2011 Xmas

Like the annual migration of the birds, come every Xmas the gangs of KL, Muar & Spore will travel down south to Jb to celebrate Xmas with the Jb gang. We started our journey on Sat to Muar then to Jb on Sun morning. We had some hearty breakfast at Pesta a new place that we haven't tried before. The journey was ok and we had a pitstop at Ayer Hitam as well. Then just as we were approaching Skudai toll, disaster struck. There was an irritating noise (not Lucas la) I repeat an additional noise from the car.  I knew that this was bad , so I quickly slowed down then swerved to the side and inspected the damage. The alignment of the fan belt was out and part of the belt was already sliced off. First thing I did was to call the insurance company, couldn't get through. Then tried calling Annie to source for a local workshop.

Incidently, there was a vintage car show going on at the toll offices nearby, so I sought for help. It seems that PLUS provides their services for free offering their tow truck services from toll to toll only beyond that we had to source ourselves. They gave me a no. , so I tried to call them yet after awhile no trucks had arrived so I tried to find one close by, I found a truck just by the road. Asked the guy, it seemed that he was covering the event. Since he was idle might as well help us to tow our car to the nearest workshop. Luckily Philip knows someone from his kampong & was willing to help us out. So we towed the truck to Kebun Teh Lama, while we removed the luggage then Ah Ma and the rest waited for Kwan Yew to fetch them to Kim Teng Park. The sky was cloudy whole day log, just hoped that it won't rain, else!!!!.

Once I reached the workshop the guy remarked I was lucky again as he normally goes out kai kai with the wife every weekend. He went & bought some sparepart for the belt & he finished the job within 10 min. Philip & Chris was around to accompany me back to Kim Teng Park later yet Kwan Yew has not come back as he had to go out to Senai to come to Skudai toll.

Finally managed to settle down have a good & tasty lunch of Johor Laksa & Lontong washed down with some Peters concoction. Dizzy already. Went to check in at Crystal Crown the the door handle broke. Argh....! Went to Jaya Putra at Philips house for dinner makan, yummy food.

After the party at Jaya Putra we thought we would be going back to Muar tomorrow morning. Sigh! Mana tau Annie keep asking us to go to Kim Teng Park for the annual BBQ event just for the family members only. So we had to concede and had a late check out so that we can stay for the BBQ , stayed till 9plus and we left for Muar. Reached at 1130pm, sigh... tired Lucas was cranky in the car as well.