Friday, November 22, 2013

Bandung Trip

Hello readers. Today I wanna post about my Bandung trip. Went to Bandung, Indonesia last 8th of November. Stayed there for 4 days. Overall, it was a good trip, everything went smooth like we planned, except for the 'Shopping Heaven' title that we do not agree much. Well, it is far from expectation. I thought clothes will be cheap like gila gila and you can borong lots. Tapi actually, the price is just equivalent to Malaysia jer. Cuma yang obviously murah kat sana benda macam kain, tudung and telekung. That's why makcik2 Malaysia suka pergi sana. Barang2 kawen pun orang cakap murah, not so sure.. tak survey la pulak kan. Got no time for that.

For flights, we spent RM370 (per pax) for returns. We booked AirAsia 4 months earlier. For accommodation, we booked from Agoda. Stayed at Gino Feruci, Kebon Jati Bandung. Spent about RM 223 for 3 nights stay (per pax). So total both dah reach RM600. I brought RM800 there for spending. I thought RM800 is more than enough to shop like crazeyhh but nahh, not really. So overall, habis dalam RM1400. Our flight to Bandung got delayed twice. Yeaaa I know. Sucks

Actually, we supposed to board dalam tengah hari mcm tu tapi delayed to malam pukul 8. Tapi dorang dah inform earlier.. so it's ok. Then dah sampai sana, delayed lagi one hour and half. pffttt. Nak merungut pun tak guna, AirAsia kan.. standard la. So sampai Bandung dah dalam pukul 11 malam mcm tu. Nothing can do lah, so orang hotel datang pickup. Guess what for this time? dia cakap malam tu kena tidur hotel lain dulu sebab bilik kat hotel asal tak available lg.. esok baru boleh. 

While waiting to board
Like seriouslyyyy. Tapi dia bagi offer bilik deluxe for the remaining 2 nights stay kat Gino Feruci nanti. Sepatutnya bilik standard je. So ok lah. The first night tu tidur dekat BCT Fashion Hotel. Hotel tu kat dalam mall. Hotel not bad, boleh tahan. Ada wifi yang penting tu annd room service bagus. Sempat order makan before tidur. The foods were so sedap. I didn't remember the menu's name, Nasi ape entah.. tapi ade satay siap. Sedappp satay tu.

Sempat order room service lepas sampai
The best thing is waktu kat sana awal sejam tapi beza dia punya la banyak. Guess what.. kitorang tidur dalam pukul 1 pagi (waktu dorg) and pukul 5 pagi tu terang dia dah mcam pukul 8 kat Malaysia. Like seriouslyyyy. So dapat tidur kejap jerrr. So pukul 7 lebih turun for breakfast kat lobby. Breakfast was so so, I was expecting local foods tapi elehh sama je macam makanan kat Malaysia, sandwich, nasi goreng bla2. 

Lepas breakfast, terus call Gino Feruci suruh datang ambik nak check in dekat sana. So sampai sana, pukul 12 baru boleh check in, so we walked to Pasar Baru Trade Centre. Alaa macam wakaf Che Yeh, KB je. Kat sini banyak sangat kain, tudung segala. Tapi kami tak beli apa apam just survey je dulu. Last day nanti, baru nak datang balik. Sebab dekat je dengan hotel, 8 minutes walk. So we took a cab and go jalan2 around Bandung. 

We went to factory outlets, famous streets and malls. Rumah Mode, Paris Van Java, Heritage, Passion, Secret, Donatello bla2.. Campelas Walk, Paskal Hyper Square. Shopping tak best sangat actually. Nothing much yg menarik hati. So, Day 2 was all about shopping tapi tak banyak pun beli. I bought a leather jacket and a tshirt from Rumah Mode for me and some other shirts for closest friends and families. Malam tuuu lepas dinner kami karokk ahaha sebab free. Tempat karoeke tu kat dalam hotel and dia bagi 2 jam free dengan bilik super duper besar dengan toilet attached. So coolioooo kan.

