Tuesday, April 28, 2009

166. NaikBelon..

'...bla bla so he will be going to lahadDatu... bringing his family with him...
bla bla i mean the place is new to him. u ever gone there before Mr G?'

it was a trip from SungaiPetani and we were having a non work related
chitchat just to prevent the driver (Which was me) from falling a sleep.
and after the fish head and mutton curry the tendency were there.
'lahad datu, well... let me seee' he took a fair bit of time to remininsce the
good old days.
'when i was there, it was a bit of a rural area where the roads was still
tanah merah, if its raining, your car will be plowing the ground till u'r
stuck under 2 feet of mud. Red Mud. I remember
being stuck once,
trying to change our flat tire in the rain, there was local passing by
and they smiled at us. like its a normal thing to be happening out there.'

He smiled, chuckled a bit and continue his story.
'definitely your car will be a mess then?'
'yes! and there were rules that u cant contaminate the city with the mud...
so u have to wash the car before entering the city' waaaa, then car wash
business are making profit lah yer:)

'The place was an harbour back then, the locals are very rugged u know'
at this point, i was imagining amy search with his tight leather pants
colourful shirt and long hair.
'well its not a mystery since most of them are fisherman and lumberjacks.
no wonder they have such well built bodies' oooo that rugged kaaaa... heheh

'back then i was still in the army, we were going out one day when one of our
officer gives direction to us to have our arms with us' Pocket yang tak pandai
english actually thought 'memang la bawak tangan.. takkan nak tinggal kot'
'it seems like everyone in the city owns a gun and u shouldnt be out there
without protection' oooo, arm as if armforce, gun was the meaning!!ok
'but sir, what do u protect yourself from anyway?'
an obvious question but yet i still asked.
'well.. animal mostly.. man can also be animal if u know what i'm saying'
haaa!!? animal here is referring to binatang buas ker? ada apa!? beruang? cipan? lipan?
'Sir, may i ask, when was this?'
'well... somewhat 20years ago, i was still young, so add in another five or so'

loh!! 25 tahun dulu!! logik laaaa... buat takut orang jer!
sekarang ni dah ok dah kot. tgk dlm google earth,
airport pun dah ada daah.. AdrySabry bleh komen pasal
keindahan LahadDatu tu sikit please:)
so banji, jangan risau... regardless of all the
story u might hear, i'm sure u'll be alright there bro.
am sorry i cant be there to send u off in KLIA.
me, Catty, aishah, aleya, Dewi and a few other girls
here are wishing u all the besh.

Bawak balik that traditional shield yg iban warrior duk pakai tu bleh?:) heheh

7 comments:

cHeRyNa PiReS said...

lahad datuuuu...hmmm...gi bulan pose best kot...leh bukak pose awal....ehehehe...:P

~ mizzAmy ~ said...

lahad datu? tak pernah pergi. so tak tahu lah cemana keadaannya.

banji said...

wow! thank you for the nice send off :)

Mcm biasa, semua tempat ada pro and con dia. Sana katanya org senang bekerja. kat sini kita kena pandai amik hati lah, silap sikit dah mogok hehe

kat sini org dia otai2, suruh buat apa2, dia akan guna creativity sendiri utk usahakan. tak semestinya apa yg kita nak, tapi kadang2 they can surprise u. tapi sana kita kena tunjuk satu2 apa nak dibuat. potong plate ni 2' X 1', pastu weld bahagian sini ke sinun.

kat sana katanya rasa nyaman, with all the trees and the surrounding. kat sini mcm biasa, penuh kereta,

kat sini banyak kemudahan, kat sana kurang sket.

apa pun.. yg paling penting hati kita. bak kata pepatah masuk kandang kambing mengembek, kandang harimau mengucap :)

Again terima kasih for the warm wishes. No fear, tambang RM400 je pegi balik dua org

Pocket said...

Sha,hooh hooh,
selalu tgk pengumuman buka posa, mesti kawasan sana yg paling awal... nanti banji akan call dari sabah lah duk belagak ngan buka posa awai tu:)

Amy,pocket pun tak tau,
tp terasa cam jaauuuuhhh sangat.

Banji!!heheheh, betul tu,
semua tempat ada pro n con,
gi sana banyak banyak mengucap ya:)
heheheh,
tak jgak.. maybe kat sana keja lagi senang.
maybe sebaliknya... but that ...
is an adventure u have to take.
bon voyage banji...

trees n surrounding?
i hope they have free wifi like they do in Mexico. Then u can always gives updates on your life there bro:)

and yes.. 400ringgit jer kan:)
mama need to announce the date.
and i'll start cutting my minyak n phone money to go there bro:)

cant wait to take pic wit u there:D

A t i Q a h said...

Haa. Pas ni Pocket adalah peluang nak melancong ke Sabah. Dah ada tourist guide yang nak menunggu dia sana. Hehe.

Adry said...

lahad datu... ok... first aku nak bagitau... lahad datu ni bandar kecil jerr... kecil sangat... ada airport tapi boeing tak ble landing... fokker jak...

hospital dia besar dan cantik tapi kemudahan dan kepakaran tak cukup... kebanyakan kes masih di refer ke Tawau...

kepada banji jangan pelik dengan masjid atas bukit di bandar lahad datu tu ek... ermmm i'll tell you more details later la k...

Adry @ http://www.adrysabry.com

Pocket said...

Atiqah,umph!! sekali tourist guide to pun dok ber tourist sekali jgak..
heheheh, mula dia plak yg starts to asking for direction :)
heheheh

tp akan diusahakan..
pocket tingin sangat nak gi belah sana ...:)

Adry,Hope Adry can tell us a bit of this and that about lahadDatu,
the best place for car maintenance
the best place for breakfast,
the best place for a cozy bed.

Thanks in advance ya adry:)