Sunday, October 10, 2010

Twinkle twinkle little star (Waitomo cave night absseiling)

Hellooooooo guys!!!! Haha I'm not sure how many of you guys are reading this post, since I haven't been blogging after I come back to Malaysia. Many of my friends, even darling as well, complaining that everytime they drop by here, it's the same old post.

Sorry guys, it's so hard to spend some time even to online. Listen to my excuse, I'm sure you'll understand me LOL. I have to attend lectures during weekdays (8-6pm) and work during weekends. SOMEMORE, I travel to IMU from Setapak every single day!!! Know how pathetic I am now?

Driving out of AucklandOkay, cut the crap.. Let's see where we're heading to..
We're actually going outta Auckland!!! Whee~

n the way to Waitomo Glow worm caveCar for sale!!!
The car in front of us worth only RM2295!!!
Okay, lameeeeee I knowwwww

Highway dark cloudOh no, looks like it's going to rain T T
It will ruin our plan!!!

Rainbow over the dark cloudAnyway, my mood turned great when I saw rainbow
I manage to see rainbow very frequently in NZ
Love rainbow to max

Explosion pattern-like cloudCan you spot the cloud above the van?
Looks like valcano eruption or bomb attack

New Zealand beautiful highway green mountainThe weather turned better!! Booyah~

Welcome to Otorohanga- highway New ZealandOne thing I must share here is the principle of New Zealander
Whenever there's a sign of slowing down or change of speed,
they REALLY slowed the car to below 50!!!
So, whenever we start to complain how slow the car in front of us go,
we'll realise that we actually missed out the sign board on the road side
If Malaysian ar.....

Rainbow at Waitomo Glow worm CaveAnother rainbow spotted when we arrived 'there'
How lucky!!

Museum at Waitomo Glow worm CaveHmm we're not here to see bats ><

Watching video in Waitomo museumWe're here to see this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Any clue about this?

Waitomo cave 3D map structureWai (water) tomo (cave) as shown in this 3D map
They made the map in a board structure

The place we're here is consist of several(I forgot how many) layers

Prepare for abseiling at Waitomo Glow Wrom CaveLook like baby

Suit and equipment for abseiling at Waitomo Glow Worm caveGuess you know what we're going to do after
looking at my suit and the equipments


Abseiling at Waitomo Glow Worm cave during dawn eveningCarefully walking down to the abseilling place

Instructor for abseiling at Waitomo Glow Worm CaveYes, we're here to ABSEIL!!!!
Btw, this is Robin, our guide for today~

High ground to abseil at Waitomo Glow Worm CaveLook at this, you can't even see the ground man!!!

Day and Night abseiling at Waitomo Glow Worm CaveI'm not afraid of height actually
But I freak out when asked to put my butt on the pole!!!
Imagine the pole is quite a distance from the place you stand
and it's above of 325476347623956 feets
I'm so scare of falling down from so high though there's safety rope
Try once and you'll get what I mean

Best abseiling location in the worldIt's kinda tough at the beginning since I never abseil before
But as long as we listen to the guidance of Robin, everything is fine

Glow worm chain spotted in Waitomo Glow Worm Cave, Photography is allowedSaw some glow worm nest dangling on the rock

Best abseiling location in New ZealandReached the bottom finally
Feel so content after the first mission

Couple abseilingDarling enjoyed it very much too!!!

No more fear for abseiling, conquer the fear of heightOwh I'm on the pole again at no time, amazing
Fear no more this time
Nah, we're actually going to do abseiling twice
I request to do it once before sun set and one after sun set
You'll know why........

Adventure freak lover for abseiling♥ Adventure-freak couple ♥
Getting more relax now

and having real fun without fear!!!!

Dark night abseiling in New Zealand CaveSee how dark it is without flash
We're abseiling at night!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Yee-har~
Our only light source is the mini torchlight on our helmets

Raining during night abseilingDizzling at the time we abseil down to the cave
Those small dots here are the rain drops
It's cold since it's raining in winter

Glow worm @ Waitomo Cave NZ, Most beautiful glow worm cave in the worldTa-daa!!!! This is the main reason why we're here and why we abseil at night
Isn't it niceeeeee?????
This light is caused by the glow worms

Glow worms in Waitomo New Zealand~ Twinkle like stars! Amazing!!!The light is to attract insects such as fly and trap them!!!
It's nicer than the stars in the sky!!

