i was all ready to write a lovely article about how fun the bintan trip was…but apparently Sarah did it for me already. Oh and shes obviously much more skilled at the gift of embellishment.
Ok i’m not so easily let off seems i have to write sth…
So anyway we went on this Bintan Trip with the supposed aim of watching stars. We being members of the OH so Hip Rovers group of ONDEH ONDEH and a dear old fren of mine. So early at the ungodly hour of 7 we made our way down to the ferry terminal…and guess what we saw? Dunmanians as far as the eye can see! Dunmanians of every color! (ok actually dunmanians only got 2 colors; yellow and PRC). Hehe. Laura and I thought we recognised a few people (from her cca of all things) and we got a good laugh out of it.
Ferry ride was pretty ok but people were puking in all the toilets. We listened to people behind us talking about the political theory and the constitution. Tried to guess what country/state/region this angmoh guy was from but his accent was surprisingly clean, probably american.
Checked the entertainment for the night. We missed out on friday female domination (we left friday early afternoon) featuring “secksy” dancers. Its nice to know their publicity director’s a 12 year old pubescent boy.
Went up to our rooms on stilts and was greeted by a double bed. As i remember it, she laughed manically as she consigned me to the couch. Then feeling (slightly) guilty she threw me a pillow, before happily settling down to message her bf.
The rest of the day was spent doing stuff like archery and shooting and taking funny perspective shots. I remember one where me and serkheng were straining under the weight of our seriously well endowed female companions. Ah, the mammaries…
We retired to a nice bar in the ocean overlooking what was supposed to be the setting sun, but it hid itself away among the clouds. Thinking that they wouldn’t have star gazing on a cloudy night, we whiled away the time learning how to play dai dee and got drunk on beer and alcohol.
Got back pretty early and got a good bath going. Spent the time talking about stuff and watching TV. While she slept i sneaked out for more alcohol and more gossip sessions. Turns out i’m the only one who hasn’t been thru base 1. Such a noob. But the rest is top secret 🙂
Second day started out bright and strong. We wanted to try snorkeling after sun tanning, but they advised us against it. Tried Boogey boarding, was pretty fun, basically u have this surf board and ya try to ride the waves. Stupid i know but someday i look forward to trying the real thing. I wanted a photo of her running into the surf ala Baywatch (without the boobs) but we didn’t get it done…
Split off after that cos our interests didn’t match. Lounged around in the pool. Ate at the same restaurant that served us gigantic food. Hung outside the restaurant for a while while i enjoyed a smoke. Went back to our room to laze around for a while, talked more, then we went to kelong for seafood. Ordered prawns and kangkong and fried cuttlefish rings. Ate so much we almost puked into the ocean 🙂 Had to stay there for an hour to rest and for a moment there looking at the serene waters and the star-lit sky above i dreamed…
Went back and slept early (yes we are such pigs) missed the second gossip session and of course the star gazing that night which was cloudless. I think we woke up in the middle of the night and watched the ellen show. (Channel 5 reruns that freaking show like 6 times a day). Then one dragonfly came in and landed on the tvscreen. Being the brave, independent travelers that we were we dealt with the first one and two with gutso, ignoring them even when they flew close. But soon they brought the mothership of dragonflies with them and our bravado melted away in the seeming infestation as we giggled and screamed like little girls. I gingerly opened the door, only to find that holy crap there was another mothership on our porch, spewing dragonfly after dragonfly. As i turned to Laura to mouth the words “oh****”, the dark shadow of a giant bat swooped over me. All pretence of manliness lost, i ran to the safety of the the bed. There we would have stayed, up all night, if i didn’t hit on the i must say oh so brilliant solution of turning off all the lights (including ellen) and opening our door wide open. As they left to presumably infect another house and eat’s its occupants, i slammed the door on them and we retired to our oh so platonic sleep.
We woke up early the next day for more bogey boating at the wrong time 😛 spent an hour or 2 lazing around before heaing out to sea. The guy serving us made small talk like asking us where we were from (singapore, and i ventured on her behalf australia) and what we did (students) before sneaking in a cheeky “long distance?” Not knowing what he meant she said yes anyhow and I LOLed for like..the longest time 😛 Waves weren’t strong that day, we gave up after a while and from then on…it was downhill all the way back to singapore 😦 Me Sho Sad, wished we could have stayed there longer.
More photos another time. Opps gotta run for Pat’s party