Since the Damai Lagoon Resort was under renovation, we had to stay at the Damai Beach Resort, which I have not stayed at for more than 10 years? It’s smaller than Damai Lagoon and the facilities aren’t as aestheticall pleasing, however the rooms are admittedly larger. Which is a huge plus, when 5 people are sharing one room. There were two queen sized beds for the Superior Room. A good thing, or else I wouldn’t know how anybody can sleep that night.
After checking in on Saturday afternoon, we settled down in the room, and moments later the tv was switched on which, to the girls’ delight, had 8TV, a tv channel not normally shown in East Malaysia unless you have satellite tv. The weather was a bit cloudy and we were worried that it would be a rainy weekend, which would be a bummer. Fortunately, it did not rain at all till we got back to Kuching, what luck. So after a bit of tv watching whilst Sarah had already set up her laptop and was watching movies, we decided it was time to venture outdoors. To the beach it was!
As you can see from the photo, the weather was quite cool, quite nice weather but the waves were quite big. You can see the chalets of Damai Lagoon Resort in the distance.
This is Siaw Fern and Jia Lin, not camera shy at all.
And a smiling Tze Siew.
Whose foot is whose? Haha. No prizes for guessing whose foot is mine.
I’m going to make this into my web banner or forum sig. Haha. Thanks to Sarah for coming up with the idea of writing our names in the sand.
That’s Sarah with one of her two cameras. Yes, she brought two cameras, a 6.1mpx Pentax one and a Nikon one which she lent to Jia Lin to use.
Gah, I look weird in this photo, but must at least put up one photo of me at the beach or else I would get complaints. Like what happened for my
My four friends who were my trip buddies. From left to right: Tze Siew, Siaw Fern, Jia Lin and Sarah.
At night, we went to Palm Beach Restaurant for dinner but got a bit lost on the way. We thought we had drove too far down the road, turned back to retrace our route only to discover that we should have drove a bit further down the road and we would have reached our destination. And when we got there, there seemed to be quite a crowd and there was some serious karaoke singing going on, quite an earsore. But we were good sports I think. Haha. Managed to withstand the singing all throughout dinner. Ordering was quite tedious since we had a budget to meet and yet wanted to try out the specialties like the seafood. In the end, managed to order crab and a few other ordinary dishes.
Later when we got back to the resort, walked to the beachfront where there were reclining chairs on the grass and just lazed around while enjoying the cool sea breeze. Then, Jia Lin and I excused ourselves under the guise of having to go back to the room to use the bathroom. The real plan was to prepare while we got ready the birthday cake to surprise Tze Siew, who’s birthday is in two weeks time.
When we were ready, called up the girls who led Tze Siew back who seemed surprised, although I’m not sure how surprised.
Tze Siew cutting the cake while smiling away, such a smiley girl. Hehe.
I think I ate the most of the Oreo Cheese cake, had three helpings. When I mentioned it, the girls looked at me in disbelief. Yea, I have a soft spot for sweet treats.
Anyway, later on that night, after getting bored of watching tv, playing cards, we decided to play Truth or Dare. By dealing out cards and seeing who got the lowest value, I somehow ended up being the first victim. I chose Dare, which was to go to the room next door and knock on the door before running away. Quite easy. The next person who chose Dare had to go to the reception and say “I love you” to the person there, who happened to be female. Anyway, somehow ended up that I was the victim three times during the game, twice of which I was the dealer of the cards. I didn’t dare to choose Dare anymore, after having a faint suspicion that the girls were not going to let me off with such an easy dare again. Thankfully, the two Truth questions that I got were quite easy, first being “Who do I keep messaging everyday?” the next being “Do you like any of the guys that you message?” which I got out of letting out much details since that was a “Yes or No” question. Hah. Amateurs.
The next day, all too soon it was time to leave the place. Sure was fun, although there were times of idleness and things started to get a tad boring. Nevertheless, those were good times that I will cherish, afterall us girls may not get to do something like this for sometime, if ever at all. Since we are all going off to university and all that. Sigh, how time flies.
Oh yea, before going back, we went to visit the Damai Hilltop Resort which is set on higher land and has splendid views. Here are some photos taken there..
The sea view from the top. Very relaxing… Just looking at it makes me feel sleepy. Or perhaps it’s just me and my afternoon lapse in energy.
The pool at the hilltop resort, much nicer than the one at Damai Beach Resort. When I saw this frangipani plant, I knew it would make a good frame for the pool.
So, that’s all for my post about the Damai trip.
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