Soft hot sand, deep cool sea,
Bright fiery Sun, hidden timid moon,
A little shine, a little time,
The sun kissed skin will arise.
I think that sounds like a song and yes it does not rhyme unlike the previous one I wrote. I’m actually writing this entry again cause I didn’t like the last one was to messy in one way or the other. So let’s start over.
I’m on my way
I just came back from Perhentian today pretty amazing place still untouched by commercialism but I think it’s getting there or maybe I’m wrong. Stayed at Lily Chalet, Long Beach which had a fine beach in front where we *10 of us* spent most of our sun time. The room that I shared with 3 other mates was pretty dark but we didn’t really care. There was sand everywhere though, was slightly irritated by it but gave up after realising that the sand will never go away. My guess is that the chalet owner is called Lily… *ain’t it obvious* *ok skip*
Lily Chalet at night
oh the menu was also filled with pictures of lillies… how cute… I-Rene noticed that, I just noticed that the food looked so unlike the pictures in the menu… haha
The beach is pretty amazing but would sound just like a typical beach from any story book you read that describe beaches.
“Once you set foot on the sand you feel it’s softness tempting you to step longer eventhough the heat from the sand is creeping up into your feet. To lose the heat you set foot into the crystal clear blue sea water and feel a sudden urge to stay in the water all day long. The soft sand beneath your feet, the cool water slowly lapping into the beach makes you want to lie there and while away your tiem gazing at the clear blue sky with hints of clouds floating about forming odd shaped animals”
Wonder if I describe it well cause that was how it is… U just couldn’t wait to step into the sea it is so tempting U could just forget about everything and stay in the water all day long… Alas words cannot describe it’s true beauty and there is a saying that a picture paints a thousand words but not all pictures do that, sometimes U just have to see to believe.
Water activities tooked up most of our time in Perhentian Kecil, it was spent either snorkelling or soaking in the cool water. Snorkelling was nice for a real beginner like me. It was quite intimidating at first but after awhile you get the hang of it. The guide was great help too. However; things don’t always go as it does and a certain kind of animal refuses to allow us enjoy the wonders of nature.
10 people enemy #1 was the jellyfishes. They were in every snorkelling spot that we wanted to go. We were afraid the first trip but for the second trip we gave up and jumped into the tempting sea anyway. Luckily for us no one got stung by it. Saw a lot of fishes that I couldn’t identify. I think I saw a tuna fish but I ain’t sure, I saw Nemo though *yeap he was hanging around one of the stalls at Kuala Besut.. nyahahha* Yeah saw a few clown fishes, they are really small. I saw a pair of fishes fighting/ kissing which looked really cute.
Tried the banana boat. We fell only once which was good enough for me cause I didn’t feel very safe. It would have been fun if you felt safe. Slept on the beach too for about 20 minutes I think. Not under the Sun mind you.
On one of the snorkelling trips there was a bunch of Chinese men trying to catch the sea. Oh how we wished thier ship would just topple over sadly their smart guide was able to balance the boat for them. Frankly speaking the odds of poking a small fish with an umbrealla is like experiencing snow in Malaysia. Now I know actions speak a lot about a person’s character like how silly a couple of us are… myself included. hehe
examples of silliness, knocking on wrong doors, jumping around running away from a cat that is as big as a water bottle, being scared by the before mentioned cat…. I think that’s about it… no other silliness so sad….
Hmm let’s see, lodging covered, activities covered, AHA the food. Hmmm… what can I say the food was BEYOND my wildest imagination * not wildest lar, it just exceeded my expectations* I was expecting fried rice or fried mee but we had 5 people sharing 4 dishes and a soup with rice of course not to mention a plate of fruits plus drinks to quence our thirst. *we took a package, so I naturally expected less* Good stuff 2 thumbs up, oh it was at the chalet itself so we didn’t have to walk far. Their staff were pretty friendly too though sometimes I didn’t really get them… hehe.. oh thier ice lemon tea was pretty special, jakun kid like me never see before, the put an entire tea bag into the ice lemon tea and my guess is they squeezed the lemon though the a lot of sacs were inside… was pretty nice actually eventhough I don’t like tea.
Ah the restaurant had Astro too and they ahd internet as well… a big satelite dish sat behind the bar next to the restaurant… it’s like RM30 for an hour… that’s like almost half of my streamyx bill… gasp… well life’s like that. Look’s like I got everything covered or have I? Oh I didn’t mention our jakunness snapping pictures right before leaving where everyone at the restaurant were staring… malunya… I also didn’t mention the alcohol or the lack of it, I also didn’t mention the the walks to the other end of the beach, I didn’t mention the lack of asian faces at “our” side of the beach too, I didn’t mention my fear of the boat capsizing hehehe
I also forgot to mention about the STARS… When night fell the stars stood out from the vast dark sky, a little twinkling made the sky all the more mesmerizing and I believe on our first day there I actually saw the moon smiling *no I wasn’t intoxicated*. I actually wanted to lie on the beach with a nice drink and stare at the sky, didn’t do that though cause didn’t want to dirty my clothes… the sad thing was that I couldn’t identify any constellations… there were just too many I guess…
I also failed to mention the schools of fishes swimming near the opposite end of the beach…. reminded me of Pangkor…. hehheheh
The final point that I missed was that I failed to mention that some of us woke up at 5 almsot 6 to wait for the sunrise and Mr. Sun took his precious time to wake up… alas it was a cloudier day and Sir Cloud won the day as Mr. Sun was blocked *the reason being the cloud is a sir and the sun is only a cloud.. -.-“*
No wonder Sir Cloud won, he had a horse to help him…
More things that I failed to mention was that the sea water was extra salty and burned the eyes as it fell into em, another thing is that I spent too much time under the Sun I got sun burn sans the title… hehe…
ok I think that’s about it I hope U guess enjoyed this summarized version of the Perhentian trip and I wonder if a picture does paint a thousand words. Bye Bye Perhentian, Hello speedboat…