Monday, June 7, 2010

Penat & Hitam..

My recent balik kampung was such a happy occasion BUT, was a tiring one. We had this big family reunion, complete with a prayer session.  I became the tukang masak terjun  of the day! Trust me, cooking for huge crowds is one tiring task, especially when the menus are varied. You repeat the process over and over again and by the time it reaches the "makan-time", you'd feel like puking!!

The weather's scorching hot and dry, not like in the capital and it drove me to 'berkubang' like hours at the nearest sungai, macam karabau pula! The outcome? Sia jadi hitam macam pilak sudah ni! My face and arms yang kena the most. I think I have to bathe myself in whitening lotion, baru mangkali my skin revert back to its original tone! 

I returned to the capital yesterday afternoon,  wiped out and within seconds of dumping my bags on the floor, I totally 'pengsan' (slept like a log), woke up nearly 11.00pm! After a quick shower, I went down to have tuaran mee for supper. I woke up this morning feeling tired but despite all that, I'm happy. I've got to eat nearly all the kampung food, be with my families and extended families (although half of them I could hardly recognized, especially the new generations! Gosh, I feel like ancient!) 

Oh my, sekarang musim buah di kampung! I saw fruit trees everywhere, their branches are bowed with a promising and plentiful harvest ahead, especially the tarap and langsat..yum yum..can't hardly wait!

This is me, before and after! 


  1. O my, I can TOTALLY understand the exhaustion.Because like you, I went back to kampung for Gawai celebration, and I'm tanner than ever after a pond fishing trip!... dang..

  2. Dee, LOL! my skin looked like the result of a botched self-tanning session. my legs, my arms and my face have totally gone dark! fishing..haven't done that for a long long time!

  3. Hehehe...mandak, post some pics la.
    It can't be that bad :)

  4. lize, yes. i am going to post the before/after pics. hehehehe..

    yup yup yup! mimang siuk berabais ni! :)

  5. I'm a 62 year old white male from a culture where sun baking to get tan was considered beautifying.

    We all, but especially women, are VICTIMIZED and are VICTIMS of the beauty myth.

    I can assure you beauty is in the eyes of the beholder. Accept your skin colour.

    Whites risk their health in sun tan parlours. Swarthy races risk their health with skin whiteners.

    Skin colour is incidental to beauty. Beauty is more than skin deep.

    To the degree beauty IS the skin it is in the eys of the beholder not the owner.

    From milky white to charcoal black , its all beautiful skin.

  6. Dear Paul,
    yes..regular sunbathing session has more or less contributed to skin cancer. I myself is blessed with naturally tanned complexion. I do not see the need of baking myself in the sun for vanity for sure :)

    beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder indeed :)


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