February 26, 2013
The best holidays are born from spontaneity or out of necessity, and sometimes even both. The morning after Michiekin's '80s theme birthday party a tired, hungover & very-much-in-need-of-a-holiday me looked up flights to Bangkok but to my dismay found none suitable.* Surrounded by a penthouse full of party rubbish and having overdosed on K.L's finest (who bought 500 chicken wings from Jalan Alor at the crack of dawn?!) the thought of not being able to get away was seriously oppressive. Weighing on my head like that cloud of cigarette smoke that enveloped downstairs like a fog of doom.

Sheena-chan brilliantly suggested we go away to the charmingly sleepy Langkawi island for a bit of pergolekan yang tidak terhingga (non-stop golek-ing)! Luckily, I practically grew up on Berjaya Langkawi Resort as a child, to me it was a holiday home, I could find my way from the hotel lobby through the rainforest to the water chalets if I wanted to. In the dark. 

Bags were packed, and the next day Golek-Unit drove to Penang to rest before heading up to Langkawi for a couple of days.

Anya Hindmarch // YSL // Louis Vuitton

The water chalets I've come to love and to associate with some of the nicest holidays I've had with my family. And had to downgrade to from our rainforest suite because the girls were afraid of; monkeys, lizards, bats, flying lemurs, and ghosts. MALAY GHOSTS. "Langkawi is part of Kedah, it's predominately Malay, so the ghosts are Malay ghosts! Pontianak on your balcony! Penunggu tapping on your window! Lang suirs in the jacuzzi!"


Why are my friends such ding dongs... 

On the border between the rainforest and the sea...we were living on the edge. *awkward laughter* *silence*

Michiekins getting some work done on our balcony.

Lunch at the beach restaurant, not too overpriced given that it's a hotel restaurant, and actually very tasty. I'm craving my spicy Indian lamb with garlic mash and mango cucumber salad right now... 

...Michiekin's prawn avocado salad and in the background, Sheena-chan's yummy but not very photogenic spaghetti carbonara. Who goes to the beach to eat creamy pasta?! I have weird friends.

Travelling and eating can take a lot out of a person. The only remedy is to hit up the pool...

...overlooking the rainforest mountains and beaches of Langkawi...

Double YSL, faux and real

...with an ice-cold cocktail and a view of the mountains...

...dressed as a frog.

Call me Keropi-chan. 

MENYAMAR KATAK hahahha. I did Shin-chan proud.

Chlorine loving frog.

The evening wound down with sunset watching on our chalet balcony...

..and curled up in bed, watching Cartoon Network, snacking on instant noodles, biscuits, dodol, and dried sugared cuttlefish. 

There was also a great 20 minute struggle to make Sheena-chan call hotel staff to pick us up and take us to buy midnight. 

"Sheenaaaa please please go with meeee" *whines*
(Michelle is asleep)
"Fine. Call the shuttle."
*silence* "Can you go and I'll stay here?"
"NO! JANGAN MENGADA! (Enough stupid ideas)"
*tries to make it an adventure* "Let's go walking in the forest! Look, I found a torchlight!" (grabs torchlight on bedside table)
(Michelle wakes up) "Don't gooooo don't leave me with the monkeys and bats and ghosts" (goes back to sleep)
(Sheena sighs and calls reception) "Is the hotel shop open? It is?" (I jump out of bed) "Oh it's not? Too bad."
"Let's go for a walk anyway! :D"

*update* Sheena-chan would like to clarify that the ice-cream debacle lasted not 20, but 45 minutes.

We ended up falling asleep to the sound of splashing waves, Michiekin's snoring, and my ice-cream-deprived stomach's grumbling.


*Despite Langkawi being my consolation prize for not going to Bangkok, I ended up postponing my flight to London and the very next day nabbed flights to Bangkok AND the hotel I wanted! It's happening after all. This is what happens when you practise The Secret and use positive affirmations, everything you want the universe will find a way to deliver. 



  1. You girls are super happening!

    1. We just like to golek! B'cos we're GOLEK-UNIT! :D