October 06, 2010

Today is the day that I wished I was dead - Day 3

As always, we checked out in the morning. Right after breakfast at the World Club Lounge on the 28th Floor we went to return our keycards and gathered at the lobby. Charles Gluck of Unbelievable Sculptures by Jerome Murat was nice enough to see us off.

Amelia & Charles Gluck

By this time, my stomach was already making funny dances. After taking a small box of Chi Kit Teck Aun and we took some farewell photos and got on our bus. We were heading towards our next destination but we had to stop at another Genting Highlands attraction before we leave. It's none other than the Chin Swee Temple. I just hoped the winding roads towards the bottom will not make me feel worst.

When we reached Chin Swee Temple and I got off the bus, the lack of swaying settled my dizziness and stomachache a bit. I managed to take some beautiful sceneries, videos and play fake dam with Husni and Eyriqazz.

What is so special about this Chin Swee Temple? 
Apart from the location which gives the most attractive view from the mountain, this temple was actually built by the founder of Genting Berhad, the late Lim Goh Tong as a tribute to the Goddess Chin Swee. Lim Goh Tong had a dream one night while he was sleeping in a "cave" where the Goddess Chin Swee informed him that he will be very successful if he explore the mountain and make the Resort. So he vowed that if the dream becomes a reality, he will built a temple to commemorate her. Since then, he had built the temple on the spot where he got his dream. However, it took almost RM20million and 18 years to complete because even though the location was very strategic, it is also dangerous. 

The location overlooks KLCC and KL Tower.

After that, we headed to the beautiful Kanching Waterfall. 

By the time we arrived at Kanching Waterfalls, my legs felt like rubber. I was already in cold sweat even though I was just climbing to the 2nd level of the waterfall. I felt faint too. My stomachache wasn't so unbearable but the occasional "pulling" sensation sets me back a little. The waterfall is beautiful with clear water sloshing on the stones. But sadly, due to time constraint, we couldn't jump into the water.

And another attraction here, the monkeys. LOL!

Sorry for the lack of photos. By this time I am too sick to think of photo-taking.

We had KFC for lunch but I couldn't even finish one piece. The stomach problem was killing me and our caretakers have decided that if I am still in pain by the time we reach our next destination, they will bring me to the clinic.

Dorani Homestay, Sungai Besar.

When we arrived at Dorani Homestay, Sungai Besar, I was as pale as a ghost and was straight away brought to a clinic in Sabak. Jacquelyn and I was brought to the clinic because Jacquelyn also had some fever. At the clinic, the doctor checked for my blood pressure which is 100/82. In medical terms, that is LOW. However, I've explained to the doctor that my condition is most probably because of food poisoning - based on my symptoms and my medical knowledge - but he seemed adamant that it was gastritis. Since I am not a certified medical practitioner, I was unable to sway him to my conclusion. In the end, he decided to give me gastric medications instead. However, he did jab me so that the "pulling" sensation that has been plaguing me the whole day would be gone.

By the time we arrived back at the meeting point, everybody was already at their foster parents' home. Both Jacquelyn and I were sent to our foster parents home too and Jacquelyn is my room mate again for the night. When we arrived at our foster homes, I fell flat on the bed. When it was dinner time, I only ate three spoons of rice with vegetable soup. Then, my foster mom gave me some ice for my head. By this time, I was already groggy from all the meds.

So, I didn't follow the rest of the bloggers to Kampung Kuantan Firefly Park, Kuala Selangor. Since I am feeling very woozy, it's not advisable for me to sit in a sampan and risk toppling over. Plus, I started to get fever and even though my body was hot, I was shivering cold. I am still disappointed though, because I had never been to a firefly park before.

At about 11.30pm, when I was supposed to take my next medication, my foster mom prepared hot tea, bread and Kaya spread for me. I can tell she was very tired then, but she still made the time to get more ice for me and talk to me while I eat.

My foster mom, like many others at Dorani Homestay originally comes from Indonesia. There are many Javanese descendants there. So it's quite normal when she utters some Indonesian words as she speaks. From the way she spoke of her children, I can hear an underlying loneliness. She has 7 children, 12 grandchildren (and counting!) but they've all migrated elsewhere and she's left alone with her husband accepting strangers into her home for the touring packages. Some strangers were kind while some were not so sweet. Yet the two of them will still welcome anyone for the Homestay program.

