Kuala Lumpur Again (Part II)

Sunday – November 17, 2014

Breakfast! and guess what are we going to have? Especially when I go to Kuala Lumpur, even Sherline who voice noted to me last night asked me, “Where will you go for breakfast tomorow?” and she answered “It’s RAJU!” Haha.. 100 points for her! We’re having delicious breakfast there. We met Sherline there. She looks good. She can’t join us for too long cause she has an appointment with Ken to practise for Fitness First Big Event – Fight your right to Party feat. Rachel Newsham, The program director of Les Mills  BODYCOMBAT® & SH’BAM®.

586 BREAKFAST AT RAJU

After that, we’re going back home. Koko Mike is preparing to go to his family house, so only me and Abang again. And he asked me again to watch the Horror Movie. Err… Because it’s daylight.. so I just nod.. He is happy! We watched Korean Horror Movie that contain 4 different stories. I grabbed pillow and sometime hid my face behind it. And close my ears with my fingers. I think it’s about 1 and half hours horror movie and finally finished it with deep breath..

Special Gift from Abang for me and Anthony, BODYJAM® Afro Circus T-shirts.

587 GIFTS

Abang said he wanna join BODYJAM® Class at Fitness First Avenue K, the instructor is Uchop. He is also a BODYJAM® and SH’BAM® Presenter. I heard a lot him, a very good instructor. So we’re going there. Avenue K is close with KLCC Twin Tower, my favorite building in Kuala Lumpur. We’re going to have lunch here. It’s so crowded. We’re going to the food court and order burger by FUEL SHACK. It’s BIG and delicious. After that, take a little walk around the mall and back to Avenue K.

588 LUNCH - FUEL SHACK

I think this is the 3rd Fitness First club that I visited at Kuala Lumpur. The design is good and love the member lounge that can see the view of the street and the twin tower.

590 URBAN GYM

Now Uchop is here, it’s time for BODYJAM®! I feel happy he knew me. Ah so nice to dance as a member. He used BODYJAM® release 55 latin Salsa for the first block. And after that we got a surprise! He used the newest release that haven’t launch/workshop in Jakarta – It’s BODYJAM® Release 67, WOW!!!!! I’m so happy!!!!! He used it from the recovery track and the 2nd Block! Ahh It’s great!!! First time did this block before the actual workshop in Jakarta at Saturday, November 23, 2013. I feel so lucky!! Uchop really is a great instructor, we show the technique and feel perfectly! I feel crazy when I saw the way he touched his body when doing the liquid movement. That’s is perfect! Nailed it!

After the class, he came and that’s the first time we talk directly, hopefully can be a good friend and team. We took picture. Awesome.

589 WITH UCHOPP

It’s a great experience here!! We’re going back home again and waiting for Koko Mike. Before I went to Kuala Lumpur, I’ve inform Abang, and he has planned to have a little gathering with his friends for dinner, and he invited me to join. We’ll have dinner at Muhibbah Seafood Restaurant. I’ve been here when the first time came to Kuala Lumpur. Koko Mike is home, after he finish preparing some stuff, let’s go for dinner. Not all of his friends can come. So just only Me, Abang Osman, Koko Mike, Sherline, Sherline Husband (Tan), Joan, and Ooi Hien (Abang Osman Godbrother). We’re eat and chat a lot. It’s wonderful to have this moment together.

591 MUHIBBAH DINNER 592 EAT THEM ALL

After dinner, we still want to chat and we search for some desserts. We’re going to the food court area, order some fruity desserts. Fresh, but too sweet!

593 KTZ DESSERTS

One great day and night in Kuala Lumpur! Good Night.. ^3^

594 SLEEP

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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 II)

August 17th, 2013 – Saturday

Happy Independence for Indonesia!! Yeah.. this is the Big day for Indonesia and also I have a special class with Winna for BODYJAM™ Challenge 90 minutes at Fitness First Taman Anggrek – Jakarta (Indonesia), we gave our happiness, passion and energy for the class to start the day, the members also ROCK that time, because me and Winna have given the craziest tracklist ever. After finished the class, back to my boarding house and start to packing. Although I have listed what I should bring. It’s really hard to organize the items into one backpack. I don’t like to bring big baggage for traveling. I spent mmm.. quite a long time to finish packing.. oh my.. (half day !?!?)

