Sunday, 26 November 2006

From the sandy beach...

Blue skies, tranquil sea..

This was definitely a lazy weekend for me. A much appreciated weekend with no work, just rest & relaxation.

The dept's annual away day this year was held at Avillion, PD. This is my 2nd trip here and although this isn't much of a real resort, it was still a very good getaway mini sea-side resort.. if you're just looking for a quick getaway from the busy KL-crowd. (Only a 1.5 hours drive from PJ, quite pleasant, i might add)

We left Fri afternoon for a 3D2N getaway. We had a morning meeting in the office and after lunch of healthy "yong tow foo" with the 2Ms, BT and N.. N and I proceeded our journey halfway down south. But first off, we had to "check out" the Clark's warehouse sale held in Shah Alam. Our itinery was carefully discussed the day before, should we go, should we not? "Of course we should", chirped me! My motive was made clear to N, i simply NEEDED to get a few pairs more of comfy flatter shoes. I can't wear most of my other shoes cos they are all high-heeled. These few months i was switching between my brown bata shoes & the black Ferragamo's! Upon arriving, we scouted around for size 5s (not realising that i am actually a size UK4). Anyway, I managed to get 2 pairs of leather shoes, I didn't even bother checking the price, so elated by the fact that I managed to find my size.

Upon reaching Avillion at 4.30pm, we promptly checked in and settled down. Dinner was scheduled to be at 7pm so we thought we'd watched some DVDs first. N brought along her collection of Grey's Anatomy and House. Both our favourite series! We started watching GA. And managed to finish 3 episodes from the 1st disk. Then break for dinner. I brought her on a mini-tour around the place as this was her 1st time here.

Dinner was at the hotel as most of us (the dept colleagues) were just too lazy to venture out. It was mediocre.

After Dinner, N and I continued our DVD session with the rest of disc 1 of GA and then proceeded to House. Halfway through... as expected, I fell asleep.

Woke up at 9am and got ready for a swim at the pool. Afterall, what's the point of being in a (mini) resort but not using the facilities? N wasn't feeling well so she just sat by the pool reading her mag while i dipped into the pool for half an hour. It felt good to be swimming as I have not had much opportunity to swim for a long time!
We then headed for breakfast (at 1015) and lounged at the cafe till 11am! We headed back to the room and watched more HOUSE!!! (What else?)
Lunch was at 1.30. Our colleague 1M (and his wife), brought us for some yummy chinese food. I did control my food as i did not want to eat risk eating the wrong food. They ordered 'seong tong lala'(Lala in soup) which looks absolutely delicious! I just had chicken, vege and steam egg.

After lunch, we went for a short sight-seeing session. N and I wanted to buy kites to go fly 'em. I had story-ed N about the joys of kite-flying and she was mesmerised! So we picked out a kite for ourselves. She found a happy-fying rainbow-coloured kite while i went for an orange gold-fish kite.
We planned to fly the kites this evening. The bumble-bee reminded me of hubs - he bought the exact same "scarecrow" (in the guise of a bumble bee), intending to scare the pigeons off his balcony. They (the pigeons) were hanging out too often in his balcony :-D


Evening came and we trudged out of our rooms to the nearby beach (as seen above). Sadly there was NO WIND for our kite-flying session. So much for that! And while I was on the phone talking to Maxis' customer service personnel (i needed to activate my MMS service), i managed to make a heart-shaped sand-mark (?!)...

Thinking of my love, the hubs while lounging by the seaside watching the sunset

Noting how "sweet" I am (See, i'm not the most romantic person but i came up with this??).. N proceeded to make one for her "sayang" as well. Since she is making a bigger heart, I made up my mind to write hub's name on the beach, deciding to declare to him that I am thinking of him eventhough I'm here - by the balmy seaside (mini) resort watching the sunset... (And the hubs, in the cold winter morning, on his way to Liverpool to watch a match with the BIL).
After taking shots to prove this, we went back to change for dinner. Sands in our slippers and shorts, we walked back, dumped our kites and changed. Dinner was so so mediocre!

Woke up even later and went straight to breakfast. Then, it was time to leave. Goodbye room...

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