THEY WILL ASK thee as to what they should spend on others. Say: "Whatever of your wealth you spend shall [first] be for your parents, and for the near of kin, and the orphans, and the needy, and the wayfarer; and whatever good you do, verily, God has full knowledge thereof." - Al-Baqarah (2:215)

Tuesday, 31 January 2012

The short break over the weekend

After last year’s canopy walk at FRIM, Kepong, I purposely planned for the next break (my kind of break, that is) to be held some time end of January 2012, so I could be sure that I would have settled all the children’s schooling matters. My kind of break is not staying home doing nothing (I don’t need proper planning to do that) but more of those activities with the adrenalin rush.

So yes, last weekend I got that break. On Saturday, it was more of a leisure visit to Gunung Lang Recreational Park in Ipoh, with just 3 of my friends. Despite being an Ipoh gal, I had never visited the place before. It is indeed a beautiful place…

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lang2 

If would have been better if the place was better maintained, but nevertheless, it was still worth the visit.

I was actually more excited about my Sunday plans. What started off with just about 10 people joining, ended up with more and more people wanting to join. In the end I had to organise the one day adventure for 36 people – mostly members of my school alumni, the rest either family members or friends. And out of the 36, there were only 5 males… either the husbands or the children.

I told everyone to be punctual and be at the Gua Tempurung by 9.15 am – ALL made it there BEFORE 9.15 am. Either they obeyed my instructions… or they were just as excited as I was! We parked our cars there and the tour operators transferred us to the location of our activities in a convertible. Yep, a convertible. This one…

lorry1

Okay, okay, it was a lorry. The lorry ride was an adventure by itself – us having to avoid branches and leaves along the way. The following picture would probably better explain the ride…

lorry2

The real first adventure was at the waterfall. Yeah, we were there for the waterfall abseiling. It wasn’t just my first time doing the abseil, but also my first time ever wearing a harness! We were to abseil down about 15 meters of the waterfall…

waterfall 

Wooo… how exciting!

abseil Yep, that’s me in this pic!

We had lunch by the river, and then I did another first for myself. I did my zohor prayer by the riverside. The rest, mostly from KL could do their jamak, but me being an Ipoh gal, couldn’t, so I just did what I had to do…

After lunch, again we got onto a lorry to be transferred to the starting point of our second activity for the day – white water rafting! Again, a first for me. And I simply loved all 7 kms of the ride – going through more than 10 rapids from class 2 to 3. It was FUN, FUN, FUN all the way!

rafting Can you tell which one is me? Except for the guide, we all looked the same, didn’t we?

Cool, huh? I could still feel the excitement until today – to the extent that I almost forgot today’s Tuesday and there’s a board meeting tonight! Haiyo, Madam Chair mana boleh lupa!!!

Back to work, woman!!

7 comments:

Lady Has said...

Terima kasih, Daun keladi K Pi,
next month boleh buat lagi?
:)

Pi Bani said...

Feb nanti trekking up Bukit Larut,
Lady Has mau ikut?
;)

tireless mom said...

I can only offer my exclamation WHOAAA!!!!

Pi Bani said...

Yatt,
Balik adventure terus dapat cicit nombor 3... ;)

Pi Bani said...

Oops, I meant cucu... my mom's cicit! :)

Anonymous said...

Sungguh seronok!
I think you kat sebelah guide. Jadi kalau you jatuh kat sungai, guide boleh kaup you dengan paddle tu.

Raf

Pi Bani said...

Raf,
Yang sebelah guide tu budak 13 tahun la... anak one of my raft-mates. I yang dok depan budak tu...