After finished, I had my dinner and then I went to Jesse’s house to sleep over. Our flight was early, so it’s more convenient to go together from her house since her house is nearer to the airport. At her house, we video chat with Junki using Skype. Thanks to Jesse’s high speed wifi.. It’s really nice to see her. And we discussed our itinerary to make it fix so not wasting time when we get there. It’s a long nice chat and it’s midnight, sleeping late but have to wake up early.. It’s gonna be great tomorrow.

August 18th, 2013 – Sunday

We woke up early at 4.00 am, sooo sleepy… We used taxi to go to the Soekarno Hatta International Airport – Terminal 3, checked in Tiger Mandala and we departed at 7.00 am. Start to write down my travel journal and sleep inside the plane zzz.

293 DEPART TO SINGAPORE

294 SINGAPORE JOURNEY

Arrived at Changi Airport at 9.00 am. I heard Changi is one of the BEST airport in  the world, haha..probably right! I took some photo here.. I love the little garden. I can see some people taking pictures here. The little garden has an oriental/asian feel with Cherry Bloosoms and a little pond with koi fishes. Now I’m thinking about Garden by the Bay, there must be greater than this. This little garden also provide an A3 sketch paper and crayons for children. They can use it to sketch picture or scratch the crayon on the paper with the carved board beneath it, so they will get a colorful stamped carving picture on the paper. I sketch myself on the paper, “I’m HERE, SIngapore!” Start being a Kampoeng Boy in the BIG city, hahaha..

295 ARRIVE CHANGI AIRPORT

296 I'M HERE SINGAPORE

We will meet Junki here, Jesse said she’s already inside the MRT. Jesse took me to the McD for breakfast. We order Burger, Harsh Brown and Hot tea. When we started to eat, Junki has came and bring or name sign, hahaha.. last night I order her to make a name sign with me as Mr. Ganteng (Handsome) and Jesse (Forget what is she being?), now she made it using ENCEK GLODOK (me) and NYAI KODOK (Jesse), That’s Funny (Creative) but teasing (d*mn you Junki :p)! We’re having breakfast together.

297 MEET JUNKI

298 BREAKFAST AT MCD

After finish, we straight went to the hotel using MRT, This is my first (second) time using MRT, hehehe.. It’s so convenient to have this public transportation. Almost all the people of Singapore using MRT. Junki said that living cost at Singapore is very high, so If someone has a car, he/she must be a very rich people, same case if you have a pet. You must be RICH! Really !? I think it’s scary to know this, thinking can I be able to live in Singapore ?

299 FIRST TIME MRT

I learned the MRT route with Junki’s guide.. Hmm still confuse.. We arrived at Bugis/Bencoolen , I think this is the BEST MRT Station, I love the ripple of water on the glass ceilings and walls around us, making the water ripple moving shadows, feel cool although outside is hot, feel so nice when going up/down with highest escalator I ever stepped and enjoying the water ripple shadows. Nice concept.

300 THE RIPPLE STATION

301 EXPLORE THE CITY

Our hotel is V HOTEL, recommended by Britt, a friend/colleague at Fitness First Indonesia. We kinda hard to find the hotel and asking around and looking at the city map, finally found it at the dead end of a passage. Checking in.. Go to our room.. It’s a small room but it’s a very nice room/hotel. We love it! Small, Clean and comfy! Junki will stay with us later. We put our bags, prepare the stuffs to take it to the workshop, OK! Let’s go..

302 A ROOM AT V HOTEL

We will have the QWS III/2013 at WOODLANDS, it’s soooo far away!!! So lucky to have MRT! but still.. it’s really FAR… It’s about 45 mins or 1 hour to reach there. Standing/sitting inside the MRT, city touring. Looking at the big city through the window..

303 GOING TO WOODLANDS

304 POLYTECHNIC UNIVERSITY

Arrived! Junki and Jesse bought the lunchs and I queue for Taxi, We reached the POLYTECHNIC, it’s a very very BIG Science university (I feel my university is so small..). We met Bobby Glenn and Wisnu here, friends from Fitness First Indonesia. We still have to walk along the way to reach the hall/stadium. Tired.. This university has a lot of facility, swimming pool for example which I think we don’t have one in the university in Jakarta (CMIIW). When we reached there,It’s a big wide hall hmm like a football field. It’s in the middle of BODYATTACK™ workshop, we met a lot of friends from Jakarta and Singapore or maybe another countries, all gathering here.

After BODYATTACK™ finished. The next program is SH’BAM™, it’s good that we arrived on time. This is gonna be Junki’s First officially workshop after she finished her BODYJAM™ Training a month ago. We’re ready to party, the main presenters are Naila Nadwana from Singapore and Arnold Warren from Philippines and also some presenters from Singapore and Indonesia.

