Me : OMG OMG OMG I just booked the ticket its official I'm coming to Sibu !!!!!!
Sis : Thats great !!! Now you can bring me all the stuff i need. I'll e-mail you the list of things i need u to bring ... *mutters* need my toaster , books, clothes ....
Me : Do you really want to see me or just be your courier service ?
Sis : .....oh and don't forget to bring some food from home
Dad : So Mala have you packed for your trip yet ?
Me : I still have 1 week till i leave !!!!
Dad : Yes but better be safe then sorry
Me : Well the Rejang river tour , that i MUST do
Mum : What !!!! No No No better not go to near the river n all, its not safe
Me : Ma then what u expect me to do there, i wanna go visit the Orang Asli village
Mum : What !!!! No No No better not go to Orang Asli villages alone, its not safe
Sis : Eh half the time I'll be in the Hospital so you go exploring by yourself ok. Take the bus can go everywhere
Me : SURE :D
Mum : What !!!! No No No better not go exploring alone without your sister, its not safe
Me : Wait for her to come back !!!!!! What will i do till then ?
Mum : Well you can help her clean her room or watch tv
Me : Yes ma i went 29820934 miles to be a maid n watch TV . Something i can only experience in Sarawak
Dad : So Mala do you know the number one rule of traveling solo ?
Me : There are rules ?!?!?! *I thought he was talking about travel rules implemented by the government i didn't know about*
Dad : Make sure you don't talk to strangers
Me : O_o
Dad : I'm serious ok . You are forever talking to everyone as if their your long lost relative. This time your alone how if they cheat you? Ah speaking of cheating , make sure u don't let anyone check in your bags with you, u never know it might have drugs.
Me : *mutters* I'm not an idiot lah
Dad : What did you say ?
Me : Ok .
Me : Eh i bet your gonna miss me . Don't cry when i leave ok :D
Mum : Finally, there will be peace and quiet at home
Me : Are you sure i wasn't adopted ?
Mum : Eh Mala remember ok. Once you get off the plane the first thing you do is go and take your luggage
Me : No i wont, because i want to run around Sibu naked
Mum : Now don't you be sarcastic to me. Who was the one, who came back from school one day without her school bag because she forgot about it ?
Me : THAT WAS WHEN I WAS 8 !!!!!!!
Mum : Same thing.
Dad : Ok Mala, you are going to a new place. So try not to attract attention to yourself. Act Local
Me : What do you mean act Local . I am LOCAL !
Dad : No no ... pretend like your from Sarawak. By that i mean don't take pictures of every bird and tree you see there like you always do.
Me : Daddy , since 3/4 of the town is populated by Chinese. Me being Indian for one would stand out n i think they wouldn't buy my cover being local .
Dad : Well if you pretend properly they would think your part of the 1/4 of the town which is not Chinese.
Me : *mutters* It would never work
Dad : What did you say ?
Me : Ok. I'll try
Ehem ... as you can see my parents have trust issues . Can you tell :) Rest assured i have researched my trip well, while having a Rejang river tour is at the top of my list , cleaning my sisters room is at the bottom of the list .. wayyyy bottom . Anyways i don't know what my parents are worrying about . According to Wiki Travel the number one danger i should be worrying about while visiting Sibu is :
Dont believe me ? See this :
Travelers should take note that gossip is an endemic problem in Sibu. It can be difficult to escape unwanted and intrusive attention but keeping a low profile can help to reduce the extent of this problem.
Don't worry surviving high school has trained me how to handle this 'endemic problem' . Ok guys wish me luck !!! Will be back next week . BYE :)
“Not all those who wander are lost.”
- J. R. R. Tolkien