Saturday, December 6, 2008
After everyone was all set, we headed at the foot of Mt. Irau. The weather was quite good, cool but still damp. To our surprised, it was not only our group who was going to hike only, joining us was a group of 5, one of the hikers dressed like he was going for a war (funny....ha-ha). And we began our journey...
It was quite easy at the beginning, everybody was R-E-L-A-X. We kept moving forward, sometimes we talked along the way up and down the mountain, some sang too, sometimes silence filled the air. We stopped for water, to rest so that we had enough energy to move forward as there was a long way ahead. We hiked enthusiastically so that we could reach the peak as soon as possible. With Hippo leading us, taught us the technique to walk through the mud, it was much easier (not as hard as what Hippo said...he he). After approximately 3 hours of hiking, we finally reached Anak Irau (not the peak yet). All of us were really tired, we took a rest there. We ate some energy bars and of course drank some water to keep us filled with energy. We were so happy to meet our Taylor's lecturer at Anak Irau, with his bunch of friends. Actually he is not our lecturer, but Dragonaut Chemistry's lecturer, he took some pictures for us too. Due to time constraint, we decided not to hike further to the peak of Mt.Irau, not that we couldn't, but due to TIME CONSTRAINT.
After half an hour of rest, we began to hike back, the process of hiking back had slowed down a little due to the lack of energy (for the 1st time hikers). Unfortunately, the rain began to pour down, blurring our visions and the condition was even muddier. But we didn't stop because of that. We met some hikers along the way back, there was a group of 80 people who were hiking up. We exchanged regards, wishing each other good luck, grinned to them. Most of us were wondering when we will reach. How long was it?? Finally, light in front of us, we saw the hanging bridge, we were closer and closer. Everyone just couldn't wait for a single minute to reach, we moved even faster...Muahahahha, finally, we reached. We cleaned ourselves before we returned to the rented apartment.
Other Sky Adventurers joined us for dinner after that, we had warm steamboat for dinner, it was especially nice to have steamboat when we were at Cameron (cold place...yum yum). Besides, we visited the pasar malam nearby, non stop eating. We stayed up quite late to play cards and computer games, finally we ended the exhausted day about 2a.m. Next morning, we left Cameron and headed to Ipoh to have lunch, the famous white chicken with bean spouts. We drove to a shop to buy some Ipoh products before we drove back to Subang.
Yahoo!! we reached Anak Irau......say cheese......
Monday, November 17, 2008
Most of the members joined this "GRANT" dinner ( of course, 60 bucks per person ), besides, alumnis which consist of Jakun, Mew Mew, Lalang, Hippo, Rice, Nemo, Panda, Bear Bear, Ocean, Gorilla, Cow Cow, Tic Toc and Pizza joined us as well. Other than that, others were the VIPs such as Mr.Ronson, Ms Dolly and her family, Ms Alina ( The Rock), and Ms Gomathi ( San Dragon). We were so happy they were able to make it…….They gave some speeches, Jakun, the Sky Adventure Club’s founder which was so “ touched” to see that this club still remain active ( don’t cry…), of course our formal and current presidents Dragoat and Alien also gave their speeches as well....The Rock ( cool hair...hehe) even prepared the script for this.....said she is so fortunate to be in SAC ( of course.....we know, we are also fortunate to have such a cool student's advisor as you...) , of course, Mr.Ronson also gave a short speech too.....
After eating for at least ten rounds……all Sky Adventure Club's members proceeded to the photo session, time to say out loud……." SACCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC"……(chak chak) instead of the normal say “cheese”….he he……tat was so cute…..
hehe.....the night was still young, we actually planned a surprise party for Tiny and Lalang....ssshhhhhh, they didn't know. They were so blur, especially Tiny, she wanted to go back after the dinner but luckily we cheated her to go back to the restaurant again....haha....we sang Happy Birthday's song to them.......they were so touched, let's see their pictures.......wohoo.....Ewwww Thunder....stop doing that!!! Tiny doesn't seemed like it at all...
This is Lalang, her birthday's wish this year was to find her prince charming.......serious, no joke!!
Friday, November 7, 2008
After the briefing on the upcoming events....file passing ceremony began.....( dang dang dang dang)......firstly, with the former fitness director, Coffee passed his power to Wolf. Before that, a quick brief by Coffee. Next, quartermasters' posts were of course passed by to Elephant and Coffee( ya rite.....former fitness director).....of course there was a photo session for them.....