305 MEET NAILA & ARNOLD

SH'BAM QWS III-2013

We like to party, a lot of people and I think almost 50 to 80 people dancing together. This SH’BAM™ new release 13 is AWESOME! Love the music and the choreography.. It’s FUN and sweaty! I can see Junki, Jesse and all the people enjoy the masterclass. 45 minutes class is over with a great smile and energy. Next is BODYCOMBAT™!

306 BODYCOMBAT WORKSHOP

BODYCOMBAT™ is starting and we have time to rest, eat and drink.. also taking pictures. Starving and Thirsty lucky they have Seven Eleven although it’s kinda far from the hall and I remember We have to go down and up that stairs and field.. oohh.. After BODYCOMBAT™ finished, It’s time to party again, It’s BODYJAM™ TIME! GET ON THE FLOOR TIME! New Release 66, featuring Naila and Arnold again and adding Lily and Brian from Singapore with some presenters from Singapore and Indonesia too. I just met Lily and Brian here.

BODYJAM QWS III-2013

Brian stole the SPOTLIGHT! He’s so awesomeeeeeeee!!! Very energetic, powerful and clean in movement, great attitude especially the B-Boy style.. He’s also a BODYCOMBAT™ presenter! So inspiring and He’s my NEW IDOL!! Awesome man!! BODYJAM™ 66 might be the best release, I always wonder how’s Gandalf Archer the BODYJAM™ Program Director, created such an amazing masterpiece! Great Energy, always makes me lose my mind and lost in the sensation of music and dance. I love!

307 OUR NEW IDOL

Meet and make some new friends is nice and do crazy stuffs together is even better! Also meet the Fitness First Singapore BODYJAM™ Head teacher, Ben Ning. Somehow I feel we’re all just like neighbours (well yeah.. country neighbour..). Let’s do our favorite part! Photoshoot!!! Pose and pose and posee… like a superstars.

308 NEW FRIENDS

309 POSES

Another spotlight at this QWS III/2013 is The crowning/recognition for Arnold, Naila and BODYJAM™ team has prepared a ceremony to recognize him as a great presenter, trainer, leader, friend and congratulate him as the DVD presenter for the upcoming BODYJAM™ new release 67. We can’t wait to see him in the DVD. He has been ‘crowned’ like miss universe and receive a bouquet of flower. We’re all so happy to see him and he’s really an inspirer.

ARNOLD CROWNING

LES MILLS BODYJAM ASIA!! 

(Continue to Part III)

A Boy in Barcelona (Part V)

May 8th 2013, Wednesday

Good Morning Barcelona. Nice to be here. Breakfast in the hotel and after that, gathered in Bus 36. Where are we going today? We will go to Montserrat – There a Church/Monastery on the mountain for about 1 hour, 66 km from hotel. On the way to the church, we passed some mountain trails, hills, forest and it’s a beautiful view with clear blue sky and bright sun. I’ve been living for too long in the city with tall building, busy traffic and working people. Now I’m here, makes me so happy to this nature view and blue sky, The world is beautiful and amazing.

238 JOURNEY TO MOUNT SERAT

We arrived, the location is like a movie in The Lord of the Ring. A nice design building and church on the mountain, can you imagine? The Hill and mountain looks like Titan. Fresh air, clean. I love it. The church has a big wide field, big gate, and big Basilica. I’m a Buddhist but I love this place so much, so peaceful, sacred, Holy and I also prayed to God for the blessing I’m receiving here to visit this beautiful place. Montserrat also has Museum, Singing academy, Restaurant and Hotel.. It would be great if we can stay in this hotel. I wonder what is it like to be here in the night..

238 MONTSERRAT CHURCH

239 ME AT CHURCH

Time to explore. When we went inside there’s a long queue on the right side of the church. The tour guide said to line up if we wanna see BLACK MADONNA before the praying time starts at 10.00 am. I don’t quite sure about the detail about Black Madonna but they said it’s the holy statue of Maria holding the World and baby Jesus Christ, (I’m sorry If I’m wrong). I think its the material of the stone/mineral made the statue became black color through ages. Black Madonna was made/sculptured by Santo Lukas. Black Madonna is the highlight of Montserrat.

