How are you?
Hehehe.. it’s just an introduction to, I believe will be, a very long entry, after taking so long to update blog. I’ve been visiting this blog quite frequently, especially when people asked questions. But I just don’t have courage to make an entry. In other words, I am so lazy.
Anyway, I don’t know what got into me. I feel like I want to update my recent activities. Hidayah dari tuhan I believe. HEH. So let’s update before I get lazy again.
I ended 2017 and started 2018 by traveled to Acheh with 3 friends. Sebenarnya I asked Fantastic 4 (Pae, Mar, Jaez n me) to plan a trip together. Mind you that the group name is just our whatsapp group name. Not that we named our group Fantastic 4. HAHAHA. Marvel comic sangat.
Since it’s quite difficult to reunite 4 of us, I just decided to follow Mar’s trip to Acheh. To cut long story short, 4 girls including me joined the trip. The other two were Kilah, our hiking friend, and Miza, Kilah’s friends.
It was 5 days 4 night trip. Went to Sabang Island and Banda Aceh. Really santai trip since Mar and Kilah just returning from whatever mountain in Nepal. 😛 So they needed some rest and relax trip. 🙂
Sultan Iskandar Muda International Airport – muka pelancong sangat, konon excited and ready to explore Acheh.
Muka dah kelat2 – sebab tak sempat kejar ferry laju, so naik slow ferry, which ramai dan sangat havoc. Dah nampak macam local. HAHAH.
Ni pun penumpang dah dikira bertenang. Selepas 1 setgh jam baru ferry jalan.(-_-“)
Setelah berjaya menempuh halangan pertama, pergi isi perut dulu dekat kedai makan dekat Pelabuhan Balohan.
Turun teksi kat Pantai Iboih ni, nampak signboard ni. Wow.
Bila tengok laut, terus lupa kesusahan tadi. Dalam hati “Okay I’m making the right choice!” HAHAHA.. nampak tak sejenis manusia apa.
Jeti Teupin Layeu, Pantai Iboih. Nak pegi chalet kitorg kene naik bot kalo nak senang.
Mood pelancong kembali. HAHAHA
Abaikan seketul muka selfie. Tapi nak tunjuk chalet kitorg duduk, mengadap laut dan ada buaian.
Chalet di Yulia Bangalow.
Merayap di sekitar Pantai Iboih
Gambar bunga adalah wajib kalau aku terjumpa di mana-mana.
Dari nak jalan-jalan kawasan sekitar, akhirnya terus pegi naik tuk2 pegi merayap jauh lagi.
Suka warna laut dan bunyi ombak ni. Ada video, tapi terlalu amatur sampai pening nak tengok. Jadi tak dapat tunjuk kat sini.
Keyakinan diri yg sangat tinggi. Percaya tak manusia yang terkial-kial kat tengah laut tu tak pandai berenang dan hanya bergantung pada life jacket tu je. Dasar!
Makanan kat chalet tak sedap sangat. Jadi sanggup keluar jalan dalam gelap nak dinner kat luar. Tapi sedap. Berbaloi!
Nak keluar dari Pulau Weh dah. Balik tu berjaya naik ferry laju. Berpuluh2 ganda beza perasaannya. HAHAHA.
Aktiviti pertama di Banda Acheh adalah ke Seulawah Coffee.
Lepas tu Masjid Raya Baiturrahman.
Lepas tu duduk bersimpuh makan kat Warung Nasi Bang Gam bertemankan pemandangan sawah padi.
Lepas tu pegi Muzium Acheh. Takde gambar sebab terlalu menghayati sampai terlupa nak amik gambar.
Melawat Kapal PLTD Apung (2600 tan) yang hanyut masa tsunami.
Dalam kapal tu ada cerita Hikayat Smong Simeulue. Zaman dulu dah pernah ada tsunami ni, and diorang buat lagu untuk pesan kat anak cucu.
Okay dah malam. Dinner makan satay dan mee ketam
Esoknya sarapan makan lontong dan nasi. Sedap tapi sebab tgh pekan, sebenarnya mahal untuk orang local.
