Evanescence and Farewell moments

On 23rd February was the last day where I got to hang out with some of the Australians before they leave the next day and also it was the same day as Evanescence’s concert! So I took the train and walked to Pavillion to meet up with some of them but most of them left early cause they have to get ready for the farewell dinner on the same night which I did not go cause I have to go for Evanescence! I was pretty sad that I can’t go for both, if only I can split myself into two and what if Evanescence never came back to Malaysia? Our country already has a bad reputation cause the government just had to bring up some religious crap to prevent people from performing music which has NOTHING TO DO WITH RELIGION and to make things worst, Erykah Badu had to cancel her concert last minute cause of that.

Anyway, back to the topic! So I was expecting to just walk around on my own since Michael, Jamie and Kenny wanted to get a massage at the J.W Marriot Hotel nearby so I thought I just drop them off over there then I’ll walk on my own. My plan didn’t happened cause they insisted that I join them for the massage too and I told them that I didn’t have enough money cause it costs about RM175 for a 50 minutes massage but Michael was like I’m gonna pay for you so you have to come for the massage! Which made me feel more guilty cause they’re paying again!>_<

All of us chose to get the Malay massage since we’re in Malaysia! Hahaha! Then, they put our phones and wallets into a safety box that will be kept in the counter because the lockers are not super safe. Then Jamie and I was escorted to the ladies side and the guys to the guys side. The staff brought us to the changing rooms with has rows of toilets, showers, lockers and huge mirrors with toiletries, weighing machine and hair dryers. So it was really nice! Inside our lockers there was a bathrobe which was too big for us, a pair of slippers/ tongs, and a bunch of plastic bags.

So Jamie and I were thinking if we should strip everything off or just leave our undies on cause it was our first time going for a body massage. Plus, we were too shy to ask the staff but I did eventually. So keep undies on! After we changed into the bathrobes, we were sent to the lounge to wait while the masseuse gets ready. Even the lounge is so cozy and they have drinks at the side too! I didn’t bring my camera with me so I didn’t take any pictures. We didn’t get a chance to try the jacuzzi though!

Then, we were brought to the massaging room and both of us were in the same room and it was pretty dark and they asked us to lay flat on our front, and the masseuse asked I wanted light or medium pressure. I went for light cause if I went for medium I think I will be bruised all over. I finally got to try those massaging tables where there’s like a little doughnut thing to put your face on it where you see in movies!XD. So Jamie and I were talking a little bit until she heard the guys’ voices next door. Then, we started laughing and then the guys heard us too. Turns out that the room is only separated using a wooden slide partition thingy.

The massage was really nice but when she started massaging my thighs, I wanted to laugh so badly cause it was so ticklish but I managed to not do it because they will push the pressure up and down. 2 days later after the massage, my body ached.

Once we’re done with the massage, they brought us back to the lounge and they gave us Ginger tea.  I hate ginger but the tea was really refreshing after the massage. After tea, we walked back to the changing rooms and Jamie said she really liked the tongs and she wished she could keep them, so I just randomly said, then hide it in your bag or something. She did and she took my pair too! LOL.

The boys paid for our massages apparently cause Kenny is dating Jamie so he paid for her and I guess Michael was being really nice cause it’s kind of like the last moments we may see each other again so he paid for mine. Add more guilt to me! They took a taxi back and I was alone walking around Pavillion, Lot 10 and Sungei Wang. I had dinner at Lot 10 in the food court and had the famous beef ball noodles cause my friend is working there and he gave me a discount too cause his boss is not there. It was a really good discount until I thought my eyes have gone cuckoo. He was shocked that I was walking around alone, dude can’t a girl walk around alone? Of course it’s pretty dangerous too but my go to way of avoiding attention is to not make eye contact with anyone. After dinner, I went to Sungei Wang to get some souvenirs for the Australians.

Then I had some stupid moments with a bunch of douchebags which I will not state here cause they don’t deserve it, can’t believe I even had the slightest trust on them. So thanks to them, I was rushing to the concert venue cause I was almost late and Emily was waiting for me but I luckily reached KL Live on time. A few minutes later after we got it, they started playing! Amy is so pretty, sweet and her voice is like O_O, MINDBLOWING!!! I didn’t get to do much jumping cause I was carrying the souvenirs that I bought and I was tired from the walking and Emily was tired too so we just did a little head banging and screaming and tip toeing. I really suggest the concert organizers to make people line up according to height so that short people like us can actually get a good view.

I need a better camera especially for concerts.