I think I’ve come this far, so I lined up. It’s a long long long passage way with rooms to go to the Black Madonna at the top floor, but it’s really nice to see every single rooms along the passage although it’s kinda dark. The room is classic with elegant and detailed curvy/floral element (Art Nouveau) on the wall and ceiling. Inside, we can see Holy statue of St. Petrus, Paintings, Colorful Glass Windows and Artworks. Feel so faithful. We’re passing through a room where we can see the big Basilica, It’s Awesomeeeee… Magnificent, just like what i saw in the Hunchback of Notre Dame or any (myth) movie. Overwhelming Atmosphere. I have to go inside the Basilica after I see Black Madonna. A lot of people are praying here. We walked and finally reach to the top floor. Black Madonna. Touch the ‘World’ and I prayed – Thank you.  Just a short moment (a few second) to see Black Madonna.

240 ARTS

241 BLACK MADONNA

After that we guided to go outside the church. Wow it’s beautiful! Colorful Candle Canes for Prayers. Purple, Magenta, Yellow, Green transparent glasses. They put the candle inside the color glass cane. Light up the fire and pray.. put it on the candle cane display under the hill. As the wind blow, the little fire start to dance inside the color cane. Clear – Colorful like I’m inside the crystal. I’m sure you love it too.

242 CANDLES

243 CANDLE LIGHTS

We have free time about 1-2 hours here. So I wandered around and find some nice spots to take pictures.  So many people and tourist are coming now. They gathered at the big wide field. They just hang out, sitting enjoy the fresh air, chattering and bring their pet. I can see various people, from France, Taiwan, Korea etc. Prudential Agents also wandering around, and they like to take pictures with foreigners, well me too.

244 ACTION

246 FLY

These are the special moments I never forget: I got a chance to take picture with a very cute bulldog… I think the dog loves me too.. I hugged him tight, then he rolled on the floor.. I rubbed his tummy >tickle< >tickle< The owners also laughed to see their Bulldog acted like that, so cutee and one more funny thing is I dance Gangnam Style in Europe with 2 beautiful ladies. They’re very friendly. They’re from France if I’m not wrong.

245 GANGNAM STYLE AT EUROPE

249 ME & DOG

There’s also cafe, restaurant and shops here, I bought some liquors for my friend and also this is what I like in Montserrat – The classic farmer’s shops/tents outside the church. The farmers sell honey, jam, cheese and local tradition food they made. They’re very friendly. I bought the honey, I’ve tasted it.. It’s sweet, flowery aroma and delicious!! This place has given me a great fun and faithful experiences. I imagine they have a very peaceful life on the mountain.

247 FLOWERS

238 RESTAURANTE

248 ECHO

Ahh.. Time is running. I’ve to go to the Basilica. I rushed inside and lucky I can still go inside. Renaissance Era! I amazed..  Wonderful with all the details in the Basilica. Every corners is ART! I amazed how can they built such a great artwork in here. I feel happy, faithful. Sitting down, breathe, grab my hands and start to Pray~

250 BASILICA

251 ME IN BASILICA

It’s a great experience to be here. We’re back to the hotel to rest, but some people went to IKEA or Carrefour for shopping. I and some Prudential Agents went to La Rambla again by subway train. Just a short time,  we have to go back to hotel at 4.30 pm..they able to find some items to buy. Time is running fast.. Rush hour!! We made it in time! What is out next destination ? We will go to Gala Dinner at the biggest football field in Europe – CAMP NOU!

We were wearing the Prudential Soccer red uniform. We arrived. First thing to do is group photoshoot with the leaders/boss of Prudential. Then 1st place we visit is the Football Museum. All the people are gathering here. So crowded! I’m not a football fans so it’s quite ordinary for me.. but the museum is nice… maybe the football fans out there will envy about this. The staff welcoming us with the fresh beverages, champagne and wine here. Here, We can see the photo documentary, balls with the players signature, shoes, video, medals and champion cups etc. So many people wanna take pictures with the champion cup and anything related about MESSI, The best player of football.

252 ARRIVE CAMP NOU

253 FOOTBALL MUSEUM

254 ME & FBC

We will have Gala Dinner here.. The Prudential comittee guide us to the dining room. They’re serving appetizer, main course and desserts. They have red wine! OH YEAH!! All the foods are nice especially the appetizer. I ate them all. I think it’s good enough.. But still there’s always complaints from Indonesian people.. hahahaha..

255 GALA DINNER

256 GALA DINNER F&B

After that, I’ve been asked to go with the Prudential committee. The PCC, PRUFlyer and Birthday Prudential agents has the privilege like a VIP, so they took me (I’m a PRUflyer) to the CAMP NOU Football field first. WOW! I said I’m not the football fans, but when I’m standing at the stadium and in front of me is a big supeeeerrr wide field, the biggest football field in Europe, the field that can contains 100.000 people.. It’s SUPERB!

