Saturday, September 19, 2009

Days in Penang

Got lost trying to get to the hotel on the first day. So it was a drive around Penang town, i mean Georgetown

Many heritage buildings lined the streets. In between really old majestic trees.

Most well kept and repainted, albeit some in weird colours. Baby blue for a hundred year old building?

Few abandoned

I wonder why, it has a nice sprawling lawn, huge piece of land. Used to be a school. Looks haunted now

Our second night in Penang was in Park Royal

Free of charge, its one of my mom's prizes =P

We tailed E's cousin's friend's car along Gurney Drive

Yeah, the weather was moody. All gloomy one minute, sun-shiny hot while we were eating at hawkers for lunch

The cousin's friend, a local Penangite brought us to this lorong (Malay for alley) for good food!

Its near the Penang Hospital. Hospital (landmark) on ur left, then turn left. U'll drive along a road with old tram tracks. First two or 3 left turnings are no entry. The next would be this one!

Cendol's good, and the char kuey teow in the previous post was bought here. Laksa's good too.

Thanks H, for bringing us for a great lunch, we even ate there again before heading home on Day 3

E and his cousin, same age. Like a sister to him. Fight for bathroom when she stays over at his house! HAHAHAHA

After lunch, didn't really wanna do touristy sightseeing, instead wanted to enjoy the hotel

Not too crowded on this offpeak Monday. Even got to check in early! =)

Like all 5 star hotels, the lobby was extravagant. Produces great camwhoring pictures! =)

He used my laptop to do some work in the room (complimentary wifi), i changed and went down to study by the pool and beach

A bit sunburned on my left side... wish i could study in this kind of environment everyday!

A waiter gave me some cake for testing

But being too stuffed from lunch, i put it on the table and too pictures of it in between boring pages of Chartered Accountant Taxation Law.

E was hungry so he came down to gobble the cake in one bite! One hug and he went back up to work. Back to the books for me, all the way till sunset

Pretty ain't it? The elder white couple occupying those beach chairs in front of me, i want their life! And i want my parents to have their life too!

Old and retired, holidaying in tropical Malaysia. While i was cramming my poor brain with Fringe Benefit Taxes, they went for a swim in the sea, played ping pong and took a swim in the pool. They walked past me many times and the husband asked me "Have u understood everything?"

I smiled and said "Not yet"

Can i skip the next 33 years of working life and go straight to retirement? Please?!

If only. Alright. Enough blogging. Back to abusing my head with Capital Allowances. WTF is that, right?


dawn said... a hug before heading back up :)

well, if you jump right into retirement then you could have missed alot and it won't be as satisfactory? hehe.

Sue Lin said...

Hahah, glad u think so Dawn, made me smile! Normally i ask for the hug, if i want one i'd say "Hug hug hug!" like a baby. Hahah. He layan

Hmmm... which is more attractive... laziness or satisfaction...?

supplementals said...

Laziness IS satisfaction!

dawn said...

HAHA! good one from supplements. haha.

haha! same. I go like "Hug hug!"

But I prefer random ones without me asking. haha!

Sue Lin said...

Yeah u agree! Laziness is satisfaction, Supp! =)

Ya i also prefer random ones Dawn, but i think i ask so often that there is no chance for random ones! HAHAHAH