Tuesday, December 11, 2007

二零零七年花絮之Merdeka Millennium Endurance

工作实在太忙了,写部落格的时间也少了。比起去年,写心情谈生活写照的时间还真是差一大半截。若是有时间,也是拿来偷懒休息的。不过,趁二零零七年还没结束之前,现在还来得及与大家分享和回顾一下这一整年的一些精彩花絮。





八十元的pass,就可以全场跑,全场看,真是过足瘾!


今年活动还真多,F1,国际烟花赛,还有Merdeka Millennium Endurance。我不是玩车一族,但是听到那vroom vroom vroom的声响就会觉得很亢奋。托大弟弟的福,才有机会去观赏这一场别开生面的Merdeka Millennium Endurance。一张八十元的pass,就可以让你全场跑,全场看,甚至于还可以进车房。





弟弟的组员, Toyota Levin,编号110



这一场车赛持续进行十二小时,从早上十一时至晚上十一时。每一个小时轮流更换一位车手。一个小时二十个圈。我、ney-ho、还有明仔,简直是爬上爬下,东西南北到处走,到处拍,好不过瘾!饿了渴了,找东西吃喝;累了,找地方小歇;热了,往冷气室躲。哈哈。。。比起看F1,活动空间自由很多。不过,还是各有千秋,各有各的精彩。





队员们必须守车房规矩,还得快手快脚地换轮胎、添油等等。
图二为队员给车手指示时间和已经完成了多少圈。
途中,大弟弟的那一组还发生了一点状况。车的废气尽然跑回车内,原因是其中的通气管断了,所以坐在赛车座的车手不能承受那一股气流,导致晕眩,最后还被送去急救室。所幸发现得早,两位车手都安然无恙。其后,车被修理后,整组队员还坚持跑完全场,很有体育精神。虽然不在Top 10排行榜,不过据大弟弟的解说,成绩还算不赖。他可是有一点点的遗憾,因为自己没来得及参与这一场车赛。因为才从日本公干回来,不够时间报名做身体检验,而且赛车执照过期了。他说,明年再来!

vroom vroom vroom,刺耳又刺激!

整个赛车时间真是长之又长。我们三人没跟完整场至结束,因为还得赶去第二场盛会-- 国际烟花赛,今晚是意大利队,不容错过, 真的是忙!






摄影提供:明仔和ney-ho

Monday, December 10, 2007

“算”

一些事情,若不是你我控制得到的,
你通常会有怎么样的反应?
嗯,我会用的一个字来看待这一类事情 -- 就是“算”
因为,再烦再多,若是依旧改变不了的事实,
何必去强求呢,不是么?
世间路,有顺顺利利的,有坎坎坷坷的,
不论你做出怎样的选择,得到的结果都一定是不同的,
最重要的是,当你做出某样抉择的时候,
你是信服的、满意的、接受的,
选择“算”的话,就必须是“算”到底,
了无牵挂,才算真正放下,“算”!

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Jogja-Solo, One Millionaire Trip (3)

haha...back in action for my Jogja-Solo trip. I'll have to take 'n' years to finish the 6 day-5 night story...hehehe...bear with me, it really takes some time to flashback in order to capture all sweet memory about Jogja-Solo...


Day 3 ~ 28.07.07 (Saturday)

Ohayoo…
As usual, breakfast provided by hotel, two options here: fried rice or toast. After breakfast, as what we have planned last night, we went and did the price survey for trip to Prambanan. Uh…very effective indeed. Less than 20 minutes, everyone went back to the meeting point and we were able to get the best deal at Rp300,000 for transportation to Prambanan. We would be heading to Prambanan at 2pm. So, we still have plenty of time to capture some hot spots in jogjakarta – Sultan Palace, Kratan, Ngasem Bird Market and Water Castle.

Sultan Palace, Kratan
The palace was built elegantly. Everyday, 7am, 11am and 4pm, there will be a tea-serving ceremony for Sultan. The “dayang-dayang” (ho ho ho…not really young lo, they have been serving tea for Sultan from young time till now) serve tea for Sultan even he’s not around. It’s the traditional custom of the palace that has been practiced from old time till now. Normally, the king will be at Governor Office (sometimes, the Sultan could be in Jakarta for Parlimen meeting) in the morning till 2pm, then he’ll be back to the palace. That’s the reason why the palace is closed for the public at 2pm.

