Kuala Lumpur Again (Part V)

Wednesday – November 20, 2013

I woke up early and prepare for morning workout, but I’m late because I’m lost to find the Fitness First Club from the hotel. I walked around the curve and asking around, finally I’m there. All the people already there and they’re working out. My manager again stared at me, oh ow.. This time a little bit sharper. I joined the morning workout. We did Fitness First Exclusive Programme – HardCore Cardio, It’s very tiring~ Got a lot of Burpee and Mountain Climber.

We finished the workout. Exhausted! huff, My manager came and warned me to not LATE again in the meeting. OK!! Hahaha.. So I’m back to my hotel room, take a shower and have breakfast. Well now, I’m the FIRST! One by one came and having breakfast together, then after finish we’re going up to the meeting room. This time, we have 2 separate meeting. The Managers and the graphic designers. The graphic designers have half day meeting. After that we’re free or go back to our country.

626 GD TEAM

Half day is quick, after finish the meeting, we took group pictures together as one Fitness First Graphic Designer Team. I met my manager to let her know I’ll leave the hotel soon and stay at Kuala Lumpur for 3 more days. Saying good bye and will see her on Friday.

Now, I’m free.. Will stay at Andalucia again. Koko Mike will picked me up after work. Meanwhile, I went to walk around The Curve, exploring the mall, then I went to IKEA. So much to see here, love every corners of the room design. I always amazed how can they design so good and put everything so nice and neat in a very small space. That’s totally awesome.

627 WALK 628 I LOVE IKEA 629 CUTE BEAR

Finished exploring IKEA, I have to wait Koko Mike for few hours, so I went to Fitness First The Curve to rest there. Sipping the Nestle Lemon Tea and chill, quite nice. Koko Mike came at 7 pm. He picked me up and we’re going home after took the Pizza for dinner. Arrived at Andalucia, meet Abang and we have dinner together, PIZZA! Taste delicious except the lamb, haha.. smell weird, but Abang said it’s the BEST flavor. I just only eat one slice and made my tummy feels funny.

Thursday – November 21, 2013

I felt a little fit dizzy in the morning. Woke up a little bit late. Only me and Abang Osman again. Koko Mike is working and Abang is taking a day off. After I feel a little bit well. He took me to breakfast at Levain, boulangerie – patisserie. It’s been a while since the first time I came to Kuala Lumpur. My Favorite bread shop. We took a lot of bread. Tasty and delicious! I love the Apple Pie. Sherline also came along. I think she’s a little bit lost to find this place. Hahaha.. I love her Oneng side so much!

631 BREADS 632 ABANG LOVES BREAD

“PHOTOBOMB!”

633 BREAD AND FRIENDS

After finished the delicious sweet breakfast, we went to Mid Valley for a walk and shopping. Mid Valley is one of my favorite place in Kuala Lumpur. A big mall with a lot of things to see, such as the Pet shop on the top floor. Abang is planning to watch a movie tonight, We will watch The Hunger Games 2 – Catching Fire. So We went up to the cinema – Golden Screen Cinemas to buy the tickets. Sherline only has a little time to hang out around, she has another appointment to go. So this is the last day I meet her. Huwaa..

634 TRIO AT MID VALLEY

After she left. Abang took me to Delicious – Desserts shop. I’ve been here too.. This shop has very nice cakes and beverages. We ordered  Brownies with Melt Chocolate and Vanilla Ice Cream on top.. oh it’s so melting delicious! I ordered Tembikai Lychee for my drink, The Watermelon + Lychee Juice! My most favorite! so fresh!! I had a very wonderful time with Abang.

635 DELICIOUS

We went back home and take a rest, watching TV and waiting Koko Mike to came home. It’s about 6.00 pm and finally Koko Mike is home. After he finish change his clothes, we went to Mid Valley again. We’re having dinner at Madam Kwan ‘s Cafe. They said it’s famous. I ordered Nasi Lemak the most recommended menu. Taste nice, I like.

636 MADAM KWAN 637 DINNER

Finished dinner, let’s go to cinema! First time watch movie at another country, feel excited. The auditorium is biq and nice, kinda look the same like Indonesia Cinema. The movie is great, just a little bit surprise with the subtitle, haha.. It used Malay language, of course lar! haha.. Hello I’m not in Indonesia.. :p

638 MOVIE TIME

Had a very great night.

Friday- November 22, 2013

Nothing really special today, cause I have to go back to Jakarta. Abang has gone to work and Koko Mike brought me back to hotel. I met my manager and lucky I had another breakfast at the hotel. We waited for our driver to take us to the KLIA. Another good bye with Kuala Lumpur, Always have a lot of great memories with my brothers and friends.

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 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

(Continue to Part III)

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)

Malaysia Trip 2013 (Part IV)

This is gonna be a short story.. It’s the last day of my trip at KL. Wah.. Dun wanna go home lar… so fun in here. Imagine to have a job just traveling, eat, play and sleep and get money.. ahh so good..

