Home for Family & Friend (Part I)

Long time not blogging, very busy lately. 😥 Make some time to write so memory won’t vanish. Checked my photo in my photo library in my PC and I found these photo and I wanna write down about the stories.

I can’t remember the date 😦 , But it’s around September 2013 if I’m not wrong. I went to Medan for my best friend’s wedding reception. Her name is Rosabella, she is my high school friend at Sutomo 1 Medan. We’re in one gank and she is very kind, warm, love green color and has ‘Sister’ appearance and attitude, so I call her ‘Cie’ means sister. She doesn’t mind about it. I’m so happy she’s married.

One more main purpose to go back home is meet my family and my NEW Family Member, My Nephew, Owen Dharma Kho who was born at April 9th 2013. I only saw my cute nephew through the phone. Never met him. Now I can’t wait to see him in person.

639 WELCOME TO KUALANAMU

This time is very excited, It is also the first time I landed at the Newest Airport in Medan (not actually in the town, kinda outside), KUALANAMU. The airport is nice! Much much better than the old one, Polonia. New airport makes me feel like a tourist. My brother, Ben (Father of Owen), picked me up. I met my mother and sisters and hahaha my cute little nephew, Owen with her mother, Dewi (sister in law). Owen CUTE!!! His face looks like his father.

We went straight from Kualanamu to the city and we’re going home. Taking rest. Owen is taking a bath, He looks happy and fresh! Love that smooth soft skin like a bun. Hugs!

640 BABY OWEN

I tried to hug my nephew, so hard to find a good position for the baby and for myself, not professional.. compare to my mother. I love my nephew so much.

641 GRANDMA & UNCLE

We will go out to have lunch and shopping. My mother planned to buy Baby Cart/Stroller for Owen so it’s more convenient to take Owen along. When we reached at the store, we have a hard time to choose the Baby Cart/Stroller based on the function, color and design. Probably we’re spend about 45 minutes to decide which one is the best for Owen. Owen also help us to choose the stroller by put him inside the stroller and look which one is more comfort for him. Finally, We chose the red and black stroller which more functional than others.

642 BABY THRONE

After that we’re having lunch at my favorite food restaurant – GEDHE. It serves Rice with pork. I mentioned it before at my blogs before. It’s the best! so Yummy! My brother and Dewi first time came here. He underestimate with the appearance of the restaurant. But when he ate the pork, he silenced and nod firmly. Yes, this is delicious. :p , Well now I’m hungry..

643 LUNCH

We’re full, now it’s time for shopping. We went to Berastagi Fruit Store. Just ordinary shopping routine but happy to walk along with Owen. Love to see his smile, so innocent like an angel.

645 BABY GOES TO SHOPPING

SO CUTE~

644 CUTE BABY

Family gathering dinner, I miss this moment so much. We have a nice dinner at MARCO Sea Food – Cemara Asri. Great Family with Great Foods. Love this moment. It’s been a long time, whole family eat at one table, I wish my father still alive. I salute Dewi (and all mother in the World) to take care of their baby. She hardly to eat because taking care of Owen. Sometime he cried for no reason, and Dewi has a special magic to calm him down. I believed every mother has that kind of magic with her son and daughter. She can eat after Ben replace her. Beautiful scene, Father, Mother, Son = Family.

646 MARCO

So many delicious foods, yummy! Better if we eat with family.

647 MARCO FOOD 648 OWEN & MAMA

(Continue to Part II)

Kuala Lumpur Again (Part III)

Monday – November 18, 2013

This day gonna be SPECIAL! because the theme for this day is City Tour with ONENG! Oops Sherline! It’s weekday, so Koko Mike and Abang Osman have to go to work! Sherline suggested to bring me along when they’re working. Thank you, Sherline! Koko Mike took me to Sherline Apartment. After meet her, Koko Mike went to work. First time visit Sherline apartment, I feel like visit a greek garden. Meet Joan here, playing with her PSP. I had breakfast special cooked by Chef (Inem) Sherline, It’s Indomie Goreng made in Malaysia. Same brand different production. Hahaha.. taste slightly different.

595 AT ONENG HOUSE

1 day with Onen*… ups Sherline. She planned to take me to the temples and asked me what I want to eat? It’s Pork! nguik nguik! She laughed! She took me to 2 temples. She’s driving and using her GPS. Sound cute and get ridiculous if the GPS lead her to the different direction, her panic face is so Oneng! (funny). The first temple we visited is Lim Chen Xiu (CMIIW), we cannot take picture, But I tried to take it. So we just prayed and donate. Too bad, actually this temple has a lot of spot to take a nice picture especially the Buddha journey.

596 FIRST TEMPLE

The other one is more bigger than the first one, and It has a very good design. Sherline said it’s a famous temple and a lot of people who wanna get married will pray here (CMIIW).

597 BIG TEMPLE

The temple has a big garden and statues – God and Goddess Statue, Chinese Zodiac Statues. It’s funny, We took pictures with our Chinese Zodiac statue. I’m Rat, Sherline is sheep/goat, Joan is Monkey.

598 CHINESE ZODIAC GARDEN

This is the interesting part in the temple, Ask for my fortune. And this is the result:

More Haste, Less Speed – Have foresight and be patient. if an opportunity slips by, don’t be jumpy and act recklessly. Consolidate and await better times. All will go well for you as you are protected by planet Venus. Guideline: Financial Pursuit: Not very fruitful, proceed in a slow and steady manner; Honour & Merits: Hopeful but progress is slow; Matrimony: Not very promising; Litigation: Private settlement preferred.

601 THE PRAYERS

600 DIVINE

602 HOLY

Love every details in the temple.

603 TEMPLE DETAILS 604 TEMPLE & GARDEN

This is really a great temple. Love the design, very oriental. They also have Turtle Garden. A lot of turtles here (also Mosquitoes, Sherline is freaking out). Chinese people believe that Turtle is a symbol of long live, so they wrote their name on the turtle shell.

