Last Friday night, we visited the big guy's colleague who had just undergone a brain surgery. At Penang Adventists Hospital. So alang-alang we were around that area, we shot off to Feringghi.
The last time we went there was when I was pregnant with Irfan. It has been 2 long years that I almost forgot how CROWDED the place is with local people and foreigners too! The stretch of stalls along the pedestrian walk goes on forever. At one point while I was walking along the street, I thought I was going to faint! It was hot. It was crowded. But it was all interesting at the same time that I didn't want to stop walking.
Unfortunately, no pictures were taken as we were busy stopping at each and every stalls admiring the stuff they have there. Among the goods offered were
fake designer bags, sunglasses, clothes, shoes, jeweleries, table runners, cushion covers, home deco and countless items tat I can't seem to recall at the moment.
However, the goodies that really caught my attention was the various colorful bangles selling at such low price! I managed to grab only 4 though, before the big guy gave me a hard stare. Oh, if you haven't know, that's cue for us ladies to stop buying; or else! Hehe. But they are like reaaaaally dirt cheap, selling from RM10 per piece to belasan ringgit. Any one can afford them, that's for sure!
Hey y'all! Mamu nak pi CHAMBERING sat naa! Daaa!
We didn't walk until the end of the street though as the little guy was tired and wanted to be dukung all the time. So after almost an hour walking around, we made a detour to the car park. Once inside, the big guy's genius brain suddenly came up with a crazy idea. He wanted to go round island, in the middle of the night. Yerp it was nearing midnight, and he wanted to take the winding road through Teluk Bahang to go home.
Naively, as I never went round island during the night, I agreed with him. That was the most stupid decision I ever made in my whole life! Seriously, if you ever think of going round island in the middle of the night, I advise you not to. There was this one stretch of the road near Teluk Bahang, where the road were so narrow and dark, that even when the big guy was driving 40km/h it felt like he was speeding! One side of the road was the semak samun segala, and the other side was gaung. There were seriously no street lights at all. None. Nil. ZERO! Yilek! I was so afraid for our lives then! Mengucap banyak-banyak ja time tu. I was also afraid to look at anywhere else but my own hands, takut nampak benda-benda tak di ingini. Heeee! Scary!
At one time during the looooooong drive, I tried to look for the Quranic verses CD but it was hard to see anything in the dark. I turned down the volume of the radio as I was feeling uneasy, but the big guy responded by saying " Lahhhhh! Lagi la seram ok when you turn down the volume!". Haaa! It definitely gave me goosebumps all over the body when he said out loud what I've been thinking all the while! That night, it took forever for us to reach home. All I wanted to do once we arrived was duck under the cover and be thankful that we were back home in one piece!
So two pieces of advices for you guys out there :
1) If you ever make it to Penang, don't forget to jenguk the Feringgi Night Market for all sorts of interesting and CHEAP CHEAP CHEAP goods to bring back home.
2) BUUUUTTTT, never attempt to go round island in the middle of the night. You might not be able to survive the suspense throughout the journey!