Thursday, August 6, 2009

那座承載著多少美麗回憶和好朋友的小島

錦興說我們把雨帶到島上去了。檳城明明不是雨季。

連綿陰雨,還來得及在出門前稍停,讓原以為要跟lorong kulit和penang road擦肩而過的我們大呼不幸中大幸矣,而能夠持續兩天在雨聲和涼風中自然睡醒,跟每天早上一杯鮮榨蔬果汁的幸福感是相等的。

檳城還是一樣美麗。我討厭坐落在市中心那無比龐大的新時代廣場,傲然聳立在原有的舊建筑以上,張牙舞爪把文化景觀毅然撕裂,像事不關己那樣。我們在紛飛細雨中從遠處,透過汽車擋風鏡,在雨刷的來回掃動中,破口大罵。憤怒和灰茫茫的雨景特別不搭。

但不影響我們渡假。

Lorong kulit跳蚤市集在雨后顯得尤其冷清,偏離記憶中熱鬧喧嘩的人群和街景。我們小心翼翼,避免凹凸不平的柏油路上的積水隨著腳步濺起。逛了一圈只感覺攤位少了太多,是雨天的關系?從前在這里買過的幾本包括一本林黛封面的老舊電影雜志,從我搬離小島后就給弄丟,我一直耿耿于懷——突然說起這事沒什么具體意義,只是當時忘了提起,現在補上。

另外不得不提Smoky Jack西餐館。徹頭徹尾的黑色魔幻tim burton風格,連廁所也貫徹主題讓我大大松了口氣。你知道餐館最糟糕的莫過于外觀美輪美奐,陰暗的角落藏著一間窄小油膩又长相猥瑣的洗手間,常常讓人洗了手看著油亮還捆著黑邊的水龍頭發呆,來不及逃走。

像極衣冠禽獸。

結果我的laksa癮必須在penang road解決,這本該是游客才做的事。

如果時間再充裕一點,我們應該做的是,在夜色暗下來以后抄徑到某不知名的小巷溜達嬉鬧。如果時間再寬裕一點,我們可以隨意在路邊攤坐下來點名不經傳但口感十足的粿汁湯蝦面炒粿條,走著走著看到lok lok車也不管肚子撐著就燙幾串吃著爽的…….我是說如果。

后來我們走了,小島現在陽光充沛了嗎?





12 comments:

lck said...

結果,你們把雨帶到吉隆坡來。
陰霾仍舊陰魂不散,更未曾見鬼怕黑。

jooknun said...

huiyo~ those pictures so nice, nice nice colour contrast

AHin said...

原本還以爲你們把雨都留在小島了,因爲這裡還是每天都會漂雨,原來你們還把一部分帶囘K城啊。。哈哈~

改次再來的時候我們才大街小巷小檔口吃吃吃一番。。。

sywee said...

another thing we didnt get to do - drink kopi @ the green color kopitiam at the lorong in campbell street...

AHin said...

So, conclusion is, come again la...

阿麗安 said...

im back to kl!
FYI, it was raining in terengganu too...

Jeremy said...

Very nice pics, Ah Yie! Love your eye for colour and unique composition. And they really capture Malaysian-ness very well. Maybe you should start compiling them and publish a book.

Braxis said...

Penang is very colourfeul and rainbow ma.

In future , we open a cafe in Penang la, It called "RAIN BOLW" :)
VERY VOGUE AND POETIC :)

braxis said...

By the way , i like the low cost flat at lorong kulit. send me the picture la.")

阿麗安 said...

thanks for ur complimets Jeremy, but i am yet to be qualified to publish a book la. still learning :)

braxis, kinda agree to the cafe suggestion but objection to RAINBOW or anything similar to that!

BRAXIS said...

IT IS RAIN + BOLW= RAIN BOWL
THIS RAIN BOWL IS NOT THAT RAINBOW LA..............

AHin said...

I agree with Alien, Rainbow or Rainbowl or whaever la... Banned!!!!!

Hahaha