Friday, August 21, 2009

Back in Ulu Land

The one week holiday back in my hometown was great! I get to spend quality times with my family and cats ( hehe ;p) and met some friends I haven't seen for a while.

I had a taste of civilization - something I really need and I felt a lot more rejuvenated. But, like they say, good times has to come to an end and it's time to leave again.

Kuching always have beautiful skies even when the air is polluted. ;p

I brought back a lot of home made biscuits, food and some toiletries. Funny thing was when it went through the Customs scanning machine, the man asked me what is it in the "tin". I said it's Milo and he asked me where am I heading to ... I didn't want him to ask a lot of questions so I just answered "KL". He said "Harr!Sana tak jual Milo karr?". Lol. I had to tell him that this Milo is imported Milo, not the locally produced Milo. And for your account, imported Milo taste a lot better than our local Milo. Huge difference to be precise.

I asked for the fragile sticker in the Kuching counter and the lady nicely put it for me. But when I check in at the KL counter, I was asked to check in at another counter , which is 47 counters apart! It was then 20 minutes before the check in closed and I didn't want to risk missing my flight so I asked her to take the sticker off. When I claimed my baggage, the sticker was still intact but when I unpacked this morning, all the cookies container were broken. =(

I was assigned hot seat for both my flights and I have to say I might consider paying for a hot seat in the future. The leg space is almost five times the normal seat! You can also pray that there is no one sitting next to you, so the stewardess would sit next to you during take off and landing!

To stewardess flight AK 5252 (20 August - 4.20 P.M) who sat next to me ; nice talking to you!


Ken Wooi said...

got imported milo? i didnt know about that.. haha.. okay enjoy yourself in KL ya ;)

Melanie said...

Kenwooi : Got, the Australian version is much better, taste like hot chocolate! Hey, I'm in Kedah- hence the ulu land. Haha

mknace unlimited said...

:) really.??

Melanie said...

Mknace : really for what? :)

Jean said...

i love clear blue sky. then i should go kuching! haha

Melanie said...

SJ: Hahaha yeah you should! I won't mind to be your tour guide.Leave me a msg when you decided to go to Kuching. :)

Huai Bin said...

Yup, I agree, the Aussie Milo tastes much better than our local one - probably the source of the cocoa.

Hot seats eh? I'm partial to window seats instead coz I can sleep against the window. Aisle seats are impossible to sleep in, much less middle seats. :S

I hope you enjoyed your vacation! :)

Kim Ong said...

Hello Chef,

You have been tagged by me. ;)

I miss my ulu-land!!!

Melanie said...

Huai Bin : Hot seats of Air Asia are from row 1-5, and 8-14. so that includes the aisle, window and the middle seats. Hehe. I hate middle seats too. I'm always travelling alone and AirAsia tend to assigned middle seats for people travelling alone! =S

Kim : Thanks for tagging! :D