Thursday, November 29, 2007

2 days with Korean experience(day 1)

Well,...wondering what have i got to do with korean kids?

It all began when my housemate (cheng)'s korean fren came over to Malaysia for 1 week travel, cheng who also took up d job of being a guardian/facilitator for a korean english summer camp with my other housemates for 3 continuous weeks, have to accompany her korean fren to main and jalan-jalan for that whole week. Unfortunately, she was unable to find anyone to replace her for the 1st sat and sun of working, where she is suppose to take care of a group of korean students aged 12-14, together with bunch of korean kids and other facililtators to go KL day trip and sunday petrosains/KLCC shopping. As a result, i replaced her for that 2 days as i was attracted with the job to meet koreans, and also xtra income.

However, to b frank, when sat and sun finally came, i was a bit regret tat i took up the job, as i was BZ toward that weekend and found out i cant really manage my time and plan which i have to keep in plan. Sigh, out of desperate, i have no chocice but to go help when sat mornin arrived.

Around 9AM, had breakfast at the hotel where the korean students stayed, met with the students from my group..., it was a very simple introduction, the students din really bother who u r. Worse still , i was no gud with handling of the reason why i din teach during my holidays. I just duno wat to do, and how to handle d kids.....there is communication breakdown/barrier between me and the students, luckily there was a student who have a better command of english which can speak more fluently than others and understand better too. I talked alot to her to understand better the group and also since she is easier to approach. There were 3 gals and 3 boys in my group. I heard from cheng before that bryant(nickname) was hardly in control...ya he definitely is hard to control, there goes the same for the other 2 boys (sam and Danny). The boys always hanged with other boys of other groups which made me headache of pulling them back to my group. THe point that i was a total new and stranger to them makes it even more difficult for me to pull them back, after they joined back in the group, later they separated again. Aduhai........sakit kepala,...

i was not in a smiling mood at all, coz it was stress and headache to me for control them....especially the trip visiting boring places such outside compund of istana, national musuem, police museum.......We were supposed to explain to the students the things inside the musuem, but the problem remained with the level of understanding of english..., i just duno how to explain to them in more layman's manner...and since they cant understand, all they could do is see, which made the museum visits even more boring and tiring coz walked too much.

After the museums, we had lunch somewhere nearby in a small resting point, we had food like sushi, though it's not called sushi in korea.

Next destination was the national mosque. This place was even worse to me, we were not allowed to enter the mosque as we came late, so we could only linger on the outskirt of mosque. I totally have no idea what to explain to them about this mosque, i'm no muslim, it has no significance to me, i dun even bother bout it. All i knew was that, it's a mosque for praying, and it's the national mosque. Gosh, this was a bad place to be. IT was at this very moment, i was told that i should smile much much more, to be more friendly with the kids, i was to smile when i duno wat to explain, duno wat tell them on this mosque and nothing to see except the walls of the mosque.

LUckily they left earlier to go to the planetarium.

Finally, the planetarium looks better than the previous places, at least this place provides some try on your own games, place to explore more. We went for a movie inside the planetarium too. The screen was super huge and it a semi-circle shape above out head. I myself was quite excited to see such a different screen, i told myself it must be good to watch the stars and the universe in this way.

the movie about our human body was nice at 1st, however towards the 3rd quarter, it was hypnotising most of us. Fall asleep coz too tired. After the show, we went up for view.

It was around 6-7pm when we were out of the planetarium.

There was still one more destination which is "tian hou gong" , luckily they cancelled the plan and went for dinner instead.

Well, it was really along and tiring day. I have never thought it would be so tiring and took out so much energy from me to look after the kids, afterall they were all old enough. Sigh.

Friday, November 16, 2007

KLCC skybridge...... yeah

This was a trip v my housemate, ah sam and his churchmates...

It was hard to get the tickets to go up the skybridge, especially on weekends, because everyone, not only foreigners but also locals would want to go up the bridge. One have to line up as early as 7.30AM to get early tickets, if not, you would have to get tickets which is quite late. Every 15 minutes, 20 people are allowed to go up the bridge at a time.

WE got 2.30pm tickets eventhough we reached KLCC between 8.30-9am. As a result, we went to ah sam's church fren's house in wangsa maju to have lunch before coming back at 2pm.

