I wanted to go to Gurney to capture some Chinese New Year decor photos to show you guys. Since it is just two weeks from CNY, I expected the roads to be fucked up. So I left home earlier than usual, at 9 AM.
On normal weekend mornings, it would take me 35 minutes to get to Gurney. I expected to take 1 hour today.
I made it to Greenlane by 9.20 AM, which was quite normal, so I thought I made the right choice by leaving early and the traffic might not be as bad as feared.
Unfortunately, by 11.30 AM, I was still in Greenlane area. In more than 2 hours, my car has moved less than 1.5 kilometers. I fired up Waze for a quick peek, only to be greeted by the message [Standstill traffic all the way to Georgetown].
Fuck! I know the traffic will be fucked up in the month leading to CNY. I know that. I have experienced it in all my years in Penang. But today was on a-whole-nother level. Today was super ultra hyper mega fucked up traffic.
After seeing that terrible message from Waze, I decided that I’ve had enough. Time to make a U-turn and head back the other way.
So… instead of showing you pretty photos of Chinese New Year decor from Gurney Plaza and Gurney Paragon like I did last year, the only thing I can show you is my lunch from 又一城 Boston HK Restaurant, e-Gate.
It’s been a while since I last came here for a meal. I’m annoyed that they have revised their prices, and the increase is quite steep. I remember this combination used to cost me around RM 16, but today I had to pay RM 20.90!
Bloody fuck! Paying so much more than I was used to put me in even worse mood. And that’s how I am feeling as I am back home now…
Blerghhh…. I’m fed up and tired. Think I’m gonna take a nap. I mean, I’m gonna try to take a nap. Not sure if I will be able to do so successfully, what with the scorching weather yet again. And then maybe I’ll go watch some live football tonight….
Hopefully I’ll have better luck with Queensbay Mall tomorrow…