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This blog was started once upon a time when a young girl at school didnt know better but thought otherwise. So the way earlier entries can be crass and words inappropriate so please don't judge. As now the person has evolved into someone older and wiser (hopefully) ..:.... But some of the entries were classic and hilarious so I don't have the heart to delete them :@ Well we were all young (read:wild) once, right?

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Off to the Highlands!!

Somewhere end of July (I think!!), I took mommy and baby bro Win to Cameron Highlands for retreat cum holiday. It was great timing cause Win was going to NTU the week after for his Orientation week. He is now studying at the new funky faculty of ADM (Arts, Design and Media) at NTU.
The entourage included Mr Gan, Sandy and Tim.

2 cars drove up the North-South highway at frightening speeds and climbed the bloody Cameron highlands MOUNTAIN for hours before we finally inhaled cold, chilly and refreshing air.
The air up there is awesome.

Win farted many times in the car on our way there. We blamed him for our headaches and nose problems.

Here's the little family.




















Win, me and lovely mommy.

















Look at how funky my mom is, with her shade all.. Tsk Tsk..
We stayed at the Strawberry Park apartments, thanks to Tim who got us great deals.
We visited plantations cum botanic exhibits, which seemed a bit like Biology trip back in high school!!

SO, we visited this Rose Garden and learnt a lot of new things about the Botanical world..
At the end of it, mommy wanted to start gardening, this gives me pressure to buy her a landed house soon. Sigh.. =p
So here I am going to take you on a little Bio trip. Ready for you lesson??

First things first!
The picture below depicts a type of CACTUS!!

















Have you seen them before?? Cause I haven't!!!
I thought they looked like wigs man! Maybe can use this plant to make wigs and fake ang moh hair!






Here's ma and Sage plant.


You know the song.. sage, rosemary and thyme??
Ahh.. this is the plant... the English peopre use Sage to stuff up their turkeys during Xmases!

















This cactus is 40 yr old leh!!
The plant below looks a bit like trumper right?
There is a special name for it..

But I forgot.. I am so sorry... I am not the best Bio trip guide..





















This aloe vera like plant is freaking huge!!! It's almost taller than me!
















Sandy, me and the monster plant.









Sandy says that this is her favourite flower.. but I think this flower very humsup..

I don't like.


















We took group photo at the Rose Garden. Very sua ku right?
Mom, Win, me, Sandy and Tim.


















This one with Gan.

















Orange plant!!!! First time I see one also!








This is a Rose Chilli plant, this chilli resembles flower and it's apparently not so spicy, that's why we are not using it in the kitchen, I reckon.

















HEre's an old gourd. Very big, very tough, very old.
IT's a bottle shaped one, apt for a punching bag.
















I remember what this flower is called!!!
High heel Shoes Flower!!
Can you tell why it is named so?



















This one is a BAT flower. It has dark, bland colours, wrinkles up and hangs upside down at the ceilings.








Here is Sandy and a green rose. Their petals are made of sepals of a normal rose flower.
Not much smell and not very pretty also.





















I have decided that turkeys are ugliest animal in the whole damn world.

Look at their wrinkly, gooey face.. Goodness better not bitch so much, later I reincarnate as a turkey in my next life..
We then visited the TEA plantation!

We had Scones with butter and jam and many different kinds of tea at the Cameron Highlands Tea Plantations.

What a great way to spend our afternoon.


















This photo a bit Bollywood sial..
We spotted that most of the houses at Cameron adapt the English styles.
Probably because the founder of this hill, Captain Cameron was English.
So, he built many Tudor cottages.

They were dainty, unique and very homely.


















We visited The SMoke House, which is a boutique hotel and restaurant.

But guess what.. They are friggin stuck up!!!

We were not allowed in unless we dine or reside there! No welcome, no smile, no shit!
Don't go to the Smoke House next time!! It's a shithole.. I am still so buay song until now..
Tsk










Though I must say the cottage was so pretty...


But the staff there was so rude.. Forgeddit.. Don't worry.. there are other nice English cottages there..
Just don't go to The Smoke House.. They can smoke themselves to failure.. Bleah..
So on the last day, we visited THE LAKE HOUSE...




Ah this one is lovely..

Very pretty as well but the people were friendly. We had lunch there!





















We loiterred around their lounge and visited the rooms.

The food was not fantastic, but the ambience was perfect. Al Fresco style seating, with hills accriss the horizon.

















The reading room had cosy couch and fire place!!



















I had nostalgic moments of growing up in England when I was at the Lake House.





The rooms had four poster bed and whewww... it was lush and dainty..

But alas, it's a bit old so I felt a bit creeped up.. It was quiet and empty too.. mm.. skarli haunted by Angmoh beings... Hmm...




But no lah.. don't worry.. please do go to THe Lake House when you go to Cameron Highlands.
The hotel prices a bit steep but it's worth it. Well the price beats flying to England itself right???


I am planning on more holidays soon!!!!!!!!
Genting, Macau, HongKong, Jakarta and USA in the line up.. Will update you guys soon!!




We are on holiday spree! I just love the career path I am taking. It gives me so much freedom, flexibility, free time, with more monetary reward than I can ask for.