 Terima kasih atas segala bantuan dan kesabaran makcik!

I promise that one day, when I am healthy and free from other obligations, I will come back here and visit her. 

By midnight we were both sleepy but one thing I noticed was, she didn't even close the front door of the house tight, let alone lock it because the others were not home yet. But, imagine doing that in KL, your house will be wiped clean in less than an hour. Ahh.. The beauty of living in the village. I just prayed that the next day will be a much better day for me!

Dorani Homestay
Hj. Abd. Manan bin Jasmiran & Hjh. Rugiam bt. Mis
No 16A, Parit Satu Timur,
Kg, Sungai Haji Dorani,
45300 Sungai Besar,

Day 3 is on 25th of September, 2010.

P/S : This post is in conjunction with My Selangor Story contest - Day 3. Please vote for me here. Please do it daily. Thanks all!

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LadyJava said...


LadyJava said...

oh dear.. puke all over? alamak so sad for you!

LadyJava said...

I can imagine wishing I was dead too.. so many actvities and not feeling well.. no fun :(

LadyJava said...

oohh.. me Javanese too!! hence Lady Java.. heheheh

Razz Momma said...

oh gosh sweetie.. how did that happen?? :( :(

Razz Momma said...

some doctors are absolutely obnoxious.. they think they're the smartest.. they forget that they also sometimes need inputs from the patient.. but ure too sweet.. if u were u, i'd slap him :-P

Bella Enveeus said...

Yup, I was sick like a dog. I puked all the contents of my stomach out. Then got high fever the whole night, I can't sleep proper, asyik pusing2 coz kena wet the towel for my head n then my body was so hot yet I'm feeling so cold rasa macam nak turn into ice. Oh torture! Rasa wanna give up je, but I held on.. Crazy la..

Bella Enveeus said...

Oic.. Pure Javanese ke LJ?

Bella Enveeus said...

I have no idea.. It might be the McDonald's the night before.. 

Bella Enveeus said...

Yeah true, some doctors think they're too smart. Especially if they own the clinic, then they feel like everything they say is true and correct.. Ah whatever la, I'm home safe now. Lucky my family doctor is not like that

LadyJava said...

Yeap.. pure.. my mom Java Kendal and my father Java Ponorogo.. hahah.. but I
can't speak the languange well.. only understand..hehe
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Chochobie Zety said...

awwww....mcd gave u food poison, must be that branch lack of cleaniness that this happen to you..
potong stim btol kan sakit time trip like this...huhu.. 

Bella Enveeus said...

Ya, I think it's the fries. :( I should make an experiement and see if I can no longer eat fries from McD la

Rza Gza said...

Wow, is there anymore pictures of the Chin Swee Temple? I didnt know it took that long to built it.

Campari said...

What an amazing temple. What you said about the dream and all, is it true? WOw so amazing experience.. He must be so proud of himself.. Must be a big temple judging from the pictures.. :-D Amazing..

Campari said...

Aww i hope you are not so sick for so long.. Sad you didn't get to go to Firefly.. But i also neve go to Firefly park before.. Hey seeing all your blog post make me feel like maybe going someday la.. So many places in Selangor I never explore!

Bella Enveeus said...

HAHAHA.. Tell me about it. Reading my blog posts again and the other contestants' suddenly make ME want to go to all these places again too.. LOL.. It's not a waste of time to go to these places, you know..

Bella Enveeus said...

Yup, the dream is written in one of the handbooks on how Genting happens or something like that.. Yup, it is a big temple.. We didn't get to explore in out limited 20 minutes time.. And there's a tower that you have to climb if you really want to see the beautiful view of the hill.. That will take few minutes more, which none of us went to.. :-P We all lazy bums.. :-D

Bella Enveeus said...

Other pictures not so pretty la.. These are all I have that turned out nice and depicts the beauty of the place.. I was in pain at the time, no mood to take more pictures.. Sorry :(

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