Sunday, December 30, 2007
My 2nd uncle, Uncle Rafie, had a few extra adult complimentary tickets so he extended them to Mich and me. At the time, my two other cousins from my 3rd uncle, Uncle John, were staying over at our place. So they tagged along.
Altogether, they were about 16 of us at the eye, split into eight in each gondola. When we reached, the was already a long line at the entrance. And i thought, "Oh, what a looong wait it will be..." But little did i know, the complimentary tickets are checked through the VIP line, and the VIP line was empty!! woohoo!
We zipped through the crowd, and got onto the ride in no time.
Mich and i went into the gondola with our elder cousins and their friends. Sama geng la tu.. Haha.
When we first got onto the gondola, the feeling was exhilarating! Felt a rush of adrenaline up my spine, so to speak. Haha. Well, going up at first was kinda scary... The gondola was wobbly and swaying back and fro. And the girl's screams didn't help make the situation any better. Haha. But then, come the second round, it was pretty normal. And it was so for the consecutive four rounds.
After six rounds, going up and down, swaying left and right, the famed Eye on Malaysia ride - unfortunately - didn't leave me (or us) wanting for more. Sadly, if i had paid for the ride, it would be such a waste of ringgits! It wasn't anything to scream about anyway..
I mean, when we reached the top most point of the eye, we were only about 8-10 stories high. And being in the middle of Lake Titiwangsa, there wasn't much to see but trees and a blurred skyline because of the trees.
Personally for me, it was a let down for me. When we got off, I actually felt sorry for the people still waiting in line, anxious to get on the ride. I thought to myself, "What a pity."
O, might i mention, although the gondolas were tinted, it wasn't enough to keep out the strong equator sunlight. To add oil to fire, the gondola's air conditioning system wasn't functioning, not to mention there no windows, save one tiny opening slot on the upper right side of the gondola. Unlike Genting's cable car, which allowed air to enter while it moved, our gondola just moved in a circular motion thus no air would be able to ventilate the gondola.
And to make things worse, one of my cousin actually farted! In the gondola! With sound! And smell! TWICE!! Oh my gawdddd.... =))
That aside, i think my overall Eye of Malaysia experience was a major let down because it failed to deliver. Well, perhaps the experience would have been better at night, but i doubt it. If you can't see much in the day, i don't think you can see more at night... Lights maybe...
But, did you really pay riggits to go on a ride, in a poor ventilated gondola, JUST to see lights at night?
I thought so.
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Tuesday, December 25, 2007
It's a difference kind of Christmas for the family this time around. We decided to keep it real and attended church service. It was a eye opening experience, to say the least.
I mean, for the many years before, when Mummy was around, Christmas to the rather diverse Tan family was, in fact, fun and presents first, before all else. Then we began to have family gatherings and Christmas luncheon among the family. Church services was never on the list of activities. Well, this year, Daddy, Mich and i had a rather different, but more meaningful Christmas.
Service put into perspective what Christmas was really all about. Not presents, not parties, and certainly not a big fatty bom bom in a red suit with 11 magical flying raindeers. Christmas is all about Christ and how he came to this wretched world to save us.
After church, we had a lunch with the servants of God in the Faith Home. Mich and I helped prepare lunch. Two hours after everything was done, we left to see Mummy. But not before stopping by the demolished KTMB houses to collect bricks to create a temporary border for Mummy's grave.
We ended up grabbing 43, high quality fire bricks. Hwa hwa. Here it is in picture:
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Sunday, December 23, 2007
Wednesday, December 19, 2007
Daddy, Mich, my KohPoh (grand aunt), and I went up to Alor Star for a short vacation the last couple of days. We hung around my aunts house and just ate and ate and ate. At home we ate. Outside we ate. And i even had a dream about food! lolx
Anyway, on our way back, we stopped by Bukit Mertajam to pick up something from another relative. Dinner was on her. But we got there early. So we decided to visit St. Anne's Cathedral, just opposite of where we were going to have dinner.
It was a nice place. Not many people though. But hundreds of thoushands from all over Malaysia flood the cathedral during the annual St. Anne's fest here, i was told. Here's the catherdral surroundings in pictures:
The Lady herself
Picture of the Day. =)
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Sunday, December 09, 2007
"This must be the prettiest picture of Mummy. Doesn't she just look so sweet and endearing? There's no need to Photoshop this picture because its already so beautiful. I hope where you are now is as beautiful in this picture. I miss you Mummy. sob..."
Kinda makes you wonder, doesn't it, why God chooses some people to leave so soon, while others get to wait a little longer.. Nevertheless, I'm still thankful for the good 21 years of my life that I've spent with her, although not without a few minor regrets here and there.. =)
I will always miss Mummy. Dad and Mich misses her even more. We often reminisce of our past with her while the days count by...
We visited her grave today. Then went to church and stayed on for a Childrens' Day program at the church which Mich and i took part in and sang a few Christian songs with the choir. Woohoo..
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