A Rainy Afternoon At Lake Kenyir

Posted by : foongpc | Friday, January 15, 2010 | Published in


If you are a regular reader of my blog, you will no doubt know by now that I love the rain. There's something about the rain that makes me feel so relaxed, so free and so at peace.

And so it must have been a great blessing to me that afternoon when it began to rain at Lake Kenyir.

The timing of the rain could not have been more perfect! My friend and I had just returned from our bird watching trip and we had enjoyed a scenic walk along Lake Kenyir from Pengkalan Gawi.

We were lucky it didn't rain sooner or we would have gotten all wet!

Once we returned to our comfortable chalet, I called up the Ulik Mayang Spa to book for our massage. I had thought of going for the massage before we go for lunch, but unfortunately, they could only schedule our massage at 2pm, which was about 2 hours later.

I was not really hungry so we decided to rest for a while after all that walking in the morning. I thought it would be nice to just relax at the balcony overlooking the lovely lake!

I wished I had brought along a book to read! My friend was obviously immersed in his book as you can see from this photo below.

Sorry I have to blur his face as he insisted on keeping his identity a secret. Haha! Just like me : )

And then, all of a sudden, the skies opened up and it began to pour! Hooray!

My friend went inside to bed for a short nap. I could not blame him. We woke up at 6.15am that morning remember?

As for me, how could I miss the rain? Although I must admit it's nice to be sleeping in bed while it's raining outside!

I decided to sit there by the balcony and just enjoy the rain. Thank God for the rain!

Yes, those are my legs and trust me, you will get to see more of them in my upcoming posts, haha!

No words can describe my happiness sitting there looking at the rain and feeling the wind blowing and listening to the sound of the rain falling. It's so relaxing I could feel myself dozing off.

Of course, before dozing off, I made sure I took some photos of the rain!

And for those of you who followed me on Twitter, you would probably remember I tweeted about the rain in Kenyir. Read it here.

While my friend slept, I was practically tweeting away on my handphone. Haha!

(104) Comments

  1. CheaHSan said...

    rain rain go away.

    January 15, 2010 at 8:32 AM
  2. CheaHSan said...

    oops you like the rain? I love the rain when I'm at home and not in the rain..haha

    January 15, 2010 at 8:36 AM
  3. CheaHSan said...

    So how's the horse-kill-chicken (massage)[ma-sak-chi]? coming up next post?

    January 15, 2010 at 8:41 AM
  4. CheaHSan said...

    Careful I can see the reflection of your face from your handphone!!!haha

    January 15, 2010 at 8:42 AM
  5. RoseBelle said...

    So I heard that in Asian countries, it can rain instantly and then it goes away as quickly as it comes. That's pretty interesting, can't really imagine how it feels like to be walking on a sunny day and all of a sudden, the sky pours. I was told it's very common in Asian countries. I love the rain too but the rain in San Francisco is typically fierce and windy. In other words, you're almost guaranteed to get sick if you walk in SF's rain.

    January 15, 2010 at 9:26 AM
  6. Che-Cheh said...

    Love the raindrops picture.

    p/s: we dont want to see your legs. we want to see your face. Hahaha

    January 15, 2010 at 9:56 AM
  7. daniel said...

    We all love the rain (minus the legs).. Haha..

    January 15, 2010 at 10:06 AM
  8. Anonymous

    Show us the face. Not the legs! :)

    Rain is good. Especially when it's hot. But not when it's time to leave the office. Can cause havoc on the roads.

    January 15, 2010 at 10:08 AM
  9. [SK] said...

    i don't like rain, i seems like very gloomy to me.. instead i love sunshine day, more energetic and vibrant!!

    January 15, 2010 at 10:12 AM
  10. [SK] said...

    yeah, i agree with Mei Teng!! show us your face, not your legs and hairs.. :p

    January 15, 2010 at 10:16 AM
  11. [SK] said...

    i think the chalet is nice and cosy.. i would allow the exception that i sit on the balcony reading a book on that rainy day.. :)

    January 15, 2010 at 10:18 AM
  12. [SK] said...

