Sunday, August 05, 2007

Sunday morning - beachload of pictures!

Before I start, this was supposed to be up about 2 weeks back but I got sick then very the busy, so here it is now:
The Sultan, with the Crown Prince behind him :D

Taken with my not-so-clear cameraphone at "Meet the Rakyat"on July 22nd. I was so busy trying to get a nice picture, so I didnt go to the front to shake hands. CP too...but she was like a few inches away, plus her Motorola camera is so nice!! And she got the whole thing on video. Oiiii...YOUTUBE!!

I took the whole morning off for myself, got 3 reasons to justify it some more:

1. Woke up too early
Awake before my 2 roosters this morning, which I think is a good reason to cry. IT'S SUNDAY MORNING! Hmm...just occurred to me that I should have called CP up immediately...perfect revenge for all those Sundays when she calls at 8 am (middle of the night to me!!) just because she's awake.

2. Got one foot in the grave
Still smarting from yesterday's conversation with one of my kids:
(They were given some Math problem where they'd to add Harry and Ron's Ribena in litres)
Kid: Cher, Harry Potter is so old, did he drink Ribena meh?
Me: No lah! He's nearly a year younger than me!
Kid: Then he's OLD lah!!
Me: !!!!!

Another birthday and I'm no spring chicken, but still...
3. Sibeh sian
I'd to go out and "deliver mango", so since I was already out and it was too early for retail therapy, I suddenly headed for Muara beach :D

Pretty canopy of trees

Took this for Rasheed...The houses that mean "we're near the beach" are still there!



Looks so different, right?

It was about 10+ and very sunny, which was good, after the mini typhoon and rain we'd been having since last week. So I looksee here..

...and looksee there

The water in the little stream above is actually brown, the lawa blue is just the sky.

Till I found a nice SHADY spot to park myself. Ya, a log (read: S-H-A-D-Y).

Got tree stump to put handbag and Pepsi :D

The view from my shady spot

Armed with M&B and cottage fries!

After finishing the book, picked up a stick... ...started being blissfully jobless again :-)

A la Lao Zha Bor

Heheh...I didnt leave my blog address there :-)


After the very, very stressful week, it felt wonderful to be AFK and just do nothing :-) Plus I hadn't been to the beach in ages, so it brought back fond memories of family trips, pepper chicken, playing in the sea, coffee in flasks for the adults and when we were exhausted, the trip home where Rasheed and I would bicker endlessly about who crossed the "middle line" separating our respective spaces in the back seat ;-)

Wonder what would we have done if there had been a third sibling? Probably tossed his/her hypothetical butt into the boot muahahaha :->

Anyway, maybe it was the heat, or maybe I was so happy :-), but suddenly everything started to look pretty!
This old log!

Got baby fish swimming at the back, you know!

And these pebbles!


And this very cute seashell!

Very lawa!

So I started picking them up...which I havent done in YEARS!!! Since I feel so ancient, it's a regression to childhood hehe :-)

Pretty, right?!!

At this point some guy walked past me shaking his head at my joblessness hehe

Then I found a teeny tiny one...

Mini-me! (The pebble wanted to be in the picture... )

Collected a bagful but not the big shell above, since still got occupant living inside.

Happy, happy! :P

Then I realised I was the only one left on the beach! Cos it was a little past noon already, all the sane people had zoomed off to the shade hehe

So I headed back. Remember Mr. Softy ice cream? The white truck at the back :-)

Pretty flowers in the parking lot

Bye bye beach...

Pretty canopy again

Heheh...sounds so mental, but everything really did seem to glow today :-)
On the road again

This one's for Basit:
Live show, man!
Since I was all euphoric from the beach trip, I took the pretty way home. One of the roads leading off the highway goes past this fairycastle-like house. Complete with towers (originally blue-gray, which they recently painted an unfairy-like green) It's probably all the more appealing because it's partially hidden from view.
I thought I was the only one who treasured these short glimpses of the house, but found out that CP's been admiring it for ages too! Talk about coincidence.
We've been planning for ages to drive over "one of these holidays" and see for ourselves who lives there and what it looks like close up. Might ruin the mystery though :P

Towers hidden behind trees

Then I came crashing back to reality, cruelly reminded by a series traffic lights, why we avoid this route.
Red light!


Roundabout - I hate roundabouts!

More red lights!

They were red till I stopped my car! Grr!


Red, red!

Red, Red, Red!

Originally red, but turned green by the time I took the picture!

And that's not all the traffic lights...just the ones where I'd to stop. Bleh.

Lovely morning, blogged so I can take a virtual trip to the beach anytime :-)

Now, back to reality, working with my nose 3 cm from the screen with my beloved Photoshop O_O


alantangelus said...

can blog and add few pic around CM flat n also around town.. miss brunei a bit.. haha

Rasheed said...

Yeah.. take some pix of St.Andrew's and Cheong Mansion. And if anyone we know is still around, take their pix as well. :-)

Rindu serindu-rindunyaaaa-aaaa-aaa..

Rasheed said...

And red lights xed lights.. The roads look like heaven!! I wouldn't mind having to stop every few minutes for a red light. Here, we stop every other second for a car, bike, cow, bicycle, pothole, red light, green light, bus or broken-down truck. Consider yourself lucky! :P

Those "near-the-beach" houses still there.. wow.. they look jigjaglee the same. Fond memories.. especially the pepper chicken and milo in a flask. Sigh..

Ashes said...

Alan sure I'll, exams finally over so I can go jalan2 a bit.

Rasheed yup yup, SAS looks very different, have the renovation pics in my pendrive, will sendeth :)
Soooo...any specific *cough* DahliaIsGonnaComeAfterYouWithABroom*cough* person's pic? hehehe
Red lights ok lah, just that this particular route has a 100 of them!
No matter where we were and what we were doing, we could never escape the 5.30pm Milo :P

Rasheed said...

Ah yes.. the 5:30pm Milo. Whenever, wherever.. :-) That practice will pass on, generation to generation. :D

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