Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Feedback on Singapore Trip

(ALERT: Pure-text post since i do not have even one pic. It was mainly a 'feeling-post'. So it's not so advisable if u were reading this post just to get tourism information. )

Yeah~yeah.. i know it was one month ago. But it is better late than never, right? (i am supposed to study now but.. uh~huh... u know le.. people always try to find excuses to avoid studying) It would be a short one. In fact, I did not intend to write this post in the first place. However, since it was quite a memorable trip, i suppose i should somehow dump this memory into this blog (see the name of my blog).

Okay.. it was actually an unplanned trip (to me). The story began with one pleasant afternoon, kean zhi and I went to visit Talung selling eggs in Wisma Thrifty. Kind enough, we actually spent 3-4 hours accompanying him selling eggs. In our conversations, he mentioned that he planned to go Singapore with his fellow uni-mates. My eyes turned big when i heard that, I really longed to go for vacation during my short 'sem break'. (i was kinda upset as my LONG internship actually 'swallowed' two of my sem breaks, paralyzing me from going for vacations). The dates & duration of the trip are actually compatible to my schedule. I cant remember if talung invited me for the trip, or i thick-facedly self volunteered to join the trip. (well, we called it: Desperation)

I told Talung to ask his uni-mates if they were happy with me joining. And yeah, I was thinking "i'm gonna be alienated." but anyway, i didnt really mind since it wasnt the first time i join a fren with bunch of strangers in a vacation. Usually it turns out well with my friendliness.. (dun vomit, lol) To my surprise, Kean Zhi could actually make it to the trip. I always thought he had a serious budget problem and it did amaze me. Well, at least it wont be so weird if he's joining. I was happy with his accompaniment.

I love the trip actually. Coz i did not involve in any planning of the trip. Though my main 'function' is to swipe the credit card. (no wonder they glad to have me there) Again, Laziness - my fatal weakness.

The night before we went to Singapore was both exciting and awkward. The late arrival of Zen was really heart-stomping. I couldnt imagine if we really had to dump Zen if he couldnt make it in time. And yes, it was awkward too. I knew all talung's frens (zen, ken, wy) but we werent close, i admit. And we were supposed to socialize among each other. However, I was a bit lazy and had a tiny emo on that night; I actually avoided socializing with them. Poor Kean Zhi, i knew he was interested in knowing the journey and the itenaries but i made him slept early with me.

The first day, i was rather happy when we reached Singapore. We walked alot; and wandered around aimlessly while waiting to check in the hostel. We went to Bugis mall, Bugis Street and the famous 'zhen zhu fang' (lol) and some other places. According to Talung, Zen was supposed to be quite talkative and cheerful. But i wondered why he wasn't anything like it. In fact, Wy and Ken actually talked more than him. The aimless walk was tiring, and due to the 'earth-shaking' experience while sleeping on the train, i went into deep slumber once we checked in. We kinda slept overtime. I felt weird when nobody tried to wake up when it was about the time to 'depart'. Anyway, we continued walking at night to explore (many many many many) malls in Singapore. Well, singapore really has a lot of malls. The problem was: shopping in Singapore is only fun provided you have the MONEY. When we returned to the hostels, the other tourists were already in their world of Inception. Felt guilty to disturb them from dreaming, I slept quite early. It was a shame that we couldnt have a cool 'night conversation' like the other vacations.

The second day was mainly on Universal Studio. All of us were excited as this was the main event. I believe pictures would describe better than words, so just refer to my fb photos or the main album from Wy, the photographer. Everything was nice to me. The show, the songs, the dance, I enjoyed all of them. Something worth mentioning was the Revenge of the Mummy. I'm not keen on riding rollercoasters due to height phobia. It was really cool for that game. A must-try. Another thing, the food in Universal Studio is blood sucking. To make urself feel comfortable, please forget the currency exchange rate at that moment. I actually felt sorry for Talung when Kean Zhi blamed him for eating at that bloodsucking chicken rice. How should I put it? It's not Talung's fault for suggesting eating there, i guess. And Kean Zhi had actually behaved better than his usual way. hmm~ (let's divert the topic now). Anyway, the Water Show was kinda below my expectations. It was like a child play... okay, it's not so bad. It's like a teenage drama. I did expect more than that (something like a small tsunami that splashes on the spectators, did i expect too much?) The Live show with Donkey was quite a waste of time. But since we had plenty of time to waste, i didnt mind watching that. I was quite fascinated with the host's charisma and I wondered if i could do equally good in the future.

