Penang Trip – Part 2


Continued from my Penang Trip – Part 1 post!!!

My jumper says Love Maker.

Love Maker not as in slut, Love Maker as in I’m a big happy hippie who loves whales and also loves to love other people!!!

Spread love, not hate!! ♥

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Our second day in Penang was dedicated to Watersports!

I’d missed watersports so much. I think it’s ridiculous how Singapore is such a hot and humid place year-round but there’s so little watersports to do here wtf… WHY?

How come no jet skiing and wakeboarding in Sentosa? Or parasailing?

Or maybe have but I don’t know??

Started our day with complimentary hotel continental buffet breakfast in the morning.. is there a better way to start your day than with a big hearty meal?
(yes, with a full body massage from your bf hehe ^.^ i love waking up to massages)

Getting foooooood!!

My favourite part of any breakfast is the EGGS. I can’t have a decent breakfast without ma eggs..

I like them scrambled with a little milk, salt and better and butter, but I love my sunny side ups too!!

This picture made me laugh because it reminds me so much of someone I know called Bobby!!!

Bobby is an asian chef who works in a hotel (four seasons) and he looks so much like good ol’ Bob hahahaha

My plate… of random food.

I used to LOVE buffets but I think I’m over them now.

I definitely prefer quality over quantity now… I like ordering a lar carte items in upper scale restaurants so I don’t have to deal with physical discomfort or poor service or mad crowds or unclean places, which I find very vital because it largely affects how much I’m enjoying my meal.

I still don’t mind hawker once in awhile though.. PENANG hawker ftw I miss it so much!! *won’t shut up about it*

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After breakfast, we went back to our rooms for a little cat nap while waiting for the watersports activities to begin at noon time, then it was back downstairs in the glorious sun on the super hot beach!!!

Walking there, feeling so excited… My heart’s racing!

I don’t know why I get SO excited every time I do watersports.

Still walking….

Still walkin’! LOL.

I’m wearing a beach dress that’s made out of the same material as a normal swim suit, so technically it’s a swim suit dress and it’s AWESOME!!

It looks like a cute dress that you can wear both in and outta the water, so you don’t have to bring extra clothes or change at all, if you wanna play on the beach AND go into the water!

It was raining the day before and I was crossin my fingers hopin for a bright beautiful day… WISH GRANTED!!! Thank you thank you!!! :)

People sunbaking!!

I don’t know why the whole concept of tanning yourself could be considered enjoyable or desirable since I can’t stand the heat and would do anything to be fairer..

Most suntanners are either 20+ years old jocks and vain girls, or 60+ years old WHITE retirees who are completely sunburnt to the core like lobsters LOL

Here’s your typical 60+ years old white retiree sunbaking with some enlightening book in hand!

Looks like the good life to me!

Cafe by the beach side… very scenic indeed!!

Mum and Uncle John checking out the beach!! Mum’s like, “waahhhh its tooo hoottt….”

Saw this guy taking a long stroll by himself and thought it’d make a perfect emo shot!!


*sings Eric Carmen’s All By Myself*

Amazed at how I got such a clean shot when the beach was actually filled to the brim with tourists, boats, jet skiis, etc!!

Mum and I sitting on beach chairs while Uncle John negotiates our watersports activity rates!
The sun was BLINDING, I couldn’t even open my eyes… they’re very sensitive to light! I know it doesn’t look that bright in pics but you have no idea.

Glad my brother found a cute girl who’s really nice and suitable for him :))))

Uncle John was the first one to get strapped up and launched into the sky on a parachute!! They asked me to go first but I kinda got cold feet :P

He’s like 60+ but totally not scared haha!!!

Parasailing isn’t scary anyway… wish my mum would’ve given it a shot, but she was like, “I CANNOT!” LOL

I wanna be totally spontaneous like Uncle John when I’m that old!!!


OLD AND FEARLESS YEAHHHHHHHHH

After his turn, it was mine to go!!!

Was super nervous (I dunno why. Maybe it’s cuz it was in Malaysia and I was doubting their safety precautions and measures T____T)

Had really shit hair that day… looked like some tragic F4 boy’s wind-swept hair kind of look wtf.
Don’t I look totally sizzling hot in my harness?? lol

While the guy was strapping me up, he was hastily giving yelling brief instructions into my face…
I’ve parasailed before but directly from a boat, not from the beach before!!

He’s like, “OK, when I tell you to RUN, you RUN! When I tell you to go ARMS-FREE, you lift your hands up!! When I tell you to PULL, you pull this rope here!!”

……………All that was running through my mind was, “WTF? What if the rope breaks and I land into the sea and a great white shark jumps outta the water and chomps me into pieces??”

