>> Sunday, August 31, 2008
It's Malaysia's 51st year of Independence!
Selamat Hari Merdeka & may this country continue to enjoy peace & prosperity in all that we do!!
- Ruth & Anne
We had a tough time deciding where to eat & what to eat. Three of our friends got converted from GT position to ABTA position, which of course comes with a pay increment! Lovely :) The usual thing for 'converts' to do when they get their first pay increment is to treat their wonderful friends for a meal, & yeap, we had our share! Hahaha....a big thank you to TL, AC, & Q!!
Overall, the food at O'Viet was average. Nothing too great to shout about. In fact, when compared to Vietnam Kitchen, which we visited a few weeks ago, Vietnam Kitchen was better in taste.
Aunty Anne told me that she has a complimentary 1 night stay at the chalet in Cyberview Lodge & she was with Aunty Helen (a.k.a. Lt Helen to me), enjoying their 'holiday' for a night; she invited me to join them. Oh, how can I decline such a juicy offer?? Without hesitating, I told her that I will go over after work & join them for the night...
I'm a total "cave woman". Escaping from the apartments to stay at a posh chalet is like "heaven" to me *lol* I was SUPER exicted, or more like estatic, even more when I entered the chalet itself & found out that I could also use whatever facilities there....woohoo! My 1-night of indulging in goodness...I really thank God & my aunty Anne for this opportunity!!
There's nothing better than a simple meal of fresh greens. 'Nuff said ;P I'm sure Anne misses these...I made this for today's dinner :D
For the entire week, I was extremely excited about heading back to Kuantan for the weekend. In fact, I was so excited that I went even more bonkers than I already am! It's seriously strange cos I was only in Kuantan for 3 years, no more, no less! I reckon its the warmth of family-&-friends life that I have found, that makes me feel so 'at home' in a foreign land :)
I told my close friend that I'll be in Kuantan to "kill 100 birds with 1 stone" -- I just wanted to get SO many things done while I'm here!
1. Spend time with the Tans, especially Abigail
2. Spend time with the Ngs & Soos
3. Spend time with Anne
4. Spend time with CS & WA
5. Watch Wall-E with Abigail & company
6. Meet up with my uni friends at the convocation & take photos with them
7. Eat all the good food I can & go to as many places as I could, especially the beach!
Ok, I know that's like A LOT to be done within 2 days here...hahaha...*excited*
The entire journey on the bus was a rather relaxing one. I slept through & woke up feeling a lil fuzzy upon arriving at Terminal Makmur, Kuantan. CS was there to pick me up & we went for a drink at Zam Zam near my Kuantan house with WA, who met up with us there. It was CS's first time meeting WA & vice versa, so I found it rather interesting how our entire meet-up carried on :P It was good, really. CS finds both WA & I are rare species of homosapiens *lol*
Today was D-day! It's the day where I will carry out all 7 of my planned agendas!! Woohoo!
Anne & WL picked me up from my house & we headed over to Dewan Jubli Perak for the after-convo photo-taking session :P We felt a bit out of place....and there were so many people whom we met, but we have forgotten their names!! "Hi!...Hi!...Hi!.." Seriously, not meeting a person for a long time is bad for our brains! Hahahaha....
Here are some photos taken after the convocation: