I just got back from a trip to Langkawi. It was a long journey… but quite nice in some ways.
This is the first time I took the ferry after a long time. If I remember correctly, the last time I went on the ferry was in 1988. That was right after my orientation prior to leaving for the UK.
The orientation was held at this school in Jitra, Kedah. Lover boy was there too. So, right after the orientation, we both went to Langkawi for a quick getaway.
I still remember strolling down the beach at Pantai Cenang that night. The stars were shining bright. We sat on the beach, talked, laughed until late at night...
Can’t believe I did all that. I was only 19. Now when I think about it, what could have happened… scary man! But of course nothing happened. We were young and innocent… 19 then is nothing like 19 today!
Anyway, it didn’t work out with that guy but memories of that night at Pantai Cenang still linger....
This time around, the trip was made sweeter by thoughts of Ombak Rindu. That’s a very nice Malay movie I’ve watched in a long time. I was informed that the movie was shot mostly in Langkawi. So wherever we went, I couldn’t help feeling nostalgic about Izzah, Hariz and the location of their love story.
I thought I saw the house of Datin S (Azizah Mahzan), the one with the swimming pool in the middle of the sawah padi. We passed by the house several times and it was indeed very beautiful.
At the jetty, we saw the fishermen’s boat houses and thought, “This could be Izzah’s house!” or “Mael’s fishing boat!”. Hee.. Hee...
And we saw the yacht that Izzah and Hariz sailed on in the last scene (yang macam Titanic tu). Aaahhh…. It was so nice! Terbayang2 bab romantic tu! It didn’t help that I was reading the novel throughout the journey. So melancholic! The same feeling I had after watching “Winter Sonata”… Sigh….
Ok, ok.. now get real. I think Langkawi did something to me this time which I cannot explain. Was it Pantai Cenang or Mahsuri that has cast her magic spell on me?