Glow-worm wonder, Waitomo cave New zealandPics taken from online randomly

Waitomo Glowworm Caves boat riding packageThere's a few options actually to see glow worms
Here's one where you just sit on the boat which floats on the river
at the another layer of cave
and enjoy the sight

Glow worm silk threads on the wall, Waitomo Glow Worm CaveNetwork of silk threads

Glow worm Waitomo Cave abseiling in New Zealand, glow in the dark. I was totally amazed by millions and millions of glow worms
Imagine you're hanging in between the rocks and enjoying the sight
I feel like as though I'm in heaven!!!!
I can hang half way in between and fall asleep!!

Casley @ Waitomo Glow Worm Cave New ZealandFeel so reluctant to get up here =(
But a big big thanks to Robin, our guide (and photographer LOL)
He's very friendly and nice

So called Heaven at Waitomo Glow worm caveExit to the cave
You'll never know there's a heaven I called down there

Cave World, Waitomo Glow Worm Cave abseiling reviewCave world, highly recommended
For those who are interested, remember to show your student id
Cheaper price for students, NZD $ 144 per pax *$175 for adult*
(I know it's damn pricey, but you'll know it worth the moeny when you experience it for yourself)

YHA Waitomo Glow worm cave accomodation backpacker hostelWell, let's a move and have a look at our accomodation tonight
YHA Backpacker Hostel, Waitomo
Feel excited to stay here as a backpacker!!!
My dream is to be backpacker and travel around the world!!!! Yay!!!

YHA Waitomo innerDining place

Internet service access in YHA WaitomoInternet service
You have to pay for it though



Kitchen at YHA WaitomoHuge kitchen with almost everything provided
Fridge, oven, cutlery to baking mould
Haha no time to bake lah

Our outfits are so match with our towels so coincidently!!

You'll have no idea how hard I beg darling to let me buy instant noodle
I dunno why, he just don't let me buy
but.... hehe I managed to persuade him saying we'll be too tired to make dinner

I like the way we did adventure,
back home at chalet,
had instant noodle while watching movie
Simple but feels so great!!!
Owh btw, we're watching Slumdog Millionaire
Now I know how poor and scary is India(some part of it) ><

Hada Labo in New ZealandHada labo is the best companion since it's very low humidity in NZ

Had soooo much fun in the adventure we did. Seriously hope that we can have chance to come to Waitomo cave again in the future. Of course, we'll explore the cave and view glow worm in another way........... That's BLACK WATER RAFTING!!!!!!!!! ARghhh.. It's definitely in my wishlist. FYI, it's too cold(since it's winter) that the water temperature drops so low that I have no choice but to choose abseiling instead of black water rafting. Anyway, abseiling is amazing!!! Love it!!!

Thursday, July 29, 2010

One Tree Hill

Oh yeah I went to One Tree Hill. Well, what's the first thing that came to your mind when you heard of it? For me, it's definitely going to be one of my favourite tv series~ One Tree Hill!! Yeah exactly the same spelling. But this had nothing to do with this tv series. =P


I had a great day today. I did a lot of exercise, hmm why do I said so? I've walked more than 10km. Oh yeah, it's almost an mission impossible for some coach potato like me. I still remember how I used to do Joghaton till I feel so dizzy that I actually got up onto the ambulance to rest. LOL that's the outcome if you jog with an empty stomach for such a long distance.