605 TURTLE GARDEN

Cute Buddha Souvenirs to buy.

606 SOUVENIRS

After visiting the temple, we’re going to have lunch. I want pork – Ba Kut Teh. I heard Malaysia Ba Kut Teh is famous! So I wanna try. Sherline took a lot of time to find the place. The GPS always lead her to the wrong direction, she’s confused haha.. and then she called Tan. Tan lead her to the location, Yeah! We’re here. Tan said he will join us for lunch. He came after a few minutes then we’re order. We order the Ba Kut Teh and some other food. taste great! I love the soup! Very-very delicious!

607 BA KUT TEH

After finish, Tan has to go back for work. Sherline took me to Berjaya Square for shopping and desserts. This is also a big mall with a very nice Christmas decoration. Different with the Pavilion, Berjaya using the Red & Gold theme. Feel warm. I love the giant Christmas tree at the atrium, it surrounded by the hanging ornaments make it even look more magnificent.

608 BERJAYA XMAS TREE 609 RED & GOLD

We have Share Tea and Snowflakes here. Rest and gossip. Sherline was searching/survey costume for the event. A lot of stores to shop here.

610 DESSERTS TIME

Next, she took me to Fitness First Paradigm, she said this is the newest club. I think this is the best club in Kuala Lumpur, look so new and neat. Nice atmosphere.

612 FF PARADIGM

Just a short visit here, after that she took me to Tan house. She said Tan house is very authentic and very Malaysia feel. When I go inside the house, I remembered my Grandmother’s house. So classic and full of memory/history. A view of and old town. We meet Tan here. And he took us to eat Durian! Awww!! It’s great! Just nearby his house and he order the Durian. There are 3 grade of Durian in Kuala Lumpur. They are Kampung, Udang Merah and Musang King. Tan order them all. They’re all very good with their own quality, but Musang King is the BEST! Very Moist, a lot of meat, balance taste between sweet and biiter, and smeel really good! I drooled! This is so wonderful!

611 DURIAN YUMMY

It’s almost night, Sherline took me to the hotel. Fitness First has arrange a room for me at Royale Bintang Hotel near The Curve. I checked in and really surprise with my room. It’s big and nice and it’s only for me! I feel like a baby on the soft cotton cloud/marchmallow!! Sherline told me that I’m so lucky!

613 MY HOTEL ROOM

After done checked in and put my things, Sherline kidnapped me again and took me to dinner at Korean Grill Restaurant – Daorae. We met Tan and Joan there. They’re happy family 😀 . Love to see them, We really enjoy our time together. We grilled pork again. In this one day my menu is PORK! hahahahaha.. This is what I can do and eat if one day with Onen* … Sherline.. Thank you so much for your generous hospitality.

615 DINNER AT DAORAE

614 KOREAN FOOD

She took me back to hotel. I still feel so happy with my room.. *jump jump

Good Night! Tomorrow will start the Asia Marketing Forum..

Zzz

(Continue to part IV)

A Boy In Singapore (Part XI)

There’s 2 domes in Garden by the Bay, Flower dome and Cloud Forest. The domes looks like a giant pupa/chrysalist. We will go to the flower dome first then the Cloud Forest.

Flower Dome
We love the logo of Garden by the bay, using dragonfly and looks very asia feel. Which one is the best taking picture with the logo? Ok, we gave out tickets to the staff and we’re going in. We entered a dark hallway with low colorful light from the screens. The screen shows beautiful flower and a video of the progression of their blooming moments in slow motion, that’s pretty. I love to see how they open their colorful petals. Very pretty. Feel like wonderland.

403 GARDEN BY THE BAY ENTRANCE

At the end of this room is the automatic door to enter the flower dome. Junki and Jesse has been there while I’m watching the video. Then I stepped in front of the automatic door, it’s open and there’s a cold breeze as I entered the dome. It’s Amazingggggggg! Big wide space, white, clean and clear, fresh air… It’s a heaven on Earth! I gasped and speechless to be here.

404 WE ARE HERE

First thing I see is the high ceiling and a beautiful flowers in the giant vase, I feel like inside the giant cage / glass house. The girls also amazed. We’re so happy. This place is so wonderful, so perfect for people who seek for calmness, beauty, cold and peaceful. Also it’s a nice place for pre-wed photo or even for the party. Love it so much.

405 IN HEAVEN

We’re going to the right side, a lot of cactus, bushes, pine trees, palms. The cactus are cute.. different types, colors and shapes.. they look cute and pretty. We saw a lot of new plants and amazed with their shapes such as the lotus shaped plants (very cute and round), the white leaves plants (looks like it’s frozen). The garden also has stone statues, It has been carved like an animal or surreal creature. Looks like an ancient/surrealism art.

411 THE STONE CREATURES

407 CACTUS GARDEN

A little drama at Cactus Garden, Junki acted like she’s the Sleeping Beauty princess that touched the golden spindle. Me and Jesse looks like fighting.. haha Dominating!! Poor girl..

406 DRAMA AT CACTUS GARDEN

Various Cactus Gallery, cute!

408 CACTUS PARADISE

409 BEAUTY OF CACTUS

This one looks like Crystal Castle at The Lord of the Rings movie (might be Elf’s Castle) .

410 CRYSTAL & CACTUS

Me and Jesse has reached the corner of the right wings of the garden, we were surprised at what we saw up here. We can see the whole garden from here. Wide vision across the horizon, 360 degree is all about beauty. This is so beautiful, flowers and trees.. sometime much more amazed to see plants than animals. Junki is busy taking pictures of the plants. When she came to us. I asked Jesse to cover her eyes before she see what we saw. I wanna see her expression when she saw the paradise. Jesse covered her eyes then took her there. She scared and curious – 1..2..3.. she’s speechless and cry.. I knew she will amazed and how she feels.. hehe.. so pretty..

