Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Colmar Tropical - Pahang 2008 Aug 23-25

Decided to post this because it brings back lots of good memories. This budgeted trip to genting, KL & Pahang for 3D2N consist of me and 2 close friends piggy & peru.

Our main interest was actually the Colmar Tropical or 'French Village' at Pahang.
Obviously a tourist spot, it was built with a replica of a city in France called Colmar, which it is said to be the most beautiful city in Europe.
Never mind if we couldn't afford to go to the actual place as Malaysia also got same one lol...

I took this pic
Actual place in france
Looks very similar right? If u look closely, u can see the end bit of malaysia flag in the pic I took. Never mind if u can't tell as some pics later will reveal more tell tale signs haha...

In the coach 1st destination Genting                                                
Believe a lot of u guys have been to this place

What a lovely bed
Living room looks plain
                     
Window scene
I almost feel like I am in Europe

                              
Video of surrounding                

Saw the flag?                                                                  
        
We hit another tourist spot at a rabbit farm where all the rabbits looked terrified and traumatised I guess by tourists like us haha! The 3 of us got so excited seeing so many fluffs and were going around like picking them up like toy bunnies in toy'r'us! There was also a mini stable where they kept some donkeys for viewing only. Lucky them!

 Piggy trying to stroke donkey

We hauled ourselves out of bed early the 3rd day to have breakfast at this restaurent name Le Blason. Food was not exciting so didn't take any pics. However they have ambiance:) 

Had afternoon tea here. They got nice chocolate croissant:)
Looks like a future golf course with visible bunkers

I hope to re-visit here with Mike in future:)

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Luring Workshop at Pulau Ubin 26.12.09

Me & Mike went for a luring workshop last sat 26th held by CSC Civil Service Club@Changi, led by a sport fishing expert/enthusiast guy name Aaron. The course costs $20 includes boat ride & nasi lemak lunch and luring lesson at ubin beach.

We bought plenty of lures and really clueless on putting to good use. This will be the perfect lesson for us to kick start luring. Back to Aaron, I really admire his skills and passion for this sport and I wonder how long we will take to be as skilled as him.

Now this was really something I look forward to apart from all the christmas goodies and get together with friends and love ones. But something just has to come and spoil my mood...A week before the trip, I hurt my right elbow. To cut it short I kinda hurt myself while I was sleeping in an inappropriate position one night. My whole arm hurts when I woke up the next morning and it was unbearably painful, it even caused so much pain to click on my light mouse!

Doctor said I had a 'tennis elbow' despite the fact I have never hold a tennis racket in my entire life. I was told to rest my arm for 1 month and refrain from strenuous exercise (guess the only 'strenuous' movement for me would be rod casting heehee). I know this injury is going to ruin the entire trip as how am I going to cast with a bandaged arm??? (still on bandage now)

However I decided to go ahead but will just have to step aside to watch and absorb much as I can. But the most difficult part was to CONTROL MYSELF NOT TO TOUCH ANY ROD!

We were supposed to meet at changi tackle shop at 2pm for a short briefing on lures but because of a heavy downpour, we proceed to the club house instead. We were all gathered in a multi-purpose room and there were approximately 15 participants including few families with young kids. I was amazed to see a young boy around 8-10yrs old participating also. Imaging a boy like him start luring at such tender age, 有前途!We set off around 3pm when rain had subsided.

Here are pics to share. Some were blurry as all were taken from my phone with handicapped arm.

Mike enjoying his nasi lemak
Trainer Aaron showing us how to tie various knot
Mike with Edwin
Glad I was not the only female that day
Shared boat with other civillians 10 mins walk to the luring spot Mike practicing luringHelpful Aaron retrieving our expensive rapala magnumI also kept myself occupied with this cute stray Way back to jetty
We called it a day at 7pm before the sky turns dark. Mike didn’t catch anything except someone in the group caught a small todak. It was an eventful day for us and I somehow had a better understanding on the art of luring now heehee…managed to pick up quite a few tips from Aaron already. Aaron said CSC will try to organize fishing trip at least once a month. Oh isn't that wonderful! I just hope I can recover fast in time for the next trip.
Lastly we were all given a surprise souvenir jig
Aaron any chance to show us how to use this on our at next trip?