Saturday, April 19, 2014

Paleontologist a Day

We took Qeeb to Discoveria, Avenue K to experience the Mesozoic Era. Entrance tickets to Dinoscovery for adult are RM20 each and RM30 for a kid. I thought slalu adults punyer tix lagik mahal? Nevermind...

Dinoscovery @ Discoveria, Avenue K
What exactly is Dinoscovery? Featuring re-engineered life-size animatronic dinosaurs in true-to-life adventure-like settings, the year-long interactive exhibition will be held in a sprawling newly-constructed 13,000 sq ft exhibition space.
We were first greeted by a dinosaur wandering around at the concourse area...x sempat amik gambar though. Upon entering the exhibition area at level 4, the staff gave us a roadmap, a torchlight, a jacket and a rubber band which has RFID (Radio Frequency Identification). I'm so ready to explore the exhibition but Qeeb was a bit reluctant to enter mainly because the place was dark. Sib baik lah lepas pujuk dia OK because i promised to carry him all the way (sampai muscle ached). Rather than dia backed out rugi lagik haru.

Dinoscovery @ Discoveria, Avenue K

They gave us a few minutes briefing about a Dino Quest where we will be rewarded with a certificate once complete. Then we took a family photos (in a very very dimmed room) and we were blinded by the flash! Mengamuk Qeeb sebab saket mata (T___T). Unfortunately no cameras allowed inside so we only had few photos before and after.

Dinoscovery @ Discoveria, Avenue K

We also got the chance to climb a dinosaur! Gayat woo nak naik tapik gigih gak panjat tangga tuh. Risau jer dinosaur tuh takleh tampung my weight but the staff convinced me the dinosaur can hold more than that. Phew! But tak jadik pon beli gambar nyer hak hak because it cost RM25 each.

Dinoscovery @ Discoveria, Avenue K

There are a few interactive sections that i can remember...like Jeeb wore a dinosaur's tail and try to whack a punching bag. Next was a race with a dinosaur on the screen, find fossils in the sand, and few other stuff. They also played a movie in a mini cinema but we did not stay long. Then there are few tables here where kids can do colouring comfortably.

Dinoscovery @ Discoveria, Avenue K

So there goes our adventure as a paleontologist for that day. And here's me with my herot berot shawl sbb dukung Qeeb kiri kanan while Jeeb was in charge of the scavenger hunt.

Dinoscovery @ Discoveria, Avenue K

We bought this small cute erasers of dinosaurs to entertain Qeeb while waiting for us to take turns pegi surau. Serious tak larat dah nak jalan time nie haha. Kalo dak slalu tuh laju jer iols gi browsing any kedai.

Dinoscovery @ Discoveria, Avenue K

We had a lovely quiet dinner at Swensen's. Qeeb had his kid's meal, a pizza for me and burger set for Jeeb.

IMG_7245Dinner @ Swensen's, Avenue K  Dinner @ Swensen's, Avenue K
Dinner @ Swensen's, Avenue K

Dah makan baru ada energy sket. We went out of the building to check out KLCC view and then balikkkk :)

Dinoscovery @ Discoveria, Avenue K

Friday, April 18, 2014

GLC @ Serai, Paradigm Mall

Aigoo lamanyer tak update. So many things to write end up no update at all. Our trip to Japan in March was awesome. But need sometime to sort and watermark all my pictures. Talked about watermark, my mobile photos kene cilok and that person claimed it as hers. Unbelievable! slalu baca about mangsa copycat but now sendiri terkene. Cut the story short, it has been sorted out (i hope).

Back to the reason i'm writing an entry today is because i wanna share some photos from recent GLC meetup. Only 5 of us this time though. First we set nak jumpe kat Nu Sentral but due to parking rate yang cekik darah, #tetiba we changed venue to Amcorp Mall at the very last minute. Lawak betol time nie... kat dalam whatsapp group pon dah huru hara. Dengan Mas yang dah sampai komuter ready to go to Kl Sentral tetiba kene carik transport lain to go to Amcorp. Shara lak tetiba sangkut kene buat kejer. While myself lak takde line telepon so i had to linger around for a while to use the wifi to make sure i did not missed any important updates. Once everyone reached Amcorp Mall, duduk kat Secret Recipe kejap. Sempat ler minom 2 glasses of lime juice and 1 brownie with vanilla ice cream.

