Wednesday, July 26, 2017

My Good Old Memories: 2007 Formula One Malaysia Grand Prix

On the 8th April 2007, I had the opportunity to watch the Formula One motor race in Sepang, Malaysia live. This was my first and only experience so far to experience such an international sports event.
Yes, this is the Panasonic Toyota Racing, debut in 2002 and left the Formula 1 in year 2009 after 8 seasons.
The winner of the race, Fernando Alonso and second place, Lewis Hamilton, both from McLaren while Kimi Raikkonen at third. Can you imagine Alonso and Hamilton?

This is truly a lifetime experience and will never be forgotten, especially when the lights turn green!

Saturday, July 22, 2017

My Good Old Memories: Colleagues and Students (Part 1)

Some time ago, there were no such thing called Social Network or blogs to share our exciting moments. Finally, it is time to do so for all these amazing memories that I have long kept in a disk drive. This will be the first posting and more to come.

Annual Dinner & Dance 2001 for ABE, CIM and UAD students @ Renaissance Hotel, KL
Miss your morbid questions, Mr. Christopher
Door gits for everyone: Goody Bags by sponsors
The UAD gang!
We miss you Mr. Malick
Nescafe KickStart Campaign 2004 @ Pacific College
We all love free beverage.
The ever supportive students in any activities.

Inter-College Soccer Tournament (ICST) 2004 jointly organised by Pacific College and Metro College
The VIP speech
Price before GST era.
We even got coverage by TV3.
More to come! Follow this blog for updates.

Friday, May 19, 2017

Tourism Event at Pavillion KL - Wonderful Indonesia 2017

Check out this event at Pavilion Kuala Lumpur - today is the official launching.

Pavilion Kuala Lumpur 
168, Jalan Bukit Bintang, Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Opening Hours: 
 10AM–10PM

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Searching for Penguins at Asahikawa Zoo (Hokkaido Winter 2017)

The highlight of our trip in this winter is to visit the northernmost zoo in Hokkaido, the Asahikawa Zoo. They are famous for the Penguin Parade in Winter only (November until April).
We bought the tour from the Tourist Information Centre at the airport. It is a package with transportation and entrance fee all included for ¥6,130 per person.
The zoo opens at 10.30AM and close at 3.30PM in winter so we have to be there very early to catch the first penguin parade of the day at 11.00AM, or else the second session is at 2.30PM.
To get there, we left the hotel right after our breakfast, which starts at 6.00AM. We took subway from Nakajima Koen to Sapporo Station, which cost ¥200 per journey.
Then we headed to the platform 8 for the train to Asahikawa
I really like the public transportation here. The train arrives on-time and depart on-time.
They have very comfortable seat and spacious too.
Throughout the journey, the views were stunning.

After around 1.5 hours, we reached Asahikawa Station and got into a bus to the zoo. It is another 40 minutes journey to the zoo. The bus tickets comes together with the package we bought earlier. If not, it cost ¥440 per trip. (Bus #41, 42 and 47)

An we arrived at the bus stop outside the zoo.
Here I am, Asahikawa Zoo, after more hours of travelling from Sapporo.


We managed to watch the first morning session of Penguins Parade.
and I continue to be amazed by the animals in the zoo - choegraphy in full force!

Some highlights in the zoo
Up the hill in the zoo, we found a rest area (looks like another entrance to the zoo). We had our lunch at the Garden Terrace Lion where they serve this special Ramen with butter - taste really good!
It is sunset for another day...
We are glad that the weather was good whole day and -1.3 degree was much better than we saw on the weather forecast the day before (-7 degree)
Asahikawa Zoo unlocked! Goodbye!
Waiting for the bus to Asahikawa Station
Tickets ready! Back to Sapporo