A funny thing happened on the bus from the Johor checkpoint to the central bus terminal — the bus was reversing when we heard a sudden bumping sound. Then passengers started exclaiming, "Whoa whoaa whoaaaaa!!!" — and Carol and I looked out the back side window to see another bus reversing at the same time as we were. Subsequently there was a (rather minor) crash as the rear ends of both buses collided. Everyone was all a-twitter with excitement (though, this being Johor and not Singapore, nobody Twittered or Facebooked) while the two bus drivers sorted out the damage, leaving us passengers on board, agitated for all of twenty seconds before calming down and waiting patiently to resume our journey, which we eventually did. La la la. Welcome to Malaysia, folks.
Anyway, so we managed to find our way to the venue where Carol and I would be meeting the Perth crew, who were doing a performance of Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale. We made it in time for the show (give or take a couple of scenes off the starting), but not before indulging in totally healthy meals of cheesy sinfulness down at the TGI Friday's outlet below the performance venue, complete with alcohol!!
Good lord, all this food!!!
|Ultimate Mudslide! Awesomeness!|
|Carol got me Legend of the Guardians action figures |
as belated Christmas pressies! Heh!!
|A view of the gang!|
|Carol, Andrew and a very close-up Ellin.|
|Mr Stephen B. Blatt.|
|Scott looks surprised.|
|I'm feelin' Blue. That's the name of the stuffed thingy. Oh, and that's Mel.|
|What the...?! What's going on?! What's with all the crookedness?!!|
|The surprisingly cozy bedroom.|
|Carol, Jason and Sarah!|
|I love how Mr Blatt is the only one looking at the camera.|
|Me and Andrew K, who got fish-headed. Really. Don't ask.|
|Jason, Jenny, me and Carol!|
|Murali joins the fun! (As does a luggage bag.)|
|Sad to be leaving... arf.|
|Farewell, Perth peeps! Mr Blatt, what is up with that shirt?!!|