Monday, February 14, 2005

Flu in PD

Feeling a bit groggy, here I am supposedly at work, writing my blog.

As I has mentioned in an earlier post, we (Me, my wife and Rahil) spent the Chinese New Year at Port Dickson. It was actually a working trip. My wife was working on some project with her colleagues and thought this was a perfect way to come up with the project application and have fun at the same time. I am not sure how much work you can do on a holiday mood but I guess they achieved their goals as they were all quite satisfied. My wife has to hand in her part after a week. I have to suggest this to my own colleagues. Nothing like working in shorts and T-shirts to get the creative juices flowing.

We stayed at the Corus Resort Hotel and Apartments. My wife’s Project Head had booked 6 apartments (@ RM250 per night). We were there for 3 nights. The rooms were not so bad but I had expected better at those prices and they had only 9 channels on TV. (I know we were not there to watch TV but…)Ont he bright side, we could cook our own food and bring as many people as we like (if they don't mind sleeping on the floor).

Port Dickson has never been my favourite holiday resort but the proximity to Kuala Lumpur means that it will remain one of the most accessible sea resorts for a lot of people. The parking lots were full and I had a lot of truoble getting in the morning.

Rahil is quickly picking up a lot of words now. When she saw the sea from our balcony she kept on pointing and shouting “Air, Air Air” (Air = water in Bahasa Malaysia). Yes, there is a lot of "Air" in the sea, Rahil. Once she threw her ball from the balcony and came running to me shouting “Ball Jatoh, Ball Jatuh” (Jatuh = fall in B. Malaysia). I looked down and saw the ball bobbing in the sea below 5 stories below. Some kids promptly picked it up and started playing with it. Well! There goes Rahil’s ball.

Well, overall the PD trip was fun TILL I caught the flu. I guess swimming in the hot sun in dirty seawater and walking around in wet clothes does nobody any good. Anyway, it was not as bad as we had come prepared with paracetamol and other medicines. I don’t recommend self-medication but it is good to be prepared. I finaly saw a doctor yesterday and my nose is not running anymore, and the slight cough I had has cleared but I am now suffering from the effect of the medicines – I am groggy and whenever I close my eyes, I feel like I am floating.

There was a sad incident. We learnt later that a kid staying in the same hotel had drowned in the sea while paying with his friends. He was only 17 years old and they didn’t recover the body till the next day. It was the father (who drove down from Klang) who noticed the boy’s body floating near the lagoon.

. Really sad.


BabyPink said...

rahil is such a cute baby.:) what does her name mean by the way? the character in arundhati roy's "the god of small things" is named rahel. is that an indian name?:)

Adam said...

No it is not an Indian name, though they have something that sounds similar for boys - Rahul.
I am not so sure about the meaning of the name but it is the arabic version of Rachel.

Read my old blog about how I got the name at


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