Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Chp 77. Manori Beach > Palm Beach Resort

What better ways to end a stressful week at the office than by stealing away to a peaceful idyllic beach resort with friends for the weekend where you can unwind and do absolutely anything that you want.

The Location: Manori Beach, Palm Beach Resort.

The cast and their characters:

Camera woman cum director: Perween
Producer: Samit
Comedian cum sound-in-charge: Sachin
Hero: Little Faham
Item number: Lavita
Drinks-in-charge: Kima
Dietician: Dinpuii
Quietician: Mandy
Censor Board: JV
Based on a true life story: Birthday girl Tina

Lights
Camera
Action!


So there we were, on our way to this fantabulous beach resort for the weekend. I was with my sister and JV in his car since he wanted to drive all the way there, while the rest of the gang came by the ferry express.

Got lost on the way and ended up at Pali Beach Resort which was like 50 kms away from our destination. Lolz. JV didn’t want to ask for directions and had I been driving, neither would I. It’s a guy thing. We don’t just stop and ask for directions when there’s a woman present in the car, and this applies to nearly every male species in this World.

Finally reached Palm Beach Resort. We had just missed the beautiful sunset because of the wrong turn that we took. Damn! But the rest of the gang already there took a couple of snaps.







So we moved on to our bungalow. It was one huge room with 5 double beds. I met my sister’s friends again, and this time Perween and Samit bought little Faham along. Man, he’s so cute that I just wanna gobble him up (Thank God for the existence of metrosexuals, such a remark by a guy is now accepted by society )

We booked our tree-top party location in the Beach resort, and Sachin bought his laptop along. Fixed the speakers and soon it was party time.

Those of you who are planning to go to this Resort must keep this in mind: You have to bring your own stock of hard liquor along as the Resort only caters to Beer. Fortunately for me, the guys I was with had already been here before and know about this.

Very soon we were rocking the place. We really did set that tree top place on fire that night. Even little Faham was shaking his hip to Daddy Yankee’s “Rompe” and Sona family's “ek gilassi do gilassi teen gilassi char”. Soon, many of the other guests at the Resort that night started gathering around our tree top so we pumped up the volume and the entire area near our tree top was one big grind session. Everybody danced, strangers you’ve never met before, enjoying the night without the utmost care about who they are dancing with, all under the bright moonlight and the sounds of the waves hitting the shores in a distance.



I really enjoyed that night. I think I made atleast a full bottle of Bacardi disappear. Sachin even let me DJ my entire hiphop CD infront of the crowd which included tracks like Fort Minor’s “Where’d you go” and “Believe me”, Shakira’s “Hips don’t lie” and “La tortura” , Juelz Santana’s “Oh yes”, Daddy Yankees’ “Gasolina” and “Rompe”, Eminems’ “Shake that” and the bit old Rihanna’s “Pon de replay”, MVP’s “Rock ya body”, R.Kelly’s “Burn it up”, Akon’s “Lonely” and “Locked up”, PCD’s “Don’t cha” and “Beep” and BYP’s “My Humps”. Gawddd I love that night!

At exactly 12, it was cake smearing time. Sang a hearty happy birthday song to dear Tina and what followed next was a chaotic chocolate cake flying everywhere incident. After we all washed up, the party continued and I think we all winded up around 3-4 am. Man, it was indeed a great party!



Now comes the only bummer of the weekend Shangri-La. Mosquitoes!!!! Freaking thousands and thousands of them, sucking the very life out of me. By 5am I was completely sober and scratching every part of my body; sober because I think the damn mosquitoes sucked out all traces of alcohol present in my bloodstream. Sachin, Mandy and Lavita slept like a baby while the rest of us were up the whole night donating blood. I even went outside to sleep on the hammock but there were even more mosquitoes there. Sometimes I even felt as if the mosquitoes were actually rocking the hammock in one great unified motion.

Anyway, I managed to sleep for an hour. When the sun rose, Perween and Samit ordered breakfast and we filled our stomach. Food was excellent. Pav and omlette, chicken ham sandwiches, alloo paratha and coffee. After we were re-energized, Sachin and I went to the beach, but it was too damn hot n humid to hang-five there so we walked back to the resort and dived into the shaded swimming pool. Boy that felt good. Swam, floated, splashed, drowned, did all sort of crazy stuff.







Am definitely not going to miss out little Faham trying his best to join us too. He would scream and scream while his mom or dad takes him across the pool on their back. Samit tried his best to teach his son how to swim but was disappointed to realize it’s gonna take a few more years for Faham to swim across the English Channel. Here he is fiddling with the life-saver not understanding exactly what it’s for.



After the refreshing pool session, it was back to the treetop. Blasted the music and opened up another bottle of beer while leisurely watching a group of vacationers play football below. Our lunch was served there and soon it was time to big adieu to this wonderful place. Back to the busy city life and back to a hectic office schedule (I’m just speaking on behalf of the other guys ). Before I end this post, a few parting photographs.



