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.

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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 ^.^

Sunday, January 19, 2014

36 Hours in Bandung - Day 1

Jeeb sent me to Cheras around 12 midnight. Memang tido2 ayam jer tunggu pukul 3am nak pergi Terminal Bersepadu Selatan (TBS) Then me, sis and Jan took Jetbus at 4.30am. The ticket cost us RM8 each. Smp airport trus check-in luggage (web check-in dah buat earlier to get boarding pass) and Zect pon sampai about same time. My sis takde luggage nak check in but little that we know we still have to go through a document check-in just to get a chop on the boarding pass. Queue panjang pulak tuh, but luckily it was quite fast. Our flight ticket cost us RM258 each except sis who bought at later time cost her RM596.

Trip to Bandung, Indonesia  Trip to Bandung, Indonesia

We reached Bandara Husein Sastranegara Bandung airport at 8.30am. I forgot how small it was. The nap during the 2hrs flight was much needed because dapat recharged balik energy to keep me awake for the next few hours. Our chauffeur, Amin dah ready tunggu kat airport. Sweet!! Can't wait to start the shopping race.

Trip to Bandung, Indonesia

Some random shots of BDO. Must take photos of anything i found interesting at first sight. Kalo tak nanti luper or tak jumpa.

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

First stop was Pasar Baru. Banyak kedai baru start bukak.

Trip to Bandung, Indonesia

Amin arranged his assistant, Jajang to show us around and help us to carry the shopping bags. He's very pleasant and cute too! We bought lots of telekong...japanese cotton material is a must, telekong color2 wpon before nie tgk orang pakai tak minat tapik kat sini terberkenan pulak, and telekong untuk travel with material yang not too light and thin.

Trip to Bandung, Indonesia 

Then start carik kain2 ela. This kedai siap offered teh botol and snacks. One of my initial plan was to get some border lace. But biler pikiaq balik tak jadik sbb i don't really pakai baju kurung kain plain and even if i do i always end up beli siap because i don't have a favorite tailor yang boleh buat macam2 pesen baju.

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

We were there till 2.40pm, had a quick lunch in between. Nasi timbel kot nama set nie...sambal pedas berdesing but layan jugak hehe. Sambil nak jalan gi ke car park pon sempat lagik singgah macam2 kedai and grabbed mana yang berkenan. Basically our catch kat Pasar Baru were tunic tops, crocs, tudung, baju batik, kain pelikat etc. I leaved all the bargaining to my sis and the girls. Mostly aper yang dorang beli, i also beli cuma tukar2 color or design je.

Trip to Bandung, Indonesia  Trip to Bandung, Indonesia

We rushed to Holiday Inn to check in. Takot lambat sangat kang dorang release booking pulak. Zect booked a joint room and it was super comfy! So sempat lah freshen up and ready for our next race.

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

Amin dropped us off at factory outlet (FO) Jalan Dago. He recommended to pegi Ralph Lauren first sebab ada sale. Quite murah but kids section takde sale though.

Trip to Bandung, Indonesia  Trip to Bandung, Indonesia

Then masuk some of FOs nearby but tak banyak sangat barang tangkapan for me, most prolly due to some of the FO tak cukup aircond blast so i feel a bit stuffy inside. Apparently Seximo next to Glow has some interesting clothing line according to SIL but tak pi checkidout pon. Next time lah...

Trip to Bandung, Indonesia

I love the decor frame kat Blossom nie, smallest size was around RM5. But the alphabets dah tak cukup pulak.

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

Then we went to Bali Heaven. It's like a one stop centre of everything Bali...food, massage, shops etc.

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

I opted for a full body massage...so badly need one because of my stiff neck. While my sis, Zect and Jan opted for reflexology. Then sempat browse kejap the 2-tingkat shop but we had to go because dah nak closing time. Found out ada kimono robe macam2 color i've been looking for ada jual kat sini! Since i just bought one (boring color), jadik hesitate nak tambah another one. Takpelahhh next time i guess...next time lagik *roll eyes*. Bahaya wehhh asik beli jer...Rumah Mode blom masuk lagik confirm tak cukup cash.

Trip to Bandung, Indonesia  Trip to Bandung, Indonesia

We had a nice dinner at Pak Chi Met. Walaupon kitchen dah tak amik order pukul 9 onwards, but thanks to Amin yg tolong arranged kan ngan orang kedai, we still can order whatever we want and in fact we had the restaurant to ourselves. Dine like a king hehehe. Set ulam gurame for Jan and Zect which cost around RM20 each. Me and sis shared dua lauk, chicken blackpepper and salted prawn. The dishes were finger licking good especially the salted prawn! Total dinner cost was about RM80. Kitowang kluar kedai jer trus dorang buat closing hahaha sian dorang kene tunggu. One thing i like about them was they never showed a hint "please laaa makan cepat2 kitowang nak balik!".

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

Lega biler sampai hotel ada wifi dapat ler facetime with the boys. Calculated how much damage for that day and aper yang terlebey aper yang tak cukup lagik because that was when we decided to go to Pasar Baru again the next day, lol! We started packing and make some space for tomorrow's loot. Hit the sack around midnight because these pillows were so inviting.

Trip to Bandung, Indonesia

Link: Read Day 2 @ Bandung here.