Kecuali 4 orang pelancong tu, semua ni mangsa yang terasa kesan tsunami. Makcik yang tudung coklat renda2 tu nanti akan cerita tentang sejarah bot atas rumah ni.
Dapat kawan baru. Siap friend kat intagram. (kawan la sangat. Tu pangkat adik2 je dgn ko!)
Tak puas lagi tengok laut. Layan tepi pantai lagi..
Dinner malam terakhir.
Lepas tu pegi mengopi dlu. Wow hipster sangat gaya hidup. HAHA.
*Lepas muat naik gambar Acheh, aku sedar keputusan meletakkan banyak cerita dalam satu entry adalah satu kesilapan yang besar . Hoi jenuh nak pilih dan upload gambar!! (T.T)
Lembah Temir Weekend Getaway
I have another travel group. This group’s trips usually weren’t quite adventurous like hiking on the mountains or camping in the jungles or diving in the deep blue ocean (although one of them is diver). It’s usually a girly trip like relaxing, spa-ing, sight seeing, shopping and anything that not require hard works. HAHAHA. So when they plan to visit a jungle or go to waterfall, it’s mean that in that jungle already has hotel room, or resort with comfortable bed and bathroom, meals provided (or very well planned), and the place must be instagramable where there will be thousand pictures taken in every angle. 😀
What is Lembah Temir? It’s located in Raub, Pahang. Lembah Temir Resort is 75 acres private orchard landscape where there’re rain forest, waterfalls, orchards and family resort that equipped with an en-suite bathroom, air condition, fan and water heater. Okay I took this description from their website (with editing all in one sentence :P). Enough said. Go google!
I went there 2 weeks after return from Aceh. You know how broke you are after a trip. Luckily, all expenses was in one advance pay and there’s no shopping mall. Therefor, no need to bring a lot of money. Although I’m not a shopaholic, you know how friends might influence you. HUHU. I just bring enough money for transportation and JJCM (during traveling KL – Lemah Temir – KL).
It’s 2 days 1 night trip for 7 girls and 1 newly-wed couple.
Notes for Lembah Temir:
- Although there’s orchard, please check on the fruits season. Otherwise, you’ll be like us, visiting the orchard without eating any fruits.
- For me Lata Temir is not that interesting. HAHAHA.
- Although there’s Lata Temir in that orchard, look forward to the waterfall near the main hall – the buffet area (find where the water flow coming from). You have to hike a few stairs to enter waterfall area. Fortunately, we went there on the next day so just got to spend time only a few hours playing and swimming.
- For me, the trip is very expensive. They even increased the rate for 2018. Luckily we had the deals before, so we still get 2017 rate.
- I don’t know if it just because only 9 of us on that weekend (meaning only a few people) or that’s their regular dinner buffet, I don’t really satisfy with the dinner. They only served nasi lemak. A little veges. No fruits. One of friends has been visited this place before, said that previously they make BBQ during dinner. May be the price we paid go to the facilities they provide as well. So it’s recommended for the company trip or team building. They even have surau and mini hall for indoor activities. Use the facilities wisely!
- Recommended you plan ahead the activities during night times. Otherwise, you end up having karaoke session like us. And the truth is only 2 of us get to use with karaoke thing. So imaging these 2 girls need to entertain the other 7 crowd. HAHAHA. End up we just sang together, all song selection were from Britney Spears, Backstreet Boy, N’sync, M2M and Evernecense. Oh My!! So evergreen. Nampak sangat semua sejenis remaja purba.
Here’s some pictures.
Berjalan-jalan disekitar kebun buah tapi buah takde..
Lata Temir.. tapi bagi aku takde lah thrill sangat
Walaupun kononnya tak thrill.. sakan jugak mandi kat lata tu..
Sampai kawasan bilik, sambung amik gambar lagi..
Acara malam: tukar2 hadiah..
Sambil sambut hari jadi k.ipah..
Kami 8 orang perempuan. Dah nak balik dah..
Dan seorang je lelaki. 🙂
Singgah makan lemang. Orang ramai ya ampun..