Durian, the former membership director passed his file to Teddy ( Luckily there was no "Ni Hao and Xie Xie" session) hehe......he only said:" nothing special lah....just tick tick tick, msg msg msg, call call call, update update update and etc...." ( mauahaaha....)Next the "unique" combination of the club's shortest and tallest members ( Crazy and Coconut ) will take on the documentary directors' (DD) posts.....and the file was passed by the former DDs Dragonaut and Alien....Odd photo session.
Following up was the file passing by formal sponsorship director Kiwi to Thunder and Pig....with Kiwi giving her "golden" advices to Thunder and Pig. Papaya, the former treasurer passed the file to Mouse...( wow, what a thick file!!) Coming up Nottie, the former and also the current secretary will continue to serve for the club with another new member, Egg joining the assistant secretary post also received their thick files. Next were the vice presidents' posts that were joined in by Kiwi and Cheese get their files from the former vice presidents Banana and Teddy.
Finally, the former president Dragoat ( wearing a new cap) briefed a while before passing the file to our new president ALIEN......wohooo.....Hooray to all the newly elected board of directors and also not forget the hardwork of all the formal board of directors......( Clap clap)
LET'S CONTINUE THE MOTO OF SAC " ACCOMPLISH OR DO NOT BEGIN!!"
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
AdventuRun 2008 was held on 12th October at the picturesque Taman Tasik Perdana in KL. The charity run this year aimed to raise funds for the National Cancer Society Malaysia. Participation fee was RM20 and there were 7 categories altogether catering for all ages. The distance was either 10km or 5km.
The event started at 7.30am with registration (but at like 5.30am for the crew members) followed by a warm-up session by our very shocked-but-spontaneously-efficient Coffee who did not know that he was supposed to be conducting it until the emcee announced it to the crowd. Yeah Coffee, you rock!
The competitive runners (10km) were flagged off soon after that, with the rest of the runners flagged off 10 minutes later.
We also had a “Lend a Hand” palm print banner, in which we charged RM2 for a palm print on the AdventuRun banner. All proceeds from the games and palm printing were channeled to NCSM. For entertainment, there was a dance performance and a band.
Monday, November 3, 2008
The process began starting with the top jobs which are the President and Vice President's posts . Interestingly the female SACians totally outnumbered the guys for the top jobs . Yup females are full of calibre and highly capable nowadays =) . After a round of voting and presenting, the club came to a conclusion that the new president would be none other than Alien assisted by her lovely Vices Kiwi and Cheese. Next up would be the posts of Secretaries and this club is proud to have Nottie continue serve and Egg joining in. Next up would be the post of Treasurer and Mouse was chosen to hold it. Yup it's still all females holding the posts. Moving on to the Documentary Directors, both Coconut and Crazy got the jobs to document on the club's activities. Finally a guy!=) For the Sponsorship Directors, the posts went to both Pig and her partner in crime, Thunder. (This guy here has the passion to talk). Next up for the Quartermasters' posts , Elephant and Coffee were chosen to undertake the responsibility . Moving on , Teddy was chosen to continue serving in the board as he was chosen too be the new Membership Director . Last but not least the task of putting all SACians back into shape again was given to Wolf as the new Fitness Director.
With the passing of the baton complete it was time for the old post holders to reflect back on what has been a great and enriching experience for them. To sum it all up each one of them had said the post they held had been a really rewarding experience and hoped the same would happen to the new post holders. Unfortunately every meeting has a parting as this club will be saying goodbye to Dragonaut, Mangosteen , Durian(and his trademark Ni Hao) , Tiny and Wave all who should be leaving Taylor's next term. We will surely miss you guys. In short with the exchange of the baton complete, hence begins a new phase of fun and adventure for SAC. Until the next baton exchange , let us all SAC members run well together.
Sunday, October 5, 2008
Dragoat frozen in time reading the touching sentiments in her card.
Bear Bear and Dragoat with their extremely cute alienmade birthday cards and muffins.
Group picture.. hurry up, Nando's ppl wana close shop d!!
Group pic outside GSC 1U.
Then there was Coffee's birthday on 5th September. The post & pictures are somewhere below...
It was nobody's birthday on 13th September but we played badminton at 3K and then headed down to Kuala Selangor for a mouth-watering seafood dinner.
"SUPER GT QUEEN"
"Hey, let's take a picture with the rice coz it looks so pretty!"
Ooh fishy, i love you too...
Is that something to tapis coffee or an underwear?
One side of the table...
...the other side of the table... yes king kong, we know u're very excited...
