|Everyone is waiting for a taxi at 4:30 a.m.|
We were both drifting off when the Captain's voice blared over the PA system. There was a special announcement to be made that was disrupting our much needed ZZs. We watched as three attendants presented one passenger with roses and ten people jumped to digitally capture the moment in time. The Rose Recipient's boyfriend "popped" the Big question over the PA system. At least we think he did; the system was a cross between a Walmart toilet paper announcement and trying to hear if your bus arrived at the scheduled time. You know the ones I am talking about, "Rereold ppereere shaiashis thirp, toilet paper, eoeri ghoa iembkquo reoa soolddf at $1.99."
We all waited with bated breath hoping she would say "yes" so we could get forty winks. Hey, it was early and I can only enjoy Disney fairy tale endings so much with four hours of sleep. R2 remarked the tightwad should have sprung for Singapore Airlines and not the free $0 flight we were taking to Kuala Lumpur on AirAsia. Gotta love my hubby, he is always Mr. Pragmatic. I tried to catch a glimpse of the rock when she ran by, but she was too busy wiping tears and smacking her friends for embarrassing her by not spilling the beans.
The airports in Malaysia are always interesting. We decided to "test" security to see if we could smuggle liquids through the baggage check. While I was nervous, R2 assured me I could breeze through with a huge glass of Booster. No one paid the slightest bit of attention to my huge liquid bomb in the supersized cup. What a pleasure not to be treated like I was the leader of Al-Qaeda for bringing shampoo on the plane.
|Almost like Mexico|
We had a chatty conversation with one of the servers who told us how scared she was during the earthquake three days earlier. There are earthquake experts that suggest Penang will be hit with a major quake, sooner, rather than later. If there is a Tsunami warning, and I am hunkered down on the beach with my Girl With a Dragon Tattoo read, I will be running for higher ground, unlike the reported globetrotters that refused to leave.
|Sunday is a day for sleeping upside down|
|We couldn't rouse the rickshaw driver on Sunday|
|A patriotic car in Penang|
(Follow Layna in Asia on Mexico on My Mind site for her perspective of travels in Mexico)