Sunday, 31 January 2010

Rupster says " About Thaipusam 2010"

Thaipusam 2010 was a complete different experience for Rupster. The eve started of as usual. Waking up at 5 am and walking uo to the main road to see the chariot procession. By the time the chariot reached and left our place was already 7.30. Came home and got back to sleep.

At night, at about 10 something we made our journey to Batu Caves. Rupster's intention was to stay there throughout the whole night and watch the kavadi's. Indeed it was a very nice experiance. Seeing the different types of kavadis, different types of trance and at the same time seeing so many different characters in one place!

It was just the eve and the crowd was massive! First time in Rupster's life, she has seen that sort of crowd up the caves. But with God's grace we manage to go up pray and return down safely. With that huge of crowd, Rupster so many people that she knew. Not sure if they saw Rupster but Rupster saw them. Only managed to approach some of them just to say a "hye" due to the moving crowd. Meeting Superhero was a very big and pleasant surprise. Its been ages since we last met. It was just a "hi" and "bye" thing to them but it was enough!

Being there the whole night, we left Batu Caves at about 9.30 am. Came home had a very short nap and went out for lunch. After lunch had another short nap before meeting up with the loved ones. It was a night to be remembered. It was short night out but enough time for bondings. Looking forward for more time to be spent!

A very different way of looking at Thaipusam and a night to be remembered!

Wednesday, 27 January 2010

Rupster says "About the 2010 Reunion"

This is a long overdue post. So here it goes.

Its been sometime now that we've been planning an outing together. We've gone too many but the group never seems to be complete. This time around, the group was also not complete but those who never got to follow us all these while got to come along. Thus bringing in an all new experience.

After much of planning, we decided to pick Melacca as the destination. Looking at the fact that we wanted a place where we could have a good time and at the same time get good food along with it. Penang was too far because we all had limited time. So we choose Melacca instead. With Melacca we would be saving much time on traveling as well. So Melacca was THE place.

The first batch of us left in the afternoon while the second batch arrived at night. We had to leave earlier because of the checking-in. It was indeed a huge apartment. With 3 rooms and 2 baths. The apartment came in with the basic facilities. We even had two balconies. WOne was the hall balcony that was facing the main road. While the other balcony was at the kitchen side and this was partially facing the sea. Yes. The sea!!!

We've never really been to the beach side of Melacca. This time we got to though it was not a beach. But we manage to stand along the sea and get the fresh breeze of the sea. The first batch of us arrived early enough for us to prepare what ever was needed. We even had a short nap knowing that it was going to be a long night.

After the nap, we got ready for dinner. Since we knew Melacca roads a bit so it was not a problem at all deciding where and what we wanted to have. As we were just finishing dinner, the second batch arrived. Had to go and pick them up because of their uncertainty of the Melacca routes. So there we are, 2 cars, and 8 people gathered to rock Melacca.

Since it was late, we headed for supper and went back to the apartment. As expected the night was way too long that most of us lacked of sleep. After all, holidays are not really meant to be for sleeping right? But we all manged to get a short nap in the morning and were up 11 am to kick start our day.

Of course we needed energy because being in Melacca is all about walking to one place to another. So we headed for lunch at Ole Sayang *yeap the place again*. Rupster was glad that all of them liked the food. So after lunch we headed to Jonker's Street. Walked along the whole street. Stopped by for some cendol and ice kacang at the famous stop there.

After walking around Jonker Street, we headed towards the A'Famosa Monument. Some of them wanted to go over to the church for Mass because they would not be able to make it for Sunday Mass. So as the few of them went to church, the rest of us were just walking around until. As we were walking around we saw these small sort of stall where they were having a few types of snakes and iguana. People are allowed to snap a photograph with any of these reptiles for the fees of RM 10. They guys got a bit too excited for it and decided to take the challenge on. So we snapped a few shots there.