    .. and like your friend, i think it's even better to take a nap while it's raining out there.. hahahaha!! :D

    January 15, 2010 at 10:19 AM
  13. Merryn said...

    Cheh.. when Cheah said he can see ur face on the reflection of ur fon.. i went n scrutinize it... nothing pun!!!! aisay...

    January 15, 2010 at 10:27 AM
  14. foongpc said...

    cheahs@n, I love the rain when in the home too! Definitely not when trapped in a traffic jam!

    Reflection? Haha! I already checked that before I posted the photo : )

    January 15, 2010 at 1:20 PM
  15. foongpc said...

    rose belle, yes the rain can come suddenly here in Malaysia, but most of the time, we do get ample warning, like dark skies and rumbles of thunder. San Francisco's rain is that fierce? Better not get caught in the SF's rain then : )

    January 15, 2010 at 1:22 PM
  16. foongpc said...

    che-cheh, glad you like it. Want to see my face? Haha, that's impossible! : )

    January 15, 2010 at 1:23 PM
  17. foongpc said...

    daniel, sorry about the legs, but more legs coming up! Haha!

    January 15, 2010 at 1:25 PM
  18. Ken Wooi said...

    haha..twitting is fun eh?
    nothing to do, tweet lah! =P


    January 15, 2010 at 1:26 PM
  19. foongpc said...

    mei teng, show my face? No way! The best I can show are my legs, hehe.

    Yes, I dislike the jam caused by the rain! But I don't blame the rain, I blame the jam! : )

    January 15, 2010 at 1:26 PM
  20. foongpc said...

    SK, so you are a sunshine person, eh? Well, I like sunshine too but I also like the rain. I adapt easily, haha.

    Want to see my face? Meet up with me. Since I treasure my privacy, my face is not allowed on my blog. Meantime, the best I can do is show my hairy legs, haha!

    January 15, 2010 at 1:29 PM
  21. foongpc said...

    merryn, haha! Of course I checked whether can see my reflection there first before putting it on my blog, what do you expect! LOL!

    January 15, 2010 at 1:30 PM
  22. foongpc said...

    kenwooi, haha, you got that absolutely right! Nothing to do, tweet lah! : )

    January 15, 2010 at 1:32 PM
  23. இ Baŋäŋaz இ said...

    When you are about to doze off while enjoying the rain and the wind you did not take a trip to the "Tree of Souls" in Pandora? haha

    January 15, 2010 at 2:04 PM
  24. இ Baŋäŋaz இ said...

    Nice pictures of the rain and leaves but not the two tree 'trunks' on the coffee table. lol

    January 15, 2010 at 2:06 PM
  25. khengsiong said...

    You only sign up for Twitter recently, but you're already hooked on to it.

    Looks like I have been left behind...

    January 15, 2010 at 2:07 PM
  26. Neo said...

    Yeah I also love the rain but I don't like the rain in city....The streets become muddy and the crowd in the city...yuck...I love rain in my village where there is greenery and I can happily watch it from my window.


    January 15, 2010 at 2:25 PM
  27. iamthewitch said...

    Oh here comes the rain! Ahh I don't think I could focus on my book if it was raining either... it's too tempting to go to sleep!!! LOL

    January 15, 2010 at 2:42 PM
  28. Faisal Admar said...

    damn, i love rain and this place is totally awesome bro!

    i like it so much.

    so romantic, indeed.

    a good place to read a book too. maybe i can take 7 hours for 700 pages? man!

    January 15, 2010 at 3:09 PM
  29. HappySurfer said...

    I don't know, Foong, on a holiday, I don't think I like it raining. I feel it's a waste of time having to stay indoors. Basically, I'm a sunshine girl.

