Monday, 22 September 2008


the beautiful interior of swiss garden hotel

we monashians stayed at fantasia beach resort, complete with lizards and cockroaches [both dead and alive] in the toilet, funky-smelling towels, cheap stained mattress as a 3rd bed, a towel with a hole in it as blanket, no shampoo or heating and very dirty floor

yes, it was crappy but at least i didn't catch bed bugs and the air conditioner was working

i was apprehensive about going with ai and thasha [famous best friends who had known each other since high school] but also grateful that i didn't have to go alone


i was lucky to know ai

she's one of the most gorgeous chick in monash

add the fact that she's half japanese and grew up in fukuoka

everybody wants a piece of her


thasha spent almost 4 years in usa when she was young

her family is filthy rich

and she fits ai's description of her as 'damn nice'

being their roommate means they have to bring me along to their 'exclusive' activities


allow me to get excited about our goodie bag

we received a white musk lotion and shower gel, peppermint foot scrub, a can of coke and a bottle of aquarius in a recycled brown paper bag each


i'm a major sucker for goodie bags


on the bus ride there some inconsiderate bangladeshi students beside me cranked loud music on their phones

they were hot and actually nice, though-- just thoughtless


as usual, i got hungry throughout the trip but it was all good

i lose weight when i join these activities as meal times are planned

normally i eat whenever i'm hungry

and when i'm pms-ing, i eat whenever i feel like it

balok beach

this beach looked clean but when you start looking for rubbish, you find it

i found condom wrappers, unbelievably lots of diapers and all sorts of rubbish

our team Sticky icky, with an additional girl Bb collected 24kg of trash


Bb is also an easygoing person. i like

there were free-flow coke provided at the beach, and free mineral water as well

being my mother's daughter, i made several trips to the water stall and filled my bag with bottles and bottles of aquarius, as our crappy hotel didn't have a kettle

me in the nerdy, short official shirt

i'm currently into long shirts

dusk view outside swiss garden hotel from bus

we took a 10-minute shower each after finishing the cleanup

i was surprised that we made it

this is supposedly the best restaurant in kuantan

stuffed crabs was also served

this doesn't look as appetizing as it was taken with 2megapixel camera in dim lighting

my immune system towards seafood allergies has greatly improved

i even had a prawn!

the 9-course dinner was pretty yummy--
1. appetizer platter with pacific clams on asparagus amongst other dishes
2. steamed fish
3. stuffed crabs
4. spicy tofu-- i love tofu!
5. fried rice of the white, light variety
6. curry stir-fried prawns
7. beancurd skin with mushrooms in oyster sauce
8. dessert of tinned sea coconut and longans stirred in water and ice
9. fruits-- papayas and watermelons

and i had a vanilla coke, which i adore

the people at next table on a sugar high from our sponsor
coca cola's free-flow cokes

below: lanterns were useful + romantic at night on the beach

we took a walk on the beach near our hotel to see the stars at night

there weren't much stars so ended up spinning on the beach and playing games like human chain

some people came to join us and that's when i felt we were the fun crowd


after returning from the beach everybody gathered in our room to chat and discuss about going to swiss garden for drinks with ai's adp friends from taylors, who were also participating in icc

there was only 1 car so we had to wait for some people to leave as we couldn't squeeze all of us in fairuz's wira

we stopped by 7-11 for booze to contribute to our little party but it stocked no alcohol at all!

they had xampai sparkling fruit juice though

thasha can actually open the bottle with her bare hands!


when we arrived at swiss garden beach ai's friends were checking the bottles on display in the bar

turned out they were filled with water instead of alcohol

the security popped by to keep an eye on us later though


the 'light' drink for lousy drinkers fixed by david was freakin' strong

i took a sip and passed the rest to ganesh

i know i'm a shit drinker so i don't drink much, since i dislike the taste anyway

ate thash's choki choki though

super wealthy but loves choki choki haha


when she said she brought some 'nice hotel shampoo', i thought, cheh~

then she passed me 2 bvlgari green tea bottles-- a shampoo and a conditioner

and i knew it would be a celeb-level hotel

it was a usd1k+ per night villa in bali *envy


mel [who mistook me for a jap or korean] fell asleep halfway through our little get-together

so bb, thash + i accompanied her in a pretty exotic tent with pillows, chatting

people always mistake me for foreigner during holidays-- in taiwan most think i'm american [wth?] or japanese

those who think i'm american insist on conversing with me in broken english

my dance partner for latin dance class kevin didn't believe i was local-- before he knew my name he thought i was jap or korean. after he knew he thought i was from china

maybe because i dress better


bb + i chatted and agreed that it's weird that in uni, people can spend 1 sem in the same tutorial but not acknowledge each other's existence

uni is the oddest place

especially when your pre-u is high school uec

during ice-breaker i couldn't find anybody who did the same pre-u as i did

felt so different


we returned at 3am and everybody continued gossiping in our room

i took my 100th shower for the day-- even fairuz commented, why is that girl always showering?!

i just feel sticky lah

after shower i semi-slept while 'eavesdropping' on the chat

wanted to join but was dead tired


our buffet breakfast next morning consisted of 3 dishes--
1. fried rice
2. sausage bits stir fried in tomato sauce
3. toast, butter + jam

the tea + coffee, even the milk was suagry sweet and not fit for consumption

but this carb junkie enjoyed her toasts

compare and contrast the greyness of kuantan with redang

my kite

i actually flew a kite under the bloody sun!

i don't enjoy kites but ai says they're cute, like fishes swimming in the sea and i must admit there's some truth to that

flying kites get boring after 10minutes so i retired to a shack on the beach to hide from the blazing sun

would like to swim but 'bloody aunt is visitng'


there were a few girls at the pondok, none of them talking to each other

way weird, so i asked if they'd like to play cho-dai-dee and they nodded so enthusiastically i had to comment, wah you all secretly wana play cho-dai-dee but nobody dared to say izit?

i won twice *pleasure after a day of losing to ai


cheri brought me to her room and fed me chipsmore when i said i was hungry

so science people are nicest, arts people are loudest, medics people are proudest, business people are meanest

on the bus home there were 3 arts people beside me having this noisy conversation about shit

major f*ckness, we were all trying to get some sleep

they were getting into detail about foursomes

carmen was one of them


have a dance competition at this friday's dinner + dance

my partner has no tempo at all

i dislike bad dancers

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