Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Langkawi

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?

I wonder.

10 comments:

AuntieYan said...

Salam Yati,

Kak Yan pun dah lama beno tak ke Langkawi...setakat ni rasanya dah 3 kali ke sana. Pergi dulu anak masih kecik2 so, seronok bawak dia orang jalan2..la ni kalau nak jalan pun berdua saja, depa dah takmo ikut...:-(

MrsNordin said...

Auntie Yan,

Pegi berdua lah best! Tak payah nak mengejar budak kecik (like me)!

Take your time... relax.... shop... I wish I had more time. Boleh stay lama sikit and explore the island properly.

Ezza said...

akak dah baca entry ni petang semalam sambil senyum2...Alahai BJ..you ni pun jiwang gak ya....
tapi pemandangan kat langkawi tu esp rumah tengah sawah tu mmg cantik..

MrsNordin said...

K.Ezza,

Jiwang? Tahu tak apa... hee.. hee...

Rumah tengah sawah tu memang cantik. All this while, asyik admire rumah tengah sawah di Bali saja. Kat Langkawi pun ada!

mumsie said...

heyyy...you watched the movie and liked it!! yeayyyyy!!

MrsNordin said...

Mumsie,

I liked it a lot!! Nak tengok lagi sekali!

Kak Teh said...

Mrs N, I really nak tengok Ombak Rindu. So once the DVD is out, pls let me know. Tak puas tengok all the snippets.

Superwomanwannabe said...

No 1. - here's a smack from me to that 19year old you hehehe - now we dah tua, takut nyeee anak dara 19 years old pi langkawi sorang sorang woit! kan? kan?

no 2- you ni romantic gak ye j..but yes, langkawi has that magical effect.......

catch up soon!!

nonie said...

Salam kak yati,

Rasanya saya terjumpa blog akak ni kat blog auntie yan & terjumpa entry pasal Klinik Ban tu... Dah bawak pun family saya pi situ hari ni huhu... Mak, husband & anak saya dapatkan treatment alat sonotron tu, kesannya belum nampak lagila, tapi hopefully by following the Dr's advice InsyaAllah derang okla :). Tapi dah tau treatmentnya tu dok google gak tempat lain yg ada pakai alat tu, terjumpa satu klinik keluarga kat area AU. Ramai gak dah pi situ treat athma/sinus. Pasni kalau perlu kitaorg nak try kat situ plak la, takyah pi jejauh sampai Raub lagi, tapi kat Raub duriannya best huhu... Sorryla terofftopic plak dari ur entry ni, org dah pi langkawi, saya dok kat raub lagi huhuh...

MrsNordin said...

Hi Nonie!

Nanti beritahu I kat mana Klinik kat AU tu. Dekat sikit! Kalau nak ke Raub tu macam bercinta lah pulak sikit, kan?

Dr Ban punya treatment tu ok, tapi kena pantang lah. Kalau tak pantang, you'll get it back. Kena buat follow up.

Thanks for dropping by!