Day 1: Kuching, Here We Come!!!!
I slept some parts of the flight. And the whole time, my trusty MP3 player kept me company, whilst Mike and Jennifer chatted the whole way... I was tired, but all sorts were running through my mind as we flew, like a small kiddo going on a jet plane for the first time....There was not a care in the world at that moment. I was going to Catcity and there was nothing in my mind which could hinder that.
We touched down at
First order of things.... lunch!!! We went to Asther's mum's condo, Stutong Tabuan Apartments in Tabuan Jaya....the chicken-siew yoke rice in Kuching is interesting; laden with black pepper...
For desert, there was a whole range of cakes and kuih. My personal favourite is what the locals call "Kueh Lek" ...this round, glutinous sweet pan-cake-looking thingy. After lunch, we took a ride to Kuching town to attend to a few chores, namely getting the Cymbidium orchids for the hand-bouquet (demanded by dear Asther) to the florist, which Mike had precariously cradled from KL to Kuching....
For one thing, Kuching has roundabouts strewn with effigies of cats and of feline origins.... Not to mention this driver who had his entire car's motive set in Tiger stripes...Miao!!
I must say, it's an uncommon sight for me to be able to see huge, spacious bungalows strewn all across Kuching. Up on the hill, surrounded by resplendent flora. If you remain still, you can hear the crickets and cicadas and all sorts of "nature" sounds. I can imagine living in one of these houses. It's soooo tranquil over here. The air smells fresh and the sights so far have not disappointed this humble traveller in a foreign land.
After that, it was to Jacky Studio, this posh joint where Asther picked up her wedding gown and accessories. After that, we adjourned to Stutong Tabuan for dinner (tapau-ed).
After a long and interesting day, we returned to our apartment for some well-deserved rest....*Yawn*
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