Tiger at the reception desk ;)
Happy Chinese New Year! :) Today, in our company, we have celebrated beginning of the year of Tiger. We had lunch and watched the lion dance. Employees came with their families. The kids from the orphanage came as well (our company has adopted an orphanage couple of months back). At first lions were dancing in front of our office building - Menara Aik Hua. Here's a video of lions catching and throwing tangerines. Later on tigers moved inside and went through all our premises. Beginning from the data centre at the ground floor (click to see it), through GT offices at 6th floor, and finishing at top floor (where I work). Tigers were wandering around looking for tangerines on desks. Each time they saw one, they stopped and opened it. For good luck and fortune I guess. Of course, all of that was accompanied with drum, gong and cymbal. The music was so loud that some people covered their ears, but I liked it. Almost like in Zouk club ;)
Recently I am traveling a lot. This week was public holiday - Chinese New Year (14th Feb - just like Valentine's Day). So the year of white metal tiger has begun. You can check your Chinese horoscope here lol.
Ok, public holiday means Monday and Tuesday off! Me and my friends decided to go to the jungle in Taman Negara (national park). However, camping there during public holiday is impossible as many school trips book the campsite 3 months in advance... We had to come up with plan B quickly and that is how the idea of camping at Berkelah Waterfalls was born.
We took two cars and four tents and drove to Kuantan. On our way we stopped at vintage second hand shop, where Carl bought himself a shirt. Shop was in the middle of a small village, so random.
Camping by the river was amazing. Swimming in crystal clear water, climbing up the river, watching big waterfall at the top. Views were beautiful! We even saw couple of komodo dragons!!! We spent nights by the fire, chatting and watching the stars (the sky was so clear that you could see all stars and milky way, wow, you never see this in KL). The trip was magical and I loved it :D
There are so many advantages of living in South East Asia. One of them is the easiness in traveling and great number of beautiful destinations in the region. My list is long.
Koh Phi Phi, Thaiand - checked :)
We went there with bunch of friends last wknd and had loads of fun playing (or at least trying) frisbee in the water, taking boat rides, doing snorkeling, sun bathing, visiting national park, lagoon and beach where The Beach was filmed. Btw I'd like to watch that movie again now that I know how the place looks like in real life :) Nights - crazy beach parties with alcohol buckets in our hands. On last day we managed to climb to three view points and it was worth it! Koh Phi Phi is full of backpackers, really PACKED. But still, it's worth to go and do what all the backpackers do - the jumping pictures ;P