Friday, February 19, 2016

Our Skytrex Adventure!

So right the next day after our finals exam ended, some of my coursemates and I went to Skytrex in Bukit Cherakah, Shah Alam. Konon2 nak release tension la lepas exam tapi bila dkt atas pokok tu rasa makin tension pulak. Haha xD

So let me give you guys some insights or you can say, tips from our personal experience there.

First of all, be there on time. If you book the place for 9am then be there 30 minutes earlier because they need to brief and put all the gears on you. We were late because we traveled that morning itself all the way from uni and it was a weekday. Hence the bad traffic congestion. It's important to respect their schedule as well because there's probably other customers after your session. Lesson learnt.

Second tips, it's best to bring your own everything; gloves (a specific type of glove, we borrowed PALAPES' gloves haha thanks guys), bottle holder (with handle) and whatever holder else that you might need (for your camera/phone etc) because if you don't, they're gonna either make you buy theirs or borrow from them in which they'll ask for quite a high deposit. So if you don't wanna go through all the troubles better bring your own.

Third tips, clear your bladder before beginning the adventure because there's obviously no toilets on top of the trees xD Its gonna take at least 2-3 hours so better be prepared. Not to worry, they have a toilet near the starting point (close to the #Skytrex board). And in case you're wondering where to put your bags and stuff, fret not, they provide lockers of various sizes and prices as well to store your valuables ;p  

After filling in a form (in case of emergency) you'll be geared up by the staff. You can either let them put it on for you or you can try to put it on yourself but make sure to have the staff check on it whether you're wearing it right or not. But if it's your first time, just let them help you with it because trust me I was pretty confused trying to figure it out. Oh and if you wear glasses like me, make sure its tightly secured on your face because if it fell while doing the activity, they might or might not help you find it haha. Or you can tie a string at the handle of your spectacles to secure it around your neck in case it drops from your face.

You will be briefed on how to use the gears on you. Listen to the briefing clearly and ask if you don't understand something because there are trees that won't be accompanied by their staff so if you don't know what to do, you're done. Haha. Once the briefing is done, they'll let you try the mini trial track consisting of climbing a tree, a tree to tree challenge and a flying fox. So if there's something you don't understand, do ask for confirmation. Now you're ready to go! :D

Initially I wanted to go for the Big Thrill (intermediate level) but majority picked Extreme Challenge (Advanced Level) so all of us had to go with it. 3 hours of going from tree to tree. Ohmaiii. Bukan apa yang lama, preparation, briefing and tunggu turn tu yg lama. Tapi memang penat gilos. The minimum height for this challenge is 1.4m. Even far exceeding the required height, I still find it very challenging to go through some courses. So you can just imagine how my friend who was 1.44m struggled. So I recommend that you be at least 1.5m or 1.4m but weighs nothing. Haha.

The challenge starts with us having to climb a very very very tall tree. Maigod, belum apa2 dah pancit okay. Panjat separuh, rehat jap ambik nafas, sambung panjat lagi. Untuk myself yg tak gayat ni pun I had to remind myself not to look down because it was indeed very high up. Once you reach the top, you'll go right for the flying fox. Masa first nak lompat tu whoaaa nervous jugak la tapi lantakkan aje lah takkan nak give up, baru start kan.

So lepas tu macam2 lagi lah challenge ada. You have to hook and unhook yourself to the cables on every challenges on your own. So you better do it right. 3 hours later habislah jugak the whole thing. Fiuhh penat. It was as if I could feel my fats burning and melting off my body haha. Tapi lepas tu lunch kemain lagi. Hampeh.

Not all of my friends managed to finish off the course because they were super afraid of heights but I have to applaud them anyway for taking up the challenge (Y) Good job!

I managed to finish the course till the very end *pats self on the back*. Well done. Super exhausted but it felt good though. I've conquered the Skytrex Extreme Challenge! Woohooo :D

My passengers of the day :D

Our ride to the Skyrex base.

Here's some of the challenges:


Poses before leaving Bukit Cherakah.

We then went to the Shah Alam SSAAS Mosque to perform our prayers.

Our German friend, Laura was super excited to see the mosque and we brought her to join a tour around the mosque.

We then headed for ABC! It was Laura's first time and she was amazed at how fancy it was haha xD

All in all, it was a great experience and a fun first outing with my coursemates. Hope we'll get more chances to do stuff like this this upcoming semester! :D

P/s woke up the next day with aches all over my body. I literally had to roll out of bed. The pain is real.
Pp/s nampak sangat jarang exercise.

Friday, February 12, 2016

My New Year's Eve 2015

So my New Year's Eve was spent at a farewell dinner. A very formal one at that. It was a new experience for me, pretty interesting. 31st of December, my dad picked me up directly from the exam hall (I had 2 papers that day OMG), headed home and then straight to the event. It was held at the Palace of the Golden Horses. A very authentic building matched with classy interior. I guess they were going for a country-ish theme (hence the "Horse") with cowboy bar style door and all.

The night was long as the event started in 2015 and ended in 2016 (heheh...okay lameeeee mora) but really, it ended at around 1. You can just imagine I was already sleepy when the event started at 9pm because I slept super late the night before (kantoi study last minute hahaha). My dad caught me dozing off a couple of times haha. It was fun and most importantly I was super full by the end of the night. So basically I ended my 2015 with loads of food. Good end to the year ey? Especially when my new year's resolution is to lose weight hahaha :p

Sent a picture similar to this one to my roommates and they laughed so hard because it's their first time seeing me dressed up all lady-like.

