Dead end at Taman Eastern….no way could we get back to Taman Sri Pelangi, our homebase that we left Sunday morning for Labis. Only one hotel in this side of Segamat Baru and a big FULL sign on the counter was clear enough. How will the three of us spend our time……until we are cleared to get to homebase. That was wishful thinking. At 3:00am we decided that we sleep in our cars. (Shang left during the post election PC because he had to be in KL for a meeting on Monday……he braved the floods out of Labis, thru Tenang towards Segamat. He admitted that he had never prayed so fervently every time he approached a severely flooded stretch….something to this effect: you walked on waters, get this Matrix of mine over these waters, please.
Taman Eastern was a far as he could go. Arif and I decided too to leave Labis to join Shanghai.
Still raining but a noodle stall had just opened opposite where our cars were parked. 4 cups of Nescafe tarik was god-sent.
Chew called: Where are you
Me: Stranded in Taman Eastern….can’t get into Segamat.
Chew: When did you come in?
Me: Last night and we slept in our cars.
Chew: What lah, I stay around. Stay where you are. You will stay in my house.
We decided to stay with Chew until we are cleared to get into homebase.Thank you Chew. Welcome bath...Ariff crashed out. Shang went to buy toiletries. I started this blog.
Internet connectivity kaput.
Connectivity came back.....thus this.
Will we be able to get back for CNYear eve family dinner?
Rain, Rain GO AWAY, Please come back another day....we pray.