It’s Monday, Koko Mike is going to work, Abang takes leave and accompany us. In the morning, we pick up Sherline and went to China Town – Petaling Street. It’s a ‘MUST’ to go place. We’re having brunch at a foodcourt. I miss simple traditional chinese food, a lot of food varieties to choose, yummy. After finish having our breakfast, we started to walk along the street. Like always, I want to drink the Malaysia’s signature drink, Air Mata Kucing, so cool and soothing for this very hot day. FRESH! It’s still on Chinese New Year period, so some shops are not open. We went to some booth and bought ICE WATCH, hehe cheap! I regret I didn’t buy a lot, just Red and Pink. Next time, I’ll bought RAINBOW colors! Anthony bought some clothes for his staffs. It’s very hot and we tried another drink called KIM SOYA BEAN, quite nice.. but still air mata kucing and tembikai lychee are my favorite!

 177 CHINA TOWN - PETALING STREET

178 I LOVE CHINA TOWN

Next place we went is BERJAYA TOWN SQUARE. Anthony heard that our friends are there. So we’d like to meet and join them. Berjaya town square is a big mall and a lot of shopss. The item prices are quite cheap. We met Ririe and Sandy first when we shopping at a store. Then we’re all gathered. We’re shopping together, from clothes, souvenirs and food. Having lunch at Food Court and Nandos. Time is ticking fast.. and it’s time to go.. T^T

179 BERJAYA TIME SQUARE

We separated in group. Sherline followed the other group and giving them a hugs. When she came back, She’s crying. Oww.. Is she so lonely ? Hope the best for her. Cheer up!! I think she’s really happy when we’re all came here at KL and stick together. Abang took me to KL Central, It’s the first time I’m gonna use bus to go to LCTT airport by my own.. worry-worry. Anthony will go back tomorrow.. (looks like I always depending on him..). Thank you abang for helping me. They accompany me until depart. Wah… now I’m going back, to airport and back to reality – JAKARTA!

180 BACK TO JAKARTA

In the plane, I met all again.. hahaha… We shared snacks and drinks. Took pictures until we reach Jakarta.

Selamat Datang di Jakarta.

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)

Malaysia Trip 2013 (Part II)

February 16th, 2013 – Saturday

Good morning Andalucia! We slept tight like a baby.. hard to wake up! I started to prepare myself, take a bath while Abang and Anthony were still sleeping. After I finish, I woke up Anthony. Then I have a narcism moments.. haha.

 153 GOOD MORNING ANDALUCIA

Abang also woke up and he asked what do we want for breakfast? “Roti Canai at RAJU” I answered. It’s a ‘Must’ if I go to KL. Abang agreed. We went there.. I love this place somehow. We order Roti Canai, Ayam Goreng, Fish, Tose Telur. Love the fish, one day I wanna try the fish eggs. And I think this is the most delicious roti canai I’ve ate so far. We also meet Sherline here, yay Oneng chan.. haha..

154 BREAKFAST AT RAJU

Emm, delicious breakfast. After we finish. We went to Mid Valley, Sherline has to teach Bodyjam® so she can’t join us. Mid Valley is a nice big mall. It’s still chinese new year period.. the mall decorated with a lot of chinese ornaments, flower etc. It’s beautiful decor inside the mall. Lovely cherry blossom, Chinese bamboo, Cutting paper.. I love them.

155 BLOSSOM MID VALLEY

We went up to the top floor and visit pet shop. Shopping at DAISO, a japanese shop. Only 5 RM for each item. $_$ I bought a lot of photo frame.. haha. After that, we went to DELICIOUS – time for desserts. We ordered Strawberry Cheese Cake, Lychee Watermelon Blast and Mini Pavlova. Here, we taught Abang how to play Cluedo Suspect card game. It’s a detective card game that we need to find the suspect, weapon and location. Abang loves strategic game, he likes it! Sometime he seems so serious thinking the strategy. Haha..

156 DELICIOUS DESSERTS

157 CLUEDO SUSPECT

After that, we’re going to Fitness First Axis. It’s the 2nd Fitness First club that I’ve visited. Sherline has a Bodyjam® class there, Anthony will teamteach with her. Some members were coming to join the class. Some of them are friends of Anthony and Sherline. They introduced me to them. 😀 . Our friends from Indonesia also came – Pira, Ririe and Zico. Pira was joining the class. It was fun. We took picture before and after class. love it! They’re all so friendly. 😀

158 BODYJAM AT FF AXIS

After the class, we went to Sunway Giza to pick Anthony’s Les Mills DVDs. We were very hungry, so we found a restaurant – WANEEDA, a restaurant that serves Nothern Malaysia foods. We ordered Steam fish, Vegetable, Ayam Pandan, prawns etc. Yummy!! don’t forget the tembikai lychee.. slurppp~ and also gossip! That’s the best.. haha.

