Hap-Penang is a specially created term for Pulau Pinang that means "the happening Penang" in Azham Vosovic's dictionary ;)
|The map from my place to Queensbay Mall.|
Salam Maulidur Rasul to all of my gorgeous and handsome blog readers...yes, you over there! How are you today, have you done something useful to spend this long public holiday wisely? Well I took the opportunity to visit Pulau Pinang (again!) yesterday with my sister and her friend. Although my family resides in Kepala Batas, Seberang Perai Utara but we rarely visit the island part of Pulau Pinang. I drove there and alhamdulillah the road was clear and the weather was fine.
My sister wanted to try roller skating on the third floor of this gigantic shopping mall-by-the-sea, Queensbay Mall so I just followed. I was not interested to skate at first but since there were not many skaters on the floor so I thought "Hey, why not?".
:Price range for Roller Skate:
RM 18 for weekdays
RM 20 for weekends/public holidays
RM 3 for socks (if you do not have yours).
Luckily I have been a skater when I was in Standard 4 so I kind of acquired the skill well. It is just the same principle as ice-skating plus you will not wet your pants if you fell on the floor. I tried my best yesterday not to fall and drop my ego in front of everybody else because that would be so hurtful!
|My sister Hidayah and her friend Arina.|
They are on a short semester break so they stayed with us in Kepala Batas. It is my duty as a host to show our guest around the city so I hope she likes it.
I was the self-appointed photographer, the driver and what else? Thank goodness that I am also the outgoing-type of person, so I enjoyed what I did.
This was their first fall, but they quickly got up and pretended like nothing happens. Way to go!
Basically, everybody will fall while skating, that is natural so nothing to be ashamed of. However, the floor is made of a unique material that will absorb impact of falling as well as allowing the skaters to slide gleefully!
This is a seriously spacious skating hall that I believe can place more than few hundreds skaters at one time. There will be also loud music playing on the stereo so you guys and girls will never feel bored.
Please take extra caution on highly-professional and skillful skaters as they are very fast! Who knows that they can hit anyone of you on such a high impact that will surely result in severe injury. Some part of the floor is uneven so please take care okay? Do not speed especially when you are a newbie in skating, and please wear your safety gear. It is available at the counter so please wear safety equipment for protection of your head, elbows and knees.
As for me, I fell two times while circling the skating rink hurting my ego very badly. Maybe it is my height that made me so unstable but alhamdulillah I did not break any bones (yet!). Just that my right hand (that used to be broken before) feels kind of swelling. Anybody cares to massage my right hand?
P/S: See my next blog post about what happens when we met our friends, the monkeys at Botanical Garden Pulau Pinang!
:Glossary(according to the context of the words):
By-the-sea: tepi laut
Weekdays: hari biasa
Host: tuan rumah
Self-appointed: melantik sendiri
Outgoing: suka keluar
Gleefully: perasaan teruja
Severe : teruk
Uneven: tidak rata
Unstable: tidak stabil
Skating rink: gelanggang luncur
Safety gear/equipment: alat keselamatan