The end of the Universal Studio trip was devastating. I could understand everyone was tired and moody (when a person is not in a normal/cheerful mode, i would presume it as moody/emo). And especially on the buying souvenir part, it was so hard to gather everyone around. So, i gave up finding people and instead i let others find me. Much easier task to be done. lol. My emoness began when the group was gonna separated by two, an unwanted event. But it was difficult as both sides were kinda insist on it. I wanted to watch song of the sea, but i wanted to sleep as well. My decision was made based on majority power. I didnt expect i would go emo on the trip but i did, a minor emo luckily. And poor Kean Zhi again, for him to receive my outburst temper while i was in a minor emo.

After saying goodbye to Talung and Zen, four of us quickly embraced our beds. Thinking that my mood will b better after a short nap in hostel, but unfortunately it didn't. I knew my emoness was foolish as it was based on no reason or some small issues that were not worthy to be emo at. I was glad that Talung and Zen weren't there that time, lol. i bet that Talung never seen me emo before. Anyway, we had a hard time finding ways to the destinations but my thoughts were somewhere further. If i'm not mistaken, i was thinking "why am I emo?" or other similar questions. And that made me more emo. So pls dont try that next time. lol. I admit, songs did sooth my emotion a bit. And once we reached the casino at Marina Bay, i proudly announced my moodiness gone! (not that i was excited to gamble in the casino) I was sorry again to Kean Zhi for repeatedly ignoring his "let's find food in casino" suggestion, causing him to have regrets over the trip. I didnt know casino got free food. This is just my first time ma~

I had a pleasant supper and nice conversation with kean zhi and wy.  The food was nice, perhaps the best in singapore that we had ever tried. And apparently wy has an obsession towards chinese tea for i-dunno-why reason. As i seldom indulge myself with tea and coffee, it does makes me feel awake and energetic. Perhaps it was the last night in singapore, we spent some enjoyable moment in the common 'living room' of the hostel. Enjoyable moment as in zen, ken and talung playing wii, kz online or dunno doing what, wy reading and play with his camera. It is always my hobby to see people playing games (exclude sports), it should be an interest that i had since young. Seeing Talung playing game was funny, especially when he was winning, since he was one of our worst gamers in our gang.. haha.. (just kidding, i know u pretty geng in plant vs zombie and the SIMS!) I had a long conversation with Wy, and I was amazed that he could really talk a lot (of coz i'm more talkative, not a good thing though)

The third day was again a purposeless wandering. We window shopped the malls again. Well, we didnt really window shopped. The mission of that day was like "Explore all the malls". Again, i had a lousy and expensive lunch. and that's pretty much what we did in singapore until we travel back to Malaysia. The experience of taking bus back to Johor was funny. I didnt expect it to be like tat way. We had to get on the bus, then get off the bus, walk, get on the bus, get off the bus, walk, get on the bus...... Couldn't it to be a more efficient way of doing this? When we reached Johor, comparatively to Singapore, the mall in Johor was like a haunted house. It was creepy, silent, old + ugly and the haunted lift that u believe once u stepped in, u would never able to get out. 

There's one more thing: If you ever take train for long journey, please buy yourself a ticket with bed. The light in the train was super bright and I tried all my best to fall asleep in that train. And OMG! i will never do it again, complete TORTURE! If there's a video cam capturing all the sleeping styles and techniques we used in order to fall asleep, it would be the funniest video of the year.  Back to KL Central, everything seems normal. There's this 'back to reality' feeling. And i miss KL, i knew since my internship has ended, it wouldnt be easy and convenient to go to KL. And the trip was quite marvelous, though it might not be the best. And yeah, i did miss the travel-mates sometimes. Wy the photographer and tour guide, Zen the one who always get teased for his face (u all really cruel la) and Ken, the bright and shiny teeth! How about Kean Zhi and Talung? nah~ i will be seeing them quite often as long as they returned Ipoh.. haha..

I knew this post is contrary to what i've said just now. It was way longer than what i had expected. But you know you cant stop your thoughts while it is flowing like a river. What did i have in mind was written here. All are honest and sincere thinking, i did not filter; i did not edit. Sorry if it offended someone. and sorry if it makes you bored.