Tuesday, March 17, 2009

prolog : snorkeling in Arab land

prolog :
dingin pagi tidak mematahkan semangat
walau mata kuyu dibuai perasaan mengantuk
kaki digagahkan dihayun berjalan
suasana subuh di dubai memang menyenangkan
melihat matahari terbit di bandar dubai juga mendamaikan
apatah lagi bagi mereka yang selalu bangun jam 8pagi
dan terus berkejar ke ofis..
sometimes, we need to run from the norm
break the rules
go snorkeling although its freaking cold!
inilah pengalaman snorkel di tanah arab
dengarkan dulu lagu khas RUN, Leona Lewis
ambik mood dulu before baca cerita penuh ya
oh, lagu ini sangat romantik
lirik nya akan membuai jiwa remaja remaja perempuan
tapi, mak mak orang pasti tertidur mendengarnya.. hehe, peace..
I'll sing it one last time for you
Then we really have to go
You've been the only thing that's right
In all I've done
And I can barely look at you
But every single time I do
I know we'll make it anywhere
Away from here
Light up, light up
As if you have a choice
Even if you cannot hear my voice
I'll be right beside you dear
To think I might not see those eyes
Makes it so hard not to cry
And as we say our long goodbyes
I nearly do
Light up, light up
As if you have a choice
Even if you cannot hear my voice
I'll be right beside you dear
Louder louder
And we'll run for our lives
I can hardly speak I understand
Why you can't raise your voice to say

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

desert safari escapade

a month ago, our beloved management did implementing a new office rules. all of us have to work 6 days a week (full day) and the only off-day is on friday. since then, most of us do not have an ample time for ourselves and no ample moment to explore dubai to the fullest. pendek kata - friday is a day of sleep - friday prayer - sleep and sleep.
after a while, staying at home a.k.a sleep all day long became a dull escapism method. we need a new method to escape from the craziness of workload that we have. Its time for.... DESERT SAFARI!
No! No! its not like what you are thinking. saya bukan pergi tengok gajah, monyet, ular atau keldai di padang pasir! desert safari or also called dune bashing is a form of off-roading - using off-road vehicle to explore sand dunes. so, kirim salam lah sama itu monyet monyet. kami pergi main pasir, dan ahem ahem, tengok belly dancing.

aksi ganas four wheel drive di padang pasir
woke up and get dressed. around 9am we gathered at the compound of our apartment. 13 of us. this is my first desert safari experience. i can feel the excitement. two 4-wheel drive picked us up and drove us to Ras al Khor - the nearest desert. on our way, the vehicles had a pit-stop near a petrol station. i took that chance to buy an apple for my breakfast. and guess what. that apple cost me dirhams 6 for just 1! damn.

walau tak puas hati dengan harga epal, tetap memberikan pose poyo di depan kamera..

the journey continued. after 30 minutes, the vehicles started to drove us off the road and crossing the desert. similar to auto-racing, experience and skill is required to manoeuvre the 4-wheel and to prevent accident. seram juga sebab pernah ada kejadian 4-wheel terbabas dan ada yang terkorban. but of course, the skills kena ada pada driver saja. people like me, we just need to have a 'sleep-in-a-4wheel drive' skill sahaja. hahaha.

di salah satu stop point di tengah padang pasir. the best thing is that, this is the end of winter, so its neither too hot nor too cold. the weather been so nice to us.

upon entering the desert, it is common to meet and move with a pack of vehicles and a group of people. the main reason for this is to prevent the vehicles from losing track of direction and getting lost. iyalah, kang tersesat di padang pasir, mana nak cari makanan? sini dubai, takde lampu ajaib aladdin..

what are they doing here? having a party?

part of the trip members. i'm in the middle, men in black!

this is desert safari (referring to these fellas that pose just like safari-animal)

during the stop-over, we had a chance to try sand-boarding. obviously we cant do any snowboarding here in the middle of the desert, but sand-boarding is not bad at all. one thing for sure, i dont have any talent as a professional sand-boarder as i fell down on my first try. iya, terduduk depan ramai ramai orang yang beratur tu lah. nasib baik muka memang jenis tebal. relax saja buat buat kool.

me. after the fell-off incident. safe and sound.

azizi and me. like milk and hot chocolate! i mean the skin.

we continued our journey - headed to the arabian camp in a middle of the desert for a dinner treat. again crossing the bump and dune. at this point, i felt a bit dizzy - try to snap photo while cruising the dune. but honestly, rasanya dune-crossing ni kurang menegakkan bulu roma sebab dah selalu sangat naik roller coaster. so, dalam 4-wheel drive tu, hanya seorang saja yang beriya iya menjerit. yang lain kool saja. sudahnya, yang beriya tadi malu malu sendiri. huhuhu..

me and the unta. riding camel was damn adventurous compared to 4-wheel drive. i swear!

menyedut udara nyaman sejuk sejuk suam..

masa yang paling ditunggu tunggu..... MAKAN!!
(paling ditunggu bukan belly dancing - tapi makan!)

the food was good.
the drinks were good.
and its time for us to watch the one and only...
no, i lied. hahaha.
there was no shakira!
but there was a belly dancer - with a look of kylie minouqe...

the woman in a red dress.. malu malu pula dia nak tunjuk muka!

tadaaa! you guys out there must be dying to watch a sexier and hotter photo rite. sorry, kamu semua di bawah umur, jadi kena tengok gambar gambar sopan ini saja ya.. nanti mak kamu marah, ok?

an entertaining journey and event! had fun and satisfied with the trip. i'm done with the safari thingy. tomorrow, i will try a new experience, that i have waited for so long. its time for SNORKELING IN DESERT LAND!
cant wait!

Sunday, March 1, 2009

prolog : padang pasir

disebabkan new post entry akan datang ni berkenaan dengan padang pasir
apa kata kita layan dulu lagu padang pasir ni
lagu : Kelma
penyanyi : Ramy Sabri
lagu ni tengah hits kat office kitorang ni..
kasi intro dulu..
(sedang karang cerita daaa... panjang ni...)