  257 PRIVILEGE

 259 ME & CAMP NOU

This is gonna be the GREATEST night for all Prudential agents, this their night to feel the moment of their hard works, their achievements…This the peak of this Barcelona Trip. We also can see the logo of Prudential shoot at the stadium. All the people has come and sit, I’m in the middle of people in red. Thousand in RED! The opening show is the song of our Indonesia Anthem – Indonesia Raya ! OVERWHELMING!! We sang it loud, we sang it proud! Continue with Prudential Theme Song “We are number ONE!” They’re all fantastic!! This is the moment!

258 RED HOT

Prudential is GREAT, the leaders are motivating their agents, they’re recognized them for the hard work and convince them that this is not their FINAL results, they have to keep moving to build their better future and achievements. Everybody else is moving while they’re enjoying this Holiday trip.. Prudential makes them proud, I can see everyone is so happy. Time for entertainments, Start with the Spanish heritage dance, Flamenco! It’s a graceful dance performance.. The male dancers also do the Tap dance and it’s awesome! They entertained us with Singers who sing The Prayers (duet), La Copa De La Vida and Waka-waka. The closing event kinda mysterious, the Prudential agents are guessing and thought they will see MESSI here, but unfortunately, they just brought the Winning Champion Cup. But I think it described a very good meaning and motivation boost for the agents, they’re Champions.

260 SHOWS

261 PARTY

262 CHAMPION CUP

After the great night at the stadium, Camp Nou also has an official NIKE/BARCA soccer store. Special night for Prudential agents, they open until midnight. Some people went back to hotel to rest and the others are going to shopping. We can find various items here – Balls, Shirts, Shorts, Shoes, Bags, Accessories, Merchandise etc. So busy!! So many people walk around and find the items they want like crazy, The queue for paying was looonggg.  I bought Shirt MESSI for my brother, bags for my sister and a set of baby costum for my nephew. Finally finish shopping at 1 am 0_O and back to hotel.

263 NIKE

What a great night to remember..

Malaysia Trip 2013 (Part III)

We have met Koko Mike yesterday, he just came back from Singapore. We played suspect together, chat and eat snack. Koko Mike always sleep earlier.

Okay, This is SUNDAY! the Les Mills QWS 1/2013. Sherline came to Andalucia and bring us breakfast – Nasi Lemak. yeay! After finish, we went to Sunway Resort Hotel and Spa. I’ve been here before when I was in the high school, but only the theme park and mall. It’s quite far. But Sunway is a nice place to visit. The QWS is super ultimate and it takes place at the hotel ballroom. Yeah! It’s big! Nice wide place to workout with the colorful flashing lighting. I like! Anthony will join the Bodystep® workshop. So me, Sherline, Abang and Koko are going for lunch.

162 GO TO SUNWAY

For me, Sunway is a unique design building, very luxurious and antique, somehow also vintage design. This building are connected – Hotel, Mall, Theme park and Water theme park.  Nice Chinese New Year decoration in the Sunway Hotel. At the outside, there’s some big statues like exotic elephant, deers, fish, boat etc. We played and took a lot of pictures. Sherline seem so happy with it especially when we try to photo jump in front of exotic elephant statue. Inside the mall – Sunway Pyramid, there’s a great Chinese big boat at the atrium. I don’t know how to say in english, but I wanna say “NIAT!” (Indonesia word) haha… Very nice design, I love it. A lot of people took picture there, including me.

163 GONG XI GANGNAM

164 JUMP WITH ELEPHANT

165 BRONZE ANTLERS

166 SUNWAY PROSPERITY SHIP

Abang took us to Sushi Zanmai – Japanese restaurant for lunch. It’s a nice place, kinda same like Sushi Tei in Jakarta. We order a lot of food. Ah, my favorite Japanese appetizer – Chuka Iidako, baby octopus (drool). Not everyone like this food, because the look, baby octopus.. but it’s so delicioussss.. Even Sherline was closing her eyes when try to eat it… She’s afraid. Haha… I’m swallowing my saliva when writing this. slurp.

