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Beijing Trip – Day 4 (30 April 2013)

Our day 4 program:
» Fresh Water Pearl Centre
» Beijing Olympic Park
» Silk Street

First destination: Fresh Water Pearl Centre

Beijing Fresh Water PearlSimilar to the jade shop, the silk shop and the crystal shop we visited before, it was one of the must-visit places if you follow a tour in Beijing. I suspect that was the only reason the shop was still doing business. I mean, first of all, the location was really weird. Who would open a jewellery shop right in the middle of a sports complex where nobody goes to? During the Beijing Olympics okay laa.. got people to come, but now? If not for the tour buses, it would’ve gone terracotta. Hehehe…

The young guy on the right was the manager of the shop. His story was that he has to take over the shop (against his wishes) from his brother who has moved on to open another shop in Shanghai, I think. He was more interested in jade than fresh water pearls.

Because of something which I can no longer remember, he gave us a pearl ring each and discounts on the items on display there. Quite unbelievable discounts too, actually. Something like 80% of the original price. Since I couldn’t really resist the temptations (yeah, I’m really bad when it comes to shopping), I actually bought one pearl bracelet each for my mother and sister. They will only get them during hari raya this year, however. Hehehe…

Next destination: Beijing Olympic Park

Yes!! Another China’s landmark which was on top of my must-visit list. The Beijing National Stadium, or more popularly known as the Bird’s Nest, was as impressive as when I first saw it on tv during the 2008 Summer Olympics. I think it was the most unique and most beautiful olympic stadium ever!

I would have loved to be there during the opening and closing of the 2008 Summer Olympics.

Beijing Bird's Nest

While the Bird’s Nest looked imposing in daylight, the Water Cube was anything but. It was still an outstanding and eye-catching structure but the Bird’s Nest simply overwhelmed it. Judging from the photos of the Cube on the internet, it’s definitely a different story at night.

Beijing Water Cube

Some of the guys actually came back at night for some more photo shooting. Now why didn’t I go with them? Hmmmm...

Did you know that you can actually enter both stadiums? I didn’t!! Damn! What a disappointment.

Next destination: Silk Street

Beijing Silk StreetAfter lunch, we went to one of the most famous shopping places in Beijing, the Silk Street. Clothings, souvenirs, handbags, electronics, shoes, fabrics… whatever you want, you can find most of them here. Outside, it was packed with buses. Inside, it was packed with people. White people, brown people, black people, yellow people… just too many people.

One thing I don’t like shopping at this place is that the moment you asked the price of an item, you must bargain for it. Browsing is fine, but the moment you open your mouth and ask how much, that’s it man… you have to bargain until you reach the price you think is cheap or reasonable, or they tell you to go away if they don’t like the price you offer.

We walked around, looking at every stalls on every floor, a bit scared to ask the prices, and in the end, I just bought some fridge magnets. They have some really very nice items there but I just couldn’t bring myself to bargain for them. Bargaining is not my strong point, just so that you know. So while some of us went shopping, the rest of us just lepak lepak at one coffee shop and had coffee till it was time to leave.

We went to dinner after that.

Our guide, David, informed us that he will send one person to our hotel that night with items such as t-shirts, souvenirs and table cloths which were way cheaper than what was sold outside. It turned out that the lady who came could speak Malay fluently and the items she brought with her were indeed cheaper.

The others borong everything she brought with her. I only bought table cloths for my mom hehehe...

Beijing Table Cloth

Beijing Table Cloth

Nice, huh? They will be covering the tables during hari raya this year. Hehehehe…

You can view the photos for day 4 here (unfortunately, not very many of them): Beijing Trip 2013 – Day 4

Beijing Trip – Day 3 (29 April 2013)

Our day 3 program:
» Summer Palace
» Silk Store
» Foot Massage Centre
» Niujie Mosque
» Tea House
» Acrobatic Show

First destination: Summer Palace

The first thing you’d notice when entering the area was the lake. It was huge! And it was the more impressive because it was man-made! Yup, the whole Kunming Lake was dug up and the excavated soil was used to build the Longevity Hill upon which the palace complex was located.