159 WANEEDA

What did we do or go next ya ? PAVILLION. hehe.. Anthony told us that all the Fitness First Indonesia instructors and friends are gathering at SNOWFLAKE. This is also a ‘MUST’ to go place. We gathered there. Bought Snowflake desserts. We met Lim, Nidia, Jeffrey, Lynda, Glenn, Pippo, Adie, Ririe, Sandy, Deri, Pira, DQ, Yudi, Nico. We’re celebrating Lim’s birthday here. we sang happy birthday song to him. It was fun. Took a lot of picture and chattering.

160 SNOWFLAKE GATHERING

161 KL NITE WITH FRIENDS

We could stay there all nite, too bad the mall is closing now. They’re also hungry. So this is it – KL nite out! Pavillion – Bukit Bintang is very crowded / busy. A lot people, tourists and stuffs. Walk a long the road. We went to a Chicken Rice restaurant. Dinner together, the chicken rice is nice. It’s really fun. We’re going back and take a rest. get ready for tomorrow QWS!

(Continue to part III)

 

 

New Year’s Eve Potluck Party 2012

Christmas just passed, now we just have to counting the days to welcoming New Year 2013. I usually spend New Year’s eve with Bo’s family. Now I’ve been invited by my Fitness First Pluit Village members to join them for New Year’s eve party this year. Sound fun. First, they planned to do Barbeque party, nice idea.. but I think it will be troublesome to prepare if it’s not well organized. So I suggested to do Potluck party. A Potluck is a gathering of people where each person or group of people may contribute a dish of food prepared by the person or the group of people, to be shared among the group. It’s easier and they agree. It is my first time doing Potluck party.

The confirmed Potluck party members are Evelyn Widjaja (Jun Ki), Evelyne Shen (Epe), Debby, Julius, Johan, Maretha Dian, Anthony Kesuma and me. I asked them to wear colorful shirt, for colorful future ahead (hehe). We will gathering at Evelyn Jun Ki’s house. She said she will cook my favorite fish dish, yummy. Debby will cook some vegetables dish and making Ice cream crepes. I’m gonna bring Red Velvet Cake. It’s gonna be fun.

31 December 2012, I can leave from office at 4 pm. So I went to the bakery and buy the Red Velvet Cake. After that I waited Epe at Emporium Mall. She’s going to buy Watermelon and Snacks. Then we’re going to Jun Ki’s house. Debby, Johan, Julius have been in the house. I can see the table is full of food. Johan cooked fish dish too and spicy potato with ‘pete’, Julius bring his Grandmother’s chicken dish. All seem nice and delicious.

001 NEW YEAR'S EVE POTLUCK DISHES

It’s 8 pm, and we started to eat! So many food! Jun Ki’s family also join us together. It’s fun. And after finish. we played card game and playstation, took pictures and gossip. As I asked we’re wearing the colourful T shirt and it’s RedYellow and Green… It’s Traffic Lights!  How coincidence. So we took some pictures.. I love the colors.

002 DROOL

003 TEAM MATE + SECRET CHARACTER

004 TRAFFIC LIGHT TEAM

The time is running and it’s already 11.45 pm.We’re going to the upstair to see the fireworks. It’s drizzle rain outside. We wait to see the fireworks war. When the time hit 12.oo am. HAPPY NEW YEAR 2013! The firework! Start flashing and burst above the sky. But.. too bad.. All Jun Ki’s neighbours have tall building houses. So we can’t see the best view of the Fireworks. We need to go at some corner to see it clearly and we got excited if we see the big sparkling burst!  

005 DISTANT FIREWORKS

Ahh, we’re hungry again. It’s time for the cake! Yay!! Red Velvet!! It’s big, it has 23 cm diameter and 4 layers. We took some pictures with the cake. Let’s eat it! Yummy!!

006 MUNCH THE RED VELVET

We’ll pick up Anthony at his house after he finished the party with his family. We went at 1.30 am. His house is so far away. We barely lost in the dark, haha.. Yay! now all gathered, we go back to Jun Ki’s house.. eat again, play and chit chat. We spend all night and sleep at 6 am. WOW !! It’s morning already.

007 WITH MAMEE

We woke up at 11 am, we’re fooling and joking around, took weird pictures etc. We have to lunch, Jun Ki’s mom made Hainam rice for us, and also reheat the meal that we brought. We still tired / hangover so we just stay at Jun Ki’s house, play card and Bishi Bashi game with Red velvet Cake + Ice cream punishment for those who lose the game. Funny! Watching Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn part 1. Then Dinner at Warung Leko at PIK.

008 BEAUTIFUL MORNING 1st OF JANUARY 2013

I feel like we’re dreaming.. all the time that we spent 31 Dec 2012 – 1 Jan 2013.. so fast! It’s New Year.. I’m happy.. Hopefully this year we can also share the laughter through the year. Glad to have friends.

009 HAPPY NEW YEAR 2013

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)