Sometimes I wish I wasn’t so negative and paranoid when it comes to these things :3


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I was daydreaming, completely unprepared when the guy suddenly yelled,

“Ok 1 2 3 RUN RUN RUN RUN NOW!!! RUNNNNNNNNNNN”

And I was like HOLY SHIT WHAT……….. OK *runs*

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I took a leap of faith…. and… I’M OFFFFFFFFF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


WOOOO look at me go!!!

There was a boat pulling me along in front, and lifted me off the beach straight into the air!!!
Mad exhilarating!!

I screamed for awhile (in ecstasy) but calmed down after a minute because it was actually very calm and peaceful up in the air. Great way to enjoy the views :)

I must say that it wasn’t as enjoyable as my parasailing experience in Orlando because these guys just weren’t as professional!!!

Because of the way you have to “run” for takeoff, the harness can get caught in very awkward and uncomfortable positions.. the proper way to parasail is to sit on the harness as if it was a dangling seat.

This harness was supporting my upper thighs and even my crotch instead of my legs!!!

Very awkward position throughout. The trip was much shorter and it didn’t fly even HALF as high as I did in Orlando…

I think I went only 10 storeys high, but in Orland I went 30?? No SHIT!!

That’s me in the air coming back down to solid ground, after circling the island once!!!

Again, it was a new experience for me because I had to manually reach up for a really high rope up in my parachute and PULL it down fucking hard to lower my parachute onto the ground!!!

IT’S TOTALLY NOT EASY LA OMG the people who went before me, (Uncle John, random couples) made it look effortless because they were big strong tall men

but I am like this weak little girl who can barely open a soft drink can and they didn’t even warn me how demanding it was T____T

I got really scared because I was afraid that I’d miss the landing patch and end up face planting myself into the water (where a great white shark would be waiting for me) and the parachute would land on my head, thus drowning me as I can’t reach the surface to take in oxygen…
Or worse, land in the patch of sharp rocks and boulders or trees!!!!

HAHAHA look at that guy on the left running towards me, so afraid I’d go SPLAT or something!

Thank goodness I managed to find the strength in me to pull down that bloody rope and got myself landing safely in time…. Safely, but very ungracefully!!!

Most people would run when they touched the ground to remain on their feet, and others would stumble to the ground, but I just went SPLAT and landed on my fat ass.

Pretty fucking funny actually.

This was mum and Uncle John’s face when they saw my elephant landing. Really got so funny meh???

They were like, “JESS YOU’RE LIKE A HIPPOPOTAMUS!!!!!!!!”

……..Well, thanks for the encouragement, people. I’m just glad I made it out of there alive, lol!

Getting unhooked from the parachute!

The parasail guys were all like, “We thought you were going to land in the water!” and all laughing at me :P

Bro and Jan’s turn now!!! LOL @ the guy on the right spreading his arms like a chicken in example!!

He’s like, “YOU MUST FLY, OKEH????”

OK RUN RUN RUNNNNN RUNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11111@@@@

And there they go!!!!!! I could hear Jan’s squeals from so far LOL!

Giving myself the thumbs up sign while waiting for them to be done parasailing. LOL. Totally enjoying myself :)
Nothing like watersports on a hot day to get your adrenaline pumping!!!

This was what the sand on Batu Ferringhi was like… quite thick and rough so it was painful to walk on @_@


They’re back!!!

As you can tell they’re a hell lot more graceful than me HAHAHAH they landed like an agile feline, so deliberate and effortless.

In my defense, they had my giant tall brother to pull the stupid rope down so it’s obviously a lot easier for them la!

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We took a rest and then it was time for the second activity -


JET SKIIIINGGGGGGGGGG BAYBEH!!!

I ♥ Jet Skiing so much omfg favouritest spots eva!!!!

Walkin to our Jet Skis!

Me getting briefed on how to use the Jet Ski. (which was unnecessary cuz I’m a pro, wooooooooo!)

I adore Jet Skis because they’re so exciting but brainless to use also! No experience or knowledge required…

You just have to love the SUN, SEA AND SPEEEEED!!!

When I first took control of the jet ski and rode out to sea, I went really slow as I was still nervous but once I got used to the controls and warmed up to the situation and embraced my inner wild child, I WENT SO FUCKING FAST HAHAHAHA!!!!

I swear it felt like it was over 100km/h. What’s the highest speed a jet ski can go? Cuz I went almost 100% speed!! Like 95%?

Really fucking fast la, one wrong turn or move and I’d be sent flying into the sea head first!

I still remember my jet skiing accident with Sam in Phuket, where I went too fast in choppy waters and this HUGE wave came and took us underwater, throwing us off the jet ski and dragged it away in the current, too far for us to swim back to it!!!

Had to bob around in the middle of the sea, while being constantly dunked by crashing waves on top of our heads and then coming up to the surface gasping for breath (MONSOON SEASON YO!! note to self- never visit beach during wet season)
Finally we got rescued by people who spotted us….

