Wednesday 1st December, 2021. Kuantan, Pahang Darul Makmur.
It was with great trepidation that we entered our apartment home, here in Kuantan. Reason being that as it was an aged building [20 over years], there was always a chance for something to have happened, since we were unable to return to it for more than a year.
Our last visit here, was in late October, 2020 when we shifted some of our furniture and belongings from our rented place in Ipoh [2018 to 2020] after my wife’s 2 year’s appointment as the Director of KPTM IPOH.
The interior of the apartment was okay. Save for a few debris from the ceiling where the plaster had come off. Now, the dreaded part. The balcony!
I was shocked!
Bloody Hell! These bloody pigeons had invaded our balcony and turned it into their Shit Station over the one over year that we couldn’t travel across state borders due to the 2020 Covid 19 Movement Control Order!!!
It was so frustrating to see the mess that these birds have left at our balcony! What to do? Clean up! No point fretting about it. I had to engage a cleaner to do the job. Luckily for me, the Bangladeshi building supervisor was willing to help. So, he came and cleaned up the balcony, intermittently.
Reason being that he was in charge of seeing to the clearance of service vehicles such as the Alam Flora sanitation trucks entering and leaving the apartment grounds. Then it was the CCTV Installation crew doing their work at the guardhouse. So, despite the intermittent cleanup taking place, I had time to attend to other matters such as lubricating the joints of the doors and windows of our apartment.
Thursday, 2nd December, 2021. Kuantan, Pahang Darul Makmur. Day 2.
We decided to go and have Nasi Dagang as our breakfast at Tanjong Api, a popular destination to savor local delicacies.
The roadside stall known as Warisan Bonda, was already getting crowded, and finding a parking spot was going to be hard. Luckily for us, we managed to park by the roadside opposite a religious school.
As is the norm nowadays, everyone has to follow the SOP set by the Malaysian Health Ministry in visiting food stalls cafes and restaurants. We have to scan the My Sejahtera QR code and have our temperature taken. We then have to queue. In our case, my wife queued whilst I secured the table.
Nasi Dagang with Ikan Tongkol. Plain Milo Iced. No Sugar.
Youngsters next table were very amiable and friendly. Excited to be photographed. May they all succeed in their lives.
Many other local dishes were also sold there. From Nasi Dagang, Nasi Kerabu, Laksam, Mee Curry, etcetera. After our breakfast, I asked my wife to wait in the car whilst I resharpened my photography skills, by capturing the following photos at a small nursery nearby.
We then proceeded to the Pasar Sejahtera Beserah. Will share about our trip there in the following article. Insya Allah.