Tasik Patenggang

Lunch yang sedap

Lori yang naik to Kawah Putih

Beautiful Kawah Putih

My cool travelling partners

Shopping at Rumah Mode

One of the factory outlets

Our room at Gino Feruci. Yang bestnya sebab bilik ni connecting.
Pintu tu connect to bilik sebelah so we can discuss easily.
Aaaaaa so many things to tell tapi so malas to taip. Ok lah cut short. Day 3 we rent an Avanza together with supir to take us to interesting places in Bandung. So we went to the infamous Kawah Putih, Strawberry Farm, Tea Valley, Tasik Patenggang. Tangkuban Perahu and Hot Springs tak pergi wuuu sedih sebab hujan and time constraint. It was a long journey to get up thereee to Kawah Putih and the others. 

Sampai boleh tidur 2 jam jugak on the way tu. Kawah Putih is so cool. It looks amazing, so beautiful.. indescribable . The scenery was breath taking. Wonderful place to visit. Yang paling best, part to go up there.. sebab kena naik lori khas. Dia bawa laju gilaaa ahaha so dangerous but so funnn dengan jalan yang pusing pusing tuuu. Hemo siap buat video haha so cool. Then lepas tu lunch kat tempat sedap aaaaa loveee the sambal goreng so muchh. 

Paskal yang kononnya ada 1001 makanan padahal.... Emmm layan kan jer.
Tanah tinggi Bandung
Discussion about money haha

Our humble dinner by the street; nasi kuning and nasi merah

Lepas lunch pegi jalan2 shopping lagi. Pergi Kartika Sari, TBS Mall, other outlets and Rumah Mode again. Tapi brownies habisss so sad. Beli pisang salai keju jer banyak. Tapi sedappp I love it and ramai suka. I bought shoessss kat Donatello. So prettyyy. It costs me about RM110. Jacket bought earlier around RM120. See.. dah 200 lebih habis. Dah la bawak 800 je. Zzzzz. Ok lah cut short, end of Day 3. 

Day 4, 11th of November. Flight back to Malaysia pukul 4.30. So that morning bangun awal, breakfast then walked to Pasar Baru to shop for stuffs for families. Bought telekung and tudung for mummy; Baju solat putih bercorak cantik for daddy, Tudung bawal 2 helai for Kak Yong, Kain pelikats for brothers. Semua puas hati beli kat sana except for kain pelikat. Sebab nk cepat so main ambik je. Kualiti sangat menyedihkan sebab tu la murah. 7 ringgit je sehelaii what do you expect lol. Tapi nasib baik ade backup beli tshirts untuk brothers.

Ok lah over all the trip was fun, went smooth but not so much like what we expect. The traffic there was crazy and congested. Like seriouslyyy the drivers pun drive like nuts. Konsep dia suka hati drive and siapa hati paling keras dia lah yang dapat jalan dulu. Duhh. Serius takut dengan supir yang drive. Tapi diorang relaks je sebab dah biasa. Yang best makanan lah kot. It was a good trip but I will never want to go back to Bandung. Cukup lah dah pergi sekali. Ok adios.

Depan Hotel Gino Feruci. Service was ok except for wifi tak deee.
Wifi only available kat lobby.. how suck is that

Back to Malaysia. Good to get home.

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Rise & Shine babeyh

It is always good to know what others think about you. I mean it is good to see how others are seeing you, what you are like, how do you behave, your personalities etc. We at PETRONAS are having this LBVF thingy. LBVF is Leadership Behaviour Values and 'the-F-err-I-don't-remember'. This is not just for fun. This is counted for evaluation and rating of your performance. The colleagues and superior are judging and evaluating you and as return you gonna judge them as well from rating 1 to 4. Mcm GPA lah. Tapi terbalik, 4 here is the worst, 1 is the best. Goosebumps.

