Tuesday, May 15, 2007

itinerant wanderer revisited

when asked what i was going to do last weekend, i replied backpacking. when asked whom i’m going with, i answered alone (boleh percaya ke?). i was met with a mixed response + i tried to leave it there, not elaborating further on the trip.

though i claimed to be a backpacker, do i look like one?

i doubt.

yup! the zara cotton voile top is currently my favourite. i bought it last year + wore it once to imtiyaz’s birthday. recently, i found it again + started wearing it at least once a week; i think it’s becoming like my infamous gap red slipper.

(my "wassup chicken!" looks like orang cacat still, before mummy-o + daddy-o go laughing at me, "rock on!" pun "rock on!" lah)

on saturday, i was having my lunch, when i bumped into a malaysian backpacker - zaid adam from AU 5 (taman dato' keramat, i pressumed).
he's an architect by training + had decided to take a year out to travel. he started his solo journey from thailand, by land. he's been in hanoi for 2 months now, where he does a voluntary work (teaches english) + a part time job as a waiter in a restaurant. he was missing home, when we met. he misses having a car to drive, going to klcc. he found vietnam frustrating, "kurang ajar" he called the people. i don't blame the vietnamese, i think i understand why they behave the way they do. anyways, zaid would be leaving for china next month. enjoy yourself + safe journey, kid!

if i were to pick a picture to describe hanoi, it would be this ...i'll catch you later, folks!

8 comments:

anisism said...

so u'r suggesting that i take year out and go backpack?

with what?
daun kering timbang kati?
;p

mummy-o said...

haluu!

ur back? didnt know u went backpacking alone!!!

can still answer calls meh?? :)

n|ns said...

wow u really went backpacking alone??

i tried backpacking once (konon2 la), to europe with tajul. in the end, i replaced my backpack with a trolley luggage coz i can't stand the weight of it. hehe. that's why it became a 'konon-konon' backpacking :P

Stupe said...

must be fun. pls do take care.
:)

ti.e.na said...

a very stylo backpacker ah u..travel wif style gittew..;)

mummy-o said...

psst!

me and this other person love your highlights!!

miss-cream said...

you're really backpacking? for how long?? very the cool..

and i love the hanoi picture - it's just perfect! (in its imperfection)

take care dear..

wegra said...

anisism

well, zaid was attached for 6 months with an architect firm to kompol his daun kering timbang kati

ha!

ni-nor

hence my answering the phone with "i'm still in hanoi" to cut the conversation short. :op

nina

flew in with people i know, then i went solo ... the people i flew in with were the upper crust who loves to shop ... i, on the other hand, had another agenda

;o)

stupe

thanks

tiena

tu you tak tengok close up, baju semua tak press.

ni-nor

psst! thank you

sha2

merci ... sekejap je, can't stay away too long from work

:o)