412 WHEN SHE SAW HEAVEN

Flower Gallery! Colorfullll..

413 BLOSSOMS

414 FLEURS

416 THE FOREST

Still feel amazed and probably the best feeling for this day. We walked to the other sides passing the cactus garden again. As the walk along the way, we saw a lot of beautiful things and angle to stop us to take some pictures, mostly the flowers. The garden has a lot of plants and flowers in various countries.

Winter or Spring ?

424 WINTER & SPRING

We’re going down and there’s more things to see and photo. Sometime we found bench, take a rest and enjoy the view. After rest we keep walking and exploring, we found flower garden with various of roses, restaurant and big hall. I wish I can have a wedding party here..

418 GARDENERS

A nice chair with vine canopy, this is nice! I want to put it on my garden if I have a big haouse or mansion! This chair is so romantic, isn’t it? I think a lot  of people will sit and strike a pose, will be perfect if you do it with your lover.

421 ROMANTIC BENCH

The Love Tunnel ?

420 LEAF TUNNEL

419 3 GARDENERS

ROSES!!

422 ROSE GARDEN

415 FLOWERS

417 THE FLOWER GARDEN

Friendship can be colorful and lovely, hugs hugs!!

423 FLOWERY FRIENDSHIP

The Garden Queens with her thrones & Knight.

425 THE GARDEN THRONE

This place just simply amazing and I can stay here whole day. We have to rush to visit another dome. This is a MUST to go place if I visit Singapore again.

(Continue to Part XII)

A Boy In Singapore (Part X)

Tuesday – August 20th, 2013

Officially this is my Birthday, our breakfast is the Birthday cake. What’s plan for today? We will go to Garden By The Bay, the key priority for today trip. We’re preparing now, I wore the birthday present – Black shirt, Jesse wore a colorful flowery legging pants and Junki looks like a fashion designer/editor.

We went out and took MRT to Orchard area. We have brunch at food court in the one of the malls at Orchard (Can’t remember the name). We have rice and pork set, it’s expensive.. but lucky the taste was good. After finished the brunch, we’re going up to the street of Orchard.

386 BREAKFAST

I don’t know much about Orchard. But they said it’s one of the main area of Singapore especially for Shopping Malls. Orchard has a big road and big pedestrian street. Side by side are the big buildings, shops and malls. The famous one is NGE ANN CITY, but people always called it Takashimaya. Too bad we’re short of time, cannot hang out inside the mall, chilling in cafe, window shopping etc. We must go to Garden soon. The malls seem very inviting and tempting to visit. I love walking and feel amazing if I’ll be able to be here at night or christmas season, for a night walk, enjoy the urban life.

387 ORCHARD

389 URBAN

Fountain in front of NGE ANN CITY, Junki said it’s iconic and tourist always take pictures here.. Haha.. just do it! JUMP!

388 SNAPSHOT OF ME AT ORCHARD

We took MRT and reached Marina Bay. We have to walked along the hallway. I love this hallway, wide, big, long… and it has a lot of mirrors and flower backdrop. They’re pretty, various flower and colors. We chose our favorite flower backdrop and took picture.. I love it!

390 FLOWER PASSAGE

Remember I mentioned about Jesse flowery legging pants? There’s a flower backdrop that look alike her pants pattern and color. So when she stood there, she camouflaged like a chameleon. Haha…

391 JESSE THE CHAMELLEONA

We walked to the Garden By The Bay. This place was recommended by my Joseph and Hans, they’re friend of mine and also Fitness First Instructors. They said this place is very beautiful especially The Dome attraction. It is a MUST to go. I amazed with their story so I asked Junki to take me there. It’s also the first time for her and Jesse, so we’re very curious and excited about it.

392 FRIENDSHIP LOVE

From far away, we can see the Tree Branch Tower that looks like fairytale trees.. it called SUPERTREE GROVE, very iconic and unique. It’s really a nice place, right behind us is the massive giant building. Woahhh! There’s also a lake, they called it Dragonfly & Kingfisher Lakes, I wonder if we allowed to fishing here, haha..

394 OUTSIDE THE GARDEN

I knew Singapore has that iconic building.. saw it on TV, poster, flyer,friends photos etc.. now here I am, Marina Bay Sands! So Big and Magnificent!!  We’re so close. Ahh why the time so short! Can’t even go inside the building. Well, just take the photo at the outside..

“I FEEL GREATTTTTTT!!!!” “MAGNIFICICENT!!”

393 MARINA BAY SANDS

395 ON THE BRIDGE

Garden by the Bay has a lot ot attractions – Flower Dome, Cloud Forest, Supertree Grove, Heritage Gardens, Dragonfly & Kingfisher Lakes, Bay East Garden, World of Plants, Far East Organization and Children’s Garden.  And I’m sure there also have research facility and science, laboratory. We might not be able to visit all the attraction 😦 , So little time so much to enjoy. After crossing the bridge, the first attraction is Heritage Gardens.

402 BLOSSOMS

Heritage Garden is free and open for public, people can visit and look at the flowers and plants. Rest and relax, enjoy the beautiful scene. The Heritage Gardens is a collection of four themed gardens that will take us through the history and culture of Singapore’s three main ethnic groups and colonial past. The first part we visit is the Malay Garden, the garden’s plants are from Malaysia Signature plants and flowers, such as Red Hibiscus. There also has a kampong house. The flowers are beautiful and colorful.

396 COLOR BLOSSOMS

The next heritage garden is very oriental feel, YES! It is CHINESE GARDEN. Very authentic garden design with its big rock, red blossoms, round shaped gate & windows, bamboo trees. Then I just feel like doing Kung Fu! The girls are acting and posing like classic chinese sisters.

397 KUNG FU IN GARDEN

398 CIE MEI

The next Heritage garden is INDIAN GARDEN, there’s a big tree in the center of the garden, instantly remind me of the Holy Tree of Siddharta Gautama Buddha. I think the garden inspired of the real Lumbini Garden. Feel sacred. We also did some yoga pose to match the Indian garden. It looks funny. This garden actually has a lot detail of Indian art too, mostly at the floor tile, fence and wall.

