Sunday, June 19, 2011

Makcik tua yang gempak!

Kita selalu tak appreciate sangat apa² yang berada dekat dengan kita but when things being far away from us barulah nak dikenang² or rasa menyesal justeru keluarlah ungkapan seperti berikut "Kenapalah aku tak pergi dulu masa aku ada dekat sana!" "Menyesal betul aku tak try karipap makcik dekat situ, bila lagi lah boleh pergi sana.."..Well at least it always happen to me..

Last weekend, a good friend of mine offered me to join him to go to Miri. He had to run some errands in Miri and his friend invited him to go to his house. Since I had nothing to do at home in Brunei, I went to Miri with him. My first intention to go there was definitely to spend some moolah..haha..dah lama rasanya I didn't do the "real" shopping toksah habaq la nooo....

Since we arrived quite early, my brain suddenly triggered 'hey why not we go to Grand Old Lady?'..I've been wanting to go to this place for so long since the first time I visited Miri but never had any chance to go. Selalu dok dengar orang duk cerita² jer pasal this place. This place is one of the place you should put in your itinerary when you come to Miri.

The Grand Old Lady, Malaysia’s first inland oil drilling platform and one of Sarawak’s most important historical monuments. This landmark is about 30 meters high, Located on top of Canada Hill overlooking Miri, it attracts locals to enjoy the scenery or jog on the well-designed path.

Some might said.."boring...!" but you will never know until you visit the place. Tempat² bersejarah memang la a bit dull kan but hey it's apart of your country's history. Malu lah kalau tengah borak² dengan your friend mat saleh pulak tu, then they ask you "Have you heard about Grand Old Lady?"..then you said "No" lepas tu mat saleh tu pulak yang dok sakan cerita pasal history tempat tu..wait..are we talking about your friend mat saleh's country or your country?? Malu kot...tempat kita sepatutnya kita lah cerita kat dia kan..

Proved! I've been to this place..tu pon nak kecoh..('-_-)

Drill rig replica

This well just celebrated her 100 years anniversary last year..

Gigih tau orang² dulu nak drill the well..Right now semua pakai machine jer..

So dekat dengan the Grand Old Lady tu ada Muzium Petroleum..Boleh visit untuk tahu lebih lanjut macam mane terhasilnya petrol yang you all pump for your car..From how the hydrocarbon formed million years ago sampai la how the end product has been produced (Diesel, Gasoline, petrol etc.)

Inside the museum tu ade fun area jugak for the kids. Not bad jugak lah kan. One of the game provided is this 'car'..If you wanna experience earth quake while driving a car, don't be afraid to hop on into this was really fun!

I didn't miss the opportunity to mesmerize the scenery from the top of Canada Hill..You can see bandar Miri from here..

If you had a chance to visit Miri, you can take the chance to visit this place. Ooh you don't have to spend a penny to visit this place including the Petroleum Museum. They are FOC.

Tak perlu tanya apa yang aku beli masa dekat Miri. Banyak. Period. (-_-')

Monday, June 6, 2011

Internet Distraction

Dulu masa aku student, aku sangat cepat di distract dengan game, cerita korea, cerita Jepun and tak lupa juga rakan yang datang ke bilik untuk bergossip isu² terkini. Masa tu internet taklah se'mobile' macam sekarang. Broadband belum lagi digunakan secara berleluasa. Therefore, kena pergi library or cyber cafe kalau nak pakai internet. Tu pon kalau terpaksa berebut² nak pakai dekat library. Imagine beribu² student dekat university, computer available tak lebih dari 50 computers. Nisbah tu tak balance. Siapa cepat, dia dapat la surf internet. Duration time diperuntukkan untuk each student pakai computer pulak tak de limit. So terpaksa menggunakan taktik 'jelingan sinis' kepada si pemakai computer untuk bagi chance dekat orang lain pulak pakai.

Second year in university, aku dah agak 'mobile'. Ade transport yang memudahkan aku nak pergi kuliah, meronggeng pergi main boling dekat Skudai Parade, pergi library memandangkan kolej aku agak jauh dari fakulti. During that time dah tak perlu nak berebut untuk surf internet di library. Aku rempit sampai makmal komputer Fakulti Sains Komputer, pakai computer dekat situ. Orang tak ramai and I can use the computer as long as I want. Of course lah aku tak tunggu sampai makmal tu tutup baru aku balik kan..

Tujuan asal menggunakan computer untuk surf internet adalah untuk cari maklumat² penting untuk buat assignment. Tapi sebagai remaja yang meningkat naik, of course sambil² cari maklumat tu aku bukak Friendster, Hi5 and website² lain yang obviously tak de kena-mengena secara langsung atau tidak langsung dengan assignment aku. Masalahnya masa aku spent for Friendster lebih lama dari cari info untuk assignment. I'm so glad Facebook tak wujud lagi masa tu..Kalau tak memang lagi banyak la masa aku spend untuk manjaga haiwan ternakan dan bercucuk tanam di Farmville & menjadi mayor di Cityville..hikhikhik

Video dekat bawah ni memang sedikt sebanyak mengingatkan aku masa zaman university dulu except part tengok benda² lucah tu..memang lucu the way this video showed how easy students being distracted by internet.

