Tip #7: Snap as many pictures to your heart’s desire
as example, in a beautifully decorated hotel’s elevator while turun to check out;
or in the fitting room while waiting for a friend to try on baju;
or in front of a ruined (or replica?) aeroplane;
Luckily we have an endless supply of kodaks! (I hereby bestow upon the inventor of digital camera as brilliant guy on earth ever!) But if I were to paste all pictures we snapped here, you might end up with an internal bleeding, so I’ll just politely pass 😉
Tip # 8 : When you visit a historical city, make a mental note to visit (almost all, until you give your foot blisters) the historical places
The last time I climbed the A’Famosa Fort (I think la) was probably during primary schooltime coz I remembered how energetic I was, hopping to one stair to another. This time, I was already short of breathe when reaching the peak. But that’s not the point already. After a strenous 10 minutes climbing those half-ruined fort, we discovered Mimi’s long-lost friend; a keychain seller who speaks fluently in Deutsch.
stairways to heaven?
Then we walked under the super hot sunny sun to the Maritime Museum, to Deutsch Square and later took a cab back to Dataran Pahlawan, where we parked the car. Before that tengok2 baju kebaya nyonya and teman Mimi bought bakul anyam from one of the vendor. We escaped the beca owner cunningly by taking the opposite road when passing by them and buat2 tak nampak. Melaka people, very polite throughout our trip here. Unlike all the rumours I always heard before..
U jump, I jump, Jack?
Tip # 9 : When you put your sunglasses on a sunny day, get ready to be nicknamed as the “Ray-Ban gang”
the not “the Ray-Ban” geng
Of course, when the weather is sizzling hot and you’re walking outdoor, you can’t help from putting your sunglasses on. And for the particular person who accidentally left her sunglasses in not Kuantan but Germany, buying it seemed like the best option. And yang dah ada sunglasses pun sibuk2 jugak nak try all the sunnies they have on the rack jugak la kan 😉 Hence, we scored the nickname “Geng Ray-Ban” by the pedestrians who passed by eventhough only one of us ACTUALLY wearing the Ray-Ban brand 😉
Tip # 10 : Makesure your birthday is right around the corner 😉
We headed home, and promised to meet Eda at Samuri’s famous satay in Kajang (as to fulfill Mimi’s wish who spontaneously said she’s craving for satay before). We gobbled like there’s no tomorrow while waiting for Eda to arrive.
I left for the loo, coming back only to find there’s a cake on the table and they sang HAPPY BIRTHDAY heartily to me, eventhough it’s a shy 10 days away! Of course, wishes before blowing the cake are common but only Eda got it right when guessing what was it I wished for 😉 (You sooo know me dear! And for those who wish to know, it’s NOT a guy that I wished for)
We ate the cake straight from the box without cutting it (I’ve always wanted to do so since ages ago!) and I got the best early birthday gifts EVER from the girls. A Liz Clairborne purse, a Mandarina Duck (again) purse, a half-naked hunk pasted on the birthday card, a beautiful brooch from Giordano and a Black Forest cake who is super-delish. I just love you girls! From the bottom of my heart 🙂
best early-birthday gifts ever
So, you think you can top my best vacay ever? Lemme know 😉