    Taking a nap on a holiday is also a time-waster to me. I might as well sleep at home. Oh well, you didn't have a choice, I guess.

    January 15, 2010 at 3:36 PM
  30. HappySurfer said...

    Btw, nice pictures of the rain.

    January 15, 2010 at 3:39 PM
  31. xin said...

    hey i looked out from the window, it is really dark and going to rain soon. i feel even more sleepy after looking at yr pics :( *yawn*

    January 15, 2010 at 4:23 PM
  32. Lydd said...

    The rain is only as good if you're indoors and sipping a cup of coffee! :D

    January 15, 2010 at 4:24 PM
  33. Unknown said...

    Can't remember when I was drenched in the rain though we get plenty here!Still, good to be indoors.

    January 15, 2010 at 7:27 PM
  34. wenn said...

    i would prefer to see yr face that legs! hehe..

    January 15, 2010 at 8:10 PM
  35. lina said...

    didn't play in the rain? :D

    January 15, 2010 at 8:59 PM
  36. lina said...

    aiyah! So many hairy legs in one post! LOL

    January 15, 2010 at 9:00 PM
  37. lina said...

    rainy days + a quiet day in my bedroom = heaven. :)

    January 15, 2010 at 9:02 PM
  38. foongpc said...

    bananaz, haha! I did not know about Avatar at that time.

    The trunks are supposed to add interest to the picture, LOL!

    January 15, 2010 at 10:32 PM
  39. foongpc said...

    khengsiong, well it's never too late to join Twitter! : )

    January 15, 2010 at 10:32 PM
  40. foongpc said...

    neo, don't like rain in the city? Well, I don't mind as long as it doesn't flood! : )

    January 15, 2010 at 10:33 PM
  41. foongpc said...

    iamthewitch, haha sleeping during the rain is bliss! : )

    January 15, 2010 at 10:34 PM
  42. foongpc said...

    faisal, yes it's an awesome place. You should go Kenyir and read your 700 pages book : )

    January 15, 2010 at 10:35 PM
  43. foongpc said...

    happysurfer, yes usually I don't want to stay indoors during my travels too, but at Kenyir it's different. I'm there to relax and relaxing at the balcony seems like a great holiday to me! : )

    January 15, 2010 at 10:41 PM
  44. foongpc said...

    xin, haha go to sleep! : )

    January 15, 2010 at 10:41 PM
  45. foongpc said...

    lydd, well a cup of coffee sure makes it even more enjoyable! Haha!

    January 15, 2010 at 10:42 PM
  46. foongpc said...

    keats the sunshine girl, plenty of rain at your place? That's nice! : )

    January 15, 2010 at 10:43 PM
  47. foongpc said...

    wenn, I know! Everyone is saying that, but I think I can only show my legs, haha!

    January 15, 2010 at 10:43 PM
  48. foongpc said...

    lina, not this time, haha! Prefer to sit on the balcony and enjoy the rain. More hairy legs in my upcoming posts, so be warned, haha!

    I agree with you : rainy day + quiet day in bedroom = heaven! : )

    January 15, 2010 at 10:45 PM
  49. conan_cat said...

    lol you and your rainy affair xD

    and ungh ur kenyir posts make me really wanna go there edi :D

    and meh, we no feet fetish ler, no need show ur feet ok? :P

    January 15, 2010 at 11:05 PM
  50. Cloudia said...

    lovely rainy post, Foong

    Aloha, Friend!

    Comfort Spiral

    January 16, 2010 at 3:57 AM
  51. Unknown said...

    so relaxing and enjoying. let's go for a vacation together one day, foong.

    January 16, 2010 at 9:37 AM
  52. Ayie said...

    haha tweeting away while on vacay!

    so relaxed foong!

    happy weekend to you!

    January 16, 2010 at 9:59 AM
  53. eastcoastlife said...

    You just can't switch off or tear yourself away from your electronic gadgets, can you? :D

    January 16, 2010 at 11:23 AM
  54. eastcoastlife said...

