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 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)

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 Barcelona (Part II)

May 5th 2013, Sunday

Yep.. this is the day.. finally has come. I still worry about my baggage. My friend, Bo, helped me to recheck my stuffs and he will take me to the airport. Before going there, we went Central Park to have a brunch and exchange more Euro. After that off we go straight to the airport.

182 JOURNAL

He only dropped me and I’m waiting at Old Town White Coffee in the airport sipping my tea and start writing my journal. I have to meet the Panorama Tour Leader, Daisy Djauhari at 4.30 pm at the assembly point. I met her, a very fierce woman but reliable! There’s a lot of people there. We will going to Barcelona together. Every one will receive a package bag from Prudential, inside are Jacket, Soccer Shirt, Ulos, Umbrella. I’m usually happy receiving gift or goodie bag, but this time.. UGH! So many thing to squished inside my little bag coz my baggage is already inside the plane before I received this package bag.. Only 1 bag with 7 kg weight allowed to bring in the plane,….  Frustated! Squish – squishhh! 

183 MY TICKET

We’re going to Barcelona by KLM airline. They said it’s a very good airline.. well this is my first time and probably this is gonna be my most exclusive plane I ever sat on. We departed at 6.50 pm (Indonesia time) go to Kuala Lumpur for Transit. It’s about 1:30 hours and we transit for about 30 – 45 minutes and off to continue to a very loooonggg flight to Amsterdam for 12:15 hours. Ewww… It’s the first and longest time I ‘fly’ …

191 KLM

190 TRANSIT

The flight was very smooth… no turbulence at all.. Almost all the passengers are Prudential agents. the man who sat next to me is Derry Kurnia, He will be my roommate. I like KLM :D. I love the food, I got 2 dinners – Nasi Padang and Nasi Kuning, They’re delicious! I surprised they served WINE ♥, Ahhhh I love it!!! Terra Andina 2012, Cabernet Sauvignon – Merlot from Chile, 12 %, The red wine is sweet..  I wanna drink it again. Love love love!

189 INSIDE KLM

It’s a long long long journey.. Watching the flight tracking on the seat screen. I amazed how a super giant steel can fly such a looooonnnggg distance. Corner to corner.. Curvy line – Kuala Lumpur – Amsterdam. KLM also has the video/movie service, I watched Hansel & Gretel and Mulan in the plane, entertaining :D. Start sleepy.. sometimes feel good but sitting for too long make my body ache especially my butt.. painful hahaha… need stretching once a while in the plane.. crack!

OK.. let’s sleep.. tomorrow..we will arrive at Amsterdam.

Good Night..

 

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)

 

 

A Boy in Malaysia (Part XI)

31st September 2012, Friday

Sniff.. sniff.. Today is the last day.. have to go home.. sniff.. sniff..

My flight is 7.45 pm. So it still a lot of time to do something. Koko and Abang took me to Putra Jaya. It’s so far away from the city. They said it’s a government city. When I reached there, it’s so quite.. well it’s a very big beautiful architectured city with big wide street, very different atmosphere.. I am not feel like in KL anymore, somewhere in Eastern Asia maybe. We’re stop at the center, I can see a big building, seem like Sultan’s Palace in Aladdin movie. The view is great. And we took some ( a lot of) pictures.

140 VISITING PUTRAJAYA

The buildings are awesome. Every single building has a great architecture. It’s gonna be great if they can make the city live! It’s gonna be like New York city.

141 JAI HO

143 POSES

142 THE GATE

We’re heading back to the city.. but before that, we visited Abang house. Wow, It’s big. There’s nobody there. Abang said his family is on holiday. It’s a beautiful house. Clean, spacious and comfortable. I saw one of the photo album and hey, Anthony has been here before, It’s last year Hari Raya celebration. They played Wii together.

144 VISITING ABANG'S HOME

We’re having lunch at umm I forgot the name, but It is a famous restaurant that served Grilled Chicken. We ordered a lot, Grilled Chicken, Tom Yam Soup, Steam Fish etc. I ordered my KL favorite beverage: Tembikai Lychee, and this time I just knew that Tembikai is Watermelon! In Indonesia, we called ‘Tembikai’ is ‘Semangka’. Hahaha..

145 BIG LUNCH

Back to the apartment again.. I prepared my luggages.. make sure there’s no thing left behind. Ahhh.. still wanna stay.. Holiday’s gonna end.. back to the routines T^T .. Koko and Abang took me to the airport.. Why the airport have to be SO FARRRR!! They must be tired.. I’m very thankful for Koko and Abang’s help and effort to took me along from the start till the end of the day. It’s all perfect and memoriable. Feel so lucky to have friends, brothers like them.

Time is ticking, It’s time to leaving… Never forget this precious memories.. Thank you..

The End

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 II)

August 23th, 2012 – Thursday

Finally, the day has come, It’s August 23rd ,2012 – Thusrday!!  I still came to the office and worked until 12 pm, I’m going to the Soekarno Hatta International Airport. I’m lost at Terminal 2, then I have to take shuttle bus to Terminal 3 for Tiger Airway flight. Checking in with a little problem about the luggage fee that made me spend IDR 250.000,- for something that I shouldn’t have to pay. Oh well, forget it..

Nah, now I’m inside the plane, yay! I’ll be at KL at 5 pm. I’m here!!! Follow the passengers to the immigration then I’m taking my luggage. Go to the arrival gate then I saw Abang Osman holding a paper with Bodyjam™ logo and my name, Mr. Dharma Putra. Haha.. Yay so happy to see him! Hello Abang! Then we’re going to the apartment, Millennium Place – Petaling Jaya. It’s a looooonggg way to go… about 45 minutes to reach the city from the airport. Here we are! At the apartment (nice view), I’m meeting Koko Mike now.. This gonna be a great trip! I told them that I’m so excited and I’ll be like a little boy with a new toy XD.

Koko Mike wanna have a dinner so he took us to the Mall, Mid Valley and The Garden. I’m on city tour! It’s nice to see KL at night. Abang also want to buy a golden marker for OM’G’ T-shirt signature. I need to buy the local SIM card/ number to activate my Blackberry service and we chose DIGI service. The mall is nice, It’s big, I like it.. We’re having SUSHI TEI for dinner. After finish, we go back to apartment and rest. Get ready for tomorrow’s City Tour. Yay!

 (Continue to Part III)