Initial plan was “All Blue Caribbean”. I packed 2 big luggage, and suddenly my husband and I diverted into a new plan so one of my luggage left untouched due to this. It was all bikinis and sun dresses but lucky me my second luggage filled with thick clothes because we were planning to visit San Francisco.
I know it wasn’t think enough for winter in Alaska. But I layered myself with some of my husband woolies, and that is why I look fat in all pictures below. *Lame excuse*
I remember during my visit to Alaska last year June, it was summer with 10 degree celcius. That is summer in Alaska. My boyfriend’s – mom – then my mother in law told me I should visit Alaska during winter. “It is much more beautiful here in winter”. That was what she said to me. 6 months later, I got married to her son and here we are for the reception in winter!
It is very beautiful in winter, indeed. I never been to any part of country during snowy season – so, once again, this is another huge life experience for me. I don’t know how big is the loss for not getting my ass on Caribbean’s white sandy beach, but how many of Malaysian get to experience winter in Alaska for 3 weeks?
It was February. But I feel it’s Christmas in here – all weeks. I keep on telling my husband “it’s a Christmas town!” when we drove to Palmer to get my Valentine’s balloons.
Winter in Alaska is so beautiful. It is so beautiful until it hurts. I am all tropical girl basking under the sun 365 days a year and I love the rain. I can’t stand my office air conditioned and now we are talking about -17 Celcius. “hmm February this year is pretty warm though” said the Alaskan. WARM?
I got severe chapped lips and my skin itchy as fuck. I swear I scratched my ass and legs like the skin is almost come off. I scratched like monkey and my nostril bleeds. That was how beautiful Winter in Alaska treated me 🙁
It took me forever to get dressed in here. First I had to layer my face with many kind of moisturizers, then foundation with SPF and powder. Next I had to wear at last 2 layer of pants, and top. Socks had to be 2 layers too. Then hat plus thick jacket. I see myself as Michelin Man everyday. So plump and bulky. Not sexy at all. But at least here, tak ada la dosa aurat gitu. All covered up. Patut la laki aku baik je walau berjauhan. Tak de benda yang menaikkan nafsu kut kat sini.
Outside, still had to wait for Mike to get all the snow off the windscreen and window.
Depan rumah mentua sahaja ni. Dah boleh buat poster.
We Malaysian always imagine the snow is just like ABC (shaved ice). But actually it is finer than that. So soft like a sifted cake flour. I can watch my foot walk on it forever and the sound it make is kinda addictive.
You can put me into JAKUN category. But Sejakun jakun aku, I never put those snow into my mouth. But I did scooped it with my bare hands and it burnt me like hell. Too cold until it’s too hot. I can’t feel my hands for a minute and whine like I’m dying.
I love to walk on untouched path. Because I love to see the foot/ shoe print I left behind. Well, that is how I live my life though.
When you stay long enough at one place, then you can see the real beauty of it, sit at your backyard or the road you use everyday to go to work. You don’t need to travel so far and find touristy spot to see buena vista. It is all around you if you pay attention to it.
Like me, I love driving in traffic from work back to my house in Shah Alam. The sunset view from fucking Federal Highway compensate the suffocate traffic. I even took picture of it with my mobile phone and I think it’s one of the most beautiful sunset I have seen and deserves to be Instagrammed.
But here in Alaska, oh how I love the crispy clean air. I considered myself a little bit luckier than other Malaysian at that moment because friends keep telling me how hot Malaysia was plus haze from came from burning forests. Alhamdulillah. Nikmat tuhan.
These photos taken at my parent in law’s backyard. I spent quite sometime to enjoy the snow piling on the tree branches. I wish I can stay out longer, but it was too cold 🙁
..and then I found where Eric the dog and the cat buried too.
Snow piling up on trampoline.
I found icicle without going into cave.
From here. Underneath the car. haha.
This is the view along George Park’s Highway. I took it when we heading to Anchorage.
and this is neighbor’s dog. I think it is Korgi because it has short leg like munchkin cat. So cute and he ignored the call from his owner and busy posing for me and even wanted to play some throw twig with me.
Then we get off from highway and found a very beautiful neighborhood.
I get to experience walking on hard icy lake for the first time too. During winter, people drive their car on the icy lake for fun (?). I don’t know how slippery it is to drive on ice, but I almost fall when I tried to walk on it. So I guess this would be the best place to do the Tokyo drift.
To be continued Alaska All White pt. 2