Also, I know that I previously mentioned that the new C-Class is a Fugly Baby -
But it looks like I will be upgrading my new Vios to a C-Class, after much consideration.
I passed my Basic Theory and yet to take Advanced and practical, so for now, Gan needs to drive me around =p.. Whick makes me feel so princessy...la la la





Anyhow, being Practical (Comparing C-Class to the IS250):




The C 180 K is a 1.8 litre thus lower road tax and petrol.
Being a Merc, it is of lower insurance and maintenance fees (can get spare parts in Msia).
It is also cheaper than the IS250.
We test drove the IS and found that the back seat is very cramped too. Though it is smooth as cream.
And We are thinking of getting PI (Parallel import) one from my dear friend Jimmy at Value Cars. But, It will take sometime cause it's not even launched yet in Singapore.


Now, I am trying to decide on the colour and the rims.. Black or White??
And after seeing it again and again... I think the new C-Class is not that ugly lah horrrrrrr....especially the Avantgarde version.

http://www.mercedes-benz.com.sg/content/singapore/mpc/mpc_singapore_website/en/mpc_splashpage/home/home/products/new_cars/cclasssaloon.html




18 Comments:

At 11:15 PM, Anonymous Sleepless in Bangkok gently snorted that...

I am sure there are worse examples for Merc's new burst of creativity like the A class/r-type?? something like that....


Well the China chinese got it right. They have 3-d Volkswagon/Toyota/Honda logos on their cars.
Now one can laugh at their cars as well, among other things.

 
At 7:25 AM, Anonymous blackcat gently snorted that...

Buying a car is something not that practical in Singapore, actually. Unless you need it like fetching your kids to school or getting your elderly family member for his/her regular medical check up.

If you are working within the CBD, the season parking alone would cost you a couple of hundreds, not to mention the ERPs which the LTA will be erecting more soon.

A friend just sold her car of 5 years after she landed a job at Raffles Place. She is earning good money but just wanted to be more practical. Especially the price of fuel is at all time sky high right now.

My advise is to avoid all the stress that Singkapo drivers will be giving you.:)

 
At 8:42 AM, Anonymous -kiwi- gently snorted that...

pass advanced liao can still get ah-tjin to drive... =D

 
At 2:26 PM, Blogger Marcelly gently snorted that...

SIB; R type?? huehue R for Race?
Havnt heard of R class.. hehehe.. ockt well...

blackcat: yeah.. thats very true. we have considered all these. thing is i am not fixed to office. but move ard a lot.. well. i guess we'll see.. thanks for the advice tho..

kiwi: yeah!!!! but hor.. i drive him around is more cheng.. so i must pass the test!!

someone know a good private instructor? who will cfm pass me one =)

 
At 9:40 PM, Anonymous -kiwi- gently snorted that...

hehe... all the best in passing...

 
At 8:16 AM, Anonymous blackcat gently snorted that...

Most of the driving intructors are the same. What you need is a happening bomoh for your TP test...hahaha!:)

 
At 12:17 PM, Anonymous sandy gently snorted that...

yo babe,

post all our cameroon photos somewhere for me to go download can?

please don't tell me u've deleted them =/

 
At 3:31 PM, Blogger Marcelly gently snorted that...

kiwi - wat u mean all the best? u saying i be a very crappy driver.. heuheue... yea lah.. most people are terrified of thefact that i am tryin to learn how to drive.



blackcat- bomoh???? vodoo the bugger to PASSING marks ah.. tsk.. i thought wear short skirt can already. why so leceh one.

sandy- cannot d/l from blog meh? click on it@ it will be enlarged one!

i dun hv those yahoo photo account and all that leh..
why not i store in thumbdrive then pass u when i go HK to meet u in nov?

 
At 8:45 AM, Anonymous blackcat gently snorted that...

Short skirt won't do because you might get a gay male tester.:)

 
At 9:52 PM, Anonymous -kiwi- gently snorted that...

alamak... i wishing for u to pass the test...
but but but... when u taking the exam that time hor, can tell me first, so i can stay home and be safe? =D

 
At 1:44 PM, Anonymous Anonymous gently snorted that...

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At 2:59 PM, Blogger Marcelly gently snorted that...

-kiwi- : chey.. ok lah.. will tell you.. NOT!

blackcat: oh ok.. thanks for the tips.. guess you may hv tried and tested that then..

 
At 2:59 PM, Blogger Marcelly gently snorted that...

-kiwi- : chey.. ok lah.. will tell you.. NOT!

blackcat: oh ok.. thanks for the tips.. guess you may hv tried and tested that then..

 
At 2:59 PM, Blogger Marcelly gently snorted that...

-kiwi- : chey.. ok lah.. will tell you.. NOT!

blackcat: oh ok.. thanks for the tips.. guess you may hv tried and tested that then..

 
At 8:46 PM, Anonymous -kiwi- gently snorted that...

hahaha... must repeat 3 times? 1 original and cc 2 copies to cover kar cheng?

mm sai la... (read: canto)

*bows*

 
At 6:16 PM, Blogger Marcelly gently snorted that...

!!!!!! I wanna complain tio Ah Tjin. why he has this kinda fren! $@##%!!

Ha ha.. ok lah peace.. kiwiman.. i know who u rrrr

 
At 9:24 PM, Anonymous -kiwi- gently snorted that...

aikzzz... me meant well =D
dun complain okay... hehe...
peace marcelly... u know who i am... so i need to be careful le =D

 
At 11:06 PM, Blogger Marcelly gently snorted that...

kiwi: hehehe=)

 

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