Car Broke Down
This is not activity. HAHAHA. This is an event that really drove me crazy. HAHAHA. Okay I know this is a test God gave to me to see how patient I am.
It started a day before the car broke down, where I saw overdrive symbol blinking a few times. I tried to ignore since car still worked, but planned to visit workshop on another planned day.
On the day, after went back from work and shopping at Jaya Grocery, the car couldn’t start at parking lot. Calling Sa and the mechanic for help to start the engine, then I went to workshop to scan the problem. The mechanic told me the alternator had problem. So I booked the appointment on the next day.
The car still had the same problem on the next morning, so I called residence management to help to jump start the car. Then I went to the workshop. I waited almost half day to change the alternator (I bought the recon one because the genuine was quite pricey). Since I took an EL, I went to car wash after that. The car was okay, from the workshop to the car wash and when they moved from wet place to dry place. Right after I got the key from car wash staff, the car couldn’t start again. Unbelievable!! I had to ask people for help. Luckily the car next to me have jump start.
Then, I gave a call to the workshop and went back there. Now, they told me that the battery need to change. HUH. I just couldn’t believe what I just heard. Now I really doubt their honesty. Not that I don’t believe it’s possible. I just don’t understand why they didn’t say anything about the battery last night and this morning. After I change the alternator, and the problem still happened, now they pointed to different problem. Why they didn’t use all the scan thing and check the car before. HAIH..
I really cannot hide my disappointment and frustration and sadness. I think I even cried, of course not in front of them, but surely they could see the after-effect. HAHAH. They must be traumatize to have customer like me. Sorry guys!
Now, I don’t want to think much about their honesty, since, they are Sa’s friends and the most important thing is, for my peace of mind. Things already happened. Let just say, YES, those two thing needed to change and that was the time. Although the time was cruel. Lost of damage was quite big. Alhamdulillah, my car never have any problem after that until today. So it’s probably true.
IT IS TRUE. HAHAHA. Nampak tak susah nak buang tanggapan tu.
Training for Kinabalu
The thought about hiking Mt. Kinabalu always make me nervous and shiver. HAHAAH. So I joined aerobic class to build up stamina. Luckily the class fee is only RM10/class. It’s consider quite cheap. Kedekut tak aku. Tu yang aku pikir dulu. HEHEH. It’s on Tuesday and Friday. In the first class, I almost out of breath and nearly passed out. HAHAHA. Teruk betul. Nampak sangat stamina memang kelaut. After a month, alhamdulillah I can happily jumping with smile. If there’s anything I want to complain, is that, I really don’t know how to dance. All the cha cha thing and what not.. HAIH. I’m so kayu!
Then I hiked several hills nearby. Bukit Melati in Nilai was the first. It was more worsening in the history. I blacked out several times. Since I was so weak, of course there was no pictures taken. 😉
I went to doctor for medical check up. It turned out that my HB was 7.5. It’s very low. The clinic even refer me to hospital emergency, but then I had to wait like 2-3 hours to meet the doctor. And then the doctor just discharged me without much investigation and ask me to go back to the clinic. Geram je. Really waste time. Later I found out that the emergency doctor was not supposed to discharge me because I had a low HB with symptom. Whatever. I asked for anemic diet pun, no one would answered truthfully. Jawab lebih kurang. At last, I just google, and asked advice from friends who have low HB during pregnancy. How efficient those doctors. Pastu marah-marah patient sekarang suka google and pandai-pandai sendiri. EH.
Anyway, I increased my Hb to 11.5, thanks to those supplement. You know those iron and acid folic pills. HEHEH. Tapi there’s one doctor told me recently that my blood HB was not really good. Not really mature I guess. So I still need to stick with a good diet plan to build up HB.
Habis dah cerita bulan Januari. Sebegini panjang. Pengsan!
*Nak post cepat-cepat so aku cut karangan panjang ni dan buat a few part. Karangan dah siap cuma gambar je tak cari lagi. Tapi insya Allah mmg akan post entry tu.