Sunday, January 20, 2008
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*