After that session, we still had more time. That when we came across the Melacca tourist bus. It only costs RM 2 to board the bus. The bus would take you to all the main attraction of Melacca. It was indeed a good ride. Bus was not to packed either. It was double-decker bus, and we being us of course took the upper deck! As we saw the places we were also busy cam-hoaring in the bus as usual!

Our bus arrived just in time as the girls finished church. It was getting late so we had a fast walk up the A'Famosa Monument. The time we reached up was almost the sun-set time. It was a great moment for pictures. Using that as a chance we snapped and snapped as much as we wanted to. We walked around, read the information provided about the place. Yes boring but would be helpful one day or rather!

The original plan was to go back to the apartment, refresh ourselves and then continue with dinner at the Portuguese Settlement. But it would be too late for dinner if were to do that looking at the fact that there were 5 girls to get ready! So we decided to just go ahead with dinner. Finding the place was not an easy task! We had maps to help us but it was just not a help at all. After 45 minutes of trying we decided to call for help. So thankfully the contacts were a great help to help us lead the way to the settlement.

We were not giving up either because we've been looking forward to have a meal there. One, because there was a lot of variety. Two, you don';t really get Portuguese food that easily around KL and if there was also it would not be the original taste. Third and most important point it was along the sea!!!

All the driving around for more than an hour in the car just to find the place was payed back with a great dinner. We choose seafood and by the end of the meal, we were all too stuffed to move around. So we walked along the sea and chit-chatted there for sometime before we headed back to the apartment.

Bck at the apartment we continued with the chit-chatting though we were all fighting against tiredness and lack of sleep. The second night too was a sleepless night. But we managed to squeeze time in just for a few hours of sleep before we left back for KL.

Third day also started off late. So we packed up all our stuffs, checked out and headed for lunch. Lunch for third day was just a simple meal becuase we were all still too stuffed with all the food and drinks we had all along the second day. Thus, it was rest time for the stomach.

Before heading back to KL, we stopped by at the Melacca Zoo. We've all been having the urge to got to the zoo for quite some time. So since we were passing by the zoo beofre heading to the highway, we stoped at the zoo. It was so nice to walk around seee animals that we've not seen for some time. It was tiring walking and the animals looked lifeless but it was the time and satisfied our urge of visiting the zoo.

Overall, it was good and very memorable trip. A trip that we have all been looking forward to for a very long time. For some of them, it was a short break away from books and assignments. We never really got to spend time like this together for a very long time. It was good catch up time and good bonding moments we all had together.

The planning was tough, but the outcome was great. Looking forwards for more to come. Not too soon but some day or rather we would make another memorable trip together!

Monday, 25 January 2010

Rupster says " About Nine Words Women Use"


(1) Fine: This is the word women use to end an argument when they are right and you need to shut up.

(2) Five Minutes: If she is getting dressed, this means a half an hour. Five minutes is only five minutes if you have just been given five more minutes to watch the game before helping around the house.

(3) Nothing: This is the calm before the storm. This means something, and you should be on your toes. Arguments that begin with nothing usually end in fine.

(4) Go Ahead: This is a dare, not permission. Don't Do It!

(5) Loud Sigh: This is actually a word, but is a non-verbal statement often misunderstood by men. A loud sigh means she thinks you are an idiot and wonders why she is wasting her time standing here and arguing with you about nothing. (Refer back to # 3 for the meaning of nothing.)

(6) That's Okay: This is one of the most dangerous statements a women can make to a man. That's okay means she wants to think long and hard before deciding how and when you will pay for your mistake.

(7) Thanks: A woman is thanking you, do not question, or faint. Just say you're welcome. (I want to add in a clause here - This is true, unless she says 'Thanks a lot' - that is PURE sarcasm and she is not thanking you at all. DO NOT say 'you're welcome'. that will bring on a 'whatever').

(8) Whatever: Is a woman's way of saying F--- YOU!

(9) Don't worry about it, I got it: Another dangerous statement, meaning this is something that a woman has told a man to do several times, but is now doing it herself. This will later result in a man asking 'What's wrong?' For the woman's response refer to # 3.