So here the story is, I got to know my LBVF marks already and sigh~ it is not good. Well, that is expected. I know I am not giving my 100% at work. I don't fancy my work anyway, that's why. The passion is not there..yet. However, I think I am developing though since I am trying to accept thing as it is. The not so good marks of course came from my superior. My superior is a Senior Manager. Structure wise, I am the only one reporting under him. The only staff working under him ok and Executive pulak tuu some more. Bullshit kan. Dah la I ni baru. Muda. Hensem plak tu. 

Of course la his expectation is like tinggiii. Me is sad but what to do.. Need to gear up to his expectation. Comments I got from him, "He needs to be more assertive and project himself" "To expand networking and actively involve in discussion, socialise more bla bla". Tapi yea la, he is right. Uhh hate to admit it. But tak de la tak socialise pun.. ade jee cuma.. Whatever. Tapi the positive comments I got "He possess positive attitude" "Able to get job done with little guidance" "Approachable"  

On the other note, I got pleasant comments from the colleagues. Thanks a lot guys. That saves me & helps a lot in stabilizing the LBVF score. The comments I got from the colleagues, "Possess good knowledge & constantly looking for innovative ideas" "Approachable & easy to talk to" "Open for discussion & share of knowledge" "Possess good interpersonal skills, able to communicate & deliver message effectively" "Looking forward to learn" "Diligent" "Humble & approachable" "Punctual & reliable". 

There are only few negative comments but very delightful & membina, "Need to develop capabilities around business knowledge" "Need to speak up more because he's got bright ideas" "Need to be more confident in presenting ideas". Out of the 4 yang commented (1 superior & 3 colleagues), ada 3 komen yg common which is "Approachable". Ok I bet that is true la kan although I am not very sure approachable rupanya aku ni. So tak sombong la maksudnya kan. hek. Ok, I guess I really need to shine and out-stand. This is the time babeyh. I have to start doing something to improve the lacks and keep on moving forward. Yes. I can. That's the spirit.

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Just a short one

Went for jalan jalan with the familia yesterday. It's a rainy season so we don't go far. The plan is to have the infamous Mee Udang Pulau Sayak for lunch. But as soon as we were about to arrive, it started to rain so we decided to have lunch at Pantai Merdeka instead since it's nearer. 


Otw to Pantai Merdeka, dad reminiscened about the time when I had a camping there. At that time, I was representing secondary school, MRSM Beseri in Kadet Remaja Maktab. Talking short, when arrived at the Pantai, I was gobsmacked !! Holyyy.. I saw MRSM Beseri punya bas thereee. lol. Baru cakap pasal Beseri dah jumpa bas sekolah kat sana. So excited sampai terus suruh Syazwan ambil gambar sebelah bas.



Suddenly, I feel like missing school so much. I had a great time schooling back then. Ok that's all I wanna tell hehee. Have a good week ahead, peeps and Selamat Hari Raya AidilAdha. 😁

Thursday, October 10, 2013

2013 is coming to the end. Marriage.

How time flies. Reaching 24 soon. Oh god, I'm getting older and it scared me.. very much. very2 much. mucho. grada. Ok.. stop being a jerk. lol. Well, honestly, I don't feel like 24 at all. I feel like 17 !! Haha. Perahsantan kew. Why time has to move so fast. Like seriously.. you are moving faster than a Ferrari, dude. Come on, slow down a bit. Give me a break. Have a Kit Kat. Ok.. so I guess I am now in the phase of where peers are getting married and engaged. pheww. Do I have to mention.. lots of them? It drives me nuts. I don't feel like I am ready for that. Married at this age. Seriously?

Hey, look at me.. I just started to work (1 and 1/2 years ady but still..emm) and now it is time for me to enjoy my salary to shop for cool stuffs and gadgets, to travel some more, to have a good & quality dining at expensive place, to try something I never had a chance to try when I was a student and bla bla blaa. This is the time !! Yes. Kalau dah kahwin, susah la nak enjoy sangat haha tapi ye lah, looking at the good side, we will have a life partner to share everything with, it does sound intriguing.. very much. mucho. grada. Anyway, I am happy to see those friends yang dah kahwin and now starting to build the family. How sweet. Wishing the best for them all. May happiness always be with them. XOXO.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

I'm back. For real.

