It’s already the last day of the CNY holidays. So what have I been doing during the long weekend?
Of course, my tukang kebun routine – that goes on whether or not there’s a holiday. I did manage to sweat it out more than usual since I didn’t have to rush to the office after that, so I had more exercise.
I’ve done all my reports for my NGO AGM next month, but I still need to brush up a bit on the chair’s report, which I am still not satisfied with.
A call came in from a student of a private college – requesting for a talk on HIV at their college next month. I forgot to ask him where he got my number from, but looks like it will our first awareness programme for the year.
House visits? I decided not to visit any of my clients during the break as I needed the break myself.
Actually I spent more time on the internet – doing some homework for my office trip at the end of the month. Just like my Bali trip last year, I did all my homework online before going so that I’d know where to go and what to do. Air tickets booked and paid much earlier. Hotel rooms booked, but there’s still time to cancel if we wish.
Why would we want to cancel the rooms? Well, boss #1 did mention she prefers if we all stay in one house/apartment – but the ones within walking distance to the city attractions are rather expensive (the hotel we booked is a budget hotel). However, over the long weekend, my search for home stay came up with some results. Not only are they cheaper, we will also be able to stay in one house – which would be good for fellowship purposes. Only thing is these home stays are about 10 minutes drive from the city, meaning we may also need to rent a van, or we may have problems going around.
Transport from Ipoh to LCCT? Well, we could either go in 2 cars and park our cars at the airport parking, or we could also opt for the Ipoh-LCCT bus service. With 8 of us going, the total cost comes up to just about the same. The pros if we go by bus is… we don’t have to worry about driving. The cons? Well, we don’t have much choice when it comes to the timing, as the bus schedule is fixed. So we either have to go as early as 5 am, or take the next bus at 8 am which is scheduled to reach LCCT just slightly more than an hour before departure – a bit risky.
I’ve compiled all the options with the costings etc. Tomorrow at the office, will need to discuss with boss #1 before I finalise things.
So yeah, I made use of the CNY break to plan for our coming break.
Where are we going? Clue – we are going to “naik belon”.