...and the other side... that's elephant trying to eat mangosteen's shoes.
After that, it was our lovable Gorilla's turn on the 26th September, whose real birthday falls on 24th. At Sunway Pyramid, we sent him to BBQ Plaza, then to Gasoline, then to Kim Gary and finally to the cinema where we were waiting the whole time (just to give him some training). Then out strolled Nottie in a trolley with the birthday cake. Sorry Gori, we couldn't get a cake big enough to stuff her in, or we would have made her wear a bikini and pop out to sing you Happy Birthday buakakaka....
Gori: "Aik! So small wan the cake! And where's the bikini clad playboy playmate that's supposed to pop out from my cake??!"
Second birthday song for gorilla by the waitress at Gasoline. Sorry, she wasn't bikini clad either...
Monday, September 22, 2008
This event is open to public. There will be games, performances and lucky draw. We would appreciate very much if you could promote this event to your family and friends. As all proceeds of this event go to the National Cancer Society of Malaysia (NCSM), every form of contribution makes a difference to the cancer sufferers.
If you need clarification from National Cancer Society of Malaysia (NCSM), Miss Adeline Joseph, a representative from NCSM will be more than glad to assist you at 03-26987300, fax her at 03-26984300, or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For those who are interested to join, drop us an email and we'll send you the registration form and waiver clause, which are to be printed and filled up completely before submission. Rules and regulations and the location map are only for personal references.
Lastly, pease do not hesitate to contact us for form submission or further enquiries. See you on the 12th of October!
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
On the 6th of September (Saturday), 17 Sky Adventurers gathered at TBS ground floor, eagerly waiting for Mr.Nanda and his team to arrive with the bus. As time was, is, and will be precious, we played cho dai di in the mean time. Can you believe that there are SAC member who don't know how to play cho dai di??? How can this be??? SAC = cho dai di pros la..
In the bus, some slept, some continued to play cho dai di. We stopped at Tapah rest stop for a heavy breakfast, then continued our journey to Gua Kanthan.
Upon arrival near Gua Kanthan, life jackets were distributed. We had to walk through an estate-like road, then walk passed a river and few ponds, then a snake temple in a cave, and finally the entrance into a jungle. After 15minutes of hiking, we reached the opening of Gua Kanthan, where we were asked to wear the life jackets, and tie a string tightly in between our legs to secure it *ouch*.
Caved awhile, and came to an in-cave, underground river which happens to be the starting point of Sungai Kanthan. We went in the river one by one, and boy was the river freezing cold. The river was very deep, even Coconut couldn't touch the ground with his toes. Occasionally while swimming, where will be high rocks in the middle of the river that can't be seen as it was dark. BUMB! There goes a swollen butt. Swam, swim and continued to swim, we finally reached the inner part of the cave, where our
Back at the starting point, we went to the other side of Gua Kanthan, which was a dry cave. Walked around, sight-see awhile, and we headed back. According to Mr. Nanda, if the sun was shining really bright through the opening above the cave, the walls will glow and sparkle like diamonds. Too bad it wasn't a sunny day T.T. On our way back to the opening of the cave, there was a very loud sound out of the sudden. To our horror Wave fell from quite a high ground. Thank God her life jacket cushioned her a little, thus no serious injuries, only bruises.
Before we hiked out through the jungle again, we were given a task to find our own way out. Nanda and another guide went out first, leaving the last guide behind the line. Banana was elected to lead us out. After few mistakes and errors, we managed to find our way out. We washed up in the river outside and also cleaned our life jackets.
Fortunate for the girls, they managed to use the toilets in a nearby Indian Temple to change, while the boys changed in the open =). Headed to some small town in Ipoh for dinner, and went straight to Gua Kandu.
As we were walking into Gua Kandu, it started to rain alittle. Nevertheless we reached our destination without much problems. At the 'mouth' of Gua Kandu, we settled down, opened up floor sheets, cleaned up a little, opened sleeping mats and sleeping bags. A small group of us slept for 1hour before night activity, while the rest continued to play cho dai di.
Finally night activity came. Without our torch lights, we went in Gua Kandu. Only the 3 guides had torches. After caving in quite a distance, we were separated and placed in different corners of the cave. There was no one in at least a 5meter radius. No torch lights, no sound, no nothing. We sat there for almost 30minutes. In the mean time, the guides made some sound to try to scare us. It was really a test of courage. After that, Teddy was given a candle, and he have to find all of us and bring us out. Holding hands, we formed a string of 16people. Notifying each other whats coming ahead, whether its on the ground or on the top. Soon enough we realised Wave was missing. The guide made us walk back to look for her. After a long detour, we found Wave, who was hidden by the guides and told not to respond to our calls. After coming out, most people blamed the guides for hiding her. But personally, I think its our fault for not noticing she was missing. Imagine if it was a real situation and she had fainted instead *touch wood*. Dangerous wei.
