Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Teambuilding @ Kuala Kubu Baru (2)

Last Friday, 14 of us, including the boss, went for a 2 days 1 night teambuilding session a.k.a. bonding trip worrr @ Kuala Kubu Baru in Selangor. The company which organised the trip is Tracks Adventures. Go check 'em out if you're interested in whitewater sports! I just found out that they even organise whitewater rafting & kayaking in Laos & Indonesia! Like, wow!! Really impressive, wey!

So, we left KayElle around 9am on Friday and reached at about 10 plus. We were taken to the hotel upon reaching KKB. At first, we were quite doubtful about the 'hotel' because before this, we were supposed to be staying at some dormitory but 'twas fully booked. So, we had to stay at this hotel/motel. *panic*





This is how the hotel looked from outside. Not too bad lah... Phewwww! But tell you something. On the second day, somehow, when we came out from the room, we smelled a very nice fragrance at a certain part of the corridor. Hmmmm... didn't think so much about it until someone else mentioned that it could be because of some *ahem-ahem*. And yeah, it was kinda weird because the smell was only present at that certain part of the corridor... *shivers* Oh and yes, we did what Lin Peh advised us to do to protect ourselves from hotel ghosts, we knocked on the door before entering. Actually, I saw one of my team-mates doing it first and only then I also knocked on the door of my room... Shucks, I never did this before, you know?!

After unpacking a bit and grabbing the things we needed, we were taken to the whitewater rafting place, the Selangor River. On our way there, we passed by some of the most scenic views that I've seen in a loooong time! I managed to capture a few in the moving van. And the air, ahhhh... really fresh, more so because it was still drizzling when we reached there. *orgasms*




I'd love to retire at a place like this... fresh air 24/7...

Upon reaching the "put-in point" (weird term, doncha think?), we were greeted by Marjorie Gabriel (Margy), who's said to be Malaysia's most accomplished female whitewater kayaker, a certified ACA (American Canoe Association) swiftwater rescuer & rock climbing instructor. She is really the cool!

She then briefed us on the do's and don'ts of whitewater rafting, how important it is to save our ownself first IF the raft capsized; how important it is for us to work together, i.e. paddle forward, paddle backward etc; how to hold the paddles correctly so as not to hit the person beside us; how we should bring our legs up facing the direction of the river flow in case the raft capsized and we get thrown outta raft. *shudder* Listening to the briefing kinda brought some fear although this was yours truly's second time whitewater rafting in KKB. But what the heck, I knew it was gonna be sexhilarating! I pitied my other team-mates who didn't have any sexperience... They were scared liuliu... But of course, after going through the sexperience, they'll never say never again... *grins*

I don't really know how to put it in words... Can't describe it well enough. You've just gotta do it! At least once! Oh, and our raft nearly capsized! Yeah! There were 2 guides in our raft, one in front and the other one (Margy) behind. Margy actually fell into the river when our raft had the "near miss"! And the liuliu me didn't even realise that she was thrown out! No wonder the other two rafts in front of us were cheering when we went near them...

I don't really know how long we were in the river but after all the rapids, (we passed by a couple of Class 3.5) we reach the still waters. When I did it the first time around about 8 years ago, upon reaching the still waters, the guides asked us to jump into the river and just let the current 'drift' us downstream. Now, that was a really, really relaxing experience! Imagine, just letting go of everything, looking up to the sky with lotsa trees as shades, listening to the jungle, just you & nature, and of course, the company you are with... B L I S S F U L...

So, this time around, I was kinda looking forward to this part of the experience but so liuliu, this time don't have worrr... We just sat in the raft and had to paddle a bit. Really potong stim!! Lost all my steam... :P






Then, we were lead to a spot which looked like a 'picnic site' with lotsa shade and lunch was served. Nothing fancy, just rice, chicken & mutton curry. After the hardwork in the water, such a simple lunch tasted heavenly. Aiks! No picture of lunch!! Arrrghhh!!! I must must MUST try to be more 'sensitive' in trying to take bloggable pictures! *LOL*

After lunch, the next activity, Rakit (Bamboo Raft) Building & Orienteering. Well, there wasn't much on orienteering, really... maybe they were referring to raft orienteering?!

**Okay, time to go shower!!!**

DYK that if you had muscle ache, doing stretching helps to relieve the pain faster? Thanks to B for teaching me all the stretch stretch work!

43 comments:

L B said...

PMNGRDERTU(!!!

L B said...

oops, in my haste to comment, and because I can't even see my keupads in the semi=darkness at the mamak's right now, everything's typed by memory!! Wakakakakak!!! Not bad eh? CHUP

JoMel said...

GOLD!!!

Winn said...

chup!!!!!!!!!!

may said...

waaa, still can get srilver!

Winn said...

yipee i made it at least..

come back and read. gotta walk lucas:)

may said...

melikes whitewater kayaking more, since there's only 2 people, and easier to fall into the river... more thrill to spill!! wakakaka!

L B said...

mmmm, *knock knock on angel's door*........ Come come, come to Mamak at SS2. ordering one teh ais for you. Mari..

