In September last year, I packed my bag, flew to Kuala Lumpur, and boarded a train to Ipoh, Perak. It was a last minute plan for a reunion trip to celebrate TK’s bachelorette party. There were four of us. I live in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah while my friends live and work in Kuala Lumpur. We had not seen each other for five years since graduation. During our uni years, we were coursemates and were always together. We called ourselves the Ivory Sisters – a name TK picked up as our ‘company’s name’ for our advertising and business courseworks/assignments. So when Joan, Candy, and I learnt about TK’s plan to tie the knot (she got married on 24 January 2015), we decided to meet up and chose Ipoh as our destination because we had always wanted to visit Joan’s hometown.
I had a four-day leave to attend a long distance cousin’s wedding in Kuala Lumpur and a day off cum family date the following day. My holidays, from Sept 19 to 23, were well spent with close friends and family. I am now sitting in front of my computer screen and typing all this while waiting for my 3.30pm assignment. Today is a welcome-back-to-work day but unlike the usual back-to-busy-schedule week, I get to spend another day of work tomorrow before packing again. This Friday, I will be flying to Kuala Lumpur and taking a train to Ipoh, Perak. I haven’t been to Ipoh since my last visit in 2000/2001 and I couldn’t remember anything about Ipoh because I was there for a sport competition and that was it. So for this coming trip, I am definitely looking forward to visit Kellie’s Castle and other places worth visiting.