summer 2011 starts right here

We woke up that morning on a dreamy mood. Mood brought about by the fact that we were finally reunited after 6 months of separation, longest since we first met each other. Last night’s stint was exhausting as it was glorifying, like an angry make up sex on post annulment reconciliation. I’m talking about beer overload.

We thought of hitting the road to Malacca only for one night. That means the day will just be short and the quickie trip were meant only to escape the ridiculously marked up Singapore sin tax. The bus fare we paid at the Golden Mile complex was way cheaper than a night in Clarke Quay (S$ 20 Singapore to Malacca and S$ 10 Malacca to Singapore). It was an impromptu trip, no plans, no itineraries, nothing.

I woke Monette up, that day marked the start of our summer 2011!

I jumped off the bed and enthusiastically opened the dutch wooden windows to greet the summer morning, and VOILA!


I seriously thought of changing our blog url to only if it wasn’t taken by some tornado fetish men looking for Dorothy.

As usual, the show must go on, we are used to it and we mastered the art of not-letting-the-weather-dampen-our-spirit shit. So we head off to do what’s the best thing to do on a cold rainy morning.


No, really. It was a hearty breakfast with some french toast, fresh fruits, cereals, scrambled eggs and a cup of pure carotid artery pumping caffeine topped with a fake english accent. Aahh, perfection!

Malacca is a walking town, the colonial shophouses and the antique shops made the picturesque composition perfect for an early morning stroll with your one and only beloved… Camera!

It was not as walkable as it should be when the heavy rain is battering the streets and terra-cotta roof tiles. So what else to do?

… get another cup of pure carotid artery pumping caffeine.

The singing in the rain mood made Monette burst into a song… Hindi kitaaaaa malilimutaaaaan! Which totally freaked out the slow walking old man in front of us, as if he understood the lyrics of the funeral song and sprinted out of the scene to avoid being harassed by two foreign lunatics. Was it really the song that freaked him out? Or Monette’s hideous 50 Pesos per tumpok puta shorts from Muñoz (50 Pesos per bundle hooker shorts).

So there goes your post card popular Christ Church of Malacca. And it is not pink! It is Cordovan, which is in fact a shade of brown… please don’t argue.

We went straight walking around the town, and the only people on the road were the few Korean tourists with their annoyingly noisy tour guides and equally annoying wide uniform visors. The locals seemed to be either too lazy procrastinating to start the day or hiding from hungry resident evil zombie Cerberuses scheduled to attack the town by eight in the morning.

It felt bizarre, specially for urban corporate rats like us, to see deserted roads during a late rush hour in the morning. But we loved it! So why rush? When every body else refused to. Even the drivers of those elaborate gay embellished rickshaw were still enjoying their morning boner mode.

So we took a U-turn and head off to do what we were there for in the first place!

No, not “birds”…




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  • Leave the cube

    March 27, 2011 at 1:54 pm

    why do i feel like you went to Malacca to drink beer. hehe. just kidding. nakakatawa un shot ng chicken. un street sign direction nila umaabot hanggang sa baba ng pole… at least malinaw ang directions sa kanila, not like here in the Philippines =)

  • flip'n travels

    March 27, 2011 at 2:20 pm

    @Stanley, you’re actually right, we went to malacca to drink, every time we get the chance to grab a bottle. hehehe that’s something that i couldn’t do here in SG because booze is damn expensive!


  • supertikoy

    March 27, 2011 at 2:48 pm

    been to Malacca or(Melacca)last year…when I first saw the uber decorated bikes I thought “what’s with the plastic flowers?” yung sumakay kami dun pakiramdam ko nalulunod ako sa dami ng plastic na bulaklak na nakapaligid sa akin hahaha…

    i like the idea of going to a place just to drink beer! good job!

  • flip'n travels

    March 27, 2011 at 2:57 pm

    hi jerome! yeah the idea of riding a plastic flower crusted threw me away. if you come to think of it, it’s like a mini Rose parade float, but no. more of a little miss bario culig-culig coronation parade to me.

    i just wondered if they also put a florescent rechargeable lamps in front of the rickshaw when they roam at night? like those of flores de mayo? hahaha


  • nina

    March 28, 2011 at 1:15 pm

    Is that Number 20? 😀

    It’s a shame it was raining when you were there… but okay lang, mukhang enjoy pa rin naman kayong dalawa 😀

  • thepinaysolobackpacker

    March 28, 2011 at 1:22 pm

    haha natawa ako sa comment ni supertikoy! tinignan ko uli yung pic. bike pala yun? kala ko yung sa mga parade ng patron saints, but it’s cool! gusto ko sumakay jan once I hit Malacca. 🙂

  • flip'n travels

    March 28, 2011 at 4:04 pm

    @Nina, yes it is, we read your malacca posts (opkors!) and i also called marvin to ask about the place. loved it!

  • flip'n travels

    March 28, 2011 at 4:05 pm

    @Gael, kami naman naloka kasi ang tinalo float ng mutya ng baranggay tuwing mayo. hahaha

  • chyng

    March 28, 2011 at 9:48 pm

    hahaha! check!
    pang panagbenga ang sidecar! wagi! =)

  • flip'n travels

    March 28, 2011 at 10:53 pm

    @Chyng, i check mo si kuya, anong sinabi ni bella swan sa sleeping on a patch of flowers drama? Hahaha

  • pinaytraveljunkie

    March 30, 2011 at 2:36 am

    Cute ni Monette with the umbrella! We gotta visit Malacca someday when we do a Malaysia stopover again.

  • flip'n travels

    March 31, 2011 at 5:58 am

    @gaye, u should. Its a nice place very rustic.

  • Jay

    April 11, 2011 at 8:30 am

    RON, did you go to Twenty?

  • flip'n travels

    April 11, 2011 at 11:41 am

    @jay… yes, it was recommended by fellow blogger, Nina and Marvin

  • kim and mj

    August 28, 2011 at 3:34 am

    Ohhh we’re excited to hit Malacca too even just for a night , sana wag maulan although the rain lent a lovely atmosphere on your photos. Where did you stay nga pala?

    Hope to see you in Singapore:-)

  • flip'n travels

    August 28, 2011 at 4:06 am

    thanks mga teh. we stayed at 20 jonker street (twenty hostel) it was a nice cozy place, unfortunately they will be tearing the place down anytime next year. sad!

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