L B said...

hantu....

may said...

aiseh, and I thot I got srilver... winn lagi pantas, hahaha! oh well, next time...

Chen said...

wah..
i pergi main dengan anjing sekejap, your post sudah out liao..
liuliu :P

sounds interesting..
i want, i want :D

err.. winn winn bawa liucas pergi mana at this weird hours? :P
or chi chi ah?

mistipurple said...

chuppp ahhhh! ah yo top 10 only. liuliu ah. read later or else become top 20 lor.

mistipurple said...

aaaaaaaaaahhhhhh see see see? cannot even think when type!! ahyoooo become top 12 suddenly!!! liuliu ahhhhhhh

angel said...

*ROTFLOL*
*pengsans temporary*

L B said...

need CPR?

angel said...

Need! Need!!! Fai tikkkk!!!

angel said...

Dear ElleB!
PMNGRDERTU Chup?! (Twas Pratinum u wanted to type, rite??)

Hahahaahahaha!!!
OMG! That was a near-O! No? *LOL*
Yes yes yessss! It's been a LOOOONG time since you were on Top, hor? :P So, how's the view from the top? Liu missed being on Top? :D

Hahaha! Keypad became keupad and I thot u said u are having ketupat @ mamak! *LOLOL*

Well, yesss! Tonite, liu did well... VERY WELL indeed... And as a 'reward', I'll do the termination for liu, FOC... kekekekekekeke...

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Dear Lil' Joy!
Grolden Chup it is!
:D

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Dear winnliuliu!
Srilver Chup!!!
Whoaaa! Kan cheong!!! Just 6 secs ahead of ah may!

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angel said...

Dear lil'missmay...
So the liuliu soriliu... Liu 6 secs behind Liucas' Mom! *LOL*

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Dear winnliuliu...
Haha... yes, u made it tonite ;) Speaking of which, I still owe liu one kopi!!! Bila senang? :)

Walk Liucas? Why u wanna walk on Liucas?? Nanti penyek how??? :P
*lick lick for Liucas*

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Dear lil'missmay...
Hahaha! No whitewater kayaking for me! Sked!!! Sure fall wan! Tak mau!! *LOL*
But I dun mind kayaking in the sea... did that in Pangkor... so sore the arms but syiok! :D

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Cocka Doodle said...

So....how was the ride back in the hotel room?? Better than shooting the rapids? LOL

Simple American said...

Lovely pics. It does look like a relaxing place to live. Just imagining a log cabin there. Haizzzzzzzzzz.......

Shower? That explains the smell. Take first next time. OK! Wakakakakaka

angel said...

*heard the knock knock on the door*
*sked*
*bite fingernails*
*opens the door*
Uik! Got teh ais!
*looks around*
*mou yan geh*
*grabs the teh ais, shuts the door*
TQ liuliu for the minum... :D

5 minutes later...
Alamak!
*tummy ache*

Oh shucks!!! Poisoned by a hantuuuu!!!

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Dear lil'missmay...
Awww... so mm tai, hor? Just 6 secs! Maybe if liu just type "chup" then can get Srilver? *LOL*
Nvm... yes yes... We're just half way in August... ;) More chups to cum!

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Dear doc...
Before anything, prease gimme some ubat for my tummy ache! Got hantu poisoned me with teh ais!!
*point point to the Top*

Hahaha! Yalah! All your fault lah... pressure me for this 2nd part :P DYK that just now, I just balik from the gym and saw your "waiting", I cepat-cepat complete my 2nd part story... :P

U want wat? Water rafting? Your kayaking down the river not chi keik enuff leh... kekekeke...

winnliuliu bawak anaknya pi cari gf kot... *LOL*

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Dear mistiliu...
LOLOL! So kan cheong liu... Dun kan cheong, dun kan cheong... Liu are not top 12 larrr... liu are the 6th person to comment liu... so, considered still top 10 liu... :D
Liu crack me up lar... hahahaha!
*hughughug*

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angel said...

Dear cocka...
Hush!! How can say so loud wan??
*whisper whisper*
The ride in the hotel so not chun wan... cos of the liuliu lao yah bed lah... :P

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Dear sir simple american...
*imagines a log cabin in KKB*
Reminds me of the TV series Grizzly Adams! Nice! I likesss!

Yerrrrrr! So bad liu... Say I smellyliu... *blek*
Haven't liu heard, Scent of a Woman?? ;)

plink said...

Aiwan go gym orso!

Eh, you all jumped out of a raft into the river? Why?

moz monster said...

Wah ... nature activities in Malaysia - rare and commendable indeed !!!

And all my travels, I've never worried about liuliu in the hotel .. just simply wear ur birthday suit in the hotel room as often as u can !!!

mistipurple said...

hahaha now i blur blur eyes read. laugh ah, everybody so cute.
see? even LB must hantam keyboard or else cannot first place. winnliuliu must chupliu before bring liucas orliu or walkliu. everyone here must chup ah and then thinkliu ah! strangest phenomenon in blogliutown!

Pink Cotton said...

oh noooo!!!

