Kerteh and me

April 3, 2009 at 3:38 pm 4 comments


The beach which I only get to enjoy for an hour from the whole 7 nights stay!

Let’s just say for the past 6 days, 2 days logged work hours is equivalent to a week of normal work day! And yes, the work hours I’ve done at my current company is always at a moderate rate – work and life balance is the key. 🙂

And no, I didn’t have to go offshore.

I had to in the beginning, and was ready with my coverall, together with my safety shoes and glasses. Just a day before departure, I was told I’d be going to the most remote location, which is a 1.5 hours helicopter ride. And yes, no toilet, and no walking around in the chopper, of course! So naturally, I had to tell them about my coccyx pain, where sitting down for that long would be a definite torture.


Up close & personal with the choppers

As much as I am glad (main reason was because I didn’t have a safety passport, so in the event of emergency I wouldn’t know how to escape from the helicopter! Yeah, yeah… me and my worries…), I am sure it is actually good experience for me to go. If they were to send me to a nearer location, I won’t give it a miss! Oh-well, maybe next time…

The plus side of not going – is to have Mr. Hubs and my boy drove up for a night stay at the hotel. The boy has been talking about hotels and beaches since a few weeks back (from friends’ holiday stories & past holiday photos), so it’s kind of a good idea for them to join me, except that I had to make an early escape on Saturday (early as in 6pm, mind you, because the rest stayed until 1am) just to have some fun at the beach for a while, followed by dinner.

The next morning I’d have to be at the airport by 5am, so I left the boys while they were still sleeping. They left for home just after breakfast, dropped by the airport to say goodbye and I was left to work for 15 hours that day. Not fun, I know!

Now that I’m guilty for not able to spend as much time with them as I want to, I think I should have a proper beach holiday in another few weeks time! I needed it, and the boy has been asking for it… and I’m sure Mr. Hubs wouldn’t mind it at all!

Owh. Yesteday, I’ve been talking to a lady who actually has a breast reduction done, and was she glad she had all the weight lifted off her! I guess when it’s a breast reduction, people talk openly about it. Unlike the opposite!

And yes, I’m looking forward to a javanese massage & a facial at the hotel’s spa this evening. Yeay!

p.s. I actually met Izy at the airport! 🙂


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4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Ms B  |  April 3, 2009 at 5:39 pm


    Oh dear. I hope u get some rest after the project completes. at least ur family joined and spent time with u. 🙂

  • 2. Rina  |  April 4, 2009 at 12:07 am

    hey was this entry already posted when i was ym-ing with you??

    anyway, 15 hours non stop work aint too bad, try 33 hours straight with no sleep..lagi tak funny…

    glad you had the family with you in kerteh!

  • 3. shasha  |  April 5, 2009 at 10:40 pm

    glad they managed to join you and break-up those stressful working days! kids just love the beach don’t they? 🙂

  • 4. momster  |  April 6, 2009 at 9:54 am

    Ms B,
    The weekend is too short to have a rest! 😉 But at least I’m having regular work hours again…

    Nope, I wrote this post offline. Uploaded it when I’m back in office. 🙂

    Haha… can’t imagine 33 hours straight! Hope I won’t have to go through that… 😛

    Yups, kids love it, and the parents too, of course! Imtiyaz is SO like Imran, requesting for another beach holiday already!


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