Surabaya: A Volcano Trip

Basically this is a volcano trip when we decided to book the ticket to Surabaya. The whole trip is mostly on the journey travel from one point to another point, off skirt of the Surabaya. First stop is the famous Mount Bromo. We left the hotel at local time 2am and took a 45 mins jeep to Bromo...
Look at the beautiful sunrise
After that we start to hike all our way up the Mount Bromo... It was still ok, but of coz the girls who went with us feel exhausted and decided to take the horse ride instead lol~
There is this building? on the way...
 On top of the mountain, we saw all these heat wind blew out from the mountain's mouth... so nice but look dangerously too
After this tiring Bromo trip, we travel again... On our 6 hours journey, we passby this beach... nothing special and so hot as well... And they ain't any hotties there as well~

The next volcano is Ijen, the so call blue fire mountain. We woke up 1am at the local time and have to hike fast to see these blue fire... If we arrive later than 5am, we won't be able to see any blue fire at all and it will be a waste right? This volcano is a sulfur volcano and the strong smell keeps making me to have running nose... But i think its worth it...
 Look at the blue fire? Spectacular right? 
There is actually a lake at the volcano
It is a hot spring and the water is warm of coz :) 
As the day getting brighter, we realize how dangerous the journey was... and we have been hiking it during the dark time... i'm proud of myself now :P 
Beautiful view on our way down the hill
 This souvenir is actually made of sulfur
But we did not buy any as it cannot go through custom

Another 10 hours back to the Surabaya City, its the 2nd biggest city in Indonesia... There is actually nothing special in the city, wat u can find u can mostly get it in KL... A simple tour and we are on our way back to Malaysia...
 Submarine museum, awesome!
Icon of Surabaya, Jaws fighting with Crocodile
 Finally we went to a Tobacco museum
We can see a lot of old old tobacco packing and products
of coz there are around 300++ workers there to produce the tobacco as well

陳勢安 写真

Le Petit Prince 小王子

The Little Prince is a poetic tale, with water colour illustrations by the author, in which a pilot stranded in the desert meets a young prince fallen to Earth from a tiny asteroid. The story is philosophical and includes social criticism, remarking on the strangeness of the adult world. It was written during a dark, restless, but productive period for Saint-Exupéry after he fled to North America subsequent to the Fall of France during the Second World War, witnessed first hand by the author and captured in his memoir Flight to Arras. The adult fable, as described in one review, is actually " allegory of Saint-Exupéry's own life—his search for childhood certainties and interior peace, his mysticism, his belief in human courage and brotherhood....", plus his enduring love for his wife Consuelo "but also an allusion to the tortured nature of their relationship."

Though ostensibly styled as a children's book, The Little Prince makes several profound and idealistic observations about life and human nature. For example, Saint-Exupéry tells of a fox meeting the young prince during his travels on Earth. The story's essence is contained in the lines uttered by the fox to the little prince: On ne voit bien qu'avec le cœur. L'essentiel est invisible pour les yeux. ("One sees clearly only with the heart. What is essential is invisible to the eye.") Other key thematic messages are articulated by the fox, such as: Tu deviens responsable pour toujours de ce que tu as apprivoisé. ("You become responsible, forever, for what you have tamed.") and C'est le temps que tu as perdu pour ta rose qui fait ta rose si importante. ("It is the time you have lost for your rose that makes your rose so important.") The fox's messages are arguably the book's most famous quotations because they deal with human relationships.
《小王子》看似只是一部童话书,但其实它对生活和人性作了相当意蕴深长而理想主义化的叙述。正如小王子在地球上遇到的一只狐狸对他说的那句堪称本书点睛之笔的话:「人只有用自己的心才能看清事物,真正重要的東西用眼睛是看不到的。」(法語:"On ne voit bien qu'avec le cœur.L'essentiel est invisible pour les yeux.";英語:"One sees clearly only with the heart. What is essential is invisible to the eye.")事实除此之外,那只狐狸说的其他几句话在书中也相当有意义,例如“你要永远对你所驯养的对象负责”和“是你对你的玫瑰所付出的时间,才使你的玫瑰变得重要”。
Well, this book really inspires me a lot, thanks to Adrian, a good friend who share such a nice book to me~ though i'm not a kid anymore but i believe deep inside my soul, a boy is still live in within. Thank you my friend~ 

Australia's Next Top Model - Cycle 3

The 3rd cycle of Australia Next Top Model is so much different than the 1st 2 cycles, not only the competition stake grows up a lot, everything done is much more professional as well. Jodhi Meares has replaced Erika Heynatz as the lead judge in this cycle; more drama compare to the last cycle and the winner of this cycle is still doing good in the fashion industry till now.
 Group Shot
Back: Cassandra, Cobi, Sophie, Alice, Jordan
Center: Jaimi, Paloma, Steph H, Jane
Front: Anika, Danica, Steph F

Cycle 3 Winner
Alice Burdeu

From the beginning of this cycle, i already foreseen that she will be the winner. Having roughly the similar look like Ann Ward (America Next Top Model Cycle 15's winner), this is what the fashion industry is looking for right now... She is tall & quirky, but she photograph so well that the camera loves her so much... She can't do wrong in any shoot! Read her profile and i am so glad that until now (2007 till now), Alice is still doing well in the fashion industry, bravo~

1st Runner Up
Stephanie Hart

No doubt that she is cute and fresh, but for me, she is not the girl that i see that can run long in this industry, her look is not unique enough to make a great impact on her career. Definitely i'm not expecting she come this far in the competition. But well, overall she's still ok for me, just nothing special, really!

2nd Runner Up
Jordan Loukas

Sassy looking kind of girl, i love her~ she's cool and she's fresh for me. Not sure why she's not able to defeat Steph H and go into the final 2... but i'm proud of her for getting so far in the competition. She was voted as the best by the audience and i think she definitely deserves it.

 4th Place
Anika Salerno

The big boobies Anika has the similar hot body like Stefanie Wilson (British Next Top Model's 2nd runner up). For me, sometime her boobs seems too big and i'm wondering whether it suits the fashion industry or not. Overall her performance is not bad but just not outstanding enough to win her the title.

5th Place 
Paloma Rodriguez

The ultimate 16yo diva, or should i say bitch, of this competition. She's a totally 100% drama queen and i feel like slapping her face everytime the camera shows her face. She's nasty and she's fake but this bitch definitely take some good picture, but i think her personality and behavior is going to bring her down...