That was from Wikipedia. Hahaha

But the area was really beautiful. And very windy. I mean, very very windy. Quite warm, too.

Beijing Summer Palace

It was too bad that we spent such a short time there. I would’ve loved to visit the palace itself and see what’s inside, but again, the guide seemed to be really in a rush to get us to the next destination. I reckon he got a commission for every purchase made by the group he brings in.

Next destination: Silk Store

It’s another of those compulsory places tour groups have to visit, I think. And it’s just next door to the Summer Palace. We were briefly told the story of the silk larvae and how they sacrificed their lives so that the humans can wear silk. It was all very touching et cetera et cetera, right until the salesgirls brought us to the upper floor so that we can spend more of our money buying silk stuff. Hehehe… Ancient Silk Gown

In the end, one guy bought a silk pillow for his mother and another a couple of silk quilt sheet sets for himself. I was thinking of buying silk cloth for my mother and sister but the designs were so awful and old, not to mention the exorbitant price, that I decided to just buy them from the arcades at Jalan TAR in KL. At RM 70 a meter, it was really a cut-throat price, don’t you agree?

I even gave the salesgirls some tips on the latest designs of fabric for baju kurung in Malaysia. Well, I hope they were the latest. Hehehehe… They really should do some googling just to stay current.

Next destination: Foot Massage Centre

Again, it was another one of those government-owned, compulsory-to-visit places. It was a totally pointless stop-over which offered nothing of what the place was purportedly for. More like a place to rip off people’s money.

Foot massage?

My foot! Hmmph!

Next destination: Niujie Mosque

Niujie (which means Ox Street or Cow Street) is well known for its highest concentration of Muslim people in Beijing. The Niujie Mosque is the oldest mosque in China, built in the year 996. The architecture style is the standard pagoda, similar to most old buildings in China. I have never seen a mosque with red interior, though. Quite refreshing, I must say. Very chinese.

Niujie Mosque

We spent some time there praying and taking photos.

Next destination: Tea House

The tea house was also government-owned and a compulsory stop-over, but it was a much more pleasant visit than the foot massage centre. We got to taste 4 different types of tea in their original brew. That is, without sugar. I remember one lychee flavour, one Oolong tea, one slimming tea and another one I can’t remember the name. All taste very good.

Beijing Tea House

The ones in the photo above are actually tea, preserved for 20 years or so, on average. The older it is, the more valuable it becomes. And the more expensive, of course. They even gave a certificate to the buyer of this tea, which can be returned on the next purchase for a discount.

I did not purchase any since I am more of a coffee person than tea.

Last destination: Acrobatic Show

The final activity for the day was the acrobatic show at the Chaoyang Theatre, I think. The itinerary did not mention where the show actually was. Some of the acts were awesome, especially the one where they put 5 bikers inside a huge metal globe.

It started with one rider… then 2… then 3.. and the audience were beginning to ooohhh and aaahhh. Then it was 4 riders and everybody was at the edge of their seats. Then it was 5 riders and the theatre was overwhelmed with the sound of everybody shouting in appreciation. It was just awesome! One slip in timing and the whole show could end up in a disaster. But kudos to the skills of these acrobats. Everything was done perfectly.

No wonder they put this as the last act for the show.

Beijing Acrobatic Show

It was dinner time after that at the same uninspiring restaurant as the day before, with the same uninspired food. After dinner, we went back to the hotel to rest.

You can view the photos for day 3 here: Beijing Trip 2013 – Day 3

Beijing Trip – Day 2 (28 April 2013)

Our day 2 program:
» Jade Museum
» Crystal Centre
» Great Wall of China
» Burning Cream Centre

First destination: Jade Museum

I was expecting the Jade Museum to be exactly that, a museum, but after a short briefing and some viewing of jade carvings, the place turned out to be a jewellery shop after all. Sigh…

A note aside, have there been too many Malaysians already visiting China? It seems that every salesperson there can speak Malay.

