaviness (sleepy). Sigh.

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Let me edit other photos that I captured using my 1.3 Megapixel mobile camera. BRB.

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4.25 a.m. – maybe I should try to sleep now. More photos MAY be upload into this post if I’m able to get Wi-Fi.