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My diary of a weekend in Kuala Lumpur

Tuesday, August 26th, 2008

 

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I dont think I have done this before. I am going to blog about this holiday diarily.

Day 1 (Thursday):
Our flight was due to leave at 3:15PM at SG Budget Terminal. We had some good lunch at the airport before we checked in a suitcase. Everything was so neat at SG Budget Terminal. The flight lasted for 50 mins and before we knew it, we were at KL Budget Terminal. It was a very short and smooth flight, and we were happily getting out of the plane and looking so forward to life and such, and for a split second when I saw this long fat queue oozing out of the terminal entrance, I actually felt quite light-hearted about it. What is that? Queueing up for washroom? With passports in hands? LOL.

No. That was the queue for immigration clearance. We had to join the queue not inside but outside the terminal! Can you imagine that? It was so long, and so freaking slow! It took us about an hour or more before they were done with us. Fortunately, getting a cab at the airport was pretty easy and the flat cab rate that we paid before we got a cab was really cheap considering the more than an hour’s ride to our hotel. We were really glad that we got a cab that easily, that it was paid for at the beginning and so we didnt have to worry about extra charges if there was a traffic jam.

Tada! Traders Hotel from the outside of Traders Hotel…

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…Petronas Twin Towers from the outside of Traders Hotel…

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…Petronas Twin Towers from our cosy room…

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…outside from our cosy room…

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…and my lovely xxx.

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After snapping all the necessary pictures of our room, we decided to go for their late afternoon cocktail. You see, there was this really cool deal. We only had to pay an extra RM$45 per person per day for the hotel’s breakfast, afternoon tea and late afternoon cocktail. That is equivalent to three buffets in a day for three days. Initially, I was not that keen on taking up this deal because I thought it would be a waste of money since we would be going out for food anyway. In the end, we had most of our meals in the hotel. Afternoon tea was our lunch and late afternoon cocktail was our dinner. There was just so much food in the hotel that there was no need to step out of the hotel for food! That is exactly what one should do to squeeze into all her tiny dresses! *winks at tiffy*

We were pretty late for the late afternoon cocktail. There wasnt much food left but we managed to get some sushi, some pastries, some cocktail and some fruit juice out of the cocktail bar before we headed out to KL city for some sightseeing and dinner. It was a long walk, and there were puddles of water everywhere. Sigh.

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We were trying to look for a particular Chinese restaurant but we couldnt find it so we had dinner at this Chinese restaurant.

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The noodles was tasteless, and it was not about the noodles. :(

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Day 2 (Friday):
We woke up early for breakfast. I just love the yummy buffet spread at Gobo Chit Chat!

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After our sumptuous breakfast, we walked to KLCC mall to get tickets to go to Petronas skybridge. To our dismay, all the tickets for the day were given out. So we walked around the mall, had coffee at DOME and walked back to our hotel. It was time for afternoon tea, our lunch!

I dont remember what else we did after the afternoon tea but I know we stayed indoor in the lounge for quite a bit. It was pouring outside and in the lounge, there was a free computer terminal for use. I facebooked, and watched my blog a bit, and soon it was time for late afternoon cocktail, our dinner!

Afternoon tea and late afternoon cocktails are served in their lounge.

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After my 205th sushi, I decided to stop eating sushi for the day. We went one floor up to the skybar. It was so beautiful!

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Day 3 (Saturday):
Such a shitty skybridge. We woke up really early, and went to KLCC mall to try to get tickets again and guess what? I thought we reached KL Budget Terminal. The queue was so freaking long. We decided to give up on it. Well, at least the way back to the hotel wasnt draggy because we had breakfast to look forward to. :)

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After breakfast, we took a train to KL Tower. Man, I think they have sewage as air.

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It was a long walk to KL Tower and the weather was so hot I really pitied those Arabic women. We had some cold drinks at the first cafe that came to our sight.

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After we had our cold drinks, we bought tickets to go to the tower’s viewing mall. Woots.

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In the last picture, there is this brown building with two towers. That is the Times Square mall. We took a cab back to the hotel and had afternoon tea in the lounge. We were late and I was expecting nothing much left for afternoon tea but that was not the case. The bar was constantly refilled in a slow manner. I like that.

We rested a bit and it was time for late afternoon cocktail. Manz. Why does my holiday seem a tad more fattening when I am blogging about it?

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It was pouring outside. Look at this nice picture I took.

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Oh. We had wanted to go to the revolving restaurant at KL Tower for dinner on this evening, our last evening in KL, but we were told that the restaurant was booked for the next three days. Seriously!

