Thursday, May 03, 2007

Go Fly Kite...

Last Sunday I went on a holiday with my wife’s family for the first time. That’s two of her brothers’ families, her parents and her cousin sister (Just to clear things lah). I did not know what to expect but I wasn’t surprised that I honestly enjoyed myself. I'm blessed with the best in-laws anyone could have. It was a pleasant vacation spent in Avillion Port Dickson. It was not too far from PD town (near the Rotary Club) and was tastefully laid out in lush well groomed landscaping. Its water chalets and hill terrace chalets were comfortable and well kept. The food was good but nothing to shout about and although the staff was friendly and attentive I think they could not manage the troves off people who took advantage of the long weekend/ weekday Wesak and Labour Day holiday.
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The beach at Avillion is same like any other beach in PD, again nothing to shout about and some what dirty (not so dirty lah, I wld say clean by PD standard). Wanted to teach my nephews how to fly a kite. So I went into PD town and bought a couple of kites. The first day wasnt too windy but we still managed to get a kite stuck in a tree. There was no wind on the second day but on the morning of the last day in was windy like hell. My wife and sister-in-law managed to clock in more kite time then my nephews... keke i think even my father-in-law flew the kite more then me... :)

(1st Day Stuck in a tree................3rd day windy like hell)

There were a few bad points about Avillion, the biggest being its over inflated room rates. For the same amount of money you cld go to an island on the east coast… or even book yourself into Cyberview Lodge which has way better ambiance then Avillion, but ofcos Cyberview lacks a beach lah… But apart from its room rates Avillion is a nice place to get away from it all. And the ultimate advantage of PD is that its not very far from PJ and KL… so your there in a jiffy and back again… no jet lack.. no ass burn and no rushing to the nearest rest stop for a toilet break…

(we were greeted with traditional music when we arrived)
(The view from our balcony.......................The waterlilly!!!)
(The terrace or shld i say the semi-D we stayed in)
(at the top of this coconut tree there were familiar creatures taking a nap..... relatives of the cave dwellers in Gunung Senyum)
(these are two of my favourite pics i took in this trip.... its good to have a good zoom lens, otherwise these shots wld have been impossible to take)
(The water chalets at low tide...... Just to illustrate the picture with the boat without zooming)
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Oh yah...From morning to evening, you can go to the Karaoke Lounge in Avillion and watch a movie for free. You can choose from a list of DVDs they have. I watched 'Four Brothers'. I tell you its like a Tamil of Hindi movie, only its made more better and much coolers... other then that its a typical Tamil Movie...
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American Idol updates.... yup that nasally guy whats his name is gone... Phil is out too, even thought his Bon Jovi stint with 'Blaze of Glory' was pretty good... Jordin must have got the most votes last week to have survived her butchered job of 'Living on a prayer'. Lakisha and Doolittle did very well...the latte outshining the former and Blake... mmmm well he is quite an entertainer.. i actually like his rendition of 'You Give Love a Bad Name'....
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Anybody watched Spiderman 3?...... dont bother... 4/10 for me... The first halve was ok but as soon as we are introduced to the black suite spidy... it was down hill from there....
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coming up next is '6 weird things about me'..... yes yes... i was tagged by my friend Shanti 'the pandi'... will try and come up with this list soon.......
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5 comments:

Gallivanter said...

Blake won't last long, cause he doesn't highlight his vocal abilities. Yes, Spiderman 3 was crap, to put it mildly.

Pixelated Mo said...

X-Men 3 was crap, Spidey 3 is crap... hmmm seems like third time isnt a charm...

Anonymous said...

i want SANJAYA MALAKAR backkkkkk!!!!

Juliet John.

lived-legna said...

Its been a long, long time since I've flown a kite. Just the other day I was talking to some colleagues and found out that some of them have never flown a kite in their entire lives! But the best story I've heard is from my dad - in his time ( very long time ago) they'd smash glass and using a glove they would coat the string with it. Then they would 'fight' with neighbouring 'gangs' by flying the kites near each other and use their string to cut the other kite's string. Eventually one kite would get cut and fall to the ground and everyone would run to claim it. Leave it boys to terrorize such a peaceful activity! :-p

Pixelated Mo said...

Lived: My wife's uncles used to do the same thing... they wld also use boiled egg with broken glass in them to cut the opponents kite string... i am still trying to figure out how...

Juliet: Are you out of your freaking mind ah!!!