400 UNDER THE TREE

“SMILING BUDDHA” – As we leaving the Chinese and Indian Gardens, We found Bodhisatva or Buddha Maitreya (Ru Lai) statue (cmiiw) at the side of the pathway,sitting under a Sacred Tree. I kneel down and prayed. For the blessings.

399 THE PRAYER

Another part ahead is an open space with rocks.. we’re just do some drama photo here. Try to make some creative photo. Maybe you can put some caption in my photo.. My Fav is Jesse the hobbit is on the rock.

401 HOBBIT IN ROCK GARDEN

Now, we’re at the ticket booth. We will buy 2 attraction tickets – for Flower Dome and Cloud Forest. What’s inside will be very excited.. I’m sure it has beautiful things to see and remember..

Ok, let’s go!

(Continue to Part XI)

A Boy In Singapore (Part IX)

We’re so full now. Time to go back to hotel and have rest. On the way to hotel, sometime I can see Junki and Jesse were whispering, like planning something.

We’re so tired, reached hotel and look at the white soft bed.. just wanna bump on to it and go to the dreamland. So lazy.. but have to take shower after that whole day activities. I took the bath first, enjoy and relax with warm water. Feel refreshed!

When I opened the door. It was dark (oh ow.. I’m afraid of dark) and I asked what happened then suddenly my head was wrapped with a towel, ahh Junki and Jesse.. what’re you doing ?? It’s like I’m being kidnapped. They just covered my head and took me out of the room then lead me to the lift.. going down.. going up… so random… I didn’t know where they took me, I can’t see. I’m afraid they will throw me to the pool or somewhere very dark.. *scare… They’re keep taking me and running to all direction, made me confuse.. at the end we’re back to the hotel room. They released the towel from my head and… SURPRISE!!!

378 MY BIRTHDAY CAKE & GIFT

Oh yeah.. the clock striked 12 o’clock, it’s August 20th. It’s my Birthday… HAPPY BIRTHDAYYY!!! Wow.. the room is still dark, all I can see only a cake with candle lights and a present on the bed. This is … I just speechless and don’t know how to act.. stunned into this moment. The girls look disappointed with my expression like it’s just an ordinary occasion, but truly I just wanna let you all know that.. this is so sweet and I’m so happy.. I just petrified.

The girls also disappointed because their plan was not running exactly like what they think. After I asked Jesse, she said that they really want to throw me to the pool, I just knew there’s a indoor swimming pool at V hotel. (Un)fortunately the pool is closed. So they just bring me back. But they also threat me back to the bathroom and try to make me wet with shower.. aww they’re so bad! But I think I can manage to handle it. And they just a little bit angry.

Thanks again for the surprise. The cake is beautiful.. we did the birthday ceremony on the bed. Singing birthday song together, happy and cheerful.. make a wish.. blow the candles and cut the cake. Very happy to have this surprise. Actually I have feeling about this because I knew Junki is very care about us, her family and friends, and she always initiative to arrange surprise party for us all. And this is happening to me now. I feel so glad about this. Feel so obvious because she kinda distance with me and whisper a lot with Jesse.

379 HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME

Love and present! Yay… I got present!

381 BIRTHDAY LOVE

Well.. they wanna make my Birthday party even more ‘SPECIAL’ than before. So they have prepare something really special.. a LIPSTICK! Oh no… they turned into BEAST! so aggresive.. they put the lipstick as red and thick as they can.. round and round on their big lips. They want to kiss my face!! Ahhhh Nooo… afraid with their act! Scaryyyy..They want to kiss-rape me…  Try to hide my face under the pillow and blanket. But they just get angry.. ohh nooo..

At the end I’m lost, afraid they’ll angry, sad and disappointed.. so I just sit on the bed and wait. The girls were so excited. They grabbed my head, keep it still and then just SMOOCH ♡♡♡! Oh my body’s shaking…. My face was full of their red big kisses. Kiss victim. I’m exhausted~ Never being kissed like this before.. the girls were so happy. Alrighttttt!! Fine!! Now come to Papa and take family picture.. Happy Birthday to me ^_^

382 KISS RAPE

Sweet Birthday Celebration with 2 sweet sisters with the BIG RED LIPS! Thank you so much!

380 THANKS FOR THE LADIES

Cut the cake and enjoy the sweet!

384 TASTE OF SWEET

Junki has made a special birthday card for me with all the birthday greeting from the Fitness First Pluit Village gank (No Ayakan Group), I read them one by one, smiled.. Thank you Anthony, Johan, Julius, Mami Dian, Kak Naomi, N’doro, Epe, Debby, Junki and Jesse. I LOVE YOU ALL. I also wish you all the best.

383 NOTES OF LOVE

A present for me is a black shirt from a famous brand. Wah thank you all for the present. I wore it up, a little bit big but look nice, let’s snap snap! Hehehe..

385 BIRTHDAY PRESENTS

Celebrate birthday in Singapore, Last year at Kuala Lumpur… where next ?? Hong Kong? Thailand? hahahahaha…. I feel happy and awesome!! Thank you.

(Continue to Part X)

A Boy In Singapore (Part VIII)

It’s 7.15 pm and we still don’t wanna go home… From the sea back to the land, but we’re dry not wet. Aha.. Remember the fountain that we’ve passed at USS? At first just take pictures, and then I just have this crazy idea. Challenge game with the Fountain. 

We played with the fountain. The fountain is round shaped on the floor. About 4 to 5 meter diameter. The water will squirt up randomly, it can shoot/squirt about 3 to 5 meter from the ground. Looks pretty with the colorful lighting. The good thing is we’re allowed to do it, there’s no security that warn us.. just a few people around there. See our crazy actions, but they seem interested.