    Tweeting on your vacation? You cannot ask readers to ask where you are then. :)

    January 16, 2010 at 11:24 AM
  55. eastcoastlife said...

    Have a wonderful weekend!

    January 16, 2010 at 11:24 AM
  56. CH Voon said...

    Wah… every night, you burn RM45… expensive dinner!
    This place really want to kill all the tourist! RM90 somemore
    I prefer sing in a private room…. Cause I afraid all the stranger will run away!

    January 16, 2010 at 2:47 PM
  57. CH Voon said...

    I think all birds still sleep gua hahhaaha

    January 16, 2010 at 2:48 PM
  58. Kelvin said...

    The air is always fresh after rain:)

    January 16, 2010 at 4:11 PM
  59. Mariuca said...

    Keeping ur identity a secret it seems he he... at least tell me ur age...he he... last time almost tricked me with ur April fool post LOL! :)

    January 16, 2010 at 8:58 PM
  60. Tekkaus said...

    Yeah! We all are very aware how crazy you are. Haha :D You love the rain a lot. Why? is it has anything to do with your MC? :p

    January 17, 2010 at 12:26 AM
  61. Tekkaus said...

    Ouh....so when you were in Kenyir it poured lar?

    Yeah! Luckily you guys are not caught in the middle of the rain right? But even if you did, I know you wouldn't mind at all. LOL :D

    January 17, 2010 at 12:27 AM
  62. Tekkaus said...

    Warrr.....asked people to massage you heh??? So how was it? How was their service? :p

    Yeah! It will be nice too if I can be there enjoying the scenery. :)

    January 17, 2010 at 12:28 AM
  63. Tekkaus said...

    Hahaha :D War...so you "boxed" your friend's face lar? Yeah! he must have enjoyed it a lot huh. But if I were you guys, I am not going to read books. Not at such a beautiful place. :)

    January 17, 2010 at 12:30 AM
  64. Tekkaus said...

    Why would you wanna show us your legs? hahaha :D

    Awww....it poured huh. I am sure you enjoyed every single moment of it right bro? Why didn't you play in the rain?

    January 17, 2010 at 12:32 AM
  65. Tekkaus said...

    Yeah! With your handphone around, I don't think you need any books. So you were tweeting lar? Awww...I wish I have a phone as canggih as yours bro. Mine is practically a "living fossil". :p

    January 17, 2010 at 12:34 AM
  66. benbes said...

    very peaceful lake, i like rain and anything that is green.
    braun kf600

    January 17, 2010 at 1:12 AM
  67. Bengbeng said...

    the rain made the pics look cool and tranquil, pleasing to the eye

    January 17, 2010 at 8:43 PM
  68. foongpc said...

    conan_cat, I don't show my face, so at least show my feet lah, haha! : )

    January 17, 2010 at 10:20 PM
  69. foongpc said...

    pete, not for those with kids, haha! OK, even if it rains non stop I'm sure you can still entertain your kids with games or TV shows! : )

    January 17, 2010 at 10:22 PM
  70. foongpc said...

    cloudia, thanks! : )

    January 17, 2010 at 10:23 PM
  71. foongpc said...

    saucer, sure, why not? Wait till you are back from China and your wedding dinner is over, then we can discuss about it! : )

    January 17, 2010 at 10:24 PM
  72. foongpc said...

    ayie, yeah, very relaxing vacation! I love to tweet on my handphone! LOL!

    January 17, 2010 at 10:27 PM
  73. foongpc said...

    eastcoastlife, haha, I'm addicted to my handphone and Twitter! LOL! Happy weekend to you too! : )

    January 17, 2010 at 10:28 PM
  74. foongpc said...

    CH Voon, only first night spent RM45 on dinner, didn't spend that much on the second night : )

    I also prefer to sing in a private room, haha.