At Sultan Palace, you can see a lot of displays on tea sets, plates, bowls, etc, all gifted by other countries to the Sultans of different generations.

The most important thing we discovered here…the history of each sultan (or king). You’ll be amazed with their marriage experience, especially.
First 5 wives, 30 children
Second 20 wives, 75 children
Third 5 wives, 25 children
Fourth 5 wives, 80 children; 90 years old passed away
Fifth 3 wives, 9 children, 35 years old passed away
Sixth 6 wives, 23 children
Seventh 30 wives, 80 children
Eighth 8 wives, 41 children
Ninth 5 wives, 23 children
Tenth 1 wife, 5 chidlren

Water Castle
Well, water castle was once a special place built for the king to gather all “dayang-dayang”. No wonder the king all married with so many wives and children. Some parts of the building had been destroyed while some are still well-preserved. If you look at the design of the castle, it’s creative and unique. Fun to explore around.

Ngasem Bird Market
In bird market, you can see lots and lots of different types of birds are sold here. Smelly anot? Birds’ shit smell, sure have lo, with lots of chirping sounds which had form an unorganized rhythms, but nice one. Well, so many birds, who’s the buyer? Emm…Some buy to be kept as pets, some buy for contest, and some are for eating (cruel ya!!), all sorts of purpose.

Lunching…
Wow…today’s lunch was real COOL! Not eating in a proper restaurant but standing at a simple “ugly” stall in the Palace and eating. Don’t judge thing by its cover. The food were yummy…we ate a lot…mihun goreng, nasi & sambal, biscuit with don’t know what’s the filling and jeruk, the nice cooling beverage. Guess what, it’s only Rp25,000 for all. Ten of us eating, each one 2-3 packs of mihun or nasi…really syok la this meal! Where can you find things with 10 cent or 20 cent (in RM) in this world again? No impossible but pretty hard, isn’t it? we ate ice-cream which was originally made, taste heavenly, Rp2,000 per cup. After feeding our stomach, still left some time before our transport to Prambanan come. Haha…we borrowed a bicycle from an uncle who also enjoyed meal there, and we started cycling around the area…ho ho ho…just like go back to the kiddy time…

Prambanan
Our mini bus came, we were heading to Prambanan around 2pm. It took some times before we reached Prambanan…time to take a short nap to increase our energy level for more fun to come…

Went to Prambanan, with so many temples around, feeling myself like back to Angkor Wat again. There are four temples to be visited here, including Candi Sari, Candi Lumbung, Candi Sewu and Candi Bubrah. Most of the temples here had been destroyed, while some are in the restoration now.

Romantic Sunset
Yes!!! The sunset was fabulous beautiful. 5, 4, 3, 2, 1…romantic counting down with ney-no for the sunset disappeared from the sky. Hahaha, seeing us counting down there, one of the foreign visitors also felt funny and laughing at us…but who bothered?!

Ramayana Ballet
After sunset, we are heading to Panggung Ramayana to view Ramayana ballet. It’s a worth-to-watch show (Rp40,000 per person). However, it’s best if you could read the story plots first to gain better understanding before the show start. If you were on the spot, you’d know why…so many characters, just look alike, don’t know who is who; suddenly this died, suddenly you see him alive; who is innocent, who is devil…wow…really made your head size double BIG! Well…two hours sitting there and enjoying the show, real confused and exciting!

Oyasumi...
After Ramayana show, it’s already 11pm plus. Haha…some of the team members were still very energetic, so, 6 of them heading to Bukit Merapi (Rp140,000 per pax) straightaway; while the remains, 4 chose to stay in hotel (including myself), enjoying the night view at Jl. malioboro, having McD and chill-out for beer in room. That’s life! Well, ganbatte ne, for those who took the challenge to conquer the Bukit Merapi! Tell you what, the bed and pillow in Green Gloria Guest house is real comfort for a good night sleep….oyasumi…


To be continued...

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