Recently i joined my company's outdoor activity - white water rafting. Bertaun jugak tunggu nak dapat this opportunity, because nak pegi sendiri mmg takkan punyer lah plus this was one of my bucket list. So tak pikir panjang i trus signed up. The big question that kept popping on my head was this...
"What if the boat overturned and all of us terjatuh and kene batu?"
Later i cerita this part hehe. So on 23 Feb morning we gathered at office area, most of us car pool so me, Juju and Karen tumpang kereta Syed. Sampai jer Kuala Kubu Bharu we had breakfast at the nearest mamak.
Then Rizal from PieRose led the way naik keta to river side. Here we had a safety briefing and what kind of instructions yang dorang akan guna time dalam boat nanti for example paddle, sit in, hold etc. Below are the gears like helmets, safety jackets and paddles. Anyways baju yang sesuai is jersey type because it can quick-dry. Sandals kalo boleh biar yang berstrap2...cam crocs tak brapa kuat kot. Me myself pakai nike sandal celop, so kalo tetiba tertanggal takde lah sedey sangat. For those yang pakai specs kene bawak straps, if takde usually the guide akan sediakan. I also pinjam Jeeb punyer Suunto watch poyo nak tgk jam dalam air thehehe.
Muka semangat nak masuk air
Before we started with the main water rafting, everyone had a chance to do water confidence where you jumped into the river and let the rapid take you to a check point. It's an optional activity but it's good jugak to know how fast the river flows. Below picture, instructor tgh demo how to avoid bumps. What you gotta do is once masuk air, position yourself macam baring and tinggikan kaki. Kalo tak buat camtuh...bak kater instructor nanti before masuk air bump size 40 kluar jadik 50 lol!
Memang gayat biler ada part air deras. And then biler dah sampai check point nak kene cepat2 ke tebing kalo terlepas check point mmg trus jumpe kat sungai selangor lah jawabnyer.
My group name was PaddlePop. Kodi gila hahahha! Ahli2 boat were Rina, Hisyam, Farid, Syikin and Mat. We were lucky ada yang bawak waterproof camera so menumpang kaseh sket amik gambar.
Let the actions begin....each raft ada 6 pax and 2 guides to maneuver the raft.
Best gambar nie even though it's not my boat. There are times sumer kene duduk berimpit to avoid boat terbalik or nak go thru celah2 rocks.
Jerit gayat campor cuak tapik memang best gilaaaa! Biler our turn dah lepas turun each jeram, most of the time we got to watch other rafts punyer turn turun. So nampak lah how tinggi and brapa degree the raft went vertical wahahaha.
Back to my big question earlier...what if terkene batu when the boat capsized? I experienced that myself. I fell once into the water but that one time was really a scary moment. Logicnya there's nothing to worry about because ada life jacket. But I was under the water for about 10 seconds kot, and it seemed like forever to timbul balik. Why? When I was thrown into the water, nak timbul balik tak boleh because the raft dah landed on top of me. So i was stuck and dragged for few seconds, time nih lah terlanggar batu on my back. Daymmnn it hurts! Most of all I was panicked at first because dok raba2 atas still rasa the raft on top of me and tak jumpe the edge of the raft. I can feel the rapid is really2 deras, so i tried to relaxed and let the rapid pushed me because if i struggle lagik cepat abes oxygen kot. In 10 seconds aku dah pikir macam2....and puff tetiba ada orang grabbed my life jacket and i heard he said "rescue!" My colleague pulled me up naik boat, alhamdulillah lega rasanyer! Rupanya another 2 of my friends Rina and Farid pon tercampak dalam air. Fuhhh!
There was one check point where we took a break and had light snacks e.g apple, chocolates and biscuits. Sini ada waterfall yang best yaamatz and sejuk! Sesuai nak buat back massage gittew! Oh ya the batu here very licin, ada lah scene aku terduduk kejap hahaha. Punyalah licin biler terduduk tuh boleh slide ke bawah lagik bahaya tol. But nih jatuh tak saket sangat compared to langgar batu dalam air. So iols relax jer sambung posing amik gambar hik hik.
Dah habes went through all the jeram baru lah air sungai tenang and slow. Nak berjalan2 boleh, cabut life jacket pon is allowed. It was a very peaceful moment tgk green surroundings.
Naik jer tebing we can go makan or mandi first. I chose the later because tak comfortable lah nak makan basah2. Shower rooms ada dalam 6 cubicles, very the basic one tempat gantung baju pon takde. So you gotta bring all the toiletries sendiri. We had nasik lemak for lunch and before balik we had group photo!
Alhamdulillah the activity was smooth and successful. Now i can strike off water rafting from my bucket list :)
Visit PieRose page if you are interested to join white water rafting. Sejarah salah silam kuala kubu bharu can be read here. If nak pegi Fraser's Hill memang kene lalu sini...i never been to Fraser's Hill before hehe sbb tuh tak familiar langsung. Plus, i also learned that one of lagu Allahyarham Sudirman ada mentioned this place #ketinggalanzaman. It goes like "Kalau pergi kuala kubu tulis nama atas batu..." Some of my colleagues did went to visit the so called batu and signed autograph! While the rest terus balik because nak amik keta kat office and as for me tak sabar nak balik jumpe Qeeb.
