This time around I’ll try to finish blogging this trip for once and for all!
Day 3, 21/12/09
My mum set the day today to be free from any sort of activities as she said she needed time to recover from yesterday’s tiring journey. Lol.
So I took the opportunity to hang out with Syazwan :). We decided to watch Avatar at 21 Cinema in Amplaz mall.
I was very excited. Both for the movie and us. This was our second movie together! In a foreign country some more! Haha..sorry, I can’t help myself being too overjoyed by that fact :).
As well as for the movie itself, I was looking forward to its premier actually when I watched the trailer. I heard, it took them 15 years to make the movie and from what I’ve watched, it was fantastic! Though I find those blue natives quite distracting.
Not to mention, the cinema theatre was awesome too!! The ceiling was high, in fact, higher than those we have in Malaysia, the seats were comfortable and big (Unlike those in TGV) and the best part of all, I could stretch out my legs!! Oh yea! The sound system was fantastic as well, I could reaaaaaaaallllllyyyyyyyy feel the impact of the sound effects. Cool.
Haaa, I missed 1 part there. Actually before we watched Avatar, we did some warm up by playing at the arcade! We finished all of our coins on Time Crisis 3!! Haha, thanks to Nadia Khamis, because since the day she taught me how to play it, I’ve become addicted to that game. It’s a shooting game where you have to shoot bad people. Syazwan too, I think, now a fan of that game. Lol.
After the movie, we had our lunch which was at 4 something! Syazwan brought me to this one restaurant selling Mie Ayam. It was superb! It basically consists of noodles, something like Maggi noodles except thicker, with small pieces of chicken sautéed with mushrooms, vegetables, fried bakso (meatball), something like keropok and on top of it all, is the soup. I really enjoyed the meal!plus with a lot of spicy sambal I added myself until I realized my lips became numb because of it. Lol. I am, indeed, a big fan of spicy food :).
Happy lepas dapat makan…hoho
Then, we decided to go back to the hotel as the day was getting darker. But on our way back, we decided to stop by at Syazwan’s hostel, you know, just to look around the place he lives and plus, he wanted to get his phone charger in his room.
Well, all I can say is, the road to his hostel was kind of eerie…because before reaching his hostel, we had to pass this abandoned building. It looked like an empty hostel..urrghhh. But other than that, the place looked just fine.
While waiting for him to get his charger in his room, I hang around at the lobby. There were 3 wardens and unlike what I had in mind, you know, cold, unfriendly and fierce, they were actually nice and chatty!! We had a quick chitchat before Syazwan returned with his charger.
Before reaching the hotel, we, once again, had a pit stop by going to the Roti Bakar stall and ordered it to bring back. I really like the roti bakar. It’s something different and cheap and very filling too!
Roti bakar with chocolate and strawberry filling..nyumm…
And some random photos…lol
Later that night, around 8.30 pm like that, me and Syazwan went out again to buy burgers at Mister Burger and had dinner with the whole family at the hotel cafe. After that, we lepak-lepak at the lobby, watching TV before went off to our respective rooms and dozed off, until the next day arrived….I was excited and looking forward for tomorrow’s adventure but at the same time, I was pretty upset because I was going to leave the place soon. Very soon, in fact.
Day 4, 22/12/09
Hello Jogja again! :)
Today my parents planned to go to one of the beaches here. Our driver, Yoniva, suggested us to go Parangtritis Beach.
It is located quite far from town and when we reached there, the weather was really hot!! Once I stepped out of the car, I could already feel my skin burning hot. According to Yoniva, the temperature there would normally be around 38 degree celcius!!! It’s like as hot as Hawaii!!!
However the scenery was beautiful..blue sky with white clouds which looked like cotton candies, the sparkling brown sand, the blue turquoise seawater and the sea breeze, it was almost perfect! It would have been better if there were trees though.
We went for a horse carriage ride to go-see as walking would burn us to death. Lol. As usual, I had my ride with Syazwan.
Apparently from what the coach said, this beach was highly hazardous. This year it had killed 16 people and just last Friday, 2 people died, only 1 found on Sunday and the other one still missing.
