Of the few highlands in Malaysia, Fraser’s Hill holds a special place in our hearts. It is tranquil, it is serene. November 2008 seems so distant. It was cloudy, rained most of the time. The same month when 2008 Formula 1 reached its finale. And this afternoon, I was glued to my TV watching the 1 hour qualifying rounds held in Melbourne. Season opening for the 2009 Formula 1.
Back in last November, when F1 was still fresh in our mind, I was racing my 2 litre Honda car – within safety limit of course – through the winding wet road of Fraser’s Hill. Heightened concentration on the road, for the more than 1 hour drive. Why? The final 8 kilometers road connection between the top of the hill and its nearest town is a one-way street. Odd hours up, even hours down, and we were running late. Lots of braking, acceleration, and overtaking. One 4WD overtook me. It must have made it to the gate in time. We fell short for just a couple of minutes. That’s life. We did our best. One too many slow moving vehicles that didn’t give way. And that was one hour’s wait. We drove somewhere else to kill time.
Back in last November, I was still trying to understand how dSLR works. The results are less than impressive. Pretty bad, I think. Cynthia called for a re-shoot. I agree. Nevertheless I put together a little album for memory’s sake. The Smokehouse is a lovely hotel. We always go back to the same hotel. A special thanks to Henry, Bala, Hanif, and Nural for giving us such a memorable stay at The Smokehouse. Hope to see y’all again the next time we visit Fraser’s Hill.
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