Sunday, May 3, 2009

Uncluttered Days in Rustic Langkawi

To fulfill Opah’s request, we spent a few uncluttered days in idyllic rural Langkawi recently. Our activities include celebrating my Second Birthday (a belated one) at Pantai Cenang, while ogling at the sunset and watching the boisterous local beach bums having fun. I had fun too stroking the gentle deers and feeding the cheeky monkeys with tasty maruku. When I was here six months ago, I remember I carried the rabbits by lifting their floppy ears, but this time to stop me repeating similar mischief, the operator of the animal farm had decided to cage the innocent rabbits. Poor, poor rabbits.

Did I hear Papa remarked “Itulah lain kali jangan pulas telinga si flip-flop tu. Sekarang tengok apa dah jadi”. That's Papa at his cheeky best. So cryptic, don't you think? At the Underwater World, I couldn’t bear to look at some of the scary marine species. It was a different spectre near the Langkawi International Airport. While my family members were salivating their laksa power under the huge cherry trees sandwiched between the airport and the Andaman Sea, I was so entranced watching a couple of aeroplanes took off in quick succession.

After two days of fun and frolic, I was absolutely knackered by the time we took the return ferry to Kuala Kedah. Opah did not follow us back as she would prefer to spend a few more unhurried days in invigorating and soothing Langkawi.
Note: I had a teensy weensy bit of temperature while in Langkawi but thanks to Mak Su who suggested KOOLFEVER to Mama. It is a cool, jolly clever product, invented by the Japanese. Papa bought it in one of the mini markets in Langkawi. It stayed in place on my forehead, no matter how boisterous I was. The moisten gel is blue in colour, not unlike nila.


Sunflora said...

Happy Birthday Ilham!!!!! May Allah bless you and your family good health, happiness and good fortune always!!!

And Langkawi is also one of Amalina's favourite vacation too. Her mum and dad is trying to save up to get a place to retire there, perhaps.

GUiKP said...

Hmm, young expat parents are already talking about retirement. I wish we Malaysian-based employees can look so far ahead like Amalina's visionary parents.

Amalina will have blissful days and nights frolicking on the soft white sandy beaches, almost like talcum powder and discovering the wild life in the forested hills in the interior of Langkawi.

Naz said...

I love the picture of your son covering his face whilst being greeted by a marine *monster*. Cute!

We are also thinking of relocating to Malaysia in the future and Langkawi is actually on the top of our list.

GUiKP said...

There are two other ocassions he makes that cute gesture. When he is scared of height. And sometimes he does that to people too.

It's not that the person gives him a fright because he/she has metallic items protruding from the nose, or the tongue. Or sporting a scarry and piercing Punk Mohican hairstyle. Rather, it is to signify his delight in meeting that particular person after not seeing him/her for so long.

I'm glad my non-Punk friend and relative (one or two are into Punk lifestyle) are not offended and see that as a cute gesture too.

Hope the Langkawi Dream become a reality for your family too, Naz.

Naz said...

Haha! Who could get offended with such a loveable boy :)
Have a nice day, all of you!

GUiKP said...

Psst, there is one unlovable trait that I'm struggling to shake off. But first let me tell you where it is coming from. Whenever Mama geram (in an affectionate way) at, she always like to bite my puffy cheek or my chubby hand.

At the nursery, whenever I feel geram (also in an affectionate way) at the other little boys, I would do the same.

Mama is always at her wits end when the other mothers told her: Tadi masa mandikan XX (or YY), nampak ada bekas kena gigit"

Can you suggest another cute and less tangible way to express my geram, Auntie Naz?

GUiKP said...

1st para: at me, NOT at,
3rd para: "Tadi NOT Tadi

Al-Manar said...

Believe it or not, I have never been to Langkawi. How I wish someone had invited me there for a birthday party!
A belated happy birthday to your papa and mothers' day to your mama.

GUiKP said...

With the soft breeze from the South China Sea a door step away, I'm not surprised Langkawi is not your priority.

Thank you for your kind wishes, and Happy Teacher's Day.