we were fooled by the very good website of this hotel in PJ and made bookings online. the pictures on the web were probably taken 10 years ago or an artist's impression of how the rooms will look like after they REALLY clean it up. a lesson we learn about online booking for hotel rooms, we cant smell the stink of cigarette through the website and they probably wont write that in the ad either. so my friends, do not stay at Lisa De Inn hotel PJ.
we cancelled our bookings and head to Cititel Midvalley, that hotel above midvalley megamall. lucky they have rooms available that night. by 11pm we managed to go to KL Central to pick up two more friends who just arrived from adelaide and took them to Cititel. that night all four of our mat salleh friends had a good rest and as for me and my wife, we went to McD for a prosperity burger and spent the night at my wife's cousin's place. it has been a long day
Aidiladha was not like the hari raya haji that we normally have. we went to the mosque in the morning and went to my wife's aunt's place (which is a block away from where we stayed the night before) for late breakfast. it did not occur to me at all that this is the first raya (both aidilfitri and aidiladha) we celebrated in malaysia for the last 2 years. we should've made a bigger celebration rite?
then later that afternoon we were out again.. visiting the mall where we used to spend our weekends together - midvalley megamall. we met up with our friends who stayed at cititel and went shopping. but unfortunately midvalley was packed and we did not enjoy shopping in that supermassive crowd (we're from adelaide and that many people at a shopping complex is somewhat impossibble) so we headed to big apple donut for a coffee and of course some very sweet donuts.
hummph.. i think being in kl for shopping on hari raya haji was the worst idea >_< however, fortunately we only spent a couple of days in kl and the next morning, the 8 of us were off to Indonesia!