Friday, June 5, 2009

P. Buntar-Shah Alam-Besut (The wedding trip)

Few months ago I was shocked by the news from my ex-coursemate, Siti Khadijah a.k.a Mek (I gave her that nickname =p), that she’s getting married on 31st May 2009. I was looking forward to this wedding since she was one of my good mates in Shah Alam. Her hometown is in Besut, Terengganu…so far meh….nevermind, 2 months before the big day my frens & I planned the wedding trip by tagging our course-mates (in Facebook) on Mek’s picture. Most of everyone responded, however only 7 of us joined the trip;

Topex, Nadiah, Uw, Epi, Akem, K sue & me.

I started my journey to Shah Alam on Friday evening, at 6pm & arrived near 11 at Nadiah’s house after sending my brother to his fren’s home. I didn’t get enough sleep that night since I was soooo tired driving (I’d never drive long distance before). Nadiah & me was sooo lazy to woke up that morning, at 4.00am. We snoozed ourselves till 4.15. We had promised to gather the rest of the team at 4.45 at K Sue’s house in Sek 7, we arrived there almost 5. Okayla…15 mins late only..haha…

We started our journey at 5.30am, our first stop was, Nadiah’s house (she left the camera at home..hiya!). Then after an hour drive we stopped at Genting Sempah (Genting di Sempah as what Akem called it) for our Subuh’s prayer & breakfast.

We continued our journey to Epi’s house in Kuantan to fetch him. Thanks to Epi’s moms who cook delicious food, ketupat sotong & mee condong. They taste yummy!

At 10.30am we continued our journey. It was the first day of school holidays, the roads packed with cars & lorries heading to Pantai Timur. We stopped for lunch at McD’s in Kerteh (cam kat tempat lain xde…hahaha). After that we just stopped for fuel refills until we reached Besut’s town almost 6pm (13 hours on the road!!!! Hiya..penat!).

At Besut’s town, we waited for Mek’s husband, Najib & he guided us to our chalet, Damai Beach Resort. We asked Najib for directions to Mek’s house;

Najib : 20 km dari sini. Umah kawe dekat’ sini, esok pegi denge kawe pun buleh

Uw (saying out loud to me & Nadiah): Die cakap esok bley pegi dengan kawan dia skali!

Nadiah & me was laughing so hard (if you know what he meant). After that, Najib decided to take us to Mek’s house. Only Epi, Uw & Akem followed him. Nadiah, Topex, K sue & me was sooo tired & we rested in our rooms.

At night, we went to Chef’s Restaurant nearby for dinner. We ordered ikan bakar & other side dishes. The food was okay I think, hence everything on the plate lesap because everyone was hungry. After that we went straight back to our chalet & have nice sleep.

At 7.30am,”Don’t say I’m sorry again, it didn’t give u the right….” my phone rang, I opened my eyes & saw Mek’s name on the screen

“Helo, Assalamualaikum” Mek’s voice woke me up.

“Hey Mek,” I sounded sleepy

“Koran tido lagi ke?”

“Tido la penat…13 jam tau”

“Pukul brape nak mari ni?”

“Pukul 9 lebih kut..mandi2 & siap trus pegi la. Ko tengah buat ape?”

“Aku baru nak iron baju”

“Ko tau x..smlam kitorang baru nak mintak pinjam iron ko. Tapi Nadiah cakap, mesti ko kate ko nak gune iron baju pagi nanti”

“Hahahahaha..”she laughed non-stop as always.

“Okayla..nanti kami sampai”

“Okay jmpa nanti” I hang-up.

It’s not even 8 yet. So, Nadiah, K Sue & me went to the beach to take fresh air. Dissapointedly….the beach is not that nice.The beach is not clean since it is not a tourist attraction area. Nevermind, the view (apart from the beach) was beautiful. The sea, the islands nearby, the sky, the fisherman’s boat & the birds in the sky.

After everyone woke up & packed everything, we went straight to Mek’s house. It was easy to find her house since there were posters of the bride & grooms in front of the house. As we arrived, we stood in front of the gate & view the posters.

“Touch up abes, lain gila muka,” Akem commented the poster on the right gate.

Everyone was looking at Akem

“Woi, tu kakak dia la…ada 2 kenduri, kakak dia punya petang. Ni dia gambar dia, everyone laughed at Akem..hahaha…

Mek’s sister (another bride of the day), welcomed us in. The girls went straight to Mek’s room. Her mak andam was putting make-up on her. While waiting for her to dressed up, the ‘tuan rumah’ invited us to makan first. We were served ‘Gulai Kawah’, fried chicken, really sweeeet ubi keledek & sirap (Epi called it as air oren =p). When everyone was full, we went into the house and take lots of pictures with the bride…

When our mission was accomplished (to attend Mek’s wedding), it was time for us to go back to Shah Alam. We couldn’t wait for her husband, since its already noon & we had looong way to go. On our way back we stopped at few places.

  1. Masjid Terapung for our Zohor’s prayer
  2. Kemaman to buy keropok lekor,sata, otak2 & snack for our picnic & some to bring back home.
  3. Cherating beach for picnic (hard times for the girls especially me because we didn’t change our clothes yet & yes I’m in my tight pink Kota Bharu Kebaya…just imagine….)
  4. Epi’s house to send him & refreshed ourselves.
  5. Genting di Sempah (Akem’s version) for Maghrib’s & Isya’s Prayer

We arrived Shah Alam about 11.00pm. After that, I went to fetch my brothers at Sek 7 & went straight home to Parit Buntar (arrived at 4.00 am & wake up at 5.40 to go to work! PENAT!)

Thanks to:

Mama for lending me money (gaji pending laaaa)

Mak Epi for the delicious ketupat sotong & mee condong

Mek & family for inviting us

The cars "En City & Cik Viva" for the ride...tanpa kamu kami xkemana laa..hehe...

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