“Murah, murah!”

“Dua ratus lima puluh yuan!”

Urrrgghhhh!!!

We learned how to differentiate between real and fake jade, high and low quality jade, the easy way. It all based on sound. Yup, it’s the sound the jade gives when hit. High quality jade (jadeite or hard jade) gives clear ringing sound. Fake ones give you a dull sound. Also, the greener the jade, the more expensive it is. Jadeite can easily scratch glass or metal surfaces, like diamond. I don’t think it’s as hard as diamond, though.

I was very lucky because they did not have the jadeite bangle design that I want. Otherwise, I would’ve spent about RM1,000 on one, like my friend, I-zharul Afiz did. What a rich guy.  Hahaha

Jade Bangles

Next destination: Crystal Centre

Yup, another jewellery store. I can easily buy the items there at the Downtown night market here. Needless to say, we were quite bored there and wanted to leave immediately, but apparently we were required to stay there for 45 minutes. Something about a tour requirement. Ah well…

Next destination: Lunch! Hehehehe…

Again, I have no idea where the place was, but it was near the abandoned Beijing Wonderland Amusement Park, along the way to the Great Wall. I wonder why no one wants to complete the construction of the park. I reckon the number of visitors per year could easily beat the Disneyland in the USA. How many people are there now in China?

Lunch was at this big building of a hotel/shop/restaurant, although the hotel seemed to be no longer in operation. The food was again unappetising. No Peking duck or something like that.  Uwaaa!!

Meat Balls

Next destination: The Great Wall of China

After the Forbidden City, the Great Wall was another of China’s landmarks which I really wanted to visit. There are a number of places where one can climb the Wall. The one we went to was the Juyongguan, about 50 km north of Beijing. I must admit, looking up from the bottom of the pass, it really was a daunting climb, even to get to the first watch tower. The stairs were practically vertical!

Great Wall of China

We climbed up to the 6th tower, I think, where only a few hardy souls went. Hehehehe.. It took us about half an hour to get there, with shaking knees and all. I almost gave up at the 4th tower, but upon seeing 2 grandmas still climbing ahead of me, well… I don’t need to say more, do I?  Wekkk!!

After taking some ANTM shoots with the models, it was time to get back. Man, it was more difficult going down! The whole leg were shaking every time I put my foot down. But at least I can say that I have been to the top (or something like that), unlike some people I could name. Hehehehe… Kannn Pakcik Shak  Wekkk!!

Next destination: Burning Cream Centre

No, it was not a place where people burn cream, or the cream burns you when you put it on your skin. It was where they produce and sell this cream which can prevent your skin from blistering when you get burned. The girl who did the briefing even did a demo where she touched a metal chain just out from the fire. It was really really hot. We could smell the scent of burnt skin after she put her palm on the chain. She applied the cream and about half an hour later, she showed us her palm. Nope, no blister. Pink and still painful, but no blister.

The shop sells other items as well, mostly traditional medicine made from herbs. I bought this herbal drinks for general health and also to increase energy. Ehem! Wekkk!!

Next destination: Dinner!

This time the food was much better than the previous meals. Everybody was starving and the plates were cleared in record time.

Beijing CCTV HeadquartersIt was free and easy after dinner. I wanted to go to the Beijing Hard Rock Cafe to buy some souvenir items for my friends. Looking at the map, the cafe was not that far from our hotel. I was thinking of actually walking there. Fortunately, the other wanted to follow, so we took 3 cabs. It turned out to be quite far! It was kind of weird when the cab drivers did not know where the Hard Rock Cafe was. I mean, Hard Rock Cafes are big all over the world, right?

When we got there (it was next to the Landmark Hotel) and asked the guy at the hotel door where it was, he said, “No open, no open!” We thought he meant the cafe was not open that night. Then we found out that it was actually closed for good. Wow! No wonder I couldn’t find it in the official Hard Rock Cafe website. Even the one in Shanghai was closed down. Apparently, the business was slow and the cafe was making big losses. Ah well… there goes your souvenirs, my friends.

