haha. Mini plane.
No really. I did hijack a plane.
or I tried to.
Okay la, actually we went to visit the Garuda Indonesia Headquarter.
I know what you are thinking: "yawn, boring"
In fact, I was thinking the same thing until they brought me up to this baby!
I mean it's my first time getting up close to a big plane (not the budget propeller plane sort where you board from outside instead of a tube connecting right into the plane) from outside the airport.
We were even elevated up to touch the tip of the plane tail. SO COOL!!!! (note: the vehicle being the electrical elevator)
Never would I imagine ever be able to do this in my life.
Don't know, touching the tail of a big ass plane? Just the sort of things that never cross my mind. :S
The engine was a sight.
I intend to make this into a logo of some sort. It looks too cool.
We went to the repairing warehouse and found an actual plane engine, just the naked engine itself. It waasss MASSIVE!!!
The price of this ugly looking machinery could literally (very possible) cost one million BMW cars.
Well I don't know the exact price but it has to be near there. So I heard from the engineers.
Then I saw this I just had to laugh, and snap a photo of it.
What a big "No Smoking" sign.
We climbed up the plane (without really asking for permission) and I had a try-out on their business class seatings.
I could only dream of taking business class seatings everywhere I go. Thanks to the astronomical charges a middle-income citizen like me would only dream to earn every month.
One can dream yes?
These business class seatings just made me SOOO reluctant to ever go back to economy class, though they didn't look half bad to begin with, but it's hard to feel optimistic once you've been indulged, even for a little while.
Then I went to explore the cockpit.
Run civilians! For I as captain. you. must. not. trust!
Oh wait, I think I have a photo Joe took of me somewhere.
*open folder of xxx months ago*
ah! here u go.
"Look I'm stuck outside the plane, help!!!"
Back on land.
This was one of the first fleet of Garuda plane ever flown.
Not sure if it's still operational.
This was me and pretty Hanis doing a fake leap for photo.
This was me doing an actual leap.
This was a nice 3D painting.
This was a model.
Dinner that evening was somewhat the most spectacular we had in Indonesia *cough*, thanks to Garuda.
We stayed our last night in Mercure Convention Centre Ancol - a resort that has direct access to the beach and smack in the middle of a themepark. Quite family oriented.
Since it was our last dinner, we were too lazed to go out to scout for food, so we dressed up and dined in instead (at one of their restaurant in the hotel).
Three pretty girls. Sorry don't have photos of the guys.
Everyone ordered something local, of which names I have already forgotten by now, but were utterly delicious!
Me being me I wanted something western, but regretted the moment my meal came.
It said smoked salmon on the menu! I didn't know it was a sandwich!
Thankfully everyone was kind enough to let me nick their food here and there. nom nom nom.
My starter prawns were at least pretty good. Always loved wasabi mayo fried prawns.
Customary cam-whore before dinner.
I did some editing to make it more dreamy. This is the dust effect.
the mezzotint effect
My fav was the dust effect, so melodramatic. ^^
The next day we all chilled by the pool before our departure back home.
Niki (this fella die die ask me to link him, ai yo lazy lar! nah, merajuk budak) and I brought our Sony Cyber-shot TX5 to the pool for some water fun.
Didn't know waterproof cam can be so fun.
Niki and his camera (or was it mine?) down the kid slide
A video of the pool fun was conjured up somewhere in my baby's laptop on his macbook. Can't be bothered to look for it now, will upload it when I find it. So much fun! We laughed so hard cause three grown adults being silly in a kid's pool. can you imagine?
Soon it was time to leave. We checked out and left for the airport only to find our flight back to KL was delayed after checking in.
By four hours! (two hours delay announcement twice)
But Garuda Indonesia was so nice to check me into their business class lounge which clearly heightened our dampened mood.
Thank you Garuda!
*run towards comfy sofas*