Helloooo... I'm backkk. Phewww finally dapat jugak refurbish the blog's template and all. So, I guess I will keep my blog updated from time to time lepas ni hehe. The passion is back, somehow. Ok till then, good night everybody. Let's all dream big for a promising tomorrow.. hopefully :) 

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Trip to Krabi: Day 1

I had a great trip to Krabi yeahhhh. Went there for 3 days and 2 nights from 29 April to 1 May. It was a planned trip of course haha. Booked a hotel room at Srisuksant Resort from Groupon website. It was a nice and cozy stay. Our flight on the 29th was at 7am. Since the flight trip is early, Acap and I stayed a night at Hazmi's place. Lagi pun, his house is nearer to LCCT.

Yeahh arrived at the hotel around 8.30 am local time

The pool is made along the resort, beautiful


But I do think the rate is too overpriced. There were too many extra charges and it costs hell.. a lot. We need to add 4200 Baht during check-in. Padahal dah bayar RM369 for the Groupon voucher. So, in total it costs around RM770++ for two nights stay. EXPENSIVE !! But worth la kot cause the place is so nice. Near to the beautiful beach too. Nopparattora beach.

Once masuk bilik, tukar2 baju then here we go. We walked along the kedai2 yg banyak promote islands tour package. The plan untuk first day is to go to pulau2, snorkelling semua tu. Unfortunately, we were late. The island tour package has started as early as 8.30 am. So we can only go for tomorrow. We paid 1100 Baht per person,  the cheapest we can get. Others offered at 1200 Baht, equivalent to 120 ringgit approximately. Senang nak convert currecy dorang to ringgit, just buang one zero kat belakang hehe.

Since first day tak dapat islands tour, we decided to go to interesting places around Krabi. There are a lots of tuktuk service along the road at Aonang. A lot of fascinating places to choose on the board and we finally decided to go to The Emerald Pool, Hot Spring and Tiger Cave Temple. Yang bagusnya, the driver akan tunggu and stay sampai kita habis or puas kat satu place tu. Altogether we only paid 2800 Baht or 280 ringgit equivalently for a half day roadtrip. 2800 Baht divided to 3, less than 100 ringgit only maaa and you can jalan2 to 3 places.

Some places advertised in the tuktuk
Our first destination: The emerald pool. The crystal color of emerald pool is simply awesome.

Our second destination: Hot Spring

The forbidden blue pool. Tak boleh mandi k. Boleh bergambar jer.

Tapi yang tak best, the tuktuk driver tak faham english. Sangat la seksa nak communicate dengan dia, simple english pun dia tak faham huhu. So memang tak bersembang la dengan dia. It would be good to get a driver yang fasih english so that dia boleh explain in more details about the places you visit. Lepas tu sampai hotel around 4pm local time terus pengsan. Took a rest jap, lepas tu terus shoot in swimming shorts. To the hotel's swimming pool ohh yeahh. We had an underwater photoshoot kahkahkah. Kemain. Semangat nak try the new waterproof camera that I have bought just for this trip. Exclusive !! kikikii

Our third destinantion: Tiger Cave Temple

Sawadeekappp

There is another temple in construction nearby

The tourists ahaha hazmi dah macam wanita thai gitu
Our underwater shots ohh yeahhh ahahaa
Peaceee yawww

After that, at night we went to Krabi Town in hope to visit The Krabi Night Market to shop and buy souvenirs ke kan tapiiii naharom the night market is so small. The area, I tell you.. you won't take long to finish. We had a dinner of nasi goreng dengan  daging hancur and ayam, dengan hirisan mangga masam and special sauce. Not bad. And of course HALAL. Senang nak cari makanan halal kat Krabi ni, cari yang pakai tudung. Amazingly banyakkk. Ade kat signboard certain kedai pun ada cakap halal. So, finding foods won't be troublesome. Halal food is everywhere. The signature food at Krabi yang I always nampak is pancake. 

