….and I will always hurt you whenever I can.
I’m never going to be good enough for you, am I?
watched Legally Blonde to make me happy.
but but, this scene :(
To pierce or not to pierce, that my friends, is the question. C’mon, LUCY gorgeous HALE has it, and I love her (my logic sucks, I know).
I’m not really sure what got into me tonight, all I know is that I met a girl today who had her tragus pierced and I said to myself, hey, I want that too. Yes I want it for shallow reasons like it’s prettyyyy and it’s something out of my comfort zone (yes,yes,I’m a sissy), but honestly, I think it’s more than that. I feel like it’s a decision which won’t be openly accepted by my parents, heck, even my boyfriend threw a WTF moment. But it’s something I want but I can’t do because other people don’t want me to do it. That just made me realize how much of a puppet I am — getting your ears pierce isn’t a crime, it’s art,but I can’t do it ‘cause other people just say so, and that’s that. I know there’s an argument of safety, but whatever bad that happens becomes my fate, something that I decided on, something I did on my own free will for my own happiness and I would be glad to take the consequences of because it was for me. I’ve been so busy thinking about others that I can’t even decide on what makes me happy.
Maybe I really don’t live my life after all.
It’s horrible to miss someone. Just horrible.
made this for Valentines day, missing the Natividad so badly.
So let me go pretend to be a bad-ass travel blogger and show you guys my trip to Kek Lok Si Temple today.
Backstory: I woke up around 2pm, and I didn’t want to waste a perfectly good day in foreign country, so I randomly started bugging everyone in the AIESEC house to go to Kek Lok Si Temple, I really didn’t know what I’d find there, I heard there were cable cars and that was pretty much it. Cable cars. Yeah, my decisions in life are fueled by trivial things such as cable cars. With a little convincing, and quick glance at our ever helpful Lonely Planet Guide to Malaysia, we decided to grab quick lunch at the nearby McDonald’s and head to Kek Lok Si.
We rode two Rapid busses to reach our destination, one from Sugai Dua (where we live) - Jetty terminal, then another one from the Jetty terminal - Air Itam, this cost us 2 MYR a ride (roughly 15 PHP), not bad eh?
When we got there, we were greeted by this sight…. and I instantly knew my random let’s-go-to-Kek-Lok-Si-on-a-whim was a good idea. TEEHEE.
The long run (‘cause it was getting kinda late) to the top was lined with shops and trinkets to lure the typical tourist on a souvenir shopping spree, but my friends and I were determined to make it before closing time at 6. I took all my gym workouts on a stepmaster to good use, with the additional burden of my pretty-but-painful-semi-wedges. Meh.
But then when you’re welcomed by an entrance like this, that wouldn’t be much of a problem, would it? :>
Still there was no slowing down for us, and we went up to the entrance before closing time. When we got there, I was especially impressed with this long line of statues. You could really see all the the work that went into making the temple. Wow!
Up until there, I was wondering where exactly was the entrance since I haven’t paid a single cent yet, so clearly I haven’t been to the main attraction of the temple. (what capitalist logic I have.hihi) We finally found the entrance, and we only paid 2 MYR for the entrance fee. BOOYEAH! :> That’s pretty cheap considering we paid 25 MYR for the Khoo Kongsi Clanhouse which was smaller and less grandiose than Kek Lok Si.
There, we saw the main altar of the temple
A view of the Pagoda and the main building from the balcony
Random picture of me with a stunning view of the city in the background. HIHI
Being the adventurous rascals that we were, my friend and I decided to climb the 7-story high pagoda, even if it was closing time already (haha!). Every level is decorated differently, each level getting smaller as we reach the top.
This was the altar in the 2nd level of the pagoda :)
from the balcony of the pagoda
A side view of the altar on the topmost level
Bird’s eye view of Kek Lok Si
Apparently, the Kuan Yin, Goddess of Mercy statue is only accessible by cable cars, yes, cable cars, the reason why I wanted to go to Kek Lok Si in the first place. Alas, a friendly monk I randomly talked to said the lift closes at 5:30, so we didn’t get to ride the oh-so important cable cars since it was already about 6:30. Still, the statue looked stunning from afar.
When we went down from the pagoda, I bought one of the wishing ribbons in the prayer area. Of course, I picked the pink ribbon for safety of the family.
So that pretty much ends my trip to Kek Lok Si Temple, the best Temple I’ve been to in Malaysia so far. Will definitely go back soon to get that much coveted cable car ride. Haha! Will try to go earlier next time.
‘til my next aventure! ;)
I never asked you to solve any of my problems, I just wanted to hear that you cared. I guess that was just too much to ask.
…because after all the week’s stress, I deserve a treat :3