Sunday, 28 September 2008
Saturday, 27 September 2008
My formula for living is quite simple. I get up in the morning and I go to bed at night. In between, I occupy myself as best I can. -->Cary Grant
- perhaps this is the only goal of my life~~
When preparing to travel, lay out all your clothes and all your money. Then take half the clothes and twice the money. -->Susan Heller
- i wish i can do this every time i'm about to travel :P
Life is a great big canvas, and you should throw all the paint on it you can. -->Danny Kaye
- i'm running short of paint...pls shares yours with me if you could~~
Friday, 19 September 2008
The biggest pewter mug - Guniess Record
It was a working day and we managed to get special approval to leave office at 2pm for joint department outing. Learning how to 'knock' our own pewter bowl~~~
Knock knock knock...
I have definitely visited Royal Selangor before and thats all i could remember, nothing much else.We feel very honoured because we were brought around by Datin (the owner of Royal Selangor). She had patiently share the history of Royal Selangor and show us around how pewter is being produced. Its kinda interesting though but somehow i dont know how to appreciate it...maybe pewter is meant for high class ppl becoz its expensive ma....i memang low class ppl :P
Datin sharing the touching story behind of a special tea pot
Close up -the special tea design
And of coz....i also took this opportunity to practice my shooting skill...haha
I hope my big boss can arrange more activities for our dept... :)
Thursday, 18 September 2008
Followed to my memorable whale shark encounter, we’ve head north to Pangkor Island . The island where we’ve frequent most during young days….
I have not land my foot on Pangkor like ages….it not 10 years then it should be 8 years….
My initial plan for things to do in Pangkor:-
Cycling – failed
We were being teased by one souvenir shop auntie…you think you girls still young like 16 yrs can cycle around the island under this weather?? Forget about it…you will be half dead…might as well rent a van and bring you around...aihhh…of coz its not bcoz of this we didn’t cycle…its becoz we didn’t manage to go to the place where they are bicycle for rent and somehow we found that its even more pricy to rent a bicycle than a motorbike. Furthermore, we were running out of time…..
Pray pray – failed
Initial plan is to cycle to Fu Ling Gong to see the ‘mini great wall’ and pray pray….since cycling tak jadi…so the praying session also not happening la..
Food – huge success
Despite our main objective there is to shoot photos….but I think the food part was the highlight of the trip! We woke up as early as 7am, took a RM30 cab to the town just to have a taste of Shy Shy’s childhood nasi lemak and yes Shy Shy finally get to eat her nostalgic pangkor nasi lemak with a piece of fish with sambal. Its even simpler than the RM1 nasi lemak we get near the street….but it really taste nice and exotic.
Next would be Pangkor rice noodle a.k.a. ‘lai fun’ – super nice! We had 1 full bowl of lai fun just 2 hours after our lunch! No matter how full, we still sapu~~
The good food are – nasi lemak, lai fun in clear soup, asam laksa, otak-otak, coffee
First day: weather was good, bright and sunny....manage to get 2 or 3 pictures that i like.
Wednesday, 10 September 2008
We started our driving journey at 3am Friday (5th Sept). Everything went smooth and we reached the jetty on time to catch the boat to island around 9am. At around 9.30am like that – boat’s engine sounds weird….oh oh…and slowly its was dead~~ Guess what, we were at no where, no where near mainland nor the island...we were at the middle of the ocean! We've spent close to 3 hours drifting. So...all sort of stupid jokes were heard on board...some being desparately 'called' by biological needs, no choice need to jump down to water to 'answer' the 'call'. Some broke their personal best record for not throwing out on the boat...some really almost throw out...God knows we were boring and sent some jellyfish to entertain us...
After almost 3 hours of drifting, finally we saw the rescue boat from the horizon. But guess what...the rescue boat also got problem..it stopped & go and when its about 400m in front of us, it stopped totally - no fuel!!! wah sai....!! Charlie has to swim the tank of petrol from our boat to the rescue boat...that is really like survivor show man...
Some were asking..how come we so bad luck? Then somehow Charlie told us a story of Tenggol where no pork was allowed on the island + the boat as well...ther were few incidents happened that something bad happened to the person who brought pork or pork based food on to the island. So, back to the initial question, how come we so bad luck? Not just the first boat but the second boat also kena ....well, the answer is Char Siew Pao!! Wai Meng bought a char siew pao to Charlie...and Charlie makan on board....ooohhh....cherh or not?
So...after another hour, we finally reached the island. Everyone quickly grab lunch and do our check up dive. Only 1 dive for me on the 1st day...some went for night dive but i opt out...coz me caught flu, so i guess better rest well and make sure tomorrow can dive lo...
2nd day...all wake up early early morning as we have a date with whale shark...and yes!!! mr whale shark didn't ffk us...yu huu~~~ our mission accomplished for this trip! all were happy except for those with camera...some didn't really get a full glimpse of it...but for me...it was great, breath taking and unforgettable....Something i'm glad for all the dives was that - the current is consider mild and not as strong as how it was last year when i was there...so my dive is quite relax and enjoyable :)
3rd day, we did a morning dive and all were set to back to KL. And....again.....the char siew pao play its row again....since Charlie's boat sent for repair, he managed to get a fishing boat to send us back to mainland....and...coincidently, the fishing boat also hit problem...coz they have mistakenly used a tank of water instead of fuel to run the boat or the fuel the boatman used were mixed with water and subsequently failed the enjin!!! walau eh........3 times with 3 different boat....u think this is so ngam or really bcoz if the char siew pao?? according to wai meng, who bought the char siew pao...its nothing to do with it and he think he is lucky coz get to see whale shark....but for the rest of us...we strongly feel its becoz of the char siew pao...sometimes u cannot stop yourself being superstitious...hahaha.
This time around, we stayed at a much better resort compared to the one we stayed last year. Spacious room with air condition + hot shower...nothing to complain i guess. However, i am not sure whether this is due to the fresh water or the bed sheet...coz rashes all over my body now and i couldn't help not scratching it! arghhh...
Overall....the trip was great despite we continously hit by the boat issues....the company was great, the diving was great....it was fun!
Lesson learnt and finger crossed, no more char siew pao next round....haha :)
and....not to touch jelly fish even though u are quite sure it wont sting....i kena and the sensation is not good... :(
Next month....my wish list is to see the adult whale shark and manta or deveil rays at Pulau Weh....hope our luck will be better by then :P
Wednesday, 3 September 2008
He is definitely one of my super idol
'Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, covered in scars, body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming 'yahoo!', what a ride.' By Bear Grylls
I definitely agree with him...and i wish i could meet someone like him in my real life...and together we go and seek adventure and live our life....live like there's no tomorrow....
First thing i need to do...is to believe in what you think, what you feel and what you want....BELIEVE~~~