Home For Family & Friends (PART III)

I came all the way back to Medan to see my family and also attend my dearly friend wedding, Rosabella. She’s my classmate in high school and we’re 1 group. I’m so missing that moments when we acted ridiculous and crazy. Now she’s married with Neoh Soon Keong. I’m so happy for them.

The wedding reception will be held at Grand Aston Ballroom. I asked my mom to come along with me. I met my group friends there, Fifi Sofiah, Jennifer Octavianie, Dewi and Linda Fong, They’re all wonderful ladies with cute children, HOT MAMA!! Little bit awkward because we’ve separated for a long time with our own time, job and family. But later on we’re back to normal. Also I met other friends. It’s good to meet them all.

Back to wedding, the ballroom is big and nice. It’s quite different with the ordinary/usual wedding reception party. I can’t find her anywhere. Usually the bride and groom will greet us at the front door of the ballroom. The decoration is garden theme with a lot of purple color (I thought she loves green color).

663 THE WEDDING DESIGN

This photo caught my eyes, so lovely and serene.

667 LOVE

We’re went inside and wait. Reunion with old friends with their children.

664 REUNION

After passed 7.00 pm, finally I can see her in her wedding dress holding her love of  a lifetime. I’m so happy to see her. She looks like mermaid.

665 HER MARRIAGE

Age is just a number, as you can see the photo below, the HOT MAMA still act like a little girls. Cute!

666 DINNER

Then we have dinner with live music. Medan wedding reception usually very merry and a lot of performances, this time really different, I love the concept, with speeches. I love when her little sister gave her speech for her beloved sister, so much love. Rosa gave her sister a big hug. Wonderful family.

She walked around and finally meet us. She’s surprise to see me and she’s so thankful for my presence. We’re taking pictures. I’m SHORTY! Her husband so TALL… I like like a hobbit.

668 SHORTY

Just a short time from 7.00 pm to 9.30 pm, but I feel so good to see everybody.

Me and my mom have to catch train to go back to Kisaran. I’ll spend 1 day at my hometown then go back again to Jakarta.

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THE END

Kuala Lumpur Again (Part IV)

I met my manager in the hotel and gave her some gifts that I bought at the shop near Daorae, She is happy. Her room is next to mine. She just came here today. Have to meet her so tomorrow will be on track.

Tuesday – November 19, 2013

This is the first day of Fitness First Asia Marketing Forum. I woke up and having breakfast.. while I’m enjoying my breakfast, my manager text me and ask me where am I ? Huh ? And then I checked my watch. Oh NO! I’m late. I ran into the meeting room and everybody’s already there. Oh no.. This is the first day and I’m late.. I sneaked in and sit beside my Manager, She stared at me..oh ow..

First time meet new people here. All managers and their graphic designer from Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Phillippines. I’m kinda awkward with this situation. Mostly the meeting is about the general planning for Fitness First in the future. Some topic involved all the Graphic Designers to discuss.

The meeting  have several coffee break. While in coffee break time, we – the graphic designers try to introduce ourselves. Denise – the senior graphic designer and Lex Yong – graphic designer from Malaysia, Jon from Phillippines, Ice from Thailand and Grace from Singapore. They’re all very nice and seem great. Denise is very active and care about us. Grace is very gentle and feel like ‘sister’ for me, Jon is very active in asking question (very critical and smart), Ice is a very pretty girl, but so silent. I just hope we can be a good team for Fitness First.

The meeting from 9 am – 6 pm. We will have 1 more meeting tomorrow to discuss about design. After the meeting, we will have dinner together at Italiannies at The Curve. From its name, we can guess this restaurant is serving Pasta, Pizza and stuffs. The foods are great, the atmosphere is nice. We have a very nice and delicious dinner together.

616 NIGHT AT THE CURVE 617 ITALIANNIES 618 ASIA TEAM

After dinner, it’s free time. We can go shopping or rest in the hotel. Tonight is special, because tonight is Sherline’s Birthday. She asked me out but she can’t pick me up because She has a class to teach. But she invited Abang Osman and Koko Mike. Abang Osman will pick me up. We want to give her a surprise. Abang asked me to find a nice cake for her. I found Chocolate Opera Cake. Looks delicious!

Abang came and picked me up. We went to a place they called ‘KAYU’. I wonder what special about it. Sherline has mentioned it before. It’s like somewhere with a very Malaysian feel – Authentic. Haha, when I came there.. It’s like an ordinary restaurant, but the atmosphere feel is very local. And the food and beverages are very Malaysian. We meet new friends there. We ordered some food and drinks while waiting for Sherline.