Now this is what we do..The fountain has random timing of squirt and sometime it stops. At first time, we still afraid of the water.. so we waited at the other side of fountain, waiting the fountain stopped and we ruuuunnnnnn!!! But too easyyy… Next challenge is you have to run at the gap of the fountains. It’s getting more interesting now, and we started to get wet. Junki took video of this challenge but too bad cannot upload it here 😦 .. so I screen capture it. I failed the challenge because I fell down when I try to avoid the water squirt, so I jumped and I slipped.. Junki got a big splash right on her face! Haha poor girl.. but that’s so funny.

1st CHALLENGER: Jesse – SUCCESS!!

 376 2 FOUNTAIN CHALLENGE

2nd CHALLENGER: Dee – FAILED!

376 3 FOUNTAIN CHALLENGE

3rd CHALLENGER: Junki – … !? (o_O;)

376 4 FOUNTAIN CHALLENGE

We’re totally wet now and it’s getting more and more interesting. We keep thinking a harder challenge to pass the fountain, from straight run, round walk, and finally the craziest challenge is DANCE IN THE MIDDLE OF FOUNTAIN!

Do crazy stuffs while you’re young, that will bring crazy memory to your future. (But responsibly). This is might be crazy but so fun! Me and Jesse dance in the middle used SH’BAM® – ‘Wet’ Choreography. OMG! So sexy!! This is so fun! We feel like shooting for music video, haha… I wish I can do that again.. I asked Junki to dance BODYJAM® – ‘Pride’ Choreography. We’re so crazy and wet!! Will be more loose and crazy if there’s BODYJAM® or SH’BAM® Music. We’re absolutely will party in the fountain. This is one of the best memory in Singapore.

Performing ‘WET’ from SH’BAM® Choreography. We’re really wet and love it so much! Just wanna take my clothes off!

376 1 WET

We’re all super wet, shirt, pants, shoes.. Waiting to dry while other people were looking at us, crazy? Creative? Fun? Whatever? Hahaha.. but some of them also do it, especially the kids. We’re dry now. We went back to MRT Station, Junki will go back to her house first for some stuffs, but we will meet again for dinner at Newton Food Center.

We meet again, They said Newton Food Center is famous. I already request Junki that I want Oyster Omelette. So she took me here. Jesse also like this place. They said Newton Food Center has a lot of delicious foods. We ordered Chilly Crab, Chicken Wings, Oyster Omelette, Chicken Satay and Lala (Shells). Yummy.. The Oyster Omelette indeed super delicious, nice aroma and juicy (drool). Other foods also nice, so happy after 1 full day.. walking, playing, and get wet. This is so great!!

377 NEWTON DINNER

(Continue to Part IX)

A Boy In Singapore (Part VII)

Let’s dive down to the S.E.A. Aquarium. We will swim to the ocean with tons of fishes, but be careful with the sharks. Blub blub blub~

I always love to visit a place like this, such as Sea World at Jakarta, Aquaria at Kuala Lumpur, I also remember when I was a kid, I’ve been to Underwater World – Sentosa Singapore.. It also good, still remember that aquarium pillar. S.E.A.Aquarium is believe to be the largest aquarium in the World (is it ?), lived hundred of species. I love the living of the sea, they’re colorful, magical and beautiful, aren’t they?

We changed our clothes cause it’s all sweaty and smelly after rumbled at USS. Then we entered the S.E.A. Aquarium building. It has a big hall with a big giant ship inside. It’s an ancient chinese giant ship. It has a moving kirin’s (ancient chinese myth lion) head at the front edge of the ship. It’s massive, cause the size is enormous comparing with the normal size ship surround it.

We walked to the passage, there’s booths and display like an art exhibition. Displaying clothes, sculpture, kites, woodcrafts etc. In my mind based on what I saw, it’s look like a historical exhibition of Silk Road (cmiiw). Sailing, merchandising, art and cultural stuffs. Kinda interesting.

354 SEA ENTRANCE & HALL

355 WE CHANGED

We reached the entrance to the S.E.A. Aquarium, showed the ticket and let’s dive. The aquarium interior is dark, mostly black and blue color. Enter through the glass tunnel. We can see the shipwreck, corals and fishes. Love the blue color of the sea. When we took the photo. Our skin turn blue.

356 THE PATH TO THE SEA

357 INSIDE THE SEA

Let’s go deep inside. Now we can see several aquariums in  several sizes and shapes. They’re colorful and so beautiful. I love what I see. Great blue color filled with hundred fishes and corals. I love the big pillar aquarium in  the center of the hall. A lot of fishes makes me wanna swim with them. We took a lot pictures, mostly the marine life scene. Can’t miss it!

358 INTO THE BLUE

360 WE'RE BLUE

“The Gate Of The Sea”

365 GATE OF THE SEA

“Under the sea~ Under the Sea~”

359 PARADISEA

Remind me of “The Little Mermaid” and “Finding Nemo” 🙂

372 OCEAN LIFE

One of my favorite spot at S.E.A. Aquarium is the Pillar of the Sea. Tube shape Aquarium with hundred fishes and colorful colar reef. Love the luminate blue color, feel magical.

361 THE PILLAR OF THE SEA

Wonderful glowing blue behind us.. like a holy light.

362 MAGICAL BLUE WORLD

Now I really amazed with what I am seeing now.. It’s the first time I see an aquarium with Dolphins, usually sharks right.. now it’s dolphin!! It’s amazinggg… I can see the dolphins very close. Usually saw dolphins at TV, Sea, outdoor/indoor sea pool. They’re good swimmers, they’re very active, fast and cute.. looks friendly, wanna swim with them. I think there’re 8 – 10 dolphin in this big aquarium. It’s hard to took a nice pictures of them. They’re swimming fast and we’re prohibited to use flash in the aquarium.