I was a little more wary of my recklessness this time, but still it was so much fun!!! It reminded me of being on my ex’s sports bike, but this was BIGGER, BETTER, FASTER.

You get water splashing on your face, and even if you fall you hit soft water!!!

Plus my favourite thing is the JUMPS you get when your jet ski goes over a wave and launches you into the air!!! And your whole body and butt gets lifted off the seat, you feel like you’re flying, woohoo!!

Random pic of Jan on her ski!

Cruising leisurely was fun too, singing my favourite songs old loud while passing by fishing boats as the friendly people waved to me, I almost lost control once while waving back, LOL!

And can you believe I saw a LONG SILVER FISH JUMP OUT OF THE WATER NEXT TO ME??

I was like. “FUCK SHIT WTF WAS THAT OMG ok just a fish not a shark.”

I was also half hoping to see some dolphins or whales but I was just being naive obviously… the water’s so polluted, any whale would die there!!!

After bout 30 mins or so of Jet Skiing, went back to shore cuz I told myself if I don’t show some self-restraint and go back now, I’d completely lose track of time and not go back at all!!! Honestly I wanted to stay out cruising on sea for the whole day.

There were so many other jet skis on the water.. at least 5 more? Busy watersports day!

While you’re jet skiing you have to avoid hitting the parasailing boats and fishing boats!

My brother coming back on his jet ski like a hero, holding his sunglasses in place with one hand, lol!

Woooot Baywatch moment much?!?!

He’d never been jet skiing before and was TOTALLY psyched after that!!! He’s like,
“THAT WAS AWESOME.”

Hardly see him that excited for anything at all!!!

Last pic on the beach!!! Adrenaline filled activities craving S-A-T-I-S-F-I-E-D.

I could taste the sea salt and sand in my mouth WTF. It’s because I was like “:DDDD” throughout jet skiing and splashes of water kept going into my mouth rofl

We were gonna head upstairs for a shower but on our way we passed by the gorgeous swimming pool… it was such a hot day, and the water was deliciously cold – I couldn’t resist!!!

Managed to convince them into jumping in with me! :)

It was a BEACH paradise indeed!! Would you look at how beautiful our surroundings were?

Hahahah they’re so cute!! Yay for underwater cameras!!!!

Janice’s eyes don’t hurt at all underwater omg. plus she has perfect eyesight. I’m so jealous!!

My eyes are mad problematic. They turn red very easily and are super sensitive to light and chlorine, soap, etc!

He’s 26 years old this year in case you were wondering

Omg omg omg we saw this guy with a HILARIOUS tank-top tan line, it looked like he was wearing a bikini!!!! Can you see the guy at the back??

I told Jan to go pretend I was takin a pic of her, but really, my main focus was the funny dude in the back with the sexy tanline! Way to go bro!

Goofy underwater shot


Relaxation at its maximum

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After our glorious swim, it was nap time AGAIN!! Omg I loved that Penang holiday. Lots of fun, lots of food, lots of massages, lots of royal naps :)

Watersports are so freaking tiring!! Don’t you notice you get SUPER tired after being in the water?? What is it about water-related activities that are so draining?

I got woken up by mum for dinner and we drove into the city for a grand seafood feast.

Right beside the restaurant was like a dried up piece of wet land (???) that’s meant to be filled with water when it’s high tide!

Quite a strange view… but ok… at least it was remotely windy out there.

Couldn’t help but edit it to look all vintagey because of its natural sad looking elements!!

Not a big fan of seafood, but everyone else thinks it’s grand, so yeah..

I was taking a picture of the signboard and accidentally blocked this white guy’s path, then he smiled and said, “It’s okay. You can go first” in the FUNNIEST accent.

It was like the accent for retarded asian people who can’t speak english or something… y’know, like slow motion “yewww… kan… goo… fuurrssttt” complete with sign language and the retarded slurrrrrrrrrrr.

I looked at him funny and said, “It’s ok, I can speak english.” with my best put-on American accent LOL and he was like, “Oh you must be from Singapore!!!”

So we ARE known for being smart afterall!!! Yay!

Long walkway to get into the restaurant

I ♥ this photo of them!

Got them to pose for this photo because the lighting was great. It’s so hard to get good lighting with DSLRs, everything’s always either underexposed or more rarely, overexposed.

The images look really bright on the screen but they’re actually dark when you open them up in the computer wtf.

To get the lighting in the picture above, I had to set my aperture really small, exposure to +2 (HUGE!) and had a strong amount of natural sunlight!!! Madness.

Pretty twinkling fairy lights that lined the walkway..

I am so excited for Christmas, people!! Even though I don’t have plans for now, I know it will be just amazing :)
I even bought Christmas stockings to hang in the house hehe

Ok sudden change of topic, live seafood o______O

I dunno about you but to me it’s REALLY disturbing to see live animals kept in unsanitary living conditions within cages like that. Why can’t you put it in the back of your kitchen or something?

