Sunday, January 20, 2008

Port Dickson!!!






I was in the middle of updating my previous post (it was scheduled for the weekend), when Mama Sarah reminded me of a prior engagement. Rewind a few weeks back - Mama Sarah and I had plans with Izani & Kak Pa, our long, long, long time friends back when we were in Cardiff (Izani and I became friends when I was still a bachelor, and when I got married Kak Pa and Mama Sarah naturally became friends - anyway, that's for another story [that may not be told here]).

The "plan" was for our two families to enjoy the weekend in Port Dickson!! Mama Sarah and I have always dreamed of going to P.D, what with seeing all the lovely pictures of other families on their respective blogs.

Izani managed to get us accommodation provided by his company and what an accommodation it is: a three bedroom apartment, two toilets, a living room, air conditioning, and fully furnished with a TV, Astro, DVD (complete with DivX capabilities;)) microwave oven, toaster, fridge, pots and pans, silverware - everything including the kitchen sink! Did I mention the apartment was only a few steps away from a swimming pool and it's also near the beach. The word "perfection" comes to mind...

We spent the weekend catching up with Izani and Kak Pa (afterall, it has been around 4-5 years since we last had a proper meet up) and getting to know Izani and Kak Pa's two lovely daughters; both whom we had met when they were only toddlers. Sarah liked the two almost instantly - and soon they were inseparable.

The time we didn't spend catching up, we spent catching the sun - in the pool, by the beach :) Sarah and Izani's two daughters LOVED the water, but it took Amar awhile of spluttering and shivering before he too joined in the fun.

Aside from the pool we also spent some time at the beach. I noted how the beaches here are so different from the ones in Terengganu. The beaches here have more features (rocks, mud, etc2, instead of just sand) but more importantly, it is less deep and (the one we went to was) cleaner, making it more "swim-friendly". One other important thing for someone who likes photography like me, is that the sun sets over the sea here - apparently it has something to do with P.D being on the West coast and all...

Speaking of photography, I'll shut up now and let the photographs do the rest of the talking:

















ps. Thank you Izani and Kak Pa for inviting us to P.D for the weekend. It was wonderful getting to know your family - especially your two very cute daughters - and the weekend was enjoyed by every single one of us.

pps. *cough*Lets go to Langkawi next *cough*cough*

11 comments:

Deli said...

Min,

weh bila balik malaysia? holiday or permanent?

aku skrg kat libya, work on rotation 65d/21d....

next time kalau ko masih kat uk (london ke?), bleh aku singgah masa balik malaysia...

by the way, aku balik malaysia on Feb 28 ni....

my hp kat malaysia 019-9353533 / kat libya +218 91 3542803

Deli said...

Aku baru je habis baca ur posting mention that mu balik for good...

bakpe dok contact pung!!!!

aku baru je start keje kat tripoli ni....

takpe nanti aku balik, kite jumpe...

anyway, keje kat spital mane skang?
kalau kat K.Trg, Nizam ambe ade situ, kat OT, dia dr bius...

jumpe march nanti...oh, adik aku kawin pada 14March kat kelulut, marang....jgn lupe book ur time....

regards,
adly

hiyoshi said...

The sea was swim-friendly in PD? My, my..that's a first. Last time I heard, whales could literally choke to death just by drinking the water - not to say that there have been any whales sighted there (unless you take into consideration those walking upright on two feet)

*cough*Langkawi eh?*cough*

pycnogenol said...

*cough*cough*...This Langkawi-strain cough sure gets easily transmitted over cyber space. ;)

*cough* Hiyoshi nak mengendeng Mynn *cough*cough* ke Langkawi ke tu?*cough*cough*

mynn said...

hiyoshi
honestly? I didn't know the waters were that polluted. it certainly looked cleaner than the waters in terengganu (to the naked eye).

would you like me to prescribe some cough medicine for your throat hiyoshi?? haha.

pycno
it seems there's a virus in the air haha :) who knows if we make it to langkawi we may see you there eh pycno?

Zakiah said...

Amboiiii langkawiiiiiii. Eksen hang noooooooooo...after langkawi datang visit us kat bkt jelutong okay. Sambil tu bawak ah sekali kuah rojak ka...kuih loyang ka...hehhehe. Bila g langkawi i suka gi pasar malam dia dan beli pulut dengan durian...pergh...sedap. I g dah 4 kali...and never miss that!.

Kak Elle said...

wink2 when u heading down south pulak?...haha

Mynn I did sms mamasarah few wks ago but get no answer ... can u let her know I'll be in KL during CNY and staying at the Ritz..would love to meet you guys if u are free.

ajzie said...

cantik gambar.... Erhmmmmmmmm bila plak saya nak ke PD nih eik???.

Intan said...

Mynn,
Kamera apa u all guna nih? Nice color, composition. Is it dslr?
I have a dslr, but still takes crappy picture. Skrg dah berabuk bawah katil. :(

*** Taksangka Adly blogging yek?

mynn said...

zakiah
salaaams. thank you for your kind invitation. We actually did go to bkt jelutong a few days ago to visit an unwell friend, and it turns out he lives but a few doors from your place! I think at that time mama sarah SMSed you but you guys were not at home. we will be happy to visit you one of these days insya allah.

kak elle
we do go south quite often. I conveyed your msg to Mama Sarah. she said, at the time when you smsed her she was out of phone credits - she postponed topping up so late that she forgot to reply her smses. sorry on her behalf, but please forgive her - she's very busy nowadays :)

ajzie
very kind of you

intan
hey out of curiosity what DSLR do you have? I do use a DSLR, it is a canon 400D. but don't be fooled by the pictures - i edit them in photoshop like mad. the photos out of the camera look plain.

dyanna said...

Aik... macam dok asyik berjalan2 je.. bila nak start keje :P