The Short: Traveled to Malacca. Attended a wedding. Ate lots of superb local food including the famous chicken rice balls, ‘satay celup’ & beef ‘Bak Kut Teh’ (thanks WSG!) 7
days nights of chilling with friends & drinking (and New Year 2008 to come!)
A Funny/Sad Christmas Story
Note: The facts are made up but the story is real
And one does wonder indeed what one has to go through to come home & meet up with family & friends for Christmas. Still, I think my friend takes the top prize this year. Due to work commitments, she stays a fair bit away from the nearest small airport. Thus she had to drive 2 hours & then take a long flight to a major airport.
Less than 24 hours before she was to fly for home, she realized that her passport & other plane tickets were left at home. Buying emergency plane tickets, she headed back. Then a bomb scare which meant they were left stranded at the airport.
She actually had to call up a friend to break into her house, get her passport & plane tickets before driving the 2 hours to the airport to pass it to her. She realized though that her friend had accidentally taken the wrong plane tickets.
While she head the boarding pass #, the airport staff refused to budge from letting her on without buying another set of plane tickets.
The cost? 6000 dollars. Oh and her family member accidentally stepped on her breaking her toe nail on arrival back home.
Why do you love the holiday season? (really!)