Like, I know that food on our places was once a living breathing animal but do you honestly need to SEE IT WITH YOUR OWN DAMN EYES just to confirm it’s fresh???

Isn’t that a bit excessive? I’m sure that’s kiasu asian culture!

Couldn’t help thinking WTF this would taste like… I’ve never seen anything like this before

Placing their orders… no idea what they’re ordering but don’t really mind since I’m no seafood fan

Prawns are so ugly. Srsly.

It was empty when we arrived, but packed up nicely once it hit 7-8pm!

I love all that vibrant red!!!!

Cute lanterns that reminded me of Chinese New Year :)

Some chinese sign that I can’t read. #Fail#
What does it say??

Peanuts as appetizers, another thing I’d never understand but don’t question tradition!

A cup of ice.

Because food took stupidly long and I got bored waiting, I took all sorts of nonsensical pictures. At least they played strangely pleasant oldies music while I absolutely adored!!

My shimmery gold cardigan, beady pink necklace and dinner time cleavage.. because, why not?

My best buy ever, along with my iPhone. Gadget Gurl 4 lyfe!!11111


Momma!!!!

Momma’s Boy!!! (or old man in this case hahaha)


After foreverrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr, our food finally came…

First dish was a MASSIVE bowl of Shark’s Fin and scallop soup.

Was slightly hesitant to eat it at first, since before I went on this trip I’d just been watching youtube videos of people heartless slicing off the dorsal fins of sharks then throwing them back into the sea to die…

But I thought to myself that this $80 bowl was already sitting in my face, whether I eat it or not would not affect the life of any live shark now so I gobbled it up. Plus it helped that it was super yummy.
The serving was MASSIVE!!!!

I love the ocean but I really hate some creatures in it… well like sharks for example. You eat people for what??? I can’t help to not feel that bad for you! The less sharks, the better coz swimmers / surfers / divers / fishermen etc have less to worry about too.

I know they’re a huge part of the ecosystem and whatever but meh… I really don’t like em yea.

I don’t have a problem with people eating sharks fin at all, I just think they shouldn’t be so wasteful to use only the fin of the shark and throw the rest of the body into the ocean so that it’d float to the bottom of the sea!!

Why don’t they just use the whole shark, I wonder??

Is it high with mercury toxins so it might cause mercury poisoning, as the same with dolphin meat? Or is it simply just not yummy enough?

Why don’t people kill more sharks and less whales??? Whales don’t eat people PLUS they’re much more lovable and intelligent and graceful and useful!!

Some leafy chinese veg fried with soy sauce and topped with crispy garlic pieces. Yum!

This weird ass shelled creature is called a Mantis Prawn. It looks like a prawn without the curved body and its Bigger than 30cm!! Giant prawn. (creepy looking as heck)

Quite yummy tho… they fried it with some spicy and salty seasoning :))))

Mmmmm

Black pepper crabs… nothing compared to Jumbo’s, but still very yummy!!!

By the time we’d finished our meal, it was already dark….

So all the twinkling lights turned into bokeh!!


SO MUCH BOKEH!!! ♥

“Bokeh” is a Japanese word that means a pretty fuzzy circular out-of-focus light source that usually gives off a surreal feeling in a photograph! ^.^

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Afterwards we went shopping at some random mall where I noticed EVERYTHING in Penang was on sale. Wtf??

The clothes were so cheap I wanted to buy em all!!! But I told myself not to waste anymore money on stuff that I wouldn’t use often enough to justify its cost so I didn’t buy anything in the end.

I’m so mature now!! *pats self on back*

3 hours of shopping and it was, once again, time for food.
Our gluttony is so excessive, once you get over the fact that it’s a luxurious lifestyle, you realize it’s moderately disgusting HAHAHA is there any day that we don’t stuff our faces??

I liked the hawker at Batu Ferringhi a LOT better!!

But you can’t have what you want everyday!

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And that, dear lovely people, is the End of day 2 of my Penang Trip!!!!

Stay tuned for Part 3 ^.^

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An update on my CURRENT life – Been leading a very carefree lifestyle these few days…
I don’t wanna think about the future.

I wanna live in this moment, RIGHT NOW, and stop fussing my little head over things that I have no control over.

I like living this way. Doing what I want, when I want it, with who I want.

It’s amazing, like freedom I’ve never experienced before :)

I know it won’t last long so I’m treasuring every moment I have.

Also, my new hamster Pudding is SUCH a dear!!!

I ♥ him so much.

He lets me cuddle him and feed him and stroke him and poke him and he’s so active and fun loving!!! So different from Hunnybuns.

What a great decision to have bought him.

Thank goodness things are so much better now, I hope they remain this way.