17 May 2006

Top Ten Pet-Peeves About Holidaying Alone

Well, I'm finding myself in Singapore today, and maybe Sydney next week, then Bangkok the week next. It's kinda exciting. Anyways, if you've been reading my blog recently, you'll realise I've been in Beijing and also on the East Coast of Malaysia. Beijing was a work trip with some tourism activity slated into the free time between work. East Coast is a blast, a great holiday by any measures ... but ...

But for the past few years, most of my holidays were all taken alone. Yes, I've been either holidaying on my own, or I've been doing it so last minute my friends all can't get leave approved.

While taking a holiday all on your own is great, there are times when there are problems. Here's like the Top Ten Pet-Peeves About Holidayin Alone ...

  • I normally end up eating in McDonald's or some other fast food place because there's no one taunting me to down the scorpion instead. =(
  • There's always one part of the back that gets a nasty sunburn cause no one is helping me with the sunblock.
  • Everytime I tell the folks I snorkeled along a whale shark or a school of dolphins, they think I'm imagining it. Or exaggerating. Or inventing it. Damn.
  • Like how I never the the photos properly cause I always end up taking my own photos ...
  • The guys at the hotel, resort, chalet or hostel always ask you why you're travelling alone. Heck, it's not against the law to travel alone, OK ???
  • That when I need to pee in the bushes, there's no one to look out for me ... =(
  • No one to encourage me to go and chat with those pretty girls I meet on holidays =(
  • No one wakes me up if I oversleep and will miss a flight, bus, sunrise, a hike, a city tour ... oh well, you get the idea. I soooOOOooooOOo need a travel alarm clock. But they don't normally work. On holidays, I normally need someone to shove me about to wake me up.
  • When I run out of money, I can't simply borrow from my travel mate. Which means I normally spend 15% of vacation time looking for ATM machines or Currency Exchange Guys ...
  • Can't get drunk because I'm pretty sure I won't be able to stagger all the way back to the hotel without getting something stolen, or worse still ... I might get brokebacked !!! *gasp*

9 comments:

Che-Cheh said...

The last one is hilarious! LOL

Don't think I wanna try going holiday alone.

Gab said...

get brokebacked? *ouch* bet it hurts aye..*giggles*

angel said...

i want try it... but sked...

*sigh*

moz monster said...

che-cheh: Well, unlike you, I often find it necessary to holiday alone. =(

gab: Yeah, I'm always afraid of being brokebacked. But ppl keep telling me not to worry - I'm too ugly even for drunk guys ...

angel: Try what? Holiday alone or kena brokeback ?

Inevitable said...

Maybe u and angel should go holiday together *wink wink*

moz monster said...

inevitable: Wei brader, sensitive weh ... then we'll be fighting about who should brokeback who ... muahahaha !!!

angel said...

inevitable, cannnn. why not? U too can follow. Do you know that 3some is awesome? Never try before leh... After that, u can blog about it and make ahpek/linpeh jeles. LOL! Oh yeah, and traffic to your site sure soar high*high*high!! :P

Inevitable said...

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moz monster said...

!!??