Monday, 26 May 2014

Langkawi 2.0

"Travel far enough, you meet yourself. " -- David Mitchell

Madness. Simply madness. In days between all my trips, every hour counts and I'm having a hectic time juggling between just reading up the world history, running domestic errands, tour plannings and spending enough time with friends and family. I'm simply, tired.

tumblr_m2nssoe3Na1rpll45o1_500Oh well, aaall izz weeellll. Preaaccchh it, sista! Finally, I'm blogging about the trips to Langkawi, something I should have done some months ago. I guess I will merge it with its sequel, the Langkawi 2.0 which happened a couple of days ago.

995410_10200866432097072_1292581057_nMost Malaysian tourist come to Langkawi Island just for its duty-free benefit, which is really quite a pity. Because their beaches are so much better and there are many pretty awesome fountain water sources.

954740_10200866411136548_1129103893_nOkay, maybe not.

We took AirAsia to Langkawi. Frankly, I have had some serious issues with Air Asia since its flight to Hong Kong 6 years ago. It was free seating and every one would ran like mad on board to fight for good seats. Instead of the 3-3 seatings now, it was 4-4 back then. I remember how my butt couldn't move an inch on my seat and the person beside me was raining sweats. Then halfway through the flight course my cousin released a silent fart. It was so lethal that my nose almost died after the 4-hour flight. This one experience made me a loyal Malaysia Airlines user even until today.

It is looking so much better today.

1401111366924 1013020_10200794033327148_2022385475_nThe funny thing about duty-free is how the imported goods become cheaper than the locally produced. For example, Belgian chocolates only cost RM8.90 each. I bet even after conversion it is still be more expensive in Belgium. Of course, in this island, we rarely see Malaysian Protons. Instead, volkswagen and Peugeot were running on streets like all hell break loose.

We started our day with buying alcohols. I know. Don't judge us alright.

UntitledSome drinking sessions happened in both trips. Nobody could get over how Joshua puked blood and some green stuff like biles. Both of us fell asleep hugging the toilet bowls last year. We reminisced and laughed at how lousy Joshua was at drinking. He still is.

And of course, all secrets broke loose after a few sips. Last year, truth or dare was disastrous. Therefore nobody dared to get too crazy in the sequel. We had some heart-to-heart talks but some of us took it to another level. After drinking off our limits, Joshua was puking again and I was trying hard to take off my clothes; Isaac smiling and trying to walk straight while Vishnu had totally fallen asleep. Just when Kaveena started feeling a little high, all of us were gone case and she ended up calling her friends to complain about how we were so lousy haha. Poor girl...

UntitledThe highlight of Langkawi 2.0 was totally the snorkelling. We went to Paya Island, which is 1 hour away from Langkawi by ferry. The journey took so long that we could all use some good sleep.

This was what we saw when we got off our ferry. I was a little worried at first la. Since my swimming skill is like shit and all, that after a few strokes I just get tired and I sink and die and get eaten by Piranha. Thank goodness for Vishnu who is also hopeless in water, he makes me feel a lot better about my swimming shit. This is probably how we look in water, if not worse.

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After arriving at Paya Island, we were pretty amazed not just by the beautiful sea view, but also because we saw fish..... what fish?! We just walked like saddooosss along the jetty thinking that it might have been the gloomy weather that the fishes hid under water.

But we were wrong. As we walked, we kept seeing flashes of colours, which we intially mistook them as reflection of lights in the water. Then when we neared the shore, OMG there were just so many fishes, and even some baby sharks!

IMG_20140524_194324IMG_20140524_194218Thank goodness they have little likings for human meat or this fat me is gonna be sent back to mainland in an ash urn.

There were just so many fishes that if you ever throw a spear into the sea you could already have your dinner settled. Joking, no barbeques allowed. We put on our life vests and here we go, looking like the hottest gym trainer crews by the beach.

10271494_10152119488053342_34221908664310044_nJust kidding. We are all pretty flabby. This is completely a crazy excellent optical illusion.

At first, we started swimming as a pack for safety because Vishnu and I are totally water retards. While waiting for friends to swim over at the shallow bay, I stood on a coral reef for a quick breath. Just while my friends were complaining about how they got bitten by some fishes, I got attacked by a group of around 10 fishes and it was like a hundred sharp electrical shock running all around your body. Isaac even claimed that he saw a fish biting my left buttock in water. I literally picked up all my shit and ran towards the shore and fell and stood up and ran again for my life.

10367696_10152124008403342_4013050592010808872_nAlthough I'm always a sinking chicken in water, with the life vest giving such buoyancy, I felt like Michael Phelps and started wandering off to deeper waters all by myself. I was hoping how if a shark came for me I would punch it and go on news being famous. Haha no shit happened.

The coral reefs looked either mostly orange or some had a shade of radiant purple. It felt movingly amazing to swim together with a school of silver white fishes, many of which just mere centrimeters from my face. They started swimming in a circle and the number increased. Then it became like a hundred of them surrounding me and I wasn't afraid at all. It felt like a prayer, I felt safe and time stopped for a while. Then they dismissed and left when a huge pink-blue parrot fish came and I totally freaked out and fled.

1545229_10152119488693342_6557456576988899274_nFlashing back to last year.

1014281_10200794883788409_287108616_nGreat times, aren't they? But too bad, we can't go back to the past. So enjoy the present and work for our future! :) Lastly, hello from crews of both Langkawi Adventure.

995397_10200866489098497_85194185_n 10299547_10152119490338342_7705814229092540822_nBow down, beaches.

#nowplaying Would you tremble if I touched your lips?

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