Monday, December 22, 2008

Memoir Kuching,Sarawak-Part 2

PAGI!!!!(meow....??)

cute tak????(cepat ckp cute sekarang,tiada kompromi!!grr...meow!)

Meh2 sambung balik jalan2 nye cerita. Hehe... Ok2,kita dah pergi Petra Jaya, Waterfront, Shopping2,makan2 and apa lagi ye? Oh ye, pengisian ilmu la plak. (hehe,saja je serius.) Pergi Muzium la teman2. Cuma sy tak dpt pergi muzium kucing(meow...meow..)di Kuching Sarawak. Uuu... nak pergi. (seperti ada plan utk 2nd trip ke Kuching je...hehe..) The next day:
13.12.2008
2nd day
Facts:
Art and local craft exhibition on Saturday and Sunday at waterfront. Breakfast Laksa Sarawak,umai and midin(tau tak ape benda ni?? ke korang pakai bace je?)Lunch at uncle's house,Muzium Sarawak, rumah panjang replica,tempat pasu or tembikar(i guess,tapi menggunakan tembikar la... my mum loves this,tp we all x boleh beli bnyk...berat nanti...),then off to Miri for 5 days...
Fun:

Taste Laksa Sarawak dgn mama,akhirnya jumpa juga final souveneir (arca kucing yg comel!!!!), Rasa umai made by uncle himself and midin cooked by auntie Nona herself,(finally got the taste of real Sarawakian's dish) Muzium Kuching's le tour footage,buying me a nice Sarawak's pencil holder(it's made of tembikar la....),and last but not least,the arriving of Kak Lapis Sarawak order.(We got extra than our order. Thank you auntie Anisah and the rest of our memorable host!! You guys rock!!)

Pagi!!
Untuk pengetahun teman2, di sini subuh jam 5.30 atau lebih awal sejam dari kita di west Malaysia. Dan sy terpisat2 dlm hotel bila mama kejut subuh pukul 5 pagi.





Blur jugak fikir,ingat nak suruh sahur tadi...(ngantuknye....)





It is quite early than usual. Jam 8 pagi di sana mcm pukul 9/10 terangnya. Malam pun mcm very early for us. 7 o'clock already very dark. And sini takde mamak2 or coffee shop yg buka lewat malam. Di west Malaysia especially kwsn area urban Selangor,mkn lewat malam is part of lifestyle.


pic:gelap ni... tp x kira nak bergambar jugak!!

well, sini pukul 11 dah senyap...er..shh..pg tidur ye dik..(hehe..)

Ok,let's continue. After breakfast we all tempah taxi then headed to waterfront. (Told ya the mak cik kiah's clan will want to do more shopping.^_^ ; ah haha...)


Sy masih tercari-cari apa brg yg sesuai utk dibawa pulang sbg kenang-kenangan. Dari jauh esplanade waterfront,sy ternampak white tent(cewah!! mcm ada wedding la plak...)


Sebenarnye pd setiap hari Sabtu dan Ahad,akan diadakan local craft and art exhibition. Kat sinilah sy jumpa brg yg dicari2. I am very satisfied with the shopping this time. It truly resembles Kuching in it's unique way. Comelkan? (sy betul2 happy ni,syukur Alhamdulillah)


pic:I've got the whole family... The six small cats resembles my family of 6


Selain gelang2,rantai2,brg2 manik,alas meja corak pua kumbu,kebanyakannya brg2 kayu berukir dan bercorak tradisional org asli Sarawak which is very pretty and sesuai dgn cita rasa Asean. (Sy sgt suka hiasan dalaman. Always love to decorate and sometimes you don't even need to pay extra bucks or expensive stuff. What you need is the right thing for the right space.)

Always think before you buy.


Packing up,picking up and lunch...


pic:Senyum !! Sedap tu ikan terubuk bakar.. Auntie Nona and Mek Dah pose mcm dlm rancangan masak2 kat TV.Cewah!!

(Adi said ikan terubuk kat shah alam kecik2 je... betul ke? hmm......)

12 o'clock Uncle Safawi and Adi picked us up. Talk about shopping,we almost forget our own time. We headed to uncle's house and were served lunch.





Ha,nak tau apa itu midin. Ni le die. Mcm pucuk paku.... Tapi softer and boleh je goreng mcm pucuk paku.



Ni pulak umai. Umai is a fresh fish usually cooked using lime or lemon.Special made by our host uncle Safawi. Nak resepi? er... x tau... ( My bro selalu buat if dia bertugas di atas pelantar minyak kecil. Boleh belajar,hehe...)


Muzium Sarawak.



Smile!!

After the Zuhur prayer we headed to Sarawak Museum. Ini sedikit rakaman. (thanx to my sony E hp.Love you sayang!!)




video




Kami tak dpt ke rumah panjang or they called the Cultural Village so I got the pics of the replicas. It is a nice replica of the type of rumah panjang and which kaum it for. Then we went inside the replica of rumah panjang. It gave me the basic picture of what's the inside of rumah panjang supposed to look like. Yup there's a skull hanging there in the pics below. Well,also I was told that the Bilik Bujang Berani(is what they called the Hero) is the ones with the most skulls.... Er?... eheh... xpelah....x nak masuk.











Souveneirs...



Cantik kan? Beg sy kecil je tau...

Then there's a whole ride to Kuching's craft. Mcm2 my mum,Mak edah and Mak Teh wanted but well...it would mean the whole plane for us!



pic:love it!

Tikar Sarawak mmg cantik due to of it's unique anyaman and corak. I admit bringing it back would be an adventure.


If anyone berminat they provide delivery service. Senang kan shopping zaman sekarang?(I ordered books from mph through online,it's simple and less hassle. Technology nowadays...)


The twist before Miri



It's funny that the saying is true,when things are at it's best,it is better to let go of it. I love the simplicity of life during holidays. But you can never had it too much. You'll become like Lotus Eater from legendary Greek.


Too much of good things it will destroy you. And the balance of life,the concept of Yin and Yang,the reality and most of all, like David Ball quote in his novel,The Sword and The Scimitar 'Allah always works in the most mysterious ways' had led our memorable journey to an end.

Every start has and end,so as my journey. We love to say our most gratitude to the people in Sarawak. Our kind host,Uncle Safawi and his whole family,Auntie Comi and Auntie Anisah's for the cakes and dinner,the long night ride and the funny things of how the unexpected twist of fate that led to new friendship.




There's this saying or rather a sunnah,


'If you really wanted to know your friends well,the best way is to travel with them'

I believe in my most optimum 2 days 1 night at Kuching,i have learnt that these words are very true indeed.


Forgive me my dear friends at the blogs and whoever had read my rather small inadequate interpretation of life on this blog,


I am trying my best to tell the 2 days journey at it's appropriate and accurate facts and observations. Forgive me if it's not at it's best or rather simple. I'm a small traveller,a beginner unlike Ibn Battuta.


There's so much I want to learn and do before I reach my destination. Isn't world is just a journey?


For the memorable Kuching,
Love,
Sarah.


(to be continued...Miri)

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