Day 4 (Sunday):
This was our last day in KL. Our flight was at 4:40PM and we were due to check out of the hotel room at 12:00. We had our last breakfast at Traders Hotel. :(

I ordered mee-siam from the guy behind the buffet bar. Can someone please tell me why their mee-siam looks like this?

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So back to my favourites: Olives and salmon.

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After breakfast, we went back to the room and started packing. We checked out at around 11:00AM and went to Gobo Upstairs Lounge and Grill. Seriously, what kind of a name for a restaurant is this?

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We had our lunch there. Nice.

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I like this thing they have in the restaurant to hold the wine bottles.

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We left for the airport after our lunch. One last picture.

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Man, this is the longest post I have ever written in the last ten years although I only started blogging two years ago.

(Rubbish) Lessons

Tuesday, August 19th, 2008

A man was getting into the shower just as his wife was finishing up her shower, when the doorbell rang. The wife quickly wrapped herself in a towel and ran downstairs. When she opened the door, there stood Bob, the next-door neighbor. Bob said, ‘I’ll give you $800 to drop that towel’. After thinking for a moment, the woman dropped her towel and stood naked in front of Bob. After a few seconds, Bob handed her $800 and left. The woman wrapped back up in the towel and went back upstairs. When she got to the bathroom, her husband asked, ‘Who was that?’ ‘It was Bob the next door neighbor,’ she replied. ‘Great’, the husband said, ‘did he say anything about the $800 he owes me?’
Lesson 1: If you share critical information pertaining to credit and risk with your shareholders in time, you may be in a position to prevent avoidable exposure.

A priest offered a nun a lift. She got in and crossed her legs, forcing her gown to reveal a leg. The priest nearly had an accident. After controlling the car, he stealthily slid his hand up her leg. The nun said, ‘Father, remember Psalm 129?’ The priest removed his hand. But, changing gears, he let his hand slide up her leg again. The nun once again said, ‘Father, remember Psalm 129?’ The priest apologized ‘Sorry sister but the flesh is weak’. Arriving at the convent, the nun sighed heavily and went on her way. On his arrival at the church, the priest rushed to look up Psalm 129. It said, ‘Go forth and seek, further up, you will find glory.’
Lesson 2: If you are not well informed in your job, you might miss a great opportunity.

A sales rep, an administration clerk, and the manager were walking to lunch when they found an antique oil lamp. They rubbed it and a Genie came out. The Genie said, ‘I’ll give each of you just one wish’. ‘Me first! Me first!’ said the admin clerk ‘I want to be in the Bahamas, driving a speedboat, without a care in the world’. Puff! She was gone. ‘Me next! Me next!’ said the sales rep. ‘I want to be in Hawaii, relaxing on the beach with my personal masseuse, an endless supply of Pina Coladas and the love of my life’. Puff! He was gone. ‘OK, you’re up,’ the Genie said to the manager. The manager said, ‘I want those two back in the office after lunch’.
Lesson 3: Always let your boss have the first say.

An eagle was sitting on a tree resting, doing nothing. A small rabbit saw the eagle and asked him, ‘Can I also sit like you and do nothing?’ The eagle answered, ‘Sure, why not?’ So, the rabbit sat on the ground below the eagle and rested. All of a sudden, a fox appeared, jumped on the rabbit and ate it.
Lesson 4: To be sitting and doing nothing, you must be sitting very, very high up.

A turkey was chatting with a bull. ‘I would love to be able to get to the top of that tree’ sighed the turkey, ‘but I haven’t got the energy.’ ‘Well, why don’t you nibble on some of my droppings?’ replied the bull. ‘They’re packed with nutrients’. The turkey pecked at a lump of dung, and found it actually gave him enough strength to reach the lowest branch of the tree. The next day, after eating some more dung, he reached the second branch. Finally after a fourth night, the turkey was proudly perched at the top of the tree. He was promptly spotted by a farmer, who shot him out of the tree.
Lesson 5: Bullshit might get you to the top, but it won’t keep you there.

A little bird was flying south for the winter. It was so cold the bird froze and fell to the ground into a large field. While he was lying there, a cow came by and dropped some dung on him. As the frozen bird lay there in the pile of cow dung, he began to realize how warm he was. The dung was actually thawing him out! He lay there all warm and happy, and soon began to sing for joy. A passing cat heard the bird singing and came to investigate. Following the sound, the cat discovered the bird under the pile of cow dung, and promptly dug him out and ate him.
Lesson 6: (1) Not everyone who shits on you is your enemy.(2) Not everyone who gets you out of shit is your friend.(3) And when you’re in deep shit, it’s best to keep your mouth shut.

Kuromi Kidnapped!

Monday, August 18th, 2008

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Look who I have in the back of my car now.

She may look alright now but she wont be alright for too long.

