Saturday, July 17, 2010

UPM camp.

Date: 26/27 March 2010.
Event: Kelanasiswa UPM. Pioneering Camp (Rovers).
Venue: Kem Ayer Hitam Puchong.
Participants: about 8 Upm rovers, 1 PSA rover, Me, & A District Trainer.

I was invited by the Troop Leader of the UPM rovers to join their pioneering camp. They planned to make the camp at Port Dickson, so I felt kinda excited. But then because the place was booked by some other group, they had to change it to Camp Ayer Hitam.

The place was quite okay, it was also owned by UPM, so they can use the campsite without any fee. Facilities wise, everything needed was there.

Coincidentally, I had some other things to do in KL during that date, so I didnt know if I could go. Then, luckily that thing finished early, so I came about a day late. I was thinking of going as a visitor anyway so I didnt feel that I missed anything.

Azreen, a Upm rover picked me up from the KTM station. She was very helpful, she helped me a lot even before this camp. She treated my burnt feet injury during ECROM, and she also offered me to follow her back to Kuantan from Terengganu. Thanks a million Azreen!

When I reached there, the rovers had just finish their tower. And I was greeted with dinner :P.
That night we played some fun games like charades, acting etc..The most awesome part was that I get to act as a victim of a monster attack on my apartment while waiting for ultraman to help.

Seeing that the UPM rovers were fun crazy minded people, Ultraman ended up shaking hands with the monster and both tried to kill me..lols..

The host of the night was CK. He was a UPM rover alumni. If Im not mistaken, he is also a district trainer for scouts. He was ultra fun, and he was the one who made up the games.

I went to sleep that night about 1 or 2 am. When I woke up on the last day, it was soooo cold.. The reason was probably that the place was covered with rainforest.

On the last day, i helped them to clean the place up and load the camp stuffs on the bus. I was given a handicraft by one of the rovers, Sri, as a token of appreciation from the UPM rovers. Thanks again guys.

Then after we reached UPM and unloaded the things, Me, Apek(PSA rover), Lisa and Azreen went to watch a movie at Mid valley..haha..kinda tired but we had a great time :)

Wednesday, July 14, 2010


Date: 6 March 2010.
Event: Volunteer House Painting with Kelana A.(Rovers)
Venue: Near Pekan.
Participants: about 6 people. ;|

I got a text message from Abang Lie saying that they wanted to paint this old folks home near Pekan, atleast thats what I understood from the message. I wasnt doing much, so I figured to tag along. This was one Kelana A activity in a long time & plus, I need to get to know them better.

I drove alone to this place. To me it feels quite far seeing the fact that I drove an old dying mercedes. If this thing gets busted near Pekan, i dont know what im going to tell my mom.

Upon reaching, I realized that it wasnt an old 'folks' home, it was an old 'folk' home..
An old woman folk to be precise. It was a very small, what I would call "pondok". 1 hall, 1 kitchen and 1 batchroom attached to the back. Thats all. And plus, there were no electricity. I did feel a bit pitty for her. But in another sense, maybe she lives her life in a very simple manner, where else the city people, although more wealthy, lives in pressure and stresses of their own everyday life.

So in a way, '1' for makcik tua, and '0' for the urban zombies (that includes me).
& by the way, makcik tu sangat baik.

They started painting at about 10 am, I came about 11. One of the Kelana A members we call "mama" brought some nasik lemak & mee and set them up on the table beside the house. There were also some drinks.

It was a very hot day, I remembered leaving my slippers outside, and wore the "terompah neraka" afterwards.

We all did what we can. I can see Abg Lie was the hardest worker. I did most of the paint undercoats inside the house.

We finished about 5 or 6 pm. And We went back to Kuantan together using the road next to the beach.
The view was breath taking, and it was a nice ending to the very tiring day.