Dec
17
2009

The final day

On the third morning we in Penang, we went out for breakfast without chaperon. We just drove aimlessly until we found a place to eat.

Looks good? My review, the assam laksa and prawn noodle FAILED big time! The fried koay teow was edible and the loh mee is okay~lah (considering Ethan wallop the whole bowl!)

After breakfast we went to Hard Rock Hotel and boy, I regretted not being able to stay there! I tried booking it earlier but it was fully-booked the whole of December weekends. Never mind, there will always be another time… Anyway, Ethan and I went horse-riding there. He was not at all afraid of the big horse and enjoyed the entire ride (And I was a good girl too – not afraid of the horse! :P)
Eugene and family waited for us at the hotel and after checking out, we went for lunch. After lunch, he led us to Queensbay Mall. No offense to the locals but when I was there, I was so thankful to be residing in the Klang Valley where we get to enjoy plentiful of beautifully decorated shopping malls during Christmas. In Penang, I don’t see anything to my fancy :(

I bid farewell to Eugene at the mall.

We then met Chaw Lai and his troop again for dinner.
My dinner – Bak Kut Teh with Yam rice and vege. First time having BKT with yam rice! Over here in PJ I only have it with white rice. The yam rice is nice :)
Ethan’s dinner – Wan ton noodle with soup
Darling’s dinner – Nasi lemak (forgot to photograph it)
After dinner Chaw Lai lead us to the airport where we bid farewell to them. The kids were already tired by then as our flight was a late night flight.

In the plane, Ethan was cranky when it started to take off as it was way past his bedtime and he was too exhausted. He was unable to sleep as I forced him to remain sitted in his sit. He wanted me to carry him and ended up crying during take-off. He cried himself to sleep but slept through until the following day :)
What have I gained during my Penang trip? Though we did not visit many places, we were surrounded by great friends every single second we were there. They made sure our stay in Penang was a pleasant one. They went all the way out to chaperon us from the moment we touched down the airport to the moment we flew out again.

Khaw and Pei Pei, Chaw Lai and Pei Pin (and your whole troop) and Eugene and family. Thank you very much for your time and effort. We would have wasted so much time wondering aimlessly and getting lost if not for you guys who patiently lead us everywhere. No words can describe our gratitude to you guys. Thank you from the bottom of our heart.

Kung Yuik, Kiok Moi and daughter Felicia, thank you for being such a great travel companion. We thoroughly enjoyed travelling with you guys :D

P/S: We spent a total of RM50 only on petrol for our trip. Drove around Penang, went out to Prai and back Penang, got lost.. drove around again.. and all that cost us RM50 ONLY! :D

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19 Comments + Add Comment

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    I am actually Penang lang oso…. omg…you're making me miss those food. *groan*Ps: Eugene is a nice guy, isn't he?

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    too bad those foods really look good but taste failed you =(

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    Not to mention it was also a great feasting time! :)

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    nice holiday la you had… eh, I might come by to your place next week ah.. yet to confirm.. :D

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    nice to have befriended here in blogger space and in real person, i truly treasure our friendship and shall see it blooms to its full splendor,do send my love and care to William and lil Ethan

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    Nice holiday!! Next time come down to Ipoh ok?? :)

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    Kinda glad to be back, sad to be back hor? The horse ride looks fun and you had matching ponytail with the horse :-)

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    wow.. I saw lotsa luggage!!! nice food..

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    Glad to know you had a great time in Penang. :)

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    Looks like you had a rocking good time. :)

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    sigh. make me want to go penang for a holiday..

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    haha… we get it, only RM50, you wont get that in KL! hahaha… why u nvr eat BKT with yam rice b4 meh? hmmm… lucky u got lots of nice frens to help you around :)

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    cleffairy – u penang lang? aiyah.. then anytime u can drop by see eugene lah!!!Ayie – the saying 'do not judge a book by its cover' makes some sense here.. :PMei Teng – oh yes… that is surely lah.. Penang what! :D

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    Cynthia – no probe.. come come.. i'll be waiting :DEugene – I'm so glad we met up and got to know you better :P (Now can't wait for Claire to be back to report.. hahahaha)Lilyhippo – Oh yes.. Ipoh will be my next conquest.. YOU and Claire.. must see one! :D

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    ChloeRuoyi – He he.. now dat you mentioned it, matching indeed.. lolAgnes – TWO only :)Mummy Gwen – Yes I did. Every moment of it :Dmumsgather – It would be rocking harder if I were in Hard Rock Hotel :D

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    Rachel – Jom… YOU, me, Irene.. kita pergi Penang! :D or anywhere lah.. Genting pun boleh!Irene – Petrol everywhere in Malaysia same price lah.. how come u said KL kenot get? :P

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    Unfortunately for me ahh, Merryn…only my hometown is in Penang. LMAO….now KL lang liao la!Your entry makes me so sick for the food! So sien… now my parents oso just move to Sungai Petani oredi… no excuse to go Penang. Must find YOU once in a while. LOL…you live in KL, rite?

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    cleffairy – Yup, me Klang Valley :D We still have reasons to go Penang… EUGENE! lol..

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    i also miss penang a lot!! i mean the food…

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