Sunday, June 24, 2012

Happy June

I posted about Perhentian, but here's a couple of other things that made me smile in June. :)

KLCC hosted a super fab music and lights festival along with the big oil & gas conferences going on. Every night during the week the fountains and lights were on. I went multiple times cause I loved it so much!
The towers all beautiful and lit up.
Precious little part of the movie thing they played on the walls of the mall.
Fantastic show!

I turned 23! And I celebrated my birthday with some of the most incredible ladies. We went to Nero Teca for dinner and then out to my most favorite bars. I smiled all night!
@ dinner

My last night out before I left for the summer was filled with a Train concert and Changkat with my favorites.
Ready for Train!
They put on an incredible show!
I officially fell in love when he sang "Marry Me"
with the crowd and without his microphone.
He makes me smile. Saying goodbye is dumb.

I traveled with Jackson and my dad to TEXAS! I'm home for the summer and that makes me so so happy. 
A little picframe of the forever-long trip over here.
All new things for me- mountains in Turkey, desert in Qatar,
Arabic soda cans, and a 16hr plane ride. 
BEAUTIFUL Texas sunsets always make me smile.
Frozen pickle juice shots with the only crazy that loves them with me!

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Bus Station Shenanigans

After spending a few days in this fab paradise,
Perhentian Islands
I hung out in a tiny area of a town, Kuala Besut, as a few of us waited for our 8pm busses.
When we arrived at the bus station an 4pm there was nothing but this girl making some sugar cane juice:

Little did we know, she was just the start of the little market-style shenanigans that were about pop up in the parking lot.

I had the best time walking/talking around, taking pictures and of course buying all the tiny and tasty treats.
Chicken Machata
The face we all made at one point or another.  It tasted alright.
Some awesome looking grilled chicken.

 My favorite:
Battered and fried bananas, honey, and peanuts.
Making the honey ones. YUM!
I loved this stall because of all the colors.
I had some of the pink and yellow rice. It tasted like nothing.
Pressed rice with brown sugar inside. Super cute. Kinda tasteless too.
Super yummy chicken satay with peanut sauce 

After saying "I have no idea what this is", he totally ate the whole thing. We never found out what it was, and I almost gagged.
Ear-looking fried thing. Germans be crazy.

There were these men playing this checker game on the benches of the bus station. I was taking their picture, and they asked me to come sit with them. So of course, I did. They were so cute! The one playing on the left was the "champion" and the other guy was adorably determined to beat him. 

After all the little tastes of happiness, we said goodbye and made the 8 hour bus trip back to KL. Such a fun surprise to pass the time!