Friday, February 13, 2009

The day of being secluded from the World, literally..

From the second i drove into the compound, we were transformed into a world of its own. A world where there is only one form of communication; face-to-face conversations. No phone and internet, and so much for wide coverage claimed by the telephone operators.

Wait, maybe one of them had signal, but the consensus was why waste battery, so we switched all the hand phones off.

The Symbol that says it all, representing Sekeping Serendah.

Armed with a camera and lack of inspiration, i present the "pictures that says a thousand words", the life of one would do without technology.

Look from a distance and you may think its artistic decor; look closely and its nothing but a metal mesh over some wild grass.

How do you look at it?

The path to the unknown; i mean Glass House.

The Glass House or the "roof for the head".

Lots of windows; natural air-conditioning that breeze day and night, doesn't cost a cent.

A rich man playground? Or a poor man abode?

Is this really what we bargained for?

The porch; and the make shift bbq pit. Pity my BBQ party was 2 days later, didn't want to kill my throat and the pit remained untouched for the night.

Mosquito coils provided; definitely not what we bargained for.

What more; lighting it using the stove.

Ohh, so smelly, i mean natural.

If only i could take soap and a towel here instead, far better than the toilet above.

The steep staircase; definitely a no-no if you are intoxicated. Thank god the trip was alcohol-free.

The luxurious bedroom. Mosquito nets; something of the past or the current trend?

The water flowing down created a soothing sound that can even put the insomniacs to deep sleep..

Watch the crickets battle it out, the battle of starring at each other..

Nature vs Man made; a good combination in this case?

Staring at the greying sky, can wash all your stress and worries away..

Not to mention pictionary and a good book to burn the hours away.


22 comments:

worldwindows said...

One man's meat is another man's poison - one man's haven is another man's prison! I would love to have a clear and clean stream running through the property.

Lyrical Lemongrass said...

Did you say alcohol free?!?!?! Why??

Nice pics la, dude.

thule a.k.a leo said...

the serenity worth everything... for a while, we escape from the hustle and bustle of city life and retreat into such a simple yet quiet place... how nice is that?

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

leo: nice..haha

ll: aiyoh..dunno also la..actually forgot to take my beer and before i knew that i had to stop to get some..i had reached..oh well...HAHAHA...

worldwindows: theres a stream nearby..provides this soothing sound that can make u sleep SO well..

mimid3vils said...

Totally lost contact with outside world huh, hehe :P
*U said switched off all hp*

Life for Beginners said...

Damn. I so nak ke sana, with just a knapsack filled with old books to read and read and read... :)

daphne said...

WaH! that's really back to basics!! I dont know if i can take that... too city gal!

CUMI & CIKI said...

hi joe!
excellent shots la.. can borrow your pix sometime or not???

c u l8r!!

550ml jar of faith said...

The glass house looks like an architectural marvel! Would love to see this close up. Ahh, in the words of George Constanza's father, Serenity Now!

jasmine said...

haha, the outdoor bathroom always invoke the most responses :P

I reckon a lot of ppl use the plates for mosquito coils too... so next time we're bringing our own paper plates :P

but love that shot of the crickets! great capture indeed :)

Bangsar-bAbE said...

Don't think I can survive in this place, especially with this kind of toilet. o_0

Ms. Lili@ said...

so all in all did you enjoy the trip or not? i mean, the pics look good, very scenic and all, but too back to basics kind of place -- don't think its my cup of tea.. :P

mh said...

OK..now that you mention the "natural" setting the toilet...I'm not sure if I can enjoy the place.....unless, I don't pee pee/poo poo for the day (impossible).

But yea..the idea of enjoying the nature/light breeze/serenity with books....and some nice grubs ...
minus mosquitoes, and any bugs....

by the way, there is cockroach in Adelaide , ok....either you or mei kuen says there's no cockroach..I show u the picture..its ugly!

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

mh: hahah did i say that?

lilia: sometimes back to basics is all we need..

bbabe: hahah if only the swimming pool was the toilet..that would b a different story, dont u think?

jasmine: yes..one can only ask how clean the plates are isnt?

550ml: its quite marvellous..

c&c: let me know which ones ok?

daphne: u nvr know until u give it a try!

lob: knapsack??? u read so fast meh?

mimi: yeap..all hp off..haha

New Kid on the Blog said...

where is this place again????

Henry Yeo said...

where's the food? where's the cheese?

wmw said...

oooh...what a romantic getaway. Tarzan & Jane? hahaha...

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

wmw: hahaha tarzan, jane and co...

henry: jungle ppl dont eat cheese...they eat err..well u will c..

new kid: go google..its in serendah, rawang

Nic (KHKL) said...

nice shot of the glass house la! ss is a great place for photography, isn't it? u know, i forgot to take a pic of the glass house..hahahaha!

fatboybakes said...

i was shocked after "alcohol free"....
so contrasting to our trip, which was like "free alcohol"....

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

nic: its the obvious 1s tat we always seem to miss..haha

fbb: on 2nd thought i think i may hav preferred free alcohol..

Carmen Hong said...

Stumbled upon this post as I was looking up the glass 'house' in Rawang. Good thing you took pictures of the place, at least I know how it's like there. :)