What a Weekend

Ok for once I’m just gonna write something here without any pictures, like blogging used to be…a stream of consciousness I believe it’s called.

I had quite a weekend, on Friday I drove down to Penang – arrived around 8pm and had dinner with the contestants and crew for Discover Smile, Zoom, Malaysia TV show (it’ll start showing on 8TV on 29th July).

I think were were the 4th episode, so we should be airing around the end of August.

Anyway it was a fairly smooth drive down, not too much traffic, no accidents and no major roadworks.

Found out the Aishah Sinclair was to be the host for the show!

After dinner headed to the room to catch up some reading and catch a nap before the briefing, Ted arrived pretty late (my partner for the race).

So we were briefed on the race mechanics and how it was going to go down, to our dismay we found out wake up time was 5.30am!

Quickly grabbed a shower and went to sleep…got up about 5.45am the next day, let the camera man fix the interior camera in my car – had some quick breakfast and got ready for race flag off at 7am sharp.

Then it was race race race all day long, I didn’t take many pictures but I have a few. Will update more about the race later.

Finished up about 6pm, then headed to final destination. Was wrapped with final interview and everything by about 8pm.

Then our accumulated Smile Points through-out the race (totaled about RM500) we spent in the Esso station to buy some provisions for the Penang Children’s Protection Society.

The kids were so happy! It was great to see them smiling.

After that it was off to G Hotel for some late dinner (it was about 9.30pm by then) with free flow beer at the buffet 😀

I was stuffed to the max after that..

Then back to the hotel by about 11pm.

Shower, watched some of the MJ tribute concert showing on 8TV and slept before midnite for once.

Woke up the next day marginally before midday feeling really really stoned, aching shoulders and suspected a bit of heatstroke (had a minging headache all day).

I needed to get back to KL for a wedding dinner on that very Sunday night, so no time to hang around.

Checked out and hit the road, stopped at a petrol station to fuel up my body with essentials (caffeine, sugar and salt).

The correct order is like this:

1 can of strong iced coffee – one chocolate bar – one pack of salted cashew nuts – one gatorade.

That woke me up for sure. Then it was onwards and homewards, reached back to KL around 4pm.

Had to take the laundry, pump petrol, drop the dog at the dog sitter (of course grabbed a couple of goes on Guitar hero first) and then time to get ready.

Left home about 7 to reach Westin KL at about 7.30pm for the glorious wedding of Kim Ong and Josiah Ng in the grand ballroom.

You can catch her on Twitter too @kimongsk.

What a glorious wedding it was, it was beautiful and classy and very enjoyable for once. It melded Eastern and Western traditions together well and Josiah’s father was very entertaining.

I have to say it was probably the most fun wedding dinner I’ve been to so far, plus I guess it makes a difference how close you are to the person getting married.

The better you know them the more meaningful it is.

Got home about midnite, watched the first episode of True Blood Season 2, then time for sleep.

Man….I’m really having a sleep deficit now.

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11 Responses to What a Weekend

  1. Myhorng June 29, 2009 at 3:41 pm #

    yeah nice weekend for u no doubt.

  2. Angie Tan June 29, 2009 at 3:43 pm #

    Sounds like a very full weekend but fulfilling as well. 😉

  3. suanie June 29, 2009 at 3:45 pm #

    got full report on the race or not?

  4. kimberlycun June 29, 2009 at 3:45 pm #

    the wedding was so beautiful! so much love in the air 🙂

  5. Huai Bin June 29, 2009 at 3:46 pm #

    I read about your race on Twitter, live updates, nice! 🙂

  6. Mellissa June 29, 2009 at 3:55 pm #

    So we were in Penang at exactly the same time, and probably left at exactly the same time too?! What hotel were you staying at!

  7. ShaolinTiger June 29, 2009 at 6:21 pm #

    Myhorng: Yah nice, but damn tiring wei.

    Angie Tan: Very satisfying indeed!

    suanie: Got later la.

    kimberlycun: Yah it was so awesome.

    Huai Bin: Heh thanks.

    Mellissa: Yah around the same time I think, I was at Naza hotel.

  8. Mark June 30, 2009 at 11:16 am #

    Wow sounds like an exciting trip mate! And the top it off, you won the challenges.

  9. ShaolinTiger June 30, 2009 at 5:26 pm #

    Mark: Yah awesome, can’t wait to see the show. Hope I don’t look like a wanker haha.