I travelled by train, after 15 longs years. On a train, me! Not only that, I took a night express! Not only that I also used the lavatory, when the freakin train was moving!! Yippiee. Yup! I know. I sound like a city brat. But then again, I AM a city kid. Buahahahaha
It was a brief but much enjoyed trip to Penang. Left for the station at 7.30pm for a 9pm train on Wednesday. Reached Bukit Mertajam at 6am. Had breakfast, caught on the latest news aka gossips. Took a ‘short’ walk to have authentic Penang food for lunch. The short, right in front of the main road restaurant was a good 15 mins walk away. I even told my companion that that might have been the longest walk I had in recent months. To compensate my ‘long’ walk back home journey, I was given an ice-cream. 🙂
After a second round of catching up news, I went to take a short nap as my legs were killing me. Not because of the walk but due to uncomfortable leg rest. The leg rest was meant for people with longer legs. Thankful for the nap, I woke up only to be told that I am leaving for Penang Island at 4pm. The actual time I left for the island was 5.30pm. About an hour later minus the picturesque view of the sea from the bridge (most of the view from the bridge was cordoned at eye level as the breathtaking view was slowing down the traffic apparently, I was told) I was finally on the island.
After going around for a while, we settled for food, which needless to say was yummy. After another round of food, we left to the edge of the Penang. This ride took us so long that we only reached the place at 8.30pm. Not forgetting the stopover for a yummy plate of pasembur, more commonly known as rojak to Klang Valley folks like me.After a short visit there and with the introduction of two cuties, we left the place back to Bukit Mertajam. It was only then, it occured to me that those cuties could have been mine. Darn! ;-P
I also happen to see a very familiar looking building. Only to realise that I had dreamt it once. It was in fact a mosque. Not knowing what it significies, I was back to sight seeing from the car.
Penang people head to bed early. So I followed suit.
Next morning, had breakfast. Caught up with some more news. Looked at photo albums, read a book on body language, lazed around only to have guest visiting as I was about to doze off. More catching up was done. Had some nice traditional Malay kuih, vadais and curry puffs for tea. Got ready for the night train ride back home. The hosts whom I visited last night dropped by. Picked up from where we left off last night with the cuties much to the astonishment of others as these two will not move freely with others.
Said byes to all only to return from the station ten minutes later as the actual arrival of the train was delayed. Stayed on for another hour or so before leaving Bukit Mertajam for good. Boarded train at 10 minutes to 11pm. Reached the station at 7. and was back home with fond memories.
Did I mention the couple on the other side of the aisle were making out. Almost throughout the journey. Those darn kids! *sigh*