Well, hope I can come again next year (2009).
Before we went to Bandung, I purposely bought a new stroller for my baby. I bought something like umbrella type of stroller for convenience during our trip. Our flight was supposed to depart at 11.40 am but three days earlier I received an sms saying that our flight have been re timed to 3.40pm. As we're all aware about Air Asia, flight delay is a culture. The flight only took off around 4.10pm and we reached Bandar Udara Sastanegara Bandung (Bandung Airport) about 5.10pm (Indonesia time) or about 6.10pm malaysia time. 6.00pm there are exactly like 7.00pm here.We took a taxi from the airport to Sukajadi Hotel. The traffic was really bad and we only arrived for check in around 8.00pm. However, the taxi fares was supposed to be Rp35,000 and I paid with Rp50,000 but the taxi driver didn't return the balance. So guys, please prepare yourself with small changes to avoid the same case happen.
Nothing much can be done on the first day except we had some Sundanese Food at Ampera Restaurant. It's a bit late so nothing much left as well. But we planned to have it again before we went back t0 Kl. That night, we just took some fish, prawn, chicken and egg plus the fruit juce for 4 person and it cost just Rp87,000 or about RM26. Cheap right. hehehehe.
My wife and my mother bought quite a numbers of tudung, telekung, kain batik as well as some other clothes from here. My father accompanying them while I'm staying with my baby and Lili. We have a bit of chit chat and at the same time some of the cewek there came by and asked for permission to snap my baby photo. It would be much better if can I can joined as well.
Then we went for our lunch at Nasi Padang restaurant. Lili brought us to a really nice place. We then proceed to the factory outlet since Bandung itseld is famous for its factory outlet store. I can't recall how many outlet actually we went. Just look at all the picture. I managed to grab some items such as Versace jeans, HUGO BOSS jeans, HUGO BOSS jacket, Lacoste t shirt, Oishkosh skirt for my baby, disney's, fisher price and many other things with a really good price.
That's why I'm planning to come back here next year. Here's all the picture as picture speaks louder than words. (77 pictures all)
I just received my confirmation letter two days ago. My confirmation date was on 9 Dec 2008 and I received the letter on 17 Dec 2008. Not bad. Praise for the HR. Compare to my previous employment, I only receives my confirmation letter one month after my confirmation date and the good thing is I received it on the day I tender my resignation. Hahahaha
Next week on Tuesday, I’ll be leaving to Bandung Indonesia together with my wife, my mother and my father. Not to forget my little princess Adriana. Consider it as a family trip. I’ll be on leave for the whole next week. I booked the flight and everything 2 days before my baby was born. Just to share some info on the foreign exchange. The first time I change some money for Indonesia rupiah the rate was about RM3.04 for rp10, 000. The second time I changed it, the rate was RM3.40 for rp10, 000 and yesterday the rate was RM3.28 for rp10, 000. I’m not that rich to bring a hell lot of money there. Eventhough Bandung was known for a shopping city. I changed it for my parents as well actually. But still, I can be considered as a millionaire right now (in Indonesians currency).
I haven’t used my passport since my last trip to Bandung and Jakarta about 3 years ago. I’m not sure when will be my next oversea trip. I really should have a proper plan on it since we did pay RM150 for Adriana passport as well. Here’s the passport photo of her with shocked face and almost zero smile.
Yesterday as well, I got a complimentary ticket for the International Extreme Autoshow which will be held in Bukit Jalil from 26 – 28 December 2008. Thanks to my colleague for his good relationship with former sports minister Datuk Azalina Othman. Hehehehhe. Here’s the ticket as well some billboard poster I supposed appeared around bukit bintang. I’ll update later some picas (hot babes) and cars from the event on my next post. Hahahaha
I guess that's all for now. I'm a bit busy lately. Another reason is that I'm preparing myself for the Bank's contest. It just some essay competition i say. But not really an essay since we just need to answer in point form. Who knows maybe I'll get the grand prize - a Modenas KRISS 120 motorcycle. Hahahaha. So guys, pray for me. Then you might have the opportunity to ride with me.
Well, today’s mark the completion of my probation period. Unofficially I’m already a confirmed staff. Just waiting for the official letter from HR. According to my colleagues it somehow will take about one to two weeks. Hmm…It’s ok as long it doesn’t take one month like my previous employment. On top of my confirmation, the rumors that we heard before is no longer a rumors. It has become a fact. The fact that the Head of IT in this bank’s has tendered his resignation. Too bad for us. He was a very kind and understandable person. No wonder some the “akak” in the office crying a lot. Hehehehe. The main reason of his resignation, somehow due to the new management from DRB. From what I heard it’s somehow MSS not VSS. To En Lukman. We wish you all the best for the upcoming futures. Should there any available vacancies, do let us know. Hehehehhe.
I think it’s still not too late for me to wish Selamat Hari Raya Aidiladha to fellow Muslims. This year, we went back to Ipoh on Friday and came back to KL yesterday. I didn’t manage to snap any picture since my camera and parent’s camera running out of batteries. My baby, Adriana still afraid of people and keeps on crying during the Hari Raya. Same situation when I sent her to the new babysitter. Right now, my baby eagerly on discovering every angle in our house and it’s quite hard to hold her. Everything now came within her reached especially the newspaper and the magazines.
Here’s a picture of my baby having her Farley’s biscuit by herself.
Hey, what are you looking at huh?
p/s: yesterday was also my mother birthday. Happy Birthday mama.
Forgot to mentioned that I'll be going to Bandung just before Christmas.
Remember on my last post, i did mentioned that this month I'm a bit tight on budgeting.
First it was my wife birthday, then I need to start paying my housing loan, next the Bandung trip and early next year my car road tax and insurance will be expired.
Something to share on yesterday event. We went for a buffet dinner in Shangrila Hotel Kuala Lumpur. Specifically in Lemon Garden Cafe. Well, here's some picture of it.
Overall, I think the food was marvelous. Perhaps someday maybe we can go there again.
Lately, there's quite a lot of rumors flying around the banks. Hopefully it just a rumors. Since the took over of the new management, everything seems a bit blurr. We will have a department meeting tomorrow and we'll see the situation then.
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