A 10 minutes presentation of KLCC and it's contruction will be showed to the visitors before we go up to 40 floor for the 10-15minutes view. The lift can go up 2 floors per second if i'm not mistaken. The attendants working there are helpful and nice too.

Here are some of the photos taken :)

In the high-speed lift........

going up to 40sthg level.......

our guide explaining this KLCC.......

Me n SAM.......yeah

New frens........yeah

Little gentiNG........yeah

After Naili's place and Putrajaya, we went on our following trip to find the little genting which is well known for the nightline view of KL where one will get to see KLCC and KL tower as well.

This was a place which i heard many times and long time ago, just no chance to go. This was the most difficult trip among the three trips we made compared to Putrajaya and Naili's place, it was far and difficult to reach. Little Genting is located in residential area of Cheras, e.g. Taman muda was one of it. We spent lot of time on the road to reach cheras, we were really baffled and dumbfounded with the roads of KL, the roadsigns were not helping at all, someone really have to complaint at the road signboads that was located too near the junction (one can only see the road sign very near a junction), or hidden behind trees...etc. We try to get to cheras with the info we got from frens and internet, however we ended going the other way instead of the original plan, haha.

We drove 2 cars there, in cheras, we were separated cause we got lost. In the end, we went to search for little genting on our own, saying to meet at the little genting. My fren in another car reached first, cause one of the fren suddenly recalled how to go. We stopped by petrol station again to ask for directions. We reached the residential area at last, but not little genting yet. We asked a cybercafe worker, according to him there were actually 3 little among the apartments, another which is a lookout point where there are cafes operating there, another....somewhere dark and far. He only showed part of the directions, and we have to drive on our own after the directions he gaved. We finally reached little genting based on our instinct, the view was superb, much like what we always see people in hongkong dramas with people oversee the nightline view. There were many people there 'lepaking' , haha.

However, the problem was we cant find our frens who in the other car, my fren told me it was located right at the very end of the road, so we drive all the way.........up and then down where the road has no end, it was weird......we have a hard time locating each other. In the end, the other frens wana go back dy, but we were not sastified as we took great effort to make it here. We have no choice but to let them go back first, we continue taking picture of the beautiful nightline view, however too bad, when we finally can enjoyed the view, KLCC and KL tower have turned off the lights........but still we enjoyed the view...haha. We went to the lookout point, the restaurant there to take pics.

We only found out that actually the 3 little genting the cybercafe worker told me was located at different hill, no wondered we cant find each other and the little genting at the apartments there is the most original one, or 1st to be found. Haha, we also have a hard time going back to PJ,sigh.Well, it's experince...

Naili's place .......yeah

Went naili's place in sentul east in june with a bunch of frens.
The search for this famous place was this was our 1st time, no one actually know the road to this eating place. We got lost a few time, end up asking people nearby. It's true that asking people for directions is still the best way to get to a place if you lost :)

We reached Naili's place safely :), this was a famous place for many people. I have heard of it since my 1st year in university, my friend told me about that place have treetop eating place, which excite me to try one day, someday. I even heard that the treetop seats are hard to get, one have to book in order to sit there, also it has to be a group of six at least to sit there.

That oneday and someday finally came, when kok foo, one of my best fren here offered to drive since it will be his last few days before june ends and he'll go back Seremban. The thought of going Naili's place occured at once......

Anyway, we found this place beautiful and having a nice ambience too. The surrounding design was creative and consist of a mix of different concepts, with different siting places different designs and lightings. There are bamboos, 1 treetop, fluorescence drawing background....and other concepts. I personally like the fluorescene drwaing background, cause i have seen one before, and it was creative to me :)

This place was good for phototaking as well. If any of you have been to the treetop in JB, it's pretty much the same concept, just that Naili's place looks more beautiful but doesn't have people playing angklong, a musical instrument.

Foodwise, a variety, malay and western food. The common one is nasi lemak which we ordered. Well, to me, the food there was ordinary for my 1st try. They sell ABC as well, same as the treetop in JB one with an icecream topping. But the ABC was also so so only, try not to order the special ABC, which is a blended ABC, very small cup. Seem expensive for a small cup, RM7.

We pretty much enjoyed the environment there, chat and took photos. We din have the chance to sit at the treetop( actually it's not really a treetop, just building a place to eat through the bark of the tree), but we were below it, haha. I heard there is another naili's place in Ampang, but not as beautiful as this one?? haha, who's noe?? All in all, this place was worth to go for a nice environment :)