Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Kite flying

The weather today was perfect for kite flying. Not too hot and it was windy. We drove to a park popular with those who enjoy flying kites. There has been time in the weekend when cars double and triple park along the highway with kite enthusiasts. Typical bad planning. Big park, not enough parking bays and no public transport going there. That's why I chose to go on a week day.

I dug out a couple of sports kite we've had for many years. Before we had kids, PT and I enjoyed bringing our kites to the beach to fly. Been a long time since we've flown our sports kites. I wasn't even sure if the lines were still strong enough or if the kites had disintegrated!

I set up our terror menerror sports kite which wings span 4ft across. Like real... Then couldn't get it to fly! Aiyoooo, malunya. Well, some parts of the wings were wearing thin and there were parts of the kite which we've had to fix with tape. It has seen better days. I folded up the terror menerror kite and took out the more humble looking but still fun sports kite. I showed the kids how to fly the kite. Being rusty, I didn't do such a good job. The kite dive bombed several times. Then Laura took over. Here she is looking really cute trying to fly the kite with two strings :D
Eu-Jynn had a go too.

We also brought along a single string simple kite which Dita had fun flying. Brought out the "kampong girl" in her :D

While waiting for her turn at the sports kite, Laura decided to fly the small kite too. She was really good getting the kite flying. The wind was perfect!

Laura took a photo of her bro flying the kite. She took a perfect shot of Adam with the kite.
Adam was the best at handling the sports kite. He managed to keep the sports kite airborne the longest of the 4 of us who were there! And this was the first time he tried the sports kite. Who knows, he may get as good as the guys in the video below!

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Tuesday, December 02, 2008

My first treasure hunt

Another first to be added to what I've done in 2008. Participated in my first Treasure Hunt. I've often gotten annoyed with Treasure Hunters who slow down their cars suddenly to look for answers to their clues. I've also been intrigued by what goes on in a Treasure Hunt. When BNI Malaysia organized its 3rd Treasure Hunt, I joined! The chapter I'm with, BNI Ampang, had 3 teams. Two of the teams got together at the Hard Rock Cafe the evening before the hunt to put our heads together to solve a couple of questions. We needed to submit 2 treasures at the start of the hunt.
Don't get fooled by the beer. We were really deep in discussion!!Flag off was from the grounds of a new hospital in Kota Damansara. My team mates were talking about tulips and clues and such. Then I find out that tulips in treasure hunts are not flowers but the directions to take during the hunt which will lead hunters to the anwers.

Muru wanted to know if the t-shirt suited him.

We got down from the car, looked around for answers to the clues given. Spent way too much time on the first few questions. Ended up not having enough time to finish the hunt!

View from the hotel was breathtaking even though the sea on the Gurney part isn't so hot really. We didn't have much time to eat properly throughout the hunt. By the evening, we were ravenous!!
We walked to Northam, which is the food centre closest to Gurney Hotel. The place was really busy! Ken's kids must have been so glad to finally get some food! I was!

Sweet Jessica enjoying a piece of chicken wing. Here with Belinda, our Feng Shui expert in BNI Ampang. Behind them is Jessica's dad, Ken, accountant extraordinaire!

The next morning was networking time and a chance to meet other treasure hunters under less competitive circumstances. We played SNAP! Nope, not the game we played when we were kids. This was SNAP done BNI style, done with name cards lol

I definitely will join more Treasure Hunts. Already thinking of bringing the children with me when they're older :D

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