A visit to the night market was just a waste, we paid 1000 Baht for the tambang of tuktuk. Lepas tu terus suruh the driver drop kan kitorang dekat Aonang sebab kat situ punyaaa la meriah, banyak shops selling souvenirs. Ini la yang kami cari, tshirts, keychains and other cool stuffs. Awesome Aonang town. The stuffs are not that cheap, just lebih kurang Malaysia je. Tapi since the shopping mode is on, we shopped like crazeyhhh. I bought 7 tshirts, few keychains, a hat and a bag.Tshirts and keychains are for giveaways and souvenirs for friends.

Ok done for Day 1, oh goshh... phewww. See, my post always come out long. Aihh, banyak betul nak cerita. Hahaha one more thing I just remembered. The people there can tell that we are Malaysians and always greeted us that way. And guess what, we pretended to be Singaporeans instead ahahaha sebab geram sangat diorang boleh tau we are Malaysians. Diorang percaya je bila weol cakap weol orang Singapore lol. Ok I guess I will come out with the second part for Day 2 since this post alone has been too long kikii. Till we meet againnn (kalau rajin) kikii



Sunday, January 20, 2013

Bebel

Lama tak membebel hihihii. I miss blogging hence I decided to update my blog. hek. Ok I don't know where or how shall I start. I already forgot how to write. yeah. It has been long. Nak bebel pasal kehidupan ni, yeah like I always do. Sometimes I feel like I have no aims in life. I just go and walk through the road already built upon me. I never thought I will do the job I'm doing now. Honestly, still think being a teacher is the best and wise option for me. Tapi tu lah, I have been here, where I am now and it is not easy just to let go everything. Life now is quite cosy and I kinda like it though. But still, it feels like something is missing. I've bought a car recently. Well, it has been 2 months already and it's kinda thrilled to have your own transport which you have aimed long to own. It is now officially the most expensive stuff I own.

Other than that, I really want to go travelling. Sometimes, I am envy with those friends who have travelled to other countries for vacations. I still haven't got the chance !! I have no geng to ajak travel. Sad. Member ramai tapi entah la, I don't know. Susah nak cari yang betul2 satu kepala. I wish somedays, I will manage to travel around the world. Best kalau dapat pergi semua countries and learn something from the visit. I shoud start saving money from now. Honestly, I am quite worried dengan my spending. I spent a lot !! I don't know where the money goes. Nak kata shopping, lite2 je kot. May be sebab pakai kereta sekarang ni. Tapi still, pakai waktu weekend je kot. Hmmm.. entah la, the money just went missing I guess. Boleh buat police report tak?zzzzz.

Ok the last issue is the huge one. Religion. Agama. Aahhhhh. I really want to change for a better person. Tak nak tinggal sembahyang. Nak belajar mengaji. Nak join kelas mengaji/ ceramah etc. But I just don't know where to start. May be kena cari geng dulu kot. Bile dah ade geng, baru la macam semangat kot. Ahhhh. Seriously I'm very worried thinking about this alone. We all gonna die and I still rasa macam gila tak prepare kot nak mati. It makes me worried. Langsung tak de bekal untuk akhirat. Why should I just live kalau tak berubah to be a better person. Ahhhh. It makes me depressed kadang2. I really want to change, but I just can't. Alasan. Uhhhh. I need to attend workshops/ ceramah motivasi etc to boost up my spirit. I need to keep this spirit alive so that I can lead my way to jannah Inshaa Allah. Ya Allah, hinanya lahh aku ni. Layak ke nak masuk syurga mu Ya Allah. Renungan untuk kita semua juga. Salam.