Wednesday, March 26, 2014

My Life = My Adventure (extreme [not?])

Life is an adventure, seize it, live it.

While writing my earlier entry, I have a vague idea to blog about this. Sorting them picture puzzle in my brain (while figuring where are those long gone forgotten pictures) was not easy, I did so many trips that many were not captured in that piece of 4R paper, what some would say "I capture memories not pictures", I rather have both. Yah, call me kiasu *smile*.

I start going through my folders which were saved in CDs, external HDD, Facebook, 2-3 notebooks, iPhones, iPad and thumb drives [note the plural in some gadgets, sigh....], narrowing down the activities and at the same time feeling proud to show off (ish... berdosa dak? Whatever.). 

So here is the list. My list. My Adventure List!

Said to be the first theme park in Malaysia, a weekend in Mimaland is like an exploration to fantasy land for little me; riding the splash (I even did the adult ones!) was extremely adventurous. So yah, I started young. Cool giler heh!

Other naughty stuff I did like setting my late dad boat engine on fire, walking home from school (Sg. Way to Kelana Jaya!), riding my bicycle to Kampung Tunku from Kelana Jaya (during primary school) etc was not capture in camera lah.... Nasib baik. Phew.... (kesat peluh).

Let's fast forward.

I tried skiing before (saja nak cite and aksen kat John, pakai jeans je ok!) in Switzerland. Yeah I know ... on a bunny hill aje. Jadilah (sedar diri).

Experienced another ski trip with besties in Seoul, Korea. Magical.

Swam across Lake Chini (no dragon at that time, on leave kot), hiking, camping etc with IBMers. This is when Knights of the Tasik Chini formed. Fun fun fun! Miss you guys much.

Did this the second trip to Perth, snow-boarding next, maybe?

Went to Chiang Mai and did the boat ride to 3 Golden Triangle countries in the rain, worried as hell the boat gonna capsize on us. And that 2 backpackers behind, we still keep touch and visit them.

Elephant ride in Chiang Mai jungle, this pic was taken from my elephant climbing the hill. Very worrying ride but fun though.

Chiang Mai trip is always full of outdoor activities, bamboo rafting up in the mountain, oh, the kids were least scared. Cis aksen..... bluek. Hahhahahah....

Ostrich ride in Seremban, but NO one took my pic on it pulak. Geram!!! Give it a try, it's ticklish tau.

Chiang Mai again (banyak Chiang Mai dalam entry nih), Microlight ride at sunset for RM200. A must must must try. Sumpah best giler.

Elephant ride is normal but try riding it in a sunflower field, you'll feel like a queen. Where? Lopburi in Thailand.

Broga Hill at sunrise. I think everyone who is a Malaysian have climbed here before, as I am not much of a trekker hence this was a big deal for me. Like really big. 

If you are visiting New Zealand, extreme sport is a must do. I injured my leg the year before thus bungee, paragliding and ski-diving is a no-no. What else to do but... Shotover jet! Weeeeeeeeee........

ATV ride is something I do every 2 years. Hahahahah.... this was taken in Kemensah (behind the zoo, kotlah sesiapa yang tak tahu).

Sand dunes ride mid last year in Mui Ne, Vietnam. Sweet. 

Nothing much to do in Siem Reap? Ride their ATV at sunset, they'll take you around the villages; awesome experience. 

Bali is not just sea and temples, try lah canyon tubing in Ubud. They even have waterfall ziplining as well. Try tau.

Paintball. Favourite activity especially for the guys and I played this in almost every state in West Malaysia. Gigih dak?

Somehow I don't have a picture of me go-karting. Nak upset lah.

Driving for the first time in New Zealand and during heavy snow. Enough said.

First trip to the east coast's Redang Island on a snorkeling trip with #TravelholicAwesome. Gitew...

My longest and shakiest train ride ever, 16 hours or so. But it was worth it.

Finally. I am a certified diver. 

I camped before during school days but as I said earlier (geram), no pictures back then. This was taken during my diving/camping trip recently.

Gave it a try. Bad at archery. Not trying again. I will die in Hunger Game. Hahhahahhaha....

Sailing in Club Med. Sukaaaaaa... wanna do again if given the opportunity (and monies).

Manual roller coaster ride in Dalat, a hilly trekking/park area. One word = FUN.

So, what's your story like? Share me your adventurous moments.