619 NEW FRIENDS

After Sherline and all her friends including Tan and Joan came. We ordered more food and drinks, chat and gossip. Her friends are very funny and expressive. When Sherline went to the toilet, we’re start preparing the cake. We put on the table, light the candles and when she came in, We sang loudly HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOUHAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOUHAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU~ She fell on her knees and shy.. Her face turned red and she laughed a lot. She is happy. The best thing in this place is ALL THE PEOPLE are singing together without asking them. It feels wonderful!

620 HER BDAY SURPRISE

Make a wish ~

621 HAPPY BDAY GIRL 622 LOVE

Let’s Celebrate! She make a wish, blow the candles and cut the cakes. A very great night with great friends, foods and games. We played “GUESS THE NAME” game that used a paper/phone and write down a word (can be person, animal or any object), put the word on the head of your friend, and the other friends have to ‘ACT’ to describe the word on his/her head without speak the word out. This is funny and ridiculous, the best word is “LEONARDO DA VINCI”, Sherline’s friends are very creative to ACT, they posed the signature pose of Leonardo Da Vinci – Human Circle pose! They’re very good, and we’re laughing out loud.

625 HUMAN CIRCLE

The best food is Roti Tissue, I surprised with what I saw a food/snack that very tall/long looks like Unicorn’s horn. (Wikipedia – Roti tissueroti tisu, or tissue prata is one of the more-creative-looking Malaysian Mamak foods. It is also known as “roti helikopter” (helicopter bread). Roti tissue is a thinner version of the traditional roti canai, as thin as a piece of 40–50 cm round-shaped tissue. The finishing touches to the making of roti tissue require skill, and they depend on the creativity of the maker).

623 UNICORN HORN

Roti tissue is available at most local Mamak stalls in Malaysia and Singapore and may be coated with sweet substances such as sugar and kaya (jam) or eaten with condiments such as ice cream.

After finish, we’re going back. Abang Osman take me back to hotel. Tomorrow will have morning workout and another meeting. Let’s rest

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)

Kuala Lumpur Again (Part I)

Finally I can write another story in my life after finishing the blog of Singapore Trip, too busy and no time to compile the photo etc. Hopefully this blog can be faster than before, a lot of story to write and share here.

I went to Kuala Lumpur again.. Actually it’s a business trip, my company, Fitness First has Asia Marketing Forum, all the marketing manager and the graphic designers from South East Asia are coming to Kuala Lumpur to have a big meeting. I’m so excited to go to Kuala Lumpur. I will meet my brothers again – Michael and Osman. The meeting actually on November 19 – 20,  and I have to go back at November 21, but I extend the date. I will go from November 16 to 22, almost a week. yay!

Saturday – November 16, 2013

Like always if I have to go (holiday), I want to finish all the jobs. Wake up early and went to office to finish last piece of work before going to airport. After finish, straight to the airport and check in then relax for a while sipping Toffenut Latte at Starbuck. I brought Red Velvet Brownies and Green Tea Brownies from Guilty Pleasure as a food souvenir for Koko Mike, Abang Osman and Sherline. Now it’s time to go..

573 SOETTA

573 STARBUCKING 574 TICKET & JOURNAL

Arrived at KLIA, first time here, usually landed at LCTT. KLIA is much better. Got confused with the baggage claim and ask around. Just knew if I have to take the train to another station to claim the baggages.

Now I have to leave the airport, usually use bus to go to KL Sentral, Now I’ll try to use KLIA Express. It’s like MRT/train. The ticket is only RM 35.00. This is my first time and it’s so convenient. Fast, not stuck in the traffic jam, also got wifi. Only about 28 minutes to reach the KL Sentral. It’s really good and helpful! Meet Koko Mike at the KL Sentral Gate, hugs! Then go outside and meet Abang Osman waiting in his new Red Mazda car. I’m so happy to see them.

575 FIRST TIME KLIA EXPRESS

I think it’s about 4 pm and we bought snacks on the way home, Andalucia. The snack is called Rojak. In Indonesia, Rojak or Rujak is the mix fruits with spicy sugar sauce, but in Malaysia it’s look like Batagor (Indonesia snack/food that contain fried tofu, meatball with peanut sauce). It’s quite good. We’re rest..

