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Monday, 17-Jul-2006 02:52 Email | Share | Bookmark
a Jakarta weekend with family..

Papa n org teman dia, Uncle Isa in the golden lounge
adik, having breakfast.. buscuit only?? no way
Adik took this, hey, i wasnt ready yet!
mama, even on holidays bz working. gives order by sms
cute guys in da front row.any more front we'll b in da kokpit!
adik's eating his brunch.. on air
dont play around, adik with a great appetite!
papa n mama behind us.. having a chat
uncle isa, papa's assistant on his left side
what? excited to be in jakarta?
upon arrival, at soekarno hatta intern. airport
Shangri-la jakarta's grand lobby.
Adik, outside at the garden area.. got some bali influence here
yeap, im getting big, or is it the garden's getting small??
this is me n my bro's room. Papa n mama's are similar to this.
Papa n his belly full, lunch at a Padang style restaurant
who's full n happy raise their hand, hmmm. smile??
president's palace.. sukarno used to stay here.
papa n uncle isa for some tee off in the Imperial golf club
meanwhile, mama, adik n me shop at the mall. Siti's huge here!
this is me n my bro's room. Papa n mama's are similar to this.
Adik n his Car.. he watched it a day b4.. liked it.
a small themepark called Timezone in Karawaci supermal
in the foodcourt, n mama's with brochure of new houses for sale.
my lil bro n me hanging out at the golf club,waiting 4 papa ..
mama smsing people.. at the golfer's terrace..
the big man is here! haha how's the game Papa?
talking husband n wife...
papa n uncle isa playing golf.
jom makan, at a restaurant, forgot its name already.ikan berdiri
waiting for the car, adik is certainly puas..
kat bilik.. adik tgh buat muka cute
jakarta at night.. nice eh
breakfast, waffles n all kinds
izad n idlan... jom pergi themepark
after breakfast jln jln around swimming pool
on a bridge, overlooking the hotel
a building next door, cool eh
taman dalaman shangri-la
ni masjid istiqlal, the biggest masjid in indonesia
Dufan - dunia fantasi di ancol
aladin n his palace.
mama n adik in their boulevard
different types of buildings..
this is nasional monument..
the laken farris wheel. this place is huge!
adik reading the map while mama cuddles him
on a cup yg pusing pusing tuh
dizzy but happy..
on a ride, water ride.
mama n adik..
parade! by spanish cabaret
their show.. a great one
mama n me
a kenyan acrobat
a packed simulation ride. adik like it
on a sunday, its packed with people
our ride, pusing laju2 , n then naik atas, x da kat msia
papa n his ikan berdiri..
papa n mama smiles for the camera
waiting for the food 2 b served
a horse statue i snapped in the car
adik bought an angel n devil headgear, i got 2 be the devil haha
off to swimming, in the lift
adik.. smile!
posing for the camera...
look, a sealion.. or is it a polar bear? lol
breakfast with all.. papa mama u.isa adik n me
got my fav breakfast, belgium waffles..
sekritariat indonesia's office
at mangga dua, simply a bargain. mama got many shoes.
checkin in the airport
in the dept hallway..
dlm 1st class putra lounge.. klia better.
adik likes to pop the coke bottles.. no coke bottles in msia
He's proud to fly with Mas...
a toast in the plane.. 1jam 45 min
mama n papa sit in front in 1st class.
a pramugara snapped this for me.. tq
adik eating at his own pace.. while wathing tv
adik wanna watch it both, so i gave him mine...

14th July 06, Friday
This weekend, my parents r free to go 4 a holiday, so off we go, all except Angah, who's unable to come due to work. Flight 9am, 1.45 hours to jakarta. breakfast in da golden lounge n plane. i sat with adik,and papa,mama with uncle isa.
Sampai kat Soekarno Hatta Intern. Airport. Tempat Dian kejar Rangga dlm Ada apa dgn cinta. fuh.. terus terimbau kembali scene itu.. haha.
then we were taken to Shangri-la Jakarta.. I noticed (and also were told) of strong presence of police on all 5-star hotels due to recent bombings. Every car was checked, n us had to go through a electronic detector to go into the hotel lobby, my 1st experience of this kind.
Then we have lunch at a great Padang restaurant. wow, splendid food.
Later Papa n Uncle Isa went to play golf (or Golof in Bahasa Indonesia) at Imperial Golf club, and Pak Supir (indonesian for driver) called pak Mosli brought mama, adik n me at a big supermall called Supermal Karawaci. spent about 3 hours there, in which 2 Siti nurhaliza's videos came out on their large screens. Wow, siti's big over here.
Of course, our accent (tried to speak indonesian as best as i can) n clothings (especially mama's tudung) gave away our origins.. but all in all indonesians are friendly n look up to us malaysians.
Then we went pickup papa n uncle isa, had dinner at another delicious indonesian restaurant, n went back to the hotel. Adik n my rooms r a few doors from mama's.. Adik slept with me.

Morning came, papa went golfing as early as 6am, another course. mama, me n adik turun breakfast, n Pak Mosli drives us to Ancol, (like a big disneyland).. its huge! with seaworld n dream world, Adik chose Dreamworld (dunia fantasi).. n we spent the whole day there.. rides, rollercoaster .. the lot.
We also went to some prominent places like National monument, President palace, etc..
To make the story short, on Sunday, after the morning swim n breakfast, we went shopping in Mangga Dua, a big complex of bagains, so many designer bags, shoes n clothes.. murah!
About 6.30pm we took a flight back to KLIA.. all in all, Jakarta's a gigantic metropolis, with zillions of people, a lot live in squaters, under flyovers, off the roads, and the traffic are crazy! traffic jam is so bad, at one time, took us about an hour to move 500m. it's a lot of huge trees n alot cooler than KL. indonesians a very friendly n hospitable.

The next day, Jakarta n some other places were rocked by a quake 6.8reichter scale, with a small tsunami hit, thank god we leave a day b4. Jakarta werent badly hurt, but tall hotels/building swayed... huhu scary tots. we were on the top floor.. 31st floor.



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