Sunday, May 6, 2007

Penang Outing

I went Penang Island yesterday with my two best friends. This was the first time we used public transportation to Penang Island. We kicked off from my house at 12 noon by bus, reached Butterworth Jetty at 12.30 p.m. then boarded a ferry at around 12.45 p.m. Salty smell hit my nostrils once I ascended the ferry. The smell was unbearable. However we enjoyed the breathtaking scenery with gentle breeze caressing cheeks. We caught a bus to Komtar and boarded another Bus 3-5 to Queensbay Mall. We reached there at 2 p.m! This is the “advantage” of using public transportation.

Well, Queensbay Mall is not as grand as I expected, I think one-utama is better. Haha. We had a quick look of the mall, then we went GSC to buy Spiderman 3 ticket, however the earliest ticket available was 6.10 pm. As we have to rush to watch a concert in Disted-stamford College, we didn’t the ticket; instead, we went to Tobogun Adventure Park for skating. It was really fun to skate though I fell down, and was injured! We took a few photos there like outstation people. Is it lame? Haha.

We went to have our “lunch” at Nando. After the sumptuous meal, we went Popular for a very short while. We went Disted-stamford College after this by taxiing, and it cost us 24 bucks! For your information, Queensbay Mall is located at Bayan Lepas and Disted-stamford College is at Pulau Tikus. We bargained with the taxi driver for more than 10 minutes then only he was willing to reduce the taxi fare from RM 30 to RM24. Sweat. It was really unfair for us as the driver didn’t use meter.

When we reached the college, Shane showed us around; it is a small college, but the building is full of the 18th century architecture. The “ancient” building style really impressed me. The concert started shortly afterward. However we didn’t finish watching the concert, it was quite a lousy concert. Perhaps, as I don’t like Rock music, so this concert didn’t really attract me. Another thing distracted me was the transportation problem, we had a problem of going to jetty. Penang public transportation system is really terrible; there was neither bus nor taxi at 9 p.m. We really freaked out that time, like cats on the hot bricks. Then I phoned Ah Tuck (Joo Khoon), my ex-schoolmate who went that concert as well for help. Shane told me Ah Tuck is an impatient guy and it was hard to ask for his help. I tried, and unexpectedly Ah Tuck agreed to fetch us to jetty without second thought. He was really our saviour at that time.

We boarded ferry again and then caught a bus to go back home. I reached home at 11 p.m. This journey was fun though tiring. My friendship with Shane and Ewe Chin is enhanced again.

24 comments:

Shane said...

Haha.. the concert is really lousy. I dun like rock music oso. too noisy for me..

ż£ż™ said...

Well if you look at the other side of Rock, you might find the beauty and wonder of this masterpiece :P, I sort of like it.

Well what a journey you had there, but hey be sure to watch Spider-man 3 yeah? Even you can't watch it this time, make it happen before it stop screening, you won't regret it (I speak from a fan perspective :P). It has broken Malaysia's box office record as it was the highest selling movie at launch, to date.

nostalgia.jesskang said...

Yea, I'll watch...

~K£cќ~ said...

Even if finish screening liao still can download @.@ >.< but not as nice as watching in cinema of course XDXD ...

=.=" RM30? Penang people oso can kena so expensive? XDXD ... i tot tourist only. SO dam expensive sweat ... This time Nando again huh? =.="

I agree some rock is nice .. but not all, some is just too noisy

ż£ż™ said...

I agree some rock is nice ..<-- I suppose you are referring to your same old favorite D-Technolife? Zzz

Oh, today only I read the paper that Spider-man has broken Hollywood worldwide record =.=". The amazing Spider-man... Well, adults aren't so "adult" anyway Zzz. No one is really grown up :P.

~K£cќ~ said...

Hmm one of them, yea. Still got others XDXD

nostalgia.jesskang said...

Yea, they don't care whether you're tourist. Penangites seldom use public transportation, so all the fares are damn dear.

Well, I really hope I get the chance to watch Spiderman 3. Kelvin, have you watched?

Damson said...

KY...you speaking from a fan perspectives ah?...maybe u can go watch it again...hahaha...no adults are adult...swt...oh i never been to penang before...I hope i got the chance...haix...missed it once...

ż£ż™ said...

Obviously, he hadn't. He even told me Venom is venomous XD. Come back PJ and watch with him ba.

~K£cќ~ said...

YOu told me they onli cheat tourists ... well looks like they scam everyone XDXD ...too bad, drive there la next time @.@

Surely from the perspective of a fan ... his all time favourite. Wat can u expect he can even remember the original theme song XDXD ...

Well, adults aren't so "adult" anyway Zzz >>> the superheroes themselves are adults, plus the producer or the comic writer is all adult, it won't be weird if the viewer is an adult rite.

=.=" i did comment in your blog the venom is for the name rite. IF not n ingredient for the name la. See spiderman got spider, sandman got sand. Venom got nothing =.=" so add venom lo ... U sponser me then i go penang watch ... XD sun pien eat kau kau there LOL

ż£ż™ said...

I don't know what food besides asam laksa and char kwuey teow at Penang XD. Venom got slime, chewing gum, glue, and paint. Name doesn't matter, it was just coincidence that I put spider for spider-man and sand for sandman XD.

~K£cќ~ said...

Not enuf =.= then why izit called venom sweat ...

Wana know wat food is nice? Ask the one staying there la XD

p/s: the photo so small cannot see la =.=

nostalgia.jesskang said...

Pay me a visit when you can drive here, I will show you around and recommend you all the tasty yet cheap food...

If I upload one by one, it will take ages to load the page.. =.=

ż£ż™ said...

Kel: You can enlarge the photos by clicking on them, at least not that small.

ż£ż™ said...

Kel: About the Venom's name, maybe it is given that name because it is bad and evil enough? LOL. Ask Stan Lee. Zzz

~K£cќ~ said...

Its still small =.= ... not much difference also ... i found much bigger one in her friendster XDXD ...

You shall ask him for me XD

nostalgia.jesskang said...

Haha... Both of you can crap so much just only a name for venom... sweat...

ż£ż™ said...

It was him who wants to argue so much on it, not me. Zzz

~K£cќ~ said...

=.= blame me pulak now Zzzzzzzz

nostalgia.jesskang said...

Ok, it's time to close this argument...Both of you are right, I'm the one to be blamed... Hehe..

~K£cќ~ said...

Jess, jangan perasan XDXD ... you're definately not to be blamed ... this post is not about venom anyway =.="

nostalgia.jesskang said...

What's wrong with venom actually? I'm wondering... Sweat

~K£cќ~ said...

Nope, nothing is wrong with it =.="

ż£ż™ said...

Nope, if you read my post on Spidey and watch that god damn movie, you'll understand better, it is just STICKY XD XD.