Wednesday, 14 November 2012

From KL to KR (10-11 Nov 2012)

The brief trip to Kuala Rompin, Pahang to attend a friend's wedding was unexpectedly interesting and fun-filled. It was a completely new experience to travel on a road with a stretch of greenery on both sides.

It has been quite some time since I last travelled long distance in a car. I enjoyed the scenery and our convoy actually crossed the borders of 4 states - Federal Territory KL, Selangor, Negri Sembilan and Pahang.

The Convoy
None of us was sure of which road to take but one of us had her father draw a map as a guide. We passed by all the landmarks drawn until we reached at a juncture of uncertainty, whether we were heading to Rompin, Negri Sembilan or Kuala Rompin, Pahang. It was fortunate that  my friend who was driving realised it soon. After making a few phone calls, we managed to get back on the right route heading to Kuala Rompin.

We stopped at Kuala Pilah for breakfast. Everyone was thinking of Nasi Lemak, Fried Mee or the normal menu that we choose from for breakfast when in KL. However, we ended up eating freshly cooked white rice with gulai lemak rebung + daging salai, lemak patin and lemak pucuk ubi. They were indeed delicious...How unfortunate that I forgot to capture the dishes with my camera so that I have a lasting visual memory of them. That was my first time eating dging salai and I liked it a lot.

We finally arrived in Kuala Rompin around 12.30pm and checked-in at Rompin Beach Resort around 1.00pm. The first thing I did was to take a bath, solat and then napped for almost half an hour. I felt revitalized after that.

Ombak Rindu 2
Before lunch, I took a quick stroll on the beach. It's scenic but there was only one man strolling along the beach. My friend and I made up a story...he's heartbroken and contemplating suicide. When we arrived, he changed his mind and therefore, we were his saviour...haha. A story with a simple plot.

Since the akad was taking place at night, my friend and I decided to ricky the road to the bride's house. We were indeed glad that it's only about 7 minutes away from the Resort we were staying in. 

L-R: Aliza,Nik, Nik's Mum, Hawa
We were very happy to meet Nik and her family, especially her mum. Nevertheless, it is sad to find out that her father was admitted to the Pekan Hospital a few days back. He was unable to be the wali for Nik but all arrangements to replace him went quite smoothly.

After having some kuih and a cup of Nescafe, we went to the jetty nearby to see if we could buy some ikan bilis and perhaps find out where we could purchase udang galah before we leave home the next day. We did not find out anything much but we were happy with the view that we saw. It was picturesque and made me feel calm. 

The akad ceremony was brief and simple. With one lafaz, Nik was officially the wife of Abdul Razak. Alhamdulillah...

My prayers go to her with hopes that she will finally find her happiness eternally.

We left Kuala Rompin Sunday morning after we managed to buy 2 kilos of lobsters.  We thought it was a good bargain. We hoped it was indeed!!!

The trip back home was smooth. The weather was sunny and bright. I enjoyed the scenery along the journey all over again, the way I did when we were going yesterday.

A brief but memorable trip indeed.