In the end, we took the bus and went to area near the China Central Television Headquarters building to take some photos. Quite a unique building, the CCTV HQ. There was a big hole right in the middle of the building and the top part of it is like hanging, without any support at the bottom. Scary, actually.

We took the Beijing Subway back to the hotel. Very cheap, only 2 yuan per trip. Quite extensive too the network. There are 17 lines, covering 456 km of tracks. It’s the second longest subway system in the world after the Seoul Metropolitan Subway (according to Wikipedia… hehehehe…). Anyway, they are expanding and will probably take over the rank by 2020.

You can view the photos for day 2 here: Beijing Trip 2013 – Day 2

Beijing Trip – Day 1 (27 April 2013)

It was actually an unplanned trip, to be honest with you. For me, at least. The others in the group have been saving money since last year when the “big chicken mother”, Pakcik Shak, came up with the idea to travel a bit further than the usual trips to Indonesia and Thailand. At that time, I was not that keen to join. Which was why I did not participate in the installment program to pay for the trip.

But then, one month before the travel date, that “big chicken mother” implored me to join the group. His exact words were:

Aku tak paksa tau… tapi aku merayu.

Chicken shit! tongue

Fortunately, I got some extra money to spend, so Beijing here I come. Hehehehe…

KUL-PEK Boarding Pass

The flight to Beijing took about 6 hours and, as usual, I spent my time sleeping rather than watching the in-flight movies peace

This was my second time to China. The first time was to Shanghai in 2009. But that was for work. This was for leisure. I was really looking forward to visiting some of those places like the Forbidden City, the Great Wall and the olympic stadiums.

We touched down at the Beijing International Airport around 7 am. KLIA could probably fit into it 3 times with rooms to spare. It was huge! Immigration was a breeze and by the time we got our bags, the guide was already waiting for us outside. His name was David and he speaks good English.

Apparently the weather was perfect for a spring day. It was bright and sunny, with refreshing wind to cool you down. “You are very lucky. It was very very cold the past few days,” said David.

We hopped onto the bus and went straight away to our first destination: the Tiananmen Square.

Tiananmen Square Beijing

It was really packed with people. Well, hardly surprising since it’s one of the must-visit places when you are in China. Interestingly, though, the majority of them were Chinese.

We walked through the Gate of Heavenly Peace (the Tiananmen Gate) to enter the Forbidden City. And I finally set foot at the famous place which I only saw on tv or in movies before. The place was huge! Unfortunately, we didn’t get to enter the buildings since our guide seemed intent to get us to the other end in the shortest time possible.

Forbidden Palace Beijing

It was then lunch time at this one Muslim restaurant God knows where. The food was totally tasteless and unappetising but, since everybody was famished, the plates were left clean in no time.

Lunch

Majesty / Long Ding Hua Hotel BeijingAfter the uninspired lunch, we checked in at the hotel: Majesty Hotel or locally known as the Long Ding Hua Hotel in the Chaoyang District in Beijing. It was a nice hotel. 3 star rating, I think, but comfortable enough. Very near to public transports like bus and train. Apparently the fare for the train is very cheap in Beijing. Only 2 yuan per entry, which is approximately RM1. There was also a supermarket behind the hotel, which sells fresh vegetables, fresh and dried fruits, clothings and all sorts of other things. There was also some halal food outlets nearby. So quite a convenient place, this hotel.

After we have checked in, we went to another restaurant, still God knows where, for dinner. The food was only slightly better than lunch. I was hoping that we would get the same Chinese food I sometime eat here in Malaysia but I might as well dream of having a bbq chicken for dinner.

After that, back to the hotel and it was free and easy, so we decided to explore the area a bit. We went to the supermarket (called Ding) and I bought some strawberries there. Man, they were just divine. Very sweet and delicious, not like the ones grown in Cameron Highlands. Very sour and small.