    What birds? Hey, that's the previous post! : )

    January 17, 2010 at 10:33 PM
  75. foongpc said...

    kelvin, yeah Love to breathe in the fresh air after the rain! Btw, notice your tweet on my handphone photo? Hehe

    January 17, 2010 at 10:34 PM
  76. foongpc said...

    mariuca, you want to know my age? Haha, I'm older than Britney Spears and younger than Mariah Carey : )

    January 17, 2010 at 10:37 PM
  77. foongpc said...

    tekkaus, what has rain got to do with MC? Hahaha! Oh yeah, she has a song called Through The Rain - now I remember, but that has nothing to do with me liking the rain : )

    Will talk about the massage in my next post : )

    Actually it's nice to read a book at such a beautiful place! It's also nice to tweet. LOL!

    I showed my legs to compensate for not showing my face, hahaha!

    Go and get a more "canggih" phone and start tweeting on it! Haha : )

    January 17, 2010 at 10:44 PM
  78. foongpc said...

    benbes, then you will like Lake Kenyir! Go and visit there : )

    January 17, 2010 at 10:44 PM
  79. foongpc said...

    bengbeng, yes you are absolutely right - that's another reason why I love the rain! : )

    January 17, 2010 at 10:45 PM
  80. Unseen India Tours said...

    Beautiful Place to enjoy time !! Even i would love to see this place with my own eyes and for sure at the time of rain only !!

    January 18, 2010 at 12:35 AM
  81. Cashmere said...

    This is the place where my friends and I wanted to go during our roadtrip but had to cancel due to time restrictions.. Now I can know the place better, thanks to you! :)

    Happy belated 2010, Foongpc! Great to be back here again.. :)

    January 18, 2010 at 7:59 AM
  82. jam said...

    Your toes are healing well!

    January 18, 2010 at 9:50 AM
  83. Monica said...

    I just came back frm Pangkor island Foong! and the weather's so hot..

    January 19, 2010 at 4:00 AM
  84. Monica said...

    oh it rained one morning for abt 10 minutes only LOL!

    January 19, 2010 at 4:02 AM
  85. Shingo T said...

    I love the sound of falling rain. It seems to be telling me something.

    Can see the tranquility in your photos, wonder if it's infested with mosquitoes. Or do the mosquitoes get trapped in your leg hair?

    Ok, I know my jokes are lame.

    January 19, 2010 at 4:56 PM
  86. eiling lim said...

    wah can still twitter in the jungle? so geng!

    January 21, 2010 at 9:17 AM
  87. foongpc said...

    unseen rajasthan, come visit Lake Kenyir and enjoy! : )

    January 24, 2010 at 12:56 PM
  88. foongpc said...

    cashmere, welcome back! Oh, pity you didn't go Kenyir! Maybe next time? : )

    January 24, 2010 at 12:57 PM
  89. foongpc said...

    jam, haha, yes completely healed : )

    January 24, 2010 at 12:57 PM
  90. foongpc said...

    monica, so hot in Pangkor? Well, at least it rained for 10 mins! Haha : )

    January 24, 2010 at 12:58 PM
  91. foongpc said...

    shingo T, no the mosquitoes do not get trapped in my leg hairs, haha!

    No mosquitoes at that time fortunately soI enjoyed the rain totally, haha.

    You like the sound of falling rain too? Gimme 5! : )

    January 24, 2010 at 1:01 PM
  92. foongpc said...

    eiling lim, haha yes lucky internet connection still exists in the jungle : )

    January 24, 2010 at 1:01 PM
  93. Hanging lamps said...

    What is the kenyir lake?

    February 9, 2010 at 8:27 PM
  94. Logo Design Company said...

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    February 10, 2010 at 4:27 PM
  95. foongpc said...

    hanging lamps, the Kenyir Lake is a man-made lake : )

    February 13, 2010 at 1:37 AM
  96. foongpc said...

    logo design company, you love the rain too? Gimme five! : )

    February 13, 2010 at 1:37 AM
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