Oh boy, judging by the look of those waves, I knew it already, it must be really dangerous because the waves were quite high and fierce.
The beach, apparently, according to him, is a place for spiritual retreat. In Safar month, people from Kraton will come, along with flower petals, bathe in the seawater. It’s their custom and culture to do that.
Mamat baju pink tu suke kat ika
After the ride, Yoniva brought us to another beach where we could eat fresh seafood! And man, it was hotter there! But thank God, the food was awesome!!
Terus hitam muke ika lepas balik.
On our way back to the hotel, I asked mum to stop me and Syazwan at Malioboro to find Joanna’s Starbucks t-shirt.
Before that, we hit Fun World and played a shooting game again but it wasn’t Time Crisis. The gun was heavy but in the end, Syazwan lost the game and I won!! :P
We walked around the place and did some shopping. Lol. I couldn’t find that Starbucks T-shirt, sorry Joanna, so we went to Sapphire mall, konon-konon nak pegi urut kaki and main bowling but we did none of it! Instead we walked, by foot to Amplaz mall! Well, halfway to Amplaz because I couldn’t stand walking some more and it was freaking hot, so we took a rickshaw.
Over there, we continued playing at its arcade, Time Crisis 3 but this time around, Syazwan won the game. Haha, he’s getting better at it. Dah terer ;P
Then, we had teatime at A&W. We had a waffle and rootbeer float. It was cooling and refreshing! It’d been ages since I had my last rootbeer float, man, if only they still have onion rings…
After that, we went back to the hotel only to find out, my family wasn’t there! They went out somewhere. So since I wanted a massage so much, I went for leg and hand massage at the hotel spa for 1 hour while Syazwan waited at the lobby. Haha, sorry I left you alone.
Even after 1 hour, my family was still missing, so me and Syazwan went out again at Suka-Suka for dinner. We had our usual food, Ayam Bakar and Kangkung Goreng. Superb.
Yeaa, it was so superb until something stuck on my tooth and took Syazwan to notice it and tell me. Greaaatttt….
That was actually the first rule in my dating list,
1) Thou shall not have any food stuck on thou teeth
And it happened. Perfect.
Though, I was really tired to feel embarrassed about it so I just got up to the sink and got rid of it. Haaihh.
After my family came back from somewhere, suddenly it struck upon me, that, tomorrow was the end of it.
And if only by letting something stuck on my teeth could make everything back to the beginning, I am willing to have something stuck on my teeth, no matter how embarrassing it is.
Later that night, I lepak-lepak with Syazwan. I made him a hot drink. He was utterly delighted even though the drink I made for him was Kopi Luak (Coffee beans extracted from feces). Well, the taste was nice though. Have it a try!
Other than that, I don’t know how to say it, I was very happy but at the same time sad too. I couldn’t bring myself to think about tomorrow. So I just left it for tomorrow and seized every moment I had that night…by…snapping a lot of pictures! Hahahaha!
Day 5, 23/12/09
My last day in Jogja :)
I was really happy for the last few days here.
Surely, it is one of my greatest moments being here. Lol.
In the morning, we woke up at 4 am to leave the hotel at 6 am. Our flight was at 8.20 am.
I woke up and did the usual stuff, taking shower, packing and blablabla…
I saw Syazwan when I went out for breakfast. I still felt okay that time. I could still laugh and joke around when eating breakfast with him and my whole family.
Even when I saw him looking at me at the corridor of my room, I still felt okay. Sad, of course but I could still smile :)
However I suddenly felt a pang of great sadness when I started to get into the car and Yoniva asked me why Syazwan did not follow us but I still could control myself not to shed a tear.
But then, when the car started moving, leaving the hotel compound and I couldn’t see any sight of him anymore, and suddenly really really realized with the fact that I can’t see him anymore, I lost it.
Haaaihhh. I guess that was normal, right?
However, the whole trip was really enjoyable and I had so much fun! :))
Well, that’s the end of this journal. Looking forward to Kuching, Sarawak trip with Auw and Jixs now! :D