*bawls* *stomps on floor*

how come always cannot be top 10 to comment :(

HEH!!

BRRRRRRRRR at the fragrance in the hotel..ewww...so sked so sked...i kinda have a err..do u call it phobia whenever i take a bath in a hotel..im always half afraid to look in the long mirror for fear that....i might see sth else!!!!

yeargh!!

ah nel said...

the hotel look creepy...

See Fei said...

should not have knocked on the hotel door... maybe you can have some amouristic experience with the resident hum sup gwei!!

Anonymous said...

ohhhhh, i can see how serene it is KKB and the cool weather. Nepal has some good rapids...but i din experiance..due to budgetary constraints.

maybe next time, i must.

ke.a..ti...x

Tiuniasing said...

so liuliu fun hor!!

Fantasy "Sticky" Flier said...

u push the guide overboard wan issit *giggles*

Lin Peh said...

Lin Peh glad u actually learned sumething from Lin Peh blog and summore know how to put it into use ! ;-)

sengkor said...

"Imagine, just letting go of everything, looking up to the sky with lotsa trees as shades, listening to the jungle, just you & nature..."

no sked crocodile?

titoki said...

Got any leeches? :) The water looks murky.

angel said...

Another Wednesday over... shucks, it's been a week since I went Zouk-ing!

Dear plinku,...
Liu wan go gym too? Cum cum! Mari mari!
*LOL* This time we didn't jump out of the raft lar... I did it the last time because the guide asked to! Feels great drifting down the stream with the life jacket... won't tenggelam wan...

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Dear moz,...
Liu din know abt all these activities conducted right at your back door leh...
Of cos lah liu not worried abt the liuliu in the hotel... Liu guy, I girl maaa...
Wear bird-day suit for who to see worrr? :P

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Dear mistiliu,...
Liu lah lagi cute liuliu! Eyes blur blur still cum to read blog :P But true lah, hv to thank all you liulius for making the 'dash' to chupliu here... :)
Sayang all of liuuuu!

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Dear pink cotton,...
Adoiii... dun rosak my liuliu floor hor... be gentle... :P
To chup here, like what misti said, must hantam type, kenot think first wan... *LOL* Dun worry, yr time will cum...

*synchronises time with PC*

Yerrrrr!!! I oso sked of the mirror!! Dun remind me! I'm going travelling again nxt month and gonna stay in hotel too! Darnnn...

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Dear ah nel,...
Well, errrmmm... got a bit bit loh... but I won't be staying there again... I hope!

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Dear feikor,...
Yerrrr! So suei lah u! I donwan the real guai... but if the human guai, still okay... :P

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Dear keatix,...
You've not been to KKB? Go try lah... Nepal? Sure cold brrrr!

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Dear ah tiu,...
Yeahh! Very the fun!

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Dear fantasyflier,...
Hey! Shhhh!!! Dun say so loud... :P

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Dear lin peh,...
I is a good student... always willing to learn and praktis wan...
*hint hint*

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Dear sengkor,...
I think I more sked of the buaya darat than the crocs in the river lah... :P
When we were rowing the bamboo raft in the 2nd activity, got someone scare us saying got crocodile but i dun think so got lar...

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Dear titoki,...
Murky water?? Where?? Got in the pic meh??
But yeah, 'twas a lil' bit murky becos of the sand but it's refreshing, the water. Ahh yes, leeches... I've got a story on that... but there's no leech found during the whitewater rafting :)

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_butt said...

Wahh.. nice to see you having fun ^^

dreamie said...

remind me of my camping days....
good for you, back to nature so refreshing

Simple American said...

You're right of coz, Angeliu. Women stink good. *kof kof kof, rur hmmm...*

And there are some really sweet log cabins. Not just the Grizzly Adams type. I'm talking three story with deck and jacuzzi. Really beautiful homes.

plink said...

SA: HOII!!! Asking for a skunk-ing....

*chase SA down river with skunk*

;)

angel said...

Dear butty,...
Haha... The fun wasn't 'easy' at all... ;)

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Dear dreamie,...
Oh, camping? DYK that I've not done camping before?
Yes, going back to nature is indeed refreshing... nearly forgot how nature is...

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Dear sir simple american,...
Hmmmm... why liu koff koff? Ohhh, must hv gotten it from the North Pole :P

*imagines the beautiful luxurious cabins*
I also wantttt!!

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Dear plinku,...
*LOL*
Now skunk to you is like Liucas to her mama, izit? :P

*stays away from plinku*
:D

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I was very zzzzzz last night... so, didn't blog...

plink said...

Yalor, but winn say my skunk smell like DKNY Red Delicious worr....

Kambek, kambek! Skunk loves U!

*run after angel with skunk*

Got exercise like this, no need to go gym any more!

=D

Simple American said...

Running faster faster can from Plinkliu. Hold Angeliu's hand to help her escape the skunky too.

angel said...

Dear plinku,...
*still running away from skunk, hand in had with SA*
*LOL*
Donwan to be the skunk's victim all the time!

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Dear sir simple american,...
Run, SA, run!!!
Fasterrrrr!
:P

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