Last weekeend, i joined Mak and ayah to makan kenduri kahwin Loy, anak Pak Cik Man Lebai who happened to be the same age with Kakak at the secluded Hutan Melintang, Perak. The journey was really tiresome, and VERY exhausting. Nonetheless, it was a nice getaway from the hulaballoo of THAT traumatic mind-cracking blown away thing. Anyway, the journey took approximately 7 hours to reach there; including the time spent where we sesat and went straight to Pekan Teluk Intan (sempat la round2x dan snap gambar The Leaning Tower of Teluk Intan yg famous tu) and then went back and fro without trustworthy direction. Tanya kat orang ramai pun bagi direction yg salah. Ai…nasib baik sampai! Hahha..but it was a nice journey and of course you could expect tehre were lotsa arguments and serpent tongued moment on the way tu…It was OK and we met a lot of old neighbors tehre and all-grown up kids I used to know back at FRU.
After that, we then headed to Abang Jie and my cousin, Kak Ti’s house at Lumut. They reside in this housing area called Venice of Perak. We had nice time there and knowing Abg Jie and Kak Ti, they indeed lavished us with variety of foods (laksa,ketam, mee..u name them!). And I also have teh chance to eat a type of local fruit called Buah Naga. That was the first time i ate it and it was kinda OK although a bit sour (coz it’s citrus type). The color is striking purple and the skin is brigh DARK MAGENTA . How bizarre combination is that?? And my first thought was that it was a plastic replica! On Sunday before gone back, Abg Jie brought us makan-makan angin aka roaming around Pekan Lumut and to the famous Teluk Batik (my sister kept talking about it masa kecik2x dulu coz Abg Jie’s mother, Mak Tok used to bring her kat situ…). Sempatlah beli souvenirs baju buat kenangan (ahaks!). On whole, the day spent kat Venice of Perak was a welcoming experience for us dengan hospitality Abg Jie & Kak Ti (hehe…masing2x adalah habuan..especially Ayah!!!!! *smirk*).
From Lumut, we then headed to Beruas to visit Pak Cik Syed; an old neighbor back at FRU. Pak Cik Syed was this typical Perakian-spoken guy and I was so shocked that he merrily hugged and kissed me on the cheeks. Aiyarkkk! I felt like i was this toddler budak2x kecik!!!! (Ironically, I’m 23 YEARS OLD dah for heaven sake!!!). But it was no biggie coz he was so excited to see us. His house was quite secluded but quite spacious (dekat ngan jalan je). Kebun kat belakang rumah pun besar. Sempatlah kait buah kelapa bagi kat kami..hehee. Makcik Kiah was a bit embarrassed with his husband becoz masa nak balik pun he hugged and kissed me again. I was like a ragged toy being dragged back and fro! Above all, the journey was a nice one and it was a therapeutic getaway for me. It’s hard to forget (coz PTD was the only JOB I had envisioned myself as) but i’m trying to move on. The first batch of resume-sending has commenced today and Insya Allah, do pray for me ya! As for KPLI, I’m keeping my prayers and hope but I NEVER WANNA RELY ON THAT AGAIN. On the brighter side, mungkin ada hikmah i didnt get PTD peringkat ke-3. Mana tahu tengok2x failed peringkat ke-3, baru lah nak gelabah buat resume sendings…
* Congratulation to One Third of Doncha Club : Kat for getting the interview PTD yg kena on hold for a year tu sebab takde transcript tu. Efy and I wish u the best (although I’m JELESSS!!! HAHAH) but I sincerely wish u the best. If there is anyone who deserves this, it would be you !! Congrats chica!!