368 DOLPHIN'S COVE

The next is the Touch Pool. There are staffs who will inform us about the sea animals in the pool. We can touch sea animals here such as starfishes, ray fishes, sea urchins, shells, and this is cute.. the squirting crab (ahh forget to took its picture). It looks like a fake, like a plastic toy/rock, but it’s alive. And if we touch/push gently its upper shell..it will squirt! Cute! One more thing that caught my eyes is the Shark’s Eggs.. first time see it, stunned. Never knew that Shark’s Eggs will looks like transparent orange shell with a moving embrio inside it, The eggs hooked together looks like a sea plant. For me, It’s more looks like alien eggs in the movie. Very cool.. knew something = learned something.

363 TOUCH POOL

Next journey ahead. It’s a very very dark passage with color lights in the aquarium. What’s inside ? The Ballerina of the Sea, Jellyfish. Usually jellyfish is kinda minor things to see in Aquarium I’ve been visited. But S.E.A. Aquarium is awesome to put Jellyfishes into a very great section. We can see several aquariums. Cute white bubbly little jellyfishes looks more like swimming marshmallows or friendly alien babies. Looks so soft. Some Jellyfishes have a long tentacles that looks like ribbons/ruffles makes them looks like a very elegant wedding dress/bride. Other one with red orange color kinda active remind me of super diva Beyonce, haha. Beware of it, they said it can sting!

369 LITTLE DANCERS

The Bride, swimming with elegance with her bride maids.

  371 THE BRIDE

This is BEYONCE. I named it. She looks hot and sexy. Ruffles, long hair, looks dominant.

370 BEYONCE

Not finished yet. We are breathless to see the big aquarium with full of transparent jellyfishes. They’re bubbly cute!! The aquarium will light/luminate some color light. The jellyfishes will follow the light colors, for example when the light turns red the jellyfishes will be red. Blue and blue, green and green. Love the jellyfishes movement, slow motion but elegant, waving their umbrella-like body (or I also can say wedding veil) in random harmony. We tried to take pictures but the results were too dark. We love it so much. Probably the BEST spot in S.E.A. Aquarium. Fascinating yet so calm. Trapped into the ocean dream. How wonderful if you can do Mind and Body classes here like Yoga or BODYBALANCE®, so dreamy!

367 BALLERINA

Hard to leave the Jellyfishes section. We explored more to the deep and reached the edge. It’s a massive superbig Aquarium in front of us which I think it’s like a big IMAX screen in cinema. A lot of water, a lot of fishes and a lot of people stay here, sitting down calmly and watching the fishes swimming freely. Just a little bit disappointed because the water is not really clear, so it a little bit blur to see. We take a rest and just sinking into the sea fantasy. Sometime we can see the Manta Ray, it’s a fish that has big ‘wings’ fin to swim, it waves its fin up and down to swim but more looks like it’s flying. It’s also the Ballerina of the sea. So graceful. Some little fishes are swimming together with it. Beautiful. I can stay here whole day. Why can be so calm and peaceful.. Love it so much.

373 GIGANTIC AQUARIUM

S.E.A. Aquarium route actually is like a big ‘U’, now we have reached the edge, there’s another passage way heading to the exit. On the way, we also passed several pure water aquarium with tropical fishes, sea water aquarium with giant crabs, octopus, nautilus, fugu (puffed fish), etc. Fugu is cute, buy we can’t see it bloated its body..only if there is a threat. Just keep swimming~

364 WE BELONG TO THE SEA

366 DIVE DEEPER

Now finally there’s SHARK section. Every aquarium in the world always have this section. A lot of various sharks here, small and big.. active swimming and passive sleeping under the sea. Sharks are good swimmers but dolphins look more friendly haha.. The species of sharks always kinda the same like what I saw before at Aquaria. I think I saw Hammerhead Shark and Tiger Shark at Sea World – Jakarta or Underwater World – Singapore before. I think that’s special, also I wonder is there an aquarium in the world who display THE GREAT WHITE SHARK ? It’s nasty!! Curious..

374 SHARK TALE

After walked along the route, we finally reached at the end of S.E.A. Aquarium. Still feeling amazed, will be back someday and hoping there’s more sea animals, more unique and better. We went out, saw an ice cream store – ii GELATO di BRUNO.. we bought it 2 flavors in one cone and share together. Quite good. Time has reached 7 pm. The aquarium will be closed soon. 😦

 375 ICE CREAM

We went out and back to the giant ship again. We’re at the back of the ship. We can see some animals statue on the ship, remind me of Noah Ark. Around the ship, there’s souvenir shop, selling merchandise of S.E.A. Aquarium such as plushie, dolls, snow globe, T shirts, fridge magnet etc. Kinda expensive so we just took picture with it.

376 NOAH ARK

Ok, S.E.A. Aquarium FINISHED! Let’s go back to the land. Part of Your World.. 😀

(Continue to Part VIII)

A Boy In Singapore (Part VI)

 340 RUNAWAY

339 MASSIVE ROLLER COASTER

We are the explorers! Passing through the futuristic mechanic ride to the ancient egypt and pre historic park of dinosaurs then get wet at waterworld. Now we’re at the Far Far Away Kingdom.

344 FAR FAR AWAY

We can see a beautiful big castle and garden. This area is for Shrek animation. There’s a ride for this area but Jesse said it’s not really good.. it’s just like you sit on the boat and looking at the moving dolls/puppets (remind me of Istana Boneka at Dunia Fantasi, Jakarta). We don’t want to waste our time, meanwhile this area is beautiful and we took some picture and suddenly..

PUSS IN THE BOOTS cosplay appeared, brought by the staff… Puss is a cat, one of the main character of Shrek animation, he also has its own movie. He’s so cuteee… all the people so excited to take picture with him.. we queued. The Puss cosplay really know how to pose and so into the character.. total! Pose with his signature pose and taught people how to pose so they will have the best pose and photoshoot.. he is great. It’s our TURN. I love him so much.. I love cat.. I love puss.. I hugged him tight.. meow so happy.. wanna bring him home.