167 SUSHI ZANMAI

168 THAT MOMENT YOU EAT CHUKA IIDAKO

169 LUNCH AT SUSHI ZANMAI

But I think the special ones is YI SANG. Ordered by Koko Mike. It’s the first time I heard this food. When It came on the table, Oh it’s salad but different. Kinda like “Gado-gado Vietnam” for me. This Yi Sang contains variety of vegetable and salmon with 3 different sauces – Honey, Lemon, Olive Oil. We poured the sauces on, grab our chopsticks. We greet, pray, bless each other with prosperity, succees and health. Then we snap and mix the Yi Sang while Koko Mike is taking the video. Horraayy!! It’s sweet and sour – Delicious!! Anthony joins us after he finished Bodystep® workshop. I just realised that Sushi Zanmai’s sushi is quite cheaper than Jakarta. Ahh full!

170 YI SANG

We’re going back to the Ballroom. Time to play and dance. Sh’bam® and Bodyjam® time schedule gap is loong.. Sh’bam was 1 pm and Bodyjam was 6 pm -_- , so after we Sh’bammed, we have to wait for Bodyjam®. I met Abang and Koko at Coffee Bean cafe near the ice skating area. We spending time by playing Suspect for about 5 -7 rounds. After that, we’re going to walk around the mall. Outside the mall, we tried to take the photo jump with the Big Lion Statue. The result is good. I like.

171 PLAY

172 SH'BAM 11 WORKSHOP

173 JAM JUMP

What time is it ? It’s BODYJAM® time! It’s party time! Yes finally!! This time, Bodyjam® featuring Chris Richardson, the Bodyjam® program coach and DVD presenter, also with Fetty, Arnold, Nayla, and some presenters. It’s always feels good to do Bodyjam.  We wore our customized Bodyjam® jacket only for Fitness First Indonesia Bodyjam® team! It’s Yellow and the brightest of the crowds. ~so shine bright… tonighttt… you and I… ~ lalalala .. After the class like always there’s photo  session with group, presenters. Lucky I got one too.

174 FF ID BJ TEAM WITH CHRIS RICHARDSON

175 PRESENTERS

Tired and Fun day! Energy low and time to fuel on with delicious food. Abang took us to Yong Tofu. A lot of food to eat.. to ending this fun day. 

176 YONG TO FU

 

(Continue to Part IV)

A Boy in Malaysia (Part VIII)

28th September 2012, Tuesday

Tonight!!! OM’G’ Party at Neverland!!!! We will meet G again!  We have a lot of time until 8 pm. We’re going to Mid Valley and The Garden again, we’re having our brunch at NANDOS, a restaurant that serve chicken with their special homemade sauces: Peri-peri. I think Nandos is from around Mexico. Walk around the mall and shops. There’s an exhibition at the top floor – Disney’s – Mickey’s Icon Exhibition. A lot of customized design of Mickey Mouse. Some of them look cute and some look weird. Haha. We went to the pet shop and music store, then go to the Game Store. I found Citadel and Monopoly card game. Citadel is expensive but it’s a very good game! I bought them.

 

We went to DELICIOUS for desserts. I love this place! We ordered Strawberry Cheese Cake, Strawberry Ice Cream and Chocolate Brownies with Vanilla Ice Cream. Awww so yummy (drool), We played the Citadel card for the first time here. Abang is a newbie, so we teach him as we play, learning by doing. It’s a very simple strategic card game and he loves it! And I think he won! He said he loves strategic games.

 

It’s about time and we went to PAVILION MALL again, Neverland is close with the mall.. We’re having our early dinner at the food court and we played Citadel again. Abang is addicted to Citadel. As we eat and play, we can see some people already wearing OM’G’ (Fitness First version) T-shirt. We’re going to wear our own design. It’s time! Let’s go to Neverland!

Wow! A long queue in front of the club’s entrance. We waited for our turn. Sometime G just come out and greet the members, he’s so humble. About 20 minutes queue, finally enter the club. Feels like celebrity walk and take picture at the OM’G’ wall of fame. Inside the club, I love the stage and lighting! I wanna danceeee!! This OM’G’ party presented by Fitness First Kuala Lumpur featuring All Kuala Lumpur Bodyjam™ Superstars! Let get the party started!!

Start with opening act and Bodyjam™ class by the superstars, The club was so packed, so many people! Squished! They said it’s about 200 – 300 people. But we don’t care, we just wanna dance, wanna party! After 1 hour, they performed a freestyle dance battle between 2 group! It’s a great performance! And that performance is an opening act for G’s entrance show! Wow! Fantastic!! Now it’s getting hotter!! He presented the latest Bodyjam™ release 63 for the opening after that the 62 1st Block. Awww!! GREAT!! After that he gave the Bodyjam™ 63’s 2nd Block. I screamed when I heard the “Trumpet Light by Chris Brown” I love that song! Great music, great choreo! Do I need to say more ?? haha..