Strawberry

We then lepak-lepak at the Muslim food outlet next to the hotel for a while, ate some strange food, before turning in for the day. All in all, it was a good first day in Beijing, although personally, I would prefer to spend more time at the Forbidden Palace to see more of the place.

You can view the photos for day 1 here: Beijing Trip 2013 – Day 1

Planet YM Laser Tag War @ Laser War Zone IOI Mall 18/03/2012

Planet YM Laser Tag WarIt started with 5 members of the group at the i-City Shah Alam. Then the group grew to 20, shooting laser beams at each other at the Galactic War Zone at Midvalley Megamall.

Taking advantage of the offer at Groupon, the number grew to 30 and boy, did we have fun that afternoon at the Laser War Zone at IOI Mall, Puchong. Divided into 6 groups and 3 sessions each, it was a 3-front battle at every war. Strategies were developed and immediately forgotten the moment they stepped into the war zone. Only screams, curses and “suara kepit” Mustaffa Kamal Maarif Conroy were heard during battles 😈 .

First timers? No worries. It was as easy as eating peanuts. You don’t need special skills to shoot laser beams at the enemies 🙂 .

Even though everybody battled in teams, scores were tracked individually. And to make it even more interesting, prizes were given to top scorers, which will be given during the Planet YM Annual Dinner 2012 on 23/06/2012 at Vistana Hotel.

Here are the overall results for everybody:

PYM Laser Tag War 2012 Results

Congratulations to moi for winning the war. Hehehehe…

Yes, we will organise another laser tag war session. When? We will let you know. Maybe there will be another offer from Groupon. If not, then the next one will definitely be at the Laser War Zone at Midvalley Megamall. It’s bigger and can fit more people.

We will keep you posted 🙂 .

Planet YM Bowling Tournament #2 2012 @ Endah Parade 17/03/2012

For the first time ever, the players who turned up for the Planet YM Bowling Tournament on Saturday, 17/03/2012, were divided into 2 categories, A and B, mainly to add more fun in such tournaments and to give our less skilled friends chances to win. The response received was extremely positive where we got to see faces who were noticeably absent since God knows when.

Well, the organiser liked it and everybody seemed to be enjoying themselves, so the categories will stay for the next tournament.

Here are the results for the tournament.

Category A

Planet YM Bowling 20120317 Cat A SSJ

PYM Bowling Results Category A 20120317

 

Category B

Planet YM Bowling 20120317 Cat B Fifi

PYM Bowling Results Category B 20120317

 

Congratulations to SSJ and Fifi for winning the tournament for categories A and B respectively. It is now official that Fifi and Nas (the 1st runner up for Category B) will be moved up to Category A in the next tournament. Hehehehe… *evil laugh. We may have to downgrade some players from Category A to B as well but we will decide that when the time comes.

We will inform you when will the next game be. Stay tuned 🙂

Planet YM Bowling Tournament #1 2012 @ Endah Parade 07/01/2012

Planet YM Bowling Tournament 07/01/201234 turned up for the first Planet YM Individual Bowling Tournament for the year 2012. Quite a number of them were eager to prevent the previous winner from winning the top spot again. Two could not make it and were quite loud in expressing their disappointment, not to mention their boasts that the previous winner had it easy since they were not around.

One of them got third in the previous tournament, while the other one… suffice to say that Hari Raya is more frequent than his appearance at the bowling alley. Hehehehehe… You know who you are 😛

Sadly, I was not able to defend my title from the previous championship, all because of Missy Azhar who organised an ice-skating session that same afternoon which got me so tired that I couldn’t perform at my fullest. Cewahhhh… Hehehehehe…

Anyway, here are the results for the tournament:

Planet YM Bowling Results 20120107

 

Congratulations to Lan. Let’s hope that your turn ups will be more frequent than Hari Raya also. Hehehehehe…

The next tournament will be announced soon, which should be in February 2012. We will keep you posted.