GLC @ Serai, Paradigm Mall

Dah start berkira2 nak choose other place or not because it seemed like Amcorp tak banyak options and cozy place to hang out. After calculating the route and what not, we decided to stay. But time bangun nak pegi restaurant at upper floor, #tetiba i said "aaahh jom jelah pegi Paradigm Mall. Lol! And we made it.

GLC @ Serai, Paradigm Mall  GLC @ Serai, Paradigm Mall

We had a great time catching up at Serai, Paradigm Mall. Dapat update buku GLC, belek shawl atheeya by D, passed some souvenirs from BDO + KIX and planned for our next gathering.

GLC @ Serai, Paradigm Mall

Medan berniaga

GLC @ Serai, Paradigm Mall

Our lunch

GLC @ Serai, Paradigm Mall  GLC @ Serai, Paradigm Mall
GLC @ Serai, Paradigm Mall

Also coffee and dessert - banana fritters with gula melaka and ice cream.

GLC @ Serai, Paradigm Mall  GLC @ Serai, Paradigm Mall

Before we made a move, took some group photos. Tayah panggil orang dah kali nie untuk tolong amikkan gambar....pakai monopod jer sonang hehehe. Can snap banyak kali ^.^

GLC @ Serai, Paradigm Mall  GLC @ Serai, Paradigm Mall

Weols ramai2 naik keta D heading back to Amcorp because i left my car there. Except Shara yang bawak keta and balik terus. Sakan sangat borak sampai terlepas simpang nak masuk Fed Hiway. Terpaksalah layan jam hala ke Puchong before we dapat carik simpang to exit. Sampai Amcorp, K.Fara tunggu her husband while me and Mas proceed to Kl Sentral because iols nak pickup le husband. Parking kat Amcorp kene RM9 btw. Dalam keta pon dok sakan borak ngan Mas sampai terlepas simpang Sentral. Lol! Macam2 hal...but yang besnyer sumer take it easy :)

A last note before abeskan this entry, iols nak selit about customer experience kat Serai @ Paradigm nie. Time memula sampai ok jer all the waiters. It started when a waitress took our order for dessert. When she's starting to walk to the kitchen we holla at her because nak add warm water jer. But she kept walking and leaved us watching her back. Pehhh tak bother to pusing or nod pon. Luckily the warm water came heheh! And then after bayar kitowang nak balik, selonggok waiters tgh lepak kat counter tuh wat derk jer. C'mon laaa can't you even said bye, come again! We've paid a lot bukannyer duduk lama minom air kosong jer. Haishh!

Monday, January 27, 2014

Motoring Treasure Hunt

My second time to join treasure hunt but a first timer in motoring treasure hunt. Last year was indoor dalam mall (read here) so kali nih pergi lebih jauh sampai ke Port Dickson! We gathered at office area from 7am. But i reached there around 7.20am...oh well pegi office during weekdays pon x awal camnie. Dapat breakfast (sandwiches, karipap 3 ketul and mineral water), dapat Tulips (routes) and then dengar safety briefing. Full briefing dah dengar 2 days before the event.

Treasure Hunt (Bangsar to Port Dickson)

Total ada 20 cars with 4 participants in each car. Pukul 8, sumer dah naik keta amik questions and flagged off (honk 10x)

Treasure Hunt (Bangsar to Port Dickson)

For a person who gets car sick easily like me is a bit challenging nak baca and tulis dalam kereta. Luckily Qiqilala can do both. My phones are full with shops' signage! Our navigator, Idir yang baca Tulips did a good job, tersalah route sekali jer hehe. Yang paling calm and mr cool was our driver, Hisam. Nak tau contoh soklan? Keyword legitimate. Means law/ legal = Syariah or in this case Sariah. Sooo Klinik Sariah is the answer hehe.

Treasure Hunt (Bangsar to Port Dickson)

We had breakfast at Seri Kembangan area, sempat grab a coffee at Starbucks drive thru. Snacking dalam keta, had lunch at Labu and then we stopped by at Speedmart in PD to get our treasure items but unfortunately tak banyak choice T___T Quite frustrated because i got help from bebudak UTM and the answers were precise tp takde kat kedai! Arghhhh! Since we were running out of time so we rushed straight to the finishing point at Corus Hotel. Sampai sana sambung tulis mana answers yang incomplete. Kaluuttt dedua cikjemahs!

Treasure Hunt (Bangsar to Port Dickson)  Treasure Hunt (Bangsar to Port Dickson)

After submitted our answers and treasure items to the event co. we went inside to solat and enjoy the tea break.