The first thing they asked was "Azam tahun baru ke?"
Kejam T_T support la sis.

I find this so adorable :')


Dad all suited up.

That menu though

Cream of wild mushroom alongside garlic bread

Appetizer of prawns

Yummy salmon

Chicken on mash potato

By the time dessert was served all I could eat was only the fruits and the ice-cream. I was so full I felt like exploding.

Good way to end the year!

Cheeky one

She just had to sit in the middle of the board.

If I fit, I shall sleep.

If I fit, I shall sit.

Like a boss.

Tidur gaya apa ni maigod~

She now has 3 kittens! She's a mummy cat now :') How time flew by...
Took her from the road when she was 2 months old. And now her babies are almost a month old. More good times ahead! :*

WSM '15

Yeah, I'm surprised myself that I actually went for it.

I went to accompany this little one.

And I just sat behind, away from the big crowd and watched everything through a big screen. So it was pretty much like watching the concert from home hahaha.

Random fact: I do not like to be in a huge crowd. I want my personal space.

My dad was with us too because he was so worried of our safety. Thanks dad! You're the best ;')

Overall, I enjoyed the music. The performers were great. Everyone was super energetic. But like I said, I would've enjoyed it the same way if I were to watch it from the screen of my tv in my living room. But I'm glad my sister had fun :D

P/s the queue to enter was super long (endless I tell ya) so if anyone's planning to go next year, do yourself a huge favor by arriving early.

My PR babies

So last semester I was chosen as the head of the Public Relations and Marketing Department for my faculty's student club (PEKUMA) and I've learned a lot since then. I took the position knowing the challenges ahead of me. I don't wanna just stay in my comfort zone so I gave it a try. It's not easy, oh who am I kidding, it's damn hard. Hahaha. But my intention from the start was not to succeed but rather to fail and learn. That was what the club's president promised me. He assured me that I will definitely gain a heck load of knowledge and experiences by the end of this. One semester has passed and I've actually learned a lot.

Apart from the actual PR and marketing-related stuff, I've also learnt a thing or two about leadership. I may not be the best leader but I've learnt that a leader should know what and how to motivate their members. I've spent a good amount of time getting to know my members and understanding them on a personal basis. I love my team. Each of them brings something special to complete the team. I find myself inspired by them every time.

Looking forward for the coming semester!

Iqbal's GD "Bang Bang" pose haha xD

My senior executives during junior members' recruitment interview.

Dinner outing. Our take on a "candid" photo :p

Had our meeting outside campus and it was in fact a fruitful one!

My junior execs. They literally call me PR mummy haha I feel so old.

Let's do better next semester guys! :D

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

That time when...

That time when...
I went to watch UM Law Mock Trial 2015 entitled KOMA.
And ohh boyy. I didn't want the night to end!
It was so much fun. I never knew UM law students can act so well! It's almost like they belong in the theater. Halfway through the show I kinda forgot where I was and legit thought that I was in Istana Budaya.

I had a great laugh that night. Something so serious was portrayed very lightly in such a way that we can chill and still get the whole plot. Creative indeed. Videos were done very professionally. All in all, a job well done. Congratulations :D

That time when...
I represented my college in Inter-college chess competition for SUKMUM. We didn't win big but it was a good experience. *pat myself on the back*. In this particular picture, I won this final round muehehe. But look at my sitting posture! Erkkk slouching nyaa -..-

That time when...
We visited Rifdi at the hospital after his operation. Get well soon bruh.

That time when...
Our Macro II lecturer treated us with pizza during a replacement class on a weekend because the faculty's cafe was closed :B

That time when...
Pija, Una and I went out on a spontaneous movie date :*

That time when...
I was so stressed out after a 5-hours straight class that I called this girl right here and went out for lunch and movie. Thanks dear! 

That time when...
We coincidentally color coordinated that we just had to take a photo :D P/s after many fail attempts; photo-bombers were everywhere I tell ya.

That time when...
I got back to my room in college and find 2 slices of birthday cakes and cards on my table. Thank you ex-roommates, Diba and Liza :*

That time when...
My cousins; Ieka and Afiq as well as Aina and I played monopoly at the hotel lobby until 3 in the morning. P/s I won big $$. The electronic banking stuff is pretty cool though I have to say.

That time when...
We finished our final presentation for ME class! Hoorayy! Thank you Dr and thank you teammates :D

That time when...
We had Majlis Restu Ilmu & Solat Hajat for third semester exam and the three of us won the lucky draw :D The best part is we were sitting exactly side by side when our numbers were called. 3 in a row xD P/s alhamdulillah, I won this lucky draw thing twice at the exact same event with the exact same ustaz who came for tazkirah last semester and this semester.

Ustaz: Saya memang dari tadi perati je awak. Mungkinkah ini jodoh?
*Crowd laughs*
Jangan nak jodoh sangat, isteri dia ada situ. Haha.

That time when...
We went on a spontaneous lunch outing. This girl is like my ready-to-go partner. Sangat sporting and easygoing. I literally just have to call her tanya "Kat mana?", "Free tak?" and "Jom lunch". 20 minit lagi muncul. My friend everyone :B

Okay so there you go. See ya'll in the next post :)