Sunday, July 27, 2008

I am on vacation...

Folks, we arrived back home yesterday July 26, at just past seven in the morning. The KLIA was shrouded with mist and it looks gray. We got out of the airport in a whiz and took a Limousine taxi back to our home in Ampang Jaya. Home sweet home. It was real nice to get back home. We were dead tired after that nineteen hours flight from Newark to Kuala Lumpur. It look like that we had to take a vacation to just take it easy after that wonderful holiday in the US. Like our good friend Louis from Seattle says, we do need a vacation after that vacation. How true. So folks I am taking a vacation starting from now. Have a nice day.


louis said...

Jet lag. I knew it had to be jet lag when I noticed on my computer that you had just logged on to Skype. After all, it was 1:00p Saturday here in Seattle, but of course it would be 4:00a Sunday in KL when everybody should be asleep in KL :).

I knew from your blog that you had arrived back in KL less than 24 hours earlier, and I guessed your body still was on NY time. I was tempted to call you, knowing well what it's like not to be able to sleep from jetlag when everyone else is asleep, but I couldn't bring myself to do that: What if my computer had mistakenly indicated you were online, as happens?

I was glad therefor when you called up just as I was grappling with those thoughts. Pleasant surprise.

Now that we have met in person, it no longer feels like we are talking from different worlds when we chat online, or that there's a whole ocean between us.

Meeting you and Asmah and Lin has been a real pleasure, Idrus.

anasalwa said...

Pak Idrus,
So this time is sort of mini vocation eh? I'm glad you and Kak Asmah are safe and sound back home.

mutalib saifuddin said...


glad to hear that you're home after almost 3 months!

and how glad to know that at your age, you can still travel far, far away, without problem (or was there any? hope not!). salute you!

see you around!

sheela jayaraj said...

So glad that both of u hv arrived safely fr ur wonderful hols! Enjoyed reading ur experience there. Have a good rest ya.

Steven Teng said...

Welcome back to Malaysia Pak Idrus. Have a good rest. Keep in touch.

Steven Teng


salam pak idrus,

alhamdulillah both of you safely touchdown. Do have a good rest and looking forward to more of your inspirational moment to be shared with us.


Pak Idrus said...

louis, thanks for the visit and great talking to you that morning. It was jet lag and I was wide awake in the early morning so what else to do but to surf the net and I saw you were on, so I click to talk to you. It was great to see you as well on the web cam.

Have a nice day.

Pak Idrus said...

ana, thanks for the visit and it was great to meet you while in Boston. We did had a great time, thanks to you. Now it is Home Sweet Home. Take care.

Pak Idrus said...

mutalib, thanks for the visit and the wishes.

Well, I love to travel and it open up the mind and I think you should start to think of traveling or living the the US. It would be good for your future. Well, think positive and your health would be A OK.

Have a nice day.

Pak Idrus said...

sheela, thanks for the visit and the kind words as well as your welcome wish. Bila nak datang rumah.

Have a nice day.

Pak Idrus said...

Steven, thanks for the visit and the greeting as well the good words. Email me and we can arrange for a TT.

Have a nice day.

Pak Idrus said...

jalan rebung, Rizal thanks for the visit and the good words as well the greeting.

Well, we are resting now and I would blog more of our experiences.

BTW do read the comment on your blog and email me ASAP.

Have a nice day.

svllee said...

Hi Pak Idrus, welcome back to tanah air! Waiting for your next episode in travel.

Zawi said...

Pak Idrus,
Welcome home. I guess the jetlag is over and life is the same again. You must have missed your home and bedroom so much.

Pak Idrus said...

svllee, Steven thanks for the visit, the greeting and the kind words on my posting.

Well, there are still much to write about my time in the US. Would surely post more from time to time on the wonder of traveling.

Have a nice day.

Pak Idrus said...

zawi thanks for the visit and the greeting.

Well, it is nothing like our home. Home Sweet Home. Would take some time to get back to normal and then would move on, maybe another travel locally perhaps.

Have a nice day.

Serenity said...

hello Uncle ;) here i am leaving my first comment in your blog. glad to know that you reached home safely. yes, it is a long, brutal flight. even Adrian & I don't look forward to it. the only thing that keeps us going is the thought of meeting our family. that's the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow :) anyway, i am so glad that we caught up in New Jersey!!! how great it is to see you & Auntie again after 20 years. Lin cheated! lol!

Pak Idrus said...

serenity, Serene thanks for the visit and the kind words.

Well, we are back home and as usual looking forward to the next one. It was indeed great meeting you after a lapse of some twenty years. And now we get to meet your other half as well. It was just like a dream come true for Auntie and me and thanks to you both we all had a great time.

It was that chance meeting at the airport some years ago between Lin and you that eventually lead to our gathering at that wonderful dinner that evening in Newark. It was just like a family gathering so warmth with love. Thanks for that sumptuous dinner.

We very much hope to see both of you again in the not too distance future.

Have a nice day.

Kerp (Ph.D) said...

welcome back, pak Idrus! a vacation after a vacation sounds heaven to me. i think one of the highlights of your trip to the US is to be able to connect with other bloggers from that part of the world (hello aunty rita!). but you were never short of interesting moment while there. whale-watching is definitely one. and the fact you traveled from one end to the other really speaks volume of your american adventure trail.

have a good rest. catch up with you soon.

Pak Idrus said...

kerp[ph.d], thanks for the visit and the greeting as well as the good words on my adventure in the US.

Well, bogger are a new breed on our planet and from my visit it is for real. Meeting those blogger was such a wonderful events in the history of my blogging. It do made our world so small and colorful as well.

Kerp most of the adventure piece are done on a spur of a moment and it turn out to be great as well. Would continue with my adventure as I journey on in life.

Have a nice day and take care.

NaNa said...

Welcome back Pak Idrus. Hope you have a good rest!

Sheela Jayaraj said...

Dear Pak Idrus,
Thanks so much for ur invitation to ur beautiful home (only seen it tru ur blog, LOL!). Me & Hub will drop by one day (with advance notice of course-still have the hse direction that u hv given me).

Pak Idrus said...

nana, thanks for the visit and the greeting. Yes we are trying to get some good rest. Have a nice day.

Pak Idrus said...

sheela, thanks for the return visit and the good words on our home. Do come over, both of you are welcome any time.

Have a nice day.