Saturday, 23 January 2010

Rupster says " About Missing Someone"

"Why is it that when you miss someone much that your heart is ready to disintegrate, you hear the saddest song on the radio".

This saying is extremely true. Sometimes we do wonder why do we miss a person so much in live. Everyone misses someone. It could be anyone we love. It could be our mother, father, siblings, grandparents, uncles, aunties, cousins, friends, pets or even our boyfriend/girlfriend.

Rupster thinks we tend to miss someone because of all the things we have done with them. All the good times as well as all the bad times that we've gone through together. When we are far apart that is when we tend to miss the person very dear to the heart. Thinking back of the past and wondering why cant the person be right beside you at that very moment. Mind you, we could also miss someone that we've just met yesterday or worst still just a few minutes back. So what else bout missing someone that you've not seen for days, weeks, months and years!

Its not only when you sit and think that brings you back to memory lane. Sometimes when you look at a particular object next to you could make you think of the person. Sometimes it could be places that you have been with that person makes you think back of the person.

There is never a cure to it. The best remedy to it is just to have all those moments captured in your mind, heart and soul. This is because those are the things that would help you overcome the feeling of missing someone. Sometimes these feelings could be very disturbing to the extend of distracting our other activities. But than again, that the feeling that reminds of you of that person. Thus its a feeling that you could hate but love it at the same time.

People turn to many ways to overcome this situation.

Some, it is during these times that we turn to music. Music is one of the best companion at that point of time. You hear the lyrics and the wonderful music. Sometimes you feel the song is written specially for you for that very particular moment. Rupster is not sure about others, but Rupster has gone through this situation many times.

When you really hear and analyze the song, you would end up thinking that song just sings your feelings. You could have one song as such. But Rupster has many songs in mind to fit in to that situation. The music could either be a fast number or even a slow number but it just fits in well for the situation. At times an unknown language song could end up being the song of the current moment.

That is when you wonder how come a happy and fast song could turn out to be the saddest thing that you have heard.

So people, happy missing someone in life just like Rupster is missing someone at this very point of time. But she is loving it very much. After all its the distance that makes the heart grow fonder!

Tuesday, 19 January 2010

Rupster says " About The Little Princess"

We always say how fast time passes by...

We do realise that time is passing by so fast...

Sometimes we choose to ignore it. But when we look back at photos taken that is when we tend to realise time is indeed passing by very fast.

Geting back to the purpose of this entry. This morning almost all of the Kandiah clan headed to Batu Caves to full fill a vow made by one of its family members. The little baby of the family was going up the caves for the first time being carried by her parents using the sugar cane.

We were there by 7 a.m to avoid the hot sun and the high possibilities of going through a huge crowd. Thankfully, there was no crowd at all. We went up and offered our prayers. Looked around. Took pictures and finally making out journey down at 9.30.

Looking at that little girl made Rupster realise that time is indeed moving very fast. It was just like yesterday she was born *she was born in April 2009* and today she is already reaching 9 months. She was very long awaited person in the family. And today she is right in front of us smiling, crying, moving around and would very soon start walking and running around.

Wednesday, 13 January 2010

Rupster says "About India Part 2"

This is the second part of India entry. It would be a total picture entry rather than a word entry.


At KLIA while waiting to board the plane

The bus that we took up to the Marudhamalai Temple.


Madurai Meenakchi Temple view from our hotel

This was at the Sri Lankan Refugee Camp. Where we distributed clothes and money for the refugees.

Lunch time...

India and its famouse "tunjuk perasaan"

Our bus that was our true best friend for the whole 10 days

In the train on the way back from Banglore to Chennai

Like it was said in the first part of the India entry, the experience we faced we just beyoud explainable. We wished we could take more pictures of the temples but we are forbidden from bringing in the camera. That is why there isn't much pictures of temples. But there are many unforgatable pictures taken by our memory capacity!

A truly and incredible country India is. You see the WORST and you see the BEST!