Friday, January 15, 2010

Trip To Cameron Highlands Part 2...

Next up, the Rose Valley Cameron Highlands...
I tell you, I've never EVER seen so many beautiful roses in 1 place...
The entrance fee is RM4 per person, but it was worth every cent...
Those of you who love roses should definitely visit...
I would, if I ever go there again... :)

1st thing we saw when we were walking towards the entrance...
Don't they look like chinese lanterns???
So adorable...
Wanted to get a pot of those, but I was worried that it wouldn't survive our normal warm weather...

This next rose isn't really something to shout about, but it smelled sooooooooooo sweet!
Practically the whole area smelled sweet of roses....

Now this is absolutely lovely...
Mind you, all these pictures haven't been edited, at all...
I just cropped and resized them...

A picture of yours truly with a bunch of roses...
Aren't they just so lovely????

I don't know what are these called, but I couldn't resist snapping pictures of them... :D
They sort of look like mini lanterns too, don't you think?

God, they have them in other colours too!!!!!

Me, sniffing a rose...
Gosh, everything there looked really beautiful...

With a 16 feet tall vase...
It's the biggest vase in Malaysia and apparently, it can hold up to 250 dozens of roses!!! :o

My B laughing happily coz he's touching another woman's boobies!
MEN!!! Hehe

Another beautiful rose bud which was just blooming...

Another beautiful rose...
Just look at the colours on that!!!!

Hey! The colour of that rose matches my blouse!!!!! :X
I had cracked lips as soon as I reached...
Looks like cold weather doesn't agree with me much... :(

Me under those cobra flowers... hehe...
They have a full area of those, really beautiful!

Some dried gourds...
I've never seen gourds like this in my entire life...

When they're green, they have really nice firm and round asses...
But look how it slacks when it dries...
Hmmm, kinda like women, huh??? :p

My B holding up 1 of the gourds we found lying on the ground to show you how big they actually are...
From this angle, it looks kinda funny... Hehe...

An AMAZING bunch of roses...
They're so lovely!!!!!!

Well, I still have lots more pictures of roses, but I'll spare you all the agony of checking them out 1 by 1...
Will update my Facebook album if anybody wants to see them...
Anyways, that's it for this entry...
Cactus Valley coming up next....
Cuddles...

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Trip To Cameron Highlands Part 1

I've been back for a couple of days, but I have so many lovely pictures that it was so hard for me to choose the ones for my blog...
There will be lots of pictures in this entry, so, bear with me and take your time reading...
As it is already late here, I will separate into a few entries till I finish the entire collection...

So, we left Alor Star at 5am...
It was still dark when we got onto the van...
I didn't plan to drive up as it didn't make sense...
Prefer to let a driver drive us up there instead...
We picked up my friend Cheng at her house and headed off...
Along the way, we shared stories and joked around, well, she's really fun to hang out with...
I went on this trip with my B, my parents and my aunt...

The first view of sunrise, captured by my B from the front seat of the van...
So lovely!
We stopped at Ipoh around 9am, had breakfast at a wonderful restaurant that served handmade steamed buns which tasted great!
But, I had a run of bad luck when I found out that both the soles of my sneakers were coming off! :(
Tried to look for a 7-11 to find glue, but in the end, decided to buy a pair of new sandals instead... :)

1st place we stopped at as soon as we reached...
A lovely vegetable and strawberries farm...
They even have passion fruits growing over our heads...

Rows of strawberries were lined neatly on our right...
See how neat they are?
For RM30 a kilo, you can also pluck them yourselves!
We didn't as we felt that it was too early and we wanted to wait till the last stop to buy strawberries...

Check out the broccoli!
Isn't it just so lovely???
They have rows of these along the right while we walked in...
Made me really really tempted to pluck them right there and then...

Rows of mustard greens (Sawi)
They were about 2 feet high, I tell you!
And my friend told me that it's very sweet, unlike the ones we get at our markets...

And oh, the tomatoes!
They are so beautiful!!!!

And here we have the Cameron apples...
Mind you, they don't taste even remotely like apples...
To me, they taste more like honeydew melons...
These apples are sold for RM5 per kilo, which my mum bought...
Still have 1 in my fridge... :D

Just see how perfect this cauliflower is!
I didn't buy any as I felt that it isn't that much different from our cauliflowers back home... :p

Some of the orchids on sale...
Love the 1 in the middle...

Some lovely flowers at the side...
Don't know the name of these flowers, but if I were to name them, I'd call them Cobra flowers...
Don't they look like cobras with their mouths opened and the 2 fangs???

Next, we stopped by the Tea Shop...
It wasn't anything special, but it was worth a visit if you wanna pay RM4 for a glass of iced tea... :p
A picture of my papa and mama at the Tea Shop...
That's the entrance to the tea plantation...
Isn't the arch just so beautiful?!?!?!?!?!

Me & my B at the arch...