 

2 hours dance party, all hot and sweaty.. bumped into someone, steped into someone, slaped someone face, white shoes became dirty. Our mind was exploded! Too bad can’t take a lot of pictures, all blurred! The ending is a performance act for all, We already knew the moves, now just listen and dance!! Hope next year he’ll come again, hopefully in Jakarta too.

This is the links of video that I shoot with my Blackberry. The closing performance of OM’G’ Party. Check it out! Super Awesome.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Txu6J1duEM8

 Super awesome night, we’re hungry and having a dinner near the KLCC tower. So tired. But we’re so happy…

(Continue to part IX)

A Boy In Malaysia (Part VII)

27th September 2012, Monday 

Today’s schedule is going to China town, only with Abang and Anthony. Koko Mike have to work. Brunch at the China town foodcourt, I like the foods. Delicious and quite cheap. Then we go to shopping, walking around the market. There’s bags, shirts, pants, foods, drinks, snacks etc. I tried the famous “Air Mata Kucing” drink, It’s Lo Han Kuo + Longan + Melon Mix beverage. It’s refreshing and soothing, I love it! Walk along the street with a lot of open market with various items to buy, finally we bought the Ringgit Wallet and ICE WATCH. The three of us bought the same design, Yellow and white. Yay! That’s awesome! Then we went to the Central Market, there’s a lot of Malaysia Antique items in every shops. I also saw the ES TELER 77 shop here, It is from Indonesia, and I suggested Abang to try its Es Teler – Avocado + Jackfuit Mix with Sweet Milk + Crushed Ice. He loves it. 😀

Finish! We want to workout, so we go to the Fitness First Platinum – The Curve again. Anthony will join the Bodystep™ and Bodyjam™ class. Before the class we went to IKEA and ate Curry Puff and Hotdog. The Hotdog is so cheap and delicious, only 2 RM! Anthony was leaving first to join the Bodystep™ class. So It just me and abang walk around the IKEA. I love this store, the flow that directing the costumers is so convenient and nice décor in every corner. Nice design for every items. No wonder everyone loves IKEA.

 Now back to the club, get ready to join the Bodyjam™ class by Riyo. She will present the tracks that will be use for tomorrow OM’G’ Party. It’s Bodyjam™ release 60 and 61 that she used. After the class we’re hungry, Sherline is coming too. We’re having dinner together.

 Abang took us to MUHIBBAH SEAFOOD, before we go in, abang saw a Shuttle bus (car), so he intentionally parked his car far away so the Shuttle car picked us then ride into the restaurant, it’s cute! We order a lot of foods and drinks. Abang suggested me to drink a beverage called “TEMBIKAI LYCHEE” , sound weird but I love lychee so I order it! Awww.. it’s so nice!!!!! I LOVE IT! It’s so freshhhh and sweet!! The best beverage that I drink in KL. After finish drink it, still have the sweet lychee to eat. Yum! The foods also delicious especially the Butter Prawns. We’re gossip while we eating, so fun!

(Continue to Part VIII)

A Boy In Malaysia (Part V)

25th September 2012, Saturday

It’s Quarterly Workshop III/2012 day (QWS III)! It is my first time joining QWS at another country. Wake up early and get ready to go to the KLCC – Petronas Twin Tower: Twin Towers Fitness Centre. The club is BIG! Nice place! I collected my Bodyjam™ 62 and Sh’bam™ 9 DVDs then we get prepare for the master class.

When we arrived at the studio, It is going to start the Bodyattack™ masterclass. Koko Mike joined the class. Abang usually take photos during the masterclass and his photos are super awesome! After Koko Mike finished the class, we’re having lunch at the KLCC level 4 foodcourt. Need food for energy for the next 2 awesome classes, Sh’bam™ 9 masterclass and Bodyjam™ 62 masterclass with G!!!

All right! Here it is!! Sh’bam™ 9 Masterclass featuring Michelle Dean and all the presenters from Malaysia, Singapore, Philippine and Indonesia. The class was HOT! Love to see Michelle Dean character, she’s so funny. Every single track of Sh’bam™ 9 is cute, sexy, drama and thrilling, especially at the track 7 – Thriller, There’s a lot of shadow presenters wearing the Halloween costumes such as vampires and zombies.

