I was up at 11:30am. First solid night of sleep in a week. Still drunk though.
I walked out at noonish. Saw Lee in the lobby. He summarized where everyone was. A few people got in line early at the Petronas Towers for free tickets to the skybridge. No one went to the Batu Caves, which I'd wanted to do, but not by myself. So I walked around town.
Huh? Still exerting influence in Asia?
Sultan Abdul Samad Building.
Masjid Negara. See photo from KL Tower.
I went to the KL Bird Park, which was RM42 (not RM5 as claimed by Let's Go, but that book hasn't been updated in years...I'm still using the same one from my 2005 trip).
Escapee outside the bird park.
Random uninteresting birds.
Some stupid attention whore bird. I think I've seen every possible bird already at numerous other zoos and bird parks.
Emu cleaning his beak on the fence.
Brightly-colored birds that captured my fancy.
Petronas Towers and KL Tower from the bird park.
Waterfall. I was led to believe that there would be birds in the vicinity of the waterfall, but the only ones were down in the pond. There were a bunch of fish, too, that kept jumping out of the water when they thought I was going to feed them. I ran into Darcy here, but was too hot and tired and brain-dead for much conversation.
On my way out of the bird park I felt disappointed, but then I HATE...YOUR FRIENDS...BUT I DON'T KNOW HOW AND I DON'T KNOW WHEN TO OPEN YOUR EYES
YES THE MONKEY'S BACK AGAIN...DO YOU WANT HIM NOW LIKE YOU DID BACK THEN
I TRIED MY BEST, BUT YOUR HEAD IS SUCH A MESS
SO I GUESS THAT I DON'T WANT YOU ANYMORE
WELL YOU SAY YOU CARE ABOUT ME
THAT YOU JUST CAN'T DO WITHOUT ME
BUT YOU KEEP ON DANCIN' BABY
TILL THAT MONKEY HAS YOU ON THE FLOOR
WHY CAN'T YOU DO IT? WHY CAN'T YOU SET YOUR MONKEY FREE?
ALWAYS GIVING IN TO IT...DO YOU LOVE THE MONKEY OR DO YOU LOVE ME?
WHY CAN'T YOU DO IT
WHY DO IT HAVE TO SHARE MY BABY WITH A MONKEY...WITH A MONKEY...AI-EE-AI-EE-AI
Sorry...I get very very excited by live wild monkeys.
Monkey chewing on a hot wire. Eventually this will cause a problem.
Monkeys outside the bird park. They were climbing over this building to get in.
I got back to the hotel at 4pm after the hottest sweatiest most exhausting walk ever. I shrewdly stopped at a 7-11 a couple blocks from the hotel because I knew the closer one was out of Slurpees, and my move paid off. Best Slurpee ever. Green Fizz flavor. And the two most painful brain freezes ever, on account of the temperature differential. And then I got a Mountain Dew after that. Very, very hot and dehydrated and exhausted.
While shaving, I saw that my tongue was still green from the Slurpee. Backlund! Shoes! Hurt!
I was on the Internet 5:43pm-6:40pm. Flyers are in the Stanley Cup finals, and Matt Lewis is in a relationship. Both of you...well done.
I had shrimp fried rice for dinner. I think this was where the most controversial quote of the tour was uttered: "No offense, but if I met you for the first time, I'd guess you were 30." There was some interest in going out drinking, but too many people got up early for Petronas and were sleep-deprived from last night. We met 3 random hotties on the way home (they might have been on an Intrepid tour) who were looking for bars, but for some reason the others didn't want to join them. Actually, I know the reason: cock-blocking. So again we got beers at 7-11 and played cards at the hotel. We thought about going out if we could get the Austrians to come along, but they were already in their rooms and done for the night. EPIC FAIL. So we played one more game of Jack Changes and I went to bed at 10:15pm. That sucked because I'd just opened my 2nd big bottle of Tiger, which I had to finish, but it meant I wouldn't be sleeping, because 4 beer equivalents amp me and the alcohol precludes the use of PM pills. And I just woke up 11 hours ago.
Wrote in journal, found bar in Melaka in Lonely Planet, bed 11:15pm.