Back in KL! - Narcissism is Necessary

Back in KL!

I’m home! I had 6 amazing days in Hyderabad, India. A lot of people asked me on Twitter, why Hyderabad? Actually, we’re mainly there to attend the wedding of Chatts, ST‘s good friend cum ex-colleague.

We got the invitation from Chatts a couple of months ago but we were not sure whether it’s a good time to leave the country as we anticipated moving house around the same time. In the end, we asked ourselves…how often do you get to attend a good friend’s wedding in India? The answer was pretty clear. Also, we took it as our 6th anniversary honeymoon ;)

Before we left though, we bought some multi-coloured blackboard chalks and headed to our new place to……. urmm vandalise the walls :P

# – Cocks and balls on the walls.

Yeap, poor contractor. He probably wished he had never met us. The chalks were used to circle out bits of the walls that we wanted him to improve or fix. They were issues like small holes, paint splat, leftover bristle from the paint brushes and many more. On the first day we reached Hyderabad, I got a call from him and he revealed he’s bought brand new buckets of paints to redo all the walls….

I feel really bad for him but at the same time, admire his patience and willingness to do the best for his customers.

Anyway, the first Hyderabadi thing I got acquainted with was the road traffic. I’ll blog about it more extensively in my later posts but let me give you an idea…

People there must use side mirrors and rear mirrors to look at their own reflections while driving because I can’t think of uses other than that. The less narcissistic ones just remove the mirrors altogether. Oh and EVERYBODY has a crazy loud horn.

They should make a video driving game called “Staying alive in Hyderabad”.

# – In an auto rickshaw, the staple public transportation that is cheap and efficient.

After arriving in KL, on the way home. One thing that I instantly noticed was that, we KL-ites are incredibly, incredibly quiet.

# – On the way home in a Proton Wira.

I’m missing Hyderabad already.

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5 Responses to Back in KL!

  1. Tan Yee Hou December 14, 2010 at 2:14 pm #

    Wahhh then I would survive well there cos I modded my horn to an ahbeng one!

  2. KY December 14, 2010 at 2:32 pm #

    rickshaw – cheap and efficient, and probably not exactly safe? lol

  3. nicktay December 14, 2010 at 2:49 pm #

    I miss India! Rickshaw transport rocks!!

  4. ahsiang December 14, 2010 at 6:15 pm #

    KL and Penang driver are not match the Indian rickshaw driver!

  5. ShaolinTiger December 14, 2010 at 7:13 pm #

    I’d say the rickshaw is safer..you can easily fly out the side if you need to, it’s small, nimble and can stop quickly (the most important thing!).

    It takes some getting used to though, it’s like being on a non-stop adrenaline pumping roller-coaster with the added bonuses of blaring horns and diesel fumes.

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