Planet YM Bowling Tournament @ Endah Parade 10/12/2011 – Year-End Edition

Awe won bowling 10-12-2011It was the final bowling tournament for the year 2011 and for the first time, it was conducted at the Kuala Lumpur Megalanes bowling centre, Endah Parade, Sri Petaling. Change of venue since Ampang Superbowl at Ampang Point was just too lousy. Never once we did the tournaments there that the games were not interrupted. They are more expensive too ever since the new management took over.

Anyway, we love KL Megalanes, especially me. Why? Coz I won the tournament this time. Hahahahaha… Eat your hearts out, people 😛

22 turned up for the tournament, a bit less than expected but it was holiday period, so go figures.

The next tournament will be on Saturday, 7 January 2012 at 8:30 pm. We will run it here, at the KL Megalanes. So don’t miss it.

Here are the results:

Planet YM Bowling Results 20111210

 

Congratulations to me. Hehehehehehe….

Planet YM Bowling Tournament @ Ampang Point 24/09/2011 – Raya Edition

Planet YM Bowling Tournament 24/09/2011 - Raya EditionI have to say that this year’s Raya Edition bowling tournament was not as “meriah” as last year’s… not so much in the number of participants, but more to the atmosphere. Last year, it was right after Missy Azhar’s open house and everybody was in full Raya costume.

So this year, I blamed Missy Azhar for not organising another open house before our bowling tournament. That was why the whole thing was rather boring. Yes Missy! Your fault! Hahahahahaha…

Anyway, these are the results and the overall standings:

Planet YM Raya Bowling Results 20110924

 

Congratulations to Raja for winning this tournament for the first time. Don’t forget to bring back the challenge trophy for the next tournament yaa… No, it’s not for you to keep. Hehehehe…

Planet YM Bowling Tournament 24/09/2011 - Raya Edition

The next tournament will be announced accordingly. Watch out yaa…

The Biggest Loser Planet YM

Biggest Loser Planet YMAdmit it, it’s pretty damn hard to lose weight on any normal day, especially if you are used to having at least 3 major meals from the moment you wake up in the morning till you go to bed at night. So, taking advantage of the bulan puasa, some members of the group Planet YM decided to take advantage of the inevitable weight loss to make it into a fun fun competition among themselves. Just to see who will actually lose the most kilos.

And to make it fair, the results will be in percentage, instead of difference in kilograms. So people like me who will definitely lose only 2 or 3 kilos still have a fair chance of winning. 🙂

Oh, before that, all thanks to Eiz for allowing us to use his canggih weighing machine. It can tell you your weight, your fat percentage, your body’s water content, the BMI and who knows what else. Maybe even your blood type or when was the last time you had sex. Hahahahaha…

Anyway, here are the before-and-after results of the participants:

Weight (kg) Fat Content (%) BMI
AFJ
Height: 1.75m
Age: Undisclosed
Before 71 25.9 23.2
After 67 22.4 21.9
Difference
(After – Before)
-4 -3.5 -1.3
Difference (%) -5.6 -13.5 -5.6
Weight (kg) Fat Content (%) BMI
AJ
Height: 1.66m
Age: Undisclosed
Before 72.6 27.3 26.3
After 69.7 24.5 25.3
Difference
(After – Before)
-2.9 -2.8 -1.0
Difference (%) -4.0 -10.3 -3.8
Weight (kg) Fat Content (%) BMI
As
Height: 1.75m
Age: Undisclosed
Before 77.2 30.6 25.2
After 75.6 29.1 24.7
Difference
(After – Before)
-1.6 -1.5 -0.5
Difference (%) -2.1 -4.9 -2.0
Weight (kg) Fat Content (%) BMI
Awe
Height: 1.64m
Age: Undisclosed
Before 68.5 24.5 25.5
After 65.4 21.5 24.3
Difference
(After – Before)
-3.1 -3.0 -1.2
Difference (%) -4.5 -12.2 -4.7
Weight (kg) Fat Content (%) BMI
B
Height: 1.62m
Age: Undisclosed
Before 49.2 7.7 18.7
After 47.8 6.7 18.2
Difference
(After – Before)
-1.4 -1.0 -0.5
Difference (%) -2.8 -13.0 -2.7
Weight (kg) Fat Content (%) BMI
Digun
Height: 1.76m
Age: Undisclosed
Before 78.6 31.4 25.4
After 76.4 29.7 24.7
Difference
(After – Before)
-2.2 -1.7 -0.7
Difference (%) -2.8 -5.4 -2.8
Weight (kg) Fat Content (%) BMI
Dr Shah
Height: 1.74m
Age: Undisclosed
Before 66.5 21.9 22.0
After 64.5 20.2 21.3
Difference
(After – Before)
-2.0 -1.7 -0.7
Difference (%) -3.0 -7.8 -3.2
Weight (kg) Fat Content (%) BMI
Eina
Height: 1.60m
Age: Undisclosed
Before 92.1 42.6 36.0
After 88.2 39.5 34.5
Difference
(After – Before)
-3.9 -3.1 -1.5
Difference (%) -4.2 -7.3 -4.2
Weight (kg) Fat Content (%) BMI
Fini
Height: 1.65m
Age: Undisclosed
Before 70.0 25.0 25.7
After 67.8 23.4 24.9
Difference
(After – Before)
-2.2 -1.6 -0.8
Difference (%) -3.1 -6.4 -3.1
Weight (kg) Fat Content (%) BMI
JB
Height: 1.78m
Age: Undisclosed
Before 110.8 57.7 35.0
After 109.7 56.7 34.6
Difference
(After – Before)
-1.1 -1.0 -0.4
Difference (%) -1.0 -1.7 -1.1
Weight (kg) Fat Content (%) BMI
Kakak
Height: 1.71m
Age: Undisclosed
Before 57.4 14.4 19.6
After 54.1 11.8 18.5
Difference
(After – Before)
-3.3 -2.6 -1.1
Difference (%) -5.7 -18.1 -5.6
Weight (kg) Fat Content (%) BMI
KY
Height: 1.65m
Age: Undisclosed
Before 67.2 22.3 24.7
After 64.9 20.4 23.8
Difference
(After – Before)
-2.3 -4.3 -0.9
Difference (%) -3.4 -8.5 -3.6
Weight (kg) Fat Content (%) BMI
Mak Dee
Height: 1.72m
Age: Undisclosed
Before 85.6 37.5 28.9
After 81.4 33.9 27.5
Difference
(After – Before)
-4.2 -3.6 -1.4
Difference (%) -4.9 -9.6 -4.8
Weight (kg) Fat Content (%) BMI
Mama
Height: 1.69m
Age: Undisclosed
Before 99.9 49.3 35.0
After 98.1 47.9 34.3
Difference
(After – Before)
-1.8 -1.4 -0.7
Difference (%) -1.8 -2.8 -2.0
Weight (kg) Fat Content (%) BMI
Missy
Height: 1.78m
Age: Undisclosed
Before 107.6 55.1 34.0
After 102.9 51.2 32.5
Difference
(After – Before)
-4.7 -3.9 -1.5
Difference (%) -4.4 -7.1 -4.4
Weight (kg) Fat Content (%) BMI
Mummy
Height: 1.76m
Age: Undisclosed
Before 65.9 21.6 21.3
After 65.1 20.9 21.0
Difference
(After – Before)
-0.8 -0.7 -0.3
Difference (%) -1.2 -3.2 -1.4
Weight (kg) Fat Content (%) BMI
Topo
Height: 1.75m
Age: Undisclosed
Before 67.5 22.6 22.0
After 66.4 21.5 21.7
Difference
(After – Before)
-1.1 -1.1 -0.3
Difference (%) -1.6 -4.9 -1.4
Weight (kg) Fat Content (%) BMI
ZZE
Height: 1.68m
Age: Undisclosed
Before 66.5 21.9 23.6
After DNF DNF DNF
Difference
(After – Before)
NA NA NA
Difference (%) NA NA NA
DNF = Did Not Finish, NA = Not Available

There were 2 categories to be won: Most Weight Lost and Most Fat Content Lost. In percentage, of course. Congratulations to Kakak for winning the Most Weight Lost category. She actually won the other category but since the rules only allow one person to win one category, the Most Fat Content Lost award was won by AFJ. Congratulations!