Hari nih 22 march, maknanya dah 11 hari Qeeb officially stopped minom
susu. STOP COMPLETELY. I am soooo sad because he decided to stop too early. He’s
just 2+years old how can he cannot drink milk?! Ohh Qeeb you make me so worried, sigh.
It all started few days before 11 March, Qeeb showed
symptoms tak suker minom susu yang dah sejuk. But biler buat fresh one, dia minom skettt
tak sampai 1oz kot. Then tak sampai 1hr later, he asked for a new one. Biler
insisted minom the susu earlier he refused. So sebab kesian, iols pon buat lagik
susu baru. Then tak abes jugak lagik. So ada one night tuh jeeb bagi ‘nasehat’ and malam
tuh he fell asleep ala2 majuk without drinking any milk. We both felt so guilty. The next day we went to work
as usual, and suddenly MIL called tanya why Qeeb tanak minom susu at all this
morning? Because it’s so unlike him. I was like alamak? Since MIL cakap dia
takde selera nak makan langsung and demam, I rushed back home and
brought him to clinic. Doc said his throat merah, so ok lah maybe nak
telan/minom susah. But he recovered the very next day, selera makan bertambah2
but no susu. Biler tanya jer 'Qeeb, nak susu?' Cepat sangat dia jawab 'tanak!' T__T
I’ve checked my phone and flickr if I can find any photos of
him tengah minom susu. Takde!!! How can larrr I tak amik gambar kenangan of him minom
susu. Huaaaa I’m soo gonna miss watching him minom susu sampai berpeloh2 while
his kaki tendang sana sini. I’ve bought new teats for bottle susu x sempat
bukak pon lagik and also hari tuh ada borong S26 kotak besar sumer nya kene
let go lah jawabnyer. Maid asked me whether nak simpan ker all the bottles and
steamer. I said errrmm not yet, because I’m still hoping :(
We’ve also tried bagi fresh milk macam2 flavor, milo, Horlicks
sumer kene rejected >.< If anyone ada tips please share.
Jeeb told me this morning that Google Reader is shutting down. Omai terkujat giler okay! Google Reader will be pronounced dead on 1st July 2013. I love the product so much, so this comes as a shock. It feels unjust. Sob! Sob!
It's our monthly GLC and this time we meet up at 10 Binjai, Darby Park. Dari KLCC tetiba tukar last minute ke sini hehe....cozy and isolated.
We ordered some foods. According to D, the price has slightly increased from the last time she went there. Musbi time baru bukak tuh promo price kot. The menu tak banyak sangat options, but the food was quite nice.
Yang berjaya menghadirkan diri were D, Mas, Shara, Kak Fara, Jannah and Dani. Dani left earlier but dapat ler bergambar seround dua.
Macam2 benda diborakkan....sbb boleh joyah mode depan2.
Anddddd we have a new GLC book for 2013! Yee hawww! Buku lama dah berkhidmat for 2 years and can masuk museum already. Plan nak scan and pdf it so that everyone can keep a copy. But tugas nak menyecan tuh dapat kat sapa tah...mas kot eh? hehe.
Sumer excited nak tulis and mengdoodle! This one was by Mas, how cute is that! hehehe.
We also celebrated D's birthday. Wpon dah belated but amik gambar jugak cukup syarat we celebrated together :)
Oh ya, the kuey teow i ordered that cost belas hengget.
Biler dah nak beransur pulang, our official photographer datang thehehe...si poji lah saper lagik. Tunggu bini yang baru lepas berGLC comes with a package. Kene jadik tukang amik gambar all of us.
And one last group photo di bawah sinaran lampu mentol. Another entry about this meet up at our blog, ceciterkami.
We went for makan2 at Lai Po Hin, Mandarin Oriental to celebrate K.Liza's birthday last January.
We were so lucky because we got a private space with beautiful view of KLCC park and there was a small room attached where the kids can lepak and adults can eat in peace thehehe.
The small private room i've mentioned earlier. Qeeb and Irina keeping themselves busy.
Syiok part about this room was natural lighting dia sangat lahhh cantek! We only used our phones to capture all the photos. Kitowang asik took turns nak posing poyo tepi tingkap. Me hidong penyet ada hati amik gambar side profile heh, while Jeeb looking so vain lol!
We had loads of dimsum.
Camho lg tepi tingkap...
[Left] Qeeb checking out the view and [Right] I love Irina's dressss! Ombre colour lak tuh! Dalam gambar tak nampak sangat the shades.
♫♪ Happy birthday to you! Happy birthday to K.Liza!♫♪
Red velvet cake and durian crepes for dessert.
I like this photo! Bobbi Brown models.
Thank you to yang blanja! Right after that with our full tummy we went to Pavilion to check out the CNY decor and Tokyo Street. Jalan2 shed some kilos (konon) then baru balik rumah.