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Monday, July 6, 2009

A fun day at the beach!

It was a beautiful day...

spent making sandcastles on the beach

and taking walks along the shore...

even venturing into the waters edge for a taste of the sea...

and a taste of the best Curry Laksa in PD...

capped off with a gorgeous sunset upon the gentle waves!


It was fun in the sun for the family over the weekend as we took a quick trip to a nearby beach. It was a really good break and we had a fun time. Going with my best buddy ensured that I had the best possible time with family and friends. Also after a long time, I didn’t have to worry about assignments that were due and could just relax and enjoy the retreat.

I think that my little girl had the best time of all. Although she one doesn’t know how to swim yet and we couldn’t really venture to the sea she really enjoyed walking into the waves, making sandcastles on the beach and frolicking in the pool. The smiles and laughter are precious and I’m glad I brought the camera.

The best thing about it was that although it was an overnight affair, but because we went early and checked in early we had so much more time on our hands. We were on the beach and then the pool and then the beach again and the pool again…I lost count. We were so tired that night but my good buddy and I wanted to stay up late like old times.

Unfortunately we are like “old timers” now and couldn’t stay up past 12. We did try to talk a walk on the beach after the kids went to bed but the place was pretty deserted. I recalled the time I went to Siloso Beach in Singapore and how crowded the place was and couldn’t help wondering why our old beach which is the closest to the capital can’t have even the slightest semblance of what is at Siloso.

My buddy and I could see the potential for so many things and wished that we could be given a half mile of beachfront and we would turn the place around with the right planning. Maybe it was just wishful thinking but I think there is potential for more. After all it’s not that far from town and great for a quick rendezvous, all it needs is a touch of class to attract the crowds back.

Anyway the next day as we drove into town for lunch we did see that there were certain stretches of the beach that had started to do what we were thinking about so there is still hope yet. Speaking of town, we also discovered what I think is the best curry laksa and the best ABC – Air Batu Campur (literal translation “solid water mix” or as the stall owner so aptly put to a foreign customer “it’s like Malaysian ice cream”) in Port Dickson!

The curry laksa was think and creamy and the ingredients were plentiful, even the sambal chili was laden with dried shrimp and really spicy. The ABC on the other hand was not too sweet and full of red beans that were cooked to perfection. It was lip smackingly good food for a very decent price. I strongly recommend the place if you happen to stray over to PD town someday.

Anyway that was it. A quick getaway that ended all too soon. Wish we had more time to stay but maybe next time. We're planning to do this more often...considering that it's only an hour or so away...it does't get any closer that that! Sometimes you get stuck in the parking lot of a mall for longer than that hehehe

Cheers and have a nice week!

19 comments:

Nick Phillips said...

I had a blast buddy. I really can't wait for the next holiday :D

Nick Phillips said...

Ohhh, that curry laksa was an absolute delight la ... Must go there for it more often ...

Nick Phillips said...

OHMYGOD! I forgot to chop! LOL!

Nick Phillips said...

Yeah, I agree, there are so many things that could be done to attract more people to drop by. If only we had enough money to buy a mile of land over there, I'll bet we could get people partying there every weekend ...

Nick Phillips said...

Only thing that disappointed me was that we didn't see any ghosts or experience spooky stuff ... When you and me hang out away from home, it's normally an invitation for the ghosts to come out and play ... LOL!

Nick Phillips said...

I put up some pix on my blog, not much la, too lazy to edit all of them, check it out when you're free.

I'll email you the rest of the pix later once I edit them. There are some cool ones of lil Ellie ...

Adrian said...

Buddy! We sure had a blast too....and just like you can't wait for the next getaway!! :)

Adrian said...

The curry laksa was yummy with a capital Y!! I have a nice picture of it that I must post...:0

Adrian said...

That would be great huh...buying a piece of land and opening up a business at the beach...work would be a such a breeze...hmmm now that's a thought for an early retirement plan! :)

Adrian said...

Okay don't worry your first and only commenter...just like when I started before LOL

I'd give you EC credits but I don't ahve any I think LOL

Adrian said...

I did check out the pix and they were nice...I was supposed to put mine up last night but slept early! Will try to do it tonight though! :) Might put up one of you...hehehe...okay okay I value my head...

Adrian said...

Yeah huh...no wierd experiences like usual...but then again old Chip'd Tooth wasn't there and maybe he was the monster magnet...LOL

Cheers bud...

Nick Phillips said...

Yeah buddy, if you value you head, then you'll know my issue about putting up pix of us. Just keep the pix you post up of you, LP and lil Ellie :D

Adrian said...

Buddy!! Of course I won't put your family pics up lah...whatever gave you that idea lol Cheers bub

Mariuca said...

Morning Adrian! That curry laksa looks yummy, is it spicy too? :)

Mariuca said...

LOL @ Nick disappointed for not seeing ghost! ;)

Adrian said...

Morning Marzie! You still up? :) The piture of the curry laksa is not realy as good as the real thing I must say. But it was darned yummy...and the sambal was the best as it was teeming with dried shrimp and spicy too.

Cheers GP!

Adrian said...

Marzie! I didn't tell Nick that there was a room there that someone had died in sometime ago...due to a heart attack I believe. Next time I'll play it up a bit more...he didn't tell me he wanted to see ghosts...cause we're both chickens when it comes to that!! hehehe

Cheers GP and hae a nice morning...bet you're off to bed now! :)

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