Sekarang ni aku rasa lagi banyak benda yang boleh distract aku dari buat kerja aku yang pending ni. Blog-hopping adalah salah satu punca nya..Facebook tak yah cakap lah..Oo now dah ade duit sendiri, asyik lah duk drooling2 tengok handbag, barang² baby, baju secara online. Sampai husband aku pon cakap, isteri dia takde dekat rumah tapi barang asyik sampai jer..That's the beauty of online shopping! Tak kira di mana kau berada tetap boleh spend duit...haha...

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Family time in Brunei!

Hey pretty ladies and handsome guys sekalian..

How are guys doing? I'm just having usual routine on Sunday. Being lazy on the couch watching Glee-athon. By the way, I'm still in Brunei. Last 2 weeks, husband and Emir came by here to visit me. It was not a surprise anymore since hubby already informed me before hand. So awal2 lagi I dah arrange transport to pick him up at Miri airport. Why Miri and not going to Brunei straight if you were to ask. It's because Miri is more nearer to my place (Seria) than Bandar Seri Begawan (BSB). It takes almost 1-1/2 hours driving from BSB to Seria but less than an hour from Miri to Seria. Kenapa nak waste time kan??!

We spent one night in Miri, before drove back to Seria the next morning. We rented a car from Miri because it's a bit cheaper compared to Brunei. Tak banyak beza sangat pon & downside of renting car with Malaysia's plate number is susah sangat nak cari petrol station yang boleh refuel & accept kereta yang hold Malaysia's plate number. Let say if dalam five petrol station in Seria, maybe one of them jer accept kereta berplate number Malaysia. The petrol price pon a bit different compared to car holding Brunei's plate number but still a way cheaper than harga minyak dekat Malaysia la. Petrol price for Brunei's car is around BND 0.30/liter (MYR 0.70/liter) but for Malaysia's car yang nak refuel dekat Brunei, we have to pay BND 0.80/liter (MYR 1.95/liter). Until now I totally can't comprehend why harga minyak dekat Malaysia mencanak2 naik padahal harga minyak dekat Brunei still very low. Okay, I don't want to discuss about petrol price now. Next!

Hubby & Emir spent almost a week with me in Brunei. Takdelah pergi mana sangat pon since I have to work during weekday. Boring kan?! but I have to save my days off for Hari Raya and other important occasions. Ada lah one day tu I balik awal sikit because we wanted to bring Emir to Jerudung Park. Jerudung Park buka pukul 5 petang. I worked half day and after lunch kami gerak to Jerudung. Jerudung is quite far from Seria and it took more than 1 hour to reach there.

We first pay a visit to an Equestrian Park closed by Jerudung Park. We arrived just on time, since it was feeding time. So dapat la tengok kuda tengah makan..Not only that, kuda2 tu tanpa segan silu poo poo & pee pee jugak. Hehe. Emir loves animal so much!! His top on the list still a cat & by now he can recognize more than 10 animals/insects which explain kenapa banyak sangat games/flash card apps dalam iPhone aku yang berdasarkan animal.

Emir sangat excited dapat lari2 dekat padang yang sangat luas ni. I had to stop him few times and nak bagi dia minum air because of cuaca yang tak begitu friendly that evening..Panas sangat! Dehydrated anak aku..

Emir gives his best smile

Ayah dipakse naik bersama Emir sebab ibu Emir yang perasan puteri lilin ni tak tahan to stay under the sun. It seems like ayah have fun riding this ride more than Emir.

I have to admit that I actually feel a bit disappointed with Jerudung Park. The park itself really not as what I expected it would be. Not even closed. Masa aku kecik, I always heard people saying that Jerudung Park is one of the place person should visit in Brunei. Some even says, Jerudung Park is more fun and thrill compared to Sunway Lagoon..Oh come on! It is not even the same..Taman Tasik Titiwangsa lagi baguih kot..It maybe used to be one of the best attraction in Brunei. With very poor maintenance, I don't think they can survive any longer. To the extend aku takut nak bagi Emir main dekat playground dekat situ because slide dia pon macam hampir patah..There's a lot of cracks and chip edges around the playground. Totally not safe for children. Masa kami pergi pon tak ramai orang sangat. According to one of the worker yang kami jumpa dekat situ, dia cakap even during school holiday pon tak ramai visitors datang. I think management team should think of something to improve this park..maybe revamp the new rides which can attract teenagers and adults to come and play..Sebab most of the rides yang ada is only for kids below 12 years old..duhh someone tell me now how on earth this park can beat Sunway Lagoon..

For this little guy, he seems to enjoy his day in Jerudung Park despite the hot sunny day. Nanti Ibu bawak Emir pergi Sunway Lagoon okay..Lagi best!
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