Venue: One Tree Hill, Auckland
People: Casley, Andy, Allan, Vim

Allan's playing game while waiting for shuttle
He got his iphone a mirror screen protector that
I've no clue what he's playing though he's sitting just right beside me

By the way, let's see why Aucklander don't usually use an umbrella even though it's raining
See how the umbrella spoiled? And now you know how STRONG is the wind here

Have a look at the video
and you'll get what I mean

Passed by a garden before went One Tree Hill
It's so green everywhere
Feel so peace

Statue of John Logan Campbell
He donated Cornwall Park to the New Zealander
He was described by his contemporaries as "the father of Auckland"

Rainbow spotted!!!
I was always fascinated to see rainbow

Feel like rolling on the green green grass

Okay, ignore me, just look at the flowers
I know I've somehow spoiled the pic ><

Super duper tall and thin dry trees arrange in rows beside the pathway
It's so magnificient, isn't it?

Owh~ I'm surprised to see these trees here!!!
It's almost dried up =(

Yes, it's cherry blossom (sakura)
I'm sure it looks 100x nicer than now during spring
Too bad I don't have the chance to see the sakura blooms =(

Yet I'm still so excited to be here
All your sorrow and stress will fade away automatically
How good if we have this kind of place in KL?
I will jog there everyday after school ^^

Here we go, start our 'journey'
Allan and darling, as usual, picked the road-not-taken
They're so adventurous that they always challenge for the hard way
Mind you, it's really steep! Steeper than Mt. Victoria @ Devonport

On the other side, AS USUAL again, Vim prefered the proper path to get up there
Anyway, Vim got no choice but to take the road-not-taken
simply because I wanted to join the challenge with darling and Allan! xD

Silhouette pic of me taken mid way up to One Tree Hill
Never forget to mention, there are tonnes and tonnes of sheep's poo here....
EVERYWHERE
!!!
Every 2 steps you'll find a sheep's poo
Anyway nice pic is everything for me, I can't bother so much ^^

Trio~
The guardian of the world

We're almost there, finally!!! Phew~
Now you know how steep it is eh?
Haha Vim was complaining all the way behind there xD

All complains and exhaustion are gone at the moment you look at this

Of course, the most important thing is to take picture with the famous obelisk
Hmm it's actually the grave of Sir John logan Campbell
Well it's very common for people to visit graveyard here, it's hot spot in other words
You can see people sitting and chatting in the graveyard, SERIOUSLY
There are lotsa benches there make it looks more like a garden
But of course, don't imagine their graveyard like our Chinese graveyard *spooky*

The besties
The gays
The ".A" team -- *Dot.A*

I like this pic very much
How about you?
It's so candid, credit given to darling

We're trying to get the same effect by asking Vim to help us
But I still prefer the pic above taken by darling
Never mind, we suddenly thought of another pose
Creative and nice pose I must say


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One tree hill New Zealand♥ Picture of the Day ♥
Nice huh? I love it so much!!!
Special thanks to the pro photographer: me!!! LOL!!!

Me, imitating darling's pose
Okay, I admit he posed better ><

Allan's version
You have no idea how hard it was to pose on that small piece of rock
The wind was extremely strong that once we step on the rock,
we lose our balance and fell down
So so hard to take a nice pic
Conclusion: claps for the photographer lah!!! xD

Vim wanted to act cool with his water bottle
but naughty darling had spoiled it

Ignore my crazy look

The sun is going to set
And it's just 1630
FYI the whole Auckland goes into darkness right after around 1730
Now I understand why the shops here close so early

We spotted this writing arranged with i-dunno-what
It's big as I know, look at the trees at below, so tiny


Can you guess what are those small white spots here?
Those are sheeps!!! Mehhhhhhhh~


Back down to the 'ground'
Before I forgot, One Tree Hill is actually a VOLCANIC PEAK!!!


♥ The Sweet Couple ♥

After a super tiring day, we went to a nearby Malaysian restaurant. Yeah, I miss Malaysian foods a lot. Frankly, the food in NZ is a big NO NO for me, mainly because of the foods are uber pricey (average RM31 per (ordinary) meal) and not as delicious as Malaysia's.


We had toufu....

.....and chicken rendang Whoooo~
A simple dish is definitely a delicacy for 4 of us

Went for pool before heading home
One word for now: EXHAUSTED!!!!!!!!!!

Half dead blogger signing out
Nites peep!!! Muacks!!!
 

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