Now the question remains whether these people can really maintain their current weight, especially since the next month is really a mentekedarah period for everyone. Hehehehe…

Planet YM Bowling Tournament @ Ampang Point 20/08/2011

Planet YM Bowling TournamentThis edition of Planet YM Bowling Tournament, held on Saturday night, 20/08/2011 at the Ampang Bowl, Ampang Point, really broke records:

  1. At 58 participants, it was the highest turn-ups ever.
  2. With 7 people per lane, it was the most ridiculous lane distribution ever.
  3. Completed at 4:30 AM, it was the latest end time ever.

It was rather unfortunate that the game clashed with another, causing us to get only 8 lanes. Ah well…  hopefully the next tournament will be much better.

Game format:

  • Game 1 & 2: 10-pin tap
  • Game 3 & 4: 9-pin tap

Here are the complete results and overall standings:

Rank Name Game 1 Game 2 Game 3 Game 4 Total Average
1 SR 196 192 213 226 827 207
2 Awe 160 171 231 242 804 201
3 Yaser 149 144 252 228 773 193
4 Yong 165 146 228 195 734 184
5 Fifi 160 149 242 182 733 183
6 Miyaki 189 176 164 201 730 183
7 Kent 157 152 226 190 725 181
8 KY 178 159 200 183 720 180
9 Ezul 163 156 222 163 704 176
10 ZQ 135 157 217 191 700 175
11 Moon 143 179 146 224 692 173
12 Pian 167 129 128 265 689 172
13 Zarul 143 175 189 179 686 172
14 Daemon 147 155 208 158 668 167
15 Amir 136 151 213 165 665 166
16 Yaya 189 148 175 151 663 166
17 Na En Jung 137 184 164 176 661 165
18 Jack 148 192 151 170 661 165
19 Asrizal 179 153 151 176 659 165
20 Joe 121 124 241 166 652 163
21 Juna 146 169 159 173 647 162
22 Shak 131 147 144 208 630 158
23 Arm 120 135 221 153 629 157
24 Digun R 164 174 116 172 626 157
25 Omar 146 148 156 165 615 154
26 Ady 120 144 167 183 614 154
27 Faiz 125 166 136 187 614 154
28 Vincent 124 184 132 168 608 152
29 Edward 109 157 146 193 605 151
30 Fahad 132 111 184 174 601 150
31 Kery 135 178 111 170 594 149
32 Honey 124 120 180 168 592 148
33 Jake 134 105 136 213 588 147
34 Abu 134 163 172 119 588 147
35 Nordin 167 122 116 178 583 146
36 Putra 122 126 151 176 575 144
37 Arie 116 138 147 173 574 144
38 Johari 114 117 149 186 566 142
39 Jeff 140 145 153 127 565 141
40 Malik 152 142 149 121 564 141
41 Ilmi 148 121 143 139 551 138
42 Aidil 126 105 122 197 550 138
43 Azhar 101 138 178 130 547 137
44 Arman 141 110 125 170 546 137
45 Iftar 124 97 162 162 545 136
46 Ijad 159 105 128 142 534 134
47 RGRM 104 138 199 87 528 132
48 Indearzi 130 126 135 132 523 131
49 Azri 126 141 133 115 515 129
50 Naim 109 114 118 164 505 126
51 Qasry 98 100 161 143 502 126
52 Zack 104 109 169 110 492 123
53 Saiful 115 95 128 134 472 118
54 NK 98 98 127 139 462 116
55 LO 111 106 117 126 460 115
56 Enix 102 136 97 123 458 115
57 AY 86 93 127 97 403 101
58 EG 70 74 117 66 327 82

The next tournament will be announced accordingly. Watch out for it.