Yup! Thats what i felt as i ride the bus from USM to well the Ferry since that by the time i reach Butterworth, my sister fetched me at KTM (got aircond maa hehehe)
It starts with me riding the USM shuttle bus towards the USM mosque hoho dah lama x naik bas, rasa teruja plak hehee..then i took the Rapid Penang bus which is not as rapid as it used to be (or perhaps bcoz i didnt take the bus often hoho)
Still, i took almost 1 hour to reach the jetty with the aircond off and doors open and someone dangerously stands infront of the door despite the ‘NO STANDING IN FRONT OF THE DOOR’ sign..???? Gosh!!
I used to luuurvee Rapid Penang since that its more comfortable than the usual yellow Min Lan ”sardine bus’ but it doesn’t last long rupenye…they took off the aircond, radio, everything, almost like Min Lan but slightly better ja!
Somehow, i miss that freaking expensive Eireann bus which at least their service is way better than in Malaysia . huhu why can’t we be at least similar in that way? sigh…
Well anyway, my ‘tourist syndrom’ is still with me along my way back. Kept taking pictures of here and there especially on the ferry. Didn’t realize how beautiful Penang could be
It feels good to be a stranger sometime to your own country, today itself i kind of interview her on her life and all. One is a USM makcik cleaner (considered as ‘Tok’ by now) who used to sweep the area around Education school. She’s like 70 years old but been sweeping all around the School for years and now she have moved to the Art School and still sweeping but gosh she’s strong!
She told me about her Hajj when she went there in 1999, she was 50+ that time and that was the best time ever and she really felt glad to go there since that its the money she earned after years working in the factory. Imagine the journey for 50 years to finally do her Hajj.
I wish i could take her picture but she was a bit shy, but trust me, at her age, she’s still cute! hehe
Later in KTM, i met a makcik waiting for her daughter who is supposed to arrive at 4AM but she waited since the day? Im not pretty sure of her details because i was sleepy by the time she talks half way through but somehow her daughter was supposed to take the 9pm train and arrive 4am but since that its weekdays so no one could fetch her so perhaps she waited early due to transportation problem. A mother’s love. (father too, her dad was there)
I know.. i know..im weird sometimes but hey..i like to be friends with anyone any age and whoever they are i don’t really mind because everyone is unique in their own way. So, don’t be surprise if i have friends from as young as hehe below 18 till say 81 just roughly saying?
Owh yeah, i bump into two bus tour heading to Thai/Spore i think bcoz they took a different train which doesn’t look like KTM at all, its E & O but boy they were escorted by police like some VIP’S padahal kat cork biasa ja ku tengok hehe
So yeah thats pretty much the highlight of the day.Always open to many kinds of people and talk to them about their life if you have the chance because you’ll never know what you will hear from them.
Like one story i heard in the radio where they were talking about Luck, one standard 6 children got 5A’s for their UPSR and the parents promised to bring their children to London TOGETHER with TWO tuiton teacher for 1 @ 2 week …???? Lucky them!
Hehe I guess im starting to fall in love with journalism 😉
Btw,these are some of my favourite. To Wanykukikuki ‘pendrive’ hehehe ampuun yek taruk gambaq Penang. Just sharing hehe