  • Let’s get the SH’BAM™ Party started! 
  • Thriller – Dance, Run, Claws        
  • Sexy and Sensual on the floor   

After Sh’bam™ 9 masterclass, now here it is what we waiting for… The Bodjam™ 62 masterclass with its own Bodyjam™ Program Director, Gandalf ‘G’ Archer! Yay!! With all the Bodyjam™ presenters from Malaysia, Singapore, Philippine and Indonesia. We’re like in the live concert of a rockstar. The clapping, cheering and rumbling sound of the crowds. Haha! The class was so super FUN! STRONG! MASSIVE!! G is a very Strong figure yet humble and friendly. We’re all sweaty and melt into the music and dance. After the masterclass, he gave the education for us with an extra party twist! He has to leave soon to go to Singapore then everybody rushed to him to take pictures and sign the DVDs. There’ll be OM’G’ party at Tuesday, 28th September 2012 at Neverland club! He reminds us to go and having another BIG party there! Yay!!

  • Before the Bodyjam™ Party        
  • Start to Pump up the 90’s         
  • Ladies’ Sweet Fantasy                 
  • Turn Up the Quasar                     
  • Climax                                                         
  • Education and Encore                 

After finish the class, go to the shower then waiting for Abang to finish his photography. Anthony will join and stay in the apartment. We’re hungry and we went to the Seafood Restaurant – Pankor Village Seafood. Ordered a lot of food, I like the ‘Lala Soup’, so delicious. Now we’re full! Go home.. 😀

  • After the QWS IV/2012 – Outside the KLCC   
  • Dinner at Pankor Village Seafood   

So tired, Abang was editing the photo and upload it on facebook, so fast! And he got 100+ likes on the next day. Haha. We have to rest earlier because tomorrow morning we’re going to GENTING HIGHLAND! Yay !!!!!

(Continue to Part VI)

A Boy in Malaysia (Part I)

I’ve been to Malaysia when I was a kid (maybe 11 year old) with my family, I remember we went to Kuala Lumpur (KL) & Genting, kinda forget about the memories/moments of this trip. The 2nd time was in  the high school study tour from Penang to Malaka then KL. The 3rd time was with my sisters in Penang then Hatyai (Thailand) after I finish my college. All was fun and well organized. I wish I can go there again by myself.

From the last Les Mills Quarterly Workshop (QWS) II – 2012 in Jakarta, the presenters announced that Gandalf Archer (G), the Bodyjam® Program Director will come to Asia for QWS III – 2012. He will go to Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia), Singapore and Manila (Philippine). Too bad he’s not going to Jakarta 😦 . So I decided to go to KL! This time on my own.

Had a little hard time to prepare, like asking for office leave for about a week, then searching the best price for the ticket. Then this is it! I bought Tiger Airway ticket, the date August 23rd  – 28th, 2012! Yay !! It’s gonna be super fun! Great QWS with G! and also gonna meet my 2 brothers from KL, Michael Wong (Koko) & Osman Sany (Abang), they’re a very good friends of mine and very kind. We knew each other because of Fitness First background and we’ve traveled together at Bandung 2-3 years ago. That was fun.

I told Abang that I’ll go to KL for QWS III, he’s happy. Then he suggested me to make something for G, “How about you design a T shirt?” yay! That’s a great idea! Then we collaborate together to create a nice design for the T-shirt. Need some progress to make it easy to print, affordable and better. And Voila!

  • Earlier Concept – Brainstorming idea 
  • OM’G’ Concept Abang gave the concept/idea
  • Advance OM’G’ Conceptnice multi color but harder to print on shirt and expensive cost 
  • FINAL        

Abang gonna produce the OM’G’ T shirt for members/participants. He will produce 2 type of shirt – Cotton for only RM 30 and Dry Fit for only RM 35. We hope they gonna wear it at QWS III – 2012 or OM’G’ Party. Abang said the sales is like selling HOT CAKES! SOLD OUT !!

One day, I saw on Abang’s facebook photo, there’s an event poster. OM’G’ Party that will be held at August 28th, 2012 – Tuesday. It’s G’s party in the Neverland club! It’s gonna be super awesome… Ahh my trip’s date end exactly on that day. NOOOO!!! I wanna join the party. Abang asked me to extend the trip/date, he also will extend his leave. All right!!! I extend my date with an extra exchange fee, no regret! I want! I want! My trip’s date exchange into August 23rd – 31st, 2012 (9 days!!!!), my boss’s gonna kill me..

Can’t wait…

 (Continue to Part II)

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