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Travelogue Part 3 – Malaysia

by Kiran on August 29, 2009 · 9 comments

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Duration: 20th February – 7th March & 22nd Apr – 7th May 2009.

My ♥ fluttered as the plane touched down on the tarmac of Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA). Sigh, I truly missed the airport. Seriously. Before marriage, a major part of my life involves chauffeuring family and friends to and fro the KLIA airport – lame isn’t it? Anyways, no flights for me during that period. Reality struck huge when it was my turn to board the plane for US, more than 3 years ago. Time flies.

I almost raced to the baggage claim and immigration. And then I saw them, at the arrival gate. Mom and dad.

Awaiting impatiently, I could tell 🙂 A tear rolled down my cheek. I wept. It’s been 3 years guys! We reunited, got to the car park and head for home. Mom asked, “what do you feel like eating?” Gosh! I truly missed Malaysian cuisine. We went ahead for local breakfast, and duh.. it had to be our staple nasi lemak and teh tarik! Yummylicious 😀

Mom enjoying nasi lemak ;)

Mom enjoying nasi lemak 😉

Arrived home with a full tummy, jet-lag and tiredness! Phew! It was a long journey back home. I snoozed and awoke a couple of hours later to the most delicious scent of aloo pakora’s 🙂 Mom, you are the best! What more can I ask for?

The next few days were packed with embassy appointment to renew my US visa, shopping, food sampling, dinner and lunch appointments with family’s and friends’. Fun was short-lived when I met with an accident. Nothing serious, no bodily harm or injury. Bumper dangling from each side of the car, with serious dents, bumps and bruises. Not to forget the fine of Ringgit Malaysia (RM) 300 that was slapped to me by the Police for allegedly not keeping a safe distance with a vehicle that was ahead of us. It’s a law in Malaysia, if you hit a vehicle at rear, you are automatically issued a ticket. It’s a very good law, only if I am immune to it 🙂 Sigh. The repair itself costs an additional RM600. What a luck? I am sorry for damaging the car Dad 🙁

Innocent victim :(

Innocent victim 🙁

Lesson learned. The hard way.

Part 4 coming up, stay tuned!

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1 dinu August 29, 2009 at 1:21 PM

touching 🙂

2 Kiran September 3, 2009 at 1:27 PM

Indeed. This touchy experience cost me a bomb in bills & repairs as well 😀

3 sakhi August 30, 2009 at 12:21 AM

Felt so warm after reading this post. I read it yesterday night but my comp crashed at the time of commenting. So came back again! 🙂

Is nasi lemak a veg dish? If so, i would love to taste it! 🙂

4 Kiran September 3, 2009 at 1:31 PM

Thanks for returning to comment 🙂 I hope this post was not the reason for the computer to crash 😀 As mentioned by Nova, the nasi lemak is not a veg dish. It consists of coconut rice with cucumber slices, small dried anchovies, roasted peanuts, hard boiled egg and hot spicy sauce all wrapped in banana leaf deliciousness 😀 You might be able to source for veg version of nasi lemak minus the anchovies and egg 😉 Good luck!

5 Nova September 1, 2009 at 5:00 AM

@Kiran, are you a Malay? I am an Indian and I have been to Malaysia many times 🙂 I lovedddddddddddd Genting and Kota Kinabalu… :))

@Sakhi: No, my dear… Nasi Lemak is a non-veg dish 🙂
.-= Nova´s last blog ..Movie Review: Kaminey – Fataaaakkkk!!! =-.

6 Kiran September 3, 2009 at 1:35 PM

Nova my dear. Does my name ring a bell??? I am not a Malay. A Sikh, if you must know 😉 And I’ve read about your current stay in Singapore with hubby. Good that you are enjoying your visits to Genting and KK 🙂 Would keep in touch and meet up whenever I make a trip home.

7 Poonam September 7, 2009 at 2:01 AM

It was interesting to read your travails. Never mind the car expenses, you have memories of vacation that are priceless. 🙂
.-= Poonam´s last blog ..Jhatpat Tag =-.

8 Kiran September 23, 2009 at 11:34 PM

Thanks Poonam 🙂 Being with loved ones, and cherishing their presence is more important. “Nothing else matters”, my dad said 🙂 Of course, the vacation bit was as fun-doo 😀

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