Wednesday, December 26, 2007

I'll be home for Christmas..

Took the afternoon flight on Christmas eve. Thank God for Fire Fly - Air Asia came up with the ridiculous price of RM5 one way back to Penang. Add in all the taxes and surcharge, it costs less than RM50. Also, was fortunate to meet Angeline Cheah and her family from my home church in Penang on the same flight. So I had a companion going home too.

I always enjoy sitting near the wings

It's an AirBus I think

Did you know that Air Asia claims to have the best Nasi Lemak? I was tempted to try it. The air stewardesses came with the food and everything and they stopped right before me to serve this foreign tourists. Being a nice person, I patiently waited for them to ask me, while making sure I was making eye contact with the air stewardess. Then, when they had served the passengers behind me, they just pushed the cart away without asking me. Angeline and I were looking at each other wondering how come the lady didn't ask me. It was very obvious I kept turning to look at what they were doing. In retrospect, perhaps she might have thought I was checking her out.... O well, will try the nasi lemak next time.

Flight was on schedule, so I reached Penang 2.30pm and waited for OCD to fetch me. He had left for Penang on Friday on a bus.

Penang International Airport... or is it Bayan Lepas International Airport?

After picking me up with mom, we headed to town centre to do some stuff. And as expected, the whole Penang was jammed with cars.

Stupid kancil driver trying to jump queue

Since I was kinda free, I went trigger-happy and took some random pics.

This shop on Penang Road has been around for ages

Campbell Street, also known as Chinatown

school bags for sale on Campbell Street

To discourage beggars from sleeping around, MPPP(local council) came up with this

Some shops in Chinatown has embraced the internet age... WEBSITE!

The building looks pre-war, right at the junction of the road famously known as "kua cha ke"(coffin road)

Gama has been here since 1967, barely surviving

Coming soon: Penang Time Square

An old tailoring shop on Jalan Datuk Keramat

Arguably the best school in Penang, if not Malaysia- CHUNG LING

Before going home, we stopped by a chinese medical hall to buy for medicine for my ankle. I sprained my right ankle teaching BODYATTACK last Wednesday and the chinese physician from Taman Megah prescribe the medicine. Supposed to soak my feet with it for around 30 minutes.

RM4.50 per packet

In the late evening, I took the opportunity to visit the Monday pasar malam near my home.

I've not been to this place for a very long time

Still a popular place

Used to buy charpati for Dad back when he was still around

20sen per pc

ate this variation of Penang laksa, known also as Laksa Utara

ordered ice-blended milo from this boy

apom - 50 sen per pc

Ahh... good to be home. :)