Monsoon fun at Cherating

It is the Monsoon season. Despite reading about the floods etc, nothing dampened our holiday getaway mood. So there we were, a family of 3 (hubby, me and of course our furkid Shalom - mind you, Shalom is family!!!) packed our bags and headed off to Cherating beach for our impromptu break with some pals.

The drive there this round was fun. No 90 minutes jam for a stretch of 30km. Little diva Shalom was all excited and restless in the car. Bravo, as soon as we reached and opened the car door, she ran straight for the beach. Indeed a water baby.

Waves were quite huge but nevertheless we still hit the beach for a walk. No way could I nor Shalom nor Jo resist the sea. We went in nevertheless for some good cold salty water therapy. Felt good. Till it hit me...ooops there we go again - 2 hours grooming for diva Shalom.

When it rained, we hid in our chalets. Not sleeping but enjoyed a good Javanese massage and foot reflexology. Then in company of good pals, we enjoyed our wines, stout, beer & vodka, tidbits and chats - yes this is what we call our AA session - Alcohol Appreciation:P. The furkids also got their share of tidbits. Think they ate more snacks than their regular kibbles.

Discovered a new stiffed crab in Kemaman. Sin Bing Kee - It is a few shops away from our regular Tong Kee. Reason being it is just pure crab meat marinated. Unlike Tong Kee which had some vegies. Don't get me wrong. I love my vegies, but it was "refreshing" to have stuffed crab that was spewing with crabby goodness:P

Makan-makan - loved the lobster. Greedy me actually wrote down that this round we must have:
(1) lobster

(2) salt grilled prawns

(3) or chean (oyster omellete)

Popped to Hai Peng - the famous kopitiam in Kemaman. Discovered tapai - fermented rice. But wasn't sure if it was to come with fungus:-( Told the waiter, he took it from us and nicely wrapped it and placed it back at the cpunter for sale. Aiks:-(

This was Nova - GSD pup's maiden trip to the beach. She was fabulous. Curious yet in a way fearful of the sea. Nevertheless, she walked and on the 3rd day began mustering more courage to hit the sea. Looking at her, Jo is bound to return to Ruby's Resort for her own getaway and of course for Nova too!

Trampolin. I discovered this is not easy to jump. Hard work. But fun. Am talking about the big huge ones. Not the small tiny at home. The best part...falling and landing on our butt:P I also learnt it is tough to jump with 2 persons. Jo jumped and I fell. LOL. Lilian and her hubby Goo also had a fabulous time with Goo trying to execute some kungfu flip. Hehe.

Cherating at Ruby's Resort. Its just amazing. And yes, we've packed our packs to head back there in CNY!!