Monday, August 25, 2008

Trip to Kota Bharu

Cast for Bereh gu..! Trip

"Shahir kahwin?" I asked Nunni when she brought up the issue.
"Yeah.. It looks like we'll be havin a road trip to Kota Bharu lah!" she replied, and so off we went to Kelantan last weekend.

I tagged along with Nunni's office mates for the trip. The journey was supposed to push start at 8pm Friday evening, but due to unforeseen circumstances (yeah Mirwan and Ella, it was Friday, and the jam was really horrible!) the trip took off at about 10 to 10.

Convoy was between my car and Mirwan's Gen2. Baby (my beloved Myvi) was to lead the road to Kuala Terengganu, and the journey was equipped with walkies (thanks Mirwan). Together, we ripped our tyres across the LPT in blazing speeds, haha.. NOT! It rained through out the highway, so driving was restricted up to a safe speed. Since the trip was delayed, we had to choose between the fastest yet creepier road or the common but longer road.. I chose the former.

It's been awhile since I drove to Kuala Terengganu, so when it came to exiting, I totally confused myself. "Kita nak kena kuar kt Gambang ke kat Kuantan?" I asked myself. Haha.. silly me in not listening to Apek's advice in exiting. I chose the Gambang exit, and when we came to the toll booth, I realized I was wrong. Sorry guys for the detour. After a short ciggy break, we U turned back to the highway and exited at Kuantan. "Felda Jabor.. here I come to pass through" I said to myself, without letting others knew what lies ahead. Bismillahirrahmanirrahim..

"Welcome to Kuantan," echoed in the walkie. I checked upon the two ladies sitting at the back, both were sound asleep. Good.. As I took the the left turn entering Jabor, I remembered my previous encounter on the road. Instinct immediately told me to let both my sun visors down. Amir startled, since we were driving in late hours, but I just kept it to myself. He didn't ask more, maybe sensing I knew better. "Takpe, dah sampai Kuala nanti aku bagitau kau," I told him not wanting him to be anxious. The road was very dark, and the source of light around was only through our headlamps. Amir checked upon Mirwan, and everything was find in his car. We drove pass through palm plantations, with.. Alhamdullilah, no extraordinary things occured. All and all, the road was clear, apart from two routine roadblocks in the process. The journey from K.L. to Kuala Terengganu took us approximately 2.5 hours, and we reached Mama's place at about half past 2.

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