Archive for December, 2008

A Night on KL Tower…

This would be the last night before i depart for Jakarta early next morning.

As our hub manager from the little island on our south came over for a town meeting, we caught up with the chance of a unique dining experience that would please anyone who stops by KL for a visit, the revolving restaurant located near the tip of the second highest building in Malaysia, the KL tower. More well known as Restoran Berputar Seri Angkasa, the restaurant has a panoramic 360 degree view of Kuala Lumpur, at the height off 282 metres above sea level. I must say some of the views are quite breathtaking, although some abandoned building (eg. the half built Hyatt Regency) was some sort of an eye sore too.

Anyways, it was quite an experience having dinner there. We arrived at about 6.30PM when it was still bright, so we enjoyed both the daylight sunset view and of course, the scenic night view. It was told that it takes about an hour to make a 360 degree but I reckon it was more than that, maybe about an hour and a half. It was turning in quite a slow pace but some still would feel the movement and it somehow affected part of their appetite. Not mine however. Even up till now I could feel the food in my stomach. Argh, I shouldn’t have ate so much +_+

By this time tomorrow I would already be in Jakarta. But the excitement ain’t there anymore, not as much as the first time. Will try to snap some pics to post here (It’s been some time since I last posted any pics). Jakarta is a very hectic city with pretty much life at night. But it is still a bit dangerous to go alone so I’ll stick to the hotel bed instead, haha.

With less than 6 hours before I leave to house to KL Sentral but I’m still not done packing… GREAT….

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Hair Cut + Pool + Oldtown + FIFA = AWESOMENESS

It would always be an easy-going workday when you know tomorrow’s going to be a holiday, especially if it is a weekday! You are so caught up with the anticipation that time flies without you realizing it. That is what i call “syok-syok”.

To cap it up, I had an amazing evening doing things I love to do. Pooling, a little “yum cha” session and a couple of FIFA matches. It was fantastic. Well, I won’t tell you guys who i went out with but it was truly great to spend time with a friend doing nothing but having pure fun. Especially the FIFA matches, whereby our scores were so tight every single match, most of it were decided by penalty kicks. We were shouting and yelling while playing, making people around us staring at us, shaming ourselves *LOL*.

But it was fun, real fun. Reminds me of our earlier uni days where time was never a factor when it comes to playing games. Ahh how i miss those good ol’ moments. Nevertheless, I am grateful for what I have now and will keep knocking my head to look forward and not constantly reflecting on the past.

Talking about looking forward, I think the prospect of going for a Europe backpacking trip next year is getting brighter. Am currently saving up a healthy amount of money for it and crossing my fingers that the trend continues the same way. Will be planning to go during Aug-Sept, depending on air ticket, accommodation, etc.

Earlier today, Hur was asking me to join this “Project Give a Kid” thingy to help an organization known as Rotaract Club of Kuala Lumpur (RCKL). It is so to help raise funds to buy back-to-school material such as books, stationery, uniforms for underpriviledged kids aged 6-15. If you are a kind person, with a big heart and a bigger wallet, please do help the kids out. For more info, please visit the website at http://www.allmalaysia.info/ambp/contest/giftakid/

Hali Laya Aidiladha

With “hali laya” barely passed less than 2 months cometh Aidiladha, a public holiday in Malaysia and other Muslim countries.

Ever wonder what is behind this holiday? Lets not just take it as another opportunistic holiday whereby we just sit at home, legs on the table, sipping a cup of hot tea. At least we do all of these, while understanding the true meaning of it.

Aidiladha actually commemorates the sacrifices made by the Prophet Ibrahim (or, known to us Christians as Abraham), who demonstrated immense faith when he was put to the test by God. He was commanded to offer his son Ismail up for sacrifice, and though it grieved him greatly, he made ready to perform the task. However, as he was about to strike his son, God stopped him and revealed that it was a trial. Ismail’s life was spared, and a ram was sacrificed in his place. As such, during Aidiladha, the sacrifice of four-legged animals such as lambs, goats, cows, bulls and camels is performed. Therefore, nowadays, animals as such are mercilessly killed as sacrifices in masjids near you during this “auspicious” day.

Now here’s the twist. According to the Bible, the son that was placed on the sacrificial altar was Isaac. But according to the Quran, which is as stated above, the son who was at the altar was Ismail, known as Ishmael in the Bible. Ishmael the son of Abraham and his maid, whom he slept with under his wife’s instruction. Now you decide which is true and which is false. If you are interested to know more, please do refer to the Bible to get more information.

This week is such a GREAT week as there’s only 3 working days, the coming Thursday being Hari Keputeraan Selangor *claps*

Ahh I do love holidays, especially those that has no meaning to me, which means more sleeping hours and less stress. How cool is that?

While Waiting…. A Reflection….

Howdy, its been awhile.

Am currently waiting for United’s match later tonight. So, while waiting for the 1.30AM game, I thought to myself that I should update a bit on this blog.

Have been really busy with my work, so much so that I don’t think I will be able to finish them no matter how hard I try, because there’s just too much to follow up. However, I’m always looking at the bright side that the more work I do, the more I’ll learn, hence the more experience absorbed.

And oh, quite a few trips along the way while working. Jakarta, Ipoh, Penang, Taiping, Kulim, and Bukit Mertajam. Even went to Damai Laut for a team building event. What I can say is that the travelling involved has certainly opened up my eyes and helped me to realised there’s more to life than what we have. Sometimes you might think that life is at it is according to what we have but the fact is that when you actually go to places you’ve never been, only would you appreciate what you have. Not to forget the countless times I got lost *laughs* Thank God for technology, a GPS by my side has been more than a help rather than the opposite.

Met up with some peeps along my last trip up Penang and Ipoh. A very long lost friend (ex tuition mate) that I haven’t seen for few years I reckon. Its good to be able to meet her again to catch up on lost times. Ah how time flies. I can still vividly remember the time we used to have tuition classes nearby my school. And every Wednesday she would attend tuition classes with her Pandu Puteri uniform (aka Ramli burger paper wrapper :P). Now both of us are working with her in Penang. Besides, met up with a former coursemate too while stopping by Ipoh with Euwen. She’ll be leaving for NZ soon so its sort of like a farewell meeting for us because I doubt I’ll see her again. In fact, it was her who mentioned I haven’t been updating my blog so hey, I do update okay? Haha.

I guess that’s the updates I have with me at the moment. Match is gonna begin soon so I’ll leave with the lyrics of a song I’ve listened over and over again while driving.

期待期待你发现我的爱

无所不在我自然而然的关怀
你的存在心灵感应的方向

我一眼就看出来

是因为爱

我猜你早已发现我的爱

绕几个弯越靠近越明白

不要走开

幸福的开始就是放手去爱

Ciaoz…