 

Me and Emily after the concert!:)

I am glad I did not miss this concert cause Evanescence not only sang their new stuff but a lot of their old songs too! Famous ones like ‘Bring Me To Life’, ‘Call Me When You’re Sober’, ‘Lithium'(I WAS SO HAPPY WHEN SHE SANG THIS!I LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS SONG!),’My Immortal’ and a few more! She ended with ‘My Immortal’ and after the song the drummer threw his cymbals or however you call that yellow disc in a drum set to the audience. Emily and I thought if he ever threw that thing our way, the first thing we would do is RUN cause don’t you think that thing can actually hurt someone of you threw it really hard. Anyway, it was a nice day and I really hope Evanescence comes back to Malaysia soon!

First Malacca then Saloma!

On a happier note!We Taylor’s Student Ambassadors were sponsored for the trip to Malacca with the Unisa students. We were not suppose to go to the Malacca trip with them but the Unisa lecturers wanted us to join the students to spend more time with them so THANK YOU UNISA!!! Not only did they pay for our trip, they paid for most of our meals too. I feel so lucky and grateful to them! I have no regrets for taking this student ambassador’s job without any expectations.

So we went to Malacca for 3 days, 2 nights! Took us about 3 hours or more to reach the place that we were going to stay called De Nice Inn. In conclusion everyone hated this place and was shocked that we were going to stay there for 2 nights. Their rooms are apartment style with 3 rooms in each with 2 bathrooms.

 

 

Reception area seems decent.

 

The room which Caitlin, Sarah and I stayed at.

 

Living area seems ok.

 

Kitchen area with no stove and a very dirty water boiler so no one used it.
Bathroom with non-working water heating system and retarded flush which requires you to lift the cap and hook the thing again every time you flush.

 

I got the master room which floors were covered with ants.

 

 

Master bathroom with no hot water too so I was freezing my butt off when I had to shower in cold water for 2 days and has ants too and retarded toilet flush.

Another bad thing that happened was Sarah found cockroaches on her bed and she was screaming and we thought she saw a ghost or something. Hahaha! So we got the staff to change her bed sheets and kill the roaches too of course. The next day, the other girls told us that there were worms inside the toilet, which was damn disgusting.

Now back to the good stuff! The next day, most of the Australians went for the eco-bike tour but some of them wanted to use the time to explore and shop instead so we brought them around to eat and shop!

THE FAMOUS AND REAL CHICKEN RICE BALL PLACE!You can’t miss this!

 

 

 

Tried the dessert called ‘Cendol’ here and the portion is big and they even added sago!

 

After eating, we walked to the mall close by and we bought tickets to watch Ghost Rider 2 so while we’re waiting for the movie , the dudes went to kill time in the arcade and some of the girls went shopping and some was chit-chatting.

The boys having a Daytona match!

 

 

 

Movie time!From left: Lilian, Caitlin, Ally, Peilin, Kenny, Michael, Feisal, Nigel and Li Ng.

Ghost Rider 2 was not bad actually, well it’s also cause there was scenes filmed in Turkey so I was like holy crap  I think I have been there before. I think they went to Cappadocia too! I love that place, it’s so special and beautiful!

So we met up with the rest for dinner at the Portuguese settlement and we had about 9 dishes to 2 big tables which was so much and most of them were seafood too. Again I was starving so I did not think about taking pictures of the food but most of the dishes are pretty yummy! Then it was Jonker Street again for last minute shopping and the ferry ride.

The next morning we had some time before we depart from Malacca at 2p.m  so some of them went to the Malacca Zoo while some of us went go-carting and tried the cow pulley ride. It was my first time riding on one and I warn you that it’s gonna be pretty bumpy and a little stinky.

So after we got back from Malacca, on the same night itself we went to Saloma Theater Restaurant to have dinner and watch some cultural performances. It was a buffet style kind of dinner and they have a range of Malaysian food and some Western food too like Char Kuey Teow and kebabs. Too bad I didn’t get to take any pictures of it.

Jamie, me, Soo Ann(I just met her on that day and she’s a past Unisa student and she’s now working in Pricewater and Cooper Malaysia), Skye(one of the Unisa lecturers) and Yean Yi.

 

Jonathan! He’s really funny!

 

Peilin, Jamie and I.

So as we were watching the cultural dances, they suddenly made an announcement that they want some volunteers to come on stage to learn the dance too. Aimee and I were talking when suddenly, one of the dancers pulled us to the stage. It was so unexpected cause we were trying to look like we’re busy so that we won’t get picked but looks like it didn’t work. LOL

Aimee doing the bamboo dance!

 

Group picture!

 

Zech, Lilian, Joanna, Jonathan, Jinn, Jamie and I. So many J’s haha!

 

Candid shot!

 

 

Philip in the background, Michael, Peilin, Feisal and Joanna.

After that dinner, I had to attend the funeral for 3 days so I did not meet the them until Thursday. I will blog about Thursday and their farewell on Friday in the next post!:)