Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Trip to Bahau, Negeri Sembilan - Part 2

Where was I? Oh yes. We were stuck in an awful traffic jam from Bangi to Bahau. Hemy, our driver for that day kept babbling and singing non-sense all the way to Bahau, showing his frustration at not being there on time. His wife and first born child were sitting at the back, laughing silently I guess. I managed to ask his wife if he was like that at home, she only smiled. (thank god he's not my hubby.. lalalala)

The situation worsened when we spotted hawkers by the road.

It felt like we were in a PAINFUL slow motion movie where one by one, hawkers of all kinds displaying the colorful cuisine of Negeri Sembilan fled by us and we couldn't stop to buy some.

The unique roadside cuisine of Bahau, smoked ducks!
We saw a stall selling bright yellow bananas, roadside cafes with kitchens smoking up the area, hawkers selling smoked ducks, chicken and fish. It was so painfully tantalizing to watch especially when we all had empty stomachs.

But the wait was later rewarded.

The brides and grooms were waiting for our arrival before they started their ceremony. It was a double wedding that day. Seeing my friend in her bridal wear gave me a warm feeling in the heart. She was getting married and so was her brother! Double marriage, double happiness!

And most importantly, hooray! We're finally here! (To think that I wouldn't make it. Hehe)

A blogger reunion, with additional members - the spouses and babies.
Clockwise from left top row: Hemy's wife, Zonaku, me, Iyan with baby Xiyad (Hemy's son), Masy, Wafa with niece, Bella, Erina, Amir (hubby of Erina) with son Aqil, Keri and last but not least Hemy,

We met some three years ago as complete strangers who knew each other via blogging. Met up a couple of times in a year to travel, attend weddings or just hang out. Who would've known that online friendships can stay this strong after several years later? Stronger than real life friends, I reckon. I also met up with a few of my high school friends who were in the same school as the bride and me. (Kurt, Ninut, Lailee and hubby, Madziatul and Efie! Nice meeting you guys there!) It was truly a heart warming reunion with the girls from Sekolah Menengah Sains Sabah as it has been 5++ years since we last meet. =)

While the others stayed back waiting for the official photographers (Hemy and Keri) to finish their work, I headed back to Kuala Lumpur by hitching a ride on a Mercedes Benz driven by Amir. Fuuuhhhh.. what a day!

And guess what?

We eventually did stop by a hawker's stall to buy some smoked meat on the way back. Kah kah kah!

Thus ends my story.
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6 comments:

Masy said... [Reply]

so our next trip together will be KK and Bali! amboii can't wait!!

Jard The Great said... [Reply]

@Masy hahaha.. yay!!!!! tak sabar jugak!!

Eyriqazz said... [Reply]

suka tgk gambar yg first tu..satu kelainan....

p.s : jard guna kamera apa ya? tgh survey2 camera..any good suggestion?

The Red Rambutan said... [Reply]

SMTI - Maaf lama tak berkunjung, busy 'check-in'-'check-out', tiap minggu kena fly sekarang ni. 21 weeks to go... :)

Jard The Great said... [Reply]

@Eyriqazz Hi Eyriqazz.. hehe. utk gambar pertama sy pakai panasonic Lumix S1 je. tapi kebiasaannya sy pakai DSLR canon 500d. Klu tgh carik yg bagus.. better angkut DSLR terus. hehehe..

Jard The Great said... [Reply]

@The Red Rambutan A'ah la.. dah lama tak nampak awak kat sini. hehe. wahhh.. terbang lagi. JELES!!!