Tuesday, January 11, 2011

First Hiking Experience

Pada satu senja Khamis yang indah:

Kak Gee: Korang nak gi mendaki bukit tak?
Hawa: Bukit?Kat mana?
Me: Bukit?Dengar citer, azam nak jogging dah 2 minggu. Tapi tak penah2 pun lagi pegi jogging.
Kak Gee: Kat Semenyih. Bukit Lalang. Jom Ahad ni!

Now I know that even a simple, casual conversation like above could lead to a spontaneous decision.

Jogging?Dah lama tak buat.6 bulan mungkin?Mendaki bukit?Kalo jogging pun tak pnah, takkan la mendaki bukit aku buat 3 minggu skali 20 minit ever session kan.

So, dengan slumber nye and without any expectation, Kak Gee, Hawa a.k.a. Mak and I headed to Semenyih with 3 others Kak Gee's friens-Nik, Daud and Fadzlie. Our plan was to get there by 5 a.m. or so, so that we could perform our Subuh prayer on the top of the hill. Tapi, kitorang sampai around 5.45, so dah lewat sikit.Let me tell you what I had on my mind the night before:

Bukit Lalang?-Tak tinggi sangat kot-Ntah2 mcm lam tv..ade jalan tar siap-Eleh.tak lah letih sangat camtuh-Mcm jalan kaki keliling tasik sri serdang je-Sure tak letih punyer la

Letih?That word surely crossed my mind at least 100 times throughout our way to the top of Bukit Lalang a.k.a. Bukit Broga. The path is not even the least that I had thought of.

1. Gedik nak mendaki. Tapi tak bawak torchlight. Jalan gileee gelap ala-ala kampung terpencil yg tak dapat bekalan api kerajaan
2. The path was sooo steep and they have a few alternative ways to get to the top. Each path will bring you the peak, only the difficulty level that matters.haha. At some point, you cannot even stand still and have to practically crawl down. Interesting kan?And at some place ade jurang yg agak dalam, so you've to be extra careful.
3. I'm only 22-turning-23 but I've stopped at least 5-6 times on my way up. And interesting enough, I've also seen at least 5-6 six-year-old kids overtook me..mendaki dengan penuh semangatnya that I have to say "Go Adik!Go Adik!" because I was soo amazed with their determination (and of course stamina)

It took me 1 hour to finally understand why people love hiking. Once you reach the top, no word can describe how you feel, especially when you look down to the path that you've taken to get to the top. Rasa accomplishment gilee ah. Kat atas dah ramai gile manusia and that makes me wonder "At what time that they exactly get up here?". We had a light breakfats, took pictures and looked around before we realized it's the same location that Dr. Sheikh Muszhaphar had his wedding photoshoot. And again, I wonder how did they climb up with all the wedding dress and camera?Kagum kagum.

Going down was much better, especially because it's already bright..so dah tak payah meraba2 dalam gelap. And best sebab kadang2 dpt slide sket2. On our way down, there're still a lot of people who just started going up. Only then I know that my first hiking experience was at a very famous hill. Even Sheikh Muszaphar pun dtg situ nak amek gambar kawen.

And breakfast at mapley concluded our first hiking experience.

Thrilling.Fun.Best. Definitely wanna go back again.

Nota kaki: Gile exaggerate,tapi rasa makin kurus lepas turun Bukit Broga.

Tahukah Anda?
Jarak perjalanan ke puncak Bukit Broga ialah 1.7 km
Nak tahu lagi?
Tepi Bukit Broga, ada satu gunung. Gunung Tok Wan yang jaraknya 4.8 km. Kalau dah rasa expert ngan Broga Hill, bleh la nk try route laen yg lagik jauh kannn

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

When your joy was killed

You know what happen when you suddenly did something you've never done before? Like when they tell you to update your Adobe software all the time but you never care to do so and finally on one sunnnyyy day, you just feel like clicking on the 'Update' button, and taddaa..a message appears that figuratively reads 'I wish I never click that button'.

I just got all over excited sharing my joy in downloading using IDM merely couple days ago and suddenly last night, I felt like clicking the 'Update' button when a box popped up saying 'You've been using fake serial number for this product. Please register your product'. You know when you happily using pirated software and one day, you just went blindly submissive that a one instant click killed your joy. My brother (who's responsible for installing that pirated IDM) sent me this right after I told him about this problem:

Abe Yam: HAha..padan muko..kena reinstall version lama balik la..gune free download manager la dulu

That 'HAha'is obviously not some kind of consolation, right?

Wondering what's the hidden message?

Never ever trust your reflex act? Not really. Most of the times, you'll need that.
Never ever download pirated software?Nope. Will keep doing that.
Don't be overjoyed by a simple fact like 'Wow! I can use my fast internet office to download Secret Garden' and on top of that, brag about it to your friend? Truly YES.