Upon coming out, we cleaned up a little
The next day, we had our self-brought breakfast. Packed up, and went into the cave for flying fox. It was a great experience overall. Few people got injuries. Mew Mew injured her knee so badly that she had to use a stick as her walking stick. Coconut's spectacles flew away also, but Wave managed to find it back. After 2hours of
On the way back, we dropped by Tapah rest stop for lunch. All along the journey back, seniors (pros) taught the juniors (learning/noobs) how to be a cho dai di pro. We called it a 'training session' for juniors. If they wanna join SAC, they got to be cho dai di pros. LOLZ!!
That about sums up our caving trip. More editing will be done to this post later. Meanwhile, pictures are already up in the multiply. Have a nice day!
Monday, September 8, 2008
Happy Birthday Coffee
And of coz, the traditional smash-your-face-in-the-cake-while-you're-picking-out-candles-with-your-mouth game. Full video already uploaded on multiply. =)
After meeting, we went to Hassan's for dinner. Play some of those observation games, and some riddles, some jokes, and lots of laughter. Check out the multiply to see a video on how Dragonaut pranked pig.
On one side..
..on the other side
Check out the multiply for more pictures and 2 videos!
Thursday, August 21, 2008
Once again, Sky Adventure Club of Taylor’s University College set out to test our own limits on the road. This year’s Cycling Pledge saw us pedaling our bikes to Pulau Pangkor, Perak with a total distance of about 250km. This year’s pledge aimed at creating awareness about global warming.
A total of 7 cyclists and 4 crews participated in this year’s pledge. The vehicle convoy consisted of a Toyota Hilux, a Toyota Unser and a Myvi. The trip spanned over 3 days (16th-18th August 2008) and is one heck of an unforgettable one.
One very exhausted cyclist.
On Day 2, we had cereals for breakfast on the back of the Hilux before proceeding to complete the rest of the cycling trip at 8.05am. Our target was to reach Pangkor Jetty which would bring our total distance to 215.3km. We finally achieved that at about 3.00pm and the crews began to prepare what was supposed to be lunch until we realized that we had not brought our precious gas stove. Thankfully, there were some scouts among us and they helped to build a makeshift stove and fire, over which we cooked our spaghetti which eventually became dinner.
Lychee drinks sponsored by Yeo's.
Forcing down our weird tasting lunch.
Day 3 was a more relaxed one. We woke up early and had a walk at the beach until it drizzled. We made our way to a little restaurant to have breakfast and sat there for a long time, waiting out the rain. We chatted and shared our feelings on the tiring but worthwhile cycling pledge. It was moments like these that made our experience so much more memorable. Just us, sitting together as a club and friends, united by our passion for adventure and poking fun at each other over nasi lemak.
Sightseeing at the beach.
Alien. Can you stop taking pictures?
When the weather permitted, we retreated to our hotel for an interesting game of Indian Poker. We checked out at 12.30pm and tackled the slopes once more on our way to the jetty. We took the ferry back to Lumut and then capped off our journey with a roadshow at Terminal Jeti. Here, we gave out global warming awareness brochures, MYC! magazines, free Yeo’s drinks and Shokobutsu samples while explaining to passers-by about our pledge. We also had a “Guess the Number” contest. The public had to guess the number of pingpong balls we had in a box. With only RM1 per entry, they had a chance to win an Apple iPod Shuffle courtesy of MYC! if their guess was correct.
Roadshow at Terminal Jeti.
A participant trying to count the number of ping pong balls.
Handing out Yeo's Lychee drinks.
Congratulations to Mr Bala, the much envied winner of the Apple iPod Shuffle.
Besides that, we would like to extend a heartfelt appreciation to Mr Lim Guan Chow from Exit Way who sponsored the bicycles and uniforms. Also special thanks to Yeo's and the ECA Centre of Taylor's University College. Thank you so much for your contribution in making this year's cycling pledge a great success!
Though Sky Adventure Club’s Cycling Pledge 2008 may be over, rest assured you have not seen the last of us. Cycling Pledge 2009 is only a year away and be set to be blown away for another spectacular performance from Sky Adventure!