576 SNACK AT HOME

Koko Mike will have a wedding reception to attend, so Abang Osman said he will take me out tonight. We’re going to Pavilion Mall for a walk and having dinner. Usually we walked at Tokyo Street at the top floor and always bought Mochi Sweet, and we also try the fruit ice lollipop.

577 TOKYO STREET SHOPPING 578 ORIGAMI & SWEET

Pavilion Mall was decorated with Christmas theme and It’s super awesome! The theme is : CHRISTMAS WONDERS. The colors are mostly blue and white. The decoration is magnificent with a lot of lights, Christmas Trees, Carousel, Christmas Cart, Reindeers etc. Sparkling. We took a lot of pictures, I’m so happy and jump everywhere. Love the decoration so much!

579 SPARKLING CHRISTMAS 580 HAPPY BOY 581 CHRISTMAS WONDER 582 CHRISTMAS ORNAMENTS 583 REFLECTION

We have dinner at Sushi Tei, Abang Osman favorite Japanese restaurant. Order some sushi and bento with hot ocha tea. I ordered Chuka Iidako, and ask Abang Osman to try it, he seem scared but he ate one. Haha..

584 SUSHI TEI DINNER 585 HE SCARED

We’re going back home, Abang Osman asked me to watch DVD, he just bought some new DVD movie. One of them is horror movie.. His eyes look sparkle when he asked me to watch it together, I said ‘NO’. I’m scared. The we ended up watch ‘OBLIVION’ starring Tom Cruise. This movie is very loooonggg and boring, sometime Abang Osman fell asleep when watching the movie. After finish the movie, we’re going to sleep. Good Night..

(Continue to Part II)

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 XII)

After visited the paradise of flower, it’s time for a little adventure..

Cloud Forest

The 2nd dome beside of the Flower Dome – Cloud Forest. I think this dome is slightly smaller than the Flower Dome but maybe higher. We have our tickets to the staff, going in and we can hear the sound of waterfall and feel the cold misty breeze.

426 CLOUD FOREST

Wow! First thing we saw already amazed us. It’s waterfall! Not natural, it was made, but it looks great! It’s like a highland/cliff/tower waterfall. I think the cliff was made from fences, made it high and big then put the decorative rocks, the plants are real, mostly bushes, wild orchids, and other tropical and borneo plants. Its height about 20 – 30 meter. Around the cliff also has some stone totems. We’re so happy as you can see at the photo.. we shout happily like gonna conquer the world. I love water!

 427 THE FALLS

Run!! Wet and slippery! The girls look happy. 🙂

428 WET RUN

Like Peter Pan in Neverland. We’re flying (jumping)! Beautiful natural green plants background. Looks ridiculous!

429 WE LOVE TO JUMP     

We can take some nice pictures here, will get wet if too close to the waterfall. This dome is more adventurous than the flower dome. The cliff is actually a tower building and we can going up. We used lift to go to the top floor, then need to walked/climbed a little bit to reach the peak. It’s called The Lost World, remind me of Jurrasic Park movie. It’s a garden, looks like borneo garden/meadow. It also has a lucky pond, throw coins and make a wish. Haha.. I wish I can come back again.

430 LOST WORLD

The Lost World Natural Garden – The peak of Cloud Forest.

431 LOST WORLD NATURE

This is the peak of the cliff, so high.. we can see the people at the bottom and the Skywalk route. We saw a couple doing pre-wed photoshoot here, it’s a good idea and I’m they capture a nice pictures here. The girls also try to do the beauty pose of the bride. They can be a supermodel! Haha..

434 STRIKE A POSE

We’re start to going down. The Skywalk is like ‘Branches’ of the cliff. It came out and connected to another section or floor, bring us to another angles to see the waterfall and cliff.

432 HIGH AND TALL

This place is so EARTHY! Elemental – Earth + Wood + Water + Wind. Haha, I like magic stuff. Love it. The next room we visit is the Crystal Room. There’s exhibition of Crystal here, the shape is still natural, like stalagmite/stalactite and rocks, not like a polished crystal we used to saw. I’m not really focus about this area. Too afraid to spend a lot of time. So just took some pictures and leave.

433 EARTHY

Other room is the science section, there’s video presentation about the Earth, Natural material etc. Also has a conservation room and I heard from my friend, they can show us how to make cloud. Ahh I missed it! Wer’e leaving so soon.

435 DOWN TO THE EARTH

We walked out and back to the garden field again. Adventures is over. Ahh so little time, so much to see.. I’m really not satisfied. Haha.

(Continue to Part XIII)

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 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

(Continue to Part V)