Some trumpet flowers...
They have these in white too!
It was chilly, but the sun was really warm, so we didn't even need any jackets...
Hmm, I guess that's it for now...
It's really getting late and I'm still very, very tired...
So, I'll be back with more entries, hopefully tomorrow...
Till then, cuddles...

Friday, January 8, 2010

My Curls...

I never wanted to perm my hair...
That's coz I have a LOT of hair and if not properly cared for, I'd look like a lion with permed hair...
But, 7 months ago, I did perm my hair after being tired of straight hair for as long as I remember...
The curls were alright, just the wavy kind...

Since I never ever kept my hair permed during Chinese New Year, I decided to do it this year...
So, on the 2nd of January 2010, I decided to perm it...
This time, I chose a smaller wave, meaning it will be more curly than the previous perm...
Got to my friend's shop at 10pm as we already planned to do it at night...
She started with the curlers, as usual, from the nape of my neck, up...

She took 1 hour just to roll up all my hair...
That's just half way, as you can see...
Then, she added the perming liquid and I had to wear a space hat for 20 minutes...

I tell you, it's no fun sitting upright like this for 20 minutes...
My neck felt as though it was breaking!
After 20 minutes, she added another liquid and had me sit for another 20 minutes...
And it was time to remove the rollers...

It looked as though I have a head full of snakes...
I was really shocked to see the curls...
Was a little worried that it would look really weird on me....

At 2am, this was the finished product...
I'm not supposed to wash my hair for 2 days, which I really am not looking forward to...
And 2 days later, after washing my hair, here's how I look...

Not that bad right??? RIGHT??? RIGHT??????????
Let me know what you think of my new hair, please.... Hehe
Will update when I'm back from Cameron... Yay!
Cuddles...

Thursday, January 7, 2010

New Year's!

Sorry but this entry is kinda backdated...
Should have posted this entry before the Gunung Keriang one, huh?
Anyways, I had a really lovely New Year's Eve with my B and my best friend Cheng...
Wanna know what we did?
Read on...

Well, as most of my friends know, I love fishing...
I can fish from sunrise to sunset if I can...
I've always loved fishing...
In fact, I love both seawater and freshwater fishing...
I started fishing back in 1995...
We used to go seawater fishing by the beach, while we camp, and sometimes we even rented boats for deep water fishing...
My most unforgettable experience was when I landed six 1-foot fishes in one throw...
On 1 line that is!
It was really really great...
But, we only caught those fishes to be used as bait for bigger fishes later on...
After 2002, I guess some things changed and I stopped fishing for a while...
Only started again in 2003, when I was introduced to it by my best friend...
Now I only do pole fishing, that is a fishing rod which doesn't have a reel...
And you'd be amazed at the size of fishes that I've managed to land in the past...

Well anyways, back to the topic, I went fishing in the evening of December 31st, 2009...
It was the only thing that I truly loved to do, so the 3 of us decided to go fishing to usher in the New Year...

A snake head fish that was about 13 inches long...
Not a bad catch!

My B caught a smaller one almost immediately after I caught mine...
Hmm, fate! :P

After that, it got kinda dark so we had to leave as the mossies were attacking our legs...
So, we went for dinner and decided to go fish at another fishing spot, to wait till 12 and watch fireworks...

Didn't get any fishes but we did get some pictures... :D
My B & I...

Me and my best friend, Cheng...

The 3 of us...
We fished till almost 11pm and decided to drive to the Telekom Tower to see if there are any fireworks...
Reached Old Town and ordered Iced Mocha takeaway and we walked to a nearby bus stop to sit and watch and also to avoid the unnecessary traffic jam...
Counted to midnight, and what a disappointment, NO fireworks... :( :( :(
There were only those normal ones that were played by people, but nothing fancy...
Damn... Should have gone to Penang...
But I thought I should stay here as I was still feeling under the weather...
Oh well...
BUT, it was really really really nice to spend my new year's with my best friend and my B...
So, how did you spend your new year's?
Cuddles...

Monday, January 4, 2010

A Change For The New Year!

On the 2nd day of the new year, my dad wanted to go out walking, so we decided to head to the nearest park near my house, Gunung Keriang Recreational Park...

I think I posted about this place a couple of times in my Xanga, but never here...
What you see in the above picture is actually the Gunung itself...
It's rich with live crystals that people keep as a hobby...

Here you can see the live crystals growing on a rock...
You can see lots of these crystals lying on the ground everywhere....

A small piece of rock which I picked up...
See the white center? It's where the crystals grow...

Some live crystals growing at the side of another boulder...

These boulders and rocks all have crystals growing either in or on them...
Too big to bring back to my house... Hehe
If the weather is cool enough, these monkeys will come down and look for food...
Visitors often buy peanuts and junk food to feed them...

Just like this nice guy here...
Be careful though, as these monkeys are greedy...
They will snatch the whole pack if you don't look carefully...
Well, that's it about Gunung Keriang...
Here's a sneak preview about what my next entry will be about...

Cuddles...