Ransom: SGD $29.90

Why her, you may ask. Allow me to show you a picture:

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[18th August 2008, 21:25] Latest update:

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Dressies, Fictions, Sashimi

Saturday, August 16th, 2008

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I went to the online dressies shop again, and fell in love with their new dressies! I just love their dressies, and no, I am not going to buy them all. I think I will place an order for the above gray dress some time next week. What do you say?

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Look at these nice flowery dressies! I would love to have one of these but I think I will look sucky in a tube-dress and flowery prints is just not my style. So I will give these a miss and will just stick to browsing. Or what do you suggest?

sandra_brown_hello_darkness.jpg I must have mentioned this a dozen times, but I really like Sandra Brown. She is one of the greatest authors I know, and I am really addicted to her books. Once I start reading one, I just have to finish it because it gets so exciting and I have a soft-spot for excitement. HAHA! Hello, Darkness, the latest fiction from Sandra Brown which I had just finished, I read it every morning when I had my breakfast, and every evening before I went to bed. Now that I have finished it, I feel so lost. Should I go to the next one? I have one last Sandra Brown book, unread. I dont hope to finish it by Thursday because I want to take it to KL with me but I feel like starting it now. Hmm, I am thinking of starting a Sandra Brown book & Cappuccino club. HAHA!

Did I mention that I had Japanese food with some cute guy yesterday? You wouldnt believe my luck. Anyway, I hope to go to Sakura one of these days. Sakura is a Japanese buffet place in SG. Just look at their mouth-watering, tummy-widening, face-enlarging, arm-roundering, thigh-squaring, very evil pictures:

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Boo Boo Boo.

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Men…zzz

Thursday, August 14th, 2008

Two men, one old and one young, were pushing their carts around at a supermarket when they collided.

Old man : Sorry about that. I’m looking for my wife, and I guess I wasn’t paying attention to where I was going.

Young man : That’s OK. It’s a coincidence. I’m also looking for my wife. I can’t find her and I’m getting a little worried.

Old man : Well, maybe we can help each other. What does your wife look like?

Young man : Well, she is 27 yrs old, tall, with red hair, blue eyes, long legs. She’s wearing tight white shorts. What does your wife look like?

Old man : Doesn’t matter. Let’s look for yours.

Steffiiiiiiiiiii!! I am going to…

Sunday, August 10th, 2008

…you so very soon! Hiaks, in less than 2 weeks’ time, I will be flying to Kuala Lumpur, the capital of Steffi’s fake hometown and the number One neighbour of my tiny island. Steffi, see you in KLCC, let’s say, somewhere near Isetan, and then we go to Aquaria together! How about that? LOL, actually I dont even know if Steffi is still in Malaysia. For all we know, she is sipping some juice with some hunk on some Bali beach now. BOO.

I will be staying in Traders Hotel, one of the coolest hotels in Kuala Lumpur. It faces the Petronas Twin Towers:

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The Petronas Twin Towers were the tallest buildings in the world before Taipei 101 took over the title, but the Petronas Twin Towers are still the tallest TWIN buildings. Other pictures of Traders Hotel:

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Traders Hotel

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Deluxe Park View room

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Skybar

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Gobo Chit Chat

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Gobo Upstairs Lounge & Grill

I really like the skybar, which has a swimming pool by the side and is facing the towers. The skybar is on the 33rd floor of the hotel. I think I will be spending all my evenings there because it is too cool a place to be missed, and I like the towers. Actually, the room that I will be having is supposed to face the towers because according to the hotel’s website, the Deluxe Park View rooms face the towers.

HK Disneyland

Saturday, August 9th, 2008

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You have grown…

Thursday, August 7th, 2008

…FATTER!

Annoying annoying! Those who made this remark to me should be shot down. Those who made this remark to me with a pathetic frown should be shot down, revived and shot down again. Those who made this remark to me with a pathetic frown and had questions like, “What happened?!”, should just die and leave me alone.

I mean, how hard is it for one to be more sensitive? I simply have enough of it! Starting from several years back when my metabolism had decided to work against the poor me, I have been putting on weight every single day. Even if this is not true, I am not exaggerating for nothing. Every person I knew and did not see for several months or even just weeks, told me that I have grown fatter every time we met. It is as if my weight is ever-increasing and I am going to explode some day. Oh yes, I so look forward to the day when that happens.

So what if I have grown fatter? Some people really, really piss me off by making this remark to me, as if that is the most appropriate thing to say. I am not only talking about stupid long-lost friends, but stupid neighbours, stupid relatives, and more stupid relatives. To rub their point in, their remark usually comes with a pathetic frown like, “Oh my fats oozing out of pores friend, what have you done to yourself?”

BOO.