If you must know, today will be the start of our 11-day-holiday here in Penang. Isn’t it sweet ? πŸ˜€

savored at CBTL in Queensbay Mall, Penang : Macadamia Yogurt Cheesecake

We’re on our days off beginning on the afternoon of Thursday, Sept 09 until Sunday, Sept 19.Β  (Yahoooo! My birthday falls on a Saturday-holiday!) It’s because our Muslim friends will be celebrating the end of Ramadan, thus the festivities.

Some of my Filipino colleagues will be trooping back to Pinas to enjoy the long break but I decided to stay and explore more of Penang with some friends who chose to do the same and who knows, we might possibly go to KL again; we’ll see.

What to do on a long break?Β  Here are my random ideas

  • I’ll pray and will give thanks to my Creator.
  • Spend more time on Skype with Tina and Gabby πŸ˜€Β  *super like!*
  • I’ll prepare and review my lecture series on Microbiology-Parasitology. I’m set to conduct it on our assigned classes on Monday 8AM, immediately after the holiday.
  • Clean my room and bathroom.
  • Soak myself relaxed on a long bath tub bath.Β  *wow!*
  • Do laundry and iron clothes.Β  *Lord, give me the will!*
  • Get enough sleep!
  • Buy more stuffs to nibble!
  • Try to cook or spruce up few dishes, so help me God! πŸ™‚
Deliciously cooked by my housemate : Not much of a Pakbet for it lacked bagoong and other veggies; perhaps more of Guinisang gulay... Sarap!
  • Explore Penang Island more!Β Β  *hello, shopping gastos!*
  • Try to go back to hawkers’ place in Gurney Drive.Β  Enjoy street foods.Β  In other words, eat, eat, and eat! LOL!
  • Be more adventurous in tasting other Malaysian foods andΒ  gastronomic delights.
Fish and Chips : reasonably priced at RM 8.50 (PhP 119); lunch at a canteen at Purtajaya, Kuala Lumpur
  • Shall we go to Kuala Lumpur via train or bus?Β  *do we still have the budget? can we resist shopping?*
  • Go on board Superstar Pisces for an overnight cruise?Β  *matuloy kaya kami?
Shall we give our curiosity about Superstar Pisces overnight cruise a green light?

My colleagues will agree that we’re all experiencing ANXIETIES in different levels ergo, we all need outlets to deviate those negative thoughts to either something productive or pleasurable.

cupcakes from Suria KLCC shopping complex, KL

To our Muslim bosses, colleagues and students,Β  SELAMAT HARI RAYA AIDILFITRI.

To our non-Muslim fellows, ‘ika nga sa Plants vs Zombies, LET’S ROCK! πŸ™‚Β  LOL!

24 thoughts on “WHAT TO DO ON A LONG BREAK

  1. haha. ang dami pala kelangan gawing chores doc. πŸ™‚ goodluck sa laundry. and i hope you have time to explore penang again. πŸ™‚ happy ramadan!

    1. tambak lang ang labada, arch.reena pero ang washing machine namin na included sa package ng condo ay fully automatic, isang pindot lang, et voila! wash and dry!

      …sana nga madaming mapuntahan on a budget, hehehe! *kuripot* πŸ˜€

  2. advance happy birthday doc.

    sarap ng food especially the cheesecake. siguro meron din nyan dito. daming food sarap kumain ng kumain. the pakbet looks delicious though kala ko nuong una sinigang :p

    enjoy exploring malaysia ang more posts on your experiences πŸ™‚

    1. uy, thanks for the early greetings. it will be my very first birthday away from family. paano kaya yun? 😦 hmm, haven’t plan it how to celebrate it yet. paano kaya magcelebrate on a budget? wala naman kasing jollibee dito, LOL! πŸ™‚

    1. hello jaja! welcome to my humble site and you’re so welcome to frequent it. be fascinated with bits and pieces of penang and a life of a newbie-ofw away from his wife+kid. come join in the fun in my blog πŸ™‚

    1. i believe you, bert; i know you are one of the authorities in living life to fullest as you’ve traveled here and there already. from someone who hasn’t set foot on a cruise ship, i and my colleagues are just thrilled to push through with it next week. i’ll take your word that it’s addictive as a warning, haha! have to watch my limited budget. *kuripot* πŸ™‚

  3. explore explore explore. nothing like an 11-day vacation to see more of the surrounding area. eating eating eating isn’t that bad either. maybe soak some more Malaysian culture in the process.

    1. i just wished we were invited again by one of our muslim/malaysian colleagues to experience a bit of their culture. perhaps, some other time. we’ll do our own adventures within eleven days. πŸ™‚

  4. add ko lang – tama si mr bertn – kaka addict ang cruise. kala ko noon checking off the bucket list lang kaya kami ni hubs sign up for a 4-day cruise tapos nasarapan kami. heto our 4th cruise is coming up in a few months πŸ˜€

    1. i know; i’ve been a follower of your wonderful blogs, right? i know how well-traveled you are and am just amazed of those places that you’ve shared with us via your site. keep it coming! πŸ™‚

      i wish my wife and my kid can join me on a longer cross-country cruise someday; however it’s only a wishful thinking for she’s sea-sick; she gets occasional episodes of vertigo and has been keeping a love affair with serc for quite sometime now. 😦

      1. the good thing about these cruise liners are they are really stable. you could hardly feel the movement. and they don’t sail far from the shore at any time. i hope you and tina and gabby can experience it at least once – then you’d be hooked too.

  5. Your plans are very doable in the next 11 days – if I have that time, oh yes, I’d be spending more time outside of the apartment.
    Eid el Fitr is a big Muslim holiday so I hope you have this on your blogging radar.

  6. kakainggit naman. at nakakagutom. so what did you put in your bagoong-less pinakbet?

    anyway, wala ako masabi sa shopping sa KLCC kundi — SOSYAL! hahaha. ang bobongga kaya ng shops dun. parang maski tingin ayaw ko sila tingnan. hehehe

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