Treasure Hunt (Bangsar to Port Dickson)

And then the event co. showed all the answers while makan2. Sumer dok alaaa & yehhh biler tgk jawaban x sama/ betol. Soklan jenis anagram memang susah. Nak kene pikir out of the box betol2.

Treasure Hunt (Bangsar to Port Dickson)

When they announced the winner, we got number 6! Ho ho ho...not bad at all. Although, we did hope to get at least top 5 :P Aqilah represented the group to take the prize (left pic) and top 3 winners (right pic). Our MD, Peter was there too to gave away the prizes.

Treasure Hunt (Bangsar to Port Dickson)  Treasure Hunt (Bangsar to Port Dickson)

After that we took a group photo and went home. Alhamdulillah, everything went smoothly. It was a fun experience and i really enjoyed it!

Treasure Hunt (Bangsar to Port Dickson)

Monday, January 20, 2014

36 Hours in Bandung - Day 2

Link: Read Day 1 @ Bandung here

We checked out from Holiday Inn as early as 8.20am after having breakfast. TV show sempat tgk ala kadar, bath tub pon x sempat try. But we had a good night sleep for sure because sumer feeling energetic that morning.

Trip to Bandung, Indonesia  Trip to Bandung, Indonesia

As agreed by everyone, we went back to Pasar Baru to find other stuff like manisan yang my MIL pesan, more telekong, socks etc. We discovered that kopok yang rupa dia macam mini samosa teramatlah sedap intinya. Macam serunding pon ada and we end up borong the same type banyak2. I also fell in love telekong yang Jan & Zect beli...kat kedai2 before tuh tak nampak plak, the colors are super sweet and the brand was cap Sony lol! But i managed to hold myself from buying more telekong.

Trip to Bandung, Indonesia Trip to Bandung, Indonesia
Trip to Bandung, Indonesia Trip to Bandung, Indonesia

Then we stopped at Amanda to buy some brownies kukus at Paskal Hypersquare. The tagline kat kat receipt "Brownies Kukus...? Yaa Amanda!" somehow terbayang cemana kalo buat VO intonasi for ads thehe.

Trip to Bandung, Indonesia  Trip to Bandung, Indonesia

We reached the well-known Rumah Mode almost 11am. Trus sumer berpecah carik barang. Sini pon ada macam2...all types of baju, cafes, reflexology, etc. Managed to grab few tops and pants. Geget jari tgk customer in front of me yang tgh bayar his items kat cashier print receipt panjang berjela sampai 2minit nak tunggu receipt habis printed. Yeap the receipt was that long.

Trip to Bandung, Indonesia  Trip to Bandung, Indonesia

12.45pm we cut over all the shopping madness and duduk minom kopi hilangkan thirst and tenangkan perasaan. We cleared up some of the coins for tips. Our currency exchange reference pon dah nak lunyai hehe.

Trip to Bandung, Indonesia Trip to Bandung, Indonesia

We ordered pisang goreng cheese 2 set but the order turned out to be pizza cheese instead *slap forehead* So satu lagik pizza pan tuh we gave to Amin because we're going to have Nasi Padang right after that.

Trip to Bandung, Indonesia Trip to Bandung, Indonesia

Our last meal in BDO, Nasi Padang at Restoran Sederhana. 

Trip to Bandung, Indonesia

Before Amin dropped us off at airport, he parked keta nearby so that we can pack everything masuk bag and bid him goodbye. Around 3pm we checked in our luggage at BDO airport. Remember to sorok put aside some cash for tax IDR75,000! My luggage cuma 17kg...still within control keh keh! We actually have extra 37kg underutilized inclusive my sister punyer. The flight was slightly delayed than scheduled but luckily tak drag sangat because we can't wait to go home. Tambah plak I had to go to work the next day T___T

Trip to Bandung, Indonesia
Trip to Bandung, Indonesia Trip to Bandung, Indonesia

Alhamdulillah reached KL and all our luggage and box remain intact. Jann offered to send us home sampai rumah Cheras. I must say the trip and timing was well planned as we get to enjoy a little bit of everything. Ada jugak benda yang we had to skip like tukar size baju yang my sis beli at one of the FO sbb different route and to avoid caught in a traffic so terpaksa lah sacrifice.

Thanks to Zect yang arranged for transportation + accommodation and Jann tolong belikan flight tickets and extra kilos for the luggage. To both of you and my sis, I hope i've paid any terhutang or difference, if ada yang termiss tuh halalkan lah yer. Same goes from me. Hope we can arrange for another shopping trip like this again ^.^