[ Me on top of the treehouse with the stony rugged part of the beach as the background ]


[ Me showing little Faham one of the mysteries and wonders of the World, that pebbles can make sound if you bang them against each other but mushrooms growing on the side of palm trees don’t ]
[ And finally, the entire gang ]

35 comments:

Anonymous said...

Kima, you must also mention that we did stop to take instructions just at the fork, and we were grossly misled!!! just a fact that it was a woman who gave us directions could explain something!! ---JV

Dee Dee said...

I cant view the pics on my pc!! I was soo looking forward to seeing my new svelte shape; thanks to Surgeon Kima ;-)

sowmya said...

awwwwwwwwww!!!The pics wid the kid faham is soooooooooooooooo cute!!!Kima, the place looks awesome and looks like u had a great time:-)

Sundancer said...

Got only one word to say - INTITHEI! hehe
Really, great pics.
The tree-top party sounds groovy!

illusionaire said...

@ JV: How did I forget that???? Yes, now I do remember. We did stop once to ask for direction, and the woman gave us the wrong route! Trust a woman to give direction. Happened once before, read it on my previous post. It was when a fellow blogger Citrus gave me directions on where to meet up. I ended somewhere on the outskirts of B'lore. Lolz.

@ deedee: Glad u like my modified version of you. *GRIN*

illusionaire said...

@ Sowmya: He sure is. Dying to see him again.

@ Sundancer: Hahaha it has nothing to do with being intithei. It just happened and I just happened to post it on my blog. LoLz.

MockingBird said...

I could also use some instant weight loss. Illusionaire, will you please be my dietician-cum-fitness guru? ;)

Great sunset pix, btw.

sunshine said...

it's a welcome change to read something that doesn't resemble a football match or the word goal. BTW, have been un-orkutted for a few days. Weird reasons, but guess you'll have to put up with that for the next few days.

Almost Unreal said...

Hmm...you had a blast...sound's fun

That's the kinda break I need :D

Hate mosquitoes too...ever wonder why God created them in the first place? They are of useless annoying blood sucking creature..hate them.

Nice pics, by the way

illusionaire said...

@ mocking bird: I think we have already discussed a way to lose weight... *wink*

@ sunshine: Hahaha. Well yeah I thought its high time I come up with a non-Football related post. What happened at Orkut??? Not fair. I logged back to Orkut only because of you and now u leave me high n dry?

@ Almost Unreal: Thanx. You too should go on a break like that. Believe me, it will definitely recharge your batteries. Yup mosquitoes are a big pain in the.. every where. The more you kill, the more they come.

sunshine said...

Don't ask what happened. My comp conked off for the 415th time in the last 2 years. Won't give you the details since that could make the contents of another blog post. In a nutshell, the hard disk had to be replaced and a lot many stuffs are yet to be installed and being the computer illiterate that I am, am solely depending on friends to install stuffs. Can you imagine I've written one blog post since the last 7 days? If I am unable to install everything on my comp soon, am afraid I'll have to be taken to a psychologist for mental depression.

You stay on orkut. Am coming.... just a few more days ...

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I am itching to pass a comment about that.... but I think its best if I dont :-) Women and computers... one more post dying to be written.

Am hardly there at orkut again bcoz of ur not there. Lets see how things turn out in the future... :-)

ligialh said...

i guees everybody must have already told you but who cares the pics are great and you seem to be a really fun gut to hang out with ...its a compliment ,me and husband we love vacationing too our next plan trip is to Turkey and Bulgaria...

illusionaire said...

Thanx Ligia. Would love to see the snaps you and your hubby take on your vacations to those places. I mean ofcourse, not the personal ones *GRIN*

benjamin rualthanzauva said...

hey just what did you do to the small boy? A dope?

illusionaire said...

Hey just because you have the habit of luring innocent kids and giving them dope doesnt mean I do that too. I know you really miss MJ, especially after returning from San Francisco recently, but hey, now that you're back to the real World, wake up! MJ is not around anymore!!!!

benjamin rualthanzauva said...

MJ is spidy's girls

virgochhas said...

lovely sunset pictures...

love dat Faham...

and somebody looks great

muaaaaaahahahha

illusionaire said...

Thengui Virgo :-)

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Downright bad service. Palm beach resort WAS a good joint once. Now its plain seedy. Owner Ashley has a restaurant in orlem, same is not reflected in food or service. Getting there, the only place in manori with a light on the marker board. Its 500mts off road AFTER a muslim crematory. Yes, after. Enter palm beach resort, the domain of mosquitoes. Alternative, take ac room, keep ac and fans on, freeze to death, or non ac, bitten to death. Masala in food is mostly half cooked, and anyway, u get it served cold, so taste isn’t anywhere on the radar. 4 man service army behaves as if they r doin u a favor by taking yr money to let u in. all in advance ofcourse. Have tried Palm Beach resort in season and offseason. The attitude, service and food are the same. Just the reasons u get are diff all the time. Some are so outrageous like ' diff to get good people' 'expensive to get people' 'people nowadays just don’t like to work' etc etc. These statements are made to take u in confidence by the owner. Its a great place if u are on that kind of a date and want some urgent privacy. Tailor made for that. No one with bother you, no one is interested in you;)

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