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Living life at its best

A geek's journal on things that did not matter the most.

A week of activities (I'm Exhausted!)

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

This is rather a long journal entry, considering it's a week long of activities. Bare with it.

Unlock yourself at Avillion (13th - 15th August 2006)

Sunset at Avillion, PD.It's a company trip attending a training to unlock your potentials in the company's organization (and life too). Venue was at the Avillion, Port Dickson. Two trainers were flown in from the UK. It's fun and kinda different from the normal trainings (at least the ones that I had previously). I'm not gonna go into details about it though.. But I do find the Avillion is a very nice place to be but I ain't going back there if it's on my own expenses :D (it's a huge atomic bomb to your wallet if you gonna choose the water chalets!). The room was fantastic - imagine you have a bed + another bed by the window, your own balcony on top of the sea and when you use the shower - take a peek below, the ocean is beneath you :D

Avillion, PD.Aside from that, the way they arrange the botanics was pleasant and relaxing. The beach... uhmm well what can you expect from Port Dickson and the Straits of Malacca :D No crystal clear water mate! And that on the first day, the condition is not that good - quite heavy on the haze. Couldn't take a decent sunset shots. The second day was better, not much haze and got some nice sunsets. Wished my wife was there to enjoy it with me though.. She got an appointment on the 14th and thus was unable to join me there. I've reached KL back on the 15th around 6.30PM - tired but enjoyed the training/trip. God! By the next morning, I'll be driving to Damai Laut near Lumut...
Not sure whether I can still pack enough energy to drive there...

Damai Laut (16th - 17th AUgust 2006)

Damai Laut.After having enough sleep (sort of.. still sleepy actually) we drove to Damai Laut and reached there around 4pm. Tired, we immediately checked in and call it a day... nothing interesting actually.. The room was not as good as we expected, although it's big but.. uhmm... how I should put this.. it was rather uninspiring. To top that up, the location is no where near any town - completely remote and secluded. BAD. Bad to us since we're not prepared - getting dinner and lunch will be tough (unless if we opt for the hotel food, which we want to avoid). The room service is also not that good, asking for a hair dryer which did not even come! No safe for keeping valuables, no extra pillow (the pillow provided is more like a baby pillow) and the room was not that clean either... At least the iron came in fast :)
In the end, it was not a good place if you are not prepared and didn't really find the exact location of the place :D It's partly our fault also when we did not do a little research of our own hehe
Lumut Township.For the most part, we spent the time mostly in the town of Lumut. The 'Mee Udang" there is delicious! And manage to squeeze a few shots while we were there..
On the second day, we decided to cut short our stay in Damai Laut and decided to head to Taiping. My hometown! Yea! This is partly because my wife is not feeling that great and that she has develope a crave for 'Laksa', which we used to have when we were back in Taiping... So late in the evening, we drove to Taiping...

Taiping (17th - 19th AUgust 2006)

Life around the house.And around 8.30pm we reached Taiping... Didn't went straight to my father's place, instead we head straight to the usual place where we had it previously but to our dismay, it was finished. After that, we drove around town, in search of "Laksa" and we managed to find one - but the taste was awful! So we decided to went back to my father's place and call it a night...

The next day, nothing much happen - took the car for some alignment and balancing, replace the front tyres and go get the "Laksa". On another thing, I've never really paid much attention on my father's surrounding until I got myself a camera - it was full of life and activities, insects, lizards, my father's bonzais and a lot of other stuff.. Nice for practising my shots hehe

The next day, took the car again to the workshop to replace the timing belt - I forgot to change the belt and it was overdue hehe.. and because of that, we were delayed going back to KL...

Kuala Lumpur (19th August 2006)

Reached KL at 12.30am and made a stop in Tapah R&R for a while to rejuvenate. Reached home and not long after that dozed off to dream land...

Keramat (20th August 2006)

Happily Married.My parents along with my brother and his wife arrived at my place. We're attending a wedding reception of one of our relatives. But I had another plan - an old friend of mine is also holding a wedding reception over at this place, which is so happen to be nearby... So I mingled around a while and left my parents there and head straight to my friend's place... PJ a.k.a. mindless was also there (by the way he also just recently bought an S3) and we had our share of the meal :D

Not long after that, we were taking shots of our friend hehe... Baksoto was also there along with zigg and Bal... Went back to fetch my parents later and went back to my place - get ready for work and by 7pm, I was there in the office - TOTALLY EXHAUSTED!! Lucky there weren't major tasks to be done that night :)

After work (21st August 2006)

Blurred, Bored.Went back home and sleep, sleep, sleep, sleep!

So there you go... my life in a week long of activities... and I'm still exhausted but well worth it!

Gallery is available at Flickr.Com.

Currently listening: "Spoonman" - Soundgarden

Currently reading: "DPReview.Com"
Currently fantasizing: I'm too exhausted to have a fantasy

"Beauty lies in the ViewFinder"
~ me, whatever.
posted by vedd, 12:00 AM


Now that's another way to enjoy your week! No work but training, holidaying and holidaying!! :P
commented by Anonymous Nina, 9:08 AM  
nina: Yeah... but for the past 3 days I actually work my arse off zzzzzz.. Setupid mikrosof kluar patch pastu patch introduce new flaw.. gile tak gile.. workaround provided tapi hampeh tak jalan... user satu dunia dah komplen arrghhhhh!! Nasib baik aku dah start cuti hahahaha
commented by Blogger vedd, 2:25 PM  

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