Friday, July 25, 2008


Will be away for 1 week. I will update my blog after that. See ya~

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Bon Odori in Cameron

Last week, I went to cameron with my family. Although Cameron is just 1 hour driving distance from Ipoh, but this was the second time for me in Cameron.

Cameron is just same as usual, nice scenery with lots of tea farm. But i noticed there was difference from 1 year ago (I went to Cameron for the first time one year ago). The temperature in Cameron increases a lot, we were no longer felt the cool breeze blowing in the afternoon. I am still remembered that I was wearing jacket even in the afternoon during my first trip in Cameron. The temperature changes so much just in one year time? I guess it is the effect of global warming?Sad sad. Friends, please start taking care our environment.
One of our main purposes for the Cameron trip were joining the Bon Dance Festival, or more people will familiar with the name of Bon Odori. Bon Odori is a traditional festival for Japanese as a reminder of the gratefulness one should feel toward one's ancestors. In another words, Bon odori is the ghost festival for Japanese. This festival is held in Penang anually, but now only i noticed that it is held in Cameron too! Wow, so many Japanese in Malaysia.

The Bon odori in Cameron was quite different from Penang. Firstly, it was held in a small compound, you could seen the entire function no matter which corner you stood.

As usual, Japanese food was selling by Japanese.

And also the Japanese Hand Kraft.

The performances here were quite different from the Bon odori in Penang. In penang, all the performances were related to the Japanese culture, mostly will be Japanese Dance. But, in Cameron, there were a lot of different performances from different cultures like the lion dance performace.

And even Malay dance performance.

Of course, Japanese culture was still the main character in this festival.

And everyone was dancing together and had their fun there.

Sometimes, 'ghost' did appeared to join the festival too....
That was roughly about the Bon Odori in Cameron. There will be another Bon Odori held in Penang in this coming Saturday, I might be going too. If I do, i'll post a related blog up here so that you all can compare the differences of Bon Odori in different places.

Monday, July 7, 2008

Pulau Kapas

After completed my two months course, all of us decided to go for a trip - Pulau Kapas. Some of you might not heard about it, actually it is a island near Terrenganu. Of course, it is not well developed like Pulau Redang or Pulau Perhentian. But, the whole trip was quite cheap.

The scenery there is very nice, the sea water is very clear. My friend told me it is just comparable with Pulau Redang.

But one of the bad thing is, u can see this in the water.

Can see that? A very CUTE jellyfish. That time we went for snorkelling and one jelly fish was just right beside my friend and I. We really swam very fast that time when we noticed it. Haha! Actually the jellyfish was not really harmful because one of my friend did touched by the jellyfish but she just looked fine. :)

Besides from snorkelling, actually we were brought to a turtle rehabilitation centre. That time I didn't take along my camera so can't show you all the photos. The turtles there were so cute and small size, most of them were just as big as a palm. They were just 1 month old and we were very close with the turtles but we were not allowed to touch them.

Except from snorkelling and visiting the turtles rehabilitation centre, we played volley ball and also 'monkey' at the beach.

Then, we sat at the beach side and enjoyed the sun set. Such a beautiful scenery.

Besides, we also enjoyed watching star at night. The stars at night in Pulau Kapas was extremely beautiful, bright and big. I even saw a metoer that night.

Oh ya, the other bad thing in this island was the food here extremely expensive.
What to do, the restaurant owner monopoly the business in the island. *sigh*

Anyway, I really enjoyed the whole trip.