I considered myself lucky for working in Penang where diversity of 3 races – Malaysian, Chinese and Indian usually comes with festivities and holidays. Yes, January 20th, Thursday was declared a holiday here for Hindu’s Thaipusam celebration. (Google translate : Ang daming paid holidays!)
My fellow Pinoys here and I heard from our Indian colleagues that thousands usually troop at Hindu temples and venues where Thaipusam festivities are held. So most of us feared to be caught in traffic decided to spend our day off differently.
While most of the Tamil community here observed Penance and prayers by as simple as carrying a pot of milk to as daring as mortification of the flesh by piercing the skin, tongue or cheeks with vel skewers, I got curious about the ‘homes’ of 2 of our colleagues so I joined our friends in the plan to explore it.
The units have 3- 4 bedrooms, with 2 toilet and baths, veranda, washing area, the works!
And if you think our swimming pool in our condo is awesome…
think again…This is Kassia’s impressive pool for kids…
and the massive pool for kids at heart both located on the condo’s 2nd floor…
A simple yet inviting gazebo with squirting fountain separates the adult pool from the kiddie…
Don’t you wish to live here?
And look, there are more reasons for kids to love living here…
There are sauna rooms inside shower/toilet rooms too; everything is located just by the pool.
For health buffs,
The cost of rent of 2 of my senior colleagues ranges from RM 800 (or PhP 11,200 unfurnished) and RM 1300 (or PhP 18200 fully furnished with flat screen TV, fridge, washing machine, kitchen and sink, toilets etc). Their rent includes the use of all amenities –swimming pool, the gym, etc and did I already tell you that the place offers free wi-fi too?
More gym equipments that can be use at your most convenient time…
I didn’t take a dip (I don’t like swimming; read: I cannot swim!) but my friends did. According to them the pool’s great but the water’s cold.
That holiday was bitin (we felt short) because it was sandwiched in between 2 working days. Nonetheless, it was a nice day for me to forget boredom and homesickness.
Kondominium Kassia is beautiful, reasonably priced but require a bit of walking to and from the bus stops for most of us who don’t own cars here.
By August, our contract with our own penthouse in Butterworth will expire, and Tina and I are planning to get our own unit at the Island near her future work site and Gabby’s possible school. So help us, God! 😀
Other than location, accessibility to everything, comfort of course, what else do you need in an urban living (make that living abroad away from true home)?