Monday, March 10, 2014


Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Catamaran Sailing in Club Med Cherating, Malaysia

Two things I always wanted to do in Cherating.
1. To stay in Club Med Cherating (I heard it's  the best)
2. To experience catamaran sailing

And I did both last year (striking out my checking list gleefully).

I am not going to dwell on how great Club Med is yadda yadda yadda, I mean who doesn't know what or where Club Med is right, so I just going straight to my point (read : bragging) - Zailing Ze Catamaran! Gitewwww... Oh yah! This was an office trip, so I wouldn't know the cost per pax, you might need to google for more info on this.

When I know I get to come here, I have set my mind to do 2 main activities which is catamaran sailing and archery, the rest... I will do as and when I manage to get out of the bed (katanya holiday kan kan kan). Guess what, little did I know everyone have the same brilliant idea as mine; like "what....?????". So, I have to skip sailing on the first day since the queue was long (eyes rolling, upset ok!) and plan for the next day. Yup! No difference on the queue but this time around I was smarter, I lepak at the area in case I can jump queue (kiasu tahap dewa dah nih).

While waiting for my turn, I surveyed the instructors that will be handling these catamarans, and I decided that I want him (see pic above) to be my instructor. MINE. Only MINE. #eh (Yes, I have to queue for him too apparently. Arghhhhh!!!! Tak pa, saya akur dengan nasib).

Jodoh adalah rahsia Allah, kita cuma boleh merancang, Tuhan yang menentukannya. So, I got him (see pic below) instead. Boleh lah....

Ok. He is macho too so I guess I am ok, but I was in for a surprise as he was kind (there were 4 of us on the catamaran [saya bukan berdating di lautan bersamanya, harap maklum, hahahhahah...]) and generous as he took us for an extra spin (must be my charm lah kot kan [fliphair]).

All we did was just sitting and enjoying the breeze and get tanner than necessary (sampai tak rupa orang dah) but I was very satisfied. Next round must try those on the Carribbean or Mediterranean Sea huh, I bet the feel would be more syok (high)!

My archery attempt failed with flying colours, the Spartans, the Ronins, even Katniss Everdeen would NOT want me in their team (Sebab bakal mengubah sejarah dunia dan movie kalau I masuk team dia orang. Hahhahaha.....). Seriously.

PS : Main archery pakai ballerina shoes (tepuk dahi).

My colleagues (Mak-mak, bapak-bapak kan? Sebab tuk I manja kat opis kot).

Some nice spot to chill-out.

Love this spot the best.

Few other activities you can try on this beach.

Done this in a few countries, decided to skip it.

This is the water sport beach, the accommodation is on the other side, you can either walk or take the tram here. This was my 'adventurous' activity in 2013 and I have even more and fun thing in store for 2014. Curious? *wink*

Monday, March 3, 2014

Models at Dalat Train Station, Vietnam

Vietnam Next Top Model
Who's gonna be on top?

A must visit place, we make sure Dalat Train Station or Crémaillère Railway Station is included in our sightseeing list and to our dismay, it was raining. Not only that, there is another problem we faced, it have to hit minimal headcount for the train to operate, the station master will wait for 10 committed travelers/riders for them to operate the train and we only have 8 at that point of time. So, no, we did not ride on this old locomotive. Sad.

You can read more about Dalat Train Station here in Wikipedia or Tracing The Forgotten Path To The Lost Shangri-La.

So, what did we do instead? We played model-model, photog-photog, drama-drama, poyo-poyo, kira kes balas dendam sebab tak dapat naik train.

Enjoy them pictures (this was taken using Olympus Dramatic Tone).
(PS : Do you do the same in your trips sometime, have fun with the camera?)

Sila salahkan photographer, awat ada enter frame???

It's a wrap. Gitew....

Dalat Train Station
Address : Street 1 Ð Quang Trung, Dalat, Vietnam
Time : 6.30am - 5:00pm
Telephone : +84 63 383 4409
Duration : Approximately 30 minutes
Frequency : 5 times per day - 7.45am, 9.50am, 11.55am, 2.00pm, 4.05pm

Ticket : Dalat - Trai Mat at VND 106,000 for foreigner and VND 72,000 for Vietnamese
Entrance Fee : Free
*** There must be a minimum of 10 travelers/riders for them to operate the train

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