345 PUSS

That can be one of the best moment here.. we continue to walk and we arrive at Madagascar area.. jungle feel and there have cafe and ride. But we just keep walking and found the quartet statue.. they are Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Melman the Giraffe and Gloria the Hippo. They’re hugging each other, showing how much they love each other, love and friendship. And of course we have to take pictures.. and we did the same pose like they do. The girls hugged me tight. Well we’re also full of love and friendship. Hehe..

(Psss, Don’t forget to see Jesse the Hobbit at the photo below. )

346 MADAGASCAR

Back to the main street and still looking for some corners to take pictures before leaving USS. Found a building that look like Elite college (But it’s a Library) that made we pose like college students hanging out. I love the photos, makes me feel young again. Miss the college life.

350 COLLEGE

349 SUBWAY

We also found Sesame street character, Elmo school bus and also Sesame street souvenir shop. Not really fan of them, but Cookie Monsters somehow looking cute.

351 SESAME STREET

We’re heading to SEA Aquarium now. Suddenly we saw something big, round, black and white… it PO, from KUNGFU PANDA! We run to him! We love himmmm (who don’t? Big question), He’s so BIG and ROUND! I knew he’s in USS, saw him from friends’ photo before… Lucky we found him!! Must take picture! Nice detail for the costume. Looks the same and so cute.. we posed casual and doing KUNGFU style to match the movie theme. Feel wonderful. *HUGS

352 MEET THE DRAGON WARRIOR

Now I feel kinda completed exploring the Universal Studio Singapore. I hope I can come here again someday. Hopefully soon haha. To wrap it up.. we went to the iconic Universal Studio Spinning Globe. So hard to take best picture here, because so many people walked by and also find the right timing waiting the Universal Studio logo to appear completely. We posed, we smiled, SNAP! and JUMP! This is it! Wonderful day in Universal Studio Singapore.

353 THE GLOBE

Universal Studio Singapore DONE!!
Next is SEA Aquarium.. ready to swim?

(Continue to Part VII)

A Boy In Singapore (Part IV)

Monday, August 19th 2013

I think we have only 3-4 hours sleep because we gossip all night.. I woke up first and walked to the bathroom like a zombie, sleeping under the shower until I’m feeling awake (I like to do that). After I finished, the girls’s turn.. kinda hard to wake them up.. Open the window and turn on the lights.. I turned up the TV volume.. I tickled their feet.. They’re zombie! Come on.. I’m starving..

It’s gonna be a super exciting day! We will go to Universal Studio Singapore (USS) and SEA Aquarium.. Yay! We already bought the ticket package online. Thanks for Junki help. All day long we’re gonna having fun!

319 MORNING OUT

We’re bought our breakfast at Burger King, take away to Junki’s boarding house at Chinatown. Very oriental places with all the crowded markets, food courts, food stalls, shops everywhere. After we finish our breakfast, we’re starting to go! MRT!! For only 30 minutes.. yay!

Sometime I can find the illustration/comic at MRT station.. It’s cute, funny and educating people to use MRT properly. hope Indonesia also can act like this.

320 ROUTE

Although this is Monday, but it feels like Saturday or Sunday (weekend), so many people.. crowded! Kids, Teens and Adults.. Exciting! Jesse has been to USS for several times, so she can be our guide, me and Junki for the first time, we’re so like “anak kampung” when we arrived. Taking pictures at every corners per 100 m range. Haha.. Lake of Dreams, Water fountain, Candyland, Merlion, Avenue of the stars etc. You will sick with our photos.. hahaha..

321 FRONT OF USS

322 NARCIS TIME 1

With Singapore Icon – The Merlion – USS Style.

324 HELLO MERLION

I jumped again! JUMP!! Always love to do it!

323 I LOVE JUMP

The girls looks so happy, Love this picture with the fountain splash in front of them. Looks so natural and full of happiness.

327 HAPPY

This is CUTE!! Candy Tree in Candyland, CANDYLICIOUS!! And let’s meet Mr. M&M Chocolate. And let’s do some DRAMA!!

325 CANDY TREES

Drama-drama-drama. I love Mrs. Green M. Muah muah

326 DATE WITH CHOCOLATES

At the Main Street of USS, so many people and nice buildings. We love the red popcorn van. As you can see, it’s very eye catching and cute.

328 RED POPCORN

Junki “Do you wanna kiss me ?” with the giant Betty Boops’ Lips pillow.

329 USS CORNER 1

We’re at “90’s Pop Area” (that’s how Junki mentioned it), classic and vintage with some classic/vintage cars (click-click-snap photo mode on) and cafe with the classic jukebox and neon lights. Also, there’s a live show, after they finished, we came up and strike a pose on the stage with our BODYJAM® pose, the visitors though we’re the performers hahaha.. I think we did it better haha.. maybe we should apply the job..

330 I THINK WE DID IT BETTER

Drama again, like we really can fix the car… +_+

331 POSE WITH CARS

Over there is the Roller Coaster, They said it’s very scary. I’m curious and wanna try, too bad.. It’s not operating.. Hiks.. I wanna challenge my adrenaline.

332 REST IN BLUE

335 DOWNTOWN

I saw a big ship and I thought it’s Titanic, so I made Titanic signature pose with Jesse, but later on, We just knew that it’s Madagascar Cargo Ship, oh owww..

333 FRESH 334 NICE BUILDING

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A Boy In Singapore (Part V)

…Still in Universal Studio Singapore.

