After checking-in, we headed for the chalet. Our rooms are attached side by side so yeah, very convenient for us. The chalet looks exactly like the one in Berjaya Redang just that the layout of the room a lil’ different. Not as impressive as I expected it to be but comfortable yes.
Knowing that food will be kinda pricey over there, therefore we brought some snacks with us. We have chocolate milk, tuna, chips, oreos, cup noodles and chocolates. Unfortunately, we forgotten something important which is the bread for our tuna sandwich.
Thinking that since there’s so many duty free and grocery shops out there, we would walk down to buy bread after breakfast. I tell you, mamak in Tioman is no mamak stall at all!! So darn expensive ok?? RM16 just for bread and milo each. !@#$%^&
The frustration over the RM16 for breakfast didn’t last long. Cos’ we had such fun time torturing the 2 girls (Carmen had gastric & Quinee was terribly sleepy) making them walk way too much. haha!! We thought the shop which is just 5 minutes from our resort would have bread but NO. So we continue to walk further down as along the road are all shops. *grin* Surprisingly every shops we enter didn’t have bread for human cos’ they sell only “fish’s bread”. Damn! We thought since everywhere there is duty free, people there only drink liquor and beer and don’t eat bread? Then this lady told us. “Roti sudah habis jual, bukan tak jual” (breads are all sold out, not didn’t sell) paiseh wei! Hadrian remembered seeing a bakery nearby so we continue walking. Little did we know, when we reached the bakery, we were actually near the Jetty *sweat*. Happily got us 2 loaves of bread. Not Gardenia, not High 5. But none other than local bread from ‘Shady’s Bakery’! RM1.50 ok? dun play play oh 😀
Next we stopped at the duty free shop. Got 2 bottles of ‘Absolute Vodka’ and 2 cans of Heineken (for Quinee cos’ she dunno how to drink liquor??) Then walked all the way up to our resort for there was no shuttle bus available. Feet was burning like i dunno what. Panting all the way up, sweating like mad guy and girls. It was madness!!
ATTACK OF THE SEA URCHIN!!!!
It was then noon time. Weather was freaking hot and yet the girls wanted to go for a swim. Quinee wasn’t that keen as she can’t swim. So Carmen conned her to teach her how to float but it was a total failure. 😛 At the beach we got ourselves a “beautiful” spot to rest at. It was the shed that made it beautiful. The view there has no view. Got what i mean? Nothing interesting, not beautiful at all. The water is neither blue nor green. it was grayish? or was it brown? Whatever it is, it was not clean lah!
The only thing which attracted me since we arrived at the jetty was none other than the “gigantic broccoli”.. nyek nyek nyek ^.^
Can you see it? Looks like a broccoli isn’t it? lol. That is the snorkeling area so i presume the water there will be crystal clear with colorful fishes swimming around.
I was enjoying myself looking at the ‘broccoli’ and Hadrian snapping pictures here and there while the 2 girls went swimming in the sea.
Mind you…not only the water wasn’t clear but it was covered with many many hundreds of dead and live corals. It was scary man. Can’t even walk in the water. I reminded the girls to be careful and not to go too deep. But i guessed they didn’t hear me cos’ they went quite far from the shore.
Not long after that Hadrian & I decided to join them. But we couldn’t stand the corals that was blocking our way. It was huge and rough and we didn’t wanna get out feet cut or scratch by the corals so we made a detour. haha.. as soon as we turn away, we heard voices calling our names for help.
“Canna jie jie!!!
They were Carmen & Quinee. Thinking they were joking to get us walk to them, we ignored them instead. I guessed something wasn’t right cos they call for us again and this time was in a more serious tone. Quinee looked panic and Carmen was swimming with one hand?? OMG!!! O.O
I told Hadrian..
“Quinee can’t swim and Carmen looks like she’s having leg cramps. Quick go to them!”
But we can’t go over to them cos of the scary corals, so Hadrian asked them to swim back slowly. Quinee was hoping with one leg holding onto Carmen and Carmen swimming with one arm moving. WTH??!! Next, nearing the shore Quinee said..
“Carmen’s both legs very pain. Got thorns. URGENT!!”
I was like “WHHAAAATTT??? URGENT???”
Hadrian walked towards them while I’m still finding my way out of the water. He checked on their feet and he said..
“Dear..their feet got thorns. Cactus!!”
*sweat* me huh?? Thorns? urgent? now cactus?? *faint*
I quickly get out from the water and walked towards them. Carmen was really in pain. Both her feet had thorns in it. Thankfully Quinee only had thorns in her left feet which the pain was killing her.
What happened? I asked. Quinee replied ‘Sea Urchins’. (haha!! she was crying “SEA URCHINS” but I heard URGENT!! *shy shy*)
Sea urchin so nice in color but u can “See but NO touch!”
I panicked so got Hadrian to carry Quinee (who weight only 40kg) to the chair. Carmen was still lying at the shore. She is taller and bigger size than me (but she’s not ‘fat’ ya so dun get me wrong ok?). So it was impossible for me to carry her. Even Hadrian so fat and tall also can’t carry his own sister. He dragged her from the shore to the chair and they both fell on the ground. ROFL 😀 So a kind ang-mo (English man) helped carry Carmen. *phew!!! It was exhausting. hahaha!!
Some guard came to the help us. He said you can choose either to use the traditional way which is to use a bamboo or wood plank to whack their feet till you crush the thorns and let it bleed but they will be able to walk after 2-3 hours OR you can send them to the clinic ask doctor to jab but still suffer in pain and they can’t walk for a week. OMG!! A week he said?? Did I hear wrongly?? Definitely not.
So which method do you think Hadrian and I chose?? (the girls were in pain so it was not up to them to decide) *grin grin* Yup yup yup! Cruel but loving people like us chose the whacking method. muahahahahahahaha..
So the guard brought us some lime to rub on their feet to dissolve the toxic from the thorns and two very beautiful planks. Another guard came and told us to use vinegar and he was kind enough to bring us a bottle of vinegar. thank you.
The process starts from here…..
1st squeeze and rub the lime on the affected area
Then position the plank and get ready to whack!! yee haa!! (Quinee’s feet)
You see..these guards came and help for awhile only. Hadrian and I were the one sitting under the burning hot sun whacking their feet while the girls enjoy the shed at the same time crying in pain. HEHEHE!!
It was tiring for our arms but it was really fun. Wanna know why? Imagine the person who is in pain is someone who annoys you totally or gets you up your nerves at all times and you are the kind one whacking his feet. Oh man!!! This is call ‘REVENGE!!!’ lol. Anyways..we love them both very much so our heart aches whenever they yell and cry. But we gotta do it. So they can enjoy their holidays isn’t it? nyek nyek nyek!!
Quinee was crying, laughing and yelling at the same time. Carmen was yelling at most time. Both are so cute.
Hadrian whacking Quinee’s feet
cheered her up by doing this?? hmmm…
Continued whacking and at one point it was so painful she couldn’t stand it she cried so much. Hadrian got scared asked me to take over and switched place with me. He took over Carmen’s feet. *ten ten ten* 😀
Think she’s smiling? dun be fool by it. She was biting her towel to control her crying while I try to pull out a very big thorn. Oh..and that really really hurts.
Carmen looks like she was in labor
Well..yeah..after 3 long hours us whacking and they crying in pain. They finally got up and slowly walked (limping) back to the chalet to rest.
We ended our day with no more activities outdoor. Hadrian and I went for dinner and left them both in the room for their feet were still hurting. For sure we won’t leave them starving so we bought them satay and fried rice for dinner.
And then was when the fun part began…
to be continue….