Our first stop attraction is MONSTER ROCKS, recommended by Jesse. We’ve been waiting this to open while taking picture around the area. Jesse said it’s a good attraction, me and Junki have no idea what’s inside, at first I thought it is a haunted house. We queued for 15 minutes and we go inside, ahh it is a concert hall with the ummm “Halloween” / “Haunted House” decoration on the stage.. So we’re gonna watch a musical concert performed by the Monsters. Too bad, cannot taking pictures 😦 It’s quite entertaining, performance started when the Presenter came out and starting to introduce his monsters friends – Vampire, Franskenstein, Mummy, Catwoman, Werewolf, She-Wolf. Very nice performance with a good quality acting, sound, music, costume and I think they sang it live, that’s a very good point! They sang various songs. I think it’s about 15 minutes musical show. Entertaining! 🙂

It’s a good start yeah..The next attraction is Steven Spielberg’s Sound Effect Studio. Also cannot take pictures inside.. but I tried some.. hehe.. this is also nice.. we came into a studio with a nice professional setting of a movie director. A video of Steven Spielberg appear and he told us about the essential of the sound effect in the movie which really effect to create a great results for the movie. Picture and action will be more realistic with a great sound effect. After that the staff took us to a setting – Storm in New York City. Wow!! I love it.. great setting with a super big screen with big window frames – The Landscape of New York City..In front of the screen is the setting of a harbour.. we can see ships, decks, anchors, sea.. looks very real.

336 STEVEN SPIELBERG STUDIO

The show is starting.. all we can see through the window frame is the New York City is raining.. super heavy.. we can hear the sound of the rain and the wind.. The story is like a reporter is reporting about the situation at the harbour in the middle of storm through radio or live report. The rain is getting heavy and heavier.. it becomes storm.. the wind is raging, the waves is tiding.. the harbour is shaking.. the roof is leaking.. and there’s fire, smoke and explosions.. breaking glass.. all seem so real! The finale is the big sailor ship appeared and out of control and almost hit the audience stage..intense! This is nice!!

The next attraction we found is Transformers: The Ride. I have seen this attraction through the advertisement at the TV. They’re very highly promoted it and heard from some friends it’s a great ride. I’ve told to Junki that this is a MUST to play attraction. I MUST PLAY THIS RIDE. We started to queue. It’s a looonngg passage for queue, a lot of people. The interesting thing is they design the passage looks exactly like the movie and there’s plasma TV and voice over that we’re going in the headquarter of the NEST. Very futuristic mechanical interior design inside, a lot of Transformers elements can be seen. Sometime the NEST general and Optimus Prime will speak to us, It makes us feel like we’re in the movie. I think it’s about 1 hours++ for the queue, finally it’s our turn. The guide gave us the 3D (or 4D) glasses. We sat on the ride and let’s get started!

 337 INTO THE RIDE

338 TRANSFORMER RIDE

It feels like sit inside the car at the first time, slowly ride inside then Optimus Prime appear. He look so real! Cool effect!! Now the Megatron appeared, They fight! The ride speed increased and bumped to every corners to avoid Megatron’s attacks. Ahhh so greattttt! High speed.. the best part is when the ride is increasing its speed UP and when we’re falling from the skyscraper building..it feels so real!! FANTASTIC!!! It’s about 5-10 minutes and finally Megatron is defeated. The show’s over.. ahhh so great..wanna ride it again next time. We all seem so happy and excited.

348 BEE & PRIME

It’s so HOT outside, just right in time when we’re at Egypt – Pyramid. This is gonna be the next recommended ride:  THE MUMMY. I also heard a lot of good thing about it. It’s an indoor roller coaster that can move backward and scary. Before we went inside, there’s cosplay around the pyramid. I recognise Anubis and Scorpion King (He’s so tall, the girls looks like hobbit,ummm…  Jesse is a dwarf). The nasty one is Anubis characters. Nice costume and make up with long attached legs, about 2.5 meter height. They’re making scary face and scream at people, but they’re friendly if we asked them to take pictures. Beware of Anubis. It looks fun yeah. We’re going inside the pyramid.

341 EGYPT

Yeah a long queue like Transformers: The Ride and nice ancient Egypt interior design with adventure elements (forget to take pictures 😦 ). The passage is like a maze with rock, caves, barrels, wood boxes, treasure box, sand, torches, ropes, skeleton etc. I like the giant Anubis statue when we get deeper to the pyramid.

We got our turn now. We’re on the ride.. ahh so exciting. Start to depart and we will enter to the storyline, something like Book of Eternal Life if I’m not wrong. Sometime the mummy statue appear but look so fake (like toys).. the ride started, high speed in the dark with the mummy laser light effect.. interesting! I think less than 5 minutes. We’re finish. Quite fun but Transformers: The Ride is much better.

The next destination we found is Jurrasic Park. It’s the boat sailing ride if I’m not wrong, like doing adventure looking at the dinosaurs and maybe with surprise.. Jesse said it’s not really good so we’re not play the attraction, we’re go inside.. found cafe, fossil and dinosour statues. So we just strike a pose.

342 JURASSIC PARK

So hot and thirsty, found a booth, bought some beverage and found WATERWORLD attraction in front of us. Jesse recommended it. If you’re ready to get wet, this is the place. In my mind I think it’s gonna be like water boat or rafting thingy. But actually it is an action drama show. When I ran into the stadium after they open the gate, there’s a military setting and a big pool. The audience chairs has been separated into color to decribe the wet level. The closer you to the pool and the stunts, you will get really wet. The stunts will splash you with watergun and a bucket of water. Splashhhh!! Some audiences even prepare the umbrellas to prevent the splash, but sometime the stunts intentionally come up and splash from the top.. so naughty! But he looks fun and people also don’t mind getting wet. That’s the risk.. haha..

The show is on! Honestly I’m kinda underestimate with this attraction/drama at the first time. The story point is basic – Hero save the princess from the bad guy. But after watch them doing the actions, They’re very good. Their acting and body language really natural so it makes us like looking a live movie.. more interesting and intense when the explosions, gunfires, flames and plane comes out. Make it so alive!! Good point for this attraction. I like!!

343 WATER WORLD

This show is about 15 – 30 minutes. Good job for the stunts.. they must be so tired.. running, jumping, rolling, splashing.. no wonder the next show will spend longer time to start again.

Let’s go back to explore!

(Continue to Part VI)